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Engelb Vielma SS

Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
.000
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018BAL6711001400.250.143.143

Player Updates

November 20, 2018 05:44 PM
Orioles' Engelb Vielma: Cast off 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vielma (knee) was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Tuesday.

The move clears room for Dillon Tate, who was added to the 40-man roster in a corresponding move. Vielma appeared in just 18 games between Triple-A Norfolk and the big club in 2018 due to a fractured kneecap. He struggled at both stops, hitting just .143 for the Orioles and .184 for the Tides. The 24-year-old will now be subjected to waivers.

May 17, 2018 01:40 PM
Orioles' Engelb Vielma: Could return this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Buck Showalter said Vielma's knee injury isn't thought to be season-ending, Rich Dubroff of PressBoxonline.com reports.

Vielma, who is on the minor-league disabled list, is set to undergo surgery sometime in the coming weeks after suffering a fractured patella during a game with Triple-A Norfolk last week. While the Orioles haven't laid out a timetable for his recovery yet, it sounds like the 23-year-old could be back in action sometime later this year if everything goes as planned with his rehab.

May 10, 2018 04:48 PM
Orioles' Engelb Vielma: Requires patellar surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vielma will undergo surgery to fix his fractured patella, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

It's still unclear how long he'll be out of action, but surgery is a bad sign regardless. Consider Vielma out indefinitely as a result of the procedure.

May 10, 2018 12:04 AM
Orioles' Engelb Vielma: Fractures patella Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vielma suffered a fractured patella during Wednesday's minor-league game, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Vielma was carted off the field after suffering the injury while attempting to chase down a foul ball in a Triple-A contest Wednesday. He'll land on the minor-league disabled list and should be considered out indefinitely.

May 10, 2018 03:48 PM
Orioles' Engelb Vielma: Exits with knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vielma exited Wednesday's minor-league game with a knee injury, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Vielma was carted off the field, suggesting the injury could be serious. He'll head back to Baltimore to undergo further testing Thursday.

May 9, 2018 12:24 PM
Orioles' Engelb Vielma: Headed back to Triple-A Norfolk
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vielma was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday.

Jonathan Schoop came off the disabled list Tuesday, resulting in Vielma returning to Norfolk. Vielma has appeared in just six games in the majors this season, going 1-for-7 with four strikeouts in that time.

May 2, 2018 12:40 PM
Orioles' Engelb Vielma: Called up to big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vielma was officially recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday.

On Monday, the Orioles announced their plans to recall Vielma from Triple-A Norfolk prior to Tuesday's game, so this move comes as no surprise. In a corresponding move, Luis Sardinas (back) was placed on the disabled list. Vielma has appeared in 11 games with Norfolk this season, hitting a dismal .194 with a .574 OPS.

April 30, 2018 02:16 PM
Orioles' Engelb Vielma: Headed back to big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vielma will be recalled from Triple-A Norfolk ahead of the Orioles' series opener with the Angels on Tuesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Barring a late change in plans, Vielma will assume the active roster spot of Luis Sardinas, who will land on the 10-day disabled list due to a sore lower back. Vielma could temporarily act as the top backup at second base, third base and shortstop with the Orioles' other reserve infielder, Danny Valencia, considered day-to-day with a tight hamstring.

April 24, 2018 10:04 AM
Orioles' Engelb Vielma: Recalled from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vielma was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

He hasn't been down for the required 10 days, so he needs to be replacing a player heading to the disabled list, and that figures to be Tim Beckham (groin/Achilles). The Orioles don't have much infield depth, as Jonathan Schoop (oblique) is also on the DL, so Vielma could be in line for a handful of starts in the short term. He hit .263/.391/.421 in 23 plate appearances at Triple-A this year, but has typically been much less productive at the plate over longer minor-league stints.

April 20, 2018 04:20 PM
Orioles' Engelb Vielma: Shipped back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vielma was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Friday.

The 23-year-old played sparingly during his time in the majors, logging just three appearances. He'll head back to the minors to develop further for now. Lefty Tanner Scott was recalled from Triple-A to replace Vielma on the active roster.

April 11, 2018 04:16 PM
Orioles' Engelb Vielma: Called up from Norfolk
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vielma was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk prior to Wednesday's game.

Vielma will serve as depth in the Orioles' infield moving forward, though he's unlikely to make much of an impact at the fantasy level. Over the course of the 2017 season at the Triple-A level, Vielma slashed .206/.233/.260 in Minnesota's system.

March 23, 2018 12:52 PM
Orioles' Engelb Vielma: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vielma was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Friday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

The 23-year-old shortstop reached the Triple-A level with Minnesota last season, struggling to a .206/.233/.260 line in 314 plate appearances. He has a solid glove, but with a career minor-league slugging percentage of .302 and just two homers in six seasons, hit bat might be too light to ever make it in the majors. Even if injuries lead to a call-up and a greater role than expected for Vielma this season, he's unlikely to be much of a fantasy asset.

February 24, 2018 01:44 PM
Orioles' Engelb Vielma: Arrives in camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vielma (personal) arrived in spring camp after being delayed by visa issues.

Vielma already took his physical and should be ready to compete for a utility spot on the Opening Day roster immediately. It's been a tough last couple weeks for the 23-year-old, especially considering he is now with his fifth different organization within the last six months. During his time in Triple-A last season, he hit .206 with 17 RBI in 87 games.

February 23, 2018 01:48 PM
Orioles' Engelb Vielma: Will join camp Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vielma (personal) has a scheduled flight that will arrive in Florida on Friday, where he will take his physical and officially report to spring camp, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Vielma has been delayed by visa issues but he should be ready to go this weekend barring any other setback. There should be another update on his status once he's definitively back at camp.

February 22, 2018 03:20 PM
Orioles' Engelb Vielma: Remains out of camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vielma (personal) still isn't in camp but could board a plane to spring training as soon as Friday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

The young infielder has been delayed by visa issues, but it seems like he's nearing a return to the team even if it's later than initially planned. More information on this situation should emerge once he's able to get back to the states.

February 19, 2018 12:52 PM
Orioles' Engelb Vielma: Expected in camp Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vielma (personal) is expected to report to camp Thursday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

It appears the visa issues that forced Vielma to miss the team's first full-squad workout of the spring should be resolved later in the week. The infielder is expected to open the year with the Orioles' Triple-A affiliate after posting a brutal .206/.233/.260 line across 314 plate appearances with Triple-A Rochester in 2017.

February 18, 2018 01:40 PM
Orioles' Engelb Vielma: Not expected for first full-squad workout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Orioles don't expect Vielma to be in attendance Monday for the team's first full-squad workout of the spring while he continues to deal with visa issues, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.

It's unclear when Vielma's issues will be resolved, but his absence shouldn't affect the Orioles' plans heading into the upcoming season, given that the infielder doesn't have a realistic chance to make the Opening Day roster. With Triple-A Rochester in the Minnesota organization last season, Vielma batted a sickly .206/.233/.260 across 314 plate appearances.

February 14, 2018 06:44 PM
Orioles' Engelb Vielma: Plagued by visa issues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vielma may not be able to report to spring camp on time due to difficulties with his visa, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Vielma has been on a merry-go-round since September, as Baltimore marks his fifth different organization within the last six months. At the current time, there is no timetable as to when he will be able to arrive at camp.

January 26, 2018 09:04 PM
Orioles' Engelb Vielma: Heads to Baltimore
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vielma was dealt to the Orioles on Friday in exchange for cash considerations or a player to be named later.

Just a week after being shipped from Pittsburgh to San Francisco, Vielma is on the move again, as the infielder will look to compete for a utility job with the Orioles this spring. He spent a majority of the 2017 season at the Triple-A level, slashing .206/.233/.260 with Rochester in the Twins' organization. It seems likely that he will start the 2018 campaign back in the minors while serving as organizational depth.

January 18, 2018 07:08 PM
Giants' Engelb Vielma: Sent to San Fran
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vielma was traded to the Giants on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

Vielma was designated for assignment by the Pirates earlier in the week, and after the Giants expressed interest in the infielder, the two teams were able to strike a deal. He split time between Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Rochester last season, posting a combined .229/.273/.280 line at both stops. Despite his struggles at the plate, the 23-year-old should compete for a utility job given his defensive versatility, assuming the Giants don't need to clear another roster spot prior to spring training.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs RHP300 .250 .000 .000
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
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4/18@DET3000000
5/2@LAA2110010
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5/6@OAK2000000
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2012R-Dsl Twins441572442430191827165.268.354.331
2013R-Elizabethton Twins6237500011710.217.308.217
2013R-Gcl Twins42131203130011152373.237.320.260
2014AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels112418631111341332871106.266.313.323
2015AFA-Fort Myers Miracle120441491199212935713512.270.321.306
2016AA-Chattanooga903144785740213462108.271.345.319
2016AFA-Fort Myers8255500005820.200.333.200
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/155
Birthdate:
6/22/1994
Age:
26
Hometown:
Maracaibo, Venezuela
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Team:
Pittsburgh Pirates
College:

MLB Experience:
0