Joey Rickard
Joey Rickard
27-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Baltimore Orioles
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Rickard spent time as a starter, bench player and minor leaguer in 2018, finishing the year with a .244/.300/.413 line, eight homers and four steals in 230 plate appearances. That's a performance which probably merits a big-league roster spot but which certainly doesn't excite. Rickard has a low ceiling and will turn 28 years old in May, so it would hardly be surprising to see the rebuilding Orioles elect to give at-bats to younger, more promising outfielders, even if Rickard's basic competence makes him currently one of his team's better options. A friendly home park helps prop up his numbers and makes him a palatable deep-league option when given a run of starts, but don't expect noteworthy contributions in any category. In 789 career plate appearances, the 2015 Rule 5 draft pick has hit .252/.389/.376 with 17 homers and 16 steals. Read Past Outlooks
Back on bench
OFBaltimore Orioles
Undisclosed
September 17, 2018
Rickard is out of the lineup Monday against the Blue Jays, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
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Rickard was added to the lineup after Breyvic Valera (undisclosed) was scratched, though now it's the outfielder who has been removed from the lineup. It's unclear what forced Rickard from the lineup at this point, but Trey Mancini has shifted to the outfield and Chris Davis has entered the game at first base to accommodate.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+24%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+18%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+22%
OPS vs LHP
2016
 
 
+39%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .766 306 32 8 22 2 .284 .328 .439
Since 2016vs Right .616 483 56 9 39 14 .231 .280 .336
2018vs Left .789 86 9 4 9 0 .263 .314 .475
2018vs Right .668 144 18 4 14 4 .233 .292 .376
2017vs Left .687 130 11 1 4 2 .279 .310 .377
2017vs Right .563 147 18 3 15 6 .209 .247 .317
2016vs Left .861 90 12 3 9 0 .313 .367 .494
2016vs Right .618 192 20 2 10 4 .247 .296 .322
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+13%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+22%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+9%
OPS at Home
2016
 
 
+10%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .719 376 49 11 37 5 .267 .314 .406
Since 2016Away .634 413 39 6 24 11 .238 .285 .350
2018Home .785 113 18 6 18 1 .252 .319 .466
2018Away .646 117 9 2 5 3 .236 .282 .364
2017Home .651 131 13 3 12 3 .244 .277 .374
2017Away .595 146 16 1 7 5 .239 .276 .319
2016Home .733 132 18 2 7 1 .303 .346 .387
2016Away .665 150 14 3 12 3 .239 .295 .370
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Stat Review
How does Joey Rickard 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
0.27
 
BB Rate
6.5%
 
K Rate
23.9%
 
BABIP
.293
 
ISO
.169
 
AVG
.244
 
OBP
.300
 
SLG
.413
 
OPS
.713
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
This is a fourth-outfielder profile all the way. Rickard took a step back from his 2016 campaign, with his walk rate falling to just 3.2 percent (half of his 2016 mark) while his strikeout rate ticked up to 22.7 percent. Meanwhile, his power fell back slightly from an already-low level. Rickard hit lefties better, but even against southpaws, he was a below-average hitter (81 wRC+, .309 wOBA). The 26-year-old does have a splash of speed -- he was caught just once on the base paths last year -- but it hardly matters as the Orioles run less than any team in the majors. Baltimore attempted just 45 stolen bases as a club last year and a big uptick is unlikely with Buck Showalter still at the helm. With Seth Smith out of the picture, Rickard could step into a more prominent role to begin 2018, but if that were to happen, he would just be keeping the seat warm for Austin Hays.
Based on his performance as a rookie last season, Rickard makes sense on the small side of a platoon -- he hit .313/.367/.494 against southpaws in 2016 (by comparison, he hit just .247/.296/.322 against righties). Much like Hyun Soo Kim, Rickard offered very little in terms of homers (five) or steals (four) last season, but the duo might generate a steady number of runs scored if manager Buck Showalter uses the duo in a table-setting role. Unless he begins to show an aptitude for stealing bases against big league batteries, Rickard is most likely limited to AL-only formats that require the use of five outfielders. It should be noted, however, that he went 23-for-29 across three minor league levels on the basepaths in 2015, so a surge in thefts isn't out of the question if injuries in the O's outfield clear a path to a larger supply of playing time than expected.
A Rule 5 pick in December, Rickard parlayed a strong showing in Grapefruit League play into an opportunity to start in left field for the Orioles on Opening Day. With the struggles of Hyun-soo Kim this spring, Rickard may have a chance to secure the job all season, and his ability to draw walks in the minors suggests that he has the baseline skills necessary to emerge as a leadoff option if he can sustain that eye against big league pitching. Splitting time at three levels in 2015, Rickard swiped 23 bases in 27 attempts in the Rays' organization over 117 games (with a combined .321/.427/.447 line), but as a ninth-round pick out of Arizona in 2012, he fell short of earning a 40-man roster spot during the offseason.
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Joins lineup late
OFBaltimore Orioles
September 17, 2018
Rickard is starting in right field and hitting seventh Monday against the Blue Jays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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Takes seat for series opener
OFBaltimore Orioles
September 17, 2018
Rickard is not in the lineup Monday against the Blue Jays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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Sitting again Saturday
OFBaltimore Orioles
September 15, 2018
Rickard is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the White Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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Not starting Friday
OFBaltimore Orioles
September 14, 2018
Rickard is not starting Friday against the White Sox.
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Out of lineup Wednesday
OFBaltimore Orioles
September 12, 2018
Rickard is not starting Wednesday against Oakland.
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