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Esteban German

36-Year-Old Second Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 9"   WT: 195   DOB: 1/26/1978   BORN: Santo Domingo, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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German signed a one-year contract extension with the Seibu Lions in November of 2012.

November 26, 2012  –  Esteban German News

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German signed a one-year contract extension with the Seibu Lions, the Kyodo news service reports.

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Esteban German 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 26 AAA SAC 55 258 231 33 76 14 8 4 2 29 16 2 19 28 1 5 2 .329 .377 .424 .801
2005 27 AAA OKL 117 564 489 103 153 38 27 6 5 68 43 6 65 74 1 2 7 .313 .400 .423 .823
2005 27 MAJ TEX 5 4 4 3 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .750 .750 1.000 1.750
2006 28 MAJ KAN 106 331 279 44 91 26 18 5 3 34 7 3 40 49 6 0 6 .326 .422 .459 .880
2007 29 MAJ KAN 121 405 348 49 92 25 15 6 4 37 11 7 43 60 6 3 5 .264 .351 .376 .727
2008 30 MAJ KAN 89 242 216 30 53 17 14 3 0 22 7 3 18 42 4 3 1 .245 .303 .338 .640
2009 31 AAA OKL 105 472 389 63 124 24 15 5 4 59 35 9 65 63 2 8 8 .319 .419 .414 .833
2009 31 MAJ TEX 19 50 46 9 14 4 4 0 0 4 1 0 4 7 0 0 0 .304 .360 .391 .751
2010 32 AAA OKL 126 567 485 79 136 37 27 5 5 55 50 7 64 77 4 5 9 .280 .371 .388 .759
2010 32 MAJ TEX 13 16 13 5 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 .231 .375 .231 .606
2011 33 AAA ROU 123 586 508 94 153 39 29 3 7 56 44 9 72 58 3 2 1 .301 .388 .411 .799
2011 33 MAJ TEX 11 13 11 6 5 2 1 0 1 4 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 .455 .462 .818 1.280
3-Year Averages     11 13 11 6 5 2 1 0 1 4 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 .455 .462 .818 1.280
Career  (View All)     409 1,170 1,016 159 284 77 54 15 8 111 34 15 117 187 17 7 13 .280 .359 .386 .745

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Esteban German: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2011 2 4 2
2010 3 1 1 1 5
2009 1 6 10 1 1

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Esteban German 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 26 AAA SAC 258 231 7.4% 10.9% 0.68 88% .368 .095
2005 27 AAA OKL 564 489 11.5% 13.1% 0.88 85% .361 .110
2005 27 MAJ TEX 4 4 0% 25% 0.00 75% 1.000 .250
2006 28 MAJ KAN 331 279 12.1% 14.8% 0.82 82% .388 .133
2007 29 MAJ KAN 405 348 10.6% 14.8% 0.72 83% .310 .112
2008 30 MAJ KAN 242 216 7.4% 17.4% 0.43 81% .305 .093
2009 31 AAA OKL 472 389 13.8% 13.3% 1.03 84% .373 .095
2009 31 MAJ TEX 50 46 8% 14% 0.57 85% .359 .087
2010 32 AAA OKL 567 485 11.3% 13.6% 0.83 84% .325 .108
2010 32 MAJ TEX 16 13 18.8% 12.5% 1.50 85% .273 .000
2011 33 AAA ROU 586 508 12.3% 9.9% 1.24 89% .330 .110
2011 33 MAJ TEX 13 11 7.7% 7.7% 1.00 91% .444 .363
3-Year Averages     13 11 7.7% 7.7% 1.00 91% .444 .363
Career     1,170 1,016 10% 16% 0.63 82% .336 .106

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Esteban German: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

German signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Seibu Lions, the Kyodo news service reports.

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The Rangers outrighted German off the 40-man roster Wednesday, ESPN.com reports.

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German went 3-for-5 with an RBI in Saturday's win over the Mariners.

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German was among the additions to Texas' roster Thursday.

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German re-signed with Texas, agreeing to terms on a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.

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German was outrighted off the Rangers' 40-man roster Friday, ESPN.com. reports.

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German (groin) was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

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German (groin) will begin a rehab assignment on Friday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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German was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday due to a strained groin, MLBlogs reports.

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German went 2-for-3 with a walk, run scored and a stolen base in Sunday's win over the Angels.

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German is expected to get the start at second base on Sunday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Esteban German.

2012

German was outrighted off the 40-man roster and elected for free agency in early November, likely signaling an end to his days in the Texas system. He remains nothing more than a reserve infielder, albeit one that canít handle shortstop defensively, which will limit his options to a likely minor league contract with an invite to spring training somewhere.

2010

German will compete with Joe Inglett for the utility infield spot after signing a one-year deal with the Rangers in December. He had a nice season at Triple-A Oklahoma City (.319/.419/.414, 65 walks in 389 at-bats), but there's nothing here to suggest he'll be able to cover long-term in the Texas infield should injuries dictate.

2009

German was once again the super-sub in 2008, fielding four different positions. But for the first time in his career, he made the most starts in the outfield and not at second base. His 216 at-bats were his fewest since joining the Royals before the 2006 season, and that low number was due to offensive ineffectiveness (.245/.303/.338 with zero home runs, three triples) and not injury. Poor plate discipline (just 18 walks in 89 games), an average contact rate and a declining BABIP contributed to the offensive fall. His lack of playing time can also be attributed to Mike Aviles emerging at shortstop and Mark Grudzielanek staying healthy until the seasonís final month. Released by the Royals at the start of spring training, he'll now fight to win a utility role with the Cubs.

2008

German is the definition of a super-sub, deciding which glove to wear depending on the health of the team's starters. In 2007, he was listed as a second baseman, shortstop, third baseman, left fielder and designated hitter, though his best offensive numbers came at second base. He'll probably spend most of his time at second base in 2008, as the aging Mark Grudzielanek likely won't play anywhere near a full season. He was less disciplined at the plate in 2007 than he was in 2006, drawing walks at a much lower rate. His average also fell nearly 80 points from 2006 to 2007, but that was because some of the lucky bounces he got in '06 just didn't fall right in '07, evidenced by the disparity in his BABIP rates. Expect German to match his games-played and at-bat totals from 2007 in 2008 (despite the addition of Alberto Callaspo), and look for his average to even out as his BABIP mark normalizes.

2007

Well under the radar, German put together a stellar season, finishing with a .422 on-base percentage, third best all time in team history. His bat remained steady while his defensive position varied day-to-day. He played every position except for right field, catcher and pitcher -- and he has room to improve at any one of the positions should he ever break out of the utility mold. With Mark Grudzielanek signed for another year, the super-sub role will once again be German's. He could be in the mix at second base once Grudzielanek is out of the picture.

2006

You'd think some team could find a bench role for a player that can draw walks and steal 43 bases in 49 tries at Triple-A Oklahoma City, but German failed to catch on in Texas. The Royals have given him a chance to be a utiliy infielder this year, and his speed and patience should prove useful.

2005

German continues to show the ability to draw a walk and steal a base in the minors, but he never found much of a role in Oakland. He signed a minor league deal with Texas, but hasn't crossed paths with Buck Showalter in the past so his chances of getting a prolonged look as the 25th man seem remote.

2004

Mark Ellis claimed "shotgun" as the A's second baseman two years back, and German has barely sniffed the majors since. The A's are going to have to find something to do with him; he's too good to spend another full year at Triple-A. The easy solution, since Miguel Tejada walked via free agency, is using Bobby Crosby at shortstop and Ellis and German can battle it out for the second base/utility infielder spot on the roster. He's got a skill set that the A's desire. Watch his role this spring.

2003

Much like Jose Ortiz the year before, German entered spring training as the A's second baseman and solid AL Rookie of the Year candidate only to disappoint. The A's gave him a chance following a late May call up but was back in the minors after a few weeks. He played as expected following his demotion, though he's yet to harness his blazing speed into any meaningful stolen base totals. Draws walks and is improving his play at second base, though he was one of many who aged a full year following inspection of his Visa. There's a lot in his way though: Mark Ellis is ahead of him, with Bobby Crosby close behind him. If he finds a situation where he could get regular at-bats, he'd do well.