Full name is Samir Yarin Dueñez…last name is pronounced dwen-yez…resides in Catia La Mar, Venezuela.
Limited to 80 games with Northwest Arkansas (AA), batting .282/.357/.463 (81-for-287) with 18 doubles, two triples, 10 homers and 60 RBI ... Missed nearly two full months of action, going on the disabled list (right wrist injury) on May 17…reinstated on July 16, after a seven-game rehab assignment with Surprise (Rookie) ... Ranked second among Double-A players in RBI (41) from the time of his reinstatement to the end of the year, trailing only Bowie's Aderlin Rodriguez (46)…hit .303/.392/.473 (50-for-165) with 11 doubles, a triple and five homers over his final 48 games ... Hit .340/.408/.510 (34-for-100) with runners in scoring position, while he hit .317/.381/.538 (46-for-145) with runners on base overall ... Collected a season-high four hits, going 4-for-4 with a double and a homer on Aug. 24 vs. Springfield…also had a season-high four RBI vs. Springfield on Aug. 2 ... Played in 17 games for La Guaira in the Venezuelan Winter League, batting .224 (13-for-58) with two doubles, a triple, two homers and six RBI.
Spent the entire season at Northwest Arkansas (AA), where he hit .252 (132-for-523) with a career-high 17 home runs… ranked among Texas League leaders in at-bats (second), games (132, third) and RBI (75, third) ... Earned Texas League midseason All-Star honors and was the starting first baseman for the North ... Set a new career high with five RBI in a 10-3 win vs. Tulsa on April 23 ... Had three four-hit games, including a 7-2 win on Aug. 2 vs. Arkansas in which he hit the game-tying home run and fell a triple shy of hitting for the cycle ... Recorded his second career multi-home run game on Aug. 5 at Springfield ... Hit .269/.321/.430 (111-for-412) vs. right-handed pitching, including 14 of his 17 homers.
Hit .284/.336/.438 (151-for-532) with career highs in home runs (13) and RBI (100) across three different levels, making stops at Lexington (A), Wilmington (A) and Northwest Arkansas (AA)...Named Wilmington Player of the Year after hitting .300/.363/.479 (64-for-213) in 56 games with the Blue Rocks...Led Royals minor league players with 100 RBI, 14 more than the next closest...Recorded 26 stolen bases in 30 attempts (86.7 percent), setting a career high for steals...Had three four-hit games, including a multi-home run game on April 28 at Columbia (with Lexington).
Spent the entire 2015 season at Lexington, making starts at first base, left field and designated hitter ... Recorded a career-high five hits on Aug. 3, 2015 vs. Augusta.
Rated as the No. 17 prospect in the Pioneer League, according to Baseball America in 2014.
In 2013, .294/.337/.380 (55-for-187) in 47 games, earning Surprise Player of the Year honors…also named Arizona League postseason All-Star.