Mike Tauchman
Mike Tauchman
29-Year-Old OutfielderOF
New York Yankees
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Yankees GM Brian Cashman has oodles of money to work with, but he deserves a lot of credit for finding overlooked talent. Tauchman is his latest success story. Deemed an encumbrance on the Rockies' 40-man roster, Tauchman was traded to the Yankees on March 23 in exchange for reliever Phillip Diehl. Diehl went on to post a 7.36 ERA over 10 appearances while Tauchman went on to be worth 2.6 fWAR in a mere 296 PA. His offensive rate stats were off the charts and on defense he ranked among the top 10 qualifying outfielders in Outs Above Average (which is not a rate stat). His K% was a manageable 24% and Tauchman walked 11.5% of the time. Obviously we can't extrapolate his 2019 numbers over a full season or even guarantee a regular role, but a lefty hitter in Yankee Stadium with these skills on both sides of the ball should warrant serious attention on draft day. Read Past Outlooks
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Notches another steal
OFNew York Yankees
August 2, 2020
Tauchman recorded a stolen base, a run scored and a walk in Sunday's 9-7 win over the Red Sox.
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Tauchman entered the contest in the seventh inning as a defensive replacement for Miguel Andujar. In Tauchman's lone plate appearance, he drew a walk, stole second base, and scored the tying run on a DJ LeMahieu single. The 29-year-old Tauchman has three steals and two runs scored across 10 plate appearances this year.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+7%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+175%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+18%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+55%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .844 102 14 1 13 5 .310 .396 .448
Since 2018vs Right .786 241 39 12 34 5 .238 .324 .463
2020vs Left .400 5 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200
2020vs Right 1.100 5 2 0 0 2 .500 .600 .500
2019vs Left .974 83 12 1 13 3 .357 .446 .529
2019vs Right .823 213 34 12 34 3 .247 .329 .495
2018vs Left .237 14 2 0 0 1 .083 .154 .083
2018vs Right .367 23 3 0 0 0 .100 .217 .150
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+12%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
-100%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+13%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+207%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .755 161 28 7 22 6 .232 .319 .437
Since 2018Away .846 182 25 6 25 4 .283 .368 .478
2020Home 1.550 5 2 0 0 3 .750 .800 .750
2020Away .000 5 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2019Home .807 136 24 7 22 2 .246 .324 .484
2019Away .915 160 22 6 25 4 .304 .394 .522
2018Home .158 20 2 0 0 1 .000 .158 .000
2018Away .485 17 3 0 0 0 .188 .235 .250
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Stat Review
How does Mike Tauchman 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
0.33
 
BB Rate
10.0%
 
K Rate
30.0%
 
BABIP
.500
 
ISO
.000
 
AVG
.333
 
OBP
.400
 
SLG
.333
 
OPS
.733
 
wOBA
.336
 
Exit Velocity
78.5 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
16.7%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
Tauchman seemed like a long shot to spend any time in the big leagues heading into the season. The Rockies had re-signed Carlos Gonzalez and had a host of other options vying for outfield spots. However, Tauchman turned a monstrous spring training effort into an Opening Day assignment in the big leagues. He did little with it, ultimately producing a lowly .319 OPS in 37 plate appearances before being demoted. He wound up spending much of the summer raking at Triple-A, slashing .323/.408/.571 with 20 home runs for Albuquerque, though that wasn't enough to get a September callup. With Gonzalez and Gerardo Parra now out of the picture in Colorado, Tauchman has an outside chance of getting back to the big leagues this season, though there would still need to be a bevy of injuries for him to see any significant time.
In 110 games at Albuquerque, Tauchman posted an outstanding .331/.386/.555 line with 16 homers and 80 RBI. He also swiped 16 bases and produced a solid 40:73 BB:K. This earned Tauchman a promotion to the big leagues when injuries struck the Rockies' regulars. His performance in the majors was nothing to write home about, although his 15.6 percent walk rate is an encouraging mark in a small sample. Unfortunately for the 27-year-old, there is a logjam in Colorado's outfield even after the departure of Carlos Gonzalez. Charlie Blackmon is cemented in center field, and Gerardo Parra, Raimel Tapia and David Dahl are jockeying for corner-outfield spots. Ian Desmond can also play the outfield, so Tauchman seems to be on the outside looking in for a big-league roster spot. He can likely be passed over in most leagues, but he could be worth a look as a temporary fill-in if injuries give him a chance to play regularly for a stretch.
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Racks up three hits, two steals
OFNew York Yankees
August 2, 2020
Tauchman went 3-for-4 with a pair of stolen bases and a run in Saturday's win over Boston.
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In OF/DH mix to begin season
OFNew York Yankees
July 2, 2020
Tauchman figures to be in the outfield/DH mix at the start of the campaign as the Yankees are likely to take a careful approach with players returning from injury, Randy Miller of NJ Advance Media reports.
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Should open season as regular
OFNew York Yankees
March 3, 2020
Tauchman is expected to begin the season in an everyday role in the outfield after general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that Aaron Judge (pectoral) and Giancarlo Stanton (ankle) are both likely to be sidelined for Opening Day, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
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Could start Opening Day
OFNew York Yankees
February 18, 2020
Tauchman (calf) has a chance to start in the outfield on Opening Day, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
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Could be back for World Series
OFNew York Yankees
Calf
October 16, 2019
General manager Brian Cashman confirmed last week that Tauchman (calf) is fully healthy and viewed as a roster option for the World Series, should the Yankees advance, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
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