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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 21)
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Birth Date1-17-1995
Height6' 5"
Weight200 lbs
Age21 years, 8 months, 11 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2012
2013
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-0.12016
DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2016 TEX MLB 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 .276 107 15.0 6.0 0.0 0.0 33% .333 .308 2.33 5.11 18.00 123 7.06 -0.1
CareerMLB203.00005200.27610715.06.00.00.033%.333.3082.335.1118.001237.06-0.1

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA
2012 DRG Rk 14 13 45.3 2 1 0 36 13 35 1 .273 95 7.1 2.6 0.2 6.9 50% .276 .228 1.08 2.96 1.99 91 3.41
2013 SPO A- 8 8 33.3 1 2 0 31 17 23 4 .274 98 8.4 4.6 1.1 6.2 49% .260 .305 1.44 5.30 3.78 119 6.89
2014 HIC A 7 6 31.0 3 0 0 26 2 28 4 .265 107 7.5 0.6 1.2 8.1 52% .268 .228 0.90 3.65 2.32 81 2.80
2014 RNG Rk 3 3 5.7 0 1 0 8 2 7 0 .000 12.7 3.2 0.0 11.1 0% .444 .000 1.76 2.62 4.76 0 0.00
2015 HIC A 21 8 66.3 3 3 3 57 15 74 2 .263 91 7.7 2.0 0.3 10.0 54% .312 .218 1.09 2.41 2.44 80 2.14
2016 TEX MLB 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 .276 107 15.0 6.0 0.0 0.0 33% .333 .308 2.33 5.11 18.00 123 7.06
2016 HDS A+ 7 7 33.0 4 1 0 21 11 45 2 .267 108 5.7 3.0 0.5 12.3 51% .264 .193 0.97 2.77 2.45 76 1.69
2016 FRI AA 10 10 46.7 4 1 0 39 14 46 2 .264 106 7.5 2.7 0.4 8.9 47% .296 .226 1.14 2.92 3.09 86 2.55
2016 ROU AAA 7 4 31.3 4 1 0 12 16 22 0 .269 84 3.4 4.6 0.0 6.3 40% .150 .160 0.89 3.94 0.57 111 5.64

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2016 73 0.4521 0.4521 0.7273 0.6970 0.2500 0.8261 0.5000 0.2727
Career730.45210.45210.72730.6970.250.82610.50.2727

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-19 2014-08-22 Minors 125 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 TEX $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year/$0.5075M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016). Contract selected by Texas 11/20/15. Re-signed by Texas 3/1/16.
  • Signed by Texas 7/2/11 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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BP Articles

Yohander Mendez is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Cal League Wrap: The HittersWilson Karaman2016-09-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 24Scooter Hotz2016-09-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 23Scooter Hotz2016-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Yohander MendezWilson Karaman2016-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Yohander MendezCraig Goldstein2016-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessWeekly Wrap: August 5, 2016Will Haines2016-08-05
The GM Trade Game!: Let's Trade For Julio TeheranBP Staff2016-07-28
The GM Trade Game!: Let's Trade For Julio TeheranBen Carsley2016-07-28
The GM Trade Game!: Trading Jonathan LucroyBP Staff2016-07-22
The GM Trade Game!: Trading Jonathan LucroySam Miller2016-07-22
BP Top 50: The Best Midseason ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-07-07
BP Top 50: The Best Midseason ProspectsCraig Goldstein2016-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 5thWilson Karaman2016-07-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Dynasty Prospects: A Few of My FavoritesWilson Karaman2016-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessWeekly Wrap: May 27, 2016Will Haines2016-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 13-15Christopher Crawford2016-05-16
TDGX Transactions: Embracing DarknessGeorge Bissell2016-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, May 2ndMark Anderson2016-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 26thWilson Karaman2016-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 13thChristopher Crawford2016-04-14
This article requires BP Premium accessWho to Watch: California LeagueWilson Karaman2016-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessSome Projection Left: Ask The Industry: Best Minor League RostersChristopher Crawford2016-04-08
Monday Morning Ten Pack: Breakout ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-03-21
2016 Prospects: Texas Rangers Top 10 ProspectsChristopher Crawford2016-03-01
2016 Prospects: Texas Rangers Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-03-01
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 54: I Said Robols?Ben Carsley2015-08-15
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 54: I Said Robols?Craig Goldstein2015-08-15
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 54: I Said Robols?Bret Sayre2015-08-15
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 54: I Said Robols?Mauricio Rubio2015-08-15
Notes from the Field: Texas' Extraordinary Organizational DepthCraig Goldstein2015-04-03
Notes from the Field: Seven Days and 32 Prospects in the DesertAl Skorupa2015-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessLeague Preview Series: California LeagueMark Anderson2015-03-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2016Ben Carsley2015-02-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2016Craig Goldstein2015-02-24
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 35: That's Super Not TrueBen Carsley2014-12-09
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 35: That's Super Not TrueCraig Goldstein2014-12-09
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 35: That's Super Not TrueBret Sayre2014-12-09
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 35: That's Super Not TrueMauricio Rubio2014-12-09
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/17BP Prospect Staff2014-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/17Jason Parks2014-03-17
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2013 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2013-03-29


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-09-26 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who's future do you like better - Yohander Mendez or Cody Reed (Reds)?
(Snake Plissken from New New York)
Yohander Mendez. The error bars are a lot bigger on Mendez than Cody Reed. Mendez is more likely to bust through injury or a dip in performance, but Mendez is also more likely to become a top-of-the-rotation starter. I just don't think Reed has that in him unless he undergoes a radical transformation in the majors like Cliff Lee. Reed is a lot more likely to still be in the majors a decade from now, though, since he's a big lefty who throws hard and has a better shot than Mendez at still being close a long time from now. (Scooter Hotz)
2016-08-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Think Yohander Mendez could start next year in the rangers rotation? Is he close to ready?
(Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater from Hockessin)
Actually, I really do think he's ready for the rotation in 2017. He's proven he's got a variety of trusty stuff in the arsenal and the intelligence to work through a lineup multiple times. I think we'll see him finish 2016 in the pen and then get stretched out in 2017. It might take a month or two in Triple-A for him to get comfortable, but if he adjust quickly, the Rangers have a real weapon to call upon. (Will Haines)
2016-08-15 22:00:00 (link to chat)Will Yohander Mendez be starting in the majors by this time next season?
(WickedCurve26 from Austin)
Wouldn't be at all shocked. Has really come into his own this year, and has the stuff and intelligence to pitch in a rotation quickly and for a long time. (Wilson Karaman)
2016-07-05 19:00:00 (link to chat)Next BIG prospect nobody is talking about?
(Steve from Colorado)
The difficult thing about this is that I talk about a lot of prospects with a lot of people, so I don't know who is under the radar. Yohander Mendez? He's pretty cool. (Kate Morrison)
2016-05-16 23:00:00 (link to chat)Can we get your thoughts on some diverse group of prospects: Yohander Mendez, Ronald Guzman, Jacob Faria, Tyler O'Neill, & Max Fried? Can we see any of them this year in the show & should we be buying or concerned in there early season performance?
(Bob from Northern Hemisphere)
I've had High Desert come to town twice already and managed to miss both Mendez and Luis Ortiz both times. Very good reports on Mendez though, his performance has been legit. Guzman's doing things this year that I did not think he was going to get to a place to do. My report on him from last year is below. He spent most of his season lost last year, was tinkering with his setup every time I saw him & never showed any signs - in BP, in games - of an ability to turn on the ball with authority. O'Neill looks like Mr. Universe and has some requisite stiffness in his swing, but effort so far's confirming that it wasn't all Bakersfield's toy store dimensions last year. I don't have any updates on Fried from this spring, sorry. David Lee was lukewarm on Faria in a recent writeup.

Guzman: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_bat.php?reportid=263
Faria: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=28975 (Wilson Karaman)
2016-05-18 19:00:00 (link to chat)Hey George. Was hoping to get your thoughts on some Low Minor Pitchers off to strong starts: Yohander Mendez & Pedro Payano? Should there strong start adjust our perspectives on them or too early?
(Jerry from Earth)
I really like Mendez. He's striking out 12-per-nine at High-A right now. Always bet on a lefty. (George Bissell)
2015-10-13 19:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Yohander Mendez ever adds enough wait to get his durability up and project even more as a starter? Organizational Top 10 guy?
(STEVE from Philly )
I don't know if Mendez is quite top 10, yet, though he's talented enough to be in the conversation. He is rather skinny, and since he's only 20, he could potentially add that weight, but he'll need to do it soon. If he isn't durable, he'll add to the stable of lightning relievers the Rangers seem to be building. (Kate Morrison)
2015-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Harry, Is there any report from Rangers prospect Yohander Mendez recently? Dude starts to stretch innings from bullpen and has ridiculous number so far.
(Alvin from Chicago)
Nothing recent that I have handy. I think the book on him is 'mlb potential'. He's young, he's tall, and his numbers may suggest he's due to move up a level before long. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)What prospect are you most looking forward to seeing in Instructs?
(Chad from OKC)
Oh wow. Well...I would like to try and finally get a look at Luiz Gohara in game action. I was supposed to see him vs. Yohander Mendez in extended spring, but as luck would have it, Gohara got food poisoning or something and was a late scratch. I want to see more of the Giants top picks (Arroyo/Jones). The Rangers' July 2 haul. I thought the DBacks draft guys this year were all really intriguing so them as well. Can I just say "everything"? (Jason Cole)
2013-07-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Think the Cubs' PTBNL could be Yohander Mendez, Matt West, or Will Lamb?
(Jake from Libertyville)
I don't think the Rangers would part with Mendez. The other arms could be in play, although I wouldn't give up on West after they spent the last year fixing his arm and rehabbing him. (Jason Parks)
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)DO you know where Luiz Gohara is and when he'll debut ?
(Ernie from Seattle)
Gohara pitched at extended spring training in Arizona. I was going to watch him in a sexy matchup against the Rangers' Yohander Mendez while I was out there, but Gohara got scratched that day because he was sick. Tough luck for me. I didn't end up seeing him. Not sure where he'll debut. I could see anywhere from the AZL to Everett, with Pulaski being the most likely. But that's a shot-in-the-dark guess. (Jason Cole)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Yohander Mendez has thrown 128 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Change (83mph), Sinker (93mph) and Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Slider (81mph).