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Emilio Bonifacio

28-Year-Old Second Baseman – Chicago Cubs

2014 Stats

AVG

.339

HR

0

RBI

2

R

9

SB

7

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Traded to Toronto prior to the 2013 season as part of the Jose Reyes blockbuster deal, Bonifacio opened the year as the Blue Jays' primary utility man, serving as help in both the infield and outfield...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 200   DOB: 4/23/1985   BORN: Santo Domingo, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league deal with the Cubs in February of 2014.

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Emilio Bonifacio 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 21 A A 130 590 546 117 175 49 35 7 7 50 61 14 44 104 0 0 0 .321 .375 .449 .824
2007 22 AA MOB 132 596 551 84 157 28 21 5 2 40 41 13 38 105 4 1 2 .285 .333 .352 .685
2007 22 MAJ ARI 11 27 23 2 5 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 4 3 0 0 0 .217 .333 .261 .594
2008 23 AAA COL 8 36 31 9 14 2 2 0 0 3 4 2 4 4 0 1 0 .452 .500 .516 1.016
2008 23 AAA TUC 85 402 367 49 111 24 18 5 1 29 17 8 27 64 6 2 0 .302 .348 .387 .735
2008 23 MAJ WAS 41 174 157 26 39 10 5 5 0 12 6 4 14 41 0 3 0 .248 .305 .344 .649
2008 23 MAJ ARI 8 12 12 3 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 .167 .167 .250 .417
2008  (Multiple Teams) 23 MAJ WAS/ARI 49 186 169 29 41 11 6 5 0 14 7 4 14 46 0 3 0 .243 .296 .337 .633
2009 24 MAJ FLA 127 509 461 72 116 18 11 6 1 27 21 9 34 95 8 4 2 .252 .303 .308 .611
2010 25 AAA New 40 182 164 19 45 11 8 3 0 11 8 4 16 33 2 0 0 .274 .339 .360 .699
2010 25 MAJ FLA 73 201 180 30 47 9 6 3 0 10 12 0 17 42 1 3 0 .261 .320 .328 .648
2011 26 MAJ FLA 152 641 565 78 167 38 26 7 5 36 40 11 59 129 11 5 1 .296 .360 .393 .753
2012 27 A+ Jup 9 36 30 6 5 1 1 0 0 4 3 1 6 9 0 0 0 .167 .306 .200 .506
2012 27 MAJ MIA 64 274 244 30 63 8 3 4 1 11 30 3 25 52 4 0 1 .258 .330 .316 .646
2013 28 MAJ TOR 94 282 262 33 57 20 16 1 3 20 12 6 13 66 3 2 2 .218 .258 .321 .579
2013 28 MAJ KC 42 179 158 21 45 8 6 2 0 11 16 2 17 37 3 1 0 .285 .352 .348 .700
2013  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ TOR/KC 136 461 420 54 102 28 22 3 3 31 28 8 30 103 6 3 2 .243 .295 .331 .625
2014 29 MAJ CHC 13 64 59 9 20 3 3 0 0 2 7 1 4 9 1 0 0 .339 .381 .390 .771
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Emilio Bonifacio
3-Year Averages MAJ   117 457 409 54 110 24 17 4 3 26 32 7 38 94 7 2 1 .269 .331 .352 .683
Career  (View All) MAJ   625 2363 2121 304 561 116 78 28 10 133 145 37 187 479 31 18 6 .264 .323 .342 .665

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Emilio Bonifacio 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
Apr. 16 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .339 .381 .390 .771
Apr. 16 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .364 .407 .418 .825
Apr. 15 @NYY Did not play.
Apr. 13 @StL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .392 .436 .451 .887
Apr. 12 @StL Did not play.
Apr. 11 @StL 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .435 .480 .500 .980
Apr. 10 Pit 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 .452 .500 .524 1.024
Apr. 9 Pit 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .537 .579 1.116
Apr. 8 Pit 5 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .515 .556 .576 1.132
Apr. 6 Phi 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .548 .571 1.119
Apr. 5 Phi 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .542 .577 .625 1.202
Apr. 4 Phi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .579 .619 .684 1.303
Apr. 3 @Pit 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .688 .706 .813 1.519
Apr. 2 @Pit 7 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 .750 .769 .833 1.602
Mar. 31 @Pit 5 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .800 .800 1.000 1.800
Last 7 Days 21 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 .048 .091 .048 .139
Last 14 Days 54 9 16 2 0 0 2 4 9 6 1 0 0 1 .296 .345 .333 .678
Last 30 Days 59 9 20 3 0 0 2 4 9 7 1 0 0 1 .339 .381 .390 .771

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Emilio Bonifacio: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 8 2 1 8 8
2013 90 6 1 38 20 15 5 1
2012 15 51 51
2011 5 36 67 60 32 16 15
2010 5 6 9 29 7 17 6
2009 7 86 20 17 6 11

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Emilio Bonifacio Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013121120712.231.273.568
2012818143.210.247.503
2011147271914.333.456.863

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132994232416.247.355.649
2012163220727.282.350.714
20114185142726.282.371.714

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20131992611314.256.312.616
201293141514.290.398.787
20112783811618.306.399.769

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132212821814.231.348.634
2012151160616.238.265.555
20112874042022.286.387.738
Emilio Bonifacio 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 21 A A 590 546 7.5% 17.6% 0.42 81% .386 .128
2007 22 AA MOB 596 551 6.4% 17.6% 0.36 81% .349 .067
2007 22 MAJ ARI 27 23 14.8% 11.1% 1.33 87% .250 .044
2008 23 AAA COL 36 31 11.1% 11.1% 1.00 87% .519 .064
2008 23 AAA TUC 402 367 6.7% 15.9% 0.42 83% .364 .085
2008 23 MAJ WAS 174 157 8% 23.6% 0.34 74% .336 .096
2008 23 MAJ ARI 12 12 0% 41.7% 0.00 58% .286 .083
2008  (Multiple Teams) 23 MAJ WAS/ARI 186 169 7.5% 24.7% 0.30 73% .333 .094
2009 24 MAJ FLA 509 461 6.7% 18.7% 0.36 79% .315 .056
2010 25 AAA New 182 164 8.8% 18.1% 0.48 80% .344 .086
2010 25 MAJ FLA 201 180 8.5% 20.9% 0.40 77% .341 .067
2011 26 MAJ FLA 641 565 9.2% 20.1% 0.46 77% .376 .097
2012 27 A+ Jup 36 30 16.7% 25% 0.67 70% .238 .033
2012 27 MAJ MIA 274 244 9.1% 19% 0.48 79% .325 .058
2013 28 MAJ TOR 282 262 4.6% 23.4% 0.20 75% .280 .103
2013 28 MAJ KC 179 158 9.5% 20.7% 0.46 77% .372 .063
2013  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ TOR/KC 461 420 6.5% 22.3% 0.29 75% .315 .088
2014 29 MAJ CHC 64 59 6.3% 14.1% 0.44 85% .400 .051
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Emilio Bonifacio
3-Year Averages MAJ   457 409 8.3% 20.6% 0.40 77% .343 .083
Career MAJ   2363 2121 7.9% 20.3% 0.39 77% .338 .078

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

Contact

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.339 AVG
ELITE
85% Contact Rate
GREAT
.400 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.390 SLG
WEAK
.051 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.44 BB/K
AVERAGE
6.3% BB Rate
WEAK
14.1% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.771 OPS
GOOD
.381 OBP
ELITE

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Best Matchups for Emilio Bonifacio (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jhoulys Chacin COL 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 .833 1.333 2.167
Travis Wood CHI-N 6 3 0 0 0 2 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Jeff Samardzija CHI-N 8 4 0 0 2 0 0 .500 .875 1.475
Eric O'Flaherty OAK 6 3 0 0 2 1 0 .500 .833 1.458
Zach Duke MIL 9 6 0 1 0 1 0 .667 .778 1.444
Scott Kazmir OAK 8 4 0 0 1 1 0 .500 .750 1.306
Miguel Batista COL 7 4 0 1 0 2 0 .571 .714 1.286
Max Scherzer DET 10 5 0 2 2 3 0 .500 .600 1.183
Justin Verlander DET 8 4 0 2 1 2 0 .500 .625 1.181
Francisco Rodriguez MIL 6 3 0 0 0 2 0 .500 .667 1.167

Worst Matchups for Emilio Bonifacio (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Joaquin Benoit SD 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .286
Vance Worley PIT 7 1 0 0 0 2 0 .143 .143 .286
Jon Lester BOS 10 1 0 0 1 4 0 .100 .100 .282
Kris Medlen ATL 8 1 0 0 0 2 0 .125 .125 .250
Ervin Santana ATL 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 .143
Edinson Volquez PIT 6 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .143
Jered Weaver ANA 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Alexi Ogando TEX 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Phil Coke DET 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Mike Gonzalez WAS 6 0 0 1 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000

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Emilio Bonifacio: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bonifacio isn't in the Cubs' starting lineup Saturday at St. Louis, according to ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers.

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Bonifacio went 0-for-4 Thursday -- dropping his average to .452 -- but drew a walk, reached on an error, stole two bases and scored a run.

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Bonifacio had three more hits Tuesday, giving him a league-leading 17 this season.

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Bonifacio will start in center field and lead off Thursday against the Pirates, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Bonifacio had five hits and two stolen bases in a 16-inning loss to the Pirates on Wednesday.

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Earning the start in center field on Opening Day, Bonifacio turned in a strong performance, going 4-for-5 with a stolen base.

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Bonifacio had his contract selected by the Cubs on Sunday, MLB.com reports.

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If Starlin Castro (hamstring) isn't ready for the start of the regular season, Bonifacio could be starting at second base on Opening Day, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Bonifacio hit his third triple of the spring in Monday's win over the Angels.

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Though he led off and played second base in his Cubs spring debut Thursday, Bonifacio is probably not going to unseat Darwin Barney in the starting lineup, ESPNChicago.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Bonifacio came out of the gates blazing in 2012, swiping 20 bases over his first 39 games while posting a respectable .268 average and .351 OBP over 170 plate appearances before making his first trip to the DL in late May with a thumb injury. He returned in mid-July following surgery, but lasted just 22 games before aggravating the injury, and subsequently suffering a knee injury that ended his season. The Blue Jays' new utility man will put his plus-speed (30-for-33 on stolen-base attempts with 244 at-bats last season) on display in a suddenly loaded Blue Jays lineup, although he played just 15 games at second base last season and may not qualify there in some leagues to begin the year.

2012

Bonifacio finally learned how to take a walk and make the most of his blazing speed, and as a result he enters 2012 with a higher price tag than in recent seasons. He's penciled in as the center fielder, but injuries could move him around the diamond as needed. Wherever he plays, so long as he keeps slapping grounders and drawing walks, he'll be stealing bases by the bushel. Keep an eye on his placement in manager Ozzie Guillen's lineup, as getting a chance to lead off in front of the likes of Jose Reyes, Hanley Ramirez and Giancarlo Stanton would pay huge dividends.

2011

Bonifacio's conversion to utility player was completed in 2010, as he played at least five games at six different positions. He was also a perfect 12-for-12 on the base paths, but beyond speed and flexibility he really doesn't offer much. With question marks for the Marlins in center field and at second and third base heading into spring training, there are plenty of avenues for Bonifacio to get at-bats and starts, but he's purely a one category player.

2010

Bonifacio exploded onto the scene with a fantastic first week of the season in which he hit everything thrown his way and stole bases with a Vince Coleman-like abandon. Then reality set in and he reverted to type, that type being "guy with great speed who can't get on base often enough to use it." If the Marlins part ways with Dan Uggla, Bonifacio is probably the favorite to inherit the starting second-base job, and he did steal 21 bases in mostly regular duty in 2009 so he would have some fantasy value as a one-category player. He's better suited to replace Alfredo Amezaga as the team's jack-of-most-trades, though.

2009

Traded to the Marlins, Bonifacio is truly a wild card. He could wind up starting at second base, third base or being a supersub. Starting 2009 at Triple-A isn't out of the question either. His stolen base numbers have not been impressive the last two seasons, and he's got nothing else going for him offensively, so even if he does see significant big league action he's got to demonstrate he can translate his wheels into steals before he'll be worth much to a fantasy team.

2008

Orlando Hudson's hand injury and Alberto Callaspo's ineffectiveness opened the door for Bonifacio to make the leap from Double-A Mobile to the big leagues and enjoy a brief stint as the everyday second baseman. Bonifacio has plus speed -- with 209 steals across all levels in his five years as a pro -- and he could eventually replace Hudson while fitting in the leadoff spot ahead of the team's powerful young outfielders. A season as the team's utility infielder isn't out of the question if he performs well this spring and the D-Backs believe they can get him enough at-bats without sending him to Triple-A.

2007

Bonifacio is a tiny second baseman who runs like the wind and is already a four-year veteran of pro ball. The power spike last year could be developmental or it could be Lancaster; a great hitters' environment. Even without that kind of power, Bonifacio is a real prospect, comparable to Luis Castillo with two good legs.