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Willy Taveras

32-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 180   DOB: 12/25/1981   BORN: Tenares, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Willy Taveras Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Royals in December of 2012.

July 25, 2013  –  Willy Taveras News

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Taveras was released by the Royals on Thursday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

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Willy Taveras Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 22 AA ROU 25 119 103 20 38 5 3 1 1 15 14 3 11 16 1 2 2 .369 .432 .447 .879
2005 23 MAJ HOU 152 635 592 82 172 20 13 4 3 29 34 11 25 103 7 4 7 .291 .325 .341 .666
2006 24 MAJ HOU 149 587 529 83 147 25 19 5 1 30 33 9 34 88 11 2 11 .278 .333 .338 .672
2007 25 AAA COL 4 15 14 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 .357 .400 .357 .757
2007 25 MAJ COL 97 408 372 64 119 17 13 2 2 24 33 9 21 55 7 1 7 .320 .367 .382 .748
2008 26 MAJ COL 133 538 479 64 120 18 15 2 1 26 68 7 36 79 15 3 5 .251 .308 .296 .604
2009 27 MAJ CIN 102 437 404 56 97 14 11 2 1 15 25 6 18 58 11 2 2 .240 .275 .285 .559
2010 28 AAA LEH 23 104 96 10 20 5 4 1 0 3 9 0 4 18 2 0 2 .208 .255 .271 .526
2010 28 AAA GWI 17 47 42 6 5 1 1 0 0 1 4 1 4 6 0 0 1 .119 .213 .143 .356
2010 28 AAA OKL 23 100 91 12 25 6 3 1 2 10 2 2 6 9 1 1 1 .275 .323 .396 .719
2010 28 MAJ WAS 27 37 35 7 7 1 0 1 0 4 1 2 2 6 0 0 0 .200 .243 .257 .500
2011 29 AAA COL 97 424 391 67 118 32 17 5 10 44 13 4 21 51 7 4 1 .302 .336 .448 .784
2013 31 AAA OMA 79 279 247 36 59 16 9 5 2 27 11 2 18 40 3 3 8 .239 .308 .340 .648
Career  (View All)     670 2,644 2,412 358 662 95 71 16 8 128 195 44 136 390 52 12 32 .274 .320 .327 .647

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Willy Taveras: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2010 22 6 3 14
2009 98 98

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Willy Taveras Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 22 AA ROU 119 103 9.2% 13.4% 0.69 84% .430 .078
2005 23 MAJ HOU 635 592 3.9% 16.2% 0.24 83% .348 .050
2006 24 MAJ HOU 587 529 5.8% 15% 0.39 83% .332 .060
2007 25 AAA COL 15 14 0% 13.3% 0.00 86% .417 .000
2007 25 MAJ COL 408 372 5.1% 13.5% 0.38 85% .371 .062
2008 26 MAJ COL 538 479 6.7% 14.7% 0.46 84% .298 .045
2009 27 MAJ CIN 437 404 4.1% 13.3% 0.31 86% .278 .045
2010 28 AAA LEH 104 96 3.8% 17.3% 0.22 81% .256 .063
2010 28 AAA GWI 47 42 8.5% 12.8% 0.67 86% .139 .024
2010 28 AAA OKL 100 91 6% 9% 0.67 90% .288 .121
2010 28 MAJ WAS 37 35 5.4% 16.2% 0.33 83% .241 .057
2011 29 AAA COL 424 391 5% 12% 0.41 87% .327 .146
2013 31 AAA OMA 279 247 6.5% 14.3% 0.45 84% .278 .101
Career     2,644 2,412 5.1% 14.8% 0.35 84% .325 .053

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Willy Taveras: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Taveras signed a minor league deal with the Royals on Tuesday, MLB.com reports.

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Taveras, who was removed from Wednesday's game against Tacoma, could be called up in the near future as the Rockies are looking to bring up a position player, the Denver Post reports.

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Taveras' chances of making the 40-man roster appear tied to Ian Stewart's recovery from a hamstring injury, the team's official site reports.

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Taveras went 3-for-4 with two bunt singles and a double in the leadoff spot Monday against the Mariners.

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Taveras has signed a minor league deal with the Rockies, the team's official site reports.

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Taveras signed a minor league contract with the Rangers on Sunday, MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reports.

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Taveras was released by the Braves, the team's official web site reports.

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Taveras signed a minor league contract with the Braves, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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The Phillies released Taveras on Tuesday, CSNPhilly.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2010

Taveras is living proof that the Reds (namely Dusty Baker) learned nothing from the 2008 Corey Patterson experience. Despite a sub-.600 OPS and a .275 OBP, Taveras somehow got 404 at-bats, a good percentage of them from the leadoff spot. He was traded to the A's in the offseason and then released. He signed with the Nationals and will try to win a role with Washington as a reserve outfielder.

2009

When teams say they want to build around speed, don't believe them. Taveras was 68-for-75 stealing bases and the Rockies refused to offer him a contract, leaving him to become a free agent. You hit, you play. You don't hit, you get cut loose. Taveras is a one-trick pony with a fantastic trick; while he should be able to earn the lion's share of the at-bats in center field with the Reds after signing a two-year contract with Cincinnati in December.

2008

Taveras suffered through myriad leg injuries in 2007. He only appeared in 97 games but was force at the top of the lineup. He hit .320 with 33 stolen bases in 42 attempts. The Rockies gave him the green light all year, and he made the most of the opportunities. He intends to improve his conditioning this offseason in order to stay healthy, while manager Clint Hurdle plans to rest Taveras more, but if he plays 130 games he could easily steal 40 bases.

2007

Taveras gave the Astros another year where it seemed like he should be doing just a little bit more with his talent. He hit .278 and stole 33 bases in 42 chances, but his OBP was just .333 as he took only 33 walks, two less than he did in 2005. He did cut his strikeouts down from 104 to 88, but he'll need to get on base more often if he wants to be a leadoff man in the majors. He will start in center field for the Rockies and the move to Coors Field should help his numbers.

2006

The Astros' need for a true center fielder led them to yank Taveras out of Double-A and make him the starter. He was excellent with the glove, so good that he was a positive contributor despite serious strike-zone issues and a complete lack of power. The steals alone make him a good fantasy option, but keep in mind that he could lose his job if he doesn't keep racking up infield singles.

2005

Taveras hit .335 with two home runs, 27 RBIs and 55 stolen bases in 103 games in Double-A Round Rock in 2004. Taveras was called up to the majors late in the season but saw very little time on the field. With Lance Berkman out for at least the first month of the season and Craig Biggio possibly moving to second base, Taveras could find himself a prominent role on the Astros with a productive spring training.

2004

Taveras’ greatest asset is his range and ability to play centerfield with an above average arm. The Rule 5 pick from the Indians organization, who had a surplus of centerfield prospects, is exceptionally quick and capable of setting the table at the top of the order. Organizational scouts insist he’s getting strong enough to hit in the majors, albeit with typical leadoff-type power, and he could get a chance to supplant Craig Biggio in the near future. He should be in Double-A in 2004 with a shot at Triple-A by seasons end