Hazelbaker
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Hazelbaker was a frequently used bench player during his time on the D-backs' 25-man roster, but he also spent a fair amount of time at Triple-A Reno in 2017. Between the two levels, he hit eight homers and stole 12 bases over 272 total plate appearances, flashing a combo o... read more
Hazelbaker was a frequently used bench player during his time on the D-backs' 25-man roster, but he also spent a fair amount of time at Triple-A Reno in 2017. Between the two levels, he hit eight homers and stole 12 bases over 272 total plate appearances, flashing a combo of power and speed similar to his output in the upper levels of the Cardinals' system. Contact issues were still present at both levels, as he struck out 27.0 percent of the time in Reno and 32.8 percent of the time in Arizona last season. If he sticks on a major-league roster in 2018, Hazelbaker figures to be a bench player as a left-handed pinch-hitting option capable of covering any of the three outfield spots as needed. He's already 30 years old, however, so his path to anything that resembles semi-regular playing time will likely require multiple injuries to the players ahead of him on the organizational depth chart.
LEAGUE: AAA    BATS: L    Throws: R    HT: 6'3"    WT: 200 lbs.    DOB: 8/14/1987    Drafted: 4th Rd in 2009Show Contract
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Jeremy Hazelbaker Contract Info:
Signed minor league contract with Cardinals in December 2015.
Dealt to Minnesota
OFMinnesota Twins  AAA
July 19, 2018
Hazelbaker was traded from the Rays to the Twins on Thursday in exchange for cash considerations.
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2018 Stat Review for Jeremy Hazelbaker
0.27 BB/K
POOR
9.2 % BB Rate
GOOD
34.7 % K Rate
TERRIBLE
0.690 OPS
POOR
0.293 OBP
TERRIBLE
0.210 AVG
TERRIBLE
0.301 BABIP
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  1. Jeremy Hazelbaker 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Jeremy Hazelbaker 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Hazelbaker got off to a hot start at the plate in 2016 and played in 46 games through the end of May. The 28-year-old rookie predictably cooled off and was optioned to Triple-A Memphis in mid-June. He responded well to the demotion, posting a 152 wRC+ in 13 games in the Pacific Coast League before being summoned back to the big leagues after the All-Star break. Unfortunately, he saw just 76 at-bats with a .211/.310/.474 slash line after returning to St. Louis. His second half decline was largely fueled by a .212 BABIP, as he actually cut his strikeout rate from 33.3 percent to 21.3 percent while upping his walk rate from 5.2 percent to 12.4 percent and not sacrificing power. The Diamondbacks claimed him on waivers after the season, but this does not necessarily ease playing time concerns as Arizona already has ample outfield depth.
  3. Jeremy Hazelbaker 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Hazelbaker is a 28-year-old rookie who will compete for a reserve outfielder role, which will limit his fantasy appeal outside NL-only formats. It's worth keeping in mind that the Cardinals have had success with late-20s breakouts in the outfield before -- think Ryan Ludwick and Rick Ankiel. That's not to say we should expect great things from Hazelbaker, but it's worth keeping in mind if a starting outfielder goes down with an injury.
  4. Jeremy Hazelbaker 2013 Preseason Outlook
    Hazelbaker started 2012 in Double-A before getting a late-season look at Triple-A Pawtucket. He continued to make strides at plate, becoming less aggressive, but still has work to do in recognizing pitches. This leads to poor swings and contact, resulting in too many strikeouts or not enough plate coverage. Hazelbaker needs to tighten up the swing. His frame has filled out over time and he belted a career-high 19 homers in 2012, while maintaining a speed component. There are a few outfielders vying for regular at-bats at the upper level of the organization, so we'll need to see how they skate out.
  5. Jeremy Hazelbaker 2012 Preseason Outlook
    Hazelbaker earned himself a mid-season promotion from High-A Salem to Double-A Portland. He continues to make strides in his plate approach, but still has work to do, particularly in covering more of the dish. Hazelbaker's added some bulk to his frame and that has led to more power, but he hasn't sacrificed any of the speed he flashed when he stole 63 bags in 2010. He should start in center field in Portland, where we'll be looking for him to make more and better contact, reduce his strikeouts and use the opposite field.
  6. Jeremy Hazelbaker 2011 Preseason Outlook
    After struggling in his initial exposure to professional baseball in 2009, Hazelbaker showed some improvement at the plate in 2010. In particular, he was more patient and didn't jump at the first pitch that looked like a strike, but he can be over-aggressive once he does swing. He made better contact and showcased some extra-base and home-run power, despite still being on the thin side. But he still strikes out too often for someone who projects as a leadoff hitter at this stage. Continued pitch recognition and the ability to handle the full repertoire of pitches are his goals in 2011. As well as learning the angles in the outfield to take as a center-fielder. He'll likely open the season at High-A Salem.
  7. Jeremy Hazelbaker 2010 Preseason Outlook
    Hazelbaker, 22, went from Ball State to Low-A Greenville and predictably was challenged (.167/.280/.233) by the higher-level competition. The Red Sox aren't placing too much stock in the 2009 season, so Hazelbaker gets a fresh start in 2010. A good contact hitter in college, Hazelbaker looks to carry that over as he gets more comfortable with the Drive in his second year. Right now, he's looking like a center fielder and leadoff hitter with plus speed. He showed average power in high school, and should pile up some doubles with improved contact and his speed.
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Dealt to Minnesota
OFMinnesota Twins  AAA
July 19, 2018
Hazelbaker was traded from the Rays to the Twins on Thursday in exchange for cash considerations.
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Outrighted to Triple-A
OFTampa Bay Rays  AAA
July 10, 2018
Hazelbaker was outrighted to Triple-A Durham on Monday.
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Designated for assignment
OFTampa Bay Rays  AAA
July 6, 2018
Hazelbaker was designated for assignment Friday.
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Dealt to Rays
OFTampa Bay Rays  AAA
April 10, 2018
Hazelbaker was traded to the Rays for cash considerations Tuesday.
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Designated for assignment
OFArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
April 6, 2018
Hazelbaker was designated for assignment by Arizona on Friday.
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