Scott Kingery
Scott Kingery
26-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
Philadelphia Phillies
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.
Playing through minor injuries
3BPhiladelphia Phillies
August 14, 2020
Kingery has dealt with back tightness and a left shoulder issue so far this season, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
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The injuries perhaps partially explain why Kingery has started the year hitting just .100/.163/.100 through 11 games. They could potentially be traced to his battle with COVID-19 or to the fact that he didn't have time to properly prepare for the season after the virus wiped out some of his summer camp. He isn't expected to head to the injured list, though he is expected to head to a bench role, as Alec Bohm's arrival will push Jean Segura from third base to second.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+9%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+250%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+16%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+4%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .722 274 31 10 24 3 .252 .288 .434
Since 2018vs Right .663 753 90 17 67 22 .230 .285 .379
2020vs Left .500 15 2 0 0 0 .167 .333 .167
2020vs Right .143 28 0 0 1 0 .071 .071 .071
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
 
 
+11%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
-100%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+10%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+2%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .642 494 60 16 49 10 .224 .269 .373
Since 2018Away .714 533 61 11 42 15 .246 .301 .413
2020Home .291 39 2 0 1 0 .111 .179 .111
2020Away .000 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
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
0.30
 
BB Rate
7.0%
 
K Rate
23.3%
 
BABIP
.133
 
ISO
.000
 
AVG
.100
 
OBP
.163
 
SLG
.100
 
OPS
.263
 
wOBA
.131
 
Exit Velocity
80.0 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
37.9%
 
Barrels/PA
2.3%
 
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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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Likely headed for reserve role
3BPhiladelphia Phillies
August 14, 2020
General manager Matt Klentak hinted Thursday that Kingery will likely fill more a utility role for the Phillies following the promotion of top prospect Alec Bohm, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. "If we're going to call up a player like Alec, we want him to play every day," Klentak said. "I think what you're going to see [in Thursday's 11-4 loss to the Orioles] is pretty indicative of what the next week or so will be like. Alec will play quite a bit at third. [Jean] Segura will move over and play some second. Kingery now will help us in a variety of different spots, but notably, he may need to take down some reps in center field."
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Heads to bench
3BPhiladelphia Phillies
August 12, 2020
Kingery is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Orioles.
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Not starting Game 1
3BPhiladelphia Phillies
August 9, 2020
Kingery is out of the lineup for Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Braves.
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Not starting Friday
3BPhiladelphia Phillies
August 7, 2020
Kingery is out of the lineup Friday against the Braves.
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Cleared to return
3BPhiladelphia Phillies
July 11, 2020
Kingery (illness) rejoined the Phillies on Saturday after clearing the league's COVID-19 protocols, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
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