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Kelly Shoppach

34-Year-Old Catcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 230   DOB: 4/29/1980   BORN: Fort Worth, TX   COLLEGE: Baylor   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league contract with the Indians in August of 2013.

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Kelly Shoppach 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 24 AAA PAW 111 444 391 61 92 46 24 0 22 64 0 0 46 133 1 2 4 .235 .321 .465 .786
2005 25 AAA PAW 103 435 374 61 94 43 16 0 27 76 0 0 46 118 0 3 12 .251 .349 .511 .860
2005 25 MAJ BOS 9 16 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 1 .000 .063 .000 .063
2006 26 AAA BUF 21 87 78 11 22 12 8 0 4 9 0 1 6 25 0 0 3 .282 .356 .538 .894
2006 26 MAJ CLE 41 120 110 7 27 9 6 0 3 16 0 0 8 45 2 0 0 .245 .297 .382 .678
2007 27 MAJ CLE 59 177 161 26 42 20 13 0 7 30 0 0 11 56 3 1 1 .261 .310 .472 .782
2008 28 MAJ CLE 112 403 352 67 92 48 27 0 21 55 0 0 36 133 3 1 11 .261 .347 .517 .865
2009 29 MAJ CLE 89 327 271 33 58 26 14 0 12 40 0 0 33 98 2 3 18 .214 .335 .399 .734
2010 30 AAA DUR 4 13 13 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .308 .308 .308 .616
2010 30 MAJ TAM 63 187 158 17 31 13 8 0 5 17 0 0 20 71 2 1 6 .196 .308 .342 .650
2011 31 MAJ TB 87 253 221 23 39 14 3 0 11 22 0 0 19 79 3 1 9 .176 .268 .339 .607
2012 32 MAJ BOS 48 158 140 16 35 19 12 2 5 17 1 0 11 62 2 0 5 .250 .327 .471 .798
2012 32 MAJ NYM 28 87 79 7 16 5 2 0 3 10 0 0 5 27 0 0 3 .203 .276 .342 .618
2012  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ BOS/NYM 76 245 219 23 51 24 14 2 8 27 1 0 16 89 2 0 8 .233 .309 .425 .733
2013 33 AAA COL 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666
2013 33 AAA SYR 10 40 32 3 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 8 1 0 2 .219 .359 .219 .578
2013 33 AAA IND 7 27 26 0 5 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 9 0 0 0 .192 .222 .231 .453
2013 33 MAJ SEA 35 125 107 11 21 10 7 0 3 9 0 0 12 45 2 1 3 .196 .293 .346 .639
2013 33 MAJ CLE 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2013  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ SEA/CLE 36 127 109 11 21 10 7 0 3 9 0 0 12 46 2 1 3 .193 .288 .339 .627
3-Year Averages     66 206 183 19 37 15 8 0 7 19 0 0 15 71 2 0 6 .202 .284 .361 .645
Career  (View All)     572 1,855 1,616 208 361 164 92 2 70 216 1 0 155 624 19 8 57 .223 .312 .413 .725

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Kelly Shoppach: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 36
2012 73 1
2011 86
2010 56 3
2009 81 7

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Kelly Shoppach Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013303120.167.333.639
201211383130.239.416.717

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013798270.203.342.623
2012106155141.226.434.751

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013608380.250.483.826
2012109113101.248.422.744

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013493010.122.163.381
2012110125170.218.427.722
Kelly Shoppach 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 24 AAA PAW 444 391 10.4% 30% 0.35 66% .297 .230
2005 25 AAA PAW 435 374 10.6% 27.1% 0.39 68% .293 .260
2005 25 MAJ BOS 16 15 0% 43.8% 0.00 53% .000 .000
2006 26 AAA BUF 87 78 6.9% 28.7% 0.24 68% .367 .256
2006 26 MAJ CLE 120 110 6.7% 37.5% 0.18 59% .387 .137
2007 27 MAJ CLE 177 161 6.2% 31.6% 0.20 65% .357 .211
2008 28 MAJ CLE 403 352 8.9% 33% 0.27 62% .359 .256
2009 29 MAJ CLE 327 271 10.1% 30% 0.34 64% .286 .185
2010 30 AAA DUR 13 13 0% 23.1% 0.00 77% .400 .000
2010 30 MAJ TAM 187 158 10.7% 38% 0.28 55% .317 .146
2011 31 MAJ TB 253 221 7.5% 31.2% 0.24 64% .214 .163
2012 32 MAJ BOS 158 140 7% 39.2% 0.18 56% .411 .221
2012 32 MAJ NYM 87 79 5.7% 31% 0.19 66% .265 .139
2012  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ BOS/NYM 245 219 6.5% 36.3% 0.18 59% .352 .192
2013 33 AAA COL 3 3 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .500 .000
2013 33 AAA SYR 40 32 12.5% 20% 0.63 75% .292 .000
2013 33 AAA IND 27 26 3.7% 33.3% 0.11 65% .294 .039
2013 33 MAJ SEA 125 107 9.6% 36% 0.27 58% .305 .150
2013 33 MAJ CLE 2 2 0% 50% 0.00 50% .000 .000
2013  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ SEA/CLE 127 109 9.4% 36.2% 0.26 58% .300 .146
3-Year Averages     206 183 7.3% 34.5% 0.21 61% .286 .159
Career     1,855 1,616 8.4% 33.6% 0.25 61% .316 .190

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Kelly Shoppach: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Shoppach signed a minor league contract with the Indians on Friday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Shoppach was released from the Pirates' Triple-A affiliate on Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Shoppach has signed a minor league deal with the Pirates, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Shoppach was released by the Nationals on Wednesday, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports.

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Shoppach signed a minor league contract with the Nationals on Wednesday.

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Shoppach was released by the Mariners on Thursday, 710 AM ESPN Seattle reports.

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Shoppach was designated for assignment Friday, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

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Shoppach is not in the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Shoppach could get more playing time in the coming weeks for the struggling Jesus Montero, the Seattle Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Shoppach will turn 33 in April, and his value comes mostly as a platoon catcher with the ability to hit left-handed pitching at an above-average clip. Prior to being acquired by the Mets, Shoppach delivered more of the same with the Red Sox in terms of a .798 OPS over 140 at-bats. If the last four seasons are any indication, he is not going to be a good source of batting average, and the sporadic playing time he receives ultimately relegates him to being a last resort in AL/NL-only formats requiring the use of two backstops.

2012

Shoppach endured a second straight disappointing season with the Rays, batting yet again below the .200 mark although he showed some power with 11 home runs in only 221 at-bats. The problem is Shoppach continues to have his free-swinging ways as for the second straight year he struck out over 31 percent of the time. The Rays declined their 2012 option on his contract, but he was quickly signed to a one-year deal by the Red Sox. Look for Shoppach to make most of his starts against left-handed pitching as he's delivered a career .909 OPS against southpaws.

2011

Shoppach had a tough first season with the Rays, starting the season on the shelf after a knee surgery. He never seemed the same after he came back and was relegated to a platoon/backup role with the emergence of John Jaso. The most concerning stat here was Shoppach's 44.9 percent strikeout rate. Look for him to back up Jaso again this season and get many of his starts behind the plate when there's a lefty on the mound for the opposition.

2010

Shoppach came crashing back down to earth (.214/12/40) and didn't even hit well enough to warrant everyday at-bats after the trade of Victor Martinez. The Indians traded him to Tampa Bay rather than footing the bill on an arbitration-induced raise. He'll presumably have a chance at a larger role there if Dioner Navarro struggles, but it's hard to see him coming close to repeating his 2008 season.

2009

Shoppach got his first crack at regular playing time following the injury to Victor Martinez and set career highs in homers (21), RBI (55), runs (67) and batting average (.261). He's very likely earned himself a larger chunk of the catching duties in Cleveland, but he's of no threat to unseat Martinez as the team's primary catcher. Don't be surprised to see the Indians play Martinez a little more at first base to keep him healthy and to get Shoppach's bat into the lineup. Shoppach be return as the team's backup catcher and should see more action than most in that role, but he won't approach last year's numbers.

2008

You could do worse than Shoppach as your $1 catcher. He's got enough glove to get into the lineup now and again and decent power to give you something for your buck. The Indians don't have any viable alternatives so he ought to hold onto the backup gig in Cleveland.

2007

Came over in the Coco Crisp deal before last season and eventually became Victor Martinez's backup behind the plate. Shoppach managed to squeeze in 110 at-bats, while the Tribe toyed with the idea of making Martinez a first baseman. Short of another experiment, Shoppach will be the backup catcher and holds value if Mr. Martinez gets hurt or starts playing first again.

2006

The "prospect most likely to be traded" still remains with the Red Sox and finds himself as the team's backup catcher to Jason Varitek. We expect that to change, unless Shoppach develops a quick rapport with knuckleballer Tim Wakefield. Boston's backup catcher the past three seasons - Doug Mirabelli - was Wakefield's personal catcher but was dealt away in the offseason. Varitek's had difficulty when he's been asked to catch the knuckler, so the backup will play every fifth day. Shoppach's a good defensive catcher and has excellent power from that position. We expect Boston to bring in another veteran, but they will consult Wakefield before making any move. Shoppach has experience catching minor league knuckleballer Charlie Zink, but it's Wakefield who'll have the most say about Shoppach's role in 2006.

2005

Shoppach struggled when promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket in 2004, but hit as many homers (22) as he did in his previous two seasons at lower levels. Some of the sheen may have worn off last year, but the team still likes him. Unfortunately, forces at the major league level are conspiring against him. Boston has commitments to catchers Doug Mirabelli (two years), and Jason Varitek (four years). That leaves Shoppach's immediate future unclear. We would not be surprised to see him bundled in a deal for needed parts at the major league level.

2004

Shoppach produced good offensive numbers at Double-A Portland, showing good extra base power. He's one of the best catching prospects in the minors despite missing time last year with a shoulder injury. Because Jason Varitek has become such an important player for Boston -- which should result in a contract extension -- Shoppach may not be Boston's everyday catcher until 2006.

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