Wendell Rijo
24-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
New York Yankees AA
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Wendell Rijo in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Traded to the Yankees in June of 2018.
Struggling with Trenton
2BNew York Yankees  AA
July 31, 2018
Rijo is slashing .243/.309/.338 with zero home runs and one steal in 74 at-bats with Double-A Trenton.
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He was shipped to New York from Milwaukee as part of the deal that sent backup catcher Erik Kratz to the Brewers earlier this summer, but has struggled to get going in his new organization. At best, he profiles as a utility player off the bench in the big leagues, but may not even achieve that level of professional success.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The 20-year-old Rijo played a full year at High-A Salem in 2015 and held his own among older players. He slashed .260/.324/.381/.705 with 27 doubles, two triples and six homers in 455 plate appearances. Rijo maintained his effectiveness at the plate, showing good pop for a middle infielder, but experienced a drop in his walk rate. He can steal a base – Rijo stole 15 bases and was caught seven times – and averages 15 steals over the previous three seasons. At this point, his hit tool is well ahead of his defense. He gets a little lazy in his mechanics and shows poor fundamentals. The bat makes him an intriguing prospect, but Rijo really needs to focus on his fielding if he’s going to play every day in the majors. His average arm locks him in at second base in the infield, but that’s well-stocked position in the organization. Rijo will move up to Double-A Portland in 2016.
Rijo, an international free agent signed in 2012, spent most of the 2013 season with Boston's team in the Gulf Coast League before a brief stint with Short Season Lowell. Only 17 at the time, Rijo displayed good contact skills and held his own against the competition, performing better as the season progressed. More impressive is that Rijo was recovering from ACL surgery in 2012 and wore a bulky knee brace for much of the season. Further removed from the surgery, Rijo has regained his speed. He has the skills to be a plus defender, though he can get lazy in the field. Now 18, he may be pushed to a full-season assignment at Low-A Greenville.
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Shipped to Yankees
2BNew York Yankees  AA
June 16, 2018
The Yankees acquired Rijo from the Brewers on Saturday as the player to be named later in the May 25 trade that sent Erik Kratz to Milwaukee.
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Advances up organizational ladder
2BMilwaukee Brewers  AA
May 17, 2017
Rijo was promoted to Double-A Biloxi on Wednesday.
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Dealt to Brewers
2BMilwaukee Brewers  AA
July 7, 2016
Rijo was traded to the Brewers on Thursday.
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2BBoston Red Sox  AA
June 24, 2016
Rijo was demoted from Double-A Portland to High-A Salem, Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports.
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2BBoston Red Sox  AA
May 28, 2015
Rijo went 2-for-4 with a double -- his 15th of the season -- and three RBI on Wednesday, improving his slash line to .274/.304/.491 with High-A Salem.
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