Mike Yastrzemski
Mike Yastrzemski
30-Year-Old OutfielderOF
San Francisco Giants
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Even as the grandson of a Hall of Famer, Yastrzemski has had his doubters, but he quieted those doubters with a brilliant 2020 season. Yastrzemski finished seventh among MLB hitters in fWAR (2.7) and finished as OF15 in rotisserie leagues. He was far more patient at the plate than he was during his rookie season, cutting his Swing% from 47.1% to 38.9% and upping his walk rate from 7.8% to 13.3%. It's great to see that even as he was taking more pitches, he was still all over the hittable pitches that were in the strike zone. His Statcast numbers are all over the map as Yastrzemski ranked in the bottom 40th percentile in hard-hit rate and the expected stats say he was out over his skis, but at the same time his xwOBA and xSLG were in the top 20% of the league. He is already 30 and not a great athlete, but Yastrzemski is now the face of the Giants and the recent changes at Oracle Park have helped offense. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#138
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Giants in May of 2019.
Comes through with grand slam
OFSan Francisco Giants
June 16, 2021
Yastrzemski went 2-for-5 with a grand slam in Tuesday's victory over the Diamondbacks.
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Yastrzemski came to the plate with the bases loaded and the Giants down by three runs in the eighth inning Tuesday. He turned around the game with one swing, drilling a long ball to right field to provide the winning margin and hand Arizona its 21st straight road loss. The round tripper was Yastrzemski's first since May 17, a span of 18 games.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
6
24
3
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
7
5
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+3%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+70%
OPS vs RHP
2020
Even Split
2019
 
 
+14%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .845 213 31 9 26 2 .267 .343 .503
Since 2019vs Right .874 624 101 29 83 3 .264 .352 .523
2021vs Left .530 52 9 0 1 0 .174 .269 .261
2021vs Right .903 155 20 7 18 1 .244 .361 .542
2020vs Left .950 72 11 5 13 1 .254 .347 .603
2020vs Right .952 147 28 5 22 1 .304 .408 .544
2019vs Left .943 89 11 4 12 1 .329 .382 .561
2019vs Right .826 322 53 17 43 1 .256 .321 .505
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+3%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+27%
OPS at Home
2020
Even Split
2019
 
 
+22%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .852 396 65 18 50 3 .256 .349 .503
Since 2019Away .880 443 67 20 59 2 .274 .350 .530
2021Home .921 89 14 4 12 0 .250 .393 .528
2021Away .725 118 15 3 7 1 .210 .297 .429
2020Home .951 120 26 6 20 1 .288 .383 .567
2020Away .954 101 13 4 15 1 .291 .396 .558
2019Home .759 187 25 8 18 2 .238 .306 .452
2019Away .929 224 39 13 37 0 .300 .357 .571
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Stat Review
How does Mike Yastrzemski 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.
BB/K
0.51
 
BB Rate
11.9%
 
K Rate
23.3%
 
BABIP
.273
 
ISO
.246
 
AVG
.229
 
OBP
.332
 
SLG
.474
 
OPS
.806
 
wOBA
.350
 
Exit Velocity
82.7 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
33.3%
 
Barrels/PA
7.6%
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Yastrzemski finally broke into the majors in 2019 after being traded from the Orioles to the Giants prior to the season. The outfielder got off to a slow start following his promotion in May, but he found his groove after the All-Star break and posted a 136 wRC+ over 70 second-half games. Yastrzemski's 21 homers -- which came in just 371 at-bats -- tied for most on the Giants, while his .852 OPS and 121 wRC+ led all players on the team with at least 200 plate appearances. Although Yastrzemski could stand to improve his approach (7.8 BB%, 26.0 K%), his strong batted-ball profile suggests his success is for the most part believable. Yastrzemski was shielded pretty heavily against lefties in his debut season, though he performed well enough in his limited opportunities (.943 OPS in 89 PA) to potentially earn more at-bats against southpaws in 2020. Either way, he should remain a fixture in the lineup.
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Not starting nightcap
OFSan Francisco Giants
June 12, 2021
Yastrzemski will be on the bench for the second half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Nationals.
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Activated, starting Game 1
OFSan Francisco Giants
June 12, 2021
Yastrzemski (thumb) was activated from the injured list Saturday. He will play in right field and bat second in the first game of a doubleheader versus Washington.
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Set to return Saturday
OFSan Francisco Giants
Thumb
June 11, 2021
Yastrzemski (thumb) is expected to be activated from the 10-day injured list Saturday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Nearing return
OFSan Francisco Giants
Thumb
June 9, 2021
Yastrzemski (thumb) is on track to return during the Giants' weekend series against the Nationals, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Lands on injured list
OFSan Francisco Giants
Thumb
June 3, 2021
Yastrzemski was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a sprained right thumb, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
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