Didi Gregorius
Didi Gregorius
28-Year-Old ShortstopSS
New York Yankees
2018 Fantasy Outlook
While 2017 was Gregorius' best statistical season to date, it wasn't a year of substantial skill growth, if there was any real skill growth at all. He walked just 4.4 percent of the time (5.5 percent career walk rate), and his 23.1 percent hard-contact rate was below his 2016 mark -- not to mention it was a bottom-six mark among qualified hitters, according to FanGraphs. To his credit, Gregorius did trim his strikeout rate to a career-low 12.3 percent and he improved a lot on the road, batting .321/.354/.528 away from Yankee Stadium compared to .276/.298/.417 in 2016. However, the improved counting production seems more to do with the new baseball and 164 at-bats in the cleanup spot than anything else. The "expected" numbers from Statcast (.285 xwOBA, .249 xBA, .400 xSLG) suggest Gregorius overachieved, and that he will likely regress to somewhere closer to his 2016 levels this upcoming season. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#120
ADP
Add To Watchlist
$Signed a one-year, $8.25 million contract with the Yankees in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.
Drives in 84th run of 2018
SSNew York Yankees
September 16, 2018
Gregorius went 1-for-2 with an RBI and a walk in Sunday's loss to Toronto.
ANALYSIS
Gregorius plated a run in the first inning on a sacrifice fly, but the Yankees offense was held in check for the rest of the ballgame. Since returning from injury Sept. 7, the 28-year-old has gone 7-for-26 with six extra-base hits and 10 RBI. Gregorius has pieced together a .270/.336/.502 batting line through 127 games in 2018.
Read More News
Batting Stats
Loading Batting Stats...
MLB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Loading Batting Game Log...
Minor League Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Loading Minor League Batting Game Log...
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+7%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+13%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+30%
OPS vs RHP
2016
 
 
+16%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .752 464 54 12 57 5 .287 .330 .421
Since 2016vs Right .808 1242 170 59 184 15 .274 .315 .493
2018vs Left .767 149 21 5 16 3 .271 .331 .436
2018vs Right .865 391 62 21 68 7 .270 .338 .528
2017vs Left .653 154 20 3 17 1 .264 .299 .354
2017vs Right .848 415 53 22 70 2 .295 .325 .523
2016vs Left .834 161 13 4 24 1 .324 .361 .473
2016vs Right .721 436 55 16 46 6 .258 .283 .437
More Splits View More Split Stats
Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+6%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+36%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+25%
OPS on Road
2016
 
 
+10%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .816 854 115 41 132 9 .277 .322 .494
Since 2016Away .770 852 109 30 109 11 .279 .316 .454
2018Home .960 283 47 18 53 5 .305 .375 .585
2018Away .707 257 36 8 31 5 .233 .293 .414
2017Home .707 281 35 12 43 1 .251 .281 .426
2017Away .882 288 38 13 44 2 .321 .354 .528
2016Home .788 290 33 11 36 3 .276 .310 .478
2016Away .716 307 35 9 34 4 .276 .298 .417
More Splits View More Split Stats
Stat Review
How does Didi Gregorius 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.
BB/K
0.71
 
BB Rate
8.6%
 
K Rate
12.0%
 
BABIP
.257
 
ISO
.229
 
AVG
.267
 
OBP
.335
 
SLG
.496
 
OPS
.830
 
Advanced Batting Stats
Loading Advanced Batting Stats...
Additional Stats
Games By Position
Defensive Stats
Loading Games Played by Position...
Loading MLB Defensive Stats...
Stats Vs Upcoming Pitchers
Want more matchup stats?
Loading Matchup Stats...
Yankees Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
At just 26 years old, Gregorius continued to progress on offense in 2016 and put up career-best marks nearly across the board. The shortstop entered the year with 22 career home runs, but he turned in 20 long balls to go along with a career-high 70 RBI. The lefty also seemingly figured out how to hit southpaws after being a liability against them in his first few years, as he hit .320 with an .826 OPS against left-handed pitching. He also cut down on his strikeouts (career-low 13.7 percent strikeout rate) while adding a small speed element to his game with seven stolen bases in eight attempts. Shortstop is not the wasteland it once was, and if Gregorius maintains the gains he displayed last season, or even builds on them, he will make for an affordable high-end middle-infield option or low-end option at shortstop in standard leagues.
Gregorius got off a to a shaky start in 2015, hitting just .206 in April while committing numerous fielding, baserunning and mental errors, but he was able to turn things around as the season progressed. The shortstop finished the year hitting a respectable .265, providing plus defense and becoming one of the team's more reliable hitters amid a roster full of late-season slumps and injuries. The lefty also showed improvement against southpaws, slashing .247/.311/.315 after being a liability against lefties in his first two seasons, and he sports a .626 OPS compared to just a .554 mark in his career versus southpaws. He'll turn 26 in February, so there's still plenty of room for his game to continue developing, and the Yankees will gladly take his solid offensive production (for a shortstop) and the defense that he displayed for most of the season.
The Diamondbacks chose Chris Owings over Gregorius as the team's primary shortstop to begin the 2014 season, but Gregorius entered the mix in June after hitting .310/.389/.447 at Triple-A Reno. Defense is still Gregorius' calling card, but his room for growth as a hitter remains debatable. With a 6-foot-2, 205-pound frame, the left-handed hitting Gregorius doesn't fit the physical mold of a light-hitting shortstop, but his production fell across the board last season. For his career, Gregorius has a .243/.313/.366 line, 13 home runs, 57 RBI and 83 runs scored over 724 plate appearances, but he's maintained an acceptable level of plate discipline (17.4% K%, 7.4% BB%). Thus far, he's shown no ability to handle left-handed pitching at the big league level, striking out in 25 percent of his plate appearances and carrying a .184/.257/.233 line against southpaws. Acquired by the Yankees via trade in December, Gregorius will replace Derek Jeter at shortstop in the Bronx in 2015.
Many scouts said Gregorius was a weak bat, and early on, that didn't appear to be the case (he went deep in his first at-bat as a Diamondback against the Yankees). His hot April and May eventually cooled and he became the hitter most expected, finishing the season with a .252 average and .332 OBP. While he is a potential trade candidate given the D-Backs' organizational depth in the middle infield, his glove will assure him playing time regardless of where he's playing in 2014. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, it's difficult to project an overwhelming improvement from his 2013 numbers at the plate.
The line on Gregorius remains the same - he has a fantastic glove that the scouts love, but it's up for debate whether his bat will be good enough to carry in a major league starting lineup. The game has evolved to emphasize defense more, so there's a chance yet that Gregorius could make it, but many were surprised when the D-Backs were willing to deal Trevor Bauer away in December to acquire him. It's believed that he will get more time at Triple-A to continue the development of his bat, but the trade should significantly accelerate his timetable to the big leagues. Despite his range in the field, Gregorius is not proficient on the basepaths, having stolen just three bases against nine attempts in the minors last year.
Gregorius hasn't done a whole lot at the plate in his professional career. His .790 OPS at High-A last year was at an extreme offensive environment in Bakersfield. Otherwise, his career OPS has hovered around .700. He just turned 22 in February, so there's time for his bat to catch up to his glove, which is superb. He's about a year-and-a-half away from getting tested at the major league level. He's there as glove-first insurance in case Zack Cozart can't cut it at the position.
More Fantasy News
Hits pair of homers
SSNew York Yankees
September 15, 2018
Gregorius was 2-for-4 with two solo home runs and a walk in Saturday's 8-7 loss to the Blue Jays.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Hits grand slam
SSNew York Yankees
September 11, 2018
Gregorius went 2-for-3 with a walk, a triple, two runs and a grand slam in Tuesday's loss to the Twins.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Held out Sunday
SSNew York Yankees
September 9, 2018
Gregorius is not in the lineup Sunday against the Mariners, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
To be eased back into games
SSNew York Yankees
September 7, 2018
Gregorius will be available off the bench Friday against the Mariners, and he'll start Saturday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Rides pine Friday
SSNew York Yankees
September 7, 2018
Gregorius is not in Friday's starting nine against Seattle, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.