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Birth Date11-24-1993
Height6' 1"
Weight210 lbs
Age24 years, 2 months, 26 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
2014
2015
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0.42017
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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
2016 CHN 22 5 14 11 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .286 .091 .178 -0.5 -0.4 -0.1
2017 CHN 23 11 36 33 2 5 2 0 1 10 1 12 2 0 0 3 0 0 .152 .222 .303 .196 -1.2 0.9 -0.0
2017 DET 23 27 106 94 16 31 7 0 2 44 12 18 0 0 0 13 0 0 .330 .406 .468 .288 6.9 -2.4 0.4
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Statistics for All Levels

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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
2011 DB2 Rk 72 305 .317 .234 .333 .317 .249 .382 112 20.8 9.6 0.2 4.7 -2.3 28.2 3.1 28.2 3.1
2012 BOI A- 71 310 .259 .250 .325 .359 .256 .327 120 -0.2 8.5 0.1 4.9 0.8 9.1 1.5 9.1 1.5
2013 KNC A 130 572 .257 .253 .323 .372 .256 .290 110 -1.8 16.1 1.3 -3.4 -0.6 15.0 1.2 15.0 1.2
2014 KNC A 63 263 .264 .247 .315 .359 .257 .284 97 1 7.5 0.9 5.8 -0.6 8.9 1.5 8.9 1.5
2014 DAY A+ 62 244 .224 .249 .312 .359 .245 .218 103 -9.7 7.2 0.5 8.1 -2.1 -4.0 0.4 -4.0 0.4
2015 MYR A+ 82 343 .270 .252 .316 .354 .253 .320 98 3.6 9.2 0.8 -8.6 -0.5 13.2 0.5 13.2 0.5
2015 TEN AA 46 182 .306 .251 .325 .372 .265 .308 99 8.6 4.9 0.5 -3.6 0.2 14.1 1.1 14.1 1.1
2015 MSS Wnt 21 89 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .324 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 CHN MLB 5 14 .178 .252 .325 .398 .270 .167 87 -1.2 0.4 0 -0.4 0.2 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2016 TEN AA 56 244 .247 .253 .325 .366 .265 .261 99 -3.1 6.6 0.7 2.4 0.0 4.2 0.7 4.2 0.7
2016 IOW AAA 76 309 .353 .267 .331 .411 .271 .383 93 30 8.7 0.5 0.3 1.7 40.9 4.2 40.9 4.2
2017 CHN MLB 11 36 .196 .256 .319 .434 .262 .200 102 -2.4 1.1 0 0.9 0.2 -1.2 -0.0 -1.2 -0.0
2017 DET MLB 27 106 .288 .257 .320 .438 .257 .392 112 3.1 3.1 0.4 -2.4 0.2 6.9 0.4 6.9 0.4
2017 IOW AAA 81 330 .307 .268 .335 .424 .264 .315 99 17.4 10.0 0.2 4.3 -4.5 23.1 2.7 23.1 2.7
2017 TOL AAA 29 128 .249 .271 .333 .422 .261 .333 102 -1.6 3.9 0.5 -1.5 -1.9 0.8 -0.1 0.8 -0.1

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
2011 DB2 Rk 305 50 84 16 2 5 53 50 42 4 4 .337 .443 .478 .141 .317 28.2 4.7 3.1
2012 BOI A- 310 34 78 14 0 6 47 26 55 2 1 .281 .345 .396 .115 .259 9.1 4.9 1.5
2013 KNC A 572 71 128 35 1 11 57 68 88 1 0 .256 .346 .396 .140 .257 15.0 -3.4 1.2
2014 DAY A+ 244 24 42 10 2 5 26 23 44 0 3 .193 .275 .326 .133 .224 -4.0 8.1 0.4
2014 KNC A 263 32 61 19 3 6 37 18 45 0 1 .250 .300 .426 .176 .264 8.9 5.8 1.5
2015 MSS Wnt 89 10 27 8 0 5 15 6 10 0 1 .329 .371 .610 .280 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 MYR A+ 343 42 86 25 3 5 39 20 62 0 1 .270 .318 .415 .145 .270 13.2 -8.6 0.5
2015 TEN AA 182 21 46 10 1 5 25 22 21 0 0 .291 .379 .462 .171 .306 14.1 -3.6 1.1
2016 TEN AA 244 30 46 17 1 4 23 32 46 0 0 .219 .324 .367 .148 .247 4.2 2.4 0.7
2016 CHN MLB 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 .091 .286 .091 .000 .178 -0.5 -0.4 -0.1
2016 IOW AAA 309 44 88 22 3 9 54 38 53 0 2 .333 .417 .542 .208 .353 40.9 0.3 4.2
2017 IOW AAA 330 39 76 27 3 12 52 41 72 0 0 .266 .361 .507 .241 .307 23.1 4.3 2.7
2017 TOL AAA 128 13 32 9 1 3 19 5 32 1 0 .264 .297 .430 .165 .249 0.8 -1.5 -0.1
2017 CHN MLB 36 2 5 2 0 1 3 1 12 0 0 .152 .222 .303 .152 .196 -1.2 0.9 -0.0
2017 DET MLB 106 16 31 7 0 2 13 12 18 0 0 .330 .406 .468 .138 .288 6.9 -2.4 0.4

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
2016 52 0.5192 0.5000 0.7308 0.6296 0.3600 0.8824 0.4444 0.2692 0 0.000000
2017 528 0.4754 0.4489 0.7131 0.6016 0.3105 0.8477 0.4767 0.2869 0 0.000000
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Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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Compensation

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Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 56 d1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/17. Acquired by Detroit in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/31/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/20/15. Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16.
  • Signed by Chicago Cubs 2010 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic. $0.5M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .000 .500 .000 .229
11 vs R (Multi) .100 .250 .100 .169
18 Split (Multi) .100 -.250 .100 -.060
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.012 -.001 -.003 -.000
30 vs L (2016) .000 .500 .000 .229
31 vs R (2016) .100 .250 .100 .169
38 Split (2016) .100 -.250 .100 -.060
39 LgAvg (2016) -.014 .000 -.009 -.001

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-01-23 23:00:00 (link to chat)Who are your favorite breakout prospect candidates this year?
(Chris from Dallas)
He already sort of started to, but in terms of ceiling dudes Heliot Ramos is going to fly up ranks this year. Brent Rooker from last summer's draft, too.

Far as some lower ceiling dudes I like on this planet, he's basically fully cooked and should compete for a gig as soon as spring training, and I think Brian Anderson's going to gain some fans this year - unheralded rise through the ranks, but kid can hit and as some pop. Sort of like folks started getting wise to Matt Chapman during the years last year, think Anderson's got a shot to be that guy in 2018. Jeimer Candelario will be in the thick of that race, too. Ronald Guzman's a guy I didn't get a very good eval on back in the day, but I've come around on him as a nice little undervalued asset that can make his managers some money as soon as this year. (Wilson Karaman)
2017-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Jeimer Candelario off to a great start in AAA do you think the Cubs move him for pitching help this summer ?
(Jim from Chicago)
They moved Dan Vogelbach last summer, but I think that had more to do with him lacking a natural position and they liked the return in Montgomery. I don't think they're trading Ian Happ, but I was saying that about Gleyber Torres at this time a year ago... (George Bissell)
2017-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Jeimer Candelario? What do you grade his hit & power tool and have you seen him play D?
(ColeWhittier from Pasadena, CA)
I don't get any Cubs affiliates in my neck of the woods, but the reports are he is improving and will be passable at third. Power won't be special for a corner, but he will hit enough to be a solid everyday guy. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-12-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are any of Trevor Clifton, Oscar De La Cruz, or Jeimer Candelario top 100 prospects?
(Jeff from Brooklyn)
Yes, no, maybe (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-12-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)If the Cubs deal Jeimer Candelario straight up for a post hype pitcher or a guy that should start off in AAA anyway, could you throw a name or two out there that seems fairly equal, value-wise?
(Jeff from Brooklyn)
This is kind of an interesting question. The fit I like best is Tyler Skaggs of the Angels. Yes, I'm weird. (Bryan Grosnick)
2016-12-05 20:00:00 (link to chat)Can Jeimer Candelario be a Pablo Sandoval type hitter if he ever gets the at bats?
(HIlly from LA)
I don't think so. Sandoval is kind of an outlier. In case you couldn't tell. My girlfriend loves Sandoval. One time a few years back, I had to work so she drafted for me in a keeper league. She took Sandoval over Donaldson as my third baseman. We're still together even if Sandoval isn't... (George Bissell)
2016-09-27 21:00:00 (link to chat)Jeimer Candelario put up really nice #s in AAA (albeit with a high BABIP). What do you see his FV, is he good from both sides of the plate and can he stay at 3B for the long haul?
(Jamm Onit from Chitown)
I've been aware of Candelario since he was a 17-year-old who jumped out just for his advanced approach. He doesn't seem to adjust to level progressions as fast as elite hitters, but he certainly rakes when he's on. I think he can be a third baseman. I don't expect stardom, but he's got a good shot to eventually be an average regular somewhere. (Matthew Trueblood)
2016-06-15 20:00:00 (link to chat)If the Cubs get Aroldis Chapman, can you book the World Series? Also, what do you think it would take to aquire him?
(BC from Urbandale)
You can book the NLDS either way, but calling the World Series a shoe in is impossible for any team. The playoffs represent a different game than a 162 marathon. Do their odds improve? Yeah. But as for what it would take? The Yankees reportedly want Kyle Schwarber, which isn't happening. Jeimer Candelario seems like a nice fit with the Yankees, and would almost definitely be involved. The Cubs FO isn't going to trade someone they don't see as expendable, and I have my doubts the Cubs are interested in Chapman due to his past issues. Getting one of Chapman or Miller seems to be a priority of many NL clubs because of the dominant lefty hitters in the league. (Grant Jones)
2016-01-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)How close was Jeimer Candelario? Surely his bat will play at 3rd, but there are questions about his defense. One minute I hear he is bad at 3rd and the next I hear he has a great chance to stick there.
(Bill B from Chicago)
A divisive prospect! Well I never. Candelario wasn't under serious consideration for the list at present, thanks to questions on his defense and the overall impact of the profile even if he is at 3rd. (Top 101 Chat with Craig Goldstein)
2015-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Rhys Hoskins an org guy, MLB regular, or star. Same question for Jeimer Candelario. Thanks Chris.
(sbnbaseball from NYC)
I think he's closer to an org guy than MLB regular. A nice bench bat, perhaps. Candelario probably needs to change organizations. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Wilson - Are Willson Contreras and Jeimer Candelario breaking out in national prospect circles post AFL? What should we expect from them in 2016 and beyond? Thanks, awethy
(awethy from Chicago)
Only Cubs questions from now on, haha. Think the AFL introduced Contreras' breakout to some additional eyes, but he had a really, really good year translating tools into on-field talent. He'll rate highly on our Cubs list, I'm sure. Candelario's been overshadowed in the system for a long time, but has just kept doing what he does, and now that he's done it at AA he's in line for some just-deserved additional attention. Excellent defender, solid-avg power...obviously blocked in the org by Bryant, but he's a valuable prospect to have in your system. (Wilson Karaman)
2015-10-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Regardless of what happens the rest of this series, tough to be disappointed by '15 CHC campaign. What optimizations, in terms of diversifying lineup & improving D, do you see front office making? Adding SP is a no-brainer.
(Matt from Chicago)
This is going to be a capital-F Fun winter for the Cubs and Cubs fans. The defining characteristic of the organization right now is modularity. You can rearrange three dozen pieces into a thousand different set-ups for next season. With their prospect depth, the young guys established on the big-league team and the questions surrounding them, things could break so many different ways. I'll note a couple things I think are inevitable:
1. Dexter Fowler will be given the qualifying offer, and then the Cubs will very politely stop taking his calls. He was great for them, an absolutely perfect fit that catalyzed their season before it even began, but now they need other things in center field. Namely, they need a defensive anchor, someone who can shore up the outfield defense even if the team decides to go into next season with the big bats of Schwarber and Soler in the corners.
2. There will be some consolidation of multiple useful assets into a single, closer to elite one. The model I'm using in my head is the Cardinals' trade for Jason Heyward last November. They had a good player (Shelby Miller) for whom they no longer had room, and a really valuable pop-up pitching prospect (Tyrell Jenkins) who was due to land on the 40-man roster or be made available in the Rule 5 Draft, but whom they couldn't squeeze onto their own 40-man. For future reference, the Cubs' most notable Jenkins types-not only in that they will need to go onto the 40-man roster this year, but in that the Cubs will have a hard time keeping them-for this winter are Jeimer Candelario and Dan Vogelbach. The thing they need to look for in their trade target is well-roundedness. (Matthew Trueblood)
2015-10-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Have you heard any buzz about Jeimer Candelario since that amazing run he had in Tennessee to end the year? Myrtle Beach is a tough place to hit so I'm inclined to feel more positively about his numbers there than I might otherwise, but still - the batting line at Double-A is completely different, and I have no idea whether it's reflective of a change in approach or if it's mostly noise.
(Jonathan from New York)
The buzz faded for him last year, but I think a nice bounceback this year brought him back as a legit prospect. Question is still D, but people are starting to buy the bat again. I don't think he's an impact prospect though. (Sahadev Sharma)
2013-11-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jeimer Candelario of Cubs: Top 100 potential?
(Scott from Lincolnshire)
Not this year (Jason Parks)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Bret, I play in a fairly deep competitive keeper league 16 team with a 20 man minor system. I am always looking for the edge in future top prospects as they carry quite the value in mid season trades etc. In 2011 I was able to grab a pre breakout Taveras and Bogaerts, since that year I am always looking for prospects who look to really make that jump from back end or outside the top 100 to future top 30 stud. I was wondering if you had some names to watch in A and Low A, that could make these leaps, particularly position players. Alen Hanson and Polanco are already picked up, Adalberto Mondesi is spoken for as well, trying to stay ahead of my competition.
(Brandon from Toronto)
If you want a few off the radar names, how about Zach Eflin and Dilson Herrera. And if you don't need to dig quite that deep, check out Dorssys Paulino, Blake Snell, Jeimer Candelario and Joe Ross. (Bret Sayre)
2012-06-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jeimer Candelario has come out swinging in short season Boise. I don't know a great deal about him and am wondering if he has the tools to become a legitimate prospect? In short, I'm hoping he's more Steve Harris than Sid Vicious.
(Steve from Bayshore)
Hey, Steve! I don't know any more than you do, frankly. It's tough to draw any conclusions on 40-odd plate appearances, but it's certainly promising. A Steve Harris ceiling seems a bit ambitious though -- he might be more of a Joey Vera type. (Ian Miller)


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