Jeimer Candelario
Jeimer Candelario
25-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
Detroit Tigers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Defense gets prospects to the major leagues while offense keeps them there. Candelario had a strong sophomore season defensively after barely losing his rookie status in 2017. The counting stats show mostly a repeat of his efforts at Triple-A, as he has been working on getting more loft to his swing over the past two seasons. He has improved a 1.5 groundball-to-flyball ratio down to around 1:1. That said, his pull tendencies (46.6%), high strikeout rate (25.8%) and below-average speed led to batting average challenges. It is tough to have a sub-.225 average with an 11% walk rate, but Candelario pulled it off last season. His switch-hitting abilities are rather lopsided as he is 15% below the league average for his career against righties while being 30% above league average against lefties. The batting average struggles will continue as long as his splits remain that stark. Read Past Outlooks
Returns to starting lineup
3BDetroit Tigers
September 22, 2018
Candelario (back) will lead off and play third base Saturday against the Royals, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
ANALYSIS
Candelario had been held out since exiting Tuesday's contest with back spasms, but he'll return to action with Jakob Junis slated to toe the rubber for Kansas City. The 24-year-old is slashing .228/.317/.407 in 136 appearances in 2018.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+27%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+27%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+22%
OPS vs LHP
2016
 
 
+43%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .852 190 28 6 26 0 .297 .363 .488
Since 2016vs Right .673 585 68 16 44 3 .212 .311 .362
2018vs Left .842 163 25 6 21 0 .291 .356 .486
2018vs Right .661 456 53 13 33 3 .199 .303 .358
2017vs Left .922 25 3 0 5 0 .348 .400 .522
2017vs Right .754 117 15 3 11 0 .269 .350 .404
2016vs Left .500 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000
2016vs Right .350 12 0 0 0 0 .100 .250 .100
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+16%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+4%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+91%
OPS at Home
2016
 
 
+67%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .773 388 53 12 36 1 .251 .356 .417
Since 2016Away .665 387 43 10 34 2 .217 .292 .373
2018Home .724 311 42 10 27 1 .228 .331 .393
2018Away .695 308 36 9 27 2 .221 .302 .393
2017Home 1.057 67 11 2 9 0 .386 .478 .579
2017Away .553 75 7 1 7 0 .200 .253 .300
2016Home .300 10 0 0 0 0 .000 .300 .000
2016Away .500 4 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250
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Stat Review
How does Jeimer Candelario compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.41
 
BB Rate
10.7%
 
K Rate
25.8%
 
BABIP
.279
 
ISO
.169
 
AVG
.224
 
OBP
.317
 
SLG
.393
 
OPS
.710
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
Blocked by Kris Bryant during his time as a member of the Cubs, Candelario's path to become a big-league regular improved following a midseason trade to the Tigers. After the trade, Candelario spent his first month in his new organization at Triple-A, but he has little left to prove at that level with a career .292/.373/.507 line and 24 homers in 767 plate appearances over two seasons. At age 24, he should get a chance to hold down the everyday job at third base for Detroit, thanks to his steady glove, and the ability to switch-hit, which makes him less susceptible to falling into a platoon. Candelario has shown a discerning eye at the plate in the upper levels of the minors, and that skill has held up during his limited exposure to major-league pitching. At this stage, he looks like a good hitter with developing power, making him an intriguing corner-infield option now that he has a chance to play regularly.
Candelario took a step back at the plate at the Double-A level in 2016, whiffing at an increased clip and seeing his OPS drop from .841 in the second half of 2015 to .690 at the start of 2016. He was promoted anyway to Triple-A Iowa, where he saw a significant spike across the board in his overall offensive performance in the hitter-friendly environments of the Pacific Coast League. A brief five-game taste of the big leagues in early July answers little about his ability to handle big league pitching, and the greater obstacle for Candelario is that he's currently behind Kris Bryant on the organizational depth chart. A path to regular playing time in the majors may require a deal to another organization, and his advanced eye at the plate (12.3 percent walk rate at Triple-A, 17.2 percent strikeout rate) will help fuel interest from other clubs. Assuming that he remains with the Cubs, the switch-hitting Candelario will likely return to Iowa to begin 2017.
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Sits again Friday
3BDetroit Tigers
Back
September 21, 2018
Candelario (back) remains on the bench Friday against the Royals, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
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Absent from Thursday's lineup
3BDetroit Tigers
Back
September 20, 2018
Candelario (back) is out of the lineup against Kansas City on Thursday, Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports.
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Held out Wednesday
3BDetroit Tigers
Back
September 19, 2018
Candelario (back) is not in the lineup against Minnesota on Wednesday, Evan Woodbery of MLive Media Group reports.
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Suffers back spasms
3BDetroit Tigers
Back
September 18, 2018
Candelario exited Tuesday's game against the Twins with back spasms, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
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Blasts leadoff home run in win
3BDetroit Tigers
September 14, 2018
Candelario went 2-for-5 with a home run, a double and two RBI in Friday's win over the Indians.
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