Donovan Solano
Donovan Solano
32-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
San Francisco Giants
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Giants in January of 2019.
Not starting Game 2
2BSan Francisco Giants
September 13, 2020
Solano isn't starting Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Padres, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
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Solano went 0-for-3 during Sunday's matinee, and he'll take a seat for the second game. Wilmer Flores will take over at second base.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
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14
2
3
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
10
2
4
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+2%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+1%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+8%
OPS vs LHP
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .850 179 21 4 15 0 .339 .380 .470
Since 2018vs Right .831 227 27 3 36 0 .329 .357 .474
2020vs Left .866 56 6 1 3 0 .340 .375 .491
2020vs Right .873 122 15 2 25 0 .336 .377 .496
2019vs Left .843 123 15 3 12 0 .339 .382 .461
2019vs Right .783 105 12 1 11 0 .320 .333 .450
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+34%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+4%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+80%
OPS on Road
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .719 207 19 3 26 0 .287 .319 .400
Since 2018Away .965 199 29 4 25 0 .382 .417 .548
2020Home .886 95 12 3 17 0 .322 .368 .517
2020Away .854 83 9 0 11 0 .354 .386 .468
2019Home .582 112 7 0 9 0 .259 .277 .306
2019Away 1.047 116 20 4 14 0 .402 .440 .607
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Donovan Solano 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
0.31
 
BB Rate
5.6%
 
K Rate
18.0%
 
BABIP
.402
 
ISO
.157
 
AVG
.337
 
OBP
.376
 
SLG
.494
 
OPS
.870
 
wOBA
.379
 
Exit Velocity
83.5 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
35.6%
 
Barrels/PA
4.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After four relatively unremarkable seasons in Miami, Solano joined the Yankees' organization on a minor league deal over the offseason. The 28-year-old spent almost the entire season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and hit fairly well, posting a .319 average with 67 RBI before joining the big league team in September. He wasn't overly impressive in that nine-game stint and ultimately elected free agency at the end of the season after being outrighted off the roster. The utility infielder will be 29 years old by the start of the 2017 season, and after performing decently in a somewhat regular role to start his career, Solano hasn't shown much at the plate in the majors over the past two seasons. The clock is likely running out on his chances to win back a major league job, leaving him in an organizational depth once again following a return to the Yankees in January.
Solano once again earned a share of the second base role in Miami during the 2014 season, and finished with totals that were nearly identical to those from his 2013 campaign. Last season, Solano put together a modest .252/.300/.323 slash line over 340 plate appearances while finding his way into the lineup regularly down the stretch. With the Marlins trading for Dee Gordon and Martin Prado, Solano looks set for a utility role this season. Solano's solid defensive work and decent contact rate keep him in the conversation for playing time, but a lack of pop limits his chances to win an everyday role.
Solano got the nod as the Opening Day starter for the Marlins in 2013, but his journey did not exactly go smoothly. He got off to a nice start, batting .278/.333/.324 in 30 games, before hitting the disabled list with an oblique injury in early May. Once healed, Solano took some time to get himself back into an everyday role, but earned the job for the final two months of the season. Solano does a decent job putting the ball in play (84% contact rate) and has the inside track to the Marlins' second base job once again, but he'll be hard-pressed to duplicate the BABIP-fueled .295 average he posted over 285 at-bats in 2011, while Derek Dietrich could prove to be a more viable option to man the keystone.
Solano performed well when given opportunities in 2012, posting a solid .295 average over 285 at-bats while taking over as the Marlins' regular second baseman down the stretch. Though he offers little in the power department, knocking just two home runs on the year, Solano provides defensive versatility and a touch of speed. It's likely that his average last season was buoyed by a fortunate .364 BABIP, but with the Marlins' lack of depth, Solano figures to see plenty of opportunities in 2013. Expectations should be tempered for a guy who has a career .314 OBP over 2,795 minor league at-bats.
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Three-hit performance
2BSan Francisco Giants
September 9, 2020
Solano went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Mariners.
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Collects three hits
2BSan Francisco Giants
September 6, 2020
Solano went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer, a double, and a walk in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Diamondbacks.
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Sitting Saturday
2BSan Francisco Giants
September 5, 2020
Solano is not in the lineup Saturday against Arizona, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Makes history with six-RBI night
2BSan Francisco Giants
September 1, 2020
Solano went 4-for-6 with a pair of doubles, two runs and six RBI in Tuesday's 23-5 win over Colorado.
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Not in Saturday's lineup
2BSan Francisco Giants
August 29, 2020
Solano isn't in Saturday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.
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