Manuel Margot
Manuel Margot
24-Year-Old OutfielderOF
San Diego Padres
2019 Fantasy Outlook
To modify Peter Parker's infamous line: with great speed comes a great responsibility to get on base to use it. Margot is still trying to figure out how to use his super power at the major-league level because he has a career .300 on-base percentage over nearly 1100 plate appearances. The other problem has been even when Margot has been on base and attempted to use his blazing speed for steals, he has been thrown out 36% of the time. He is 24 years old, and ahead of the learning curve compared to most of his peers given he already has two full seasons at the major-league level. We like to see some year-over-year growth from youngsters at this level, but the only real posiitve we have so far from him is a three-percentage-point reduction in his strikeout rate. Opposing pitchers challenge him in the strike zone taking advantage of his aggressive approach and lack of power. He is a bottom-of-the-lineup hitter until he can show some OBP skills. Read Past Outlooks
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Benched for second time in series
OFSan Diego Padres
August 21, 2019
Margot is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Reds.
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Margot will hit the bench for the second time in three games after going just 7-for-36 (.194 average) over his past 10 contests. Wil Myers will cover center field in Margot's stead.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
7
6
4
17
10
10
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
5
1
7
3
3
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+16%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+48%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+4%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+22%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .780 397 49 6 35 11 .278 .341 .439
Since 2017vs Right .673 990 106 25 83 34 .240 .292 .381
2019vs Left .953 88 19 1 6 5 .356 .460 .493
2019vs Right .642 251 33 9 22 12 .204 .268 .374
2018vs Left .656 173 16 2 16 0 .238 .272 .384
2018vs Right .685 346 34 6 35 11 .249 .301 .383
2017vs Left .833 136 14 3 13 6 .285 .353 .480
2017vs Right .683 393 39 10 26 11 .255 .298 .385
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+3%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+34%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+9%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+37%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .713 667 70 14 55 25 .245 .316 .397
Since 2017Away .695 720 85 17 63 20 .256 .297 .399
2019Home .604 152 22 2 7 10 .200 .311 .292
2019Away .808 187 30 8 21 7 .272 .323 .486
2018Home .645 250 19 5 27 4 .217 .269 .376
2018Away .703 269 31 3 24 7 .271 .312 .390
2017Home .837 265 29 7 21 11 .297 .362 .475
2017Away .609 264 24 6 18 6 .231 .262 .347
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Stat Review
How does Manuel Margot 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
0.52
 
BB Rate
9.7%
 
K Rate
18.9%
 
BABIP
.275
 
ISO
.162
 
AVG
.241
 
OBP
.318
 
SLG
.403
 
OPS
.720
 
wOBA
.319
 
Exit Velocity
87.0 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
33.2%
 
Barrels/PA
2.4%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Margot was thrown to the wolves as a rookie and more than held his own. Kids his age are typically in the California League playing ball; Margot was starting for one of the five major-league teams in the state while hitting leadoff. His ability to get on base is driven more by his batted ball skills rather than his ability to accept his walks (6.6 percent) which is why his OBP was low at .313 last year as a rookie. His minor-league track record shows a better knack for reaching base and utilizing his speed and that should surface more at the big-league level as he gets more experience. Expect him to return to the leadoff role and have a shot at 30 steals if he can get his OBP up closer to .350. He started the season 10-for-16 in steals, but closed it a very efficient 7-for-8, which should earn him more chances in 2018.
Margot was acquired from the Red Sox as part of the Craig Kimbrel deal in November 2015 to bring a near major-league-ready talent to the rebuilding San Diego pipeline. He continued his fast ascent through the minors, starting his age-21 season at Triple-A El Paso before earning a 10-game taste of the big leagues in late September. At the plate, Margot has shown a steady hit tool with the ability to frequently make contact (11.3 strikeout percentage at Triple-A), and his quick wrists allow him to generate more pop than his 5-foot-11 frame might suggest. He also possesses plus-plus speed, which makes him a long-term option in center field, where he has the potential to be a good defender. With El Paso, Margot went 30-for-41 on the basepaths (73.2 percent), supporting the claim that he's still in need of some polish as a base stealer. With little left to prove at Triple-A, Margot appears to be the frontrunner to open the season as the Padres' starting center fielder, and his short-term fantasy value will receive a boost if he can settle in as the team's leadoff hitter.
Margot's ascent to the major leagues continued apace in 2015, when he spent time at two levels in Boston's organization. At this rate, he'll hit Triple-A in the second half of 2016. He's still young for his level and can be overly aggressive at the plate, but has natural bat-to-ball skills and rarely strikes out (10.6 percent of plate appearances). His walk rate has remained stagnant as Margot attacks pitches early in the count, and he'll need to work on selectivity while developing an all-field approach. Margot has present doubles power and the speed for triples (nine last season). There's room for him to develop over-the-fence power, which could translate to 10-15 homers. Defensively, he's above average at the premium position. Margot is one of the game's better prospects, which is why the Padres wanted him when they traded closer Craig Kimbrel to the Red Sox. He'll likely open the season as the leadoff hitter and center fielder for Double-A San Antonio.
Margot, a 19-year-old with five-tool potential, showed some promise in 2014, beginning at Low-A Greenville before an August promotion to High-A Salem. He's a blend of power and speed with advanced defense in center field. For Greenville, his bat developed over the year and he finished the year hitting .446/.492/.696 for the Drive in August. From 2013 to 2014, he increased his walk rate from 8.3% to 10.1% while dropping his strikeout rate from 18.5% to 11.5%. He's clearly improving his approach at the plate. Margot is also a threat on the basepaths, stealing a system-high 42 bases in 2014, though he needs to a better job reading pitchers. He'll likely be assigned to High-A Salem of the Carolina League, where he will be one of the younger players in 2015.
Margot's statistics didn't stand out in 2013, but the Red Sox are excited by the tools of this undrafted 18-year-old prospect. He had some successful stretches with short-season Lowell, but also had a hamstring injury that wiped out a portion of his season. Margot's body should fill out some, but he's projected to remain a center fielder and is considered a plus defender. He showed enough against older competition and we expect a full-season assignment at Low-A Greenville.
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Sitting Monday
OFSan Diego Padres
August 19, 2019
Margot is not in Monday's lineup against the Reds.
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Back in leadoff role
OFSan Diego Padres
August 18, 2019
Margot will start in center field and lead off Sunday against the Phillies, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Goes deep again in victory
OFSan Diego Padres
August 11, 2019
Margot went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in a win over Colorado on Saturday.
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Swats solo home run
OFSan Diego Padres
August 9, 2019
Margot drilled a solo home run in his only at-bat and scored an additional run in Thursday's win over the Rockies.
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Gets breather
OFSan Diego Padres
August 8, 2019
Margot is not in the lineup Thursday against the Rockies.
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