Cedric Mullins
Cedric Mullins
26-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Baltimore Orioles
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Mullins didn't do much to separate himself from a large group of fringy outfielders in Baltimore, but he at least looked like a legitimate big-leaguer, something that couldn't be taken for granted after he hit a miserable .094/.181/.156 in 22 games in 2019. His .271/.315/.407 slash line this time around was good for a still below-average 95 wRC+, but when combined with good speed (seven steals) and roughly average defense in center, that's a useful enough player. Role questions remain for Mullins, however, as other Oriole outfielders also took steps forward. Additionally, there are questions about whether he can maintain his 2020 level. His 24.2 K% and 5.2 BB% showed poor plate discipline, and he had an awful 2.8% barrel rate. Statcast hated his quality of contact, giving him a .209 xBA and .296 xSLG. Despite his wheels and respectable numbers, Mullins still has work to do to prove he's an everyday player. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#467
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Orioles in March of 2021.
Notches second steal
OFBaltimore Orioles
April 11, 2021
Mullins went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and a stolen base in Saturday's 6-4 extra-inning loss to the Red Sox.
ANALYSIS
Mullins singled in the fifth inning and stole second base, but he was left on base at the end of the inning. The 26-year-old outfielder has been a pleasant surprise early in 2021 by hitting .455/.500/.667 over 36 plate appearances. The Orioles' leadoff hitter has a homer, two stolen bases, one RBI and five runs scored in eight games. His slash line will regress over time, but speed comes at a premium in fantasy. Mullins is showing more of it after going 7-for-9 on stolen base chances in 2020.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+27%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+4%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+67%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+50%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .543 74 4 1 2 0 .209 .274 .269
Since 2019vs Right .691 195 25 2 12 9 .257 .314 .377
2021vs Left .905 22 2 0 1 0 .400 .455 .450
2021vs Right .939 46 6 1 3 2 .333 .391 .548
2020vs Left .456 34 2 1 1 0 .156 .206 .250
2020vs Right .760 93 12 1 5 6 .310 .356 .405
2019vs Left .243 18 0 0 0 0 .067 .176 .067
2019vs Right .365 56 7 0 4 1 .102 .182 .184
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+28%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+24%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+26%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+291%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .742 138 17 2 10 6 .279 .341 .402
Since 2019Away .581 153 13 2 8 4 .214 .267 .314
2021Home .810 28 2 0 1 1 .292 .393 .417
2021Away 1.004 40 6 1 3 1 .395 .425 .579
2020Home .755 81 11 2 5 4 .307 .342 .413
2020Away .601 68 4 1 5 3 .213 .273 .328
2019Home .634 29 4 0 4 1 .174 .286 .348
2019Away .162 45 3 0 0 0 .049 .114 .049
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Stat Review
How does Cedric Mullins 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
0.38
 
BB Rate
8.8%
 
K Rate
23.5%
 
BABIP
.467
 
ISO
.161
 
AVG
.355
 
OBP
.412
 
SLG
.516
 
OPS
.928
 
wOBA
.406
 
Exit Velocity
79.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
41.3%
 
Barrels/PA
3.1%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
Mullins drew the start in center field on Opening Day and appeared to have a handle on the starting job, but after opening the year 6-for-64 with four RBI and 14 strikeouts over the first 22 contests, he was demoted to Triple-A Norfolk where he continued to struggle. The 25-year-old slashed .205/.272/.306 with a 46 wRC+, and a low 5.4 BB% negating a 16.7 K% over 66 games. Ultimately, the O's demoted Mullins again, this time to Double-A Bowie in mid-July. He finally saw his bat come to life while with the Baysox, but this certainly isn't how Mullins saw the 2019 campaign playing out. Even so, he'll likely have a shot to redeem himself during spring training and could wind up once again making Baltimore's Opening Day roster. Whether he'll be able to earn regular work remains to be seen, but it should be considered a long shot, especially after Austin Hays showed promise near the end of the 2019 season.
Mullins made his big-league debut and took over the starting job in center field from Adam Jones in early August, starting hot with a .317/.386/.566 slash line through the end of the month. Things changed quickly as the young outfielder began to struggle in September and finished the season in a 2-for-33 slump. He has kept relatively low strikeout (15.2%) and walk rates (7.2%) through his time in the minors, and trended similarly during his seven weeks in the majors. The 24-year-old has shown modest power but was hurt in 2018 with a mere 12.1% line-drive rate, which ranked third-worst in the majors among players with at least 100 PA. Mullins has a chance to post a 15-15 season with regular work, which should be easy to find on an Orioles roster that is really lacking in big-league caliber outfielders. He finished last season as Baltimore's leadoff hitter and should reprise that role this year.
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Launches first home run of season
OFBaltimore Orioles
April 8, 2021
Mullins went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Wednesday's 4-3 extra-innings win over the Yankees.
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Notches steal
OFBaltimore Orioles
April 6, 2021
Mullins went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in Tuesday's 7-2 loss to the Yankees.
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Perfect at the plate
OFBaltimore Orioles
April 4, 2021
Mullins went 5-for-5, scoring three times and walking once in Sunday's win over the Red Sox.
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Cracks Opening Day roster
OFBaltimore Orioles
March 31, 2021
Mullins has been awarded a spot on the Orioles' Opening Day roster, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
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Drops switch hitting
OFBaltimore Orioles
February 28, 2021
Mullins will no longer operate as a switch hitter and will focus on batting as a left-handed hitter, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
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