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Sam Fuld

32-Year-Old Outfielder – Minnesota Twins

2014 Stats

AVG

.200

HR

1

RBI

4

R

5

SB

1

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Fuld had a minor role with the Rays in 2013, but played in a career-high 119 games, though he only had 200 plate appearances. He did not take advantage of those opportunities, hitting just .199 with a...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 175   DOB: 10/20/1981   BORN: Durham, NH   COLLEGE: Stanford   DRAFTED: 10th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Sam Fuld Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract (NRI) with the A's in February of 2014.

April 23, 2014  –  Sam Fuld News

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Fuld is starting in center field and batting ninth in the order in Wednesday's lineup against Tampa Bay, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Sam Fuld 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
2006 24 A A 89 393 353 63 106 29 19 6 4 40 22 3 40 54 0 0 0 .300 .378 .422 .800
2007 25 AA TEN 90 392 335 56 97 27 23 2 2 27 10 3 41 38 8 3 5 .290 .372 .388 .760
2007 25 AAA IOW 14 63 52 13 14 6 4 1 1 2 2 0 9 5 0 0 2 .269 .397 .442 .839
2008 26 AA TEN 85 397 339 48 92 24 16 3 5 48 7 8 50 40 1 4 3 .271 .366 .381 .747
2008 26 AAA IOW 20 76 63 11 14 4 3 0 1 4 3 2 8 12 5 0 0 .222 .310 .317 .627
2009 27 AAA IOW 84 370 328 62 93 29 17 10 2 33 23 5 38 24 1 2 1 .284 .358 .415 .773
2009 27 MAJ CHN 65 115 97 17 29 8 6 1 1 2 2 1 17 10 0 0 1 .299 .409 .412 .821
2010 28 AAA Iow 112 440 368 69 100 28 15 9 4 27 21 9 66 37 1 3 2 .272 .383 .394 .777
2010 28 MAJ CHN 19 31 28 3 4 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 .143 .226 .179 .404
2011 29 MAJ TB 105 346 308 41 74 26 18 5 3 27 20 8 32 49 4 1 1 .240 .313 .360 .673
2012 30 A+ Cha 5 15 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 .154 .267 .154 .421
2012 30 AAA Dur 5 21 18 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 0 0 0 .167 .286 .222 .508
2012 30 MAJ TB 44 107 98 14 25 5 3 2 0 5 7 2 8 14 0 0 1 .255 .318 .327 .645
2013 31 MAJ TB 119 200 176 25 35 5 0 3 2 17 8 2 17 28 4 2 1 .199 .270 .267 .537
2014 32 MAJ OAK 7 33 30 5 6 3 0 2 1 4 1 0 3 6 0 0 0 .200 .273 .433 .706
3-Year Averages MAJ   89 217 194 26 44 11 7 3 1 16 11 4 19 30 2 1 1 .227 .298 .309 .607
Career  (View All) MAJ   359 832 737 105 173 48 28 13 7 58 38 13 80 112 8 3 4 .235 .312 .336 .648

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher Stats     ▼ Games By Position

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Sam Fuld Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 22 @TB Did not play.
Apr. 20 @KC Did not play.
Apr. 19 @KC Did not play.
Apr. 18 @KC Did not play.
Apr. 17 Tor Did not play.
Apr. 17 Tor Did not play.
Apr. 16 Tor Did not play.
Apr. 15 Tor Did not play.
Apr. 13 KC Did not play.
Apr. 12 KC Did not play.
Apr. 11 KC 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .273 .433 .706
Apr. 10 Oak 5 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .276 .481 .757
Apr. 9 Oak 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .250 .364 .614
Apr. 7 Oak 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .263 .444 .707
Apr. 6 @Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .357 .615 .972
Apr. 5 @Cle Did not play.
Apr. 4 @Cle Did not play.
Apr. 3 @CWS 5 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .400 .778 1.178
Apr. 2 @CWS Did not play.
Mar. 31 @CWS Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 17 4 2 0 0 1 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 .118 .211 .294 .505
Last 30 Days 26 4 4 0 1 1 3 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .214 .346 .560

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Sam Fuld: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 7 1 5 1
2013 105 55 29 28 3
2012 33 14 6 15 6
2011 87 75 7 9 2
2010 14 8 7
2009 53 29 26 2

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Sam Fuld Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201366111110.273.379.734
2012366011.250.333.623
2011739043.192.274.554

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201311014168.155.200.417
2012628046.258.323.656
20112353232317.255.387.710

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201310014294.160.240.451
2012385021.184.211.454
2011158172156.266.399.730

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20137611084.250.303.647
2012609036.300.400.764
20111502411214.213.320.613
Sam Fuld Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 24 A A 393 353 10.2% 13.7% 0.74 85% .346 .122
2007 25 AA TEN 392 335 10.5% 9.7% 1.08 89% .322 .098
2007 25 AAA IOW 63 52 14.3% 7.9% 1.80 90% .283 .173
2008 26 AA TEN 397 339 12.6% 10.1% 1.25 88% .296 .110
2008 26 AAA IOW 76 63 10.5% 15.8% 0.67 81% .260 .095
2009 27 AAA IOW 370 328 10.3% 6.5% 1.58 93% .301 .131
2009 27 MAJ CHN 115 97 14.8% 8.7% 1.70 90% .326 .113
2010 28 AAA Iow 440 368 15% 8.4% 1.78 90% .294 .122
2010 28 MAJ CHN 31 28 9.7% 16.1% 0.60 82% .174 .036
2011 29 MAJ TB 346 308 9.2% 14.2% 0.65 84% .277 .120
2012 30 A+ Cha 15 13 13.3% 20% 0.67 77% .200 .000
2012 30 AAA Dur 21 18 14.3% 14.3% 1.00 83% .200 .055
2012 30 MAJ TB 107 98 7.5% 13.1% 0.57 86% .298 .072
2013 31 MAJ TB 200 176 8.5% 14% 0.61 84% .226 .068
2014 32 MAJ OAK 33 30 9.1% 18.2% 0.50 80% .217 .233
3-Year Averages MAJ   217 194 8.8% 13.8% 0.63 85% .264 .082
Career MAJ   832 737 9.6% 13.5% 0.71 85% .269 .101

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2014 Stat Review for Sam Fuld    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.200 AVG
TERRIBLE
80% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.217 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.433 SLG
GOOD
.233 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.50 BB/K
GOOD
9.1% BB Rate
GOOD
18.2% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.706 OPS
WEAK
.273 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Sam Fuld (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Zach McAllister CLE 7 5 0 1 1 0 0 .714 1.286 2.036
Charlie Morton PIT 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.333 2.000
A.J. Burnett PHI 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Edwin Jackson CHI-N 7 5 0 0 1 1 0 .714 .857 1.607
Carlos Carrasco CLE 4 2 0 2 1 0 0 .500 .750 1.350
Dan Haren LA 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .833 1.333
Matt Harrison TEX 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 1.000 1.333
Frank Francisco CHI-A 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.333
Dallas Keuchel HOU 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.333
Tim Lincecum SF 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.333

Worst Matchups for Sam Fuld (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Marc Rzepczynski CLE 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Ivan Nova NY-A 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Alexi Ogando TEX 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Joe Nathan DET 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
John Lackey BOS 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .000 .000
Yoervis Medina SEA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Edgar Gonzalez CIN 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Charlie Furbush SEA 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Aaron Harang ATL 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Tommy Hunter BAL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Sam Fuld: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Fuld was claimed off waivers by the Twins on Sunday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

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The A's designated Fuld for assignment Saturday, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports.

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Fuld went 2-for-5 with his first home run of the season and two RBI in a win over the Twins on Thursday.

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Fuld went 2-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base the A's leadoff hitter Wednesday night.

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Fuld will start in center field for the second half of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Indians, the A's official Twitter feed reports.

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Fuld will be on the Opening Day roster for the A's, reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chroniclet.

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Fuld was 1-for-4 with a two-run triple in Tuesday's exhibition game against the White Sox.

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Fuld signed a minor league contract with the A's on Tuesday, which includes an invite to spring training, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports.

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Fuld was non-tendered by the Rays on Monday, becoming a free agent, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Fuld's season debut was delayed by wrist surgery to repair the sheath around the wrist. He played his first game near the end of July and contributed well as the Rays' fourth outfielder. Fuld was hitting over .300 at the beginning of September before a cold streak to finish the season, during which he was hampered by a hamstring injury, led to him finishing with a .255/.318/.327 line over 44 games. He is a strong defensive outfielder capable of playing all three outfield spots, and with the departure of B.J. Upton via free agency, Fuld could find more playing time and limited starting opportunities.

2012

Fuld was one of the better "feel-good" stories in baseball after he burst onto the scene with stolen bases and acrobatic catches. Unfortunately, Fuld was not able to maintain consistent production at the plate and was relegated to being the fourth outfielder. He ended up batting .240 for the season and chipped in 20 stolen bases, making him a viable fantasy option at times. With the Rays outfield likely set with Desmond Jennings, B.J. Upton and Matt Joyce, Fuld will likely reprise his role as a pinch-runner and late-inning defensive replacement. Keep an eye on the Rays' outfield as he could be a decent source of steals should he find regular playing time as a result of injury or lack of production from a starter.

2011

Fuld is a good defensive center fielder with an excellent batting eye, passable base-running skills and little power. At 29, he's not a prospect, but could make the Rays' roster as a reserve option capable of playing all three outfield spots after being acquired as part of the Matt Garza deal with the Cubs in January.

2010

While Fuld didn't do anything special at Triple-A Iowa last year, he was very solid in his late-season callup with the Cubs, playing good defense in center and showing tremendous plate discipline in 97 at-bats. Fuld is a good contact hitter, will draw walks and can steal a base, but he has very little power and at 28 is no longer a prospect. He'll battle in spring training for the center-field job (though the Cubs are likely to bring in a starter via free agency), but is probably best suited to a fourth outfielder role.

2009

Fuld was nominally in the running for the center field job in spring training last year, but it's likely the Cubs were just trying to motivate prospect Felix Pie (unsuccessfully). The 26-year-old Fuld isn't much of a prospect, barely holding his own at Double-A a year ago.

2008

After showing good on-base skills in the high minors last year, Fuld tore up the Arizona Fall League, putting up a .402/.492/.626 line with 10 steals in 88 at-bats. As a result, the 26-year-old Fuld is in the mix for the team's center field job. With Jacque Jones going to Detroit, Felix Pie still needing to prove himself and Angel Pagan being traded to the Mets, center field is Fuld's job for the taking. Still, it's hard to imagine the Cubs not making more moves if Pie has a poor spring.