2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Rowdy Tellez
Greg Jewett takes an in-depth look at Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Rowdy Tellez to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2020 MLB season.
On the periphery of the “Baby Jays”, Rowdy Tellez became the fourth player in Toronto history to hit at least 20 home runs as a rookie last year. Although Tellez struggled early in the season resulting in his being optioned to Triple-A on July 15th, he slashed .366/.450/.688 over 95 at-bats with seven home runs resulting in his promotion again in August. Tellez finished strong reaching base 18 times his last 40 plate appearances spanning ten contests with four doubles and two home runs.
This spike in production hints at potential upside for the slugger but his 111 game sample in 2019 yielded 49 runs with 21 home runs, 54 RBI, a stolen base and a .227/.293/.449 slash. His approach needs refinement, owning a 7.1 walk percentage and 28.4 strikeout rate. Upon his return in August, Tellez raised his walk percent to 9.8 and slightly reduced his strikeout percentage to 26.8 while raising his isolated power to .255 his last 33 games. Entering camp in much better shape to stay on...