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Jake Bauers

22-Year-Old Outfielder – Tampa Bay Rays

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If the ball stays juiced, Bauers could end up being one of the most underrated prospects in the minors. He has an elite approach and quality hit tool, which could lead to on-base percentages north of ...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 195   DOB: 10/6/1995   BORN: Newport Beach, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 7th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Traded to the Rays in December of 2014.

November 20, 2017  –  Jake Bauers News

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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2013 17 R PEO 47 188 163 22 46 11 8 2 1 25 2 0 14 31 3 5 3 .282 .341 .374 .715
2014 18 A FOR 112 467 406 59 120 29 18 3 8 64 5 6 51 80 1 5 4 .296 .376 .414 .790
2015 19 A+ CHA 59 249 217 33 58 22 14 2 6 38 2 3 29 33 0 1 2 .267 .357 .433 .790
2015 19 AA MON 69 285 257 36 71 23 18 0 5 36 6 3 21 41 2 4 1 .276 .329 .405 .734
2016 20 AA MON 135 581 493 79 135 43 28 1 14 78 10 6 73 89 2 7 6 .274 .370 .420 .790
2016 20 AA JAC 1 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
2017 21 AAA DUR 132 575 486 79 128 45 31 1 13 63 20 3 78 112 1 5 5 .263 .368 .412 .780

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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2013 17 R PEO 188 163 7.4% 16.5% 0.45 81% .331 .092
2014 18 A FOR 467 406 10.9% 17.1% 0.64 80% .347 .118
2015 19 A+ CHA 249 217 11.6% 13.3% 0.88 85% .291 .166
2015 19 AA MON 285 257 7.4% 14.4% 0.51 84% .307 .129
2016 20 AA MON 581 493 12.6% 15.3% 0.82 82% .305 .146
2016 20 AA JAC 4 3 25% 25% 1.00 67% .500 .000
2017 21 AAA DUR 575 486 13.6% 19.5% 0.70 77% .314 .149

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Bauers, 21, is hitting .270/.373/.420 with 10 home runs, 53 RBI and 13 steals through 106 games for Triple-A Durham.

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Bauers, 21, is hitting just .184 with 10 strikeouts over his last 10 games for Triple-A Durham.

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Bauers, 21, is batting .249/.353/.384 with five home runs, 21 RBI and five steals through 46 games for Triple-A Durham.

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Bauers is slashing .238/.319/.333 over his first 47 plate appearances at Triple-A Durham this season.

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Bauers received the Al Lopez Award for being the top performer among rookies on the Rays this spring, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Bauers, who hit a two-run double and walked over a pair of plate appearances against the Yankees on Thursday after learning he'd been reassigned to minor league camp, left a lasting impression with his spring performance, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "What did he not show," manager Kevin Cash said. "We're excited about him. Just his overall approach to hitting is what stands out more than anything."

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Bauers went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 3-2 Grapefruit League win over the Blue Jays.

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Bauers went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 8-2 Grapefruit League victory over the Rangers.

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Bauers went 2-for-3 with a double, grand slam and two runs in Tuesday's 19-0 Grapefruit League win over the Twins.

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2017

Bauers' 2016 numbers with Double-A Montgomery may not jump out at a glance, but considering his age relative to level, it was a highly successful campaign. The 21-year-old outfielder/first baseman's OBP represented a 41-point improvement over the number he generated in his 285-plate appearance sample at the Double-A level in 2015 -- a product of Bauers walking a career-high 73 times over 581 plate appearances (pushing his walk rate from 7.4 percent to 12.6 percent). He also showed an ability to make consistent contact, striking out at just a 15.3 percent clip. Bauers figures to start 2017 back at Montgomery, and whether he will stick at his corner infield spot or settle permanently in the outfield remains in question. He may have better overall long-term viability in the latter role, as the lefty hitter doesn't project to hit for elite power at the highest level, although there is still room for projection in that department.

2016

Simply put, first base prospects have to hit a lot to make it in the big leagues. Nobody questions Bauers' hit tool, but forget plus power, he may not even have above-average power. Every now and then a player like James Loney or Casey Kotchman is able to carve out a career as a starting first baseman despite never hitting 20 home runs in a season, but it is a pretty rare feat. Additionally, those players are usually afterthoughts in fantasy. The fact that Bauers hit .276 in 285 plate appearances at Double-A as a 19-year-old is incredibly impressive, but that does not change his long-term outlook. He played the outfield in the Arizona Fall League, where his offensive profile would be a better fit, but it remains to be seen if he has the ability to handle an outfield corner in the upper levels. If he remains a first baseman, he will be a low-upside option, due to the lack of projectable power, but he becomes more interesting in dynasty leagues if there is a permanent transition to the outfield.