Jacob Stallings
Jacob Stallings
31-Year-Old CatcherC
Pittsburgh Pirates
2021 Fantasy Outlook
It took Stallings until his fifth season in the big leagues to earn an everyday role. Defense has been his calling card, and that has not disappointed at the big-league level, but offensively, there has been little to get excited about. The high strikeout rate in 2020 stands out, particularly because it was not due to him expanding his zone. In fact, he had a very low Chase%, so his strikeouts were mainly due to him just not swinging as often (his overall Swing% dropped from 50.7% to 38.4% last season). The overall passive approach led to a higher walk rate, but also led to him falling behind in too many counts. The increase in flyballs was intriguing. Perhaps some more aggressiveness within the count will unlock some hidden offensive potential in this now 30-year-old backstop. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#461
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Pirates in January of 2021.
Day off Monday
CPittsburgh Pirates
May 3, 2021
Stallings is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Padres, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Stallings sits for the second time in the last three games, though he's still the clear starter behind the plate for the Pirates, starting 20 of the team's 28 games thus far. Michael Perez will get the nod in his absence.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
4
3
8
2
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
2
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+42%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+2%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+52%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+54%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .929 112 13 5 19 0 .303 .384 .545
Since 2019vs Right .653 317 32 5 21 0 .238 .325 .329
2021vs Left .763 22 3 1 4 0 .167 .318 .444
2021vs Right .746 66 4 0 5 0 .259 .394 .352
2020vs Left .968 41 5 1 9 0 .324 .439 .529
2020vs Right .637 90 7 2 9 0 .228 .295 .342
2019vs Left .963 49 5 3 6 0 .340 .367 .596
2019vs Right .625 161 21 3 7 0 .236 .313 .313
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+1%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+182%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+32%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+78%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .718 226 27 5 18 0 .254 .350 .368
Since 2019Away .711 215 19 5 22 0 .251 .321 .390
2021Home 1.183 40 6 1 6 0 .400 .550 .633
2021Away .420 48 1 0 3 0 .119 .229 .190
2020Home .796 76 9 3 8 0 .254 .351 .444
2020Away .605 67 4 0 10 0 .242 .299 .306
2019Home .515 110 12 1 4 0 .210 .275 .240
2019Away .918 100 14 5 9 0 .319 .380 .538
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Stat Review
How does Jacob Stallings 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
0.79
 
BB Rate
17.0%
 
K Rate
21.6%
 
BABIP
.308
 
ISO
.139
 
AVG
.236
 
OBP
.375
 
SLG
.375
 
OPS
.750
 
wOBA
.342
 
Exit Velocity
82.1 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
34.0%
 
Barrels/PA
4.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2017
Stallings is a great second catcher in that he hits enough to not completely hurt you and plays strong enough defense to demand a decent share of a platoon. His expected stats in 2019 validate his actual batting average last year, which is what you will want to focus on as you plan your 2020 NL-only draft. Stallings doesn't have much power, so his fantasy value is tied to his batting average and his ability to hit doubles to drive in runners. He is out of minor-league options in 2020 and tentatively sits atop the depth chart in Pittsburgh after Elias Diaz was non-tendered. That said, Stallings will have to fend off Luke Maile for primary duties in spring training.
After parts of five seasons in the minors, Stallings made his major league debut in 2016. He collected six hits in 15 at-bats, including a memorable two-run, walkoff single against the Nationals in September. With a career line of .237/.316/.356 in the minors, Stallings' biggest claim to fame might be as the son to Pitt's basketball coach, Kevin Stallings. He cleared midseason waivers with all teams passing on him, something fantasy owners can comfortably do, too.
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Not starting Saturday
CPittsburgh Pirates
May 1, 2021
Stallings will sit Saturday against the Cardinals, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
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Extends hit streak to four games
CPittsburgh Pirates
April 29, 2021
Stallings went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Wednesday's 9-6 loss to the Royals.
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Retreats to bench Saturday
CPittsburgh Pirates
April 24, 2021
Stallings isn't starting Saturday's game against the Twins.
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Slump continues Thursday
CPittsburgh Pirates
April 23, 2021
Stallings went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Thursday's 4-2 win over Detroit.
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Rests after three straight starts
CPittsburgh Pirates
April 18, 2021
Stallings is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers.
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