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2015 Full Season Projections (seasonal age 25)
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Birth Date4-24-1989
Height6' 4"
Weight225 lbs
Age26 years, 0 months, 10 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2011
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-0.02014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2014 WAS 25 21 26 23 2 3 0 0 2 9 3 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 .130 .231 .391 .225 -0.3 0.0 -0.0
2015 TBA 26 24 99 88 9 18 3 0 4 33 11 39 0 0 11 4 2 .205 .293 .375 .238 0.5 -1.1 -0.1
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Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2007 NAT Rk 44 167 .227 .252 .348 .352 .257 .255 111 -5.6 4.6 0.6 -0.7 1.1 2.5 0.2 2.5 0.2
2008 HAG A 23 89 .284 .246 .319 .378 .257 .373 111 2.1 2.5 0.5 -2.8 0.3 5.2 0.2 5.2 0.2
2008 VER A- 48 207 .233 .256 .332 .375 .263 .233 99 -6 6.0 0.6 0.8 0.8 3.5 0.4 3.5 0.4
2009 HAG A 126 514 .264 .252 .328 .362 .264 .312 94 2 14.6 3.8 -9.6 4.8 25.7 1.7 25.7 1.7
2010 HAG A 81 344 .275 .250 .316 .371 .260 .284 89 5.3 9.9 0.9 7.4 1.9 17.9 2.6 17.9 2.6
2011 POT A+ 122 478 .261 .249 .318 .372 .248 .308 103 0.7 14.3 -9.2 3.4 3.1 5.2 0.9 5.2 0.9
2012 HAG A 70 293 .320 .261 .340 .390 .268 .294 105 19.4 8.6 -4 2.4 2.9 26.3 2.9 26.3 2.9
2012 POT A+ 27 107 .337 .262 .323 .396 .261 .383 99 9.2 3.2 -0.4 -0.9 0.2 10.9 1.0 10.9 1.0
2013 HAR AA 77 323 .348 .256 .329 .392 .268 .360 97 28.8 8.8 -3.1 -2.1 0.5 37.6 3.8 37.6 3.8
2013 NAT Rk 4 15 .253 .250 .351 .327 .265 .286 105 -0.1 0.5 -0.2 0.4 0.9 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2014 WAS MLB 21 26 .225 .255 .323 .397 .271 .071 98 -0.8 0.7 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2014 HAG A 1 2 .319 .242 .287 .298 .223 1.000 108 0.1 0.1 0 0.1 -0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2014 POT A+ 3 10 .133 .242 .327 .380 .256 .200 102 -1.4 0.3 -0.1 0.0 0.1 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2014 SYR AAA 96 407 .351 .258 .328 .394 .253 .398 99 42.2 12.2 -3 9.7 0.0 51.8 6.1 51.8 6.1
2015 TBA MLB 24 99 .238 .242 .314 .390 .267 .311 99 -2.1 2.6 -0.9 -1.1 1.4 0.5 -0.1 0.5 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2007 NAT Rk 167 17 28 9 0 4 19 18 46 4 1 .194 .301 .340 .146 .227 2.5 -0.7 0.2
2008 VER A- 207 27 33 7 0 5 25 24 54 14 7 .189 .291 .314 .126 .233 3.5 0.8 0.4
2008 HAG A 89 14 21 4 0 2 10 8 26 8 2 .266 .348 .392 .127 .284 5.2 -2.8 0.2
2009 HAG A 514 52 106 18 3 4 47 54 116 25 10 .237 .329 .318 .081 .264 25.7 -9.6 1.7
2010 HAG A 344 49 70 16 6 11 56 27 85 18 4 .231 .310 .432 .201 .275 17.9 7.4 2.6
2011 POT A+ 478 58 89 17 2 11 56 75 131 25 9 .228 .360 .367 .138 .261 5.2 3.4 0.9
2012 POT A+ 107 16 29 2 1 6 13 13 25 7 1 .319 .421 .560 .242 .337 10.9 -0.9 1.0
2012 HAG A 293 48 76 20 2 17 72 22 49 7 7 .290 .346 .576 .286 .320 26.3 2.4 2.9
2013 HAR AA 323 54 82 23 1 15 44 41 76 20 6 .300 .396 .557 .256 .348 37.6 -2.1 3.8
2013 NAT Rk 15 3 2 1 0 0 2 3 4 2 0 .200 .400 .300 .100 .253 0.8 0.4 0.1
2014 SYR AAA 407 62 121 25 2 18 75 52 75 26 7 .350 .432 .590 .240 .351 51.8 9.7 6.1
2014 POT A+ 10 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 .111 .200 .111 .000 .133 -1.1 0.0 -0.1
2014 HAG A 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 .500 .500 .500 .000 .319 0.2 0.1 0.0
2014 WAS MLB 26 2 3 0 0 2 2 3 7 0 0 .130 .231 .391 .261 .225 -0.3 0.0 -0.0
2015 TBA MLB 99 9 18 3 0 4 11 11 39 4 2 .205 .293 .375 .170 .238 0.5 -1.1 -0.1

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
2014 109 0.4587 0.4312 0.7447 0.7000 0.2034 0.8000 0.5833 0.2553
2015 412 0.4903 0.4369 0.6778 0.6436 0.2381 0.8000 0.3600 0.3222
Career5210.48370.43570.69180.65540.23080.80.40670.3082

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
2014-08-10 2014-09-01 15-DL 22 20 Left Shoulder Contusion Running Into Wall -
2010-07-10 2010-09-07 Minors 59 0 Not Disclosed -
2008-07-25 2008-08-17 Minors 23 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 TBA $508,700
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$508,700
1 yrTotal$508,700

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 72 d1 year/$0.5087M (2015)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5087M (2015). Re-signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 3/8/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract purchased by Washington 11/1/13. Re-signed by Washington 2/26/14. Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Washington 12/19/14.
  • Drafted by Washington 2007 (3-100) (Cascade HS, Everett, Wash.). $0.346M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .500 .571 1.500 .715
11 vs R (Multi) .000 .105 .000 .045
18 Split (Multi) -.500 -.466 -1.500 -.670
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.016 -.025 -.039 -.021
30 vs L (2014) .500 .571 1.500 .715
31 vs R (2014) .000 .105 .000 .045
38 Split (2014) -.500 -.466 -1.500 -.670
39 LgAvg (2014) -.016 -.025 -.036 -.021

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BP Articles

Steven Souza is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Silence!Daniel Rathman2015-04-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: 2015 U25 Rankings: American League EastCraig Goldstein2015-04-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: 2015 U25 Rankings: American League EastBen Carsley2015-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: April 17, 2015Chris Mosch2015-04-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: New Managers and Stolen BasesJ.P. Breen2015-04-16
Fantasy Rounders: Another One Bites the DustDoug Thorburn2015-04-14
The Lineup Card: Eight Breakout Candidates for 2015Baseball Prospectus2015-04-10
Pre-Season Predictions: Staff Picks for 2015Baseball Prospectus2015-04-06
Fantasy Rounders: An Opening Day SalvoDoug Thorburn2015-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessLeague Preview Series: Eastern LeagueCraig Goldstein2015-03-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Shadow AuctioneeringMike Gianella2015-03-30
Tout Wars X: RecapBret Sayre2015-03-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Draft Rankings: The Top 300Mike Gianella2015-03-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: A Different Dynasty Top 101 ListBen Carsley2015-03-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessExpert League Auction Recap: CBS AL-OnlyKeith Cromer2015-03-02
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: The Other Side of PECOTA's Crush on the RaysR.J. Anderson2015-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Top 101 Dynasty League Prospects for 2015: Part 1: 51-101Bret Sayre2015-02-25
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: The Post-Offseason Top 10s: American LeagueChris Mellen2015-02-23
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: The Post-Offseason Top 10s: American LeagueNick J. Faleris2015-02-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 125 OutfieldersBret Sayre2015-02-17
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsMark Anderson2015-02-17
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsBP Prospect Staff2015-02-17
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsJeff Moore2015-02-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Three-Year Projections: Outfielders (41-90)Craig Goldstein2015-02-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Infographic: OutfieldMauricio Rubio2015-02-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Tiered Rankings: Outfielders 31-60Nick Shlain2015-02-11
Tools of Ignorance: How the Padres Won the OffseasonJeff Quinton2015-02-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Outfield Prospects for 2015Craig Goldstein2015-02-10
Painting the Black: Pitch Sequencing, From Z to YR.J. Anderson2015-02-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessState of the Position: OutfieldMike Gianella2015-02-09
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 3-4Bret Sayre2015-01-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTale of the Tape: Evan Longoria vs. Carlos SantanaMatt Collins2015-01-27
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Hitters Who Changed PECOTA's MindSam Miller2015-01-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: Washington NationalsMike Gianella2014-12-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: What the Rays and Nationals GotChris Rodriguez2014-12-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: What the Rays and Nationals GotJordan Gorosh2014-12-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: What the Rays and Nationals GotJ.P. Breen2014-12-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: What the Rays and Nationals GotTucker Blair2014-12-18
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Washington Nationals Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2014-11-12
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Washington Nationals Top 10 ProspectsChris Mellen2014-11-12
The Lineup Card: Eight of the Best Defensive Plays of 2014Baseball Prospectus2014-10-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: The Other Guys, Part Two: National LeagueMike Gianella2014-09-15
The Lineup Card: Eight Second-Half Decline CandidatesBaseball Prospectus2014-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 1Jeff Moore2014-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessPECOTA Takes on Prospects: Corner OutfieldersAndrew Koo2014-06-18
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Three National Leaguers in the NewsBen Lindbergh2014-04-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessInterleague Report: Week FiveJeff Quinton2014-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Spring Training Games of April 14-16Jeff Moore2014-03-17
The Week in Quotes: February 17-23Nick Bacarella2014-02-24
The Week in Quotes: February 17-23Chris Mosch2014-02-24
The Week in Quotes: February 17-23Morris Greenberg2014-02-24
The Week in Quotes: February 17-23Nick Wheatley-Schaller2014-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Bush League: Jameson TaillonDoug Thorburn2013-12-13
The Lineup Card: Seven Trade Ideas for the Winter MeetingsBaseball Prospectus2013-12-05
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-04-16 17:00:00 (link to chat)What should I do with Brandon Moss? Steven Souza and Kevin Kiermaier are on waivers. Should I drop Moss for one of them?
(childgrambino from Richmond, VA)
If you're going to drop Moss, go with Souza for the power/speed combo. Depends a lot on your categorical needs. Souza will be better all around, Moss's raw power will trump Souza. (Mike Gianella)
2015-03-12 15:00:00 (link to chat)I've read a lot of comments by other BP writers - I'm curious for your take on Pecota's projection for Steven Souza?
(Uri from FL)
I've received quite a few questions on Souza, so I'll tend to him first here. PECOTA's projection is very optimistic because Souza has performed extremely well in Double-A and Triple-A. When you can master those levels, you usually have a high chance of succeeding in the majors, so PECOTA's level adjustment and projection reflects that. It's a straight projection off his prior stats.

That said, PECOTA works primarily off comps, and Souza doesn't comp well. That means his underlying skills, according to PECOTA, are not as favourable, despite great stats. Russ Canzler, Justin Ruggiano, and Ryan Shealy are his top comps -- nothing too impressive there, so PECOTA's UPSIDE metric rates him as a good prospect, but nothing too special.

Jeff Moore and I have an article coming out tomorrow on hit tools and how PECOTA measures underlying hitting skills, if you'd like to learn about all the under-the-hood stuff PECOTA does. (Andrew Koo)
2015-02-26 20:00:00 (link to chat)Which side do you prefer? Keep forever. Steven Souza & Moncada for Jorge Soler
(Bobbo from Kansas)
I'd take the Moncada/Souza side. And that's THREE. (Bret Sayre)
2015-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Your take on Steven Souza?
(Ronson from On the Scratches)
I think PECOTA is overoptimistic on Souza. I've got some research in the works on prospects, and I find that age is (as usual) a very important determinant of how well they do in the long term. It's not impossible that PECOTA is right and I am wrong, though--he could be the exception and not the rule. (Rob Arthur)
2015-02-04 19:00:00 (link to chat)Settle these arguments for me please: 1) Is Willy Adames a better prospect than Rio Ruiz? 2) Steven Souza or Wil Myers for the next five years?
(Omarion from Hardly, On., Canada)
I'll take Adames. Was unimpressed with Ruiz in my AFL viewing. Feel for contact is there, but I don't think he's a 3B, and if he isn't, then what is the profile like? Fringy, contact-oriented strong side platoon guy? Adames does nothing spectacularly, but I think he'll hit for some avg/power at the big league level, and his defense at a non-SS position should be solid avg.

Myers by quite a bit. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-12-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Steven Souza in Was? It seems such a waste to regulate him and Taylor to the 4th/5th OF roles. What do you see as Souza's ceiling given he gets a chance to play.
(Prison Mike from Chicago)
I think he can be a regular in the right situation. There are some concerns about the bat potentially being exposed some over the long-haul due to the nature of the swing and whether he can adjust to the really good quality stuff. It may be more of a bat off the bench, but worth giving an extended look if there is a way it fits within the construct of the team to see exactly what he can do. (Top 10s Chat With Chris Mellen)
2015-02-13 19:00:00 (link to chat)What rooks do u see making an impact in the bigs this year?
(Tico Pride from Costa Rica)
In fantasy, there are quite a few. Rusney Castillo, Yasmany Tomas, Steven Souza, Kris Bryant, and Joc Pederson are all names that pop. (Mike Gianella)
2015-02-16 11:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Steven Souza ? Many analysts are saying he's a 15/15 guy but I think he's capable of more given a full season.
(Tom from Miami)
Souza is a physically imposing dude with a good approach and average or better wheels. The problem with projecting him to hit 20-25 home runs is his swing. As Keith Law has pointed out, he doesn't have the typical slugger swing/bat path, which could mean his power results in more doubles than over-the-fence production. (R.J. Anderson)
2015-01-05 15:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts about Steven Souza? With the trade, he apparently has a clear path to playing time in Tampa next year. What are your expectations for him?
(topheroc from boston)
I think hes a flawed player with a late development curve who could be a quality major leaguer if used properly. If I was that type of player, Tampa is exactly where Id want to be, at least under the old regime. Assuming Cash and Co. continue to use the same evaluative tools to get the most out of partial players, Souza should be in good hands. (Jeff Moore)
2014-09-10 12:00:00 (link to chat)How come Steven Souza doesn't get more love from the prospect crowd? Crushed AAA and AA past two years and was recently named International League MVP.
(Jeffrey from IL)
This is a great point. Souza struggled at times, and I have heard reports that the Nats essentially sat him down and told him to push the "reset" button. It worked obviously. The tools have always been there, and I won't even lie, I like him more than prospects such as Brian Goodwin. I think Souza is a major leaguer and will contribute down the road. (Tucker Blair)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Steven Souza were 23, how much higher would his prospect stock be? Top 50? Given lost dev time (bit.ly/1v4s07G), does it make sense to consider him as younger for projection purposes?
(ng from kona)
What are the rules in this alternate universe. Can I be 23 again, and have people respect me? This is very disconcerting. I don't think you consider him younger for projection purposes for a few reasons. He's more physically mature than his competition, and that's an advantage, playing time or now. I don't think you can just subtract years off a guy because he wasn't playing as much, because he's still experiencing a lot of things that make him the player he is today. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)Steven Souza - Crowded OF in Wash, what's the potential if he finds a new team? Can he be 270/20/20 or too optimistic?
(jonah from downtown)
A bit too optimistic. He has a great story, I'm rooting for him but I wonder about the average. (Mauricio Rubio)


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