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Nico Hoerner SSCubs

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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 22)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date5-13-1997
Height5' 11"
Weight200 lbs
Age23 years, 4 months, 5 days
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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
2019 CHN 22 20 82 22 1 1 3 3 11 0 0 0 .282 .305 .436 95 -0.2 0.3 0.7 0.4
Career208222113311000.282.305.43695-0.20.30.70.4

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
2018 SBN A MID 4 17 .263 .325 .406 .385 94 2.8 0.5 0.2 150 0 -0.4 0.0 0.9 0.1
2018 EUG A- NWL 7 28 .243 .315 .376 .333 91 3.7 0.8 0.1 170 0 -0.4 -0.5 1.7 0.2
2018 CUB Rk AZL 3 15 .257 .327 .384 .250 94 0 0.5 0.2 118 0 0.6 0.8 0.3 0.2
2018 MSS Wnt AFL 21 94 .258 .345 .375 .397 101 5.9 2.5 0.8 66 0 0.0 -0.7 0.3 0.3
2019 CHN MLB NL 20 82 .248 .324 .433 .292 96 -0.6 2.5 1 95 15 0.7 0.3 -0.2 0.4
2019 TEN AA SOU 70 294 .251 .322 .370 .311 102 5 7.7 2.2 104 0 0.7 1.6 1.7 1.5
2019 CUT Rk AZL 5 21 .261 .354 .374 .421 95 1.4 0.6 0.1 170 0 -0.3 0.4 1.3 0.2

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
2018 SBN A MID 17 15 1 6 1 0 1 10 3 2 1 0 0 .400 .471 .667 .267 0 0
2018 EUG A- NWL 28 22 6 7 0 1 1 12 2 5 3 4 1 .318 .464 .545 .227 0 0
2018 CUB Rk AZL 15 12 3 3 1 1 0 6 1 2 0 2 0 .250 .400 .500 .250 0 0
2018 MSS Wnt AFL 94 89 10 30 4 4 1 45 11 2 16 1 1 .337 .362 .506 .169 1 0
2019 TEN AA SOU 294 268 37 76 16 3 3 107 22 21 31 8 4 .284 .344 .399 .116 1 0
2019 CHN MLB NL 82 78 13 22 1 1 3 34 17 3 11 0 0 .282 .305 .436 .154 1 0
2019 CUT Rk AZL 21 20 2 8 1 0 0 9 0 1 1 0 0 .400 .429 .450 .050 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2019 284 0.4859 0.5739 0.8160 0.6739 0.4795 0.9462 0.6429 0.1840 0.0000
Career2840.48590.57390.81600.67390.47950.94620.64290.18400.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated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
2020 CHN $565,000
2019 CHN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2019Current$565,000
1 yrTotal$565,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 21 d1 year/$565,000 (2020)

Details
  • 1 year/$565,000 (2020). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/20.
  • 1 year (2019). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/9/19.
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs 2018 (1-24) (Stanford). $2.724M signing bonus (slot amount).

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 73 12 1 0 3 8 17 1 0 .188 .278 .344 60 0.4 SS 0, 0.0
80o 48 8 1 0 2 5 12 1 0 .186 .271 .349 51 -0.5 SS 0, 0.0
70o 31 4 0 0 1 3 8 1 0 .148 .233 .259 45 -0.7 SS 0, 0.0
60o 16 2 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 .143 .200 .143 39 -0.5 SS 0, 0.0
50o 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 34 -0.1 SS 0, 0.0
Weighted Mean500000100.000.000.00035-0.2SS 0,0.0

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2020-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)How do you see the season playing out for Nico Hoerner in 2020? Full season at AAA to make up for what was lost in 2019 unless needed on the big roster. Adding Kipnis kind of takes away a backup role. what kind of prospect is he?
(sportsguy21792 from Madison)
I always expected Hoerner to start the year in Triple-A, and I do not think the arrival of Jason Kipnis, who signed a minor league deal, impacts his ETA too much. I would expect Hoerner to arrive some time after 35 days of service time elapsed. It is my understanding he accrued 21 days of ST last year, there is 187 total days of ST in a season, and he needs 172 for a full year. Do not quote me on any of this, though. If this is true, however, Hoerner would need to stay in the minors through April. So I'd expect a call up in May if everything goes according to plan.

Hoerner is a fine prospect, but lacks a ton of upside. Last year, he was on the fast track to the majors after a strong spring and an aggressive assignment to Double-A, until a wrist fracture sidelined him for two months. Presumably, his injury sapped some of his power, yet he still managed to hit .318 over his last 32 games in Double-A and held his own in his debut (.282/.305/.436). Hoerner is a contact machine, managing just 10.8 percent strikeouts, and sprays line drives to all fields. The upside is not high, but he could put together a .280/15/15 season at some point, and he should see plenty of playing time this year. (Jesse Roche)
2020-01-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Nico Hoerner projections/opinions seem to be everywhere...is he legit or not?
(sanott from Norfolk)
High probability above-average regular, probably not a *star*, how "legit" that is depends on your definition I suppose (NL Central Top 10 Chat)
2020-01-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Nico Hoerner seems like a nice player, had some big hits down the stretch but they say he lacks power and that means lineup position will dictate his fantasy value. Would you sell him now? I can buy low on Voit in return. Thoughts?
(Brad from NJ)
Better question for Jesse tomorrow. (NL Central Top 10 Chat)
2019-10-11 12:00:00 (link to chat) Can Nico Hoerner make an impact for the Cubs next year-----and what do you think his ceiling might be? Also, do you expect a bounce back year from Hoskins or do you think he still has some serious problems going forward at the plate? Seems like the league may have caught up with his weaknesses, and now its up to him to adjust and respond-----in your opinion, can he or will he be able to do it? Thx.
(bob from philly)
I think they should probably keep him as break glass in case of emergency shortstop for the first half of the year. Upside is a plus regular in the middle infield. I think Hoskins will be fine long term, but it's a tough profile when you don't hit .260 with 30+ bombs. He will have a few seasons like that, but I imagine the performance will be up and down some given the swing and miss issues. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-09-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is a reasonable expectation for Nico Hoerner next season given the Cubs depth chart and his tools?
(Sean from Boston)
I think Hoerner is pretty good and that he reached the majors already is a testament to both his abilities and his polish (and the Cubs dire need at the position). I'm not expecting monster stats, though. I'm wary of projecting numbers because who knows with the ball but I'd say if he plays consistently he'd be like a top 12-18 2B type? That's off the top of my head. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-03-14 15:00:00 (link to chat)Does Nico Hoerner have chops, or is he just another over-hyped Cub prospect?
(Buddy from Peoria, IL)
I'm gonna go with yes he's over-hyped, he's still better than Daniel Descalso, and congratulate Theo on the third place finish. (Nathan Bishop)
2019-03-04 16:00:00 (link to chat)Bret did a great ranking of the new player pool additions (INT/Draft for dynasty). Anything you would personally highlight as my draft is being conducted right now?
(Matt from MD)
Brett does a great job. We all have guys we like more or less than everyone else. I think that Jordan Groshans and Nico Hoerner are both going to be top 5-10 guys from this class when we look back. (Scott Delp)


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