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Jonathan Willems

Jonathan Willems

IF | B/T: R/R | 5' 11" 190 | Age: 21
Willemstad, Curacao
MLB Rankings
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Spin
Curve Spin
K%
Exit Velocity
Hard Hit %
Pop Time
Framing
Outs Above Avg
Outfielder Jump
Sprint Speed
xwOBA
xBA
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Poor
Avg
Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 243 230 29 69 0 26 2 .300 .331 .387 .718
Career Minors 885 827 106 211 11 100 17 .255 .297 .381 .678
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .300 0 26 2 .718
Career Minors .255 11 100 17 .678

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2016 DSL Reds DSL ROK 53 199 180 25 41 14 3 1 19 9 56 5 5 8 .228 .293 .356 .648
2017 AZL Reds AZL ROK 23 69 64 7 15 3 0 0 4 2 19 7 2 3 .234 .290 .281 .571
2018 2 Teams Minors 61 251 236 33 61 13 4 8 39 8 57 0 3 5 .258 .296 .449 .745
2018 Greeneville Reds APP ROK 55 231 217 30 57 13 4 8 39 7 54 0 2 5 .263 .300 .470 .770
2018 Billings Mustangs PIO ROK 6 20 19 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 .211 .250 .211 .461
2019 2 Teams Minors 93 366 347 41 94 19 4 2 38 12 71 5 2 4 .271 .301 .366 .667
2019 Dayton Dragons MID A(Full) 33 123 117 12 25 7 0 2 12 2 30 3 1 3 .214 .244 .325 .569
2019 Billings Mustangs PIO ROA 60 243 230 29 69 12 4 0 26 10 41 2 1 1 .300 .331 .387 .718

Scouting Report

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

Signed out of Curacao in August 2015 as a bat-first infielder, Willems finally showed some of that ability in 2018 following two subpar years as a professional. After he batted .226 in the DSL in 2016 and .234 in the AZL in '17, things clicked once Willems reached the Appalachian League with Greeneville in '18. He spent most of the season there and batted .263/.300/.470 with eight homers in 55 games, then impressed during fall instructional league action.

Willems has a good swing and can make the needed adjustments at the plate. He showed off more extra-base ability with his 13 doubles and four triples for Greeneville in 2018. He still needs to improve breaking ball recognition and refine his overall approach to improve his K/BB ratio moving forward so he can tap into that power more consistently.

The Reds need to find a position for Willems, who has played mostly third and second base. He's been a little rigid at both positions and likely profiles as a platoon guy or bench player. If his bat continues to progress, he could have a shot at being an offensive-minded regular at second base in the Major Leagues.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
05/16/2019 Jonathan Willems assigned to Billings Mustangs from Dayton Dragons.
03/29/2019 2B Jonathan Willems assigned to Dayton Dragons from Billings Mustangs.
08/30/2018 2B Jonathan Willems assigned to Billings Mustangs from Greeneville Reds.
06/18/2018 2B Jonathan Willems assigned to Greeneville Reds.
06/02/2017 2B Jonathan Willems assigned to AZL Reds from DSL Reds.
06/04/2016 3B Jonathan Willems assigned to DSL Reds.
08/11/2015 Cincinnati Reds signed free agent IF Jonathan Willems to a minor league contract.