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Shane Costa

33-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   DOB: 12/12/1981   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to a minor league contract with the Royals in December of 2009.

December 16, 2009  –  Shane Costa News

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The Royals agreed to a minor league deal with Costa on Wednesday, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Shane Costa 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 22 A WIL 121 492 443 69 136 31 20 4 7 59 9 3 32 43 0 6 11 .307 .364 .418 .782
2005 23 AA WIC 74 315 276 37 78 28 18 2 8 43 5 1 24 23 1 6 8 .283 .350 .449 .799
2005 23 AA WIC 44 191 167 21 46 17 12 0 5 27 3 0 14 10 1 4 5 .275 .342 .437 .779
2005 23 AAA OMA 4 16 16 1 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .188 .188 .250 .438
2005 23 MAJ KAN 27 88 81 13 19 4 2 0 2 7 0 0 5 11 1 0 1 .235 .287 .333 .621
2006 24 AA WIC 2 8 8 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .375 .375 .375 .750
2006 24 AAA OMA 52 224 199 35 68 26 12 4 10 30 4 0 13 25 3 2 7 .342 .398 .593 .991
2006 24 MAJ KAN 72 252 237 23 65 24 20 1 3 23 2 0 6 29 2 2 5 .274 .304 .405 .709
2007 25 AAA OMA 59 267 233 46 76 28 20 3 5 14 8 2 26 20 1 2 5 .326 .402 .502 .904
2007 25 MAJ KAN 55 109 103 13 23 7 6 1 0 12 0 1 5 23 0 1 0 .223 .257 .301 .558
2008 26 AAA OMA 75 328 292 42 86 31 21 0 10 42 11 2 28 39 3 4 1 .295 .354 .469 .823
2009 27 AAA OMA 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
2010 28 R SUR 11 41 36 8 13 4 3 0 1 6 2 0 3 5 0 2 0 .361 .390 .528 .918
2010 28 A WIL 2 9 9 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .111 .111 .444 .555
2010 28 AA NOR 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Career  (View All)     154 449 421 49 107 35 28 2 5 42 2 1 16 63 3 3 6 .254 .289 .366 .655

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Shane Costa: MLB Games Played By Position

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Shane Costa 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 22 A WIL 492 443 6.5% 8.7% 0.74 90% .328 .111
2005 23 AA WIC 315 276 7.6% 7.3% 1.04 92% .286 .166
2005 23 AA WIC 191 167 7.3% 5.2% 1.40 94% .270 .162
2005 23 AAA OMA 16 16 0% 6.3% 0.00 94% .200 .062
2005 23 MAJ KAN 88 81 5.7% 12.5% 0.45 86% .250 .098
2006 24 AA WIC 8 8 0% 12.5% 0.00 88% .429 .000
2006 24 AAA OMA 224 199 5.8% 11.2% 0.52 87% .354 .251
2006 24 MAJ KAN 252 237 2.4% 11.5% 0.21 88% .302 .131
2007 25 AAA OMA 267 233 9.7% 7.5% 1.30 91% .341 .176
2007 25 MAJ KAN 109 103 4.6% 21.1% 0.22 78% .288 .078
2008 26 AAA OMA 328 292 8.5% 11.9% 0.72 87% .313 .174
2009 27 AAA OMA 2 2 0% 0% 0.00 100% .500 .000
2010 28 R SUR 41 36 7.3% 12.2% 0.60 86% .400 .167
2010 28 A WIL 9 9 0% 22.2% 0.00 78% .000 .333
2010 28 AA NOR 3 3 0% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
Career     449 421 3.6% 14% 0.25 85% .289 .112

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Shane Costa: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Royals designated Costa for assignment on Sunday, the team's official site reports.

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Kansas City activated Costa from the 60-day DL on Friday.

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The Royals called Costa up Tuesday, only to place him on the Kansas City Star reports.

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Costa was optioned to Triple-A Omaha Friday, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Costa (sore knee) returned to game action on Tuesday, reaching base on a bunt single, the KC Star reports.

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Costa (sore knee) returned to workouts Sunday, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Costa is day-to-day with a bruised knee, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Costa signed a one-year deal with the Royals Wednesday, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Costa hit .223/.257/.301 in 55 games with the Royals in 2007. He hit .326/.402/.502 with five home runs in 59 games with Triple-A Omaha.

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Costa was called up from Triple-A Omaha Wednesday,the Royals' official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Shane Costa.

2009

Costa’s 2008 season ended with a finger injury in early July, limiting him to just 75 Triple-A Omaha games and may have cost him some major league at-bats later on in the season. He showed off his emerging power while at Omaha, hitting 10 home runs and 21 doubles in 292 at-bats, but his .469 slugging percentage was a three-year low. A crowded outfield blocks his path to the majors, and he should start the year at Triple-A for the third season in a row.

2008

After a decent, albeit brief, campaign with the Royals in 2006, Costa was forced back down to Triple-A because Mark Teahen crowded the Kansas City outfield. He batted well over .300 with an OBP over .400 while at Triple-A Omaha, but was unable to relay that into any kind success as a sporadic, reserve outfielder with the big club. Unfortunately, the Royals' outfield has become even more crowded since last spring, with the arrival of Jose Guillen and Joey Gathright's demonstration that he deserves an everyday job. This means it will take a couple of injuries or slip-ups for Costa to see any kind of playing time at the big league level.

2007

A hamstring injury all but wiped out Costa's hot April, in which he hit .317 with four doubles and three home runs. After a stint on the disabled list, his average and defense faltered, resulting in a trip down to Triple-A Omaha. He throttled Triple-A pitching and should be heavily in the mix for a starting job in the Royals outfield in 2007. He'll have plenty of competition and may be hindered by his sometimes scary play in center field, but he's certainly ready.

2006

Costa used a quick bat and heady play to reach the majors in 2005. He showed signs but just wasn't ready yet. His propensity for prolonged slumps could hound him, as may his inability to hit for much power despite a decent physique. If he rectifies those two things, he could have a decent Major League career. He'll try to win a major league job this spring.

2005

Unchallenged in rookie ball in his first year out of Cal State Fullerton, this 2003 second-round pick continued to shine, hitting .307 with 20 doubles and seven home runs in the Royals’ advanced Single-A team in Wilmington. Fast enough to play an adequate center field, Costa seems better suited to left, which means he’ll need to develop some more power. Scouts think he is capable.