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Alberto Callaspo

31-Year-Old Third Baseman – Oakland Athletics

2014 Stats

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.284

HR

2

RBI

10

R

6

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Callaspo was acquired by the A's at the trade deadline in July, and he posted a .759 OPS for the A's in 180 plate appearances. Callaspo does not steal any bases, but he does find a way to hit around 1...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 9"   WT: 225   DOB: 4/19/1983   BORN: Maracay, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Alberto Callaspo Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year, $8.975 million contract with the Angels in January of 2013.

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Alberto Callaspo 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 AA ARK 136 610 548 77 156 37 28 2 7 49 15 14 47 25 11 4 0 .285 .339 .381 .720
2005 22 AA ARK 90 390 354 53 105 18 9 0 9 48 9 8 29 18 1 5 1 .297 .347 .398 .745
2005 22 AAA SAL 50 228 212 28 67 24 21 2 1 31 2 5 10 13 2 3 1 .316 .345 .448 .793
2006 23 AAA TUC 114 554 490 93 165 43 24 12 7 68 8 5 56 27 2 4 2 .337 .404 .478 .882
2006 23 MAJ ARI 23 47 42 2 10 2 1 1 0 6 0 1 4 6 0 1 0 .238 .298 .310 .607
2007 24 AAA TUC 59 261 226 48 77 22 15 2 5 30 1 2 28 17 0 6 1 .341 .406 .491 .897
2007 24 MAJ ARI 56 156 144 10 31 8 8 0 0 7 1 1 9 14 1 1 1 .215 .265 .271 .535
2008 25 AAA OMA 4 17 16 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 .188 .235 .188 .423
2008 25 MAJ KAN 74 234 213 21 65 11 8 3 0 16 2 1 19 14 1 1 0 .305 .361 .371 .731
2009 26 MAJ KAN 155 634 576 79 173 60 41 8 11 73 2 1 52 51 0 5 1 .300 .356 .457 .813
2010 27 MAJ LAA 58 228 213 21 53 10 8 0 2 13 2 2 12 13 1 1 1 .249 .291 .315 .605
2010 27 MAJ KAN 88 373 349 40 96 29 19 2 8 43 3 1 19 29 0 5 0 .275 .308 .410 .718
2010  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ LAA/KAN 146 601 562 61 149 39 27 2 10 56 5 3 31 42 1 6 1 .265 .302 .374 .675
2011 28 MAJ LAA 141 536 475 54 137 29 23 0 6 46 8 1 58 48 0 2 1 .288 .366 .375 .741
2012 29 MAJ LAA 138 520 457 55 115 30 20 0 10 53 4 3 56 59 3 4 0 .252 .331 .361 .692
2013 30 A+ Inl 3 10 7 1 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 .286 .400 .714 1.114
2013 30 MAJ OAK 50 180 159 20 43 12 7 0 5 22 0 0 19 25 0 1 1 .270 .350 .409 .759
2013 30 MAJ LAA 86 336 294 32 74 18 13 0 5 36 0 2 34 22 3 5 0 .252 .324 .347 .671
2013  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ OAK/LAA 136 516 453 52 117 30 20 0 10 58 0 2 53 47 3 6 1 .258 .333 .369 .702
2014 31 MAJ OAK 17 72 67 6 19 6 4 0 2 10 0 0 5 8 0 0 0 .284 .333 .433 .766
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Alberto Callaspo
3-Year Averages MAJ   138 522 461 53 123 29 21 0 8 52 4 2 55 51 2 4 0 .267 .342 .364 .707
Career  (View All) MAJ   886 3316 2989 340 816 215 152 14 49 325 22 13 287 289 9 26 5 .273 .335 .382 .717

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Alberto Callaspo Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 23 Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .333 .433 .766
Apr. 22 Tex 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .348 .453 .801
Apr. 21 Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .354 .467 .821
Apr. 20 Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .321 .377 .500 .877
Apr. 19 Hou 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .327 .386 .519 .905
Apr. 18 Hou 5 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .340 .404 .553 .957
Apr. 16 @LAA 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .357 .426 .524 .950
Apr. 15 @LAA 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .368 .442 .526 .968
Apr. 14 @LAA 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .394 .459 .576 1.035
Apr. 13 @Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .345 .424 .552 .976
Apr. 12 @Sea 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .483 .640 1.123
Apr. 11 @Sea 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .409 .480 .636 1.116
Apr. 10 @Min 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .444 .524 .667 1.191
Apr. 9 @Min 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .462 .563 .769 1.332
Apr. 7 @Min 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .444 .545 .889 1.434
Apr. 6 Sea Did not play.
Apr. 5 Sea Did not play.
Apr. 4 Sea Did not play.
Apr. 3 Sea 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .400 .571 1.000 1.571
Apr. 2 Cle Did not play.
Apr. 2 Cle 4 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 1.250 1.750
Apr. 1 Cle Did not play.
Mar. 31 Cle Did not play.
Last 7 Days 29 2 5 1 0 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .172 .172 .310 .482
Last 14 Days 58 4 15 3 0 1 7 3 7 0 0 0 0 1 .259 .295 .362 .657
Last 30 Days 67 6 19 4 0 2 10 5 8 0 0 0 0 3 .284 .333 .433 .766

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Alberto Callaspo: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 2 2 13
2013 33 93 10
2012 131
2011 129
2010 12 130 1 1 1
2009 146 14 1

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Alberto Callaspo Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013149195190.268.430.763
2012134165191.306.470.833
2011147211120.306.374.730

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013304335390.253.339.672
2012323395343.229.316.634
2011328335348.280.375.745

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013237325290.253.346.673
2012217253212.276.364.717
2011232281205.267.310.674

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013216205290.264.394.734
2012240307322.229.358.670
2011243265263.309.436.804
Alberto Callaspo 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 AA ARK 610 548 7.7% 4.1% 1.88 95% .289 .096
2005 22 AA ARK 390 354 7.4% 4.6% 1.61 95% .294 .101
2005 22 AAA SAL 228 212 4.4% 5.7% 0.77 94% .333 .132
2006 23 AAA TUC 554 490 10.1% 4.9% 2.07 94% .346 .141
2006 23 MAJ ARI 47 42 8.5% 12.8% 0.67 86% .278 .072
2007 24 AAA TUC 261 226 10.7% 6.5% 1.65 92% .353 .150
2007 24 MAJ ARI 156 144 5.8% 9% 0.64 90% .238 .056
2008 25 AAA OMA 17 16 5.9% 23.5% 0.25 75% .250 .000
2008 25 MAJ KAN 234 213 8.1% 6% 1.36 93% .327 .066
2009 26 MAJ KAN 634 576 8.2% 8% 1.02 91% .315 .157
2010 27 MAJ LAA 228 213 5.3% 5.7% 0.92 94% .258 .066
2010 27 MAJ KAN 373 349 5.1% 7.8% 0.66 92% .282 .135
2010  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ LAA/KAN 601 562 5.2% 7% 0.74 93% .273 .109
2011 28 MAJ LAA 536 475 10.8% 9% 1.21 90% .311 .087
2012 29 MAJ LAA 520 457 10.8% 11.3% 0.95 87% .271 .109
2013 30 A+ Inl 10 7 20% 10% 2.00 86% .200 .428
2013 30 MAJ OAK 180 159 10.6% 13.9% 0.76 84% .295 .139
2013 30 MAJ LAA 336 294 10.1% 6.5% 1.55 93% .258 .095
2013  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ OAK/LAA 516 453 10.3% 9.1% 1.13 90% .270 .111
2014 31 MAJ OAK 72 67 6.9% 11.1% 0.63 88% .298 .149
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Alberto Callaspo
3-Year Averages MAJ   522 461 10.5% 9.8% 1.08 89% .286 .097
Career MAJ   3316 2989 8.7% 8.7% 0.99 90% .289 .109

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2014 Stat Review for Alberto Callaspo    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.284 AVG
GOOD
88% Contact Rate
ELITE
.298 BABIP
AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.433 SLG
GOOD
.149 ISO
AVERAGE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.63 BB/K
GOOD
6.9% BB Rate
WEAK
11.1% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.766 OPS
GOOD
.333 OBP
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Best Matchups for Alberto Callaspo (by OPS, min 8 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Aaron Laffey WAS 9 4 1 2 0 0 0 .444 1.000 1.444
Trevor Cahill AZ 18 7 1 2 3 0 0 .389 .778 1.254
Luke Hochevar KC 8 4 0 2 2 1 0 .500 .625 1.225
Jesse Crain HOU 10 4 1 3 2 2 0 .400 .700 1.200
Dana Eveland NY-N 9 4 0 1 1 0 0 .444 .667 1.167
Brian Duensing MIN 13 5 1 1 3 0 0 .385 .615 1.115
Tommy Hunter BAL 13 7 0 0 1 0 0 .538 .538 1.110
Aaron Harang ATL 9 4 0 0 2 0 0 .444 .556 1.101
Brett Cecil TOR 16 7 1 2 0 1 0 .438 .688 1.099
Ervin Santana ATL 12 5 0 1 0 1 0 .417 .667 1.083

Worst Matchups for Alberto Callaspo (by OPS, min 8 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Scott Feldman HOU 16 2 0 2 0 0 0 .125 .125 .301
Felipe Paulino CHI-A 8 1 0 1 0 1 0 .125 .125 .250
Mike Pelfrey MIN 9 1 0 0 0 1 0 .111 .111 .222
Martin Perez TEX 9 1 0 0 0 1 0 .111 .111 .222
Neftali Feliz TEX 12 1 0 1 0 4 0 .083 .083 .167
Alex Cobb TB 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Garrett Richards ANA 9 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Sale CHI-A 9 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Josh Tomlin CLE 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
A.J. Griffin OAK 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Alberto Callaspo: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Callaspo will take on DH and bat seventh Tuesday versus the Indians.

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Callaspo is not in the lineup Monday night against the Indians, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

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Callaspo could play some games at first base in spring training, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

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Callaspo is in the lineup for Thursday's Game 5 of the ALDS.

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Callaspo was 4-for-5 with his ninth home run in Saturday's win over the Twins.

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Callaspo is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Twins, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports.

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Callaspo was 1-for-4 with a two-run bomb in Tuesday night's game against the Twins.

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Callaspo is not in the Athletics' lineup Thursday versus the Astros, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

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Callaspo is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays, Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports.

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Callaspo is out of the Athletics' lineup Saturday in Baltimore.

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Callaspo is out of the Athletics' lineup Tuesday against the Astros.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Callaspo still hasn't shown any signs of matching his production from 2009, but the Angels seem happy to accept his mediocre production at a low price, at least for the time being. He put up a .252/.331/.361 batting line with 10 homers, 55 runs, 53 RBI and four steals last year, and while a modest improvement on those numbers seems likely, a big leap would come as a major surprise. Callaspo's lone strong offensive skill, plate discipline, only helps fantasy owners in OBP leagues, and he really doesn't have much upside to speak of. The good news is that he's locked in as the Angels' starting third baseman, and won't be losing at-bats to Maicer Izturis anymore now that Izturis has moved on to Toronto.

2012

Callaspo posted a .605 OPS after a midseason trade to the Angels in 2010, but he performed much better at the plate last season, posting a career-high .366 OBP. He will open 2012 as the Angels' starting third baseman, but he may see a drop in playing time even after last year's improvement - Maicer Izturis will likely see most of his action at third, and Mark Trumbo may get a shot there as well in the wake of the Albert Pujols signing.

2011

Callaspo broke out for the Royals in 2009 with 73 RBI and a .813 OPS, but he struggled with the stick last season, especially following a midseason trade to the Angels. In 58 games with Los Angeles last season, Callaspo knocked in just 13 runs and posted a .605 OPS. Callaspo probably is not as good as he was two years ago, but he is not as bad as he was last season, either. Still, he offers little speed, and on an Angels team that lacks power, Callaspo could wind up being a utility player so the team can add some pop at third base.

2010

Callaspo burst onto the scene in 2009, hitting .300/.356/.457 with 11 home runs and 73 RBI. Although Callaspo is a major league-ready hitter, he is a defensive liability, and his role for 2010 in uncertain. Speculation around the organization late in the year suggested Callaspo would be the designated hitter in 2010 if Mike Aviles returned to form from Tommy John surgery. In the offseason, Callaspo was the center of trade talks and may be a strong bargaining chip for general manager Dayton Moore. In any event, Callaspo can be regarded as a solid second-base option in most leagues if he's able to secure regular playing time.

2009

Callaspo floundered for his first few months with the Royals. He started just 22 games at four different positions through the end of June, when he was served with a DUI and placed on the DL with an undisclosed injury. He returned in late August, and found regular playing time at second base with Mark Grudzielanek out. Callaspo hit .330/.371/.423 with five doubles and two triples from August 29 on, a span which included an 18-game hitting streak. The double-digit steal potential from earlier in his career seems to be gone, as he tried taking a base just three times in 2008. Grudzielanek will probably not return to the Royals in 2009, and the team may hand the reins to Callaspo, barring an offseason move. In that role, Callaspo should be able to maintain a high average while seeing time at both middle infield spots.

2008

Callaspo entered the 2007 season with plenty of upside as Arizona's utility man. Injuries to Chad Tracy and Orlando Hudson opened the door for him to see regular at-bats, but Callaspo flat-lined at the major league level after tearing up Triple-A pitching the previous season. Defensively, his glove is good enough to play second base, shortstop, third base and in the outfield. Even though he hit just .215 in 144 at-bats for the D-Backs, Callaspo maintained his reputation as a tough hitter to strike out, fanning just 14 times. With regular playing time, Callaspo could produce double-digit steals without hurting owners in batting average. A change of scenery may also do him well, as he'll compete for playing time around the infield with the Royals after being traded from Arizona.

2007

Being dealt to the D'backs, who are just as loaded in the infield as the Angels, didn't help Callaspo. He's a terrific judge of the strike zone (27:56 K:BB at Triple-A Tucson last year), with enough power to prevent pitchers from just pounding fastballs at him. He could start for 15-20 teams and lead off for half of those, but barring a trade, he'll be stuck as a fifth infielder.

2006

A Venezuelan signed in 2001, Callaspo has the defensive skills to play shortstop, but has been used at second base much of the time because of Erick Aybar. Callaspo, like Aybar, is a skilled contact hitter, owning a career average of .310, including a .316/.345/.448 line this year in Triple-A. He's not as fast as Aybar, but is very comparable in other ways. Callaspo is about six months ahead of Aybar developmentally, and could acquit himself well in the majors early in '06.

2005

Callaspo is one of the better infield prospects in the Anaheim system along with Eric Aybar. He rarely walks or strikes out and is a solid defender with average speed and doubles power. We'd like to see his walk rate increase a bit, but those minor-league doubles could turn into home runs in a year or two.

2004

Callaspo, 20, saw all of his action at low Single-A Cedar Rapids in 2003, hitting .327 in 514 AB while stealing 20 bases. Callaspo is one of the better infield prospects in the Anaheim system along with Eric Aybar.

2003

Callaspo is one of the better infield prospects in the Anaheim system along with Eric Aybar. A strong year at Class A could put him on a fast track for the majors.