38-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Ruben Mateo in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Ruben Mateo Contract Information:
Playing in Korea in 2005. Signed a minor league deal including a spring NRI with the Nationals in February 2006.
Mateo has agreed to play for a team in Korea in 2005, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
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Ruben Mateo: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Ruben Mateo.
Last season represented a continuing variation on a theme for Mateo's career with the Reds. After suffering a badly broken leg in 2000, he has never been able to overcome the downgrade in his tools to make up for his weaknesses, and thus appears to be a poor bet to achieve anything near the tremendous potential he once had as a Rangers prospect. He joins Brandon Larson and Wily Mo Pena as players without options remaining who will have to fight for a roster spot.
Mateo has never been able to work his way back to his pre-injury form. Time isn't quite running out on him yet – he'll be just 25 in 2003, but he's nowhere near the prospect he used to be. Plate discipline has never been part of his skill set.