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Jack Cust

35-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 235   DOB: 1/16/1979   BORN: Flemington, NJ   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Orioles in March of 2014.

March 21, 2014  –  Jack Cust News

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Cust and Matt LaPorta were released by the Orioles on Friday, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Jack Cust 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 25 AAA OTT 101 409 342 54 79 32 14 1 17 54 4 0 64 127 0 2 1 .231 .352 .427 .779
2005 26 AAA SAC 135 606 481 98 124 49 29 1 19 75 2 3 119 154 0 3 3 .258 .406 .441 .847
2006 27 AAA POR 138 591 441 97 129 53 23 0 30 77 0 3 143 124 0 3 4 .293 .467 .549 1.016
2006 27 MAJ SDG 4 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
2007 28 AAA SAC 24 98 78 16 23 15 7 0 8 19 0 0 19 28 0 1 0 .295 .429 .692 1.121
2007 28 AAA POR 25 100 80 17 24 16 7 0 9 20 0 0 19 29 0 1 0 .300 .430 .725 1.155
2007 28 MAJ OAK 124 507 395 61 101 45 18 1 26 82 0 2 105 164 0 6 1 .256 .408 .504 .912
2008 29 MAJ OAK 148 598 481 77 111 52 19 0 33 77 0 0 111 197 0 4 2 .231 .375 .476 .851
2009 30 MAJ OAK 149 612 513 88 123 41 16 0 25 70 4 1 93 185 0 4 2 .240 .356 .417 .773
2010 31 AAA SAC 33 144 110 21 30 10 6 0 4 19 0 0 33 33 0 0 1 .273 .444 .436 .880
2010 31 MAJ OAK 112 425 349 50 95 32 19 0 13 52 2 2 68 127 0 3 5 .272 .395 .438 .834
2011 32 AAA LEH 6 23 20 3 5 3 2 0 1 2 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 .250 .348 .500 .848
2011 32 MAJ SEA 67 270 225 19 48 19 15 1 3 23 0 0 44 87 0 0 1 .213 .344 .329 .673
2012 33 AAA LAS 16 68 50 7 10 1 1 0 0 6 3 0 16 21 0 1 1 .200 .397 .220 .617
2012 33 AAA SCR 98 425 337 63 84 35 14 1 20 66 2 0 81 127 0 2 5 .249 .400 .475 .875
3-Year Averages     67 270 225 19 48 19 15 1 3 23 0 0 44 87 0 0 1 .213 .344 .329 .673
Career  (View All)     670 2,581 2,107 311 510 203 96 2 105 323 6 6 444 819 0 18 12 .242 .374 .439 .813

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Jack Cust: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2011 63
2010 16 13 3 90
2009 51 51 96

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Jack Cust 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 25 AAA OTT 409 342 15.6% 31.1% 0.50 63% .313 .196
2005 26 AAA SAC 606 481 19.6% 25.4% 0.77 68% .341 .183
2006 27 AAA POR 591 441 24.2% 21% 1.15 72% .345 .256
2006 27 MAJ SDG 3 3 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .500 .000
2007 28 AAA SAC 98 78 19.4% 28.6% 0.68 64% .357 .397
2007 28 AAA POR 100 80 19% 29% 0.66 64% .357 .425
2007 28 MAJ OAK 507 395 20.7% 32.3% 0.64 58% .366 .248
2008 29 MAJ OAK 598 481 18.6% 32.9% 0.56 59% .311 .245
2009 30 MAJ OAK 612 513 15.2% 30.2% 0.50 64% .323 .177
2010 31 AAA SAC 144 110 22.9% 22.9% 1.00 70% .356 .163
2010 31 MAJ OAK 425 349 16% 29.9% 0.54 64% .392 .166
2011 32 AAA LEH 23 20 13% 13% 1.00 85% .250 .250
2011 32 MAJ SEA 270 225 16.3% 32.2% 0.51 61% .333 .116
2012 33 AAA LAS 68 50 23.5% 30.9% 0.76 58% .345 .020
2012 33 AAA SCR 425 337 19.1% 29.9% 0.64 62% .337 .226
3-Year Averages     270 225 16.3% 32.2% 0.51 61% .333 .116
Career     2,581 2,107 17.2% 31.7% 0.54 61% .342 .197

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Jack Cust: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cust signed a minor league contract with the Orioles, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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The Orioles are taking a look at Cust in a minicamp and could offer him a minor league deal this week, MASN Sports reports.

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Cust was released by the Rays on Saturday, the Tampa Tribune's Roger Mooney reports.

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Cust has not played defense for the Rays this spring, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.

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Cust has signed a minor league contract with Tampa Bay.

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Cust agreed to a minor league contract with the Blue Jays on Saturday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Cust was released by Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday night, Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

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Cust went 3-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI against Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday.

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Cust hit his first home run of the season on Sunday against Triple-A Norfolk. He went 2-for-4 with three RBI in the game.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Jack Cust.

2011

Cust began last season in the minors, but was called up in early May and was a lineup regular the rest of the way. His decline appears to be in full-force, however, as he managed just 13 homers in 112 games (six of which came in a nine-game stretch on either side of the All-Star break), and his season was salvaged in part due to a .272 average. Getting out of Oakland would seem to mask some of the decline, but landing in Seattle as he did in the offseason as a free agent isn't the best spot either. He'll retain some marginal value in OBP-based leagues, but his declining power makes him a poor fit elsewhere.

2010

Cust's value in his good years (like 2007 and 2008) is largely dependent on your scoring system. He slugged just .417 last year though (despite 25 homers), limiting his value even in leagues that count on-base and slugging percentage. He doesn't have the skill set that tends to age gracefully, and he'll be on the wrong side of 30 when spring training starts this season. He gets too many at-bats and doesn't hit for a high enough average to have much value in traditional 4x4 or 5x5 leagues, and his value in more advanced leagues could fall off drastically as he ages.

2009

Cust posted career highs in walks, homers and strikeouts in 2008 and your league scoring system plays a large role in determining Cust's value. Those in traditional 4x4 are hurt by his sub-.250 batting average, but those in leagues that count OBP and SLG can stomach the batting average hit a bit easier. Look for more of the same in 2009.

2008

Cust gave the A's a needed power bat after a trade from San Diego in early May, swatting 26 homers and drawing 105 walks in just 124 games. He was prone to prolonged slumps, and hit just .193/.404/.337 in September. He's still vulnerable against lefties (.218/.374/.411), but he should be an everyday player again in 2008. If you can stomach the average, or are in a league that utilitizes his OBP, Cust should be a nice source of power again.

2007

Cust continues to play well at Triple-A, but has not been able to stick at the major league level. He hit .293/.467/.549 at Triple-A in 2006, including the most walks in professional baseball with 143. Still, he saw very sporadic playing time as a September call-up. The 28-year-old could win a reserve outfielder job in San Diego, but he's gaining a reputation as a career minor leaguer.

2006

You know the drill by now. Solid year at Triple-A, failing to break through in the majors. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

2005

The story has always been the same with Cust: big power, big swing, no defense. He should languish again in the minors in 2005.

2004

Cust could make the Opening Day roster as a DH/fifth outfielder, but doesn't appear ready to handle a full-time role in the lineup. He has power, but the club doesn’t have a position or role for him right now.

2003

Not much to watch out in the field, but the guy can swing a bat. The Rockies still might trade him to an American League team, making him a dangerous DH. Of course, Dan O'Dowd's window of opportunity to receive full value for him has since closed, making him less eager to trade Cust.