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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date4-24-1989
Height6' 4"
Weight225 lbs
Age30 years, 1 months, 2 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.92015
0.32016
1.62017
-0.82018
1.32019
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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
2014 WAS 25 21 26 3 0 0 2 3 7 0 0 0 .130 .231 .391 91 -0.2 0.0 -0.4 0.0
2015 TBA 26 110 426 84 15 1 16 46 144 5 12 6 .225 .318 .399 98 0.5 2.2 -1.9 0.9
2016 TBA 27 120 468 106 17 1 17 31 159 5 7 6 .247 .303 .409 87 -6.3 2.3 -1.7 0.3
2017 TBA 28 148 617 125 21 2 30 84 179 7 16 4 .239 .351 .459 116 13.9 -1.9 -7.3 1.6
2018 ARI 29 72 272 53 15 3 5 28 75 3 6 1 .220 .309 .369 77 -6.6 0.1 -6.0 -0.8
Career471180937168770192564204117.233.323.417981.22.9-17.31.9

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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2007 NAT Rk GCL 44 167 .252 .348 .352 .255 111 -5.6 4.6 0.6 377 0 1.0 1.1 -16.3 -0.9
2008 HAG A SAL 23 89 .246 .319 .378 .373 111 2.1 2.5 0.5 102 0 -3.1 0.3 -0.9 -0.1
2008 VER A- NYP 48 207 .256 .332 .375 .233 99 -6 6.0 0.6 65 0 2.7 0.8 -11.9 -0.2
2009 HAG A SAL 126 514 .252 .328 .362 .312 94 2 14.6 3.8 89 0 -9.0 4.8 -15.3 -0.1
2010 HAG A SAL 81 344 .250 .316 .371 .284 90 5.7 10.0 0.9 103 0 7.0 1.9 -4.1 1.6
2011 POT A+ CAR 122 478 .249 .318 .372 .308 103 0.6 14.3 -9.2 119 0 -0.4 3.1 -1.5 0.6
2012 HAG A SAL 70 293 .261 .340 .390 .294 105 19.4 8.6 -4 142 0 0.0 2.9 9.1 1.7
2012 POT A+ CAR 27 107 .262 .323 .396 .383 98 9.4 3.2 -0.4 163 0 -0.6 0.2 4.5 0.7
2013 HAR AA EAS 77 323 .256 .329 .392 .360 97 28.9 8.8 -3.1 163 0 0.9 0.5 16.1 2.5
2013 NAT Rk GCL 4 15 .250 .351 .327 .286 101 -0.1 0.5 -0.2 82 0 -0.1 0.9 -0.7 0.0
2014 WAS MLB NL 21 26 .255 .323 .397 .071 99 -0.9 0.7 -0.1 91 14 -0.4 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2014 HAG A SAL 1 2 .242 .287 .298 1.000 106 0.1 0.1 0 65 0 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.0
2014 POT A+ CAR 3 10 .242 .327 .380 .200 96 -1.4 0.3 -0.1 11 0 -0.1 0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2014 SYR AAA INT 96 407 .258 .328 .394 .398 101 39.5 12.2 -3 190 0 7.3 0.0 34.3 5.1
2015 TBA MLB AL 110 426 .257 .315 .412 .318 103 -2.1 11.5 -4.3 98 13 -1.9 2.2 0.5 0.9
2015 PCH A+ FSL 2 7 .230 .293 .300 .200 90 -0.1 0.2 -0.1 81 0 -0.4 0.0 -0.3 -0.1
2015 DUR AAA INT 3 11 .270 .322 .414 .333 96 -1.1 0.3 -0.2 51 0 0.1 0.1 -0.7 0.0
2016 TBA MLB AL 120 468 .255 .321 .420 .348 103 -5.2 13.2 -5 87 7 -1.7 2.3 -6.3 0.3
2016 PCH A+ FSL 1 4 .245 .328 .366 .000 102 0.2 0.1 0 93 0 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1 -0.1
2017 TBA MLB AL 148 617 .252 .320 .424 .302 97 17.8 18.1 -6.7 116 9 -7.3 -1.9 13.9 1.6
2018 ARI MLB NL 72 272 .242 .308 .396 .298 101 -5.3 7.6 -2.8 77 10 -6.0 0.1 -6.6 -0.8
2018 VIS A+ CAL 2 10 .264 .359 .428 .600 90 1.6 0.3 -0.2 105 0 0.0 -0.3 -0.2 0.0
2018 RNO AAA PCL 4 18 .270 .324 .449 .400 94 6 0.5 -0.3 219 0 -0.2 0.3 2.2 0.3

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
2007 NAT Rk GCL 167 144 17 28 9 0 4 49 19 18 46 4 1 .194 .301 .340 .146 0 0
2008 VER A- NYP 207 175 27 33 7 0 5 55 25 24 54 14 7 .189 .291 .314 .126 4 4
2008 HAG A SAL 89 79 14 21 4 0 2 31 10 8 26 8 2 .266 .348 .392 .127 0 0
2009 HAG A SAL 514 447 52 106 18 3 4 142 47 54 116 25 10 .237 .329 .318 .081 0 0
2010 HAG A SAL 344 303 49 70 16 6 11 131 56 27 85 18 4 .231 .310 .432 .201 1 1
2011 POT A+ CAR 478 390 58 89 17 2 11 143 56 75 131 25 9 .228 .360 .367 .138 5 0
2012 HAG A SAL 293 262 48 76 20 2 17 151 72 22 49 7 7 .290 .346 .576 .286 5 1
2012 POT A+ CAR 107 91 16 29 2 1 6 51 13 13 25 7 1 .319 .421 .560 .242 0 0
2013 NAT Rk GCL 15 10 3 2 1 0 0 3 2 3 4 2 0 .200 .400 .300 .100 1 0
2013 HAR AA EAS 323 273 54 82 23 1 15 152 44 41 76 20 6 .300 .396 .557 .256 4 0
2014 WAS MLB NL 26 23 2 3 0 0 2 9 2 3 7 0 0 .130 .231 .391 .261 0
2014 HAG A SAL 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 .500 .500 .500 .000 0
2014 SYR AAA INT 407 346 62 121 25 2 18 204 75 52 75 26 7 .350 .432 .590 .240 6
2014 POT A+ CAR 10 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 1 0 .111 .200 .111 .000 0
2015 PCH A+ FSL 7 6 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 .167 .286 .333 .167 0 0
2015 TBA MLB AL 426 373 59 84 15 1 16 149 40 46 144 12 6 .225 .318 .399 .174 1 1
2015 DUR AAA INT 11 10 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 0 0 .200 .273 .200 .000 0 0
2016 PCH A+ FSL 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .250 .000 .000 0 0
2016 TBA MLB AL 468 430 58 106 17 1 17 176 49 31 159 7 6 .247 .303 .409 .163 2 0
2017 TBA MLB AL 617 523 78 125 21 2 30 240 78 84 179 16 4 .239 .351 .459 .220 1 2
2018 VIS A+ CAL 10 9 1 3 1 0 0 4 1 1 4 0 0 .333 .400 .444 .111 0 0
2018 RNO AAA PCL 18 16 5 7 0 2 3 20 6 2 3 2 0 .438 .500 1.250 .813 0 0
2018 ARI MLB NL 272 241 21 53 15 3 5 89 29 28 75 6 1 .220 .309 .369 .149 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2014 109 0.4954 0.4312 0.7447 0.6852 0.1818 0.7838 0.6000 0.2553 0.0032
2015 1714 0.4982 0.4562 0.6688 0.6405 0.2733 0.7733 0.4255 0.3312 -0.0004
2016 1833 0.4937 0.4959 0.6601 0.6773 0.3190 0.7227 0.5304 0.3399 0.0000
2017 2475 0.4590 0.4347 0.6775 0.6488 0.2532 0.7693 0.4779 0.3225 0.0000
2018 1121 0.4871 0.4362 0.7239 0.6429 0.2400 0.8091 0.5072 0.2761 0.0000
Career72520.48190.45540.67920.65370.27150.76480.48510.3208-0.0001

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
2019 ARI $4,125,000
2018 ARI $3,550,000
2017 TBA $546,700
2016 TBA $516,100
2015 TBA $508,700
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$5,121,500
2019Current$4,125,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$9,246,500
5 yrTotal$9,246,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 72 dACES1 year/$4.125M (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$4.125M (2019). Re-signed by Arizona 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration).
  • 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.

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 476 67 111 21 2 18 61 57 128 13 4 .270 .366 .462 121 27.8 3.0
80o 459 62 104 20 2 17 57 53 126 12 4 .261 .353 .449 114 21.8 2.3
70o 447 59 98 19 2 16 54 50 125 11 4 .251 .342 .433 109 17.7 1.9
60o 437 56 93 18 2 15 52 47 123 11 4 .243 .333 .419 105 14.4 1.5
50o 427 54 89 17 2 14 50 45 122 10 3 .237 .326 .405 101 11.4 1.2
40o 417 52 85 16 2 14 47 43 121 10 3 .232 .317 .401 97 8.5 0.9
30o 407 49 81 15 2 13 45 41 119 9 3 .226 .310 .387 93 5.5 0.6
20o 395 47 75 14 1 12 43 39 117 9 3 .214 .299 .363 88 2.2 0.2
10o 378 43 68 13 1 11 39 35 114 8 3 .202 .283 .344 81 -2.0 -0.2
Weighted Mean4295589172145046122103.237.326.40410212.01.3

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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)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)
2015-07-16 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)
2015-06-18 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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