Odubel Herrera

Odubel Herrera

29-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Philadelphia Phillies
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Odubel Herrera in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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#559
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$Signed a five-year, $30.5 million contract extension with the Phililes in December of 2016. Contract includes $11.5 million team option ($2.5 million buyout) for 2022 and $12.5 million team option ($1 million buyout) for 2023.
On bench Saturday
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
October 2, 2021
Herrera isn't starting Saturday's game against the Marlins, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
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Herrera was back in action for each of the last five games, and he went 7-for-21 with three doubles, two runs and an RBI in that span. Matt Vierling will take his place in center field and lead off against left-hander Jesus Luzardo.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
51
1
1
1
6
5
16
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
12
2
1
2
5
4
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+7%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+8%
OPS vs RHP
2020
No Stats
2019
 
 
+8%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .671 178 18 3 17 2 .256 .299 .372
Since 2019vs Right .718 452 53 11 50 6 .250 .308 .410
2021vs Left .686 152 17 3 12 2 .252 .305 .381
2021vs Right .744 339 42 10 39 4 .264 .313 .431
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left .589 26 1 0 5 0 .280 .269 .320
2019vs Right .639 113 11 1 11 2 .208 .292 .347
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+21%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+18%
OPS on Road
2020
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2019
 
 
+33%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .636 305 28 4 25 6 .237 .292 .344
Since 2019Away .769 325 43 10 42 2 .266 .318 .451
2021Home .664 236 25 3 19 5 .248 .297 .367
2021Away .784 255 34 10 32 1 .272 .323 .461
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home .538 69 3 1 6 1 .197 .275 .262
2019Away .715 70 9 0 10 1 .246 .300 .415
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Stat Review
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.

* 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.
  • BABIP
    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.
BB/K
0.38
 
BB Rate
5.9%
 
K Rate
15.7%
 
BABIP
.285
 
ISO
.156
 
AVG
.260
 
OBP
.310
 
SLG
.416
 
OPS
.726
 
wOBA
.318
 
Exit Velocity
80.5 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
30.6%
 
Barrels/PA
4.7%
 
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Herrera cost himself most of the season after violating the league's domestic violence policy in mid-May. While the victim declined to press charges, the league suspended him for the remainder of the season without pay. Even before that punishment was finalized, the Phillies were making moves as if they'd moved on from Herrera, indicating that they had no desire to bring him back in 2020 due to his actions. Indeed they DFA'd Herrera in January. He'd been performing as a very expendable player prior to the incident, hitting just .222/.288/.341. The 28-year-old's career .276/.333/.423 slash line (102 wRC+) is perfectly adequate for a starting center fielder, but that may no longer reflect his abilities. He hasn't recorded an above-average slash line since 2016 and hasn't graded out as a positive defensively by either DRS or UZR since 2017.
Herrera hit a career-high 22 homers in 2018, but his season was largely a disappointment. He hit just .255/.310/.420, good for a career-low 97 wRC+, and stole just five bases. It wasn't a completely lost season, but there are reasons to be concerned for the future. He slipped down in the order as the season wore on and also lost playing time to Roman Quinn. Quinn could continue to steal at-bats going forward, or the Phillies could spend money on a big outfield bat. Herrera is still too good to be reduced to a fourth-outfielder role, but he could be something less than an everyday player and remain in the bottom half of the order unless he can get back to his previous form. A reversal of his 55-point BABIP drop could turn things around for Herrera, though it's possible that his .290 BABIP is his new normal as he increased his pull rate by eight points, leaving him vulnerable to shifts, against which he hit just .230 after posting a .345 mark in 2017.
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.
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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Returns to action Sunday
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
September 26, 2021
Herrera (ankle) is starting in center field and batting leadoff Sunday versus the Pirates.
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Not in Saturday's lineup
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
Ankle
September 25, 2021
Herrera (ankle) will not start Saturday against the Pirates.
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Exits with left ankle soreness
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
Ankle
September 24, 2021
Herrera was removed from Friday's game against the Pirates due to left ankle soreness, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
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Not starting Sunday
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
September 19, 2021
Herrera is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mets, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
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Big offensive performance
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
September 16, 2021
Herrera went 2-for-5 with a double, three RBI, two runs scored and a walk Thursday against the Cubs.
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