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Daniel Descalso    \dehs-KAL-soh\

Daniel William Descalso (twitter: @DanielDescalso)

Positions: Pinch Hitter, Third Baseman and Second Baseman
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, 17,476th in MLB history)   vs. SDP 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2011 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Rockies 2010-2016
2016 Contract Status: Signed thru 2016, 2 yrs/$3.6M (15-16) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2016): 5.016, 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 104 184 161 20 39 11 0 0 10 1 3 20 33 .242 .333 .311 .644 83 50 2 2 1 0 0 465/31
2015 28 COL NL 101 209 185 22 38 3 2 5 22 1 2 20 45 .205 .283 .324 .607 55 60 3 0 4 0 6 64/359
2016 29 COL NL 95 276 237 37 63 12 2 8 38 3 0 34 49 .266 .355 .435 .790 96 103 2 1 0 4 3 634/75D
7 Yrs 725 1865 1645 204 398 83 15 23 171 20 13 168 337 .242 .316 .353 .668 81 580 22 15 25 12 26
162 Game Avg. 162 417 368 46 89 19 3 5 38 4 3 38 75 .242 .316 .353 .668 81 130 5 3 6 3 6
STL (5 yrs) 529 1380 1223 145 297 68 11 10 111 16 11 114 243 .243 .313 .341 .654 81 417 17 14 21 8 17
COL (2 yrs) 196 485 422 59 101 15 4 13 60 4 2 54 94 .239 .324 .386 .711 79 163 5 1 4 4 9

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 -8 0 0 -6 4 -9 -1.1 12 3 0.0 .492 .494 0.8 -0.3 9 $511,000 645
2014 27 STL NL 104 184 -3 0 0 -3 2 -4 -0.6 6 2 0.0 .495 .497 0.4 -0.3 5 $1,290,000 465/31
2015 28 COL NL 101 209 -12 0 0 -1 2 -11 -1.2 7 -4 -0.6 .488 .493 -0.5 0.1 -3 $1,500,000 64/359
2016 29 COL NL 95 276 -3 2 0 0 1 0 -0.1 9 9 0.8 .500 .500 0.8 0.0 9 634/75D
7 Seasons 725 1865 -40 6 3 -23 16 -38 -4.5 59 22 1.3 .494 .495 3.8 -1.1 44 $4,210,000
STL (5 yrs) 529 1380 -25 4 3 -22 13 -27 -3.2 44 17 1.1 .494 .495 3.5 -1.2 39 $2,710,000
COL (2 yrs) 196 485 -15 2 1 -1 3 -11 -1.3 16 5 0.2 .494 .496 0.3 0.1 6 $1,500,000

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 184 128 17 3.6 94 .305 .242 .256 .333 .320 .311 .396 .644 .716 83 .425 -2.8 -0.3 .551 .180 .068 .0
2015 28 COL NL 209 156 17 2.9 113 .244 .205 .280 .283 .346 .324 .440 .607 .787 55 .320 -13.0 -1.3 .520 .222 .119 1.7
2016 29 COL NL 276 180 40 6.0 119 .299 .266 .279 .355 .351 .435 .456 .790 .807 96 .607 -0.7 -0.1 .801 .325 .169 4.4
7 Yrs 1865 1319 192 3.9 102 .289 .242 .263 .316 .330 .353 .415 .668 .745 81 .441 -43.4 -4.4 .601 .217 .111 21.4
162 Game Avg. 417 295 43 3.9 102 .289 .242 .263 .316 .330 .353 .415 .668 .745 81 .441 -43.4 -4.4 .601 .217 .111 5
STL (5 yrs) 1380 983 135 3.7 97 .293 .243 .258 .313 .324 .341 .403 .654 .727 81 .420 -29.6 -3.0 .577 .195 .098 12.3
COL (2 yrs) 485 336 57 4.6 117 .276 .239 .279 .324 .349 .386 .449 .711 .798 79 .497 -13.7 -1.4 .671 .280 .147 6.1

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
2014 27 STL NL NLDS LAD W 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2014 27 STL NL NLCS SFG L 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (11 Series) 44 94 84 16 18 2 0 2 6 2 0 4 19 .214 .247 .310 .557 26 2 0 5 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
4 NLDS 15 36 31 7 7 1 0 2 6 1 0 1 7 .226 .242 .452 .694 14 2 0 3 1 0
4 NLCS 19 38 37 5 8 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 10 .216 .237 .243 .480 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% 13%
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 184 0.0% 17.9% 10.9% 6.0% 28% 1.65 4.9 16.1 0.79 0.88 70% 23% 0.0% 14%
2015 28 COL NL 209 2.4% 21.5% 9.6% 4.8% 26% 2.25 4.1 37.0 8.4 0.79 1.04 65% 25% 7.9% 19%
2016 29 COL NL 276 2.9% 17.8% 12.3% 8.0% 35% 1.44 4.8 29.6 6.2 0.79 1.10 67% 32% 8.1% 7%
7 Yrs 1865 1.2% 18.1% 9.0% 6.5% 30% 2.01 4.9 71.5 9.6 0.87 1.05 70% 23% 3.8% 14%
MLB Averages 2.6% 19.8% 8.0% 7.6% 33% 2.47 4.5 34.6 8.4 0.83 1.11 68% 22% 7.8% 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 -8.6 -0.9 367 0.4 5.5 -5.1 .87 -0.8 1.2 10.4 1.0 0.94 -4.5 1.41 25
2014 27 STL NL -2.8 -0.3 192 -0.1 2.9 -3.0 .97 -0.5 0.4 -2.6 -0.3 0.97 -4.4 1.11 46
2015 28 COL NL -13.0 -1.3 215 0.0 3.4 -3.4 .89 -0.6 0.7 -1.6 -0.2 0.93 -7.2 0.98 44
2016 29 COL NL -0.7 -0.1 286 0.9 4.5 -3.6 .88 0.5 0.5 11.3 1.0 0.91 6.4 0.98 25
7 Yrs -43.4 -4.4 1926 1.6 30.3 -28.7 .95 -2.5 4.2 5.3 0.4 0.95 -23.0 1.16 183

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 32% 62 1 3 25% 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 56% 9 5 4 1 0 1 6 2 4
2015 28 COL NL 3 0 31% 57 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 30% 14 10 4 3 3 0 6 3 3
2016 29 COL NL 1 0 32% 98 3 0 100% 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 44% 15 10 5 4 3 1 8 2 6
7 Yrs 27 0 32% 683 20 13 61% 18 12 2 0 0 1 2 0 8 0 4 1 3 54 51% 92 54 38 20 10 9 62 20 41

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 1.41 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 184 78% 39 3 1 46 9 0 5 1.11 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50% 24 2 8% 9 3 33% 111 10 9% 6 3 50% 7 4 57% 0
2015 28 COL NL 209 87% 38 4 0 44 8 1 3 0.98 5 0 5 5 0 1 4 0 4 4 100% 44 3 7% 19 7 37% 121 19 16% 11 7 64% 8 3 38% 0
2016 29 COL NL 276 82% 63 7 2 25 9 2 4 0.98 8 0 7 7 1 3 5 0 1 0 0% 39 2 5% 21 6 29% 160 32 20% 14 9 64% 11 5 45% 0
7 Yrs 1865 80% 398 46 6 183 38 3 16 1.16 23 1 36 20 3 6 17 0 32 25 78% 319 22 7% 149 60 40% 1125 158 14% 87 46 53% 67 39 58% 0
MLB Averages 54% 67% 11% 31% 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% 0 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% 0 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 185 676 3.65 417 61.7% 28.3% 14.1% 26.6% 30.9% 71.7% 0.0% 44.2% 80.3% 28.1% 5.9% 11 0 16.2% 30 13 9.7% 18 9 11 22 33.3% 0 0 0
2015 28 COL NL 211 771 3.65 500 66.1% 25.0% 16.8% 29.4% 28.8% 75.0% 5.2% 49.5% 77.6% 28.0% 4.3% 9 0 11.4% 24 11 6.2% 13 6 7 38 15.6% 0 0 0
2016 29 COL NL 277 1099 3.97 631 58.0% 30.1% 15.1% 24.4% 30.4% 69.9% 2.6% 40.6% 78.5% 21.7% 5.8% 16 0 15.9% 44 18 14.4% 40 25 19 30 38.8% 0 0 0
7 Yrs 1871 6916 3.70 4314 63.1% 26.1% 15.6% 27.1% 31.2% 73.9% 3.2% 46.7% 78.9% 27.2% 5.5% 102 3 14.7% 275 115 9.4% 176 109 79 258 23.4% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.83 63.8% 27.4% 16.1% 27.2% 29.3% 72.6% 1.4% 46.3% 77.9% 27.3% 4.6% 13.9% 8.4% 23.9%

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 27 529 1380 1223 145 297 68 11 10 111 16 11 114 243 .243 .313 .341 .654 81 417 17 14 21 8 17
2015 28 630 1589 1408 167 335 71 13 15 133 17 13 134 288 .238 .309 .339 .648 78 477 20 14 25 8 23
2016 29 725 1865 1645 204 398 83 15 23 171 20 13 168 337 .242 .316 .353 .668 81 580 22 15 25 12 26

Neutralized Batting

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

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 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 36 33 5 8 2 0 0 4 1 2 6 .242 .306 .303 .609 3 11
2011 24 148 379 329 37 89 21 3 1 29 2 34 65 .271 .341 .362 .703 40 148
2012 25 143 427 375 42 86 10 7 4 27 6 37 83 .229 .305 .325 .630 37 143
2013 26 123 361 330 45 80 26 1 5 45 6 23 56 .242 .296 .373 .669 36 123
2014 27 104 187 163 22 41 12 0 0 11 1 21 33 .252 .344 .325 .669 18 104
2015 28 101 204 182 19 35 3 2 5 19 1 18 45 .192 .265 .313 .578 15 101
2016 29 95 268 232 32 58 11 2 7 33 3 31 49 .250 .336 .405 .741 32 95
7 Yrs 725 1862 1644 202 397 85 15 22 168 20 166 337 .241 .315 .352 .666 181 725
162 Game Avg. 162 416 367 45 89 19 3 5 38 4 37 75 .241 .315 .352 .666 40 725



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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 3 (1868), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2677), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (415th), 1.3 career WAR/1.3 7yr-peak WAR/1.3 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.5 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.1 JAWS

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