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Brayan Peña    \Brian PAIN-yuh\

Brayan Eduardo Pena (twitter: @cuban2727)

Positions: Catcher and First Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 230 lb.

Born: January 7, 1982 in La Habana, La Habana, Cuba
High School: Espa Julio Trigo (San Jose, CR)
Signed
by the Atlanta Braves as an amateur free agent in 2000. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 23, 2005 (Age 23.136)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2009 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/Reds/Tigers/Braves 2005-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2015, 2 yrs/$2.28M (14-15) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 6.081, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: Wasserman Media Group, previously: Gus Dominguez [*]
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Standard Batting

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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
2005 23 ATL NL 18 40 39 2 7 2 0 0 4 0 0 1 7 .179 .200 .231 .431 13 9 1 0 0 0 1 2
2006 24 ATL NL 23 43 41 9 11 2 0 1 5 0 0 2 5 .268 .302 .390 .693 76 16 2 0 0 0 0 2/5
2007 25 ATL NL 16 33 33 2 7 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 3 .212 .212 .303 .515 33 10 2 0 0 0 0 2
2008 26 ATL NL 14 15 14 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .286 .333 .357 .690 84 5 0 0 0 0 0
2009 27 KCR AL 64 183 165 17 45 10 0 6 18 0 0 12 18 .273 .318 .442 .761 100 73 5 0 4 2 2 2D
2010 28 KCR AL 60 174 158 11 40 10 0 1 19 2 0 12 27 .253 .306 .335 .642 76 53 8 1 1 2 0 2/D
2011 29 KCR AL 72 240 222 17 55 11 0 3 24 0 0 12 24 .248 .288 .338 .625 72 75 6 2 0 4 0 2
2012 30 KCR AL 68 226 212 16 50 10 1 2 25 0 1 9 24 .236 .262 .321 .583 58 68 7 0 1 4 0 2/D3
2013 31 DET AL 71 243 229 19 68 11 0 4 22 0 2 6 26 .297 .315 .397 .713 92 91 7 2 2 4 0 2/3
2014 32 CIN NL 75 240 228 16 59 13 1 5 21 2 2 10 26 .259 .288 .390 .678 88 89 7 0 0 2 2 23
10 Yrs 481 1437 1341 112 346 70 2 23 141 4 6 65 162 .258 .291 .365 .656 78 489 45 5 8 18 5
162 Game Avg. 162 484 452 38 117 24 1 8 47 1 2 22 55 .258 .291 .365 .656 78 165 15 2 3 6 2
KCR (4 yrs) 264 823 757 61 190 41 1 12 86 2 1 45 93 .251 .291 .355 .647 76 269 26 3 6 12 2
ATL (4 yrs) 71 131 127 16 29 5 0 2 12 0 1 4 17 .228 .252 .315 .567 47 40 5 0 0 0 1
CIN (1 yr) 75 240 228 16 59 13 1 5 21 2 2 10 26 .259 .288 .390 .678 88 89 7 0 0 2 2
DET (1 yr) 71 243 229 19 68 11 0 4 22 0 2 6 26 .297 .315 .397 .713 92 91 7 2 2 4 0
AL (5 yrs) 335 1066 986 80 258 52 1 16 108 2 3 51 119 .262 .297 .365 .662 79 360 33 5 8 16 2
NL (5 yrs) 146 371 355 32 88 18 1 7 33 2 3 14 43 .248 .275 .363 .638 73 129 12 0 0 2 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
2005 23 ATL NL 18 40 -5 -0 0 -3 1 -8 -0.8 1 -7 -0.7 .455 .495 -0.4 -0.2 -4 2
2006 24 ATL NL 23 43 -0 1 -0 0 1 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .505 .501 0.2 0.1 2 2/5
2007 25 ATL NL 16 33 -3 -1 -0 1 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .489 .499 -0.2 0.1 -2 $380,000 2
2008 26 ATL NL 14 15 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $390,000
2009 27 KCR AL 64 183 -0 -1 -0 -4 0 -5 -0.5 7 2 0.2 .492 .497 0.6 -0.4 6 $405,000 2D
2010 28 KCR AL 60 174 -5 -0 -1 1 2 -3 -0.3 7 4 0.4 .495 .498 0.2 0.4 3 $428,000 2/D
2011 29 KCR AL 72 240 -9 -2 -0 3 4 -4 -0.4 9 5 0.5 .494 .497 0.2 0.7 2 $660,000 2
2012 30 KCR AL 68 226 -13 -1 -1 1 2 -12 -1.2 8 -3 -0.4 .482 .492 -0.5 0.4 -4 $875,000 2/D3
2013 31 DET AL 71 243 -3 -1 0 -3 4 -3 -0.2 9 6 0.6 .495 .498 0.9 0.2 9 $875,000 2/3
2014 32 CIN NL 75 240 -3 -3 -1 0 1 -6 -0.8 8 2 0.0 .491 .496 0.1 -0.0 2 $875,000 23
10 Seasons 481 1437 -41 -7 -3 -4 15 -40 -4.2 51 11 0.7 .491 .497 1.2 1.2 15 $4,888,000
KCR (4 yrs) 264 823 -28 -4 -2 1 9 -23 -2.4 31 8 0.6 .491 .496 0.5 1.1 7 $2,368,000
ATL (4 yrs) 71 131 -8 0 -0 -2 2 -8 -0.9 4 -4 -0.5 .488 .499 -0.3 -0.1 -2 $770,000
CIN (1 yr) 75 240 -3 -3 -1 0 1 -6 -0.8 8 2 0.0 .491 .496 0.1 -0.0 2 $875,000
DET (1 yr) 71 243 -3 -1 0 -3 4 -3 -0.2 9 6 0.6 .495 .498 0.9 0.2 9 $875,000

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
2013 31 DET AL ALCS BOS L 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 1 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 1 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2005 ATL NL 23 C 15 7 6 81.0 51 46 5 0 0 1.000 -1 -3 -15 -41 5.67 3.40 .992 7.26 7.16 0 4 8 2 20% 29% 0
2006 ATL NL 24 C 15 5 5 71.0 32 30 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 4.06 2.13 .992 7.36 7.32 0 0 3 0 0% 28% 0
2006 ATL NL 24 3B 1 0 0 3.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 80 0 3.00 1.00 .950 2.70 2.70
2007 ATL NL 25 C 10 5 5 59.1 54 52 2 0 1 1.000 1 1 20 26 8.19 5.40 .991 7.39 7.36 1 2 4 4 50% 25% 0
2009 KCR AL 27 C 30 24 18 213.2 175 168 7 0 2 1.000 0 -4 0 -21 7.37 5.83 .992 7.48 7.39 2 19 17 9 35% 26% 0
2009 KCR AL 27 DH 20 14
2010 KCR AL 28 C 47 35 34 337.1 296 269 24 3 3 .990 -1 1 -4 4 7.82 6.23 .990 7.44 7.37 1 15 29 12 29% 26% 0
2010 KCR AL 28 DH 4 2
2011 KCR AL 29 C 69 57 54 537.0 444 417 25 2 6 .995 3 3 7 7 7.41 6.41 .992 7.61 7.57 4 19 48 27 36% 28% 0
2012 KCR AL 30 C 52 46 43 417.2 366 344 18 4 4 .989 1 1 3 3 7.80 6.96 .993 7.99 7.94 5 7 52 16 24% 25% 0
2012 KCR AL 30 DH 8 6
2012 KCR AL 30 1B 3 0 0 8.2 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 8.31 2.67 .994 9.35 9.23
2013 DET AL 31 C 64 55 52 520.0 558 528 27 3 4 .995 -4 -3 -9 -7 9.61 8.67 .993 8.21 8.18 5 21 42 13 24% 26% 0
2013 DET AL 31 1B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 240 0 9.00 1.00 .990 9.00 8.90
2014 CIN NL 32 C 35 34 30 292.0 284 270 13 1 2 .996 4 -1 17 -4 8.72 8.09 .992 8.43 8.43 0 6 14 8 36% 27% 0
2014 CIN NL 32 1B 28 23 19 215.1 212 194 17 1 15 .995 1 1 3 6 8.82 7.54 .993 9.36 9.37
9 Seasons C 337 268 247 2529.0 2260 2124 123 13 22 .994 3 -4 1 -1 8.00 6.67 .992 7.83 7.75 18 93 217 91 30% 27% 0
3 Seasons 1B 32 23 19 225.0 221 203 17 1 15 .995 1 1 4 5 8.80 6.88 .993 9.36 9.34
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 3.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 80 0 3.00 1.00 .950 2.70 2.70
10 Seasons TOT 370 291 266 2757.0 2482 2327 141 14 37 .994 4 -3 2 -1 8.06 6.67 .992 7.95 7.88 18 93 217 91 30% 27% 0
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2010 Sep 12th AL Player of the Week

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
2011 AL  36.0 (5th)
2014 NL  36.4 (5th)
Active  29.5 (17th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
2011 AL  3 (5th)
2014 NL  4 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
2013 AL  9.61 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
2013 AL  8.67 (1st)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2807), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (514th), 0.7 career WAR/1.9 7yr-peak WAR/1.3 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2007 25 Atlanta Braves $380,000 ?
2008 26 Atlanta Braves $390,000 ?
2009 27 Kansas City Royals $405,000 ?
2010 28 Kansas City Royals $428,000 2.081
2011 29 Kansas City Royals $660,000 3.081
2012 30 Kansas City Royals $875,000 4.081 contracts
2013 31 Detroit Tigers $875,000 5.081 contracts
2014 32 Cincinnati Reds $875,000 6.081
201533Cincinnati Reds$1,400,000
Earliest Free Agent: 2016
Career to date (may be incomplete)$4,888,000Does not include future salaries
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: Brayan Brayan Eduardo Pena

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