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Portrait of Willians Astudillo

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date10-14-1991
Height5' 9"
Weight225 lbs
Age27 years, 3 months, 10 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2014
2015
2016
2017
1.02018
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
2018 MIN 26 29 97 33 4 1 3 2 3 1 0 0 .355 .371 .516 127 3.5 0.4 1.9 1.0
Career29973341323100.355.371.5161273.50.41.91.0

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2011 VHI Rk 52 220 .269 .352 .375 .359 99 17.2 6.9 1.2 144 3 8.1 3.4 12.6 3.1
2012 PHL Rk 45 153 .241 .308 .351 .324 91 6 4.7 0.1 119 3 -0.7 0.5 4.0 0.8
2014 LWD A 117 465 .259 .323 .379 .339 99 13.3 13.2 -4 120 1 2.4 -2.6 13.2 2.3
2015 CLR A+ 107 418 .253 .312 .345 .312 99 9.7 11.3 -2.6 126 1 1.0 -5.5 13.8 1.9
2016 MIS AA 89 342 .250 .318 .366 .263 90 -8.3 9.2 4.3 102 2 11.2 -1.5 1.4 2.7
2017 RNO AAA 36 128 .287 .354 .447 .330 118 3.8 3.8 1.6 126 3 1.0 -1.4 4.8 1.0
2018 MIN MLB 29 97 .253 .320 .417 .341 103 4.5 2.7 0.9 127 24 1.9 0.4 3.5 1.0
2018 ROC AAA 78 307 .246 .318 .382 .255 93 5.9 9.0 2.6 126 2 3.7 -1.4 10.5 2.5
2018 ORI Wnt 42 179 .264 .331 .344 .325 99 1.2 1.8 -0.3 90 1 0.0 0.1 3.0 0.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2011 VHI Rk 220 194 31 70 8 3 1 87 25 15 2 11 5 .361 .424 .448 .088 1 3
2012 PHL Rk 153 148 15 47 15 0 0 62 21 1 5 2 0 .318 .327 .419 .101 2 0
2014 LWD A 465 436 41 145 30 1 4 189 61 19 20 2 3 .333 .366 .433 .101 4
2015 CLR A+ 418 385 32 121 18 0 3 148 49 10 10 1 1 .314 .348 .384 .070 6 4
2016 MIS AA 342 322 24 86 9 0 4 107 30 5 11 1 1 .267 .293 .332 .065 5 1
2017 RNO AAA 128 120 22 41 14 0 4 67 22 4 5 0 1 .342 .370 .558 .217 1 1
2018 ROC AAA 307 286 30 79 17 1 12 134 38 10 14 7 4 .276 .314 .469 .192 3 1
2018 MIN MLB 97 93 9 33 4 1 3 48 21 2 3 0 0 .355 .371 .516 .161 1 0
2018 ORI Wnt 179 160 22 57 9 1 5 83 33 7 1 3 1 .356 .391 .519 .163 6 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2018 298 0.4497 0.5604 0.9042 0.7388 0.4146 0.9495 0.8382 0.0958 0.0000
Career2980.44970.56040.90420.73880.41460.94950.83820.09580.0000

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
2018 MIN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 61 d1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 11/25/17 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Minnesota 6/29/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 1/23/17 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/14/15 (minor-league contract).
  • Signed by Philadelphia 12/15/08 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-12-10 16:00:00 (link to chat)What catchers are you targeting this season?
(Gary Mack from behind the plate)
I like Posey's price point where he has been going so far, although it's still early. Danny Jansen is exciting. I have a soft spot for Willians Astudillo, of course, so I hope the Twins let him play all year. (Darius Austin)
2018-11-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is it reasonable to hope Willians Astudillo becomes the starting catcher for a big-league team? I mean I know it's reasonable to hope for that, obviously, but is it reasonable to believe in it?
(cooldude from Mpls)
(sorry had to look up a couple numbers) I think the greatest barrier to him becoming a *regular* catcher is workload. In 2016 he started 73 games behind the plate for the Mississippi Braves (Atlanta's nickname uniformity is *so* unfun) so he has never gotten a ton of reps there. But catch a lot? Sure. I mean, look at the Twins. Jason Castro turns 32 in June, strikes out in a quarter of his plate appearances, and hasn't been a league-average hitter since 2013. Mitch Garver was, well, not great defensively last year. I don't think Astudillo will supplant Castro (unless Castro hits .143 again) but I expect him to catch at least once a week for Minnesota. Third base is another opportunity, given that who knows what Miguel Sano is at this point. The current stathead cause celebre should get his reps next year, if not in Minnesota, than elsewhere. His combination of defensive versatility and ability to make contact should safeguard it. (Rob Mains)
2018-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)If the Twins don't keep La Tortuga on the roster next year, should I just stop being a fan?
(Ben from NY)
We can all move to Rochester, New York and become Red Wings fans. We'd get to see Willians Astudillo play every day and the rent is probably pretty cheap there. (Aaron Gleeman)
2018-09-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Willians Astudillo is sure raking without walking at all. Can he get regular PAs on the Twins next year, catcher?
(Aaron Gleeman #1 Fan from minneapolis)
Why limit him to just catcher? As any Effectively Wild listener will tell you, Astudillo has so many strings to his bow. The issue with not walking or hitting a lot of home runs is you really need to hit close to .300 to provide value at the plate, although Astudillo looks like he might have a bit more power than we thought. He's a good framer too. I'll say yes, although that might be out of hope rather than logic. (Darius Austin)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2017 AAA .006 1.4 831 .000 0.0 20 .016 .001 -0.2 1.0 1.0
2018 AAA .003 1.4 1164 -.001 0.3 20 -.016 -.004 0.3 1.6 3.7
2018 MLB .007 1.1 684 -.003 0.5 7 -.001 -.001 0.0 1.6 1.9

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