Shed Long
Shed Long
24-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Seattle Mariners
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.
Rakes out of leadoff spot
2BSeattle Mariners
September 28, 2019
Long went 2-for-4 with an RBI single, a double, a walk and two runs in a win over the Athletics on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Long continued his season-ending hot streak at the plate and ultimately crossed the plate with the winning run on J.P. Crawford's double. Long is hitting .316 in September following what was his ninth multi-hit effort of the month, and his well-balanced contributions during that stretch partly consist of 10 extra-base hits (five doubles, one triple, four home runs) and 10 RBI.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
13
1
2
8
7
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
4
2
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+38%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+38%
OPS vs LHP
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .998 41 5 1 2 0 .333 .415 .583
Since 2017vs Right .721 127 16 4 13 3 .241 .307 .414
2019vs Left .998 41 5 1 2 0 .333 .415 .583
2019vs Right .721 127 16 4 13 3 .241 .307 .414
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
 
 
+68%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+68%
OPS on Road
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .604 92 10 1 6 2 .214 .283 .321
Since 2017Away 1.012 76 11 4 9 1 .324 .395 .618
2019Home .604 92 10 1 6 2 .214 .283 .321
2019Away 1.012 76 11 4 9 1 .324 .395 .618
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 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
0.40
 
BB Rate
9.5%
 
K Rate
23.8%
 
BABIP
.327
 
ISO
.191
 
AVG
.263
 
OBP
.333
 
SLG
.454
 
OPS
.787
 
wOBA
.345
 
Exit Velocity
87.1 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
33.0%
 
Barrels/PA
3.0%
 
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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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First big-league three-bagger
2BSeattle Mariners
September 23, 2019
Long went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run in a loss to the Orioles on Sunday.
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Another homer
2BSeattle Mariners
September 21, 2019
Long went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, a walk, a double and a solo home run against the Orioles on Saturday.
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Keeps hitting
2BSeattle Mariners
September 19, 2019
Long went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored Thursday against the Pirates.
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Records another multi-hit game
2BSeattle Mariners
September 17, 2019
Long went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and RBI single in a 6-0 victory against the Pirates on Tuesday.
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Slugs third homer
2BSeattle Mariners
September 15, 2019
Long went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in an extra-inning win over the White Sox on Saturday.
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