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
Returns to action Sunday
SSColorado Rockies
March 17, 2019
Hampson (hamstring) is starting at shortstop and batting leadoff in Sunday's spring game against the Cubs, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
ANALYSIS
Hampson exited Saturday's game against the Brewers, but his quick return to action indicates the issue was minor. The 24-year-old missed some time last week with a sore right hamstring but appears good to go Sunday.
Read More News
Batting Stats
Loading Batting Stats...
MLB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Batting Game Log...
Minor League Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Loading Minor League Batting Game Log...
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+40%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+40%
OPS vs LHP
2017
No Stats
2016
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left 1.029 10 1 0 2 1 .429 .600 .429
Since 2016vs Right .736 38 2 0 2 1 .242 .342 .394
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
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More Splits View More Split Stats
Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+5%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+5%
OPS at Home
2017
No Stats
2016
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .820 17 0 0 2 0 .267 .353 .467
Since 2016Away .779 31 3 0 2 2 .280 .419 .360
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
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More Splits View More Split Stats
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.
BB/K
0.58
 
BB Rate
14.6%
 
K Rate
25.0%
 
BABIP
.393
 
ISO
.125
 
AVG
.275
 
OBP
.396
 
SLG
.400
 
OPS
.796
 
Advanced Batting Stats
Loading Advanced Batting Stats...
Additional Stats
Games By Position
Defensive Stats
Loading Games Played by Position...
Loading MLB Defensive Stats...
Stats Vs Upcoming Pitchers
Want more matchup stats?
Loading Matchup Stats...
Rockies Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Garrett Hampson
Spring Training Job Battles: Nearing the Finish Line
Yesterday
Erik Halterman checks in on all of the relevant job battles around Major League Baseball as spring training winds down.
Top 350 Composite Rankings
6 days ago
Vladimir Guerrero's oblique injury could further delay his arrival to Toronto. How much does he fall in the latest installment of the RotoWire Roundtable?
Collette Calls: Players Out of Options
7 days ago
Jason Collette looks at the top players out of options and the tough decisions awaiting their teams as the final round of roster cuts approaches.
Spring Training Job Battles: Past the Halfway Point
8 days ago
Erik Halterman provides a mid-March update on all the relevant job battles around Major League Baseball.
SXM Highlights: Garrett Hampson's Speedy Upside
9 days ago
Liss and Jeff discuss the upside of speedy Colorado shortstop Garrett Hampson.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
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.
More Fantasy News
Exits early
SSColorado Rockies
Hamstring
March 16, 2019
Hampson left Saturday's game against the Brewers early, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Checks back in lineup
SSColorado Rockies
March 16, 2019
Hampson (hamstring) will start in left field and bat eighth in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Brewers, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Hampered by hamstring tightness
SSColorado Rockies
Hamstring
March 15, 2019
Hampson hasn't played for several games due to hamstring tightness, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Platoon possible at 2B
SSColorado Rockies
March 13, 2019
Hampson and Ryan McMahon could share second-base duties to start the season, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Hitting well in spring games
SSColorado Rockies
March 5, 2019
Hampson is off to a strong start this spring, hitting 5-for-16 with two homers and three steals.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.