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Dawel Lugo

Dawel Lugo

3B | B/T: R/R | 6' 0" 220 | Age: 24
Bani, Dominican Republic
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 288 273 28 67 6 26 0 .245 .271 .381 .652
2 Seasons 389 367 38 87 7 34 0 .237 .270 .362 .632
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .245 6 26 0 .652
2 Seasons .237 7 34 0 .632

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2018 DET AL 27 101 94 10 20 4 1 1 8 7 20 0 0 0 .213 .267 .309 .576
2019 DET AL 77 288 273 28 67 11 4 6 26 8 59 0 0 3 .245 .271 .381 .652
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGPATBLOBSACSFBABIPXBHGIDPGIDPONPP/PAK/PAHR/PABB/KISOROEWO
2018 DET AL 101 29 37 0 0 .260 6 2 16 361 3.57 .198 .010 .350 .096 .096 0
2019 DET AL 288 104 115 0 4 .288 21 8 33 1013 3.52 .205 .021 .136 .136 .136 0

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 45 | Power: 40 | Run: 40 | Arm: 60 | Field: 50 | Overall: 45

Lugo began his career in the Blue Jays system after they signed him for $1.3 million out of the Dominican Republic in July 2011. He had reached the Class A Advanced level in August 2015 when Toronto traded him to the D-backs for Cliff Pennington, and he was on the move again two years later to the Tigers in the deal for J.D. Martinez. After a solid, if unspectacular performance at Triple-A in 2018, Lugo received his first callup to the Majors at the end of August and logged 27 games down the stretch of the regular season.

A shortstop early in his career, Lugo played third base primarily after joining the D-backs. When the Tigers got him, he started at third, got a few games in at short and then moved to second later in the season. While he continued to see time at both third and second last season in Triple-A, Lugo manned the keystone exclusively as a member of the Tigers. He's improved his footwork and hands enough that he should be able to remain there, even if his plus arm makes more sense at the hot corner.

At the plate, Lugo consistently puts the ball in play with a contact-first approach that has led to low strikeout totals but also very few walks. While he does have some raw power and showed it during games in the past, hitting 30 home runs between 2016-17, Lugo homered just three times over 123 games in Triple-A. The Tigers think he could end up being a solid offensive-minded second baseman when all is said and done, though he'll need to make more of an impact at the plate to achieve that profile.


Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2018 361 74 1 1.4 86.2 1.4 .223 .284 .255 .257 .285 28.4 19.8 6.9
2019 1013 218 10 4.6 86.9 7.7 .264 .394 .272 .290 .350 35.0 20.5 2.8
ALL 1374 292 11 3.8 86.7 6.1 .253 .366 .268 .281 .334 33.3 20.3 3.9
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

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Transactions

Team Date Transaction
08/06/2019 Detroit Tigers recalled 3B Dawel Lugo from Toledo Mud Hens.
06/26/2019 Detroit Tigers optioned 3B Dawel Lugo to Toledo Mud Hens.
05/16/2019 Detroit Tigers recalled Dawel Lugo from Toledo Mud Hens.
03/05/2019 Detroit Tigers optioned 2B Dawel Lugo to Toledo Mud Hens.
11/26/2018 Tigres del Licey placed 3B Dawel Lugo on the reserve list.
08/30/2018 Detroit Tigers recalled Dawel Lugo from Toledo Mud Hens.
05/16/2018 Detroit Tigers optioned 2B Dawel Lugo to Toledo Mud Hens.
05/14/2018 Detroit Tigers recalled Dawel Lugo from Toledo Mud Hens.
03/06/2018 Detroit Tigers optioned 2B Dawel Lugo to Toledo Mud Hens.
10/24/2017 3B Dawel Lugo assigned to Tigres del Licey.
10/02/2017 Detroit Tigers recalled Dawel Lugo from Erie SeaWolves.
07/20/2017 3B Dawel Lugo assigned to Erie SeaWolves.
07/18/2017 Detroit Tigers traded RF J.D. Martinez to Arizona Diamondbacks for 3B Dawel Lugo, SS Jose King and SS Sergio Alcantara.
03/14/2017 Arizona Diamondbacks optioned SS Dawel Lugo to Jackson Generals.
01/12/2017 SS Dawel Lugo assigned to Tigres del Licey.
11/18/2016 Arizona Diamondbacks selected the contract of Dawel Lugo from Jackson Generals.
10/08/2016 Salt River Rafters placed SS Dawel Lugo on the reserve list.
07/10/2016 Dawel Lugo assigned to Mobile BayBears from Visalia Rawhide.
04/04/2016 SS Dawel Lugo assigned to Visalia Rawhide from Kane County Cougars.
04/01/2016 SS Dawel Lugo assigned to Arizona Diamondbacks.
08/09/2015 SS Dawel Lugo assigned to Kane County Cougars.
08/08/2015 Arizona Diamondbacks traded SS Cliff Pennington and cash to Toronto Blue Jays for SS Dawel Lugo.
07/02/2015 SS Dawel Lugo assigned to Lansing Lugnuts from Dunedin Blue Jays.
04/09/2015 SS Dawel Lugo assigned to Dunedin Blue Jays from Lansing Lugnuts.
03/28/2015 SS Dawel Lugo assigned to Toronto Blue Jays.
03/31/2014 SS Dawel Lugo assigned to Lansing Lugnuts from Vancouver Canadians.
08/16/2013 SS Dawel Lugo assigned to Vancouver Canadians from Bluefield Blue Jays.
06/18/2013 Dawel Lugo assigned to Bluefield Blue Jays from GCL Blue Jays.
05/31/2012 Dawel Lugo assigned to GCL Blue Jays from DSL Blue Jays.
07/04/2011 Toronto Blue Jays signed free agent SS Dawel Lugo to a minor league contract.
07/04/2011 Dawel Lugo assigned to DSL Blue Jays from Toronto Blue Jays.