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Portrait of Angel Villalona

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 23)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .212 8 23 29 0 .222 -0.7
Birth Date8-13-1990
Height6' 3"
Weight255 lbs
Age24 years, 2 months, 10 days
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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

Advanced

'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
2007 SLO A- 5 13 .070 .287 .365 .417 .278 .200 111 -2.6 0.4 0 -0.2 -0.2 -2.5 -0.3 -2.5 -0.3
2007 GIA Rk 52 224 .296 .275 .363 .401 .276 .340 98 9.6 7.2 1 -2.3 0.3 19.2 1.6 19.2 1.6
2008 AUG A 123 500 .279 .258 .328 .387 .261 .319 95 10 14.5 -9.3 1.8 -1.8 13.2 1.6 13.2 1.6
2009 SJO A+ 74 310 .256 .265 .341 .402 .271 .329 98 -1.4 8.8 -5.7 2.7 -0.4 0.8 0.4 0.8 0.4
2012 DGI Rk 44 193 .320 .242 .343 .336 .262 .364 104 13.5 6.0 -3.7 2.0 1.0 18.7 2.0 18.7 2.0
2012 TOR Wnt 15 37 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .348 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 SJO A+ 73 309 .266 .259 .329 .420 .272 .258 88 1.9 9.1 -5.8 -0.5 -0.3 4.7 0.4 4.7 0.4
2013 RIC AA 52 209 .248 .258 .328 .393 .268 .292 98 -2.5 5.7 -3.6 -0.8 -2.1 -3.7 -0.5 -3.7 -0.5
2014 RIC AA 101 400 .239 .265 .329 .394 .266 .278 98 -8.8 11.0 -7 -1.5 0.8 -4.2 -0.6 -4.2 -0.6
2014 GIA Rk 6 22 .329 .254 .354 .369 .273 .316 95 1.7 0.8 -0.5 -0.1 -0.3 1.0 0.1 1.0 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 SLO A- 13 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 .167 .231 .167 .000 .070 -2.5 -0.2 -0.3
2007 GIA Rk 224 40 57 12 3 5 37 15 42 1 1 .285 .350 .450 .165 .296 19.2 -2.3 1.6
2008 AUG A 500 64 122 29 0 17 64 18 118 1 2 .263 .313 .435 .172 .279 13.2 1.8 1.6
2009 SJO A+ 310 47 78 11 0 9 42 9 73 0 1 .267 .307 .397 .130 .256 0.8 2.7 0.4
2012 DGI Rk 193 32 47 9 0 7 34 23 40 0 0 .303 .430 .497 .194 .320 18.7 2.0 2.0
2012 TOR Wnt 37 2 9 1 0 1 4 3 9 1 0 .273 .351 .394 .121 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 RIC AA 209 23 46 11 0 8 28 8 60 0 0 .235 .273 .413 .179 .248 -3.7 -0.8 -0.5
2013 SJO A+ 309 37 65 16 0 14 42 15 76 0 0 .229 .278 .433 .204 .266 4.7 -0.5 0.4
2014 RIC AA 400 35 83 18 4 10 54 23 94 1 1 .227 .290 .381 .153 .239 -4.2 -1.5 -0.6
2014 GIA Rk 22 4 6 3 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 .273 .273 .409 .136 .329 1.0 -0.1 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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-15 2014-07-18 Minors 33 0 - Not Disclosed -
2013-08-05 2013-08-13 Minors 8 0 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2009-07-08 2009-09-20 Minors 74 0 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 SFN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/4/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/13.
  • 2012. Contract purchased by San Francisco 11/19/11. Re-signed by San Francisco 3/9/12.
  • Signed by San Francisco 8/06 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic. $2.1M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 521 59 126 25 1 21 68 22 140 0 0 .258 .295 .440 .266 8.1 1B 0 0.9
80o 497 53 112 22 1 18 62 19 137 0 0 .242 .278 .412 .250 0.2 1B 0 0.0
70o 479 49 105 21 1 17 57 18 135 0 0 .231 .265 .393 .239 -5.0 1B 0 -0.5
60o 464 46 97 19 1 16 54 17 132 0 0 .221 .255 .376 .229 -9.2 1B 0 -1.0
50o 450 43 91 18 1 15 50 16 130 0 0 .212 .245 .360 .220 -12.8 1B 0 -1.4
40o 436 40 85 17 1 14 47 14 128 0 0 .203 .234 .345 .211 -16.2 1B 0 -1.7
30o 421 37 77 15 0 13 44 13 125 0 0 .193 .224 .328 .201 -19.5 1B 0 -2.1
20o 403 33 69 14 0 11 40 12 122 0 0 .182 .211 .309 .190 -23.1 1B 0 -2.5
10o 379 29 60 12 0 10 35 10 117 0 0 .166 .194 .282 .174 -27.4 1B 0 -3.0
Weighted Mean457449318115521613100.216.250.368.225-10.91B 0-1.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201524250284910082913710.219.268.376.236-0.4-3.4-0.6-3.614.9-14.2-0.0
201625250295211093112720.225.271.395.2420.00.1-0.6-3.614.9-10.7-0.0
20172637744811611548171070.228.271.403.243-0.1-1.2-0.9-5.414.9-9.8-0.0
201827638761302612681351800.220.271.399.243-0.6-5.8-1.6-9.114.9-10.1-0.1
2019283153864120123919920.222.277.392.242-0.1-0.9-0.9-4.514.9-10.5-0.0
202029601721272602274411510.231.291.398.250-0.2-1.4-1.7-8.614.9-6.1-0.1
202130602721262602172441470.232.295.395.251-0.1-0.7-1.7-8.614.9-5.4-0.1
202231604701282611970411350.233.293.387.247-0.3-2.9-1.6-8.614.9-7.7-0.1
202332614721322611868461300.236.301.380.249-0.2-2.0-1.7-8.814.9-6.5-0.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 97 Donald Lutz 2012 .000 DNP
2 95 Ernesto Mejia 2009 .000 DNP
3 94 Rebel Ridling 2009 .000 DNP
4 91 Matt Fields 2009 .000 DNP
5 91 Russell Mitchell 2008 .000 DNP
6 91 Mauro Gomez 2008 .000 DNP
7 90 Mark Trumbo 2009 .000 DNP
8 89 Brandon Allen 2009 .226
9 89 Mike McDade 2012 .000 DNP
10 89 Steffan Wilson 2009 .000 DNP
11 89 Edgar Lara 2012 .000 DNP
12 88 Kevin Patterson 2012 .000 DNP
13 88 Josh Whitaker 2012 .000 DNP
14 88 Micah Schnurstein 2008 .000 DNP
15 88 Yazy Arbelo 2011 .000 DNP
16 88 Jon Talley 2012 .000 DNP
17 87 Joey Terdoslavich 2012 .000 DNP
18 87 Beau Mills 2010 .000 DNP
19 87 Stephen Chapman 2009 .000 DNP
20 86 Michael Gonzales 2011 .000 DNP
21 86 Chris Jacobs 2012 .000 DNP
22 86 Mark Hamilton 2008 .000 DNP
23 86 Nick Ramirez 2013 .000 DNP
24 86 Matt Clark 2010 .000 DNP
25 85 Luke Montz 2007 .000 DNP
26 85 Mark Fleisher 2007 .000 DNP
27 85 Russ Canzler 2009 .000 DNP
28 85 Steven Proscia 2013 .000 DNP
29 84 Tyler Townsend 2011 .000 DNP
30 84 Hunter Morris 2012 .000 DNP
31 84 Jonathan Griffin 2012 .000 DNP
32 84 Brandon Snyder 2010 .233
33 84 Steven Caseres 2010 .000 DNP
34 84 Travis Ishikawa 2007 .000 DNP
35 84 Cody Decker 2010 .000 DNP
36 84 Neftali Soto 2012 .000 DNP
37 84 Wes Bankston 2007 .000 DNP
38 84 Joe Mahoney 2010 .000 DNP
39 84 Billy Rowell 2012 .000 DNP
40 84 Ryan Royster 2010 .000 DNP
41 83 Tyler Moore 2010 .000 DNP
42 83 Curt Smith 2010 .000 DNP
43 83 Clint Robinson 2008 .000 DNP
44 83 Chris Dennis 2012 .000 DNP
45 83 Chris Errecart 2008 .000 DNP
46 83 Neil Medchill 2010 .000 DNP
47 83 Ben Paulsen 2011 .000 DNP
48 83 Ryan Strieby 2009 .000 DNP
49 83 Kiel Roling 2010 .000 DNP
50 82 Mark Shorey 2008 .000 DNP
51 82 David Medina 2012 .000 DNP
52 82 Aaron Baker 2011 .000 DNP
53 82 Chad Tracy 2009 .000 DNP
54 82 David Chester 2012 .000 DNP
55 82 Chris Vinyard 2009 .000 DNP
56 82 Kody Hinze 2011 .000 DNP
57 82 Ryan Harvey 2008 .000 DNP
58 82 Nate Freiman 2010 .000 DNP
59 82 C.J. Cron 2013 .000 DNP
60 82 Dean Green 2012 .000 DNP
61 82 Adam Milligan 2011 .000 DNP
62 82 Michael Durant 2010 .000 DNP
63 82 Roger Kieschnick 2010 .000 DNP
64 82 Rich Poythress 2011 .000 DNP
65 82 Robby Hefflinger 2013 .000 DNP
66 81 Chris Carlson 2007 .000 DNP
67 81 Tyler Henson 2011 .000 DNP
68 81 Collin DeLome 2009 .000 DNP
69 81 Justin Bloxom 2011 .000 DNP
70 81 Matthew Spencer 2009 .000 DNP
71 81 Dusty Robinson 2013 .000 DNP
72 81 Gabe Jacobo 2010 .000 DNP
73 81 Harold Riggins 2013 .000 DNP
74 81 Sean Ratliff 2010 .000 DNP
75 81 Jesus Aguilar 2013 .000 DNP
76 81 Felix Carrasco 2010 .000 DNP
77 81 Eduardo Perez 2008 .000 DNP
78 80 Jim Fasano 2007 .000 DNP
79 80 Dennis Raben 2011 .000 DNP
80 80 David Winfree 2009 .000 DNP
81 80 Kyle Jensen 2011 .000 DNP
82 80 Stefan Welch 2012 .000 DNP
83 80 Balbino Fuenmayor 2013 .000 DNP
84 80 Jeremy Moore 2010 .000 DNP
85 80 Quincy Latimore 2012 .000 DNP
86 80 Murray Watts 2011 .000 DNP
87 80 Carlos Peguero 2010 .000 DNP
88 80 Kevin Keyes 2012 .000 DNP
89 80 Steven Hill 2008 .000 DNP
90 80 Ronnie Welty 2011 .000 DNP
91 80 Jose Jimenez 2010 .000 DNP
92 80 Alejandro Selen 2012 .000 DNP
93 80 Blake Smith 2011 .000 DNP
94 79 Danny Valencia 2008 .000 DNP
95 79 Justin Miller 2012 .000 DNP
96 79 Juan Crousset 2013 .000 DNP
97 79 Nick Akins 2011 .000 DNP
98 79 Zoilo Almonte 2012 .000 DNP
99 79 Osvaldo Morales 2011 .000 DNP
100 79 Michael Jones 2008 .000 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Angel Villalona played in actual baseball games for the first time in three years last season, but did so in the Dominican Republic while dealing with visa issues.
2012 When last we saw Angel Villalona, he was toolsy and muscular, raw as hell and playing against men four years older than himself. "He has plenty of time for his approach to mature," we wrote in the 2009 annual before murder charges, dropped last winter, derailed his career. He's now 21.
2011 Teenage slugger Angel Villalona was a headline signing out of his native Dominican Republic in 2006 but has made very different headlines since: he is due to stand trial for a late 2009 nightclub murder. Villalona hasn’t played organized ball since the shooting, but according to his lawyer, he was “out in the street practicing” after posting bail.
2010 The teen phenom had an ugly introduction to High-A play, which given his youth didn't seem like it would put a dent in his future; a strained quad bit into his production before he shutting him down in early July, so it could be seen as a learning experience. What will alter the course of his career is the murder he's been charged with in the Dominican Republic in September, not least because he was subsequently stripped of his visa. Innocent or guilty, it's hard to know what will come next, let alone whether he'll wind up delivering on his early promise.
2009 Ignore Villalona’s seemingly alarming 6.56 K/BB ratio from his full-season debut last year. What the Giants have here is a 17-year-old who hit his age in home runs in the Sally League while the same age as the typical high school junior. His power grades out at an 80 on the 20-to-80 scouting scale, and he has plenty of time for his approach to mature. If there’s any concern, it’s that his already large frame was fleshed out by his introduction to American fast food last year. He’ll move up to the High-A California League this year, where he can switch from McDonald’s to In-N-Out Burger.
2008 The youngest player to be included in the 13-year run of the Baseball Prospectus annual, Villalona draws comparisons to Albert Pujols despite having just 237 professional plate appearances and no memory of the Cold War. Miguel Cabrera, Manny Ramirez, Frank Thomas . . . pick your comp, because Villalona has the complete package of hitting tools: power, bat speed, pitch recognition, and a plan at the plate. He'll be a first baseman or perhaps a corner outfielder before he reaches the majors, but so what? There's a chance Villalona will play in the Cal League this year before he turns 18. The sky is the limit like it's been for no other prospect perhaps since Alex Rodriguez was drafted.

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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 27thJeff Moore2014-08-28
Series Notes: Double-A Reading (Phillies) vs. Richmond (Giants)Jason Parks2014-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: June 9, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: June 9, 2014Jason Parks2014-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 30-June 1Jeff Moore2014-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 23-26Jeff Moore2014-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: International Winter League Games of November 20Jeff Moore2013-11-21
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 28Jeff Moore2013-10-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Dumping Targets, a Look BackMike Gianella2013-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 12-14Zach Mortimer2013-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 5-April 7Zach Mortimer2013-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessPunk Hits: A Love (Hate) Letter From ArizonaIan Miller2013-02-27
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of November 20Jason Martinez2012-11-21
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of October 24Bradley Ankrom2012-10-25
This article requires BP Premium accessWinter League Preview: The Dominican LeagueCarlos J. Lugo2009-10-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Going For ItJoe Sheehan2009-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Bottom HalfJoe Sheehan2009-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Futures Game Viewing GuideKevin Goldstein2009-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Ten PackKevin Goldstein2009-06-01
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Ten PackKevin Goldstein2009-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessThe LatinTalent Market: The BasicsKiley McDaniel2009-05-10
On the Beat: A Red Scare?John Perrotto2009-05-06
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Ten PackKevin Goldstein2009-04-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Future Top Dogs, NLKevin Goldstein2009-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Organizational Rankings, Part 2Kevin Goldstein2009-03-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Giants Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2009-01-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Who are the Next Rays? NL VersionKevin Goldstein2008-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Tuesday Ten PackKevin Goldstein2008-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Prelude to the Great UnpluggingJay Jaffe2008-08-28
Future Shock: Futures Game LogKevin Goldstein2008-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Top 100 Update, The First 50Kevin Goldstein2008-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Ten PackKevin Goldstein2008-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Third Base ProspectsNate Silver2008-05-08
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL WestKevin Goldstein2008-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Organizational Rankings, Part 1Kevin Goldstein2008-02-29
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Giants Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2008-02-25
Top 100 Prospects: The Best of the BestKevin Goldstein2008-01-31
Future Shock: Top 100 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2007-02-21


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-05-29 19:30:00 (link to chat)Who is a not so well known prospect who is turning peoples heads?
(scott from az)
I guess I’m unsure as to the exact method he used but perhaps Angel Villalona? (Ben Carsley)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Angel Villalona, what have you heard? Does he still have an MLB future? Ceiling/floor?
(Aaron from Long Beach)
I wasn't terribly impressed when I saw him in the Eastern League last year, and I'm anxious to see him again in 2014. The power is obvious and he does surprisingly well around the bag at first base, but I just don't see the approach working to the point that he can hit consistently. He's an interesting case, and not one that is easily scouted because of the time missed. It's easy to get caught up on where he should be on the developmental curve because of his age, but you have to account for extenuating circumstances as well. (Mark Anderson)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Any hope for Angel Villalona? (Baseball wise, not personal shortcomings)
(John from Idaho)
Maybe, but he has to avoid shooting people. (Jason Parks)
2009-11-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is there any chance Angel Villalona plays baseball again in the U.S.? Even if the charges are 'dropped', would any team touch that PR nightmare? Was he showing any progress this year according to scouts?
(BrowningNagle from Louisville, KY)
He has some very good scouting reports out of the Cal League, but yes, his future is very much up in the air. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-09-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)I know you aren't Kevin, but Wow! How about that Angel Villalona news?
(jtrichey from Indianapolis)
That was a real shocker. I don't think his prospect status can withstand 20 years in the joint. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-09-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Divisive prospect lightning round! Angel Villalona, stock up or down?
(Rob from Alaska)
Down. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Kevin, What are your thoughts on Angel Villalona? He has had an unspectacular year at Low A but is still showing great power for his age level. Do you see him becoming a middle of the lineup hitter along the lines of Andre Gallarga?
(LA Goofy from Disneyworld)
I talk to a scout about Villalona in tommorow's edition of Future Shock. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-05-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Angel Villalona has turned it on a bit lately, hitting 4 homers in the last week or so with a 4-hit and 3-hit game mixed in. If he were in high school like most kids his age, would he be a mega-hyped clear #1 overall pick for the upcoming draft?
(mkvallely from Florissant)
He'd be top 10, but No. 1? I doubt it -- it's just so hard for a guy who's locked into first base to be seen as a No. 1 pick. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-04-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)I've read some discussions on various blogs that Angel Villalona might eventually become the best prospect in baseball. Would you agree? I think he has that kind of potential.
(Larry from Georgia)
Might eventually? Couldn't I saw that about 40-50 guys, maybe more? (Kevin Goldstein)


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