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2016 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 22)
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Birth Date11-24-1993
Height6' 1"
Weight210 lbs
Age22 years, 9 months, 1 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
2012
2013
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2015
-0.12016
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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
2016 CHN 22 5 14 11 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .286 .091 .176 -0.5 -0.4 -0.1
Career5141101000125100000.091.286.091.176-0.5-0.4-0.1

Statistics for All Levels

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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
2011 DB2 Rk 72 305 .317 .234 .333 .317 .000 .382 112 20.8 9.6 0.2 4.8 -2.3 28.2 3.2 28.2 3.2
2012 BOI A- 71 310 .259 .250 .325 .359 .000 .327 120 -0.2 8.5 0.1 4.9 0.8 9.1 1.5 9.1 1.5
2013 KNC A 130 572 .257 .253 .323 .372 .000 .290 110 -1.8 16.1 1.3 -3.2 -0.6 15.0 1.2 15.0 1.2
2014 KNC A 63 263 .264 .247 .315 .359 .000 .284 97 1 7.5 0.9 5.7 -0.6 8.9 1.5 8.9 1.5
2014 DAY A+ 62 244 .224 .249 .312 .359 .000 .218 103 -9.7 7.2 0.5 8.1 -2.1 -4.0 0.4 -4.0 0.4
2015 MYR A+ 82 343 .270 .252 .316 .354 .000 .320 98 3.6 9.2 0.8 -8.3 -0.5 13.2 0.5 13.2 0.5
2015 TEN AA 46 182 .306 .251 .325 .372 .000 .308 99 8.6 4.9 0.5 -3.6 0.2 14.1 1.1 14.1 1.1
2015 MSS Wnt 21 89 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .324 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 CHN MLB 5 14 .176 .253 .326 .405 .277 .167 92 -1.1 0.4 0 -0.4 0.3 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2016 TEN AA 56 244 .247 .253 .325 .366 .264 .261 98 -3.3 6.6 0.7 2.7 0.0 4.1 0.7 4.1 0.7
2016 IOW AAA 64 257 .343 .266 .333 .409 .271 .363 91 22.5 7.1 0.5 -0.2 0.4 30.5 3.1 30.5 3.1

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
2011 DB2 Rk 305 50 84 16 2 5 53 50 42 4 4 .337 .443 .478 .141 .317 28.2 4.8 3.2
2012 BOI A- 310 34 78 14 0 6 47 26 55 2 1 .281 .345 .396 .115 .259 9.1 4.9 1.5
2013 KNC A 572 71 128 35 1 11 57 68 88 1 0 .256 .346 .396 .140 .257 15.0 -3.2 1.2
2014 DAY A+ 244 24 42 10 2 5 26 23 44 0 3 .193 .275 .326 .133 .224 -4.0 8.1 0.4
2014 KNC A 263 32 61 19 3 6 37 18 45 0 1 .250 .300 .426 .176 .264 8.9 5.7 1.5
2015 MSS Wnt 89 10 27 8 0 5 15 6 10 0 1 .329 .371 .610 .280 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 MYR A+ 343 42 86 25 3 5 39 20 62 0 1 .270 .318 .415 .145 .270 13.2 -8.3 0.5
2015 TEN AA 182 21 46 10 1 5 25 22 21 0 0 .291 .379 .462 .171 .306 14.1 -3.6 1.1
2016 IOW AAA 257 32 69 14 3 8 43 32 46 0 2 .315 .405 .516 .201 .343 30.5 -0.2 3.1
2016 TEN AA 244 30 46 17 1 4 23 32 46 0 0 .219 .324 .367 .148 .247 4.1 2.7 0.7
2016 CHN MLB 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 .091 .286 .091 .000 .176 -0.5 -0.4 -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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2016 52 0.5192 0.5000 0.7308 0.6296 0.3600 0.8824 0.4444 0.2692 0 0.000000
Career520.51920.50.73080.62960.360.88240.44440.269200

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

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

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Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 CHN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/20/15. Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16.
  • Signed by Chicago Cubs 2010 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic. $0.5M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Jeimer Candelario is referenced in the following articles.

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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
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: The Futures Game: World RosterChristopher Crawford2016-07-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Futures Game Preview: World TeamJ.P. Breen2016-07-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 14Scooter Hotz2016-07-06
The Call-Up: Jeimer CandelarioGeorge Bissell2016-07-03
The Call-Up: Jeimer CandelarioWill Haines2016-07-03
2016 Futures Game Preview: The World RosterBP Prospect Staff2016-06-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 24-26Christopher Crawford2016-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessWeekly Wrap: June 10, 2016Will Haines2016-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 20-22Christopher Crawford2016-05-23
This article requires BP Premium accessWho to Watch: Southern LeagueMark Anderson2016-04-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Targeting Under-the-Radar Prospects for RebuildsJ.P. Breen2016-03-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Third BasemenBret Sayre2016-02-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Third Base ProspectsBen Carsley2016-02-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Desert DynamosJ.J. Jansons2016-01-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: AFL Progress Reports, Part IICraig Goldstein2015-11-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: AFL Progress Reports, Part IIBen Carsley2015-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, November 9thWilson Karaman2015-11-10
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, November 3rdBrendan Gawlowski2015-11-04
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of October 16-18Mauricio Rubio2015-10-19
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Arizona Fall League Games of October 14thMauricio Rubio2015-10-15
This article requires BP Premium accessThe 2015 Arizona Fall League: Desert Thrillin'Mark Anderson2015-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessThe 2015 Arizona Fall League: Desert Thrillin'Wilson Karaman2015-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Trade Game: Carlos GomezBaseball Prospectus2015-07-23
Notes from the Field: Last Looks From ArizonaMauricio Rubio2015-04-02
Spring Training Notebook: Cactus League: March 24, 2015BP Prospect Staff2015-03-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Third-Base ProspectsBen Carsley2015-01-27
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of September 12-14Jeff Moore2014-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, September 10Jeff Moore2014-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: September 2, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 11-13Jeff Moore2014-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 10Jeff Moore2014-07-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Progress Report: Prospect Edition, Part TwoCraig Goldstein2014-07-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Progress Report: Prospect Edition, Part TwoBen Carsley2014-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 7Jeff Moore2014-05-08
This article requires BP Premium accessChanging Speeds: The Optimist's Guide to the 2016 CubsKen Funck2014-03-06
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2014 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Third BasemenBret Sayre2014-02-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Third BasemenBen Murphy2014-02-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Third BasemenIan Lefkowitz2014-02-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Third BasemenJared Weiss2014-02-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Third Base ProspectsCraig Goldstein2014-02-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessState of the Position: Third BasemenBen Carsley2014-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Chicago Cubs Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-01-23
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 28Zach Mortimer2013-08-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 27Zach Mortimer2013-08-28
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2013 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2013-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Chicago Cubs Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2012-11-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 21Kevin Goldstein2012-06-22
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 20Kevin Goldstein2012-06-21
Future Shock: Cubs Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-11-24


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-06-15 20:00:00 (link to chat)If the Cubs get Aroldis Chapman, can you book the World Series? Also, what do you think it would take to aquire him?
(BC from Urbandale)
You can book the NLDS either way, but calling the World Series a shoe in is impossible for any team. The playoffs represent a different game than a 162 marathon. Do their odds improve? Yeah. But as for what it would take? The Yankees reportedly want Kyle Schwarber, which isnít happening. Jeimer Candelario seems like a nice fit with the Yankees, and would almost definitely be involved. The Cubs FO isnít going to trade someone they donít see as expendable, and I have my doubts the Cubs are interested in Chapman due to his past issues. Getting one of Chapman or Miller seems to be a priority of many NL clubs because of the dominant lefty hitters in the league. (Grant Jones)
2016-01-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)How close was Jeimer Candelario? Surely his bat will play at 3rd, but there are questions about his defense. One minute I hear he is bad at 3rd and the next I hear he has a great chance to stick there.
(Bill B from Chicago)
A divisive prospect! Well I never. Candelario wasn't under serious consideration for the list at present, thanks to questions on his defense and the overall impact of the profile even if he is at 3rd. (Top 101 Chat with Craig Goldstein)
2015-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Rhys Hoskins an org guy, MLB regular, or star. Same question for Jeimer Candelario. Thanks Chris.
(sbnbaseball from NYC)
I think he's closer to an org guy than MLB regular. A nice bench bat, perhaps. Candelario probably needs to change organizations. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Wilson - Are Willson Contreras and Jeimer Candelario breaking out in national prospect circles post AFL? What should we expect from them in 2016 and beyond? Thanks, awethy
(awethy from Chicago)
Only Cubs questions from now on, haha. Think the AFL introduced Contreras' breakout to some additional eyes, but he had a really, really good year translating tools into on-field talent. He'll rate highly on our Cubs list, I'm sure. Candelario's been overshadowed in the system for a long time, but has just kept doing what he does, and now that he's done it at AA he's in line for some just-deserved additional attention. Excellent defender, solid-avg power...obviously blocked in the org by Bryant, but he's a valuable prospect to have in your system. (Wilson Karaman)
2015-10-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Regardless of what happens the rest of this series, tough to be disappointed by '15 CHC campaign. What optimizations, in terms of diversifying lineup & improving D, do you see front office making? Adding SP is a no-brainer.
(Matt from Chicago)
This is going to be a capital-F Fun winter for the Cubs and Cubs fans. The defining characteristic of the organization right now is modularity. You can rearrange three dozen pieces into a thousand different set-ups for next season. With their prospect depth, the young guys established on the big-league team and the questions surrounding them, things could break so many different ways. Iíll note a couple things I think are inevitable:
1. Dexter Fowler will be given the qualifying offer, and then the Cubs will very politely stop taking his calls. He was great for them, an absolutely perfect fit that catalyzed their season before it even began, but now they need other things in center field. Namely, they need a defensive anchor, someone who can shore up the outfield defense even if the team decides to go into next season with the big bats of Schwarber and Soler in the corners.
2. There will be some consolidation of multiple useful assets into a single, closer to elite one. The model Iím using in my head is the Cardinalsí trade for Jason Heyward last November. They had a good player (Shelby Miller) for whom they no longer had room, and a really valuable pop-up pitching prospect (Tyrell Jenkins) who was due to land on the 40-man roster or be made available in the Rule 5 Draft, but whom they couldnít squeeze onto their own 40-man. For future reference, the Cubsí most notable Jenkins typesónot only in that they will need to go onto the 40-man roster this year, but in that the Cubs will have a hard time keeping themófor this winter are Jeimer Candelario and Dan Vogelbach. The thing they need to look for in their trade target is well-roundedness. (Matthew Trueblood)
2015-10-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Have you heard any buzz about Jeimer Candelario since that amazing run he had in Tennessee to end the year? Myrtle Beach is a tough place to hit so I'm inclined to feel more positively about his numbers there than I might otherwise, but still - the batting line at Double-A is completely different, and I have no idea whether it's reflective of a change in approach or if it's mostly noise.
(Jonathan from New York)
The buzz faded for him last year, but I think a nice bounceback this year brought him back as a legit prospect. Question is still D, but people are starting to buy the bat again. I don't think he's an impact prospect though. (Sahadev Sharma)
2013-11-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jeimer Candelario of Cubs: Top 100 potential?
(Scott from Lincolnshire)
Not this year (Jason Parks)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Bret, I play in a fairly deep competitive keeper league 16 team with a 20 man minor system. I am always looking for the edge in future top prospects as they carry quite the value in mid season trades etc. In 2011 I was able to grab a pre breakout Taveras and Bogaerts, since that year I am always looking for prospects who look to really make that jump from back end or outside the top 100 to future top 30 stud. I was wondering if you had some names to watch in A and Low A, that could make these leaps, particularly position players. Alen Hanson and Polanco are already picked up, Adalberto Mondesi is spoken for as well, trying to stay ahead of my competition.
(Brandon from Toronto)
If you want a few off the radar names, how about Zach Eflin and Dilson Herrera. And if you don't need to dig quite that deep, check out Dorssys Paulino, Blake Snell, Jeimer Candelario and Joe Ross. (Bret Sayre)
2012-06-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jeimer Candelario has come out swinging in short season Boise. I don't know a great deal about him and am wondering if he has the tools to become a legitimate prospect? In short, I'm hoping he's more Steve Harris than Sid Vicious.
(Steve from Bayshore)
Hey, Steve! I don't know any more than you do, frankly. It's tough to draw any conclusions on 40-odd plate appearances, but it's certainly promising. A Steve Harris ceiling seems a bit ambitious though -- he might be more of a Joey Vera type. (Ian Miller)


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