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64 Willians Astudillo C

Minnesota Twins

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
7%1%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
.000
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019MIN5819028514215800.299.379.268

Player Updates

July 26, 2020 03:56 PM
Twins' Willians Astudillo: Cleared to join alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Astudillo has been cleared to rejoin the Twins at their alternate training site, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

Astudillo tested negative on back-to-back coronavirus tests, so he has been cleared. He will look to knock off any rust and get back up to speed before potentially joining the 30-man roster in the coming days.

July 23, 2020 12:28 AM
Twins' Willians Astudillo: No sign of return from COVID-19
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Astudillo, who is on the Covid-19 IL, has not yet been cleared to return to the Twins and his return date is uncertain. "It's been a slow road for him and none of it is due to anything that (he) really has done himself," manager Rocco Baldelli told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Astudillo tested positive for COVID-19 before summer camp began and has been quarantined away from the team. He is said to be asymptomatic and feeling well. He'll begin the season on the COVID-19 IL and it may be several weeks before he's activated since he'll likely need a week or more to ramp up his activity once cleared.

July 13, 2020 02:36 AM
Twins' Willians Astudillo: Still not cleared to participate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Astudillo, who is on the Covid-19 IL, still has not been cleared to participate in summer camp, though he is asymptomatic and feeling well, Twins president of baseball operations Derek Falvey told the St. Paul PIoneer Press.

Astudillo tested positive for COVID-19 before summer camp began and has been quarantined away from the team. He was on the major-league roster bubble before spring training was shut down in March, as it wasn't clear if the Twins would keep three catchers. However, Astudillo looked set to make the initial expanded roster as a third catcher, but it's not certain he'll be in game shape when the regular season begins even if he's cleared to join camp soon.

July 5, 2020 11:16 AM
Twins' Willians Astudillo: Shuttled to IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Twins placed Astudillo (illness) on the 10-day injured list Saturday.

The transaction was made shortly after the Twins announced that Astudillo and Sano were two of four players in the 60-man player pool who tested positive for COVID-19 as part of the intake process at the team's summer camp. Before Astudillo -- who is believed to be asymptomatic, per Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com -- is eligible to rejoin the Twins for workouts, he'll need to self-isolate and test negative twice. The timing of Astudillo's positive test could make it a challenge for him to gain full clearance in advance of the Twins' Opening Day game July 23 or 24.

July 3, 2020 05:32 PM
Twins' Willians Astudillo: Tests positive for coronavirus
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Astudillo has tested positive for COVID-19, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

Astudillo is reportedly asymptomatic, but he'll nevertheless remain quarantined for the time being. The lost time these next few weeks could shrink his role early in the season, and he's already not guaranteed too many at-bats, as he hit an unimpressive .268/.299/.379 in 204 plate appearances last season.

June 30, 2020 10:44 AM
Twins' Willians Astudillo: Part of 60-man squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Astudillo was included in Minnesota's 60-man player pool ahead of summer camp before the 2020 season begins, MLB.com reports.

Astudillo was on the major-league roster bubble before spring training was shut down in March, as it wasn't clear the Twins would keep three catchers. However, he's very likely to make the initial major-league roster in the shortened 60-game season since the Twins will be able to initially keep 30 players in the majors. The uncertainty of the short season could lead the Twins to keep three catchers on the major-league roster all year, even when rosters are reduced to 26 players after four weeks.

March 20, 2020 02:12 PM
Twins' Willians Astudillo: Odds of making roster increase
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Astudillo's odds of making the 26-man roster have increased due to the delayed start to the season, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

Had the season started on time, the Twins would have likely broken camp with LaMonte Wade and Jake Cave on the roster due to the fact Byron Buxton (shoulder) and Marwin Gonzalez (knee) were expected to enter the season at less than 100 percent. However, the shutdown period will allow both players to get fully healthy, and it's possible that a condensed season with fewer off days would incline the Twins to carry three catchers, which would favor Astudillo. He hit .269 with zero extra-base hits, zero walks and one strikeout in 26 plate appearances this spring.

February 23, 2020 01:20 AM
Twins' Willians Astudillo: Quest for bench role begins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Astudillo started at catcher and went 2-for-3 with an RBI in his spring debut in Saturday's win over Pittsburgh.

Astudillo will battle for a final reserve spot this spring as it's not clear if the Twins will decide to keep him as the 26th man (with new expanded active rosters) or a reserve outfielder such as Jake Cave. Astudillo could give the Twins a third catcher and he can also fulfill a utility role, as he also played third base, second base and left field last year. However, he'll need a strong spring at the plate after hitting a disappointing .268 with a .678 OPS last season.

October 5, 2019 10:48 AM
Twins' Willians Astudillo: Fails to make ALDS roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Astudillo is not on the Twins' ALDS roster.

Despite striking out at a minuscule 3.9 percent clip, Astudillo didn't do much damage at the plate this season, hitting just .268/.299/.397 in 204 plate appearances. Luis Arraez's return from an ankle injury makes Astudillo largely irrelevant as a utility option.

September 27, 2019 12:04 AM
Twins' Willians Astudillo: Scores four times
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Astudillo went 4-for-5 with a solo home run, two RBI and four runs scored Thursday against the Tigers.

Astudillo reached base four times and came around to score on each occasion. The highlight came in the eighth inning, when he smacked his fourth home run of the campaign. He's played only sparingly down the stretch, as Thursday's start was his third in the team's past eight games.

September 22, 2019 12:28 PM
Twins' Willians Astudillo: Not in Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Astudillo is not in Sunday's lineup against the Royals.

Astudillo will head to the bench for the third time in the team's last four games. Marwin Gonzalez will take over at first base and bat sixth in his place.

September 19, 2019 04:20 PM
Twins' Willians Astudillo: Out of Thursday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Astudillo is not in Thursday's lineup against the Royals.

Astudillo is hitting .243 with zero home runs, two walks, two strikeouts and two hit-by-pitches in 13 games this month. Marwin Gonzalez will start at first base and hit sixth.

September 17, 2019 03:36 PM
Twins' Willians Astudillo: Sits again Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Astudillo remains on the bench Tuesday against the White Sox.

Astudillo started fairly frequently earlier in the month, but the return of Marwin Gonzalez from an abdominal injury appears to have cut into his playing time. Gonzalez starts at first base for the second straight game.

September 16, 2019 05:20 PM
Twins' Willians Astudillo: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Astudillo is not starting Monday against the White Sox.

Astudillo has been given plenty of opportunities in September, starting nine times this month. He's hit for a decent average but has done little else, posting a .273/.351/.303 slash line, though he does have a characteristically low 5.4 percent strikeout rate over that stretch.

September 14, 2019 05:28 PM
Twins' Willians Astudillo: Sitting in Game 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Astudillo is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Indians.

He had started six games in a row prior to this contest and went 0-for-3 in the day game. C.J. Cron will start at first base and hit seventh in the night game.

September 1, 2019 09:52 AM
Twins' Willians Astudillo: Back from IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Twins reinstated Astudillo (oblique) from the 10-day injured list Sunday. He'll start at first base and bat eighth in the Twins' game against the Tigers.

Astudillo had been sidelined for the Twins' previous 56 games with a left oblique strain but has been healthy for a while now. He recently wrapped up a 14-game rehab assignment split between Triple-A Rochester and Double-A Pensacola, hitting .333 with four home runs. Now that he's back with the big club, Astudillo looks on track to serve as the team's No. 3 backstop and an occasional starter at either corner-infield spot during September.

August 16, 2019 11:32 PM
Twins' Willians Astudillo: Set to begin rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Astudillo (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment Thursday with Double-A Pensacola, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

Astudillo has been on the injured list since late June but appears ready to begin his rehab assignment in the coming days. The 27-year-old is likely still several weeks from a return to the major-league club, but it's encouraging to see him ready to begin action in live games.

August 6, 2019 09:04 AM
Twins' Willians Astudillo: Begins swinging a bat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Astudillo (oblique) started swinging a bat before Monday's game, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports

Astudillo is finally showing some signs of progress after being sidelined since going on the IL in late June. He's likely going to need a lengthy rehab assignment, so he may not return to the team until rosters expand in September.

July 5, 2019 06:28 PM
Twins' Willians Astudillo: Not close to baseball activities
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Astudillo's oblique issue is fairly significant and he isn't close to returning to baseball activities, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

It's not clear when exactly Astudillo is expected to be back in the lineup, but it doesn't sound as though he'll return soon after the All-Star break. The Twins have no need to rush him back with catchers Mitch Garver and Jason Castro both performing well and plenty of quality bench bats in Marwin Gonzalez, Luis Arraez and Ehire Adrianza.

June 27, 2019 11:28 AM
Twins' Willians Astudillo: Shut down with oblique strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Twins placed Astudillo on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a left oblique strain.

The injury will keep Astudillo on the shelf through the All-Star break, leaving the Twins without yet another versatile utility option with Ehire Adrianza (abdomen) and Marwin Gonzalez (hamstring) already on the IL. Minnesota called up LaMonte Wade from Triple-A Rochester in a corresponding move to bolster the team's depth in the outfield.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Lopez (Career)310 .333.333.333
Last 7 Games
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9/24@DET3110210
9/26@DET5441200
9/27@KC4000000
9/28@KC4020200
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020MIN0000000000------------
2019MIN5819028514215800.268.299.3790.678
2018MIN30939333212300.355.371.5160.887
Total88283378474271100.297.322.4240.746
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020MIN000000000
2019MIN58907240506
2018MIN30414810104
Total88131120506010
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2009R-Vsl Phillies5818820475212181072.250.306.314
2010R-Vsl Phillies56186245814102413491.312.380.398
2011R-Vsl Phillies52194317083125152115.361.424.449
2012R-Gcl Phillies4514815471500211520.318.327.419
2014AFX-Lakewood Blueclaws11743641145301461192023.333.366.433
2015AFA-Clearwater Threshers10738532121180349101011.314.348.384
2016AA-Mississippi8932224869043051111.267.293.332
2017AAA-Reno Aces3612022411404224501.342.370.558
2018AAA-Rochester Red Wings7828630791711238101474.276.314.469
2019AAA-Rochester Red Wings18781833105192211.423.446.628
2019AAX-Pensacola Blue Wahoo5175610241--01.353.421.765
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-9/225
Birthdate:
10/14/1991
Age:
28
Hometown:
Barcelona Anzoategui, Venezuela
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Minnesota Twins
College:

MLB Experience:
2