Garrett Hampson
Garrett Hampson
25-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Colorado Rockies
2020 Fantasy Outlook
If you're a believer in the theory that September stats can predict breakouts the following year, Hampson is a target for you. He did next to nothing the first five months of the season while either riding the bench or riding the shuttle back and forth from Triple-A. Then September came, and he hit five homers, scored 16 runs and stole nine bases while batting .318. Prorate those statistics over an entire season, with half the games coming in Coors, and it's easy to get excited about his 2020 potential. The most encouraging part of September is that Hampson built his success around greatly improved contact, likely a byproduct of him getting regular playing time down the stretch. He has well above-average speed and a solid hit tool, but the Rockies' roster doesn't have a full-time role for Hampson right now. That situation could work out one way or another by springtime, but for now, it limits his value. Read Past Outlooks
Battling for utility role
2BColorado Rockies
March 24, 2020
Hampson is battling for a bench role and could see time in the outfield and middle infield if he makes the big-league roster, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The delay to start of the season complicates Hampson's situation, as top prospect Brendan Rodgers (shoulder) may be fully healthy by the time games resume. On the other hand, Hampson's ability to play up the middle -- both in the infield and outfield -- could help him earn a bench role. He didn't do much to bolster his case in exhibition action, hitting just .226/.286/.290 with eight strikeouts in 35 plate appearances.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
6
1
3
13
10
4
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
9
6
12
5
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+9%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+7%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+40%
OPS vs LHP
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .742 131 18 4 13 4 .254 .318 .424
Since 2017vs Right .678 244 25 4 18 13 .249 .311 .367
2019vs Left .718 121 17 4 11 3 .243 .294 .423
2019vs Right .668 206 23 4 16 12 .250 .306 .362
2018vs Left 1.029 10 1 0 2 1 .429 .600 .429
2018vs Right .736 38 2 0 2 1 .242 .342 .394
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
 
 
+11%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+13%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+5%
OPS at Home
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .661 178 19 1 17 6 .258 .305 .356
Since 2017Away .736 197 24 7 14 11 .244 .321 .415
2019Home .645 161 19 1 15 6 .257 .300 .345
2019Away .727 166 21 7 12 9 .238 .303 .424
2018Home .820 17 0 0 2 0 .267 .353 .467
2018Away .779 31 3 0 2 2 .280 .419 .360
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 Garrett Hampson 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
0.27
 
BB Rate
7.3%
 
K Rate
26.9%
 
BABIP
.322
 
ISO
.137
 
AVG
.247
 
OBP
.302
 
SLG
.385
 
OPS
.686
 
wOBA
.302
 
Exit Velocity
86.1 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
30.2%
 
Barrels/PA
2.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
2017
While Hampson may not be a top-tier prospect, he is a decent hitter with borderline elite speed (30 ft/sec sprint speed) who gets to call Coors Field home. A third-round pick in 2016, Hampson didn't hit below .304 at any stop on the farm. He achieved those lofty marks thanks to a discerning eye and solid bat-to-ball skills (9.0% walk rate, 17.5% K-rate at Triple-A). He's a heavy groundball hitter -- his GB rate gradually increased from 44.9% to 53.2% during his time in the minors -- and while that limits his power output, he's been successful at putting the ball in play and booking it. He had these BABIPs in the minors: .366, .364, .323, .372. Hampson cracked 50 steals in 2017 and totaled 38 across three levels in 2018. The Rockies brought in Daniel Murphy but Murphy said he's more comfortable at first base than second at this stage. If Hampson is given an opportunity to play every day at the keystone, he could be a difference maker in fantasy.
There is a direct correlation between Rockies prospects who get on base and those who steal bases. Anyone who is even a fringe-average runner is encouraged to look to run when they get on, so while Hampson stole 51 bases on 65 tries last year, his plus speed is more conducive to stealing 25-to-30 bases in the majors. That’s still excellent for a future second baseman -- only nine middle infielders stole 20-plus bases in the majors last season. The more pressing question is whether he will hit enough to be a regular. His numbers at High-A were incredibly impressive, but they need to be discounted due to his age (22) and home park (Lancaster). He hit .300/.366/.383 on the road, which is a much better indicator of his realistic upside. As a 23-year-old at Double-A, there will be immense pressure on him to continue to hit and keep the dream alive of a 30-steal second baseman who plays half his games in Coors Field.
Hampson was drafted by the Rockies in the third round of the 2016 draft. The 22-year-old played three years at Long Beach State and made the Team USA Collegiate National Team during his college years, as well. His strongest tool is definitely his plus speed, while his biggest area of weakness is his lack of power at the plate. In 68 games with Low-A Boise, Hampson batted .301/.404/.441 with an impressive 36 stolen bases (on 40 attempts). He walked at a 15 percent clip, struck out in roughly 18 percent of his plate appearances and was solid enough defensively to remain at shortstop for now, although he is not a lock to stick there. It was an encouraging professional debut season for the young shortstop, but his lack of power and middling defensive chops make it tough for him to profile as a big league regular down the road.
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Slugs two round trippers
2BColorado Rockies
September 25, 2019
Hampson went 3-for-6 with a pair of solo home runs and two walks in Tuesday's 16-inning victory over the Giants.
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Goes yard in loss
2BColorado Rockies
September 22, 2019
Hampson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the Dodgers on Sunday.
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Steals base in loss
2BColorado Rockies
September 21, 2019
Hampson went 1-for-3 with a stolen base, a run and a walk in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Dodgers.
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Homers in loss
2BColorado Rockies
September 20, 2019
Hampson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a stolen base and another run scored in Friday's loss at Dodger Stadium.
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Takes seat after three-hit night
2BColorado Rockies
September 17, 2019
Hampson is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mets.
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