2012 Dodgers Player Profile: Juan Uribe, Bounceback Kid?

The Dodgers signed Uribe for a whopping three years and $21 million in the winter of 2010. His versatility played a part in his signing, as the Dodgers had the injury-prone Casey Blake at third base and Rafael Furcal at shortstop, and although both had options for 2012, it seemed likely that at least one of them, if not both, would not be back in 2012.

Fast forward a year and Juan Uribe is now the Dodgers starting 3rd baseman right on schedule and Uribe / Blake be gone.

Going into 2011 Juan Uribe was going to be the Dodgers starting 2nd baseman. When Casey Blake got hurt he became the starting 3rd baseman. When Juan Uribe got hurt he became the whipping boy for a lost season.

Eric asked this question last year in the profile:

But what if Uribe isn't an upgrade, or a marginal one at best? Remember, Uribe spent his age 25-28 years hitting .241/.284/.409, a 77 OPS+ with the White Sox. He does have a career on-base percentage of .2998, after all. There is the fear that Uribe could revert to his almost-out-of-baseball status at any time.

Looks like Eric asked the right question

Trivia

Juan Uribe joins a select list of terrible LA Dodger 3rd baseman with over 200 plate appearances.

                                                  
Player           OPS+  PA Year   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
John Kennedy       50 294 1966 .201 .241 .281 .522
Juan Uribe         56 295 2011 .204 .264 .293 .557
Dave Hansen        67 379 1992 .214 .286 .299 .585
Tim Wallach        67 522 1993 .222 .271 .342 .612
Dave Anderson      69 262 1985 .199 .310 .281 .591
Dick Tracewski     70 216 1965 .215 .313 .263 .577

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 3/21/2012.

Contract Status

Uribe is in the second year of a three-year, $21 million contract. He will be paid $8 million in 2012.

Stats

Year Age PA HR Runs RBI BA OBP SLG wOBA
2008
29 353 7 38 40 .247 .296 .386 .296
2009
30 432 16 50 55 .289 .329 .495 .351
2010
31 575 24 64 85 .248 .310 .440 .322
2011
32 209 4 21 28
.206 .264 .293 .250
2011 Projections - Age 32 Season



Year
PA HR Runs RBI BA OBP SLG
Bill James
298 9 30 37 .240 .298 .394
Marcel
405 12 41 48 .243 .300 .400
Baseball HQ
ZiPS
410 11 41 51 .249 .300 .401

2011 Outlook

Surely he will bounce back, the question is how much? To his White Sox level, or to his Giant level? He could bounce back and still be a detriment. He could bounce back and become an asset. I think he'll simply get hurt again.

What is your guess for Uribe in 2011? Be sure to guess BA/OBP/SLG, PA, and number of starts at each infield position.

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