Jeimer Candelario Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 221 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/24/1993 (27)
Jeimer Candelario Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Jeimer Candelario News
Detroit Tigers infielder Jeimer Candelario has been placed on the COVID-19 IL. The 27-year-old recently spent time on the bereavement list because of a death in his family. However, since he was out of the country, he will need to clear protocols before returning to the lineup, which is expected sometime next week.
Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario helped lead the offense in the team's 5-0 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday. Candelario went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, a walk, two RBI and two runs in the game. He is now slashing .291/.367/.419 with four home runs on the season. His 2021 barrel rate (10.2%) is right where it was last year (10.3%), when he had a sturdy .297/.369/.503 triple-slash. However, his 2021 hard-hit rate (37%) is significantly down from last year (47.1%). Candelario should be a good source of batting average help throughout the year, but the power numbers and general counting stats may come and go.
Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario (knee) exited Saturday's game against the Chicago Cubs with a knee injury. He is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Cubs. However, he is available to come off the bench according to Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press. Harold Castro is covering third base and batting second in Sunday's game. Candelario has had a solid season thus far, slashing .286/.363/.393 over 38 games. It sounds like there's a good chance he'll be back in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Seattle Mariners.
Detroit Tigers corner infielder Jeimer Candelario had his 2020 season cut short due to a back strain, but not before he managed to show signs that he can be a useful fantasy player moving forward. In 52 games, Candelario had a .297/.369/.503 slash line while hitting seven homers, scoring 30 runs and tallying 29 RBI. Candelario's career batting average is .235, so you'd be forgiven for thinking last year was a fluke, especially as he had a .372 BABIP. But Candelario didn't rely solely on luck for his gains, as there were significant improvements in his line-drive rate (35.3%). and he barreled more balls than ever before (10.3%). While Candelario has always displayed a good eye at the plate, as demonstrated by his career 10.5% walk rate, he was more aggressive with pitches in the strike zone with a 5.5% increase on his career zone-swing rate (67.5%). Providing he does continue this trend, Candelario's 2021 batting average should fall somewhere in between his .235 career mark and .297 2020 average. The power gains should also stick somewhat, but it's hard to see a way for Candelario to repeat his 2020 numbers, which makes his current ADP of around 242 reasonable. There's limited upside to finding value by drafting Candelario, but he's a solid corner infielder who won't hurt your ratios at his price point.