Jake Bauers
Jake Bauers
Jake Bauers
Jake Bauers
22-Year-Old 1B
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.219
HR
9
RBI
34
R
34
SB
4
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
If the ball stays juiced, Bauers could end up being one of the most underrated prospects in the minors. He has an elite approach and quality hit tool, which could lead to on-base percentages north of .360. Bauers is an average runner with great instincts on the bases -- a r... read more
If the ball stays juiced, Bauers could end up being one of the most underrated prospects in the minors. He has an elite approach and quality hit tool, which could lead to on-base percentages north of .360. Bauers is an average runner with great instincts on the bases -- a rare skill for a Triple-A first baseman. He also has above-average raw power, but doesn't access all of it in games yet. This is where he becomes impossible to project. If Jesse Winker can get to the big leagues and hit seven home runs in 47 games, then Bauers is capable of being a 20-plus homer bat from Day 1, but it's unclear if this power environment will continue in perpetuity. The outfield experiment was a flop, and he should take the reins as the everyday big-league first baseman early in his age-22 season. His plate skills and modest speed contributions provide a solid floor, but his power output will determine whether he is a sought after fantasy first baseman or a corner-infield replacement option in standard leagues.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: L    Throws: L    HT: 6'1"    WT: 195 lbs.    DOB: 10/6/1995    College: None    Drafted: 7th Rd in 2013Show Contract
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Jake Bauers Contract Info:
Traded to the Rays in December of 2014.
Out of lineup Friday
1BTampa Bay Rays
August 17, 2018
Bauers is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Red Sox, Juan Toribio of The Athletic Tampa Bay reports.
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2018 Stat Review for Jake Bauers
0.53 BB/K
GOOD
13.5 % BB Rate
ELITE
25.5 % K Rate
POOR
0.763 OPS
WEAK
0.329 OBP
AVERAGE
0.219 AVG
TERRIBLE
0.267 BABIP
LOW
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Catcher
  1. 1. MichaelM. Perez (L)
  2. X. JesusJ. Sucre (R) Day-To-Day
First Baseman
  1. 1. JakeJ. Bauers (L)
  2. 2. C.J.C. Cron (R)
  3. 3. Ji-ManJ. Choi (L)
Second Baseman
  1. 1. JoeyJ. Wendle (L)
  2. 2. BrandonB. Lowe (L)
  3. 3. WillyW. Adames (R)
  4. X. DanielD. Robertson (R) 10-Day DL
Third Baseman
  1. 1. MattM. Duffy (R)
  2. 2. JoeyJ. Wendle (L)
  3. X. DanielD. Robertson (R) 10-Day DL
Shortstop
  1. 1. WillyW. Adames (R)
  2. 2. JoeyJ. Wendle (L)
  3. X. DanielD. Robertson (R) 10-Day DL
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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  1. Jake Bauers 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Jake Bauers 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Bauers' 2016 numbers with Double-A Montgomery may not jump out at a glance, but considering his age relative to level, it was a highly successful campaign. The 21-year-old outfielder/first baseman's OBP represented a 41-point improvement over the number he generated in his 285-plate appearance sample at the Double-A level in 2015 -- a product of Bauers walking a career-high 73 times over 581 plate appearances (pushing his walk rate from 7.4 percent to 12.6 percent). He also showed an ability to make consistent contact, striking out at just a 15.3 percent clip. Bauers figures to start 2017 back at Montgomery, and whether he will stick at his corner infield spot or settle permanently in the outfield remains in question. He may have better overall long-term viability in the latter role, as the lefty hitter doesn't project to hit for elite power at the highest level, although there is still room for projection in that department.
  3. Jake Bauers 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Simply put, first base prospects have to hit a lot to make it in the big leagues. Nobody questions Bauers' hit tool, but forget plus power, he may not even have above-average power. Every now and then a player like James Loney or Casey Kotchman is able to carve out a career as a starting first baseman despite never hitting 20 home runs in a season, but it is a pretty rare feat. Additionally, those players are usually afterthoughts in fantasy. The fact that Bauers hit .276 in 285 plate appearances at Double-A as a 19-year-old is incredibly impressive, but that does not change his long-term outlook. He played the outfield in the Arizona Fall League, where his offensive profile would be a better fit, but it remains to be seen if he has the ability to handle an outfield corner in the upper levels. If he remains a first baseman, he will be a low-upside option, due to the lack of projectable power, but he becomes more interesting in dynasty leagues if there is a permanent transition to the outfield.
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Out of lineup Friday
1BTampa Bay Rays
August 17, 2018
Bauers is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Red Sox, Juan Toribio of The Athletic Tampa Bay reports.
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Not in Saturday's lineup
1BTampa Bay Rays
August 11, 2018
Bauers is out of the lineup against Toronto on Saturday, Mike Wilner of BlueJaysTalk reports.
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Brings home three runs
1BTampa Bay Rays
August 9, 2018
Bauers went 1-for-3 with three RBI in the 5-4 win over Baltimore on Thursday.
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Continues slugging Tuesday
1BTampa Bay Rays
August 1, 2018
Bauers went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a win over the Angels on Tuesday.
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Goes deep in loss
1BTampa Bay Rays
July 30, 2018
Bauers went 1-for-3 with two RBI from a solo home run and a sacrifice fly in a loss to the Orioles on Sunday.
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