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72 Meibrys Viloria C

Kansas City Royals

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
.000
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019KC42133728115104401.259.286.211

Player Updates

August 6, 2020 01:00 PM
Royals' Meibrys Viloria: Removed from active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Royals optioned Viloria to their alternate training site Thursday.

Viloria's demotion helps the Royals get their roster down from 30 to 28 men ahead of Thursday's deadline. The Royals' No. 3 catcher had yet to appear in a game for the club this season.

August 5, 2020 05:12 PM
Royals' Meibrys Viloria: Recalled by Royals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Viloria was recalled by the Royals on Wednesday.

Viloria could compete with Cam Gallagher for backup catcher at-bats this season, but it would take an injury to Salvador Perez for either player to earn significant playing time. Viloria hit just .211/.259/.286 in 42 games last season.

July 25, 2020 07:44 PM
Royals' Meibrys Viloria: Optioned by Royals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Viloria was optioned by the Royals on Saturday.

Viloria was activated from the injured list Thursday and was expected to serve as a backup catcher for Kansas City. However, he'll be off the 30-man roster after right-hander Brady Singer was activated ahead of his scheduled start Saturday. Even if Viloria returns to the major-league roster, he's unlikely to see significant playing time unless injuries occur.

July 23, 2020 02:44 PM
Royals' Meibrys Viloria: Activated from IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Viloria (undisclosed) was activated from the injured list Thursday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Viloria landed on the injured list earlier in the month but is good to go ahead of Friday's season opener against the Indians. He's expected to serve as the team's backup catcher for the time being with Cam Gallagher (illness) sidelined.

July 15, 2020 03:40 PM
Royals' Meibrys Viloria: Progressing well
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Mike Matheny said Wednesday that Viloria (undisclosed) is tracking well to return from the injured list soon, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

Viloria was placed on the 10-day injured list July 6 for an undisclosed reason, but it appears that he'll be able to return soon. Whether he'll be on track for the start of the regular season remains to be seen. If he's ready for Opening Day, Viloria could serve as the Royals' backup catcher with Cam Gallagher (illness) currently sidelined.

July 6, 2020 04:08 PM
Royals' Meibrys Viloria: Lands on IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Royals placed Viloria on the 10-day injured list Saturday due to an unspecified issue.

Viloria was one of three Royals moved to the IL, with no explanation for any of the transactions provided by the team. Salvador Perez later told reporters Saturday that his placement on the IL was the result of a positive COVID-19 test, but neither Viloria nor Matt Reynolds has shed light on the nature of his absence. With both Perez and Viloria now sidelined during summer camp, Cam Gallagher is the Royals' only available catcher on the 40-man roster.

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.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Minnesota1130 .333 .273 .273
vs Perez (Career)000000
vs LHP3240 .171 .125 .125
Last 7 Games
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9/19@MIN2110110
9/21@MIN2010100
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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