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22 Meibrys Viloria C

Kansas City Royals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
0%0%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
60.333010
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018KC102747041900.286.333.259
2019KC2612002400.500.333.333

Player Updates

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.

November 20, 2017 06:21 PM
Royals' Meibrys Viloria: Added to 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Viloria was added to the Royals' 40-man roster on Monday to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.

The 20-year-old backstop clearly has the offensive chops to profile at the position, but at 5-foot-11, 175 pounds, there are many evaluators who don't think he will be able handle the defensive grind of being a big-league catcher. He hit .259/.313/.394 with eight home runs at Low-A last season after breaking out in rookie ball in 2016 (159 wRC+).

September 18, 2017 08:08 PM
Royals' Meibrys Viloria: Stands out among Low-A catchers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Viloria finished 2017, his first campaign out of rookie levels, with a .259/.313/.394 slash line over 101 games with Low-A Lexington.

The 20-year-old catcher popped eight home runs, logged 52 RBI and scored 42 runs over 363 at-bats. Among South Atlantic League catchers, Viloria finished second (behind Greenville's Roldani Baldwin) in nearly every fantasy-worthy stat category. The 2016 Pioneer League MVP, Viloria looks more than ready to jump up to High-A Wilmington when next season rolls around.

May 9, 2017 02:32 PM
Royals' Meibrys Viloria: Building off MVP season in minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Viloria was named to MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week after leading all MiLB players in OPS during the first week of May, Jim Callis of MLB.com reports.

After a slow first month with Low-A Lexington, the Royals' No. 9 prospect flipped a switch once the calendar turned. Viloria won the 2016 Pioneer League MVP after a breakout season in which he led the Rookie circuit in batting average (.376), doubles (28) and RBI (55). According to Rotowire's rankings, Viloria ranks second behind Chase Vallot among the organization's catching prospects, but that could change soon. While Viloria continues to dominate the lower levels, Vallot is slashing just .181/.316/.372 through 114 plate appearances with High-A Wilmington.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Cleveland210 .750 .500 .500
vs Plesac (Career)000000
vs RHP520 .500 .400 .400
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
7/17CHW4010000
7/19@CLE2110020
Two Week Schedule
JULY
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
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DET
L8-12
15
CHW
W5-2
16
CHW
W11-0
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CHW
W7-5
18
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W6-5
19
@CLE
L5-10
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@CLE
W1-0
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L4-5
22
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@ATL
7:20 pm
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@ATL
7:20 pm
25
CLE
8:15 pm
26
CLE
8:15 pm
27
CLE
7:15 pm
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018KC102747041900 .286 .333 .259
2019KC2612002400 .500 .333 .333
Total 1233590431300 .333 .333 .273
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2018KCC10767607001.000
2019KCC2217134001.000
Total  129847311001.000
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2018KC20901001
2019KC00200000
Total 201101001
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014R-Burlington Royals1340482015101000 .373 .325 .200
2014R-Dsl Royals33111163481220141811 .383 .450 .306
2015R-Burlington Royals45150203900016172300 .335 .260 .260
2016R-Idaho Falls582265485283655203611 .436 .606 .376
2017AFX-Lexington Legends1013634294250852257943 .313 .394 .259
Total 250890136260634171488616665 .355 .429 .292
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/220
Birthdate:
2/15/1997
Age:
22
Hometown:
Cartagena, Colombia
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Kansas City Royals
College:

MLB Experience:
2