An 11-season MLB veteran, Iglesias, 33, has been a top-quality midfield pick for major league clubs since he made his major league debut with the Red Sox in 2011. With over 1,000 professional league games under his belt, Iglesias has a career slash of 0.279/.319/.382, good for wRC+ of 87 with a hit rate in the mix. industry is only 12.4%. Most recently, Iglesias played 118 games for the Rockies in 2022, with a 0.292/.328/.380 slash (85 wRC+) and a 12% hit rate, largely in line with his career standards. .
Much of Iglesias’ value throughout his career, however, has come from his gauntlet, as he has ranked as one of the top flawed defensive players in the league since launched in 2011 under both UZR and OAA, with UZR fourth and ninth -most OAA, minimum 1,000 hits at location. That being said, Iglesias’ playability metrics have been poor in recent years, with Statcast seeing him as a near-average defender of the league over the past two seasons while Defensive Runs Saving considers him a whopping 26 runs below average in that same time period.
However, as a veteran able to defend firmly in midfield with a good racquet, Iglesias could become a solid contributor on the bench for teams in need. From inside. That allowed him to secure minor league pacts with both the Marlins and Padres since the end of the 2022 campaign, although no club ultimately made the decision to promote him to the league roster. their big fight. Now back on the open market, Iglesias will be looking for a third organization to offer him a role, presumably in another minor league contract.
For the Padres, Iglesias’ decision is another blow to the club’s internal depths after Manny Machado hit the injured list with a crack in his hand earlier this month and Ha Seong Kim
left Thursday’s match after he fell on his knee. That being said, the club still sports Roughned Odor, Brandon Dixon And Jake Cronenworth among its capable infield options along with Xander Bogaertssay nothing about Fernando Tatis Jr.who switched to off-field work this season following the acquisition of Bogaerts.