Esteban Quiroz

Esteban Quiroz

30-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Chicago Cubs
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Quiroz is proof that it's better late than never as a baseball player, as he made his MLB debut in 2022 at the ripe old age of 30. He appeared in 14 games for the Cubs and tallied a .275/.370/.275 slash line across 40 at-bats. Quiroz didn't have any home runs, though he did record three runs, three RBI and a stolen base. The veteran had a productive career in Mexico before joining the Red Sox organization in 2017 and subsequently bouncing around the minors the past few seasons. He's unlikely to become an everyday option for the rebuilding Cubs, though the infielder could stick around as depth behind younger players such as Nick Madrigal and Nico Hoerner. Quiroz's debut was a nice story in 2022, but his fantasy outlook for 2023 isn't particularly inspiring. He'll likely begin the year in the minors and probably won't see enough playing time to make an impact. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Cubs in September of 2022.
Sent outright to Triple-A
2BChicago Cubs  AAA
November 11, 2022
Quiroz cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A Iowa on Friday, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
ANALYSIS
Quiroz made his MLB debut in September and appeared in 14 games for the Cubs at the end of the season. However, most of playing time came in Triple-A last season, where he posted just a .680 OPS over 148 plate appearances. Quiroz struggled to record many extra-base hits last season, which is something he will likely need to improve on if he wants a shot at returning to the majors anytime soon.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
7
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+88%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+88%
OPS vs LHP
2021
No Stats
2020
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left 1.071 8 1 0 1 0 .500 .571 .500
Since 2020vs Right .569 39 2 0 2 1 .235 .333 .235
2022vs Left 1.071 8 1 0 1 0 .500 .571 .500
2022vs Right .569 39 2 0 2 1 .235 .333 .235
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+93%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+93%
OPS on Road
2021
No Stats
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .400 15 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200
Since 2020Away .772 32 3 0 3 1 .320 .452 .320
2022Home .400 15 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200
2022Away .772 32 3 0 3 1 .320 .452 .320
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Esteban Quiroz compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.44
 
BB Rate
8.5%
 
K Rate
19.1%
 
BABIP
.355
 
ISO
.000
 
AVG
.275
 
OBP
.370
 
SLG
.275
 
OPS
.645
 
wOBA
.304
 
Exit Velocity
81.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
18.8%
 
Barrels/PA
2.1%
 
Expected BA
.226
 
Expected SLG
.297
 
Sprint Speed
23.1 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
43.3%
 
Line Drive %
30.0%
 
Fly Ball %
26.7%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
Quiroz's emergence had a small part to play in the Padres shipping Luis Urias to the Brewers this offseason. He has been a star in Mexico and has shown well in affiliated ball since signing with the Red Sox in 2017 and subsequently getting traded to the Padres after impressing in the Arizona Fall League in 2018. While he is entering his age-28 season and has not yet made his big-league debut, his exploits in Mexico (at least 17% better than league average from 2014-2017) in his early-20s should not be overlooked. The 5-foot-7 second baseman controls a small strike zone (14.2 BB% at Triple-A) and logged a .299 ISO at Double-A and a .268 ISO at Triple-A. Since he is not yet on the 40-man roster, Jurickson Profar, Ty France, Greg Garcia and Jake Cronenworth may all be ahead of him on the depth chart for 2020, but things could change as the season progresses.
Quiroz joined the Red Sox prior to 2018 after spending the first seven seasons of his professional career in the Mexican League, where he hit a combined .293/.402/.451 across 437 games. The infielder was limited to just 24 games with Double-A Portland due to an abdominal strain that sidelined him for three and a half months, but he impressed when healthy, hitting .299/.413/.598 with seven homers and 24 RBI with the Sea Dogs. Quiroz, who is small at 5-foot-6, is known for his patience at the plate, which has led to OBPs north of .400 in each of the past three seasons. He strictly played second base in 2018 after playing all around the diamond during his time in Mexico. Now with the Padres following a November trade, Quiroz will likely begin his age-27 season back on the farm, though he could be an option for the big club at some point in 2019 if he continues to impress at the highest levels of the minors.
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Not starting Wednesday
2BChicago Cubs  AAA
October 5, 2022
Quiroz isn't in the lineup Wednesday against Cincinnati.
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Sits again Sunday
2BChicago Cubs  AAA
October 2, 2022
Quiroz is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds.
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On bench against lefty
2BChicago Cubs  AAA
October 1, 2022
Quiroz isn't starting Saturday against the Reds.
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Not part of Thursday's lineup
2BChicago Cubs  AAA
September 29, 2022
Quiroz is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Phillies.
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Thriving out of two hole
2BChicago Cubs  AAA
September 26, 2022
Quiroz went 2-for-3 with two walks, two runs and an RBI in Sunday's 8-3 win over the Pirates.
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