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Josh Bard # - C

  • Age: 36
  • DOB: 1978/03/30
  • POB: Ithaca, NY
  • Height: 6-3 Weight: 225lbs
  • Bats/Throws: S/R
  • MLB Seasons: 10
  • Drafted by Colorado in 1999 (3rd round).

Scouting Report

AssetsHis best attributes are behind the plate, where he handles pitchers well and blocks the plate effectively. Is also a disciplined switch-hitter.
FlawsHis bat isn't consistent enough to put up big numbers at the major-league level. Also struggles to throw out base-runners.
Career potentialBackup catcher.

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2012/03/29Released by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
2011/12/13Signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers to a minor league contract.
2011/10/30Filed for free agency.
2011/06/29Contract purchased from Tacoma (AAA).
2011/03/28Assigned by the Seattle Mariners to their minor league camp.
2011/01/04Re-signed by the Seattle Mariners to a minor league contract.
2010/08/08Missed 2 games (stiff neck).
2010/08/06Stiff neck, day-to-day.
2010/06/29Missed 29 games (calf injury).
2010/05/28Calf injury, early September.
2010/05/16Contract purchased from Tacoma (AAA).
2010/04/07Assigned to Tacoma (AAA).
2009/12/28Signed by the Seattle Mariners to a minor league contract.
2009/11/05Filed for free agency.
2009/07/03Missed 4 games (strained groin).
2009/07/01Strained groin, day-to-day.
2009/05/14Recalled from Syracuse (AAA).
2009/04/19Optioned to Syracuse (AAA).
2009/04/04Contract purchased from Syracuse (AAA).
2009/03/21Signed by the Washington Nationals to a minor league contract.
2009/03/18Released by the Boston Red Sox.
2008/12/29Signed as a free agent by the Boston Red Sox.
2008/10/06Refused minor league assignment from the San Diego Padres and opted for free agency.
2008/08/22Missed 13 games (triceps injury).
2008/08/09Triceps injury, early September (retroactive to August 7th, 2008).
2008/07/24Missed 54 games (ankle injury).
2008/05/22Ankle injury, 15-day DL.
2008/02/16Re-signed by the San Diego Padres to a one-year contract.
2007/06/19Missed 2 games (illness).
2007/06/16Illness, day-to-day.
2007/06/01Suspended by the MLB for 3 games.
2007/04/27Missed 13 games (groin).
2007/04/12Groin, day-to-day.
2007/04/12Groin, 15-day DL.
2007/01/15Re-signed by the San Diego Padres to a one-year contract.
2006/06/28Suspended by the MLB for 1 game.
2006/06/22Missed 1 game (right foot injury).
2006/06/21Right foot injury, day-to-day.
2006/05/01Acquired from the Boston Red Sox.
2006/02/28Re-signed by the Boston Red Sox to a one-year contract.
2006/01/27Acquired from the Cleveland Indians.
2005/03/03Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.
2004/09/01Recalled from Buffalo (AAA).
2004/07/05Missed 80 games (strained left groin).
2004/07/05Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).
2004/04/25Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (strained left groin).
2004/04/02Strained left groin, 15-day DL.
2004/03/05Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.
2003/08/09Recalled from Buffalo (AAA).
2003/06/27Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).
2003/03/03Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.
2002/09/24Missed 1 game (toe injury).
2002/09/22Toe injury, day-to-day.
2002/08/23Contract purchased from Buffalo (AAA).

Trades

2011/12/13Signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers to a minor league contract.
2009/12/28Signed by the Seattle Mariners to a minor league contract.
2009/03/21Signed by the Washington Nationals to a minor league contract.
2008/12/29Signed as a free agent by the Boston Red Sox.
2006/05/01San Diego Padres traded Doug Mirabelli to the Boston Red Sox for Josh Bard, Cla Meredith and cash considerations.
2006/01/27Cleveland Indians traded Coco Crisp, David Riske and Josh Bard to the Boston Red Sox for Guillermo Mota, Andy Marte, Kelly Shoppach, cash considerations and a player to be named or further cash considerations.
2001/06/01Cleveland Indians traded Jacob Cruz to the Colorado Rockies for catcher Josh Bard and outfielder Jody Gerut.
1999/06/02Drafted by the Colorado Rockies in third round in 1999.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
2012AlbuquerqueAAA4514819499063261900-.331.355.514.869
2011SeattleAL268151740211520002.210.256.333.589
2011TacomaAAA582262868180241213900-.301.359.407.766
2010SeattleAL3911292470310102700-.214.276.357.633
2010TacomaAAA24857206031571800-.235.284.412.696
2009WashingtonNL9027420631806312450014.230.293.361.654
2009SyracuseAAA1340271001410000.175.250.200.450
2008San DiegoNL57178113690116182500-.202.279.270.549
2008PortlandAAA61522001123000.133.235.333.568
2008Lake ElsinoreA3901000020000.111.273.111.384
2008AZL PadresR1300000001000.000.000.000.000
2007San DiegoNL118389421112725515058013.285.364.404.768
2006San DiegoNL9323128781909402739103.338.406.537.943
2006BostonAL71825100033000.278.381.333.714
2006Total Bos/SDMLB10024930832009403042103.333.404.522.926
2005ClevelandAL34836164019911003.193.266.277.543
2004ClevelandAL71958201430000.421.478.6841.162
2004BuffaloAAA4015625411004181123003.263.310.404.714
2004AkronAA103055100575000.167.324.200.524
2003ClevelandAL9130325741318362253025.244.293.373.666
2003BuffaloAAA351151438705211417121.330.408.522.930
2002ClevelandAL249092050312413002.222.255.378.633
2002BuffaloAAA943443610226265320450011.297.332.436.768
2001BuffaloAAA1400000001000.000.000.000.000
2001CarolinaAA3512414321301241923012.258.359.387.746
2001AkronAA5119426541104251627004.278.338.397.735
2001Mahoning ValleyA1344712402862013.273.373.500.873
2000Colorado SpringsAAA41704000102001.235.235.235.470
2000SalemA93309408817022532333110.285.352.359.711
TotalMLB58617781624521093392201752991422.254.320.385.705
TotalAL228706611643611882561270212.232.286.363.649
TotalNL3581072101288732211381191721210.269.342.399.741
TotalAAA320115013333177227183851771216.288.335.429.764
TotalAA9634845912505544255016.261.344.376.720
TotalA1093624710121043340353213.279.352.370.722
TotalR1300000001000.000.000.000.000

Legend:

GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage


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