Rougned Odor
Rougned Odor
24-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Texas Rangers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Odor is coming off back-to-back 30-10 seasons and is just entering his age-24 campaign, but he's a risky investment. There were concerns about his approach coming into 2017, and those concerns proved justified as Odor hit under .200 in three separate months of the season, resulting in just a 61 wRC+ for the year (the worst among 144 qualified hitters). His strikeout issues got worse down the stretch, with Odor fanning over 30 percent of the time over the final month. Sure, he had a bit of tough luck on balls in play (.224 BABIP), and to his credit Odor did start to draw more walks later in the year, but the "expected" numbers from Statcast suggest he deserved his fate for the most part (.285 xwOBA, .221 xBA). He just signed an extension last spring and would seem to have a decent leash in his role, but Odor's power/speed contributions will be offset to a great extent by the batting-average drain if he can't make some adjustments. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a six-year, $49.5 million contract extension with the Rangers in March of 2017.
Takes seat Tuesday
2BTexas Rangers
September 18, 2018
Odor is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Rays.
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Odor will take a seat for the second time in 16 games this month. Over that stretch, the 24-year-old is hitting .196/.246/.286 with a homer and two stolen bases. Hanser Alberto is starting at the keystone and hitting ninth in his place.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+19%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+7%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+59%
OPS vs RHP
2016
 
 
+6%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .650 507 66 16 52 4 .225 .283 .367
Since 2016vs Right .772 1265 175 65 174 36 .250 .292 .481
2018vs Left .740 168 25 4 14 3 .264 .341 .399
2018vs Right .795 321 48 14 49 8 .256 .325 .470
2017vs Left .452 170 17 5 18 0 .145 .200 .252
2017vs Right .719 481 62 25 57 15 .225 .270 .449
2016vs Left .763 169 24 7 20 1 .269 .308 .455
2016vs Right .811 463 65 26 68 13 .272 .292 .519
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+28%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+32%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+45%
OPS at Home
2016
 
 
+14%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .830 895 151 45 137 26 .270 .325 .506
Since 2016Away .646 877 90 36 89 14 .217 .253 .393
2018Home .880 259 48 10 40 8 .294 .374 .507
2018Away .665 230 25 8 23 3 .222 .283 .382
2017Home .769 324 51 18 47 9 .242 .296 .473
2017Away .532 327 28 12 28 6 .168 .208 .324
2016Home .852 312 52 17 50 9 .281 .314 .538
2016Away .748 320 37 16 38 5 .262 .278 .470
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Stat Review
How does Rougned Odor 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
0.33
 
BB Rate
8.0%
 
K Rate
24.3%
 
BABIP
.308
 
ISO
.185
 
AVG
.255
 
OBP
.329
 
SLG
.440
 
OPS
.769
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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A popular sleeper heading into 2016, Odor did anything but stink up the joint, instead cashing in as one of fantasy's most profitable players. Despite his pint-sized build (5-foot-11, 195 pounds), he ranked third in home runs among second basemen and tied for 21st overall. He launched more flyballs than in his 2015 rookie stint, and Odor enjoyed one of the league's most significant improvements in his rate of infield pop-ups (19.1 percent in 2015, 8.2 percent in 2016). He was getting more out of his aerial attacks with an apparently more effective bat path through the zone. That should keep him above 20 taters, even with regression. The 14 stolen bases (thanks to his elite base running rating) and .271 batting average -- despite his low walk rate -- look repeatable. Of course, those looking for a great batting average won't find it: He's an aggressive pull-hitting hacker. Fantasy players in on-base-percentage leagues may want to avoid overpaying. Even with his contact flaws, however, the four-category production makes him one of fake baseball's best second basemen, especially pertaining to power.
Odor’s 5-foot-11 frame (if you buy the listings) wasn’t expected to produce power, but he needed only 470 plate appearances to mash a career-high 16 home runs in his second season in the major leagues. Combine his time in the minor leagues and Odor now has 36 home runs over the past two seasons. Among second basemen with at least 400 plate appearances last year, nobody had a better slugging percentage than Odor’s .465; only Brian Dozier had a higher isolated power mark than Odor. At a position severely lacking in power, Odor is one of the few to flex his muscles. Odor is just 22, and though his size will be limiting, he’s certainly young enough to bulk up and develop even more power. He has a .260 career batting average and is unlikely to get much better than that unless he can improve on his 16.9-percent strikeout rate. Still, the total package competes well with any second baseman in the league.
Considering Odor played 114 games of above-replacement-level baseball at an up-the-middle position as a 20-year-old, his 2014 season was quite impressive. He started at Double-A Frisco, but was called up five weeks into the season because the team was lacking a legitimate second baseman with Jurickson Profar out for the season with a partial tear in his shoulder. Odor did alright for himself, slashing .259/.297/.402 with nine home runs and four steals in 417 plate appearances. There is no denying he was rushed to the majors, but the fact that Odor was able to hold his own against big-league pitching as the youngest player in MLB for much of the season should do wonders for his development. Texas will have a tough decision to make if Profar comes to camp close to healthy, as Odor has marginally outperformed Profar as a big leaguer to this point. If Odor opens the season as an everyday player, he will be a prime breakout candidate.
Odor rocketed all the way to Double-A Frisco as a 19-year-old, slashing .306/.354/.530 in 30 games after a nice season at High-A Myrtle Beach (.305/.369/.454 in 100 games). He's a top fantasy prospect at second base as a result, and the trade of Ian Kinsler this winter to Detroit removed one obstacle in Odor's way. He still has Jurickson Profar and Elvis Andrus ahead of him up the middle, so questions remain as to whether his future is with Texas or another team. He has All-Star upside regardless of what team he plays for, and could be as ready for a full-time role as early as 2015.
Odor made his pro debut in the short-season Northern League, hitting .262/.323/.352.
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Handling leadoff role
2BTexas Rangers
September 16, 2018
Odor will start at second base and bat leadoff Sunday against the Padres.
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Situated on bench Monday
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September 10, 2018
Odor is not in the lineup Monday against the Angels.
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Belts 18th home run
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September 1, 2018
Odor went 2-for-4 with a solo home run against the Twins on Saturday.
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Belts 17th homer
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August 25, 2018
Odor went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Giants.
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Delivers decisive blow
2BTexas Rangers
August 19, 2018
Odor went 2-for-3 with a walk, a home run and four RBI in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Angels.
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