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Justin Huber

32-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 205   DOB: 7/1/1982   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Justin Huber Contract Information:

In December of 2009, Huber signed a one-year contract worth 40 million yen plus performance bonuses with the Hiroshima Carp.

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Justin Huber 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 A ST. 13 54 48 10 12 4 2 0 2 8 1 0 5 8 0 0 1 .250 .333 .417 .750
2004 21 AA BIN 70 294 236 44 64 28 16 1 11 33 2 2 46 57 0 1 11 .271 .412 .487 .899
2004 21 AAA NOR 5 19 16 3 5 2 2 0 0 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 .313 .421 .438 .859
2005 22 AA WIC 88 396 336 68 114 41 22 3 16 74 7 3 51 70 0 4 5 .339 .429 .565 .994
2005 22 AAA OMA 32 131 113 19 31 15 7 1 7 23 3 0 16 33 0 0 2 .274 .374 .540 .914
2005 22 MAJ KAN 25 85 78 6 17 3 3 0 0 6 0 0 5 20 0 1 1 .218 .271 .256 .527
2006 23 AAA OMA 100 398 352 47 98 39 22 2 15 44 2 2 40 94 1 1 4 .278 .358 .480 .838
2006 23 MAJ KAN 5 11 10 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 .200 .273 .300 .573
2007 24 R AZL 7 27 25 4 9 6 4 0 2 7 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 .360 .414 .760 1.174
2007 24 AAA OMA 77 318 286 39 79 32 13 1 18 68 1 0 20 48 0 4 8 .276 .336 .517 .853
2007 24 MAJ KAN 8 10 10 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .100 .100 .100 .200
2008 25 AAA POR 61 223 199 17 49 15 12 0 3 27 0 1 18 51 0 2 4 .246 .318 .352 .670
2008 25 MAJ SDG 33 67 61 5 15 5 3 0 2 8 0 0 3 19 1 0 2 .246 .303 .393 .696
2009 26 AAA ROC 121 506 440 60 120 46 22 2 22 76 4 3 51 84 0 6 9 .273 .356 .482 .838
2009 26 MAJ MIN 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Career  (View All)     72 175 161 14 36 9 7 0 2 15 1 0 9 45 1 1 3 .224 .276 .304 .580

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Justin Huber: MLB Games Played By Position

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Justin Huber 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 A ST. 54 48 9.3% 14.8% 0.63 83% .263 .167
2004 21 AA BIN 294 236 15.6% 19.4% 0.81 76% .315 .216
2004 21 AAA NOR 19 16 15.8% 15.8% 1.00 81% .385 .125
2005 22 AA WIC 396 336 12.9% 17.7% 0.73 79% .392 .226
2005 22 AAA OMA 131 113 12.2% 25.2% 0.48 71% .329 .266
2005 22 MAJ KAN 85 78 5.9% 23.5% 0.25 74% .293 .038
2006 23 AAA OMA 398 352 10.1% 23.6% 0.43 73% .342 .202
2006 23 MAJ KAN 11 10 9.1% 36.4% 0.25 60% .333 .100
2007 24 R AZL 27 25 7.4% 14.8% 0.50 84% .368 .400
2007 24 AAA OMA 318 286 6.3% 15.1% 0.42 83% .277 .241
2007 24 MAJ KAN 10 10 0% 20% 0.00 80% .125 .000
2008 25 AAA POR 223 199 8.1% 22.9% 0.35 74% .317 .106
2008 25 MAJ SDG 67 61 4.5% 28.4% 0.16 69% .325 .147
2009 26 AAA ROC 506 440 10.1% 16.6% 0.61 81% .293 .209
2009 26 MAJ MIN 2 2 0% 0% 0.00 100% .500 .000
Career     175 161 5.1% 25.7% 0.20 72% .298 .080

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Justin Huber: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Huber signed a minor league contract with Minnesota that includes an invitation to spring training, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Huber signed a one-year contract worth 40 million yen plus performance bonuses with the Hiroshima Carp, the Kyodo news service reports.

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Huber is in the process of being acquired by the Hiroshima Carp, the Chugoku Shimbun reports.

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Huber cleared waivers and will remain with Minnesota at Triple-A Rochester, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Huber cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Huber (oblique) took some swings on Monday, but won't return until next week at the earliest, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Huber was set to start at DH on Monday, but was a late scratch after he pulled an oblique muscle during batting practice, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Huber will be promoted to the Twins on Tuesday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He's hitting .273 with 22 home runs for Triple-A Rochester.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2008

Huber was hampered by a hamstring injury in 2007, causing him to play in just 77 Triple-A games before a September callup. He hit for decent power (18 home runs, 68 RBI) at Triple-A while moving to the outfield. Huber hits well, but the fact is that he is too low on the organizational depth chart and first base and in the outfield. He will be given a chance in spring training to earn a spot on the active roster, but it would be a surprise if he's not back in Triple-A or packaged in a deal to another team for middle-infield or relief-pitching help.

2007

Huber was free falling from his lofty status of heir apparent to Mike Sweeney long before the Royals brought in Ryan Shealy, but Shealy's presence basically ended Huber's future in the Royals infield. Huber's defense was never strong at first, but after a call-up in May, manager Buddy Bell wouldn't even play him. Upon his return to Triple-A, Huber began seeing time in the outfield. While Shealy blocks Huber's future at first, guys like Mark Teahen, David DeJesus, Shane Costa, Billy Butler and others are in the mix in the outfield. The fact that Huber is ready now, at least offensively, could help him.

2006

Huber moved comfortably from catcher to first base last season and tore up Double-A with an OPS of .994. Injuries to Mike Sweeney and Ken Harvey and inexplicable hitting from Calvin Pickering forced the Royals to bring up Huber to the majors in late May for a cup of coffee. He also joined the Royals in September. Neither trip showed much, but the Royals are very high on him and expect him to compete for the first base/designated hitter job on the big club. Some have compared Huber to a young Mike Sweeney, which either means he has a potent bat or is prone to debilitating injuries. The Royals hope it is the former.

2005

A top prospect in the Mets organization, Huber was shipped out in a three-way deal involving Kris Benson. Injuries have slowed him, including knee surgery that ended his 2004 season, but Huber should be healthy by Spring Training. He’ll spend 2005 in Triple-A and then fight for a major-league job in 2006. Athletic and gifted behind the plate, Huber need only be patient at the plate to be an above-average catcher, offensively, in the big leagues.

2004

Huber is advancing steadily up the ladder and projects to be the Mets starting catcher in 2005. He recovered from a strained pectoral muscle that bothered him the first month of the 2003 season and was promoted to Double-A midway through the year, holding his own at the plate and in the field. Huber is more advanced offensively at this point as defensively and needs to get more consistent with his footwork and mechanics behind the plate. His arm is borderline-average, especially when he gets out of whack mechanically. Huber could see a challenge from fellow prospect, Mike Jacobs, in the race to replace Mike Piazza as the Mets catcher. With the performance of Jason Phillips last season, the team will be patient with Huber to fully develop him before promoting him to the majors.

2003

When the Mets finally move Piazza to first, Huber will be his heir apparent. He hit .291 with 11 HR and 78 RBI in just 330 at bats at Single-A Capital City, while turning just 20 years old. Toss in advanced defensive ability and you have a true breakthrough prospect. Huber initially struggled with his plate discipline, but turned it around over the second half, walking 29 times as opposed to 41 strikeouts. He'll probably begin the season in high Single-A, but could advance to Double-A quickly and arrive in the majors in 2004.