Reginald Preciado

19-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
Chicago Cubs A
2023 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a $1.3 million contract with the Padres in July of 2019. Traded to the Cubs in December of 2020.
Back in action at Single-A
3BChicago Cubs  A
August 28, 2022
Preciado (knee) has gone 1-for-8 with an RBI and a stolen base in two games since being reinstated from Single-A Myrtle Beach's 7-day injured list Thursday.
Preciado last played for Myrtle Beach on June 12 before making his return to action for the affiliate nearly two and a half months later following a left knee injury. The switch-hitting 19-year-old is slashing .211/.274/.303 across 158 plate appearances on the season for Myrtle Beach.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Preciado, the centerpiece of the five-player package the Cubs received from San Diego in last offseason's Yu Darvish trade, exceeded expectations in his pro debut. He hit .333/.383/.511 with a 132 wRC+, three home runs, seven steals, a 22.7 K% and a 7.1 BB% in 34 games in the Arizona Complex League. His ability to use the whole field while logging a 23.1% linedrive rate also stood out as positive indicators. When factoring in pedigree and preseason expectations, Preciado was up there with Hedbert Perez as the most impressive international prospect in the ACL, and at 18, he was an appropriate age for the level. A switch-hitting 6-foot-4 third baseman, Preciado has a chance to grow into plus power as he adds good weight to his lean frame. There is a lot of risk here, given how much development remains, but Preciado has long been a favorite of those who have scouted him and his peers on the backfields in Arizona, and by surpassing the hype in his debut, his future appears to be very bright.
Preciado emerged as the top prospect from the Padres' impressive 2019 J-2 haul. At 16 years old, he signed for $1.3 million -- a record for a Panamanian prospect. While Preciado was in the middle of the pack in a deep Padres farm system, he quickly moved towards to the top of the Cubs' prospect rankings after being included in the return for Yu Darvish. As for his future, Preciado remains a difficult evaluation because he is entering only his age-18 season and has yet to play any affiliated ball. A switch-hitter, scouting reports reflect that Preciado can hit the ball with authority from both sides of the plate and has projectable power. Because he's likely to continue growing -- Preciado is currently listed at 6-foot-4 and 185 pounds -- he may have to move off of shortstop, but he'd likely be able to find a home at third base or in the outfield.
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Rehabbing in Arizona
3BChicago Cubs  A
August 17, 2022
Preciado (knee) has gone 4-for-20 with three walks and nine strikeouts in six games since beginning a rehab assignment Aug. 8 in the rookie-level Arizona Complex League.
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Dealing with knee injury
3BChicago Cubs  A
July 3, 2022
Preciado was recently placed on the injured list with a knee injury, Brett Taylor of Bleacher Nation reports.
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Brutal results in Single-A
3BChicago Cubs  A
May 12, 2022
Preciado is hitting just .178/.197/.247 with no homers, no steals and a 2:37 BB:K for Single-A Myrtle Beach.
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Showing plenty of promise
3BChicago Cubs  A
September 24, 2021
Preciado concluded the rookie-level Arizona Complex League season with a .333/.383/.511 slash line, three homers, seven steals, 25 RBI and 28 runs in 34 games.
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Crushing in rookie ball
3BChicago Cubs  A
July 24, 2021
Preciado has hit .379/.463/.534 with two homers, four steals, 10 RBI and 13 runs across his first 15 games for the rookie-level ACL Cubs.
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