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Ty Wigginton

37-Year-Old Third Baseman – Free Agent

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The Cardinals cut ties with Wigginton in early July, and the 36-year-old did not end up signing with another club in 2013. Wigginton has not hit above .248 in any of his last four seasons, but he stil...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 230   DOB: 10/11/1977   BORN: San Diego, CA   COLLEGE: North Carolina Asheville   DRAFTED: 17th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Marlins in March of 2014.

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Ty Wigginton 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 ST. 2 8 8 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .375 .375 .375 .750
2005 27 AAA IND 72 328 280 53 82 32 18 0 14 52 8 4 45 56 0 2 1 .293 .390 .507 .897
2005 27 MAJ PIT 57 171 155 20 40 17 9 1 7 25 0 1 14 30 1 0 1 .258 .324 .465 .788
2006 28 AAA DUR 2 8 8 2 3 3 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .375 .375 1.000 1.375
2006 28 MAJ TAM 122 486 444 55 122 50 25 1 24 79 4 3 32 97 1 3 6 .275 .330 .498 .828
2007 29 MAJ HOU 50 187 169 24 48 18 12 0 6 18 2 0 13 40 0 2 3 .284 .342 .462 .804
2007 29 MAJ TAM 98 417 378 47 104 37 21 0 16 49 1 4 28 73 0 6 5 .275 .329 .458 .786
2007  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ HOU/TAM 148 604 547 71 152 55 33 0 22 67 3 4 41 113 0 8 8 .278 .333 .459 .792
2008 30 AAA ROU 3 13 9 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 3 0 0 2 .111 .385 .333 .718
2008 30 MAJ HOU 111 429 386 50 110 46 22 1 23 58 4 6 32 69 0 3 8 .285 .350 .526 .876
2009 31 MAJ BAL 122 436 410 44 112 30 19 0 11 41 1 2 23 57 0 1 2 .273 .314 .400 .714
2010 32 MAJ BAL 154 649 581 63 144 52 29 1 22 76 0 1 50 116 1 9 8 .248 .312 .415 .727
2011 33 AAA COL 2 9 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .286 .444 .286 .730
2011 33 MAJ COL 130 446 401 52 97 38 21 2 15 47 8 1 38 84 1 1 5 .242 .315 .416 .731
2012 34 MAJ PHI 125 360 315 40 74 22 11 0 11 43 1 0 37 81 0 6 2 .235 .314 .375 .689
2013 35 MAJ STL 47 63 57 9 9 2 2 0 0 3 0 1 5 19 0 0 1 .158 .238 .193 .431
3-Year Averages     100 287 257 33 60 19 11 0 8 31 3 0 26 61 0 2 2 .233 .307 .370 .676
Career  (View All)     1362 4,949 4,479 558 1,170 428 245 14 169 594 42 23 371 891 6 39 54 .261 .323 .435 .758

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Ty Wigginton: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 7 5 6 6
2012 71 22 7 7
2011 36 68 27 21 6
2010 99 40 22 7
2009 40 8 39 9 2 2 24

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Ty Wigginton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013265000.115.192.371
2012124186150.234.411.771

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013314030.194.194.479
2012191225281.236.351.632

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013246020.250.292.649
2012145155200.234.372.665

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013333010.091.121.264
2012170256231.235.376.708
Ty Wigginton 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 ST. 8 8 0% 12.5% 0.00 88% .429 .000
2005 27 AAA IND 328 280 13.7% 17.1% 0.80 80% .324 .214
2005 27 MAJ PIT 171 155 8.2% 17.5% 0.47 81% .280 .207
2006 28 AAA DUR 8 8 0% 25% 0.00 75% .400 .625
2006 28 MAJ TAM 486 444 6.6% 20% 0.33 78% .303 .223
2007 29 MAJ HOU 187 169 7% 21.4% 0.33 76% .341 .178
2007 29 MAJ TAM 417 378 6.7% 17.5% 0.38 81% .304 .183
2007  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ HOU/TAM 604 547 6.8% 18.7% 0.36 79% .316 .181
2008 30 AAA ROU 13 9 15.4% 23.1% 0.67 67% .167 .222
2008 30 MAJ HOU 429 386 7.5% 16.1% 0.46 82% .296 .241
2009 31 MAJ BAL 436 410 5.3% 13.1% 0.40 86% .295 .127
2010 32 MAJ BAL 649 581 7.7% 17.9% 0.43 80% .275 .167
2011 33 AAA COL 9 7 22.2% 11.1% 2.00 86% .333 .000
2011 33 MAJ COL 446 401 8.5% 18.8% 0.45 79% .272 .174
2012 34 MAJ PHI 360 315 10.3% 22.5% 0.46 74% .283 .140
2013 35 MAJ STL 63 57 7.9% 30.2% 0.26 67% .237 .035
3-Year Averages     287 257 9.1% 21.3% 0.43 76% .277 .137
Career     4,949 4,479 7.5% 18% 0.42 80% .293 .174

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Ty Wigginton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Wigginton signed a minor league contract with the Marlins on Friday that includes an invite to spring training, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

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Wigginton was released by the Cardinals on Tuesday, FOX Sports reports.

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Wigginton's role with the Cardinals could change before Tuesday's game with Houston, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Wigginton is serving as the Cardinals' backup catcher while Yadier Molina recovers from a knee injury, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Wigginton will play first base and bat seventh in Thursday's game against the Mets, FOX Sports Midwest reports.

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Wigginton has been used primarily as a pinch-hitter this season for the Cardinals.

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Wigginton signed a two-year deal with the Cardinals on Friday, according to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com.

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The Phillies declined their club option on Wigginton for 2013, MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Wigginton saw time at both corner-infield spots for the Phillies last season with Ryan Howard and Placido Polanco missing significant time. He showed that he still has some pop in his bat, but that came with a low batting average. Wigginton's defense was poor at third base, so he may be limited to first base and left field in the future. Signed to a two-year deal by St. Louis, Wigginton will work in a similar part-time role for the Cards in 2013.

2012

Versatility and pop were once again the primary sources of Wigginton's value in 2011, as he spent time at three positions while generating a familiar slash line over 401 at-bats with the Rockies. He was traded to Philadelphia in November, where his initial role might be serving as the temporary first baseman while Ryan Howard works his way back from a ruptured Achilles. Now 34, it's unlikely that Wigginton will exceed the 500 at-bat mark again at this stage of his career, but as a low-cost option with third-base eligibility and the potential for cheap homers and RBI, he's still a useful option in deeper formats.

2011

After a hot start with the O's last season, Wigginton faded considerably over the second half, hitting .244/.286/.394 in 71 games after the All-Star break. His positional flexibility (he qualifies at 1B, 2B and 3B in traditional leagues) helps boost his value, as does his move to Colorado, but it's unlikely that he'll repeat his 22-homer performance or get 581 at-bats like he did last year. Todd Helton's back issues and general decline might push him into a platoon with Wigginton, but look for Wigginton to regress.

2010

Wigginton was the odd man out early in the season as Luke Scott's value skyrocketed. He gradually saw an increase in playing time as Scott filled in for injured outfielders and as Melvin Mora struggled. In fact, Wigginton played all the infield positions, as well as left field. In getting over 400 at-bats, Wigginton failed to duplicate his 2008 season as he shed 12 home runs and 17 RBI despite an additional 24 at-bats. It looks like Wigginton will keep the third-base seat warm until Josh Bell is ready and his ability to fill in at a number of positions means he will find a way to get at-bats again.

2009

Wigginton was a huge surprise for the Astros last season, as he hit .285 with 23 homers and 58 RBI. He logged time at a number of positions, but he really came on strong when he took over for Carlos Lee after he broke his pinkie. He carried the Astros in August, when he hit .379 and slugged a ridiculous .806 with 12 homers and 26 RBI. The Astros non-tendered him in December, even though he appeared to be their starting third baseman, but as long as he starts with his new club, he should be a nice guy to target in the endgame of you draft or auction.

2008

Wigginton was traded to the Astros for Dan Wheeler right before the trade deadline last July. He took over as the everyday third baseman, and hit .284 with six homers, 12 doubles and 18 RBI after the All-Star break. He should be the starting third baseman in 2008, but will have competition from Mark Loretta. As long as he's logging regular at-bats, there's some sneaky power upside in that he's still going to be eligible at second base in most leagues. If you have to use him as a third baseman, his mixed-league value takes a significant hit.

2007

Wigginton had a career year with the Rays last year and also became a clubhouse leader. That last fact, plus his positional versatility, likely means the Rays will try to hang on to him for the next few years. Akinori Iwamura probably will push Wigginton off third base, but figure the Rays will try to get 400+ AB from Wigginton playing the four corners, plus DH and possibly second base. We'll see if that turns Wigginton into the fantasy equivalent of a Chone Figgins, minus the speed.

2006

Wigginton never lived up to the Pirates' expectations when the team traded for him in the summer of 2004. He batted .258 for Pittsburgh last year, but was banished to the minor leagues after hitting just .204 in the first two months. He came back up in August, going 19-for-52 in limited play. By that time, however, the Pirates had made up their mind that Wigginton was not a good fit for the organization. His poor fielding -- nine errors in 36 starts at third base -- further cemented his exit out of PNC Park.

2005

Looking to fill their hole at third base, the Pirates acquired Wigginton in last Julyís Kris Benson trade. His performance with the Bucs left a little to be desired as he hit just .220 in 58 games after the trade, after turning in a .285 mark in 86 games with the Mets. Though Wigginton figures to start out the season as the Bucs starting third baseman, there are questions as to whether or not he is viewed as the teamís long-term answer at the hot corner. Heís no Aramis Ramirez, but look for him to do enough to hold on to the job in 2005. A .260 average with 15+ homers and 75 or so RBI seem like realistic goals, making Wigginton worthy of consideration in NL-only leagues.

2004

Wigginton had a good rookie season but troubled the Mets with his 124 strikeouts after being a decent contact hitter in the past. The team hopes that Wigginton's strikeout total was a one-year aberration, as 44 of those K's came in August and September, possibly as a function of fatigue due to playing everyday. He'll be the Mets' starting third baseman until prospect David Wright is ready to assume the job.

2003

Wigginton had a couple of stints with the Mets in 2002, and hit .302 with six home runs and 18 RBI in 46 games. He hit better with more consistent playing time, racking up a .358 average in his 23 September and October games. He walked just eight times in 116 at bats, but struck out only 19 times, so he makes decent contact. With the loss of Edgardo Alfonzo to free agency and the trade of Rey Ordonez, Wigginton may see time at shortstop and third base, and might be worth a late round look.