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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 23)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date6-11-1996
Height6' 1"
Weight230 lbs
Age23 years, 6 months, 3 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2015
2016
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2018
-1.32019
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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

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 ROY Rk AZL 47 199 .251 .326 .353 .344 98 5.6 6.1 -3.5 140 0 0.6 -2.7 -0.3 0.0
2014 LEX A SAL 41 149 .258 .328 .380 .268 107 -7.5 4.2 -2.7 72 0 0.1 -0.1 -6.9 -0.6
2014 IDA Rk PIO 39 149 .000 .000 .000 .345 0.0 83 0 0.0 0.0 -6.7 0.0
2015 LEX A SAL 101 396 .255 .320 .366 .289 103 -8.4 10.9 -5 91 0 -9.6 2.2 -10.7 -1.3
2016 LEX A SAL 68 285 .245 .313 .361 .297 105 2.1 7.6 -4.9 111 0 1.4 1.4 -2.1 0.4
2016 WIL A+ CAR 56 235 .256 .327 .380 .331 100 9.4 6.7 -4.3 126 0 -5.5 1.6 -0.1 -0.2
2016 NWA AA TEX 14 59 .258 .324 .371 .357 93 -0.5 1.6 -1 114 0 0.0 0.4 -0.3 0.1
2017 NWA AA TEX 132 566 .256 .324 .382 .293 99 -6.7 15.4 -9.8 89 0 -17.4 -1.6 -4.8 -2.0
2018 NWA AA TEX 80 328 .255 .324 .386 .332 107 9.4 9.4 -6 132 0 -4.1 -0.1 10.1 1.0
2018 ROY Rk AZL 7 24 .244 .324 .346 .286 100 0 0.8 -0.5 86 0 0.0 -0.8 -0.3 -0.1
2019 CHT AA SOU 17 70 .235 .310 .343 .308 102 0.5 1.8 -1.1 97 0 0.4 -0.7 0.0 0.0
2019 NWA AA TEX 28 113 .260 .327 .402 .200 98 -8.4 3.0 -1.9 14 0 -0.2 -0.4 -7.9 -0.8
2019 OMA AAA PCL 64 248 .267 .340 .453 .251 95 -16.3 8.5 -5.4 58 0 -0.3 -1.8 -13.0 -1.0

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 ROY Rk AZL 199 187 26 55 12 2 0 71 19 12 27 6 4 .294 .337 .380 .086 0 0
2014 LEX A SAL 149 142 12 33 9 2 0 46 9 7 19 2 1 .232 .268 .324 .092 0
2014 IDA Rk PIO 149 135 16 41 7 1 1 53 27 10 20 4 2 .304 .347 .393 .089 2
2015 LEX A SAL 396 361 47 96 13 4 1 120 37 24 33 11 5 .266 .314 .332 .066 2 7
2016 NWA AA TEX 59 54 4 15 5 0 0 20 9 5 12 2 0 .278 .339 .370 .093 0 0
2016 WIL A+ CAR 235 213 30 64 13 2 7 102 42 19 34 10 2 .300 .363 .479 .178 0 1
2016 LEX A SAL 285 265 30 72 15 3 6 111 49 15 40 14 2 .272 .312 .419 .147 3 0
2017 NWA AA TEX 566 523 65 132 23 2 17 210 75 37 116 10 3 .252 .304 .402 .149 3 0
2018 NWA AA TEX 328 287 44 81 18 2 10 133 60 35 68 5 0 .282 .357 .463 .181 5 0
2018 ROY Rk AZL 24 21 1 5 2 0 1 10 4 2 7 1 0 .238 .292 .476 .238 1 0
2019 OMA AAA PCL 248 224 24 48 9 0 6 75 33 21 52 0 1 .214 .283 .335 .121 1 1
2019 CHT AA SOU 70 63 6 17 2 0 1 22 9 5 12 0 0 .270 .314 .349 .079 2 0
2019 NWA AA TEX 113 102 10 17 3 1 1 25 19 7 25 0 0 .167 .212 .245 .078 4 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

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
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2018 KCA $
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Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Re-signed by Kansas City 12/17/18 (minor-league contract). Released by Kansas City 8/19. Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 8/11/19 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/18. Non-tendered by Kansas City 11/30/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Contract selected by Kansas City 11/18/16. Re-signed by Kansas City 2/17.
  • Signed by Kansas City 7/7/12 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela. $0.425M 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 382 45 92 18 1 15 49 20 84 4 1 .257 .297 .439 88 3.3 1B -5 -0.2
80o 363 41 83 16 1 14 45 18 81 3 1 .243 .282 .419 80 -1.5 1B -5 -0.7
70o 348 38 77 15 1 13 42 17 79 3 1 .235 .273 .405 74 -4.6 1B -5 -1.0
60o 336 36 72 14 1 12 39 16 77 3 1 .227 .265 .391 70 -7.1 1B -5 -1.3
50o 325 33 67 13 1 11 37 15 76 3 1 .218 .255 .375 65 -9.2 1B -5 -1.5
40o 314 31 62 12 1 10 35 14 74 2 1 .209 .245 .357 61 -11.2 1B -4 -1.7
30o 302 29 58 11 1 9 32 13 72 2 1 .203 .238 .343 56 -13.2 1B -4 -1.9
20o 287 27 53 10 1 9 30 11 69 2 0 .194 .226 .337 50 -15.2 1B -4 -2.0
10o 268 23 47 9 1 8 26 10 66 2 0 .184 .216 .322 42 -17.6 1B -4 -2.3
Weighted Mean32934681311137157631.219.256.37466-8.61B -5-1.4

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat, George! What can you tell us about Samir Duenez?? He's young for his league, had a great year in 2016, has started well in 2017 yet has never been identified as a meaningful prospect. What's the story?? Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
(Kevin from KC)
You're welcome. I've heard nothing to indicate that he's a potential impact prospect. Sorry. (George Bissell)
2017-05-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Rob, Thanks for the chat. Can you tell me anything about Samir Duenez?? I see him batting third in AA ball at age 20 and hitting well. Looks like he had a great 2016 as well, but he doesn't appear on any prospect lists. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
(D Vader from KC)
Geez, those thoughts aren't worth much. I'm not a prospects guy, so if he's not on a list, I'm kinda lost.

But I'd say this. I'm generally cautious about guys who break in as first basemen, since it implies a lack of athleticism. But Duenez has not only hit at every level, he's done it *at a very young age.* He's got nearly a .900 OPS in the Texas League, where he's over three years younger than the average player. Another 1B Royals prospect, Ryan O'Hearn, is hitting OK in the PCL, and if Hosmer gets re-signed, Duenez may be blocked. But his youth speaks positively. (Rob Mains)
2014-09-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did you get to see any Elier Hernandez and Samir Duenez this year in Lexington? Thoughts on them? Also: Dominique Taylor is fire.
(Daniel from Calgary)
I did. I wrote up Hernandez here.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=23362

Hernandez has the tools to be an above-average corner outfielder but the hit tool underwhelmed in my viewing. Arm-side pitching gives him trouble, especially arms who can spin a decent breaking ball. If I could revise the above report, I'd probably turn him in as a AAA guy realistically. I was a bit optimistic on the realistic role and would adjust downward at this point, though the ceiling remains unchanged.

Duenez was underwhelming. He played an excellent first base, but the swing was slightly long and he struggled to barrel balls up in my viewing. He's very young, however, so I'll likely see him again next season in Low-A after he performed decently in the Pioneer League after being demoted. (Ethan Purser)


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