Owners may have hoped that 2015 would be a bounce-back season for Jean Segura, but his final numbers looked an awful lot like those from his disappointing 2014 campaign. Segura produced little power and his already-suspect plate discipline took a turn for the worse. Once again, Segura's main asset was his speed, as he stole 25 bases in 31 attempts. He will try to turn his career around with the Diamondbacks, who acquired him from the Brewers this offseason. Segura could see regular playing time either at shortstop or second base, and he is a late-round option in standard mixed Rotisserie leagues.
Segura was traded to the Diamondbacks on Saturday in a five-player deal, ESPN's Keith Law reports. The move makes sense for Arizona, as they have already made it clear that they are going all in on winning in the short term, and Nick Ahmed was slotted to be their starting shortstop, despite having a career .269 OBP. Segura won't be winning the silver slugger award anytime soon, but he is capable offensively, and is a quality defender at shortstop. This boosts Segura's fantasy value slightly, as he will be hitting in a better lineup. Look for him to steal 20-plus bases for the fourth year in a row, and hit toward the bottom of Arizona's lineup.
Segura agreed to a one-year contract with the Brewers on Friday, avoiding arbitration. The surface numbers from 2015 look remarkably similar to those from 2014, but Segura's strikeout and walk rates both represented career-worst marks, with his walk rate falling to a paltry 2.2%. He did reach 20 steals for a third straight season, and he should have the starting role to himself if the Brewers hold onto him, but he's shown little over the past couple years to lend hope to a repeat of his 2013 season at any point in the future.
Brewers shortstop Jean Segura went 1 for 4 with a three-run homer against the Cardinals on Thursday. He's picked up extra-base knocks in three of the last four games, but that doesn't add a lot of shine to what's been another bad season for Segura. It was hoped that last year was an anomaly because of personal and injury issues, plus something of a sophomore slump, but this season may be proving that 2013 was in fact the outlier, as Segura has achieved only mild improvements in his statistics.
Brewers shortstop Jean Segura was a late scratch from the lineup for Sunday's game. Segura was pulled from the lineup with a sore throat, the team announced. Segura had started the last 18 games at short. He'll be replaced by Hector Gomez, who gets his sixth start of the season.
Brewers shortstop Jean Segura went 3 for 4 at the plate with two RBI to help send the Brewers to a 8-1 win over the Indians on Tuesday. Segura hit a two-run home run in the second inning off Danny Salazar. It was his fourth home run of the season. He also scored two runs. Prior to Tuesday's three-hit game, Segura was hitting .404 with five runs and three RBI in his last 13 games.