Manuel Margot San Diego Padres

Age: 24 (September 28, 1994) | 5' 11" | 180lbs. | Bats: Right OF-136 CF-136 PH-6 PR-2
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
BOS A+ 2015 46 181 35 51 11 15 6 5 3 17 20 5 .282 .321 .420 6 8 .289 n/a
BOS AA 2015 64 258 38 70 21 36 21 4 3 33 19 8 .271 .326 .419 7 13 .303 n/a
SD AAA 2016 124 517 98 157 36 64 21 12 6 55 30 11 .304 .351 .426 6 12 .335 n/a
SD NL 2016 10 37 4 9 0 7 4 1 0 3 2 0 .243 .243 .405 0 19 .300 63/23/13 1 1
SD AAA 2017 5 20 1 3 3 4 0 1 0 4 2 0 .150 .261 .250 13 17 .188 n/a
SD NL 2017 126 487 53 128 35 106 18 7 13 39 17 7 .263 .312 .409 7 20 .309 41/23/36 17 15
SD NL 2018 141 477 50 117 32 88 26 8 8 51 11 10 .245 .292 .384 6 17 .281 43/20/37 12 12
SD NL 2019 67 152 18 36 10 36 7 0 2 10 9 0 .237 .284 .322 6 22 .298 37/19/43 5 5
Career 4yrs 344 1153 125 290 77 237 55 16 23 103 39 17 .252 .298 .387 6 19 .295 n/a
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Having watched Wil Myers play CF ... the Pads might be able to get away with this because their pitching staff is heavily ground ball oriented.  

Phil Ponebshek Texpope

BP's Darius Austin on the outfield glut in San Diego:

... Regardless of whether the Padres should play Hosmer less, they won’t. That’s a chief factor in Naylor’s move to the outfield in the first place. And with the 22-year-old recently being promoted, the Padres now have Myers, Naylor, Franmil Reyes, Hunter Renfroe and Manny Margot for three outfield spots—plus Franchy Cordero on a rehab assignment and Jankowski recently cleared to resume baseball activities after a wrist fracture.

Dickerson’s removal only cleared a minor amount of space on the charts, as one might expect from this crunch. His five percent in left field went to Cordero (10), who rises to just over 25 percent playing time altogether, only good for around 130 plate appearances the rest of the way. The more significant change came about because of what’s going on in center field with Margot.

Margot started the year at 75 percent in center—not a true everyday player, yet still clearly the favored option at the position. As the only genuine center fielder on the team with Jankowski injured, it seemed that he had one of the stronger claims to playing time. That was more or less justified over the first month of the season. Margot started 21-of-30 games in center and appeared in another seven. However, his already-poor batting line cratered even deeper in May, as a sub-.500 OPS did nothing to dissuade San Diego from playing Myers in center field instead. In this latest update, Margot is down to just 25 percent, with Ginny bumping Myers to 60 percent at the position (Jankowski has 10 and Cordero 5).

Margot, already unusable in mixed leagues, becomes unusable virtually anywhere with this kind of playing time. It leaves him with just 99 projected plate appearances the rest of the way, with two homers and three steals and even single-digit RBI (partly thanks to his usual batting position at the bottom of the lineup). He has only started three games in the past two weeks, two of them against left-handed pitching. Margot isn’t even strictly the short-side platoon bat, because Myers is also right-handed. This low projection also allows for the possibility that the Padres simply send Margot down when the crunch really hits, a scenario we’ll come back to...

Alex Patton Alex

Jankowski injury gives him a chance to assert himself. Also raises his price, which isn't a good thing for a youngster with contact and impulse issues. Plus, stolen base success rate last year was a serious negative. Modern metrics say go base to base, son. You're trying too hard.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 7

And only $10 in LABR. I just traded him away in the PCL, but I'm targeting him in my other league.

He's only 24, didn't get 500 ABs, didn't hit over .250, sub .300 OBP, and got thrown out stealing nearly half the time, and STILL managed to earn $12.

Just a little improvement from a gifted 24 year old and he'll probably earn some money for everyone who buys him this season, with a chance to earn a LOT more.

Prediction: The $13/$14 bid we see up there will be $24 next year at this time.

Keith Prosseda andypro
Mar 7

Only cost me $4 in CBS, but totally a function of the endgame.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Mar 3
Fangraphs: WAR 0.6 Bat -12 Field 1 Run -1 HR/FB 6% Pull 40% Hard 39%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '18