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72 Meibrys Viloria C

Kansas City Royals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
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Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
1331.2111570
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018KC102747041900.286.333.259
2019KC42133728115104401.259.286.211

Player Updates

March 10, 2020 09:28 PM
Royals' Meibrys Viloria: Heading to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Viloria was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

The 23-year-old was in competition for the backup catching job behind starter Salvador Perez in spring training, but he'll end up beginning the season in the minors. Viloria appeared in 42 games in 2019 and had a .211/.259/.286 slash line with one home run in 148 plate appearances.

September 29, 2019 11:00 AM
Royals' Meibrys Viloria: Not starting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Viloria is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins.

Viloria saw the majority of the starts at catcher in September but will finish the season on the bench for the final two contests. Nick Dini will work behind the plate and bat ninth in Game 162 for the Royals.

September 17, 2019 05:52 PM
Royals' Meibrys Viloria: Sitting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Viloria is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Athletics.

Viloria hits the bench for the second time in three games. Nick Dini will catch Jorge Lopez.

September 16, 2019 11:04 PM
Royals' Meibrys Viloria: Not starting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Viloria will be on the bench to start Sunday's game against the Astros.

Viloria sits after starting each of the previous five games. He's more interesting for fantasy owners for his playing time than his talent, though, as he owns an unimpressive .223/.270/.304 slash line through 34 games this season. Nick Dini gets the nod behind the plate.

August 30, 2019 01:44 PM
Royals' Meibrys Viloria: Sitting again Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Viloria is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Orioles.

Viloria finds himself on the bench for the second straight contest after starting seven of the previous eight games. Nick Dini will start behind the plate and bat eighth for the Royals.

August 29, 2019 12:28 PM
Royals' Meibrys Viloria: Takes seat Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Viloria is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Athletics.

Nick Dini will garner the start behind the dish while Viloria rests for the day game after the night game. Unless he's used off the bench, Viloria will put his four-game hitting streak on hold until the Royals open a three-game set with the Orioles on Friday.

August 25, 2019 10:12 AM
Royals' Meibrys Viloria: Sitting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Viloria is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Indians, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

He'll just be receiving a maintenance day for the series finale after handling catcher duties in each of the previous four games. Nick Dini will work in a battery with Eric Skoglund in the matinee game.

August 19, 2019 02:12 PM
Royals' Meibrys Viloria: Sitting out again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Viloria is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Orioles.

The lefty-hitting Viloria will take a seat for the second straight day with the Royals facing a southpaw (John Means) in the series opener. Viloria still appears to be the Royals' preferred catcher versus right-handed pitching, with Nick Dini occupying the shorter end of a platoon.

August 18, 2019 01:56 PM
Royals' Meibrys Viloria: Gets breather
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Viloria is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.

Viloria will take a seat after logging each of the past four starts at catcher, during which he went 2-for-13 with a pair of doubles and an RBI. Backup backstop Nick Dini will spell Viloria behind the plate in the series finale.

August 11, 2019 09:40 AM
Royals' Meibrys Viloria: Sitting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Viloria is not in Sunday's lineup against the Tigers.

He is hitting .214/.283/.333 with one home run in 42 at-bats. Nick Dini is starting behind the dish and hitting seventh.

August 8, 2019 05:12 PM
Royals' Meibrys Viloria: Heads to bench Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Viloria is out of the lineup Thursday against the Tigers, Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City reports.

Nick Dini will make his debut behind the plate and hit eighth against left-hander Matthew Boyd. Viloria has started in four of the past seven contests at catcher and is 3-for-15 with a home run and four RBI over that stretch. The 22-year-old left-handed catcher is slashing just .200/.333/.200 in 12 plate appearances against southpaws.

August 6, 2019 12:04 PM
Royals' Meibrys Viloria: Pops first big-league homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Viloria went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 7-5 loss to the Red Sox.

His seventh-inning shot off Nathan Eovaldi was the young backstop's first career big-league home run. Viloria is slashing .267/.353/.433 through nine games, and it looks like the Royals will give him more than just a backup's workload down the stretch -- he's started eight games to Cam Gallagher's 12 since getting called up.

August 4, 2019 01:48 PM
Royals' Meibrys Viloria: Takes seat Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Viloria is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins.

No. 1 catcher Cam Gallagher will step back in behind the dish after Viloria caught Danny Duffy and drove in two of the Royals' three runs in Saturday's loss. Since moving up to the big club in mid-July, Viloria has gone 7-for-26 with no home runs and four RBI in eight games (seven starts).

July 16, 2019 12:08 AM
Royals' Meibrys Viloria: Getting call to big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Viloria will be recalled from Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Tuesday, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

Viloria made his big-league debut with the Royals a season ago, slashing .259/.286/.333 with four RBI over 10 games. After Kansas City traded away Martin Maldonado on Monday night, Viloria and Cam Gallagher figure to share the catching duties for the remainder of the 2019 campaign.

March 23, 2019 01:56 PM
Royals' Meibrys Viloria: Heading to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Viloria was optioned to Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Friday.

Viloria will unsurprisingly begin the season in the minors with Martin Maldonado and Cameron Gallagher serving as the Royals top two catching options in absence of Salvador Perez (elbow). GM Dayton Moore indicated shortly after signing Maldonado that Viloria still figures into the Royals' major-league plans for 2019.

March 12, 2019 11:00 AM
Royals' Meibrys Viloria: In mix for 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Viloria remains part of Kansas City's plans for the 2019 season, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

While Cameron Gallagher is slated to open the year as the backup catcher behind Martin Maldonado, the Royals haven't forgotten about Viloria, who figures to be up with the big-league team at various points throughout the season. "If (Viloria) goes down to the minor leagues and continues to swing the bat, he'll force our hand," stated general manager Dayton Moore. Viloria went 7-for-27 with two doubles and four RBI in the majors last season, and he'll only help his case if he's able to swing a hot bat at Triple-A Omaha, where he figures to begin the regular season.

September 17, 2018 05:09 PM
Royals' Meibrys Viloria: Scratched due to coach's decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Viloria (coach's decision) was removed from Sunday's lineup against the Twins because he was late arriving to the ballpark, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Viloria overslept and was late getting to the field, so manager Ned Yost benched Viloria for the day. Playing time figures to be hard to come by down the stretch of the regular season for the 21-year-old backstop, with Salvador Perez and Cameron Gallagher ahead of Viloria on the depth chart.

September 16, 2018 12:44 PM
Royals' Meibrys Viloria: Late scratch Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Viloria was scratched from the lineup Sunday against the Twins.

The reason for the scratch has not yet been given. Cameron Gallagher will replace him, batting ninth and catching.

September 1, 2018 06:32 PM
Royals' Meibrys Viloria: Joins big-league club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Viloria was recalled from High-A Wilmington on Saturday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Viloria makes the jump from High-A without yet touching Double-A or Triple-A as the Royals need some catching depth with Salvador Perez battling a thumb injury. Perez is expected to be unavailable for about a week, which should provide the 21-year-old a couple opportunities to start behind the plate. Viloria had a .260/.342/.360 slash line in 358 at-bats with the Blue Rocks this season.

March 13, 2018 12:56 AM
Royals' Meibrys Viloria: Sent down to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Viloria was optioned to High-A Wilmington on Monday, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic Kansas City reports.

Viloria went 1-for-6 and scored a run in six spring training league games. He figures to start the year at High-A Wilmington after being dismissed from major-league camp.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Minnesota1130 .333 .273 .273
vs Perez (Career)000000
vs LHP3240 .171 .125 .125
Last 7 Games
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9/18@OAK3000000
9/19@MIN2110110
9/21@MIN2010100
9/22@MIN1000000
9/24ATL4000000
9/25ATL3010100
9/27MIN2000010
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020KC0000000000------------
2019KC42133728115104401.210.259.2860.544
2018KC102747041900.259.286.3330.619
Total521601135119115301.219.263.2940.557
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020KC000000000
2019KC42703841004
2018KC1020901001
Total52904742005
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2014R-Burlington Royals1340482015101000.200.372.325
2014R-Dsl Royals33111163481220141811.306.383.451
2015R-Burlington Royals45150203900016172300.260.335.260
2016R-Idaho Falls582265485283655203611.376.436.606
2017AFX-Lexington Legends1013634294250852257943.259.313.394
2018AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock1003583493161644407521.260.342.360
2019AAX-Northwest Arkansas N632202158120124246020.264.344.332
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/220
Birthdate:
2/15/1997
Age:
23
Hometown:
Cartagena, Colombia
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Kansas City Royals
College:

MLB Experience:
2