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Portrait of Cheslor Cuthbert

Cheslor Cuthbert 1BRoyals

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
2 560 .269 .315 .409 .248 0.5
Birth Date11-16-1992
Height6' 1"
Weight190 lbs
Age24 years, 0 months, 22 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2012
2013
2014
0.12015
0.42016
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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
2015 KCA 22 19 50 46 6 10 2 1 1 17 4 9 0 0 0 8 0 0 .217 .280 .370 .236 0.1 1.1 0.1
2016 KCA 23 128 510 475 49 130 28 1 12 196 32 96 0 2 1 46 2 0 .274 .318 .413 .250 5.9 -1.9 0.4
Career1475605215514030213213361050215420.269.315.409.2486.0-0.80.5

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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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
2010 IDA Rk 14 64 .242 .263 .316 .388 .000 .286 100 -1.1 2.3 -0.1 -2.3 -0.1 1.0 -0.1 1.0 -0.1
2010 ROY Rk 18 76 .229 .266 .313 .387 .000 .354 90 -1.9 2.2 0.2 -7.6 1.7 2.3 -0.5 2.3 -0.5
2011 KNC A 81 342 .278 .251 .321 .376 .000 .312 93 6.7 9.9 1.2 2.3 -2.3 15.5 1.8 15.5 1.8
2012 WIL A+ 124 517 .252 .261 .325 .395 .000 .274 90 -4.7 15.5 1.8 -8.4 -5.0 7.4 -0.1 7.4 -0.1
2012 NCA int 2 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 WIL A+ 60 254 .283 .253 .327 .384 .000 .324 101 6.5 7.4 0.7 -2.3 -2.2 12.4 1.0 12.4 1.0
2013 NWA AA 64 264 .218 .253 .315 .391 .000 .246 103 -11.2 7.2 0.5 3.1 -2.9 -6.4 -0.3 -6.4 -0.3
2014 NWA AA 96 395 .275 .251 .319 .371 .000 .313 98 6.3 10.9 -1.5 -0.8 -2.1 13.5 1.3 13.5 1.3
2014 OMA AAA 25 100 .232 .293 .356 .460 .000 .286 104 -3.2 3.0 -0.7 -1.7 0.3 -0.6 -0.2 -0.6 -0.2
2015 KCA MLB 19 50 .236 .258 .321 .418 .000 .250 99 -1.2 1.3 0.1 1.1 -0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
2015 OMA AAA 104 438 .275 .270 .332 .405 .000 .302 99 7.1 12.1 -1 5.0 -1.8 16.4 2.2 16.4 2.2
2015 GIG Wnt 14 53 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .278 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 KCA MLB 128 510 .250 .255 .317 .414 .253 .320 104 -5.5 14.4 2 -1.9 -5.1 5.9 0.4 5.9 0.4
2016 OMA AAA 24 107 .377 .257 .324 .388 .266 .324 92 13.1 3.0 0.1 -2.0 -1.4 14.8 1.3 14.8 1.3

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
2010 IDA Rk 64 10 14 4 1 2 10 3 16 1 0 .233 .281 .433 .200 .242 1.0 -2.3 -0.1
2010 ROY Rk 76 14 18 3 2 1 5 6 19 1 1 .265 .342 .412 .147 .229 2.3 -7.6 -0.5
2011 KNC A 342 33 80 13 1 8 51 36 65 2 0 .267 .345 .397 .130 .278 15.5 2.3 1.8
2012 WIL A+ 517 47 114 18 0 7 59 37 80 6 3 .240 .296 .322 .082 .252 7.4 -8.4 -0.1
2012 NCA int 8 2 4 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 .500 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 WIL A+ 254 32 63 21 2 2 31 27 37 1 2 .280 .354 .418 .138 .283 12.4 -2.3 1.0
2013 NWA AA 264 25 51 16 0 6 28 20 51 5 2 .215 .279 .359 .143 .218 -6.4 3.1 -0.3
2014 NWA AA 395 35 98 19 1 10 48 36 67 9 3 .276 .342 .420 .144 .275 13.5 -0.8 1.3
2014 OMA AAA 100 12 24 5 0 2 16 9 12 1 1 .264 .330 .385 .121 .232 -0.6 -1.7 -0.2
2015 OMA AAA 438 55 110 22 1 11 51 37 60 5 2 .277 .339 .421 .144 .275 16.4 5.0 2.2
2015 KCA MLB 50 6 10 2 1 1 8 4 9 0 0 .217 .280 .370 .152 .236 0.1 1.1 0.1
2015 GIG Wnt 53 4 10 2 0 0 4 7 10 0 0 .217 .321 .261 .043 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 OMA AAA 107 15 31 4 1 7 28 11 14 0 1 .333 .402 .624 .290 .377 14.8 -2.0 1.3
2016 KCA MLB 510 49 130 28 1 12 46 32 96 2 0 .274 .318 .413 .139 .250 5.9 -1.9 0.4

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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2015 174 0.4885 0.4540 0.8101 0.6706 0.2472 0.8772 0.6364 0.1899 80 0.000725
2016 2004 0.4980 0.4920 0.7677 0.6673 0.3181 0.8468 0.6031 0.2323 0 0.000000
Career21780.49720.4890.77110.66760.31240.84920.60580.22896.39120.0001

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 KCA $
2015 KCA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 30 d1 year/$509,425 (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$509,425 (2016). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014). Contract purchased by Kansas City 11/20/13. Re-signed by Kansas City 2/21/14.
  • Signed by Kansas City 2009 as an amateur free agent from Nicaragua. $1.35M signing bonus.

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
201586.33.31.82.84.531.3

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .250 .286 .350 .233
11 vs R (Multi) .192 .276 .385 .239
18 Split (Multi) -.058 -.010 .035 .006
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.012 -.023 -.032 -.018
30 vs L (2015) .250 .286 .350 .233
31 vs R (2015) .192 .276 .385 .239
38 Split (2015) -.058 -.010 .035 .006
39 LgAvg (2015) -.009 -.021 -.026 -.016

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 There are still far more questions than answers when it comes to Cuthbert, who made his big-league debut last summer and earned another September look-see. The organization continues to pencil him in at third base, and he's improved defensively to the point where some scouts feel he may be adequate there. Otherwise he'll need to slide across the diamond to first, where his position will be writing checks that his bat can't cash. He's provided consistent production in the high minors, which is a polite way to say he gets on base a little, hits the occasional home run and generally hasn't shown the offensive potential you'd hope for from a future corner man. Cuthbert is still young, but the expiration date on that excuse is fast approaching.
2015 After five minor-league seasons, the most frequent thing we've written about Cuthbert is "young for his level," which remained true when he reached Triple-A as a 21-year-old last summer. What also remained true is that Cuthbert has a strong arm but little mobility, making him below-average at the hot corner, and his move to first base last summer was discouraging because his bat isn't loud enough to carry him there. The Royals have had him taking grounders at the keystone, where his bat-to-ball skills are a better fit, but you could read the list of subpar corner men who thrived in the middle infield in the time it takes to watch one Vine.
2014 After solving High-A, Cheslor Cuthbert found Double-A to be more of a challenge. The upside is in his strong contact skills, developing power and his youth relative to the rest of the league.
2013 As the youngest player in the Carolina League, Cheslor Cuthbert faced on-the-field setbacks for the first time, but he has the type of makeup to move forward in a likely return to High-A in 2013.
2012 The youngest position player in the Midwest League, Cuthbert features lightning quick bat speed and has an advanced approach at the plate beyond his years. He wore down over the course of the season, but continues to possess tremendous upside. Defensively, he’s adequate at third but there’s some thought that as his body matures, he will end up across the diamond at first. With the first wave of position prospects arriving in Kansas City last summer, the Royals will be patient and move him methodically through the system.
2011 A seven-figure bonus baby out of Nicaragua, third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert impressed with both his bat and glove during his stateside debut. He would be better-known if the system weren't so stacked.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-07-13 14:30:00 (link to chat)Explain the process of how some guys aren't selected for the futures game? I heard teams can deny permission, especially if guy may get promoted soon. Is it a mix of potential, production, and cater to the host city?
(Davin from Pittsburgh)
This seems like a good starting point:

Each team can have up to 2 selections for the Futures Game, generally consisting of 1 world player, 1 USA player.

Teams can simply deny permission of a player (Dodgers and Corey Seager), or players can sit out due to injury (Cardinals and Alex Reyes). There really isn't any drawn out explanation other than this. But it's essentially the choice of the team whether they send a player selected.

Usually, you'll see two of the best prospects per team selected, but that is not always the case. They need to fill out bother rosters, and sometimes this means a player such as Kyle Farmer or Cheslor Cuthbert will be selected. - Tucker Blair (Futures Game Chat)
2014-07-07 11:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance for the whispered notion of Cheslor Cuthbert moving to second is workable given his tool set?
(Bill from Bozeman)
I would worry about the athleticism and agility necessary to develop into a legit 2B. Maybe. (Jason Parks on the Top 50)
2014-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Jeff, thanks a bunch for these chats. I feel that Cheslor Cuthbert's offensive work this year is a little under-appreciated, based on decent power numbers and control of the strike zone for a 21-year old at AA, but I'm worried that Dozier may move him to 1B and he doesn't fit the offensive profile there. Thoughts on Cuthbert, and is he close to a move to Omaha?
(Bill from Bozeman)
Cuthbert is improving in his ability to drive the ball, but he still makes a ton of outs because of his approach and free-swinging ways. If he has to move to first base, it's not going to work. I've had some commenters mention that there's a move to second base in the works, which I haven't seen anywhere else, but that would give his bat a chance to play. Theres absolutely no reason to promote him given that he's young and hasn't mastered a level yet. He should be in NWA all year. (Jeff Moore)
2014-04-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Cheslor Cuthbert seems to struggle mightily after every promotion. 1) Is this common for players that are young for the level; and 2) Where do you see his overall prospect status as a 21-year old now holding his own in AA? Does he have projectible power?
(Bill from Bozeman)
Yes, it is something that happens more often with younger players for all the reasons you'd expect. You have to give him credit for going back and handling Wilmington, an extremely difficult place to hit, especially for power as a right-handed hitter and anyone not named Joey Gallo. Cuthbert has more power than he's shown in games thus far, but it's more doubles power than home run power. Credit the Royals for refusing to promote him until he has mastered a level. That's one of my biggest pet peeves. (Jeff Moore)
2014-02-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Where do you see Cheslor Cuthbert going from here?
(Bill from Bozeman)
If it were me, back to Northwest Arkansas until he proves he can hit there. I hate promoting prospects before they master a particular level, even if they were young for that particular level. (Jeff Moore)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)I was wondering how Cheslor Cuthbert looked this spring and has his conditioning improved from last year?
(Drew from Chicago)
I wasn't really impressed. Sucks. I really want that kid to make it, but the #want never looks like #want. It often looks like #slack. (Jason Parks)
2013-02-25 11:00:00 (link to chat)What does Cheslor Cuthbert need to do to this year to make everyone forget about his lethargic play in Wilmington and make the Top 101 for 2014?
(Nick from KC)
Stay healthy and continue the maturation process (on and off the field). Way too early to give up on the player. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Who has the best chance to be a break out prospect for the Royals in 2013 or 2014?
(chiroclimber from Kansas City)
Numbers were down in 2012, but I'm still a big Cheslor Cuthbert guy (Jason Collette)
2012-08-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)I recently saw Cheslor Cuthbert play. His swing appeared busy and top-heavy. He made solid contact in an at-bat, but it certainly seemed to be all arm power. Is this a concern going into next season? Do you think he's ready for a jump to AA?
(Steve A from Detroit)
I don't think he's ready to jump to Double-A based on his '12 performance, but I'm not on the developmental team so I can't speak to his goals in that department. His swing has been iffy, with sloppy mechanics which hinder his bat speed and ability to drive the ball with authority. I haven't been thrilled with his overall effort at times this season. Not sure what that means. (Jason Parks)
2012-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Cheslor Cuthbert? His late season decline last year was attributed to fatigue but it has continued this year to the tune of a .218/.302/.296 line. Is he stil really, really, really tired from his first year of full-season ball or should we be really, really, really concerned?
(ORWahoo from Tigard)
We're going to talk about him on this week's podcast. Jason just saw him in person and has thoughts. (Kevin Goldstein)


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