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David Eckstein

39-Year-Old Second Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 7"   WT: 177   DOB: 1/20/1975   BORN: Sanford, FL   COLLEGE: Florida   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Eckstein signed a one-year deal with the Padres in January of 2009. Signed a one-year extension in August of 2009.

September 17, 2010  –  David Eckstein News

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Eckstein is batting just .205 in 14 games this month. He has zero home runs and four RBI over that span.

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David Eckstein 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 30 MAJ STL 158 713 630 90 185 41 26 7 8 61 11 8 58 44 8 4 13 .294 .363 .395 .758
2006 31 MAJ STL 123 552 500 68 146 21 18 1 2 23 7 6 31 41 3 3 15 .292 .350 .344 .694
2007 32 MAJ STL 117 484 434 58 134 26 23 0 3 31 10 1 24 22 7 7 12 .309 .356 .382 .739
2008 33 A Dun 5 16 14 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .143 .294 .214 .508
2008 33 MAJ TOR 76 303 260 27 72 19 18 0 1 23 2 1 24 27 9 2 8 .277 .354 .358 .711
2008 33 MAJ ARI 18 73 64 5 14 4 3 0 1 4 0 0 7 5 0 1 1 .219 .301 .313 .614
2008  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ TOR/ARI 94 376 324 32 86 23 21 0 2 27 2 1 31 32 9 3 9 .265 .343 .349 .692
2009 34 MAJ SDG 136 568 503 64 131 31 27 2 2 50 3 1 39 46 13 4 9 .260 .323 .334 .657
2010 35 A For 3 12 9 1 3 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .333 .500 .444 .944
2010 35 MAJ SDG 116 492 442 49 118 24 23 0 1 29 8 1 27 35 12 2 9 .267 .321 .326 .647
Career  (View All) MAJ   1311 5703 5041 701 1414 287 232 20 35 391 123 45 376 418 104 39 143 .280 .345 .355 .701

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David Eckstein: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2010 113
2009 131

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David Eckstein Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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David Eckstein 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 30 MAJ STL 713 630 8.1% 6.2% 1.32 93% .306 .101
2006 31 MAJ STL 552 500 5.6% 7.4% 0.76 92% .315 .052
2007 32 MAJ STL 484 434 5% 4.5% 1.09 95% .320 .073
2008 33 A Dun 16 14 12.5% 6.3% 2.00 93% .154 .071
2008 33 MAJ TOR 303 260 7.9% 8.9% 0.89 90% .306 .081
2008 33 MAJ ARI 73 64 9.6% 6.8% 1.40 92% .224 .094
2008  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ TOR/ARI 376 324 8.2% 8.5% 0.97 90% .290 .084
2009 34 MAJ SDG 568 503 6.9% 8.1% 0.85 91% .284 .074
2010 35 A For 12 9 16.7% 0% 0.00 100% .333 .111
2010 35 MAJ SDG 492 442 5.5% 7.1% 0.77 92% .288 .059
Career MAJ   5703 5041 6.6% 7.3% 0.90 92% .301 .075

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Best Matchups for David Eckstein (by OPS, min 12 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Nate Robertson DET 13 5 2 7 0 1 0 .385 1.000 1.385
CC Sabathia NY-A 15 7 0 2 2 2 1 .467 .600 1.129
Joaquin Benoit SD 17 7 0 3 3 1 1 .412 .529 1.006
Chris Capuano BOS 22 9 0 0 3 3 0 .409 .500 1.000
Matt Cain SF 20 9 0 0 1 1 0 .450 .450 .926
R.A. Dickey TOR 22 9 0 0 0 0 0 .409 .500 .909
Jason Hammel CHI-N 20 8 0 2 2 2 2 .400 .450 .905
Zach Duke MIL 19 7 0 0 1 0 1 .368 .474 .902
Aaron Harang ATL 43 16 0 3 2 1 0 .372 .488 .893
Matt Belisle COL 16 5 1 2 1 3 0 .313 .500 .853

Worst Matchups for David Eckstein (by OPS, min 12 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Clayton Kershaw LA 20 4 0 1 2 3 1 .200 .250 .523
Jorge De La Rosa COL 28 4 0 0 3 2 1 .143 .286 .512
Johan Santana BAL 14 2 0 1 3 2 0 .143 .214 .508
Ryan Dempster BOS 25 6 0 1 0 0 2 .240 .240 .480
Jonathan Sanchez CHI-N 21 3 1 2 1 5 0 .143 .286 .468
Felix Hernandez SEA 16 3 0 0 0 2 0 .188 .250 .438
Randy Wolf AZ 12 2 0 1 1 1 1 .167 .167 .397
Adam Wainwright STL 16 3 0 1 0 1 1 .188 .188 .375
Kyle Lohse MIL 17 2 0 0 1 1 0 .118 .118 .284
Jeff Francis CIN 12 1 0 0 0 1 0 .083 .083 .237

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David Eckstein: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Eckstein (calf) will re-join the Padres on Saturday, the Padres' official site reports.

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Eckstein (calf) will begin a rehab assignment in Fort Wayne on Wednesday, the North County Times reports.

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Eckstein (calf) hit and took infield practice Tuesday, Gina Mizell of MLB.com reports.

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Eckstein (groin) was a little sore after Thrusday's running session, the Padres' official site reports.

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Eckstein (calf) jogged in the outfield prior to Wednesday game, the Padres' official site reports.

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Eckstein (calf) will likely miss another seven to 10 days, the Padres' official site reports.

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Eckstein (calf) is expected to resume baseball activities over the weekend, the North County Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for David Eckstein.

2011

Eckstein is small in stature and maybe even smaller in fantasy value. In 2010, he didn't offer owners much as he hit for a passable average and produced few runs in a weak San Diego offense. He doesn't hit for power, steal bases or play great defense, all of which limit his fantasy value in one way or another. At 36 years old, he remains a stopgap for owners looking for middle-infield production, while he may be forced to take a reserve role in free agency.

2010

With diminished speed and range, Eckstein doesn't have much value to any team any longer, and certainly not to your fantasy team. That said, the Padres have to start a second baseman 162 times, and Eckstein has a one-year deal and the status as, ahem, the tallest midget. If you want to take a $1 flyer, there are worse options.

2009

After being acquired from Toronto to shore up the second base spot late last season, Eckstein hit .219/.301/.313 with a homer and four RBI in 64 at-bats for the D-Backs. Offensively, Eckstein more than leaves something to be desired, but given that his glove is still serviceable -- at least at second base -- and that he offers the clubhouse intangibles that younger clubs can benefit from, he should draw some interest as a reserve middle infielder. Suffice it to say, Eckstein's days as an everyday player are likely through.

2008

Eckstein hit a career-high .309 last year, but he missed 45 games with a handful of injuries. He no longer is the big base stealer he was earlier in his career and it's unknown how much more his diminutive body can take at age 33. His defense is a big reason why he's been able to carve out a decent career, but with a career-low .960 fielding percentage in 2007 -- and his body constantly breaking down -- how much longer can he hold an everyday shortstop job? Still, he'll start the season as Toronto's starting shortstop after signing a one-year, $4.5 million deal.

2007

Eckstein seemed snake-bitten in 2006, and appeared to be running on fumes when he won the World Series MVP. A strained oblique kept him out of action for nearly a month late in the season, and a strained hamstring sidelined him not long after returning. The result was one of the worst seasons of his career, including a career-low seven stolen bases. Although his .292 batting average helped fantasy teams, Eckstein has virtually no power, and his stolen bases have declined every season since his rookie year. He's much more valuable in real life than in fantasy.

2006

Eckstein either bested or tied career highs last year with his .294 average, 8 HR and .363 OBP. On the flip side, there's been a steady decline in steals since his rookie year, reaching a career-low of 11 in 2005. Nonetheless, his ability to hit for average and score lots of runs mean he's still a decent option at shortstop.

2005

Eckstein he has little to offer with the bat, posting nearly identically bad seasons with the Angels in 2003 (.651 OPS) and 2004 (.671 OPS). The Angels non-tendered Eckstein after signing Orlando Cabrera, and he ended up in St. Louis, where he'll start off as the leadoff hitter.

2004

Eckstein did nothing with the leadoff spot last season, eventually losing it; injuries to his shoulder, neck, back and right hamstring were to blame. With Alfredo Amezaga and Adam Kennedy coming back next year, there's some doubt as to where (if anywhere) he'll be playing. If he bounces back to his pre-2003 numbers and is allowed to start, he'll be a decent 10-11th round pick in a 12-team league.

2003

After the top five AL shortstops, Eckstein comes next. He is clearly behind A-Rod, Jeter, Nomar, Tejada and Vizquel, but still pays dividends for those not lucky enough to get the top five. Eckstein had the second-best batting average and third-most RBI outside the top five. He also has above average speed and would rather run with a walking boot than miss a game.