Meibrys Viloria
22-Year-Old CatcherC
Kansas City Royals AA
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Viloria got his first major-league callup when rosters expanded in September, getting into 10 games and going 7-for-27 at the plate. He had previously never appeared above High-A, but the Royals needed an extra catcher and he was on the 40-man roster, so his debut wound up being accelerated. It would be a surprise to see him back in the big leagues anytime soon unless an injury forces the Royals' hand. He spent the bulk of last season at High-A Wilmington, where he hit a fine but not particularly noteworthy .260/.342/.360 with six homers in 100 games. The offensive bar at catcher is low, and Viloria projects to eventually meet it at least enough to be a backup. Read Past Outlooks
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Heading to minors
CKansas City Royals  AA
March 22, 2019
Viloria was optioned to Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Friday.
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Viloria will unsurprisingly begin the season in the minors with Martin Maldonado and Cameron Gallagher serving as the Royals top two catching options in absence of Salvador Perez (elbow). GM Dayton Moore indicated shortly after signing Maldonado that Viloria still figures into the Royals' major-league plans for 2019.
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Since 2017
 
 
+167%
OPS vs RHP
2019
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2018
 
 
+167%
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .250 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000
Since 2017vs Right .667 25 4 0 4 0 .292 .292 .375
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left .250 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000
2018vs Right .667 25 4 0 4 0 .292 .292 .375
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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-100%
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-100%
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Since 2017Home .974 19 4 0 4 0 .412 .444 .529
Since 2017Away .000 10 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home .974 19 4 0 4 0 .412 .444 .529
2018Away .000 10 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
Viloria was named the MVP of the Pioneer League after winning the batting crown (.376 average, .418 BABIP) and finishing second in OPS (1.042), trailing Dodgers outfield prospect DJ Peters, who is 14 months his senior. An under-the-radar signing out of Columbia in 2013, Viloria already carries himself with a certain swagger, aptly flipping his bat and admiring his work. Even during a down year in 2015 as one of the youngest players in the Appalachian League, Viloria still posted an outstanding 17:23 BB:K in 45 games. He walked a little less in 2016, but kept his strikeout rate under 14 percent while notching 37 extra-base hits in 58 games. There are already whispers that he won't be good enough defensively to stick behind the plate, which is a bad sign for any catching prospect who has yet to play in a full-season league. His age-20 season with Lexington will serve as a chance to prove that his bat is legitimate enough for him to remain relevant even if he moves off catcher.
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In mix for 2019
CKansas City Royals  AA
March 11, 2019
Viloria remains part of Kansas City's plans for the 2019 season, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
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Scratched due to coach's decision
CKansas City Royals  AA
September 16, 2018
Viloria (coach's decision) was removed from Sunday's lineup against the Twins because he was late arriving to the ballpark, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
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Late scratch Sunday
CKansas City Royals  AA
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September 16, 2018
Viloria was scratched from the lineup Sunday against the Twins.
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Joins big-league club
CKansas City Royals  AA
September 1, 2018
Viloria was recalled from High-A Wilmington on Saturday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
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Sent down to minors
CKansas City Royals  AA
March 12, 2018
Viloria was optioned to High-A Wilmington on Monday, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic Kansas City reports.
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