Samir Duenez
23-Year-Old First Baseman1B
Kansas City Royals AA
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Samir Duenez in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a minor-league contract with the Royals in December of 2018.
Signs minor-league deal with Royals
1BKansas City Royals  AA
December 17, 2018
Duenez returned to the Royals on a minor-league contract Monday.
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Duenez has topped out at Double-A over the last three seasons, hitting .282/.357/.463 in 80 games for Northwest Arkansas last season. He doesn't have any standout tools, so he'll have to take a jump forward to project as anything more than a backup, but he's still just 22, so such a jump can't be completely ruled out.
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
There is an adage about first base prospects that states a player has to hit a ton at every level to realistically project as an everyday first baseman in the big leagues. Well, Duenez posted a wRC+ below 105 at every stop prior to 2016, so he does not hold up to that standard. It is also widely accepted that when a player submits an above-average offensive season while being extremely young for a level, that is the mark of a legitimate prospect. Duenez certainly fits the bill here, as he notched a 132 wRC+ in the harsh hitting conditions of Wilmington and the Carolina League despite being 2.5 years younger than league average. What matters more, Duenez's impressive 2016 numbers or his lack of production in his first three professional seasons? As a hit over power first baseman, he is unlikely to really burn those who overlook him, but there are enough positive indicators to make him a legitimate breakout candidate in 2017.
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Cast off roster
1BKansas City Royals  AA
November 30, 2018
Duenez was non-tendered by the Royals on Friday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
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Headed to Double-A
1BKansas City Royals  AA
March 12, 2018
Duenez was sent to Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Monday, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic Kansas City reports.
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Powers way through Double-A campaign
1BKansas City Royals  AA
September 18, 2017
Duenez wrapped up 2017 with a .252/.304/.402 slash line, 17 home runs, 75 RBI, 65 runs and 10 stolen bases in 132 games with Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
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Breaks through with perfect day
1BKansas City Royals  AA
August 2, 2017
Duenez was perfect at the plate Wednesday, going 4-for-4 with two RBI, two runs and falling just a triple short of the cycle for Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
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Selected for Double-A All-Star Game
1BKansas City Royals  AA
June 16, 2017
Duenez was selected for the Texas League All-Star Game to be held in Frisco on June 27.
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