Jhonkensy Noel

21-Year-Old First Baseman1B
Cleveland Guardians AAA
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Noel has 80-grade raw power. The rest of the profile is pretty shaky, which is why he is still extremely risky despite reaching Triple-A as a 21-year-old. There are similarities to Franmil Reyes and Bobby Bradley, past Guardians sluggers who were cut loose in 2022. He isn't great at making contact in the zone and is even worse at laying off pitches out of the zone. Defensively, Noel is limited to playing a bad first base/left field or slotting in at designated hitter, so he needs to log solid on-base percentages or he won't play. He was young for the levels, but last year's .310 OBP across the three highest levels of the minors won't cut it. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Indians in July of 2017.
Optioned to Triple-A
1BCleveland Guardians  AAA
March 14, 2023
Noel was optioned to Triple-A Columbus by the Guardians on Tuesday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Noel, 21, has gone 2-for-15 at the dish in nine games this spring. The young slugger is expected to play left and right field in addition to his natural first base at Columbus this season.
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2022 Fantasy Outlook
Noel is a very big boy who hits the ball very hard and very far. It wouldn't be unfair to compare him in many ways to org. mate Franmil Reyes, as he may end up sliding all the way to designated hitter and will probably always strike out at fairly high clip, but his mammoth power could carry him to an everyday job. He hit .340/.390/.615 with 19 home runs, a 21.4 K% and a 5.9 BB% in 70 games in his age-19/20 season, primarily at Low-A and High-A. Adept at getting the ball in the air, Noel logged groundball rates below 34% at both levels, and his 33.3 Hard% was excellent for a player his age making his full-season debut. Don't read too much into that .340 batting average -- he had a .421 BABIP at Low-A and figures to strike out at least 25% of the time when he gets to the majors.
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Will get look in multiple spots
1BCleveland Guardians  AAA
February 23, 2023
Noel will get some time at first base, left field and right field during 2023, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.
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Promoted to Triple-A
1BCleveland Guardians  AAA
September 22, 2022
Noel was promoted to Triple-A Columbus on Thursday.
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Plenty of homers, strikeouts
1BCleveland Guardians  AAA
June 24, 2022
Noel has hit 19 homers in 62 games for High-A Lake County this year, but he's also batting .219 with a 31.7 percent strikeout rate and a 7.3 percent walk rate.
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Protected from Rule 5 draft
1BCleveland Guardians  AAA
November 19, 2021
Noel was added to Cleveland's 40-man roster Friday.
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Promoted to High-A
1BCleveland Guardians  AAA
August 17, 2021
Noel was promoted to High-A Lake County on Tuesday.
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