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Birth Date9-8-1998
Height6' 1"
Weight171 lbs
Age20 years, 11 months, 10 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
2015
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2018
-2.12019
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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
2016 SPO A- NWL 29 133 .246 .323 .356 .283 106 -1.2 3.6 0.1 72 0 1.7 -0.3 -7.7 -0.3
2016 DRN Rk DSL 11 45 .248 .353 .339 .441 92 7.6 1.3 -0.2 199 0 -1.4 -2.1 2.8 0.0
2016 RNG Rk AZL 33 155 .253 .322 .361 .328 107 -1.3 4.6 0.2 117 0 -2.9 -0.3 -3.6 -0.2
2017 HIC A SAL 134 577 .249 .311 .371 .287 101 -3.5 16.1 0.9 98 0 -3.8 3.3 -1.1 1.6
2018 DEB A+ CAR 132 580 .245 .321 .366 .292 101 -13.4 16.5 0.9 90 0 7.1 0.3 -5.5 2.0
2018 AGU Wnt DWL 16 39 .197 .295 .258 .308 102 -1.6 0.7 -0.1 87 2 0.0 -0.8 0.7 0.1
2019 DEB A+ CAR 66 290 .251 .325 .376 .378 97 8.3 7.9 -1.1 122 0 2.5 -0.4 5.7 1.6
2019 FRI AA TEX 50 226 .239 .317 .368 .327 103 0.2 5.9 0.5 102 0 10.0 1.0 0.6 2.0

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
2016 DRN Rk DSL 45 39 6 15 2 2 0 21 9 6 5 4 3 .385 .467 .538 .154 0 0
2016 SPO A- NWL 133 123 14 28 6 1 0 36 9 8 26 3 1 .228 .271 .293 .065 2 0
2016 RNG Rk AZL 155 144 22 40 6 3 1 55 15 11 24 11 4 .278 .329 .382 .104 0 0
2017 HIC A SAL 577 522 73 130 20 7 8 188 50 47 92 20 6 .249 .312 .360 .111 3 3
2018 AGU Wnt DWL 39 35 6 8 2 0 0 10 3 4 9 1 2 .229 .308 .286 .057 0 0
2018 DEB A+ CAR 580 521 65 128 16 7 5 173 48 51 96 19 11 .246 .312 .332 .086 1 7
2019 FRI AA TEX 226 199 28 53 8 2 2 71 20 21 45 11 7 .266 .330 .357 .090 4 2
2019 DEB A+ CAR 290 255 44 75 7 4 2 96 25 31 62 21 5 .294 .368 .376 .082 2 2

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated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 381 36 73 7 2 9 35 17 85 6 3 .203 .237 .308 41 -10.6 -1.1
80o 362 33 65 6 2 8 32 16 82 5 2 .190 .224 .289 33 -14.6 -1.6
70o 348 30 61 6 2 8 30 14 80 5 2 .185 .217 .288 28 -17.2 -1.8
60o 336 28 56 5 2 7 28 13 78 4 2 .176 .207 .270 23 -19.2 -2.0
50o 325 26 52 5 1 7 26 12 77 4 2 .168 .198 .259 18 -20.9 -2.2
40o 314 25 48 5 1 6 24 11 75 4 2 .161 .189 .244 14 -22.4 -2.4
30o 302 23 44 4 1 6 23 10 73 4 2 .153 .180 .236 9 -23.9 -2.5
20o 288 21 40 4 1 5 21 9 70 3 2 .145 .171 .222 4 -25.4 -2.7
10o 269 18 34 3 1 4 18 8 67 3 1 .132 .157 .198 -4 -27.0 -2.9
Weighted Mean329275452727137742.173.205.26920-20.3-2.2

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DateQuestionAnswer
2019-06-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)How is Leody Taveras looking this season? I see his numbers look better in his second season of A+ ball, is it him just being a year older or has he improved/made an adjustment? Does he still have the potential to be a helpful fantasy asset in the future?
(Flipai from Maryland)
I got to see him for a few at-bats last night and all the tools (such that one could glean) looked right. He's walking more but also striking out more, I think as a byproduct of watching more pitches. The BABIP is a significant departure from his career levels, but he might be earning it through contact (despite the poor SLG). The only hit I had for him last night was a looper though, and one game is a small sample anyway. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-01-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)What is the argument for keeping Leody Taveras in the top 50 solely on the basis of being young and toolsey with so many young, toolsey guys behind him who also put up numbers?
(Selig from CA)
"I've gotten pretty good at getting "my guys" on the list where I want them." (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-01-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Seuly Matias has the big power, but unlike the comp in his top 10 profile, he hasn't shown the OBP/BB skills that Joey Gallo has. What are you all seeing that suggests he could get to some of his power in games, hence his ranking? Thanks!
(Steve from KC)
Well, he's gotten it into minor league games, so this isn't an Austin Beck or Leody Taveras type situation, but I get what you mean. It's an athleticism and swing bet, as he isn't as yolked up or long as your typical elite power guy and it's not an awful approach, perhaps just a bit raw for full season. We think it will come with more reps, but... (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-07-13 15:00:00 (link to chat)Were there any guys you really pushed for in the Top 50, or that you were notably higher than other BP staff on?
(Jefferson Airplane from Canada)
Taylor Trammell is probably the big one. It's just a profile I love even though I fully admit it might not be huge upside. I got plenty of uh feedback from the staff on Leody Taveras too, but I'm gonna be ride or die there for another year. We're obviously very aggressive on May as well and that is mostly, though not entirely, me. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-07-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)Is it time to change our opinions on Leody Taveras?
(Teddy from Forrest Park)
He's playing the entire season at 19 in High-A, in a bad league to hit in. The scouting reports are still there. Jeffrey said yesterday that his Futures Game BP bought him two more years alone. I don't think we're there yet. (Jarrett Seidler)
2018-06-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Seems like Leody Taveras has been a guy that could explode at any minute.. for 1.5 years now. I know he's been young for every level he's played, but in the grand scheme of things, at what point do you look at a prospect and just acknowledge that breakout may never happen?
(Bobby Bradley's 40-time from MA)
Once the tools and projection start to backslide. They haven't so far. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-09-07 20:00:00 (link to chat)Which prospect do you like better Leody Taveras or Jesus Sanchez?
(Carl from TX)
Jesus Sanchez, since he's having the better season and because he wasn't nearly as highly touted going into the season as Leody Taveras. Jesus Sanchez didn't make any major Top 100 prospect lists coming into 2017 while Leody Taveras was on all of them. I expect that heading into 2018, their rankings will be pretty close to each other. (Scooter Hotz)
2017-09-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which prospect do you like better Leody Taveras or Jesus Sanchez?
(Carl from TX)
Big fan of Taveras, even if the tools haven't translated statistically quite yet. (Collin Whitchurch)
2017-08-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)How concerned are you with Leody Taveras's recent struggles at the plate?
(Leo from SF)
Taveras is the exact reason I hate projecting 18 year olds. He did have that one great run in rookie ball! But other than that his line has looked...fine but not telling in any way. Which is why the scouting, the history, etc are meaningful.

This is a long way of saying that his struggles probably matter, but not within the context of his stat line. If scouts are saying he looks markedly worse than he did when he was a top 50 prospect, then you start worrying. Until then, assume he's just getting bigger and better. (Trevor Strunk)
2017-07-25 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is Leody Taveras a future top 10 prospect? Better real life player than fantasy?
(Mike from Atlanta)
Quite possibly, some people are really high on him. Probably a better real life player though. The glove lifts his floor up a lot. That isn't to say he won't be a good fantasy player though.
-Emmett (Emmett Rosenbaum & Nathan Graham)
2017-07-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Leody Taveras - a future top 10 prospect?
(Dave from TX)
He has the tools. I'd like to see what a full season looks like before jumping him that high, however. (Mark Barry)
2017-06-13 12:00:00 (link to chat)So is Leody Taveras' .256/.304/.372 line still fine considering he's 19 in single-A? Seems a little lackluster, but I know he's seen as a very highly regarded prospect.
(Chris from Arlington, TX)
Yes, it's absolutely still fine. He's actually still 18 and all the tools are the same. Some guys take some time to develop and adapt. I'm not worried about Leody. (Craig Goldstein)
2017-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Leody Taveras the truest 5-tool outfield prospect in baseball at the moment?
(Tyler from Texas)
If there can be only one, give me Victor Robles and a big ol' claymore. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-03-23 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is there a possibility of Leody Taveras going away from switch hitting. Looks very unnatural from the right side. Do you know if hes got more power from one side or is it even?
(Mike from Toronto )
I haven't heard anything about a change like that, but by just glancing at his splits it does look like he's a lot better against right-handed pitching, more power (well, at least a higher Slug%, anyway). (Mark Barry)
2017-02-14 12:00:00 (link to chat)Favorites for 2018 top prospect?
(Mark from US)
Moncada, Robles, Rosario, Jimenez, are the highest guys most likely to still be list-eligible. I could see any of the four taking it. If you want someone further down, how about a crafty quid on Leody Taveras? (The Top 101 Prospect Chat with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-02-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Think Texas starts Leody Taveras in Hickory?
(David from Colorado)
If he performs well in the spring, yes. Texas hasn't shown a hesitation to push their young position player prospects before, especially if they're confident in their ability to handle failure. (Kate Morrison)


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