Manuel Margot

Manuel Margot

27-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Tampa Bay Rays
10-Day IL
Injury Hamstring
Est. Return 5/25/2022
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Margot is in the final year of team control before free agency, and has served as a perfect complement to the lefty-heavy outfield both as a platoon partner as well as a regular in the four-man rotation manager Kevin Cash employs to keep everyone fresh. On any other team, Margot would be the best defensive outfielder on the club, yet he is not even in the top two on his own club as the roster stands today. He has the ability to hit for contact and work counts, but otherwise lacks any elite offensive abilities. He has a perpetual green light to steal bases under Cash, but has converted just 68% of those chances with the breakeven point for achieving the benefit of steals at roughly 75%. A potential trade of Kevin Kiermaier would likely have no impact on Margot's plate appearances as such a move would be done to free up time for Vidal Brujan or Josh Lowe more than to turn Margot into something he is not, which is an everyday player. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#389
ADP
$Signed a two-year, $19 million contract extension with the Rays in April of 2022.
Out with hamstring strain
OFTampa Bay Rays
Hamstring
May 15, 2022
Margot was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain Sunday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
ANALYSIS
This couldn't have come at a worse time for Margot, who is in the midst of a potential career year. He is hitting .348 with a .348 xBA, three home runs, five steals and career-best marks in BB% (8.8) and K% (12.7). The Rays called up reliever Ralph Garza in a corresponding move, so Harold Ramirez and Vidal Brujan should see an uptick in playing time in the short term.
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8
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+7%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+2%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+16%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+5%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .749 275 35 5 26 8 .276 .350 .398
Since 2020vs Right .700 444 47 9 63 22 .264 .315 .384
2022vs Left .896 26 4 0 2 2 .391 .462 .435
2022vs Right .916 76 6 3 19 3 .333 .395 .522
2021vs Left .753 209 23 4 22 3 .273 .346 .406
2021vs Right .650 255 32 6 35 10 .239 .286 .363
2020vs Left .633 40 8 1 2 3 .222 .300 .333
2020vs Right .667 113 9 0 9 9 .272 .327 .340
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+3%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+112%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+16%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+3%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .711 334 35 5 34 13 .270 .341 .370
Since 2020Away .733 386 48 9 55 17 .272 .322 .411
2022Home .595 55 2 0 6 0 .250 .345 .250
2022Away 1.262 47 8 3 15 5 .455 .489 .773
2021Home .752 217 25 4 23 6 .284 .346 .406
2021Away .646 247 30 6 34 7 .228 .285 .362
2020Home .668 62 8 1 5 7 .236 .323 .345
2020Away .690 92 10 0 6 5 .294 .337 .353
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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 2019 data (min 400 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.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a batter in feet per second.
BB/K
0.69
 
BB Rate
8.8%
 
K Rate
12.7%
 
BABIP
.382
 
ISO
.152
 
AVG
.348
 
OBP
.412
 
SLG
.500
 
OPS
.912
 
wOBA
.398
 
Exit Velocity
82.0 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
35.4%
 
Barrels/PA
3.4%
 
Sprint Speed
21.8
 
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Margot racked up 12 steals despite making just 37 starts during the short 2020 season. He spent time on the COVID-19 injured list, not because he contracted the virus but as a precaution after traveling to the Dominican Republic following the death of his father. Margot still ended up tying with Kevin Kiermaier for fifth-most PA on the team (159). While Margot only hit one homer during the regular season, he clubbed five HR in the postseason while slashing .276/.344/.552. He also made one of the best catches you'll ever see in the ALCS after grading out exceedingly well in terms of outfielder jump during the regular season. While Margot is never going to hit for a ton of power, he does enough else well to allow the speed play in most rotisserie leagues assuming he's getting the playing time. Everyday at-bats should not be expected, but Margot looks like he will have a significant role on the 2021 Rays.
Is the glass half empty or half full when it comes to Margot? Half empty: for the third straight season, Margot's batting average took a dive, cratering to .234. Half full: thanks to a career-best 8.6 BB%, his OBP actually jumped by 12 points over the previous season. Half empty: Margot hits a lot of weak popups, with his infield flyball rate landing north of 17% for the second consecutive season (league average is around 11%). Half full: he was in the 90th percentile in average sprint speed and swiped 20 bases in 24 attempts last season. Unfortunately, there's very little in his minor-league track record or batted-ball profile to suggest another level of power is coming, and his path to playing time has even more obstacles following a February trade to Tampa Bay. Any player capable of stealing 20-plus bases is going to be useful in this environment, but Margot's batting average and power output should be expected to remain suboptimal.
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.
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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Starting Friday
OFTampa Bay Rays
May 13, 2022
Margot (hamstring) is starting Friday against Toronto.
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Expected to return to lineup Friday
OFTampa Bay Rays
Hamstring
May 11, 2022
Margot (hamstring), who isn't starting Wednesday against the Angels, is expected to return to the lineup Friday against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Remains out of lineup
OFTampa Bay Rays
Hamstring
May 11, 2022
Margot (hamstring) isn't starting Wednesday against the Angels, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
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Not starting Tuesday
OFTampa Bay Rays
Hamstring
May 10, 2022
Margot will sit out Tuesday against the Angels due to right hamstring discomfort, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Shaken up after stolen base
OFTampa Bay Rays
Undisclosed
May 9, 2022
Margot left Monday's game against the Angels in the sixth inning after sliding awkwardly into second base, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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