Chirinos
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.220
HR
16
RBI
55
R
43
SB
2
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Jonathan Lucroy's departure from Texas opened the door for Chirinos to play regularly behind the plate, and he ended up posting some of the better rate stats among catchers. Chirinos walked at an 11 percent clip and hit for impressive power in 309 plate appearances, resulti... read more
Jonathan Lucroy's departure from Texas opened the door for Chirinos to play regularly behind the plate, and he ended up posting some of the better rate stats among catchers. Chirinos walked at an 11 percent clip and hit for impressive power in 309 plate appearances, resulting in a .369 wOBA and 127 wRC+. The "expected" numbers from Statcast don't paint quite as rosy a picture (.334 xwOBA, .217 xBA), but the power is very real. He had a 7.1 Brls/PA mark last year and has hit at least nine homers in four consecutive seasons despite not playing in more than 93 games in any of those years. He was worth two-plus wins above replacement in just 88 games last year (according to FanGraphs), so it seems like a near certainty that Chirinos will be the primary guy in 2018, but don't be surprised if his average falls into the .220s again with more exposure to right-handed pitching.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'1"    WT: 205 lbs.    DOB: 6/5/1984    College: None    Drafted: 2000Show Contract
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Robinson Chirinos Contract Info:
Signed a one-year contract with the Rangers in March of 2017. Contract includes a team option for 2019.
Hits bench Sunday
CTexas Rangers
August 19, 2018
Chirinos is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels.
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Robinson Chirinos 2018 MLB Game Log
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  • AB:
    3
  • H:
    1
  • 2B:
    0
  • 3B:
    0
  • HR:
    0
  • RBI:
    0
  • BB:
    1
  • K:
    0
  • SB:
    0
  • CS:
    0
  • HBP:
    0
  • SF:
    0
  • AVG:
    .333
  • OBP:
    .500
  • SLG:
    .333
  • OPS:
    .833
2018 Stat Review for Robinson Chirinos
0.32 BB/K
WEAK
11.1 % BB Rate
GREAT
34.9 % K Rate
TERRIBLE
0.770 OPS
AVERAGE
0.334 OBP
AVERAGE
0.220 AVG
TERRIBLE
0.306 BABIP
AVERAGE
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  1. Robinson Chirinos 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Robinson Chirinos 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Chirinos was primed to be Texas' starting catcher for the 2016 campaign, but those plans were quickly put on hold after the fifth-year backstop broke his right forearm in the first week of the season. He returned to full-time action two months later, but then the Rangers traded for Jonathan Lucroy, sending Chirinos to the bench. After all of this tumult, the 32-year-old ended up mustering just a .224 batting average while striking out over a quarter of the time. However, not all was bad for him last season, as his OPS sat at a solid .797 mark thanks to nearly two-thirds of his hits going for extra bases. Given Lucroy's return to the Rangers' lineup, Chirinos will likely be relegated to backup catching duties once again, although with the departure of both Mitch Moreland and Prince Fielder, opportunities could arise at first base and designated hitter.
  3. Robinson Chirinos 2016 Preseason Outlook
    A shoulder injury limited Chirinos to just half a season as the Rangers' primary catcher, but he proved to be a decent source of power for the second straight season with 10 home runs in just 233 at-bats after swatting 13 in 93 games the year before. The power isn't accompanied by a good batting average, discounting the value a bit as a result, but there's some value here if you can snag him as a late-round second catcher. He's expected to be the Rangers' primary catcher again for 2016, particularly with the midseason trade of prospect Jorge Alfaro to Philadelphia in the Cole Hamels deal.
  4. Robinson Chirinos 2015 Preseason Outlook
    Chirinos' final numbers from 2014 were nothing to write home about, but he did finish with 13 home runs in just 93 games (338 PA), tying Shin-Soo Choo for the second on the team in homers, and a slugging percentage more than 100 points higher on the road (.467) than at Globe Life Park in Arlington (.364). His walk rate improve dramatically in the second half, jumping from 2.8% prior to the intermission to 8.7% after the All-Star break. The 30-year-old also played plus defense, putting him in the driver's seat for the starting role heading into 2015, ahead of Tomas Telis. More than likely, top prospect Jorge Alfaro will take the reins in 2016, perhaps relegating Chirinos to several years of backup duty, but Chirinos is on the radar at least in AL-only leagues.
  5. Robinson Chirinos 2014 Preseason Outlook
    Acquired by Texas in April, Chirinos saw occasional time in the majors as an injury replacement. During his time at Triple-A last season, Chirinos showed a good eye at the plate (12.2% walk rate) with an acceptable .257/.356/.400 line, but his success hasn't translated yet to the majors, though the sample size is limited (90 at-bats over parts of two seasons). He could be an option for Texas if either Geovany Soto or J.P. Arencibia go down.
  6. Robinson Chirinos 2012 Preseason Outlook
    Chirinos posted a solid, yet unspectacular double-slash line of .259/.343/.376 at Triple-A Durham before being promoted to the big club. He struggled against major league pitching, batting only .218 with one home run in 55 at-bats. With the Rays acquiring veteran Jose Molina during the offseason and Jose Lobaton ahead of him on the depth chart, Chirinos will likely start in Durham and will need an injury to see playing time with the Rays. A broken wrist in November shouldn't be an issue when he reports to camp in spring.
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Hits bench Sunday
CTexas Rangers
August 19, 2018
Chirinos is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels.
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Not in Friday's lineup
CTexas Rangers
August 17, 2018
Chirinos is out of the lineup versus the Angels on Friday.
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Provides winning hit
CTexas Rangers
August 14, 2018
Chirinos went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and four RBI in Monday's 5-3 win over the Diamondbacks.
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Sits again Friday
CTexas Rangers
August 10, 2018
Chirinos is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Yankees, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Day off Wednesday
CTexas Rangers
August 8, 2018
Chirinos is out of the lineup against Seattle on Wednesday.
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