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Birth Date8-17-1993
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
Age21 years, 3 months, 11 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
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0.02014
WARP Summary

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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

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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
2012 BIL Rk 62 275 .323 .280 .353 .421 .273 .414 101 20.2 8.5 -2.8 0.3 -2.9 22.0 2.1 22.0 2.1
2013 DYT A 112 486 .290 .252 .322 .370 .258 .308 108 15.1 13.7 -3.8 -6.1 -1.6 26.1 2.1 26.1 2.1
2014 BAK A+ 53 249 .324 .267 .339 .419 .269 .349 109 17.5 7.3 -1.9 -2.7 -2.2 21.0 1.9 21.0 1.9
2014 PEN AA 21 92 .260 .252 .320 .391 .266 .259 100 0 2.5 -0.6 0.9 0.4 3.1 0.4 3.1 0.4

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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
2012 BIL Rk 275 42 77 16 3 5 35 40 50 1 3 .338 .443 .500 .162 .323 22.0 0.3 2.1
2013 DYT A 486 73 117 18 5 16 76 63 75 6 1 .281 .379 .463 .182 .290 26.1 -6.1 2.1
2014 PEN AA 92 15 16 5 0 2 8 14 22 0 0 .208 .326 .351 .143 .260 3.1 0.9 0.4
2014 BAK A+ 249 42 65 15 0 13 49 40 46 5 1 .317 .426 .580 .263 .324 21.0 -2.7 1.9

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Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-18 - Minors - - Right Wrist Sprain -
2014-04-25 2014-05-07 Minors 12 0 - Head Concussion - -

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BP Articles

Jesse Winker is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessProspect Mechanics: NL CentralDoug Thorburn2014-11-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspect Mechanics: NL CentralRyan Parker2014-11-26
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Cincinnati Reds Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2014-11-21
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Cincinnati Reds Top 10 ProspectsNick J. Faleris2014-11-21
The Week in Quotes: November 3-9, 2014Chris Mosch2014-11-10
The Week in Quotes: November 3-9, 2014Nick Bacarella2014-11-10
The Week in Quotes: November 3-9, 2014Nick Wheatley-Schaller2014-11-10
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 30thBP Prospect Staff2014-10-31
Minor League Update: Games of Monday, October 27thJeff Moore2014-10-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Arizona Fall League Games of October 8th, 2014Jeff Moore2014-10-09
BP Unfiltered: From the Road: Up Close, Batting Practice at 2014 MLB Futures GameNick J. Faleris2014-08-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTop 50 Dynasty League Prospects: Midseason UpdateBret Sayre2014-07-14
This article requires BP Premium access2014 Futures Game Preview: Scouting the U.S. TeamRon Shah2014-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Top 50: The Best Midseason ProspectsJason Parks2014-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Top 50: The Best Midseason ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2014-07-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Futures Team Meet and Greet: USACraig Goldstein2014-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessPECOTA Takes on Prospects: Corner OutfieldersAndrew Koo2014-06-18
The 2012 Redraft: Whom Would We Pick Now?Baseball Prospectus2014-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 11Jeff Moore2014-06-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Novelty FoodIan Lefkowitz2014-06-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Novelty FoodJared Weiss2014-06-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Novelty FoodBen Murphy2014-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, June 2Jeff Moore2014-06-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Scoresheet Player Trend Watch: May Supplemental DraftIan Lefkowitz2014-05-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Scoresheet Player Trend Watch: May Supplemental DraftJared Weiss2014-05-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Scoresheet Player Trend Watch: May Supplemental DraftBen Murphy2014-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 23-26Jeff Moore2014-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 16Jeff Moore2014-04-17
PECOTA Takes on Prospects: Introduction: I Now Pronounce You Scout and StatAndrew Koo2014-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessBP Top 101 Prospects: Surprising AssignmentsRon Shah2014-04-04
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomBP Prospect Staff2014-03-03
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomJason Parks2014-03-03
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2014 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersBen Murphy2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersIan Lefkowitz2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersJared Weiss2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Outfield ProspectsBen Carsley2014-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL CentralPatrick Ebert2014-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL CentralDavid Rawnsley2014-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL CentralTodd Gold2014-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Cincinnati Reds Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-02-03
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 5-7Baseball Prospectus2014-01-31
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL WestTodd Gold2014-01-23
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL WestPatrick Ebert2014-01-23
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL West 2014-01-23
The Great Trade Game: Hunter PencePaul Sporer2013-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 19-21Zach Mortimer2013-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 17Zach Mortimer2013-07-18
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: May 28BP Prospect Staff2013-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessScouting the Draft: Corner Outfielders to KnowNick J. Faleris2013-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 16-19Zach Mortimer2013-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 14Zach Mortimer2013-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, May 6Zach Mortimer2013-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, April 22Zach Mortimer2013-04-23
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 9Zach Mortimer2013-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Cincinnati Reds Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspect Debate: Who Are the Rockies' Top and Fifth-Ranked Prospects?BP Prospect Staff2012-11-13
BP Unfiltered: Perfect Game Championship Scouting Notes, Day OneDan Evans2012-10-26
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 28Kevin Goldstein2012-08-29
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 26Kevin Goldstein2012-06-27


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)How many of your NL Central Top 25 do you expect to make it on the top 100 list when BP publishes it? Average would be around 16 or 17 assuming talent is evenly distributed, right?
(Mike from Texas)
I did say I'd throw a top 25 NL Central Prospects list out there during this chat. With the understanding this is a work in progress (Mellen and I are starting to dig in on the framework for the Top 101), this is my own personal ranking of the prospects covered in our NL Central rankings:

1. SS Addison Russell
2. 3B Kris Bryant
3. RHP Robert Stephenson
4. OF Jorge Soler
5. OF Albert Almora
6. OF Stephen Piscotty
7. LHP Marco Gonzales
8. RHP Tyler Glasnow
9. RHP Jameson Taillon
10. OF Jesse Winker
11. OF/1B Josh Bell
12. RHP Alex Reyes
13. C Kyle Schwarber
14. RHP Michael Lorenzen
15. SS Orlando Arcia
16. OF Tyrone Taylor
17. OF Billy McKinney
18. RHP Pierce Johnson
19. SS Gleyber Torres
20. RHP Jack Flaherty
21. OF Yorman Rodriguez
22. C Reese McGuire
23. RHP Nick Howard
24. RHP Devin Williams
25. LHP Rob Kaminsky

I think all of those guys will be in the discussion for the 101, and expect there to be some shuffling in order of course. Definitely more than the average of 16 or 17. (NL Central Top 10s With Nick Faleris)
2014-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of MLB line could we expect to see from Jesse Winker in his prime?
(Ryan from Cincy)
I think he provides above-average corner production in on-base ability and right around average in power production (not just HR totals but ISO and ability to move runners via extra bases). Don't think there isa clean comp but solid expectation is maybe somewhere between what Yelich, Marte, and Holiday did in 2014? Call it .285/.365/.430, which would generally be above-average production for the position in the NL, and there's a chance the hit and the power plays a notch better. (NL Central Top 10s With Nick Faleris)
2014-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jesse Winker sounds an awful lot like another guy Reds fans have had their eye on for quite some time: Nick Markakis.
(RMR from Guelph, ON)
Markakis was a better runner early in his career than I expect Winker to be, but from a pure offensive production standpoint it's not a completely off-base comp. I don't think Winker's doubles totals match what Markakis put up in his early years, so the overall power would be shy of what Niko produced. They are different enough I wouldn't tie the two profiles, but maybe the career slash lines end up in the same territory. (NL Central Top 10s With Nick Faleris)
2014-10-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Tucker, Jesse Winker seems to be showing no ill effects from the wrist injury that cost him the end of the minor league season so far in the AFL. When do you think he will reach the majors and how long until he is an impact hitter?
(Potvin63 from New Jersey)
Winker looked fine to me, although I only saw him hit BP. The swing has easy power, and he doesn't have much effort behind it. I was impressed. I could envision him in the majors in the next year, I don't believe he is too far off. Impact hitter? Well, that's an entirely different question. Some players take 3-6 years to become an impact guy, if ever. (Tucker Blair)
2014-10-09 15:00:00 (link to chat)What were your thoughts on Jesse Winker's first game back in the AFL since the wrist injury he suffered in July?
(willrich116 from Chattanooga, TN)
I wasn't in attendance, but I'd consider myself the lowest on Winker on staff at BP. I think he's a solid average contributor, but doesn't have any impact-type tools aside from potentially a plus hit. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-07-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)What potential/upside do you see in Jesse Winker? Could he be ready to contribute next year ?
(Drew from Ohio)
Nah, I can see him getting up the big league club late next season but I'd go 2016 to be safe. He's young and he can hit. Let him find some success first before pushing him. (Chris Rodriguez)
2014-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jesse Winker... Badler said he had the best swing from the Future's game. What is his hit tool like? Can he be a .300 25 HR guy in the bigs?
(flashtheleather from under the pillow)
Not sure it's 25 HR poewr, but .300/15 would still be a stud in today's game. (Paul Sporer)
2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who's the better of these three prospects: Marco Gonzales, Jesse Winker, and Jose Berrios. Does Gonzales get the edge over Berrios simply because he's more MLB ready?
(FantasyFrodo from Washington)
Berrios has the most upside, but MLB time table comes into play here. I'd go Gonzales, Berrios, Winker. Gonzales' change up is one of the best in all of baseball, and will be an out pitch and bat misser at the big league level. Winker can hit, but I just wasn't blown away by the tools package. He's more of a 1st division guy with a solid average/plus hit tool and 4 other average ones than an impact star. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for chatting, Jordan! Before the year started, the BPro prospect list had Joey Gallo 95th and Mookie Betts unranked, but the Oliver Projection System had them both in the top 15. Similar story with Jesse Winker too. Should we just be scouting the stat lines, at least for position players?
(Harry from Decatur)
No. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-06-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jesse Winker: How good can the bat be?
(Frank the Tank from Streaking through the quad)
Winker is going to hit a lot. I'll let you know how much once I can get a look at him instead of reports. He just sprays the ball everywhere. (Ron Shah)
2014-06-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Tell us as much as you can about Jesse Winker.
(Ryan from Louisville)
Plus hitter, good power, plus plate discipline. Not a toolsy guy, but a pure hitter, and that's a good thing. (Jeff Moore)
2014-06-17 20:00:00 (link to chat)Why aren't you John Mayne? Jesse Winker or Conforto (the Mets' first round selection)? Thanks. I enjoy the podcast, just need to catch up on the last few weeks. And, btw, I don't even know who Mayne is (Wayne, I do know). I saw it in a note from Jared.
(Orlando from Miami)
Did we take this question just to deflate John Mayne's ego? Possibly. You know the way to our heart. We like Winker a little better, since he's already done what we'd like Conforto to do. If you value ceilings more, go with Conforto though, Winker is tied to a corner (not literally, sorry, fans of danger) and may not have top end power outside of Bakersfield. Thanks for the nice podcast words. (Scoresheet Chat with Ben, Jared, and Ian)
2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)Think this is the year Jesse Winker starts getting some more attention? He continues to hit, power seems to be developing and his approach looks above average. Not a star, but could be productive for awhile.
(Ryan from Cincy)
I'll probably continue to underrate him and he will end up being a much better major league player than he was a minor league prospect, at least in terms of ranking and national attention. Its just not the sexiest profile, and I'm still not sold he brings corner power to the table at the major league level. (Jason Parks)
2014-05-07 17:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Mike, thanks for doing this chat. Very informative stuff here. I'm a big Reds fan, and I'm trying to figure out why Jesse Winker isn't getting more attention. Looks to be an advanced bat, doesn't strike out, takes walks, has some power along with a good average here. In his age 19-20 season, he hit 16 HR's, so there could be some untapped power potential here too. Why isn't he receiving more attention? Does he not have a high ceiling? What type of season do you see him putting up in the majors statistically?
(Alfredo from Ohio)
Do people know he's the Fonz's son?

Jesse Winker is a Top 10 Reds prospect for Baseball Prospectus and John Sickels of Minor League Ball has him fourth in the Reds org so he's not THAT underrated by those in the know. He's probably not noticed much because he's still really young and while the numbers are good they're not the kind of eye popping numbers that make laypeople go crazy.

I think his ceiling is moderate, but he's probably not a 30/30 guy if that's what you mean. He could be a quality MLB regular though. It's hard to translate low minors numbers into MLB stats, particularly this early. (Mike Gianella)
2013-11-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any of these prospects jump off the board for you? Rosell Herrera, Nick Williams, Ryan McMahon, Arismendy Alcantara, and Jesse Winker. What are your thoughts? Thanks Ben!
(Ryan from Cincy)
Last pinch hitting appearance from Mark Anderson: "The two that jump out the most to me are Williams and Alcantara. Williams is a gifted natural hitter and he could be an impact bat at the highest level. Alcantara can contribute in all phases of the game and he has some thump in his bat as well. I really like what Alcantara brings to the table. I've always been partial to Herrera and think he may have finally turned a corner in 2013, but I'm still a little skeptical of him."

Mark will be chatting at BP at 1 PM ET next Thursday, so show up then to get prospect questions answered without an intermediary. (Ben Lindbergh)
2013-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Baez over Swihart an Gray looks god now right?
(Alonso from Miami)
Very tough one for me. I'm still a strong believer in Swihart developing and Gray is a better arm than his stat line showed in 2012. I do think Baez's increased strength has hung well on his frame, so the chance that he's a well above average defender or third or even a shortstop for a bit really helps his value. I new he was good defensively but expected him to thicken quickly. Hasn't happened yet.

As an aside, Baez and Lindor constituted the left side of the infield for the FTB Mizuno/Cardinals Scout Team in 2010 down in Jupiter, along with Vogelbach (Cubs), Jesse Winker (Reds), Dante Bichette Jr (Yankees), Hudson Boyd (Twins), and Jose Fernandez (Marlins). How's that for staked? Oh, and Dominic Jose (Stanford) who's another name I could have listed as a potential 2014 guy. (Nick Faleris)


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