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Wilmer Difo

26-Year-Old Shortstop – Washington Nationals

2018 Stats

AVG

.244

HR

3

RBI

24

R

36

SB

5

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Difo's 2017 season was certainly nothing to write home about offensively, but he was a plus on defense and enters 2018 as the Nationals' top backup at three infield positions. His batting eye regresse...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 197   DOB: 4/2/1992   BORN: Santiago, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By WAS In 2010  

July 15, 2018  –  Wilmer Difo News

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Difo will start at second base and bat ninth Sunday against the Mets.

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Wilmer Difo 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
2011 19 R GUL 25 104 88 10 24 7 4 3 0 8 5 3 10 8 5 1 0 .273 .343 .386 .729
2012 20 R GUL 54 235 198 33 52 10 7 3 0 13 19 5 34 35 0 1 2 .263 .374 .328 .702
2013 21 R GUL 6 23 19 6 4 2 1 0 1 3 2 0 4 3 0 0 0 .211 .348 .421 .769
2013 21 A POT 6 20 18 2 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 .222 .300 .278 .578
2013 21 A HAG 16 56 50 7 11 4 2 0 2 11 4 1 5 13 0 1 0 .220 .286 .380 .666
2013 21 A AUB 33 136 120 15 26 8 3 4 1 6 3 2 10 17 2 1 3 .217 .291 .333 .624
2014 22 A HAG 136 610 559 91 176 52 31 7 14 90 49 9 37 65 2 6 6 .315 .360 .470 .830
2015 23 A POT 19 83 75 13 24 10 7 0 3 14 4 1 8 13 0 0 0 .320 .386 .533 .919
2015 23 AA HAR 87 381 359 48 100 29 21 6 2 39 26 1 12 79 0 3 7 .279 .312 .387 .699
2015 23 MAJ WAS 15 11 11 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .182 .182 .182 .364
2016 24 AA HAR 104 451 410 59 106 24 15 3 6 41 28 11 34 59 2 2 3 .259 .318 .354 .672
2016 24 AAA SYR 1 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
2016 24 MAJ WAS 31 66 58 14 16 4 3 0 1 7 3 0 8 12 0 0 0 .276 .364 .379 .743
2017 25 AAA SYR 10 45 40 5 7 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 5 6 0 0 0 .175 .267 .225 .492
2017 25 MAJ WAS 124 365 332 47 90 19 10 4 5 21 10 1 24 74 5 3 1 .271 .319 .370 .689
2018 26 MAJ WAS 92 303 275 36 67 16 9 4 3 24 5 2 22 56 2 2 2 .244 .302 .338 .640
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3-Year Averages     56 145 133 20 36 7 4 1 2 9 4 0 10 29 1 1 0 .271 .319 .361 .680
Career  (View All)     262 745 676 98 175 39 22 8 9 52 18 3 54 144 7 5 3 .259 .314 .355 .669

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Wilmer Difo 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
Jul. 22 Atl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .302 .338 .640
Jul. 20 Atl Did not play.
Jul. 15 @NYM 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .244 .302 .338 .640
Jul. 14 @NYM 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .300 .341 .641
Jul. 13 @NYM 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .303 .344 .647
Jul. 12 @NYM Did not play.
Jul. 11 @Pit 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .303 .342 .645
Jul. 10 @Pit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .304 .344 .648
Jul. 9 @Pit Did not play.
Jul. 8 Mia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .304 .344 .648
Jul. 7 Mia 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .305 .345 .650
Jul. 6 Mia 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .304 .346 .650
Jul. 5 Mia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .301 .344 .645
Jul. 4 Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .302 .345 .647
Jul. 3 Bos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .303 .349 .652
Jul. 2 Bos 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .304 .351 .655
Jul. 1 @Phi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .301 .348 .649
Jun. 30 @Phi 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .298 .348 .646
Jun. 29 @Phi 6 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .299 .350 .649
Jun. 28 @Phi 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .298 .346 .644
Jun. 26 @TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .299 .348 .647
Jun. 25 @TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .302 .352 .654
Jun. 24 Phi 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .306 .357 .663
Jun. 23 Phi 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .247 .304 .356 .660
Jun. 22 Phi 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .247 .305 .358 .663
Jun. 21 Bal 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .306 .354 .660
Jun. 20 Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .301 .340 .641
Jun. 19 Bal 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .307 .346 .653
Jun. 18 NYY 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .303 .343 .646
Jun. 17 @Tor 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 .242 .307 .348 .655
Last 7 Games 13 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 .154 .267 .231 .498
Last 14 Games 26 3 5 1 0 0 2 3 6 0 0 1 1 0 .192 .290 .231 .521
Last 30 Games 80 7 21 3 1 0 6 4 20 2 0 1 1 0 .263 .302 .325 .627

Wilmer Difo: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 63 19 6 1 1
2017 25 6 57 6 2 1 3
2016 9 3 5
2015 2

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Wilmer Difo: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 9 2

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Wilmer Difo Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018747140.189.284.524
20178417361.310.500.848
2016194120.263.474.774

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018201292205.264.358.683
2017248302159.258.327.637
20163910053.282.333.725

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018131222121.313.427.797
2017181283107.315.420.776
2016226121.182.318.652

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018144141124.181.257.496
2017151192113.219.311.588
2016368052.333.417.801
Wilmer Difo vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jhoulys Chacin MIL 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .667 .750 .667 1.417

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Wilmer Difo Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2011 19 R GUL 104 88 9.6% 7.7% 1.25 91% .296 .113
2012 20 R GUL 235 198 14.5% 14.9% 0.97 82% .317 .065
2013 21 R GUL 23 19 17.4% 13% 1.33 84% .200 .210
2013 21 A POT 20 18 10% 15% 0.67 83% .267 .056
2013 21 A HAG 56 50 8.9% 23.2% 0.38 74% .250 .160
2013 21 A AUB 136 120 7.4% 12.5% 0.59 86% .243 .116
2014 22 A HAG 610 559 6.1% 10.7% 0.57 88% .333 .155
2015 23 A POT 83 75 9.6% 15.7% 0.62 83% .356 .213
2015 23 AA HAR 381 359 3.1% 20.7% 0.15 78% .349 .108
2015 23 MAJ WAS 11 11 0% 18.2% 0.00 82% .222 .000
2016 24 AA HAR 451 410 7.5% 13.1% 0.58 86% .288 .095
2016 24 AAA SYR 5 5 0% 40% 0.00 60% .333 .000
2016 24 MAJ WAS 66 58 12.1% 18.2% 0.67 79% .333 .103
2017 25 AAA SYR 45 40 11.1% 13.3% 0.83 85% .206 .050
2017 25 MAJ WAS 365 332 6.6% 20.3% 0.32 78% .332 .099
2018 26 MAJ WAS 303 275 7.3% 18.5% 0.39 80% .294 .094
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3-Year Averages     145 133 6.9% 20% 0.34 78% .330 .090
Career     745 676 7.2% 19.3% 0.38 79% .314 .096

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Wilmer Difo Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
2B 2017 137.7 -3 - -2 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 493.7 4 8 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3B 2017 51.7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 143 0 - 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
SS 2017 473.3 14 - 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 25.3 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LF 2017 7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CF 2017 6 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF 2017 17 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Wilmer Difo    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.39 BB/K
WEAK
7.3% BB Rate
WEAK
18.5% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.640 OPS
TERRIBLE
.302 OBP
POOR
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.244 AVG
WEAK
.294 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.338 SLG
TERRIBLE
.094 ISO
TERRIBLE

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Wilmer Difo: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Difo is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies.

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Difo went 2-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

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Difo went 1-for-3 with a triple, a run and two RBI in Tuesday's win over Tampa Bay.

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Difo went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Saturday against the Marlins.

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Difo went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Phillies.

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Difo went 2-for-2 with two walks, a solo homer and two additional runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

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Difo went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI in Monday's win over the Pirates.

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Difo is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks.

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Difo got the start at third base and hit seventh Monday, going 2-for-4 with two RBI and a stolen base in an 8-6 win over the Mets.

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Difo went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and a stolen base in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Reds.

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Difo is 6-for-38 with one stolen base and two RBI in 14 spring training games.

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Difo is starting at second base and batting sixth Tuesday against the Braves, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

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Difo is out of Saturday's lineup against the Brewers, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports.

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Difo got the start at second base Wednesday, going 2-for-4 with a solo home run.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

After a solid but unspectacular 2015 at Double-A, Difo surprisingly found himself returning to Harrisburg last season, as the Nationals' offseason additions up the middle left no room for him at Triple-A. He didn't exactly force the organization's hand, as some aspects of his game took a step backwards in 2016, especially his efficiency as a base stealer. There were encouraging signs hidden behind a decline in his BABIP, though. His walk rate went up, his strikeout rate down, and Difo found himself on the postseason roster as insurance while Daniel Murphy dealt with a leg injury. This offseason proved to be a much better one for the switch-hitter's job prospects. With Trea Turner taking over at shortstop and Danny Espinosa now an Angel, things seemed to be looking up for Difo, although his future is looking a bit murkier following the return of Stephen Drew. Difo may have to start the season at Triple-A, but if he continues to progress, he could find his way up to the big leagues once again.

2016

A speedster who has shown some surprising pop in the minors, Difo crushed High-A pitching to begin 2015, forcing a quick promotion to Double-A and eventually landing him a couple of cups of coffee with the big club. His plate discipline took a tumble at the higher levels, but Difo's 30-for-32 success rate on the basepaths highlighted his primary offensive skill, and his glovework at either middle infield position has been impeccable. The biggest question for the switch-hitting Difo is when he'll get a chance as a regular. He turns 24 right after Opening Day, and Danny Espinosa and Trea Turner are ahead of him on the organizational depth chart at shortstop following Ian Desmond's departure. With Daniel Murphy and Anthony Rendon manning second and third base, it is hard to see where Difo will fit in 2016. He may have to wait his turn and work on that plate discipline at Triple-A until the Nats have a vacancy, or get traded to a less crowded situation.

2015

Difo spent an entire season with a full-season affiliate for the first time in his career in 2014, and the results were impressive. The 22-year-old split his time between second base and shortstop, showing more consistent defensive chops at the former position. While he failed to appear on most preseason organizational top prospect lists for the Nats, Difo opened plenty of eyes last season with his combination of power and speed, which included a 49-for-58 mark as a basestealer. Listed at 6-feet and 175 pounds, the switch-hitting Difo hit the ball on the ground less frequently last season, showing increased pop and maximizing the value of his plus-speed. The 14 home runs he hit last season were more than double his total from the previous four seasons combined. Difo will make the move to High-A in 2015, but he could begin to move a bit more quickly through the Nats' system after taking a few years to solve rookie ball.