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Travis Hafner

37-Year-Old Designated Hitter – Free Agent

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Injuries have robbed the 36-year-old Hafner of the elite power that made him such a valuable fantasy player in the mid-2000s. He plugged an important hole at DH early in the season for the Yankees, pu...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 240   DOB: 6/3/1977   BORN: Jamestown, ND   COLLEGE: Cowley County (KS) JC   DRAFTED: 31st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Travis Hafner Contract Information:

Signed a one-year deal with the Yankees in January of 2013.

January 16, 2014  –  Travis Hafner News

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Hafner has joined the coaching staff for the baseball team at Notre Dame College in Ohio, The News-Herald reports.

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Travis Hafner 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 AA AKR 3 11 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 .182 .000 .182
2005 28 MAJ CLE 137 578 486 94 148 75 42 0 33 108 0 0 79 123 0 4 9 .305 .408 .595 1.003
2006 29 MAJ CLE 129 563 454 100 140 74 31 1 42 117 0 0 100 111 0 2 7 .308 .439 .659 1.097
2007 30 MAJ CLE 152 659 545 80 145 51 25 2 24 100 1 1 102 115 0 5 7 .266 .385 .451 .837
2008 31 AAA BUF 7 25 22 4 7 3 3 0 0 4 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 .318 .400 .455 .855
2008 31 MAJ CLE 57 233 198 21 39 15 10 0 5 24 1 1 27 55 0 3 5 .197 .305 .323 .628
2009 32 AAA COL 12 48 39 6 13 5 4 0 1 8 0 0 9 3 0 0 0 .333 .458 .513 .971
2009 32 MAJ CLE 94 383 338 46 92 35 19 0 16 49 0 0 41 67 0 1 3 .272 .355 .470 .826
2010 33 MAJ CLE 118 462 396 46 110 42 29 0 13 50 2 1 51 94 0 3 12 .278 .374 .449 .824
2011 34 AA AKR 2 7 6 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .500 .571 .667 1.238
2011 34 MAJ CLE 94 368 325 41 91 29 16 0 13 57 0 0 36 78 0 1 6 .280 .361 .449 .810
2012 35 AAA COL 3 12 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 .100 .167 .100 .267
2012 35 MAJ CLE 66 263 219 23 50 20 6 2 12 34 0 0 32 47 0 3 9 .228 .346 .438 .784
2013 36 MAJ NYY 82 299 262 31 53 21 8 1 12 37 2 0 32 79 0 0 5 .202 .301 .378 .679
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3-Year Averages     80 308 268 31 64 23 10 1 12 42 0 0 33 68 0 1 6 .239 .334 .418 .752
Career  (View All)     1183 4,777 4,060 619 1,107 476 250 13 213 731 11 7 598 978 0 29 90 .273 .376 .498 .874

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Travis Hafner: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 72
2012 61
2011 85
2010 109
2009 88

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Travis Hafner Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20135262111.173.346.664
20126164100.197.443.748

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132102510261.210.386.682
2012158178240.241.437.798

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013126168200.222.452.752
2012128148210.188.430.735

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013136154172.184.309.611
20129194130.286.451.854
Travis Hafner 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 AA AKR 11 9 9.1% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2005 28 MAJ CLE 578 486 13.7% 21.3% 0.64 75% .348 .290
2006 29 MAJ CLE 563 454 17.8% 19.7% 0.90 76% .326 .351
2007 30 MAJ CLE 659 545 15.5% 17.5% 0.89 79% .298 .185
2008 31 AAA BUF 25 22 12% 16% 0.75 82% .389 .137
2008 31 MAJ CLE 233 198 11.6% 23.6% 0.49 72% .246 .126
2009 32 AAA COL 48 39 18.8% 6.3% 3.00 92% .343 .180
2009 32 MAJ CLE 383 338 10.7% 17.5% 0.61 80% .298 .198
2010 33 MAJ CLE 462 396 11% 20.3% 0.54 76% .336 .171
2011 34 AA AKR 7 6 14.3% 14.3% 1.00 83% .600 .167
2011 34 MAJ CLE 368 325 9.8% 21.2% 0.46 76% .333 .169
2012 35 AAA COL 12 10 0% 16.7% 0.00 80% .125 .000
2012 35 MAJ CLE 263 219 12.2% 17.9% 0.68 79% .238 .210
2013 36 MAJ NYY 299 262 10.7% 26.4% 0.41 70% .240 .176
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3-Year Averages     308 268 10.7% 22.1% 0.49 75% .277 .179
Career     4,777 4,060 12.5% 20.5% 0.61 76% .312 .225

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Travis Hafner: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hafner (shoulder) was activated from the DL on Wednesday.

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The Yankees plan to active Hafner (shoulder) from the disabled list Wednesday, the New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand reports.

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Hafner (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Tuesday, the Star-Ledger's Andy McCullough reports.

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Hafner (shoulder) is starting to swing the bat and hopes to take batting practice by the end of the week, the New York Post reports.

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Hafner (shoulder) thinks he will play again this season, but not until September, as he hasn't yet started to swing a bat, the New York Post reports.

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Manager Joe Girardi said that Hafner (shoulder) was feeling better but wasn't yet ready for baseball activities, the New York Post reports.

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Hafner was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday due to a shoulder injury, YES Network reports.

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Hafner is out of the Yankees' lineup Saturday against the Rays due to a sore shoulder and is scheduled to have an MRI, according to the Yankees' game broadcast.

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2014

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2013

Hafner was limited to just 66 games due to knee and back injuries, hitting 12 homers in what figures to be his last season in Cleveland. The team declined to pick up the pricey option on his contract and although they have not completely ruled out the possibility of bringing him back, it would seem very unlikely at this point. The 35-year-old's ability to mash right-handers has eroded over the years and he's played in over 100 games just once in the last five seasons. He'll likely land somewhere this offseason, but not everyone ages as gracefully as David Ortiz.

2012

Hafner dealt with foot and oblique injuries for much of the season, limiting him to just 94 games. He was serviceable when he played (.280/.361/.449 with 13 homers) though the light-tower power he displayed at his peak only makes the rare appearance nowadays. It was Hafner's fourth straight injury-filled season and there's little reason to expect that trend to reverse itself at this stage in his career. The Indians are hopeful that he can handle the DH duties again, but at this point all they can really hope for is that he's a contributor when he's healthy enough to be in the lineup.

2011

Hafner continued to battle shoulder injuries and while he's changed his swing to keep himself in the lineup four to five times per week it's come at the expense of his power. He did slug .523 in the second half, but most of the gains came thanks to a .404 batting average on balls in play. Sure, there's still a chance for a small rebound at age 33 but don't pin your hopes on it. He'll be back as the team's primary DH when health allows him to bat in the middle of the Cleveland lineup.

2010

Hafner got off to a hot start, homering three times in the season's first two weeks, before the shoulder woes resurfaced. He battled the shoulder injury for much of the season, landing on the DL for six weeks at the end of April, and never got back to full strength. He likely exceeded most of the preseason expectations as he did hit .272 with 16 homers and 49 RBI, but it's hard to imagine he can stay healthy for a full season. He'll enter the season as the team's primary DH, but don't expect him to remain healthy.

2009

What looked like a down year in 2007 might have been the beginning of the end for Hafner. A shoulder injury that cropped up in mid-April ended his season in late May, though he did make a cameo appearance in September (.122 with a homer in 41 at-bats) before opting for surgery in the offseason. The Indians are on the hook for $12 million annually though the 2012 season so they desperately need Hafner to get back on the field healthy. He's still just 31 so there may be some gas left in the tank and it certainly makes Hafner one of the more interesting draft day gambles.

2008

Was it the first sign of a decline or simply an off season? Whichever it was, it wasn't good news for Hafner owners in 2007. He still drove in 100 runs but saw his average (.266) dip to under .300 for the first time since becoming a regular player and saw his homers drop from a career-high 42 the previous year to 24. He didn't slap around southpaws like he did the previous season (1.100 OPS in 2006, .837 OPS in 2007) but it was his drop against right-handers that was the main culprit. After posting a greater than 1.000 OPS against righties each of the previous three seasons, Hafner managed just an .836 OPS against them in 2007. Any thought of a contract distraction were put to bed as he continued to struggle after inking a four-year, $57 million deal over the All-Star break. He'll turn just 31 in June so we'll give him a mulligan on last year and expect a rebound from Pronk in '08.

2007

Hafner was on his way to a MVP-caliber season when he suffered a season-ending broken hand after being hit by a pitch on Sept. 1. He improved in all aspects of his game, increasing his production against left-handed pitching (1.100 OPS vs. lefties last season compared to an .878 OPS vs. lefties in 2005) drawing more walks and hitting a career-high 42 home runs. About the only negatives are that despite his short career he's 30 years old, which may somewhat limits his upside, and that he likely only qualifies at DH in most fantasy leagues. Still, a legitimate run at AL MVP may be forthcoming.

2006

Hafner finished 2005 in the top 21in the majors in all three Triple Crown categories, finishing 15th with 108 RBI, 17th with 33 home runs and 21st with a .305 batting average. A mortal against lefties, Hafner needs only to improve that facet of his game to be in the running for the real Triple Crown.

2005

Hafner blossomed in a big way in 2004, exploding on the scene to rank second in the AL in OPS and ninth in RBIs. He had shown good power and discipline as a first baseman in the Texas system and broke through with the Indians while batting almost exclusively as a DH. Hafner rivaled Ichiro as the majors' best hitter on the road (1.072 OPS) and might have had even better numbers if not for bone chips in his right elbow, which necessitated surgery in September. Hafner could stand to improve against lefthanders (.244), but that may be nitpicking. His fantasy owners should enjoy the ride, but they'll have to do it using their DH spot in most leagues.

2004

Hafner struggled through injuries in 2003, especially over the first half of the season, and had to battle Ben Broussard for playing time when he was healthy. The battle for playing time will end in 2004, but Hafner needs to improve against lefthanders (.190 in 2003). Hafner's second-half provides a cause for optimism; he hit 10 of his 14 homers in 187 at-bats after the break, and hit .273/.348/.519 over that span.

2003

It speaks volumes for your farm system when Hafner is considered your third-best hitter in the system behind Hank Blalock and Mark Teixeira. He nailed Triple-A to the tune of a .342 average (and 79 walks in 401 at-bats) before his call-up. Hafner rotted away on the bench in September and re-injured his troublesome wrist playing winter ball in early December. Watch the health reports this spring. Hafner received a major boost to his value following a trade to Cleveland, where he should get more at-bats than he would have in Texas.