Max Muncy
Max Muncy
28-Year-Old First Baseman1B
Los Angeles Dodgers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
In this space last year...wait, we didn't write an outlook for Muncy in 2018. He failed to crack the major leagues in 2017 and instead spent the entirety of the season at Triple-A. After signing a minor-league contract with the Dodgers, he was assigned to minor-league camp March 12. Muncy got the call to Los Angeles on April 17 and went on to post the fifth-best wRC+ among 183 players with at least 450 plate appearances. He crushed right-handed pitching to the tune of a .601 SLG and .334 ISO while walking at a robust 16.4% clip overall. Muncy did strike out 27.2% of the time and hit just .185 against breaking pitches according to Brooks Baseball, but in the end, he was a top-10 fantasy first baseman. It's tough to forecast anything close to a full repeat, but Muncy is at least locked into a platoon role and there will be more doubters than believers, creating a possible buying opportunity for those contrarians out there. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a minor-league contract with the Dodgers in January of 2018.
Strokes two doubles
1BLos Angeles Dodgers
March 24, 2019
Muncy went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and an RBI in the Dodgers' 8-4 Cactus League defeat to the Angels on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Muncy was hitting just .178 with 16 strikeouts against four walks during spring training coming into this contest, but he was able to bust out of the slump with two extra-base knocks. The 28-year-old was an unexpected revelation for the Dodgers last season when he cranked 35 homers and posted a .973 OPS, so hopefully this performance was a sign he's putting his spring struggles behind him ahead of the regular season.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+2%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+12%
OPS vs RHP
2017
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2016
 
 
+43%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .869 124 18 8 17 1 .252 .355 .514
Since 2016vs Right .886 490 70 29 70 2 .244 .378 .509
2018vs Left .891 119 17 8 16 1 .255 .361 .529
2018vs Right 1.001 362 58 27 63 2 .266 .401 .601
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left .400 5 1 0 1 0 .200 .200 .200
2016vs Right .572 128 12 2 7 0 .185 .313 .259
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+8%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+6%
OPS at Home
2017
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2016
 
 
+36%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .919 293 49 21 45 2 .251 .369 .551
Since 2016Away .848 321 39 16 42 1 .241 .377 .471
2018Home 1.002 225 41 20 41 2 .259 .378 .624
2018Away .946 256 34 15 38 1 .267 .402 .544
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home .649 68 8 1 4 0 .224 .338 .310
2016Away .477 65 5 1 4 0 .145 .277 .200
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Stat Review
How does Max Muncy 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
0.60
 
BB Rate
16.4%
 
K Rate
27.2%
 
BABIP
.299
 
ISO
.319
 
AVG
.263
 
OBP
.391
 
SLG
.582
 
OPS
.973
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Muncy is the prototypical "Moneyball" product: There's not a lot of hype behind him, but man, can he take walks. Last season at Triple-A Nashville, the 26-year-old walked 13.1 percent of the time and bumped that figure up to 15 percent during his scattered appearances in the big leagues. Even with that bright spot, Muncy still has plenty of blemishes keeping him from garnering regular playing time in Oakland. He strikes out too much, as his strikeout rate hovered around 20 percent both in the minors and in the majors, and he doesn't have the power to make up for it (.071 ISO in the majors). His ability to play all over the infield and the corner outfield spots could help him land a reserve utility role with the big league club, but with bigger prospects knocking on the door to the majors, it will be tough for Muncy to climb much higher than that.
A rash of early season injuries gave Muncy a chance to make his Major League debut, but he did not do much with it, slashing .206/.268/.392 with three homers in 102 at-bats. Muncy had a breakout minor league season in 2013 when he hit 25 bombs with 100 RBI between Single-A and Double-A, but backed that season up with only seven homers in 435 Double-A at-bats in 2014. Muncy does exhibit a solid feel for the strike zone and his high walk numbers have enabled him to post a career .378 OPS across four minor League seasons. The A's farm system is not stacked overall, but one of their strengths is at corner infield which is not a great sign for Muncy's long-term prospects. After two years of his power slipping following the 2013 breakout, Muncy's star is dwindling, but the 25-year-old will begin the year at Triple-A with a chance to appear in Oakland again if injuries strike before their bigger corner prospects are ready.
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Returns to lineup
1BLos Angeles Dodgers
March 18, 2019
Muncy (forearm) is back in the lineup Monday against the Rangers, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
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Resumes batting practice
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Forearm
March 17, 2019
Muncy (forearm) took part in a full round of batting practice Sunday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
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Remains out
1BLos Angeles Dodgers
Forearm
March 17, 2019
Muncy (forearm) is not in the lineup for Sunday's Cactus League game against the Brewers, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.
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Still sidelined
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Forearm
March 16, 2019
Muncy (forearm) is out of the Dodgers' lineup for Saturday's Cactus League game against the White Sox, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
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Out again Friday
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Forearm
March 15, 2019
Muncy (forearm) is not listed on the roster for Friday's spring game against the Reds, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
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