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Stephen Vogt
Birthdate: 11/1/1984 (32 y, 4 m, 23 d)     Bats/Throws: L/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/225     Position: C
Drafted: 2007 June Amateur Draft - Round: 12, Pick: 1, Overall: 365, Team: Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Contract: $3M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Vogt (heel) is back in the lineup for Thursday's game, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. (3/16/2017)
Profiles:  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Vogt’s second full season in the Athletics lineup earned him his second All-Star nod, although a poor second half made his overall line look much less impressive. The backstop posted a decent .277/.320/.442 line in the first half, well above his career numbers, but he slumped to just a .652 OPS after the break. A bit of a late bloomer, it is reasonable to wonder if Vogt simply hit a bit of a wall while setting career highs in games and plate appearances in what was his age-31 season. Additionally, like many A’s hitters, Vogt has never performed particularly well at the Coliseum. He owns a lifetime .701 OPS in Oakland vs. a .730 mark overall, but he was especially ineffective at home in 2016, hitting just .245/.309/.361 in 236 plate appearances. Looking a bit deeper, the biggest change over the past two years was an 11% walk rate in ‘15 (by far a career high) falling all the way to 7% last season, although his strikeout rate also fell from 19% to 16%. Looking ahead, Vogt may already be past his short prime, but his ability to handle righties (career .759 OPS) and offer double-digit home runs makes him worth rostering in two catcher leagues considering how thin the position is right now. (Dylan Higgins)

The Quick Opinion: Vogt lost his luster a bit in the second half of his second full season with Oakland, dropping off significantly to bring down his overall line. The A’s catcher has relatively limited upside considering his age and short resume of significant success, although the truly thin catcher position and his ability to hit double-digit homers in a consistent starting role in the top half of a lineup means he may find himself on a roster somewhere in most formats.

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SeasonBatting 7thGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2012Batting 7th2550000000002000000.000
2013Batting 7th3780000001003010000.000
2014Batting 7th143843151401065402100100.395
2015Batting 7th1126307510145427000000.269
2016Batting 7th3670000000001100000.000
TotalBatting 7th338293221911110118215210100.268

SeasonBatting 7thBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2012Batting 7th0.0 %40.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.000-1-1.3.000-100
2013Batting 7th0.0 %37.5 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.000-1-2.0.000-100
2014Batting 7th9.3 %4.7 %2.00.395.465.447.912.053.41783.3.409171
2015Batting 7th13.3 %23.3 %0.57.269.367.423.790.154.33340.3.325109
2016Batting 7th0.0 %14.3 %0.00.000.143.000.143.000.0000-1.2.103-46
TotalBatting 7th8.6 %16.1 %0.53.268.344.341.686.073.3139-0.9.30197

SeasonBatting 7thGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2012Batting 7th2.000.0 %66.7 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %66.7 %0.0 %33.3 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %16412
2013Batting 7th0.670.0 %40.0 %60.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %40.0 %20.0 %40.0 %0.0 %80.0 %20.0 %331122
2014Batting 7th0.9325.0 %36.1 %38.9 %14.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %38.9 %36.1 %25.0 %13.9 %52.8 %33.3 %20082118
2015Batting 7th1.3326.3 %42.1 %31.6 %16.7 %16.7 %12.5 %0.0 %47.4 %31.6 %21.1 %15.8 %68.4 %15.8 %1285375
2016Batting 7th0.3320.0 %20.0 %60.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %20.0 %80.0 %0.0 %20.0 %60.0 %20.0 %20713
TotalBatting 7th0.9622.1 %38.2 %39.7 %11.1 %3.7 %3.8 %0.0 %41.2 %35.3 %23.5 %13.2 %61.8 %25.0 %397157240