Jose Osuna
Jose Osuna
26-Year-Old First Baseman1B
Pittsburgh Pirates
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Pirates in March of 2018.
Doubles twice in win
1BPittsburgh Pirates
September 11, 2019
Osuna went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a walk and three runs scored during Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Giants.
The 26-year-old first baseman hit a leadoff double and scored in the second inning, then led off the fourth frame with his second double of the night, scoring once again. To finish off his hot night at the plate, Osuna drew a walk in the eighth, scoring for the third time. The trio of runs scored marked a season high for Osuna, who is slashing .261/.306/.503 with 18 doubles across 79 games.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
Since 2017vs Left .713 262 37 6 30 0 .244 .286 .427
Since 2017vs Right .724 360 49 14 47 0 .247 .283 .440
2019vs Left .612 98 14 2 9 0 .228 .276 .337
2019vs Right .849 186 27 8 27 0 .284 .328 .521
2018vs Left .834 59 8 3 10 0 .255 .288 .545
2018vs Right .447 52 6 0 1 0 .196 .212 .235
2017vs Left .740 105 15 1 11 0 .253 .295 .444
2017vs Right .660 122 16 6 19 0 .216 .246 .414
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
OPS on Road
OPS at Home
OPS on Road
OPS at Home
Since 2017Home .701 329 44 9 36 0 .248 .280 .421
Since 2017Away .740 293 42 11 41 0 .244 .290 .450
2019Home .768 140 21 4 16 0 .277 .321 .446
2019Away .764 144 20 6 20 0 .252 .299 .466
2018Home .561 69 10 2 7 0 .209 .217 .343
2018Away .797 42 4 1 4 0 .256 .310 .487
2017Home .705 120 13 3 13 0 .237 .267 .439
2017Away .687 107 18 4 17 0 .228 .271 .416
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Stat Review
How does Jose Osuna 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.
    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.
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Exit Velocity
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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Out of Thursday's lineup
1BPittsburgh Pirates
September 5, 2019
Osuna is not in Thursday's lineup against the Marlins.
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Out of Friday's lineup
1BPittsburgh Pirates
August 30, 2019
Osuna is not in the lineup for Friday's game at Colorado.
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Slugs ninth homer in win
1BPittsburgh Pirates
August 29, 2019
Osuna went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, a double, two RBI and two runs scored in the Pirates' 11-8 victory over the Rockies on Thursday.
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Earns third straight start
1BPittsburgh Pirates
August 25, 2019
Osuna will start in right field and bat sixth Sunday against the Reds.
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Reinstated to roster
1BPittsburgh Pirates
August 20, 2019
The Pirates reinstated Osuna from Major League Baseball's suspended list Tuesday.
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