Jose Osuna

Jose Osuna

28-Year-Old First Baseman1B
 Free Agent  Foreign
Free Agent
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Jose Osuna 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 Pirates in March of 2020. Released by the Pirates in November of 2020.
Headed to Japan
1BFree Agent  F
November 26, 2020
Osuna signed a one-year contract with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows of the NPB on Thursday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
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Osuna was released by the Pirates on Tuesday after going unclaimed on waivers, and he'll be away from MLB for at least one season after finding an opportunity in Japan. The 27-year-old slashed .205/.244/.397 across 82 plate appearances in 2020.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+13%
OPS vs RHP
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+115%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+39%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .661 124 15 3 13 0 .241 .290 .371
Since 2019vs Right .747 238 30 10 32 0 .247 .290 .457
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Left .846 26 1 1 4 0 .292 .346 .500
2020vs Right .394 52 3 2 5 0 .120 .154 .240
2019vs Left .612 98 14 2 9 0 .228 .276 .337
2019vs Right .849 186 27 8 27 0 .284 .328 .521
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Since 2019
 
 
+9%
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+71%
OPS on Road
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+1%
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .704 176 23 5 18 0 .250 .295 .409
Since 2019Away .769 190 24 9 29 0 .251 .295 .474
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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2020Home .459 36 2 1 2 0 .147 .194 .265
2020Away .783 46 4 3 9 0 .250 .283 .500
2019Home .768 140 21 4 16 0 .277 .321 .446
2019Away .764 144 20 6 20 0 .252 .299 .466
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Jose Osuna
The Z Files: The Fallacy of Stabilization and an Early Look at Home Runs
233 days ago
Todd Zola offers some thoughts on early-season trends, including the home run surge led by Nick Castellanos and the Reds.
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354 days ago
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September 20, 2020
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August 16, 2020
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Dream11 Fantasy Baseball: Pirates at Twins
August 4, 2020
Juan Pablo Aravena breaks down Tuesday's Pirates at Twins game for Dream11 contests.
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Osuna has a career .281 batting average in the minors and has hit .300 over 700 plate appearances at Triple-A, but it wasn't until 2019 that his ability to hit for a decent average showed up at the major-league level. He makes good contact, and over the course of his big-league career, has been dead on split neutral. However, last year he was decidedly better against righties than he was in previous seasons, hitting them at a .284/.328/.521 clip with eight of his 10 home runs coming off righties. If that sticks, it makes him an odd platoon fit on the roster. He doesn't have the skills to supplant anyone from a starting role in the outfield. He is essentially an insurance policy for injuries, or perhaps gets a job if a Starling Marte deal comes to fruition. Think Jose Martinez two years ago and how increased playing time has not suited him well since. That's what we're looking at with Osuna in 2020.
Despite positing a 1.252 OPS in the Grapefruit League, Osuna began the 2017 campaign with Triple-A Indianapolis. Starling Marte's suspension necessitated his recall, and Gregory Polanco's injury-riddled season kept Osuna on the Pirates' roster for the rest of the season. Osuna split his time between first base and the outfield, starting a couple times a week through August, when his playing time dwindled to just pinch hitting in September. Osuna has never been a top prospect, so a .697 OPS in his rookie campaign is in line with expectations. His contact rate is above average with league average exit velocity; however his average launch angle is well below average, tempering homers. At 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, the 25-year-old righty swinger can still learn to add more loft, muscling up on more pitches, but until he does, he profiles as a reserve outfielder, getting the occasional spot start. Unfortunately, Adam Frazier and Jordan Luplow also fall into this bin in Pittsburgh, and both are better late-round plays in NL-only leagues.
As a 23-year-old last year, Osuna hit .279/.331/.457 in 133 games between Double- and Triple-A, flashing notable (if unremarkable) pop and decent bat-to-ball skills. His walk rate fell from 8.1 percent to 5.6 percent with the jump between levels last season, but he was showing improved patience at the dish early on with Indianapolis in 2017. He has little speed to speak -- in fact, Osuna does not have any true standout tools, giving him the profile of a fourth outfielder. That will likely be his role this season. While Osuna was called up in light of Starling Marte's 80-game PED suspension, it appears Adam Frazier will be the main beneficiary in terms of playing time in the short term, and heralded prospect Austin Meadows is waiting in the wings as the long-term answer in the Pittsburgh outfield. Perhaps Osuna will see chances against left-handed pitching, but a short-side platoon role isn't usually conducive to mixed-league fantasy prominence, or relevance for that matter.
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Released by Pirates
1BFree Agent  F
November 24, 2020
Osuna was released by the Pirates on Tuesday, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
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Designated for assigment
1BPittsburgh Pirates  F
November 20, 2020
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Homers in consecutive games
1BPittsburgh Pirates  F
September 27, 2020
Osuna went 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 8-6 loss to Cleveland.
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Goes deep in win
1BPittsburgh Pirates  F
September 26, 2020
Osuna went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double in Saturday's 8-0 win over Cleveland.
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Sits after six straight starts
1BPittsburgh Pirates  F
September 24, 2020
Osuna is not in Thursday's lineup against the Cubs.
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