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Birth Date12-30-1998
Height6' 2"
Weight183 lbs
Age20 years, 7 months, 20 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
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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
2017 BRA Rk GCL 14 58 .258 .323 .367 .417 104 5.6 1.8 -0.3 126 0 -1.0 0.8 1.2 0.2
2017 DNV Rk APP 36 166 .267 .341 .396 .409 91 1.7 5.2 0.4 84 0 -4.6 -1.3 -2.9 -0.3
2018 ROM A SAL 84 365 .259 .319 .403 .362 99 16.7 10.2 0.8 143 0 -0.6 3.9 15.3 3.2
2018 BRV A+ FSL 30 133 .245 .316 .350 .363 97 0.5 3.8 0.3 92 0 -1.5 0.0 -1.0 0.2
2019 MIS AA SOU 108 454 .241 .314 .364 .436 94 28.8 12.1 -1.7 142 0 12.4 -3.3 18.4 4.2
2019 GWN AAA INT 12 53 .260 .332 .450 .516 101 -0.8 1.8 -0.4 89 0 2.7 1.2 -0.7 0.4

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
2017 BRA Rk GCL 58 49 13 17 3 1 2 28 10 7 11 2 1 .347 .448 .571 .224 0 0
2017 DNV Rk APP 166 149 20 38 11 1 2 57 14 16 59 4 2 .255 .331 .383 .128 0 0
2018 BRV A+ FSL 133 123 14 33 7 3 0 46 3 8 33 3 0 .268 .316 .374 .106 1 0
2018 ROM A SAL 365 337 58 102 32 6 9 173 36 21 72 20 5 .303 .353 .513 .211 1 0
2019 GWN AAA INT 53 51 10 17 3 0 1 23 7 2 19 1 0 .333 .358 .451 .118 0 0
2019 MIS AA SOU 454 420 63 134 35 9 5 202 41 28 121 13 6 .319 .366 .481 .162 2 0

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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 390 39 82 21 2 12 41 9 130 6 2 .217 .234 .378 52 -6.1 -0.6
80o 368 35 71 18 1 10 37 8 125 6 2 .199 .215 .339 43 -11.1 -1.2
70o 352 32 64 16 1 9 34 7 121 5 2 .187 .202 .319 36 -14.3 -1.5
60o 338 29 60 15 1 9 31 7 118 5 1 .183 .199 .317 31 -16.7 -1.8
50o 325 27 55 14 1 8 29 6 114 4 1 .174 .188 .301 26 -18.8 -2.0
40o 312 25 50 13 1 7 27 6 111 4 1 .164 .179 .283 20 -20.7 -2.2
30o 298 23 44 11 1 6 25 5 107 4 1 .151 .164 .258 15 -22.4 -2.4
20o 282 21 40 10 1 6 22 4 103 3 1 .145 .157 .255 9 -24.2 -2.6
10o 260 18 33 8 1 5 19 4 96 3 1 .130 .142 .228 0 -26.0 -2.8
Weighted Mean3302856141830611641.174.188.29928-18.1-1.9

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DateQuestionAnswer
2019-07-19 12:00:00 (link to chat)What does Drew Waters need to do to continue his rise through ATL system? What level player does he project out to be?
(Craig from Chicago)
Keanan noted recently that he raked against Sixto, seeing three pitches and getting three hits. He is hyper aggressive, but so far the hand-eye is so good it doesn't matter. You have to really have elite bat control to make that work in the majors, but he will also have time to make adjustments. We like him a lot, putting him comfortably in our midseason 50. The way I described him recently was that he is more likely than Pache to be exactly a role 55 player, but Pache has more upside and a higher floor. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-07-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm rebuilding in one of my dynasty leagues. Actually, I'm rebuilding in all of them, but my question is just about one. Anyway... this week I traded Chris Sale and Justin Verlander for Drew Waters, Jordan Groshans, and Dustin May. How did I do?
(Aaron from Minnesota)
So here's the other end. Maybe it was two deals for Aaron that encompassed all these guys? I don't love it, Aaron. In fact, I checked to see if this was Aaron Gleeman just in case I had to be nice about it. It sucks. It's not good. Those three names for Sale alone...I can see. But then you just have Verlander for nothing. And I love May and Waters. Not good, Aaron. Not good. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-05-06 23:45:00 (link to chat)Are there certain prospect profiles you are just a sucker for and continue to go after? This leads to a more specific question on OF prospects: Drew Waters, Khalil Lee, Jordyn Adams & Calvin Mitchell. What order would you rank them and why?
(David from Atlantis)
Fat guys, hulking unathletic types in general, left-handers with changeups, sick-gloved undersized middle infielders, pitchers with limited stuff but organic mound moxie because they grew up around high-level baseball from an early age, insane quick-twitch athletes who destroy everything in their paths, guys who pitch-backwards the first time through then burn everyone with heaters for the next 4 innings, really fast guys with sprinter frames, whatever Enrique Hernandez is, and funky-delivery relievers who'll never make it out of A ball. Waters/Adams/Mitchell/Lee (Wilson Karaman)
2019-05-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Remember when Drew Waters being assigned to AA was viewed as really aggressive? 🤷‍♂️
(Erik from ATL)
It _was_ aggressive, but I think this shows that aggressive assignments can also be right move. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-05-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm going to have to drop 1 or 2 of these prospects in my dynasty league, so could you rank them by upside? Jesus Sanchez, Drew Waters, O'Neil Cruz, Heliot Ramos, George Valera, Tirso Ornelas, Antonio Cabello. Thanks
(cracker73 from Florida)
some of the upside factor depends on what your league has as categories. If it's a points league for examples steals don't matter as much and it changes the calculus because they're so hard to come by otherwise. I'd go: Valera, Ramos, Cruz, Waters, Cabello, Ornelas, Sanchez today but I'd probably give you a different answer next week. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-04-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)I've been arguing with my boyfriend about who the better prospect is: Christian Pache or Drew Waters. He says Pache, I say Waters. We keep settling on Pache as the better real life prospect and Waters for fantasy. Can you tie break this for us? Or can you at least concede for me that Waters is an easy top 20 prospect for at least fantasy so maybe he'll shut up? :)
(Emily from Georgia)
I'm a Waters guy, myself. I'll defer to our talented fantasy team on ranking him, but I definitely agitated to move him higher to Ben and Bret when they made their top 100 this offseason. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-01-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)What players on this list do you see having the most potential to make a big leap in ranking next year? Thank you
(brad from NJ)
Back of the napkin: Kristian Robinson, Luis Oviedo, Julio Pablo Martinez, Travis Swaggerty, Jordyn Adams. Drew Waters, Bubba Thompson. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-11-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)%chance Kelenic absolutely hits (>=7)? 1%? Higher? Where does that chance rank among prospects, top-20? top-50?
(boss baby from seattle)
Jarrett wrote extensively on percentile outcomes early this year in an article I really need to like promote more or even pin on the prospect page. If you assume the OFP 60 is the 75th percentile outcome, the 7+ outcome is probably like low-90s. That's more than a puncher's chance, but that cuts both ways with the volatility in your cold-weather prep bat as his 25th percentile outcome is going to be lower than other outfielders ranked around him too. I don't like to parse stuff out this much, but I don't think he is particularly more *likely* to pop than the 6/5 outfielders ranked around him which are dudes like Drew Waters, Cristian Pache and Esteven Florial (card subject to change) (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-09-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Darius. I'm new to playing dynasty baseball and prospects aren't really my thing. I just joined a league and was almost immediately offered Giancarlo Stanton and Bryce Harper for Drew Waters. That seems crazy to me. What am I missing? Should I accept? I'm afraid Waters might be the next Ronald Acuna and don't want to trade that away for anything.
(Jessica from Colorado)
You should hit accept before you finish reading this answer. Waters is an exciting prospect with a ton of tools who could be a star in the majors, and even if that happens it would be an incredible outcome if he can produce like either Stanton or Harper. Getting both of them is ludicrous, and I would expect your other leaguemates to complain vociferously. (Darius Austin)
2018-09-18 19:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Mike, in a 16 Team Dynasty League I have one 4 year contract and two 3 year contracts left, who would you keep, Jo Adell, Drew Waters, Luis Urias, Chris Paddack. Who would you sign to the 4yr? Thanks
(Rich from New Jersey)
I'd drop Waters. Adell gets the 4-year. (Mike Gianella)
2018-09-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)I have an opportunity in a keep forever, no salary dynasty league to acquire Drew Waters, Antonio Cabello, Josh James, and both Luis Garcias (Philly and Washington) in exchange for Dallas Keuchel. Easy accept, right?
(Tom Pringle from UK)
As always, it depends on your contention window. It would probably be close, but I'd still take Keuchel. (Mark Barry)
2018-07-30 23:00:00 (link to chat)Would like to hear more about Drew Waters. I know some evaporators really like him but there's not a ton of information out there. Thanks!
(Tony from The Couch)
Lucky for you you're in here and not out there! David Lee wrote him up in delightful detail a few weeks ago: https://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/article/40248/monday-ten-pack-may-29-drew-waters-jo-adell/

Also lucky for you we got even DEEPER cuts up in here tonight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNyrM231sWs (Wilson Karaman)
2018-07-13 15:00:00 (link to chat)Reports on Drew Waters this year have been pretty amazing. He's a much safer prospect than someone like Lewis Brinson ever was, isn't he?
(Ferns from PA)
While I just said I care less about minor league K-rates, I perhaps should have cared more about Lewis Brinson's. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-07-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)How long before Drew Waters is a top 50 dynasty league prospect? Then how long after that is he in the top 25?
(Logan from GA)
So...he might be one already? I'll admit I'm a little higher on him than most. To crack the top 25 he needs to keep doing what he's doing in High-A and then Double-A. Good buy candidate in leagues where his owner might not be aware of how good he can be. (Eddy Almaguer)
2018-07-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Drew Waters a top-20 fantasy prospect by year's end? 25 worst case?
(Mike from Georgia)
Top 20-25 seems a bit aggressive. I'd like to see a better walk rate than what he's currently putting up before I go all in. Even so, I'd put his best case fantasy prospect ranking in the back half of the top 100. (Scott Delp)


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