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Michael Almanzar

23-Year-Old Third Baseman – Baltimore Orioles

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Knee     EST. RETURN:  5/1/2014
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 190   DOB: 12/2/1990
BORN: Santo Domingo, DR   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: No  Show ContractHide Contract

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Michael Almanzar Contract Information:

Signed a contract with Boston in July 2007, which included a $1.5 million signing bonus.

April 11, 2014  –  Michael Almanzar News

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Almanzar (knee) is almost ready to play in games at extended spring training, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Michael Almanzar 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
2008 17 R GCL 23 97 89 16 31 8 6 1 1 11 3 3 8 15 0 0 0 .348 .414 .472 .886
2008 17 A Gre 35 146 140 12 29 9 5 2 2 11 0 1 5 39 0 1 0 .207 .238 .314 .552
2009 18 A Low 59 240 222 29 51 11 7 3 1 29 1 2 16 52 0 2 0 .230 .288 .302 .590
2009 18 A Gre 49 198 188 13 39 10 7 0 3 17 0 0 9 53 0 1 0 .207 .261 .293 .554
2010 19 A Gre 127 531 487 56 119 40 27 3 10 53 4 1 30 114 0 8 6 .244 .292 .374 .666
2011 20 A Gre 50 191 177 15 39 12 10 0 2 31 1 2 6 38 0 2 6 .220 .267 .311 .578
2011 20 A Sal 61 234 220 18 40 10 8 0 2 15 3 3 9 55 1 1 3 .182 .223 .245 .468
2012 21 A Sal 124 498 454 62 136 48 36 0 12 54 10 4 33 77 0 4 7 .300 .353 .458 .811
2013 22 AA Por 131 561 507 67 136 48 29 3 16 81 13 3 42 100 0 6 6 .268 .328 .432 .760

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Michael Almanzar Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 17 R GCL 97 89 8.2% 15.5% 0.53 83% .411 .124
2008 17 A Gre 146 140 3.4% 26.7% 0.13 72% .273 .107
2009 18 A Low 240 222 6.7% 21.7% 0.31 77% .296 .072
2009 18 A Gre 198 188 4.5% 26.8% 0.17 72% .273 .086
2010 19 A Gre 531 487 5.6% 21.5% 0.26 77% .300 .130
2011 20 A Gre 191 177 3.1% 19.9% 0.16 79% .270 .091
2011 20 A Sal 234 220 3.8% 23.5% 0.16 75% .233 .063
2012 21 A Sal 498 454 6.6% 15.5% 0.43 83% .340 .158
2013 22 AA Por 561 507 7.5% 17.8% 0.42 80% .307 .164

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Michael Almanzar: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Almanzar (knee) is set to "start light baseball stuff" Monday, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

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Almanzar (knee) was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday.

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Almanzar (knee) will begin the season on the disabled list, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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An MRI taken of Almanzar's injured knee revealed patellar tendinitis, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Almanzar will undergo a MRI on his left knee Monday, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Almanzar went 0-for-3 Sunday but he is in the running to spend time at third base at the beginning of the season, MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports.

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Almanzar was selected by the Orioles with the ninth selection in the 2013 Rule 5 Draft.

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Almanzar homered for the second consecutive game Friday night and leads Double-A Portland with seven on the season.

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Almanzar had three hits and homered in five at-bats Friday night for Double-A Portland.

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Almanzar had two hits Monday for Double-A Portland and is 6-for-10 through his first three games of the season.

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2014

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2013

Almanzar appeared to finally get a clue in 2012, when he hit .300/.353/.458 with 36 doubles and 12 homers for High-A Salem -- by far his best production since joining the Red Sox organization six years ago. He was unable to follow up in the Arizona Fall League, but he's still young (21) and there is enough organizational interest to see if his 2012 season was a fluke. The organization exposed him in the Rule 5 Draft, but no other team claimed him. His chances are running out, and Almanzar will need to hit well enough to see Double-A Portland this season to sustain the organization's commitment. If he reverts to his pre-2012 form, the Red Sox will give up on him.

2011

The organization's work to improve Almanzar's swing finally started to pay off toward the end of 2010 when he put together his best month of baseball in August of last year. He still has balance issues with his swing and needs to put more body action into it. Almanzar shows great power potential and has natural power, which will be enhanced when he refines that swing. Entering his fourth year in the organization, he really needs to show strides with his patience and swing mechanics. He'll most likely begin the season at High-A Salem, where he'll be put to the test.

2010

Just 19, Almanzar enters his third season in the Red Sox system. The organization loves his potential, but he still needs work in several areas. At the plate, his balance needs improvement and he often gets his arms out way ahead of his body. He's got good power potential, with more mass to be added to his body, but the poor swing mechanics mitigates his present power. Defensively, his footwork needs to improve, though he's got a plus arm. Like 2009, before being demoted to Short-Season Lowell, Almanzar will probably begin the season at Low-A Greenville.

2009

Almanzar, just 18 next year, began the season at Boston's Gulf Coast League rookie team for whom he hit well before struggling in a 35-game stint at Low-A Greenville. He was signed as a shortstop, but the Red Sox are teaching him third base, though he needs a lot of work in the field. As his body fills out, we'll see more power, but at this point he's hitting mostly singles. The Red Sox will take their time with him.