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Carlos Pena

36-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

2014 Stats

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.136

HR

1

RBI

2

R

4

SB

1

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Signed by the Astros in December 2012, Pena was released by the team on July 31 after slashing just .209/.324/.350 in 85 games. He signed to a minor league deal with the Royals in August, but had just...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 225   DOB: 5/17/1978   BORN: Santo Domingo, DR   COLLEGE: Northeastern (MA)   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Carlos Pena Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Rangers in June of 2014.

August 18, 2014  –  Carlos Pena News

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Pena was released from his Triple-A contract Monday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

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Carlos Pena 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 27 AAA TOL 71 309 257 43 80 30 17 1 12 45 3 4 45 65 0 1 6 .311 .424 .525 .949
2005 27 MAJ DET 79 295 260 37 61 27 9 0 18 44 0 1 31 95 0 0 4 .235 .325 .477 .802
2006 28 AAA COL 106 466 385 65 100 36 17 0 19 66 4 0 63 89 0 9 9 .260 .369 .452 .821
2006 28 AAA PAW 116 506 418 72 116 43 20 0 23 74 4 0 68 94 0 10 10 .278 .383 .490 .873
2006 28 MAJ BOS 18 37 33 3 9 3 2 0 1 3 0 0 4 10 0 0 0 .273 .351 .424 .776
2007 29 A CLE 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2007 29 A WIL 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2007 29 MAJ TAM 148 612 490 99 138 76 29 1 46 121 1 0 103 142 1 8 10 .282 .411 .627 1.037
2008 30 R AZL 19 46 41 4 7 3 3 0 0 4 1 0 4 8 1 0 0 .171 .244 .244 .488
2008 30 A VER 1 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200
2008 30 MAJ TAM 139 607 490 76 121 57 24 2 31 102 1 1 96 166 0 9 12 .247 .377 .494 .871
2009 31 MAJ TAM 135 570 471 91 107 66 25 2 39 100 3 3 87 163 0 3 9 .227 .356 .537 .893
2010 32 A+ CHA 1 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.334
2010 32 MAJ TAM 144 582 484 64 95 46 18 0 28 84 5 1 87 158 0 4 7 .196 .325 .407 .732
2011 33 MAJ CHC 153 606 493 72 111 58 27 3 28 80 2 2 101 161 1 7 4 .225 .357 .462 .819
2012 34 MAJ TB 160 600 497 72 98 38 17 2 19 61 2 3 87 182 0 3 13 .197 .330 .354 .684
2013 35 AAA OMA 5 22 18 5 6 3 0 1 2 6 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 .333 .455 .778 1.233
2013 35 MAJ KC 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2013 35 MAJ HOU 85 325 277 38 58 22 13 1 8 25 1 3 43 89 1 0 4 .209 .324 .350 .674
2013  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ KC/HOU 89 328 280 38 58 22 13 1 8 25 1 3 43 92 1 0 4 .207 .321 .346 .668
2014 36 AAA ROU 20 80 74 12 22 7 3 0 4 8 0 0 5 15 0 0 1 .297 .350 .500 .850
2014 36 MAJ TEX 18 63 59 4 8 4 3 0 1 2 1 0 4 11 0 0 0 .136 .190 .237 .427
3-Year Averages     134 510 423 60 89 39 19 2 18 55 1 2 77 145 0 3 7 .210 .339 .392 .732
Career  (View All)     1493 5,892 4,949 745 1,146 543 231 26 286 818 29 22 817 1,577 6 45 75 .232 .346 .462 .808

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Carlos Pena: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 16
2013 46 38
2012 153 1
2011 153
2010 142 2
2009 134

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Carlos Pena Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014130010.077.154.231
20135210370.231.481.836
2012153217241.176.333.636

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014464111.152.261.481
2013228285181.202.316.629
20123445112371.206.363.705

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014424111.143.238.401
2013138184120.167.297.587
20122403511302.188.354.699

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014170010.118.235.485
2013142204131.246.394.746
2012257378310.206.354.670
Carlos Pena 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 27 AAA TOL 309 257 14.6% 21% 0.69 75% .378 .214
2005 27 MAJ DET 295 260 10.5% 32.2% 0.33 63% .293 .242
2006 28 AAA COL 466 385 13.5% 19.1% 0.71 77% .292 .192
2006 28 AAA PAW 506 418 13.4% 18.6% 0.72 78% .309 .212
2006 28 MAJ BOS 37 33 10.8% 27% 0.40 70% .364 .151
2007 29 A CLE 0% 0% 0.00 0% .000 .000
2007 29 A WIL 0% 0% 0.00 0% .000 .000
2007 29 MAJ TAM 612 490 16.8% 23.2% 0.73 71% .305 .345
2008 30 R AZL 46 41 8.7% 17.4% 0.50 80% .212 .073
2008 30 A VER 5 4 20% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2008 30 MAJ TAM 607 490 15.8% 27.3% 0.58 66% .307 .247
2009 31 MAJ TAM 570 471 15.3% 28.6% 0.53 65% .253 .310
2010 32 A+ CHA 3 3 0% 0% 0.00 100% .667 .000
2010 32 MAJ TAM 582 484 14.9% 27.1% 0.55 67% .225 .211
2011 33 MAJ CHC 606 493 16.7% 26.6% 0.63 67% .273 .237
2012 34 MAJ TB 600 497 14.5% 30.3% 0.48 63% .267 .157
2013 35 AAA OMA 22 18 18.2% 13.6% 1.33 83% .308 .445
2013 35 MAJ KC 3 3 0% 100% 0.00 0% .000 .000
2013 35 MAJ HOU 325 277 13.2% 27.4% 0.48 68% .278 .141
2013  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ KC/HOU 328 280 13.1% 28% 0.47 67% .278 .139
2014 36 AAA ROU 80 74 6.3% 18.8% 0.33 80% .327 .203
2014 36 MAJ TEX 63 59 6.3% 17.5% 0.36 81% .149 .101
3-Year Averages     510 423 15.1% 28.4% 0.53 66% .273 .182
Career     5,892 4,949 13.9% 26.8% 0.52 68% .279 .230

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2014 Stat Review for Carlos Pena    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.136 AVG
TERRIBLE
81% Contact Rate
GOOD
.149 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.237 SLG
TERRIBLE
.101 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.36 BB/K
WEAK
6.3% BB Rate
WEAK
17.5% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.427 OPS
TERRIBLE
.190 OBP
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Carlos Pena: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Pena cleared waivers and accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Round Rock on Friday.

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Pena was designated for assignment by the Rangers on Thursday.

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Pena is not the lineup for Sunday's game against the Angels, John Blake of the Rangers' official site reports.

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Pena is out of the lineup Friday against the Mets, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Pena collected two hits, including a home run, in Wednesday's lost to Detroit.

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Pena's contract was selected from Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday, John Blake of the Rangers' official site reports.

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Pena signed a minor league deal with the Rangers on Tuesday, John Blake of the team's official site reports.

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Pena said he has no plans to retire after opting out of his minor league contract Sunday, the Orange County Register reports.

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Pena was granted his release by the Angels on Sunday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

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Pena, who went 0-for-2 in a Cactus League game against the Mariners on Sunday, is now hitting .185 this spring.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

After a slight rebound in production with the Cubs in 2011, Pena's production regressed back to 2010 form with the Rays in 2012. For the second time in his career, his batting average came in below the Mendoza line at .197. In years past, he has made up for that with his power, but Pena only hit 19 home runs and drove in 61 runs with a .684 OPS, his lowest totals since 2006. Another concern is his career-high 182 strikeouts he posted. Turning 35 in May, he is still capable of power and potentially getting back on track, but the batting average will almost certainly remain a negative category. His strong defense could keep him in the lineup at first base as the Astros' primary option at the position.

2012

Pena's .225/.357/.462 looks pedestrian for a first baseman, especially coming off a disastrous 2010. But if you take out an abysmal April during which he played through a thumb injury and managed just one double, nine singles and zero homers in 63 at-bats, his line is .235/.367/.504 - above average, especially when you consider his plus glove. Pena strikes out a ton, so he's almost certainly going to hurt your average, and he's going to sit a lot against lefties whom he simply could not hit last year. Still, he returns to Tampa Bay with a one-year deal, and could continue to provide cheap power and RBI in the middle of the Rays' lineup.

2011

Pena suffered through a forgettable 2010, batting a career-low .196 and hitting 11 fewer home runs (28) than his previous season. Some will point to his BABIP as the culprit, which was less than .250 for the second straight season. However, these low BABIP numbers correlate with the time that opposing teams started deploying a shift to the right side of the infield against him. With the Rays looking to cut payroll, Pena moved on and signed a one-year deal with the Cubs. He'll fill the vacancy left by Derrek Lee and look to revive his career in the National League. There's still a lot of upside for power with Pena, especially on days when the wind is blowing out at Wrigley Field. Just keep in mind that his power will likely come at the expense of a poor batting average.

2010

Pena had his season cut short due to a couple of broken fingers. Offseason surgery and rehab should have him at 100 percent for the spring. Before the injury, he racked up his third straight 30-plus home run and 100-plus RBI campaign, but at the expense of a .227 batting average. Draft him for his power numbers and expect his average to improve a little, just remember he's not going to help your team in that department even with some improvement.

2009

While those numbers are a clear falloff from his 2007 season, they're also clearly better than Pena had put together in any other big league season of his life; 31 dingers are nothing to sneeze at. Pena's performance improved after he missed most of June with a broken finger (.266/.410/.556, 21 homers in his last 83 games). El Presidente has emerged as the leader of the Rays' clubhouse, and his second-half production from 2008 is indicative of what we should expect in 2009.

2008

Pena finished second in the AL in home runs and slugging, third in OPS and fourth in RBI; he hit 14 home runs in 31 games against the Red Sox and Yankees, proving he wasn't just hitting well against bad staffs. Remember, Pena hit 86 home runs the previous three seasons (majors and minors combined), averaging a homer just about every five games. So if someone's saying Pena's power came out of nowhere this season, they weren't paying attention. Pena will return as the everyday first baseman next spring; expect some falloff from a career year, but not much.

2007

Pena fulfilled a boyhood dream in 2006 getting to play for his hometown Red Sox, with the highlight being a walk-off homer at Fenway Park. That's the fantasy. The reality is Pena's a journeyman first baseman with some pop who's played with five organizations (Detroit twice) in his seven-year career. He's headed for number six in 2007. The Red Sox are well-stocked at first base and Pena's got designs on starting the season on a major league team. He filed for free agency immediately following the regular season.

2006

Pena struggled mightily early last season, lost his job to Chris Shelton, and was sent to Triple-A to work on his swing. He returned to the majors in mid-August with a home run binge that forced the Tigers to play him fairly regularly. Pena certainly has the power to hit 30 home runs in a season but has a poor eye at the plate and doesn't make a lot of contact. At 27, there's little chance Pena will make a major improvement. While he provides solid power, his poor average will offset most of those gains.

2005

Pena finally delivered on his power potential in 2004. He will almost assuredly hurt any team's average but his power numbers and remaining untapped potential mean he's worth keeping in mind on draft day.

2004

He needs to strike out a little less and walk a little more, but Pena showed steady improvement from 2002, jacking 18 homers and 21 doubles while playing some of the best defense at first base in the league. This year could be a big jump for him, so keep him in mind.

2003

Okay, Pena fell short of expectations, ours included, but it's not like he was a total flop. His glove will keep him in the lineup. If he can get a little bit of his patience back at the plate, he could easily hit .270 with 20-25 homers. After the tame freshman year, he won't cost too much at the draft table.