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David Bote

David Bote

3B | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 210 | Age: 26
Draft: 2012 (Rd: 18, #554, Chicago Cubs) - Neosho CC
Longmont, CO USA
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 203 179 27 49 8 33 1 .274 .350 .480 .830
2 Seasons 413 363 50 93 14 66 4 .256 .334 .444 .778
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .274 8 33 1 .830
2 Seasons .256 14 66 4 .778

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2018 CHC NL 74 210 184 23 44 9 2 6 33 19 60 3 4 4 .239 .319 .408 .727
2019 CHC NL 63 203 179 27 49 13 0 8 33 20 50 1 1 2 .274 .350 .480 .830
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGPATBLOBSACSFBABIPXBHGIDPGIDPONPP/PAK/PAHR/PABB/KISOROEWO
2018 CHC NL 210 75 93 0 3 .314 17 3 26 820 3.9 .286 .029 .317 .168 .168 3
2019 CHC NL 203 86 80 0 2 .333 21 4 28 804 3.96 .246 .039 .400 .207 .207 1

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 50 | Run: 50 | Arm: 50 | Field: 45 | Overall: 50

Bote walked on at Liberty in the fall of 2011 before deciding to transfer to Neosho County (Kan.) CC, where he batted .419 with 20 steals as a freshman and teamed with Matt Strahm to lead the Panthers to the 2012 Junior College World Series. After signing with the Cubs for $100,000 as an 18th-rounder that June, he didn't make much of an impression until he batted .337 in high Class A in 2016. He encored with a career-best 14 homers in Double-A last season and has continued to perform well in Triple-A and in his big league debut in 2018.

His strength and bat speed combine to give Bote more power than most middle infielders and some of the highest exit velocities among Chicago farmhands. His home run surge came after he worked to add more loft to his right-handed stroke. His offensive game is steady if not spectacular, as he projects as a decent hitter who will draw a few walks and show average speed on the bases.

Bote has enough athleticism, quickness and arm strength to play almost anywhere on the diamond. He has seen most of his action at second base, where he's an adequate defender, and also has logged time at third base, first base, shortstop, left field and right field while even pitching in five games. Originally projected as a utilityman, his offensive improvements could make him an everyday player, albeit probably not on the crowded Cubs.


Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2018 820 127 14 11.0 93.5 3.5 .259 .450 .314 .353 .461 53.2 28.6 9.0
2019 790 128 9 7.0 90.7 11.1 .261 .406 .362 .328 .393 41.4 24.6 10.1
ALL 1610 255 23 9.0 92.0 7.3 .260 .429 .337 .341 .427 47.2 26.7 9.5
MLB 35480 6.3 87.4 11.0 .251 .409 .317 .318 .370 34.3 21.5 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
04/24/2019 Chicago Cubs activated 3B David Bote from the paternity list.
04/23/2019 Chicago Cubs placed 3B David Bote on the paternity list.
07/26/2018 Chicago Cubs recalled 3B David Bote from Iowa Cubs.
07/16/2018 Chicago Cubs optioned 2B David Bote to Iowa Cubs.
07/15/2018 Chicago Cubs recalled David Bote from Iowa Cubs.
07/11/2018 Chicago Cubs optioned 2B David Bote to Iowa Cubs.
06/26/2018 Chicago Cubs recalled David Bote from Iowa Cubs.
05/17/2018 Chicago Cubs optioned 2B David Bote to Iowa Cubs.
05/08/2018 Chicago Cubs recalled David Bote from Iowa Cubs.
04/28/2018 Chicago Cubs optioned 2B David Bote to Iowa Cubs.
04/21/2018 Chicago Cubs recalled David Bote from Iowa Cubs.
03/13/2018 Chicago Cubs optioned 2B David Bote to Iowa Cubs.
11/20/2017 Chicago Cubs selected the contract of David Bote from Tennessee Smokies.
04/05/2017 2B David Bote assigned to Tennessee Smokies from Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
02/25/2017 2B David Bote assigned to Chicago Cubs.
06/23/2016 2B David Bote assigned to Myrtle Beach Pelicans from Tennessee Smokies.
06/11/2016 3B David Bote assigned to Tennessee Smokies from Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
06/08/2016 3B David Bote assigned to Myrtle Beach Pelicans from Iowa Cubs.
05/20/2016 3B David Bote assigned to Iowa Cubs from Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
04/29/2016 Myrtle Beach Pelicans placed 3B David Bote on the 7-day disabled list.
04/06/2016 3B David Bote assigned to Myrtle Beach Pelicans from South Bend Cubs.
03/10/2016 IF David Bote assigned to Chicago Cubs.
04/06/2015 3B David Bote assigned to South Bend Cubs from Iowa Cubs.
08/27/2014 3B David Bote assigned to Iowa Cubs from Boise Hawks.
07/24/2014 3B David Bote assigned to Boise Hawks from Kane County Cougars.
06/20/2014 3B David Bote assigned to Kane County Cougars from Boise Hawks.
06/10/2014 2B David Bote assigned to Boise Hawks from Kane County Cougars.
03/31/2014 2B David Bote assigned to Kane County Cougars from Boise Hawks.
06/11/2013 2B David Bote assigned to Boise Hawks from Kane County Cougars.
04/01/2013 David Bote assigned to Kane County Cougars from AZL Cubs.
03/22/2013 2B David Bote assigned to Chicago Cubs.
06/26/2012 David Bote assigned to AZL Cubs from Chicago Cubs.
06/25/2012 Chicago Cubs signed SS David Bote.