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Wilmer Difo 2B  

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Birth Date4-2-1992
Height5' 11"
Weight200 lbs
Age27 years, 7 months, 13 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
-0.12015
0.32016
1.32017
0.62018
1.22019
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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
2015 WAS 23 15 11 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .182 .182 .182 70 -0.3 -0.8 0.0 -0.1
2016 WAS 24 31 66 16 3 0 1 8 12 0 3 0 .276 .364 .379 84 -1.2 1.0 0.7 0.3
2017 WAS 25 124 365 90 10 4 5 24 74 1 10 1 .271 .319 .370 78 -9.0 2.4 5.6 1.3
2018 WAS 26 148 456 94 14 7 7 39 82 2 10 3 .230 .298 .350 79 -10.1 -1.5 4.5 0.6
2019 WAS 27 43 144 33 2 0 2 12 29 0 0 1 .252 .315 .313 74 -4.3 1.0 -1.7 0.1
Career3611042235291115831993235.250.311.35278-24.92.19.22.2

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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2011 NAT Rk GCL 25 104 .250 .318 .351 .296 102 1.5 3.3 1.3 120 0 3.7 -0.9 -1.5 0.6
2011 VAT Rk DSL 39 176 .250 .338 .344 .339 104 9.2 5.5 2.5 148 0 -4.4 0.6 7.4 1.1
2012 NAT Rk GCL 54 235 .247 .327 .336 .317 91 6.4 7.3 3.1 144 0 9.1 1.5 7.8 2.8
2013 HAG A SAL 16 56 .244 .313 .352 .250 89 0.3 1.4 0.1 64 0 0.1 2.1 -2.9 0.1
2013 AUB A- NYP 33 136 .242 .311 .339 .243 107 -0.3 3.5 0.7 72 0 -1.9 -0.4 -6.5 -0.5
2013 POT A+ CAR 6 20 .263 .327 .384 .267 113 -1.3 0.6 0.2 70 0 -0.8 -0.5 -1.0 -0.1
2013 NAT Rk GCL 6 23 .249 .333 .351 .200 104 0.1 0.7 0 65 0 -0.1 0.8 -1.2 0.0
2014 HAG A SAL 136 610 .267 .332 .395 .333 103 22 17.4 3.5 124 0 4.5 6.5 5.4 3.9
2015 WAS MLB NL 15 11 .239 .287 .373 .222 94 -1.3 0.3 0 70 9 0.0 -0.8 -0.3 -0.1
2015 POT A+ CAR 19 83 .253 .318 .362 .356 99 6.5 2.2 1 176 0 -2.8 0.4 4.5 0.6
2015 HAR AA EAS 87 381 .253 .315 .364 .349 91 -0.9 10.2 4.1 98 0 4.3 0.7 -7.8 1.2
2016 WAS MLB NL 31 66 .256 .323 .425 .333 93 0.2 1.9 0.2 84 12 0.7 1.0 -1.2 0.3
2016 HAR AA EAS 104 451 .257 .323 .386 .288 105 -4.5 12.2 5.6 88 0 -2.4 -0.1 -10.8 0.5
2016 SYR AAA INT 1 5 .273 .319 .366 .333 102 -0.7 0.1 0.1 35 0 -0.1 0.3 -0.4 0.0
2016 GIG Wnt DWL 14 61 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 WAS MLB NL 124 365 .258 .329 .431 .332 98 -7 10.7 3 78 10 5.6 2.4 -9.0 1.3
2017 SYR AAA INT 10 45 .236 .304 .367 .206 103 -3.6 1.3 0.6 71 0 -1.7 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2017 AGU Wnt DWL 13 54 .000 .000 .000 .293 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 WAS MLB NL 148 456 .244 .315 .399 .269 99 -10.6 12.8 0 79 6 4.5 -1.5 -10.1 0.6
2019 WAS MLB NL 43 144 .257 .325 .440 .310 104 -7.3 4.4 1.7 74 8 -1.7 1.0 -4.3 0.1
2019 FRE AAA PCL 61 261 .285 .359 .497 .369 102 -1.5 9.0 2.1 94 0 -0.5 3.7 -0.9 1.2
2019 NAT Rk GCL 6 24 .247 .372 .362 .077 103 -2.6 0.8 0.1 46 0 2.4 -0.8 -1.2 0.1

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
2011 VAT Rk DSL 176 145 31 43 4 5 1 60 7 27 20 26 8 .297 .417 .414 .117 0 1
2011 NAT Rk GCL 104 88 10 24 4 3 0 34 8 10 8 5 3 .273 .343 .386 .114 1 5
2012 NAT Rk GCL 235 198 33 52 7 3 0 65 13 34 35 19 5 .263 .374 .328 .066 1 0
2013 POT A+ CAR 20 18 2 4 1 0 0 5 1 2 3 0 1 .222 .300 .278 .056 0 0
2013 AUB A- NYP 136 120 15 26 3 4 1 40 6 10 17 3 2 .217 .291 .333 .117 1 2
2013 NAT Rk GCL 23 19 6 4 1 0 1 8 3 4 3 2 0 .211 .348 .421 .211 0 0
2013 HAG A SAL 56 50 7 11 2 0 2 19 11 5 13 4 1 .220 .286 .380 .160 1 0
2014 HAG A SAL 610 559 91 176 31 7 14 263 90 37 65 49 9 .315 .360 .470 .156 6
2015 POT A+ CAR 83 75 13 24 7 0 3 40 14 8 13 4 1 .320 .386 .533 .213 0 0
2015 WAS MLB NL 11 11 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 .182 .182 .182 .000 0 0
2015 HAR AA EAS 381 359 48 100 21 6 2 139 39 12 79 26 1 .279 .312 .387 .109 3 0
2016 HAR AA EAS 451 410 59 106 15 3 6 145 41 34 59 28 11 .259 .318 .354 .095 2 2
2016 GIG Wnt DWL 61 57 9 19 3 0 1 25 11 3 9 3 0 .333 .361 .439 .105 1 0
2016 WAS MLB NL 66 58 14 16 3 0 1 22 7 8 12 3 0 .276 .364 .379 .103 0 0
2016 SYR AAA INT 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 0 0
2017 SYR AAA INT 45 40 5 7 2 0 0 9 1 5 6 0 0 .175 .267 .225 .050 0 0
2017 AGU Wnt DWL 54 49 9 13 2 1 1 20 3 5 7 2 0 .265 .333 .408 .143 0 0
2017 WAS MLB NL 365 332 47 90 10 4 5 123 21 24 74 10 1 .271 .319 .370 .099 3 5
2018 WAS MLB NL 456 408 55 94 14 7 7 143 42 39 82 10 3 .230 .298 .350 .120 4 3
2019 FRE AAA PCL 261 233 48 70 14 3 4 102 30 25 51 13 5 .300 .369 .438 .137 1 1
2019 WAS MLB NL 144 131 15 33 2 0 2 41 8 12 29 0 1 .252 .315 .313 .061 0 1
2019 NAT Rk GCL 24 18 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 5 5 0 1 .056 .292 .056 .000 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2015 30 0.3667 0.6333 0.6842 0.6364 0.6316 1.0000 0.5000 0.3158 0.0005
2016 233 0.4549 0.5021 0.7521 0.6981 0.3386 0.9054 0.4884 0.2479 0.0000
2017 1305 0.4789 0.5149 0.7351 0.6560 0.3853 0.8317 0.5840 0.2649 0.0000
2018 1813 0.4716 0.4716 0.7661 0.6491 0.3132 0.8414 0.6267 0.2339 0.0000
2019 536 0.5037 0.5243 0.7153 0.7148 0.3308 0.7254 0.6932 0.2847 0.0000
Career39170.47660.49630.74740.66320.34360.82730.61240.25260.0000

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
2019 WAS $581,100
2018 WAS $557,900
2017 WAS $537,800
2016 WAS $
2015 WAS $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,095,700
2019Current$581,100
3 yrPvs + Cur$1,676,800
3 yrTotal$1,676,800

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 110 d1 year/$581,100 (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$581,100 (2019). Re-signed by Washington 3/19.
  • 1 year/$0.5579M (2018). Re-signed by Washington 3/18.
  • 1 year/$0.5378M (2017). Re-signed by Washington 3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Washington 3/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Contract purchased by Washington 11/20/14. Re-signed by Washington 3/15.
  • Signed by Washington 6/3/10 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-05-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Curious to know what your thoughts are on Wilmer Difo. He seems to be struggling with the bat this year. Do you think he projects into anything more than an average 2B/INF in the big leagues? Utility guy? The speed seems legit and is an excellent base stealer based on his low CS totals across the minors. We are 300 minor league players deep in our fantasy league. Worthy of keeping?
(fightingmoose from Manitoba)
Difo will have a good run as a player, I would bet. If you are that deep, I would keep him. He can get on base and run, that will give him a job for some time. (Jim Walsh)
2016-01-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)I noticed that Wilmer Difo wasn't on here. Is that because of his skills or because the Nationals signed Brendan Ryan and Murphy and have Trea Turner?
(Dan from DC)
God I would love it if Brendan Ryan was the reason someone wasn't on a list.

To address your question more seriously, being "blocked" isn't a significant factor like that. (Top 101 Chat with Craig Goldstein)
2015-07-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)One of the questions I had leading up to today's release of the list, was how the MI situation will play out for the Nationals in regards to Wilmer Difo and Trea Turner. Did Turner's addition play a role in Difo not making the list? Who moves off short? And finally, is it possible we see both starting up the middle by this time next year?
(Patriot from America)
Good question. We try not to factor organization depth into our rankings. For instance, there's no way Jose Peraza plays much shortstop in Atlanta with Andrelton Simmons still in town, but he is capable of handling it. So no, Turner's presence didn't factor into Difo's rankings. We really like Difo, and I personally believe he can handle shortstop. The Nationals seem pretty set on at least splitting his time, though that has as much to do with their up in the air future up the middle as anything (Desmond being a mess and potentially leaving, Espinosa hitting more, Turner, etc.). It can't hurt to have him playing both. (Jeff Moore)
2015-06-30 19:00:00 (link to chat)Does Wilmer Difo have a starting role in Washington next season? I'm guessing they move on from Desmond.
(MP from KY)
He has a chance to win the job for sure. I would agree that the Nationals aren't going to try and re-sign Desmond and that he'll walk. (Mike Gianella)
2015-06-15 19:00:00 (link to chat)Brendan, if you were a GM and you were in position to sign any of Dansby Swanson, Alex Bregman, Trea Turner, Orlando Arcia or Wilmer Difo, who would you take and why?
(jeffbroyde from Socal)
With respect to the rest, I'm debating Swanson and Arcia. I like Arcia's glove, and think he'll start at short for several years, but I think I'd cave and go with Swanson's upside. Hard to pass up a SS with plus speed and 15-20 homer power potential. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2015-06-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)In a dynasty league, how would you rank Wilmer Difo, Brett Phillips, Gleyber Torres and Derek Fisher for offensive production?
(NorDub from Seattle)
Proximity to the majors also matters. I'd say Phillips, Difo, Fisher, Torres. (J.P. Breen)
2015-05-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)If you're going to call up WILMER DIFO, play the man! Amirite or amirite?
(Mike from Stillwater)
I would think so. I hope he sees consistent time somewhere -- even if that is back to AA or AAA. (CJ Wittmann)
2015-05-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)Nationals SS of the future: Wilmer Difo or Trea Turner?
(Peter from Delaware)
I want to do a piece on this. Difo, for now. But once I see Turner, that might change. (CJ Wittmann)
2015-05-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you like better? Trea Turner or Wilmer Difo? Mike Rizzo may have to answer that question at some point.
(HalfStreet from Fairfax VA)
I think Difo is a better player all around, but I like both players. Turner's swing can get long but I think there is enough to work with there. The speed/defense are plenty enough to stick at SS.

My colleague C.J. Wittmann has you covered on Difo. His report is about as up to date as you can get: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_bat.php?reportid=203 (Tucker Blair)
2015-05-05 15:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Nick, who do you have as some of your favorite Low Minor, high ceiling prospects to keep an eye on for 2015, and are looking to jump on before their stock gains recognition this season, ex. Tapia last pre-season or Devers by its conclusion?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
One of my favorites is Wilmer Difo on the Nationals. He's old for the levels he's playing at, but he hit .315 with 14 homers and 49 steals in A-ball last year and after three good weeks at High-A this year he was called up to Double-A. Don't miss the boat on Difo as I still haven't forgiven myself for waiting too long on him in the #TDGX league. And I likely never will. (Nick Shlain)
2015-04-29 20:00:00 (link to chat)What is the potential fantasy profile for Wilmer Difo?
(Daniel from NM)
In terms of upside, a .290 hitter who can hit 10-12 homers and steal 25-30 bases. Even a compressed version of that is still a playable middle infielder in most leagues. (Bret Sayre)
2015-04-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)CJ, great job on the reports lately, you and the BP team (besides Craig) have been crushing it. Few questions- 1) Are you going to make a cameo at the BP Milwaukee event? 2) Can you talk Nick Pivetta and Wilmer Difo? I think you saw them both in action this week. Thanks. #MortBlood
(NatsGM from THE NatsGM Studios)
I think this is a good question to open with. Craig will be out at games shortly and the Milwaukee event? I doubt it unless I can get a flight in. I will have reports in on Pivetta and Difo tonight so I think you will see that soon. Short version, Nick Pivetta: backend starter and Wilmer Difo: role 6 SS at peak. (CJ Wittmann)
2015-04-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Could you please give us a couple of names outside a top 100 list that you think is moving up the ranking? Or a couple of names that have really caught your attention? Thanks
(scott from az)
Wilmer Difo stood out early this year. I would keep an eye on him. (CJ Wittmann)
2015-04-06 20:15:00 (link to chat)Hey Craig, who do you have as some of your favorite Low Minor, high ceiling prospects to keep an eye on for 2015, and are looking to acquire before their stock gains recognition this season, ex. Tapia last pre-season or Devers by its conclusion?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
Devers was less one of my low minors favorites than Bret or Ben. Yeyson Yrizarri fits the bill for me, less so for fantasy than real life, though. Some fantasy name to watch would be Wilmer Difo, Rob Kaminsky, Jorge Mateo, Chance Sisco and Magneuris Sierra. (Craig Goldstein)
2015-03-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hows this for obscurity? Give me your thoughts on the Nationals' Wilmer Difo? Any amount of elite-ness there?
(Rich from Ellicott)
Pssh, that's not osbscure. YOU'RE NOT OBSCURE.

No elite-ness, and he was old for the level, but he was really impressive in the Sally League and he can fly. A potential regular at second base.

And on that note, I'm gonna go ahead and call the chat done. Again, I wanna thank everyone for their support today, and I really look forward to talking with you guys very soon. Enjoy the weekend! (Christopher Crawford)
2014-09-10 12:00:00 (link to chat)Are the Nationals one of the more underrated farm systems? Besides having the best pitcher in the minors, they seem to have a lot of toolsy, high-upside type of guys. And they have Reynaldo Lopez.
(Shawn from Cubicle)
I think they are, partially because I was able to watch Hagerstown all season.

3 impact arms in Gioltio, Lopez, Cole
Nick Pivetta and Jake Johansen have ability
Rafael Bautista, Wilmer Difo, Drew Ward

It's a nice group, and that was basically only Hagerstown. Pedro Severino is a solid defense-first C for Potomac, and they still have a few guys like Brian Goodwin, Matt Skole, etc that could potentially provide impact. (Tucker Blair)
2014-09-10 12:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Wilmer Difo?
(Tony from DC)
I am being conservative on him, just because I want to see it against more polished pitching. However, there is no denying that tools are present. Speed, bat speed, seems to have a good approach. Age is currently against him, but he could be a 2-level jump type player next season. (Tucker Blair)


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