Jordan Luplow
Jordan Luplow
25-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Cleveland Indians
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Luplow got into 37 games for the Pirates last season but failed to impress, hitting just .185/.272/.359. That line was good for a 72 wRC+, the exact same mark he recorded in his 27-game debut the season prior, though he was closer to league average against lefties. Optimism for Luplow's future is grounded in his Triple-A performance, as he's posted a strong .300/.378/.479 line with Indianapolis over the last two seasons. Traded to Cleveland over the offseason, he joins a team that lacks established bats in the outfield. In a lefty-heavy group, Luplow will be given the chance to earn a role on the short side of a platoon in an outfield corner. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Pirates in March of 2018. Traded to the Indians in November of 2018.
Sent to minors
OFCleveland Indians  AAA
April 13, 2019
Luplow was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Luplow had limited opportunities to start the season and did little with them, grabbing just three hits in 15 at-bats while striking out eight times. Cody Anderson and Jefry Rodriguez were promoted Saturday, with Luplow and Jon Edwards heading the other way, but Carlos Gonzalez is expected to have his contract selected Sunday to take Luplow's at-bats and more in the outfield.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+5%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+50%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+23%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+1%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .652 83 11 3 9 0 .187 .265 .387
Since 2017vs Right .619 124 13 3 9 2 .200 .282 .336
2019vs Left .432 12 1 0 0 0 .182 .250 .182
2019vs Right .650 5 1 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250
2018vs Left .707 42 7 1 2 0 .211 .286 .421
2018vs Right .577 61 9 2 5 2 .167 .262 .315
2017vs Left .664 29 3 2 7 0 .154 .241 .423
2017vs Right .658 58 3 1 4 0 .231 .293 .365
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+29%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+48%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+15%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+98%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .701 112 17 6 13 1 .202 .259 .442
Since 2017Away .542 95 7 0 5 1 .185 .295 .247
2019Home .583 9 2 0 0 0 .250 .333 .250
2019Away .393 8 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .143
2018Home .597 65 11 3 5 1 .167 .231 .367
2018Away .686 38 5 0 2 1 .219 .342 .344
2017Home .901 38 4 3 8 0 .250 .289 .611
2017Away .456 49 2 0 3 0 .167 .265 .190
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Stat Review
How does Jordan Luplow 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
0.25
 
BB Rate
11.8%
 
K Rate
47.1%
 
BABIP
.429
 
ISO
.000
 
AVG
.200
 
OBP
.294
 
SLG
.200
 
OPS
.494
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2016
While Luplow appears capable of handling the short side of an outfield platoon, the Pirates have three everyday outfielders and their top hitting prospect (Austin Meadows) is also an outfielder who is close to big-league ready. Luplow hit three home runs in 36 at-bats against lefties and four home runs in 124 at-bats against righties at Triple-A, which is why there is almost a 200-point gap between his OPS against southpaws (1.067) and righties (.869) despite almost identical on-base percentages against the two subsets. This same phenomenon occurred over a larger sample at Double-A and over a smaller sample in the majors. As a subpar defender, he may not be given a long leash against righties even in a situation lacking in outfield depth. But in Pittsburgh, it's really hard to see how he would garner an everyday role. If the Pirates can trade Andrew McCutchen, Luplow could enter the year starting against lefties, but even then he would likely just be a placeholder while the team waits for Meadows to force the issue.
Luplow, drafted in the third round of the 2014 draft, moved from the outfield to third base in 2015. He made 21 errors for a .910 fielding percentage, so it remains to be seen how much longer he stays in the infield. Regardless, his bat plays at any position. The 22-year-old out of Fresno State University hit .264/.368/.464 in 461 PA for the West Virginia Black Bears. He also hit 12 homers and finished with a .180 ISO. Perhaps most impressively, Luplow compiled a 59:67 BB:K ratio. Finding a position might be an issue with the right-handed hitter, but fantasy owners will want to keep watch of his progress at the plate.
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Draws first 2019 start
OFCleveland Indians  AAA
April 3, 2019
Luplow will start in right field and bat third Wednesday against the White Sox, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
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Takes step in right direction
OFCleveland Indians  AAA
March 14, 2019
Luplow went 1-for-3 with three RBI and a double against the Rockies on Thursday.
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Dealt to Cleveland
OFCleveland Indians  AAA
Abdomen
November 14, 2018
Luplow (abdomen) was traded to Cleveland from Pittsburgh on Wednesday along with Max Moroff in exchange for Erik Gonzalez, Tahnaj Thomas and Dante Mendoza.
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Shut down for season
OFPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
Abdomen
September 27, 2018
Luplow underwent an appendectomy Thursday and will miss the remainder of the season.
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Takes seat Thursday
OFPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
September 27, 2018
Luplow is not in the lineup Thursday against the Cubs.
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