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 third baseman Jeimer Candelario isn't in the lineup on Monday for a matchup with the Chicago White Sox and left-handed starter Carlos Rodon. The third baseman has arguably been Detroit's best hitter this season. In 588 plate appearances this season, Candelario is batting .273 with a .349 on-base percentage and 16 home runs. It'll be Isaac Paredes starting at third base and batting eighth against the White Sox on Monday. Paredes is hitting .256 with a .340 on-base percentage and a home run in 47 plate appearances for the Tigers this season. He could be worth a look as a streaming option for fantasy managers in deeper leagues.
Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario had the biggest hit in the game in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. He went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and a walk. He has now homered in two of his last three games and he has six home runs so far in September. The 27-year-old has done some good contact hitting this year with a .273 average over 139 games. However, he only had 10 home runs on the year before the calendar turned to September. He could be a much more valuable fantasy asset if he provided more consistent power to go along with his solid batting average. He's worth a look for fantasy managers in need of a reliable hitter down the stretch.
Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the team's 5-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday. The home run was his 15th of the year and his fifth already this month. The 27-year-old has been swinging a hot bat so far in September. He had his first two-homer game of the year last Sunday and he's slashing .283/.345/.679 overall this month. Over 137 games on the year, he has a .273/.349/.450 slash line with 62 RBI and 71 runs to go along with his 15 home runs. He has limited upside for fantasy purposes, but he can help out fantasy managers in deep leagues and AL-only leagues who need a boost in batting average.
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.