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Brandon Inge

37-Year-Old Third Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 188   DOB: 5/19/1977   BORN: Lynchburg, VA   COLLEGE: Virginia Commonwealth   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Brandon Inge Contract Information:

Agreed to a minor-league contract with Pittsburgh in February of 2013.

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Brandon Inge 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 28 MAJ DET 160 694 616 75 161 56 31 9 16 72 7 6 63 140 6 6 3 .261 .330 .419 .749
2006 29 MAJ DET 159 601 542 83 137 58 29 2 27 83 7 4 43 128 4 5 7 .253 .313 .463 .776
2007 30 MAJ DET 151 577 508 64 120 41 25 2 14 71 9 2 47 150 7 4 11 .236 .312 .376 .688
2008 31 AAA TOL 3 12 10 2 3 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .300 .417 .600 1.017
2008 31 MAJ DET 113 407 347 41 71 31 16 4 11 51 4 3 43 94 5 4 8 .205 .303 .369 .672
2009 32 MAJ DET 161 637 562 71 129 44 16 1 27 84 2 5 54 170 1 3 17 .230 .314 .406 .720
2010 33 A WES 1 5 5 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .400 .400 .800 1.200
2010 33 MAJ DET 144 580 514 47 127 46 28 5 13 70 4 3 54 134 0 7 5 .247 .321 .397 .718
2011 34 AAA TOL 29 126 108 18 31 11 4 0 7 19 0 0 17 30 0 0 1 .287 .389 .519 .908
2011 34 MAJ DET 102 303 269 29 53 15 10 2 3 23 1 1 24 74 5 3 2 .197 .265 .283 .548
2012 35 AAA SAC 8 32 27 6 10 6 4 0 2 9 0 0 5 9 0 0 0 .370 .469 .741 1.210
2012 35 AAA TOL 3 13 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 .111 .385 .111 .496
2012 35 MAJ DET 9 20 20 2 2 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 .100 .100 .300 .400
2012 35 MAJ OAK 74 311 283 31 64 24 13 0 11 52 0 1 24 85 0 3 1 .226 .286 .389 .675
2012  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ DET/OAK 83 331 303 33 66 26 14 0 12 54 0 1 24 91 0 3 1 .218 .275 .383 .658
2013 36 AAA IND 18 75 60 4 9 4 2 0 2 6 1 0 12 17 0 0 3 .150 .320 .283 .603
2013 36 MAJ PIT 50 110 105 5 19 4 3 0 1 7 0 0 2 32 2 0 1 .181 .204 .238 .442
3-Year Averages     78 246 225 22 46 14 9 0 5 28 0 0 16 65 2 2 1 .204 .258 .311 .569
Career  (View All)     1532 5,617 5,014 563 1,165 418 228 38 152 648 45 40 443 1,306 45 47 68 .232 .301 .384 .685

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Brandon Inge: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 4 13 10 1 6 6
2012 6 76 1
2011 99 1
2010 144
2009 161

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Brandon Inge Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013352160.171.286.457
2012115156220.209.417.693

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013703010.186.214.433
2012188186320.223.362.636

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013440010.114.136.270
2012155218330.239.445.739

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013615160.230.311.565
2012148124210.196.318.572
Brandon Inge 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 28 MAJ DET 694 616 9.1% 20.2% 0.45 77% .315 .158
2006 29 MAJ DET 601 542 7.2% 21.3% 0.34 76% .284 .210
2007 30 MAJ DET 577 508 8.1% 26% 0.31 70% .308 .140
2008 31 AAA TOL 12 10 16.7% 16.7% 1.00 80% .286 .300
2008 31 MAJ DET 407 347 10.6% 23.1% 0.46 73% .248 .164
2009 32 MAJ DET 637 562 8.5% 26.7% 0.32 70% .279 .176
2010 33 A WES 5 5 0% 40% 0.00 60% .667 .400
2010 33 MAJ DET 580 514 9.3% 23.1% 0.40 74% .311 .150
2011 34 AAA TOL 126 108 13.5% 23.8% 0.57 72% .338 .232
2011 34 MAJ DET 303 269 7.9% 24.4% 0.32 72% .260 .086
2012 35 AAA SAC 32 27 15.6% 28.1% 0.56 67% .500 .371
2012 35 AAA TOL 13 9 23.1% 7.7% 3.00 89% .125 .000
2012 35 MAJ DET 20 20 0% 30% 0.00 70% .077 .200
2012 35 MAJ OAK 311 283 7.7% 27.3% 0.28 70% .283 .163
2012  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ DET/OAK 331 303 7.3% 27.5% 0.26 70% .270 .165
2013 36 AAA IND 75 60 16% 22.7% 0.71 72% .171 .133
2013 36 MAJ PIT 110 105 1.8% 29.1% 0.06 70% .250 .057
3-Year Averages     246 225 6.5% 26.4% 0.25 71% .265 .107
Career     5,617 5,014 7.9% 23.3% 0.34 74% .285 .152

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Brandon Inge: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Inge was designated for assignment Tuesday, MLB.com's Tom Singer reports.

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Inge has two hits in his last 32 at-bats since May 23 and sports an ugly 0:13 BB:K ratio over that span.

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Inge has seen action in eight consecutive games, largely due to his defense manager Clint Hurdle told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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Inge is out of the Pirates' lineup Tuesday against Seattle, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Inge went 2-for-4 Thursday and has played every day since Neil Walker (hand) was injured a week ago.

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Inge could be in line for more playing time at second base thanks to Neil Walker's hand injury, the Pirates' official site reports.

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Inge went 1-for-4 with a run scored Thursday, starting at second base for Neil Walker.

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After being activated from the disabled list earlier in the day, Inge was given the start at third base and went 1-for-4 with an RBI against the Phillies on Tuesday.

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Inge will make his season debut Tuesday, starting at third base and hitting seventh against the Phillies.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Brandon Inge.

2013

The A's traded for Inge in May to try and shore up their infield defense and add a little bit of veteran pop to their lineup. He played very good defense and hit a few home runs, but he remains a batting average drag and now has back-to-back years with an OBP under .300. He was very popular in the A's clubhouse, but it looks like Josh Donaldson will be the everyday third baseman for the A's and Inge is now a free agent. He would have to accept a role off the bench if he wants to re-sign in Oakland for 2013.

2012

The 2011 season was a disaster for Inge. After hitting just .184/.250/.251 in 207 at-bats before the All-Star break, the Tigers opted to designate him for assignment. Rather than try to find a new major league team, the long-time Tiger opted to accept a demotion to Triple-A Toledo. A three-week stint with the Mud Hens helped Inge work out some of the kinks in his swing, but he was stuck in a platoon role with Wilson Betemit upon his return to Detroit. Inge showed some signs of life by hitting .324 with three extra-base and four RBI in 34 at-bats in September, but those numbers are bolstered because Inge faced primarily left-handed pitching at that time. He'll return to the Tigers for the 2012 campaign and compete for a shared duties at second base while also filling in as the backup to Miguel Cabrera at third.

2011

Inge put together another campaign of solid defensive play, mediocre power (13 homers, 70 RBI) and a low average (.247) in 2010. Outside of power surges in 2006 (27 homers, 83 RBI) and 2009 (27 homers, 84 RBI), Inge has been one of the worst hitting third basemen in the majors over the past six seasons. Even when he has been able to post better power numbers, his lowly batting average usually limits his fantasy value to deeper formats. The Tigers committed to another two years of Inge at the hot corner this offseason, but fantasy owners would be better off looking elsewhere for production at third base.

2010

Inge’s 2009 campaign was a tale of two halves. The 33-year-old third baseman put together an All-Star first half, hitting .268 with 21 homers and 58 RBI, but he was held to an .186/.260/.281 line after the break. The drop in production can be tied to lingering knee problems that he played through for most of the season, but the .236 career hitter was due for a regression to the mean anyway. He underwent successful surgery on both knees this offseason and should be at full strength for spring training, but his loss of catcher eligibility and low batting average will limit his value to deeper leagues.

2009

Inge began last season as Detroit's super utility player after the team was unable to unload his contract on another club. He played in the outfield, at third base and behind the plate for various stints throughout last season. The Tigers are moving him back to third this year where his defense shines but his catcher eligibility in most fantasy leagues will be the reason he gets considered in drafts. Inge struggles to make contact at the plate and his power output hasn't held up since his banner 2006 season. Despite those struggles, Inge warrants some consideration in fantasy leagues due to the dearth of quality catching options. Of course, your team will need to be built to handle the toll he'll take on your batting average.

2008

Inge was in danger of being benched towards the end of last season before managing to hit just enough to keep himself in the lineup. He finished with poor overall numbers after coming off of a pretty good 2006 season. Inge is an excellent defender at third base and he does have some pop but his high strikeout numbers and low contact rate are always going to limit his batting average. With Miguel Cabrera now in Detroit, Inge's fantasy value will take a hit without a trade.

2007

Inge posted the highest home run total of his career last season but barely kept his batting average above .250 while doing so. He doesn't have a good eye at the plate, as the high strikeout and low walk totals attest, but he does have good range at third base which makes him a fairly solid major leaguer. Inge should be good for another 20-plus home run season in 2007 but there's little reason to believe he'll improve much on his batting average.

2006

Inge had 208 more at-bats last year than the season before but only increased his home run output by three. He also posted the second-highest strikeout total in the AL. Without the power commensurate with such high strikeout totals, he'll need to reduce that number or his job security will slip away. He also lost catcher eligibility, which will severly hurt his fantasy value.

2005

Inge, who was a career .199 hitter entering the 2004 season, found his hitting stroke in a utility role, posting career-bests in batting average, homers, RBI and runs. While he played a variety of positions last season, he may have found his niche at third base and will likely win for the starting job during spring training making him a solid sleeper pick.

2004

The Tigers have a bad habit with Inge. They love his defense and figure they can "make-do" with his impotent bat, and hope for an improvement to mediocrity. They give him the starting job, he flops, and gets sent to Toledo. He shows marginal improvement there, only to be recalled and start the cycle again. Lather, rinse, repeat. They were set to start the cycle again in 2004, but the late signing of Pudge Rodriguez shunts Inge into a utility role, where he belongs.

2003

The four home runs he hit in June were probably the worst thing that could have happened to him; he spent the second half thinking he was a power guy and wound up hitting just .159. The starting job is all his with Mike Rivera and Mitch Meluskey gone. The Tigers are very happy with Inge's defensive game, but there's no sign that he's ready to hit .240 or higher. Pass.