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2018 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 22)
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Birth Date6-11-1996
Height6' 1"
Weight230 lbs
Age22 years, 1 months, 4 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
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2015
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2017
-1.12018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2013 ROY Rk 47 199 .287 .251 .326 .353 .267 .344 97 6 6.1 -3.5 0.6 -2.7 5.9 0.6 5.9 0.6
2014 LEX A 41 149 .212 .258 .328 .380 .259 .268 108 -7.5 4.2 -2.7 0.1 -0.1 -6.1 -0.6 -6.1 -0.6
2014 IDA Rk 39 149 .278 .281 .350 .436 .282 .345 111 3 5.6 -3.5 0.0 -1.1 4.5 0.6 4.5 0.6
2015 LEX A 101 396 .239 .255 .320 .366 .265 .289 103 -8.5 10.9 -5 -9.6 2.2 -0.4 -1.1 -0.4 -1.1
2016 LEX A 68 285 .270 .245 .313 .361 .261 .297 103 2.8 7.6 -4.9 1.4 1.4 7.0 0.9 7.0 0.9
2016 WIL A+ 56 235 .301 .256 .327 .380 .259 .331 97 10.3 6.7 -4.3 -5.5 1.6 14.3 0.9 14.3 0.9
2016 NWA AA 14 59 .249 .258 .324 .371 .265 .357 95 -0.6 1.6 -1 -0.0 0.4 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2017 NWA AA 132 566 .245 .256 .324 .382 .259 .293 103 -8.5 15.4 -9.8 -17.4 -1.6 -4.5 -2.4 -4.5 -2.4
2018 NWA AA 32 134 .273 .246 .325 .374 .252 .289 108 1.9 3.9 -2.5 -0.9 -0.6 2.7 0.2 2.7 0.2
2018 ROY Rk 5 17 .226 .232 .315 .343 .248 .222 101 -0.7 0.6 -0.4 -0.1 0.0 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2013 ROY Rk 199 26 55 12 2 0 19 12 27 6 4 .294 .337 .380 .086 .287 5.9 0.6 0.6
2014 LEX A 149 12 33 9 2 0 9 7 19 2 1 .232 .268 .324 .092 .212 -6.1 0.1 -0.6
2014 IDA Rk 149 16 41 7 1 1 27 10 20 4 2 .304 .347 .393 .089 .278 4.5 0.0 0.6
2015 LEX A 396 47 96 13 4 1 37 24 33 11 5 .266 .314 .332 .066 .239 -0.4 -9.6 -1.1
2016 NWA AA 59 4 15 5 0 0 9 5 12 2 0 .278 .339 .370 .093 .249 0.3 -0.0 0.0
2016 WIL A+ 235 30 64 13 2 7 42 19 34 10 2 .300 .363 .479 .178 .301 14.3 -5.5 0.9
2016 LEX A 285 30 72 15 3 6 49 15 40 14 2 .272 .312 .419 .147 .270 7.0 1.4 0.9
2017 NWA AA 566 65 132 23 2 17 75 37 116 10 3 .252 .304 .402 .149 .245 -4.5 -17.4 -2.4
2018 NWA AA 134 17 31 7 1 5 19 10 29 3 0 .254 .306 .451 .197 .273 2.7 -0.9 0.2
2018 ROY Rk 17 1 3 1 0 1 2 1 6 0 0 .200 .235 .467 .267 .226 -0.5 -0.1 -0.1

Plate Discipline

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

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Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 KCA $
2017 KCA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/18.
  • 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.

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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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