Willians Astudillo Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 9" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/14/1991 (29)
Willians Astudillo Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Willians Astudillo News
Minnesota Twins infielder Willians Astudillo (foot) exited Sunday's game after being hit by a pitch on his foot, according to Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com. Astudillo was down on the ground for a few moments, and then exited the game after speaking with a team trainer. Astudillo has been a decent option in deeper formats, slashing .266/.287/.424 with six homers, 18 RBI and 15 runs scored over 55 games. He was replaced by pinch-runner Andrelton Simmons. There's no word yet on the injury type or severity, and for now managers should consider him day-to-day.
Minnesota Twins infielder Willians Astudillo swatted his sixth homer of the season in Tuesday's win over the White Sox. Astudillo helped spark the Twins to a victory, hitting a go-ahead, two-run shot in the sixth inning to make it a 4-3 lead, one the club wouldn't give up. The 29-year-old has slashed .268/.288/.427 with six homers, 18 RBI, and 15 runs scored in 157 at-bats. Astudillo has amazingly posted just a 6.9 percent strikeout rate along with a 92 percent contact rate, both numbers that would make him a solid asset in points leagues- though he doesn't garner enough playing time to be considered in fantasy.
The Minnesota Twins recalled catcher Willians Astudillo from Triple-A St. Paul on Wednesday after placing outfielder/first baseman Alex Kirilloff (wrist) on the injured list. Astudillo recently was activated from the injured list and optioned to St. Paul, but he's now back in the Show. Minnesota is currently carrying three catchers with Astudillo, Ryan Jeffers and Mitch Garver, who also recently returned from an extended stay on the injured list. Astudillo had a decent .254/.276/.385 slash line with four home runs and 12 RBI in 127 plate appearances this year before his injury, but there's just not enough playing time to go around in Minnesota, and there's a good chance he'll head back to the minors in short order.