Jett Bandy
Jett Bandy
28-Year-Old CatcherC
Milwaukee Brewers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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Outrighted to Triple-A
CMilwaukee Brewers  AAA
June 1, 2018
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Bandy was placed on waivers after being designated for assignment a week ago, but he was not claimed by any team so he will remain in the Brewers organization. Bandy has appeared in 84 games for the Brewers since the start of the 2017 season, so he will garner consideration next time the team decides to add a catcher from the minor-league ranks.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+25%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+2%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+72%
OPS vs LHP
2016
 
 
+5%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
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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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+3%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+13%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+29%
OPS at Home
2016
 
 
+28%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
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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How does Jett Bandy 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
0.13
 
BB Rate
4.2%
 
K Rate
32.4%
 
BABIP
.275
 
ISO
.078
 
AVG
.188
 
OBP
.268
 
SLG
.266
 
OPS
.533
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
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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Designated for assignment
CMilwaukee Brewers  AAA
May 25, 2018
Bandy was designated for assignment by Milwaukee on Friday.
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Snaps hitless streak Sunday
CMilwaukee Brewers  AAA
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  AAA
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  AAA
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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Hits bench Sunday
CMilwaukee Brewers  AAA
April 22, 2018
Bandy is not in the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.
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