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Cheslor Cuthbert
Birthdate: 11/16/1992 (24 y, 4 m, 8 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-1/190     Position: 3B
Contract: $0.5M / 1 Years (2016)
RotoWire News: Cuthbert went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Padres in Cactus League play. (3/23/2017)
Profiles:  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Cuthbert appeared headed for a full season at Triple-A in 2016 but a season-ending injury to incumbent third baseman Mike Moustakas catapulted the rookie to the majors in May. He actually came close to producing at an average clip despite his inexperience. The infielder showed solid contact skill, but will likely never be a slugger. Production of 12-15 home runs is a reasonable expectation — even in his prime — but he could be a .280-.300 hitter. Cuthbert showed a much more patient approach in the second half of his season, but he saw his (gap) pop dip, so it will be interesting to see if he can merge the two skills together simultaneously. The young hitter spent time in the fall working out at second base to improve his versatility and hopefully help him get into the lineup more consistently in 2017, despite the anticipated return of Moustakas. That added versatility would definitely make the sophomore a more valuable fantasy asset, and his projected offence would make him an above-average second baseman but only an average third baseman. (Marc Hulet)  

The Quick Opinion: Cuthbert enters 2017 without a clear cut path to regular playing time, but a move to second base (if he can play it competently) could be a boon to both the Royals and the sophomore’s fantasy owners. Look for him to improve with the bat in 2017 if he can find regular playing time at the big league level.

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SeasonTeamGPAHRRRBISBBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+BsROffDefWAR
2010Royals (R)1876114517.9 %25.0 %.147.354.265.342.412.342114    
2010Royals (R)14652101014.6 %26.2 %.197.286.230.277.426.30691    
2011Royals (A)8134283351210.5 %19.0 %.130.312.267.345.397.342114    
2012Royals (A+)1245177475967.2 %15.5 %.082.274.240.296.322.28573    
2013Javelinas (R)135015508.0 %16.0 %.114.189.182.240.295.24943    
2013Royals (A+)6025423231110.6 %14.6 %.138.324.280.354.418.356116    
2013Royals (AA)642646252857.6 %19.3 %.143.246.215.279.359.28377    
2014Royals (AA)9639510354899.1 %17.0 %.144.313.276.342.420.347118    
2014Royals (AAA)251002121619.0 %12.0 %.121.286.264.330.385.32387    
2015Royals (AAA)10443811555158.4 %13.7 %.144.302.277.339.421.340103    
2015Royals195016808.0 %18.0 %.152.250.217.280.370.28475-0.8-2.33.50.3
2016Royals (AAA)2410771528010.3 %13.1 %.290.324.333.402.624.437168    
2016Royals12851012494626.3 %18.8 %.139.320.274.318.413.31694-4.1-7.7-7.40.2
2017Depth Charts23983101116.7 %17.3 %.145.303.267.317.412.31493-0.2-1.0-1.40.1
2017Steamer491975222316.9 %16.7 %.149.302.270.321.419.31996-0.5-1.4-2.90.2
2017Fans (8)10542410434747.5 %17.0 %.136.307.270.325.406.317950.2-2.5-3.60.8
2017ZiPS14257414585846.4 %17.9 %.141.304.265.312.406.31090-0.3-7.3-2.51.0
Total- - -14756013555426.4 %18.8 %.140.314.269.315.409.31392-4.9-10.0-3.90.5

SeasonTeamGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2010Royals (R)18687618123211456019200111.265
2010Royals (R)14616514741210103117100210.230
2011Royals (A)8130034280581318335136165240420.267
2012Royals (A+)124475517114891807475937080230863.240
2013Javelinas (R)1344508520155408020300.182
2013Royals (A+)6022525463382122323127037020812.280
2013Royals (AA)6423726451291606252820251232652.215
2014Royals (AA)963553959868191103548362671301293.276
2014Royals (AAA)2591100241750212169012000111.264
2015Royals (AAA)10439743811076221115551371601211452.277
2015Royals19465010621168409000000.217
2016Royals (AAA)24931073119417152811014120101.333
2016Royals12847551013089281124946320960211420.274
2017Depth Charts239098241650310117017010 10.267
2017Steamer4918019748331015222313033111 11.270
2017Fans (8)105389424105732111043473217212  41.270
2017ZiPS142532574141962921458583711031311542.265
Total- - -147521560140953021355543601050211420.269

SeasonTeamBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOSpdBABIPUBRwGDPwSBwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2010Royals (R)7.9 %25.0 %0.32.265.342.412.754.1476.6.354  -0.2111.3.342114
2010Royals (R)4.6 %26.2 %0.18.230.277.426.703.1977.9.286  0.27-0.7.30691
2011Royals (A)10.5 %19.0 %0.55.267.345.397.742.1303.2.312  0.2455.4.342114
2012Royals (A+)7.2 %15.5 %0.46.240.296.322.618.0822.9.274  -0.245-16.6.28573
2013Javelinas (R)8.0 %16.0 %0.50.182.240.295.535.1141.8.189  0.03-3.5.24943
2013Royals (A+)10.6 %14.6 %0.73.280.354.418.772.1383.8.324  -0.8364.9.356116
2013Royals (AA)7.6 %19.3 %0.39.215.279.359.637.1433.7.246  0.123-7.0.28377
2014Royals (AA)9.1 %17.0 %0.54.276.342.420.761.1443.7.313  0.5527.8.347118
2014Royals (AAA)9.0 %12.0 %0.75.264.330.385.715.1212.8.286  -0.311-1.7.32387
2015Royals (AAA)8.4 %13.7 %0.62.277.339.421.759.1443.8.302  -0.1561.4.340103
2015Royals8.0 %18.0 %0.44.217.280.370.650.1524.4.250-1.00.20.04-1.2.28475
2015Average7.7 %20.4 %0.38.254.317.405.721.1504.8.299     .313 
2016Royals (AAA)10.3 %13.1 %0.79.333.402.6241.026.2903.2.324  -0.5239.1.437168
2016Royals6.3 %18.8 %0.33.274.318.413.731.1392.7.320-3.4-0.80.159-0.9.31694
2016Average8.2 %21.1 %0.39.255.322.417.739.1624.9.300     .318 
2017Depth Charts6.7 %17.3 %0.38.267.317.412.729.1453.3.303-0.1 -0.111-0.3.31493
2017Steamer6.9 %16.7 %0.41.270.321.419.740.1493.2.302-0.3 -0.2230.2.31996
2017Fans (8)7.5 %17.0 %0.44.270.325.406.732.1363.4.307  0.250-0.4.31795
2017ZiPS6.4 %17.9 %0.36.265.312.406.718.1413.3.304  -0.364-3.9.31090
Total- - -6.4 %18.8 %0.34.269.315.409.724.1403.0.314-4.4-0.60.164-2.1.31392

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%
2015Royals1.4221.6 %45.9 %32.4 %0.0 %8.3 %0.0 %0.0 %45.9 %27.0 %27.0 %10.8 %75.7 %13.5 %
2016Royals1.3417.1 %47.5 %35.4 %17.8 %8.9 %9.9 %0.0 %41.1 %31.9 %27.0 %20.4 %48.7 %30.9 %
Total- - -1.3517.5 %47.4 %35.2 %16.3 %8.8 %9.1 %0.0 %41.5 %31.5 %27.0 %19.6 %51.1 %29.4 %

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2015Royals17128000070107177
2016Royals1811356524181069513102005
Total- - -1981477324181076514172182

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
2015Royals-0.31-0.770.46-0.60-0.060.74 0-0.22-0.20
2016Royals-1.07-8.717.64-11.71-1.160.950.712-1.03-0.09
Total- - --1.38-9.488.10-12.31-1.220.930.712-1.25-0.22

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2015Royals51.4% (91.8)11.9% (84.4)7.9% (86.9)11.3% (78.1)11.9% (83.4)2.3% (86.0)3.4% (75.5) 
2016Royals53.2% (92.9)17.9% (84.6)6.4% (88.2)11.0% (78.6)8.8% (84.3)1.3% (85.6)1.2% (72.8) 
Total- - -53.1% (92.8)17.4% (84.6)6.6% (88.1)11.0% (78.5)9.1% (84.2)1.4% (85.7)1.4% (73.3) 

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2015Royals44.0 %9.1 %6.3 %2.9 %  9.7 %8.6 %4.6 % 11.4 % 3.4 % 
2016Royals33.9 %14.2 %5.3 %1.4 %0.1 %5.4 %18.3 %9.6 %1.7 %0.1 %9.2 % 0.9 % 
Total- - -34.7 %13.8 %5.4 %1.5 %0.1 %5.0 %17.6 %9.6 %1.9 %0.1 %9.4 % 1.1 % 

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2015Royals91.592.786.385.7  85.175.982.2 83.4 75.6
2016Royals92.992.988.085.587.491.984.678.180.365.684.2 75.5
Total- - -92.892.987.885.587.491.984.677.980.665.684.1 75.5

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2015Royals-2.62.70.8-0.9-0.80.0-0.2-2.8912.886.01-4.60-3.810.38-2.82
2016Royals-0.1-6.40.5-3.28.1-1.4-1.4-0.01-1.800.40-1.464.60-5.31-5.45
Total- - --2.8-3.71.4-4.17.3-1.4-1.5-0.24-0.980.95-1.723.71-4.58-4.94

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2015Royals-1.6-1.30.80.0  2.3-0.4-0.4 -0.2 -0.2
2016Royals-8.65.91.2-1.80.1-1.4-5.9-0.4-2.0-0.27.7 0.6
Total- - --10.24.72.0-1.90.1-1.4-3.6-0.8-2.5-0.27.4 0.4

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2015Royals-2.03-8.097.32-0.84  13.51-2.79-5.34 -1.16 -2.80
2016Royals-1.272.091.17-6.553.04-1.30-1.62-0.21-6.21-17.974.17 3.27
Total- - --1.351.551.75-5.683.04-1.30-0.95-0.39-6.04-17.973.65 1.76

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2015Royals27.0 %67.5 %44.6 %59.3 %92.3 %81.0 %43.5 %52.0 %8.5 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016Royals31.7 %69.5 %49.2 %63.1 %86.8 %78.6 %46.3 %62.8 %10.5 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -31.3 %69.4 %48.9 %62.8 %87.3 %78.8 %46.1 %61.8 %10.4 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2015Royals25.0 %65.5 %45.1 %63.6 %87.7 %81.0 %49.7 %19.3
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
2016Royals31.8 %67.0 %49.3 %62.5 %86.1 %78.4 %49.8 %21.2
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -31.2 %66.9 %49.0 %62.6 %86.2 %78.6 %49.8 %21.0

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2015Royals1B101.00000000000    .000 
Total- - -1B101.00000000000    .000 
2015Royals2B102.0100000000     1.000 
Total- - -2B102.0100000000     1.000 
2015Royals3B1712115.07311102300     .974 
2016Royals3B1271231096.1772161679131212     .948 
Total- - -3B1441351211.1842471789151512     .951 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2015Royals1B1.0 0 00000 0   0      
Total- - -1B1.0 0 00000 0   0      
2015Royals2B2.0 0 00000 0   0      
Total- - -2B2.0 0 00000 0   0      
2015Royals3B115.0 0 0333227.8443   0 -0.13.10.43.434.2
2016Royals3B1096.1 0 1-12-12283193.68219   -2 -0.4-7.9-0.9-9.3-10.2
Total- - -3B1211.1 0 1-9-9315220.69822   -2 -0.6-4.8-0.4-5.9-6.0

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2015Royals3B115.00.0%      (0)50.0%      (2)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (2)97.1%    (35)
2016Royals3B1096.10.0%    (14)0.0%    (19)41.2%    (17)57.1%    (14)58.8%    (17)95.1%  (266)
Total- - -3B1211.10.0%    (14)4.8%    (21)41.2%    (17)57.1%    (14)63.2%    (19)95.3%  (301)

SeasonTeamInnVotesInstinctsFirst StepSpeedHandsReleaseArm StrengthArm AccuracyOverallFSR
2015Royals118.0349485049525159510
2016Royals1096.1225547444951654751-2
Total- - -1214.1255447454951644851-2

SeasonTeamBattingBase RunningFieldingPositionalOffenseDefenseLeagueReplacementRARWARDollarsSalary
2015Royals-1.5-0.83.40.1-2.33.50.21.52.80.3$2.4 
2016Royals-3.7-4.1-9.31.9-7.7-7.42.015.42.20.2$1.8 
Total- - --5.1-4.9-5.92.0-10.0-3.92.216.85.10.5$4.2 

  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2016) (Edit)
    • signed by Kansas City Royals on 3/4/2016 (League Minimum)
    • 2016: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre-Arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2015) (Edit)
    • signed by Kansas City Royals on 2/25/2015 (League Minimum)
    • 2015: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre-Arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
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