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J.J. Hardy

33-Year-Old Shortstop – Baltimore Orioles

2015 Stats

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.222

HR

7

RBI

32

R

37

SB

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Following a three-year stretch where he averaged more than 25 home runs annually, Hardy's 2014 power outage came as a big surprise. Although he didn't become more aggressive at the plate, Hardy's swin...

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Groin     EST. RETURN:  9/8/2015
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 190   DOB: 8/19/1982
BORN: Tucson, AZ   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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J.J. Hardy Contract Information:

Agreed to a three-year, $40 million contract extension with the Orioles in October of 2014.

August 27, 2015  –  J.J. Hardy News

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J.J. Hardy 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 21 AAA IND 26 112 101 17 28 14 10 0 4 20 0 0 9 8 0 2 0 .277 .330 .495 .825
2005 22 MAJ MIL 124 427 372 46 92 32 22 1 9 50 0 0 44 48 8 2 1 .247 .327 .384 .711
2006 23 MAJ MIL 35 139 128 13 31 10 5 0 5 14 1 1 10 23 0 1 0 .242 .295 .398 .693
2007 24 MAJ MIL 151 638 592 89 164 57 30 1 26 80 2 3 40 73 4 1 1 .277 .323 .463 .786
2008 25 MAJ MIL 146 629 569 78 161 59 31 4 24 74 2 1 52 98 5 2 1 .283 .343 .478 .821
2009 26 AAA NAS 18 74 71 7 18 6 2 0 4 12 0 0 3 9 0 0 0 .254 .284 .451 .735
2009 26 MAJ MIL 115 465 414 53 95 29 16 2 11 47 0 1 43 85 1 5 2 .229 .302 .357 .659
2010 27 A BEL 3 12 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 .200 .333 .200 .533
2010 27 MAJ MIN 101 375 340 44 91 28 19 3 6 38 1 1 28 54 3 4 0 .268 .320 .394 .714
2011 28 AAA NOR 3 12 9 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 .222 .417 .222 .639
2011 28 MAJ BAL 129 567 527 76 142 57 27 0 30 80 0 0 31 92 2 5 2 .269 .310 .491 .801
2012 29 MAJ BAL 158 713 663 85 158 54 30 2 22 68 0 0 38 106 7 2 3 .238 .282 .389 .671
2013 30 MAJ BAL 159 644 601 66 158 52 27 0 25 76 2 1 38 73 3 2 0 .263 .306 .433 .739
2014 31 MAJ BAL 141 569 529 56 142 37 28 0 9 52 0 0 29 104 3 4 4 .268 .309 .372 .681
2015 32 AA BOW 3 12 12 2 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .333 .333 .417 .750
2015 32 MAJ BAL 93 354 333 37 74 17 10 0 7 32 0 0 15 69 2 4 0 .222 .253 .315 .568
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3-Year Averages     152 640 597 69 152 46 28 0 18 65 0 0 35 94 4 2 2 .255 .297 .392 .689
Career  (View All)     1352 5,520 5,068 643 1,308 432 245 13 174 611 8 8 368 825 38 32 14 .258 .308 .415 .723

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J.J. Hardy 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
Sep. 2 TB Did not play.
Sep. 1 TB Did not play.
Aug. 31 TB Did not play.
Aug. 30 @Tex Did not play.
Aug. 29 @Tex Did not play.
Aug. 28 @Tex Did not play.
Aug. 27 @KC Did not play.
Aug. 26 @KC Did not play.
Aug. 25 @KC Did not play.
Aug. 24 @KC Did not play.
Aug. 23 Min 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .253 .315 .568
Aug. 22 Min 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .220 .251 .313 .564
Aug. 21 Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .251 .315 .566
Aug. 20 Min 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .253 .318 .571
Aug. 19 NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .254 .320 .574
Aug. 18 NYM 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .257 .324 .581
Aug. 17 Oak 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .254 .321 .575
Aug. 16 Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .255 .322 .577
Aug. 15 Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .258 .326 .584
Aug. 14 Oak 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .260 .329 .589
Aug. 12 @Sea Did not play.
Aug. 11 @Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .233 .262 .332 .594
Aug. 10 @Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .235 .264 .336 .600
Aug. 9 @LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .267 .339 .606
Aug. 8 @LAA 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .270 .344 .614
Aug. 7 @LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .271 .341 .612
Aug. 5 @Oak 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .271 .345 .616
Aug. 4 @Oak 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .269 .344 .613
Aug. 3 @Oak 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .269 .345 .614
Aug. 2 Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .267 .344 .611
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 .125 .200 .125 .325
Last 30 Days 66 2 10 2 0 0 3 3 13 0 0 0 1 2 .152 .186 .182 .368

J.J. Hardy: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 93
2014 141
2013 159
2012 158
2011 129
2010 100
2009 112

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J.J. Hardy Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015988050.224.245.492
2014133123100.226.346.621
2013178268280.264.478.783

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015235297270.221.345.600
2014396446420.283.381.702
20134234017482.262.414.720

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015178184190.219.309.560
2014271335240.247.332.629
20132813111340.256.416.730

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015155193130.226.323.577
2014258234280.291.415.737
20133203514422.269.447.745
J.J. Hardy 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 21 AAA IND 112 101 8% 7.1% 1.13 92% .270 .218
2005 22 MAJ MIL 427 372 10.3% 11.2% 0.92 87% .263 .137
2006 23 MAJ MIL 139 128 7.2% 16.5% 0.43 82% .260 .156
2007 24 MAJ MIL 638 592 6.3% 11.4% 0.55 88% .280 .186
2008 25 MAJ MIL 629 569 8.3% 15.6% 0.53 83% .306 .195
2009 26 AAA NAS 74 71 4.1% 12.2% 0.33 87% .241 .197
2009 26 MAJ MIL 465 414 9.2% 18.3% 0.51 79% .264 .128
2010 27 A BEL 12 10 8.3% 16.7% 0.50 80% .250 .000
2010 27 MAJ MIN 375 340 7.5% 14.4% 0.52 84% .304 .126
2011 28 AAA NOR 12 9 25% 8.3% 3.00 89% .250 .000
2011 28 MAJ BAL 567 527 5.5% 16.2% 0.34 83% .277 .222
2012 29 MAJ BAL 713 663 5.3% 14.9% 0.36 84% .254 .151
2013 30 MAJ BAL 644 601 5.9% 11.3% 0.52 88% .264 .170
2014 31 MAJ BAL 569 529 5.1% 18.3% 0.28 80% .320 .104
2015 32 AA BOW 12 12 0% 16.7% 0.00 83% .400 .084
2015 32 MAJ BAL 354 333 4.2% 19.5% 0.22 79% .261 .093
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3-Year Averages     640 597 5.5% 14.7% 0.37 84% .276 .137
Career     5,520 5,068 6.7% 14.9% 0.45 84% .279 .157

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2015 Stat Review for J.J. Hardy    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.222 AVG
TERRIBLE
79% Contact Rate
WEAK
.261 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.315 SLG
TERRIBLE
.093 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.22 BB/K
TERRIBLE
4.2% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
19.5% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.568 OPS
TERRIBLE
.253 OBP
TERRIBLE

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J.J. Hardy: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hardy (groin) will receive a platelet-rich plasma injection Thursday, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Hardy's (groin) MRI came back negative Monday and manager Buck Showalter hopes he'll be ready to return Sept. 8, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Hardy (groin) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, the Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly reports.

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Hardy is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins. Per Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, the shortstop is dealing with groin discomfort.

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Hardy connected on home run No. 7 of the season in Wednesday's shutout victory over the Braves.

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Hardy hit his fourth homer of the year Wednesday against Texas. The two-run shot represented his only hit in four at-bats.

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Hardy (oblique) is back in the lineup hitting eighth Friday against the Indians.

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Hardy (oblique) is not in Thursday's lineup, but he might be available off the bench and could get the start Friday, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

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Hardy (oblique) remains out of the lineup Wednesday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Hardy earned his second consecutive Gold Glove, tied for the home run lead at his position and pushed his batting average back in line with his career numbers. An 11.3% strikeout rate was his best mark since his rookie year, which may have aided in his effort to raise his average. Hardy has been a savior since being acquired by the Orioles three years ago and is at the height of his career. Free agency awaits at the end of the 2014 season, and he figures to cash in. The Orioles have several key players with expiring contracts over the next two years, and Hardy could be a trade target, if the team acknowledges that it cannot sign him to a long-term deal. Under that scenario, Manny Machado could potentially move back from third base to shortstop.

2013

Hardy came off a career year in 2011 and was rewarded with a midseason extension that will keep him with the Orioles through 2014. Though he won the Gold Glove, Hardy's numbers at the plate took a sharp decline in 2012. He hit eight fewer home runs in 136 more at-bats in 2012, and his OPS was barely serviceable even at the shortstop position. Hardy suffered from a .253 BABIP, though he has only had one season above .300 BABIP. At 30 years old, the most likely scenario is that Hardy evens his numbers out between the last two seasons.

2012

Hardy finally found a long-term home in Baltimore last season, as the Orioles inked him to a three-year deal. Look for him to make it worth their while again, though it's unlikely that he'll continue to be deployed as their leadoff man given his lack of speed and that his power would be better served farther down in the order. Hardy delivered a mammoth 30 home runs from the shortstop position in just 129 games and provided a solid .269 average, 76 runs and 80 RBI. His injuries have a tendency to linger, but even with the missed time he is one of the more reliable power sources at shortstop.

2011

Hardy will be the starting shortstop for Baltimore after he was traded from Minnesota following an injury-plagued season. Hardy spent six weeks on the DL after hurting his left wrist while sliding in early May and it remained a problem all season. When healthy he was productive (.714 OPS) while putting up his usual strong defense (8.1 UZR last season). He also posted a .791 OPS in September when his wrist was finally close to full strength. Hardy has power and the move away from Target Field could make him a bargain, but he'll need to stay healthy.

2010

Hardy suffered through his worst season in Milwaukee during 2009, hitting .229/.302/.357. The Brewers then traded him to Minnesota shortly after the season ended. His Gold Glove caliber defense makes him valuable to major league teams even if he doesn't hit very well, but it doesn't help his fantasy value. Hardy offers zero value in the stolen-base department so unless he's hitting for power, he doesn't have much to offer. It's possible that his perceived value will drop far enough during this offseason where he'll be a bargain in drafts and auctions. He's still just 27 years old so there is some upside here, just don't overpay for it.

2009

Hardy solidified his spot as one of the top fantasy shortstops in 2008 by hitting .283/.343/.478 with 24 home runs. The only drawback to his numbers is that he doesn't steal any bases. There are rumors that he may need to move to third or second base to make way for top prospect Alcides Escobar, but it's doubtful that would happen in 2009. His .306 BABIP in 2008 was the highest of his career so there is some concern that his numbers will fall a little bit in 2009.

2008

Hardy was healthy for the first time in a few years in 2007 and started out strong, hitting .280 with 18 home runs before the All-Star break. Things fell apart a bit in the second half, hitting .273 with eight home runs and a .305 OBP. The on-base percentage is the biggest hole in Hardy's game and he walked just 12 times in the second half of the season. That deficiency will likely knock him down in the batting order in 2008 and put a dent in his runs scored numbers. Hardy has no stolen base value and he's not likely to ever hit for a high average. There isn't a ton upside with Hardy and 2007 may end up being his best season. He still may be good for a .270 average and 15 to 20 home runs, but don't bid like there is anything more than that.

2007

Hardy missed most of 2006 with an ankle injury that required surgery and has now missed significant time in two of the last three seasons. The Brewers are going to put him back in as the starting shortstop this spring and hope he can improve at the plate. He hit just .242 with five home runs in 35 games before the injury sidelined him for the remainder of the season. He has the potential to be an above-average fantasy shortstop with decent power, but has yet to develop any of that potential.

2006

Hardy may surprise people in 2006. His overall stats aren't eye-catching, but at 22, he used his rookie year as a learning experience and improved to .308/.363/.503 after the All-Star break. Don't pass over him based on the full-year numbers.

2005

Hardy missed almost all of 2004 after having surgery on his non throwing shoulder. Before the surgery it appeared that Hardy would be the starting SS in Milwaukee by the middle of the season. GM Doug Melvin said that the Brewers will give Hardy the chance to make the team this spring if his shoulder holds up. Hardy is major league ready with the glove but may need a few seasons to adjust at the plate. He is still a very good prospect and has the potential to be a top shortstop in the majors.

2004

Hardy is the Brewers' shortstop of the future. He is a terrific defensive shortstop and only needs to work on his hitting to get to the majors. He was one of the youngest players in the Southern League in 2003 yet hit .279 and started to show a little power. There is an outside chance that the Brewers will give him a chance to win the starting shortstop job in spring training, but it's more likely he'll start the season in Triple-A and be called up later on in the year.