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Birth Date9-30-1994
Height6' 0"
Weight180 lbs
Age25 years, 0 months, 22 days
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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
2019 DET 24 48 186 38 7 2 3 14 63 1 3 0 .225 .286 .343 62 -8.5 1.7 3.8 0.0
Career48186387231463130.225.286.34362-8.51.73.80.0

Statistics for All Levels

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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 RNG Rk AZL 39 175 .267 .344 .384 .407 91 13.9 5.3 1.5 152 0 3.4 0.9 1.5 1.2
2014 HIC A SAL 118 466 .259 .325 .379 .286 104 1.1 13.3 -1.1 83 0 3.9 1.6 -15.9 0.2
2015 HIC A SAL 48 198 .259 .322 .378 .371 95 6.8 5.4 -0.3 94 0 6.0 0.5 -4.7 0.7
2015 SPO A- NWL 5 22 .240 .323 .354 .333 104 -2.8 0.6 0 6 0 -1.4 -0.3 -2.5 -0.4
2015 ADE Wnt ABL 35 144 .000 .000 .000 .268 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 CAR A+ CAR 35 152 .257 .328 .380 .394 100 6.4 4.3 -0.5 136 0 2.1 0.4 1.3 0.8
2016 HDS A+ CAL 88 378 .262 .332 .404 .351 108 20.8 10.8 -0.8 122 0 9.5 4.7 -0.8 2.4
2016 SRR Wnt AFL 22 105 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 MIS AA SOU 124 511 .244 .314 .372 .293 96 3.8 13.9 0 97 0 9.2 1.8 0.4 2.7
2018 MIS AA SOU 128 494 .241 .319 .370 .284 94 10.9 14.1 -3.4 104 0 -6.0 -2.2 3.1 0.6
2019 DET MLB AL 48 186 .249 .319 .423 .337 103 -8.5 5.6 -2.1 62 8 3.8 1.7 -8.5 0.0
2019 GWN AAA INT 96 399 .270 .345 .451 .358 101 20.8 13.7 -4.8 136 0 -1.9 0.0 19.4 2.3

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 RNG Rk AZL 175 144 31 41 5 3 4 64 20 29 49 5 1 .285 .411 .444 .160 0 0
2014 HIC A SAL 466 398 77 84 16 2 25 179 66 50 171 6 2 .211 .310 .450 .239 4
2015 ADE Wnt ABL 144 124 17 24 11 1 2 43 15 17 41 1 2 .194 .299 .347 .153 1 0
2015 HIC A SAL 198 170 27 41 12 1 5 70 19 25 69 10 1 .241 .343 .412 .171 1 0
2015 SPO A- NWL 22 20 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 2 11 0 2 .150 .227 .150 .000 0 0
2016 HDS A+ CAL 378 331 73 90 20 4 25 193 59 41 125 13 3 .272 .352 .583 .311 4 0
2016 CAR A+ CAR 152 124 21 31 9 5 3 59 11 26 50 4 1 .250 .384 .476 .226 0 1
2016 SRR Wnt AFL 105 92 23 24 4 4 4 48 14 11 25 3 0 .261 .333 .522 .261 2 0
2017 MIS AA SOU 511 458 62 106 21 6 15 184 45 49 134 5 7 .231 .306 .402 .170 2 1
2018 MIS AA SOU 494 428 69 95 22 5 17 178 63 57 140 6 2 .222 .316 .416 .194 4 1
2019 GWN AAA INT 399 339 68 97 28 2 20 189 73 51 106 4 3 .286 .387 .558 .271 2 1
2019 DET MLB AL 186 169 24 38 7 2 3 58 10 14 63 3 0 .225 .286 .343 .118 1 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2019 759 0.4769 0.4611 0.6457 0.6188 0.3174 0.6875 0.5714 0.3543 0.0000
Career7590.47690.46110.64570.61880.31740.68750.57140.35430.0000

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 DET $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 dACES2016

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Acquired by Detroit in trade from Atlanta 7/31/19. Contract selected by Detroit 8/1/19.
  • Acquired by Atlanta in trade from Texas 7/27/16.
  • Drafted by Texas 2013 (1-30) (Winder-Barrow HS, Winder, Ga.). $1.9M signing bonus ($1.7312M 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 47 9 2 0 2 4 15 0 0 .214 .283 .405 83 0.0 RF 0, 0.0
80o 31 5 1 0 1 3 10 0 0 .179 .258 .321 77 0.0 RF 0, 0.0
70o 20 4 1 0 1 2 7 0 0 .222 .300 .444 72 0.0 RF 0, 0.0
60o 11 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 .100 .182 .100 68 0.0 RF 0, 0.0
50o 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 65 0.0 RF 0, 0.0
Weighted Mean300000100.000.000.000650.0RF 0,0.0

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-05-31 19:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think is the long term projection for Travis Demeritte? Best case utility player or just an "org guy"?
(Brad14 from NJ)
Best case for me is a utility player projection on Travis Demeritte. The strikeouts are troubling though (70 in around 200 plate apperances) and you just don't see many utility guys in the bigs that strike out that much. (James Fisher)
2016-04-25 23:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you see moving up to occupy the top tier of Rangers position prospects once the big-3 of Brinson, Mazara, and Gallo graduate to the bigs? Guys like Cordell, Ronald Guzman, Andy Ibanez, etc. have looked good to start the season.
(Kristen from Canada)
I think Tate's start to the year has to be seen as very encouraging. Leody Taveras is only 17, but initial reports have been intriguing. I missed Jairo Beras last week, he was out with an injury, but look forward to seeing what him in the next few weeks, and it's supposed to be an interesting bat. I liked some of the things Travis Demeritte can do, though the hit tool's a big question mark. I'll have notes up on him this week. Michael De Leon's glove is outstanding, and Josh Morgan shows interesting versatility and skills.

Basically you're going to see the system morph from a troika of 60+ OFP guys at the top to one that's more balanced around arms and positional depth. (Wilson Karaman)
2016-04-25 23:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance you can hit us with some knowledge on some Low Minor prospects from the Rangers system in Ronald Guzman, Travis Demeritte, & Jairo Beras? What about from the Brewers in Monte Harrison & Isan Diaz?
(David from Atlantis)
Sure! I filed a report on Guzman last summer, you can find that here: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_bat.php?reportid=263

Wasn't a fan. Would it shock me if he turned into a good hitter with moderate power? No. He was really searching for it when I saw him though. Some pleasant elements to his swing, but I didn't love his physicality and he showed no ability to hold himself together when he tried to turn on balls.

Demeritte I just saw and submitted some notes on, those'll be up this week in one of our "Notes From the Field" pieces. Beras was injured during my first look at High Desert, so have to wait on him.

I haven't seen either Diaz or Harrison in person. Was bummed the former got shipped out last winter like 146 other would've-been-great-to-watch-at-Visalia prospects. James Fisher wrote about him last week, you can find that here: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=28975 (Wilson Karaman)
2015-07-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Hey George. I know these prospects are very far away and may never make it but what would your order be of Travis Demeritte, Jhoan Urena, Miguel Andujar, and Victor Robles for a Dynasty League? Any thoughts on them?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
Victor Robles is getting a ton of love lately and for good reason. Our prospect staff loves him. He's still light years away at just 18 but he's a plus, plus runner with above average pop...He's a definite sleeper...If Demeritte ever figures out the strikeout problems which have plagued him, there's a ton of power there at 2B to like. (George Bissell)
2014-09-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)What can you tell me about Travis Demeritte?
(Dr. Mike from Milwaukee)
He is very athletic with above-average raw power but big swing-and-miss issues currently. He does some things in his swing that I'm not a fan of, including a deep hand load with some extraneous movement in his trigger, and he displays obvious fastball holes in the zone above the hands and down and in. There's also a tendency for him to pull off with his front side, opening up holes with respect to breaking balls on the outer half from righties. With that said, his bat speed is plus and he has lightning in his wrists, so it's hard to give up on the bat. He'll be an above-average defender at either third or second at the end of the day, but I prefer him at the keystone due to his average arm. I'm a fan despite the oddities in the statistical profile and think he has the ability to tame the swing-and-miss issues because there's so much looseness in the swing (i.e. it's not a rigid, grooved swing that's normally associated with big swing-and-miss issues). I expect him to make more contact next year with a slight decrease in the home run output in High-A, wherever that ends up being. I put a 5 on him and still feel pretty good about it. (Ethan Purser)
2014-07-09 15:00:00 (link to chat)have you seen any of Travis Demeritte? I know it's not your neck of the woods, just wondering what you think of his swing.
(StrawMan from Brimingham)
It's kinda my neck of the woods. Charleston, SC. He's got some flaws and he's a bit forced actually getting the bat going but once it does... contact is loud. There's going to be swing and miss but I like him. Saw him hit a neck high fastball into the DMV parking lot behind Charleston's field. (Ryan Parker)


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