22-Year-Old First Baseman – Toronto Blue Jays
2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Rowdy Tellez in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Rowdy Tellez Contract Information:
Signed with the Blue Jays in July of 2013.
Tellez was added to the 40-man roster Monday.
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Rowdy Tellez: Minor League Games Played By Position
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Toronto Blue Jays Roster
MajorsBarnes, Danny (P)
AAAAlford, Anthony (OF)
AACase, Andrew (P)
A+Bichette, Bo (SS)
AAnderson, Jacob (OF)
RookieAdams, Riley (C)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Rowdy Tellez.
Few first base prospects can match Tellez's excellent contact skills (17.9 percent strikeout rate) and patience (12.3 percent walk rate) while also projecting to bring a plus hit tool and plus power to the equation. There is that tiny sliver of doubt that he will hit for enough power to profile as an above average fantasy first baseman, as this marked his first season with 20-plus home runs, but a future home in the American League East should help matters. It will be worth monitoring his ability to hit lefties as he moves up the ranks. He hit .264/.345/.456 in 125 at-bats against southpaws at Double-A, which isn't bad, but it illustrates a notable platoon split. The bat is good enough against righties that a Matt Adams-esque career is the worst-case scenario. The Blue Jays kept him at Double-A all season so he likely won't reach the majors until late 2017, at the earliest.
He may have been a 30th round pick, but Tellez has quickly shot up through the teamís prospect rankings and is now a top-10 prospect in the organization. At just 20 years old, he stands an imposing 6-foot-4, 245 pounds and is a left-handed masher, picture perfect for Rogers Centre one day. He split his season between Low-A Lansing and High-A Dunedin, collectively hitting for a .289/.347/.454 slash line with 14 home runs and 77 RBI. He played particularly well when he moved up to Dunedin, hitting for a .811 OPS and seven home runs in 35 games. Tellez plays first base by necessity and doesnít really have any speed either defensively or on the basepaths. He may start the season back at High-A Dunedin, but advance to Double-A by midsummer.