Manuel Margot Tampa Bay Rays

Age: 25 (September 28, 1994) | 5' 11" | 180lbs. | Bats: Right OF-135 CF-135 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
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 151 398 59 93 38 88 19 3 12 37 20 4 .234 .304 .387 9 20 .272 43/16/40 15 14
2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0.00 n/a
Career 4yrs 428 1399 166 347 105 289 67 19 33 130 50 21 .248 .301 .394 7 19 .289 n/a
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$10 in LABR.

Yes, it's a crowded outfield, but the thinking here is, if the Rays like him, he must be good.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 1

There's also Jose Martinez and Tsutsugo.

Amos Heatrhrow amos
Feb 20

Speaking of enigma - with the crowded OF in Tampa nobody quite knows what to do with Margot.

Thus - I bought him for a paltry $7 in CBS (that NL bias again).

Right now he's slated to be the weak side of a platoon with Kiermaier ... which means (a) a lot less ABs (b) a much better BA and (c) being on first with a LHP - and he ran a LOT more frequently against RHP last year (55 singles+BB vs RHP last year - 16 SB attempts; 40 singles+BB vs LHP - 8 SB attempts).

Barring injury to Kiermaier, Renfro, or Meadows that opens up more PT, I might have overpaid.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 19

Margot has been an enigma ... SO much potential ... but in reality, yet another out machine in the Padres' lineup ... SO much speed ... but he doesn't know how to run the bases ... yes, his defense is great and valuable ... and likely will be missed ... especially by the young pitchers ... and ... Padres need more/better OBP ... up and down the line up ... so ... I'm not surprised by this trade ... 

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Feb 10
Most of that was a one month stretch in July and Aug. Aug. 11 on his slash line was .190/.244/.294 with 8 BB and 31 K.
van wilhoite LVW
Feb 9

I think Rays just like him.  Look at 2H in '19.  Still only 25.  Rising BB%, rising SO% means he's swinging harder at better pitches.  Lower ABs in '19 hide growth.  Unlucky? BABIP.  Curious what Lynch Mob has to say....maybe $ or clubhouse factors.

John Hobbs Real-Joker
Feb 9

How does he fit on the Rays?

Sure, closers are fungible, but so are good-field-can't-hit center fielders. (I can think of one who's on the Rays.)

They must have another deal in the works.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 9

They say he's a great fielder, and he had better be.

Mike Dean TMU2009
Feb 9

Avoided arbitration, agreeing to $2.475 million.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 11
Fangraphs 2018: WAR 0.6 Bat -12 Field 1 Run -1 HR/FB 6% Pull 40% Hard 39% IFFB 17%
Fangraphs 2019: WAR 1.6 Bat -10 Field 6 Run 5 HR/FB 10% Pull 45% Hard 34% IFFB 19%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '19