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Birth Date1-14-1997
Height6' 1"
Weight160 lbs
Age24 years, 3 months, 25 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
2015
2016
2017
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
2014 HIC A SAL 85 373 .260 .329 .374 .272 100 0.2 3.9 1.5 102 0 -0.8 -0.9 -2.0 0.2
2014 MYR A+ CAR 7 28 .286 .349 .410 .316 98 2.7 0.8 0.4 127 0 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.2
2014 FRI AA TEX 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 HIC A SAL 81 337 .256 .324 .374 .258 95 -13.4 9.3 3.9 65 0 5.2 0.4 -17.9 0.1
2016 HDS A+ CAL 128 491 .265 .331 .410 .287 108 2.8 14.0 5.3 90 0 -0.5 -4.7 -15.9 -0.2
2016 DOM Wnt CS 1 4 .000 .000 .000 1.000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 FRI AA TEX 112 418 .259 .324 .381 .248 98 -19.1 11.3 4.9 51 0 13.5 -4.1 -17.3 0.9
2018 FRI AA TEX 135 536 .252 .320 .381 .295 109 -21.5 15.3 5.7 64 0 0.3 -0.2 -17.7 0.4
2018 LIC Wnt DWL 6 9 .165 .228 .213 .125 93 -0.7 0.2 0.1 103 2 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.1
2019 FRI AA TEX 127 516 .246 .319 .383 .292 101 -10.3 13.7 4.4 89 0 0.7 -2.2 -4.4 1.3

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
2014 HIC A SAL 373 336 42 82 10 2 1 99 26 28 40 3 3 .244 .302 .295 .051 3
2014 FRI AA TEX 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .667 .333 0
2014 MYR A+ CAR 28 24 5 7 3 0 1 13 6 3 4 0 0 .292 .370 .542 .250 0
2015 HIC A SAL 337 306 29 68 11 2 1 86 29 23 47 1 1 .222 .277 .281 .059 2 5
2016 HDS A+ CAL 491 454 54 121 25 1 9 175 54 24 57 7 5 .267 .308 .385 .119 2 7
2016 DOM Wnt CS 4 2 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.500 .500 0 0
2017 FRI AA TEX 418 394 29 88 16 1 2 112 35 18 48 3 2 .223 .257 .284 .061 3 2
2018 LIC Wnt DWL 9 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .111 .111 .111 .000 0 0
2018 FRI AA TEX 536 503 54 132 21 0 4 165 49 21 69 1 1 .262 .295 .328 .066 4 4
2019 FRI AA TEX 516 477 51 124 17 0 3 150 40 30 62 3 3 .260 .309 .314 .055 3 1

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated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

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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 380 34 88 15 0 9 39 6 59 0 0 .239 .254 .353 55 -5.7 SS 2, 2B 0 -0.4
80o 361 30 80 14 0 8 36 5 57 0 0 .229 .240 .337 48 -9.8 SS 1, 2B 0 -0.8
70o 347 28 74 13 0 8 33 5 56 0 0 .220 .232 .329 43 -12.5 SS 1, 2B 0 -1.1
60o 336 26 69 12 0 7 31 5 55 0 0 .212 .225 .313 38 -14.6 SS 1, 2B 0 -1.4
50o 325 25 64 11 0 7 30 4 53 0 0 .203 .214 .305 34 -16.4 SS 1, 2B 0 -1.6
40o 314 23 59 10 0 6 28 4 52 0 0 .193 .205 .285 29 -18.0 SS 1, 2B 0 -1.7
30o 303 21 56 10 0 6 26 4 51 0 0 .190 .203 .286 25 -19.6 SS 1, 2B 0 -1.9
20o 289 19 50 9 0 5 24 3 49 0 0 .178 .188 .263 19 -21.3 SS 1, 2B 0 -2.1
10o 270 17 45 8 0 5 21 3 47 0 0 .171 .182 .259 12 -23.2 SS 1, 2B 0 -2.3
Weighted Mean328256511073045400.204.215.30435-15.8SS 1, 2B 0-1.5

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DateQuestionAnswer
2016-06-20 16:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the best team you have seen in your scouting life?
(Larry from NC)
I will preface this by saying that I have not been scouting for that long. I have probably been unaware of the talent of other teams while at games.

But I will say 2014 Myrtle Beach Pelicans. I did my summer internship down there and attended far too many games. Here are the major leaguers from that team: Joey Gallo, Cody Ege, Odubel Herrera, Hanser Alberto, Alexander Claudio, Keone Kela, Chi Chi Gonzalez, Andrew Faulkner, Abel De Los Santos.

While these guys are not in the big leagues yet, they will be soon: Nick Williams, Lewis Brinson, Chris Bostick, Jorge Alfaro, Ryan Cordell, Jose LeClerc, Samuel Wolff

And some other interesting guys with value: Preston Beck, Victor Payano, Kellin Deglan, Michael De Leon, Christopher Garia, Chad Bell

Man was that team loaded... (Steve Givarz)
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)
2014-10-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Saw Texas ss Michael De Leon play a couple of time in the AFL and it looks like he is going to be a pretty good defensive ss, what is the knock on him and why doesn't he get more attention?
(Scott from AZ)
I just wrote up De Leon the other day:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=24960

I like him, but the profile is underwhelming in a sense that there is minimal projection left. Is he any different at age 20-24 than he is at age 17? I doubt it in terms of his body frame and growth. I do like the barrel skills and he's a nice ballplayer with a great glove. Certainly valuable. (Tucker Blair)
2014-10-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Mondesi continues to underwhelm, when will the shine rub off and time to declare him not what he could have been?
(Chris from Phoenix)
Look, he was an 18 year old at Hi-A. The fact that he was at the level is tremendous.
He's still one of the youngest players in the AFL, especially if it were not for Michael De Leon and Deomingo Leyba.

I've watched him over 10 games this year, and the tools are very good. I think he is a no-shit SS that has bat speed and barrel skills. He has plenty of refinement left and was overmatched often in the Carolina league, but he also has never seen competition of that caliber.. Mondesi is still learning about himself, not just the game. We really need to relax on damning him as a player when he could still be in short season or rookie ball and no one would say anything. (Tucker Blair)
2014-10-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Be honest: Will Julio Urias be a starter in the majors by the time he's 20? 19?
(vegetto712 from Orlando)
Yes, probably. Urias is not a highly projectable prospect. He's advanced for his age. It's the same aspect that we talk about with Michael De Leon. There is not a lot of growth left, so why waste bullets at the lower levels? Sure, you can always learn on the mental side, but that can also be learned anywhere if the tools are ready. (Tucker Blair)
2014-10-09 15:00:00 (link to chat)Michael De Leon got some good pub towards the end of the year. Is he gonna be more than glove than bat in the end?
(Dave from Des Moines)
He's a hot name because of his age. Not that the prospect profile isn't good, but in most organizations, I don't think he comes stateside until 2015 at the earliest, and probably 2016. Most people are going to see him on a prospect list in 2017 or 2018 and go "wtf, he's been around forever." De Leon is more of a makeup guy than an actual production guy, and Texas is notoriously aggressive with plus makeup players. He's going to be challenged, but I'm not sure he's an impact guy in the end. (Jordan Gorosh)


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