Rowdy Tellez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 255 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/16/1995 (26)
Rowdy Tellez Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Rowdy Tellez News
Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Rowdy Tellez (knee) was placed on the injured list Sunday morning with a patella strain. Catcher Luke Maile was called up to take his spot on the active roster. It's tough timing for Tellez and his fantasy managers, as he was in one of the best stretches of his season, slashing .333/.333/.524 over his last seven games. It isn't known how long he'll be out, but Daniel Vogelbach and Pablo Reyes stand to benefit the most from his absence in terms of playing time. Tellez can be released to the fantasy waiver wire.
Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Rowdy Tellez exited Saturday's game against the Dodgers with an apparent knee injury. He suffered the injury while stopping at third base in the second inning. Pablo Reyes entered at third base, forcing Eduardo Escobar to fill the vacancy at first base. Tellez, 26, is slashing .241/.302/.409 with 11 homers, 35 RBI, 22 walks, and 64 strikeouts this season. He's hitting .270 since joining Milwaukee via trade in July and has gone 7-for-21 over his last seven games.
Milwaukee Brewers designated hitter Rowdy Tellez came off the bench and smashed a pinch-hit, two-run home run in Saturday's 6-0 win over Pittsburgh. Tellez hit for Milwaukee reliever Brad Boxberger in the sixth inning and sent a Chris Stratton offering over the right-field wall to give the Brewers a 5-0 lead. It was the 10th homer of the year for Tellez, six of which have come with Milwaukee. The 26-year-old is hitting .333/.407/.613 in 86 plate appearances since being acquired from Toronto. He's gone through hot streaks like this in the past for the Blue Jays but it remains to be seen whether Tellez can remain productive over a longer period of time.
There was little doubt about how much pop was in Rowdy Tellez's bat. He was billed as a typical slugging first baseman, and he lived up to that billing in the shortened 2020 season. While his barrel rate that was elite in 2019 did regress some, down to 8.4%, he still did hit the ball plenty hard, as he set a new career-best in that department at 45.3%, and in the 81st percentile of all hitters last season. What held Tellez back previously was that he didn't do much else besides hit the ball hard. Up until 2020, Tellez's high strikeout rate was really holding him back. After strikeout rates approaching 30% in 2018 and 2019, Tellez did do much better, nearly halving that rate to just 15.7%. Tellez never had much of a strikeout issue in the minor leagues, so this improvement could just be due to him seeing more pitches in the Majors and getting better acclimated to them. Tellez still did chase a bit more than league-average, but the real improvement came in whiffs. His whiff rate in 2019 was among the worst in the game, but in 2020, he cut this rate down by eight percent down to 23.2%, a rate that is actually better than average. This allows Tellez to put more of his high-quality contact in play, and overall, get better results. The fly in the ointment for Tellez in 2021 is his playing time situation. The Blue Jays bulked up their lineup with the additions of George Springer and Marcus Semien this offseason. This makes Tellez only fit in the DH role, and prone to a bench spot in the event his bat goes cold for any period of time.