Scott Kingery
Scott Kingery
26-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
Philadelphia Phillies
Day-To-Day
Injury Undisclosed
2020 Fantasy Outlook
After a very disappointing rookie season in which he hit just .226/.267/.338, Kingery needed a big step forward in his sophomore campaign. He did just that, hitting .258/.315/.474 with 19 homers and 15 steals in 500 plate appearances. While that's far from an elite batting line (good for a modest 101 wRC+), his cross-category contributions combined with his multi-positional eligibility made him a valuable fantasy asset. It would take another significant step forward for Kingery to advance from a merely useful player to a true star, however, and it's not clear that's in the cards. Even with his improved numbers, he still struck out 29.4% of the time, and Statcast suggests he overachieved in the power department, giving him a .412 xSLG. Kingery should continue to be playable in 2020 as his versatility should keep him in the Phillies' lineup on a regular basis, but don't expect a second breakout. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a six-year, $24 million contract with the Phillies in March of 2018. Contract includes a $13 million team option ($1 million buyout) for 2024, a $14 million team option ($1 million buyout) for 2025 and a $15 million team option ($1 million buyout) for 2026.
Dealing with soreness
3BPhiladelphia Phillies
Undisclosed
September 17, 2020
Kingery is "very sore" and isn't starting Thursday's game against the Mets, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
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Kingery started in three consecutive games prior to Thursday's contest, but manager Joe Girardi revealed that his absence for the series finale against the Mets is due to soreness. It's unclear whether he'll be available off the bench Thursday.
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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
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+4%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+48%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+16%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+4%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .698 288 31 10 24 3 .244 .281 .417
Since 2018vs Right .673 783 96 19 71 22 .231 .286 .387
2020vs Left .361 29 2 0 0 0 .120 .241 .120
2020vs Right .534 58 6 2 5 0 .164 .207 .327
2019vs Left .879 129 17 7 13 1 .293 .318 .561
2019vs Right .755 371 47 12 42 14 .245 .314 .442
2018vs Left .587 130 12 3 11 2 .220 .254 .333
2018vs Right .612 354 43 5 24 8 .228 .271 .340
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+8%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+11%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+10%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+2%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .652 514 63 17 52 10 .226 .272 .379
Since 2018Away .706 557 64 12 43 15 .242 .297 .409
2020Home .497 59 5 1 4 0 .167 .237 .259
2020Away .448 28 3 1 1 0 .115 .179 .269
2019Home .746 225 32 10 29 5 .248 .293 .452
2019Away .824 275 32 9 26 10 .266 .332 .492
2018Home .599 230 26 6 19 5 .221 .261 .338
2018Away .611 254 29 2 16 5 .230 .272 .339
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Stat Review
How does Scott Kingery 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
0.29
 
BB Rate
6.9%
 
K Rate
24.1%
 
BABIP
.175
 
ISO
.113
 
AVG
.150
 
OBP
.218
 
SLG
.263
 
OPS
.481
 
wOBA
.220
 
Exit Velocity
78.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
31.6%
 
Barrels/PA
8.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Excitement was high for Kingery in spring training after he posted excellent minor-league and Grapefruit League numbers and signed an extension that tied him to the Phillies through 2026 before he'd even made his big-league debut. He didn't come anywhere close to living up to the hype, finishing the season with a .226/.267/.338 line, eight homers and 10 steals in 484 plate appearances. In today's low-steal era, that wasn't a totally useless line for NL-only owners, but the season was nevertheless a disappointing one. Kingery is still young, and he had hype for a reason. There's certainly a world in which he improves significantly in his sophomore campaign, but even a sizable step forward would only put Kingery on the periphery of mixed-league viability.
Few prospects changed the conversation more dramatically than Kingery. Coming into the year, he was seen as a good hitter with impact speed. That much hasn’t changed. However, he proceeded to hit 26 home runs in 132 games after hitting just eight home runs in his previous 197 games. Even if we take away the 10 home runs he hit in Reading’s bandbox, he still hit 16 home runs in the remaining 96 games in relatively neutral conditions. If he’s a 15-to-20 home run hitter in the majors and his plus hit tool translates as expected, we could be talking about a top-10 fantasy second baseman. Of course, if the ball stays juiced, he could continue to exceed expectations in the power department once he reaches the majors. The one lock is that he will be a threat to steal 25-plus bases annually. The Phillies will look to clear the decks by dealing Freddy Galvis and/or Cesar Hernandez this offseason, as Kingery and J.P. Crawford are ready to take over up the middle.
Kingery, a 2015 second-round pick out of college, opened last season at High-A Clearwater. He earned a promotion to Double-A at the end of July after slashing .293/.360/.411 with 14 extra-base hits and 26 stolen bases (on 31 attempts) in the Florida State League. The competition at Double-A proved to be more challenging, as Kingery hit just .250/.273/.333 with two homers in 156 at-bats. Kingery does not project to hit for much power, but he does have good speed and has been a good contact hitter prior to his difficulties at Double-A. His fantasy value is going to be tied to his legs, which could produce 30-plus stolen base seasons in the majors. He will also need to hit enough to profile as an everyday second baseman, otherwise his role would be capped as a utility infielder, and he would be quite unappealing in fantasy. He will open this season back at Double-A and could push for a promotion to Triple-A by midseason if he starts hitting again.
The Phillies selected Kingery with the 48th overall pick in the 2015 draft. A speedy contact hitter, Kingery has the defensive versatility to serve as a second baseman or a center fielder thanks to his athleticism. He was assigned to Low-A Lakewood where he played second base and slashed a disappointing .250/.314/.337 with three home runs and 11 steals in his pro debut. While it didn't show in the numbers at Lakewood, Kingery has the tools to move quickly through the minors. His future fantasy value is going to be tied to his ability to swipe bags. The Phillies could move him up to High-A Clearwater to start the 2016 season. If he hits, a move to Double-A by midseason is possible.
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Starts in third straight
3BPhiladelphia Phillies
September 16, 2020
Kingery will man second base and will bat seventh in Wednesday's game against the Mets, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Reinstated from injured list
3BPhiladelphia Phillies
September 14, 2020
Kingery (back) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Monday.
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Lands on 10-day IL
3BPhiladelphia Phillies
Back
August 31, 2020
Kingery was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday with back spasms.
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Walk-off hero against Braves
3BPhiladelphia Phillies
August 29, 2020
Kingery went 1-for-1 with a walkoff three-run homer in the 11th inning in a 7-4 victory over the Braves on Friday.
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Back on bench
3BPhiladelphia Phillies
August 23, 2020
Kingery is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
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