Jett Bandy
Jett Bandy
28-Year-Old CatcherC
Texas Rangers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Jett Bandy in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers in November of 2018.
Agrees to minor-league deal
CTexas Rangers  NRI
November 8, 2018
Bandy signed a one-year minor-league contract with Texas on Thursday, Gerry Fraley of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Bandy will provide some extra organizational depth for the Rangers after spending the past two seasons in Milwaukee's system. In 2018, he only played in 24 big-league games -- down from 60 the year before and 70 with the Angels in 2016 -- hitting just .188/.268/.266 with one home run and 23 strikeouts in 71 plate appearances. His numbers were much better at the Triple-A level, though that shouldn't come as a surprise considering Milwaukee's minor-league club was stationed at hitter-friendly Colorado Springs. Considering the Rangers only have Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Jose Trevino as catchers on the 40-man roster, adding Bandy to the mix makes sense.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
Since 2016vs Left .759 112 9 5 13 0 .227 .315 .443
Since 2016vs Right .605 378 33 10 31 2 .214 .271 .333
2018vs Left .539 14 0 0 0 0 .182 .357 .182
2018vs Right .529 57 5 1 1 0 .189 .246 .283
2017vs Left .980 31 3 2 4 0 .296 .387 .593
2017vs Right .570 157 11 4 14 1 .190 .268 .303
2016vs Left .696 67 6 3 9 0 .203 .273 .424
2016vs Right .664 164 17 5 16 1 .247 .284 .380
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Since 2016Home .629 258 27 10 29 1 .201 .262 .368
Since 2016Away .649 232 15 5 15 1 .236 .303 .346
2018Home .496 32 4 0 0 0 .179 .281 .214
2018Away .562 39 1 1 1 0 .194 .256 .306
2017Home .712 98 10 4 12 1 .225 .296 .416
2017Away .553 90 4 2 6 0 .188 .278 .275
2016Home .598 128 13 6 17 0 .188 .230 .368
2016Away .767 103 10 2 8 1 .293 .343 .424
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Bandy opened last season sharing the Brewers' catching duties with Manny Pina, and he owned an .839 OPS at the end of May. Things went south quickly from there, though, as he totaled just two hits in June and was optioned to the Triple-A ranks after the Brewers claimed fellow backstop Stephen Vogt. He would appear in just 17 big-league games from July onward and continued to struggle with the bat, ultimately finishing the season with just a .636 OPS. The Brewers have Bandy under team control for several more years, so he will get a chance to compete for a roster spot this spring. However, he will likely need to hit quite a bit in spring training to beat out either Vogt or Pina -- who led Brewers catchers in 2017 with 107 games -- to come away with one.
Despite an impressive spring training, Bandy opened the 2016 season at Triple-A Salt Lake, where he slashed a modest .274/.314/.411 before being called up to the Angels in late May when Geovany Soto got hurt. After hitting .310 in his first month as the backup to Carlos Perez, Bandy took over primary catching duties for the remainder of the season. He batted only .221 the rest of the way but he did smack eight home runs, suggesting Bandy could hit double-digit homers with regular playing time. He may get a steady role after an offseason trade to Milwaukee, and that alone puts him in the conversation as a low-end second catcher in 15-team mixed leagues. Bandy will compete against Andrew Susac and Manny Pina for reps behind the dish in spring training.
Bandy was used as catching depth for most of the season, as he played just two games with the big club, but he had a representative showing at Triple-A Salt Lake, notching an .818 OPS and 11 home runs in 309 at-bats. Bandy's power potential could make him an intriguing option if he were given a chance at the job, as he has logged ISOs of .163 and .175 in the past two years in the minors, but whether the bat will translate outside of the PCL remains to be seen. His best chance to make the roster heading into 2016 will likely be as the backup to Carlos Perez, who showed a strong defensive presence after gradually taking over the No. 1 spot from Chris Iannetta (now with Seattle). The fact that we have seen manager Mike Scioscia work a timeshare with his backstops in the past could open the door for some value for Bandy if he can impress in camp.
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Outrighted to Triple-A
CMilwaukee Brewers  NRI
June 1, 2018
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Designated for assignment
CMilwaukee Brewers  NRI
May 25, 2018
Bandy was designated for assignment by Milwaukee on Friday.
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Snaps hitless streak Sunday
CMilwaukee Brewers  NRI
May 21, 2018
Bandy went 1-for-3 in Sunday's loss to the Twins.
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Playing minimally these days
CMilwaukee Brewers  NRI
May 7, 2018
Bandy went 0-for-3 in Sunday's loss to the Pirates.
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Temporary starting job ends
CMilwaukee Brewers  NRI
April 24, 2018
Bandy is back on the bench Tuesday against the Royals as Manny Pina (calf) returns to action, Maria Torres of The Kansas City Star reports.
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