Yairo Munoz
23-Year-Old ShortstopSS
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed with the A's for $280,000 in January of 2012.
Scores twice
SSSt. Louis Cardinals
September 13, 2018
Munoz went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and two runs scored Thursday against the Dodgers.
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Munoz benefited from batting second in the order after being slotted into the bottom third of the Cardinals' lineup for much of the season. He continues to reach base at a strong clip, with Thursday's performance bringing his on-base percentage up to .352 on the season. Though he's lost some playing time with the return of Kolten Wong, Munoz still draws several starts per week.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+15%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+15%
OPS vs LHP
2017
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2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .840 92 10 3 15 1 .266 .359 .481
Since 2016vs Right .732 211 24 5 22 4 .276 .336 .396
2018vs Left .840 92 10 3 15 1 .266 .359 .481
2018vs Right .732 211 24 5 22 4 .276 .336 .396
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+17%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+17%
OPS on Road
2017
No Stats
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .697 132 14 1 12 1 .271 .341 .356
Since 2016Away .816 171 20 7 25 4 .275 .345 .471
2018Home .697 132 14 1 12 1 .271 .341 .356
2018Away .816 171 20 7 25 4 .275 .345 .471
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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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.
BB/K
0.40
 
BB Rate
8.9%
 
K Rate
22.0%
 
BABIP
.335
 
ISO
.147
 
AVG
.275
 
OBP
.344
 
SLG
.421
 
OPS
.766
 
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
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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Smacks solo homer
SSSt. Louis Cardinals
September 5, 2018
Munoz went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Wednesday's win over the Nationals.
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Homers in three-hit game
SSSt. Louis Cardinals
September 3, 2018
Munoz went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and a pair of runs scored in Monday's loss to the Nationals.
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Sits after two straight starts
SSSt. Louis Cardinals
September 2, 2018
Munoz is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds.
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Struggling since DL return
SSSt. Louis Cardinals
August 31, 2018
Munoz is 2-for-15 with a double, an RBI, a walk and two runs over the five games he's played since returning from a stint on the disabled list due to a wrist injury.
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Activated from DL
SSSt. Louis Cardinals
August 22, 2018
Munoz (wrist) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list Wednesday.
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