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Steven Souza

29-Year-Old Outfielder – Arizona Diamondbacks

2018 Stats

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.163

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0

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1

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1

SB

1

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Souza might've had one of the quietest high-impact performances last year, as his upside was finally realized. The righty launched 27 of his 30 home runs against right-handers, doing away with concern...

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STATUS:  10-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Pectoral     EST. RETURN:  6/29/2018
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    Show ContractHide Contract

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Steven Souza Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $3.55 million deal with the Rays in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.

June 19, 2018  –  Steven Souza News

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Souza underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed reduced swelling of his right pectoral muscle, but doctors didn't clear him to resume a throwing program, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

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Steven 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 POT 27 107 91 16 29 9 2 1 6 13 7 1 13 25 0 0 3 .319 .421 .560 .981
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
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 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 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 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
2015 26 A+ CHA 2 7 6 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .167 .286 .333 .619
2015 26 AAA DUR 3 11 10 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 .200 .273 .200 .473
2015 26 MAJ TB 110 426 373 59 84 32 15 1 16 40 12 6 46 144 1 1 5 .225 .318 .399 .717
2016 27 A+ CHA 1 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
2016 27 MAJ TB 120 468 430 58 106 35 17 1 17 49 7 6 31 159 0 2 5 .247 .303 .409 .712
2017 28 MAJ TB 148 617 523 78 125 53 21 2 30 78 16 4 84 179 2 1 7 .239 .351 .459 .810
2018 29 MAJ ARI 14 47 43 1 7 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 4 13 0 0 0 .163 .234 .186 .420
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3-Year Averages     126 502 442 65 105 39 17 1 21 55 11 5 53 160 1 1 5 .238 .325 .423 .748
Career  (View All)     413 1,584 1,392 198 325 123 54 4 65 170 36 17 168 502 3 4 17 .233 .323 .418 .741

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Steven Souza 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
Jun. 23 @Pit Did not play.
Jun. 22 @Pit Did not play.
Jun. 21 @Pit Did not play.
Jun. 19 @LAA Did not play.
Jun. 18 @LAA Did not play.
Jun. 17 NYM Did not play.
Jun. 16 NYM Did not play.
Jun. 15 NYM Did not play.
Jun. 14 NYM Did not play.
Jun. 13 Pit Did not play.
Jun. 12 Pit Did not play.
Jun. 11 Pit Did not play.
Jun. 10 @Col Did not play.
Jun. 9 @Col Did not play.
Jun. 8 @Col Did not play.
Jun. 6 @SF Did not play.
Jun. 5 @SF Did not play.
Jun. 4 @SF Did not play.
Jun. 3 Mia Did not play.
Jun. 2 Mia Did not play.
Jun. 1 Mia Did not play.
May. 30 Cin Did not play.
May. 29 Cin Did not play.
May. 28 Cin Did not play.
May. 27 @Oak Did not play.
May. 26 @Oak Did not play.
May. 25 @Oak Did not play.
May. 23 @Mil Did not play.
May. 22 @Mil Did not play.
May. 21 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .163 .234 .186 .420
Last 7 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Games 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Steven Souza: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 12 1 12
2017 139 3 138 6
2016 113 3 111 6
2015 103 103 3
2014 13 4 1 8

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Steven Souza Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201870001.571.5711.196
2017141223168.262.397.785
2016120155120.233.383.653

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018361010.083.111.265
20173825627628.230.482.819
20163104312377.252.419.735

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018340011.118.147.290
20172483614368.218.431.789
2016205247231.239.400.685

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201891000.333.333.833
20172754216428.258.484.829
20162253410266.253.418.738
Steven Souza vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Trevor Williams PIT 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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Steven 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% .278 .201
2011 22 A POT 478 390 15.7% 27.4% 0.57 66% .308 .139
2012 23 A POT 107 91 12.1% 23.4% 0.52 73% .383 .241
2012 23 A HAG 293 262 7.5% 16.7% 0.45 81% .294 .286
2013 24 R GUL 15 10 20% 26.7% 0.75 60% .286 .100
2013 24 AA HAR 323 273 12.7% 23.5% 0.54 72% .360 .257
2014 25 A HAG 2 2 0% 50% 0.00 50% 1.000 .000
2014 25 A POT 10 9 0% 40% 0.00 56% .200 .000
2014 25 AAA SYR 407 346 12.8% 18.4% 0.69 78% .398 .240
2014 25 MAJ WAS 26 23 11.5% 26.9% 0.43 70% .071 .261
2015 26 A+ CHA 7 6 14.3% 14.3% 1.00 83% .200 .166
2015 26 AAA DUR 11 10 0% 36.4% 0.00 60% .333 .000
2015 26 MAJ TB 426 373 10.8% 33.8% 0.32 61% .318 .174
2016 27 A+ CHA 4 3 25% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2016 27 MAJ TB 468 430 6.6% 34% 0.19 63% .348 .162
2017 28 MAJ TB 617 523 13.6% 29% 0.47 66% .302 .220
2018 29 MAJ ARI 47 43 8.5% 27.7% 0.31 70% .233 .023
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3-Year Averages     502 442 10.6% 31.9% 0.33 64% .321 .185
Career     1,584 1,392 10.6% 31.7% 0.33 64% .314 .185

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Steven Souza 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(?)
CF 2018 0.3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF 2018 101.7 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Steven Souza    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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0.31 BB/K
WEAK
8.5% BB Rate
GOOD
27.7% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.420 OPS
TERRIBLE
.234 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.163 AVG
TERRIBLE
.233 BABIP
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Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.186 SLG
TERRIBLE
.023 ISO
TERRIBLE

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

Souza (pectoral) will continue throwing and take live batting practice Friday, Jack Magruder of The Sports Xchange reports.

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Souza (pectoral) began a throwing program Wednesday, Katherine Fitzgerald of The Arizona Republic reports.

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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo (pectoral) said Souza would begin a throwing program either Tuesday or Wednesday, Justin Toscano of MLB.com reports.

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Souza (pectoral) is scheduled to undergo a follow-up MRI on Monday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

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Souza (pectoral) will participate in live hitting against Robbie Ray and Jorge De La Rosa on Saturday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

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Souza underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed he's still dealing with some swelling in his right pectoral area, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

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Souza (pectoral) will undergo a follow-up MRI on Monday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Souza struggled to make consistent contact once again in 2016 before undergoing hip surgery in late September. He struck out in more than one-third of his 468 plate appearances while his contact rate languished at an unsightly 63 percent. Despite the difficulties, however, Souza did bump up his average 22 points to .247 in his sophomore campaign, while setting new career highs in home runs and RBI. The slugging outfielder's hip is expected to be fully healthy by the time spring training rolls around, so the hope is that Souza will be able to hit the ground running in the new season. With even a marginal improvement in plate discipline and better health, he could reach 20 homers for the first time while perhaps adding double-digit stolen bases.

2016

The plan was to give Souza the everyday job in right field to replace Wil Myers. The Rays reportedly grew tired of Myers because of his issues at the plate and in the field and a perceived unwillingness to improve. Souza had some of the same issues himself in 2015 as he would take strikes to fall behind and then swing at balls out of the zone to get himself out. He flashed big power at times as he punished mistakes by pitchers, but good velocity up or breaking balls away were a problem for him all season long. He missed six weeks in the second half with a wrist injury, and that issue affected him at the plate the rest of the way as he had just five extra-base hits upon his return, but did hit .277/.385/.385 in those 78 plate appearances. He turns 27 very early into the 2016 season, and must start making more contact.

2015

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 the Year. However, it was his diving catch to preserve Jordan Zimmermann's no-hitter in the ninth inning of an otherwise meaningless September game that most people will remember about his season. The 26-year-old didn't do much offensively in his brief time in the big leagues, but he's clearly got nothing left to prove in the minors. He may get a chance at a regular role in the majors after he was traded to Tampa Bay in the offseason.

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.