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Arizona Diamondbacks set to sign Jarrod Dyson | MLB.com

I’m a little surprised the Giants didn’t sign him.

A baseball source has confirmed the deal is worth $7.5 million [two years], and a source told MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand that Dyson’s deal includes performance bonuses each year: $50,000 at 100 and 125 games played; and $50,000 each at 350, 400 and 450 plate appearances.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 20, 2018 at 08:48 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: diamondbacks, free agents, jarrod dyson

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   1. DaVoice of DaPeople Posted: February 20, 2018 at 12:05 PM (#5627381)
Jarrod Dyson has just 12 career home runs.

....But 5 of them came in a 40-game stretch last summer.
   2. shoewizard Posted: February 20, 2018 at 12:09 PM (#5627386)
He was estimated to get anywhere from 2/16 to 2/22 at beginning of the off season. But the combination of a wheels first player coming off Sports Herni surgery and the current market conditions overall squashed that.

If he gets 98% of his speed back, it's a steal for the D Backs. If he loses half a step, he'll be far less valuable though. Still, at 2/7.5M it's very low risk, with potentially nice reward.

Very good fit for AZ roster. They really needed a good outfielder that can fill in CF when AJ Pollock has his next injury. And if they are stuck with Tomas in RF (or LF), this allows them to make Tomas the short side of a platoon and they can yank him out of there in late innings in the games he does start.

Dyson vs. Righties

Year       G   PA  SB CS  BB  SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
2010      14   54   9  0   6  13 .239 .327 .457 .783
2011      16   49   8  1   6  13 .214 .306 .238 .544
2012      79  256  23  3  22  40 .275 .340 .349 .689
2013      65  183  25  5  16  35 .274 .339 .402 .741
2014      84  233  27  6  17  39 .274 .326 .337 .663
2015      67  184  23  3  11  29 .256 .313 .402 .715
2016      92  303  28  3  25  36 .267 .330 .370 .700
2017      99  327  24  6  24  49 .271 .342 .388 .730
Career   516 1589 167 27 127 254 .267 .332 .372 .704 


Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/20/2018.

Tomas vs. lefties

Year       G  PA HR BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG   OPS BAbip
2015      50 119  4  7 25 .279 .319 .477  .797  .325
2016      63 142 11 13 33 .364 .423 .690 1.112  .424
2017      25  57  2  3 20 .185 .228 .352  .580  .250
Career   138 318 17 23 78 .299 .349 .548  .897  .355 


Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/20/2018.


That platoon won't come anywhere close to replacing Martinez on offense, but hopefully Dyson's defense & baserunning stays at previous high leves and makes up for some of the gap.
   3. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: February 20, 2018 at 12:20 PM (#5627395)
He was estimated to get anywhere from 2/16 to 2/22 at beginning of the off season. But the combination of a wheels first player coming off Sports Herni surgery and the current market conditions overall squashed that.

Regardless of defence, no one wants to give an 85 wRC+ player a full-time gig.
   4. Walt Davis Posted: February 20, 2018 at 02:36 PM (#5627539)
Hernia surgery ain't a particularly big thing. And I'm pretty sure Dyson is fast enough he can get away with losing half a step ... a full step might start to bite.

#3's not relevant since nobody's tried to give Dyson a full-time gig before and nobody was trying now (never topped even 400 PA in a season). But that speed and defense plays just fine even with an 85 OPS+. He was never going to get a long-term deal and never will but betting on those legs 1-2 years at a time is a good bet. Even if we whack his defense in half, he'd be at 4 WAA in 3 full seasons of PAs. Heck, take it all away and he's still average.

He's a good bet for 1.5-2 WAR in 300-350 PA as a bench player which should be worth a lot more than 2/$7.5. (Now if it's 2/$15 ...) Funny how teams seem fine with handing $8-9 AAV contracts to unreliable part-time pitchers lucky to produce 1 WAR but not a part-time position player with an established levels of 2+ WAR. In a strict baseball sense, since it's not my money, I'm pretty sure I'd rather have him on the Cubs than LaStella and there's a good chance he'll be more useful over the next two years than Zobrist (also a good chance he won't). (Heyward is just the cross we have to bear ... speaking of starters with 85 OPS+...)
   5. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: February 20, 2018 at 03:06 PM (#5627560)
#3's not relevant since nobody's tried to give Dyson a full-time gig before and nobody was trying now (never topped even 400 PA in a season). But that speed and defense plays just fine even with an 85 OPS+.

It's relevant if anyone expected him to get $8-11M p.a. No one is paying that for a bench player.
   6. Ziggy's screen name Posted: February 20, 2018 at 03:17 PM (#5627566)
Just FTR, Billy Hamilton's career OPS+ is 71. The only season in which he posted >85 was in his cup of coffee in which he appeared in 13 games (and had 22 PA, because running).
   7. Zonk cooks his superfish with raisins Posted: February 20, 2018 at 10:32 PM (#5627795)
It's relevant if anyone expected him to get $8-11M p.a. No one is paying that for a bench player.


The Cubs paid Jon Jay 8 million last year.

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