Chance Sisco
23-Year-Old CatcherC
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Injury Concussion
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The Orioles cleared the way for Sisco to be the primary catcher in 2018, yet in some ways, he is less exciting than ever from a fantasy perspective. He has been one of Baltimore's top prospects ever since he was drafted in 2013, but what was once seen as a potentially plus hit tool, may only be average or above average. What was once seen as potentially fringe-average power, may not even be that, although in today's game anything is possible. He was uncharacteristically pull-happy (54.5 percent) in a brief 10-game stint in the majors, cranking out two home runs while striking out seven times in 22 plate appearances. It's possible he forgets everything he learned in the minors and shows up this year looking to pull everything out of the park, in which case his batting average will suffer. He is still not a great defender, so if he's not hitting, Caleb Joseph will play over him. A lot of outcomes are in play for his age-23 season, and most of them involve him not finishing as a top-15 fantasy catcher. Read Past Outlooks
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Will miss weekend series
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September 19, 2018
Sisco will not travel to New York for Baltimore's weekend series against the Yankees as he's yet to pass concussion tests, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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Sisco has missed a pair of games already and will miss at least four more. He could return Monday in Boston.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+22%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+19%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+881%
OPS vs RHP
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .524 23 2 1 2 0 .105 .261 .263
Since 2016vs Right .639 183 14 3 18 1 .208 .311 .327
2018vs Left .651 17 2 1 2 0 .143 .294 .357
2018vs Right .548 167 11 1 14 1 .185 .287 .260
2017vs Left .167 6 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000
2017vs Right 1.639 16 3 2 4 0 .462 .563 1.077
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+43%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+71%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+20%
OPS at Home
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .745 97 11 3 11 1 .238 .340 .405
Since 2016Away .520 109 5 1 9 0 .160 .275 .245
2018Home .704 92 10 2 9 1 .228 .337 .367
2018Away .412 92 3 0 7 0 .136 .239 .173
2017Home 1.400 5 1 1 2 0 .400 .400 1.000
2017Away 1.163 17 2 1 2 0 .308 .471 .692
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Chance Sisco 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
0.20
 
BB Rate
7.1%
 
K Rate
35.9%
 
BABIP
.293
 
ISO
.088
 
AVG
.181
 
OBP
.288
 
SLG
.269
 
OPS
.557
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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One of the top pure hitters in the minors for a couple years now, Sisco seems to finally be solid enough defensively that most evaluators think he can stick behind the plate. The power has never projected to be a plus tool, and at this point it is hard to even throw a future 50 grade on it. However, as a catcher with a plus hit tool, he packs enough offensive punch to make him an eventual top-10 fantasy option at the position. He posted a 135 wRC+ and 83:59 K:BB in 112 games as a 21-year-old at Double-A Bowie, and he even earned a four-game run with Triple-A Norfolk to close out the season. Sisco lacks Jonathan Lucroy's defensive chops, but in a few years he could offer that kind of offensive output. He should start the year at Triple-A and may take over as Baltimore's starting catcher sometime this summer.
Sisco was slowed by a pair of injuries last season, but when healthy he showed why his bat figures to play well for the Orioles. At just 20 years old, Sisco displayed advanced plate discipline and contact skills with an 11.0% walk rate and 13.7% strikeout rate at High-A before earning a promotion to Double-A. There may not be another catching prospect in the game that has a better hit tool than Sisco and it led the Orioles to hang on to him despite other teams inquiring at the trade deadline. His power is still a work in progress and that facet of his game may never evolve beyond a fringe tool. His eight steals were a bit of a surprise. Oblique and finger injuries kept Sisco out for over a month, but he got enough game action to prove he is ready to begin the 2016 season at Double-A. Matt Wieters accepted his qualifying offer and will return as the starter in 2016, but Sisco could be an option later in the year.
Sisco spent the entire 2014 season at Low-A Delmarva, playing 74 games at catcher and 40 games at DH. It is not uncommon for a minor league team to play catching prospects at DH once or twice a week, but in Sisco’s case, a lot of his value hinges on him sticking behind the dish. He only threw out 20 percent of would-be basestealers, so he will need to improve upon that as he moves up to High-A. Sisco’s second half at the plate really put him on the prospect radar, as he slashed .361/.424/.456 in 66 games. However, he slashed just .267/.362/.344 in 90 at-bats against southpaws on the season, and if he’s not adding value on defense, and doesn’t improve upon those splits, he will need to make the big leagues as the strong side of a DH platoon, which means he really has to hit.
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Unavailable Monday
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September 17, 2018
Sisco (chin/concussion) is unavailable for Monday's game against the Blue Jays, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
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Dealing with chin laceration
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September 16, 2018
Sisco exited Sunday's game against the White Sox with a chin laceration, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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Leaves after being hit by foul tip
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September 16, 2018
Sisco was removed from Sunday's game against the White Sox in the fourth inning after being struck on the mask by a foul tip, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
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Back with Baltimore
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September 3, 2018
Sisco was recalled by the Orioles on Monday.
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Sent to Triple-A
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July 13, 2018
Sisco was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk following Friday's game against Texas, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.
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