David Bote
David Bote
26-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Chicago Cubs
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Bote is a hard guy to figure out. If we combine his Triple-A and major-league numbers from last season, we get 19 home runs and 140 runs-plus-RBI in 473 plate appearances. That's exciting if we prorate those numbers over the course of a full season, but his batting average and on-base percentage are both slightly below the league average. He will, as manager Joe Maddon loves to say, "accept his walk," but he also strikes out a lot. We don't yet have enough of a sample size to get into what his split are, but we do have enough data to show that his power upside is going to be limited by a high groundball rate. He has tried to add more loft to his swing, but it will be tough to overcome his 2.4 groundball-to-flyball ratio. At least Bote's utility role should remain intact. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a five-year, $15 million contract extension with the Cubs in April of 2019. Contract includes $7 million team option ($1 million buyout) for 2025 and $7.6 million team option ($1 million buyout) for 2026.
Next in line at shortstop
2BChicago Cubs
September 8, 2019
Bote would likely take over at shortstop for the Cubs if Addison Russell (head) is forced to miss time, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
ANALYSIS
Regular shortstop Javier Baez was diagnosed with a fractured thumb on Saturday, and then on Sunday, Russell left the game after taking a pitch to the helmet. The latter is being evaluated for a concussion, and Bote is the likely candidate to play at shortstop if both Baez and Russell are sidelined. The Cubs' next game is Monday in San Diego.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
5
9
14
17
5
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
11
4
5
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+1%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+20%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+30%
OPS vs LHP
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .758 153 24 4 16 2 .240 .340 .419
Since 2017vs Right .765 413 46 13 58 6 .254 .349 .416
2019vs Left .683 90 15 2 9 1 .218 .311 .372
2019vs Right .820 266 32 9 32 4 .271 .380 .440
2018vs Left .871 63 9 2 7 1 .275 .381 .490
2018vs Right .668 147 14 4 26 2 .226 .293 .376
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+3%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+12%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+33%
OPS at Home
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .773 285 34 8 39 6 .257 .368 .405
Since 2017Away .752 281 36 9 35 2 .244 .324 .428
2019Home .738 178 21 3 16 4 .253 .382 .356
2019Away .827 178 26 8 25 1 .261 .343 .484
2018Home .829 107 13 5 23 2 .264 .346 .484
2018Away .625 103 10 1 10 1 .215 .291 .333
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does David Bote compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.47
 
BB Rate
12.4%
 
K Rate
26.1%
 
BABIP
.333
 
ISO
.165
 
AVG
.257
 
OBP
.362
 
SLG
.422
 
OPS
.785
 
wOBA
.346
 
Exit Velocity
89.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
36.8%
 
Barrels/PA
3.1%
 
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Homers in return
2BChicago Cubs
September 5, 2019
Bote went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and another run scored in Thursday's win over the Brewers.
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Returns to majors
2BChicago Cubs
September 5, 2019
Bote was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
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Sent to Triple-A
2BChicago Cubs
August 31, 2019
Bote was optioned to Triple-A Iowa after Saturday's game against the Brewers, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Returns to majors
2BChicago Cubs
August 25, 2019
Bote was recalled from Triple-A Iowa Sunday, Bruce Miles of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.
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Sent to Triple-A
2BChicago Cubs
August 19, 2019
Bote was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Monday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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