Yairo Munoz
25-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Boston Red Sox AAA
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Yairo Munoz in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Red Sox in December of 2020.
Outrighted to Triple-A
OFBoston Red Sox  AAA
December 7, 2020
Munoz was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
ANALYSIS
The Red Sox now have two open spots on the 40-man roster in advance of Thursday's Rule 5 draft. Munoz hit .333 with one home run and five doubles in 45 plate appearances with the Red Sox last season, but they obviously don't view him as a big part of the future.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+9%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+15%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+1%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+15%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .780 153 15 3 18 3 .278 .366 .414
Since 2018vs Right .716 402 50 8 41 12 .279 .318 .398
2020vs Left .750 8 0 0 0 1 .375 .375 .375
2020vs Right .865 37 6 1 4 1 .324 .324 .541
2019vs Left .657 43 3 0 2 1 .282 .349 .308
2019vs Right .651 138 17 2 11 7 .263 .283 .368
2018vs Left .838 102 12 3 16 1 .267 .373 .465
2018vs Right .731 227 27 5 26 4 .280 .339 .391
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+10%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+148%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+40%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+19%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .693 233 29 2 21 2 .284 .330 .363
Since 2018Away .763 322 36 9 38 13 .275 .332 .431
2020Home 1.238 21 4 1 4 0 .476 .476 .762
2020Away .500 24 2 0 0 2 .208 .208 .292
2019Home .520 65 8 0 3 1 .242 .262 .258
2019Away .728 116 12 2 10 7 .282 .319 .409
2018Home .689 147 17 1 14 1 .273 .340 .348
2018Away .823 182 22 7 28 4 .280 .357 .466
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Stat Review
How does Yairo Munoz 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
0.00
 
BB Rate
0.0%
 
K Rate
24.4%
 
BABIP
.424
 
ISO
.178
 
AVG
.333
 
OBP
.333
 
SLG
.511
 
OPS
.844
 
wOBA
.366
 
Exit Velocity
82.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
47.1%
 
Barrels/PA
2.2%
 
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Munoz stuck around as a bench option for the Cardinals for most of the year, though he was unable to build on his modest success from his rookie season. After hitting .276/.350/.413 in 2018, he managed just a .267/.298/.355 line in his sophomore campaign. That came in rather sporadic playing time, as Munoz came to the plate just 181 times all season, but he didn't have much of an offensive reputation as a prospect, so the struggles were hardly a surprise. He did at least steal eight bases, raising hope that he could contribute in that category if he were to win a more significant role. It would take injuries ahead of him for that to happen, though, as nothing on Munoz's resume suggests he deserves anything more than a bench spot. He's not even a great fit there, as his glove has generally graded out poorly, but he can at least get by all around the field, so his flexibility should keep him in the league.
Acquired in the Stephen Piscotty trade prior to last season, Munoz opened the year on the Cardinals' major-league roster and stuck there for much of the season, hitting .276/.350/.413 in 329 plate appearances. That was good for a 106 wRC+, but his glove graded out poorly by UZR and DRS at both shortstop and second base. His profile isn't particularly exciting from a fantasy perspective, as he managed just eight homers and five steals, and his overall performance was in line with prospect reports which had him as a role player. There's a spot for that player both in real life and in certain fantasy settings, as Munoz can fill in at several different roster spots and not tank any categories. Just know that his modest prospect pedigree doesn't suggest a ton of upside, and a part-time role is likely in the cards again this season.
Prior to a December trade that sent Stephen Piscotty to the A's, the Cardinals seemingly had endless close-to-the-majors outfielders and between one and zero MLB-caliber defensive shortstops. Enter Munoz, whom the Cardinals received from Oakland, along with Max Schrock. He may never hit enough to be an everyday player, but he has the glove to handle the six, and is also capable of playing second base and third base. In addition to his defensive chops on the dirt, Munoz fills another need for the Cardinals with above-average speed on the bases. He has hit for power at times in the minors, most notably last year at Double-A when he posted a .216 ISO, but he is unlikely to hit many over the fence in the majors without really compromising his approach. With 272 plate appearances under his belt at Triple-A, the 23-year-old is close to being ready to fill a bench role for the big club. His speed makes him interesting in really deep leagues, as his defense could earn him at-bats if Paul DeJong regresses.
After slashing .320/.372/.480 in the High-A California League in 2015, Munoz was promoted to Double-A Midland. He struggled to find his form, slashing .240/.286/.367 in 102 games with the Rockhounds. Although it was a down season for Munoz, the good news is the glove-first player is still just 21 years old. He made the majority of his starts in 2016 at shortstop, but he also started more than 20 games at second and third base. His true utility-man status makes him a valuable prospect, something the A's have acknowledged by adding him to their 40-man roster. Although he isn't major league ready, Oakland's decision shows how much raw talent the young utility-man possesses. He will likely start off again in Double-A, hoping to settle in and regain his swing before a Triple-A Nashville promotion.
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Sticking with Red Sox
OFBoston Red Sox  AAA
December 2, 2020
Munoz signed a one-year contract with the Red Sox on Wednesday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
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Placed on injured list
OFBoston Red Sox  AAA
Back
September 19, 2020
Munoz was placed on the 10-day injured list with back spasms, retroactive to Sept. 18.
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Exits with back spasms
OFBoston Red Sox  AAA
Back
September 17, 2020
Munoz was removed from Thursday's game against the Marlins after experiencing lower-back spasms, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
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Swipes bag in loss
OFBoston Red Sox  AAA
September 17, 2020
Munoz went 2-for-5 with two singles and a stolen base Wednesday in an 8-4 loss to the Marlins.
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Gets fourth straight start
OFBoston Red Sox  AAA
September 16, 2020
Munoz will start in right field and will bat sixth Wednesday against the Marlins, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
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