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Jake Bauers
Jake Bauers #9

HT
6' 1"
WT
195
AGE
23
POS
1B
BAT
L
THROW
L
BORN
Oct 6, 1995 
FROM
Newport Beach, CA USA 
DEBUT
Jun 7, 2018  
DRAFTED
2013 
ACTIVE
YES

Stats

AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2018 323 48 65 11 48 6 .201 .316 .384 .700
1 Season 323 48 65 11 48 6 .201 .316 .384 .700
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2018 .201 11 48 6 .700
1 Season .201 11 48 6 .700

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2018 TB AL 96 388 323 48 65 22 2 11 48 54 104 6 6 3 .201 .316 .384 .700
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGPATBLOBSACSFBABIPXBHGIDPGIDPONPP/PAK/PAHR/PABB/KISOROEWO
2018 TB AL 388 124 148 2 6 .252 35 3 58 1602 4.13 .268 .028 .519 .183 .183 1

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 55 | Power: 50 | Run: 45 | Arm: 50 | Field: 50 | Overall: 55

A seventh-round pick from the California prep ranks in 2013, Bauers made an impressive full-season debut the following year that caught the attention of the Rays, who acquired him from San Diego after the season as part of the Wil Myers trade. He continued to move quickly in 2015, advancing to Double-A at age 19 and then turning in a strong showing as the Arizona Fall League's youngest player. Bauers built on that success in his return to the Southern League in 2016, establishing career highs in most offensive categories, and he was solid yet again in '17 as one of the Triple-A International League's youngest players.

Bauers has a knack for barreling the ball from the left side of the plate, with a compact, clean swing that fuels his use of the whole field. He's begun to hit the ball in the air with greater consistency in the last two seasons, and more power could be on the way as he develops physically and becomes more comfortable turning on the ball. Bauers' advanced approach and feel for working counts drive his on-base skills, as he paced the International League in walks (78) after ranking second in Southern League in 2016.

Defensively, Bauers spent much of 2017 in Durham's outfield before returning to first base, his natural position, in August. He's considerably better at first, where he's athletic and smooth around the bag with a slick glove, although his lack of power does complicate his offensive profile. At the same time, Bauers has checked every box while ascending Tampa Bay's system, and there's little doubt that his bat and approach could make him a regular contributor in the near future.


Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit %
2018 1602 227 16 7.0 86.8 11.3 .208 .356 .308 .304 .347 31.3
ALL 1602 227 16 7.0 86.8 11.3 .208 .356 .308 .304 .347 31.3
MLB 31265 6.1 87.3 10.9 .246 .403 .317 .314 .364 34.2

Rankings



Transactions

Team Date Transaction
06/07/2018 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Jake Bauers from Durham Bulls.
03/11/2018 Tampa Bay Rays optioned 1B Jake Bauers to Durham Bulls.
11/20/2017 Tampa Bay Rays selected the contract of Jake Bauers from Durham Bulls.
04/04/2017 LF Jake Bauers assigned to Durham Bulls from Montgomery Biscuits.
12/22/2016 Tampa Bay Rays invited non-roster OF Jake Bauers to spring training.
03/11/2016 OF Jake Bauers assigned to Tampa Bay Rays.
06/24/2015 RF Jake Bauers assigned to Montgomery Biscuits from Charlotte Stone Crabs.
12/19/2014 Tampa Bay Rays traded CF Wil Myers, C Ryan Hanigan, LHP Jose Castillo and RHP Gerardo Reyes to San Diego Padres for C Rene Rivera, RHP Burch Smith and 1B Jake Bauers.
12/19/2014 1B Jake Bauers assigned to Charlotte Stone Crabs.
04/25/2014 1B Jake Bauers assigned to Fort Wayne TinCaps from AZL Padres.
06/20/2013 1B Jake Bauers assigned to AZL Padres.
06/19/2013 San Diego Padres signed Jake Bauers.