Tim Federowicz
Tim Federowicz
32-Year-Old CatcherC
Texas Rangers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Tim Federowicz in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Indians in February of 2019.
Outrighted to Triple-A
CTexas Rangers  AAA
August 4, 2019
Federowicz was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville on Saturday.
The Rangers designated both Federowicz and infielder Asdrubal Cabrera for assignment Wednesday, but only the former will stick around in the organization after the latter was granted his release upon clearing waivers. Texas appears ready to commit to younger backstops Jose Trevino and Isiah Kiner-Falefa as part of a timeshare behind the dish with Jeff Mathis, so Federowicz is unlikely to resurface in the big leagues again in 2019 unless an injury strikes one of the aforementioned three catchers.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
Since 2017vs Left .527 51 4 1 3 0 .191 .208 .319
Since 2017vs Right .729 84 10 6 11 1 .195 .262 .468
2019vs Left .440 28 0 0 1 0 .200 .200 .240
2019vs Right .670 51 6 4 6 1 .152 .235 .435
2018vs Left .670 14 2 0 0 0 .231 .286 .385
2018vs Right .657 28 3 1 4 0 .222 .250 .407
2017vs Left .556 9 2 1 2 0 .111 .111 .444
2017vs Right 1.850 5 1 1 1 0 .500 .600 1.250
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
OPS at Home
OPS at Home
OPS on Road
OPS on Road
Since 2017Home .769 72 10 6 11 0 .197 .254 .515
Since 2017Away .523 63 4 1 3 1 .190 .230 .293
2019Home .939 35 5 4 6 0 .226 .294 .645
2019Away .317 44 1 0 1 1 .125 .167 .150
2018Home .564 29 4 1 4 0 .179 .207 .357
2018Away .885 13 1 0 0 0 .333 .385 .500
2017Home .821 8 1 1 1 0 .143 .250 .571
2017Away 1.167 6 2 1 2 0 .333 .333 .833
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How does Tim Federowicz 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 this season's data (min 200 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.
    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.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Federowicz served as an extra catcher for the Cubs last season, racking up 65 games behind the plate at Triple-A compared to just 17 for Chicago. With six years of experience at the Triple-A level, Federowicz has amassed a career .305/.375/.513 line (.888 OPS), but he's never been able to approach those numbers against top-level pitching. At age-29, another season spent between Triple-A and the big leagues seems likely.
The decision to send Federowicz down at the end of camp and keep Drew Butera as the backup essentially came down to Federowicz having options remaining while Butera did not, but it all became moot a week into the season, when starter A.J. Ellis went down with a knee injury. Federowicz was recalled to replace Ellis on the active roster, and he saw the lion's share of the starts over Butera throughout April. He flopped in his extended audition, going just 5-for-46 (.109 average) with two extra-base hits (both doubles) and one RBI in April, ultimately losing his regular job to Miguel Olivo in less than a month's time. Between a few other short stints with the major league club in the months that followed, Federowicz hit .328/.383/.555 with 14 homers in 78 games with Triple-A Albuquerque, adding to his strong track record at that level. However, he logged just 10 at-bats with the big club upon his return in September and is not expected to push for a starting role in 2015 even after being traded to San Diego in December.
In part-time duty for the Dodgers, Federowicz batted just .231/.275/.356. He's had some solid Triple-A seasons, but at this point, Federowicz looks to be a career backup. His solid glove should allow him to log several big league seasons in this role, but it's tough to see him breaking through as a starting catcher any time soon. Federowicz is likely in position to compete with Drew Butera to serve in the backup spot behind A.J. Ellis to begin the year.
Federowicz established himself as a potential future starter in 2012, batting a solid .294/.371/.461 for Triple-A Albuquerque while showing solid defensive skills. He has the ability to be an average offensive catcher given the opportunity, but for now, his best-case scenario is opening with the big club as A.J. Ellis' backup.
The key component for the Dodgers in the trade involving Trayvon Robinson, Federowicz batted .287/.357/.450 across the two highest minor league levels last year, also posting a 1.058 OPS and six home runs in 83 Triple-A at-bats after joining the Dodgers' organization. The 24-year-old should get a chance to compete for a big league spot this spring, but he's more likely to open in Triple-A and join the team sometime during the year. There's some upside here for Federowicz to be a solid No. 2 fantasy catcher.
Federowicz continues to refine the defensive aspects of catching, which are more developed than his bat. He's highly regarded as a handler of pitchers and a game caller, with work still needed on the finer points of blocking balls and receiving. He did show some improved selectivity and patience at the plate in 2010, but still needs to work on this aspect so that he can make consistently good contact on all pitches. He also needs to improve on pitches away, as he remains very much a pull hitter. Federowicz's improvement on offense will determine whether he's everyday starting catcher in MLB.
Federowicz is adavanced defensively with only fine tuning needed in that part of his game. Offensively, he'll need to show more discipline at the plate, laying off tough pitches early in counts and putting himself in better hitting counts. Along with improved plate awareness should come an ability to draw more walks (just 20 BB in 413 at-bats 2009).
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Removed from 40-man roster
CTexas Rangers  AAA
July 31, 2019
Federowicz was designated for assignment after Wednesday's win over the Mariners, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
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Sitting after back-to-back starts
CTexas Rangers  AAA
July 24, 2019
Federowicz is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners.
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Pops third homer
CTexas Rangers  AAA
July 3, 2019
Federowicz went 2-for-3 with a double, a solo home run and a second run scored in Wednesday's 6-2 loss to the Angels.
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Slams first homer
CTexas Rangers  AAA
June 8, 2019
Federowicz went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer as the Rangers defeated the Athletics 10-5 in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday.
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Traded to Texas
CTexas Rangers  AAA
June 7, 2019
Federowicz was traded from Cleveland to Texas on Friday in exchange for cash or a player to be named later.
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