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Alexi Amarista | Shortstop

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/6/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'6' / 150
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Alexi Amarista continued to torment the Phillies on Thursday, going 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBI and two runs scored.
He finished a triple short of the cycle on Tuesday, and went 6-for-11 (.545) with a double, two homers, three runs scored and five RBI over the last three games. Where did this come from? Your guess is as good as ours. Amarista entered those games batting .237 with three homers total. He's got the slash line up to .245 /.294/.323. Sep 19 - 12:50 AM

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Alexi Amarista finished 3-for-4 with a double, homer, two RBI and one run scored on Tuesday against the Phillies.

He came into this game batting .204 with no extra-base hits in September. So naturally Amarista finishes a triple short of the cycle in Petco, doing most of his damage against Phillies' starter A.J. Burnett. It'll be awhile before you see another performance like this out of Amarista. Even after the monster game, he's batting .242/.292/.313 on the season.
Sep 17 - 1:28 AM

Alexi Amarista snapped an 0-for-17 stretch of futility by going 1-for-4 with a run scored Tuesday against the Dodgers.

Amarista's calling card is his defense, but even the leather wouldn't keep him in the lineup for most teams. The Padres have always viewed offense as optional, so he makes for a nice fit. Amarista is slashing .234/.285/.298 with three homers over 359 at-bats.
Sep 10 - 1:36 AM

Alexi Amarista hit a walkoff RBI single in the 10th of Saturday's 2-1 victory over the Dodgers.

Will Venable opened the bottom of the 10th with a single and then stole second base, setting himself up to score the winning run on Amarista's knock to shallow left-center field. It was the second straight extra-innings win for the Padres over the visiting Dodgers, and they also walked off against the Brewers on Wednesday. The Friars are playing the role of spoiler here in late August.
Aug 31 - 12:13 AM

Alexi Amarista went 2-for-3 with a walk, two steals and an RBI Wednesday against the Dodgers.

Somebody in a deep NL-only league is going to wake up on Thursday morning smiling ear to ear at this news. For the rest of us, Amarista remains a fantasy non-factor. He's ostensibly a speedster, only these were his first steals since August 3. Amarista is on the roster for his defensive versatility, nothing more. He's batting .235 with three homers, 11 steals and 23 RBI over 294 at-bats.
Aug 21 - 1:40 AM

Alexi Amarista blasted his third home run of the season in Friday's victory over the Giants.

Amarista tagged Matt Cain with the solo shot to get the Padres on the board in the third inning, and it proved to be more than enough run support for Eric Stults. He finished the day 2-for-2 with a double and walk, raising his season slash to .228/.280/.323.
Jul 4 - 9:55 PM

Alexi Amarista went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI Tuesday against the Giants.

San Diego has been thrilled with Amarista's defense with Jedd Gyorko (foot) on the disabled list, but the diminutive Venezuelan is best relegated to utility duties due to his weak stick. This was his first three-hit game of the season, and half of his 12 RBI through 65 games have come in just two contests. Amarista, batting .221/.278/.297, is no better than an emergency stopgap NL-only player until Gyorko's return.
Jun 25 - 1:32 AM

Alexi Amarista hit a three-run, pinch-hit home run in the Padres' 4-2 win over the Marlins on Sunday.

Amarista had just 10 home runs in 700 career at-bats before the pinch-hit blast in the seventh inning. It was a good time for his first hit of the season. Despite the heroics, Amarista is just a part-time player and isn't a factor in fantasy leagues.
Apr 6 - 4:21 PM

Alexi Amarista went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Monday against the Giants.

Amarista started at second base and is competing for a spot on the Padres' bench. However, he could wind up filling in for Chase Headley at third base if Headley continues to be bothered by a strained right calf.
Mar 3 - 6:10 PM

Alexi Amarista went 1-for-3 with an RBI as the Padres and Dodgers played to a 3-3 tie in Cactus League action on Sunday.

Amarista got the start at second base and hit leadoff in manager Bud Black's lineup. He's a favorite to earn a bench spot on the Padres Opening Day roster, and could be pressed into full-time duty if Chase Headley isn't ready for the start of the season.
Mar 2 - 5:56 PM

Bill Center of the San Diego Union Tribune believes that Alexi Amarista has a leg up in the battle for one of the Padres final bench spots due to the fact that he's out of options.

His primary competition for the final bench spot could come down to Ryan Jackson or Tommy Medica, both of whom have minor league options remaining. The 24-year-old also has the versatility to play all three outfield positions and both middle infield spots, making him a very valuable commodity in the National League.
Jan 18 - 11:13 AM

Alexi Amarista delivered a game-winning hit in the bottom of the 11th as the Padres edged the Diamondbacks 3-2 on Thursday.

It was Amarista's lone hit in five at-bats. The versatile utilityman was making his sixth start at shortstop tonight. He's also started 52 games in center, 16 at second, five game in left and two at third base. With 357 at-bats, he's played more than the Padres would prefer this year. Still, he's a handy guy to have around.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 10:11:00 PM

Alexi Amarista tripled and singled to drive in both Padres runs in the win over the Rockies on Tuesday.

Amarista also had a big game Sunday, going 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI. He was in quite a slump for five weeks, but maybe he's pulled out of it now. He remains the Padres' preferred option in center with Cameron Maybin absent.
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 01:20:00 AM

After hitting .232 with just two walks in 56 at-bats last month, Alexi Amarista opened July by going 0-for-3 on Monday.

Amarista has still been pretty solid against righties on the season and he brings a lot of versatility to the table, making him a pretty useful player for the Padres. Still, it would be for the best if they didn't have to use him quite as often as they've needed to with Cameron Maybin out. It's possible they'll start giving Will Venable and Chris Denorfia more looks in center, with Kyle Blanks in right, after Yonder Alonso returns.
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 10:36:00 PM

Alexi Amarista homered, doubled twice and scored three times Wednesday in the Padres' 8-4 win over the Orioles.

Amarista has homered in back-to-back starts. He has surprising pop for a little guy, with eight homers, six triples and 25 doubles in 404 major league at-bats. Unfortunately, he still hasn't managed to reach base consistently. The Padres will keep using him as a backup at second base and in center field, leaving him little fantasy value.
Wed, May 15, 2013 04:05:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Tim Federowicz
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Tommy Medica
2B1Jedd Gyorko
2Taylor Lindsey
SS1Alexi Amarista
2Clint Barmes
3B1Will Middlebrooks
2Yangervis Solarte
3Cory Spangenberg
LF1Justin Upton
2Carlos Quentin
3Rymer Liriano
CF1Wil Myers
2Will Venable
3Cameron Maybin
4Abraham Almonte
5Trayvon Robinson
RF1Matt Kemp
2Seth Smith
3Jake Goebbert
4Alex Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Andrew Cashner
2Ian Kennedy
3Tyson Ross
4Brandon Morrow
5Odrisamer Despaigne
6Robbie Erlin
7Cory Luebke
8Aaron Northcraft
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joaquin Benoit
2Kevin Quackenbush
3Dale Thayer
4Nick Vincent
5Alex Torres
6Tayron Guerrero
7Leonel Campos
8Frank Garces