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Anthony Recker

Anthony Vito Recker (twitter: @Anthony_Recker)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 240 lb.

Born: August 29, 1983 in Allentown, PA
High School: Catasauqua HS (Catasauqua, PA)
School: Alvernia College (Reading, PA)
Drafted
by the Oakland Athletics in the 18th round of the 2005 amateur draft.
Signed June 17, 2005. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 25, 2011 (Age 27.361, 17,657th in MLB history)   vs. NYY 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2012 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mets/Athletics/Cubs 2011-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2015, 1 yr/$518k (15) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 2.128, Arb Eligible: 2016, Free Agent: 2019 [*], Agents: All Bases Covered [*]
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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
2011 27 OAK AL 5 21 17 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 .176 .333 .235 .569 62 4 0 0 0 0 0 /2
2012 28 TOT MLB 22 58 49 4 7 2 0 1 4 0 0 6 15 .143 .263 .245 .508 43 12 1 2 1 0 0 2/3D
2012 28 OAK AL 13 37 31 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 13 .129 .250 .161 .411 20 5 0 1 1 0 0 2/D
2012 28 CHC NL 9 21 18 1 3 1 0 1 4 0 0 2 2 .167 .286 .389 .675 81 7 1 1 0 0 0 /23
2013 29 NYM NL 50 151 135 17 29 7 0 6 19 0 1 13 49 .215 .280 .400 .680 92 54 1 0 1 2 1 2/D1
2014 30 NYM NL 58 189 174 18 35 9 0 7 27 1 1 10 64 .201 .246 .374 .620 74 65 2 1 2 2 0 2
2015 31 NYM NL 19 58 49 6 7 0 0 2 3 1 0 8 20 .143 .276 .265 .541 53 13 0 1 0 0 1 2/5
5 Yrs 154 477 424 48 81 19 0 16 53 2 2 41 155 .191 .266 .349 .615 73 148 4 4 4 4 2
162 Game Avg. 162 502 446 50 85 20 0 17 56 2 2 43 163 .191 .266 .349 .615 73 156 4 4 4 4 2
NYM (3 yrs) 127 398 358 41 71 16 0 15 49 2 2 31 133 .198 .263 .369 .632 78 132 3 2 3 4 2
OAK (2 yrs) 18 58 48 6 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 20 .146 .281 .188 .468 35 9 0 1 1 0 0
CHC (1 yr) 9 21 18 1 3 1 0 1 4 0 0 2 2 .167 .286 .389 .675 81 7 1 1 0 0 0
NL (4 yrs) 136 419 376 42 74 17 0 16 53 2 2 33 135 .197 .264 .370 .634 78 139 4 3 3 4 2
AL (2 yrs) 18 58 48 6 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 20 .146 .281 .188 .468 35 9 0 1 1 0 0

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
2011 27 OAK AL 5 21 -1 0 0 1 0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .521 .501 0.1 0.1 1 /2
2012 28 OAK AL 13 37 -3 -0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 1 -0 -0.1 .484 .499 -0.1 0.1 -1 $480,000 2/D
2012 28 CHC NL 9 21 -1 0 -0 1 0 1 0.1 1 1 0.1 .507 .500 0.0 0.1 0 /23
2013 29 NYM NL 50 151 -2 -1 1 1 2 2 0.2 5 7 0.6 .504 .501 0.6 0.3 6 $490,840 2/D1
2014 30 NYM NL 58 189 -6 0 -0 4 3 2 0.2 6 8 0.8 .504 .501 0.3 0.7 4 $505,340 2
2015 31 NYM NL 19 58 -3 1 0 -3 1 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.3 .477 .497 0.1 -0.2 1 2/5
5 Seasons 154 477 -14 1 1 4 8 -0 -0.2 16 15 1.3 .500 .501 1.0 1.2 11 $1,476,180
NYM (3 yrs) 127 398 -10 0 1 2 7 -0 -0.1 13 13 1.1 .500 .501 0.9 0.8 11 $996,180
OAK (2 yrs) 18 58 -4 0 1 1 1 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .495 .499 0.0 0.2 0 $480,000
CHC (1 yr) 9 21 -1 0 -0 1 0 1 0.1 1 1 0.1 .507 .500 0.0 0.1 0

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
2011 27 OAK AL 21 14 2 3.8 97 .300 .176 .256 .333 .321 .235 .405 .569 .726 62 .415 -0.7 -0.1 .571 .294 .059
2012 28 TOT MLB 58 44 4 2.4 97 .182 .143 .255 .263 .319 .245 .407 .508 .726 43 .240 -3.8 -0.4 .465 .224 .102 .0
2012 28 OAK AL 37 28 2 1.9 94 .222 .129 .250 .250 .314 .161 .403 .411 .717 20 .169 -3.3 -0.3 .370 .161 .032
2012 28 CHC NL 21 16 2 3.3 102 .133 .167 .262 .286 .328 .389 .416 .675 .743 81 .367 -0.5 -0.1 .625 .333 .222 .0
2013 29 NYM NL 151 111 16 3.9 91 .280 .215 .251 .280 .315 .400 .390 .680 .705 92 .452 -1.5 -0.2 .611 .274 .185 .0
2014 30 NYM NL 189 146 16 3.0 91 .267 .201 .252 .246 .315 .374 .388 .620 .703 74 .342 -6.3 -0.6 .535 .230 .172 1.8
2015 31 NYM NL 58 42 4 2.6 94 .185 .143 .256 .276 .318 .265 .398 .541 .716 53 .277 -3.1 -0.3 .548 .306 .122 1.3
5 Yrs 477 357 42 3.2 93 .253 .191 .252 .266 .316 .349 .393 .615 .709 73 .362 -15.3 -1.6 .553 .255 .158 3.6
162 Game Avg. 502 376 44 3.2 93 .253 .191 .252 .266 .316 .349 .393 .615 .709 73 .362 -15.3 -1.6 .553 .255 .158 4
NYM (3 yrs) 398 299 36 3.2 92 .262 .198 .252 .263 .315 .369 .390 .632 .706 78 .376 -10.8 -1.1 .565 .257 .170 3.5
OAK (2 yrs) 58 42 4 2.6 95 .250 .146 .252 .281 .316 .188 .404 .468 .720 35 .254 -4.0 -0.4 .439 .208 .042
CHC (1 yr) 21 16 2 3.3 102 .133 .167 .262 .286 .328 .389 .416 .675 .743 81 .367 -0.5 -0.1 .625 .333 .222 .0
NL (4 yrs) 419 315 38 3.2 92 .253 .197 .253 .264 .316 .370 .392 .634 .707 78 .376 -11.3 -1.2 .568 .261 .173 3.6
AL (2 yrs) 58 42 4 2.6 95 .250 .146 .252 .281 .316 .188 .404 .468 .720 35 .254 -4.0 -0.4 .439 .208 .042

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
2011 27 OAK AL 21 0.0% 33.3% 19.1% 4.8% 33% 1.75 2.4 1.00 0.75 48% 10% 0.0% 0%
2012 28 TOT MLB 58 1.7% 25.9% 10.3% 5.2% 43% 2.50 3.3 49.0 12.3 0.62 0.87 57% 14% 5.9% 19%
2012 28 OAK AL 37 0.0% 35.1% 10.8% 2.7% 25% 3.25 2.4 0.80 1.00 49% 5% 0.0% 20%
2012 28 CHC NL 21 4.8% 9.5% 9.5% 9.5% 67% 1.00 9.0 18.0 4.5 0.45 0.75 71% 25% 11.1% 18%
2013 29 NYM NL 151 4.0% 32.5% 8.6% 8.6% 45% 3.77 2.8 22.5 7.1 0.63 0.74 54% 19% 12.8% 13%
2014 30 NYM NL 189 3.7% 33.9% 5.3% 8.5% 46% 6.40 2.7 24.9 6.4 0.40 0.48 56% 24% 10.6% 18%
2015 31 NYM NL 58 3.5% 34.5% 13.8% 3.5% 29% 2.50 2.5 24.5 16.3 0.61 0.50 47% 31% 14.3% 22%
5 Yrs 477 3.4% 32.5% 8.6% 7.3% 43% 3.78 2.7 26.5 8.0 0.53 0.61 54% 21% 10.7% 16%
MLB Averages 2.5% 19.7% 7.9% 7.4% 33% 2.50 4.6 36.1 8.5 0.83 1.11 68% 22% 7.5% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2011 27 OAK AL -0.7 -0.1 21 -0.1 0.2 -0.3 .72 -0.0 -0.1 -2.4 -0.2 1.05 -1.1 0
2012 28 TOT MLB -3.8 -0.4 58 -0.2 0.8 -1.0 1.01 -0.2 -0.0 -4.1 -0.4 1.03 -3.2 0.32 5
2012 28 OAK AL -3.3 -0.3 37 -0.4 0.2 -0.6 .90 -0.3 -0.1 -4.1 -0.4 0.99 -4.0 0.02 1
2012 28 CHC NL -0.5 -0.1 21 0.1 0.5 -0.4 1.21 0.1 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 1.11 0.8 0.39 4
2013 29 NYM NL -1.7 -0.2 153 0.3 3.1 -2.7 1.07 0.4 -0.0 2.2 0.2 0.96 1.5 2.24 9
2014 30 NYM NL -5.8 -0.6 194 -0.5 3.6 -4.0 1.15 -0.5 0.1 -1.8 -0.2 1.03 -4.0 1.78 5
2015 31 NYM NL -3.1 -0.3 62 -0.2 0.7 -0.9 .82 -0.0 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2 0.85 -0.5 0.48 1
5 Yrs -15.0 -1.5 488 -0.6 8.3 -8.9 1.05 -0.4 -0.2 -7.8 -0.8 0.99 -7.3 1.56 20

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
2011 27 OAK AL 0 0 43% 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 33% 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 1
2012 28 TOT MLB 1 0 21% 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50% 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 28 OAK AL 1 0 33% 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50% 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 28 CHC NL 0 0 0% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50% 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 29 NYM NL 1 0 30% 42 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 38% 10 6 4 1 1 0 5 3 2
2014 30 NYM NL 1 0 28% 37 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 46% 7 5 2 0 0 0 4 1 3
2015 31 NYM NL 1 0 29% 20 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 33% 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Yrs 4 0 29% 125 2 2 50% 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 10 41% 24 15 9 2 2 0 11 5 6

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
2011 27 OAK AL 21 43% 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0% 2 0 0% 17 0 0% 2 0 0% 0 0 0
2012 28 TOT MLB 58 31% 7 0 0 5 1 0 0 0.32 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 100% 14 1 7% 7 1 14% 46 3 7% 2 1 50% 2 0 0% 0
2012 28 OAK AL 37 27% 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0.02 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 9 0 0% 5 1 20% 27 0 0% 0 0 1 0 0% 0
2012 28 CHC NL 21 38% 3 0 0 4 0 0 0 0.39 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 1 20% 2 0 0% 19 3 16% 2 1 50% 1 0 0% 0
2013 29 NYM NL 151 35% 29 1 0 9 0 0 0 2.24 6 0 5 2 4 4 2 0 1 1 100% 33 1 3% 11 7 64% 93 14 15% 6 4 67% 4 3 75% 0
2014 30 NYM NL 189 19% 35 2 0 5 0 0 0 1.78 7 0 8 7 0 3 4 0 2 2 100% 48 2 4% 22 4 18% 144 20 14% 15 6 40% 9 3 33% 0
2015 31 NYM NL 58 26% 7 1 0 1 1 0 0 0.48 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 0% 3 0 0% 25 1 4% 2 1 50% 3 0 0% 0
5 Yrs 477 27% 81 5 0 20 2 0 0 1.56 16 0 15 9 7 7 9 0 4 4 100% 110 4 4% 45 12 27% 325 38 12% 27 12 44% 18 6 33% 0
MLB Averages 55% 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
2011 27 OAK AL 21 97 4.62 60 61.9% 30.0% 23.3% 30.0% 16.7% 70.0% 0.0% 43.3% 66.7% 33.3% 4.8% 1 0 4.8% 1 0 9.5% 2 0 0 7 0.0% 0 0 0
2012 28 TOT MLB 58 232 4.00 145 62.5% 31.7% 18.6% 25.5% 24.1% 68.3% 0.0% 42.7% 72.7% 31.0% 3.4% 2 0 12.1% 7 4 12.1% 7 3 3 12 20.0% 0 0 0
2012 28 OAK AL 37 161 4.35 102 63.4% 32.4% 21.6% 27.5% 18.6% 67.6% 0.0% 42.9% 68.1% 29.7% 5.4% 2 0 13.5% 5 2 10.8% 4 1 3 10 23.1% 0 0 0
2012 28 CHC NL 21 71 3.38 43 60.6% 30.2% 11.6% 20.9% 37.2% 69.8% 0.0% 42.3% 83.3% 33.3% 0.0% 0 0 9.5% 2 2 14.3% 3 2 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0
2013 29 NYM NL 151 618 4.09 387 62.7% 34.6% 19.1% 23.3% 23.0% 65.4% 0.4% 41.0% 70.8% 21.9% 6.0% 9 1 17.9% 27 13 9.3% 14 11 18 31 36.7% 0 0 0
2014 30 NYM NL 189 736 3.89 473 64.3% 32.8% 20.9% 22.2% 24.1% 67.2% 0.0% 43.2% 68.9% 31.2% 3.2% 6 1 11.6% 22 7 9.5% 18 11 17 47 26.6% 0 0 0
2015 31 NYM NL 58 215 3.71 127 60.2% 34.6% 29.9% 12.6% 22.8% 65.4% 4.5% 39.3% 54.2% 43.1% 3.4% 2 0 12.1% 7 3 10.3% 6 0 6 14 30.0% 0 0 0
5 Yrs 477 1898 3.98 1192 63.0% 33.3% 21.1% 22.3% 23.2% 66.7% 0.7% 42.0% 68.3% 29.8% 4.2% 20 2 13.4% 64 27 9.9% 47 25 44 111 28.4% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.9% 27.6% 15.9% 27.1% 29.4% 72.4% 1.4% 46.3% 78.0% 27.1% 4.6% 13.8% 8.3% 24.1%

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
2011 27 5 21 17 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 .176 .333 .235 .569 62 4 0 0 0 0 0
2012 28 27 79 66 7 10 3 0 1 4 0 0 10 22 .152 .282 .242 .524 48 16 1 2 1 0 0
2013 29 77 230 201 24 39 10 0 7 23 0 1 23 71 .194 .281 .348 .629 77 70 2 2 2 2 1
2014 30 135 419 375 42 74 19 0 14 50 1 2 33 135 .197 .265 .360 .625 76 135 4 3 4 4 1
2015 31 154 477 424 48 81 19 0 16 53 2 2 41 155 .191 .266 .349 .615 73 148 4 4 4 4 2

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
2011 27 5 21 17 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 7 .176 .333 .235 .569 1 5
2012 28 22 58 49 4 7 2 0 1 4 0 6 15 .143 .263 .245 .508 3 22
2013 29 50 155 138 20 32 8 0 7 22 0 14 49 .232 .299 .442 .741 18 50
2014 30 58 194 178 22 39 10 0 8 32 1 11 64 .219 .266 .410 .676 19 58
2015 31 19 60 50 7 8 0 0 2 4 1 9 20 .160 .300 .280 .580 4 19
5 Yrs 154 488 432 55 89 21 0 18 62 2 44 155 .206 .283 .380 .663 45 154
162 Game Avg. 162 513 454 58 94 22 0 19 65 2 46 163 .206 .283 .380 .663 47 154



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