Tyler Saladino
Tyler Saladino
29-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Milwaukee Brewers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Saladino will continue his role as a utility infielder for Milwaukee in 2019 as they renewed his contract this offseason. He is hoping to shed the Quad-A label, but he owns a poor .233/.284/.338 career line in the majors over nearly 1000 plate appearances. He has shown speed throughout the minors, but has struggled to make contact at the big-league level and thus has not been able to get on base much to attempt steals. The playing time he got playing for a second-division Chicago club was not there for him in Milwaukee last season and is unlikely to be there in 2019. He can safely remain on the free-agent pile in your NL-only league unless you are desperate for a late dart throw on steals. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $887,500 deal with the Brewers in November of 2018.
Making fourth start in five games
SSMilwaukee Brewers
July 7, 2019
Saladino will start at shortstop and bat eighth Sunday against the Pirates.
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He'll crack the lineup for the fourth time in five games, this time seeing action in the infield after making his previous two starts in left field. Manager Craig Counsell suggested last week that Saladino and Orlando Arcia would operate in a timeshare at shortstop going forward, so Saladino could continue to receive at least semi-regular at-bats in the second half even if Arcia has fully recovered from the left shoulder injury he suffered in Saturday's loss to the Pirates. Arcia is out of the lineup for the Brewers' final game before the All-Star break but could be available off the bench, per Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
Even Split
2019
Even Split
2018
 
 
+61%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+29%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .524 154 14 0 7 2 .199 .281 .243
Since 2017vs Right .523 307 24 5 19 6 .187 .243 .279
2019vs Left .222 9 0 0 0 0 .111 .111 .111
2019vs Right .222 32 2 0 0 1 .097 .125 .097
2018vs Left .498 49 3 0 3 1 .186 .265 .233
2018vs Right .800 90 10 5 13 1 .277 .318 .482
2017vs Left .567 96 11 0 4 1 .214 .305 .262
2017vs Right .441 185 12 0 6 4 .160 .228 .213
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+3%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+179%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+32%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+18%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .515 230 20 2 13 6 .184 .254 .261
Since 2017Away .531 231 18 3 13 2 .198 .258 .274
2019Home .111 18 0 0 0 0 .056 .056 .056
2019Away .310 23 2 0 0 1 .136 .174 .136
2018Home .604 75 5 2 8 1 .197 .270 .333
2018Away .800 64 8 3 8 1 .300 .333 .467
2017Home .524 137 15 0 5 5 .195 .272 .252
2017Away .445 144 8 0 5 0 .162 .238 .208
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Stat Review
How does Tyler Saladino 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.
  • 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
0.06
 
BB Rate
2.4%
 
K Rate
39.0%
 
BABIP
.167
 
ISO
.000
 
AVG
.100
 
OBP
.122
 
SLG
.100
 
OPS
.222
 
wOBA
.104
 
Exit Velocity
87.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
33.3%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Tyler Saladino
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July 8, 2018
Jan Levine still believes in Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson, who should be owned in far more fantasy leagues despite recently cooling off from a hot streak.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2016
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There was hope that Saladino's speed paired with the White Sox's need for help at multiple infield positions to begin 2017 might lead owners in deep leagues to a surprising source of stolen bases. It didn't happen, however, as he hit a career-worst .178/.254/.229 while stepping up to the plate 281 times last season. Saladino had a back injury that first surfaced in May, and it's entirely possible that his production as a hitter bottomed out as a result of that ailment. If the White Sox retain him for a utility role in 2018, they would almost certainly be doing so with the hope that he might be capable of getting back to his 2016 levels, when he hit .282/.315/.409 over 319 plate appearances, while showing useful pop for a utility player (eight homers), and enough speed to chip in 11 steals. On a positive note, Saladino drew walks at a career-high 8.2 percent clip last season, and sustaining that skill would open up more opportunities for him to run.
After modest results in his first big league audition in 2015, Saladino was in the thick of the race for the starting shortstop job out of spring training. The White Sox ended up handing the job to veteran Jimmy Rollins out of the gate, but Saladino stayed on the major league roster as a super utility player and performed capably. With a good number of starts intermingled with appearances off the bench, the 27-year-old delivered a 93 wRC+ in 93 games. He continued to struggle with his approach, as he posted a walk rate below 5.0 percent for the second season in a row. His playing time down the stretch began to dwindle due to injuries, and his season ended up being cut short by a couple weeks due to a back issue. Saladino's showing was likely good enough to give him a similar utility role on the 2017 squad, although his long-term upside is limited, as Tim Anderson and Yoan Moncada are the White Sox's clear double-play tandem of the future.
Saladino was barely on the prospect radar entering the 2015 season, but wound up starting more than 50 games at third base after the Gordon Beckham/Conor Gillaspie platoon flopped. Saladino underwent Tommy John surgery in August of 2014, but that did not impact his 2015 season to a great extent. He struck out much more frequently during his major league stay than he had in the minors, and thus reached base less frequently. He stole 33 bases in 37 attempts between Triple-A and Chicago, and has put up minor league steal totals of 28 and 38 in 2013 and 2012, respectively. However, his power potential will probably top out in high-single digits or low-teens, and with the White Sox bringing in Todd Frazier and Jimmy Rollins in the offseason, Saladino may be relegated to a bench role or Triple-A to begin 2016.
Saladino's bat was a question mark when the White Sox selected him in the seventh round of the 2010 draft, but it is said bat that has propelled him up the organization's prospect ranks. He slugged .501 in his first full professional season, and he hit 16 home runs despite missing some time early with a broken hand. He has demonstrated good defense at short, but he could shift to second or third depending on the big league club's needs in a couple seasons. Look for him to open 2012 at Double-A Birmingham after getting a taste of advanced competition in the Arizona Fall League.
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Enters timeshare at shortstop
SSMilwaukee Brewers
June 28, 2019
Saladino, who is starting at shortstop and hitting ninth Friday against the Pirates, will share duties with Orlando Arcia going forward, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. "I think at least for a while here we're going to share some time at shortstop," Counsell said. "Sally's going to play quite a bit of shortstop."
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Starting Friday
SSMilwaukee Brewers
June 28, 2019
Saladino will start at shortstop and hit ninth in Friday's game against the Pirates.
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Recalled from Triple-A
SSMilwaukee Brewers
June 27, 2019
Saladino will be recalled from Triple-A San Antonio, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.
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Sent back to Triple-A
SSMilwaukee Brewers
April 27, 2019
Saladino was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio on Saturday.
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Promoted to big leagues
SSMilwaukee Brewers
April 23, 2019
Saladino was recalled from Triple-A San Antonio on Tuesday.
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