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George Kottaras    \cuh-TEAR-us\

George Kottaras (twitter: @GeorgeKottaras)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: May 10, 1983 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
High School: Milliken Mills HS (Markham, ON)
School: Connors State College (Warner, OK)
Drafted
by the San Diego Padres in the 20th round of the 2002 amateur draft.
Signed May 26, 2003. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 13, 2008 (Age 25)   vs. TOR 2 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Teams (by GP): Brewers/RedSox/Royals/Athletics 2008-2013
2014 Contract Status: 3rd-Year Arb Eligible (Super 2), 1 yr/$1.08M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 4.149, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: Lapa/Leventhal [*]
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Career Home Runs

George Kottaras: 29 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 6 tying, 6 go ahead
4 Tms
MIL17
OAK6
KCR5
BOS1
 
vs RHP26
vs LHP3
 
Away15
Home14
 
Leverage
High Lev7
Medium Lev7
Low Lev15
16 Opps
PIT4
BOS4
CHC3
SEA3
STL2
NYM2
HOU2
OAK1
TEX1
LAA1
CIN1
PHI1
ATL1
CLE1
FLA1
CHW1
28 Pitchers
Mark Lowe2
Allen Webster1
Felix Hernandez1
Brad Lincoln1
Bud Norris1
Jon Lester1
Nelson Figueroa1
Daniel Bard1
Zack Greinke1
Zach Duke1
Hisashi Iwakuma1
Rodrigo Lopez1
Jamie Moyer1
Dylan Axelrod1
Bronson Arroyo1
Cody Allen1
Vicente Padilla1
Jorge Sosa1
Matt Garza1
Ryan Dempster1
14 Parks
Miller Pk7
NetworkAssoc3
Fenway Pk3
KauffmanStad3
Wrigley Fld2
PNC Pk2
Safeco Fld2
Dolphin Stad1
Busch Std II1
Rangers Bpk1
Turner Fld1
Citi Field1
GreatAmer BP1
MinuteMaidPk1
Where Hit
920
896
83
General field locations when available.
 
 
Pitches
37
15
55
24
43
7+3
62
Pitches in PA when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms27
2·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
8th16
7th6
9th4
6th2
2nd1
Outs
011
210
18
 
DefPos
C28
PH1
Bases
---20
-2-4
1--3
12-2
 
40 RBI
RISP6
0 on20
1 on7
2 on2
Any on9
Inning
27
32
45
54
62
74
82
91
Extra2
 
1-39
4-611
7-end9
RelScore
+4..3
+31
+22
+15
Tied4
-18
-23
-31
-4..2
 
Ahead11
Tied4
Behind14
Before event, for batter
Count
1-16
0-05
2-24
3-23
2-13
3-13
1-02
0-12
2-01

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
2009 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 2009-07-03 BOS SEA Mark Lowe behind 5-7 b 11 2 --- 3,(1-1)  1 9 2 0.036 5% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
2010 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
2 2 1 1 2010-04-22 MIL @ PIT D.J. Carrasco ahead 7-0 t 5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  1 7 2 0.008 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
3 3 2 1 2010-04-27 MIL PIT Jeff Karstens behind 1-2 b 7 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 8 2 0.231 59% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
4 4 3 1 2010-05-14 MIL PHI Jamie Moyer behind 2-3 b 2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  1 8 2 0.116 51% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
5 5 4 1 2010-05-29 MIL NYM Fernando Nieve ahead 4-2 b 2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  1 2 2 0.082 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
6 6 5 1 2010-06-02 MIL @ FLA Jorge Sosa ahead 3-2 t 8 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  2 7 2 0.186 92% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Gomez Scores
7 7 6 1 2010-07-01 MIL @ STL Blake Hawksworth ahead 1-0 t 5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  2 8 2 0.165 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Escobar Scores
8 8 7 1 2010-07-11 MIL PIT Brad Lincoln behind 2-3 b 4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  1 6 2 0.142 51% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
9 9 8 1 2010-07-21 MIL @ PIT Zach Duke behind 1-2 t 2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  1 8 2 0.109 48% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
10 10 9 1 2010-08-07 MIL HOU Nelson Figueroa ahead 4-2 b 7 0 --- 7,(2-2)  1 8 2 0.053 94% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
2011 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
11 11 1 1 2011-06-16 MIL @ CHC Matt Garza tied 2-2 t 2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  2 8 2 0.191 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Hart Scores
12 12 2 1 2011-06-18 MIL @ BOS Jon Lester tied 2-2 t 3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  1 9 2 0.110 61% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
13 13 3 1 2011-08-26 MIL CHC Rodrigo Lopez behind 0-2 b 4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  1 8 2 0.118 37% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
14 14 4 1 2011-09-03 MIL @ HOU Bud Norris ahead 1-0 t 4 2 --- 3,(2-0)  1 7 2 0.122 72% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
15 15 5 1 2011-09-16 MIL @ CIN Bronson Arroyo ahead 4-1 t 7 0 --- 2,(1-0)  1 8 2 0.045 95% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
2012 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
16 16 1 1 2012-04-06 MIL STL Kyle McClellan behind 2-11 b 9 1 12- 7,(3-2)  3 9 PH 0.000 0% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Gamel Scores; Lucroy Scores
17 17 2 1 2012-04-11 MIL @ CHC Ryan Dempster behind 0-1 t 7 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  2 7 2 0.340 68% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Gamel Scores
18 18 3 1 2012-04-13 MIL @ ATL Jair Jurrjens ahead 2-1 t 2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  1 8 2 0.103 68% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
19 19 4 1 2012-08-08 OAK LAA Zack Greinke behind 0-1 b 2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  2 6 2 0.185 66% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Carter Scores
20 20 5 1 2012-08-31 OAK BOS Daniel Bard ahead 8-1 b 6 1 --- 5,(3-1)  1 8 2 0.003 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
21 21 6 2 2012-08-31 OAK BOS Vicente Padilla ahead 18-2 b 8 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  2 8 2 0.000 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Rosales Scores
22 22 7 1 2012-09-07 OAK @ SEA Felix Hernandez tied 1-1 t 4 1 12- 3,(1-1)  3 8 2 0.272 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Donaldson Scores; Drew Scores
23 23 8 1 2012-09-08 OAK @ SEA Hisashi Iwakuma ahead 2-1 t 4 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  2 8 2 0.192 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Donaldson Scores
24 24 9 1 2012-09-25 OAK @ TEX Mark Lowe tied 2-2 t 10 0 --- 6,(3-2)  1 9 2 0.329 83% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
2013 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
25 25 1 1 2013-04-21 (2) KCR @ BOS Allen Webster behind 1-3 t 5 1 --- 4,(2-1)  1 8 2 0.111 33% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
26 26 2 1 2013-06-23 KCR CHW Dylan Axelrod behind 1-4 b 5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 8 2 0.097 28% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
27 27 3 1 2013-07-04 KCR CLE Cody Allen behind 4-5 b 6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  1 7 2 0.183 57% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
28 28 4 1 2013-07-07 KCR OAK A.J. Griffin behind 0-5 b 2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  1 7 2 0.048 14% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
29 29 5 1 2013-08-03 KCR @ NYM Jeremy Hefner behind 0-1 t 3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  1 8 2 0.129 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

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