Pedro Florimon
Pedro Florimon
32-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Atlanta Braves
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Florimon's surprising small-sample success in 2017 proved to be unsustainable last season, as his numbers fell to .225/.276/.423 in 76 plate appearances. Injuries cut into his playing time but can't really be blamed for his struggles, as he produced numbers in line with his .211/.270/.319 career mark, a line compiled over parts of eight seasons. Those numbers limit him to a 25th-man role, though that's one he can perform capably in as he's appeared everywhere except catcher and first base at some point in his career. That's the role he'll be fighting for in Atlanta and the role he'll have at least some chance of winning as a veteran presence who doesn't need to play very often. If he does win the role, he's unlikely to play enough to have much fantasy value, and even if an injury crisis opens up more playing time, his numbers are unlikely to be good enough to interest fantasy managers. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a minor-league contract with the Braves in December of 2018.
Signs minor-league deal with Braves
SSAtlanta Braves  NRI
December 3, 2018
Florimon signed a minor-league contract with the Braves on Monday, Jon Heyman of reports.
The 31-year-old utility man has spent parts of eight years in the majors but hasn't received more than 86 plate appearances in a season since 2013. He owns a career .211/.270/.319 slash line. His positional flexibility gives him multiple ways to receive playing time in the event of an injury, but he's unlikely to have significant fantasy value.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
Since 2016vs Left .923 32 5 0 4 0 .345 .406 .517
Since 2016vs Right .681 118 18 2 11 1 .241 .280 .402
2018vs Left .742 14 3 0 1 0 .308 .357 .385
2018vs Right .689 62 10 2 4 1 .207 .258 .431
2017vs Left 1.266 13 1 0 2 0 .455 .538 .727
2017vs Right .733 36 5 0 4 0 .314 .333 .400
2016vs Left .600 5 1 0 1 0 .200 .200 .400
2016vs Right .566 20 3 0 3 0 .211 .250 .316
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Since 2016Home .647 78 9 0 2 0 .243 .282 .365
Since 2016Away .826 72 14 2 13 1 .284 .333 .493
2018Home .661 35 6 0 0 0 .219 .286 .375
2018Away .730 41 7 2 5 1 .231 .268 .462
2017Home .750 32 2 0 1 0 .313 .313 .438
2017Away 1.101 17 4 0 5 0 .429 .529 .571
2016Home .282 11 1 0 1 0 .100 .182 .100
2016Away .786 14 3 0 3 0 .286 .286 .500
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Florimon produced an excellent .348/.378/.478 slash line in 49 plate appearances for the Phillies last season, but the performance was almost certainly a small-sample mirage. Florimon's success can be attributed to an absurd .533 BABIP, so there's little reason to believe the 30-year-old has figured something out and can perform any better than his career line of .209/.269/.308 going forward. He signed a minor-league deal to return to the Phillies this offseason and will fight to keep his spot at the end of the bench. He provides some real-world value in his positional versatility, having made appearances at six different positions last season, but his fantasy value is limited. Not many fantasy leagues give an owner reason to look at a light-hitting bench bat.
The slick-fielding Florimon has played in parts of six MLB seasons, all thanks to his defensive ability. Since compiling 446 plate appearances for Minnesota in 2013, the infielder has totaled 136 plate appearances, slashing just .114/.187/.179. Florimon will look for another big league opportunity with Philadelphia, but his fantasy value figures to be extremely limited once again.
Florimon is a fielding whiz whose offense crested in 2013 when he batted .221/.281/.330 in his largest sample size (446 plate appearances). Since then, the infielder has nine hits in 99 at-bats split between Minnesota and Pittsburgh. Surprisingly, Florimon “boasts” a .249 batting average in parts of nine minor league campaigns. He’ll look to catch on with a team as its 25th man, but fantasy owners can likely do better.
After barely hitting half his weight to begin the year in Minnesota, the Twins punted Florimon back to Triple-A where he continued to display his all-glove, no-bat skill set. The Nationals claimed him off waivers in September, only to have the Pirates pick him up in November as the clubs shuffled their 40-man rosters, and it's entirely possible his organizational travels may not end there before the 2015 season begins. Given that he's already 28 years old, his offensive ability (such as it is) may not improve, and while his 18 steals between Minnesota and Rochester isn't nothing, it's not exactly something either. He's got some real-world value as middle-infield depth and a potential defensive replacement/pinch-runner off the bench, but that's about it.
Florimon took over the starting shortstop job last season for the Twins and showed his glove can make him an asset and could overcome a weak bat. He showed some pop at the plate (nine home runs), but hit just .221 as he failed to make enough contact. He struck out in 25.8 percent of his plate appearances, resulting in a poor 72 percent contact rate. He also drew just 33 walks in 446 plate appearances. However, his fielding at shortstop was above average as he was sixth in UZR among AL shortstops, which offset his bat and gave him a 1.3 fWAR. He'll likely win the starting shortstop job again for Minnesota. His batting average will remain a major risk, but he has some power and will get playing time due to his defense.
Desperate to find a viable solution at shortstop, the Twins gave Florimon a six-week trial as Minnesota's starting shortstop hoping his defense could offset a weak bat. The results were mixed as advanced fielding metrics showed Florimon would have been a slightly above average fielder (1.4 UZR) but he hit just .219/.272/.307. Florimon has little power and while he draws walks, he strikes out too much. If he can improve at the plate or prove he is a Gold Glove-caliber fielder, he could win a starting shortstop job. However, the odds seem long that will happen since he will be 26 this season.
Florimon earned a cup of coffee after a decent year at Triple-A in 2011. He showed the ability to get on base consistently in Double-A, recording a .344 on-base percentage, but he hasn't shown enough contact or hit for enough power to back it up with much. Expect the 25-year-old to get a shot at Triple-A Rochester to open 2012 after the Twins claimed him off waivers in December.
Florimon has spent more than a full season at High-A Frederick, showing enough with the bat (.275/.345/.426) to where the Orioles need to be patient with him at Double-A. His limited exposure to advanced pitching hasn't gone well, but 158 at-bats can't be considered a large enough sample size to completely write him off. Unfortunately, the ceiling here appears to be that of a utility player should he ever hit enough to advance to the big league level.
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Chooses free agency
SSFree Agent  NRI
November 3, 2018
Florimon elected to become a free agent Saturday, Todd Zolecki of reports.
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Cast off 40-man roster
SSPhiladelphia Phillies  NRI
November 2, 2018
Florimon was outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday, Todd Zolecki of reports.
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Activated off 60-day DL
SSPhiladelphia Phillies  NRI
September 1, 2018
Florimon (foot) was activated off the 60-day disabled list Saturday.
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Moves rehab to Double-A
SSPhiladelphia Phillies  NRI
August 27, 2018
Florimon (foot) shifted his rehab assignment to Double-A Reading last week and has made five appearances for the affiliate, going 5-for-21 with a home run and three walks in those contests.
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Initiates rehab assignment
SSPhiladelphia Phillies  NRI
August 14, 2018
Florimon (foot) began a rehab assignment Monday with the Phillies' rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliate, drawing the start in right field and finishing 1-for-4 with a run scored.
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