Jeimer Candelario Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 222 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/24/1993 (29)
Jeimer Candelario Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Jeimer Candelario News
Chicago Cubs infielder Jeimer Candelario (back) has reportedly been making terrific progress in his recovery. The 29-year-old has been sidelined since mid-September due to a lower back strain. However, it sounds like the switch-hitting infielder could return as early as Wednesday. That is great news for the Cubs who are currently in the middle of the Wild Card race. The return of Candelario would be a significant boost to this lineup.
Chicago Cubs infielder Jeimer Candelario (back) could return from the injured list as early as next week. The 29-year-old was placed on the injured list on September 11 due to a lower back strain. The good new is, Candelario has been making solid progress in his recovery. The Cubs could certainly use his bat as they continue to compete for a Wild Card spot. This season, Candelario is slashing .253/.338/.473 with 21 home runs and 69 RBI in 135 games between the Washington Nationals and Cubs. In the meantime, the combination of Patrick Wisdom, Christopher Morel, and Cody Bellinger should split up the playing time at third and first base.
Chicago Cubs infielder Jeimer Candelario (back) has been placed on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday. This news comes after Candelario suffered a back strain during Sunday's series finale versus the Arizona Diamondbacks. As a result, Candelario will be sidelined until at least next Thursday. Nick Madrigal is expected to see more playing time at third base, while Cody Bellinger should get some action at first base. The Cubs have also recalled outfielder Alexander Canario as extra depth.
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.