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
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$Signed a minor-league contract with the Dodgers in January of 2018.
Heads to bench
1BLos Angeles Dodgers
June 19, 2019
Muncy is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Giants, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
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Muncy has started the past 13 games for the Dodgers, slashing .304/.448/.652 with five homers and a 12:13 BB:K during that stretch. He'll give way to David Freese at first base in this one with lefty Drew Pomeranz starting for the opposition.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
22
2
3
13
7
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
4
3
7
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+3%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+10%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+12%
OPS vs RHP
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .934 211 32 14 35 3 .283 .374 .560
Since 2017vs Right .966 557 88 38 89 3 .267 .393 .573
2019vs Left .989 92 15 6 19 2 .317 .391 .598
2019vs Right .901 195 30 11 26 1 .267 .379 .522
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
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+1%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+13%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+6%
OPS at Home
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .951 369 63 26 62 4 .275 .379 .572
Since 2017Away .962 399 57 26 62 2 .268 .396 .566
2019Home .874 144 22 6 21 2 .298 .382 .492
2019Away .990 143 23 11 24 1 .269 .385 .605
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
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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.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against this season's data (min 100 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
0.59
 
BB Rate
14.3%
 
K Rate
24.0%
 
BABIP
.325
 
ISO
.263
 
AVG
.284
 
OBP
.383
 
SLG
.547
 
OPS
.931
 
wOBA
.400
 
Exit Velocity
89.1 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
44.6%
 
Barrels/PA
7.2%
 
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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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Homers in loss
1BLos Angeles Dodgers
June 18, 2019
Muncy went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Monday's loss to the Giants.
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Homers again in win
1BLos Angeles Dodgers
June 13, 2019
Muncy went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Dodgers' 7-3 win over the Cubs on Thursday.
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Goes deep twice
1BLos Angeles Dodgers
June 12, 2019
Muncy went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs and a walk in Tuesday's loss to the Angels.
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Accounts for lone run in win
1BLos Angeles Dodgers
June 10, 2019
Muncy went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's 1-0 win over the Giants.
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Hits bench Monday
1BLos Angeles Dodgers
June 3, 2019
Muncy is not in the lineup Monday against the Diamondbacks, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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