Mike Tauchman
Mike Tauchman
30-Year-Old OutfielderOF
San Francisco Giants
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Tauchman was an integral component of the Yankees' "next man up" approach to the 2020 season. With all three outfield starters exiting summer camp with injuries, Tauchman was in line to be a key cog in the Bronx. He indeed received a good amount of playing time, but his newfound power vanished. Some may have been a less lively ball, but that doesn't account for a 30-foot drop in average flyball distance, from 322.5 feet to 292.3 feet. Tauchman's average exit velocity on flyballs dipped 6 mph, explaining his failure to hit any homers, despite being a lefty in Yankee Stadium. The power may have disappeared, but Tauchman was perfect on six steal attempts for the second straight season. With a healthy outfield and the emergence of Clint Frazier, Tauchman must exhibit some pop in spring training if he wants to carve out a 2021 role. That said, the injury history of his teammates suggests playing time could be there. Read Past Outlooks
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$Traded to the Giants in April of 2021.
Takes over leadoff role
OFSan Francisco Giants
May 4, 2021
Tauchman will start in center field and bat leadoff in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader versus the Rockies, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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With the Giants placing Tommy La Stella (hamstring) on the injured list earlier in the day, Tauchman will get the first opportunity to step in as the team's new table setter against right-handed pitching. Since coming over from the Yankees in an April 27 trade, Tauchman has needed little time to cement himself as a regular in the lineup. He'll be picking up his fifth straight start Tuesday after going 5-for-16 with a home run, a double and five RBI in his first four games with San Francisco.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#4
#5
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3
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
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2
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+1%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+31%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+205%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+18%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .792 116 13 1 13 4 .294 .371 .422
Since 2019vs Right .797 335 56 13 53 10 .255 .341 .456
2021vs Left .583 12 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .333
2021vs Right .761 33 7 1 5 2 .241 .313 .448
2020vs Left .243 21 1 0 0 1 .100 .143 .100
2020vs Right .742 89 15 0 14 5 .280 .382 .360
2019vs Left .974 83 12 1 13 3 .357 .446 .529
2019vs Right .823 213 34 12 34 3 .247 .329 .495
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+5%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+26%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+24%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+13%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .775 209 38 7 29 9 .263 .344 .430
Since 2019Away .815 242 31 7 37 5 .267 .353 .462
2021Home .857 7 2 0 1 2 .429 .429 .429
2021Away .682 38 5 1 4 0 .206 .270 .412
2020Home .695 66 12 0 6 5 .281 .379 .316
2020Away .562 44 4 0 8 1 .184 .273 .289
2019Home .807 136 24 7 22 2 .246 .324 .484
2019Away .915 160 22 6 25 4 .304 .394 .522
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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
0.23
 
BB Rate
6.7%
 
K Rate
28.9%
 
BABIP
.333
 
ISO
.171
 
AVG
.244
 
OBP
.295
 
SLG
.415
 
OPS
.710
 
wOBA
.311
 
Exit Velocity
82.1 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
24.1%
 
Barrels/PA
2.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Plates four in win
OFSan Francisco Giants
May 3, 2021
Tauchman went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer and a walk but had four total RBI in Sunday's 7-1 win over the Padres.
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Stars in San Francisco debut
OFSan Francisco Giants
April 29, 2021
Tauchman went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's victory over Colorado.
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Batting seventh in Giants debut
OFSan Francisco Giants
April 28, 2021
Tauchman is starting in center field and batting seventh Wednesday against the Rockies, Mark W. Sanchez of KNBR 680 San Francisco reports.
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Shipped to San Francisco
OFSan Francisco Giants
April 27, 2021
Tauchman was traded to the Giants on Tuesday in exchange for Wandy Peralta, Jack Curry of YES Network reports.
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Still working out at first base
OFNew York Yankees
April 6, 2021
Tauchman has continued practicing at first base during the regular season, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
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