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Daniel Descalso    \dez-COWL-so\

Daniel William Descalso (twitter: @DanielDescalso)

Positions: Third Baseman, Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: October 19, 1986 in Redwood City, CA
High School: St. Francis HS (Mountain View, CA)
School: University of California, Davis (Davis, CA)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 3rd round of the 2007 amateur draft.
Signed June 15, 2007. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 18, 2010 (Age 23.334)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2011 season [*]
Team: Cardinals 2010-2014
2014 Contract Status: 1st-Year Arb Eligible, 1 yr/$1.29M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 3.016, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2017 [*], Agents: Steve Canter [*]
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2010 23 STL NL 11 37 34 6 9 2 0 0 4 1 0 2 6 .265 .324 .324 .648 78 11 0 1 0 0 0 /56
2011 24 STL NL 148 375 326 35 86 20 3 1 28 2 2 33 65 .264 .334 .353 .687 91 115 3 3 10 3 9 *546
2012 25 STL NL 143 426 374 41 85 10 7 4 26 6 3 37 83 .227 .303 .324 .627 72 121 5 5 7 3 3 465/3
2013 26 STL NL 123 358 328 43 78 25 1 5 43 6 3 22 56 .238 .290 .366 .656 80 120 7 3 3 2 5 645
2014 27 STL NL 78 124 113 9 24 8 0 0 9 1 1 8 26 .212 .276 .283 .560 57 32 2 2 1 0 0 64/51
5 Yrs 503 1320 1175 134 282 65 11 10 110 16 9 102 236 .240 .306 .340 .646 79 399 17 14 21 8 17
162 Game Avg. 162 425 378 43 91 21 4 3 35 5 3 33 76 .240 .306 .340 .646 79 129 5 5 7 3 5

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2010 23 STL NL 11 37 0 1 0 1 0 3 0.3 1 4 0.4 .528 .502 0.3 0.1 3 /56
2011 24 STL NL 148 375 -2 1 1 -7 3 -4 -0.5 12 8 0.7 .497 .497 1.4 -0.4 14 $414,000 *546
2012 25 STL NL 143 426 -12 1 1 -7 4 -13 -1.4 13 0 -0.1 .490 .491 0.6 -0.3 7 $495,000 465/3
2013 26 STL NL 123 358 -7 -0 0 -6 4 -9 -1.1 12 3 0.0 .492 .494 0.7 -0.3 9 $511,000 645
2014 27 STL NL 78 124 -6 -0 0 -5 2 -10 -1.1 4 -5 -0.7 .486 .493 -0.1 -0.5 -0 $1,290,000 64/51
5 Seasons 503 1320 -27 2 2 -24 13 -33 -3.8 42 9 0.3 .493 .494 2.9 -1.4 33 $2,710,000

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2010 23 STL NL 37 25 4 4.3 100 .321 .265 .258 .324 .328 .324 .407 .648 .735 78 .469 -1.0 -0.1 .600 .147 .059 .0
2011 24 STL NL 375 258 41 4.3 97 .323 .264 .257 .334 .324 .353 .400 .687 .724 91 .483 -2.6 -0.3 .616 .190 .089 1.3
2012 25 STL NL 426 307 39 3.4 99 .279 .227 .259 .303 .324 .324 .410 .627 .734 72 .373 -14.6 -1.5 .559 .203 .096 4.8
2013 26 STL NL 358 265 34 3.5 97 .271 .238 .259 .290 .324 .366 .402 .656 .727 80 .400 -8.6 -0.9 .569 .204 .128 5.5
2014 27 STL NL 124 93 9 2.6 95 .276 .212 .257 .276 .321 .283 .398 .560 .719 57 .291 -6.4 -0.7 .457 .142 .071 .0
5 Yrs 1320 948 127 3.6 98 .290 .240 .258 .306 .324 .340 .404 .646 .728 79 .408 -33.2 -3.4 .568 .192 .100 12.3
162 Game Avg. 425 305 41 3.6 98 .290 .240 .258 .306 .324 .340 .404 .646 .728 79 .408 -33.2 -3.4 .568 .192 .100 4

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2011 24 STL NL NLDS PHI W 4 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
2011 24 STL NL NLCS MIL W 4 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0 0 0
2011 ❍ 24 STL NL WS TEX W 5 4 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333 2 0 0 1 0 0
2012 25 STL NL NLWC ATL W 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
2012 25 STL NL NLDS WSN W 5 22 19 7 6 1 0 2 6 1 0 1 5 .316 .333 .684 1.018 13 1 0 1 1 0
2012 25 STL NL NLCS SFG L 7 26 25 2 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 .200 .231 .240 .471 6 0 0 0 0 1
2013 26 STL NL NLDS PIT W 5 9 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .111 .111 .222 1 1 0 0 0 0
2013 26 STL NL NLCS LAD W 5 7 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .286 .286 .286 .571 2 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 STL NL WS BOS L 4 12 10 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .100 .250 .100 .350 1 0 0 0 0 1
3 Yrs (9 Series) 40 91 82 16 18 2 0 2 6 2 0 4 19 .220 .253 .317 .570 26 2 0 4 1 2
1 NLWC 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
3 NLDS 14 35 31 7 7 1 0 2 6 1 0 1 7 .226 .242 .452 .694 14 2 0 2 1 0
3 NLCS 16 36 35 5 8 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 10 .229 .250 .257 .507 9 0 0 0 0 1
2 WS 9 16 13 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .231 .333 .231 .564 3 0 0 1 0 1

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2010 23 STL NL 37 0.0% 16.2% 5.4% 5.4% 22% 3.00 5.7 8.5 1.33 1.00 76% 14% 0.0% 42%
2011 24 STL NL 375 0.3% 17.3% 8.8% 6.4% 28% 1.97 5.0 326.0 11.6 0.93 0.97 70% 18% 0.9% 16%
2012 25 STL NL 426 0.9% 19.5% 8.7% 4.9% 25% 2.24 4.5 93.5 14.4 0.85 1.04 68% 23% 2.9% 11%
2013 26 STL NL 358 1.4% 15.6% 6.2% 8.7% 40% 2.55 5.9 65.6 7.6 0.92 1.20 75% 22% 4.2% 15%
2014 27 STL NL 124 0.0% 21.0% 6.5% 6.5% 33% 3.25 4.3 12.6 0.85 1.06 70% 30% 0.0% 15%
5 Yrs 1320 0.8% 17.9% 7.7% 6.5% 31% 2.31 5.0 117.5 10.7 0.90 1.06 71% 22% 2.4% 15%
MLB Averages 2.5% 19.4% 8.1% 7.5% 33% 2.40 4.6 35.9 8.4 0.82 1.10 68% 20% 7.5% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2010 23 STL NL -1.0 -0.1 39 -0.3 0.3 -0.6 .76 -0.0 -0.4 1.2 0.1 0.95 0.7 0.35 1
2011 24 STL NL -2.6 -0.3 388 1.5 7.3 -5.8 1.06 -0.3 1.7 -0.7 -0.1 0.98 -3.8 1.03 21
2012 25 STL NL -14.6 -1.5 439 -0.8 6.4 -7.2 1.01 -0.8 -0.1 -12.7 -1.3 0.94 -10.3 1.78 21
2013 26 STL NL -8.2 -0.8 367 0.4 5.5 -5.1 .87 -0.7 1.2 10.6 1.1 0.95 -4.2 1.40 25
2014 27 STL NL -6.4 -0.7 127 -0.1 1.9 -2.1 1.01 -0.6 0.5 -6.1 -0.6 0.96 -6.7 1.15 36
5 Yrs -32.7 -3.3 1360 0.6 21.4 -20.8 .98 -2.4 3.1 -7.6 -0.8 0.96 -24.3 1.31 104

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2010 23 STL NL 2 0 50% 20 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 60% 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1
2011 24 STL NL 8 0 26% 156 2 2 50% 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 0 3 0 2 15 49% 16 8 8 5 4 1 12 4 7
2012 25 STL NL 7 0 29% 167 6 3 67% 5 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 63% 18 9 9 4 0 3 13 3 10
2013 26 STL NL 5 0 39% 123 6 3 67% 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 8 54% 16 10 6 3 0 3 16 6 10
2014 27 STL NL 1 0 27% 35 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 38% 6 4 2 0 0 0 2 1 1
5 Yrs 23 0 31% 501 16 9 64% 15 8 1 0 0 1 2 0 8 0 4 1 3 37 54% 60 33 27 12 4 7 44 14 29

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2010 23 STL NL 37 81% 9 2 0 1 0 0 0 0.35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0% 5 1 20% 23 4 17% 1 0 0% 1 1 100% 0
2011 24 STL NL 375 82% 86 14 1 21 5 0 1 1.03 1 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 13 10 77% 67 3 4% 38 19 50% 233 29 12% 18 6 33% 18 12 67% 0
2012 25 STL NL 426 75% 85 9 1 21 2 0 1 1.78 4 0 6 3 1 0 4 0 8 7 88% 77 5 6% 35 16 46% 265 24 9% 18 9 50% 11 6 55% 0
2013 26 STL NL 358 82% 78 7 1 25 5 0 2 1.40 5 1 9 4 1 1 4 0 4 3 75% 59 7 12% 22 8 36% 212 40 19% 19 12 63% 11 8 73% 0
2014 27 STL NL 124 81% 24 1 0 36 8 0 5 1.15 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 17 2 12% 7 3 43% 76 9 12% 5 2 40% 3 2 67% 0
5 Yrs 1320 80% 282 33 3 104 20 0 9 1.31 10 1 23 8 2 2 8 0 26 21 81% 229 17 7% 107 47 44% 809 106 13% 61 29 48% 44 29 66% 0
MLB Averages 55% 67% 11% 32% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2010 23 STL NL 37 118 3.19 76 64.4% 21.1% 10.5% 31.6% 36.8% 78.9% 0.0% 50.8% 86.7% 29.7% 8.1% 3 0 21.6% 8 3 8.1% 3 2 0 6 0.0% 0 0 0
2011 24 STL NL 376 1360 3.62 866 64.8% 23.8% 18.0% 26.6% 31.6% 76.2% 4.9% 49.4% 76.4% 32.7% 6.4% 24 3 13.8% 52 17 9.6% 36 20 12 53 18.5% -1 0 0
2012 25 STL NL 427 1621 3.80 1004 62.4% 25.5% 15.3% 29.2% 30.0% 74.5% 1.9% 46.5% 79.4% 26.7% 6.1% 26 0 17.3% 74 29 11.0% 47 32 18 65 21.7% -1 0 0
2013 26 STL NL 358 1271 3.55 820 65.5% 26.1% 14.3% 25.9% 33.8% 73.9% 4.4% 48.4% 80.7% 24.9% 3.6% 13 0 12.0% 43 24 5.3% 19 15 12 44 21.4% 0 0 0
2014 27 STL NL 124 455 3.67 295 64.8% 27.5% 15.9% 26.8% 29.8% 72.5% 0.0% 47.0% 78.0% 31.5% 4.0% 5 0 12.9% 16 8 6.5% 8 3 8 18 30.8% 0 0 0
5 Yrs 1322 4825 3.65 3061 64.2% 25.3% 15.7% 27.4% 31.6% 74.7% 3.2% 48.0% 78.9% 28.4% 5.4% 71 3 14.6% 193 81 8.5% 113 72 50 186 21.2% -2 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.7% 27.8% 15.6% 27.0% 29.6% 72.2% 1.5% 46.0% 78.4% 26.7% 4.7% 14.0% 8.5% 24.2%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2010 23 11 37 34 6 9 2 0 0 4 1 0 2 6 .265 .324 .324 .648 78 11 0 1 0 0 0
2011 24 159 412 360 41 95 22 3 1 32 3 2 35 71 .264 .333 .350 .683 90 126 3 4 10 3 9
2012 25 302 838 734 82 180 32 10 5 58 9 5 72 154 .245 .318 .337 .654 81 247 8 9 17 6 12
2013 26 425 1196 1062 125 258 57 11 10 101 15 8 94 210 .243 .310 .346 .655 81 367 15 12 20 8 17
2014 27 503 1320 1175 134 282 65 11 10 110 16 9 102 236 .240 .306 .340 .646 79 399 17 14 21 8 17

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2010 23 11 38 35 7 10 2 0 0 5 1 2 6 .286 .342 .343 .685 4 11
2011 24 148 382 331 39 91 21 3 1 31 2 35 65 .275 .347 .366 .712 42 148
2012 25 143 430 377 43 88 10 7 4 28 6 38 83 .233 .310 .329 .639 38 143
2013 26 123 363 332 46 82 26 1 5 46 6 23 56 .247 .300 .377 .677 37 123
2014 27 78 125 114 10 25 8 0 0 10 1 8 26 .219 .282 .289 .572 9 78
5 Yrs 503 1338 1189 145 296 67 11 10 120 16 106 236 .249 .316 .349 .665 130 503
162 Game Avg. 162 431 383 47 95 22 4 3 39 5 34 76 .249 .316 .349 .665 42 503



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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 3 (1827), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2990), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (498th), 0.3 career WAR/0.3 7yr-peak WAR/0.3 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Daniel Daniel William Descalso

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