Rowdy Tellez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 255 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/16/1995 (27)
Rowdy Tellez Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Rowdy Tellez News
Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Rowdy Tellez hit the 34th home run of his season Tuesday, a solo shot off St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Miles Mikolas in a 6-2 defeat. It was his only hit in four at-bats. Tellez has hit for a low .222 average all year, but his 60 walks and .469 slugging percentage have brought his OPS to a respectable .779 in 568 plate appearances. The 34 round-trippers are a career high, and Tellez has provided solid power to fantasy managers for practically no cost all year.
Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Rowdy Tellez (knee) is back in the starting lineup on Wednesday against Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Zach Thompson, serving as the designated hitter and batting third in the lineup. Tellez sat out of the game on Tuesday, but he'll be back in there for fantasy managers on Wednesday. The 27-year-old has been a great source of power this year, as he's batting .231/.323/.477 with an .801 OPS, a career-high 27 home runs, 75 RBI, 51 runs scored and one stolen base in 415 at-bats for the Brew Crew. He hasn't been as good in the month of August, though, going 17-for-75 (.227), but he does have seven home runs, 10 RBI and 10 runs scored in 24 games played.
Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Rowdy Tellez left Monday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates with right knee discomfort. Tellez left the game after coming around to score from first base on a Hunter Renfroe double in the fourth inning. The Brewers replaced him at first base with Keston Hiura. Tellez went 1-for-2 with a run before leaving the game. It doesn't sound like the injury is serious but stay tuned as the Brewers are likely to update his status sometime before Tuesday's game.
Rowdy Tellez flashed his potential following his 2021 in-season trade to the Brewers and was able to build on that in 2022. In 153 games, Tellez hit .219/.306/.461 with 35 homers, 89 RBI, 67 runs and two steals. The .219 batting average is suppressing his ADP (~178), especially at a position with so many elite options but his underlying numbers suggest he was unlucky and offer hope for better in 2023. Tellez had a .215 BABIP, .252 xBA and .479 xSLG (90th percentile). The lack of runs could continue with few good options hitting behind Tellez in the Brewers' lineup and he did struggle against left-handed pitching (.209/.313/.330 slash line and four homers in 134 PA against lefties). There is at risk of finding himself in a platoon but the Brewers don't have a lot of alternate options and Tellez still had 599 plate appearances last year despite those struggles. Only two first basemen hit more homers than Tellez last year and they are both being drafted significantly earlier than Tellez so if you missed out on one of the top-tier first basemen or need a boost in power at the corner infield position, Tellez is a perfect fit.