Jake Elmore
Jake Elmore
31-Year-Old OutfielderOF
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox in February of 2018, which includes an invitation to spring training.
Heads to minor-league camp
OFChicago White Sox  
March 16, 2018
The White Sox reassigned Elmore to minor-league camp Friday.
ANALYSIS
Elmore signed a minor-league contract with an invite to spring training in February and saw only nine official at-bats in the Cactus League. The 30-year-old seems likely to start the season with Triple-A Charlotte as organizational infield depth, assuming he remains with the White Sox.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+48%
OPS vs LHP
2018
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2017
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2016
 
 
+48%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .705 59 4 0 3 0 .255 .407 .298
Since 2016vs Right .477 40 3 0 1 2 .161 .316 .161
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left .705 59 4 0 3 0 .255 .407 .298
2016vs Right .477 40 3 0 1 2 .161 .316 .161
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+25%
OPS at Home
2018
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2017
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2016
 
 
+25%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .673 55 1 0 3 1 .250 .377 .295
Since 2016Away .540 44 6 0 1 1 .176 .364 .176
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home .673 55 1 0 3 1 .250 .377 .295
2016Away .540 44 6 0 1 1 .176 .364 .176
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Jake Elmore
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June 21, 2015
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Elmore has made at least five major league appearances in each of the past five seasons, and every year has been with a different club. That trend will have a chance to continue, as his one-year run with the Brewers came to an end after an uninspiring season. The 29-year-old actually showed real promise in the minor league portion of his season, hitting .320 with more walks (26) than strikeouts (19) in 57 games, but he struggled mightily in the majors to the tune of a .218 average and just two extra-base hits in 59 games. The outfielder still has decent speed and has always had a terrific eye at the plate, so he could get a look as a fourth outfield option. However, his at-bats will likely be limited after signing with the Blue Jays, as Elmore has never had an OPS above .638 or average higher than .242 in the majors.
Elmore continued his life as an MLB journeyman by electing free agency after the 2015 season, leaving his fourth team in four years and joining the Brewers on a minor league deal that includes an invite to spring training in 2016. The 28-year-old did see a career high in plate appearances last year with Tampa Bay thanks to a glut of infield injuries, but he did little with them, hitting .206/.263/.284 with two home runs. His defensive versatility is likely what appealed to the Brewers, considering he appeared at all four infield positions, left field, and pitcher in 2015. In fact, he was actually the Rays’ starting first baseman for a short, incredible period of time thanks to a James Loney finger injury. With a career .516 OPS, Elmore is unlikely to be very useful in fantasy, even if he finds his way to some big league playing time in Milwaukee.
In one calendar year, Elmore has been a member of the Astros, White Sox, A's, Reds and now the Pirates, who claimed him when the Reds tried to pass him through waivers in November. Elmore has a good eye, but nothing happens when he makes contact, raising the question whether he'd be able to draw many walks at the big league level once opposing pitchers realize he can't hurt them when they throw strikes. His complete lack of power likely precludes him from getting a shot at a long-term role.
Known more for his versatility on defense after becoming the first player in Astros history to play all nine positions in a single season, Elmore was limited to 52 games in his super-utility role and did not contribute much offensively. The 26-year-old employs a good approach at the plate, with great discipline (0.65 BB/K ratio) that he backs up with an 83 percent contact rate. Unfortunately, those measures have not translated to big league success, as his .242/.313/.325 line from last season might suggest. Elmore's batting average is likely to improve this season, but don't expect much in the counting stats. He'll look to secure a utility role with the White Sox after being picked up via waivers during the offseason.
A lack of major league ready depth to play shortstop behind Stephen Drew opened the door for Elmore to make his big league debut with the D-Backs last season. In his age-25 season, he hit .345/.445/.469 with 33 steals at Triple-A Reno (a very hitter-friendly environment), but he carried a .497 OPS over 30 big league games and did little to prove that his numbers with Reno were anything more than a mirage. Elmore was claimed off waivers by the Astros in November and will enter the mix for a utility role this spring as a defense-first bench option.
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Signs minor-league contract with White Sox
OFChicago White Sox  
February 8, 2018
Elmore agreed to a minor-league deal with the White Sox which includes an invitation to spring training, MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports.
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Putting game together at Triple-A
OFToronto Blue Jays  
August 2, 2017
Elmore, who came over to Toronto in the offseason, is finally beginning to find a groove at Triple-A Buffalo, Matt Schneidman of The Buffalo News reports.
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Contending for roster spot
OFToronto Blue Jays  
March 2, 2017
Elmore, a non-roster invitee, is a legitimate contender for an Opening Day roster spot, Corey Long of MLB.com reports.
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Signs minors deal with Blue Jays
OFToronto Blue Jays  
February 9, 2017
Elmore signed a minor league contract with the Blue Jays that includes an invite to spring training, Toronto radio play-by-play broadaster Mike Wilner reports.
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Outrighted to Triple-A
OFMilwaukee Brewers  
October 28, 2016
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