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David DeJesus

35-Year-Old Designated Hitter – Tampa Bay Rays

2015 Stats

AVG

.270

HR

5

RBI

24

R

18

SB

3

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The DH on a discount missed significant time in 2014 with a fractured hand that happened on a check swing follow through. When he did play, the skills held up as he continues to be a guy that can wor...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 190   DOB: 12/20/1979   BORN: New York, NY   COLLEGE: Rutgers   DRAFTED: 4th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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David DeJesus Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year contract with the Rays in November of 2013.

June 19, 2015  –  David DeJesus News

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David DeJesus 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 24 AAA OMA 50 226 197 38 62 24 14 4 6 16 7 6 21 30 1 0 7 .315 .400 .518 .918
2005 25 MAJ KAN 122 523 461 69 135 46 31 6 9 56 5 5 42 76 5 6 9 .293 .359 .445 .804
2006 26 AAA OMA 3 13 13 0 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .385 .385 .385 .770
2006 26 MAJ KAN 119 552 491 83 145 51 36 7 8 56 6 3 43 70 2 4 12 .295 .364 .446 .810
2007 27 MAJ KAN 157 703 605 101 157 45 29 9 7 58 10 4 64 83 7 4 23 .260 .351 .372 .722
2008 28 MAJ KAN 135 577 518 70 159 44 25 7 12 73 11 9 46 71 4 4 5 .307 .366 .452 .818
2009 29 MAJ KAN 144 627 558 74 157 50 28 9 13 71 4 9 51 87 5 5 8 .281 .347 .434 .781
2010 30 MAJ KAN 91 394 352 46 112 31 23 3 5 37 3 3 34 47 3 1 4 .318 .384 .443 .827
2011 31 MAJ OAK 131 506 442 60 106 35 20 5 10 46 4 3 45 86 4 4 11 .240 .323 .376 .699
2012 32 MAJ CHC 148 582 506 76 133 45 28 8 9 50 7 8 61 89 2 4 9 .263 .350 .403 .753
2013 33 R MES 4 14 12 4 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 .333 .429 .500 .929
2013 33 MAJ CHC 84 318 284 39 71 28 19 3 6 27 3 0 29 55 0 0 5 .250 .330 .401 .731
2013 33 MAJ WAS 3 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2013 33 MAJ TB 35 117 104 13 27 12 10 0 2 11 2 3 10 23 1 1 1 .260 .328 .413 .741
2013  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ CHC/WAS/TB 122 439 391 52 98 40 29 3 8 38 5 3 39 79 2 1 6 .251 .327 .402 .729
2014 34 R GUL 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500
2014 34 A+ CHA 7 28 22 1 5 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 4 0 1 1 .227 .357 .227 .584
2014 34 MAJ TB 83 273 238 24 59 23 15 2 6 19 0 3 30 43 0 0 5 .248 .344 .403 .747
2015 35 MAJ TB 65 208 189 18 51 13 7 1 5 24 3 2 13 31 0 2 4 .270 .327 .397 .724
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3-Year Averages     117 429 378 50 96 35 24 4 7 35 4 4 43 70 1 1 6 .254 .339 .394 .733
Career  (View All)     1424 5,807 5,121 731 1,417 449 286 64 99 567 66 63 502 817 43 35 106 .277 .351 .416 .767

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David DeJesus Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jun. 30 Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .270 .327 .397 .724
Jun. 29 Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .328 .403 .731
Jun. 28 Bos 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .333 .410 .743
Jun. 27 Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .335 .413 .748
Jun. 26 Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .284 .340 .420 .760
Jun. 24 Tor 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .349 .430 .779
Jun. 23 Tor Did not play.
Jun. 22 Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 .299 .359 .443 .802
Jun. 21 @Cle 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .358 .448 .806
Jun. 20 @Cle 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .358 .450 .808
Jun. 19 @Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .355 .446 .801
Jun. 18 @Was 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .305 .357 .455 .812
Jun. 17 @Was 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .353 .438 .791
Jun. 16 Was 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .295 .350 .436 .786
Jun. 15 Was Did not play.
Jun. 14 CWS Did not play.
Jun. 13 CWS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .301 .356 .445 .801
Jun. 12 CWS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .353 .448 .801
Jun. 11 LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .303 .355 .451 .806
Jun. 10 LAA 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .312 .364 .464 .828
Jun. 9 LAA 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .313 .367 .470 .837
Jun. 7 @Sea 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .313 .368 .473 .841
Jun. 6 @Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .313 .371 .473 .844
Jun. 5 @Sea 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .320 .374 .484 .858
Jun. 4 @Sea 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .323 .377 .488 .865
Jun. 3 @LAA Did not play.
Jun. 2 @LAA Did not play.
Jun. 1 @LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .325 .380 .492 .872
May. 31 @Bal 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .383 .504 .887
May. 30 @Bal Did not play.
Last 7 Days 22 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 1 1 0 .045 .083 .045 .128
Last 14 Days 43 1 7 1 1 0 4 2 9 1 0 2 2 1 .163 .224 .233 .457
Last 30 Days 70 4 12 1 1 1 6 6 13 2 1 2 2 1 .171 .250 .257 .507

David DeJesus: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 39 39 1 20
2014 15 13 3 58
2013 112 30 81 6
2012 143 3 50 100
2011 122 8 116 3
2010 88 2 19 70 2
2009 144 139 3 2

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David DeJesus Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201570010.143.143.268
201472000.143.143.476
2013566140.161.250.467

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015182185233.275.407.742
2014231226190.251.411.756
2013335467345.266.427.772

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20151079272.224.290.572
2014127153110.268.433.792
2013211325233.303.464.843

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20158293171.329.537.921
20141119380.225.369.697
2013180203152.189.328.594
David DeJesus 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 24 AAA OMA 226 197 9.3% 13.3% 0.70 85% .348 .203
2005 25 MAJ KAN 523 461 8% 14.5% 0.55 84% .335 .152
2006 26 AAA OMA 13 13 0% 15.4% 0.00 85% .455 .000
2006 26 MAJ KAN 552 491 7.8% 12.7% 0.61 86% .332 .151
2007 27 MAJ KAN 703 605 9.1% 11.8% 0.77 86% .291 .112
2008 28 MAJ KAN 577 518 8% 12.3% 0.65 86% .338 .145
2009 29 MAJ KAN 627 558 8.1% 13.9% 0.59 84% .314 .153
2010 30 MAJ KAN 394 352 8.6% 11.9% 0.72 87% .357 .125
2011 31 MAJ OAK 506 442 8.9% 17% 0.52 81% .277 .136
2012 32 MAJ CHC 582 506 10.5% 15.3% 0.69 82% .304 .140
2013 33 R MES 14 12 14.3% 21.4% 0.67 75% .444 .167
2013 33 MAJ CHC 318 284 9.1% 17.3% 0.53 81% .291 .151
2013 33 MAJ WAS 4 3 0% 25% 0.00 67% .000 .000
2013 33 MAJ TB 117 104 8.5% 19.7% 0.43 78% .316 .153
2013  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ CHC/WAS/TB 439 391 8.9% 18% 0.49 80% .296 .151
2014 34 R GUL 2 1 50% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2014 34 A+ CHA 28 22 14.3% 14.3% 1.00 82% .278 .000
2014 34 MAJ TB 273 238 11% 15.8% 0.70 82% .280 .155
2015 35 MAJ TB 208 189 6.3% 14.9% 0.42 84% .301 .127
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3-Year Averages     429 378 10% 16.3% 0.61 81% .296 .140
Career     5,807 5,121 8.6% 14.1% 0.61 84% .313 .139

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2015 Stat Review for David DeJesus    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.270 AVG
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84% Contact Rate
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.301 BABIP
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Power

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.397 SLG
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.127 ISO
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Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.42 BB/K
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6.3% BB Rate
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14.9% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.724 OPS
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.327 OBP
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David DeJesus: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

DeJesus is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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DeJesus is out of the lineup Friday.

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DeJesus is out of the lineup for Thursday's game in Seattle, Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune reports.

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DeJesus is out of the lineup Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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DeJesus is out of Saturday's lineup against the Orioles, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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DeJesus was taking throws at first base prior to Tuesday's game, 620 WDAE's Steve Carney reports.

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DeJesus is not in the lineup Monday against the Mariners, Shannon Drayer of ESPN reports.

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DeJesus is out of the lineup Friday.

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DeJesus is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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DeJesus is out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

DeJesus began the season with a struggling Cubs team, playing 84 games and hitting six home runs with 27 RBI before he was traded to the Nationals in August. Less than a week later, he was flipped again to the playoff-contending Rays. He quickly became a regular in the lineup, hitting .260/.328/.413 over 35 games in Tampa Bay. Following the season, he agreed to a two-year contract to remain with the Rays. Though DeJesus does not excel in any one offensive category, the Rays seem to like him as a left-handed bat with solid defense that can play all three outfield positions. He will likely be used in a matchup-based rotation in the outfield for the Rays in 2014.

2013

DeJesus turned in a typical year with a solid on-base percentage, modest power and a handful of steals. At 33, he's not part of the Cubs' long-term plans and could even get dealt midseason, but his solid defense and approach at the plate should land him an everyday role. Looking for similar production across the board, as he'll likely platoon and see most of his starts against right-handed pitching.

2012

DeJesus hit poorly as a semi-regular for the A's in 2011, posting a .240/.323/.376 slash line in 442 at-bats. His road numbers (.701 OPS) were only marginally better than his home production (.695 OPS), with nearly half of his production coming over his final 130 at-bats. The Cubs signed him to be their primary right fielder in 2012, and it's worth noting that he's managed to hit .290 or better in four of the past seven seasons. As a result, he has marginal roto value, but a good average with low double-digit homers and a handful of steals seems to be his upside.

2011

DeJesus missed the second half of the 2010 season with torn ligament in his right thumb and was shipped west to the A's in November. Coming off an injury and entering a tougher hitter's environment in Oakland, DeJesus' prospects don't look too much brighter on the west coast then they did in the midwest.

2010

DeJesus is a consistent player as his 2009 numbers mirrored that of the previous two seasons. He struggled during the first half, hitting a lowly .253 though June. After the All-Star break, DeJesus showed increased plate discipline and broke out of his first-half slump, batting .319 due to a 17-game hitting streak. Defensively, DeJesus has quietly become one of the better left fielders in the American League and tied for second in the American League with 13 outfield assists. He will not wow fantasy owners with gaudy numbers, but DeJesus can be looked upon for roster depth.

2009

DeJesus set career-highs in nearly all offensive categories in 2008, hitting 12 home runs to go with a .307/.366/.452 line and 73 RBI. His .338 BABIP isn’t all that far off from his .332 in 2006, so it may be safe to assume that his .291 and accompanying .260 batting average were anomalies. The addition of Coco Crisp has many buzzing about the possibility of DeJesus getting moved out of town, but it is more likely that he will be moved to left field and further down in the Royals’ batting order, possibly to the No. 3 spot.

2008

DeJesus isn't your prototypical leadoff hitter. He is not the fastest guy on the team, but he is good at putting the ball in play or drawing a walk. Not a historically good walker, he took a team-high 64 free passes last season. While Joey Gathright may play himself into an everyday gig, DeJesus has solidified himself in the middle to push Gathright to a corner position. With the middle of the lineup expected to rebound from their 2007 power-outage, look for DeJesus to again help a fantasy team in runs scored.

2007

DeJesus is a rough-and-tumble type of player who gets banged up bouncing off of outfield walls and rumbling around the bases. When healthy, he hits around .300 with a decent eye and a touch of power. That's great from a center fielder, but not as great from left field, which is where DeJesus played when Joey Gathright entered the picture in June. A plethora of young corner outfielders and Gathright's inability to hit will push DeJesus back into center field and to the top of the batting order.

2006

DeJesus is not Carlos Beltran, and he is not a leadoff batter. That learned, he's a solid baseball player that the Royals should be thankful to have. In his sophomore season, he improved his power, and the Royals improved how they deployed him (having him attempt only 10 steals). More improvement can be expected because he worked from behind in the count a greater percentage of the time in 2005. A late-season shoulder injury knocked him out of action for September, but the Royals rested him rather than force him back quickly. He'll be fine in the spring.

2005

The day Carlos Beltran was traded away, David DeJesus was brought up from Triple-A Omaha and planted in center field. Unfazed by an early season 1-for-23 slump in Kansas City, DeJesus settled in and earned the team’s most-valuable player award. He had hitting streaks of more than 10 games twice, showing consistency. However, he was also consistent at getting picked off or caught stealing, successfully winning the base-running war just eight times in 19 tries. He’s decent in center field, hits well, and may run well eventually, but he is no Beltran. The comparisons, however, will hover for his entire career, which should be a very nice career.

2004

The heir-apparent to Carlos Beltran in Kansas City's center field will probably have to wait another season to surprise his critics. Each year, he's been told he doesn't have the skills or talent, and each season, he advances and impresses. A decent Arizona Fall League season under Frank White's managing displayed the power he lacked earlier in his minor league career.

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