Adael Amador

Adael Amador

21-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Colorado Rockies
2024 Fantasy Outlook
A 6-foot middle infielder with one of the best approaches and hit tools in the minors, Amador has a chance to contend for batting titles in his prime. Unfortunately, injuries limited him to 69 games (including rehab assignments), but he was able to reach Double-A as a 20-year-old. The skilled switch hitter made notable exit velocity gains last year, notching a career-best 110.4-mph maxEV while upping his hard-hit rate and average exit velocity. Even with those gains, he doesn't barrel the ball regularly enough to the pull side to project for more than 15-20 homer pop at peak, and he's not the type of burner on the bases who projects to top 20 steals in a season, even if he's on base all the time. Amador's overall fantasy profile is similar to Rockies era DJ LeMahieu, where batting average/OBP and runs scored will be his banner stats. He was added to the 40-man roster and could make his big-league debut this summer. Ezequiel Tovar is the superior defender, so Amador's long-term home is likely second base. Read Past Outlooks
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Rest of Season From Preseason
#366
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Rockies in March of 2024.
Activated, optioned to Double-A
SSColorado Rockies  AA
July 2, 2024
The Rockies reinstated Amador (oblique) from the 10-day injured list Tuesday and optioned him to Double-A Hartford.
ANALYSIS
Amador has been playing in rehab games with Hartford while working his way back from a right oblique strain, and he will remain with the Yard Goats now that he's made a full recovery. The 21-year-old went just 6-for-35 (.171) during his first career stint in the majors, and with a .659 OPS through 213 Double-A plate appearances, he clearly still needs more time to develop before he's ready for a more permanent role on the Rockies.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
7
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+2%
OPS vs LHP
2024
 
 
+2%
OPS vs LHP
2023
No Stats
2022
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .400 5 1 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200
Since 2022vs Right .394 31 0 0 0 1 .167 .194 .200
2024vs Left .400 5 1 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200
2024vs Right .394 31 0 0 0 1 .167 .194 .200
2023vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+63%
OPS at Home
2024
 
 
+63%
OPS at Home
2023
No Stats
2022
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .465 22 0 0 0 0 .190 .227 .238
Since 2022Away .286 14 1 0 0 1 .143 .143 .143
2024Home .465 22 0 0 0 0 .190 .227 .238
2024Away .286 14 1 0 0 1 .143 .143 .143
2023Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Adael Amador 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.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.17
 
BB Rate
2.8%
 
K Rate
16.7%
 
BABIP
.207
 
ISO
.029
 
AVG
.171
 
OBP
.194
 
SLG
.200
 
OPS
.394
 
wOBA
.178
 
Exit Velocity
88.2 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
34.5%
 
Barrels/PA
5.6%
 
Expected BA
.234
 
Expected SLG
.333
 
Sprint Speed
23.9 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
51.7%
 
Line Drive %
6.9%
 
Fly Ball %
41.4%
 
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2023 Fantasy Outlook
Amador is an extremely advanced hitter for his age (19), showcasing an excellent combination of patience and in-zone contact. Most scouts agree he projects as a plus hitter. Beyond the hit tool, there are some undetermined aspects of his scouting report. Five of his 15 homers came in the extremely homer-friendly park in Stockton (a road park in the Cal League), and his 15.9 Hard% is quite poor for a top-100 prospect. He was 26-for-38 (68.4%) on stolen-base attempts, which is a pretty poor success rate for an above-average runner against Single-A batterymen. Another knock on Amador is that he will probably move from shortstop to second base. Sometimes players with this profile can turn into Vaughn Grissom, and sometimes they turn into utility players. The Rockies have favorable affiliate parks at High-A and Triple-A with a neutral Double-A park, so Amador will have chances to keep raising his perceived dynasty stock before reaching the majors.
More Fantasy News
Ready for rehab assignment
SSColorado Rockies  AA
Oblique
July 1, 2024
Amador (oblique) was sent to Double-A Hartford on Sunday to begin a rehab assignment.
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Hits 10-day IL
SSColorado Rockies  AA
Oblique
June 21, 2024
Amador (oblique) was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday.
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Set for IL stint
SSColorado Rockies  AA
Oblique
June 21, 2024
Amador will be placed on the injured list Friday with a right oblique strain, Patrick Lyons of JustBaseball.com reports.
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Out of Friday's lineup
SSColorado Rockies  AA
Oblique
June 21, 2024
Amador (oblique) is not in the lineup for Friday's game versus the Nationals.
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Suffers oblique strain
SSColorado Rockies  AA
Oblique
June 20, 2024
Manager Bud Black said Amador was removed from Thursday's game against the Dodgers due to a "mild oblique strain," Luke Zahlmann of The Denver Gazette reports.
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Garnering praise
SSColorado Rockies  AA
September 23, 2022
Amador has been named the Rockies' Minor League Player of the Year by Baseball America, relays Kyle Newman of The Denver Post.
ANALYSIS
Amador logged a .292 batting average with 15 home runs and 26 stolen bases this season at Low-A Fresno. The 19-year-old shortstop joined the Rockies organization out of the Dominican Republican in 2019.
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