Jabari Blash
Jabari Blash
29-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Los Angeles Angels
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$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.
Joins Angels for final month
OFLos Angeles Angels
September 4, 2018
Blash was recalled by the Angels on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Blash has appeared in 114 games over the last three season, struggling to a .192/.311/.318 slash line. The 29-year-old will be little more than a bench bat down the stretch.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+29%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+62%
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 .720 119 14 4 9 1 .225 .328 .392
Since 2016vs Right .557 202 20 4 13 2 .166 .297 .260
2018vs Left .263 20 0 0 1 1 .063 .200 .063
2018vs Right .427 22 3 0 0 0 .150 .227 .200
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
 
 
+6%
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 .599 134 12 3 9 1 .188 .313 .286
Since 2016Away .632 187 22 5 13 2 .189 .305 .327
2018Home .000 5 0 0 1 0 .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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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
0.23
 
BB Rate
11.9%
 
K Rate
52.4%
 
BABIP
.267
 
ISO
.028
 
AVG
.111
 
OBP
.214
 
SLG
.139
 
OPS
.353
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
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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Banished to minors
OFLos Angeles Angels
August 24, 2018
Blash was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday.
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Returns to Angels
OFLos Angeles Angels
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
July 27, 2018
Blash was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday.
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Promoted to big leagues
OFLos Angeles Angels
July 13, 2018
Blash was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday.
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Shipped to Triple-A
OFLos Angeles Angels
July 5, 2018
Blash was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic Los Angeles reports.
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