Jorge Mateo

Jorge Mateo

26-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Baltimore Orioles
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Mateo has a perfect situation in 2022 in that he plays for a terrible club and he is out of minor-league options, so he should be given ample opportunity to show his athleticism can stick in the major leagues. Mateo has stolen nearly 300 bases in the minors with a 78% success rate with his only power coming in the year of the rabbit ball combined with playing in the PCL (19 homers in 2019). He has otherwise made a career of slashing and dashing impatiently, putting the ball into play to leverage his lightning-quick speed. He played five different positions for Baltimore last season, and comes into the season qualifying at both middle infield spots with the likelihood to earn outfield eligibility in-season. If you are looking for a late-round speed gamble, this is your guy. Ramon Urias and Kelvin Gutierrez are also out of options, making the early part of the season almost an open tryout to see which infielder sticks. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#411
ADP
$Waived by the Padres in August of 2021. Claimed off waivers by the Orioles in August of 2021.
Registers 11th steal
SSBaltimore Orioles
May 19, 2022
Mateo went 1-for-3 with a stolen base, an RBI and a run scored during Thursday's 9-6 win over the Yankees. He struck out twice.
ANALYSIS
Mateo gave the Orioles a 3-2 lead with an RBI single in the third and proceed to steal second base, his 11th of the season. The shortstop also reached on catcher's interference in the sixth and came around to score on a Cedric Mullins sacrifice fly. Mateo is only hitting .237 to start the season, but his 11 steals are tied with Julio Rodriguez for the most in the majors.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
1
5
11
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
2
1
5
2
3
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+5%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+1%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+1%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+3%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .618 141 10 3 12 9 .226 .264 .353
Since 2020vs Right .650 219 25 3 12 13 .241 .286 .365
2022vs Left .635 49 2 2 5 4 .217 .265 .370
2022vs Right .641 76 11 0 4 7 .250 .280 .361
2021vs Left .664 75 7 1 6 4 .254 .284 .380
2021vs Right .672 134 12 3 8 6 .244 .299 .374
2020vs Left .364 17 1 0 1 1 .125 .176 .188
2020vs Right .375 9 2 0 0 0 .125 .125 .250
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
Even Split
2022
Even Split
2021
 
 
+16%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+242%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .638 178 21 2 12 11 .249 .282 .355
Since 2020Away .641 181 14 4 12 10 .223 .274 .367
2022Home .640 61 9 1 7 5 .254 .267 .373
2022Away .637 64 4 1 2 6 .220 .281 .356
2021Home .625 112 9 1 5 6 .245 .286 .340
2021Away .723 97 10 3 9 4 .250 .302 .420
2020Home .900 5 3 0 0 0 .250 .400 .500
2020Away .263 20 0 0 1 0 .105 .105 .158
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Stat Review
How does Jorge Mateo 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
0.14
 
BB Rate
4.0%
 
K Rate
28.8%
 
BABIP
.325
 
ISO
.127
 
AVG
.237
 
OBP
.274
 
SLG
.364
 
OPS
.639
 
wOBA
.281
 
Exit Velocity
79.0 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
22.9%
 
Barrels/PA
3.7%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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A mid-summer trade to San Diego appeared to crack open a door for Mateo as the Padres had yet to identify a starter at second base at the time. However, Mateo was set back after contracting COVID-19 and consequently missed most of summer camp. When he made his big-league debut, it was as a left-fielder, and he ended up logging more time in the outfield than the infield over the course of the campaign. That versatility could help him get opportunities, but San Diego's roster is even stronger than it was a year ago, so the speedster is certain to be limited to a reserve role if he does make the cut. That's far from a sure thing, as Mateo struggled mightily at the plate last season, collecting only four hits in 26 at-bats and registering a 39.3 K%. Strikeouts and poor pitch recognition have dogged Mateo throughout his professional career, snuffing much of the excitement over his top-flight speed.
The second-base job was there for the taking, but Mateo could not make the necessary offensive improvements at Triple-A for the A's to start his clock in a season where every win mattered. He can handle either middle-infield position, but was slightly below league-average (96 wRC+) in a repeat tour of the Pacific Coast League, and his 5.1 BB% and 25.6 K% portend significant struggles against MLB pitching. Mateo made significant improvements in some areas, but it's hard to say how much of that was the product of the juiced ball being introduced at Triple-A. His Hard% went up from 22.5% to 36.1% and his ISO jumped from .123 to .214. His batted-ball profile has been excellent in back-to-back seasons, it's just a matter of strike zone awareness and pitch recognition. Fantasy owners are rightfully dreaming on his 80-grade speed, but if 2020 is finally the year, his AVG/OBP figure to be pretty poor.
Mateo’s first season at Triple-A was a disaster, but he is extremely close to the majors and has 80-grade speed, so it would be a mistake to write him off. Underperformance was like a plague on Nashville’s hitters last season, and there are rumors that the Triple-A field staff did some fruitless tinkering with the swings and approaches of some top prospects, Mateo included. There have been makeup concerns with the speedster for a while, and he has struggled with pitch recognition. That said, he hit .296/.357/.521 with a 22.7 K% in 60 games at Double-A in 2017, so it is not like he has been a lost cause in the upper levels. Mateo does not turn 24 until late June, and if something clicks for him at the plate, he could make his MLB debut this summer. His defensive home will likely be second base or center field, and he may start out in a utility role. He could steal 40 bases over a full season even if he is only getting on base at a .300 clip.
It was an eventful year for Mateo. He completely underwhelmed in a repeat trip to High-A, received a promotion to Double-A anyway, raked, got dealt to the A's, and kept raking. From a fantasy perspective, Mateo is the best prospect Oakland received in the Sonny Gray trade. He has legitimate 80-grade speed -- a tool that has allowed Billy Hamilton and Dee Gordon to not only be relevant, but coveted in roto leagues, despite posting isolated power figures that look more like fahrenheit readings. Unlike Hamilton and Gordon, Mateo is not a zero in the power department, and could pull 8-to-12 balls out per year at peak. His batting average will likely fluctuate quite a bit based on BABIP, but he could be a .250 or .260 hitter who occasionally flirts with hitting .280. Since the trade, he is back to being developed as a shortstop. He could be ready for a callup in the second half, but the A's have an annoying amount of controllable, albeit uninspiring middle infielders, so it's hard to say when Mateo will be handed an everyday gig.
Mateo had a rocky 2016, including a suspension midseason for conduct detrimental to the team. He started the season at High-A Tampa and apparently was dissatisfied with the lack of a promotion to Double-A Trenton. On the field, Mateo's average was down, his strikeouts were up, and he stole less than half as many bases as he did in 2015. He hit just .254 with 36 steals in 2016, as compared to a .278 average and 82 steals in 2015. In addition, with the acquisition of Gleyber Torres from the Cubs, the Yankees have been trying out new positions for the 21-year-old, including second base and center field. Despite the bumps in the road, Mateo's speed is elite, and he also posted career bests in home runs and RBI in 2016. He should finally get his wish and begin the 2017 campaign at Double-A, though where Mateo will play in the field remains to be seen.
A highly coveted asset at the 2015 trade deadline, Mateo was one of four Yankees prospects GM Brian Cashman deemed untouchable. At just 20 years old and never playing above the High-A level, the shortstop has already made a name for himself in the organization, both with his bat and his legs. The 20-year-old swiped 82 bags last season between Low-A and High-A while being caught just 17 times, and he posted an impressive .321/.374/.452 line once being promoted. Didi Gregorius currently poses a potential roadblock to Mateo at short at the big league level, but the youngster doesn't have any minor league experience at any other position in the field. Mateo is still at least a year away from getting his first taste of the big leagues, if not more, but should continue to move up through the organizational ranks in 2016 and could be worth a look in dynasty formats.
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Returns to lineup
SSBaltimore Orioles
May 18, 2022
Mateo (shoulder) is starting Wednesday against the Yankees, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.
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Remains out Tuesday
SSBaltimore Orioles
Shoulder
May 17, 2022
Mateo (shoulder/chest) is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
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May return Tuesday or Wednesday
SSBaltimore Orioles
Shoulder
May 16, 2022
Manager Brandon Hyde hasn't ruled out using Mateo (shoulder) off the bench for Monday's series opener with the Yankees, and the infielder could be ready to rejoin the lineup Tuesday or Wednesday, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports.
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Not starting Monday
SSBaltimore Orioles
Shoulder
May 16, 2022
Mateo (chest/shoulder) is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Yankees, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
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X-rays negative, remains day-to-day
SSBaltimore Orioles
Shoulder
May 15, 2022
Mateo was diagnosed with chest and shoulder contusions after X-rays came back negative Sunday, Andy Kostka of The Baltimore Sun reports.
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