Garrett Hampson
Garrett Hampson
24-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Colorado Rockies
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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Heading to minors
SSColorado Rockies  AAA
June 7, 2019
Hampson was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday, Thomas Harding of reports.
Hampson rejoined the Rockies last weekend and went 0-for-4 with two walks in his four games with the team. The 24-year-old is slashing .186/.231/.258 with one home run in 105 plate appearances over his two major-league stints this season.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
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Since 2017vs Left .621 55 7 0 5 1 .245 .315 .306
Since 2017vs Right .561 98 7 1 5 2 .193 .265 .295
2019vs Left .536 45 6 0 3 0 .214 .250 .286
2019vs Right .453 60 5 1 3 1 .164 .217 .236
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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Since 2017Home .516 67 4 0 6 0 .197 .254 .262
Since 2017Away .635 86 10 1 4 3 .224 .306 .329
2019Home .416 50 4 0 4 0 .174 .220 .196
2019Away .554 55 7 1 2 1 .196 .241 .314
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 this season's data (min 100 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.
    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.
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51 days ago
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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Returns to majors
SSColorado Rockies  AAA
June 2, 2019
Hampson was called up from Triple-A Albuquerque and will start in center field Sunday against the Blue Jays.
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Optioned to Triple-A
SSColorado Rockies  AAA
May 13, 2019
Hampson was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Monday, Thomas Harding of reports.
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Back on bench
SSColorado Rockies  AAA
May 12, 2019
Hampson is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres, Thomas Harding of reports.
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Playing time trending down
SSColorado Rockies  AAA
May 2, 2019
Hampson remains out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Brewers, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
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Drops to bottom half of lineup
SSColorado Rockies  AAA
April 20, 2019
Hampson will start at second base and bat seventh Saturday against the Phillies, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
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