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Birth Date10-6-1995
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
Age23 years, 8 months, 14 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2015
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0.02018
0.62019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2018 TBA 22 96 388 65 22 2 11 54 104 3 6 6 .201 .316 .384 86 -5.1 2.5 -1.9 0.0
2019 CLE 23 69 265 55 10 1 9 26 70 2 2 2 .233 .313 .398 85 -3.7 -1.1 -0.3 -0.1
Career1656531203232080174588.215.315.39086-8.81.3-2.3-0.1

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2013 PDR Rk AZL 47 188 .262 .335 .374 .331 93 5.5 5.7 -3.7 98 0 -1.3 0.6 -6.8 -0.5
2014 FTW A MID 112 467 .252 .315 .368 .347 107 11.7 13.3 -8.5 134 0 8.6 0.9 9.8 2.5
2015 PCH A+ FSL 59 249 .249 .312 .336 .291 94 10.4 6.7 -4.3 140 0 -4.9 1.2 4.8 0.4
2015 MNT AA SOU 69 285 .258 .334 .380 .307 101 0.8 7.7 -4.9 104 0 -1.9 2.3 -3.6 0.0
2015 MSS Wnt AFL 18 76 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 MNT AA SOU 135 581 .254 .320 .370 .305 99 21.8 15.7 -7.9 137 0 7.2 2.1 10.9 3.0
2017 DUR AAA INT 132 575 .260 .328 .396 .314 97 11.9 17.0 -7.4 124 0 4.2 0.5 14.3 2.8
2018 TBA MLB AL 96 388 .251 .318 .419 .252 101 1.1 10.9 -6.2 86 10 -1.9 2.5 -5.1 0.0
2018 DUR AAA INT 52 222 .256 .327 .400 .345 99 8.5 6.5 -3.9 128 0 -0.4 0.9 6.2 0.9
2019 CLE MLB AL 69 265 .247 .322 .420 .291 103 -4.6 7.9 -3.8 85 11 -0.3 -1.1 -3.7 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2013 PDR Rk AZL 188 163 22 46 8 2 1 61 25 14 31 2 0 .282 .341 .374 .092 5 3
2014 FTW A MID 467 406 59 120 18 3 8 168 64 51 80 5 6 .296 .376 .414 .118 5
2015 MSS Wnt AFL 76 67 5 17 2 1 2 27 8 9 14 0 0 .254 .342 .403 .149 0 0
2015 PCH A+ FSL 249 217 33 58 14 2 6 94 38 29 33 2 3 .267 .357 .433 .166 1 0
2015 MNT AA SOU 285 257 36 71 18 0 5 104 36 21 41 6 3 .276 .329 .405 .128 4 2
2016 MNT AA SOU 581 493 79 135 28 1 14 207 78 73 89 10 6 .274 .370 .420 .146 7 2
2017 DUR AAA INT 575 486 79 128 31 1 13 200 63 78 112 20 3 .263 .368 .412 .148 5 1
2018 TBA MLB AL 388 323 48 65 22 2 11 124 48 54 104 6 6 .201 .316 .384 .183 6 2
2018 DUR AAA INT 222 197 31 55 14 0 5 84 24 23 47 10 6 .279 .357 .426 .147 0 1
2019 CLE MLB AL 265 236 31 55 10 1 9 94 27 26 70 2 2 .233 .313 .398 .165 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2018 1601 0.4666 0.4016 0.7170 0.5823 0.2436 0.8207 0.5000 0.2830 0.0000
2019 1057 0.4910 0.4163 0.7705 0.6089 0.2305 0.8544 0.5565 0.2295 0.0000
Career26580.47630.40740.73830.59290.23840.83410.52250.26170.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 CLE $560,400
2018 TBA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2019Current$560,400
1 yrTotal$560,400

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 116 d1 year/$560,400 (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$560,400 (2019). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/19.
  • 1 year (2018). Contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/17. Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18. Acquired by Cleveland in trade from Tampa Bay 12/13/18.
  • Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Diego 12/19/14.
  • Drafted by San Diego 2013 (7-208) (Marina HS, Huntington Beach, Calif.). $0.24M signing bonus ($0.1821M slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 364 45 78 19 1 11 43 44 83 8 4 .249 .347 .422 106 14.6 LF 2, 1B 0 1.9
80o 348 42 72 17 1 10 40 40 81 7 4 .239 .332 .402 100 10.8 LF 1, 1B 0 1.4
70o 337 39 68 16 1 10 37 38 79 7 3 .232 .324 .396 96 8.2 LF 1, 1B 0 1.1
60o 327 37 64 15 1 9 36 36 78 7 3 .225 .316 .379 92 6.1 LF 1, 1B 0 0.9
50o 318 36 62 15 1 9 34 34 76 6 3 .223 .312 .381 88 4.3 LF 1, 1B 0 0.6
40o 309 34 58 14 1 8 32 32 75 6 3 .214 .302 .362 85 2.6 LF 1, 1B 0 0.4
30o 299 32 55 13 1 8 31 31 73 6 3 .209 .298 .357 81 0.7 LF 1, 1B 0 0.2
20o 288 30 51 12 1 7 29 29 71 5 3 .201 .286 .339 76 -1.2 LF 1, 1B 0 0.0
10o 272 27 46 11 1 6 26 26 69 5 2 .190 .272 .318 70 -3.7 LF 1, 1B 0 -0.3
Weighted Mean3193662151934347663.222.311.380894.6LF 1, 1B 00.7

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2019-06-05 21:00:00 (link to chat)Yeah I'm back with another, how long will my beloved Indians take to promote Bobby Bradley, his strikeout % is unseemly I know , but we need some THUMP in the middle of our order surely?
(boatman44 from Liverpool)
It's hard to thump when you don't make contact, unfortunately. That said, I think it's worth seeing if he can be better than Jake Bauers or any one of the other three to four replacement level or worse bats they have in their current lineup. (Mr. President Bret Sayre)
2019-05-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would you rather have Jake Bauers or Mazara in fantasy?
(Lenny from Tulip in the jungle)
That's really close. I slightly lean Mazara, but would sure love both to hit for a little more power. (Mark Barry)
2019-03-08 16:00:00 (link to chat)Not a fantasy question per se, but why haven't Cleveland sent Bradley and Chang to Colorado, for the services of Raimel Tapia. He is clearly not loved or wanted among the rocky mountains, and they do like big boppers, surely Cleveland would be a whole lot better in the outfield, with him in it, Who says no?
(boatman44 from Liverpool)
I have no problem with Cleveland adding an OF, though I actually don't mind Leonys Martin and Jake Bauers. Greg Allen may get playing time too, which is good for us fantasy managers. Then you have Zimmer and Naquin who can't stay healthy. Luplow is a long-term investment but doesn't help the Indians as much in 2019. Tapia could make sense. But I don't think Colorado wants Bobby Bradley, a bat-first player who struck out a ton at Triple-A. And then you throwin in Yu-Cheng Chang, another strikeout king with poor defense. Granted that Tapia is just a fourth outfielder, but they'll probably want players with more than one tool. (Kevin Jebens)
2019-02-04 16:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Jake Bauers this year - anything to suggest a break out? In terms of fantasy, for OBP leagues, similar to guys like Bour? Choi?
(Jonathan from CLE)
I think he could be OK, but he really got exposed in the second half and even in OBP leagues that 281 OBP isn't good (small sample size, i know). I like him as a platoon player. I think of those three I lean Choi. I'm not sure how much Bour is going to play unless the Ohtani injury/recovery really drags out. (Mike Gianella)
2018-07-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)I’m in a full rebuild and my roster space is limited. But I was offered Jake Bauers, Byron Buxton, and Maikel Franco for my Nick Senzel. Good deal for me, or does quality > quantity win out?
(Dominic from San Diego)
That a tough call Dominic given Senzel's helth struggles this season. While the finger surgery is one thing, the vertigo problem is something else. He did seem to make a recovery from that vertigo briefly before the finger injury, but you never know about something like that. If you are in a rebuild, it's nice to get three young-ish players for one, but Buxton and Franco are not such legitimate guys on which to build. They are depth pieces at best. Comes down to Bauers versus Senzel. Personally, I'd keep Senzel or look for a better deal for him. (Scott Delp)
2018-01-31 14:00:00 (link to chat)Which rookies will have the most impact this season?
(Buddy from Peoria, IL)
Would it be cheating to say Shohei Ohtani? Or Ronald Acuna? If so, I think we'll hear from Alex Reyes, Willie Calhoun, and Lewis Brinson for sure. I kind of like Jesse Winker too. Also, Jake Bauers might be a good under-the-radar guy we didn't expect much from, but comes up to do damage. (Mark Barry)
2017-06-13 12:00:00 (link to chat)Please rank the following based on fantasy profile long-term: Jake Bauers, Nick Williams, Scott Kingery, Shed Long, Austin Hays, Ryan Mountcastle. Thanks!
(Fred from Scottsdale)
Williams, Mountcastle, Kingery, Hays, Long, Bauers.

It's tough because you've got some speed-only types in there and at that point it really just depends what you're looking for on your team. I have never been on Bauers, so there might be some bias there. (Craig Goldstein)
2017-02-14 12:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Jake Bauers? How close was he?
(Tony from ND)
He's one of the better first baseman that Ben comped to CJ Cron, but probably doesn't even squeeze onto the hypothetical 150. (The Top 101 Prospect Chat with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-01-18 20:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Bret, I could use some help on deep dynasty assets for a prospect draft. 20 team dynasty league, 150+ prospects owned. I have two upcoming picks and I've put together a list of 10 guys that I'm having a terrible time differentiating. My list is: Jake Bauers, Jahmai Jones, Lucas Erceg, Christin Stewart, Taylor Trammell, Alec Hansen, Walker Buehler, Sixto Sanchez, Justin Dunn, Sandy Alcantara I was thinking about one hitter and one pitcher but really I just want the two best values from that list. How would you rank the top 3-5 in case a few get taken between my picks? Obviously some of them are closer to the majors and some are much farther away which is why I'm struggling. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
(treynay3 from Grand Rapids)
I'd go Jones, Alcantara, Erceg, Dunn. (Bret Sayre)
2015-06-30 19:00:00 (link to chat)Is Jake Bauers the most underrated prospect in baseball?
(Isaac Asimov from international space station )
The most underrated prospects are usually the guys who don't get any copy/press at all. Bauers is up there, but for me the guys like Robert Refsnyder who everyone insists is a non-prospect are truly underrated. Refsnyder might never make it, but he deserves a shot and could cobble together a 10 year career if he gets it. (Mike Gianella)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who is Jake Bauers and why is he tearing apart a league much older than him?
(TheWildPitch from New York)
Jack Bauer will pretty much dominate whatever league in which he plays. Er, what? Jake Bauers. Right. Different guy. He's a 7th-round draft pick from a year ago, a high-school first baseman. I haven't seen him play, but he's reportedly a guy with an advanced approach and a good feel for hitting. However, he's limited to first base and doesn't have the power profile to carry first base. His advanced approach is currently on display in Low-A, though, and as an 18-year-old, that's legit. (J.P. Breen)


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