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Daniel Descalso    \dehs-KAL-soh\

Daniel William Descalso (twitter: @DanielDescalso)

Positions: Third Baseman, Second Baseman and Pinch Hitter
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, 17,478th 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 2010-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2016, 2 yrs/$3.6M (15-16) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 4.016, 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 81 50 2 2 1 0 0 465/31
2015 28 COL NL 32 64 59 5 12 1 0 2 12 1 1 4 14 .203 .254 .322 .576 49 19 0 0 1 0 1 /6345
6 Yrs 561 1444 1282 150 309 69 11 12 123 17 12 118 257 .241 .310 .340 .650 80 436 17 14 22 8 18
162 Game Avg. 162 417 370 43 89 20 3 3 36 5 3 34 74 .241 .310 .340 .650 80 126 5 4 6 2 5
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 (1 yr) 32 64 59 5 12 1 0 2 12 1 1 4 14 .203 .254 .322 .576 49 19 0 0 1 0 1

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 32 64 -5 -0 0 -1 0 -6 -0.6 2 -3 -0.4 .481 .496 -0.3 -0.1 -2 $1,500,000 /6345
6 Seasons 561 1444 -30 3 3 -23 14 -33 -3.8 46 13 0.7 .494 .495 3.1 -1.3 36 $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 (1 yr) 32 64 -5 -0 0 -1 0 -6 -0.6 2 -3 -0.4 .481 .496 -0.3 -0.1 -2 $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 96 .305 .242 .259 .333 .323 .311 .399 .644 .722 81 .425 -3.3 -0.3 .551 .180 .068 .0
2015 28 COL NL 64 49 5 2.7 110 .233 .203 .276 .254 .342 .322 .430 .576 .772 49 .297 -4.6 -0.5 .479 .186 .119 1.3
6 Yrs 1444 1032 140 3.6 98 .291 .241 .259 .310 .325 .340 .405 .650 .730 80 .414 -34.7 -3.5 .572 .195 .099 14.1
162 Game Avg. 417 298 40 3.6 98 .291 .241 .259 .310 .325 .340 .405 .650 .730 80 .414 -34.7 -3.5 .572 .195 .099 4
STL (5 yrs) 1380 983 135 3.7 98 .293 .243 .258 .313 .324 .341 .404 .654 .728 81 .420 -30.1 -3.0 .577 .195 .098 12.3
COL (1 yr) 64 49 5 2.7 110 .233 .203 .276 .254 .342 .322 .430 .576 .772 49 .297 -4.6 -0.5 .479 .186 .119 1.3

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% 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 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 64 3.1% 21.9% 6.3% 4.7% 25% 3.50 4.2 29.5 4.9 0.73 0.94 67% 26% 9.5% 19%
6 Yrs 1444 0.8% 17.8% 8.2% 6.4% 30% 2.18 5.0 106.8 10.4 0.88 1.03 71% 21% 2.6% 15%
MLB Averages 2.5% 19.5% 8.0% 7.4% 33% 2.43 4.6 36.1 8.4 0.83 1.10 68% 21% 7.4% 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 -3.1 -0.3 192 -0.1 2.9 -3.0 .97 -0.5 0.4 -2.7 -0.3 0.97 -4.5 1.11 46
2015 28 COL NL -4.6 -0.5 65 0.2 1.3 -1.1 .99 -0.3 0.5 1.4 0.1 1.00 -3.1 0.87 15
6 Yrs -34.1 -3.5 1490 0.9 23.7 -22.8 .98 -2.6 3.5 -2.8 -0.3 0.96 -25.1 1.23 129

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 0 0 21% 11 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
6 Yrs 23 0 31% 539 17 12 59% 16 11 1 0 0 1 2 0 8 0 4 1 3 39 55% 64 35 29 13 4 8 49 16 32

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 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 64 84% 12 1 0 15 1 0 1 0.87 2 0 3 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 100% 15 0 0% 7 2 29% 48 10 21% 5 4 80% 3 0 0% 0
6 Yrs 1444 79% 309 36 4 129 22 0 10 1.23 12 1 27 10 2 3 9 0 28 22 79% 251 17 7% 116 49 42% 892 117 13% 67 34 51% 51 31 61% 0
MLB Averages 55% 68% 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% 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 64 221 3.45 150 68.2% 26.0% 13.3% 30.0% 30.7% 74.0% 1.4% 50.5% 82.0% 31.3% 4.7% 3 0 9.4% 6 2 6.3% 4 2 4 10 28.6% 0 0 0
6 Yrs 1447 5267 3.64 3333 64.0% 25.5% 15.4% 27.5% 31.7% 74.5% 2.9% 47.7% 79.3% 28.3% 5.5% 80 3 14.7% 213 88 8.8% 127 80 57 200 22.2% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.8% 27.8% 15.7% 27.0% 29.5% 72.2% 1.5% 46.1% 78.3% 26.8% 4.7% 13.9% 8.4% 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 27 529 1380 1223 145 297 68 11 10 111 16 11 114 243 .243 .313 .341 .654 81 417 17 14 21 8 17
2015 28 561 1444 1282 150 309 69 11 12 123 17 12 118 257 .241 .310 .340 .650 80 436 17 14 22 8 18

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 27 104 187 163 22 41 12 0 0 11 1 21 33 .252 .344 .325 .669 18 104
2015 28 32 64 59 5 12 1 0 2 12 1 4 14 .203 .254 .322 .576 5 32
6 Yrs 561 1464 1297 162 324 72 11 12 133 17 123 257 .250 .320 .350 .670 144 561
162 Game Avg. 162 423 375 47 94 21 3 3 38 5 36 74 .250 .320 .350 .670 42 561



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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 3 (1830), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (3008), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (454th), 0.7 career WAR/0.7 7yr-peak WAR/0.7 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

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