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Stephen Drew

31-Year-Old Shortstop – New York Yankees

2014 Stats

AVG

.173

HR

6

RBI

21

R

16

SB

1

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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: YES   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:

Signed a one-year, $10 million deal with the Red Sox in May of 2014.

August 27, 2014  –  Stephen Drew News

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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 31 A GRE 3 9 8 1 3 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 .375 .444 .625 1.069
2014 31 AAA PAW 4 14 13 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 .154 .214 .231 .445
2014 31 MAJ NYY 22 73 66 5 11 7 5 0 2 10 0 0 6 17 0 1 0 .167 .233 .333 .566
2014 31 MAJ BOS 39 145 131 11 23 11 6 1 4 11 1 1 14 39 0 0 0 .176 .255 .328 .583
2014  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ NYY/BOS 61 218 197 16 34 18 11 1 6 21 1 1 20 56 0 1 0 .173 .248 .330 .578
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3-Year Averages     96 392 350 46 85 33 21 4 8 46 3 2 40 91 0 2 0 .243 .319 .394 .713
Career  (View All)     997 4,136 3,708 487 960 378 221 61 96 437 41 16 367 784 18 33 10 .259 .325 .429 .754

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Stephen Drew 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
Aug. 29 @Tor 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .173 .248 .330 .578
Aug. 28 @Det Did not play.
Aug. 27 @Det 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .169 .245 .323 .568
Aug. 26 @Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .169 .245 .323 .568
Aug. 25 @KC 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .173 .250 .330 .580
Aug. 24 CWS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .172 .251 .317 .568
Aug. 23 CWS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .172 .248 .317 .565
Aug. 22 CWS Did not play.
Aug. 21 Hou Did not play.
Aug. 20 Hou 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .173 .246 .319 .565
Aug. 19 Hou Did not play.
Aug. 17 @TB 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .170 .241 .302 .543
Aug. 16 @TB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .173 .241 .307 .548
Aug. 15 @TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .174 .242 .309 .551
Aug. 13 @Bal 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .172 .242 .310 .552
Aug. 12 @Bal Did not play.
Aug. 11 @Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .171 .242 .306 .548
Aug. 10 Cle 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .175 .247 .313 .560
Aug. 9 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .172 .246 .313 .559
Aug. 8 Cle 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .251 .321 .572
Aug. 7 Det 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .175 .253 .325 .578
Aug. 6 Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 .173 .253 .320 .573
Aug. 5 Det 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .177 .258 .327 .585
Aug. 4 Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .261 .331 .592
Aug. 3 @Bos 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .183 .266 .338 .604
Aug. 2 @Bos 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .260 .326 .586
Aug. 1 @Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .170 .248 .319 .567
Jul. 30 @Tex 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .255 .328 .583
Jul. 29 @Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .165 .248 .315 .563
Jul. 28 @Tex 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .169 .248 .323 .571
Last 7 Days 12 1 2 1 0 1 2 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .267 .500 .767
Last 14 Days 23 3 4 1 0 2 3 4 7 0 0 0 1 2 .174 .286 .478 .764
Last 30 Days 77 5 14 7 0 2 10 7 19 0 0 0 1 4 .182 .247 .351 .598

Stephen Drew: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 15 47
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
2014424001.095.143.334
2013153134190.196.340.585
2012868280.198.302.563

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014155126210.194.381.644
2013289449486.284.498.876
2012201305201.234.368.697

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014845371.202.381.665
2013230336356.283.491.859
2012106174160.198.349.638

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014113113140.150.292.512
2013212247320.222.392.687
2012181213121.238.348.668
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 31 A GRE 9 8 11.1% 44.4% 0.25 50% .750 .250
2014 31 AAA PAW 14 13 7.1% 35.7% 0.20 62% .250 .077
2014 31 MAJ NYY 73 66 8.2% 23.3% 0.35 74% .191 .166
2014 31 MAJ BOS 145 131 9.7% 26.9% 0.36 70% .216 .152
2014  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ NYY/BOS 218 197 9.2% 25.7% 0.36 72% .207 .157
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3-Year Averages     392 350 10.2% 23.2% 0.44 74% .307 .151
Career     4,136 3,708 8.9% 19% 0.47 79% .306 .170

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

Contact

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.173 AVG
TERRIBLE
72% Contact Rate
POOR
.207 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.330 SLG
TERRIBLE
.157 ISO
AVERAGE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.36 BB/K
WEAK
9.2% BB Rate
GOOD
25.7% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.578 OPS
TERRIBLE
.248 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

Drew lifted a solo home run off of James Shields as the Yankees defeated the Royals 8-1 Monday night.

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Drew is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

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Drew is out of the Yankees' lineup Saturday against the Rays, Newsday's Erik Boland reports.

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Drew is in the lineup Friday, playing second base and batting eighth for the Yankees, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

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The Red Sox traded Drew to the Yankees on Thursday for Kelly Johnson, ESPN's Buster Olney reports.

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Drew is not in the lineup Friday, the Boston Globe's Pete Abraham reports.

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Drew homered and knocked in two runs in Tuesday night's loss to Toronto. It was his second straight game with a homer.

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Drew had perhaps his best offensive game of the season Monday, going 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI.

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Drew did not play in Saturday's win over Kansas City.

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Drew is not in the lineup Saturday against the Astros, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

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Drew went 1-for-3 with a triple, a walk and two runs scored in Friday night's win over Houston.

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Drew is out of the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox.

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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.