Jacob Nottingham
Jacob Nottingham
24-Year-Old CatcherC
Milwaukee Brewers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Nottingham was called upon for nine games by the Brewers last season, going 4-for-20 in his first major-league at-bats. In a larger 50-game sample at Triple-A Colorado Springs (shortened by an intercostal strain and a wrist fracture), the backstop hit an impressive .281/.347/.523. The thin Colorado air and a .367 BABIP undoubtedly helped prop up those numbers, but even scaled back a bit the performance would still be adequate for a catcher. Contact issues are a problem, as he struck out 30.1% of the time in Triple-A, and he doesn't have a great defensive reputation, so his big-league future will likely rest on his power and his arm. Backup at-bats may be available in Milwaukee at some point this season, and he'll have a friendly home park in which to show off his power if he does earn playing time. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Astros in June of 2013 that includes a $300,000 signing bonus. Traded to the Athletics in July of 2015. Traded to the Brewers in February of 2016.
Recalled from Triple-A
CMilwaukee Brewers
September 6, 2019
Nottingham was recalled from Triple-A San Antonio on Friday, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.
The Brewers now have four catchers on the active roster, so Nottingham probably won't play very much over the final month of the season. He hit .231/.313/.355 with five home runs and a 95:28 K:BB in 332 plate appearances at Triple-A.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
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Since 2017vs Left .000 3 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Since 2017vs Right .828 28 2 1 4 0 .261 .393 .435
2019vs Left .000 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2019vs Right 1.500 6 1 1 4 0 .400 .500 1.000
2018vs Left .000 2 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2018vs Right .641 22 1 0 0 0 .222 .364 .278
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Since 2017Home .250 8 1 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000
Since 2017Away .891 23 2 1 4 0 .300 .391 .500
2019Home .000 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2019Away 1.500 6 1 1 4 0 .400 .500 1.000
2018Home .286 7 1 0 0 0 .000 .286 .000
2018Away .686 17 1 0 0 0 .267 .353 .333
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Jacob Nottingham 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.
    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.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Nottingham is just one of the many former Astros acquired by Brewers general David Stearns, who arrived in Milwaukee via Houston's front office in 2015. It's easy to see why Stearns was enamored enough to give up Khris Davis's big bat to acquire Nottingham from the Athletics. Nottingham, blessed with a football player's body, has power to all fields while flashing a good enough arm and glove to be a decent major league catcher. Unfortunately, elevation to Double-A Biloxi did not treat him well. Nottingham struck out 138 times in just 112 games and managed just 11 home runs compared to the 17 he hit in 2015. It's important to keep perspective, though. At just 21, Nottingham was about three years younger than his typical opponent at Double-A last season, and he has plenty of time to work out the kinks in his swing.
The 2013 sixth-round pick of the Astros was acquired by the A's in the trade that sent Scott Kazmir to Houston and then traded to the Brewers in the offseason for Khris Davis. The right-handed hitting catcher had a breakout minor league season in 2015. According to scouts, Nottingham possesses above average raw power, and A's general manager Billy Beane said Nottingham has the potential to develop into a middle-of-the-order hitter. He will be only 21 in April, likely starting the year in Double-A. With Jonathan Lucroy set to become a free agent at the end of the year, Nottingham is clearly the Brewers' catcher of the future and one of the top backstops to own in dynasty leagues.
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Returns to Triple-A
CMilwaukee Brewers
June 2, 2019
Nottingham was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio on Sunday.
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Pops first big-league homer
CMilwaukee Brewers
May 17, 2019
Nottingham went 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBI in Friday's 12-8 loss to Atlanta.
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Called up as Pina replacement
CMilwaukee Brewers
May 16, 2019
The Brewers recalled Nottingham from Triple-A San Antonio on Thursday.
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Returns to minors
CMilwaukee Brewers
March 17, 2019
Nottingham was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio on Sunday.
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Called up by Brewers
CMilwaukee Brewers
September 1, 2018
Nottingham was called up by the Brewers on Saturday, Robert Murray of The Athletic Wisconsin reports.
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