Ryon Healy
Ryon Healy
27-Year-Old First Baseman1B
Seattle Mariners
60-Day IL
Injury Hip
Est. Return 2/1/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
By all measures, Healy was the same hitter in 2018 as 2017, but a .257 BABIP torpedoed his average and associated production. All of Healy's 2018 Statcast data was virtually the same as 2017 when he registered a .319 BABIP. The move to Safeco Field was parallel in terms of park factor so that wasn't the reason for the slide. It appears Healy simply hit into bad luck. His home-run total was unaffected, but a striking drop in doubles lowered his ISO and slugging percentage to career-low marks. Surprisingly, Healy struggled versus southpaws, something liable to be a one-year anomaly. He appears poised to return to 2017's level, but everyday at-bats are not assured. As of mid-January, the Mariners have a handful of other defense-challenged big-league-ready corner bats for him to compete with. Seattle is in rebuild mode, so Healy will need to be playing pretty regularly to compile enough counting stats to be useful in mixed leagues. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $579,000 contract with the Mariners in March of 2019.
May be ready for spring training
1BSeattle Mariners
Hip
August 7, 2019
Healy (hip) is expected to be sidelined 4-to-6 months after undergoing surgery Tuesday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
It was already known Healy would miss the remainder of the 2019 season, but he was previously without an official recovery timeline. The long end of that return timetable would have the 27-year-old ready to go in early February, so if everything goes smoothly, he could be cleared for the start of spring training.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
3
10
17
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
6
6
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+1%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+37%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+13%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+22%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .722 362 39 13 43 0 .252 .301 .421
Since 2017vs Right .728 954 102 43 134 0 .252 .286 .442
2019vs Left .586 51 6 0 5 0 .200 .275 .311
2019vs Right .802 136 18 7 21 0 .250 .294 .508
2018vs Left .631 167 14 6 16 0 .213 .269 .361
2018vs Right .715 357 37 18 57 0 .246 .280 .435
2017vs Left .873 144 19 7 22 0 .314 .347 .526
2017vs Right .717 461 47 18 56 0 .257 .289 .428
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+16%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+29%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+23%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+25%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .781 634 73 31 92 0 .270 .311 .471
Since 2017Away .675 682 68 25 85 0 .236 .271 .404
2019Home .651 91 11 2 8 0 .224 .275 .376
2019Away .838 96 13 5 18 0 .250 .302 .536
2018Home .760 256 25 15 42 0 .256 .297 .463
2018Away .620 268 26 9 31 0 .215 .257 .363
2017Home .842 287 37 14 42 0 .296 .334 .507
2017Away .676 318 29 11 36 0 .248 .274 .402
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Stat Review
How does Ryon Healy 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 this season's data (min 200 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
0.33
 
BB Rate
7.0%
 
K Rate
21.4%
 
BABIP
.262
 
ISO
.219
 
AVG
.237
 
OBP
.289
 
SLG
.456
 
OPS
.744
 
wOBA
.320
 
Exit Velocity
89.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
33.8%
 
Barrels/PA
7.3%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
You know the saying, “That was good, now do it again?” That’s exactly what Healy did in 2017, although he didn't have quite as much luck on balls in play (.319 BABIP). Like many, Healy recently added some uppercut to his swing and he maintained the flyball gains as a sophomore. Not only that, he improved his hard contact rate, helping to mitigate even more batting-average regression. Healy did swing and miss a little more, which not a good thing in light of his paltry 3.8 percent walk rate. In addition, a whopping 11 errors in just 34 games at the hot corner pushed Healy across the diamond to first base (likely his primary spot with Seattle following an offseason trade) before he eventually settled in at designated hitter. In today’s environment, Healy’s power isn’t special, and with spotty plate patience and discipline, his average is a risk. However, dual eligibility at first and third is worth something.
Oakland's trade of Danny Valencia solidified Healy as Oakland's everyday third baseman and potential No. 3 hitter. He earned it for what he did to close out 2016, which included six home runs in September. While he was on the periphery of the discussion in prospect circles because of his raw power, he did not generate much buzz last preseason. A significant change to his swing path, however, would unleash untapped potential as he delivered more of an upward trajectory, which helped lead to his homer binge. He took advantage of some extremely advantageous hitting conditions in the minors to hit for high averages, but the 25-year-old doesn't look like a .305 hitter in the majors without an unlikely repeat of his .352 BABIP from last year. Considering the lack of hype surrounding Healy as a prospect, he is unlikely to be overpriced this spring, and could wind up being one of the cheapest 30-homer bats in fantasy drafts.
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Has hip surgery Tuesday
1BSeattle Mariners
Hip
August 6, 2019
Healy underwent successful right hip surgery Tuesday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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To undergo season-ending surgery
1BSeattle Mariners
Back
August 2, 2019
Healy is set to undergo season-ending hip surgery, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
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Set to visit specialist
1BSeattle Mariners
Back
July 28, 2019
Healy (back) will visit a hip specialist Monday with the hope of gleaning more information about the setback he experienced in his rehab program earlier this month, Jen Mueller of Root Sports Northwest reports.
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Moved to 60-day IL
1BSeattle Mariners
Back
July 26, 2019
Healy (back/hip) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday.
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Dealing with hip, back injuries
1BSeattle Mariners
Back
July 24, 2019
Healy (back) recently hit a setback in his rehab program after sustaining a hip injury and is without a timetable to resume baseball activities, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
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