Alex Presley
Alex Presley
33-Year-Old OutfielderOF
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox in May of 2018.
Inks minor-league deal
OFChicago White Sox  
May 23, 2018
Presley signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox on Wednesday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
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Presley will head to Triple-A Charlotte after coming to terms with the White Sox. He elected to opt out of his last contract with the Orioles on May 16 after slashing .275/.347/.367 with one homer and eight RBI in 26 games for Triple-A Norfolk.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+24%
OPS vs RHP
2018
No Stats
2017
 
 
+38%
OPS vs RHP
2016
 
 
+6%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .581 63 9 0 2 0 .246 .317 .263
Since 2016vs Right .721 334 33 6 29 5 .282 .326 .395
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left .579 32 7 0 2 0 .267 .313 .267
2017vs Right .797 231 23 3 18 5 .321 .360 .437
2016vs Left .582 31 2 0 0 0 .222 .323 .259
2016vs Right .550 103 10 3 11 0 .191 .252 .298
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+13%
OPS on Road
2018
No Stats
2017
 
 
+9%
OPS on Road
2016
 
 
+32%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .663 225 20 3 15 3 .262 .318 .345
Since 2016Away .746 172 22 3 16 2 .294 .333 .413
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home .742 156 14 2 10 3 .301 .351 .392
2017Away .809 107 16 1 10 2 .333 .358 .451
2016Home .484 69 6 1 5 0 .175 .246 .238
2016Away .637 65 6 2 6 0 .224 .292 .345
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Alex Presley
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Value Plays
September 30, 2017
Greg Vara picks the Saturday FanDuel slate as Jose Ramirez looks to take advantage of another right-handed pitcher.
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September 30, 2017
With Jhoulys Chacin on the hill for the Padres, RotoWire's Greg Vara is looking to take advantage with Giants catcher Buster Posey.
FantasyDraft MLB: Friday Values
FantasyDraft MLB: Friday Values
September 29, 2017
September 29, 2017
Juan Carlos Blanco checks in with his FantasyDraft recommendations for Friday, leading off with Nats hurler Stephen Strasburg at home against Pittsburgh.
FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Value Plays
September 12, 2017
Juan Carlos Blanco takes a look at Tuesday's slate and thinks Carlos Correa is in a prime spot to break out against Angels left-hander Andrew Heaney.
The Z Files: 20 September Darts
September 7, 2017
Todd Zola looks at some under-the-radar players who may see enough playing time to contribute in September, including young Phillies shortstop J.P. Crawford.
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Presley joined the Tigers' parade of over-30 bench players who were thrust into regular roles for a stretch in 2017, and he appeared in his highest total of games at the big-league level (71) since 2014 with the Astros. Removed from the Tigers' 40-man roster in December, Presley refused an outright assignment to Toledo and became a free agent. If he gets another opportunity to compete for a roster spot in spring training, it will likely be as a fifth outfielder, and his chances of topping 250 plate appearances again will hinge entirely on the quality of the starters ahead of him on the organizational depth chart. Across the board, his slash line brought new career-highs (.314/.354/.416), but Presley is ideally suited for a part-time role in which he is not exposed to left-handed pitching, as his OPS was more than 200 points higher against righties in 2017 (.797).
Presley missed close to two months with an oblique injury last season before finishing with a .244/.281/.346 batting line in 89 games (271 PA) for the Astros. He has some pop in his bat (six homers) and can play all three outfield positions, which makes him a valuable bench option for Houston. Jake Marisnick or Robbie Grossman will likely open the year as the Astros' top reserve outfielder, however, so consistent at-bats may be hard to come by unless injuries or improved performance demand otherwise.
Presley is the leading candidate to win the starting center field job for the Twins after a trade to Minnesota late last season revived his career. After posting an .804 OPS in 2011, Presley began the 2012 season as Pittsburgh's starting right fielder, but he failed to establish himself in the majors and spent most of 2012 and 2013 bouncing from Triple-A and the majors with lukewarm results. After he was traded to the Twins in the Justin Morneau deal, he was given a trial as the everyday center fielder and responded by hitting .283 and filling a void as the team's leadoff hitter. However, he had just a .699 OPS and strikeouts remained his bugaboo with whiffs in 17 percent of his plate appearances. Presley did hit .298/.372/.427 at Triple-A last season and has some speed on the bases, so there's some reason to think he'll be productive with the Twins. However, his window to keep an everyday job may be small with Aaron Hicks at Triple-A and top prospect Byron Buxton likely ready for the majors as early as June.
Plate discipline has always presented problems to Presley. Even when he hit .298/.339/.465 as a rookie in 215 at-bats, a 13:40 BB:K ratio loomed. Last year he struck out 72 times while walking on just 18 occasions. Despite starting 2012 as Pittsburgh's everyday left fielder, he was sent back to Triple-A in May after slogging through a 3-for-42 slump. For the season, he hit .237/.279/.405 in 346 at-bats with 10 homers and nine stolen bases. He finished fairly strong -- posting an .817 OPS over his last 18 games -- but it wouldn't be surprising to see him moved to another team. If he stays, he'll compete with the likes of Travis Snider, Jose Tabata and Starling Marte for playing time.
Pittsburgh thought it was simply rewarding an organizational depth guy when it brought Presley to the majors in September of 2010. It turns out that Presley might have been deserved the promotion all along. The left-handed hitting outfielder hit .330 in 348 Triple-A at-bats before the Bucs recalled him for an interleague play stint. Presley responded with two or more hits in nine of his first 17 games. A nerve issue in his left thumb sidelined him for the next month and he hit only .276 the rest of the way, compiling an overall slash line of .298/.339/.465 in 215 at-bats. Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said in the offseason that Presley enters 2012 as the team's starting left fielder, but Nate McLouth could force his way into the picture. A good season by Presley would see the 5-foot-9 left fielder hit .300 with 10-plus homers and 20 or more stolen bases. He'll get an opportunity to establish himself, but won't get much margin for error with McLouth and prospects Starling Marte and Robbie Grossman waiting in the wings.
Pittsburgh promoted Presley for an overachieving minor league campaign befitting the overachieving outfielder. Presley, all 5-foot-9 of him, hit .320 with an .867 OPS in 518 at-bats split between Double-A and Triple-A. He stole 13 bases and demonstrated a decent eye (75:41 K:BB ratio). That said, he's not one of the higher rated outfielders in the system and won't likely see PNC Park unless injuries strike and the team needs a one- or two-week fill-in. Presley, who hit .261 in 23 September at-bats for the Bucs, needs a lot to break right for him to get another chance in the major leagues.
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Opts out of contract
OFFree Agent  
May 16, 2018
Presley opted out of his minor-league contract with the Orioles on Wednesday, Rich Dubroff of PressBoxonline.com reports.
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Fails to crack Opening Day roster
OFBaltimore Orioles  
March 25, 2018
The Orioles reassigned Presley to minor-league camp Sunday, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.
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Signs minor-league deal with Orioles
OFBaltimore Orioles  
February 19, 2018
Presley signed a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training with Baltimore on Monday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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Heads to free agency
OFFree Agent  
November 2, 2017
Presley decided to elect free agency instead of accepting an outright assignment from the Tigers on Thursday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
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Collects three hits Wednesday
OFDetroit Tigers  
September 28, 2017
Presley went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in Wednesday's loss to the Royals.
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