Miguel Andujar
Miguel Andujar
24-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
New York Yankees
60-Day IL
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 2/1/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Andujar, the runner-up for the AL Rookie of the Year award, came as advertised. He displayed a quick bat and excellent contact skills despite being a free swinger. Pressed into action at the hot corner earlier than planned, Andujar rewarded the Yankees for their trust, pairing 47 doubles with 27 long balls. Considering that level of production, a 4% walk rate can be forgiven. However, Andujar’s defense is a major concern, with 15 errors fueling -25 defensive runs saved. Andujar is athletic enough to improve with repetition, plus his bat plays if he’s shifted across the diamond. One reason Andujar’s walk rate is so low because his Z-Contact% (contact within the zone) was a stellar 92%, ranking 21st among qualified hitters. He wasn’t at the plate long enough to draw four balls. There was nothing fluky about Andujar’s freshman campaign. Expecting a repeat is always optimistic, but there’s no real reason to worry about a sophomore slump. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Yankees in March of 2017.
Transferred to 60-day IL
3BNew York Yankees
Shoulder
May 21, 2019
Andujar (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Tuesday.
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The move is purely procedural, as Andujar had already been ruled out for the season following shoulder surgery. It clears up a spot on the 40-man roster for the Yankees to select David Hale's contract. Andujar is expected to be back in action in spring training.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
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1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+7%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+6%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+20%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .779 187 21 7 24 1 .254 .299 .480
Since 2017vs Right .834 476 63 20 73 2 .300 .326 .509
2019vs Left .000 11 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2019vs Right .351 38 0 0 1 0 .167 .184 .167
2018vs Left .822 173 20 7 22 1 .264 .312 .509
2018vs Right .869 433 63 20 70 1 .309 .335 .534
2017vs Left 1.333 3 0 0 2 0 .667 .667 .667
2017vs Right 1.600 5 0 0 2 1 .500 .600 1.000
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+8%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+83%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+14%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+80%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .848 339 49 16 54 1 .294 .322 .526
Since 2017Away .788 324 35 11 43 2 .280 .315 .474
2019Home .305 37 1 0 1 0 .143 .162 .143
2019Away .167 12 0 0 0 0 .083 .083 .083
2018Home .913 299 48 16 53 1 .312 .341 .572
2018Away .799 307 35 11 39 1 .281 .316 .483
2017Home 1.000 3 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667
2017Away 1.800 5 0 0 4 1 .750 .800 1.000
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Stat Review
How does Miguel Andujar 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 this season's data (min 100 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
0.09
 
BB Rate
2.0%
 
K Rate
22.4%
 
BABIP
.162
 
ISO
.000
 
AVG
.128
 
OBP
.143
 
SLG
.128
 
OPS
.271
 
wOBA
.123
 
Exit Velocity
83.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
32.4%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Miguel Andujar
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
4 days ago
Erik Siegrist reviews the available talent on the waiver wire in the American League, where Willie Calhoun leads the latest wave of prospect promotions.
The Z Files: Changing Expectations
6 days ago
Todd Zola takes a look at hitters like the Dodgers' Cody Bellinger who have moved the needle the most since the preseason, for better or for worse.
MLB Barometer: Risers & Fallers
10 days ago
Eric Halterman's analyzes this week's risers and fallers, as the Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu is pitching about as well as anyone these days.
The Z Files: Second Chances
13 days ago
Todd Zola looks at the pre and post-Memorial Day hitting leaderboards from 2018 to examine how much fortunes can change over the rest of the season, as they did last year for Max Muncy.
FanDuel MLB: Thursday Breakdown
14 days ago
Thursday's odd FanDuel schedule has Kevin Payne taking a shot on a pitcher with a risky matchup.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
An athletic 22-year-old with electric bat speed, Andujar had his best professional season while splitting time between Double-A and Triple-A and it somehow flew under the radar. He has been understandably overshadowed by Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge, Clint Frazier and Gleyber Torres in the Yankees' youth movement, but now that Andujar appears ready for primetime, everyone should be taking notice. He was the youngest player to rank in the top 10 in the International League in wRC+ (139) and the only 22-year-old to rank in the top 15 with a 13.2 percent strikeout rate. His hit tool is currently ahead of his power, but he should eventually be a threat to hit 25-plus homers annually. He has the arm for third base, but his bat could profile anywhere. With Starlin Castro and Chase Headley getting dealt this offseason, top prospect Gleyber Torres now looks like the long-term answer at second base, which leaves third base open for Andujar. The Yankees may look to add a cheap placeholder, but it should be Andujar's job sooner than later.
Andujar showed some emerging power in 2016, recording career highs in home runs and RBI in 130 games between High-A and Double-A. Unfortunately, just two of his home runs came in the final 72 games of the year at Double-A, and Andujar batted just .266 over that span. He puts bat to ball with great consistency but will need to add more power to profile well as a regular corner infielder at the major league level. That said, Chase Headley has struggled in recent seasons, and for all the improvement in the Yankees' farm system, the Bronx Bombers do not seem to have many other options standing in Andujar's way at the hot corner in the immediate future. As a result, he could end up getting a look at third base before the end of the 2017 season. Andujar figures to begin the year back at Double-A.
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Could be ready for spring training
3BNew York Yankees
Shoulder
May 20, 2019
After undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery Monday, Andujar is expected to begin some baseball activities later in the year, and he should be ready for spring training, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
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Undergoes season-ending surgery
3BNew York Yankees
Shoulder
May 20, 2019
Andujar (shoulder) underwent season-ending surgery Monday, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.
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Elects season-ending surgery
3BNew York Yankees
Shoulder
May 15, 2019
Andujar has opted to get season-ending surgery on his right shoulder, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
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Decision on surgery coming soon
3BNew York Yankees
Shoulder
May 14, 2019
Andujar underwent another MRI on Tuesday and it was nearly identical to his previous imaging results. He'll likely make a decision on whether to undergo surgery within the next 24 hours, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
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Surgery remains possibility
3BNew York Yankees
Shoulder
May 14, 2019
Manager Aaron Boone acknowledged that Andujar (shoulder) could require season-ending surgery after the third baseman was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. "We'll see," Boone said, regarding Andujar's potential need for surgery. "He's got a couple of opinions going into this and both [did not suggest] surgery, so I think we'll look at this again as far as reimaging, re-evaluating. So I wouldn't say [surgery] is necessarily off the table, but I wouldn't say even more so that it's on now. It's just we've got to get a better handle on this and then probably just get him built up in the best way possible if we can move forward with that."
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