Jordan Luplow
25-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Out
Injury Abdomen
Est. Return 2/1/2019
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Pirates in March of 2018.
Shut down for season
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Abdomen
September 27, 2018
Luplow underwent an appendectomy Thursday and will miss the remainder of the season.
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The procedure typically carries a 2-to-4 week recovery period, ruling Luplow out for the remainder of the season but giving him plenty of time to get ready for spring training. Through 37 games with the Pirates this season, the 25-year-old outfielder hit .185/.272/.359 with three homers and two steals.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+12%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+23%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+1%
OPS vs LHP
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .689 71 10 3 9 0 .188 .268 .422
Since 2016vs Right .617 119 12 3 9 2 .198 .277 .340
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
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+28%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+15%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+98%
OPS at Home
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .711 103 15 6 13 1 .198 .252 .458
Since 2016Away .556 87 7 0 5 1 .189 .299 .257
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
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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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
0.56
 
BB Rate
9.7%
 
K Rate
17.5%
 
BABIP
.197
 
ISO
.174
 
AVG
.185
 
OBP
.272
 
SLG
.359
 
OPS
.631
 
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2016 Fantasy Outlook
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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Takes seat Thursday
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September 27, 2018
Luplow is not in the lineup Thursday against the Cubs.
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Heads to bench Tuesday
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September 25, 2018
Luplow is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Cubs, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
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Not in Friday's lineup
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September 21, 2018
Luplow is out of the starting nine versus Milwaukee on Friday.
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On bench Wednesday
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September 19, 2018
Luplow is not in the lineup against Kansas City on Wednesday.
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Taking advantage of opportunity
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September 15, 2018
Luplow went 1-for-3 with an RBI triple and a stolen base Friday in Milwaukee, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.
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