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Josh Bard

36-Year-Old Catcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 225   DOB: 3/30/1978   BORN: Ithaca, NY   COLLEGE: Texas Tech   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to a minor league contract with the Dodgers in December of 2012.

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Josh Bard 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 AA AKR 10 38 30 5 5 1 1 0 0 5 0 0 7 5 1 0 0 .167 .324 .200 .524
2004 26 AAA BUF 40 169 156 25 41 14 10 0 4 18 0 0 11 23 1 1 0 .263 .310 .404 .714
2005 27 MAJ CLE 34 95 83 6 16 5 4 0 1 9 0 0 9 11 1 2 0 .193 .266 .277 .543
2006 28 MAJ BOS 7 21 18 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 .278 .381 .333 .714
2006 28 MAJ SDG 93 263 231 28 78 28 19 0 9 40 1 0 27 39 2 2 1 .338 .406 .537 .943
2006  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ BOS/SDG 100 284 249 30 83 29 20 0 9 40 1 0 30 42 2 2 1 .333 .404 .522 .926
2007 29 MAJ SDG 118 443 389 42 111 34 27 2 5 51 0 1 50 58 1 3 0 .285 .364 .404 .768
2008 30 R AZL 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2008 30 A LAK 3 11 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .111 .273 .111 .384
2008 30 AAA POR 6 17 15 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 .133 .235 .333 .568
2008 30 MAJ SDG 57 198 178 11 36 10 9 0 1 16 0 0 18 25 1 0 1 .202 .279 .270 .549
2009 31 AAA SYR 13 44 40 2 7 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 10 0 0 0 .175 .250 .200 .450
2009 31 MAJ WAS 90 301 274 20 63 24 18 0 6 31 0 1 24 50 1 1 1 .230 .293 .361 .655
2010 32 AAA TAC 24 95 85 7 20 9 6 0 3 15 0 0 7 18 0 3 0 .235 .284 .412 .696
2010 32 MAJ SEA 39 126 112 9 24 10 7 0 3 10 0 0 10 27 3 1 0 .214 .276 .357 .634
2011 33 AAA TAC 58 250 226 28 68 20 18 0 2 41 0 0 21 39 2 1 0 .301 .359 .407 .766
2011 33 MAJ SEA 26 86 81 5 17 6 4 0 2 11 0 0 5 20 0 0 0 .210 .256 .333 .589
2012 34 AAA ALB 45 155 148 19 49 15 9 0 6 32 0 0 6 19 0 1 0 .331 .355 .514 .869
3-Year Averages     26 86 81 5 17 6 4 0 2 11 0 0 5 20 0 0 0 .210 .256 .333 .589
Career  (View All)     586 1,980 1,778 162 452 151 109 3 39 220 1 4 175 299 11 13 3 .254 .320 .385 .705

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Josh Bard: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2011 25 1
2010 39
2009 79

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Josh Bard 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 AA AKR 38 30 18.4% 13.2% 1.40 83% .200 .033
2004 26 AAA BUF 169 156 6.5% 13.6% 0.48 85% .287 .141
2005 27 MAJ CLE 95 83 9.5% 11.6% 0.82 87% .211 .084
2006 28 MAJ BOS 21 18 14.3% 14.3% 1.00 83% .333 .055
2006 28 MAJ SDG 263 231 10.3% 14.8% 0.69 83% .377 .199
2006  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ BOS/SDG 284 249 10.6% 14.8% 0.71 83% .374 .189
2007 29 MAJ SDG 443 389 11.3% 13.1% 0.86 85% .325 .119
2008 30 R AZL 3 3 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .000 .000
2008 30 A LAK 11 9 18.2% 0% 0.00 100% .111 .000
2008 30 AAA POR 17 15 11.8% 17.6% 0.67 80% .091 .200
2008 30 MAJ SDG 198 178 9.1% 12.6% 0.72 86% .230 .068
2009 31 AAA SYR 44 40 9.1% 22.7% 0.40 75% .233 .025
2009 31 MAJ WAS 301 274 8% 16.6% 0.48 82% .261 .131
2010 32 AAA TAC 95 85 7.4% 18.9% 0.39 79% .266 .177
2010 32 MAJ SEA 126 112 7.9% 21.4% 0.37 76% .256 .143
2011 33 AAA TAC 250 226 8.4% 15.6% 0.54 83% .357 .106
2011 33 MAJ SEA 86 81 5.8% 23.3% 0.25 75% .254 .123
2012 34 AAA ALB 155 148 3.9% 12.3% 0.32 87% .350 .183
3-Year Averages     86 81 5.8% 23.3% 0.25 75% .254 .123
Career     1,980 1,778 8.8% 15.1% 0.59 83% .287 .131

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Josh Bard: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bard and the Dodgers have agreed to a minor league contract that included an invitation to spring training, the Dodgers' official site reports.

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Bard is slated to start at catcher Wednesday for the Mariners, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

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Bard was assigned to minor league camp Monday, the Mariners' official site reports.

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Bard signed a minor league contract with the Mariners on Tuesday, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

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Bard went 4-for-5 with a double and grand slam in the Mariners' win over the Indians Saturday.

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Bard will back up Adam Moore the final two months of the season and likely won't get extra playing time even though Rob Johnson has been demoted.

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The Mariners activated Bard (leg) from the 15-day DL on Tuesday, Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Bard (leg) is still feeling stiffness in his calf and is a long way from returning, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Bard (calf) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, the Seattle Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Josh Bard.

2011

Bard entered last season as the No. 3 catcher but ended up making 35 starts thanks to injuries and ineptness to the top two catchers. The Mariners are a bit more stable this season at catcher after signing Miguel Olivo, so Bard is likely headed to another organization to offer his services as a decent backup catcher with a limited bat.

2010

Bard did yeoman's work for the Nationals after Jesus Flores' season ended early, battling through nagging injuries of his own and even showing a little life in his bat in the first half thanks to a new batting stance, but he regressed to the mean with a vengeance after the All-Star break and demonstrated again that he's not cut out for a full-time gig. Washington shored up its catching situation by signing Ivan Rodriguez to a two-year deal, and Bard opted for a minor-league contract with Seattle, where his chances of landing a roster spot hinge on Rob Johnson's health.

2009

Injury issues aside, Bard's 2008 was not nearly as bad as it appeared, as he was extremely unlucky getting hits on balls in play despite hitting a fair share of line drives, so a batting average rebound is likely. However, a decline of his already low power is worrisome. Bard is best suited as a platoon catcher and isn't likely to earn regular playing time. He'll be a serviceable endgame option in AL-only leagues after signing a one-year deal with the Red Sox in January.

2008

After a strong 2006 season as a part-time player (nine homers and 40 RBI in 231 at-bats as a Padre), many thought Bard would take his game to the next level in 2007 as a full-timer. Things didn't turn out that way, as Bard was bogged down by the day-to-day grind of catching. San Diego acquired Michael Barrett in June to split time with Bard and will platoon with Bard again in 2008. He has some pop at the plate, although Petco Park and a projected 100-110 starts combine to dampen Bard's 2008 outlook.

2007

Bard is San Diego's starting catcher now that Mike Piazza is gone. He's a switch-hitter with a solid glove who displayed more power than expected in 2006 (nine homers and 40 RBI in 231 AB for the Padres). He is a bit of a risk, because he has never held an everyday starting job and was not a good offensive player before his breakout 2006. Look at Bard as a high-risk/high-reward commodity in 2007.

2006

Bard isn't a good hitter. In fairness to his abilities though, he was not put into a position to succeed at the plate in 2005. Playing a game here and there, sometimes playing back-to-back games and other times waiting two weeks to get into the lineup, Bard had no chance to get comfortable at the plate. Expect better in the future, just not too much better. Bard's major-league existence hinges on his stellar abilities behind the plate.

2005

Bard missed most of 2004 due to two abdominal tears on each side of his body, an injury which was also classified as a hernia. He might deserve a $1 bid just for the chutzpah it took to come back after that surgery in time to catch major league pitching in September. When not squatting, Bard has a better bat than most $1 catchers.

2004

Manager Eric Wedge loves his ability to manage a game, but, unfortunately for Bard, Victor Martinez is a star in the making. Bard will be Cleveland's primary backup.

2003

Moves into the starting role, now that Einar Diaz has been dealt to Texas. Bard is a cheap stopgap until potential superstar Victor Martinez is ready. Bard is solid defensively and will hit for decent average, if not any power.