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Hank Conger

27-Year-Old Catcher – Houston Astros

2015 Stats

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.143

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1

RBI

2

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1

SB

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Conger was long thought to be the catcher of the future in the Angels' system after being selected in the first round of the 2006 draft, but the 27-year-old never quite put it together offensively as ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 220   DOB: 1/29/1988   BORN: Federal Way, WA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Hank Conger Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $1.075 million deal with Houston in January of 2015, avoiding arbitration.

April 13, 2015  –  Hank Conger News

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Conger hit a two-run homer Sunday to send the Astros to a 6-4 win in 14 innings against the Rangers.

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Hank Conger 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
2007 19 R AZL 3 15 15 2 4 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .267 .267 .333 .600
2007 19 A CED 84 311 290 33 84 31 20 0 11 48 9 4 21 48 0 0 0 .290 .336 .472 .808
2008 20 A RAN 73 315 294 47 89 35 20 2 13 75 2 1 14 55 0 7 0 .303 .333 .517 .850
2009 21 AA ARK 122 520 454 61 135 34 20 3 11 68 4 2 55 67 3 6 2 .297 .371 .427 .798
2010 22 AAA SAL 108 452 387 56 116 39 26 2 11 49 0 2 55 58 5 4 1 .300 .385 .463 .848
2010 22 MAJ LAA 13 34 29 2 5 2 1 1 0 5 0 0 5 9 0 0 0 .172 .294 .276 .570
2011 23 AAA SAL 27 114 100 14 30 9 4 0 5 26 0 0 12 18 2 0 0 .300 .375 .490 .865
2011 23 MAJ LAA 59 197 177 14 37 14 8 0 6 19 0 0 17 37 2 0 1 .209 .282 .356 .638
2012 24 AAA SAL 67 288 264 48 78 27 17 0 10 42 2 0 19 49 0 2 3 .295 .347 .473 .820
2012 24 MAJ LAA 7 22 18 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 .167 .238 .167 .405
2013 25 MAJ LAA 92 255 233 23 58 21 13 1 7 21 0 1 17 61 0 1 4 .249 .310 .403 .713
2014 26 MAJ LAA 80 260 231 24 51 16 12 0 4 25 0 2 22 57 4 1 2 .221 .293 .325 .618
2015 27 MAJ HOU 3 9 7 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 .143 .333 .571 .904
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3-Year Averages     59 177 160 15 37 11 8 0 3 15 0 1 13 39 1 1 2 .231 .295 .338 .633
Career  (View All)     254 777 695 64 155 54 34 2 18 73 0 3 64 168 7 3 8 .223 .295 .355 .650

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

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Hank Conger 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
Apr. 17 LAA Did not play.
Apr. 15 Oak Did not play.
Apr. 14 Oak Did not play.
Apr. 13 Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .333 .571 .904
Apr. 12 @Tex 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .600 1.333 1.933
Apr. 11 @Tex Did not play.
Apr. 10 @Tex Did not play.
Apr. 9 Cle 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .500 .000 .500
Apr. 8 Cle Did not play.
Apr. 6 Cle Did not play.
Last 7 Days 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .800 1.000
Last 14 Days 7 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .333 .571 .904
Last 30 Days 7 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .333 .571 .904

Hank Conger: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 3
2014 79
2013 71 5
2012 7
2011 56 1
2010 10 1

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Hank Conger Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201540000.000.000.200
2014160010.188.188.622
2013284030.250.286.629

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201531120.3331.3331.833
2014215244240.223.335.614
2013205197180.249.420.724

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201560000.000.000.250
2014115163120.235.348.686
201310563110.229.381.689

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015111201.0004.0005.000
201411681130.207.302.546
2013128174100.266.422.733
Hank Conger Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 19 R AZL 15 15 0% 20% 0.00 80% .333 .066
2007 19 A CED 311 290 6.8% 15.4% 0.44 83% .316 .182
2008 20 A RAN 315 294 4.4% 17.5% 0.25 81% .336 .214
2009 21 AA ARK 520 454 10.6% 12.9% 0.82 85% .330 .130
2010 22 AAA SAL 452 387 12.2% 12.8% 0.95 85% .330 .163
2010 22 MAJ LAA 34 29 14.7% 26.5% 0.56 69% .250 .104
2011 23 AAA SAL 114 100 10.5% 15.8% 0.67 82% .325 .190
2011 23 MAJ LAA 197 177 8.6% 18.8% 0.46 79% .231 .147
2012 24 AAA SAL 288 264 6.6% 17% 0.39 81% .332 .178
2012 24 MAJ LAA 22 18 4.5% 0% 0.00 100% .167 .000
2013 25 MAJ LAA 255 233 6.7% 23.9% 0.28 74% .309 .154
2014 26 MAJ LAA 260 231 8.5% 21.9% 0.39 75% .276 .104
2015 27 MAJ HOU 9 7 22.2% 44.4% 0.50 43% .000 .428
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3-Year Averages     177 160 7.3% 22% 0.33 76% .288 .107
Career     777 695 8.2% 21.6% 0.38 76% .269 .132

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

Contact

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.143 AVG
TERRIBLE
43% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.000 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.571 SLG
ELITE
.428 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.50 BB/K
GOOD
22.2% BB Rate
ELITE
44.4% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.904 OPS
ELITE
.333 OBP
GOOD

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Hank Conger: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Conger will get his first start of the season Thursday, the Houston Chronicle's Jose de Jesus Ortiz reports.

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Conger hit his first home run of the spring Wednesday against the Phillies.

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Conger (wrist) is expected to catch in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Conger is dealing with a bothersome left wrist; however, the injury is considered minor and he could catch in Grapefruit League games this weekend, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Conger and the Astros avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.075 million deal Friday, Houston Chronicle writer Evan Drellich reports.

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Conger was acquired by the Astros in exchange for Carlos Perez and Nick Tropeano.

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Conger went 1-for-2 with a home run and two walks in a loss to the Mariners on Thursday.

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Conger went 1-for-3 with an RBI in a win over the White Sox on Friday.

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Conger had a career day at the plate Sunday, going 3-for-4 with a home run, a double and a career-high five RBI in a win over the Blue Jays.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

While platooning with Chris Iannetta, Conger played 92 games in 2013, his highest total yet in the big leagues. While Conger may provide some pop (.155 ISO in 2013), his high strikeout rate (23.9%) could limit his ceiling going forward. Though he certainly has flaws offensively, his 101 OPS+ last season may be an indication that he will be able to hit enough to be serviceable at what is perennially a defense-first position. Conger will likely continue a platoon with Iannetta in 2014 unless one of the catchers can begin to pull away from the other at the plate.

2013

Conger barely sniffed the big leagues last year, but his future remains promising after posting a .295/.347/.473 batting line in 288 plate appearances for Triple-A Salt Lake City. He's considered the favorite to serve as the backup to Chris Iannetta this year, but may have to compete with John Hester for that job. While it's hard to imagine that Hester could win the spot over Conger, manager Mike Scioscia has become known for his unusual decisions regarding catchers, and seems to heavily favor defensive-minded backstops. Conger could stumble into some fantasy value this year if Iannetta misses a significant chunk of time with an injury, but otherwise his value figures to be limited.

2012

Conger posted an .851 OPS at Triple-A over the last two seasons, but he hit just .209 in 177 at-bats with the big club last year. It's clear he knows how to hit Triple-A pitching, but his offensive struggles with the Angels last season prompted the club to acquire Chris Iannetta in the offseason. While Conger remains the Angels' catcher of the future, he'll either open 2012 as Iannetta's backup, or back at Triple-A at age 24 to get regular playing time.

2011

Conger had little trouble figuring out the pitching in his first Triple-A season, finishing with a .300 batting average, 11 home runs, 49 RBI and an .848 OPS. Conger, the team's top selection in the 2006 draft, appears ready for the big leagues, but several other experienced catchers on the roster still block his way. Conger will likely do no better than split the playing time behind the plate at any point this season, but expect the Angels to get him enough playing time to potentially take over the full-time duties in 2012.

2010

A slow start tamped down his numbers, but Conger showed significant gains in plate discipline and in throwing out runners. That last part is critical, as not everyone is sold on him as a catcher, and he needs to stay behind the plate to sustain his value. He'll reach the majors this year, but with Mike Napoli and Jeff Mathis ahead of him, Conger may not get real playing time until 2012.

2009

Conger batted .303 with 13 home runs and 75 RBI for High-A Rancho Cucamonga last season. He's proving to be very effective at the plate, but he still needs to work on his ugly 14:55 BB:K ratio. The Angels' first-round pick in 2006, Conger is progressing nicely through the system, but hes still a year or two away from contributing to the major league squad.

2008

Conger battled injuries in 2007, but he was impressive when he was on the field. In only 84 games, Conger hit .290 with 11 home runs and 48 RBI at Low-A Cedar Rapids. Though not as good defensively as other catchers in the system, Conger may have the best bat of the bunch. Conger is a long ways away from Anaheim, but he should solidify his prospect status in 2008 with another big year at the plate. Don't expect him to make his debut until mid-to-late 2009.