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Chris Denorfia

35-Year-Old Outfielder – Chicago Cubs

2015 Stats

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.280

HR

1

RBI

14

R

11

SB

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Denorfia joined the Mariners at the trade deadline last season but did next to nothing after leaving San Diego. He hit .195 with a .573 OPS with the Mariners and lost playing time down the stretch. He...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 185   DOB: 7/15/1980   BORN: Bristol, CT   COLLEGE: Wheaton (MA)   DRAFTED: 19th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Chris Denorfia Contract Information:

Signed one-year, $2.5 million deal with Cubs in December 2014.

July 19, 2015  –  Chris Denorfia News

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Chris Denorfia 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 23 A POT 75 321 269 52 84 33 18 4 11 51 10 6 48 66 1 2 1 .312 .416 .532 .948
2004 23 AA CHA 61 256 221 30 55 18 10 2 6 27 5 2 30 42 3 1 1 .249 .340 .394 .734
2005 24 AA CHA 46 209 188 40 62 27 17 3 7 26 4 3 17 38 2 0 2 .330 .391 .564 .955
2005 24 AAA LOU 90 374 323 50 100 31 12 6 13 61 8 3 41 54 3 3 4 .310 .391 .505 .896
2005 24 MAJ CIN 18 44 38 8 10 4 3 0 1 2 1 0 6 9 0 0 0 .263 .364 .421 .785
2006 25 AAA LOU 83 353 312 46 109 27 19 1 7 45 15 1 34 41 1 5 1 .349 .409 .484 .893
2006 25 MAJ CIN 49 120 106 14 29 7 6 0 1 7 1 1 11 21 2 0 1 .274 .347 .358 .706
2008 27 A STO 1 4 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .750 .750 .750 1.500
2008 27 AAA SAC 45 204 189 34 57 16 13 1 2 20 5 4 12 31 2 1 0 .302 .342 .413 .755
2008 27 MAJ OAK 29 71 62 10 18 4 3 0 1 9 2 0 6 16 2 0 1 .290 .362 .387 .749
2009 28 AAA SAC 107 474 432 62 117 32 18 5 9 49 15 6 31 52 4 6 1 .271 .317 .398 .715
2009 28 MAJ OAK 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2010 29 AAA POR 34 134 121 17 37 16 10 4 2 12 7 1 12 18 1 0 0 .306 .368 .504 .872
2010 29 MAJ SDG 99 317 284 41 77 26 15 2 9 36 8 4 27 51 1 3 2 .271 .335 .433 .769
2011 30 A+ LAK 2 6 6 1 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .667 .667 .833 1.500
2011 30 AAA TUC 7 20 17 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 .118 .250 .176 .426
2011 30 MAJ SD 111 340 307 38 85 20 13 2 5 19 11 6 28 49 2 2 1 .277 .337 .381 .718
2012 31 MAJ SD 130 382 348 56 102 33 19 6 8 36 13 5 27 52 2 3 2 .293 .345 .451 .796
2013 32 MAJ SD 144 520 473 67 132 33 21 2 10 47 11 0 42 84 0 4 1 .279 .337 .395 .732
2014 33 MAJ SD 89 268 248 25 60 14 10 3 1 16 8 1 18 51 2 0 0 .242 .293 .319 .612
2014 33 MAJ SEA 32 90 82 11 16 5 2 1 2 5 1 2 7 19 0 1 0 .195 .256 .317 .573
2014  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ SD/SEA 121 358 330 36 76 19 12 4 3 21 9 3 25 70 2 1 0 .230 .284 .318 .602
2015 34 A MYR 2 5 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 .333 .600 .667 1.267
2015 34 AA TEN 2 8 6 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 .167 .250 .333 .583
2015 34 MAJ CHC 58 154 143 11 40 9 8 0 1 14 0 1 7 32 2 1 1 .280 .316 .357 .673
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3-Year Averages     131 418 383 53 103 28 17 4 7 34 11 2 31 68 1 2 1 .269 .324 .389 .713
Career  (View All)     763 2,308 2,093 282 569 155 100 16 39 192 56 20 179 384 13 14 9 .272 .330 .391 .721

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Chris Denorfia 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
Aug. 2 @Mil Did not play.
Aug. 1 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .316 .357 .673
Jul. 31 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .318 .359 .677
Jul. 30 @Mil 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .320 .362 .682
Jul. 29 Col 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .324 .367 .691
Jul. 28 Col 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .324 .367 .691
Jul. 27 Col 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .333 .378 .711
Jul. 26 Phi 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .329 .374 .703
Jul. 25 Phi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .333 .380 .713
Jul. 24 Phi 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .341 .389 .730
Jul. 22 @Cin 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .336 .384 .720
Jul. 22 @Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .336 .377 .713
Jul. 21 @Cin 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .305 .346 .390 .736
Jul. 20 @Cin Did not play.
Jul. 19 @Atl Did not play.
Jul. 18 @Atl 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .310 .352 .397 .749
Jul. 17 @Atl 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .339 .381 .720
Jul. 12 CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .342 .384 .726
Jul. 11 CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .315 .353 .398 .751
Jul. 10 CWS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .317 .357 .404 .761
Jul. 8 StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .320 .355 .408 .763
Jul. 7 StL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .324 .358 .412 .770
Jul. 7 StL 4 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .330 .364 .420 .784
Jul. 6 StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .323 .353 .417 .770
Jul. 5 Mia 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .326 .356 .421 .777
Jul. 4 Mia 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .319 .350 .404 .754
Jul. 3 Mia 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .319 .351 .407 .758
Jul. 2 @NYM 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .322 .355 .414 .769
Jul. 1 @NYM 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .325 .360 .422 .782
Jun. 30 @NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .317 .352 .415 .767
Last 7 Days 12 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .334
Last 14 Days 27 2 4 1 0 0 3 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 .148 .148 .185 .333
Last 30 Days 65 5 14 3 0 0 6 3 16 0 0 0 0 0 .215 .250 .262 .512

Chris Denorfia: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 43 24 5 16
2014 101 33 14 76 1
2013 139 58 41 97 1
2012 118 53 9 79
2011 96 34 15 62
2010 92 44 50 18
2009 3 1 1 1

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Chris Denorfia Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015454050.244.333.653
201415018185.220.300.587
2013190309264.284.479.834

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015987190.296.367.681
2014180182134.239.333.615
2013283371217.276.339.663

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015673050.269.313.629
2014144110115.208.243.498
2013249336296.301.418.765

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015768190.289.395.711
2014186253104.247.376.682
2013224344185.254.371.696
Chris Denorfia 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 23 A POT 321 269 15% 20.6% 0.73 75% .380 .220
2004 23 AA CHA 256 221 11.7% 16.4% 0.71 81% .283 .145
2005 24 AA CHA 209 188 8.1% 18.2% 0.45 80% .385 .234
2005 24 AAA LOU 374 323 11% 14.4% 0.76 83% .340 .195
2005 24 MAJ CIN 44 38 13.6% 20.5% 0.67 76% .321 .158
2006 25 AAA LOU 353 312 9.6% 11.6% 0.83 87% .386 .135
2006 25 MAJ CIN 120 106 9.2% 17.5% 0.52 80% .333 .084
2008 27 A STO 4 4 0% 25% 0.00 75% 1.000 .000
2008 27 AAA SAC 204 189 5.9% 15.2% 0.39 84% .353 .111
2008 27 MAJ OAK 71 62 8.5% 22.5% 0.38 74% .378 .097
2009 28 AAA SAC 474 432 6.5% 11% 0.60 88% .291 .127
2009 28 MAJ OAK 2 2 0% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2010 29 AAA POR 134 121 9% 13.4% 0.67 85% .347 .198
2010 29 MAJ SDG 317 284 8.5% 16.1% 0.53 82% .304 .162
2011 30 A+ LAK 6 6 0% 16.7% 0.00 83% .800 .166
2011 30 AAA TUC 20 17 15% 20% 0.75 76% .154 .058
2011 30 MAJ SD 340 307 8.2% 14.4% 0.57 84% .316 .104
2012 31 MAJ SD 382 348 7.1% 13.6% 0.52 85% .326 .158
2013 32 MAJ SD 520 473 8.1% 16.2% 0.50 82% .322 .116
2014 33 MAJ SD 268 248 6.7% 19% 0.35 79% .301 .077
2014 33 MAJ SEA 90 82 7.8% 21.1% 0.37 77% .230 .122
2014  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ SD/SEA 358 330 7% 19.6% 0.36 79% .284 .088
2015 34 A MYR 5 3 20% 20% 1.00 67% .500 .334
2015 34 AA TEN 8 6 12.5% 25% 0.50 67% .250 .166
2015 34 MAJ CHC 154 143 4.5% 20.8% 0.22 78% .355 .077
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3-Year Averages     418 383 7.4% 16.3% 0.46 82% .312 .120
Career     2,308 2,093 7.8% 16.6% 0.47 82% .317 .119

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2015 Stat Review for Chris Denorfia    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.280 AVG
GOOD
78% Contact Rate
WEAK
.355 BABIP
HIGH
Power

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.357 SLG
POOR
.077 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.22 BB/K
TERRIBLE
4.5% BB Rate
POOR
20.8% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.673 OPS
POOR
.316 OBP
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Chris Denorfia: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Denorfia is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.

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With Jorge Soler (ankle) due back Sunday, Denorfia's days as an everyday outfielder may be numbered.

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Denorfia went 2-for-5 with his first homer of the year, four RBI and two runs in Wednesday's rout of the Indians.

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Denorfia is out of Thursday's lineup against the Reds.

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Denorfia will start in right field Sunday against the Nationals.

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Denorfia (hamstring) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Sunday.

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Denorfia (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Tennessee on Thursday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports.

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Denorfia (hamstring) remains sidelined but is getting closer to returning to action, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports.

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Denorfia (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day DL on Tuesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Denorfia (hamstring) will be placed on the DL, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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The Cubs confirmed that Denorfia was removed from Monday's game after aggravating a hamstring injury, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Beginning the season in a strict platoon in right field with Will Venable, Denorfia eventually filled in where needed in an outfield beset by injuries, racking up a career-high 473 at-bats in the process. He responded with a 10-homer, 11-steal campaign, as well as relatively-even splits against right- and left-handers, though nine of his long balls came against southpaws in nearly 100 fewer plate appearances. Three consecutive years with double-digit swipes should aid those in NL-only leagues, but in a completely-healthy outfield, Denorfia is slated to split reps in right with Venable once again.

2013

Denorfia, at this point in his career, is best used as a right-handed bat that excels against lefty pitching. For his career he has hit .317/.381/.451 against southpaws. The Padres did not take advantage of this in 2012 as Denorfia saw almost equal plate appearances against righties as he did lefties. One area where he quietly helps owners is with his speed as Denorfia has stolen 24 bases over the last two seasons. In 2013, he'll likely be of most help to owners in deeper leagues or NL-only formats.

2012

Denorfia is a solid bench player and makes for a good 4th outfielder on any major league roster. However, his upside in fantasy is very limited as he has neither the power nor the speed to make a significant impact. He's got only 23 stolen bases on the major league level, has a below-average .124 ISO, and a career slash line of .275/.342/.399. He could work his way into an outfield platoon in 2012, but with the acquisition of Carlos Quentin, he's going to have to wait for a significant injury before getting much of an opportunity.

2011

Denorfia started 2010 at Triple-A Portland, where he put up good numbers (.306/.368/.504), before a series of injuries to the Padres' outfield corps landed him a starting job. From the start of July through the end of August, he was great, hitting nine homers with 25 RBI, four steals and a .291 batting average. After that, his production fell off as he dealt with hamstring and back issues. Overall, he can hit for decent average, but doesn't have much power or speed to speak of. With everyone back and healthy, it's uncertain what role Denorfia will have going into 2011.

2009

Denorfia began the year in a platoon with Ryan Sweeney as the A's starting center fielder but a back injury sidelined him and resulted in spending most of the year at Triple-A Sacramento. He could re-emerge this spring as a platoon candidate with Sweeney again.

2008

Denorfia missed the entire 2007 season due to a torn elbow ligament, but the A's traded for him in late April in hopes that he'll be a bench option in 2008. Given the A's outfield problems at times in 2007, Denorfia figures to get a look at occasional playing time at some point this season.

2007

Denorfia clearly has nothing left to prove at the minor league level, but can he handle an everyday major league job? Until Ken Griffey Jr.'s next traumatic injury, Denorfia isn't going to get that shot. Even when Griffey and Ryan Freel were hurt last year, Denorfia still wasn't a lock to play, having to share time with the likes of Norris Hopper, Dewayne Wise and Todd Hollandsworth until the final two weeks of the season. Reds manager Jerry Narron has expressed his appreciation of Hopper's game over the offseason, so while statistically Denorfia seems to be the best fourth outfielder candidate, he's still going to have to beat out Hopper and now Bubba Crosby. If he were to get regular playing time, expect him to hit for average and contribute some speed, but not much power.

2006

The Reds often compare Denorfia to Brady Clark, who came up through their system before eventually finding his way into the Brewers starting lineup. He had an awfully good year in the Reds farm system, hitting for average and a little power, stealing a few bags, all while playing good defense. He can play a credible center field, an important consideration given that as the fourth outfielder, he'll need to spell Ken Griffey Jr. occasionally.