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Wilmer Difo

25-Year-Old Shortstop – Washington Nationals

2017 Stats

AVG

.271

HR

5

RBI

21

R

47

SB

10

2018 RotoWire 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 regress...

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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  

September 19, 2017  –  Wilmer Difo News

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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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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 AUB 33 136 120 15 26 8 3 4 1 6 3 2 10 17 2 1 3 .217 .291 .333 .624
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
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
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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)     170 442 401 62 108 23 13 4 6 28 13 1 32 88 5 3 1 .269 .323 .367 .689

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Wilmer Difo Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games 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
Oct. 1 Pit 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .319 .370 .689
Sep. 30 Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .322 .374 .696
Sep. 29 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 28 Pit 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .326 .378 .704
Sep. 27 @Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .322 .374 .696
Sep. 26 @Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .323 .375 .698
Sep. 25 @Phi 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .276 .324 .376 .700
Sep. 24 @NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .325 .378 .703
Sep. 23 @NYM 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .326 .379 .705
Sep. 22 @NYM 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .324 .377 .701
Sep. 21 @Atl 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .322 .379 .701
Sep. 20 @Atl 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .323 .380 .703
Sep. 19 @Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .322 .379 .701
Sep. 17 LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .326 .384 .710
Sep. 16 LAD 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .327 .385 .712
Sep. 15 LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .325 .383 .708
Sep. 14 Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .326 .385 .711
Sep. 13 Atl 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .330 .390 .720
Sep. 12 Atl 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .331 .392 .723
Sep. 10 Phi 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .332 .393 .725
Sep. 9 Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .330 .388 .718
Sep. 8 Phi Did not play.
Sep. 7 Phi 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .281 .331 .389 .720
Sep. 6 @Mia 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .332 .391 .723
Sep. 5 @Mia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .334 .395 .729
Sep. 4 @Mia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .336 .396 .732
Sep. 3 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .337 .398 .735
Sep. 2 @Mil 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .341 .404 .745
Sep. 1 @Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .339 .401 .740
Aug. 31 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .340 .406 .746
Last 7 Games 17 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 .176 .222 .235 .457
Last 14 Games 31 3 6 1 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 .194 .242 .226 .468
Last 30 Games 67 5 13 2 0 0 1 3 15 2 0 0 0 0 .194 .229 .224 .453

Wilmer Difo: MLB Games Played By Position

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

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Wilmer Difo Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20178417361.310.500.848
2016194120.263.474.774
201530000.000.000.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017248302159.258.327.637
20163910053.282.333.725
201581000.250.250.500

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017181283107.315.420.776
2016226121.182.318.652
201590000.111.111.222

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017151192113.219.311.588
2016368052.333.417.801
201521000.500.5001.000
Wilmer Difo vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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 AUB 136 120 7.4% 12.5% 0.59 86% .243 .116
2013 21 A HAG 56 50 8.9% 23.2% 0.38 74% .250 .160
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
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3-Year Averages     145 133 6.9% 20% 0.34 78% .330 .090
Career     442 401 7.2% 19.9% 0.36 78% .329 .098

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Wilmer Difo Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 2B 65 0 18 0 0 0 28 -1 4 0 0 1 -2
2016 3B 19.3 0 3 0 0 0 6 1 7 0 0 -1 1
2016 SS 28 2 6 2 0 0 10 1 2 0 2 0 -1
2017 2B 137.7 -2 30 0 -2 0 96 -1 22 -1 1 -1 -1
2017 3B 51.7 0 6 1 -1 1 18 0 12 1 -1 1 1
2017 SS 473.3 19 120 15 4 0 252 13 153 5 -1 3 12
2017 LF 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2017 CF 6 0 3 0 0 6 0 1 1
2017 RF 17 -1 7 0 -1 9 0 3 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 SS 0 -1 0 1 0 0
2017 2B 0 0 -1 -2 0 -3
2017 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 SS 0 0 0 14 0 14
2017 LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 RF 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 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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0.32 BB/K
WEAK
6.6% BB Rate
WEAK
20.3% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

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.689 OPS
POOR
.319 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.271 AVG
AVERAGE
.332 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.370 SLG
TERRIBLE
.099 ISO
TERRIBLE

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for Wilmer Difo

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

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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Difo will start in right field and bat eighth Tuesday against the Marlins, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.

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Difo is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Padres, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

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Difo went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Wednesday's loss to the Angels.

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Difo went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored during a loss to the Rockies in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader.

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Difo went 2-for-5 with his third homer of the season in Thursday's blowout victory over the Brewers.

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Difo is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Brewers.

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Difo went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a second run scored in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.

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Difo will bat second and start in left field Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

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Difo is out of the lineup Monday against the Reds, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

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Difo went 3-for-5 with one RBI and one walk during Sunday's victory over the Reds.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.