Manuel Margot Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 11" / 180 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/28/1994 (28)
Manuel Margot Season Stats
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Manuel Margot News
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Manuel Margot isn't in the team's lineup on Monday. The Rays will take on the Los Angeles Angels and left-handed starter Tucker Davidson but will do so with Margot on the bench. The veteran is hitting .295 with a .356 on-base percentage, three home runs, and five stolen bases in 208 plate appearances this season. Instead, the Rays will go with David Peralta, Jose Siri, and Randy Arozarena from left to right against the Angels.
The Tampa Bay Rays reinstated outfielder Manuel Margot (knee) from the 60-day injured list on Saturday. In corresponding roster moves, the team placed outfielder Roman Quinn (knee) on the 10-day injured list and designated right-hander Ralph Garza Jr. for assignment. Margot was away from the team for two months with a right patellar tendon strain in his knee, but he should be back in Saturday's lineup against Kansas City Royals left-hander Kris Bubic. The 27-year-old Dominican will return to a strong .302/.365/.423 slash line with three home runs, 27 RBI, 21 runs scored and five stolen bases in 51 games. If Margot is available on your league's waiver wire, scoop him up immediately.
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Manuel Margot (knee) has been playing at the Rays' rookie-level Florida Complex League affiliate. However, it appears that Margot is ready for some higher-competition during his rehab assignment. The fact he's being moved up to a higher level is a great sign. The right-handed slugger is eligible to return as early as August 20. Margot was hitting .320/.365/.423 with three homers, 27 RBI and five stolen bases before the injury. Fantasy managers should keep an eye on him as he progresses through his rehab assignment.
Manuel Margot disappointed during the 2020 regular season with one homer and 11 RBI in 47 games, but he boosted his appeal some more in the playoffs, when he had five homers, 11 RBI and two steals in 19 games. Seeing the power return after he hit one homer during the regular season was highly encouraging. The speed was certainly there, with 12 steals in just 47 games, and the BA improved to .269 from .234 the year before. The Launch Angle dipped significantly last year during the regular season, from 14.2 to 7.5. The Exit Velocity (89.4) and Barrel% (4.1) did not impress, and the xBA was just .255. In 2019, Margot was in the Bottom 5% of the league in xSLG and xWOBA, and he did improve a bit in those regards. All those factors pointed to an approach that just did not seem to work during the regular season, but he was simply a different hitter during the playoffs, and you can be optimistic about some respectable overall production for 2021. There is a good chance that you can get the dozen or so homers you did in 2019, and the speed contributions can be quite helpful. Margot should hit fifth for the Rays, so he just has to show more of his postseason form to maintain a key spot in the lineup. Margot could be a value at an ADP of 260 for a late combination of power and speed.