Jabari Blash
Jabari Blash
29-Year-Old OutfielderOF
 Free Agent  Foreign
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
After being traded to the Angels prior to the 2018 campaign, Blash spent the entire season shuttling between Triple-A and the majors. While the 29-year-old dominated in the minors, slashing .317/.431/.700 with 29 homers in 83 games, he failed to translate that success to the majors, hitting just .103/.200/.128 in 24 games (45 plate appearances) for the big club. While Blash walked at an above-average rate (14.2% at Triple-A, 11.1% with the Angels), he also struck out way too much at both stops (29.5% at Triple-A, 53.3% with the Angels). Blash was released in the offseason, and after putting together a disappointing .186/.306/.307 slash line across parts of three big-league seasons (123 games), the outfielder opted to head overseas. He'll test his luck in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball League with the hope that it will lead to another big-league opportunity down the road. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Padres in April of 2017. Traded to the Yankees in December of 2017. Traded to the Angels in February of 2018. Released by the Angels in November of 2018.
Heading to Japan
OFFree Agent  F
December 4, 2018
Blash is signing a contract with the Rakuten Golden Eagles of Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Blash was with the Angels for 24 games in 2018 and had a .103/.200/.128 slash line in 39 at-bats. The 29-year-old found significant success with Triple-A Salt Lake, however, posting a 188 wRC+ with 29 home runs despite a 29.5 percent strikeout rate. Blash has been unable to translate his minor-league excellence to the majors -- in large part due to his strikeout issues -- so he'll instead test his luck in Japan.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+29%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+57%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+58%
OPS vs LHP
2016
 
 
+4%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .713 120 15 4 9 2 .223 .325 .388
Since 2016vs Right .551 204 20 4 13 2 .164 .294 .257
2018vs Left .249 21 1 0 1 2 .059 .190 .059
2018vs Right .390 24 3 0 0 0 .136 .208 .182
2017vs Left .858 79 11 3 7 0 .290 .380 .478
2017vs Right .544 116 13 2 9 1 .158 .302 .242
2016vs Left .603 20 3 1 1 0 .118 .250 .353
2016vs Right .627 64 4 2 4 1 .185 .313 .315
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+8%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
-100%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+12%
OPS on Road
2016
 
 
+7%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .585 137 13 3 9 2 .183 .307 .278
Since 2016Away .632 187 22 5 13 2 .189 .305 .327
2018Home .000 8 1 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000
2018Away .399 37 3 0 0 1 .125 .243 .156
2017Home .633 85 10 2 6 0 .205 .318 .315
2017Away .708 110 14 3 10 1 .220 .345 .363
2016Home .598 44 2 1 2 1 .171 .341 .257
2016Away .639 40 5 2 3 0 .167 .250 .389
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Stat Review
How does Jabari Blash 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
0.21
 
BB Rate
11.1%
 
K Rate
53.3%
 
BABIP
.250
 
ISO
.026
 
AVG
.103
 
OBP
.200
 
SLG
.128
 
OPS
.328
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
In the aftermath of the Giancarlo Stanton trade, the Yankees made a move to free up a little payroll, dumping Chase Headley and in exchange acquiring another power-hitting corner outfielder in Blash. Blash parlayed a great spring into an early-season promotion to the Padres, but he mostly struggled (.303 wOBA, 88 wRC+) and ended up riding the shuttle for most of the year. The 28-year-old launched 25 home runs between Triple-A and the majors last season and continued to walk at an excellent clip (14.4 percent), but he also posted a strikeout rate north of 30 percent at both stops, as is his M.O. Blash has been a replacement-level player in 99 career games at the big-league level and he's now completely blocked from playing time with the likes of Clint Frazier and Billy McKinney on the 40-man behind an All-Star cast of starters. He could lose his spot if the Yankees need to add depth at another position.
Blash won a spot on the Padres' Opening Day roster after being selected as a Rule 5 pick in December. He was designated for assignment in May but ended up staying with the organization, spending the next two months at Triple-A El Paso. As expected, Blash showed power during his time in the Pacific Coast League, swatting 11 homers in 229 plate appearances and maintaining a level of plate discipline (41:66 BB:K) that he was unable to maintain against big league pitching. The Padres used Blash sparingly during his time on the 25-man roster, and he was limited to just 84 plate appearances as a result. With sporadic playing time in San Diego, he fanned at an astounding 40.5 percent clip and failed to make a case for regular starts. At age 27, he's looking like a Quad-A type.
The Padres were intrigued enough by Blash to trade for the 26-year-old after the A's selected him in December's Rule 5 draft, and it's hard not to be intrigued. Blash flashed a ridiculous amount of power in 56 games with Triple-A Tacoma last season, hitting 22 home runs with a .376 isolated power mark, bringing his total to 32 homers for the season. He hit more than 50 points higher with Tacoma in 2015 than he did during his 2014 stint, but still managed just a .264 average even with all those extra-base hits; the result of a strikeout rate pushing 28 percent. The swing and miss is the big problem, as that flaw makes him a major batting average risk especially in the short term as he continues to figure out upper-level pitching. But Blash has walked a high clip at every stop, and that helps his chances as he attempts to earn a regular job in left field to begin the 2016 season.
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Let go by Angels
OFFree Agent  F
November 29, 2018
The Angels requested unconditional release waivers on Blash on Thursday.
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Joins Angels for final month
OFLos Angeles Angels  F
September 4, 2018
Blash was recalled by the Angels on Tuesday.
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Banished to minors
OFLos Angeles Angels  F
August 24, 2018
Blash was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday.
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Returns to Angels
OFLos Angeles Angels  F
August 21, 2018
Blash was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
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Heads to minors
OFLos Angeles Angels  F
July 27, 2018
Blash was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday.
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