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Steve Souza

25-Year-Old Outfielder – Tampa Bay Rays

2014 Stats

AVG

.130

HR

2

RBI

2

R

2

SB

0

2015 RotoWire Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Souza had a massive campaign at Triple-A, hitting .350/.432/.590 with 18 home runs and 26 steals en route to being named the International League MVP as well as the Nationals' Minor League Player of t...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 225   DOB: 4/24/1989   BORN: Everett, WA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   

March 30, 2015  –  Steve Souza News

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Souza believes that his swing is close to clicking, and he requested to play in a minor league game Monday to receive additional at-bats, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Steve Souza 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
2010 21 A HAG 81 344 303 49 70 33 16 6 11 56 18 4 27 85 1 5 8 .231 .306 .432 .738
2011 22 A POT 122 478 390 58 89 30 17 2 11 56 25 9 75 131 0 5 8 .228 .360 .367 .727
2012 23 A HAG 70 293 262 48 76 39 20 2 17 72 7 7 22 49 1 5 3 .290 .346 .576 .922
2012 23 A POT 27 107 91 16 29 9 2 1 6 13 7 1 13 25 0 0 3 .319 .421 .560 .981
2013 24 R GUL 4 15 10 3 2 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 3 4 0 1 1 .200 .400 .300 .700
2013 24 AA HAR 77 323 273 54 82 39 23 1 15 44 20 6 41 76 0 4 5 .300 .396 .557 .953
2014 25 A POT 3 10 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 .111 .200 .111 .311
2014 25 A HAG 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
2014 25 AAA SYR 96 407 346 62 121 45 25 2 18 75 26 7 52 75 0 6 3 .350 .432 .590 1.022
2014 25 MAJ WAS 21 26 23 2 3 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 .130 .231 .391 .622
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3-Year Averages     21 26 23 2 3 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 .130 .231 .391 .622

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

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Steve Souza 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
Sep. 28 @Cle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .130 .231 .391 .622
Sep. 27 @Cle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .130 .231 .391 .622
Sep. 26 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 25 @Bos Did not play.
Sep. 24 @Bos Did not play.
Sep. 23 @Bos Did not play.
Sep. 21 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 20 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 19 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 17 NYY 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .158 .278 .436
Sep. 16 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 15 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 14 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 13 @Tor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .067 .125 .067 .192
Sep. 12 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 11 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 10 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 9 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 7 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 6 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 5 Bal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .071 .133 .071 .204
Sep. 4 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 3 Tor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .077 .143 .077 .220
Sep. 2 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 1 Bos Did not play.
Aug. 31 Bos Did not play.
Aug. 30 Bos Did not play.
Aug. 29 Bos Did not play.
Aug. 28 @Bal Did not play.
Aug. 27 @Bal 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 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 1.000 1.250
Last 30 Days 6 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .667 .834

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Steve Souza: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 13 4 1 8

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Steve Souza Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201462220.5001.5002.071

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014170000.000.000.105

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201491110.111.444.778

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014141110.143.357.500
Steve Souza Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 21 A HAG 344 303 7.8% 24.7% 0.32 72% .285 .201
2011 22 A POT 478 390 15.7% 27.4% 0.57 66% .315 .139
2012 23 A HAG 293 262 7.5% 16.7% 0.45 81% .301 .286
2012 23 A POT 107 91 12.1% 23.4% 0.52 73% .383 .241
2013 24 R GUL 15 10 20% 26.7% 0.75 60% .333 .100
2013 24 AA HAR 323 273 12.7% 23.5% 0.54 72% .368 .257
2014 25 A POT 10 9 0% 40% 0.00 56% .200 .000
2014 25 A HAG 2 2 0% 50% 0.00 50% 1.000 .000
2014 25 AAA SYR 407 346 12.8% 18.4% 0.69 78% .407 .240
2014 25 MAJ WAS 26 23 11.5% 26.9% 0.43 70% .071 .261
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3-Year Averages     26 23 11.5% 26.9% 0.43 70% .071 .261

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

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2014 Stat Review for Steve Souza    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.130 AVG
TERRIBLE
70% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.071 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.391 SLG
WEAK
.261 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.43 BB/K
AVERAGE
11.5% BB Rate
GREAT
26.9% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.622 OPS
TERRIBLE
.231 OBP
TERRIBLE

2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Steve Souza

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Steve Souza: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Souza (arm) returned to spring training action Wednesday, going 0-for-3.

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Souza (arm) felt fine while hitting Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Souza reported feeling fine after being removed from Monday's spring training game following being hit by pitch on the arm, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Tribune reports.

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Souza was removed from Monday's spring training game after getting hit by pitch on his right arm, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports.

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Souza (forearm) is back in the starting lineup Monday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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The MRI on Souza's forearm Friday came back clean, the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Souza will undergo an MRI due to right forearm tightness, according to Marc Tompkin of the Tampa Bay Times.

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Souza, who is positioned to open the season as the Rays' primary right fielder, has slumped through eight Grapefruit League games this spring, going 3-for-24 with eight strikeouts.

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Souza was traded to the Rays on Wednesday as part of a three-team deal, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Souza had another impressive year in the minors, adding some plate discipline to his skill set and cementing his place in the Nationals' future plans, but the question now isn't whether he will play, but where. The move to right field got Souza out from under Ryan Zimmerman on the depth chart but now Jayson Werth's giant contract looms as a roadblock in right field instead. Too much talent is a better problem to have than not enough, of course, so the Nationals will probably let Souza continue to develop at Triple-A, see if he can stay healthy for a change, and worry about the glut of outfielders next offseason.

2013

A third-round pick out of high school way back in 2007, the Nationals have been very patient with Souza even after a 2010 suspension for PED use, and that patience was finally rewarded to a degree last season as he hit 23 home runs in just 97 games between Low-A and High-A. It is hard to see where he fits into the team's future plans though. A 23-year-old beating up on A-ball pitching is not as impressive as it might seem at first glance, and with Ryan Zimmerman at the head of an organizational depth chart that also features Anthony Rendon and Matt Skole, playing third base in Washington just does not seem all that likely. If he keeps hitting at Double-A he could emerge as useful trade bait, and another team with bigger needs at the hot corner might give him a chance.