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Rowdy Tellez 1B  

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Birth Date3-16-1995
Height6' 4"
Weight255 lbs
Age24 years, 2 months, 8 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2015
2016
2017
0.12018
-0.42019
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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 TOR 23 23 73 22 9 0 4 2 21 0 0 0 .314 .329 .614 101 0.4 -0.1 -0.4 0.1
2019 TOR 24 43 159 37 7 0 9 10 47 3 0 0 .255 .314 .490 98 0.3 -1.0 0.4 0.1
Career6623259160131268300.274.319.530990.6-1.20.10.2

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 BLJ Rk GCL 34 141 .241 .320 .347 .278 100 -0.9 4.3 -2.8 105 0 -1.3 -0.9 -3.8 -0.4
2014 LNS A MID 12 49 .249 .311 .365 .433 94 5.7 1.4 -0.9 176 0 -0.1 0.3 3.3 0.4
2014 BLU Rk APP 53 218 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 139 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 LNS A MID 68 299 .258 .322 .364 .346 110 9.2 8.2 -5.3 129 0 1.9 -4.4 4.9 0.6
2015 DUN A+ FSL 35 148 .253 .315 .348 .293 104 3.2 4.0 -2.6 118 0 0.6 0.6 -0.4 0.2
2015 SRR Wnt AFL 21 91 .000 .000 .000 .339 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 NHP AA EAS 124 514 .259 .321 .389 .324 109 25.6 13.9 -8.9 142 0 -4.9 -0.9 11.7 1.2
2016 EST Wnt DWL 14 50 .000 .000 .000 .276 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 BUF AAA INT 122 501 .254 .321 .390 .264 95 -16.3 14.8 -9.5 80 0 1.8 -0.6 -17.0 -1.0
2018 TOR MLB AL 23 73 .230 .298 .391 .391 108 4.6 2.0 -1.2 101 14 -0.4 -0.1 0.4 0.1
2018 BUF AAA INT 112 444 .247 .314 .382 .298 95 5.7 13.0 -8.4 123 0 -3.0 -0.8 5.3 0.6
2019 TOR MLB AL 43 159 .241 .310 .408 .311 102 2.6 4.6 -3 98 16 0.4 -1.0 0.3 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 BLJ Rk GCL 141 124 10 29 5 3 2 46 20 15 26 1 0 .234 .319 .371 .137 1 0
2014 BLU Rk APP 218 191 26 56 11 1 4 81 36 19 27 3 2 .293 .358 .424 .131 5
2014 LNS A MID 49 42 6 15 0 0 2 21 7 7 10 0 0 .357 .449 .500 .143 0
2015 SRR Wnt AFL 91 82 12 24 4 0 4 40 17 7 20 1 0 .293 .352 .488 .195 1 0
2015 DUN A+ FSL 148 131 17 36 5 0 7 62 28 14 28 3 0 .275 .338 .473 .198 3 0
2015 LNS A MID 299 270 36 80 19 0 7 120 49 24 56 2 2 .296 .351 .444 .148 4 0
2016 NHP AA EAS 514 438 71 130 29 2 23 232 81 63 92 4 3 .297 .387 .530 .233 7 0
2016 EST Wnt DWL 50 42 5 10 1 0 2 17 5 8 11 0 0 .238 .360 .405 .167 0 0
2017 BUF AAA INT 501 445 45 99 29 1 6 148 56 47 94 6 1 .222 .295 .333 .110 7 0
2018 TOR MLB AL 73 70 10 22 9 0 4 43 14 2 21 0 0 .314 .329 .614 .300 1 0
2018 BUF AAA INT 444 393 43 106 22 0 13 167 50 40 74 7 4 .270 .340 .425 .155 6 0
2019 TOR MLB AL 159 145 19 37 7 0 9 71 25 10 47 0 0 .255 .314 .490 .234 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2018 268 0.4552 0.4851 0.7077 0.5902 0.3973 0.8889 0.4828 0.2923 0.0000
2019 602 0.4635 0.5133 0.7023 0.6487 0.3963 0.7680 0.6094 0.2977 0.0000
Career8700.46090.50460.70400.63070.39660.80520.57040.29600.0000

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 TOR $557,500
2018 TOR $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2019Current$557,500
1 yrTotal$557,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 27 d1 year/$555,000 (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Contract selected by Toronto 11/20/17. Re-signed by Toronto 3/18.
  • Drafted by Toronto 2013 (30-895) (Elk Grove HS, Calif.). $0.85M signing bonus.

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 356 40 81 19 1 12 44 31 73 3 1 .254 .324 .433 97 7.7 1B -1 0.8
80o 338 37 75 18 1 11 40 29 70 2 1 .247 .317 .421 90 3.6 1B -1 0.3
70o 326 34 69 16 1 10 38 27 69 2 1 .235 .304 .398 85 0.9 1B -1 0.0
60o 315 32 64 15 1 9 36 25 67 2 1 .225 .292 .379 80 -1.3 1B -1 -0.2
50o 305 31 61 14 1 9 34 24 66 2 1 .221 .286 .377 76 -3.2 1B -1 -0.4
40o 295 29 58 14 1 8 32 22 64 2 1 .216 .279 .366 72 -4.9 1B -1 -0.6
30o 284 27 54 13 1 8 30 21 63 2 1 .208 .271 .359 68 -6.7 1B -1 -0.8
20o 272 25 50 12 1 7 28 19 61 2 1 .202 .262 .343 63 -8.5 1B 0 -1.0
10o 254 22 43 10 0 6 25 17 58 1 1 .185 .244 .305 56 -10.8 1B 0 -1.2
Weighted Mean3073162151934246621.223.288.38177-2.81B -1-0.4

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DateQuestionAnswer
2019-04-05 16:00:00 (link to chat)I'm currently rostering Ji-Man Choi as backup to Miguel Cabrera in my 16-team OBP dynasty, waiting for the inevitable Miggy injury (and, frankly, wondering if he'll ever hit again). Would I be better off with Rowdy Tellez instead, he looks quite lively so far, or stash Nate Lowe or just retreat to the boring old Moreland or Morales? Thanks!
(kalimantan from as above)
For 2019, I actually like Choi the best for now, followed by Moreland. But if you're talking dynasty, it'd make sense to stash Lowe now. If/when Miggy gets hurt, maybe there's another roster move you can make to fit in Choi, Moreland, or a different 1B replacement. (Kevin Jebens)
2017-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)who do you think is the best fantasy prospect that is not considered a good real life prospect?
(kjesanis from Worcester)
It was Dan Vogelbach for awhile. Might be Rowdy Tellez right now. Alex Verdugo & Raimel Tapia also come to mind. (George Bissell)
2017-01-31 19:00:00 (link to chat)How do you feel about Rowdy Tellez?
(mattyjames1 from Canada)
80 grade name. He's a pretty solid hitter that is going to need to keep hitting because there's not a lot of value defensively. The Morales signing could keep him in the minors for awhile. (Mark Barry)
2017-01-18 20:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Brett, is Rowdy Tellez the future starting 1b for the Bluejays? If so, does he get a cup of coffee in the majors this year? What do you think his numbers will look like as a starting 1b? Also what do you think of CWS catching prospect Zach Collins? Will he be their starting backstop sooner than later, and also what do you think he can do with his bat(numbers wise) thanks for taking the time to answer these questions.
(troykocur from Grand Coulee, Saskatchewan, Canada)
Yes he is, but I don't think he'll be there this year. Collins should at least get a shot to see if he can catch in Chicago at some point in 2018. I like Collins' bat better between the two. (Bret Sayre)
2016-12-05 20:00:00 (link to chat)Best first base prospect in the minors? Highest ceiling? Highest floor? Whos your favorite? Ok, thats enough questions wrapped in one.
(Fred from CA)
First base? I mean off the top of my head...Gallo or Reed would have the highest ceilings...Cody Bellinger might have the safest floor. He can rake. My favorite is Rowdy Tellez or Dan Vogelbach (I mean technically he's a first baseman, right?) (George Bissell)
2016-11-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)What can you tell us about Rowdy Tellez and do you think will EE probably leaving Toronto does he have a clear path to 1B in 2018 with only Smoak in front of him ?
(Buddy from Concord, NH)
I like Rowdy, and he's exactly the kind of power dude that the Blue Jays have an affinity for and have done well with. Wouldn't be surprised at all if he's playing in Toronto in 2018.

Stipulation that first base-only profiles are tough etc. etc. etc. (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-09-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)What hat will Rowdy Tellez wear on his Hall of Fame plaque?
(rolewiii from Rust Belt)
His high school cap. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2016-08-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)Will Rowdy Tellez solve his issues Vs. LH to allow him a chance to play everyday in Toronto? or Adam Lind type?
(Jeb from Johnson City)
There's just so much pressure on his bat to be special. I don't think he projects to be an everyday guy. As you said, he's only hitting .245/.328/.382 against southpaws, and that doesn't project to get better as the quality of left-handers improve. (J.P. Breen)
2016-08-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)I know they're completely different players, but between Richard Urena and Rowdy Tellez who do you think contributes more at the big league level? Thanks
(Nate from SLC)
Oh that's a pretty good question. Next year? Probably Tellez. Urena is a MUCH better prospect, but not sure how much he's going to play in 2017. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-08-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Rowdy Tellez is up to .295/.387/.499 after a brutal start to the season. He is walking almost 13% of the time, while only striking out 18% (with 16 homers to boot). He is just 21 years young. While he undoubtedly has a "bad body", and is likely to be a DH, is there nothing to like in his profile, given his age and inexperience at the level? Admittedly, I've only scouted his stat line--is he someone that you have to watch in person to pick out his flaws? Some have said he has a long swing or one that can't handle high velocity...is there any way he can make it work? His slash line at his age just seems excellent, and I would think some AA pitchers can hit the mid to high 90's...does Rowdy have a chance at a big league future?
(Walligator from Toronto)
I think he has a chance to be an average DH. That's the good news. The bad news is that I don't think he has any chance to be anything more than that, because of all the things you mentioned in the comment. There are those who are higher -- plenty of them, really -- but this type of body/skillset just doesn't work out very often. I hope I'm wrong. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-08-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Rowdy Tellez. Seems like he took a step forward this year.
(Travis from Bos)
This is the second straight year that he has taken a step forward and that is promising. The bat is going to play but he has started to answer some of the questions behind the plate. I won't say that he'll ever be average but he has put in the work to keep himself from being a liability. I'm in on Tellez. (James Fisher)
2016-06-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Chris, with the article on state of the First Base position this morning, can you talk about the position as it currently sits in the minor leagues? It seems like there are some promising bats coming up, but do any fit the traditional first base profile? I'm thinking guys like Dom Smith, Josh Naylor, Dan Vogelbach, Rowdy Tellez, Ronald Guzman, Casey Gillaspie, Josh Ockimey, etc... Thanks!!
(Matthew from KY)
It's definitely in a better place than before. I'm not sold on guys like Vogelbach and Tellez, but I love Smith, I really like Gillaspie and Ockimey is really intriguing. Not a position I love being "loaded" because, well, first base, but it's nice to see some prospects there. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-05-18 19:00:00 (link to chat)Can we get your thoughts on some diverse group of prospects: Rowdy Tellez, Ronald Guzman, Jake Gatewood, Tyler O'Neill, & Ti'Quan Forbes? Should we be buying or concerned from there early season performance?
(Bob from Northern Hemisphere)
I'm a huge Tellez guy. He's 21 and I think the power is coming. I also like the approach at the plate, he's walked nearly as many times as he's struck out this season. Obviously he's a big dude, so that's going to be something to monitor but the swing and approach are there for me. (George Bissell)
2015-01-15 18:00:00 (link to chat)Which under-the-radar Blue Jays prospect do you think will have a coming out party in 2015? Rowdy Tellez, Angel Perdomo, Dan Jansen, or Lane Thomas?
(Jay from Toronto)
Oh, one of my secret crushes, Angel Perdomo. I fully expect to see people talking about him extensively by this time next year. (Mark Anderson)
2015-01-15 18:00:00 (link to chat)Hey, thanks for the chat! What's your take on Rowdy Tellez? Is he someone we should be monitoring? He really came a long way in the 2nd half of last year.
(Ryan from Ontario)
I'm pretty suspicious of his ability to develop into a viable MLB prospect down the line. There's certainly raw power but I have only limited comfort with the hit tool projection, and zero comfort with the rest of the tools. He warrants keeping an eye on from a curiosity standpoint, but I'm skeptical he ever develops into anything of substance. (Mark Anderson)


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