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Jason Michaels

38-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 209   DOB: 5/4/1976   BORN: Tampa, FL   COLLEGE: Miami (FL)   DRAFTED: 4th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league deal with the Nats in March of 2013.

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Michaels signed a minor league contract with the Nationals on Monday, MLB.com's William Ladson reports.

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Jason Michaels 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 PHI 105 343 289 54 88 22 16 2 4 31 3 3 44 45 2 4 4 .304 .399 .415 .814
2006 30 AAA BUF 2 7 7 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .429 .429 .857 1.286
2006 30 MAJ CLE 123 548 494 77 132 42 32 1 9 55 9 4 43 101 2 6 3 .267 .326 .391 .717
2007 31 MAJ CLE 105 295 267 43 72 19 11 1 7 39 3 4 20 50 2 3 3 .270 .324 .397 .721
2008 32 MAJ PIT 102 254 228 25 52 18 9 1 8 44 1 0 23 52 1 1 1 .228 .300 .382 .682
2008 32 MAJ CLE 21 67 58 3 12 4 4 0 0 9 1 1 4 13 1 3 1 .207 .258 .276 .533
2008  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ PIT/CLE 123 321 286 28 64 22 13 1 8 53 2 1 27 65 2 4 2 .224 .292 .360 .652
2009 33 MAJ HOU 102 152 135 17 32 17 12 1 4 16 1 2 16 38 0 0 1 .237 .322 .430 .752
2010 34 MAJ HOU 106 203 186 23 47 23 14 1 8 26 0 0 12 29 0 1 4 .253 .310 .468 .778
2011 35 AAA OKL 5 22 20 0 6 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 .300 .364 .400 .764
2011 35 MAJ HOU 89 169 156 10 31 11 9 0 2 10 1 0 11 31 1 0 1 .199 .256 .295 .551
2012 36 AAA SYR 35 113 104 11 21 5 3 0 2 12 0 0 9 19 0 0 0 .202 .265 .288 .553
3-Year Averages     89 169 156 10 31 11 9 0 2 10 1 0 11 31 1 0 1 .199 .256 .295 .551
Career  (View All)     1031 2,629 2,332 332 613 209 140 10 59 299 22 17 243 496 9 23 22 .263 .335 .407 .742

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Jason Michaels: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2011 41 26 16
2010 55 41 11 5 2
2009 45 31 14 3

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Jason Michaels 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 PHI 343 289 12.8% 13.1% 0.98 84% .350 .111
2006 30 AAA BUF 7 7 0% 0% 0.00 100% .333 .428
2006 30 MAJ CLE 548 494 7.8% 18.4% 0.43 80% .320 .124
2007 31 MAJ CLE 295 267 6.8% 16.9% 0.40 81% .310 .127
2008 32 MAJ PIT 254 228 9.1% 20.5% 0.44 77% .262 .154
2008 32 MAJ CLE 67 58 6% 19.4% 0.31 78% .267 .069
2008  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ PIT/CLE 321 286 8.4% 20.2% 0.42 77% .263 .136
2009 33 MAJ HOU 152 135 10.5% 25% 0.42 72% .301 .193
2010 34 MAJ HOU 203 186 5.9% 14.3% 0.41 84% .262 .215
2011 35 AAA OKL 22 20 9.1% 22.7% 0.40 75% .400 .100
2011 35 MAJ HOU 169 156 6.5% 18.3% 0.35 80% .236 .096
2012 36 AAA SYR 113 104 8% 16.8% 0.47 82% .229 .086
3-Year Averages     169 156 6.5% 18.3% 0.35 80% .236 .096
Career     2,629 2,332 9.2% 18.9% 0.49 79% .312 .144

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Jason Michaels: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Michaels agreed to a minor league contract with the Nationals on Monday, according to the team's PR Dept..

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The Nationals have reassigned Michaels to Triple-A Syracuse, the Washington Post reports.

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Michaels underwent hand surgery Wednesday after breaking a bone on a diving catch attempt in Tuesday's game, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Michaels hit his first home run of the year Wednesday, a second-inning shot to right off Cubs starter Doug Davis.

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Michaels (shoulder) was activated from the disabled list, according to the team's official site.

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Michaels (shoulder) will be activated from the disabled list prior to Friday's game against the Mets, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Michaels (separated shoulder) started at DH for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday, his first of five scheduled rehab games, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Jason Michaels.

2012

Michaels attempted to fill his usual fourth outfielder role, but posted a disappointing .199/.256/.295 slash through 156 at-bats. At age of 36 and recovering from hand surgery, this may be the end of the line. Still, he'll try to win a reserve role this spring with Washington.

2011

Michaels played his usual role last year, starting occasionally in the outfield and contributing as a pinch-hitter for the offense-strapped Astros. The team has an affinity for Michaels, picking up his option for this season. He has some pop as a right-handed bat off the bench, and will fill his usual fourth outfielder role with the team in 2011, but considering that he hasn't delivered double-digit homers since 2004, there's really not much to get excited about.

2010

Michaels was a part-time player for his third team in three years in 2009. He was streaky for most of the season, and never found a groove coming off the bench. The Astros re-signed him to reprise that role in 2010 on the strength of his .311/.400/.557 line in very limited duty after the All-Star break last season.

2009

Michaels probably stretched his talent a bit too thin after coming over to Pittsburgh from Cleveland during the 2008 campaign. A valuable bench man, Michaels came through with plenty of clutch hits with the Bucs, as evidenced by his 44 RBI in just 102 games. Pittsburgh has plenty of younger options to give at-bats to, so Michaels will be plying his trade in Houston after signing a one-year deal with the Astros in December.

2008

Michaels was presented with a chance to take over the everyday duties in left field when David Dellucci went down in June and responded with an 11-game hitting streak. He slumped in July and August and eventually saw his playing time erode against right-handers as Ben Francisco showed he could handle them. Dellucci will be back and with Francisco and Franklin Gutierrez both pressing for playing time, it's hard to imagine Michaels carving out much more than a platoon situation again in 2008.

2007

Michaels has been very good in odd seasons, so if the pattern holds 2007 should be a lot better than 2006. Envisioned as the Tribe's No. 2 hitter, Michaels got hurt in April and was never the same. For the year, he scored a career high in runs and stolen bases, but struggled to get on base and struck out an alarming rate. That said, the Tribe hedged its bets by grabbing David Dellucci in the offseason and may be looking to keep Michaels at 300 at-bats, where he seems to be more effective.

2006

Michaels is more valuable in real baseball than in fantasy. As a fourth outfielder, he's a manager's dream. He hits for a good average, can play any outfield position well, hustles and never complains. But statistically, he's a one-category player if he doesn't hit for power, which he didn't in 2005. Michaels has drawn some interest in the trade market and might find himself with a full-time job one of these days.

2005

Michaels emerged as a contender for the center field job for the Phillies after posting cumulative totals of .283-17-69 in his first three seasons, amounting to a good rookie year. The acquisition of Kenny Lofton clouds his playing time future, but it appears now that it will be he, and not Marlon Byrd, that shares the job with Lofton. Michaels strikes out a lot and was never regarded as a hot prospect, but he deserves a chance to show if he can keep his success up over a full year.

2004

Injuries in the outfield gave Michaels a chance to show his stuff, and he responded with career-highs in several offensive categories, including a .569 slugging percentage. He could get a shot at more playing time if Pat Burrell continues to stumble.

2003

Michaels, 26, filled in last season when Doug Glanville struggled early on. In 105 at-bats, he hit .267. Along with Ricky Ledee, Jeremy Giambi and Eric Valent, Michaels will fight for the fourth and fifth outfielder spots.