Jean Segura
Jean Segura
31-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Philadelphia Phillies
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Segura's disappointed in his Phillies debut in 2019, producing his first below-average batting line since 2015 while playing fairly poor defense. That led the Phillies to bring in Didi Gregorius over the winter, pushing Segura to third base and putting his everyday role at risk. He bounced back last season, however, hitting a solid .266/.347/.422. He was good on the defensive side of the ball as well, grading out as above-average both at third base and later at second following the arrival of Alec Bohm. In addition to showcasing adaptability on defense, Segura also changed up his approach at the plate, as his career-best 10.6 BB% more than doubled his career average, though he also saw his strikeout rate spike from 11.8% to 20.7%. If that approach holds, however, it might keep his batting average rather mediocre in the future, which hurts his fantasy value, as does the fact that he stole just two bases. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#188
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$Signed a five-year, $70 million contract extension with the Mariners in June of 2017. Traded to the Phillies in December of 2018. Contract includes $17 million team option ($1 million buyout) for 2023.
Back in action Saturday
2BPhiladelphia Phillies
Knee
July 31, 2021
Segura (knee) is batting leadoff and playing second base Saturday against the Pirates.
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The infielder, hitting .236 with two home runs and seven RBI 14 games since the All-Star break, returns to action after missing Friday's contest with a minor knee issue.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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vs RHP
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14
20
5
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vs LHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+24%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+15%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+19%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+31%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .892 321 58 12 41 3 .302 .363 .529
Since 2019vs Right .720 833 90 13 77 16 .279 .330 .390
2021vs Left .875 116 17 3 13 1 .324 .379 .495
2021vs Right .762 207 24 3 20 6 .296 .350 .413
2020vs Left .889 58 7 3 10 1 .294 .379 .510
2020vs Right .746 155 21 4 15 1 .263 .344 .401
2019vs Left .905 147 34 6 18 1 .289 .342 .563
2019vs Right .693 471 45 6 42 9 .277 .316 .376
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+16%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+7%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+10%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+23%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .818 600 79 16 65 10 .290 .355 .464
Since 2019Away .707 558 69 9 53 9 .278 .320 .388
2021Home .828 171 18 2 19 3 .313 .388 .440
2021Away .773 152 23 4 14 4 .299 .329 .444
2020Home .804 120 19 5 11 1 .245 .353 .451
2020Away .729 97 9 2 14 1 .289 .340 .389
2019Home .818 309 42 9 35 6 .294 .337 .481
2019Away .667 309 37 3 25 4 .265 .308 .359
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Stat Review
How does Jean Segura compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.44
 
BB Rate
6.5%
 
K Rate
14.9%
 
BABIP
.347
 
ISO
.136
 
AVG
.306
 
OBP
.360
 
SLG
.442
 
OPS
.802
 
wOBA
.351
 
Exit Velocity
80.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
26.1%
 
Barrels/PA
4.8%
 
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A move to a more hitter-friendly home park and a stronger lineup was supposed to boost Segura's fantasy value in his first season in Philadelphia. Instead, his production tailed off a bit from the .304/.341/.415 line he posted with Seattle the season prior. More significant for fantasy owners: his steals dropped from 20 to 10, while his stolen-base attempts dropped even more dramatically from 31 to 12. It's possible that was a strategic decision that could change this year with a new manager, but Segura is also slowing down as he enters his age-30 season. His value in 2020 will be tied closely to how much he runs. If he steals 20 bases, he'll be a solid mid-tier starter given how few steals there are in the modern game. If his production on the basepaths slips again, he'll offer little more than an empty batting average and duel eligibility, which he will gain early on following a move to second base.
Segura put together another quality campaign in 2018, hitting .300 for the third year in a row and just falling short of the career-high 64 RBI he tallied in 2016. He was one of six hitters to hit .300 with 20-plus steals. The Mariners elected to trade him as part of their rebuild -- he will spend 2019 with the Phillies. It remains to be seen where Segura will hit, but chances are he will either lead off or hit second. His stolen-base total dropped for the second year in a row, and he can no longer carry a fantasy team in that category. Segura has hit double-digit home runs in three straight years, and could improve on last year's total in that category (10) with the move to hitter-friendly Citizens Bank Park. He will see plenty of at-bats while hitting at or near the top of the order and serving as the Phillies' everyday shortstop. Another season at or above .300 could be in store, as both his contact rate and BB:K improved for the third year in a row.
Predictably, Segura came back to Earth in 2017 after a career year in 2016, but he was still a highly valuable contributor at the shortstop position. His strikeout and walk rates hardly budged (14.7 percent strikeout rate, 6.0 percent walk rate), and those contact skills allowed him to hit .300 for a second straight season. The move from Arizona to Seattle hurt Segura's power output, with his ISO falling more than 50 points to .128, but he was a long shot to get back to 20 homers again anyway given his heavy groundball tendencies (54.3 percent last season). While Segura missed a few weeks in June due to an ankle injury, he appeared in at least 142 games in each of the previous four seasons, so he has a track record of good health. A top-of-the-order hitter with a 20-steal floor and double-digit homer power at the shortstop position? They don't grow on trees.
Entering 2016, Segura was being labeled a disappointment after being traded by Milwaukee in the offseason following poor showings in 2014 and 2015. He proceeded to set career highs in nearly every major offensive category in his first season with Arizona, and he was one of just four players to record at least 30 steals and 20 home runs (Paul Goldschmidt, Jose Altuve and Mike Trout were the others). He was aided by a career-high .355 BABIP (he was under .300 the previous two seasons), so some regression to his .319 batting average is inevitable. Nobody is expecting a repeat of his 2016 performance, especially after he was dealt to the Mariners this offseason, as he will be in a much worse park and will have to deal with a league switch. Some owners will fade him entirely, so while he will cost a lot more to obtain in 2017, the price tag won't come close to reflecting what he did last season.
Segura followed up a disappointing 2014 season with more of the same in 2015, as his OPS climbed from .614 to just .616 last year. Segura's contact skills are still excellent, as his 15.9% strikeout rate was far better than league average, but he's not doing anything with the ball when he puts it in play. His groundball rate was 59 percent for the third straight season as Segura just has not figured out how to get the ball in the air with consistency against major league pitching. Nonetheless, the Diamondbacks traded for him this offseason, and he will head to a similar ballpark while being surrounded by a more talented lineup. The talent in his glove is obvious, but Nick Ahmed is still the superior defender. However, the D-Backs have said that Segura will play almost every day if he can also show an aptitude to play the keystone on days when Ahmed is in the lineup. Currently, Segura's only fantasy asset is his legs – he stole 25 bases and now has at least 20 in each of the past three seasons, but if he were to find his way to the leadoff role hitting in front of A.J. Pollock and Paul Goldschmidt, he could also set a career high in runs scored.
Segura had a trying 2014 season, as he was forced to deal with a personal tragedy and several injuries, and his numbers took a significant dip following an impressive rookie season. He did hit .271 after the All-Star break and .319 in September, so all hope should not be lost, particularly with a fresh start in 2015. Segura won’t be ranked as highly on the cheat sheets as he was entering last season, but he still stole 20 bases in a down year and is an obvious bounce-back candidate in his age-25 campaign.
Segura began hitting late in the 2012 season and didn’t look back, tearing up the Arizona Fall League and posting a .294 batting average in his first full major league season. Segura earned an All-Star berth by posting an .850 OPS in the first half, but he hit the dreaded Rookie Wall after the break, posting an unsightly .583 OPS. Despite the late-season struggles, Segura still managed to reach double digits in all three extra-base hit categories, and his stolen base total ranked fourth in all of baseball. Segura’s stamina should improve in his second season, and he will be among the top options at the shortstop position.
After trading away both J.J. Hardy and Alcides Escobar in years prior, the Brewers targeted a young, talented shortstop when they shopped Zack Greinke around last year's trade deadline. They found one - and a good one in that - when they picked up Segura, who had been the top prospect in the Angels' organization outside of Mike Trout. Segura got off to a slow start at the big league level, but he finished strong by posting a .785 OPS over his final 25 games. Segura should continue to improve offensively, and though he does not have much pop, he should still hit for a good average and steal some bases.
Segura was well on his way to a productive 2011 season before missing three months with a hamstring injury. Though he appeared in just 44 total games last year, the Angels still decided to add him to the 40-man roster in the offseason. Segura's impressive minor league numbers - an .819 OPS and 80.3 percent stolen-base percentage - make him one of the Angels' top prospects.
While Mike Trout understandably collects the bulk of the hype in the Angels' system, Segura is a nice prospect in his own right. As a 20-year-old last season, Segura posted excellent numbers in the Midwest League with Low-A Cedar Rapids including 50 steals. Further, his impressive slash line is supported by a good skill set, including an 86 percent contact rate and eight percent walk rate. It's rare to find a young player with plus speed and the requisite tools to utilize it, but he offers that with pop in his bat (46 extra-base hits) as well.
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Dealing with minor knee issue
2BPhiladelphia Phillies
July 30, 2021
Segura's absence from the lineup for Friday's game against the Pirates is due to a minor knee issue, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Not in Friday's lineup
2BPhiladelphia Phillies
July 30, 2021
Segura isn't starting Friday against the Pirates.
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Record seventh steal
2BPhiladelphia Phillies
July 26, 2021
Segura went 2-for-4 with a double, a stolen base and a run scored in Monday's 6-5 win over Washington. He was also hit by a pitch.
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Logs sixth homer
2BPhiladelphia Phillies
July 25, 2021
Segura went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and three strikeouts in Sunday's 2-1 win over Atlanta.
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Smacks leadoff homer
2BPhiladelphia Phillies
July 21, 2021
Segura went 1-for-5 with a solo home run and a walk Wednesday against the Yankees.
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