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Paul Lo Duca

42-Year-Old Catcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 185   DOB: 4/12/1972   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Paul Lo Duca Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Rockies in January 2010.

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Paul Lo Duca 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 FLA 132 496 445 45 126 30 23 1 6 57 4 3 34 31 5 8 4 .283 .334 .380 .714
2006 34 MAJ NYM 124 551 512 80 163 45 39 1 5 49 3 0 24 38 7 2 6 .318 .355 .428 .783
2007 35 A Bro 2 6 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .400 .571 1.000 1.571
2007 35 AA BIN 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666
2007 35 MAJ NYM 119 488 445 46 121 28 18 1 9 54 2 0 24 33 3 10 6 .272 .311 .378 .689
2008 36 A Pot 5 17 14 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 .143 .294 .214 .508
2008 36 AAA ALB 7 31 26 5 11 1 1 0 0 7 0 0 5 4 0 0 0 .423 .516 .462 .978
2008 36 AAA COL 4 15 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 .154 .267 .154 .421
2008 36 MAJ WAS 46 153 139 13 32 7 7 0 0 12 1 0 9 9 0 0 5 .230 .301 .281 .581
2008 36 MAJ FLA 21 40 34 3 10 2 2 0 0 3 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 .294 .400 .353 .753
2008  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ WAS/FLA 67 193 173 16 42 9 9 0 0 15 1 0 15 11 0 0 5 .243 .321 .295 .616
2010 38 AAA Col 14 48 43 5 10 1 0 0 1 7 0 0 3 5 0 1 1 .233 .292 .302 .594
Career  (View All) MAJ   1082 4302 3892 483 1112 310 222 8 80 481 20 19 266 295 42 44 58 .286 .338 .409 .747

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Paul Lo Duca: MLB Games Played By Position

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Paul Lo Duca Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Paul Lo Duca 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 FLA 496 445 6.9% 6.3% 1.10 93% .294 .097
2006 34 MAJ NYM 551 512 4.4% 6.9% 0.63 93% .337 .110
2007 35 A Bro 6 5 16.7% 33.3% 0.50 60% .500 .600
2007 35 AA BIN 3 3 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .500 .000
2007 35 MAJ NYM 488 445 4.9% 6.8% 0.73 93% .278 .106
2008 36 A Pot 17 14 17.6% 11.8% 1.50 86% .167 .071
2008 36 AAA ALB 31 26 16.1% 12.9% 1.25 85% .500 .039
2008 36 AAA COL 15 13 13.3% 20% 0.67 77% .200 .000
2008 36 MAJ WAS 153 139 5.9% 5.9% 1.00 94% .246 .051
2008 36 MAJ FLA 40 34 15% 5% 3.00 94% .313 .059
2008  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ WAS/FLA 193 173 7.8% 5.7% 1.36 94% .259 .052
2010 38 AAA Col 48 43 6.3% 10.4% 0.60 88% .243 .069
Career MAJ   4302 3892 6.2% 6.9% 0.90 92% .293 .123

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Best Matchups for Paul Lo Duca (by OPS, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Randy Wolf AZ 25 11 2 3 1 0 3 .440 .760 1.241
Ricky Nolasco MIN 12 6 0 4 0 1 1 .500 .500 1.038
Kyle Davies CLE 15 6 0 1 3 0 1 .400 .467 .967
Josh Beckett LA 10 4 0 1 0 0 1 .400 .500 .955
Matt Cain SF 15 6 0 1 1 0 2 .400 .400 .838
Paul Maholm LA 12 5 0 0 0 1 0 .417 .417 .833
Brett Tomko KC 38 10 1 3 1 2 0 .263 .447 .729
Dontrelle Willis SF 23 7 0 3 1 1 0 .304 .348 .708
Oliver Perez AZ 14 3 1 2 1 2 0 .214 .429 .695
Tim Hudson SF 24 7 0 1 1 0 0 .292 .333 .653

Worst Matchups for Paul Lo Duca (by OPS, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Cole Hamels PHI 14 2 1 1 1 0 1 .143 .357 .557
Tomo Ohka TOR 19 4 0 0 3 0 0 .211 .211 .529
Jake Peavy BOS 24 5 0 2 1 2 1 .208 .208 .448
Bartolo Colon NY-N 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .222 .444
Jamey Wright LA 11 2 0 2 1 2 4 .182 .182 .432
Kevin Correia MIN 10 1 0 0 2 1 1 .100 .100 .408
Aaron Harang ATL 12 2 0 1 1 2 1 .167 .167 .381
Jerome Williams HOU 11 1 0 0 1 1 1 .091 .091 .258
Chris Capuano BOS 13 1 0 1 0 1 0 .077 .154 .231
Ryan Dempster BOS 9 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .182

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

Lo Duca was reassigned to minor league camp on Tuesday, the team's official site reports.

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Lo Duca signed a minor league deal with the Rockies on Tuesday, the Denver Post reports.

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General manager Kenny Williams said the White Sox talked to Lo Duca earlier in the offseason, but are not interested in bringing him in to back up A.J. Pierzynski, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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The Marlins did not offer arbitration to Lo Duca.

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Lo Duca has filed for free agency.

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The Marlins purchased Lo Duca's contract following Friday's loss to the Cubs, the Associated Press reports.

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Lo Duca signed a minor league contract with the Marlins on Friday, the Palm Beach Post reports.

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The Nationals released Lo Duca following Thursday's game, the Washington Post reports.

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Lo Duca got the start at first base Saturday, going 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI.

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Lo Duca has stated that he is fine and fully able to play after leaving Tuesday's game with dizziness, the Washington Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Paul Lo Duca.

2009

For most of the season Lo Duca looked done, but after escaping the Nationals and returning to Florida he put together a decent small sample size performance that might be good enough to earn him an offer from a team looking for a veteran backup. His days as a viable fantasy catcher, though, are behind him.

2008

Lo Duca struggled through 2007, save for a .393 batting average in May and big September that bumped up his home run and RBI totals. Lo Duca strained his hamstring in late-July, then talked his way back into the lineup only to aggravate the injury and land on the disabled list, which didn't play well with Mets management. That incident, paired with his open criticism of the team during its tailspin, punched his ticket out of town. Lo Duca signed with the Nationals in December after Brian Schneider was acquired from Washington in a trade, but he was heavily mentioned in Senator George Mitchell's investigative report on performance-enhancing drugs and could face a suspension from commissioner Bud Selig.

2007

Lo Duca may not have been the Mets' first choice at catcher, as Bengie Molina and Ramon Hernandez may have been higher on their list, but once he arrived in New York, he proved to be a perfect fit. "Captain Red-ass" was a leader in the clubhouse and on the field while proving to be a perfect fit in the No. 2 hole in the Mets lineup. Lo Duca was the subject of the New York tabloids as word about his pending divorce due to charges of infidelity from his wife along with an investigation of a possible large gambling debt came to light in June. However, those two issues and a torn ligament in his right thumb that had successful surgery after the year did little to slow his bat as he had a .338/.369/.450 line after the All-Star break. Lo Duca won't hit many home runs but he should post a solid BA and OBP while scoring plenty of runs as a catcher.

2006

The 33-year-old Lo Duca saw his power fade away in 2005, but his reputation as Mr. Intangible still made him a desirable commodity in the offseason. Don't be surprised if his offense continues to regress, however.

2005

LoDuca, again, wilted down the stretch, and it's long past time a team realized it's not going to get more than 400 productive plate appearances from him. Given that the Marlins have lost Mike Redmond and have no one with much major league experience in-house, even if that light bulb goes off over Jack McKeon's head he may not be able to do anything about it.

2004

This is now the second year in a row where Lo Duca started out hot and then wore down in the second half. The Dodgers need to find a more reliable backup catcher to split time with him in order to keep him fresh. He hit .318 in the first half and only .229 in the second half.

2003

Not enough BA or OBP to get excited about and the power spike in 2001 disappeared last year. In the spacious confines of Dodger Stadium, the power isn't likely to return. He's at that age (30) where catchers begin to deteriorate into little nagging injuries that keep them out of significant action and limit their effectiveness. However, as catchers go expect a season around .700 OPS which makes him a useful grab.