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
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$Signed a contract with the Cubs in 2010 that includes a $500,000 signing bonus.
Back with big club
3BDetroit Tigers
June 26, 2019
Candelario was recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday.
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Dawel Lugo was sent to Triple-A following Tuesday's loss to the Rangers, opening up a spot on the roster for Candelario to rejoin the Tigers after a brief stay in the minors. The 25-year-old Candelario slashed .333/.364/.595 with two home runs and 11 RBI during his most recent stint with the Mud Hens (10 games). He'll look to carry that momentum back to the majors, where he's hitting just .179 with a .546 OPS through 42 games this season.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
12
2
4
9
6
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
4
1
1
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+20%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+61%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+27%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+22%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .792 214 33 6 26 0 .277 .341 .451
Since 2017vs Right .659 724 81 18 53 5 .209 .308 .351
2019vs Left .359 26 5 0 0 0 .125 .192 .167
2019vs Right .579 151 13 2 9 2 .189 .291 .288
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
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+10%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+42%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+4%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+91%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .725 453 60 13 39 1 .233 .336 .390
Since 2017Away .658 485 54 11 40 4 .218 .297 .361
2019Home .439 75 7 1 3 0 .121 .227 .212
2019Away .625 102 11 1 6 2 .222 .314 .311
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
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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.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against this season's data (min 100 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.40
 
BB Rate
11.1%
 
K Rate
27.8%
 
BABIP
.262
 
ISO
.094
 
AVG
.189
 
OBP
.283
 
SLG
.283
 
OPS
.566
 
wOBA
.251
 
Exit Velocity
87.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
31.1%
 
Barrels/PA
2.8%
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Jeimer Candelario
Regan's Rumblings: Examining Barrel Rate
23 days ago
Dave Regan examines the “barrels per plate appearance percentage” metric of players hitting with a lot of power, including Matt Olson, who, after missing time with an injury, has seven homers in 109 PA.
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25 days ago
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37 days ago
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39 days ago
Erik Siegrist reviews the available talent on the waiver wire in the American League, where Willie Calhoun leads the latest wave of prospect promotions.
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44 days ago
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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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Healthy, but sent down
3BDetroit Tigers
June 15, 2019
Candelario (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A Toledo.
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Beginning rehab Wednesday
3BDetroit Tigers
Shoulder
June 11, 2019
Candelario (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
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Lands on injured list
3BDetroit Tigers
Shoulder
June 4, 2019
Candelario was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday due to left shoulder inflammation.
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Remains out of lineup
3BDetroit Tigers
June 2, 2019
Candelario is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves.
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Out of Saturday's lineup
3BDetroit Tigers
June 1, 2019
Candelario is not in Saturday's lineup against the Braves.
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