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Eric Byrnes

38-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 205   DOB: 2/16/1976   BORN: Redwood City, CA   COLLEGE: UCLA   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Eric Byrnes Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract with the Mariners in January of 2010.

May 7, 2010  –  Eric Byrnes News

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Byrnes, who was released by the Mariners earlier in the week, has joined a recreational softball league, MLB.com reports.

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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 BAL 52 181 167 17 32 11 7 1 3 11 3 0 11 33 2 0 1 .192 .246 .299 .545
2005 29 MAJ COL 15 60 53 2 10 2 2 0 0 5 2 0 7 11 0 0 0 .189 .283 .226 .510
2005 29 MAJ OAK 59 215 192 30 51 24 15 2 7 24 2 2 14 27 1 1 7 .266 .336 .474 .810
2005  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ BAL/COL/OAK 126 456 412 49 93 37 24 3 10 40 7 2 32 71 3 1 8 .226 .294 .371 .665
2006 30 MAJ ARI 143 606 562 82 150 66 37 3 26 79 25 3 34 88 2 3 5 .267 .313 .482 .795
2007 31 MAJ ARI 160 698 626 103 179 59 30 8 21 83 50 7 57 98 1 4 10 .286 .353 .460 .813
2008 32 A VIS 3 13 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 .083 .214 .083 .297
2008 32 MAJ ARI 52 224 206 28 43 20 13 1 6 23 4 4 16 36 0 0 2 .209 .272 .369 .641
2009 33 AAA REN 16 75 68 14 19 10 7 1 2 9 1 0 5 4 0 1 1 .279 .333 .500 .833
2009 33 AAA REN 3 12 12 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .417 .750
2009 33 MAJ ARI 84 258 239 26 54 23 14 1 8 31 9 3 12 30 2 2 3 .226 .270 .393 .663
2010 34 MAJ SEA 15 38 32 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 6 9 0 0 0 .094 .237 .156 .393
Career  (View All)     963 3,530 3,202 482 827 330 191 30 109 396 129 23 253 538 9 19 47 .258 .320 .439 .759

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Eric Byrnes: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2010 11 10 1 4
2009 58 49 6 5 3

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Eric Byrnes 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 BAL 181 167 6.1% 18.2% 0.33 80% .221 .107
2005 29 MAJ COL 60 53 11.7% 18.3% 0.64 79% .238 .037
2005 29 MAJ OAK 215 192 6.5% 12.6% 0.52 86% .278 .208
2005  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ BAL/COL/OAK 456 412 7% 15.6% 0.45 83% .251 .145
2006 30 MAJ ARI 606 562 5.6% 14.5% 0.39 84% .277 .215
2007 31 MAJ ARI 698 626 8.2% 14% 0.58 84% .312 .174
2008 32 A VIS 13 12 7.7% 30.8% 0.25 67% .125 .000
2008 32 MAJ ARI 224 206 7.1% 16.1% 0.44 83% .226 .160
2009 33 AAA REN 75 68 6.7% 5.3% 1.25 94% .274 .221
2009 33 AAA REN 12 12 0% 8.3% 0.00 92% .364 .084
2009 33 MAJ ARI 258 239 4.7% 11.6% 0.40 87% .229 .167
2010 34 MAJ SEA 38 32 15.8% 23.7% 0.67 72% .130 .062
Career     3,530 3,202 7.2% 15.2% 0.47 83% .281 .181

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Eric Byrnes: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Byrnes believes his MLB career is over following his release by the Mariners last weekend, MLB.com reports.

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Byrnes was released by the Mariners, the Seattle Times reports.

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Byrnes replaced Milton Bradley in the Mariners' lineup Sunday against Detroit, the Associated Press reports.

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Byrnes will start against the A's Tuesday, Shannon Drayer of MyNorthwest.com reports.

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Byrnes, who is hitting .311/.373/.511 this spring, is outperforming Ryan Langerhans for the backup outfield job.

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Byrnes signed a one-year contract with the Mariners on Friday, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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The D-Backs officially released Byrnes on Wednesday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

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Byrnes has been designated for assignment by the D-Backs, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

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After failing to trade the expensive yet unproductive Byrnes this offseason, a source told the Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro that the Diamondbacks are "leaning towards" releasing him.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Eric Byrnes.

2010

The second year of Byrnes' three-year, $30 million deal didn't go much better than the first. He spent nearly three months of the season rehabbing back from a broken hand after getting hit by a pitch from Texas' Scott Feldman in June. With an $11 million salary on the books for 2010, the D-Backs are probably stuck with Byrnes unless they're willing to cut their losses by releasing him. Barring unforeseen circumstances, he'll try to carve out playing time in a limited role as the D-Backs will be heavily committed to Justin Upton, Chris Young and Gerardo Parra. If he's healthy enough to battle for at-bats, Byrnes could be a useful cheap source of stolen bases in 2008, but those expecting a rebound to his 50-steal form from two seasons ago will be disappointed.

2009

Arizona didn't get much back during the first year of its three-year, $30 million deal with Byrnes, as various hamstring injuries limited him to just 206 at-bats. As disappointing as the numbers were, nothing in terms of his contact rate or plate discipline suggest a regression in his skill set, so it's too soon to write him off. Just as Byrnes' stock was overpriced following a 50-steal season entering 2008, he should be equally undervalued this time around after what amounts to a lost year in the desert. The D-Backs don't stand to gain much by trading him away and either eating his contract or taking on a new albatross, so he should be back in the mix as the everyday left fielder, with a return to the 20-20 club well within his reach if he's able to stay healthy.

2008

Given Arizona's loaded cupboard of outfield talent, it was somewhat surprising that the D-Backs were willing to ink Byrnes to a three-year, $30 million deal last summer. That said, when you take into account the veteran leadership and intensity that he brings to the diamond each day - and a brutal free-agent market over the winter - the decision makes a great deal of sense. Byrnes played in a career-high 160 games in 2007, while breaking the 20-homer mark for the third time in his career and stealing 50 bases. The stolen bases aren't entirely a fluke, but his track record suggests that expecting more than 25-30 each year would be greedy. Beware of drafting him too early on the strength of last year's steals.

2007

He got more attention last year, but Byrnes' 2006 season was really no different than his '04 or the way he was playing in '05 before the A's traded him. He's a good fourth outfielder, a legitimate center fielder, who plays a bit too much against righties. He's not going to be a 25/25 guy again.

2006

Byrnes will try to hold of Carlos Quentin to win the center field job with Arizona. If he secures the role, Byrnes is essentially a one-year placeholder until Chris Young is ready. Last season, the Orioles dealt Larry Bigbie to acquire Byrnes, who did nothing but disappoint with a .192 average and only three homers in 52 games with the team. Perhaps this can be attributed to his tumultuous season, in which he was dealt twice and played for three different teams. He's a candidate to rebound if he emerges with a regular job.

2005

Inconsistency had plagued Byrnes in the past, but he solved those problems in 2004 to put together a nice roto season: .820 OPS before the All-Star break, .808 after. He figures to be a full-time player once again in 2005 with Jermaine Dye gone.

2004

Byrnes kept the A's afloat in May and June (11 HRs), but hit just one home run after June 29 and was largely benched after the acquisition of Jose Guillen. The A's have their center fielder now in Mark Kotsay, so look for a bench role from Byrnes.

2003

Bidding in some leagues, with the hopes that Byrnes might get regular at-bats in the Oakland outfield, reached the $20 level last spring. If given the at-bats, there's potential for a .260/15 HR/20 SB season. But don't be foolish. Could have a bad couple of weeks and end up with 150 at-bats to his name by season's end.