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Rowdy Tellez

Rowdy Tellez

1B | B/T: L/L | 6' 4" 255 | Age: 24
Draft: 2013 (Rd: 30, #895, Toronto Blue Jays) - Elk Grove (CA) HS
Sacramento, CA USA
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 286 264 33 60 14 40 1 .227 .280 .436 .715
2 Seasons 359 334 43 82 18 54 1 .246 .290 .473 .763
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .227 14 40 1 .715
2 Seasons .246 18 54 1 .763

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2018 TOR AL 23 73 70 10 22 9 0 4 14 2 21 0 0 0 .314 .329 .614 .943
2019 TOR AL 78 286 264 33 60 13 0 14 40 17 83 1 1 3 .227 .280 .436 .715
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGPATBLOBSACSFBABIPXBHGIDPGIDPONPP/PAK/PAHR/PABB/KISOROEWO
2018 TOR AL 73 43 14 0 1 .391 13 0 8 268 3.67 .288 .055 .095 .300 .300 0
2019 TOR AL 286 115 127 0 2 .272 27 8 37 1106 3.87 .290 .049 .205 .208 .208 0

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 50 | Run: 20 | Arm: 45 | Field: 45 | Overall: 45

The Blue Jays' failure to come to terms with 2013 first-rounder Phil Bickford allowed the organization to sign Tellez, whom they gave an $850,000 bonus after drafting him in the 30th round. He broke out in Double-A three years later, delivering a career-high 23 home runs and finishing second and third in the Eastern League in on-base percentage (.387) and slugging (.530). Moving up to Triple-A in 2017, Tellez struggled for the first time in his career and finished his age-22 season with a .628 OPS, down from .917 the previous year. He fared better in his return to the level in 2018 and earned his first big league callup in September.

Tellez was excellent in his first taste of the Majors. He roped a pinch-hit double on the first pitch he saw in the big leagues en route to becoming the first player since 1913 to hit seven doubles in his first seven games. His 10 extra-base hits in his first 40 plate appearances also tied a record, and ultimately he posted a .314/.329/.614 line with four homers and nine doubles over 23 games. The performance highlighted Tellez's ability to hit for both average and power from the left side of the plate, and he's long showed the ability to manage the strike zone and walk at a solid clip.

Tellez is a fringy defender at first base, but he's worked hard to upgrade his defense to where it should at least be serviceable. In general, the Blue Jays rave about Tellez's work ethic and character. The only red flag in Tellez's offensive profile is that he's never fared particularly well against same-sided pitchers, which is something he'll need to do to stick as a regular at a position with a high threshold for production.


Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2018 268 50 6 12.0 88.7 10.6 .243 .457 .392 .313 .429 40.0 28.8 2.7
2019 1106 183 23 12.6 90.2 14.1 .249 .454 .299 .324 .436 39.6 29.0 5.9
ALL 1374 233 29 12.4 89.9 13.3 .248 .454 .318 .322 .435 39.7 29.0 5.3
MLB 37051 6.3 87.5 11.1 .251 .409 .318 .318 .370 34.4 21.5 8.2

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
07/15/2019 Toronto Blue Jays optioned 1B Rowdy Tellez to Buffalo Bisons.
03/28/2019 Toronto Blue Jays recalled 1B Rowdy Tellez from Buffalo Bisons.
03/24/2019 Toronto Blue Jays optioned 1B Rowdy Tellez to Buffalo Bisons.
09/04/2018 Toronto Blue Jays recalled 1B Rowdy Tellez from Buffalo Bisons.
07/14/2018 Buffalo Bisons activated 1B Rowdy Tellez from the temporarily inactive list.
07/04/2018 Buffalo Bisons placed 1B Rowdy Tellez on the temporarily inactive list.
03/10/2018 Toronto Blue Jays optioned 1B Rowdy Tellez to Buffalo Bisons.
11/20/2017 Toronto Blue Jays selected the contract of Rowdy Tellez from Buffalo Bisons.
04/02/2017 1B Rowdy Tellez assigned to Buffalo Bisons from New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
01/19/2017 Toronto Blue Jays invited non-roster 1B Rowdy Tellez to spring training.
10/20/2016 1B Rowdy Tellez assigned to Estrellas Orientales.
07/28/2016 New Hampshire Fisher Cats activated 1B Rowdy Tellez from the 7-day disabled list.
07/19/2016 New Hampshire Fisher Cats placed 1B Rowdy Tellez on the 7-day disabled list.
04/04/2016 1B Rowdy Tellez assigned to New Hampshire Fisher Cats from Dunedin Blue Jays.
01/12/2016 Toronto Blue Jays invited non-roster 1B Rowdy Tellez to spring training.
09/24/2015 Dunedin Blue Jays activated 1B Rowdy Tellez from the 7-day disabled list.
08/08/2015 Dunedin Blue Jays placed 1B Rowdy Tellez on the 7-day disabled list.
06/25/2015 1B Rowdy Tellez assigned to Dunedin Blue Jays from Lansing Lugnuts.
04/06/2015 1B Rowdy Tellez assigned to Lansing Lugnuts from Vancouver Canadians.
03/31/2015 1B Rowdy Tellez assigned to Toronto Blue Jays.
09/03/2014 1B Rowdy Tellez assigned to Vancouver Canadians from Lansing Lugnuts.
08/21/2014 1B Rowdy Tellez assigned to Lansing Lugnuts from Bluefield Blue Jays.
08/31/2013 1B Rowdy Tellez assigned to Bluefield Blue Jays from GCL Blue Jays.
07/22/2013 Rowdy Tellez assigned to GCL Blue Jays.
07/12/2013 Toronto Blue Jays signed 1B Rowdy Tellez.