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Birth Date11-16-1992
Height6' 1"
Weight210 lbs
Age26 years, 11 months, 5 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.22015
0.72016
0.12017
0.12018
0.02019
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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 KCA 22 19 50 10 2 1 1 4 9 0 0 0 .217 .280 .370 90 -0.4 -0.2 1.0 0.2
2016 KCA 23 128 510 130 28 1 12 32 96 0 2 0 .274 .318 .413 94 -2.7 -5.1 -2.1 0.7
2017 KCA 24 58 153 33 7 0 2 9 39 0 0 0 .231 .275 .322 77 -4.0 0.2 0.4 0.1
2018 KCA 25 30 117 20 2 0 3 11 23 2 0 1 .194 .282 .301 88 -1.2 0.6 -0.8 0.1
2019 KCA 26 87 330 76 14 0 9 19 67 2 1 0 .246 .294 .379 82 -6.3 -1.7 -2.7 -0.3
Career32211602695322775234431.250.300.37887-14.7-6.2-4.20.7

Statistics for All Levels

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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
2010 IDA Rk PIO 14 64 .263 .316 .388 .286 100 -1.2 2.3 -0.1 70 0 -2.3 -0.1 -3.5 -0.4
2010 ROY Rk AZL 18 76 .266 .313 .387 .354 90 -1.9 2.2 0.2 81 0 -7.7 1.7 -4.8 -0.8
2011 KNC A MID 81 342 .251 .321 .376 .312 92 6.7 9.9 1.2 113 0 2.1 -2.3 1.7 1.3
2012 WIL A+ CAR 124 517 .261 .325 .395 .274 89 -4.2 15.5 1.8 93 0 -8.6 -5.0 -3.4 0.0
2012 NCA int WBQ 2 8 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 WIL A+ CAR 60 254 .253 .327 .384 .324 102 5.9 7.4 0.7 125 0 -2.3 -2.2 1.6 0.5
2013 NWA AA TEX 64 264 .253 .315 .391 .246 100 -10.8 7.2 0.5 76 0 3.1 -2.9 -12.2 -0.5
2014 NWA AA TEX 96 395 .251 .319 .371 .313 96 7.2 10.9 -1.5 116 0 -1.1 -2.1 -0.2 0.6
2014 OMA AAA PCL 25 100 .293 .356 .460 .286 103 -3.2 3.0 -0.7 85 0 -1.6 0.3 -2.3 -0.1
2015 KCA MLB AL 19 50 .258 .321 .418 .250 102 -1.2 1.3 0.1 90 16 1.0 -0.2 -0.4 0.2
2015 OMA AAA PCL 104 438 .270 .332 .405 .302 100 6.4 12.1 -1 103 0 5.0 -1.8 -6.1 0.8
2015 GIG Wnt DWL 14 53 .000 .000 .000 .278 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 KCA MLB AL 128 510 .255 .317 .414 .320 106 -5.4 14.4 2 94 11 -2.1 -5.1 -2.7 0.7
2016 OMA AAA PCL 24 107 .257 .324 .388 .324 89 13.7 3.0 0.1 175 0 -2.0 -1.4 6.7 0.7
2017 KCA MLB AL 58 153 .248 .317 .417 .301 103 -6.2 4.5 0 77 9 0.4 0.2 -4.0 0.1
2017 OMA AAA PCL 15 68 .278 .343 .427 .267 103 2.9 2.0 -0.3 109 0 0.5 0.0 1.0 0.3
2018 KCA MLB AL 30 117 .253 .326 .417 .218 104 -6.5 3.3 -1.1 88 9 -0.8 0.6 -1.2 0.1
2018 OMA AAA PCL 6 19 .262 .322 .405 .250 88 0.3 0.6 0.1 85 0 -0.7 0.2 -0.3 0.0
2019 KCA MLB AL 87 330 .253 .322 .433 .288 101 -13.3 10.0 -2.5 82 8 -2.7 -1.7 -6.3 -0.3
2019 OMA AAA PCL 51 219 .264 .345 .448 .366 97 5 7.5 -3.8 114 0 -0.6 0.9 5.1 0.8

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
2010 ROY Rk AZL 76 68 14 18 3 2 1 28 5 6 19 1 1 .265 .342 .412 .147 0 0
2010 IDA Rk PIO 64 60 10 14 4 1 2 26 10 3 16 1 0 .233 .281 .433 .200 0 0
2011 KNC A MID 342 300 33 80 13 1 8 119 51 36 65 2 0 .267 .345 .397 .130 4 0
2012 NCA int WBQ 8 8 2 4 1 0 1 8 1 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 .500 0 0
2012 WIL A+ CAR 517 475 47 114 18 0 7 153 59 37 80 6 3 .240 .296 .322 .082 3 0
2013 WIL A+ CAR 254 225 32 63 21 2 2 94 31 27 37 1 2 .280 .354 .418 .138 2 0
2013 NWA AA TEX 264 237 25 51 16 0 6 85 28 20 51 5 2 .215 .279 .359 .143 3 2
2014 NWA AA TEX 395 355 35 98 19 1 10 149 48 36 67 9 3 .276 .342 .420 .144 3
2014 OMA AAA PCL 100 91 12 24 5 0 2 35 16 9 12 1 1 .264 .330 .385 .121 0
2015 GIG Wnt DWL 53 46 4 10 2 0 0 12 4 7 10 0 0 .217 .321 .261 .043 0 0
2015 KCA MLB AL 50 46 6 10 2 1 1 17 8 4 9 0 0 .217 .280 .370 .152 0 0
2015 OMA AAA PCL 438 397 55 110 22 1 11 167 51 37 60 5 2 .277 .339 .421 .144 2 1
2016 OMA AAA PCL 107 93 15 31 4 1 7 58 28 11 14 0 1 .333 .402 .624 .290 2 0
2016 KCA MLB AL 510 475 49 130 28 1 12 196 46 32 96 2 0 .274 .318 .413 .139 2 1
2017 KCA MLB AL 153 143 10 33 7 0 2 46 18 9 39 0 0 .231 .275 .322 .091 1 0
2017 OMA AAA PCL 68 59 10 16 3 1 4 33 9 7 11 0 0 .271 .353 .559 .288 1 0
2018 OMA AAA PCL 19 17 2 4 1 0 1 8 4 1 5 0 0 .235 .263 .471 .235 1 0
2018 KCA MLB AL 117 103 11 20 2 0 3 31 7 11 23 0 1 .194 .282 .301 .107 1 0
2019 OMA AAA PCL 219 197 25 61 17 1 8 104 35 17 46 0 0 .310 .370 .528 .218 2 0
2019 KCA MLB AL 330 309 24 76 14 0 9 117 40 19 67 1 0 .246 .294 .379 .133 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2015 174 0.4713 0.4540 0.8101 0.6829 0.2500 0.8750 0.6522 0.1899 0.0007
2016 2004 0.4865 0.4920 0.7677 0.6585 0.3343 0.8427 0.6279 0.2323 0.0000
2017 568 0.4947 0.5229 0.7104 0.6940 0.3554 0.8103 0.5196 0.2896 0.0000
2018 475 0.4632 0.4884 0.7629 0.6955 0.3098 0.8562 0.5823 0.2371 0.0000
2019 1288 0.4744 0.4837 0.7576 0.6727 0.3131 0.8589 0.5613 0.2424 0.0000
Career45090.48100.49170.75870.67190.32510.84590.59140.24130.0000

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 KCA $
2018 KCA $573,500
2017 KCA $552,250
2016 KCA $
2015 KCA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,125,750
2 yrTotal$1,125,750

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 30 d2019

Details
  • 1 year/$0.85M (2019). Re-signed by Kansas City 11/29/18 (avoided arbitration). DFA by Kansas City 1/4/19. Sent outright to Triple-A 1/10/19.
  • 1 year/$0.5735M (2018). Re-signed by Kansas City 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/17.
  • 1 year/$509,425 (2016). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014). Contract purchased by Kansas City 11/20/13. Re-signed by Kansas City 2/21/14.
  • Signed by Kansas City 2009 as an amateur free agent from Nicaragua. $1.35M 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 47 11 2 0 1 4 9 0 0 .262 .326 .381 115 0.0 3B 0, 1B -1 0.0
80o 31 8 2 0 1 3 6 0 0 .286 .355 .464 109 0.0 3B 0, 1B 0 0.0
70o 20 5 1 0 1 2 4 0 0 .278 .350 .500 104 0.0 3B 0, 1B 0 0.0
60o 11 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .300 .364 .400 101 0.0 3B 0, 1B 0 0.0
50o 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 97 0.0 3B 0, 1B 0 0.0
Weighted Mean300000100.000.000.000970.03B 0, 1B 00.0

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-07-13 14:30:00 (link to chat)Explain the process of how some guys aren't selected for the futures game? I heard teams can deny permission, especially if guy may get promoted soon. Is it a mix of potential, production, and cater to the host city?
(Davin from Pittsburgh)
This seems like a good starting point:

Each team can have up to 2 selections for the Futures Game, generally consisting of 1 world player, 1 USA player.

Teams can simply deny permission of a player (Dodgers and Corey Seager), or players can sit out due to injury (Cardinals and Alex Reyes). There really isn't any drawn out explanation other than this. But it's essentially the choice of the team whether they send a player selected.

Usually, you'll see two of the best prospects per team selected, but that is not always the case. They need to fill out bother rosters, and sometimes this means a player such as Kyle Farmer or Cheslor Cuthbert will be selected. - Tucker Blair (Futures Game Chat)
2014-07-07 11:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance for the whispered notion of Cheslor Cuthbert moving to second is workable given his tool set?
(Bill from Bozeman)
I would worry about the athleticism and agility necessary to develop into a legit 2B. Maybe. (Jason Parks on the Top 50)
2014-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Jeff, thanks a bunch for these chats. I feel that Cheslor Cuthbert's offensive work this year is a little under-appreciated, based on decent power numbers and control of the strike zone for a 21-year old at AA, but I'm worried that Dozier may move him to 1B and he doesn't fit the offensive profile there. Thoughts on Cuthbert, and is he close to a move to Omaha?
(Bill from Bozeman)
Cuthbert is improving in his ability to drive the ball, but he still makes a ton of outs because of his approach and free-swinging ways. If he has to move to first base, it's not going to work. I've had some commenters mention that there's a move to second base in the works, which I haven't seen anywhere else, but that would give his bat a chance to play. Theres absolutely no reason to promote him given that he's young and hasn't mastered a level yet. He should be in NWA all year. (Jeff Moore)
2014-04-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Cheslor Cuthbert seems to struggle mightily after every promotion. 1) Is this common for players that are young for the level; and 2) Where do you see his overall prospect status as a 21-year old now holding his own in AA? Does he have projectible power?
(Bill from Bozeman)
Yes, it is something that happens more often with younger players for all the reasons you'd expect. You have to give him credit for going back and handling Wilmington, an extremely difficult place to hit, especially for power as a right-handed hitter and anyone not named Joey Gallo. Cuthbert has more power than he's shown in games thus far, but it's more doubles power than home run power. Credit the Royals for refusing to promote him until he has mastered a level. That's one of my biggest pet peeves. (Jeff Moore)
2014-02-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Where do you see Cheslor Cuthbert going from here?
(Bill from Bozeman)
If it were me, back to Northwest Arkansas until he proves he can hit there. I hate promoting prospects before they master a particular level, even if they were young for that particular level. (Jeff Moore)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)I was wondering how Cheslor Cuthbert looked this spring and has his conditioning improved from last year?
(Drew from Chicago)
I wasn't really impressed. Sucks. I really want that kid to make it, but the #want never looks like #want. It often looks like #slack. (Jason Parks)
2013-02-25 11:00:00 (link to chat)What does Cheslor Cuthbert need to do to this year to make everyone forget about his lethargic play in Wilmington and make the Top 101 for 2014?
(Nick from KC)
Stay healthy and continue the maturation process (on and off the field). Way too early to give up on the player. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Who has the best chance to be a break out prospect for the Royals in 2013 or 2014?
(chiroclimber from Kansas City)
Numbers were down in 2012, but I'm still a big Cheslor Cuthbert guy (Jason Collette)
2012-08-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)I recently saw Cheslor Cuthbert play. His swing appeared busy and top-heavy. He made solid contact in an at-bat, but it certainly seemed to be all arm power. Is this a concern going into next season? Do you think he's ready for a jump to AA?
(Steve A from Detroit)
I don't think he's ready to jump to Double-A based on his '12 performance, but I'm not on the developmental team so I can't speak to his goals in that department. His swing has been iffy, with sloppy mechanics which hinder his bat speed and ability to drive the ball with authority. I haven't been thrilled with his overall effort at times this season. Not sure what that means. (Jason Parks)
2012-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Cheslor Cuthbert? His late season decline last year was attributed to fatigue but it has continued this year to the tune of a .218/.302/.296 line. Is he stil really, really, really tired from his first year of full-season ball or should we be really, really, really concerned?
(ORWahoo from Tigard)
We're going to talk about him on this week's podcast. Jason just saw him in person and has thoughts. (Kevin Goldstein)


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