Carlos Asuaje
Carlos Asuaje
26-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
San Diego Padres
2018 Fantasy Outlook
A secondary piece in the 2015 Craig Kimbrel trade, Asuaje has looked the part of a career backup in 96 career games with the Padres. He displayed good plate patience for his age last season, walking at an 8.2 percent clip with the big club and posting a 14.4 percent mark at Triple-A. He also hit line drives at a 23.9 percent clip, and if he continues to do that, Asuaje should be able to sustain a relatively high BABIP and acceptable batting average. Unfortunately, Asuaje packs little power (28.7 percent hard-hit rate) and his speed is modest. Without either of those two tools, Asuaje will struggle to find mixed-league relevance at any point. Making matters worse, Asuaje is limited defensively -- he's made fewer than a dozen appearances at other positions besides second base over the past two years. He figures to open 2018 behind Cory Spangenberg at the keystone. Read Past Outlooks
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Sent back to Triple-A
2BSan Diego Padres  AAA
August 28, 2018
Asuaje was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Tuesday.
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Asuaje was up for just five days this time around and did not receive a start. He'll be replaced on the roster by Luis Urias, who was called up in a corresponding move. Asuaje will likely return to San Diego when rosters expand in September.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+47%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+100%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+29%
OPS vs RHP
2016
 
 
+8%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .475 151 9 1 3 0 .182 .248 .226
Since 2016vs Right .700 435 36 5 39 1 .261 .334 .366
2018vs Left .330 60 2 0 0 0 .111 .200 .130
2018vs Right .659 158 13 2 19 1 .230 .318 .341
2017vs Left .571 82 6 1 3 0 .230 .288 .284
2017vs Right .735 261 22 3 18 0 .283 .349 .386
2016vs Left .556 9 1 0 0 0 .222 .222 .333
2016vs Right .517 16 1 0 2 0 .200 .250 .267
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+3%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+4%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+5%
OPS on Road
2016
 
 
+8%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .630 298 18 1 17 1 .238 .329 .301
Since 2016Away .651 288 27 5 25 0 .242 .295 .356
2018Home .577 111 5 0 10 1 .219 .306 .271
2018Away .554 107 10 2 9 0 .172 .264 .290
2017Home .677 166 11 1 6 0 .257 .356 .321
2017Away .709 177 17 3 15 0 .281 .314 .395
2016Home .538 21 2 0 1 0 .200 .238 .300
2016Away .500 4 0 0 1 0 .250 .250 .250
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How does Carlos Asuaje 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
0.52
 
BB Rate
11.0%
 
K Rate
21.1%
 
BABIP
.243
 
ISO
.085
 
AVG
.196
 
OBP
.286
 
SLG
.280
 
OPS
.566
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2014
Asuaje earned a cup of coffee with the Padres in September after an impressive performance in the Pacific Coast League with Triple-A El Paso, which garnered PCL Rookie of the Year honors. At 5-foot-9 and 160 pounds, Asuaje looks the part of a left-handed hitting utility player, but he spent most of his time with El Paso playing second base in 2016. El Paso has played as one of the most hitter-friendly environments in the PCL, but he hit six of his nine homers on the road last season while posting an OPS on the road (.864) that was 26 points above his home mark. Additionally, Asuaje improved against same-handed pitching, finishing with a .333/.404/.461 line (19:19 BB:K) against lefties compared to a .316/.366/.478 mark (30:63 BB:K) against righties. If he makes a quick adjustment to big league pitching, Asuaje's potential for double-digit homers and steals could lead him to regular playing time in 2017.
Asuaje, an 11th round draft pick in 2013, has been mostly a middle infielder, but has been introduced to third base and left field in 2014. He hit well in college with limited power and showed some on-base ability at Short Season Lowell in 2013. Will start at Low-A Greenville.
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Recalled from El Paso
2BSan Diego Padres  AAA
August 23, 2018
Asuaje was called up from Triple-A El Paso prior to Thursday's game against the Rockies.
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Sent back to minors
2BSan Diego Padres  AAA
August 13, 2018
Asuaje was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Monday, Bill Center of MLB.com reports.
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Remains on bench
2BSan Diego Padres  AAA
August 7, 2018
Asuaje is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Brewers.
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Remains on bench Sunday
2BSan Diego Padres  AAA
August 5, 2018
Asuaje is out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Cubs.
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On bench Saturday
2BSan Diego Padres  AAA
August 4, 2018
Asuaje is not in Saturday's lineup versus the Cubs.
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