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George Kottaras #59 - C

St. Louis

  • Age: 31
  • DOB: 1983/05/10
  • POB: Scarborough, Ont, Canada
  • Height: 6-0 Weight: 200lbs
  • Bats/Throws: L/R
  • MLB Seasons: 6
  • Drafted by San Diego in 2002 (20th round).
  • Current Status: On roster
Year to date1325470035512000.280.387.6401.027
On Pace751442340001729296900-.280.387.6401.027

Scouting Report

AssetsHas pretty good pop in his bat and solid skills behind the plate. Hits left-handed, which adds to his value as a catcher at the big-league level.
FlawsDoesn't hit left-handed pitching all that well, which hurts his overall playing time in the bigs. Also, he strikes out a bit too much for his level of power.
Career potentialBackup catcher.

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/07/12Added to the St. Louis Cardinals 25-man roster.
2014/07/11Claimed off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.
2014/07/07Designated for assignment by the Cleveland Indians.
2014/05/27Contract purchased from Columbus (AAA).
2014/05/11Outrighted to Columbus (AAA).
2014/05/06Designated for assignment by the Cleveland Indians.
2014/05/03Contract purchased from Columbus (AAA).
2014/03/30Signed by the Cleveland Indians to a minor league contract.
2014/03/26Released by the Chicago Cubs.
2013/12/02Re-signed by the Chicago Cubs to a one-year contract.
2013/11/26Acquired from the Kansas City Royals.
2013/11/21Designated for assignment by the Kansas City Royals.
2013/01/25Claimed off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.
2013/01/16Designated for assignment by the Oakland Athletics.
2013/01/14Re-signed by the Oakland Athletics to a one-year contract.
2012/07/29Acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers.
2012/07/26Designated for assignment by the Milwaukee Brewers.
2011/12/12Re-signed by the Milwaukee Brewers to a one-year contract.
2011/06/15Contract purchased from Nashville (AAA).
2011/04/21Outrighted to Nashville (AAA).
2011/02/11Re-signed by the Milwaukee Brewers to a one-year contract.
2009/11/18Claimed off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.
2009/11/17Released by the Boston Red Sox.
2009/10/08Did not make the Boston Red Sox playoff roster.
2009/09/01Missed 30 games (lower back strain).
2009/08/01Lower back strain, early September (retroactive to July 30th, 2009).
2009/03/10Re-signed by the Boston Red Sox to a one-year contract.
2008/09/08Recalled from Pawtucket (AAA).
2008/03/17Optioned to Pawtucket (AAA).
2008/03/06Re-signed by the Boston Red Sox to a one-year contract.
2007/03/17Optioned to Pawtucket (AAA).
2007/03/11Re-signed by the Boston Red Sox to a one-year contract.
2006/08/31Acquired from the San Diego Padres.
2006/03/13Optioned to Mobile (AA).
2006/02/24Re-signed by the San Diego Padres to a one-year contract.
2005/11/17Contract purchased from Mobile (AA).
2005/03/14Assigned by the San Diego Padres to their minor league camp.


2014/07/11Claimed by the St. Louis Cardinals off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.
2014/03/30Signed by the Cleveland Indians to a minor league contract.
2013/11/26Kansas City Royals traded George Kottaras to the Chicago Cubs for cash considerations.
2013/01/25Claimed by the Kansas City Royals off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.
2012/07/29Oakland Athletics traded Fautino De Los Santos to the Milwaukee Brewers for George Kottaras.
2009/11/18Claimed off waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers from the Boston Red Sox.
2006/08/31Boston Red Sox traded David Wells to the San Diego Padres for a player to be named later or cash considerations (George Kottaras - Sep. 8th).
2002/06/04Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 20th round in 2002.

Career Stats

2014St. LouisNL3401000111000.250.400.250.650
2014Total Cle/StLMLB1325470035512000.280.387.6401.027
2013Kansas CityAL461001318405122442104.180.349.370.719
2012Total Mil/OakMLB851712036619313748004.211.351.415.766
2005Lake ElsinoreA91337541022909505060218.303.390.469.859
2004Fort WayneA7827140841817465141004.310.415.461.876


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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