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Craig Monroe

37-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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Monroe signed a minor league deal (NRI) with the Pirates in January of 2009.

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Craig Monroe 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 27 AAA TOL 6 26 25 4 8 6 4 0 2 6 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 .320 .308 .720 1.028
2005 28 MAJ DET 157 623 567 69 157 53 30 3 20 89 8 3 40 95 1 12 3 .277 .322 .446 .768
2006 29 MAJ DET 147 585 541 89 138 65 35 2 28 92 2 2 37 126 0 6 1 .255 .301 .482 .783
2007 30 MAJ CHN 23 55 49 6 10 5 4 0 1 4 0 1 6 13 0 0 0 .204 .291 .347 .638
2007 30 MAJ DET 99 372 343 47 76 30 19 0 11 55 0 3 20 94 1 6 2 .222 .264 .373 .637
2007  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ CHN/DET 122 427 392 53 86 35 23 0 12 59 0 4 26 107 1 6 2 .219 .268 .370 .638
2008 31 MAJ MIN 58 179 163 22 33 17 9 0 8 29 0 1 16 48 0 0 0 .202 .274 .405 .679
2009 32 MAJ PIT 34 87 79 8 17 5 2 0 3 16 0 0 7 21 0 0 1 .215 .287 .354 .642
Career  (View All)     814 2,924 2,691 368 678 270 146 9 115 433 19 18 188 588 3 30 12 .252 .301 .441 .742

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Craig Monroe: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2009 17 8 9 3

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Craig Monroe 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 27 AAA TOL 26 25 0% 23.1% 0.00 76% .353 .400
2005 28 MAJ DET 623 567 6.4% 15.2% 0.42 83% .303 .169
2006 29 MAJ DET 585 541 6.3% 21.5% 0.29 77% .284 .227
2007 30 MAJ CHN 55 49 10.9% 23.6% 0.46 73% .257 .143
2007 30 MAJ DET 372 343 5.4% 25.3% 0.21 73% .273 .151
2007  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ CHN/DET 427 392 6.1% 25.1% 0.24 73% .271 .151
2008 31 MAJ MIN 179 163 8.9% 26.8% 0.33 71% .234 .203
2009 32 MAJ PIT 87 79 8% 24.1% 0.33 73% .255 .139
Career     2,924 2,691 6.4% 20.1% 0.32 78% .283 .189

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Craig Monroe: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Monroe was designated for assignment on Friday, reports the Associated Press.

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Monroe will serve as the Pirates' DH Tuesday night in Minnesota.

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Monroe will be in the lineup both Saturday and Sunday with the White Sox throwing lefthanders Clayton Richard and Mark Buehrle.

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Monroe isn't a part of the Pirates' starting lineup for Friday's game against the White Sox.

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Monroe will start in right field and bat cleanup against Washington on Wednesday.

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Monroe proved successful as a fantasy spot start Monday, belting a three-run homer off of rookie Ross Detwiler.

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Monroe will bat cleanup Monday and start in left field against rookie pitcher Ross Detwiler.

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Monroe reached base three times with a pair of hits and a walk Friday night.

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Monroe will bat third and play in left field Thursday afternoon in St. Louis.

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Monroe has made just two starts since April 20 and hasn't had an at-bat during the Pirates' current four-game homestand.

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Monroe is not expected to start against the Brewers Tuesday night.

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Monroe will play left field Monday night and bat third, even though the Brewers are starting right-hander Braden Looper.

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Monroe batted cleanup and went 1-for-4 with a walk and run scored in Monday's 8-0 victory over Florida.

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Monroe hit two home runs and had six RBI in Saturday's win over the Braves.

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Monroe might find his way into Wednesday's lineup with Houston starting left-hander Mike Hampton.

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Monroe has appeared in just three of Pittsburgh's first seven games, going 0-for-3 as a pinch hitter.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Craig Monroe.

2008

Monroe's a player with moderate power who swings and misses far too much for someone who rarely draws a walk. He'll see some playing time for Minnesota in the outfield and at DH, but whatever he provides in power, he'll likely offset with a low batting average.

2007

Monroe ran hot-and-cold all of last season. If you owned him at the right times you were awarded with good production. If you owned him the whole season you had to go through the long slumps. Monroe will always be prone to these slumps because he lacks plate patience. He does have good power and can drive the ball out of the park when he connects, but as his 126 strikeouts last season attest, he's up there hacking. Expect to trade some average for power with Monroe.

2006

With a career-high in at-bats last year, Monroe failed to improve his power numbers and his batting average dipped to a level more commensurate with his plate discipline. He'll enter the year as Detroit's starting leftfielder.

2005

Monroe demonstrated last season that his 2003 performance wasn't a fluke, improving his batting average by more than .050 and increasing his run and RBI production. Though he continued to lack patience at the plate, he showed that he could match his solid power with a respectable average. Monroe enters 2005 as Detroit's starting left fielder, but he likely won't play in more than 130 games since Rondell White and Bobby Higginson will get spot starts from time to time.

2004

Monroe's average was mediocre and his K/BB ratio was awful (89/27), but somehow he managed to hit 23 home runs and 18 doubles in 425 at-bats. Don't expect him to be able to match those power numbers this year, or even the plate appearances.

2003

Monroe picked a nice time to put it together at Triple-A (.321, 10 homers in 358 at-bats), because at age 26, his window is closing fast. He's got a chance to stick as a reserve outfielder, but he'll need lots of injuries and breaks to play regularly.