Jordan Pacheco
Jordan Pacheco
32-Year-Old CatcherC
Minnesota Twins
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Jordan Pacheco in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a minor-league contract with the Twins in January of 2018.
Lands on DL
CMinnesota Twins  AAA
Wrist
April 6, 2018
Pacheco was placed on the disabled list at Triple-A Rochester with a right wrist fracture prior to Friday's game, Brandon Warne of The Athletic reports.
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There has been no word on the severity of Pacheco's injury, but it's expected that he will miss an extended period of time. The catcher last appeared in the majors with Cincinnati in 2016, and is unlikely to move beyond Triple-A this season.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+3%
OPS vs RHP
2018
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2017
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2016
 
 
+3%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .385 13 0 0 0 0 .154 .154 .231
Since 2016vs Right .395 38 1 0 0 0 .158 .158 .237
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left .385 13 0 0 0 0 .154 .154 .231
2016vs Right .395 38 1 0 0 0 .158 .158 .237
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Since 2016
 
 
+65%
OPS on Road
2018
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2017
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2016
 
 
+65%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .292 24 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .167
Since 2016Away .481 27 1 0 0 0 .185 .185 .296
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home .292 24 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .167
2016Away .481 27 1 0 0 0 .185 .185 .296
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Frank Sinatra once sang, “If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere..” The old baseball adage goes, “If you can’t hit in Colorado, you can’t hit anywhere.” This applies to Pacheco. He has not shown the ability to hit for any power at the major league level, as he has a career slugging percentage of .374. He has used two hitter-friendly parks to hit for a decent empty average, but he also does not profile as even a decent defender anywhere on the field. Pacheco was fun to speculate on when he qualified at catcher, but you have to rake at the plate for a team to carry a bad glove behind the dish in this day and age of pitch framing. Pacheco does neither and that’s why the Diamondbacks outrighted him off the 40-man roster this winter. If you play in a Triple-A league, he is endgame material.
Improved health from Todd Helton at first base and the arrival of Nolan Arenado as the everyday third baseman in late April significantly reduced Pacheco's at-bats in his sophomore season. The lack of regular playing time appeared to hurt his approach at the plate, as his batting average and OBP both fell nearly 70 points from 2012. In an effort to prevent such a collapse from happening again, the Rockies have committed to Pacheco as their No. 2 catcher, a role he filled largely on an emergency basis last season. Although his lack of power limits his upside as a corner infield option, it’s much less of an issue at catcher, where his exceptional contact-hitting skills could make him something of an asset on the approximately two nights per week he’ll be starting. He could already have catching eligibility in some leagues after he was behind the plate for 15 games in 2013.
Pacheco turned in a commendable rookie season for the Rockies, finishing fifth in the National League in batting average (.309). Pacheco's gap hitting skills are legitimate, but because of the premium placed on power at the corner-infield positions, his production (five homers, 54 RBI) proved to be rather empty. While Pacheco's below average defensive ability and dearth of power make him best suited as a utility player long term, he will likely retain the starting gig at third base until top prospect Nolan Arenado is deemed ready for the majors, which could occur at some point this season. Because his value is almost exclusively tied to one category, Pacheco is best optimized in fantasy when paired with a power-hitting, low-average corner infielder. Pacheco would also garner additional value in leagues where he is catcher-eligible after appearing in five games last season as an emergency catcher for the Rockies.
In addition to constant turnover at second base, the Rockies struggled to find an everyday option at third when Ian Stewart fizzled out early in the year. Pacheco became a part of the equation there at the end of the season, while his defensive versatility (including the ability to catch) should help his chances of earning a roster spot coming out of spring training. There's some question as to whether he will hit for enough power to be an everyday corner-infield option, but as a gap hitter with signs of ample on-base skills in the minors, he could wind up delivering value in NL-only formats depending on his long-term placement in the batting order.
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Cut from major-league camp
CMinnesota Twins  AAA
March 18, 2018
Pacheco was reassigned to minor-league camp Sunday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic Minnesota reports.
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Joins Twins on minor-league deal
CMinnesota Twins  AAA
January 8, 2018
Pacheco signed a minor-league contract with the Twins on Monday, Brandon Warne of The Athletic Minnesota reports.
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CAtlanta Braves  AAA
June 24, 2016
The Braves have signed Pacheco to a minor league deal, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.
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CFree Agent  AAA
June 22, 2016
Pacheco refused an outright assignment and elected free agency Wednesday. This was done after the Reds activated him from the DL.
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CCincinnati Reds  AAA
Shoulder
June 14, 2016
Pacheco (shoulder) was placed on the DL Tuesday, retroactive to June 3.
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