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Stephen Drew

34-Year-Old Shortstop – Free Agent

2017 Stats

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.253

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1

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17

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9

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2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The 33-year-old utility man posted a solid season with the Nationals in 2016, slashing .266/.339/.524 in 165 plate appearances. With MVP finalist Daniel Murphy holding down second base for Washington,...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 202   DOB: 3/16/1983   BORN: Hahira, GA   COLLEGE: Florida State   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Stephen Drew Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Nationals in January of 2017.

September 30, 2017  –  Stephen Drew News

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Drew (abdomen) was activated from the disabled list Saturday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

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Stephen Drew 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
2005 22 A LAN 38 175 149 33 58 29 16 3 10 39 1 1 26 25 0 0 0 .389 .486 .738 1.224
2005 22 AA TEN 27 113 101 11 22 9 5 0 4 13 2 3 12 24 0 0 0 .218 .301 .386 .687
2006 23 AAA TUC 83 383 342 55 97 32 16 3 13 51 3 3 33 50 1 7 0 .284 .340 .462 .802
2006 23 MAJ ARI 59 226 209 27 66 25 13 7 5 23 2 0 14 50 2 1 0 .316 .357 .517 .874
2007 24 MAJ ARI 150 619 543 60 129 44 28 4 12 60 9 0 60 100 5 8 3 .238 .313 .370 .683
2008 25 MAJ ARI 152 663 611 91 178 76 44 11 21 67 3 3 41 109 3 7 1 .291 .333 .502 .836
2009 26 AAA REN 2 9 9 0 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .556 .889
2009 26 MAJ ARI 135 595 533 71 139 53 29 12 12 65 5 1 49 87 5 7 1 .261 .320 .428 .748
2010 27 MAJ ARI 151 633 565 83 157 60 33 12 15 61 10 5 62 108 2 1 3 .278 .352 .458 .810
2011 28 MAJ ARI 86 354 321 44 81 31 21 5 5 45 4 4 30 74 1 1 1 .252 .317 .396 .713
2012 29 AA MOB 2 9 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 .200 .556 .200 .756
2012 29 AAA REN 9 40 36 6 9 4 1 1 2 5 0 0 4 6 0 0 0 .250 .325 .500 .825
2012 29 MAJ OAK 39 172 152 21 38 10 5 0 5 16 1 1 18 41 0 2 0 .250 .326 .382 .708
2012 29 MAJ ARI 40 155 135 17 26 11 8 1 2 12 0 1 19 35 0 1 0 .193 .290 .311 .601
2012  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ OAK/ARI 79 327 287 38 64 21 13 1 7 28 1 2 37 76 0 3 0 .223 .309 .348 .657
2013 30 AA POR 6 23 20 1 4 3 2 0 1 4 0 0 2 4 0 1 0 .200 .261 .450 .711
2013 30 MAJ BOS 124 501 442 57 112 50 29 8 13 67 6 0 54 124 0 4 1 .253 .333 .443 .776
2014 31 A GRE 3 9 8 1 3 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 .375 .444 .625 1.069
2014 31 AAA PAW 4 14 13 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 .154 .214 .231 .445
2014 31 MAJ NYY 46 155 140 7 21 11 8 0 3 15 0 0 13 36 0 2 0 .150 .219 .271 .490
2014 31 MAJ BOS 39 145 131 11 23 11 6 1 4 11 1 1 14 39 0 0 0 .176 .255 .328 .583
2014  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ NYY/BOS 85 300 271 18 44 22 14 1 7 26 1 1 27 75 0 2 0 .162 .237 .299 .536
2015 32 MAJ NYY 131 428 383 43 77 34 16 1 17 44 0 2 37 71 4 3 1 .201 .271 .381 .652
2016 33 A POT 5 15 12 0 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 .250 .400 .333 .733
2016 33 MAJ WAS 70 165 143 24 38 20 11 1 8 21 0 1 16 31 0 4 2 .266 .339 .524 .863
2017 34 MAJ WAS 46 106 95 9 24 8 7 0 1 17 0 0 8 21 0 3 0 .253 .302 .358 .660
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3-Year Averages     95 296 265 28 53 24 13 1 10 30 0 1 26 59 1 3 1 .200 .271 .370 .641
Career  (View All)     1268 4,917 4,403 565 1,109 444 258 63 123 524 41 19 435 926 22 44 13 .252 .318 .423 .741

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Stephen Drew: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 2 11 13
2016 21 12 12 1
2015 123 4 15
2014 34 51 1
2013 124
2012 75
2011 84
2010 147
2009 132 1

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Stephen Drew Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201751020.400.400.900
2016163000.188.250.485
2015859380.235.400.690

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20179081150.244.356.646
2016127218210.276.559.910
20152983414360.191.376.642

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20174671100.261.435.768
201685176140.259.576.910
2015186199170.183.355.610

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017492070.245.286.555
2016587270.276.448.797
2015197248270.218.406.693
Stephen Drew vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Stephen Drew Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 22 A LAN 175 149 14.9% 14.3% 1.04 83% .421 .349
2005 22 AA TEN 113 101 10.6% 21.2% 0.50 76% .247 .168
2006 23 AAA TUC 383 342 8.6% 13.1% 0.66 85% .294 .178
2006 23 MAJ ARI 226 209 6.2% 22.1% 0.28 76% .394 .201
2007 24 MAJ ARI 619 543 9.7% 16.2% 0.60 82% .267 .132
2008 25 MAJ ARI 663 611 6.2% 16.4% 0.38 82% .322 .211
2009 26 AAA REN 9 9 0% 11.1% 0.00 89% .375 .223
2009 26 MAJ ARI 595 533 8.2% 14.6% 0.56 84% .288 .167
2010 27 MAJ ARI 633 565 9.8% 17.1% 0.57 81% .321 .180
2011 28 MAJ ARI 354 321 8.5% 20.9% 0.41 77% .313 .144
2012 29 AA MOB 9 5 44.4% 11.1% 4.00 80% .250 .000
2012 29 AAA REN 40 36 10% 15% 0.67 83% .250 .250
2012 29 MAJ OAK 172 152 10.5% 23.8% 0.44 73% .306 .132
2012 29 MAJ ARI 155 135 12.3% 22.6% 0.54 74% .242 .118
2012  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ OAK/ARI 327 287 11.3% 23.2% 0.49 74% .275 .125
2013 30 AA POR 23 20 8.7% 17.4% 0.50 80% .188 .250
2013 30 MAJ BOS 501 442 10.8% 24.8% 0.44 72% .320 .190
2014 31 A GRE 9 8 11.1% 44.4% 0.25 50% .750 .250
2014 31 AAA PAW 14 13 7.1% 35.7% 0.20 62% .250 .077
2014 31 MAJ NYY 155 140 8.4% 23.2% 0.36 74% .175 .121
2014 31 MAJ BOS 145 131 9.7% 26.9% 0.36 70% .216 .152
2014  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ NYY/BOS 300 271 9% 25% 0.36 72% .194 .137
2015 32 MAJ NYY 428 383 8.6% 16.6% 0.52 81% .201 .180
2016 33 A POT 15 12 13.3% 6.7% 2.00 92% .273 .083
2016 33 MAJ WAS 165 143 9.7% 18.8% 0.52 78% .278 .258
2017 34 MAJ WAS 106 95 7.5% 19.8% 0.38 78% .303 .105
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3-Year Averages     296 265 8.8% 19.9% 0.44 78% .216 .170
Career     4,917 4,403 8.8% 18.8% 0.47 79% .290 .171

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Stephen Drew Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 2B 892.3 -5 160 -1 -4 0 475 1 247 -2 -8 2 5
2015 3B 13 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 3 0 0 0 0
2015 SS 88.7 0 26 1 -1 0 27 1 31 2 1 0 0
2016 2B 144.3 3 31 3 0 0 79 1 27 0 2 1 0
2016 3B 86.3 3 15 3 0 3 73 3 20 2 0 1 2
2016 SS 67.7 -4 16 -4 0 0 40 -3 15 0 -1 -3 0
2017 2B 17 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0
2017 3B 68.7 0 7 0 0 0 45 -1 20 0 0 -1 1
2017 SS 91.7 0 20 0 0 0 43 -1 20 -1 -1 0 1
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 2B 0 0 0 -3 0 -3
2015 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 SS 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 2B 0 0 -1 3 0 2
2016 3B -1 0 0 2 0 1
2016 SS 0 0 0 -3 0 -3
2017 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 SS 0 -1 0 0 0 -1

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2017 Stat Review for Stephen Drew    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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0.38 BB/K
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7.5% BB Rate
WEAK
19.8% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.660 OPS
TERRIBLE
.302 OBP
POOR
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.253 AVG
WEAK
.303 BABIP
AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.358 SLG
TERRIBLE
.105 ISO
TERRIBLE

Stephen Drew: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Drew (abdomen) will not be ready for the NLDS but could be available later in the playoffs if the Nationals advance, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.

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Drew (abdomen) was able to play catch Sunday, William Ladson of MLB.com reports.

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Drew (abdomen) said he hopes to play in some games next week, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

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Drew (abdomen) took some at-bats during a simulated game and jogged in the outfield Tuesday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

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Manager Dusty Baker said it would be a miracle if Drew (abdomen) returned from the disabled list before the end of the season, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

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Drew (abdomen) was out on the field taking batting practice prior to Wednesday's game against the Braves, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

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Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday that Drew (abdomen) could require surgery for an undisclosed injury that could sideline him for the remainder of the season, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Drew suffered through a miserable 2014 campaign with both the Red Sox and Yankees, slashing just .162/.237/.299 in 85 games between the two rivals, but there was hope that the 2015 season would be different after having the benefit of a full spring training. Though his power returned — his 17 home runs were behind only Brian Dozier and Robinson Cano among second basemen — Drew once again struggled to get above the Mendoza Line. A vestibular concussion ended the 32-year-old's season prematurely, as he missed the final two weeks. The expectation is that he will open 2016 in a utility role after inking a one-year deal with Washington. He's also lost shortstop eligibility in many leagues after making 15 appearances at the position in 2015, but it's possible he could regain that eligibility and see more time than expected if Trea Turner fails to live up to the hype upon arrival.

2015

Drew passed on a $14.1 million qualifying offer from the Red Sox last offseason, testing the waters of free agency while seeking a multi-year deal elsewhere. The decision backfired, as teams were unwilling to give him a suitable contract and forfeit an early-round draft pick to acquire his services. When Will Middlebrooks landed on the DL and Xander Bogaerts was moved to third base, Drew signed a one-year, $10 million deal with the Red Sox in late May – getting the pro-rated amount of the qualifying offer that he passed on – but having to find a way to get back into game shape and start hitting big league pitching without the benefit of spring training. He never got on track, and was eventually traded to the Yankees for Kelly Johnson at the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Defensively, he's still a viable shortstop. However, it's not clear what infield position he'll play after re-signing with the Yankees. Still, there's reason to believe that he might be able to rebound at the plate with a normal progression through spring training.

2014

Drew had a nice bounce-back season in 2013 that should get him a multi-year offer. His percentages don't jump out, but his 13 homers and 67 RBI were among the best at his position, and his glove played well all year long. In between a dreadful April (.154) and his epic struggles in the postseason (6-for-54, 19 strikeouts), Drew was a pretty competent hitter in the lower third of Boston's order. An average hitter with good pop for a shortstop, Drew should be a safe selection in fantasy leagues as long as a finds a home.

2013

Drew started the year still rehabbing his ankle after a gruesome injury suffered in a slide at home plate in 2011. After struggling to hit after his return in late June, the Diamondbacks sent him to the A's, who were very much in need of a shortstop. He had a few big hits for the A's, but really did not hit well for them either. The A's opted not to exercise Drew's $10 million dollar option, making him a free agent. The Red Sox signed Drew to a one-year deal in December. He is a tough guy to project as he has shown some nice flashes during stretches of his career, but he's played in just 165 games over the last two seasons. Drew appeared to be settling in again in September for the A's as he hit .275/.342/.451 with five homers and 14 RBI over 26 games, numbers on par with his last full healthy season in 2010 (.278/.352/.458) with Arizona.

2012

A gruesome injury in July turned out to be a season-ending fractured ankle for Drew, and the D-Backs' offensive production at shortstop suffered the rest of the way. His numbers were down across the board before the injury and it may have been the byproduct of an abdominal strain that slowed him down during spring training. Whether that injury was related to the groin woes that slowed him last season is unclear, but Drew had surgery to repair a sports hernia in October and was unable to run or participate in baseball activities at press time. Watch his progress closely during spring training, as Drew should come at a discount on draft day and would be worth the risk as he's playing for a long-term contract in 2012. His combination of power and speed remains intriguing as he heads into his age-29 season.

2011

For the second consecutive season, Drew improved his walk rate (10 percent) and returned to his form of being the upper-tier fantasy shortstop that he was in 2008 when he swatted 21 homers. Still in his peak at age 28, Drew may never become the elite offensive force many projected him to be as a top prospect, but he's an above-average hitter with an ability to handle shortstop better than most at his position. Considering that he hit 11 homers in 267 at-bats after the All-Star break, we wouldn't be shocked by a 20-25 homer campaign, and his seemingly undeserved "bust" label should keep the acquisition price low on draft day.

2010

Nearly 10 percent of Drew's flyballs landed in the bleachers when he hit 21 homers in 2008, but that number shrunk to 6.3 percent last season and resulted in a power outage to the tune of 12 long balls. At 27, Drew is entering his prime and it wouldn't be all that surprising to see him push his way back into the 15-20 homer range on the strength of an improving eye at the plate. The D-Backs continue to move him around in their lineup, despite the fact that he's been very productive when given the chance to lead off. Other than his continuing struggles against left-handed pitching (.200/.237/.336, 8:26 BB:K in 140 at-bats), there's still plenty to like here even after a disappointing 2009 campaign. Drew still has the tools to firmly entrench himself as a top-10 option at shortstop.

2009

In a classic case where the numbers don't tell the entire story, Drew emerged as a consistently productive option in the leadoff spot for manager Bob Melvin. Atop the Arizona lineup, Drew maintained a .313/.361/.528 line with 11 homers and 39 RBI in 335 at-bats when deployed from the leadoff spot. The power surge is definitely encouraging, while the only lingering questions that Drew needs to answer will focus on his plate discipline, as his walk rate tumbled down to six percent after he walked 10 percent of the time in 2007. He'll never be a regular thief on the basepaths, but 20-homer power with double-digit steals potential in the middle infield should peak plenty of interest at the draft table.

2008

Across the board, Drew fell well short of expectations in 2007. Prior to the All-Star break, he went deep just four times (76.5 AB/HR), before settling in and driving the ball out of the yard more frequently in the second half (29.6 AB/HR). The dip in batting average was expected -- albeit to a much lesser extent than the eventual results -- after he hit .316 during the final two of months of 2006. Drew's .271 BABIP mark is a good indication that he'll be able to bounce back, after posting an equally fluky .396 mark during his rookie season. If the second half power rate is carries into 2008, look for 15-20 homers and double-digit steals with the potential for improvements in RBI, especially if he's able to bat sixth or seventh, where he enjoyed of most his success last season.

2007

As nice as the batting average and power were, Drew's strikeout rate and K:BB changed dramatically when he moved from Triple-A to the majors. That's a sign that he was overmatched, and may not sustain the .314 AVG. Even at .270, he brings enough power to be a good fantasy shortstop, with 100-run and 100-RBI potential in a good D'backs lineup.

2006

A first-rounder in the 2004 draft, Drew finally signed in May 2005 and kicked off his pro career with guns blazing in the high-A Cal League. He was a bit less impressive in a brief, injury-marred Double-A stint, but put up great numbers again in the Arizona Fall League. With a strong spring, Drew could be the Opening Day starter at shortstop for Arizona, but he might not be ready that quickly. In an ideal world, the Diamondbacks would let Drew start the year at Double-A and then call him up before September. It'll be very interesting to see which super-prospect Arizona moves from shortstop first, Drew or Justin Upton. Drew can settle that question by nailing down a regular job by yearend.

2005

Drew was Arizona's top pick in the 2004 draft, but has neither signed with the Diamondbacks nor re-enrolled at Florida State. If Arizona does sign him before the 2005 draft, there's a slim chance he could see major league action this year, although he probably wouldn't be ready. Still, he's a five-tool prospect, so hang onto him in your keeper league for now.

2004

The brother of Braves’ outfielder, J.D. Drew, he’s a five-tool athlete with power potential and outstanding defensive instincts. May not be suitable as a major league shortstop, and scouts question whether he’s hungry enough to excel in the pros. He's a Scott Boras client, which will make him very difficult to sign.