Scott Kingery
Scott Kingery
25-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Philadelphia Phillies
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. 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.
Getting steady work since return
SSPhiladelphia Phillies
May 23, 2019
Kingery will start at second base and bat sixth Thursday against the Cubs.
ANALYSIS
He'll stick in the lineup for the fourth time in five games since returning from the injured list last weekend. All of those starts have come against left-handed pitching, so manager Gabe Kapler may only view Kingery as a short-side platoon player at this time.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
3
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
1
3
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+4%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+14%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+4%
OPS vs RHP
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .627 146 15 4 14 2 .230 .260 .367
Since 2017vs Right .652 389 47 6 27 10 .242 .288 .364
2019vs Left .938 16 3 1 3 0 .313 .313 .625
2019vs Right 1.070 35 4 1 3 2 .387 .457 .613
2018vs Left .587 130 12 3 11 2 .220 .254 .333
2018vs Right .612 354 43 5 24 8 .228 .271 .340
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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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+4%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+66%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+2%
OPS on Road
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .659 251 30 8 25 6 .238 .283 .377
Since 2017Away .633 284 32 2 16 6 .239 .278 .354
2019Home 1.357 21 4 2 6 1 .444 .524 .833
2019Away .816 30 3 0 0 1 .310 .333 .483
2018Home .599 230 26 6 19 5 .221 .261 .338
2018Away .611 254 29 2 16 5 .230 .272 .339
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 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 this season's data (min 100 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
0.17
 
BB Rate
3.6%
 
K Rate
21.8%
 
BABIP
.459
 
ISO
.255
 
AVG
.373
 
OBP
.418
 
SLG
.627
 
OPS
1.046
 
wOBA
.444
 
Exit Velocity
88.0 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
30.6%
 
Barrels/PA
4.3%
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Scott Kingery
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
6 days ago
Jan Levine is back with his latest NL FAAB recommendations while providing updates on a few injured achievers, including Scott Kingery approaching a return to the Phillies' lineup.
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
14 days ago
Jan Levine analyzes the top waiver-wire targets in the NL this week, including Colorado's Ian Desmond, who is finally heating up after a slow start to the season.
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
27 days ago
Jan Levine returns to survey the National League free-agent landscape, with Carter Kieboom looking good because of a strong path to regular playing time.
The Z Files: Early Playing Time Beneficiaries
29 days ago
Todd Zola looks at players who are well ahead of their preseason playing time projections and doesn't think Luke Voit is coming out of the Yankees' lineup any time soon.
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
34 days ago
Among his selections, Ryan Rufe singles out Cole Tucker as a must-add due to his promising power and speed potential.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
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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Returns from IL, joins lineup
SSPhiladelphia Phillies
May 19, 2019
Kingery (hamstring) was activated off the 10-day injured list Sunday and will start in center field and bat seventh against the Rockies.
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Rehab stint starting Monday
SSPhiladelphia Phillies
Hamstring
May 12, 2019
Kingery (hamstring) will begin his rehab assignment with Low-A Lakewood on Monday and is expected to play seven innings, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
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Could start rehab Monday
SSPhiladelphia Phillies
Hamstring
May 10, 2019
Kingery (hamstring) could begin a rehab assignment Monday, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Resumes running
SSPhiladelphia Phillies
Hamstring
May 1, 2019
Kingery (hamstring) resumed his running program Wednesday, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Could return in two weeks
SSPhiladelphia Phillies
Hamstring
April 25, 2019
Kingery (hamstring) could return from the 10-day injured list in two weeks, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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