Shed Long
Shed Long
23-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Seattle Mariners
7-Day IL
Injury Hand
Est. Return 7/20/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Long isn't a real standout with the bat, but he has some speed and that speed could one day make Long a mixed-league consideration. A 12th-round pick in 2013, Long spent 2018 at Double-A Pensacola, finishing with a .350 wOBA and 120 wRC+ in 522 plate appearances. Those were good numbers, but they represented a significant drop-off from his marks against lower-level competition. Long struck out 23.6% of the time with just an 18.5% line-drive rate, and he went on to underwhelm in the Arizona Fall League (.644 OPS). If he manages to hit enough to carve out a regular role in the majors, Long could get to 20 steals over the course of a full season. In today's game, 20 steals are pretty valuable, even if they come with little else. Traded to Seattle in January, Long is limited defensively to second base. The Mariners have Dee Gordon there for now, but Long is on the 40-man roster and figures to at least get a cup of coffee or two in 2019. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Mariners in March of 2019.
Back on minor-league IL
2BSeattle Mariners  AAA
Hand
July 12, 2019
Long injured his right hand Friday and was placed on the 7-day injured list with Triple-A Tacoma, Rainiers broadcaster Mike Curto reports.
ANALYSIS
This is a brutal break for Long, as he was just activated from the IL on Thursday after missing time with a shoulder injury. It is unclear how serious the hand injury is.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#5
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#7
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#9
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+137%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+137%
OPS vs LHP
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left 1.303 17 2 0 1 0 .500 .588 .714
Since 2017vs Right .549 62 7 1 4 3 .164 .258 .291
2019vs Left 1.303 17 2 0 1 0 .500 .588 .714
2019vs Right .549 62 7 1 4 3 .164 .258 .291
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+32%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+32%
OPS on Road
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .618 43 6 0 2 2 .211 .302 .316
Since 2017Away .813 36 3 1 3 1 .258 .361 .452
2019Home .618 43 6 0 2 2 .211 .302 .316
2019Away .813 36 3 1 3 1 .258 .361 .452
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 Shed Long 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 200 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
0.50
 
BB Rate
12.7%
 
K Rate
25.3%
 
BABIP
.313
 
ISO
.145
 
AVG
.232
 
OBP
.329
 
SLG
.377
 
OPS
.706
 
wOBA
.317
 
Exit Velocity
86.2 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
34.7%
 
Barrels/PA
2.5%
 
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
A pop-up darling from 2016, Long only started getting everyday reps in the second half of 2015 when he officially made the move from catcher to second base. During his breakout 2016 campaign, Long did a lot of his damage on fastballs early in the count, but he was pitched to differently last season, and was forced to look for mistakes. He has the tools to offer double-digit home runs and double-digit steals annually. The key will be hitting enough to profile as an everyday second baseman. He handled a repeat trip to the Florida State League with ease, but was the victim of some bad luck at Double-A (.271 BABIP). A more patient approach failed to pay off, as his walk rate jumped to 11.9 percent while cutting his strikeout rate to 19.4 percent, yet he posted his worst ISO (.135) since rookie ball. Long has generated a lot of hype over the past calendar year, but he is still a very risky prospect, as the hit tool is unproven against upper-level pitching.
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Back in action with Tacoma
2BSeattle Mariners  AAA
July 12, 2019
Long (shoulder) went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts in his first game back with Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday.
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Shoulder issue resurfaces
2BSeattle Mariners  AAA
Shoulder
July 3, 2019
Long was placed on the minor-league injured list with left shoulder soreness, Rainiers broadcaster Mike Curto reports.
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Hot since returning to action
2BSeattle Mariners  AAA
June 28, 2019
Long is 6-for-8 with two RBI, a walk and two runs in two games for Triple-A Tacoma since returning from a shoulder injury.
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Dealing with shoulder injury
2BSeattle Mariners  AAA
Shoulder
June 26, 2019
Long is dealing with a shoulder injury, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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Heading to minors
2BSeattle Mariners  AAA
June 14, 2019
Long was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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