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.
Sent to Triple-A
3BDetroit Tigers  AAA
May 15, 2019
Candelario was optioned to Triple-A Toledo following Wednesday's loss to the Astros, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
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Candelario went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Wednesday, bringing his current slump to 2-for-35. The 25-year-old has only two home runs and nine RBI while slashing .192/.285/.288 with 46 strikeouts in 165 plate appearances this season, but it's still somewhat surprising to see him demoted after starting 139 games last season. The Tigers have yet to announce a corresponding move.
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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
4
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
4
1
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+20%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+55%
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 .800 212 32 6 26 0 .280 .344 .456
Since 2017vs Right .665 714 81 18 53 4 .212 .310 .355
2019vs Left .390 24 4 0 0 0 .136 .208 .182
2019vs Right .604 141 13 2 9 1 .202 .298 .306
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
 
 
+8%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+56%
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 .670 473 53 11 40 3 .223 .300 .370
2019Home .439 75 7 1 3 0 .121 .227 .212
2019Away .683 90 10 1 6 1 .250 .333 .350
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.
BB/K
0.39
 
BB Rate
10.9%
 
K Rate
27.9%
 
BABIP
.265
 
ISO
.096
 
AVG
.192
 
OBP
.285
 
SLG
.288
 
OPS
.573
 
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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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Bows out of starting nine
3BDetroit Tigers  AAA
May 14, 2019
Candelario isn't starting Tuesday's game against the Astros, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
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Dropped from leadoff spot
3BDetroit Tigers  AAA
May 12, 2019
Candelario will start at third base and bat seventh Sunday against the Twins, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
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Homers in nightcap
3BDetroit Tigers  AAA
May 12, 2019
Candelario went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins, an 8-3 loss for the Tigers.
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Not in lineup for twin bill opener
3BDetroit Tigers  AAA
May 11, 2019
Candelario is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins, according to Chris McCosky of The Detroit News.
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Hits first 2019 homer
3BDetroit Tigers  AAA
May 4, 2019
Candelario went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in a 15-3 loss to the Royals on Saturday.
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