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Alex Cora

38-Year-Old Shortstop – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 200   DOB: 10/18/1975   BORN: Caguas, Puerto Rico   COLLEGE: Miami (FL)   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Minor league deal with the Cardinals in February of 2012.

March 25, 2012  –  Alex Cora News

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Cora was released by the Cardinals on Sunday, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports.

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Alex Cora 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 29 MAJ BOS 47 116 104 14 28 7 3 2 2 16 1 2 6 12 3 2 1 .269 .310 .394 .704
2005 29 MAJ CLE 49 157 146 11 30 8 5 2 1 8 6 0 5 18 1 1 4 .205 .250 .288 .538
2005  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ BOS/CLE 96 273 250 25 58 15 8 4 3 24 7 2 11 30 4 3 5 .232 .275 .332 .607
2006 30 MAJ BOS 96 264 235 31 56 10 7 2 1 18 6 2 19 29 4 0 6 .238 .312 .298 .609
2007 31 MAJ BOS 83 232 207 30 51 18 10 5 3 18 1 1 7 23 7 2 9 .246 .298 .386 .684
2008 32 AAA PAW 3 11 11 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .273 .273 .273 .546
2008 32 MAJ BOS 75 179 152 14 41 10 8 2 0 9 1 1 16 13 1 1 9 .270 .371 .349 .719
2009 33 AAA BUF 3 14 14 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .214 .286 .500
2009 33 MAJ NYM 82 308 271 31 68 13 11 1 1 18 8 3 25 28 8 1 3 .251 .320 .310 .630
2010 34 AAA OKL 6 25 22 5 4 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 .182 .280 .364 .644
2010 34 MAJ NYM 62 187 169 14 35 9 6 3 0 20 4 1 10 16 2 2 4 .207 .265 .278 .543
2010 34 MAJ TEX 4 7 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .571
2010  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ NYM/TEX 66 194 176 14 37 9 6 3 0 20 4 1 10 16 2 2 4 .210 .266 .278 .544
2011 35 MAJ WAS 91 172 156 12 35 7 6 1 0 6 2 0 12 23 1 1 2 .224 .287 .276 .563
3-Year Averages     91 172 156 12 35 7 6 1 0 6 2 0 12 23 1 1 2 .224 .287 .276 .562
Career  (View All)     1273 3,825 3,408 360 828 214 140 39 35 286 47 21 248 423 61 18 90 .243 .312 .338 .649

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Alex Cora: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2011 9 5 31 16
2010 2 49 1 6
2009 1 19 56

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Alex Cora 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 29 MAJ BOS 116 104 5.2% 10.3% 0.50 88% .289 .125
2005 29 MAJ CLE 157 146 3.2% 11.5% 0.28 88% .228 .083
2005  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ BOS/CLE 273 250 4% 11% 0.37 88% .253 .100
2006 30 MAJ BOS 264 235 7.2% 11% 0.66 88% .268 .060
2007 31 MAJ BOS 232 207 3% 9.9% 0.30 89% .265 .140
2008 32 AAA PAW 11 11 0% 18.2% 0.00 82% .333 .000
2008 32 MAJ BOS 179 152 8.9% 7.3% 1.23 91% .295 .079
2009 33 AAA BUF 14 14 0% 0% 0.00 100% .214 .072
2009 33 MAJ NYM 308 271 8.1% 9.1% 0.89 90% .277 .059
2010 34 AAA OKL 25 22 12% 8% 1.50 91% .158 .182
2010 34 MAJ NYM 187 169 5.3% 8.6% 0.63 91% .229 .071
2010 34 MAJ TEX 7 7 0% 0% 0.00 100% .286 .000
2010  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ NYM/TEX 194 176 5.2% 8.2% 0.63 91% .231 .068
2011 35 MAJ WAS 172 156 7% 13.4% 0.52 85% .263 .052
3-Year Averages     172 156 7% 13.4% 0.52 85% .263 .052
Career     3,825 3,408 6.5% 11.1% 0.59 88% .269 .095

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Alex Cora: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cora is probably the leading candidate for the final infielder job on the team, the Cardinals' official site reports.

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Cora is playing all over the infield and has been mentoring the young St. Louis infielders this spring, the team's official site reports.

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The Cardinals have signed Cora to a minor-league deal, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Cora is nearing a minor-league deal with the Cardinals, Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports.

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News of Cora's retirement from major league baseball have been greatly exaggerated.

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Cora got the start at shortstop on Sunday and went 3-for-4 with a run scored while hitting from the ninth spot.

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Cora left Wednesday's game against the Phillies after the fourth inning due to stomach issues, the Nats' official site reports.

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Cora went 2-for-4 Thursday and stole a base.

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Cora will split time with Jerry Hairston at third base while Ryan Zimmerman is on the DL, the Washington Post reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Alex Cora.

2012

Cora spent the 2011 season as the Nationals' backup infielder. He is known more for his glove, but at 36, his range is starting to decrease. Cora is essentially a singles hitter, as his .051 ISO demonstrates, and he has not hit a home run since 2009. He has indicated that he intends to play in 2012 though many have speculated he could get a minor league managing job immediately. If another team signs him late in the offseason, expect a similar line with 150 plate appearances off the bench.

2010

Cora played through torn ligaments in both thumbs, requiring surgery on each at the end of the season. When on the field, he saw more than expected time at both middle infield positions, backing up Luis Castillo at second but seeing a majority of his action at shortstop due to the injury to Jose Reyes. Cora signed a one-year deal with a vesting option to remain with the Mets and will fill a similar role as a bench player.

2009

Cora was once again a low-cost serviceable utility man for Boston in 2008 and has become a free agent. No team will give him a full time job, but he's an ideal backup, who can fill in at second, short and third. The Tigers have some interest in him with the idea pairing him with the similarly-skilled Ramon Santiago at short.

2008

It's hard to believe that some were clamoring for Cora to start in place of Dustin Pedroia early in the season when the future Rookie of the Year was struggling in April. Cora, who delivered a couple of game-winning hits during those halcyon days of April, is a nice fill-in at second base and shortstop, but will only get 200 at-bats as a spot starter for Boston.

2007

Cora signed a two-year deal in the offseason with the knowledge that he will be the team's utility infielder, and he's fine with that. Cora is a smart ballplayer who's got "future manager" written all over him. If Dustin Pedroia isn't ready to claim the second base job full time, Cora could get a few more at-bats than expected in 2007, but he'll have very little value in fantasy leagues.

2006

Cora is presently the leading candidate to be the Red Sox starting shortstop, but we'd be surprised if that's how the team enters the season. He'll be Boston's versatile infield backup.

2005

Cora put together a decent season for the Dodgers in 2004. His strong defense makes him valuable to the a pitching staff but does little for fantasy leaguers. He likely reached his offensive peak last season, meaning there is little to like from a fantasy perspective.

2004

Cora's outstanding defense contributed to the low ERAs of the pitching staff but unfortunately that was offset by his poor year with the stick. He needs to be given a role as a defensive replacement to minimize the damage he can do at the plate (to his own team).

2003

Coming off a nice piece of hitting in 2002, splitting time with Izturis (.291/.371/.434). Always displayed a good glove but was too much of a free swinger. Expect his strong 2002 to earn him more time.