Manuel Margot

Position: OF
Born: 9/28/1994
Height: 5'11
Weight: 170
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Via trade from the Boston Red Sox with INF Carlos Asuaje and SS Javier Guerra and LHP Logan Allen for RHP Craig Kimbrel on November 13, 2015 (SDP). Originally signed as an international free agent (Dominican Republic) on July 2, 2011 (BOS).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: .304 with six homers, 55 RBIs and 30 steals in 124 games at El Paso (Triple-A) with 21 doubles, 12 triples and 98 runs scored along with 157 hits for a .426 SLG.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from El Paso on September 21.
MLB Debut Date: 9/21/2016

Debut Details
September 21, in a 3-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Pinch-running for Alex Dickerson in the bottom of the eighth, he came into the game for Dickerson who had doubled with two outs but was left stranded. He remained in the game on defense in center field in the ninth.

Player Notes
Widely considered one of if not the best of the Padres’ offensive prospects, he’s a solid-average hitter without much over-the-wall power but makes up for it with a live bat, some speed on the basepaths and can chip in with a little bit of everything. In 2015, he combined between Salem (High A) and Portland (Double-A) in the Red Sox system to hit .276 in 110 games with six homers, 50 RBIs and 39 steals.

2080 Notes
Margot checked in at No. 42 on 2080’s Preseason Top 125 Prospect Rankings List and this is what we had to say about him at the time: “Margot is one of the better defensive center field prospects in the minor leagues right now. His potentially average hit tool and slightly below-average power give him a chance to stick as an average regular at a premium position.”