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Jorge Bonifacio | Outfielder | #38

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/4/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / KC
Contract: view contract details

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Royals outfielder Jorge Bonifacio has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.
Bonifacio tested positive for Boldenone, the steroid Jenrry Mejia and David Paulino, among others, have been popped for in recent years. He'll be out until at least June, as the suspension starts with the commence of the regular season. Before the suspension, Bonifacio was jockeying for a starting spot in the Royals outfield. Mar 10 - 6:28 PM

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Jorge Bonifacio went 2-for-3 and drove in two runs on Sunday in a 10-3 win over the Reds in the Cactus League.

It's the second two-hit game with multiple RBI in the span of three days for Bonifacio. The 24-year-old outfielder hit 17 homers over 113 games as a rookie for the Royals in 2017 and is competing for a starting spot in the outfield in one of the corner spots. Bonifacio likely won't hit for a high enough average to be a fantasy starter, but if he cuts down the strikeouts and brings up the walks, there's some upside in his game.
Mar 4 - 5:56 PM

Jorge Bonifacio went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer, a double, and two runs scored in Friday’s game versus the Padres.

With the Royals shifting into a rebuild, manager Ned Yost said last month that he’s planning to give Bonifacio 500-plus at-bats in 2017 along with Jorge Soler and Cheslor Cuthbert. Bonifacio should have some deeper league value if that happens — he hit 17 homers in 422 plate appearances as a rookie last season — but it’s not a very exciting fantasy profile in the current environment.
Mar 2 - 9:17 PM

Jorge Bonifacio went 2-for-4 in Sunday's season-finale loss to the Diamondbacks.

Both hits were singles. The 24-year-old outfielder quietly had a very productive rookie season, hitting 17 homers and posting a respectable .752 OPS. He has a good chance of opening next year as an everyday player for the Royals in what will likely be a rebuilding year in Kansas City.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 07:22:00 PM

Jorge Bonifacio hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning that the Royals bullpen made stand up, edging the Diamondbacks 4-3 on Saturday.

Archie Bradley ran it up there at 97 mph, but it caught a lot of the plate and Bonifacio deposited it into the left-center field seats. The homer was his 17th of the year. The 24-year-old rookie hasn't gotten much pub with some other rookies performing slightly better (read: making history), but Bonifacio has more than held his own, batting .253/.318/.432 while playing all three outfield spots this year. With Melky Cabrera and Lorenzo Cain set for free agency, Bonifacio surely is a big part of the Royals' plans moving forward.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 12:31:00 AM

Jorge Bonifacio, making his first start in four days, went 2-for-4 and homered Tuesday against the Rays.

Bonifacio hasn't been great in limited playing time lately, but he's certainly making more of an impact than Alex Gordon has been whole getting more at-bats. He has 16 homers in 346 at-bats, compared to five in 391 at-bats for Gordon. He could start getting more time at Gordon's expense.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 11:34:00 PM

Jorge Bonifacio went 2-for-6 with a homer and two RBI as the Royals crushed the White Sox on Sunday.

Bonifacio launched a solo homer off of White Sox' starter Derek Holland in the third inning, then added on an RBI single in the sixth. The rookie outfielder is slashing a respectable .252/.323/.436 with 15 homers and 35 RBI.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 05:56:00 PM

Jorge Bonifacio went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Wednesday in the loss to the Cardinals.

Sent to the bench by the Melky Cabrera acquisition, Bonifacio was given a reprieve Tuesday with the news that Alex Gordon was headed to the bench for a spell. Bonifacio, though, needs to capitalize quickly, since the Royals still seem fairly well committed to Gordon. Tonight won't help.
Thu, Aug 10, 2017 12:02:00 AM

Jorge Bonifacio went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the loss to the Mariners on Friday.

The Melky Cabrera acquisition turned Bonifacio into a fourth outfielder and rendered him worthless in deep mixed leagues. It's not really through any fault of his own; he's been a consistent, average bat as a rookie. In fact, his .764 OPS is a match for Cabrera's .766 and far better than Alex Gordon's .594.
Fri, Aug 4, 2017 11:53:00 PM

Jorge Bonifacio went 2-for-4 and scored a run as the Royals topped the Tigers on Tuesday.

The rookie outfielder led the fourth inning off with a single and came around to score on an RBI single by Eric Hosmer. He has settled in nicely to the second spot in the Royals' lineup and is hitting .263/.333/.464 with 14 homers and 31 RBI on the year.
Tue, Jul 25, 2017 10:20:00 PM

Jorge Bonifacio finished 3-for-5 with a homer as the Royals defeated the Tigers on Monday.

Bonifacio has now homered in three consecutive starts for the hard-charging Royals. The 24-year-old outfielder owns a respectable .259/.331/.464 batting line with 14 home runs in 76 games this season.
Mon, Jul 24, 2017 11:35:00 PM

Jorge Bonifacio clubbed his 13th home run of the season as the Royals blasted their way past the White Sox on Sunday.

He finished the day 1-for-3 plus a walk. His solo shot came as part of back-to-back-to-back solo shots with Whit Merrifield and Eric Hosmer to get the Royals on the board in the fourth inning. Bonifacio has now homered in two straight games and is slashing .253/.327/.450 with 13 homers and 30 RBI.
Sun, Jul 23, 2017 05:35:00 PM

Jorge Bonifacio went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Bonifacio socked a solo homer off Francisco Liriano with one out in the first inning, his 11th long ball of the season and bumped his RBI total to 26. The 24-year-old outfielder is hitting to a .251/.308/.471 triple-slash on the season and has scored 29 runs in 192 at-bats.
Sun, Jun 25, 2017 05:45:00 PM

Jorge Bonifacio went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and three total RBI in Wednesday's win over the Giants.

Bonifacio launched a two-run homer to dead center off Johnny Cueto in the third inning. He would come through against Cueto once more in the sixth inning courtesy of an RBI double. He had been struggling with the bat for the last week-plus, but might be starting to come out of that rut, having recorded four hits in nine at-bats over the last two days.
Wed, Jun 14, 2017 07:25:00 PM

Jorge Bonifacio collected two singles with a walk and three RBI in Tuesday's road win against the Giants.

Bonifacio needed this game, as he has really been struggling. He entered the game with just three hits over his past 27 at-bats (.111) with 16 strikeouts to drop his average from .288 to .255 since June 3. He'll need a couple more performances like this before he can be trusted again in deeper mixed leagues.
Wed, Jun 14, 2017 03:13:00 AM

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C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Lucas Duda
2Hunter Dozier
2B1Whit Merrifield
2Ramon Torres
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Ryan Goins
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Abraham Almonte
CF1Jon Jay
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
DH1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Hammel
4Jake Junis
5Nate Karns
6Jesse Hahn
7Eric Skoglund
Relief Pitcher
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Justin Grimm
3Brian Flynn
4Burch Smith
5Timothy Hill
6Blaine Boyer
7Brad Keller
8Kevin McCarthy
9Jason Adam