Zack Collins
24-Year-Old DHDH
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Collins has massive raw power, walks a lot and is reasonably close to the majors (134 games at Double-A), but the rest of his profile is pretty unappealing. He might end up as a below-average defensive catcher with a below-average hit tool, and that simply won't translate into significant playing time on a competitive big-league team. Current White Sox brass selected Collins with the 10th overall pick in 2016, so they have every incentive to try to make it work with him behind the dish. He has never posted an OBP lower than .365 above rookie ball and has enough raw power to hit 20 homers in 400 PA, so he could be a serviceable option in many formats if Chicago does give him significant playing time in 2019 or 2020. However, giving him starts over a no-offense/all-defense catcher would hurt them in the standings. If Kenny Williams and Rick Hahn want to win games, Collins may languish in the upper levels of the minors. Read Past Outlooks
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Sits for first game
DHChicago White Sox
September 27, 2019
Collins will sit for the first half of Friday's doubleheader against the Tigers.
ANALYSIS
After posting a .421 OPS over his first 17 career games, Collins has picked things up lately, recording a 1.074 OPS over his last eight contests. James McCann will start behind the plate for the afternoon game Friday, though Collins could get the start in the nightcap.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+100%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+100%
OPS vs RHP
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .376 25 2 0 2 0 .136 .240 .136
Since 2017vs Right .751 76 8 3 10 0 .203 .329 .422
2019vs Left .376 25 2 0 2 0 .136 .240 .136
2019vs Right .751 76 8 3 10 0 .203 .329 .422
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
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+89%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+89%
OPS on Road
2018
No Stats
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .435 44 3 0 4 0 .135 .273 .162
Since 2017Away .823 57 7 3 8 0 .224 .333 .490
2019Home .435 44 3 0 4 0 .135 .273 .162
2019Away .823 57 7 3 8 0 .224 .333 .490
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
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Stat Review
How does Zack Collins 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
0.36
 
BB Rate
13.9%
 
K Rate
38.6%
 
BABIP
.295
 
ISO
.163
 
AVG
.186
 
OBP
.307
 
SLG
.349
 
OPS
.656
 
wOBA
.294
 
Exit Velocity
90.9 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
40.4%
 
Barrels/PA
7.1%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
The gap between Collins' projected value in OBP leagues and standard rotisserie leagues is sizable. His best batting average above rookie ball is .258, when he had by far his highest BABIP (.333), yet he has notched an OBP of .418 or better at two of his last three stops. He is probably a little too patient at this point, regularly flirting with, and occasionally eclipsing a 20 percent walk rate. The plus power is real, as he finished third in the Carolina League in ISO (.220) and tied for third in home runs (17). If he could tap into that power a little more regularly, he would project as a top-10 fantasy catcher, assuming, of course, that he sticks at catcher. He has the arm for the position, but he is a below-average receiver, which could end up forcing a move to DH. The best-case scenario would be Yasmani Grandal-level production at catcher, while also getting starts at DH. The worst-case scenario is that he gets moved to DH full time, where he may not be very useful in standard formats.
Collins was selected in the first round of the 2016 draft out of the University of Miami, and the White Sox aggressively pushed the 21-year-old to High-A. The polished catcher more than held his own, notching almost as many walks (33) as strikeouts (39) over 36 games played at High-A Wilmington. Collins also clubbed six home runs en route to a slash line of .258/.418/.467. His professional approach at the dish and significant power potential make him one of the top catching prospects in the game, although there are some questions as to whether he has the overall defensive prowess to stay behind the plate long term. A move out from the catcher position would damper his fantasy potential a tad, but Collins' bat should play just about anywhere.
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Doubles, knocks in two
DHChicago White Sox
September 27, 2019
Collins went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Thursday's 8-0 win over the Indians.
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Catches Wednesday
DHChicago White Sox
September 26, 2019
Collins started at catcher and went 0-for-4 in Wednesday's 8-3 loss to the Indians.
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Homers in consecutive games
DHChicago White Sox
September 19, 2019
Collins went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Twins.
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Not starting Monday
DHChicago White Sox
September 16, 2019
Collins is not in the lineup Monday against the Twins.
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Snaps hitless run
DHChicago White Sox
September 15, 2019
Collins went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Saturday's 2-1 extra-inning loss to the Mariners.
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