Kevin Padlo
22-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
Tampa Bay Rays A+
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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Struggles continue since return from DL
3BTampa Bay Rays  A+
July 18, 2017
Padlo (undisclosed) is just 3-for-16 (.188) since returning from the disabled list with High-A Charlotte on July 12.
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Granted, he is 3-for-6 with a home run over the past two games, but the fifth-round draft pick (2014) continues to struggle at the plate as he moves up the Rays' organization. Padlo's eye at the plate is solid (14.9 percent walk rate) and the power is there, but there's plenty of swing and miss in his game, which could hinder his advancement up the organizational ladder.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2016
Padlo smacked a career-best 16 homers and tallied 41 extra-base hits overall as part of a .229/.358/.413 line over 508 plate appearances at Low-A Bowling Green in 2016, after arriving in the Rays organization from the Rockies system as part of the Corey Dickerson trade. He also posted the second-highest stolen base total of his career (14) but saw regression in other categories. His contact rate dropped to 68 percent, the second consecutive season he saw a decline in that category, while his strikeout rate saw a slight bump to 26.4 percent. However, Padlo profiles as a multi-tool prospect who still has ample room for development at only 20 years of age. He makes for a solid dynasty prospect for his potential production in the categories of extra-base hits, homers, RBI and stolen bases.
After a strong showing in rookie ball in 2014, Padlo was perhaps even more impressive in a more extended run with short-season Boise last year. A fifth-round pick two years ago out of high school, Padlo slashed .294/.404/.502 with nine home runs and 33 steals (in 38 attempts) in 308 plate appearances in the Northwest League. Initially he was given an aggressive assignment to Low-A Asheville to start the year, but after a mediocre 27 games he was sent to short-season ball, where he was still almost three years younger than the average player in the league. Even when he was struggling at Low-A, he still sported a 14.1 percent walk rate, so it seems likely that Padlo will be much more successful after presumably heading back to Low-A at the outset of the 2016 season. His prospect stock took a minor dip during the offseason because of a trade from Colorado to Tampa Bay, but he remains a top-200 prospect for dynasty leagues.
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3BTampa Bay Rays  A+
April 25, 2016
Padlo, 19, is batting .130/.279/.222 to go with one homer and two steals over 69 plate appearances with Low-A Bowling Green this season.
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3BTampa Bay Rays  A+
January 28, 2016
Padlo was sent to the Rays as part of Thursday's trade that included Corey Dickerson going to Tampa Bay in exchange for Jake McGee, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.
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3BColorado Rockies  A+
September 11, 2015
Padlo, 19, slashed .257/.372/.447 with 11 home runs and 35 steals (on 41 attempts) in 338 at-bats between Low-A and short season ball.
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