Paul DeJong
Paul DeJong
25-Year-Old ShortstopSS
St. Louis Cardinals
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Coming off a surprising rookie season, DeJong's sophomore campaign was a mixed bag. He missed nearly two months after fracturing his left hand via a hit-by-pitch May 17. At the time, DeJong was sporting a reasonable .824 OPS with eight long balls. After his July 6 return, DeJong struggled, failing to hit a homer until July 25, registering a meek .550 OPS in that span. From that point on, DeJong's power returned (11 home runs), but he reached base at a poor 30% clip. DeJong carried over his 2017 elevated flyball rate, while his HR/FB dropped a few points, perhaps a result of the hand injury, though his hard-hit rate remained above average. While his below-average contact rate and low walk rate render DeJong a batting-average liability, there's reason for optimism as his plate skills improved last season and were masked by a low BABIP. DeJong should be the everyday shortstop, and the power isn't a question. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a six-year, $26 million contract extension with the Cardinals in March of 2018.
Collects four RBI
SSSt. Louis Cardinals
May 18, 2019
DeJong went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, two runs scored, two RBI and a walk in Saturday's 8-2 win over the Rangers.
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DeJong powered the offense as he drove in runs across three separate innings. The 25-year-old was without an extra-base hit since last Saturday and entered the afternoon with only three since the start of May. DeJong still sports a fantastic .322/.413/.563 slash line with eight homers and 23 RBI in 46 games.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
Even Split
2019
 
 
+30%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+19%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+14%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .831 244 34 11 37 2 .248 .340 .490
Since 2017vs Right .831 889 127 41 119 3 .279 .334 .497
2019vs Left 1.217 30 7 2 5 1 .333 .467 .750
2019vs Right .937 171 31 6 18 2 .320 .404 .533
2018vs Left .651 126 15 3 18 0 .198 .302 .349
2018vs Right .777 363 53 16 50 1 .255 .317 .461
2017vs Left .952 88 12 6 14 1 .288 .352 .600
2017vs Right .835 355 43 19 51 0 .285 .318 .516
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+13%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+16%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+23%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+50%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .886 521 73 18 70 4 .298 .367 .519
Since 2017Away .785 612 88 34 86 1 .251 .309 .476
2019Home 1.051 98 21 3 11 2 .353 .439 .612
2019Away .905 103 17 5 12 1 .292 .388 .517
2018Home .666 230 25 4 29 1 .223 .304 .361
2018Away .816 259 43 15 39 0 .256 .320 .496
2017Home 1.058 193 27 11 30 1 .358 .404 .654
2017Away .705 250 28 14 35 0 .231 .264 .441
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Stat Review
How does Paul DeJong 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
0.74
 
BB Rate
12.1%
 
K Rate
16.5%
 
BABIP
.358
 
ISO
.242
 
AVG
.320
 
OBP
.408
 
SLG
.562
 
OPS
.970
 
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
In one of the biggest surprises of the 2017 season, DeJong led the Cardinals in home runs and finished second in the NL Rookie of the Year voting. A fourth-round selection in 2015, he was largely unheralded in the prospect community, having posted an underwhelming .260/.324/.460 line at the Double-A level in 2016. He garnered little buzz upon his initial promotion to the majors in late May, but DeJong solidified his spot in the everyday lineup and in the three hole in the batting order in less than two months. There are some obvious red flags, namely his 28 percent strikeout rate and 4.7 percent walk rate, but DeJong's ability to get the ball in the air consistently bodes well for his power production moving forward. Speed is not part of the package, but DeJong qualifies at shortstop and second base and the bat is probably a little better than most will give him credit for even after the strong debut.
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Plates only run
SSSt. Louis Cardinals
May 12, 2019
DeJong went 1-for-3 with an RBI double and a walk in a loss to the Pirates on Saturday.
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Launches seventh homer
SSSt. Louis Cardinals
May 7, 2019
DeJong went 1-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in a win over the Phillies on Monday.
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Homers, collects three hits
SSSt. Louis Cardinals
May 5, 2019
DeJong went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer, two runs scored and a walk in Sunday's 13-5 loss to the Cubs.
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Gets first off day of 2019
SSSt. Louis Cardinals
May 2, 2019
DeJong is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Nationals.
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Continues power barrage
SSSt. Louis Cardinals
April 23, 2019
DeJong went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Tuesday against the Brewers.
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