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7/25/1985 (31 y, 6 m, 25 d)
2006 June Amateur Draft - Round: 8, Pick: 4, Overall: 230, Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
$1M / 1 Years (2015)
Presley signed a minor-league contract with the Tigers on Monday, Jim Callis of MLB.com reports. (12/19/2016)
The Worst Called Strike of the First Half
Jeff Sullivan (FanGraphs)
Robbie Grossman & Alex Presley: Deep League Wire
Mike Podhorzer (RotoGraphs)
A Transitional Time In Twins Outfield
Mike Petriello (RotoGraphs)
Alex Presley & Darin Mastroianni: Deep League Wire
Mike Podhorzer (RotoGraphs)
The Pittsburgh Pirates Offense, Reborn
Bradley Woodrum (FanGraphs)
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Pittsburgh’s 2010 Minor League Player of the Year tore it up at Triple-A (.333/.388/.485, 22 steals in 30 tries) and performed well in the majors filling in for an injured Jose Tabata in between a DL stint of his own for a broken left thumb, batting .298/.339/.465 in 231 plate appearances. Not bad for an eighth-round college sign who took four years to escape A-Ball due to tepid hitting and reckless base running. He could stand to work the count better, as he walks in less than six percent of his plate appearances, and his near-.300 average was the product of a .349 batting average on balls in play that even a speedster can’t maintain. Still, Presley has made marked progress at the plate and on the bases and is the favorite to start in left field in 2012, with Tabata shifting to right. (David Golebiewski)
The Quick Opinion:
Presley has plus speed that he now knows how to use and surprising power for a little guy, but it’s also important to remember that he’s already 26 and won’t get much better. If you down a couple of Iron City Beers, you might see Nate McLouth here.
Over the last three seasons, Alex Presley has destroyed Triple-A and Double-A pitching, but has only 626 combined MLB plate appearances to show for it. Presley, at the time of press, appears stuck behind Starling Marte and Travis Snyder in the playing time game, but if he breaks through, he makes for a viable waiver wire acquisition for any fantasy team needing outfield depth with steals potential. (
Presley was given the opening day job for the Pirates in left field back in 2012, but never really ran with it or gained any traction in the Steel City before coming over to Minnesota as part of the Justin Morneau trade. In nearly 700 plate appearances with the Bucs, Presley hit just .261/.299/.419 and generally proved to be a much more competent corner outfielder than center fielder. The Twins, on the other hand, handed the centerfield keys to Presley from the second he was acquired, and he hit a little (.283/.336/.363) and wasn't particularly good defensively out there regardless of the metric one chooses to subscribe to. Still, Presley is the presumptive favorite to open next season as the starter in center, unless Aaron Hicks hits .500 and blows away even last year's sizzling spring showing. Presley profiles as a decent fourth outfielder, though perhaps in-house competition Darin Mastroianni is the better long-term fit due to his defensive chops. One likely makes the other superfluous on the 40-man roster of a good team, though. This was not a good team in 2013. (Brandon Warne)
The Quick Opinion:
Presley will likely open 2014 as the starting centerfielder for the Twins. For a smallish guy, Presley offers decent pop (.147 career isolated slugging), and some speed, but his game is just too incomplete for him to be a full-time starter on a decent team. That makes him risky in fantasy play.
A backup on a bad team, Alex Presley has no place on your fantasy radar. If you go back in time to 2011, than maybe you’ll hear a blip. (Zach Sanders)
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