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Jorge Cantu

32-Year-Old Third Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 210   DOB: 1/30/1982   BORN: McAllen, TX   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to a contract with Doosan Bears in Korea in December of 2013.

May 1, 2012  –  Jorge Cantu News

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The Rockies are internally discussing whether to pursue Cantu for Triple-A depth, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports.

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Jorge Cantu 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 AAA DUR 95 392 368 57 111 56 33 1 22 80 3 0 16 64 1 3 4 .302 .335 .576 .911
2005 23 MAJ TAM 150 630 598 73 171 69 40 1 28 117 1 0 19 83 0 7 6 .286 .311 .497 .808
2006 24 AA MON 8 33 31 4 6 2 0 0 2 8 0 0 1 9 0 1 0 .194 .212 .387 .599
2006 24 MAJ TAM 107 448 413 40 103 34 18 2 14 62 1 1 26 91 0 6 3 .249 .295 .404 .699
2007 25 AAA DUR 49 203 186 24 51 18 14 1 3 23 0 0 13 36 0 1 3 .274 .330 .409 .739
2007 25 AAA LOU 48 202 185 24 51 18 14 1 3 23 0 0 13 36 0 1 3 .276 .332 .411 .743
2007 25 MAJ CIN 27 68 57 8 17 9 8 0 1 9 0 0 7 10 0 2 2 .298 .382 .491 .874
2007 25 MAJ TAM 25 65 58 4 12 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 5 16 0 1 1 .207 .277 .224 .501
2007  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ CIN/TAM 52 133 115 12 29 10 9 0 1 13 0 0 12 26 0 3 3 .252 .331 .357 .687
2008 26 MAJ FLA 155 685 628 92 174 70 41 0 29 95 6 2 40 111 0 7 10 .277 .327 .481 .808
2009 27 MAJ FLA 149 643 585 67 169 58 42 0 16 100 3 1 47 81 0 5 6 .289 .345 .443 .788
2010 28 MAJ FLA 97 410 374 41 98 35 25 0 10 54 0 0 23 76 0 7 6 .262 .310 .409 .719
2010 28 MAJ TEX 30 105 98 9 23 6 4 1 1 2 0 0 6 19 1 0 0 .235 .279 .327 .605
2010  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ FLA/TEX 127 515 472 50 121 41 29 1 11 56 0 0 29 95 1 7 6 .256 .304 .392 .695
2011 29 AAA COL 30 125 118 16 33 11 6 0 5 18 0 0 6 16 0 0 1 .280 .320 .458 .778
2011 29 MAJ SD 57 155 144 8 28 7 4 0 3 16 0 0 7 28 0 3 1 .194 .232 .285 .517
2012 30 AAA SAL 21 90 86 12 25 9 5 0 4 22 0 0 2 11 0 2 0 .291 .300 .488 .788
3-Year Averages     57 155 144 8 28 7 4 0 3 16 0 0 7 28 0 3 1 .194 .232 .285 .517
Career  (View All)     847 3,394 3,128 367 847 312 203 5 104 476 11 4 189 559 1 39 37 .271 .316 .439 .755

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Jorge Cantu: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2011 26 1 10
2010 63 1 89 9
2009 111 45 7

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Jorge Cantu 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 AAA DUR 392 368 4.1% 16.3% 0.25 83% .316 .274
2005 23 MAJ TAM 630 598 3% 13.2% 0.23 86% .294 .211
2006 24 AA MON 33 31 3% 27.3% 0.11 71% .200 .193
2006 24 MAJ TAM 448 413 5.8% 20.3% 0.29 78% .289 .155
2007 25 AAA DUR 203 186 6.4% 17.7% 0.36 81% .327 .135
2007 25 AAA LOU 202 185 6.4% 17.8% 0.36 81% .329 .135
2007 25 MAJ CIN 68 57 10.3% 14.7% 0.70 82% .348 .193
2007 25 MAJ TAM 65 58 7.7% 24.6% 0.31 72% .286 .017
2007  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ CIN/TAM 133 115 9% 19.5% 0.46 77% .318 .105
2008 26 MAJ FLA 685 628 5.8% 16.2% 0.36 82% .297 .204
2009 27 MAJ FLA 643 585 7.3% 12.6% 0.58 86% .314 .154
2010 28 MAJ FLA 410 374 5.6% 18.5% 0.30 80% .306 .147
2010 28 MAJ TEX 105 98 5.7% 18.1% 0.32 81% .282 .092
2010  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ FLA/TEX 515 472 5.6% 18.4% 0.31 80% .301 .136
2011 29 AAA COL 125 118 4.8% 12.8% 0.38 86% .289 .178
2011 29 MAJ SD 155 144 4.5% 18.1% 0.25 81% .221 .091
2012 30 AAA SAL 90 86 2.2% 12.2% 0.18 87% .296 .197
3-Year Averages     155 144 4.5% 18.1% 0.25 81% .221 .091
Career     3,394 3,128 5.6% 16.5% 0.34 82% .301 .168

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Jorge Cantu: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cantu has opted out of his minor league deal with the Angels, MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez reports.

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Cantu has been sent down to the minors, Victor Rojas of Angels TV reports.

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According to Angels GM Jerry Dipoto, Cantu has "a good chance" to make the Opening Day roster, Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times reports.

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Cantu signed a minor-league deal with the Angels on Friday, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Cantu has been given his unconditional release, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Cantu has been designated for assignment by the Padres, the San Diego Union Tribune reports.

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Cantu started his second straight game at first base Tuesday.

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Cantu homered Sunday, marking the first time this season the Padres hit a three-run long ball.

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Cantu is hitting cleanup and playing third Tuesday.

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Cantu is hitting fifth and playing third Monday.

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Look for Cantu to be in the lineup over the next two games, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.

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GM Jed Hoyer said Cantu will play first base against lefties -- albeit not in a straight platoon -- and some third base, according to FollowThePadres.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Jorge Cantu.

2011

Cantu flopped as a late-season addition to the Texas roster, hitting just .235/.279/.327 on a team desperate at times for a first baseman. His struggles landed him on the bench as the postseason went along in favor of Mitch Moreland, putting an end to Cantu's brief time in Texas. Now in San Diego, Cantu will be used as a part-time option at first base, spelling Brad Hawpe against lefties (three-year .283/.344/.459 line against them).

2010

Various nagging injuries sapped Cantu's power in 2009, but he made up for the lost home runs with better contact and a 100-RBI season. He could head back to first base if the Marlins deem none of their youngsters ready for regular duty, but assuming his arbitration asking price is within Florida's self-imposed means, Cantu will stay at third base, try to stay healthy and look to rebound to the 30-homer level, even though something closer to 20 is more likely.

2009

Cantu didn't make anyone forget Miguel Cabrera, but he rebounded to his 2005 level at the plate and provided the Marlins with the stability they needed at third base. He showed some improvement with his batting eye and is heading into his age 27 season so further improvement is certainly possible, but his erratic defense at the hot corner could see him shift to first base at some point, a position at which his current level of production isn't quite as special. His career is definitely back on track, though.

2008

Cantu hit much better, albeit in a very small sample size, after the trade to Cincinnati last year. He signed with the Marlins this offseason and could win the starting third base job after the Miguel Cabrera trade. He'll battle with Jose Castillo for the job, and possibly Alfredo Amezaga. He'll more than likely end up in a platoon with Castillo.

2007

Even though Cantu missed six weeks early in the season with a broken foot, he had a .773 OPS at the end of June, not far off his 2005 numbers. But things went south quickly after the All-Star break, especially in the power department. One could blame both the foot injury and that darned WBC for wearing Cantu down as the season went on. Still, he did post the best walk rate of his pro career in 2006. If he shows he's healthy in the spring, Cantu has much more upside than a lot of the names in the lower half of your second base cheatsheet.

2006

Cantu was Tampa Bay's most pleasant surprise in 2005. However, we'd like to give him one more year before we jump on his bandwagon for good. The power he showed as a 22-year-old at Triple-A in 2004 didn't go away, and that's a good sign. However, Cantu needs to either improve his plate discipline (18 unintentional walks in 631 PA last year), or, like teammate Carl Crawford, prove he can get on base consistently without walking much, which is a rare feat. Cantu doesn't field well at either second or third base (worst range factor in the bigs at second last year, and would have been the worst at third if he'd had enough innings to qualify), so eventually, the Rays may move him to first base if his glove doesn't improve.

2005

Cantu impressed in the last two months of the season, although his .341 major league OBP is better than he ever posted in six years in the minors. Furthermore, only in the first part of 2004 had he ever posted a slugging percentage in the minors as high as his .462 mark with the Rays. He's got promise, but may wind up a utility man or at third if the Rays sign a veteran or two for their infield.

2004

Cantu had the best offensive year of his pro career in 2003 at Triple-A. Unfortunately, with Julio Lugo now entrenched as the incumbent at shortstop at Tampa Bay and B.J. Upton closing fast, his window of opportunity to become the Devil Rays' shortstop is just about gone. Look for him to start 2004 at Triple-A again, but perhaps at third base since there is an organizational need there.

2003

Slick-fielding shortstop prospect who turns just 21 in the spring. Hit only .242 in 131 games at Double-A, then only .246 in 20 games (19 at shortstop) in the Arizona Fall League. Ticketed for Triple-A in 2003 and maybe the bigs in 2004, although he's got to improve at the plate.