MLB

Erik Kratz #19 - C

Kansas City

  • Age: 34
  • DOB: 1980/06/15
  • POB: Telford, PA
  • Height: 6-4 Weight: 240lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 4
  • Drafted by Toronto in 2002 (29th round).
  • Current Status: On roster
GPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
Year to date4196112230513315000.229.250.417.667
On Pace7718021416092462800-.229.250.417.667

Scouting Report

AssetsHas tremendous size for a catcher, so he can produce good home-run totals. Is resilient. His bat made him reach the big leagues and he can come off the bench to get a hit.
FlawsStrikes out a fair amount. Struggles with his movement behind the plate. Though he has made a few strides defensively, he's generally a below-average receiver.
Career potentialJourneyman offensive catcher.

Honours and Awards

2009International League (AAA) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/07/28Acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays.
2014/07/22Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).
2014/07/09Recalled from Buffalo (AAA).
2014/06/23Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).
2014/05/14Recalled from Buffalo (AAA).
2014/05/12Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).
2014/05/02Recalled from Buffalo (AAA).
2014/04/13Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).
2014/03/30Recalled from Buffalo (AAA).
2014/03/26Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).
2013/12/03Acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies.
2013/07/14Missed 32 games (left knee injury).
2013/06/09Left knee injury, 15-day DL.
2012/06/25Recalled from Lehigh Valley (AAA).
2012/06/19Optioned to Lehigh Valley (AAA).
2012/06/16Recalled from Lehigh Valley (AAA).
2012/06/03Optioned to Lehigh Valley (AAA).
2012/05/29Recalled from Lehigh Valley (AAA).
2012/05/23Optioned to Lehigh Valley (AAA).
2012/05/22Recalled from Lehigh Valley (AAA).
2012/05/11Optioned to Lehigh Valley (AAA).
2012/05/02Recalled from Lehigh Valley (AAA).
2012/03/29Optioned to Lehigh Valley (AAA).
2011/09/30Did not make the Philadelphia Phillies playoff roster.
2011/09/16Contract purchased from Lehigh Valley (AAA).
2011/03/30Assigned by the Philadelphia Phillies to their minor league camp.
2010/11/12Signed by the Philadelphia Phillies to a minor league contract.
2010/09/10Outrighted to Indianapolis (AAA).
2010/09/07Designated for assignment by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
2010/08/07Optioned to Indianapolis (AAA).
2010/07/15Contract purchased from the minors.
2010/03/31Assigned by the Pittsburgh Pirates to their minor league camp.

Trades

2014/07/28Kansas City Royals traded Danny Valencia to the Toronto Blue Jays for Erik Kratz and Liam Hendriks.
2013/12/03Philadelphia Phillies traded Erik Kratz and Rob Rasmussen to the Toronto Blue Jays for Brad Lincoln.
2010/11/12Signed by the Philadelphia Phillies to a minor league contract.
2009/11/03Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a minor league contract.
2002/06/04Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 29th round in 2002.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
2014Kansas CityAL71536002303000.400.375.8001.175
2014TorontoAL348181630310312000.198.226.346.572
2014Total Tor/KCAL4196112230513315000.229.250.417.667
2013PhiladelphiaNL681972142709261845001.213.280.386.666
2013Lehigh ValleyAAA31202100101000.167.167.250.417
2013ReadingAA1400000001000.000.000.000.000
2012PhiladelphiaNL501411435909261134001.248.306.504.810
2012Lehigh ValleyAAA371241733100830102000-.266.326.540.866
2011PhiladelphiaNL2602100001000.333.333.500.833
2011Lehigh ValleyAAA103358561031901553387220-.288.372.466.838
2010PittsburghNL9342400012900-.118.167.118.285
2010IndianapolisAAA702303063221941325412-.274.380.496.876
2009IndianapolisAAA93319458730011433172706.273.337.470.807
2008SyracuseAAA401452034111924933104.234.287.510.797
2008New HampshireAA331021525507191326202.245.347.500.847
2007SyracuseAAA35112102420519828013.214.273.366.639
2007New HampshireAA4916022401518301233001.250.317.506.823
2006SyracuseAAA1240121020175400-.250.319.375.694
2006New HampshireAA712583458100627165410-.225.290.333.623
2005New HampshireAA91292276010011342786206.205.283.353.636
2004New HampshireAA4913100022000.333.500.444.944
2004AuburnA10395126001018000.308.317.462.779
2004DunedinA15496144016216001.286.327.429.756
2003New HavenAA1400000001000.000.000.000.000
2003Charleston WVA81906300217000.316.409.474.883
2003AuburnA4915725491505262131011.312.411.503.914
2002Medicine HatR44142203950411632013.275.318.394.712
TotalMLB17047448105200236634104002.222.275.409.684
TotalAL4196112230513315000.229.250.417.667
TotalNL129378378317018533189002.220.281.407.688
TotalAAA39313401903569725821813328411313.266.341.471.812
TotalAA250829991864113211070203509.224.300.392.692
TotalA8226436812806442562012.307.383.481.864
TotalR44142203950411632013.275.318.394.712

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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