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Rick Ankiel

35-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 208   DOB: 7/19/1979   BORN: Fort Pierce, FL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Rick Ankiel Contract Information:

Agreed to a contract with the Mets in May of 2013.

March 5, 2014  –  Rick Ankiel News

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Rick Ankiel 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
2004 24 A PAL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2004 24 AA TEN 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2004 24 AAA MEM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2005 25 A QUA 51 212 185 33 50 22 10 1 11 45 0 0 27 37 0 0 0 .270 .368 .514 .882
2005 25 AA SPR 34 146 136 18 33 17 7 0 10 30 0 0 10 29 0 0 0 .243 .295 .515 .810
2007 27 AAA MEM 102 423 389 62 104 50 15 3 32 89 4 3 25 90 0 5 4 .267 .314 .568 .882
2007 27 MAJ STL 47 190 172 31 49 20 8 1 11 39 1 0 13 41 1 4 0 .285 .328 .535 .863
2008 28 MAJ STL 120 463 413 65 109 48 21 2 25 71 2 1 42 100 0 3 5 .264 .337 .506 .843
2009 29 MAJ STL 122 404 372 50 86 34 21 2 11 38 4 3 26 99 0 3 3 .231 .285 .387 .672
2010 30 MAJ ATL 47 139 119 17 25 9 6 1 2 9 2 1 19 42 0 0 1 .210 .324 .328 .651
2010 30 MAJ KAN 27 101 92 14 24 11 7 0 4 15 1 0 7 29 0 1 1 .261 .317 .467 .784
2010  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ ATL/KAN 74 240 211 31 49 20 13 1 6 24 3 1 26 71 0 1 2 .232 .321 .389 .709
2011 31 MAJ WAS 122 415 380 46 91 29 20 0 9 37 10 3 29 96 3 1 2 .239 .296 .363 .659
2012 32 MAJ WAS 68 171 158 15 36 17 10 2 5 15 1 3 12 59 1 0 0 .228 .282 .411 .693
2013 33 MAJ NYM 20 71 66 7 12 7 4 1 2 7 0 1 5 25 0 0 0 .182 .239 .364 .603
2013 33 MAJ HOU 25 65 62 6 12 8 3 0 5 11 0 0 3 35 0 0 0 .194 .231 .484 .715
2013  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ NYM/HOU 45 136 128 13 24 15 7 1 7 18 0 1 8 60 0 0 0 .188 .235 .422 .657
3-Year Averages     78 239 222 24 50 20 12 1 7 23 3 2 16 71 1 0 0 .225 .277 .383 .660
Career  (View All)     646 2,113 1,920 260 462 187 101 10 76 251 21 12 161 554 8 12 12 .241 .302 .422 .724

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Rick Ankiel: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 40 17 26
2012 62 62
2011 113 105 9
2010 70 70
2009 101 25 66 27

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Rick Ankiel Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013100000.100.200.382
2012230010.174.261.435

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013118137180.195.441.681
2012135155141.237.437.736

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013645370.188.406.642
2012709261.229.400.716

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20136484110.188.438.673
2012886390.227.420.673
Rick Ankiel Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 24 A PAL 0% 0% 0.00 0% .000 .000
2004 24 AA TEN 4 4 0% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2004 24 AAA MEM 0% 0% 0.00 0% .000 .000
2005 25 A QUA 212 185 12.7% 17.5% 0.73 80% .285 .244
2005 25 AA SPR 146 136 6.8% 19.9% 0.34 79% .237 .272
2007 27 AAA MEM 423 389 5.9% 21.3% 0.28 77% .270 .301
2007 27 MAJ STL 190 172 6.8% 21.6% 0.32 76% .317 .250
2008 28 MAJ STL 463 413 9.1% 21.6% 0.42 76% .292 .242
2009 29 MAJ STL 404 372 6.4% 24.5% 0.26 73% .286 .156
2010 30 MAJ ATL 139 119 13.7% 30.2% 0.45 65% .307 .118
2010 30 MAJ KAN 101 92 6.9% 28.7% 0.24 68% .339 .206
2010  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ ATL/KAN 240 211 10.8% 29.6% 0.37 66% .321 .157
2011 31 MAJ WAS 415 380 7% 23.1% 0.30 75% .298 .124
2012 32 MAJ WAS 171 158 7% 34.5% 0.20 63% .330 .183
2013 33 MAJ NYM 71 66 7% 35.2% 0.20 62% .256 .182
2013 33 MAJ HOU 65 62 4.6% 53.8% 0.09 44% .318 .290
2013  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ NYM/HOU 136 128 5.9% 44.1% 0.13 53% .279 .234
3-Year Averages     239 222 6.7% 29.7% 0.23 68% .299 .158
Career     2,113 1,920 7.6% 26.2% 0.29 71% .299 .181

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Rick Ankiel: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ankiel elected to become a free agent after clearing waivers, YES Network's Michael Tanowitz reports.

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The Mets will designate Ankiel for assignment prior to Sunday's game, Newsday's David Lennon reports.

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Ankiel is not in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Nationals, according to ESPN.com's Adam Rubin.

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Ankiel erupted on Wednesday against the Reds going 3-for-4 with two doubles, a triple, and two RBI while starting in center field and hitting second in the order.

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Ankiel, who signed with the Mets on Monday, will start in center field and bat seventh in the order, ESPN New York reports.

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The Astros released Ankiel on Thursday, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

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Ankiel was designated for assignment Monday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Astros manager Bo Porter plans to give Brandon Barnes more playing time, according to the team's official site.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Rick Ankiel.

2012

Ankiel struggled through the 2011 season for the Nationals producing a wOBA of .294 (second lowest of career) and a .127 ISO (career low). By producing the lowest swinging strike rate of his career (12.9 percent), Ankielís HR/FB ratio dropped to a career-low 8.9 percent. Last season was Ankielís best year in the field in terms of defensive analytics, and he can play three outfield positions. His career strikeout rate is too high (25.5 percent) and OBP is too low (.309) for him to be considered an everyday player, and he will mostly likely be a fourth outfielder in 2012.

2011

Ankiel's career continued on a downward decline as he again struggled with injuries (missing two months with a quad injury) and poor plate discipline (71 strikeouts in just 211 at-bats) with too little offsetting power. Other than a game-winning home run in the playoffs, he was worse after being traded to Atlanta (.210/.324/.328) from Kansas City. While his overall numbers look poor and he hasn't been a major fantasy factor since 2008, he could be productive in a smaller platoon role as he can still hit righties (.801 OPS vs. right-handed pitchers last season). He'll likely work in a platoon role after signing a one-year deal with the Nationals.

2010

It looks like 2007 is turning out to be the fluke in Ankiel's career. Though he had a strong first half in 2008, the injury-filled and power-depleted second half carried over into 2009, and the Cardinals are probably not going to have him back. Ankiel still has nice power, but poor plate discipline and a propensity for injury have exposed him as someone who should be just a part-time player. He should find a job as a fourth outfielder somewhere.

2009

The feel-good story of 2007, Ankiel was on his way to providing a nice encore last season, hitting 20 homers before the All-Star break. Unfortunately, he only hit five home runs in the second half, and his season ended with surgery for a sports hernia. He's expected to be fine for 2009, but the Cardinals' outfield is getting crowded.

2008

One of the feel-good stories of 2007 took a dark turn in September when Ankiel's name was linked to a human growth hormone shipment. Before the mini-scandal broke (he has been cleared of any official MLB violations), Ankiel hit 32 home runs for Triple-A Memphis and nine more in a month with the Cardinals. For the year, the former pitcher hit .285/.328/.535 in 172 at-bats in the bigs, and he could be the heir apparent to Jim Edmonds in center field. The power is nice, but Ankiel will have to work on his batting eye (BB:K ratio of 38:131 with Memphis and St. Louis) if he wants to be an everyday player.

2007

Ankiel ruptured his knee during spring training, making 2006 another lost season. The former pitching phenom has tried to catch on with the Cardinals as an outfielder during the past two seasons and did show a little pop at two levels in 2005, but at age 27 and coming off of a serious knee injury, it's unlikely he'll make much of a contribution near the major league level.

2006

After switching to the outfield in 2005, Ankiel hit a combined .259 with 21 HR and 75 RBI in Single-A and Double-A. The Cardinals were impressed enough that they added him to the 40-man roster and will give him a look in spring training as a possible extra outfielder and left-handed bat off the bench. If not, he'll have to clear waivers to return to the minor leagues.

2005

The poster boy for wildness a few seasons ago, Ankiel walked just three batters in 2004, making stops at every level of baseball past rookie ball. Once he reached the big leagues Ankiel joined the bullpen, which looks to be his role in 2005. Should his tenuous hold on control continue, Ankiel is a dominating pitcher who will rack up the strikeouts (he has 12.83 strikeouts per nine innings pitched for his minor-league career.) The Cardinals will treat him tenderly, but a comeback even to this level is an unexpected surprise. Continued success will likely land Ankiel in increasingly more important roles.

2004

Just when he started to look like a pitcher again, Ankiel blew out his elbow. Tommy John surgery in July of 2003 renders him a non-factor in 2004.

2003

Now, more than two seasons removed from his stellar rookie season (3.50 ERA, 194/90 K/BB in 175 IP), Ankiel, who was shut down for most of last season with elbow and shoulder stiffness, will try once again this spring. While the sky is still the limit for the one-time phenom, the one-two punch of arm injury and Mark-Wohlers disease is a formidable foe. Still, for his upside alone, Ankiel is worth end-game consideration.