Odubel Herrera
Odubel Herrera
26-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Philadelphia Phillies
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Since hitting the majors in 2015, Herrera has supplied OPS marks between .765 and .781, but he's been far from the consistent producer that narrow range implies. The outfielder was especially prone to hot and cold spells in 2017, turning in a .256/.292/.393 first-half slash line before rallying with a .323/.378/.551 line after the break. Even amid his big second half, Herrera didn't draw walks at the clip he had a season earlier, resulting in him finishing with a .325 OBP that partially explains his stark downturn in steals. Herrera was able to save face by hitting balls harder and in the air more frequently than ever, but it translated to a huge spike in doubles rather than more home runs. With the Phillies dismissing Pete Mackanin -- who had frequently voiced his displeasure with Herrera's baserunning -- the 26-year-old could resurface as both a power and speed threat, but be prepared to endure crests and troughs with any production he offers. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a five-year, $30.5 million contract extension in December of 2016 that includes club options for 2022 and 2023.
Knocks 22nd homer
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
September 19, 2018
Herrera went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's win over the Mets.
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Herrera's two-run shot off Noah Syndergaard in the fourth inning put the Phillies up 3-0. It was his first homer of the month, and he's hitting just .125/.222/.225 through 14 games in September, but Herrera will look to build off Wednesday's momentum over the final 11 days of the season.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+11%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+2%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+3%
OPS vs LHP
2016
 
 
+40%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .708 459 42 8 47 7 .268 .320 .387
Since 2016vs Right .786 1324 175 42 123 31 .277 .339 .447
2018vs Left .727 136 15 4 21 2 .279 .316 .411
2018vs Right .738 428 48 17 44 3 .247 .311 .427
2017vs Left .794 161 21 4 17 0 .288 .323 .471
2017vs Right .771 402 46 10 39 8 .279 .326 .445
2016vs Left .599 162 6 0 9 5 .236 .321 .278
2016vs Right .841 494 81 15 40 20 .303 .374 .467
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+4%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+3%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+8%
OPS at Home
2016
 
 
+1%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .781 876 112 27 90 17 .279 .338 .443
Since 2016Away .751 907 105 23 80 21 .271 .330 .421
2018Home .748 272 36 12 36 3 .253 .310 .438
2018Away .724 292 27 9 29 2 .257 .315 .409
2017Home .807 290 40 8 32 3 .297 .334 .473
2017Away .746 273 27 6 24 5 .265 .315 .431
2016Home .784 314 36 7 22 11 .284 .366 .417
2016Away .779 342 51 8 27 14 .289 .356 .423
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How does Odubel Herrera 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
0.32
 
BB Rate
6.6%
 
K Rate
20.4%
 
BABIP
.289
 
ISO
.171
 
AVG
.255
 
OBP
.313
 
SLG
.426
 
OPS
.739
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Herrera entered camp last season with the starting center field job locked down after an impressive rookie season as a Rule 5 pick in 2015. He was an on-base machine early on, walking 22 percent of the time in April and continuing at a solid clip in May and June before seemingly abandoning his newfound patience in July when he walked just 5.9 percent of the time. Herrera also struggled against lefties last season, hitting just .236 with a .599 OPS in 144 at-bats after hitting .293 with a .720 OPS against southpaws in 2015. The downturn is primarily BABIP driven as Herrera had a .402 BABIP against lefties in 2015 and a .321 BABIP in 2016. Despite those warts, Herrera has plenty of fantasy value thanks to his blend of power and speed. If he can rediscover his approach from the first half of 2016, he can be an across the board asset, as he should be hitting in the top third of the lineup. He inked a team-friendly five-year, $30.5 million extension this offseason, ensuring a regular role going forward.
Herrera turned out to be a steal for the Phillies as a Rule 5 pick from the Rangers last offseason. He had never played above Double-A prior to last season, but Phillies scouts had liked what they saw from him in winter ball. He hit .297 with eight home runs and 16 stolen bases while learning the finer points of playing center field in the majors, after having spent the majority of his time at second base throughout his minor league career. His batting average may be a bit of a mirage as his .388 BABIP is likely unsustainable, and his 24.0% strikeout rate is too high for a player whose game should be more focused on getting on base than driving the ball out of the park. Despite those issues, Herrera is an attractive target for stolen bases. He figures to see more at-bats this season and his coaches will no doubt work with him on deciding when to run, which should cut down on his caught stealing totals. His upside is 30 steals if everything comes together.
Herrera was taken by the Phillies from the Rangers during the Rule 5 draft in December. A 23-year-old utility type, most of his opportunities would likely come at second base or in center field, while the Phillies' lack of depth in the outfield could open up playing time if he proves capable of making the leap from Double-A to the big leagues. As a 22-year-old last season, Herrera hit .321/.373/.402 with 12 stolen bases over 96 games with Frisco, but he'd likely begin in the bottom third of the order if he pushed his way into a more prominent role for the Phillies. Herrera earned MVP honors in the Venezuelan Winter League as well, hitting .372 with six home runs and eight steals over 58 games for La Guaira.
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Out against southpaw
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
September 18, 2018
Herrera is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Mets, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
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Sits against another lefty
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
September 15, 2018
Herrera is out for the second game in a row Saturday against the Marlins as the Phillies face another lefty in Jarlin Garcia.
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Out of lineup vs. lefty
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
September 14, 2018
Herrera is not in the lineup against Miami on Friday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
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Sits for second straight
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
September 7, 2018
Herrera is out of the lineup for the second straight game Friday against the Mets.
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Out of lineup Wednesday
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
September 5, 2018
Herrera is not starting Wednesday against the Marlins.
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