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J.D. Closser

34-Year-Old Catcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 200   DOB: 1/15/1980   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers in December of 2010.

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Closser has signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers, Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times reports.

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J.D. Closser 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 COL 83 348 298 52 88 27 19 1 7 54 0 2 41 47 4 3 2 .295 .381 .436 .817
2005 25 MAJ COL 92 272 237 31 52 21 12 2 7 27 1 0 32 48 1 1 1 .219 .314 .376 .689
2006 26 AAA COL 70 258 225 32 67 24 15 1 8 30 8 2 31 38 0 1 1 .298 .384 .480 .864
2006 26 MAJ COL 32 112 97 10 19 6 3 1 2 11 0 2 12 23 1 1 1 .196 .288 .309 .598
2007 27 AAA SAC 98 399 334 54 77 33 18 2 13 51 3 3 59 77 2 4 0 .231 .343 .413 .756
2007 27 AAA NAS 17 61 48 9 9 4 2 0 2 6 3 1 11 10 0 2 0 .188 .328 .354 .682
2008 28 AAA IOW 5 12 12 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .333 .333 .417 .750
2008 28 AAA POR 22 67 58 4 10 3 2 0 1 5 0 0 7 17 2 0 0 .172 .262 .259 .521
2008 28 AAA SCR 50 173 149 17 37 11 7 0 4 19 0 1 23 28 0 0 1 .248 .353 .376 .729
2009 29 AA CHA 30 115 101 9 23 8 7 0 1 12 1 0 13 21 0 1 0 .228 .313 .327 .640
2009 29 AAA ALB 69 252 220 28 65 16 14 0 2 31 4 3 29 41 1 2 0 .295 .375 .386 .761
2010 30 AAA ALB 92 284 254 34 67 12 9 0 3 27 3 1 24 48 4 1 1 .264 .329 .335 .664
2011 31 AAA ALB 69 246 212 45 63 20 10 0 10 39 2 0 30 33 0 4 0 .297 .378 .486 .864
Career  (View All)     160 508 447 46 107 34 21 3 10 48 1 2 50 93 5 2 4 .239 .320 .367 .687

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J.D. Closser: MLB Games Played By Position

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J.D. Closser 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 COL 348 298 11.8% 13.5% 0.87 84% .332 .141
2005 25 MAJ COL 272 237 11.8% 17.6% 0.67 80% .247 .157
2006 26 AAA COL 258 225 12% 14.7% 0.82 83% .330 .182
2006 26 MAJ COL 112 97 10.7% 20.5% 0.52 76% .236 .113
2007 27 AAA SAC 399 334 14.8% 19.3% 0.77 77% .262 .182
2007 27 AAA NAS 61 48 18% 16.4% 1.10 79% .194 .166
2008 28 AAA IOW 12 12 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .500 .084
2008 28 AAA POR 67 58 10.4% 25.4% 0.41 71% .225 .087
2008 28 AAA SCR 173 149 13.3% 16.2% 0.82 81% .282 .128
2009 29 AA CHA 115 101 11.3% 18.3% 0.62 79% .278 .099
2009 29 AAA ALB 252 220 11.5% 16.3% 0.71 81% .356 .091
2010 30 AAA ALB 284 254 8.5% 16.9% 0.50 81% .315 .071
2011 31 AAA ALB 246 212 12.2% 13.4% 0.91 84% .314 .189
Career     508 447 9.8% 18.3% 0.54 79% .282 .128

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

Closser signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers on Tuesday, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

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Closser is now in the mix for the Yankees at Triple-A along with Chris Stewart and Jason Brown, the Scranton Times-Tribune reports.

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Closser has signed a minor league deal with the Cubs.

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Closser was traded to Oakland from Milwaukee on Friday and will report to Triple-A Sacramento, the Associated Press reports.

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Closser cleared waivers on Wednesday and was sent to Triple-A Nashville, according to the team web site.

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The Brewers claimed Closser off waivers from the Rockies on Friday, the Brewers' team site reports.

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The Rockies recalled Closser from Triple-A Colorado Springs Monday, the Associated Press reports.

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Closser was sent to Triple-A Colorado Springs Monday, the Associated Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for J.D. Closser.

2007

A .319/.364/.398 debut in 2004 had Closser pegged as the Rockies' catcher of the future (a la Ben Petrick before him). The last two years, though, haven't been as kind to Closser. He's managed to hit just .213 in parts of two seasons with Colorado. He hasn't hit for average or power and is a poor defender. Closser was claimed off waivers by the Brewers in October, but he'll have to show big strides in spring training just to make the club as a backup.

2006

Coming into 2005, Closser was expected to be the Rockies catcher of the future. He's a switch hitter with some pop, but struggled mightily on both offense and defense, eventually losing the starting job to defensive specialist Danny Ardoin. Teams ran at will against Closser, succeeding on 53 of 64 attempts. He'll compete with Ardoin to back up Yorvit Torrealba this year and will likely spend time in the minors refining his defense.

2005

The Rockies have committed to making Closser their everyday catcher in 2005. He took the job from Charles Johnson last August, and showed he has the tools to hit at a major league level. He should be a staple of NL-only leagues, and if he can hit well early, deep mixed leagues. Closser was never a huge power guy in the minors, but he's set for a full season of work in the thin air of Colorado.

2004

Closser repeated Double-A last year and put up numbers nearly identical to those he posted in his first stint there. Closser is a switch-hitting backstop with good pop in his bat and though the Rockies have stated that he'll begin '04 at Triple-A, don't be surprised if he swings his way into a roster spot with a good spring. If Closser keeps hitting, he'll be in Colorado before the Avalanche are eliminated from the NHL playoffs.

2003

He's a switch-hitting catcher with power and should be a part the future in Colorado. Closser was decent at Double-A Carolina last year, but struggled in the Arizona Fall League.