Rougned Odor
Rougned Odor
26-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Texas Rangers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Last season marked the third time in four years Odor has hit at least 30 homers. It was also the second time in the past three seasons in which he failed to hit higher than .205. Last year, he really sold out for the long ball as his strikeout rate jumped from the low 20s to 31% as the second baseman continues to struggle to get back to his peak of 2016. If you are a believer in September stats serving as a harbinger of better days ahead, Odor's .261/.337/.638 slash line over his final 100 plate appearances should get your attention. He hit nine homers and drove in 25 runs down the stretch, but the skill set remained mostly the same as the swing and miss was still prevalent in between home runs. It is tough to get excited about a 90th percentile barrel rate in this case. He compiles the counting states, but kills your batting average. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a six-year, $49.5 million contract extension with the Rangers in March of 2017. Contract includes $13.5 million team option ($3 million buyout) for 2023.
Back in lineup
2BTexas Rangers
August 15, 2020
Odor started at second base and went 1-for-3 with an RBI in Friday's 3-2 win over the Rockies.
ANALYSIS
Odor, who was held out of the lineup Wednesday, returned to action Friday. Wednesday's fill-in, Derek Dietrich, rapped out three hits, stole a base and scored two runs in a win. That led to speculation that the struggling Odor's absence could be an extended one, but the Rangers continue to extend chances to Odor, who drove in the game-tying run in the seventh inning Friday. "These guys have got to be productive," Texas manager Chris Woodward told Sam Blum of the Dallas Morning News. "I've talked to Rougie about that and he understands that, so today, he gets an opportunity to be productive. That's the line." Dietrich, who scored a run as a pinch hitter Friday, is expected to play Saturday and Sunday, although it's not certain if either start will come at second base.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+2%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+220%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+20%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+9%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .730 405 56 13 47 7 .236 .323 .407
Since 2018vs Right .717 761 101 36 113 16 .217 .287 .430
2020vs Left .186 22 2 0 1 0 .050 .136 .050
2020vs Right .596 28 2 1 3 0 .192 .250 .346
2019vs Left .815 189 27 9 32 4 .236 .330 .485
2019vs Right .678 392 50 21 61 7 .190 .260 .417
2018vs Left .711 194 27 4 14 3 .257 .337 .374
2018vs Right .773 341 49 14 49 9 .251 .321 .452
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Since 2018
 
 
+18%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+138%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+6%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+36%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .780 601 90 26 98 16 .241 .324 .456
Since 2018Away .661 565 67 23 62 7 .205 .273 .388
2020Home .475 40 3 1 3 0 .139 .225 .250
2020Away .200 10 1 0 1 0 .100 .100 .100
2019Home .743 286 38 15 55 7 .211 .290 .453
2019Away .700 295 39 15 38 4 .199 .276 .425
2018Home .865 275 49 10 40 9 .291 .374 .491
2018Away .635 260 27 8 23 3 .217 .277 .358
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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.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 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
0.18
 
BB Rate
6.0%
 
K Rate
34.0%
 
BABIP
.179
 
ISO
.087
 
AVG
.130
 
OBP
.200
 
SLG
.217
 
OPS
.417
 
wOBA
.194
 
Exit Velocity
79.7 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
37.9%
 
Barrels/PA
8.5%
 
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Coming off a 2017 season with conflicting underlying metrics and surface stats, Odor took the disconnect to a higher level last season. As expected, Odor's BABIP rebounded, though based on an elevated 45.2% hard-hit rate, his .305 BABIP was low. More curious was a drop in HR/FB despite playing half his games in Globe Life Park, one of the best venues for lefty power. The drop in HR/FB in tandem with a slight decline in flyball rate resulted in just 18 homers, after he slugged a combined 63 the previous two campaigns, though missing a month early tempered his total. Consistency is also an issue as Odor posted a .602 OPS through June 28 while registering a .605 mark from Aug. 12 on. In between he recorded a 1.055 OPS. Odor managed a dozen steals, but since he was caught an equal number of times, he may not be given the green light as often. Odor has the underlying skills to be a top-10 second baseman.
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.
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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Heads to bench
2BTexas Rangers
August 12, 2020
Odor is not in Wednesday's lineup against Seattle, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
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Returns to second base
2BTexas Rangers
August 9, 2020
Odor started at second base and went 0-for-3 in Saturday's 2-0 win over the Angels.
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Hitless in return
2BTexas Rangers
August 7, 2020
Odor (oblique) went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Friday's 4-3 win over the Angels.
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Returns to lineup
2BTexas Rangers
August 7, 2020
Odor (oblique) will bat third as the designated hitter Friday against the Angels.
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Remains out Thursday
2BTexas Rangers
Oblique
August 6, 2020
Odor (oblique) is not starting Thursday against the Athletics, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
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