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Paul Bako

42-Year-Old Catcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 210   DOB: 6/20/1972   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league deal with the Phillies in May of 2009.

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Bako has filed for free agency, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

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Paul Bako Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 33 MAJ LAD 13 47 40 1 10 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 7 12 0 0 0 .250 .362 .300 .662
2006 34 AA WIC 3 12 12 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .334
2006 34 MAJ KAN 56 167 153 7 32 3 3 0 0 10 0 0 11 46 2 1 0 .209 .261 .229 .489
2007 35 MAJ BAL 60 174 156 13 32 5 3 1 1 8 0 1 15 50 1 1 1 .205 .277 .256 .534
2008 36 MAJ CIN 99 338 299 30 65 19 11 2 6 35 0 2 34 90 3 1 1 .217 .299 .328 .626
2009 37 AA REA 10 43 42 5 15 1 1 0 0 10 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 .357 .372 .381 .753
2009 37 MAJ PHI 44 130 116 12 26 7 4 0 3 9 0 1 13 32 0 0 1 .224 .308 .336 .644
Career  (View All)     789 2,471 2,202 195 508 133 98 11 24 195 4 9 233 589 16 13 7 .231 .310 .318 .628

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Paul Bako: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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Paul Bako Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 33 MAJ LAD 47 40 14.9% 25.5% 0.58 70% .357 .050
2006 34 AA WIC 12 12 0% 8.3% 0.00 92% .182 .000
2006 34 MAJ KAN 167 153 6.6% 27.5% 0.24 70% .299 .020
2007 35 MAJ BAL 174 156 8.6% 28.7% 0.30 68% .295 .051
2008 36 MAJ CIN 338 299 10.1% 26.6% 0.38 70% .291 .111
2009 37 AA REA 43 42 2.3% 18.6% 0.13 81% .441 .024
2009 37 MAJ PHI 130 116 10% 24.6% 0.41 72% .284 .112
Career     2,471 2,202 9.4% 23.8% 0.40 73% .305 .087

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Paul Bako: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bako will start again on Sunday in place of the injured Carlos Ruiz, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports.

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Bako was on base all four times in Thursday's loss to the Pirates, collecting a homer, a single and two walks.

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Bako was called up by the Phillies on Tuesday.

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Bako has signed a minor league deal with the Phillies, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Bako was released by the Cubs on Monday.

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The Cubs signed Bako to a one-year deal on Friday.

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Bako has filed for free agency.

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Reds GM Walt Jocketty said that they would not be bringing back Bako next season, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "We're going to move on," Jocketty said. "In the case of Bako, we're looking to improve the catching. (Ryan) Hanigan had a good year. We're probably going to go younger."

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Bako hit a bases-loaded double on Saturday to snap an 0-for-14 slump.

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Bako went 2-for-5 and blasted two homers with five RBI during the Reds' win Monday.

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Bako snapped an 0-for-21 slump on Tuesday, going 2-for-5 in the Reds' win over the Pirates.

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Bako went 1-for-3 with a walk in Tuesday's win over the Dodgers, raising his average to .321 with eight walks so far this season.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Paul Bako.

2010

Bako signed a minor league deal with the Phillies after being released by the Cubs in spring training last season. He was called up to act as the backup catcher thanks to his strong defensive skills. His bat offers nothing for major league clubs or fantasy owners. Bako will likely be in camp with a club trying to earn a reserve job again this season.

2009

Water finds its true level, and so did Bako after getting off to a good start in April. After hitting .310 in April, Bako slumped the rest of the season to hit .217/.299/.328. While he has a good defensive reputation, no amount of good defense behind the plate can justify him getting 299 at-bats in a season, as he did with the Reds in 2008. He'll be fortunate to land a backup role anywhere in 2009.

2007

Bako hasn't ever hit over .272 and has homered just once in the past four seasons, but the 35-year-old backstop is making a nice career out of playing when younger and more-skilled catchers need a day off. The Orioles signed him to continue that job in 2007 and hope he's not beginning to break down - his past two seasons have included lengthy stays on the disabled list.

2006

Bako will serve as the Royals backup catcher and provide veteran leadership for John Buck, but not much else.

2005

Last season Bako was Greg Maddux's personal catcher. This season he'll share catching duties in Los Angeles with David Ross until Dioner Navarro is ready. He's not a fantasy factor.

2004

Bako's 2003 (.229/.311/.330) was right in line with his career marks which makes him a bad hitting backup catcher who will turn 32 next June. The Cubs may decide to keep him for another year, and they may not -- either way, it's not your concern.

2003

Coming off a .235/.295/.329 campaign, Bako will back up Damian Miller this season. There's no offensive upside whatsoever for the soon-to-be 31-year old catcher who has never hit more than four home runs in a season.