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Stephen Drew

31-Year-Old Shortstop – Free Agent

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Drew had a nice bounce-back season in 2013 that should get him a multi-year offer. His percentages don't jump out, but his 13 homers and 67 RBI were among the best at his position, and his glove playe...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 190   DOB: 3/16/1983   BORN: Hahira, GA   COLLEGE: Florida State   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Stephen Drew Contract Information:

Extended a qualifying offer in Nov. 2013.

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Stephen Drew 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
2005 22 A Lan 38 175 149 33 58 29 16 3 10 39 1 1 26 25 0 0 0 .389 .486 .738 1.224
2005 22 AA TEN 27 113 101 11 22 9 5 0 4 13 2 3 12 24 0 0 0 .218 .301 .386 .687
2006 23 AAA TUC 83 383 342 55 97 32 16 3 13 51 3 3 33 50 1 7 0 .284 .340 .462 .802
2006 23 MAJ ARI 59 226 209 27 66 25 13 7 5 23 2 0 14 50 2 1 0 .316 .357 .517 .874
2007 24 MAJ ARI 150 619 543 60 129 44 28 4 12 60 9 0 60 100 5 8 3 .238 .313 .370 .683
2008 25 MAJ ARI 152 663 611 91 178 76 44 11 21 67 3 3 41 109 3 7 1 .291 .333 .502 .836
2009 26 AAA REN 2 9 9 0 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .556 .889
2009 26 MAJ ARI 135 595 533 71 139 53 29 12 12 65 5 1 49 87 5 7 1 .261 .320 .428 .748
2010 27 MAJ ARI 151 633 565 83 157 60 33 12 15 61 10 5 62 108 2 1 3 .278 .352 .458 .810
2011 28 MAJ ARI 86 354 321 44 81 31 21 5 5 45 4 4 30 74 1 1 1 .252 .317 .396 .713
2012 29 AA Mob 2 9 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 .200 .556 .200 .756
2012 29 AAA Ren 9 40 36 6 9 4 1 1 2 5 0 0 4 6 0 0 0 .250 .325 .500 .825
2012 29 MAJ OAK 39 172 152 21 38 10 5 0 5 16 1 1 18 41 0 2 0 .250 .326 .382 .708
2012 29 MAJ ARI 40 155 135 17 26 11 8 1 2 12 0 1 19 35 0 1 0 .193 .290 .311 .601
2012  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ OAK/ARI 79 327 287 38 64 21 13 1 7 28 1 2 37 76 0 3 0 .223 .309 .348 .657
2013 30 AA Por 6 23 20 1 4 3 2 0 1 4 0 0 2 4 0 1 0 .200 .261 .450 .711
2013 30 MAJ BOS 124 501 442 57 112 50 29 8 13 67 6 0 54 124 0 4 1 .253 .333 .443 .776
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Stephen Drew
3-Year Averages MAJ   96 392 350 46 85 33 21 4 8 46 3 2 40 91 0 2 0 .243 .319 .394 .713
Career  (View All) MAJ   936 3918 3511 471 926 360 210 60 90 416 40 15 347 728 18 32 10 .264 .329 .435 .764

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Stephen Drew: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 124
2012 75
2011 84
2010 147
2009 132 1

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Stephen Drew Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013153134190.196.340.585
2012868280.198.302.563
20118561171.224.376.671

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013289449486.284.498.876
2012201305201.234.368.697
2011236384283.263.403.728

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013230336356.283.491.859
2012106174160.198.349.638
2011172243253.221.378.661

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013212247320.222.392.687
2012181213121.238.348.668
2011149202201.289.416.772
Stephen Drew Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 22 A Lan 175 149 14.9% 14.3% 1.04 83% .421 .349
2005 22 AA TEN 113 101 10.6% 21.2% 0.50 76% .247 .168
2006 23 AAA TUC 383 342 8.6% 13.1% 0.66 85% .301 .178
2006 23 MAJ ARI 226 209 6.2% 22.1% 0.28 76% .396 .201
2007 24 MAJ ARI 619 543 9.7% 16.2% 0.60 82% .271 .132
2008 25 MAJ ARI 663 611 6.2% 16.4% 0.38 82% .326 .211
2009 26 AAA REN 9 9 0% 11.1% 0.00 89% .375 .223
2009 26 MAJ ARI 595 533 8.2% 14.6% 0.56 84% .293 .167
2010 27 MAJ ARI 633 565 9.8% 17.1% 0.57 81% .321 .180
2011 28 MAJ ARI 354 321 8.5% 20.9% 0.41 77% .314 .144
2012 29 AA Mob 9 5 44.4% 11.1% 4.00 80% .250 .000
2012 29 AAA Ren 40 36 10% 15% 0.67 83% .250 .250
2012 29 MAJ OAK 172 152 10.5% 23.8% 0.44 73% .311 .132
2012 29 MAJ ARI 155 135 12.3% 22.6% 0.54 74% .245 .118
2012  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ OAK/ARI 327 287 11.3% 23.2% 0.49 74% .279 .125
2013 30 AA Por 23 20 8.7% 17.4% 0.50 80% .200 .250
2013 30 MAJ BOS 501 442 10.8% 24.8% 0.44 72% .325 .190
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Stephen Drew
3-Year Averages MAJ   392 350 10.2% 23.2% 0.44 74% .307 .151
Career MAJ   3918 3511 8.9% 18.6% 0.48 79% .310 .171

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Stephen Drew (by OPS, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Wade LeBlanc ANA 12 7 2 3 0 2 0 .583 1.500 2.083
Ricky Nolasco MIN 24 12 3 4 1 4 0 .500 1.083 1.603
Scott Feldman HOU 9 4 1 4 2 3 0 .444 1.000 1.545
Jamey Wright LA 9 4 1 6 1 1 1 .444 .889 1.389
Bud Norris BAL 13 6 0 3 4 2 0 .462 .769 1.357
Chris Tillman BAL 9 3 1 3 2 2 0 .333 .889 1.343
Ryan Dempster BOS 13 6 1 5 0 4 0 .462 .769 1.269
John Ely BOS 10 4 0 0 2 2 0 .400 .700 1.200
Matt Cain SF 35 12 3 7 2 6 1 .343 .743 1.121
Mark Buehrle TOR 11 4 1 2 1 1 0 .364 .636 1.053

Worst Matchups for Stephen Drew (by OPS, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Adam Wainwright STL 19 2 0 0 2 5 0 .105 .158 .348
Yovani Gallardo MIL 16 2 0 0 2 8 0 .125 .125 .347
Johnny Cueto CIN 9 1 0 1 1 3 0 .111 .111 .311
Aaron Harang ATL 14 2 0 0 0 2 0 .143 .143 .286
Justin Masterson CLE 10 1 0 0 1 2 0 .100 .100 .282
Jason Vargas KC 9 1 0 0 0 2 0 .111 .111 .222
Clayton Kershaw LA 17 1 0 0 1 8 0 .059 .059 .217
Tim Stauffer SD 11 1 0 0 0 4 0 .091 .091 .182
Sean Marshall CIN 13 1 0 0 0 2 0 .077 .077 .154
David Price TB 10 0 0 0 1 5 0 .000 .000 .091

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Stephen Drew: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Red Sox have not engaged in substantive talks with Drew since the opening of training camp, WEEI.com reports.

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The Yankees say they still aren't interested in Drew, according to the New York Post.

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The Red Sox now have the financial flexibility to sign Drew due to Ryan Dempster's decision not to pitch in 2014, WEEI.com reports. Dempster is expected to placed on the MLB restricted list, which will free up $13.25 million on Boston's payroll.

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The Mets have remained in contact with Drew, though a significant gap remains between the two camps in both years and dollar value, Long Island Newsday reports.

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Drew has received a two-year contract offer from Boston at some point during the offseason, according to a source, ESPN.com reports.

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The Mets have extended a contract offer to Drew, WFAN's Mike Francesa reported on his radio show Tuesday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Drew started the year still rehabbing his ankle after a gruesome injury suffered in a slide at home plate in 2011. After struggling to hit after his return in late June, the Diamondbacks sent him to the A's, who were very much in need of a shortstop. He had a few big hits for the A's, but really did not hit well for them either. The A's opted not to exercise Drew's $10 million dollar option, making him a free agent. The Red Sox signed Drew to a one-year deal in December. He is a tough guy to project as he has shown some nice flashes during stretches of his career, but he's played in just 165 games over the last two seasons. Drew appeared to be settling in again in September for the A's as he hit .275/.342/.451 with five homers and 14 RBI over 26 games, numbers on par with his last full healthy season in 2010 (.278/.352/.458) with Arizona.

2012

A gruesome injury in July turned out to be a season-ending fractured ankle for Drew, and the D-Backs' offensive production at shortstop suffered the rest of the way. His numbers were down across the board before the injury and it may have been the byproduct of an abdominal strain that slowed him down during spring training. Whether that injury was related to the groin woes that slowed him last season is unclear, but Drew had surgery to repair a sports hernia in October and was unable to run or participate in baseball activities at press time. Watch his progress closely during spring training, as Drew should come at a discount on draft day and would be worth the risk as he's playing for a long-term contract in 2012. His combination of power and speed remains intriguing as he heads into his age-29 season.

2011

For the second consecutive season, Drew improved his walk rate (10 percent) and returned to his form of being the upper-tier fantasy shortstop that he was in 2008 when he swatted 21 homers. Still in his peak at age 28, Drew may never become the elite offensive force many projected him to be as a top prospect, but he's an above-average hitter with an ability to handle shortstop better than most at his position. Considering that he hit 11 homers in 267 at-bats after the All-Star break, we wouldn't be shocked by a 20-25 homer campaign, and his seemingly undeserved "bust" label should keep the acquisition price low on draft day.

2010

Nearly 10 percent of Drew's flyballs landed in the bleachers when he hit 21 homers in 2008, but that number shrunk to 6.3 percent last season and resulted in a power outage to the tune of 12 long balls. At 27, Drew is entering his prime and it wouldn't be all that surprising to see him push his way back into the 15-20 homer range on the strength of an improving eye at the plate. The D-Backs continue to move him around in their lineup, despite the fact that he's been very productive when given the chance to lead off. Other than his continuing struggles against left-handed pitching (.200/.237/.336, 8:26 BB:K in 140 at-bats), there's still plenty to like here even after a disappointing 2009 campaign. Drew still has the tools to firmly entrench himself as a top-10 option at shortstop.

2009

In a classic case where the numbers don't tell the entire story, Drew emerged as a consistently productive option in the leadoff spot for manager Bob Melvin. Atop the Arizona lineup, Drew maintained a .313/.361/.528 line with 11 homers and 39 RBI in 335 at-bats when deployed from the leadoff spot. The power surge is definitely encouraging, while the only lingering questions that Drew needs to answer will focus on his plate discipline, as his walk rate tumbled down to six percent after he walked 10 percent of the time in 2007. He'll never be a regular thief on the basepaths, but 20-homer power with double-digit steals potential in the middle infield should peak plenty of interest at the draft table.

2008

Across the board, Drew fell well short of expectations in 2007. Prior to the All-Star break, he went deep just four times (76.5 AB/HR), before settling in and driving the ball out of the yard more frequently in the second half (29.6 AB/HR). The dip in batting average was expected -- albeit to a much lesser extent than the eventual results -- after he hit .316 during the final two of months of 2006. Drew's .271 BABIP mark is a good indication that he'll be able to bounce back, after posting an equally fluky .396 mark during his rookie season. If the second half power rate is carries into 2008, look for 15-20 homers and double-digit steals with the potential for improvements in RBI, especially if he's able to bat sixth or seventh, where he enjoyed of most his success last season.

2007

As nice as the batting average and power were, Drew's strikeout rate and K:BB changed dramatically when he moved from Triple-A to the majors. That's a sign that he was overmatched, and may not sustain the .314 AVG. Even at .270, he brings enough power to be a good fantasy shortstop, with 100-run and 100-RBI potential in a good D'backs lineup.

2006

A first-rounder in the 2004 draft, Drew finally signed in May 2005 and kicked off his pro career with guns blazing in the high-A Cal League. He was a bit less impressive in a brief, injury-marred Double-A stint, but put up great numbers again in the Arizona Fall League. With a strong spring, Drew could be the Opening Day starter at shortstop for Arizona, but he might not be ready that quickly. In an ideal world, the Diamondbacks would let Drew start the year at Double-A and then call him up before September. It'll be very interesting to see which super-prospect Arizona moves from shortstop first, Drew or Justin Upton. Drew can settle that question by nailing down a regular job by yearend.

2005

Drew was Arizona's top pick in the 2004 draft, but has neither signed with the Diamondbacks nor re-enrolled at Florida State. If Arizona does sign him before the 2005 draft, there's a slim chance he could see major league action this year, although he probably wouldn't be ready. Still, he's a five-tool prospect, so hang onto him in your keeper league for now.

2004

The brother of Braves’ outfielder, J.D. Drew, he’s a five-tool athlete with power potential and outstanding defensive instincts. May not be suitable as a major league shortstop, and scouts question whether he’s hungry enough to excel in the pros. He's a Scott Boras client, which will make him very difficult to sign.