JT Riddle
JT Riddle
28-Year-Old OutfielderOF
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
Out
Injury Forearm
Est. Return 2/1/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
With the Marlins rebuilding, Riddle got a chance to compete for the starting shortstop job during spring training. However, a shoulder injury forced him to start the season on the DL and he remained in the minors for some time after he was activated. Once he got a chance to return to the majors, the infielder performed well enough to stick around for the remainder of the season. Despite plenty of opportunities, Riddle's end-of-season stat line left much to be desired: a .231/.277/.377 slash line with nine homers, 36 RBI and 28 runs scored in 332 plate appearances. He slightly improved his walk rate, but his strikeout rate remained the same. As things stand now, Riddle should compete for a starting spot again, but he does have an option remaining, meaning he could be in line for a demotion if he can't improve his results. Read Past Outlooks
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$Non-tendered by the Marlins in December of 2019.
In search of new club
OFFree Agent  
Forearm
December 2, 2019
Riddle (forearm) was non-tendered by the Marlins on Monday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
ANALYSIS
Riddle spent the last few weeks of the season on the injured list due to a forearm strain, and after Miami failed to offer him a contract prior to the deadline Monday, he'll search for a new home. He hit .189 with six homers and 12 RBI over 51 contests with the Marlins in 2019.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#2
#3
#4
#5
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1
16
9
5
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
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#7
#8
#9
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+9%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+94%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+52%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+13%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .595 162 12 5 24 0 .218 .230 .365
Since 2017vs Right .650 556 51 13 55 0 .232 .281 .369
2019vs Left .989 26 5 3 7 0 .240 .269 .720
2019vs Right .511 113 10 3 5 0 .178 .221 .290
2018vs Left .466 73 3 2 6 0 .171 .181 .286
2018vs Right .707 259 25 7 30 0 .248 .304 .403
2017vs Left .581 63 4 0 11 0 .262 .270 .311
2017vs Right .657 184 16 3 20 0 .246 .286 .371
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+33%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+29%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+30%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+39%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .550 366 30 9 34 0 .194 .229 .322
Since 2017Away .729 352 33 9 45 0 .266 .311 .418
2019Home .527 69 7 3 6 0 .176 .188 .338
2019Away .678 70 8 3 6 0 .203 .271 .406
2018Home .568 164 13 4 15 0 .196 .241 .327
2018Away .737 168 15 5 21 0 .265 .311 .426
2017Home .541 133 10 2 13 0 .202 .235 .306
2017Away .750 114 10 1 18 0 .308 .336 .413
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Stat Review
How does JT Riddle 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
0.12
 
BB Rate
3.6%
 
K Rate
30.2%
 
BABIP
.226
 
ISO
.182
 
AVG
.189
 
OBP
.230
 
SLG
.371
 
OPS
.601
 
wOBA
.261
 
Exit Velocity
88.9 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
43.3%
 
Barrels/PA
6.5%
 
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Riddle stepped up for the Marlins when Adeiny Hechavarria was hurt in the first half of 2017, and he continued to play often after Hechavarria was traded to Tampa Bay before a slap tear in his left shoulder required season-ending surgery in early August. As a 25-year-old getting his first taste of the big leagues, Riddle offered very little pop and nothing on the stolen-base front, providing most of his value to the Marlins as an above-average defender at short. As the Marlins go through the first part of another rebuild in 2018, Riddle may get a chance to serve as the team's starter all season, but his bat more closely resembles that of a utility player than a regular. It's reasonable to think that his contact rate will improve slightly in Year 2, but it's difficult to see much of an uptick in power, and he's never been a burner in the minors, so expecting more than a half-dozen steals is probably a stretch as well.
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Back on 40-man roster
OFMiami Marlins  
Forearm
November 1, 2019
Riddle (forearm) was activated from the 60-day injured list Friday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
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Moved to 60-day IL
OFMiami Marlins  
Forearm
September 14, 2019
Riddle (forearm) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Saturday, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
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Status uncertain
OFMiami Marlins  
Forearm
September 5, 2019
Riddle (forearm) remains without a firm timetable to return from the injured list.
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Begins rehab assignment
OFMiami Marlins  
Forearm
August 17, 2019
Riddle (forearm) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Jupiter on Saturday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
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Lands on IL with forearm strain
OFMiami Marlins  
Forearm
July 18, 2019
The Marlins placed Riddle on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a right forearm strain, Craig Mish of FNTSY Sports Radio reports.
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