Scott Kingery
Scott Kingery
24-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.
Hits eighth homer
SSPhiladelphia Phillies
September 24, 2018
Kingery went 2-for-3 with a solo homer in Sunday's loss to the Braves.
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The homer, Kingery's eighth of the season, provided all of the Phillies' scoring in their 2-1 defeat. That's nowhere near as many home runs as the Phillies would have hoped for when they signed him to an extension prior to his MLB debut this offseason, as he hit 26 last year with Double-A Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Kingery has looked out of his depth all season, posting a .227/.269/.340 slash line with eight homers and 10 steals.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+4%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+4%
OPS vs RHP
2017
No Stats
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .587 130 12 3 11 2 .220 .254 .333
Since 2016vs Right .612 354 43 5 24 8 .228 .271 .340
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
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+2%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+2%
OPS on Road
2017
No Stats
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .599 230 26 6 19 5 .221 .261 .338
Since 2016Away .611 254 29 2 16 5 .230 .272 .339
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
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 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.
BB/K
0.19
 
BB Rate
5.0%
 
K Rate
26.0%
 
BABIP
.291
 
ISO
.113
 
AVG
.226
 
OBP
.267
 
SLG
.338
 
OPS
.605
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Scott Kingery
Regan’s Rumblings: Wrapping up 2018
September 27th
Dave Regan examines his personal highs and lows of the season including the enjoyable play of rookie duo Ronald Acuna and Juan Soto.
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September 24th
Adam Zdroik recommends plugging in Astros outfielder Marwin Gonzalez on Monday up in Toronto.
Regan’s Rumblings: Guys I Hit On ... And Guys I Missed
August 30th
As the fantasy baseball season reaches its final lap, Dave Regan examines the players that were a hit, like AL Cy Young contender Trevor Bauer, and the misses.
DraftKings MLB: Wednesday Picks
August 29th
Adam Zdroik sets up Wednesday's DraftKings slate, turning to Yankees veteran CC Sabathia against the visiting White Sox.
The Long Game: Tough Keeper Decisions
August 28th
Erik Siegrist looks ahead to next season and considers what to do with struggling young players in keeper leagues, such as Reds hurler Luis Castillo.
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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Gets fourth start in five games
SSPhiladelphia Phillies
September 2, 2018
Kingery will start at shortstop and bat sixth Sunday against the Cubs, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic Philadelphia reports.
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Clubs seventh homer
SSPhiladelphia Phillies
August 24, 2018
Kingery went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a stolen base in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Blue Jays.
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Hits sixth homer
SSPhiladelphia Phillies
August 17, 2018
Kingery went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Mets.
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Remains stationed on bench
SSPhiladelphia Phillies
August 5, 2018
Kingery is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Out of starting nine Saturday
SSPhiladelphia Phillies
August 4, 2018
Kingery is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Marlins, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic Philadelphia reports.
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