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Rod Barajas

39-Year-Old Catcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 250   DOB: 9/5/1975   BORN: Ontario, CA   COLLEGE: Cerritos (CA) JC   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league contract with the Diamondbacks in February 2013.

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Barajas will manage the Padres' rookie-level club in 2014, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.

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Rod Barajas 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 TEX 120 449 410 53 104 45 24 0 21 60 0 0 26 70 4 3 6 .254 .306 .466 .771
2006 30 MAJ TEX 97 371 345 49 88 31 20 0 11 41 0 0 16 52 5 1 4 .255 .295 .409 .704
2007 31 A LAK 6 19 16 0 6 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 .375 .474 .500 .974
2007 31 AA REA 2 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
2007 31 MAJ PHI 48 146 122 16 28 12 8 0 4 10 0 1 21 24 1 0 2 .230 .352 .393 .745
2008 32 MAJ TOR 104 377 349 44 87 34 23 0 11 49 0 0 17 61 0 4 7 .249 .294 .410 .704
2009 33 MAJ TOR 125 460 429 43 97 38 19 0 19 71 1 0 20 76 3 7 1 .226 .258 .403 .661
2010 34 R GUL 1 4 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .250 1.000 1.250
2010 34 A+ ST. 4 17 17 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .235 .235 .235 .470
2010 34 MAJ LAD 25 72 64 9 19 8 3 0 5 13 0 0 5 15 0 1 2 .297 .361 .578 .939
2010 34 MAJ NYM 74 267 249 30 56 23 11 0 12 34 0 0 8 39 1 3 6 .225 .263 .414 .677
2010  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ LAD/NYM 99 339 313 39 75 31 14 0 17 47 0 0 13 54 1 4 8 .240 .284 .447 .731
2011 35 A+ RAN 4 19 18 4 7 3 2 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .389 .421 .667 1.088
2011 35 MAJ LAD 98 336 305 29 70 29 13 0 16 47 0 0 22 71 2 3 4 .230 .287 .430 .717
2012 36 MAJ PIT 104 361 321 29 66 22 11 0 11 31 0 0 29 69 0 4 7 .206 .283 .343 .626
3-Year Averages     101 347 313 29 68 25 12 0 13 39 0 0 25 70 1 3 5 .217 .283 .380 .663
Career  (View All)     1114 3,780 3,461 396 812 324 187 1 136 480 2 2 206 639 28 39 46 .235 .284 .407 .691

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Rod Barajas: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2012 99 1
2011 88
2010 96
2009 120

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Rod Barajas Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012726150.167.222.472

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20122492310270.217.378.670

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012167113110.204.287.548

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012154188200.208.403.708
Rod Barajas 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 TEX 449 410 5.8% 15.6% 0.37 83% .260 .212
2006 30 MAJ TEX 371 345 4.3% 14% 0.31 85% .273 .154
2007 31 A LAK 19 16 15.8% 31.6% 0.50 63% .600 .125
2007 31 AA REA 5 5 0% 0% 0.00 100% .200 .000
2007 31 MAJ PHI 146 122 14.4% 16.4% 0.88 80% .255 .163
2008 32 MAJ TOR 377 349 4.5% 16.2% 0.28 83% .274 .161
2009 33 MAJ TOR 460 429 4.3% 16.5% 0.26 82% .234 .177
2010 34 R GUL 4 4 0% 25% 0.00 75% .000 .750
2010 34 A+ ST. 17 17 0% 11.8% 0.00 88% .267 .000
2010 34 MAJ LAD 72 64 6.9% 20.8% 0.33 77% .318 .281
2010 34 MAJ NYM 267 249 3% 14.6% 0.21 84% .222 .189
2010  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ LAD/NYM 339 313 3.8% 15.9% 0.24 83% .240 .207
2011 35 A+ RAN 19 18 5.3% 10.5% 0.50 89% .400 .278
2011 35 MAJ LAD 336 305 6.5% 21.1% 0.31 77% .248 .200
2012 36 MAJ PIT 361 321 8% 19.1% 0.42 79% .228 .137
3-Year Averages     347 313 7.2% 20.2% 0.36 78% .239 .163
Career     3,780 3,461 5.4% 16.9% 0.32 82% .252 .172

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Rod Barajas: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Barajas has been released by the D-Backs, the Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro reports.

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The competition between Barajas and Wil Nieves for the D-Backs' backup catcher spot will likely go on through the final days of spring training, the Arizona Republic reports.

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Barajas signed a minor-league deal with the Diamondbacks, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports.

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The Pirates declined Barajas' club option of $3.5 million, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

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Barajas was 2-for-3 with a solo home run in a losing cause against the Brewers on Friday night.

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Barajas is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, the Pirates' official Twitter page reports.

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Barajas will get the start behind the plate for Pittsburgh on Tuesday night, the Pirates' Twitter feed reports.

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Barajas is batting .140 (7-for-50) since the All-Star break.

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Barajas is not in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Cubs, Pirates' official Twitter reports.

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2014

There was no outlook written for Rod Barajas.

2013

In 2012, Barajas posted his lowest batting average (.206) and OPS (.625) since 2003. He reached double-digit homers for the fifth straight season, but his 11 home runs were one of the few positives he added to the Pittsburgh lineup. At 37, his skills are in steep decline, not only at the plate but also behind it. He threw out only six of 99 baserunners, the worst percentage by far among regulars. Barajas offers plenty of intangibles but his actual ability limits his fantasy value to that of a possible midseason, waiver-wire pickup in 2013.

2012

Barajas continued his "one-trick pony" ways, batting just .230/.287/.430 in 2011, but contributing 16 home runs in 305 at-bats. For his career, Barajas is a .238 hitter and he certainly won't steal bases (two for his entire career), but over the past three seasons, he's been good for one long ball per 20 at-bats. Barajas will take his talents to Pittsburgh this year where he'll serve as the Pirates' starting catcher until prospect Tony Sanchez is ready.

2011

Barajas hit just .240/.287/.447 for the year, but after coming to the Dodgers in an August waiver deal from the Mets, those numbers spiked to .297/.361/.578 in 64 at-bats. Clearly those numbers aren't repeatable over an extended sample size given Barajas' skill set and past performance, but he could be an average fantasy catcher given 300-plus at-bats. With the departure of Russell Martin via free agency, it appears Barajas will be the team's primary catcher in 2011.

2010

Barajas drove in a career-high 71 runs in 2009 in a full-time role with the Jays and hit the free-agent market. He's much better suited for a reserve role at this stage in his career, but someone will likely pony up the dough and make him their starter. His average will hurt you and he doesn't draw enough walks to help out your runs scored, but Barajas will still dent the occasional outfield seat.

2009

Barajas parlayed an injury to Gregg Zaun into some regular playing time and finished with 11 homers and 49 RBI. The Jays picked up the $2.4 million option on his contract and jettisoned Zaun, so Barajas will be back as the team's primary catcher this season. He'll hurt your batting average, but will provide above average power for his position with the increased role.

2008

The Phillies signed Barajas to provide veteran insurance in 2007 in case Carlos Ruiz wasn't ready to catch every day in the big leagues. The plan was for Barajas to start 90 games, but he only managed to catch in 38. Barajas' lackluster plate performance eventually gave Chris Coste the backup spot, so Barajas will seek employment elsewhere this spring.

2007

Barajas' power and playing time dipped in Texas as the season wore on last year when it became apparent that Gerald Laird would be the catcher for 2007 and beyond. Barajas could now end up as the starter after signing with the Phillies, as he'll compete for playing time with rookie Carlos Ruiz. He offers power behind the plate, but 2005 is looking like a career year.

2006

Barajas surprised many by continuing his power spike from 2004. He hit 14 of his 21 homers on the road, and 14 after the All-Star break, too, so he didn't wear down despite a pretty heavy workload. It's a job that youngster Gerald Laird could do cheaper and better, but Barajas seems to be a favorite of manager Buck Showalter. There's talk of a multi-year deal this winter. He's arbitration eligible, so he'll be back for one year at the very least and should put up similar numbers.

2005

Barajas emerged as Texas' primary catcher in 2004 after an April trade of Einar Diaz and an injury to Gerald Laird. His walks and strikeouts don't bode well for retaining the power spike, however, and his numbers after the All-Star break (.225, 3 HR, .631 OPS in 57 games) show a truer indication of Barajas' skill set than the season totals. Expect a drop-off here.

2004

With an anemic bat, Barajas' biggest claim to the Diamondbacks' regular catcher job was that he was Curt Schilling's favorite catcher. Now that Schilling has moved on and Rob Hammock has proven to be a decent major league hitter, Barajas is no better than the backup at Arizona, and may be sent packing once prospect Chris Snyder is ready. No reason to bid anything on Barajas in any type of league.

2003

Barajas looks to share time behind the plate with Chad Moeller for Arizona (although note that Moeller will catch every time Randy Johnson pitches). Frankly, not a very good hitter (.234-3-23 in 70 games last year), and, turning 28 this year, we've got no reason to believe he'll suddenly get better. You have better catcher options, even for late-round plays in deep NL leagues.