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Birth Date11-24-1993
Height6' 1"
Weight221 lbs
Age25 years, 11 months, 26 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
2015
-0.02016
0.32017
0.92018
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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
2016 CHN 22 5 14 1 0 0 0 2 5 1 0 0 .091 .286 .091 74 -0.4 0.2 -0.4 0.0
2017 CHN 23 11 36 5 2 0 1 1 12 2 0 0 .152 .222 .303 98 0.0 0.2 0.9 0.2
2017 DET 23 27 106 31 7 0 2 12 18 0 0 0 .330 .406 .468 95 -0.4 0.2 -2.4 0.1
2018 DET 24 144 619 121 28 3 19 66 160 9 3 2 .224 .317 .393 91 -4.4 -2.4 -4.1 0.9
2019 DET 25 94 386 68 17 2 8 43 99 7 3 1 .203 .306 .337 78 -9.2 -1.0 -1.2 0.0
Career2811161226545301242941963.223.318.37587-14.4-2.7-7.21.2

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.
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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
2011 DB2 Rk DSL 72 305 .234 .333 .317 .382 113 20.6 9.6 0.2 160 0 4.7 -2.3 17.3 2.8
2012 BOI A- NOR 71 310 .250 .325 .359 .327 120 -0.3 8.5 0.1 115 0 4.9 0.8 4.4 2.0
2013 KNC A MID 130 572 .253 .323 .372 .290 113 -3.9 16.1 1.3 114 0 -3.4 -0.6 2.7 1.7
2014 KNC A MID 63 263 .247 .315 .359 .284 97 0.9 7.5 0.9 107 0 5.8 -0.6 -2.0 1.2
2014 DAY A+ FSL 62 244 .249 .312 .359 .218 103 -9.8 7.2 0.5 69 0 8.1 -2.1 -12.0 0.2
2015 MYR A+ CAR 82 343 .252 .316 .354 .320 98 3.6 9.2 0.8 118 0 -8.6 -0.5 -0.6 0.0
2015 TEN AA SOU 46 182 .251 .325 .372 .308 102 7.8 4.9 0.5 138 0 -3.6 0.2 3.8 0.6
2015 MSS Wnt AFL 21 89 .000 .000 .000 .324 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 CHN MLB NL 5 14 .252 .325 .398 .167 85 -1.2 0.4 0 74 6 -0.4 0.2 -0.4 0.0
2016 TEN AA SOU 56 244 .253 .325 .366 .261 101 -3.4 6.6 0.7 100 0 2.4 0.0 -4.4 0.6
2016 IOW AAA PCL 76 309 .267 .331 .411 .383 90 31.7 8.7 0.5 163 0 0.3 1.7 15.6 2.8
2017 CHN MLB NL 11 36 .256 .319 .434 .200 102 -2.4 1.1 0 98 10 0.9 0.2 0.0 0.2
2017 DET MLB AL 27 106 .257 .320 .438 .392 110 3.3 3.1 0.4 95 9 -2.4 0.2 -0.4 0.1
2017 IOW AAA PCL 81 330 .268 .335 .424 .315 100 17.4 9.8 0.2 125 0 4.3 -4.5 11.2 2.1
2017 TOL AAA INT 29 128 .271 .333 .422 .333 102 -1.3 3.8 0.5 79 0 -1.5 -1.9 -2.6 -0.2
2018 DET MLB AL 144 619 .250 .320 .416 .279 103 -0.9 17.4 2.4 91 5 -4.1 -2.4 -4.4 0.9
2018 TOL AAA INT 2 9 .304 .363 .470 .286 104 0.6 0.3 0 108 0 -0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2019 DET MLB AL 94 386 .253 .320 .432 .262 103 -10.6 11.7 -0.5 78 6 -1.2 -1.0 -9.2 0.0
2019 TOL AAA INT 39 178 .268 .347 .455 .367 95 14 6.1 -0.3 154 0 -0.3 -1.4 13.0 1.5

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 DB2 Rk DSL 305 249 50 84 16 2 5 119 53 50 42 4 4 .337 .443 .478 .141 5 0
2012 BOI A- NOR 310 278 34 78 14 0 6 110 47 26 55 2 1 .281 .345 .396 .115 3 0
2013 KNC A MID 572 500 71 128 35 1 11 198 57 68 88 1 0 .256 .346 .396 .140 2 0
2014 DAY A+ FSL 244 218 24 42 10 2 5 71 26 23 44 0 3 .193 .275 .326 .133 1
2014 KNC A MID 263 244 32 61 19 3 6 104 37 18 45 0 1 .250 .300 .426 .176 1
2015 MSS Wnt AFL 89 82 10 27 8 0 5 50 15 6 10 0 1 .329 .371 .610 .280 1 0
2015 TEN AA SOU 182 158 21 46 10 1 5 73 25 22 21 0 0 .291 .379 .462 .171 1 0
2015 MYR A+ CAR 343 318 42 86 25 3 5 132 39 20 62 0 1 .270 .318 .415 .145 2 0
2016 TEN AA SOU 244 210 30 46 17 1 4 77 23 32 46 0 0 .219 .324 .367 .148 1 0
2016 CHN MLB NL 14 11 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 5 0 0 .091 .286 .091 .000 0 0
2016 IOW AAA PCL 309 264 44 88 22 3 9 143 54 38 53 0 2 .333 .417 .542 .208 4 0
2017 DET MLB AL 106 94 16 31 7 0 2 44 13 12 18 0 0 .330 .406 .468 .138 0 0
2017 IOW AAA PCL 330 286 39 76 27 3 12 145 52 41 72 0 0 .266 .361 .507 .241 1 0
2017 TOL AAA INT 128 121 13 32 9 1 3 52 19 5 32 1 0 .264 .297 .430 .165 1 0
2017 CHN MLB NL 36 33 2 5 2 0 1 10 3 1 12 0 0 .152 .222 .303 .152 0 0
2018 DET MLB AL 619 539 78 121 28 3 19 212 54 66 160 3 2 .224 .317 .393 .169 5 0
2018 TOL AAA INT 9 8 3 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 .250 .333 .250 .000 0 0
2019 TOL AAA INT 178 153 30 49 10 2 9 90 33 22 35 0 0 .320 .416 .588 .268 0 0
2019 DET MLB AL 386 335 33 68 17 2 8 113 32 43 99 3 1 .203 .306 .337 .134 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2016 52 0.5000 0.5000 0.7308 0.6538 0.3462 0.8824 0.4444 0.2692 0.0000
2017 528 0.4716 0.4489 0.7131 0.6064 0.3082 0.8543 0.4651 0.2869 0.0000
2018 2673 0.4755 0.4265 0.7439 0.5838 0.2839 0.8383 0.5678 0.2561 0.0000
2019 1607 0.4636 0.4375 0.7397 0.5933 0.3028 0.8507 0.5517 0.2603 0.0000
Career48600.47140.43340.73900.59010.29350.84460.55000.26100.0000

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 DET $
2018 DET $548,300
2017 CHN $
2016 CHN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$548,300
1 yrTotal$548,300

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 56 d1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Re-signed by Detroit 3/19.
  • 1 year/$548,300 (2018). Re-signed by Detroit 3/18.
  • 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.

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 55 13 3 0 2 6 12 0 0 .271 .364 .458 122 0.0 3B 0 0.0
80o 37 8 2 0 1 4 8 0 0 .250 .333 .406 114 0.0 3B 0 0.0
70o 23 5 1 0 1 2 5 0 0 .238 .304 .429 109 0.0 3B 0 0.0
60o 12 3 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 .300 .364 .400 104 0.0 3B 0 0.0
50o 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 100 0.0 3B 0 0.0
Weighted Mean410000100.250.250.2501010.03B 00.0

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DateQuestionAnswer
2018-05-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)The A's are hanging in there right now, but I highly doubt they are making a run as the season heads into summer. What are realistic returns for guys like Jed Lowrie, Blake Treinen, Matt Joyce, Jonathan Lucroy, and Khris Davis?
(John from Harrisonburg)
Man, this is tough. The four hitters you mentioned are all playing well now, same as Treinen ... but I think it all depends on perceived need by any acquiring team. Joyce probably pulls the least value of the five, in my opinion, because his role is filled by lots of other players out there on the open market. To me, he's probably a dude that pulls back a flyer-type prospect in that C+ range.

Lucroy could be a big upgrade over a team with a dire catching situation (read: the Nationals), so I could absolutely see a team dealing something from the bottom part of their Top 10 to acquire him on a short-term deal. If he punched a ball over the fence once or twice before the deadline, that'd help his cause.

Davis is an interesting case, as I think his market would be more limited to AL teams, and I think those front offices might see his low BABIP making him something of a buy-low candidate. But he's going to be very expensive in arbitration this offseason, so I'm not sure anyone would see him as a tremendous value, which will drive down his return. Maybe a Top 15 prospect in a strong system? Hard to say.

Treinen is probably the big-ticket item of this bunch, with two more years after this under inexpensive team control. A legitimate prospect could come back to the A's in exchange for his arm (and the rest of him, I guess), and probably 10-12 teams will be looking for a reliever at the deadline. I could see this deal looking like the Justin Wilson trade from the last deadline, with a Jeimer Candelario prospect coming back.

Finally, there's Lowrie. Jed! has been outrageous, and I think he remains underrated and undervalued across the board. The Indians, Cardinals, Diamondbacks, and others could be fun fits this season ... but I'd think the A's would be wise to try to pull the trigger on this deal ASAP. I think he could return a top-10 guy too, but more likely a close-to-the-majors or big-league piece that has more team control and a relatively low upside. (Bryan Grosnick)
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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