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Nick Punto

36-Year-Old Second Baseman – Oakland Athletics

2014 Stats

AVG

.207

HR

2

RBI

13

R

19

SB

3

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Punto performed as expected for the Dodgers, batting .255/.328/.327 while seeing at least 33 games at three different infield positions (save first base). With no power and little speed, Punto's fanta...

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Hamstring     EST. RETURN:  9/1/2014
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 9"   WT: 195   DOB: 11/8/1977
BORN: San Diego, CA   COLLEGE: Saddleback (CA) JC  DRAFTED: 21st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Nick Punto Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year contract with the A's in November of 2013. The deal includes a vesting option for 2015.

August 19, 2014  –  Nick Punto News

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Punto (hamstring) remains limited to light jogging, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Nick Punto 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 A QUA 4 18 16 4 7 2 1 0 1 6 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 .438 .500 .688 1.188
2005 27 AAA ROC 4 17 15 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .200 .294 .267 .561
2005 27 MAJ MIN 112 439 394 45 94 26 18 4 4 26 13 8 36 86 7 2 0 .239 .301 .335 .636
2006 28 MAJ MIN 135 524 459 73 133 29 21 7 1 45 17 5 47 68 10 7 1 .290 .352 .373 .725
2007 29 MAJ MIN 150 536 472 53 99 23 18 4 1 25 16 6 55 89 6 3 0 .210 .291 .271 .562
2008 30 A FOR 3 13 12 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .250 .308 .250 .558
2008 30 MAJ MIN 99 377 338 43 96 25 19 4 2 28 15 6 32 57 5 2 0 .284 .344 .382 .726
2009 31 MAJ MIN 125 440 359 56 82 17 15 1 1 38 16 3 61 70 13 6 1 .228 .337 .284 .621
2010 32 MAJ MIN 88 288 252 24 60 13 11 1 1 20 6 2 28 50 4 3 1 .238 .313 .302 .615
2011 33 AA SPR 7 26 24 3 8 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 .333 .385 .375 .760
2011 33 AAA MEM 5 18 15 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .533
2011 33 MAJ STL 63 166 133 21 37 13 8 4 1 20 1 1 25 21 6 2 0 .278 .388 .421 .809
2012 34 MAJ BOS 65 148 125 14 25 7 6 0 1 10 5 0 19 33 2 2 0 .200 .301 .272 .573
2012 34 MAJ LAD 22 43 35 6 10 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 6 9 2 0 0 .286 .390 .314 .704
2012  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ BOS/LAD 87 191 160 20 35 8 7 0 1 10 6 0 25 42 4 2 0 .219 .321 .281 .602
2013 35 MAJ LAD 116 335 294 34 75 17 15 0 2 21 3 3 33 67 6 2 0 .255 .328 .327 .655
2014 36 MAJ OAK 64 204 179 19 37 9 7 0 2 13 3 1 24 51 1 0 0 .207 .300 .279 .579
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3-Year Averages     88 229 195 25 49 12 10 1 1 17 3 1 27 43 5 2 0 .251 .339 .328 .667
Career  (View All)     1154 3,714 3,234 419 794 185 141 25 19 262 104 36 385 645 63 29 3 .246 .324 .322 .646

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Nick Punto Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Aug. 19 NYM Did not play.
Aug. 17 @Atl Did not play.
Aug. 16 @Atl Did not play.
Aug. 15 @Atl Did not play.
Aug. 14 @KC Did not play.
Aug. 13 @KC Did not play.
Aug. 12 @KC Did not play.
Aug. 11 @KC Did not play.
Aug. 10 Min Did not play.
Aug. 9 Min Did not play.
Aug. 8 Min Did not play.
Aug. 7 Min Did not play.
Aug. 6 TB Did not play.
Aug. 5 TB Did not play.
Aug. 4 TB Did not play.
Aug. 3 KC Did not play.
Aug. 2 KC 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .300 .279 .579
Aug. 1 KC Did not play.
Jul. 30 @Hou 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .203 .299 .277 .576
Jul. 29 @Hou 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206 .298 .280 .578
Jul. 28 @Hou 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206 .298 .280 .578
Jul. 27 @Tex Did not play.
Jul. 26 @Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .203 .294 .279 .573
Jul. 25 @Tex 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .298 .284 .582
Jul. 24 Hou 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .300 .286 .586
Jul. 23 Hou Did not play.
Jul. 22 Hou 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .300 .286 .586
Jul. 20 Bal Did not play.
Jul. 19 Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 .209 .303 .288 .591
Jul. 18 Bal Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 19 1 3 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 .158 .273 .158 .431

Nick Punto: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 45 2 15 1 1
2013 33 35 49
2012 5 26 31 6 2
2011 45 7 8
2010 12 48 31 1
2009 63 5 58

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Nick Punto Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20149371111.247.323.636
20139712051.309.361.723
2012257002.280.320.720

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20148612122.163.233.520
2013197222162.228.310.622
2012135131104.207.274.580

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20147210192.208.292.605
2013151222142.245.344.656
2012819021.160.185.488

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20141079141.206.271.563
201314312071.266.308.653
20127911185.278.380.721
Nick Punto 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 A QUA 18 16 11.1% 11.1% 1.00 88% .462 .250
2005 27 AAA ROC 17 15 11.8% 11.8% 1.00 87% .231 .067
2005 27 MAJ MIN 439 394 8.2% 19.6% 0.42 78% .296 .096
2006 28 MAJ MIN 524 459 9% 13% 0.69 85% .338 .083
2007 29 MAJ MIN 536 472 10.3% 16.6% 0.62 81% .257 .061
2008 30 A FOR 13 12 7.7% 7.7% 1.00 92% .273 .000
2008 30 MAJ MIN 377 338 8.5% 15.1% 0.56 83% .337 .098
2009 31 MAJ MIN 440 359 13.9% 15.9% 0.87 81% .281 .056
2010 32 MAJ MIN 288 252 9.7% 17.4% 0.56 80% .294 .064
2011 33 AA SPR 26 24 7.7% 11.5% 0.67 88% .381 .042
2011 33 AAA MEM 18 15 16.7% 5.6% 3.00 93% .214 .000
2011 33 MAJ STL 166 133 15.1% 12.7% 1.19 84% .324 .143
2012 34 MAJ BOS 148 125 12.8% 22.3% 0.58 74% .264 .072
2012 34 MAJ LAD 43 35 14% 20.9% 0.67 74% .385 .028
2012  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ BOS/LAD 191 160 13.1% 22% 0.60 74% .291 .062
2013 35 MAJ LAD 335 294 9.9% 20% 0.49 77% .324 .072
2014 36 MAJ OAK 204 179 11.8% 25% 0.47 72% .278 .072
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3-Year Averages     229 195 11.8% 18.8% 0.63 78% .318 .077
Career     3,714 3,234 10.4% 17.4% 0.60 80% .302 .076

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2014 Stat Review for Nick Punto    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.207 AVG
TERRIBLE
72% Contact Rate
POOR
.278 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.279 SLG
TERRIBLE
.072 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.47 BB/K
AVERAGE
11.8% BB Rate
GREAT
25.0% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.579 OPS
TERRIBLE
.300 OBP
POOR

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Nick Punto: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Punto (hamstring) has yet to resume running, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Punto (hamstring) is headed for the 15-day DL, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Punto was diagnosed with a strained right hamstring after leaving Saturday's game in the fifth inning, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

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Punto left during the fifth inning of Saturday's game against Kansas City with what appeared to be a hamstring injury.

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Punto was 1-for-5 but his 12th-inning double was the catalyst for an Oakland win over Toronto on Friday afternoon.

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Punto went 1-for-2 with his first homer of the year Thursday against the Tigers. He also drew three walks.

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Punto (calf) is in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Tigers.

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Punto (calf) is available off the A's bench Wednesday, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

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While his calf was feeling much better, as Jane Lee of MLB.com reports, Punto never entered Tuesday's game against the Tigers.

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Punto (calf) is feeling much better and could be available off the bench Tuesday night, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Punto was 10-for-35 with the Dodgers after coming over in the Adrian Gonzalez deal, but overall it was a dismal year for the utility player - .219/.321/.281. Punto can steal a base now and then, but he offers zero power and in three of the past four seasons he's hit .238 or less. He's signed through 2013, so he'll likely return to the Dodgers as a utility man, but he shouldn't be on your fantasy roster.

2012

Punto was a good soldier in his first year with the Cardinals, playing at three infield positions and pinch-hitting 15 times. His 63 games and 133 at-bats were his fewest since 2004, but that could be because of three different stints on the DL, all for different ailments, and that doesn't even include the elbow injury that was miraculously cured when Punto purposely threw the ball as hard as he could. He's in the twilight of his career, but his lack of power and speed didn't stop the Red Sox from signing him to a two-year deal in December after Jed Lowrie was shipped to Houston. He's still seen as a plus fielder at three different infield positions.

2011

Punto began last season as Minnesota's starting third baseman, but moved to a utility role as he struggled at the plate and spent significant time on the DL with hip and hamstring injuries. He's actually improved his walk rate the past two seasons, but it hasn't helped him increase his batting average and his lack of power hurts his chances to win a starting job. He's best suited for a utility role since he's seen as a premium defender at three positions. He offers steals for fantasy purposes, but carries batting average risk if he's given significant at-bats. He'll likely have a utility role with the Cardinals, but could win a starting role at some point given that no one in the infield - other than Albert Pujols of course - has a lock on an everyday job.

2010

Punto began last season as Minnesota's starting shortstop, but lost the job amid a regression at the plate - only later to emerge as the team's starting second baseman. Although his batting average was an ugly .228, there are some reasons to think he can turn things around. His batting average on balls in play was just .281. A similar low BABIP plagued him in 2007 and he bounced back in 2008 at the plate when he got more luck. Punto also took a career-high 67 walks last year and significantly improved his eye at the plate. He'll enter 2010 as either the starter or in a platoon at third base, but may be best suited for a utility role since he's seen as a premium defender at three positions. However he's used, he offers steals for fantasy purposes, but carries batting average risk if he's given significant at bats.

2009

Punto rebounded from one of the worst seasons at the plate in major league history in 2007 to take over the starting shortstop job and nearly duplicate his 2006 breakout season at the plate. Punto barely avoided becoming just the fifth player in 32 years to qualify for the batting title and hit below .200 in 2007, but last year cut down on his strikeouts and showed a lot more power. In retrospect, his poor 2007 season may have had as much to do with bad luck on balls in play (a .257 average on balls in play, almost 50 points below his career average). He started the year in a utility role, but ended the season as the starting shortstop. He may be best suited for a utility role, however, since he's seen as a premium defender at three positions and would be less of a potential liability at the plate. He'll offer steals as Minnesota's starting shortstop, but carries significant batting average risk.

2008

Punto will move back to a utility role with the Twins this season after he showed his 2006 breakout season as a starter at third base was likely a fluke. He barely avoided becoming just the fifth player in 32 years to qualify for the batting title and hit below .200 as the Twins somehow kept giving him playing time despite his troubles at the plate. While he played with a slightly strained oblique muscle after June, Punto fell back into old habits at the plate by failing to take pitches and swinging too often (a career-high 90 strikeouts). Punto's real value is with his glove, as he's seen as a premium defender at three infield positions. His speed does give him fantasy value in a reserve role, but beware of his batting average risk if he lands regular playing time.

2007

Punto had a breakout season and enters 2007 as the everyday third baseman for the Twins. He changed his approach at the plate in spring training after working with Rod Carew, focusing on taking more pitches and making better contact. It paid off with a career-high OBP and drop in strikeouts. He also played solid defense at third base, a position that had been a problem for Minnesota since Corey Koskie left town. However, there are some reasons to think he may not be able to duplicate his numbers. His OBP declined in the second half (.383 before the break, .332 after) and he hit lefties (.797 OPS) better than righties (.685 OPS). He could be platooned at third base if he has any setbacks at the plate. However, his fantasy value is boosted by his speed on the basepaths and that he'll qualify at shortstop, third base and possibly second base in many leagues.

2006

Punto can't shake off his injury-prone label as he missed 50 games with hamstring, thumb and calf injuries. With the trade for Luis Castillo, Punto should be used in utility role after he was used at times last season as the everyday starter at second base. While his playing time will decrease, the Twins did show more confidence in his base-stealing abilities late last season as he stole eight bases the final two months once he was fully healthy. He could provide cheap steals in a utility role as a result.

2005

Punto will be Minnesota's primary utility infielder with an outside chance to contend for a starting job at second base or shortstop this spring. Punto missed the final two months of the season with a broken collarbone, but is expected to be ready this spring. He could be a source of cheap steals if he wins significant playing time.

2004

Punto got a chance to start with the injuries to Placido Polanco, David Bell and Tomas Perez. Traded to the Twins in the Eric Milton deal, he likely has a shorter path to playing time, backing up Cristian Guzman and Luis Rivas.

2003

Punto, 25, saw most of his action at Class AAA Scranton in 2002, hitting .271 in 443 AB while stealing 42 bases. Punto has had a couple of stints with the big league club, but never sees enough time to make his speed work for him. He may hang with the Phillies as a pinch-hitter and runner.