Juan Yepez

24-Year-Old First Baseman1B
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Yepez has some Quad-A qualities, but after slashing .289/.382/.589 at Triple-A and .302/.388/.640 in the Arizona Fall League, he is also a trendy sleeper heading into the season. Given that he made contact at a solid clip (18.6 K%) and took his walks (11.7 BB%), there's reason to expect him to hold his own against big-league pitching. Still, it's dangerous to read too much into what a 23-year-old first baseman/designated hitter does in the upper levels of the minors. His pull-heavy approach and middling 27.1 Hard% are added reasons for pessimism. He needs to be close to the best realistic version of himself to earn playing time at those positions. Given that he is on the 40-man roster, Yepez could get the first crack at designated hitter duties this year if the National League gets the DH. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#537
ADP
$Signed a contract with the Braves in July of 2014. Traded to the Cardinals in May of 2017.
First career three-hit game
1BSt. Louis Cardinals
May 19, 2022
Yepez went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and one strikeout during Thursday's 7-6 loss to the Mets.
ANALYSIS
Yepez opened the scoring with a solo blast off Mets starter Chris Bassitt in the second inning. The rookie added singles in the fourth and eighth innings to notch his seventh multi-hit game and his first three-hit contest of his short career.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
7
5
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+28%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+28%
OPS vs LHP
2021
No Stats
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left 1.171 7 1 0 0 0 .400 .571 .600
Since 2020vs Right .916 52 7 3 5 0 .327 .365 .551
2022vs Left 1.171 7 1 0 0 0 .400 .571 .600
2022vs Right .916 52 7 3 5 0 .327 .365 .551
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+32%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+32%
OPS on Road
2021
No Stats
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .794 26 3 1 1 0 .273 .385 .409
Since 2020Away 1.050 33 5 2 4 0 .375 .394 .656
2022Home .794 26 3 1 1 0 .273 .385 .409
2022Away 1.050 33 5 2 4 0 .375 .394 .656
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Juan Yepez 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
6.8%
 
K Rate
16.9%
 
BABIP
.366
 
ISO
.222
 
AVG
.333
 
OBP
.390
 
SLG
.556
 
OPS
.945
 
wOBA
.411
 
Exit Velocity
81.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
27.3%
 
Barrels/PA
5.6%
 
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Takes seat for Game 2
1BSt. Louis Cardinals
May 17, 2022
Yepez is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mets, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
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Goes deep in blowout win
1BSt. Louis Cardinals
May 11, 2022
Yepez went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in a 10-1 victory versus the Orioles on Wednesday.
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Drills first home run
1BSt. Louis Cardinals
May 8, 2022
Yepez went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer, two runs scored and a walk in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Giants.
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Keeps earning opportunities
1BSt. Louis Cardinals
May 7, 2022
Yepez will bat fifth and serve as the designated hitter Saturday against San Francisco.
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Two hits in debut
1BSt. Louis Cardinals
May 5, 2022
Yepez went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and a run scored in Wednesday's 10-0 win over the Royals.
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