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Julio Lugo

38-Year-Old Shortstop – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 175   DOB: 11/16/1975   BORN: Barahona, DR   COLLEGE: Connors State (OK) JC   DRAFTED: 28th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Julio Lugo Contract Information:

Became a free agent in Nov. 2006; Agreed to terms on a four-year, $36 million contract in Dec. 2006. A $9 million vesting option activates if he has 2,400 plate appearances between 2007 and 2010, and 600 plate appearances in 2010.

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Lugo plans to retire from baseball following the conclusion of the Caribbean Series, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

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Julio Lugo 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 TAM 158 690 616 89 182 48 36 6 6 57 39 11 61 72 3 4 6 .295 .362 .403 .765
2006 30 MAJ LAD 49 164 146 16 32 6 5 1 0 10 6 5 12 29 2 3 1 .219 .278 .267 .545
2006 30 MAJ TAM 73 322 289 53 89 30 17 1 12 27 18 4 27 47 3 0 3 .308 .373 .498 .871
2006  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ LAD/TAM 122 486 435 69 121 36 22 2 12 37 24 9 39 76 5 3 4 .278 .341 .421 .762
2007 31 MAJ BOS 147 630 570 71 135 46 36 2 8 73 33 6 48 82 8 4 0 .237 .294 .349 .643
2008 32 MAJ BOS 82 307 261 27 70 14 13 0 1 22 12 4 34 51 3 5 4 .268 .355 .330 .685
2009 33 AAA PAW 4 19 17 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 .235 .316 .294 .610
2009 33 MAJ BOS 37 123 109 16 31 6 4 1 1 8 3 0 12 18 1 1 0 .284 .352 .367 .719
2009 33 MAJ STL 51 170 148 24 41 15 9 4 2 13 6 0 17 27 2 2 1 .277 .351 .432 .784
2009  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ BOS/STL 88 293 257 40 72 21 13 5 3 21 9 0 29 45 3 3 1 .280 .352 .405 .756
2010 34 MAJ BAL 93 264 241 26 60 6 4 2 0 20 5 7 15 50 6 0 2 .249 .298 .282 .581
2011 35 AAA Gwi 13 58 52 9 12 5 4 0 1 7 1 0 4 8 2 0 0 .231 .286 .365 .651
2011 35 MAJ ATL 22 48 44 3 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 11 0 0 0 .136 .208 .136 .344
3-Year Averages MAJ   22 48 44 3 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 11 0 0 0 .136 .208 .136 .345
Career  (View All) MAJ   1352 5338 4758 688 1279 352 238 34 80 475 198 69 439 876 64 40 37 .269 .333 .384 .716

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Julio Lugo: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2011 2 8 5
2010 59 7 26 1 1 2
2009 30 56 1

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Julio Lugo Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2011261020.115.115.322

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2011182010.167.167.377

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2011263010.192.192.442

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2011180020.056.056.206
Julio Lugo 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 TAM 690 616 8.8% 10.4% 0.85 88% .327 .108
2006 30 MAJ LAD 164 146 7.3% 17.7% 0.41 80% .274 .048
2006 30 MAJ TAM 322 289 8.4% 14.6% 0.57 84% .335 .190
2006  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ LAD/TAM 486 435 8% 15.6% 0.51 83% .314 .143
2007 31 MAJ BOS 630 570 7.6% 13% 0.59 86% .265 .112
2008 32 MAJ BOS 307 261 11.1% 16.6% 0.67 80% .330 .062
2009 33 AAA PAW 19 17 10.5% 26.3% 0.40 71% .333 .059
2009 33 MAJ BOS 123 109 9.8% 14.6% 0.67 83% .333 .083
2009 33 MAJ STL 170 148 10% 15.9% 0.63 82% .328 .155
2009  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ BOS/STL 293 257 9.9% 15.4% 0.64 82% .330 .125
2010 34 MAJ BAL 264 241 5.7% 18.9% 0.30 79% .314 .033
2011 35 AAA Gwi 58 52 6.9% 13.8% 0.50 85% .256 .134
2011 35 MAJ ATL 48 44 8.3% 22.9% 0.36 75% .182 .000
3-Year Averages MAJ   48 44 8.3% 22.9% 0.36 75% .182 .000
Career MAJ   5338 4758 8.2% 16.4% 0.50 82% .315 .115

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Best Matchups for Julio Lugo (by OPS, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jered Weaver ANA 12 6 1 4 2 1 1 .500 .833 1.405
Ervin Santana ATL 16 7 0 2 0 3 0 .438 .750 1.188
Nate Robertson DET 16 7 1 2 1 2 0 .438 .625 1.096
Casey Janssen TOR 17 7 0 1 1 2 0 .412 .647 1.092
Jose Contreras TEX 18 7 1 5 4 3 2 .389 .556 1.056
Zack Greinke LA 15 6 0 1 1 0 0 .400 .600 1.038
Joaquin Benoit SD 12 4 0 0 4 0 1 .333 .500 1.000
Joel Pineiro CHI-N 11 3 1 1 1 1 0 .273 .636 .970
Francisco Liriano PIT 10 4 0 1 0 3 0 .400 .400 .800
Bartolo Colon NY-N 22 6 1 1 2 2 0 .273 .455 .788

Worst Matchups for Julio Lugo (by OPS, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Chien-Ming Wang CIN 36 6 0 2 5 6 3 .167 .194 .463
Cliff Lee PHI 35 6 0 1 1 5 0 .171 .257 .446
Josh Beckett LA 15 2 0 0 1 3 0 .133 .200 .388
Scott Baker TEX 11 2 0 0 0 3 0 .182 .182 .364
Felix Hernandez SEA 11 1 0 0 2 0 0 .091 .091 .322
Matt Garza MIL 11 1 0 1 1 2 0 .091 .091 .258
Tomo Ohka TOR 14 1 0 1 0 2 0 .071 .143 .214
Shaun Marcum CLE 13 1 0 0 0 3 0 .077 .077 .154
Zach Miner SEA 11 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Tim Hudson SF 10 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000

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Julio Lugo: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lugo has reportedly signed a minor-league deal with the Indians, the team's official site reports.

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Lugo was released by Atlanta, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Lugo started at third base in Saturday's win over the Phillies with Chipper Jones hurt and Martin Prado not expected to return until after the All-Star break.

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Lugo is starting at third base for the Braves on Monday, the Braves' official Twitter feed reports.

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Lugo has been called up by the Braves, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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Lugo signed a minor league contract with Atlanta, ESPN Deportes reports.

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Lugo officially became a free agent Tuesday.

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Lugo was ejected from Tuesday's game for throwing his helmet after a strikeout, the Orioles' official site reports.

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Lugo (head) is in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Blue Jays, the Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly reports.

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Lugo (head) did not appear in Tuesday's or Wednesday's games.

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Lugo (head) has been medically cleared to participate in baseball activities and will rejoin the team in Boston on Tuesday, Orioles.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2011

Lugo is a defensive specialist at middle infield positions and he has been lucky enough to find starting jobs due to injuries no matter where he goes. A .487 OPS against right-handed pitching as a part-time player last season could severely depress his value as teams scour the free-agent list for infield depth during the offseason. Look for him to be in a backup position once again in 2011, but his bat no longer warrants much rotisserie consideration when you note that he's homered just four times since the start of the 2008 season.

2010

While Matt Holliday got all the glory, the acquisition of Lugo was quietly a key pickup for the Cardinals on their way to the 2009 division crown. After flaming out in two-plus seasons with the Red Sox, Lugo hit .277/.351/.432 in 51 games with the Cardinals. Although the Skip Schumaker experiment went well last year, Lugo could be the everyday second baseman in St. Louis this year. He also has the potential to hold off Brendan Ryan and Tyler Greene at short if the Cards decide they want Schumaker at second again. Regardless of his position, Lugo will play.

2009

Lugo's second season in Boston did nothing to dispel the notion that general manager Theo Epstein doesn't have a magic touch when it comes to adding free agents. Unlike his first season with the Red Sox, Lugo failed to drive runners in scoring position in. Without that, it was hard for the organization to overlook his atrocious fielding. Manager Terry Francona got into the practice of replacing him in the late innings with Alex Cora before Lugo's quadriceps injury wiped out his second half. While out on rehab, Jed Lowrie was called up and gave Boston everything that Lugo did not. The Red Sox are actively seeking a taker for Lugo, intent on paying a portion of his salary. It looks like he'll start on the bench for Boston, if he remains on the team come Opening Day, where he'll have to use his experience as a second baseman to spell Dustin Pedroia as well as Lowrie at shortstop.

2008

Lost amidst the Red Sox's championship season was the fact that Lugo, the team's high-priced shortstop, was a relative disappointment, at least on the offensive end. His batting averaged dropped 71 points from 2006 to 2007 (.308 to .237), and his OBP was putrid (.294). While he did drive in a decent amount of runs (73), Lugo seems to have lost a lot of the home-run pop that he displayed with the Astros and Devil Rays. Lugo's contract and defensive play will keep him as the starting shortstop for 2008, and his ability to steal bases will make him a decent fantasy shortstop even if he only rebounds somewhat in the other categories.

2007

In dealing two solid prospects for Lugo's services in 2006, the Dodgers thought they were getting a great insurance policy for their ailing veterans, but instead received a guy who wound up hitting .219/.278/.267. Lugo appeared frustrated with the lack of a defined role, as he wound up playing five positions and often was out of the lineup entirely down the stretch. This season should be kinder to Lugo's fantasy owners, as Boston will make its full-time shortstop and probably its leadoff hitter. Expect him to return to his pre-Dodgers production and be a solid sleeper in 2007 drafts.

2006

Lugo had his best year as a big leaguer in 2005, and when your best year occurs at the age of 30, you usually don't show even more improvement at 31. His bat's got some pop, and he'll still help in steals and average, but he could be a bit overpriced in auctions this year.

2005

Lugo has resurrected his career in Tampa Bay, slugging over .400 in a Rays uniform since his arrival. He's good enough with both his glove and bat to make the Rays at least think about moving B.J. Upton to third base. Since he'll likely bat second, rather than in the lower third of the order as many other shortstops do, he'll deliver decent runs scored for his position and is a fantasy starter even in shallow leagues.

2004

Lugo rebounded in the second half last year (hitting .309 after the All-Star break) to convince the Rays to exercise their option on him 2004 and let Rey Ordonez go. He'll be the regular at shortstop for the Rays this year up until the point B.J. Upton is ready, which may not be long. Still, he's not much better than the 10th-best shortstop available in your AL league draft, if that.

2003

Lugo's speed still makes him valuable in a roto context. His lack of development at the plate, particularly in his ability to get on base, will make it difficult for him to remain in the lineup on a regular basis, much less keep him at the top of the batting order.