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Birth Date4-24-1989
Height6' 4"
Weight225 lbs
Age29 years, 2 months, 24 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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2.02017
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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
2014 WAS 25 21 26 23 2 3 0 0 2 9 3 7 0 0 2 0 0 .130 .231 .391 .225 -0.3 -0.4 -0.1
2015 TBA 26 110 426 373 59 84 15 1 16 149 46 144 5 1 1 40 12 6 .225 .318 .399 .259 8.9 -1.9 0.7
2016 TBA 27 120 468 430 58 106 17 1 17 176 31 159 5 2 0 49 7 6 .247 .303 .409 .252 6.8 -1.7 0.5
2017 TBA 28 148 617 523 78 125 21 2 30 240 84 179 7 1 2 78 16 4 .239 .351 .459 .288 27.3 -7.3 2.0
2018 ARI 29 23 84 77 2 15 4 1 1 24 7 22 0 0 0 6 2 1 .195 .262 .312 .198 -4.5 -3.0 -0.8
Career422162114261993335756659817151117431753717.234.322.419.26438.2-14.32.4

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
2007 NAT Rk 44 167 .227 .252 .348 .352 .257 .255 111 -5.6 4.6 0.6 1.1 1.1 0.7 0.2 0.7 0.2
2008 HAG A 23 89 .284 .246 .319 .378 .257 .373 111 2.1 2.5 0.5 -3.1 0.3 5.5 0.2 5.5 0.2
2008 VER A- 48 207 .233 .256 .332 .375 .263 .233 99 -6 6.0 0.6 2.7 0.8 1.3 0.4 1.3 0.4
2009 HAG A 126 514 .264 .252 .328 .362 .264 .312 94 2 14.6 3.8 -9.0 4.8 25.2 1.7 25.2 1.7
2010 HAG A 81 344 .275 .250 .316 .371 .260 .284 89 5.3 9.9 0.9 7.0 1.9 18.1 2.5 18.1 2.5
2011 POT A+ 122 478 .261 .249 .318 .372 .248 .308 103 0.7 14.3 -9.2 -0.4 3.1 9.0 0.9 9.0 0.9
2012 HAG A 70 293 .320 .261 .340 .390 .268 .294 105 19.4 8.6 -4 -0.0 2.9 26.9 2.7 26.9 2.7
2012 POT A+ 27 107 .337 .262 .323 .396 .261 .383 99 9.2 3.2 -0.4 -0.6 0.2 12.2 1.1 12.2 1.1
2013 HAR AA 77 323 .348 .256 .329 .392 .268 .360 97 28.8 8.8 -3.1 0.9 0.5 35.0 3.9 35.0 3.9
2013 NAT Rk 4 15 .253 .250 .351 .327 .265 .286 105 -0.1 0.5 -0.2 -0.1 0.9 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2014 WAS MLB 21 26 .225 .255 .323 .397 .271 .071 99 -0.8 0.7 -0.1 -0.4 0.0 -0.3 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1
2014 HAG A 1 2 .321 .242 .287 .298 .223 1.000 107 0.1 0.1 0 0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2014 POT A+ 3 10 .132 .242 .327 .380 .256 .200 97 -1.4 0.3 -0.1 -0.1 0.1 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2014 SYR AAA 96 407 .347 .258 .328 .394 .253 .398 101 40.4 12.2 -3 7.3 0.0 49.6 5.7 49.6 5.7
2015 TBA MLB 110 426 .259 .257 .315 .412 .259 .318 100 -0.6 11.5 -4.3 -1.9 2.2 8.9 0.7 8.9 0.7
2015 PCH A+ 2 7 .237 .230 .293 .300 .238 .200 94 -0.2 0.2 -0.1 -0.4 0.0 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2015 DUR AAA 3 11 .165 .270 .322 .414 .265 .333 95 -1.1 0.3 -0.2 0.1 0.1 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2016 TBA MLB 120 468 .252 .255 .321 .420 .257 .348 99 -3.8 13.2 -5 -1.7 2.3 6.8 0.5 6.8 0.5
2016 PCH A+ 1 4 .301 .245 .328 .366 .263 .000 104 0.2 0.1 0 -0.1 -0.7 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2017 TBA MLB 148 617 .288 .252 .320 .424 .257 .302 98 17.9 18.1 -6.7 -7.3 -1.9 27.3 2.0 27.3 2.0
2018 ARI MLB 23 84 .198 .229 .297 .376 .245 .259 101 -5.2 2.3 -0.8 -3.0 -0.7 -4.5 -0.8 -4.5 -0.8
2018 VIS A+ 2 10 .407 .277 .362 .460 .300 .600 92 1.5 0.3 -0.2 0.0 -0.3 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2018 RNO AAA 4 18 .562 .270 .324 .459 .269 .400 95 5.9 0.5 -0.3 -0.2 0.3 6.5 0.6 6.5 0.6

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
2007 NAT Rk 167 17 28 9 0 4 19 18 46 4 1 .194 .301 .340 .146 .227 0.7 1.1 0.2
2008 VER A- 207 27 33 7 0 5 25 24 54 14 7 .189 .291 .314 .126 .233 1.3 2.7 0.4
2008 HAG A 89 14 21 4 0 2 10 8 26 8 2 .266 .348 .392 .127 .284 5.5 -3.1 0.2
2009 HAG A 514 52 106 18 3 4 47 54 116 25 10 .237 .329 .318 .081 .264 25.2 -9.0 1.7
2010 HAG A 344 49 70 16 6 11 56 27 85 18 4 .231 .310 .432 .201 .275 18.1 7.0 2.5
2011 POT A+ 478 58 89 17 2 11 56 75 131 25 9 .228 .360 .367 .138 .261 9.0 -0.4 0.9
2012 POT A+ 107 16 29 2 1 6 13 13 25 7 1 .319 .421 .560 .242 .337 12.2 -0.6 1.1
2012 HAG A 293 48 76 20 2 17 72 22 49 7 7 .290 .346 .576 .286 .320 26.9 -0.0 2.7
2013 HAR AA 323 54 82 23 1 15 44 41 76 20 6 .300 .396 .557 .256 .348 35.0 0.9 3.9
2013 NAT Rk 15 3 2 1 0 0 2 3 4 2 0 .200 .400 .300 .100 .253 1.1 -0.1 0.1
2014 POT A+ 10 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 .111 .200 .111 .000 .132 -1.1 -0.1 -0.1
2014 SYR AAA 407 62 121 25 2 18 75 52 75 26 7 .350 .432 .590 .240 .347 49.6 7.3 5.7
2014 HAG A 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 .500 .500 .500 .000 .321 0.1 0.1 0.0
2014 WAS MLB 26 2 3 0 0 2 2 3 7 0 0 .130 .231 .391 .261 .225 -0.3 -0.4 -0.1
2015 DUR AAA 11 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .200 .273 .200 .000 .165 -0.8 0.1 -0.1
2015 TBA MLB 426 59 84 15 1 16 40 46 144 12 6 .225 .318 .399 .174 .259 8.9 -1.9 0.7
2015 PCH A+ 7 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .167 .286 .333 .167 .237 -0.1 -0.4 -0.0
2016 TBA MLB 468 58 106 17 1 17 49 31 159 7 6 .247 .303 .409 .163 .252 6.8 -1.7 0.5
2016 PCH A+ 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .250 .000 .000 .301 -0.4 -0.1 -0.0
2017 TBA MLB 617 78 125 21 2 30 78 84 179 16 4 .239 .351 .459 .220 .288 27.3 -7.3 2.0
2018 RNO AAA 18 5 7 0 2 3 6 2 3 2 0 .438 .500 1.250 .812 .562 6.5 -0.2 0.6
2018 VIS A+ 10 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 .333 .400 .444 .111 .407 1.3 0.0 0.1
2018 ARI MLB 84 2 15 4 1 1 6 7 22 2 1 .195 .262 .312 .117 .198 -4.5 -3.0 -0.8

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
2014 109 0.4679 0.4312 0.7447 0.7059 0.1897 0.8056 0.5455 0.2553 53 0.003162
2015 1714 0.4959 0.4562 0.6688 0.6482 0.2674 0.7713 0.4242 0.3312 798 -0.000433
2016 1833 0.4997 0.4959 0.6601 0.6779 0.3141 0.7295 0.5104 0.3399 0 0.000000
2017 2483 0.4607 0.4333 0.6775 0.6608 0.2390 0.7765 0.4438 0.3225 0 0.000000
2018 329 0.4742 0.4407 0.7241 0.6923 0.2139 0.8241 0.4324 0.2759 0 0.000000
Career64680.48190.45740.67380.66470.26570.76470.45860.3262212.3607-0.0001

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
2014-08-10 2014-09-01 15-DL 22 20 Left Shoulder Contusion Running Into Wall -
2010-07-10 2010-09-07 Minors 59 0 Not Disclosed -
2008-07-25 2008-08-17 Minors 23 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 ARI $3,550,000
2017 TBA $546,700
2016 TBA $516,100
2015 TBA $508,700
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,571,500
2018Current$3,550,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$5,121,500
4 yrTotal$5,121,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 72 dACES1 year/$3.55M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$3.55M (2018). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Arizona in trade from Tampa Bay 2/20/18.
  • 1 year/$0.5467M (2017). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17.
  • 1 year/$0.5161M (2016). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5087M (2015). Re-signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 3/8/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract purchased by Washington 11/1/13. Re-signed by Washington 2/26/14. Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Washington 12/19/14.
  • Drafted by Washington 2007 (3-100) (Cascade HS, Everett, Wash.). $0.346M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .232 .297 .401 .248
11 vs R (Multi) .243 .312 .410 .257
11 vs U (Multi) .000 .000 .000 .000
18 Split (Multi) .010 .015 .009 .008
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .237 .274 .390 .232
31 vs R (2016) .252 .316 .419 .261
31 vs U (2016) .000 .000 .000 .000
38 Split (2016) .014 .042 .030 .029
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-09-12 23:00:00 (link to chat)Who has the best chance to develop into a modern day Ben Oglivie?
(FRANCE from Deepest, darkest Peru)
I was discussing this with fellow BP writer Patrick Dubuque and we landed on two answers: first, a player like Ben Oglivie is just less likely now, if what you mean by Ben Oglivie is a player who is probably a bit under-appreciated in his time, and isn't remembered quite like you'd think when he retires. Oglivie hit 41 home runs in 1980! Led the league! A speedy outfielder with pop isn't going to fly under the radar as much in the era of fantasy. But if we're looking for a comp... maybe someone like Steven Souza if he sustains or Charlie Blackmon if he struggles? Those are Patrick's suggestions, so if you don't like them you should blame him, but I think he's got the right idea. (Megan Rowley)
2016-01-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)Pick two players for the next three seasons: Hector Olivera, Kyle Seager, Jose Peraza, Steven Souza, Matt Duffy. It's a rebuilding season...
(Ron from Texarkana)
Seager and Souza. Duffy is steadier/less risky than Souza so if you don't want/need as much ceiling he's the better call. (Mike Gianella)
2015-09-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)In hindsight, which transaction surprised you the most?
(Paul from Worldwide)
Do you mean only in hindsight or overall? Either way, it still surprises me the Nationals were able to get Trea Turner and Joe Ross for Steven Souza. (R.J. Anderson)
2015-07-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)I've lost both Stanton and Springer, but my team is still in 1st place thanks to Donaldson and Martinez killing it....and my continued faith in Cameron Maybin being rewarded. Steven Souza should be back soon, I picked up Sano, and I'm hoping the Marlins act sensibly and bring Ozuna back up. But should I try to trade either Stanton or Springer? Maybe target Puig or CarGo/Braun? Maybe Yelich. Or just hold on for H2H playoffs? Thanks.
(Matt from Cambridge)
Miguel Sano is a huge add for you Matt. I would consider moving Stanton/Springer for Ryan Braun...We talked about him on the latest Flags Fly Forever podcast last night, he's basically producing at a 1st Round level right now, he's the name to target if you're going to make a move. (George Bissell)
2015-07-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Steven Souza is on the waiver wire in my 12 team mixer, redraft. Pick him up? If so, who do I drop: Steven Matz, Jerrod Dyson, or Pedro Alvarez?
(Graham from Richmond, VA)
It depends what you need, if you can sacrifice speed then Dyson, if power than Alvarez. Souza does a little of both which is nice. I was writing about Souza all offseason, I'm 1,000 percent confident he's going to produce. (George Bissell)
2015-06-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Next 6 yrs -- Wil Myers or Steven Souza?
(Incubus from Here)
Myers. I like plenty about Souza-ranging from his game to his seeming intellectual approach-but I think Myers has the higher ceiling due to his age and athleticism, and I think there's a real chance Myers is better right now. Granted there are four big issues with Myers: 1) his defense, 2) his work ethic, 3) his haircut, and 4) his wrist. But, uh, Souza isn't a good defender either, and he seems to grab his wrist twice a month, so.... (R.J. Anderson)
2015-04-16 17:00:00 (link to chat)What should I do with Brandon Moss? Steven Souza and Kevin Kiermaier are on waivers. Should I drop Moss for one of them?
(childgrambino from Richmond, VA)
If you're going to drop Moss, go with Souza for the power/speed combo. Depends a lot on your categorical needs. Souza will be better all around, Moss's raw power will trump Souza. (Mike Gianella)
2015-03-12 15:00:00 (link to chat)I've read a lot of comments by other BP writers - I'm curious for your take on Pecota's projection for Steven Souza?
(Uri from FL)
I've received quite a few questions on Souza, so I'll tend to him first here. PECOTA's projection is very optimistic because Souza has performed extremely well in Double-A and Triple-A. When you can master those levels, you usually have a high chance of succeeding in the majors, so PECOTA's level adjustment and projection reflects that. It's a straight projection off his prior stats.

That said, PECOTA works primarily off comps, and Souza doesn't comp well. That means his underlying skills, according to PECOTA, are not as favourable, despite great stats. Russ Canzler, Justin Ruggiano, and Ryan Shealy are his top comps -- nothing too impressive there, so PECOTA's UPSIDE metric rates him as a good prospect, but nothing too special.

Jeff Moore and I have an article coming out tomorrow on hit tools and how PECOTA measures underlying hitting skills, if you'd like to learn about all the under-the-hood stuff PECOTA does. (Andrew Koo)
2015-02-26 20:00:00 (link to chat)Which side do you prefer? Keep forever. Steven Souza & Moncada for Jorge Soler
(Bobbo from Kansas)
I'd take the Moncada/Souza side. And that's THREE. (Bret Sayre)
2015-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Your take on Steven Souza?
(Ronson from On the Scratches)
I think PECOTA is overoptimistic on Souza. I've got some research in the works on prospects, and I find that age is (as usual) a very important determinant of how well they do in the long term. It's not impossible that PECOTA is right and I am wrong, though--he could be the exception and not the rule. (Rob Arthur)
2015-02-04 19:00:00 (link to chat)Settle these arguments for me please: 1) Is Willy Adames a better prospect than Rio Ruiz? 2) Steven Souza or Wil Myers for the next five years?
(Omarion from Hardly, On., Canada)
I'll take Adames. Was unimpressed with Ruiz in my AFL viewing. Feel for contact is there, but I don't think he's a 3B, and if he isn't, then what is the profile like? Fringy, contact-oriented strong side platoon guy? Adames does nothing spectacularly, but I think he'll hit for some avg/power at the big league level, and his defense at a non-SS position should be solid avg.

Myers by quite a bit. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-12-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Steven Souza in Was? It seems such a waste to regulate him and Taylor to the 4th/5th OF roles. What do you see as Souza's ceiling given he gets a chance to play.
(Prison Mike from Chicago)
I think he can be a regular in the right situation. There are some concerns about the bat potentially being exposed some over the long-haul due to the nature of the swing and whether he can adjust to the really good quality stuff. It may be more of a bat off the bench, but worth giving an extended look if there is a way it fits within the construct of the team to see exactly what he can do. (Top 10s Chat With Chris Mellen)
2015-02-13 19:00:00 (link to chat)What rooks do u see making an impact in the bigs this year?
(Tico Pride from Costa Rica)
In fantasy, there are quite a few. Rusney Castillo, Yasmany Tomas, Steven Souza, Kris Bryant, and Joc Pederson are all names that pop. (Mike Gianella)
2015-02-16 11:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Steven Souza ? Many analysts are saying he's a 15/15 guy but I think he's capable of more given a full season.
(Tom from Miami)
Souza is a physically imposing dude with a good approach and average or better wheels. The problem with projecting him to hit 20-25 home runs is his swing. As Keith Law has pointed out, he doesn't have the typical slugger swing/bat path, which could mean his power results in more doubles than over-the-fence production. (R.J. Anderson)
2015-01-05 15:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts about Steven Souza? With the trade, he apparently has a clear path to playing time in Tampa next year. What are your expectations for him?
(topheroc from boston)
I think he's a flawed player with a late development curve who could be a quality major leaguer if used properly. If I was that type of player, Tampa is exactly where I'd want to be, at least under the old regime. Assuming Cash and Co. continue to use the same evaluative tools to get the most out of partial players, Souza should be in good hands. (Jeff Moore)
2014-09-10 12:00:00 (link to chat)How come Steven Souza doesn't get more love from the prospect crowd? Crushed AAA and AA past two years and was recently named International League MVP.
(Jeffrey from IL)
This is a great point. Souza struggled at times, and I have heard reports that the Nats essentially sat him down and told him to push the "reset" button. It worked obviously. The tools have always been there, and I won't even lie, I like him more than prospects such as Brian Goodwin. I think Souza is a major leaguer and will contribute down the road. (Tucker Blair)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Steven Souza were 23, how much higher would his prospect stock be? Top 50? Given lost dev time (bit.ly/1v4s07G), does it make sense to consider him as younger for projection purposes?
(ng from kona)
What are the rules in this alternate universe. Can I be 23 again, and have people respect me? This is very disconcerting. I don't think you consider him younger for projection purposes for a few reasons. He's more physically mature than his competition, and that's an advantage, playing time or now. I don't think you can just subtract years off a guy because he wasn't playing as much, because he's still experiencing a lot of things that make him the player he is today. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)Steven Souza - Crowded OF in Wash, what's the potential if he finds a new team? Can he be 270/20/20 or too optimistic?
(jonah from downtown)
A bit too optimistic. He has a great story, I'm rooting for him but I wonder about the average. (Mauricio Rubio)


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