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George Kottaras

31-Year-Old Catcher – Toronto Blue Jays

2014 Stats

AVG

.233

HR

3

RBI

5

R

4

SB

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

As the backup to a healthy Salvador Perez, Kottaras saw very little work during the 2013 season. He appeared in just 46 games, saw 126 plate appearances and contributed very little, batting just .180 ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 202   DOB: 5/16/1983   BORN: Toronto, ON Canada   COLLEGE: Connors State (OK) JC   DRAFTED: 20th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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George Kottaras Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Indians in March of 2014.

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George Kottaras 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 A FOR 78 326 271 40 84 26 18 1 7 46 0 0 51 41 1 3 0 .310 .415 .461 .876
2005 22 A LAK 91 387 337 54 102 38 29 0 9 50 2 1 50 60 0 0 0 .303 .390 .469 .859
2005 22 AA MOB 29 121 101 16 29 9 7 0 2 15 0 0 19 23 0 1 0 .287 .397 .416 .813
2006 23 AA MOB 77 309 256 40 71 28 19 1 8 33 0 1 50 68 0 2 1 .277 .395 .453 .848
2006 23 AAA POR 33 133 119 14 25 13 10 1 2 17 0 0 12 30 0 1 1 .210 .286 .361 .647
2007 24 AAA PAW 87 334 294 32 71 31 22 0 9 39 1 1 32 71 2 4 2 .241 .316 .408 .724
2008 25 AAA PAW 107 462 395 63 96 40 18 0 22 65 0 0 64 110 0 2 1 .243 .348 .456 .804
2008 25 MAJ BOS 3 5 5 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .200 .200 .400 .600
2009 26 AAA PAW 10 30 24 1 7 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 0 0 0 .292 .433 .417 .850
2009 26 MAJ BOS 45 107 93 15 22 12 11 0 1 10 0 0 11 25 0 3 0 .237 .308 .387 .696
2010 27 MAJ MIL 67 250 212 24 43 22 12 1 9 26 2 0 33 44 1 4 0 .203 .305 .396 .701
2011 28 AAA NAS 29 118 102 19 35 13 8 1 4 21 0 1 16 29 0 0 0 .343 .432 .559 .991
2011 28 MAJ MIL 49 123 111 15 28 12 6 1 5 17 0 1 10 26 1 1 0 .252 .311 .459 .770
2012 29 MAJ MIL 58 116 86 10 18 7 4 0 3 12 0 0 29 24 1 0 0 .209 .409 .360 .769
2012 29 MAJ OAK 27 93 85 10 18 9 2 1 6 19 0 0 8 24 0 0 0 .212 .280 .471 .751
2012  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ MIL/OAK 85 209 171 20 36 16 6 1 9 31 0 0 37 48 1 0 0 .211 .351 .415 .766
2013 30 MAJ KC 46 126 100 13 18 9 4 0 5 12 1 0 24 42 0 0 2 .180 .349 .370 .719
2014 31 AAA BUF 13 49 42 6 11 4 1 0 3 8 0 0 7 14 0 0 0 .262 .367 .500 .867
2014 31 AAA COL 14 47 42 4 5 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 4 18 1 0 0 .119 .196 .190 .386
2014 31 MAJ TOR 4 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200
2014 31 MAJ CLE 10 27 21 4 6 3 0 0 3 4 0 0 4 11 1 1 0 .286 .385 .714 1.099
2014 31 MAJ STL 4 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .533
2014  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ TOR/CLE/STL 18 38 30 4 7 3 0 0 3 5 0 0 6 16 1 1 0 .233 .351 .533 .885
3-Year Averages     60 150 127 16 27 11 5 0 6 20 0 0 23 38 0 0 0 .213 .333 .394 .727
Career  (View All)     313 858 722 92 155 75 40 3 32 101 3 1 121 203 4 9 2 .215 .326 .411 .737

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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George Kottaras Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 28 Bal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .355 .600 .955
Sep. 27 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 26 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 25 Sea 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .355 .600 .955
Sep. 24 Sea Did not play.
Sep. 23 Sea Did not play.
Sep. 22 Sea Did not play.
Sep. 21 @NYY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .357 .652 1.009
Sep. 20 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 19 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 18 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 17 @Bal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .370 .682 1.052
Sep. 16 @Bal Did not play.
Sep. 15 @Bal Did not play.
Sep. 14 TB Did not play.
Sep. 13 TB Did not play.
Sep. 12 TB Did not play.
Sep. 10 ChC Did not play.
Sep. 9 ChC Did not play.
Sep. 8 ChC Did not play.
Sep. 7 @Bos Did not play.
Sep. 6 @Bos Did not play.
Sep. 5 @Bos Did not play.
Sep. 4 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 3 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 2 @TB Did not play.
Aug. 31 NYY Did not play.
Aug. 30 NYY Did not play.
Aug. 29 NYY Did not play.
Aug. 27 Bos Did not play.
Last 7 Days 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Last 14 Days 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200
Last 30 Days 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200

George Kottaras: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 15
2013 39
2012 54 6 1
2011 36
2010 61 2 1 1
2009 39 1 2

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George Kottaras Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201450000.000.000.000
2013142030.143.214.614
2012262040.231.308.736

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014254350.280.6401.046
20138611591.186.395.735
2012145189270.207.434.770

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014183220.278.6111.046
20135010341.220.440.811
201279114150.228.418.795

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014121130.167.417.631
2013503280.140.300.628
20129295160.196.413.740
George Kottaras 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 A FOR 326 271 15.6% 12.6% 1.24 85% .345 .151
2005 22 A LAK 387 337 12.9% 15.5% 0.83 82% .347 .166
2005 22 AA MOB 121 101 15.7% 19% 0.83 77% .355 .129
2006 23 AA MOB 309 256 16.2% 22% 0.74 73% .350 .176
2006 23 AAA POR 133 119 9% 22.6% 0.40 75% .264 .151
2007 24 AAA PAW 334 294 9.6% 21.3% 0.45 76% .290 .167
2008 25 AAA PAW 462 395 13.9% 23.8% 0.58 72% .281 .213
2008 25 MAJ BOS 5 5 0% 40% 0.00 60% .333 .200
2009 26 AAA PAW 30 24 20% 20% 1.00 75% .389 .125
2009 26 MAJ BOS 107 93 10.3% 23.4% 0.44 73% .313 .150
2010 27 MAJ MIL 250 212 13.2% 17.6% 0.75 79% .214 .193
2011 28 AAA NAS 118 102 13.6% 24.6% 0.55 72% .449 .216
2011 28 MAJ MIL 123 111 8.1% 21.1% 0.38 77% .288 .207
2012 29 MAJ MIL 116 86 25% 20.7% 1.21 72% .254 .151
2012 29 MAJ OAK 93 85 8.6% 25.8% 0.33 72% .218 .259
2012  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ MIL/OAK 209 171 17.7% 23% 0.77 72% .237 .204
2013 30 MAJ KC 126 100 19% 33.3% 0.57 58% .245 .190
2014 31 AAA BUF 49 42 14.3% 28.6% 0.50 67% .320 .238
2014 31 AAA COL 47 42 8.5% 38.3% 0.22 57% .174 .071
2014 31 MAJ TOR 5 4 20% 60% 0.33 25% .000 .000
2014 31 MAJ CLE 27 21 14.8% 40.7% 0.36 48% .429 .428
2014 31 MAJ STL 6 5 16.7% 33.3% 0.50 60% .333 .000
2014  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ TOR/CLE/STL 38 30 15.8% 42.1% 0.38 47% .364 .300
3-Year Averages     150 127 15.3% 25.3% 0.61 70% .253 .181
Career     858 722 14.1% 23.7% 0.60 72% .253 .196

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

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

Contact

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.233 AVG
POOR
47% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.364 BABIP
HIGH
Power

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.533 SLG
ELITE
.300 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.38 BB/K
WEAK
15.8% BB Rate
ELITE
42.1% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.885 OPS
ELITE
.351 OBP
GOOD

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George Kottaras: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kottaras was signed by the Blue Jays on Aug. 7 and has reported to Triple-A Buffalo, where he's 1-for-6 with a walk and four strikeouts so far with the Bisons.

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The Cardinals have requested outright release waivers on Kottaras.

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The Cardinals designated Kottaras for assignment Saturday.

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Kottaras will catch and bat seventh Saturday against the Dodgers.

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Kottaras was claimed by the Cardinals on Friday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

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Kottaras was designated for assignment by the Indians on Monday.

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Kottaras went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Saturday's game against the Royals.

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Kottaras has been recalled by the Indians, Zack Meisel of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports.

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Kottaras has accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Columbus, the Plain Dealer's Paul Hoynes reports.

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Kottaras was designated for assignment by the Indians on Tuesday, Nick Camino of WTAM 1100 reports.

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Kottaras provided two solo home runs in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the White Sox.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

The A's dealt for Kottaras in August to strengthen their catcher position and add a left-handed bat to the lineup to share time with the right-handed Derek Norris. Kottaras did not do much in his stint with the A's, but managed to hit six homers in only 85 at-bats. With Oakland trading for John Jaso, Kottaras may spend much of the season at Triple-A. Kottaras has shown the ability to hit for power and draw walks over the course of his career, which could be enough to land him a backup job elsewhere.

2012

Kottaras hit .252/.311/.459 in a backup catcher role in 2011. He'll likely have that same role for the Brewers in 2012 and likely will work as the personal catcher for left-hander Randy Wolf after sewing up that gig last season. The limited playing time makes Kottaras a bottom-tier filler for those in very deep NL-only leagues that require two catchers.

2011

Kottaras was signed to back up Gregg Zaun in 2010, but was forced into more action when Zaun's season ended in May due to an injury. Kottaras hit .203/.305/.396 in 2010, showing good patience and power, but was not good defensively behind the plate. He'll try to win a backup catching spot in spring training, but the more defensively sound Wil Nieves seems like the better bet to work as the No. 2 backstop behind Jonathan Lucroy.

2010

Kottaras served as Boston's backup catcher until the club acquired Victor Martinez at the trade deadline, dropping him to third string. The Red Sox released him after the season and he hooked on with Milwaukee. The Brewers also added Gregg Zaun, presumably to start, after choosing not to offer arbitration to Jason Kendall. Kottaras, who has some pop from the left side of the plate, will serve as Zaun's backup until prospects Jonathan Lucroy or Angel Salome are ready for the big leagues.

2009

Kottaras belted a career-high 22 homers for Triple-A Pawtucket, showing he has a bat, but his defensive skills are lagging. Even with so much uncertainty surrounding Boston's catching situation, Kottaras still is not viewed as an option. He's out of options and will need to clear waivers for the organization to get him back to Pawtucket. He tops out as a backup major league catcher, but the defense will limit his opportunities.

2008

Kottaras did little to distinguish himself for Triple-A Pawtucket in 2007, but enters the 2008 season with a real chance of being Boston's backup catcher. He's not the best catching prospect in the organization, but he's the closest to the majors in the system. His experience at catching a knuckler helps if Tim Wakefield remains in the starting rotation.

2007

Kottaras was the booty the Red Sox scored from San Diego in the David Wells deal. The Padres' No. 2 prospect rated by Baseball America began the season at Double-A Mobile and was promoted to Triple-A Portland in the PCL, where he struggled at the plate. It wasn’t surprising, since the catcher had to focus on learning a new group of pitchers. He's got some pop and excellent plate discipline, though you wouldn't be able to tell that from his stint in Portland. For Boston, an organization bereft of catching prospects, Kottaras will probably begin the season at Triple-A Pawtucket. He's got experience catching a knuckler (Steve Sparks), so he could be an option to back up Jason Varitek at the major league level and catch Tim Wakefield if need be.

2006

Kottaras did well in his first Double-A exposure, solidifying his status as one of the top catching prospects around. He drew strong words of praise from the Padres brass during spring training, including favorable comparisons to Jason Kendall. Expect to see Kottaras in the majors late in 2006.

2005

A 20th round pick in 2002, the young Canadian has a long ways to go, not playing much in the way of serious ball before going to junior college He's considered a serious defensive catching prospect and managed to post a solid .310/.415/.461 performance in low Single-A last season. The organization has some quality defensive receivers already and his bat may get him some attention if it continues to develop at high Single-A Lake Elsinore in 2005