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Jon Jay

Jonathan Henry Jay (The Federalist) (twitter: @jonjayU)

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: March 15, 1985 in Miami, FL
High School: Christopher Columbus HS (Miami, FL)
School: University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2nd round of the 2006 amateur draft.
Signed June 28, 2006. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 26, 2010 (Age 25.042)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2010 season [*]
Team: Cardinals 2010-2014
2014 Contract Status: 1st-Year Arb Eligible, 1 yr/$3.25M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 3.134, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2017 [*], Agents: CAA Sports (Nez Balelo) [*]
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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 25 STL NL 105 323 287 47 86 19 2 4 27 2 4 24 50 .300 .359 .422 .780 113 121 5 3 8 1 0 98/7
2011 26 STL NL 159 503 455 56 135 24 2 10 37 6 7 28 81 .297 .344 .424 .768 112 193 11 7 9 4 1 *897
2012 27 STL NL 117 502 443 70 135 22 4 4 40 19 7 34 71 .305 .373 .400 .773 113 177 9 15 9 1 3 *8
2013 28 STL NL 157 628 548 75 151 27 2 7 67 10 5 52 103 .276 .351 .370 .721 100 203 13 14 9 5 7 *8
2014 29 STL NL 140 468 413 52 125 16 3 3 46 6 3 28 78 .303 .372 .378 .750 111 156 17 20 3 4 3 *897
5 Yrs 678 2424 2146 300 632 108 13 28 217 43 26 166 383 .295 .359 .396 .755 109 850 55 59 38 15 14
162 Game Avg. 162 579 513 72 151 26 3 7 52 10 6 40 92 .295 .359 .396 .755 109 203 13 14 9 4 3

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 25 STL NL 105 323 8 -0 1 -6 -2 -0 -0.1 10 10 0.9 .500 .500 1.5 -0.9 16 98/7
2011 26 STL NL 159 503 6 -3 1 9 -2 11 1.2 16 27 2.8 .508 .508 1.7 0.8 18 $416,000 *897
2012 27 STL NL 117 502 10 3 0 2 2 18 1.9 15 33 3.4 .516 .512 3.0 0.5 31 $504,000 *8
2013 28 STL NL 157 628 3 -0 0 -10 3 -4 -0.7 20 16 1.4 .497 .497 2.6 -0.9 26 $524,000 *8
2014 29 STL NL 140 468 8 1 -1 6 -0 14 1.4 15 29 2.8 .511 .510 2.3 0.5 23 $3,250,000 *897
5 Seasons 678 2424 35 -0 1 1 1 38 3.7 77 115 11.2 .506 .505 11.1 -0.1 114 $4,694,000

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 25 STL NL 323 219 43 5.2 100 .350 .300 .258 .359 .328 .422 .407 .780 .735 113 .562 5.7 0.6 .695 .199 .122 2.7
2011 26 STL NL 503 351 64 4.9 97 .340 .297 .257 .344 .324 .424 .400 .768 .724 112 .546 7.7 0.8 .672 .187 .127 7.5
2012 27 STL NL 502 334 68 5.4 99 .355 .305 .259 .373 .324 .400 .410 .773 .734 113 .586 9.0 0.9 .735 .199 .095 6.6
2013 28 STL NL 628 429 73 4.6 97 .325 .276 .259 .351 .324 .370 .402 .721 .727 100 .528 2.2 0.2 .660 .199 .095 8.2
2014 29 STL NL 468 315 57 4.9 95 .363 .303 .258 .372 .321 .378 .397 .750 .719 111 .565 7.6 0.8 .672 .150 .075 4.0
5 Yrs 2424 1648 305 5.0 97 .345 .295 .258 .359 .324 .396 .403 .755 .727 109 .556 32.2 3.2 .685 .187 .102 33.9
162 Game Avg. 579 394 73 5.0 97 .345 .295 .258 .359 .324 .396 .403 .755 .727 109 .556 8 1 .685 .187 .102 8

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 26 STL NL NLDS PHI W 5 16 12 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 3 .167 .333 .167 .500 2 0 0 1 0 1
2011 26 STL NL NLCS MIL W 6 28 25 7 6 2 0 0 1 1 0 3 2 .240 .321 .320 .641 8 1 0 0 0 0
2011 ❍ 26 STL NL WS TEX W 7 19 18 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .111 .111 .111 .222 2 1 0 1 0 0
2012 27 STL NL NLWC ATL W 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0
2012 27 STL NL NLDS WSN W 5 24 20 4 4 0 1 0 4 2 0 2 5 .200 .261 .300 .561 6 1 0 1 1 0
2012 27 STL NL NLCS SFG L 7 31 29 3 6 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 5 .207 .258 .241 .499 7 0 1 0 0 0
2013 28 STL NL NLDS PIT W 5 20 16 5 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 4 4 .188 .350 .188 .538 3 0 0 0 0 0
2013 28 STL NL NLCS LAD W 6 20 18 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .222 .211 .222 .433 4 0 0 0 1 0
2013 28 STL NL WS BOS L 6 21 18 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 .167 .286 .167 .452 3 0 0 0 0 0
2014 29 STL NL NLDS LAD W 4 15 11 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .455 .571 .455 1.026 5 0 2 1 0 0
2014 29 STL NL NLCS SFG L 5 21 18 2 9 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 .500 .571 .556 1.127 10 0 1 0 0 0
4 Yrs (11 Series) 57 219 189 24 44 4 1 0 15 5 2 19 29 .233 .313 .265 .578 50 4 4 4 2 1
1 NLWC 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0
4 NLDS 19 75 59 10 14 0 1 0 9 3 0 10 14 .237 .361 .271 .632 16 1 2 3 1 1
4 NLCS 24 100 90 12 25 4 0 0 6 1 1 6 11 .278 .333 .322 .656 29 1 2 0 1 0
2 WS 13 40 36 2 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 3 .139 .205 .139 .344 5 1 0 1 0 0

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 25 STL NL 323 1.2% 15.5% 7.4% 7.7% 29% 2.08 5.7 71.8 10.6 1.00 1.32 72% 18% 3.7% 7%
2011 26 STL NL 503 2.0% 16.1% 5.6% 7.2% 27% 2.89 5.6 45.5 12.3 1.23 1.94 73% 19% 6.7% 11%
2012 27 STL NL 502 0.8% 14.1% 6.8% 6.0% 22% 2.09 6.2 110.8 11.1 1.42 1.84 74% 21% 2.8% 5%
2013 28 STL NL 628 1.1% 16.4% 8.3% 5.7% 24% 1.98 5.3 78.3 8.2 1.08 1.48 71% 27% 3.5% 6%
2014 29 STL NL 468 0.6% 16.7% 6.0% 4.7% 18% 2.79 5.3 137.7 9.0 1.13 1.69 72% 29% 2.0% 3%
5 Yrs 2424 1.2% 15.8% 6.9% 6.2% 24% 2.31 5.6 76.6 9.9 1.17 1.65 72% 23% 3.7% 6%
MLB Averages 2.5% 19.4% 8.0% 7.4% 33% 2.42 4.6 36.1 8.4 0.82 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 25 STL NL 5.7 0.6 337 -0.3 4.7 -5.0 .93 0.5 -0.9 6.9 0.7 0.95 8.7 1.00 22
2011 26 STL NL 7.7 0.8 521 -0.5 8.2 -8.7 .96 0.0 -0.6 -2.6 -0.3 0.93 2.4 1.78 23
2012 27 STL NL 9.0 0.9 540 0.7 8.6 -7.8 .95 1.4 -0.6 19.4 1.9 0.95 15.2 0.00 1
2013 28 STL NL 2.9 0.3 654 1.2 10.3 -9.1 .93 0.7 0.6 8.2 0.8 0.99 8.5 0.83 8
2014 29 STL NL 7.6 0.8 490 0.3 8.1 -7.8 1.00 0.8 -0.5 8.0 0.8 0.98 9.2 1.86 18
5 Yrs 32.9 3.3 2542 1.3 39.8 -38.5 .96 3.4 -2.0 40.0 4.0 0.96 44.1 1.43 72

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 25 STL NL 5 0 39% 148 2 4 33% 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 7 44% 25 19 6 5 3 2 13 1 11
2011 26 STL NL 2 0 28% 213 6 7 46% 6 7 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 0 1 2 0 8 50% 26 17 9 2 2 0 16 2 13
2012 27 STL NL 6 0 36% 210 19 7 73% 15 6 4 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 1 1 0 22 48% 30 19 11 8 4 4 12 3 9
2013 28 STL NL 7 0 32% 245 10 5 67% 7 5 3 0 0 0 2 1 5 0 1 2 2 18 53% 40 25 14 14 5 9 22 5 17
2014 29 STL NL 6 0 29% 200 6 3 67% 5 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 9 3 3 2 1 11 49% 38 24 12 4 0 4 19 5 14
5 Yrs 26 0 33% 1016 43 26 62% 35 23 8 3 0 0 7 3 22 3 6 8 5 66 49% 159 104 52 33 14 19 82 16 64

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 25 STL NL 323 76% 86 15 3 22 7 0 2 1.00 4 0 7 4 0 2 2 0 10 8 80% 61 5 8% 35 15 43% 178 25 14% 14 10 71% 12 9 75% 0
2011 26 STL NL 503 79% 135 21 2 23 5 2 2 1.78 10 0 8 9 1 5 5 0 11 9 82% 90 11 12% 54 20 37% 249 28 11% 19 10 53% 21 12 57% 0
2012 27 STL NL 502 71% 135 21 4 1 0 0 0 0.00 4 0 8 4 0 3 1 0 14 9 64% 90 9 10% 45 20 44% 267 39 15% 23 12 52% 18 11 61% 0
2013 28 STL NL 628 78% 151 17 3 8 2 0 0 0.83 7 0 18 5 2 2 5 0 14 9 64% 115 13 11% 63 22 35% 423 61 14% 40 19 48% 27 17 63% 0
2014 29 STL NL 468 80% 125 16 2 18 6 0 3 1.86 3 0 13 3 0 0 3 0 3 3 100% 100 17 17% 45 14 31% 310 44 14% 24 17 71% 17 10 59% 0
5 Yrs 2424 77% 632 90 14 72 20 2 7 1.43 28 0 54 25 3 12 16 0 52 38 73% 456 55 12% 242 91 38% 1427 197 14% 120 68 57% 95 59 62% 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 25 STL NL 324 1232 3.80 760 61.7% 30.8% 11.1% 25.8% 32.4% 69.2% 0.0% 42.7% 84.0% 15.1% 6.5% 21 0 15.4% 50 16 9.6% 31 22 18 32 36.0% 0 0 0
2011 26 STL NL 505 1826 3.62 1168 64.1% 25.7% 13.0% 28.2% 33.1% 74.3% 0.6% 47.6% 82.5% 26.7% 2.8% 14 0 10.1% 51 26 6.1% 31 19 26 55 32.1% 0 0 0
2012 27 STL NL 502 1935 3.85 1238 64.4% 32.1% 8.9% 28.1% 30.9% 67.9% 1.7% 43.7% 86.9% 17.7% 3.6% 18 0 10.2% 51 13 7.0% 35 11 31 39 43.7% 0 0 0
2013 28 STL NL 629 2358 3.75 1455 62.4% 27.7% 13.4% 27.4% 31.5% 72.3% 2.8% 45.1% 81.5% 23.8% 5.4% 34 0 13.0% 82 31 6.7% 42 27 37 66 35.9% 0 0 0
2014 29 STL NL 469 1650 3.52 1057 64.5% 23.8% 14.1% 29.7% 32.4% 76.2% 1.7% 49.1% 81.5% 31.8% 3.8% 18 0 12.2% 57 28 5.3% 25 13 27 50 34.6% 0 0 0
5 Yrs 2429 9001 3.71 5678 63.4% 27.9% 12.2% 27.9% 32.0% 72.1% 1.5% 45.7% 83.1% 23.5% 4.3% 105 0 12.0% 291 114 6.8% 164 92 139 242 36.3% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.7% 27.8% 15.7% 27.0% 29.5% 72.2% 1.5% 46.0% 78.3% 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 25 105 323 287 47 86 19 2 4 27 2 4 24 50 .300 .359 .422 .780 113 121 5 3 8 1 0
2011 26 264 826 742 103 221 43 4 14 64 8 11 52 131 .298 .350 .423 .773 113 314 16 10 17 5 1
2012 27 381 1328 1185 173 356 65 8 18 104 27 18 86 202 .300 .359 .414 .773 113 491 25 25 26 6 4
2013 28 538 1956 1733 248 507 92 10 25 171 37 23 138 305 .293 .356 .400 .757 109 694 38 39 35 11 11
2014 29 678 2424 2146 300 632 108 13 28 217 43 26 166 383 .295 .359 .396 .755 109 850 55 59 38 15 14

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 25 105 327 290 49 89 20 2 4 28 2 25 50 .307 .367 .431 .798 45 105
2011 26 159 511 462 61 142 25 2 11 40 6 29 81 .307 .355 .442 .796 71 159
2012 27 117 511 449 75 141 23 4 4 43 20 36 71 .314 .384 .410 .794 67 117
2013 28 157 640 556 82 159 28 2 7 73 11 55 103 .286 .363 .381 .744 75 157
2014 29 140 478 420 57 132 17 3 3 50 6 30 78 .314 .385 .390 .776 59 140
5 Yrs 678 2467 2177 324 663 113 13 29 234 45 175 383 .305 .371 .408 .779 317 678
162 Game Avg. 162 589 520 77 158 27 3 7 56 11 42 92 .305 .371 .408 .779 76 678



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Batting Average s c a p y
2012 NL  .305 (10th)

On-Base% s c a p y
2012 NL  .373 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
2011 NL  159 (5th)
2013 NL  157 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2012 NL  15 (3rd)
2013 NL  14 (4th)
2014 NL  20 (1st)
Active  59 (39th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 6 (1732), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 12 (1119), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1627), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (222nd), 11.2 career WAR/11.2 7yr-peak WAR/11.2 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

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