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Engelb Vielma 2017

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#1 goulik

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 10:07 PM

Engelb Vielma
DOB: 6-22-94, in Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 155
Position: SS
Bats: Both
Throws: Right

Entered the 2016 season ranked by MLB.com as the Minnesota Twins' No. 22 prospect. Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an international free agent on Sept. 8, 2011. Played in the DSL in 2012.

2013: 131 GCL and 23 Rookie At Bats, .234/.318/.253 (.571) 16 Walks, 30 Ks, 3 doubles, 8 SB.

2014 : 418 Low A At Bats, .266/.313/.323 (.636) 28 Walks, 71 Ks, 13 Doubles, 4 Triples and a homer, 10 SB

2015: 441 High A At Bats, .270/.321/.306 (.627) 35 Walks, 71 Ks, 9 Doubles, 2 Triples and 1 HR, 35 SB

2016: 25 High A and 314 AA At Bats, 265/.344/.310 (.653), 7doubles, 4 triples, 34 strikeouts, 62 walks, 10 SB

Edited by goulik, 15 April 2017 - 10:07 PM.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 12:28 PM

Vielma has a triple slash 297/333/351 through 10 games and 37 plate appearances. He has two doubles which is the full measure of his power so far this year. He has 1 walk with 5 strike outs. Defensively, he has 42/43 innings at SS/2B this year with one error at each position.

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 05:13 AM

340/365/400 with 3 doubles. 6 of his last 10 games he had multi hit games. Vielma has been quite the contact guy as he has only walked once this year and has 6 strike outs in 50 at bats. That made me wonder about pitches per plate appearances so I looked it up. he's taking and he is averaging 3.31 P/PA
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Posted 24 April 2017 - 10:41 PM

340/365/400 with 3 doubles. 6 of his last 10 games he had multi hit games. Vielma has been quite the contact guy as he has only walked once this year and has 6 strike outs in 50 at bats. That made me wonder about pitches per plate appearances so I looked it up. he's taking and he is averaging 3.31 P/PA


3.31 pitches per plate appearances seems low on the surface. Any clue what average is? Was hoping he could be a lead off hitter at the MLB level but given that stat he might serve better in the back half of the order. I actually like Vielma and think he is a sure fire Major Leaguer. Hope he continues his success

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 09:03 AM

 

3.31 pitches per plate appearances seems low on the surface. Any clue what average is? Was hoping he could be a lead off hitter at the MLB level but given that stat he might serve better in the back half of the order. I actually like Vielma and think he is a sure fire Major Leaguer. Hope he continues his success

I looked up the MLB P/PA leaderboard for last year. If he maintained that at the MLB level, he would be around top 20%. 


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 11:14 AM

Vielma is Batting 308/372/355 for a 727 OPS in 123 Plate Appearances. His only power has been in the form of 5 doubles and he has only managed to steal one base in 4 attempts. He has 10 walks to 11 K's which boosts his OBP

 

Defensively, he has been competing with Gordon for time at SS. He has 140 innings at Short and 104.2 at 2B. His fielding percentages at each position have remained consistent with the rest of his career, .986 at second and .958 at SS.

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 11:22 AM

He's a movin' on up. To the IL.  To a deluxe appt in Rochester.

 

No one has been taken off the active roster yet for the Red Wings.  They currently stand at 26, if I counted correctly.  So, someone will have to go.  One would assume as infielder, but the Red Wings are carrying 13 pitchers, even with Mejia listed as "Temporary Inactive".  There will probably be a transaction later this week involving a pitcher, but if (just for the sake of simplicity) Gibson is called up to start Saturday, someone would have to get sent down from the MLB level - or out.  The only reliever candidate to be optioned is Pressly.  Rogers would be the only other one even eligible right now.

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 12:55 PM

 

He's a movin' on up. To the IL.  To a deluxe appt in Rochester.

 

No one has been taken off the active roster yet for the Red Wings.  They currently stand at 26, if I counted correctly.  So, someone will have to go.  One would assume as infielder, but the Red Wings are carrying 13 pitchers, even with Mejia listed as "Temporary Inactive".  There will probably be a transaction later this week involving a pitcher, but if (just for the sake of simplicity) Gibson is called up to start Saturday, someone would have to get sent down from the MLB level - or out.  The only reliever candidate to be optioned is Pressly.  Rogers would be the only other one even eligible right now.

Can you post a connection to your source please?


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 01:35 PM

For Vielma?  It was on the Red Wings twitter page.  Someone posted a screen shot in the Gordon/Vielma platoon thread.  I'm not on twitter, so I can't do the same.

 

Vielma is definitely on Rochester's roster though.

 

 

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 11:24 AM

Vielma has made 60 plate appearances for Rochester so far and his hitting 237/250/271 for a 521 OPS. He only has 2 extra base hits, both doubles and one walk so far. (SSS, he has only played 15 games in Rochester) He has also struck out 16 times and grounded into 3 double plays. We will give him some more time to adjust with the bat...

In the field, he has already committed 3 errors but his 961 FPCT is better at SS in Rochester than it was in Chattanooga. That may be because all 140.2 innings in Rochesters defensive line up has been at SS instead of splitting it back and forth from 2B. Vielma has also helped turn 12 double plays already in Rochester.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:32 AM

Ouch on that batting line. But, he's young and needs time to adjust, I'd think.

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 11:46 AM

Unfortunately after 30 games and 110 AAA at bats the slash line remains similar to my last post...236/267/273 for a 540 OPS. At Chattanooga his final line was 286/362/328 for a 690 OPS and his career OPS is 634 so he never has been nor should we ever expect him to be more than a really good defensive SS. Evidence file B: he has 9 doubles, no triples, no home runs, 2 Stolen bases and 6 Caught stealing.

But it is All about the defense. See the video on this minor league report if you don't believe me:

http://twinsdaily.co...to-walkoff-win/

That is crazy deep and incredibly accurate for how he threw that. I like how the umpire punches him out like he was enjoying what he had just seen as well. Really, it wasn't even that close a play but it should have been a hit. Didn't see it? Go see it, its good...

Defensively, Vielma has been exclusively a SS at Rochester after splitting his time with Gordon between 2B and SS the first 30 some games of this year.

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 08:33 AM

Vielmas AAA slash remains abysmal and his last 10 games do not show signs of improvement. But he is hitting 300 in his last 3 games...(3 for10)

577 of Vielmas 592 innings have been at SS. He has made 7 errors in 305 total chances at Short for a .977 FPCT. He's made 2 errors in 12 chances at 2B.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 01:39 PM

577 of Vielmas 592 innings have been at SS. He has made 7 errors in 305 total chances at Short

I'm personally more interested in plays made than fielding percentage. 298 plays made in 577 innings works out to about 4.6 plays made per 9 innings. It's apples-and-oranges somewhat to compare minor league numbers to majors, but that would put him in Jose Vizcaino or Andrelton Simmons territory. Of course, those guys can hit. :)

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 04:15 PM

Is there a reason to protect him on the 40-man come the off-season?

 

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 04:53 PM

Is there a reason to protect him on the 40-man come the off-season?

I would. I know he isn't and likely won't be a hitter. But the non play, albeit a tough one, by Polanco tonight cost the Twins 4 runs. You have to hit a lot to make up 4 runs.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 04:54 PM

 

Is there a reason to protect him on the 40-man come the off-season?

Nope. It almost comes to a point that he is just minor league filler.


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Posted Yesterday, 08:49 AM

In 121 games, Vielma had 415 at bats. He accumulated 95 hits but only 19 were for extra bases with 17 doubles, 2 triples and no home runs on the year. He induced a walk 25 times and struck out 85 times. No one give him an intentional walk. This left his triple slash at 229/273/280 for a 552 OPS. He collected 43 runs and 35 RBI's along the way which all resulted in a DFA at the end of the MiLB season. He was claimed off waivers and is not on the Giants 40 man roster.

 

So ends Vielma's prospect status as a Twin and this AAP is a wrap!