Manuel Margot Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 11" / 180 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/28/1994 (29)
Manuel Margot Season Stats
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The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded outfielder Manuel Margot to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for shortstop Noah Miller. At this time, it's unclear who the Dodgers have received in return. It was certainly a short tenure for Margot in the Dodgers organization after the club acquired him as part of the trade that also landed them right-hander Tyler Glasnow on Dec. 15. The veteran hit .264 with four home runs and nine stolen bases in a platoon role in Tampa Bay last season, appearing in just 99 games and fewer than 100 contests for the second straight season. He could be deployed similarly with the Twins in 2024 as he should take over right field from the lefty-swinging Max Kepler versus left-handed pitching.
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Manuel Margot is being discussed in trade talks with the New York Yankees and New York Mets. It was recently reported Margot was a strong trade candidate due to his $10 million salary for the 2024 season, a sum the low-budget Rays are likely wanting to avoid. The Yankees are in search of outfield help this offseason while the Mets will also look to add to their outfield mix after trading Mark Canha at last season's trade deadline. For his part, Margot hit .264 with four home runs and nine stolen bases across 99 games last season. His bat has performed below the league average in all but one of his eight seasons while he owns a career wRC+ of 90. He will likely stay off the fantasy radar again in 2024 barring a major turnaround at the plate.
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Manuel Margot is being viewed as a top trade candidate for the club this offseason. The veteran is set to earn $10 million this season with a 2025 mutual option, making him a trade candidate for the low-budget Rays, a club in need of pitching. With Tyler Glasnow set to earn $25 million in the 2024 season, he is also being viewed as a strong trade candidate while Jeffrey Springs and Drew Rasmussen won't pitch in the first half of the season, making the Rays a club in search of pitching this offseason. For his part, Margot hit .264 with four homers and nine stolen bases across 99 games in 2023. His bat has long been below league average and with his defense slipping the last two seasons, Margot could very well suit up for another club in 2024.
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Manuel Margot had a solid year at the dish, slashing .274/.325/.375 and posting the best wRC+ of his career (106). He only played in 89 games due to a knee sprain that he suffered in June but came back in late August. During the short season, Margot stole seven bases (12.7 over 162 games), but that hardly compares to his almost 23 steals per 162 games from 2019-2021. He's lost sprint speed every year since he debuted and was only in the 66th percentile in 2022 after placing in the 87th percentile last year. If Margot isn't running the bases, he can't compensate for it with power. The 28-year-old slugged just three homers this season, and his 5.1% barrel rate from 2021 represents his career high. Plus, Margot's never had an ISO above .153, besides his .162 mark during his 10-game debut in 2016. There will be improvements (4.6% HR/FB in '22), but not enough to go deep even 15 times. Fantasy managers might think they can bank on a decent batting average. However, despite his .274 average this season, he owned a .332 BABIP, the highest over his seven seasons and will probably be closer to his .264 xBA or career .254 mark in 2023. Margot won't provide a lot of raw production next year. Moreover, because of his lopsided splits (88 wRC+ vs RHP in 2022, 80 wRC+ over his career), he's never averaged more than 127 games during a campaign in Tampa, so fantasy managers can't even benefit from volume stats. Margot is a cheap option (295 ADP), but still, an overpay.