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
RANKSFrom Preseason
#579
ADP
$Traded to the Giants in April of 2021.
Clears waivers
OFSan Francisco Giants  AAA
August 2, 2021
Tauchman cleared waivers and was ourighted to Triple-A Sacramento on Monday.
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Tauchman was designated for assignment Thursday and will land in Triple-A after passing through waivers. He'll serve as organizational outfield depth for the time being.
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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
13
2
1
2
5
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vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
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2
8
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+2%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+7%
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 .742 144 16 1 14 4 .268 .368 .374
Since 2019vs Right .725 453 68 16 62 11 .231 .321 .405
2021vs Left .537 40 3 0 1 0 .182 .325 .212
2021vs Right .574 151 19 4 14 3 .180 .273 .301
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
 
 
+8%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+27%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+24%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+13%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .699 272 43 7 29 9 .238 .331 .368
Since 2019Away .755 325 41 10 47 6 .241 .333 .422
2021Home .483 70 7 0 1 2 .183 .300 .183
2021Away .615 121 15 4 14 1 .179 .275 .340
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
0.40
 
BB Rate
12.0%
 
K Rate
30.4%
 
BABIP
.250
 
ISO
.102
 
AVG
.181
 
OBP
.284
 
SLG
.283
 
OPS
.567
 
wOBA
.263
 
Exit Velocity
80.5 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
22.9%
 
Barrels/PA
3.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2019
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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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Designated for assignment
OFSan Francisco Giants  AAA
July 29, 2021
Tauchman was designated for assignment by the Giants on Thursday.
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Reinstated from injured list
OFSan Francisco Giants  AAA
July 16, 2021
Tauchman (knee) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Friday.
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Rehabbing at Triple-A
OFSan Francisco Giants  AAA
Knee
July 16, 2021
Tauchman (knee) has gone 2-for-9 with a double, three walks, three runs and an RBI in his three games for Triple-A Sacramento since beginning a rehab assignment July 9.
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Cleared for baseball activities
OFSan Francisco Giants  AAA
Knee
July 9, 2021
Tauchman (knee) ran the bases Friday and has been cleared to participate in all baseball activities, Amy Gutierrez of the Giants' official site reports.
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Nearing baseball activity
OFSan Francisco Giants  AAA
Knee
July 5, 2021
Tauchman (knee) could resume light baseball activity Monday or Tuesday, Amy Gutierrez of the Giants' official site reports.
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