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Portrait of Dayan Viciedo

Dayan Viciedo RF

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
7 1798 .254 .298 .424 .257 1.1
Birth Date3-10-1989
Height5' 11"
Weight240 lbs
Age28 years, 11 months, 11 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
2010 CHA 21 38 106 104 17 32 7 0 5 54 2 25 0 0 0 13 1 0 .308 .321 .519 .282 4.5 -3.1 0.1
2011 CHA 22 29 113 102 11 26 3 0 1 32 9 23 2 0 0 6 1 0 .255 .327 .314 .236 -0.9 1.2 0.0
2012 CHA 23 147 543 505 64 129 18 1 25 224 28 120 6 4 0 78 0 2 .255 .300 .444 .259 8.9 6.0 1.6
2013 CHA 24 124 473 441 43 117 23 3 14 188 24 98 3 5 0 56 0 0 .265 .304 .426 .264 10.3 -7.6 0.3
2014 CHA 25 145 563 523 65 121 22 3 21 212 32 122 5 3 58 0 1 .231 .281 .405 .248 4.6 -13.0 -0.9
Career4831798167520042573766710953881612021123.254.298.424.25727.4-16.71.1

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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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
2009 BIR AA 130 540 .266 .261 .336 .391 .270 .320 91 3.4 15.5 0.8 1.5 1.2 20.8 2.3 20.8 2.3
2010 CHA MLB 38 106 .282 .258 .319 .399 .255 .365 113 2.3 2.9 -0.2 -3.1 -0.5 4.5 0.1 4.5 0.1
2010 CHR AAA 86 363 .249 .261 .326 .402 .251 .298 99 -4.3 11.0 -4.3 1.5 -1.0 1.4 0.3 1.4 0.3
2011 CHA MLB 29 113 .236 .265 .325 .415 .263 .321 105 -2.6 3.0 -1.4 1.2 0.1 -0.9 0.0 -0.9 0.0
2011 CHR AAA 119 505 .291 .262 .327 .402 .254 .324 94 18.5 15.7 -6.7 -8.0 3.1 30.5 2.2 30.5 2.2
2012 CHA MLB 147 543 .259 .261 .322 .420 .265 .286 107 -0.3 14.9 -4 6.0 -1.6 8.9 1.6 8.9 1.6
2013 CHA MLB 124 473 .264 .256 .317 .401 .265 .308 99 1.6 12.4 -3.5 -7.6 -0.3 10.3 0.3 10.3 0.3
2013 CHR AAA 4 17 .239 .255 .318 .377 .248 .250 104 -0.4 0.5 -0.2 -0.2 0.1 0.0 -0.0 0.0 -0.0
2014 CHA MLB 145 563 .248 .252 .311 .390 .260 .261 104 -6.6 14.5 -5 -13.0 1.7 4.6 -0.9 4.6 -0.9
2015 CHR AAA 36 152 .304 .246 .313 .362 .247 .370 110 7 4.2 -2.7 -0.6 -0.9 7.7 0.7 7.7 0.7
2015 NAS AAA 30 124 .234 .263 .322 .404 .264 .261 87 -3.4 3.4 -2 -1.2 0.2 -1.7 -0.3 -1.7 -0.3

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
2009 BIR AA 540 72 141 20 0 12 78 23 89 5 2 .280 .320 .391 .111 .266 20.8 1.5 2.3
2010 CHR AAA 363 42 94 15 0 20 47 11 78 1 1 .274 .306 .493 .219 .249 1.4 1.5 0.3
2010 CHA MLB 106 17 32 7 0 5 13 2 25 1 0 .308 .321 .519 .212 .282 4.5 -3.1 0.1
2011 CHR AAA 505 60 134 28 0 20 78 45 83 2 1 .296 .364 .491 .195 .291 30.5 -8.0 2.2
2011 CHA MLB 113 11 26 3 0 1 6 9 23 1 0 .255 .327 .314 .059 .236 -0.9 1.2 0.0
2012 CHA MLB 543 64 129 18 1 25 78 28 120 0 2 .255 .300 .444 .188 .259 8.9 6.0 1.6
2013 CHA MLB 473 43 117 23 3 14 56 24 98 0 0 .265 .304 .426 .161 .264 10.3 -7.6 0.3
2013 CHR AAA 17 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .200 .294 .200 .000 .239 0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2014 CHA MLB 563 65 121 22 3 21 58 32 122 0 1 .231 .281 .405 .174 .248 4.6 -13.0 -0.9
2015 CHR AAA 152 17 47 7 0 7 20 13 23 0 0 .341 .401 .543 .203 .304 7.7 -0.6 0.7
2015 NAS AAA 124 13 25 6 2 1 8 7 21 0 0 .221 .282 .336 .115 .234 -1.7 -1.2 -0.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2010 353 0.4476 0.5581 0.7056 0.7342 0.4154 0.8276 0.5309 0.2944 114 -0.004094
2011 424 0.4458 0.4458 0.7778 0.5873 0.3319 0.8198 0.7179 0.2222 182 0.007329
2012 1995 0.4516 0.5043 0.7356 0.6448 0.3885 0.8038 0.6424 0.2644 778 0.004820
2013 1810 0.4580 0.5442 0.7553 0.7286 0.3884 0.8228 0.6483 0.2447 640 -0.007774
2014 2039 0.4689 0.5115 0.7315 0.7113 0.3352 0.8162 0.5730 0.2685 778 -0.007587
Career66210.45810.51650.74080.68930.36990.81510.62150.2592666.7062-0.0028

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
2014-07-23 2014-07-24 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Tightness Hamstring -
2013-08-10 2013-08-14 DTD 4 4 Left Thumb Recovery From Sprain - -
2013-08-06 2013-08-07 DTD 1 1 Left Thumb Sprain Diving for Ball - -
2013-04-19 2013-05-10 15-DL 21 16 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2013-03-20 2013-03-21 Camp 1 0 Right Thigh Tightness Quadriceps - -
2013-02-26 2013-02-27 Camp 1 0 Left Arm Contusion HBP - -
2012-08-25 2012-08-27 DTD 2 2 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2012-06-09 2012-06-10 DTD 1 1 - Thigh Tightness Hamstring - -
2012-05-06 2012-05-06 DTD 0 0 Right Elbow Contusion HBP - -
2012-03-22 2012-03-23 Camp 1 0 - Face Soreness Dental - -
2011-08-18 2011-08-19 Minors 1 1 - Hand Sprain - -
2011-03-22 2011-04-06 15-DL 15 4 Right Thumb Recovery From Fracture Distal Bone By HBP -
2011-03-10 2011-03-22 Camp 12 0 Right Thumb Fracture Distal Bone By HBP -
2009-10-20 2009-11-22 WIN 33 0 Right Elbow Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 CHA $721,311
2014 CHA $2,800,000
2013 CHA $2,800,000
2012 CHA $3,250,000
2011 CHA $2,250,000
2010 CHA $2,250,000
2010 CHA $2,250,000
2009 CHA $2,000,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$18,321,311
7 yrTotal$18,321,311

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 123 dScott Boras1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox for 1 year, $4.4M on 1/12/15 (avoided arbitration). DFA by Chicago White Sox 1/28/15. Released 2/4/15 (due $721,311, or one-sixth of non-guaranteed 2015 salary). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 2/28/15 (minor-league contract). Salary of $2.5M in majors. Released by Toronto 3/31/15. Signed by Oakland as a free agent 6/12/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$2.8M (2014). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/13/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.8M (2013). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/22/13.
  • 4 years/$10M (2009-12). Signed Major League contract with Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent from Cuba (via U.S.) 12/12/08. $4M signing bonus, 09:$1M, 10:$1.25M, 11:$1.25M, 12:$2.5M. Optioned to Triple-A 3/18/09. Optioned to Triple-A 3/17/10. Recalled 6/17/10. Optioned to Triple-A 8/13/10.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2017-07-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Dayan Viciedo had been in this year's Home Run Derby, how many home runs would he have hit?
(Josh from Wisconsin)
I remember arguing on the internet about whether Dayan Viciedo would be better than Lars Anderson. I guess Viciedo was by default.

Dayan is slugging .439 in Japan as we speak so as much as I wanted to just grab this question and say 50 with caps lock and exclamation points, I have to imagine he'd hit like 3-5 and get knocked out. (Nick Schaefer)
2017-03-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)So is this the big break-out year for Sano as one of the AL's elite sluggers?
(Buddy from Peoria, IL)
I have this feeling I can't shake that Sano is never going to be exactly what we expected of him. Most of that has to do with the fact that his expectations were far too sky high to begin with, so it's not really his fault. But I also think he fits the sort of Dayan Viciedo mold too, in that he's a guy who has totally intriguing power and a huge huge propensity for strikeouts and bad OBP.

That's not to say I think he's Viciedo; I think his potential as an impact hitter is pretty special, and I think he could be a top 20 hitter next year. But my guess is that he'll look a bit more like a better OBP Todd Frazier. I'll admit I'd like to be proven wrong on this one. (Trevor Strunk)
2016-03-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)The D-Backs decision to trade Inciarte was bold...it means they really need Yasmany Tomas to not suck this year for that move to work. What is your take on Tomas? Will he improve, or is he just the 2nd coming of Damian Viciedo?
(Q-Ball from Chicago)
Calling anyone the second Dayan Viciedo is fightin' words, where I come from. I've never been high on Tomas, but the Diamondbacks need to have Shelby Miller not suck this year for that deal to pay off. It's a lot easier for the Snakes to find a new corner outfielder than to find a consistent No. 2 starter, that's why they dealt Inciarte. (Bryan Grosnick)
2015-01-20 19:30:00 (link to chat)Hi Ben! I need to cut three of the following from my 16 team 5x5 dynasty team; Cody Asche, John Jaso, Ike Davis, Dayan Viciedo, Will Venable, Gerardo Parra. Who gets the axe if it you made the call? Keep in mind Asche is my only insurance for Wright at 3B and Jaso is Wilson Ramos’ backup. many thanks!
(Gravybill from Paradise)
Viciedo, Venable, Asche. If you're super worried about Wright, cut Parra instead. (Ben Carsley)
2015-01-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Dayan Viciedo out of chances at 25 years old? I haven't heard much in way of trade rumors about him and he looks to be buried with the White Sox currently.
(Gravybill from Outside)
He'll be 26 next season, but no, I don't think he's out of chances. Anyone on a major league roster can be said to have a chance. That said, he's on the bench now and I wouldn't be surprised at all if he is dealt before spring training. He has power but he really doesn't do anything else well and after almost 1,800 PAs you have to think this is who he is, more or less. (Matthew Kory)
2014-12-18 15:00:00 (link to chat)What are your #hottakes on Viciedo possibly heading to Seattle?
(J from Middle America)
Anyone who has a hot take on Dayan Viciedo needs to be put down immediately. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is your take on Dayan Viciedo? Has he finally figure it out? He always had the power stroke, but seems like he might be figure out how to hit for average also
(Casey from Chicago)
I'm a huge fan. I have him in lots of spots, even before the Garcia injury and while I'd never be some monster who roots for injury, it did open up The Tank's PT. He's got massive power. I'd take .255 AVG if he can pop 25+ (Paul Sporer)
2013-03-20 11:00:00 (link to chat)Better comp for Puig, Bo Jackson or Metallica? When do you see him having MLB impact...
(NDub from Detroit)
Dayan Viciedo, maybe? Next year at the very earliest but I'm not even sold on that. (Cory Schwartz)
2012-12-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)As a native chicagoan, It's almost embarassing what the White Sox have done(or not done) this offseason. Spent waaaay too much on a player coming off a surprising all-around year, but needs a platoon-mate to be successful and has little-to-no-power in his bat. Is this the dreaded "R-word"(rebuilding) that Kenny Williams hinted about but always managed to avoid?
(jlarsen from chicago)
Williams could try to rebuild, but I'm not sure how. Off the top of my head, he's got Dayan Viciedo and Chris Sale as somewhat established players who theoretically haven't reached their prime. I'm not sure those are foundational guys, but they aren't bad. Then again, I don't ever dismiss Williams, who has enjoyed a great deal of success by doing things that baffle me. Someone should write a book and/or movie about him. (Geoff Young)
2012-08-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you impressed with the seasons of Salvador Perez and Dayan Viciedo thus far? Is there a chance Salvador Perez keeps slugging over .500 in the future? Could Dayan Viciedo's average creep up into the 270s or 280s range in seasons to come? Who do you like more?
(Mike from CT)
I like Perez more. He's a guy that continues to prove me wrong. His bat is better than I thought it would be, and every time I think I have his offensive potential pegged, he shows me another aspect that I had previously discounted. Hell of a player. (Jason Parks)
2012-08-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dayan Viciedo has had a nice season at the place at age 23 in the Majors ... but he doesn't walk and his defense isn't stellar. Do you see any potential for growth in those two areas?
(dianagram from VORGville)
Defense, no. Offense yes. I think there is more power in him, and as that develops, he'll end up drawing more walks without ever even improving his approach. He's not going to turn into a 80 walk guy, but he'll draw more. (Kevin Goldstein)
2012-03-14 13:30:00 (link to chat)Hey Ben, how do much playing time do you see the following guys getting: Zach Cozart, John Mayberry, Dayan Viciedo and Allen Craig? I see them all as potential fantasy sleepers. Thanks.
(DanDaMan from SeaCliff)
Can't say I strongly disagree with our Depth Charts on any of those guys. I think Cozart has the clearest route to playing time, and I'm cautiously optimistic. (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-06-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Derek. Callups such as Moustakas and Ackley have recently deposed primary starters for teams. Which other current players do you see as short-timers in their starting line-up? One specific Q: Johnny Gia for Getz anytime soon? Thanks...
(LoyalRoyal from LV, KS)
I think we'll see Johnny Giavotella this season, but the Royals may look to extract some value via trade out of a guy like Getz beforehand. Other guys to look for in the near-term include Trayvon Robinson, Jason Kipnis, and Dayan Viciedo. There's talk Wily Mo Pena will get the call this week to DH and could force himself into the OF picture in Arizona if he hits. (Derek Carty)
2011-02-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jason, I absolutely love what you're bringing to BP. Welcome aboard. Keep it up. A player my son and I both love watching is Dayan Viciedo. He swings every swing like it's the last one of his life, and he wants to be remembered for it. Have you seen him play? Is there a position for him on the field? How much might his all-or-nothing approach limit him? What are the chances someone like Adam Dunn can help him learn to lay off crap and get better pitches to hit 480 feet? Ozzie says he wants to get him at-bats, so he's working out in RF. I hope that means on those days they would shift Quentin back to left. Thanks.
(GrinnellSteve from Grinnell)
Thanks. I've seen him play 3B, which was an experience. He just lacks the athleticism to offer much in the field. I like his bat, and his power is obviously legit, but the approach will suffocate him if he doesn't make the necessary adjustments. If he shows the aptitude for adjustment, his bat could be destructive in the middle of the order. (Jason Parks)
2010-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Prognosis for Dayan Viciedo?
(larry from chicago)
Now that he's a first baseman, he really needs to start hitting. I'm not overly optimistic. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-11-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)What has been the toughest call so far in the rankings?
(brian from brooklyn)
The toughest calls are usually players who are coming off well below expectation years, like Lars Anderson and Dayan Viciedo. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Generally speaking, where do you expect top international prospects such as Miguel Angel Sano, Wagner Mateo, Gary Sanchez and Aroldis Chapman to lie in BP's top 100? If I'm not mistaken, Michael Inoa and Dayan Viciedo were the only 2008 signees to make the list. How does this years crop differ from 2008?
(Grant Robinson from Ontario)
This is a question better answered by Kevin Goldstein or Kiley McDonald but it would seem to me that Sano, Mateo and Chapman would definitely be somewhere in the top 100 and I would think Sanchez would have a chance, too. Exactly where is a little out of my range of expertise. The international free agent market may not be exceptionally deep this year but there is a lot of high-end talent, especially Sano, Mateo and Chapman. (John Perrotto)
2009-05-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Dayan Viciedo: adjustment period needed or international signee hype?
(jaymoff from Salem, OR)
More A. than B. (Kevin Goldstein)


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