Garrett Hampson
Garrett Hampson
26-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Colorado Rockies
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Hampson saw the majority of the playing time at second base for the Rockies in 2020, but he could be forced to compete for the job with Ryan McMahon in 2021. Hampson had a hot September in 2019, and he rode that production into fantasy relevance in 2020 drafts. It was a different story in 2020, as most of his output came during the first half of the season before hitting just .216 in the final month of the year. He struck out at least twice in each of the final five games of the year en route to a 32.6 K% that was up nearly six points from a year before. Hampson doesn't quite have the power fantasy managers would like to see from someone who strikes out that often, as he had a 26.1% hard-hit rate with 5.0% barrels/PA in 2020. Hampson has elite speed and gets on base often enough, but he will have to compete for regular playing time, especially considering his strikeout woes from last year. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#249
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Triple, homer in win
2BColorado Rockies
May 14, 2021
Hampson went 3-for-4 with a walk, a triple, a solo home run and an additional run scored in Friday's win over the Reds.
ANALYSIS
A late addition to the lineup after Raimel Tapia (thumb) was scratched, Hampson went on to pace the Rockies with eight total bases out of the leadoff spot. It was his second consecutive game with a long ball, giving him five to go along with seven steals through 36 games.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+16%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+112%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+30%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+7%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .784 227 38 9 22 8 .262 .318 .466
Since 2019vs Right .675 422 54 9 29 21 .241 .298 .377
2021vs Left 1.270 44 13 4 6 3 .368 .455 .816
2021vs Right .599 105 14 1 7 5 .213 .269 .330
2020vs Left .582 62 8 1 5 2 .228 .267 .316
2020vs Right .759 111 17 4 6 4 .250 .309 .450
2019vs Left .718 121 17 4 11 3 .243 .294 .423
2019vs Right .668 206 23 4 16 12 .250 .306 .362
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+9%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+55%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+11%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+13%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .739 326 53 7 27 14 .270 .313 .427
Since 2019Away .681 330 39 11 24 15 .224 .297 .384
2021Home .936 85 21 3 8 7 .307 .376 .560
2021Away .605 64 6 2 5 1 .193 .254 .351
2020Home .724 80 13 3 4 1 .260 .269 .455
2020Away .650 100 12 2 7 5 .221 .313 .337
2019Home .645 161 19 1 15 6 .257 .300 .345
2019Away .727 166 21 7 12 9 .238 .303 .424
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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
0.39
 
BB Rate
8.7%
 
K Rate
22.1%
 
BABIP
.302
 
ISO
.212
 
AVG
.258
 
OBP
.324
 
SLG
.470
 
OPS
.794
 
wOBA
.341
 
Exit Velocity
77.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
35.3%
 
Barrels/PA
3.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Late addition to lineup
2BColorado Rockies
May 14, 2021
Hampson will lead off and play center field Friday against the Reds, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
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Sits for third straight
2BColorado Rockies
May 14, 2021
Hampson will remain on the bench Friday against the Reds, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
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Ends drought with homer
2BColorado Rockies
May 13, 2021
Hampson hit a solo home run during his only at-bat in Thursday's win over the Reds.
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Not in Thursday's lineup
2BColorado Rockies
May 13, 2021
Hampson isn't starting Thursday against the Reds, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
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Sitting Wednesday's nightcap
2BColorado Rockies
May 12, 2021
Hampson is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Padres.
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