Tyler Saladino
Tyler Saladino
29-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Milwaukee Brewers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $565,000 contract with the White Sox in February of 2018. Traded to the Brewers in April of 2018.
Launches homer as pinch hitter
SSMilwaukee Brewers
September 1, 2018
Saladino homered as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning of Saturday's loss to the Nationals.
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The veteran infielder led off the final frame with his fifth big fly of the season to bring the Brewers within one run, but Justin Miller settled down to squash the rally. Saladino was recalled for Saturday's roster expansion, but with Milwaukee's suddenly loaded infield, he'll struggle to find regular playing time over the final month.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+3%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+63%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+29%
OPS vs LHP
2016
 
 
+14%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .647 228 20 1 24 5 .255 .323 .324
Since 2016vs Right .630 504 49 12 40 13 .232 .278 .352
2018vs Left .520 47 3 0 3 1 .195 .277 .244
2018vs Right .850 85 10 5 13 1 .295 .337 .513
2017vs Left .567 96 11 0 4 1 .214 .305 .262
2017vs Right .441 185 12 0 6 4 .160 .228 .213
2016vs Left .799 85 6 1 17 3 .329 .369 .430
2016vs Right .698 234 27 7 21 8 .265 .296 .402
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+3%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+36%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+18%
OPS at Home
2016
 
 
+10%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .645 356 37 7 35 11 .238 .297 .349
Since 2016Away .626 376 32 6 29 7 .240 .288 .338
2018Home .631 72 5 2 8 1 .206 .282 .349
2018Away .856 60 8 3 8 1 .321 .356 .500
2017Home .524 137 15 0 5 5 .195 .272 .252
2017Away .445 144 8 0 5 0 .162 .238 .208
2016Home .761 147 17 5 22 5 .290 .327 .435
2016Away .693 172 16 3 16 6 .275 .306 .388
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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.
BB/K
0.23
 
BB Rate
6.8%
 
K Rate
30.1%
 
BABIP
.342
 
ISO
.158
 
AVG
.258
 
OBP
.313
 
SLG
.417
 
OPS
.730
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Recalled by Brewers
SSMilwaukee Brewers
September 1, 2018
Saladino was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Saturday.
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Optioned to Triple-A
SSMilwaukee Brewers
August 1, 2018
Saladino was demoted to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Wednesday.
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Settles into bench role
SSMilwaukee Brewers
July 29, 2018
Saladino is out of the lineup Sunday against the Giants.
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Not in Thursday's lineup
SSMilwaukee Brewers
July 26, 2018
Saladino is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Giants, according to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle.
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Looks like everyday shortstop
SSMilwaukee Brewers
July 15, 2018
Saladino will start at shortstop and bat fifth Sunday against the Pirates.
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