32-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for John Mayberry in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
John Mayberry Contract Information:
Signed a minor league deal with the Tigers in January 2016.
Mayberry was released by the Tigers on Friday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
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John Mayberry: MLB Games Played By Position
John Mayberry Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
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John Mayberry: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for John Mayberry.
The Blue Jays acquired Mayberry in August, but his numbers after the trade didn't look different than what he produced with the Phillies in a limited role. Now 31, it's fair to expect him to be limited to a platoon role, seeing part-time at-bats against left-handed pitching. But Mayberry should continue to benefit from a hitter-friendly home park, and the Jays may be more prone to utilize his splits than Ryne Sandberg did in 2014. For his career, Mayberry's .269/.324/.533 line against southpaws (.857 OPS) is very strong, and now that he's with an American League team, he should see an uptick in playing time thanks to the availability of the DH spot. Being on the smaller side of a platoon will likely limit his value to AL-only formats, but Mayberry should be able to provide cheap power for his new club.
Mayberry settled back into a reserve role last season after being given an opportunity to start in 2012 and failing to establish himself as a regular. He has been a weapon against lefties over his career, and while he was not quite as effective last season, he still posted a .756 OPS against southpaws in 108 plate appearances. The Phillies would be wise to limit their use of Mayberry to take advantage of his platoon split. He may produce enough to be of value in deep leagues or NL-only formats if he is limited to facing left-handed pitching.
Mayberry struggled in the first half of last season and was buried on the bench until the Phillies traded Shane Victorino. That opened up an opportunity for regular playing time in center field and Mayberry made the most of it, hitting .260/.328/.407 in the second half of the season. Mayberry does his best work against lefties and should manage to carve out a career as a platoon or bench option, but he looks overmatched as an everyday player. His strikeout percentage (23.2 percent in 2012) and mediocre contact rate will limit his batting average should he get regular playing time. He does have good power, however, and that makes him worth rostering in deeper leagues if he earns a platoon role this spring.
Mayberry had a breakout year for the Phillies last season. After earning a bench job and then shuttling between the majors and minors, Mayberry finally took hold of fairly regular playing time after Domonic Brown failed to establish himself in the majors. Mayberry has long been considered a solid prospect but his long swing has left many to question whether he could succeed against major league pitching. He credited some of his success last year to an adjustment in his batting stance which helped him get to the ball quicker. The Phillies have said Mayberry has earned a chance at regular playing time this season. If he can continue his success at the plate his power and speed combination will make him a valuable fantasy commodity.
After shuttling between Triple-A and the majors in 2009, Mayberry failed to earn a recall last year until rosters expanded in September. He had an unspectacular year at Triple-A but the Phillies are expected to give him a long look for a bench job this spring. Mayberry has some power but he also has a long swing which makes him prone to striking out. He's had some success against lefties in the minors so he looks like a platoon outfielder at best. A strained calf this offseason forced him from the Arizona Fall League after one game, but he's expected to be ready for spring training.
Mayberry received his first taste of the big leagues last season but was unable to capitalize on his opportunity when Raul Ibanez went down with an injury. The Phillies tried to carry Mayberry as a reserve but he was unable to get into any rhythm. Mayberry has big time power but he also has a long looping swing that quality pitchers can exploit. He'll compete for a bench job this spring, but there is a strong likelihood that he enters the year back at Triple-A. We don't see him breaking out unless he can start cutting back on the strikeouts.
Traded to the Phillies following the season, 2008 was more of the same for Mayberry: not enough contact to tap into his decent power source. He hasn't progressed near as fast as hoped after being a first-round pick out of Stanford, which no doubt led to his trade.
Mayberry continues to struggle considering his pedigree (son of a former major leaguer and first-round pick from a major college program). He advanced to Double-A Frisco after a less-than-spectacular stint at High-A Bakersfield (.230/.314/.496 in 244 at-bats). His performance at Double-A was similar (.241/.307/.453 in 245 at-bats) and he continues to have major issues making contact against weaker competition (48 walks, 126 strikeouts in 489 at-bats on the year). His AFL season wasn't much better, and while he has shown the ability to draw a walk, hit for decent power and steal a base there are still considerable holes in his game. He'll be 24 years old in 2008, and needs to start developing soon.
Better things were expected from the son of a former major leaguer coming out of a good college program. He's started to show some power (26 doubles, 21 homers in 459 at-bats), and he's drawing more walks but there's still plenty of holes in his game (117 K at Low-A). He's going to have to cut down on his strikeouts if he wants find some success as he moves up the chain.
Mayberry was Texas' first-round pick in 2005 and showed decent power in his pro debut with 16 doubles and 11 homers in 265 AB. It wasn't a great debut, though, for a player coming out of a major college program like Stanford. He struggled to make contact and whiffed 71 times in 71 games against just 26 walks. The team moved him to the outfield, where Mark Teixeira theoretically does not block him down the road.