Matt den Dekker
Matt den Dekker
31-Year-Old OutfielderOF
New York Mets
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a minor-league contract with the Mets in February of 2018 that includes an invitation to spring training.
Clears waivers and heads to Triple-A
OFNew York Mets  AAA
July 31, 2018
Den Dekker cleared waivers Tuesday and was outrighted to Triple-A Las Vegas, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
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Den Dekker has appeared in eight games for the Mets this season, going 0-for-18. He's gone just 7-for-59 (.119 batting average) over the last three seasons, which wasn't nearly enough for another team to claim him off waivers and may not be enough for him to return to the big leagues with the Mets anytime soon.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+24%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+1%
OPS vs LHP
2016
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .333 6 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167
Since 2016vs Right .414 62 4 1 5 1 .113 .226 .189
2018vs Left .000 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2018vs Right .100 20 0 0 1 0 .000 .100 .000
2017vs Left 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
2017vs Right .143 7 1 0 0 0 .000 .143 .000
2016vs Left .000 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2016vs Right .648 35 3 1 4 1 .200 .314 .333
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+63%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+62%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
-100%
OPS at Home
2016
 
 
+76%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .466 46 4 1 1 1 .128 .261 .205
Since 2016Away .286 22 0 0 4 0 .100 .136 .150
2018Home .077 13 0 0 0 0 .000 .077 .000
2018Away .125 8 0 0 1 0 .000 .125 .000
2017Home .452 7 1 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167
2017Away .000 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2016Home .679 26 3 1 1 1 .190 .346 .333
2016Away .385 13 0 0 3 0 .154 .154 .231
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Stat Review
How does Matt den Dekker 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
0.22
 
BB Rate
9.5%
 
K Rate
42.9%
 
BABIP
.000
 
ISO
.000
 
AVG
.000
 
OBP
.095
 
SLG
.000
 
OPS
.095
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Picked up at the end of spring training last season when the Mets had a roster crunch and the Nationals needed some outfield depth, den Dekker bounced back and forth between Washington and Triple-A Syracuse and made little impact at either stop before making a late-September surge at the plate after the Nats had been eliminated from the playoff picture. The left-handed hitter is an able hand defensively who can play all three outfield positions, a useful skill in an organization with some aging, injury-prone regulars, and while he posted some big numbers in the desert at Triple-A Las Vegas in years past, his offensive production at sea level has always restricted him to a bench role in the majors. Den Dekker will likely head into 2016 as the Nats' fourth outfielder, and with Jayson Werth still penciled in as the left fielder, it's a role that could provide him with a surprising amount of playing time.
Like teammate Kirk Nieuwenhuis, den Dekker's outlook for playing time in 2015 took a hit with the addition of Michael Cuddyer in free agency. If there is a silver lining, it's that Cuddyer is now 36 years old and he has missed 206 games out of a possible 486 over the past three seasons. Juan Lagares earned a Gold Glove in center field for the Mets last season, and Curtis Granderson's contract should secure his playing time as the team's regular option in left. With that, den Dekker and Nieuwenhuis will compete to serve as the team's fourth outfielder this season. During his time with the big club last season, den Dekker showed much improved plate discipline (12.1% BB%, 19.5% K%), but he offers less pop than Nieuwenhuis. Unless the Mets are clear about their expected roles for the duo late in spring training, Nieuwenhuis should be considered the more intriguing speculative target.
Den Dekker missed the beginning of the year with a broken wrist, but still finished his Triple-A campaign with an impressive .302/.371/.492 line over 202 plate appearances for Las Vegas to earn a promotion at the end of August. He saw time in center and right field for the Mets and displayed solid defense, but he struggled offensively to the tune of a .207/.270/.276 line with a 4:23 BB:K in 63 plate appearances. Den Dekker will likely start 2014 back in the minors and profiles as a fourth outfielder.
After posting a .340/.397/.563 line with eight homers and 29 RBI over 58 games at Double-A Binghamton, den Dekker earned a promotion to Triple-A Buffalo. His propensity for striking out and struggles with plate discipline caught up with him for the Bisons, as he posted just a .220/.256/.373 line in 77 games there. Those struggles were a factor in him not getting a September callup. If he can make any progress with his plate discipline, den Dekker's speed and defense could eventualy land him a starting role in center field in New York.
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Designated for assignment
OFNew York Mets  AAA
July 27, 2018
Den Dekker will be designated for assignment by the Mets on Friday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
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Contract selected from minors
OFNew York Mets  AAA
July 11, 2018
Den Dekker had his contract purchased from Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday.
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Sent to minors camp
OFNew York Mets  AAA
March 20, 2018
The Mets reassigned den Dekker to their minor-league camp Tuesday.
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Inks minors deal with Mets
OFNew York Mets  AAA
February 15, 2018
The Mets signed den Dekker to a minor-league contract Thursday that includes an invitation to spring training.
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Designated for assignment
OFDetroit Tigers  AAA
July 5, 2017
Den Dekker was designated for assignment by the Tigers on Wednesday.
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