Luke Voit
Luke Voit
28-Year-Old First Baseman1B
New York Yankees
10-Day IL
Injury Abdomen
Est. Return 8/28/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The Yankees needed an insurance policy behind Greg Bird at first base. Many were underwhelmed when that player turned out to be Voit. Funny how things work out. He hit two homers in a game Aug. 26 and the Yankees decided to give him a longer look at first. Voit hit .323/.402/.707 in his final 28 games, relegating Bird to the bench and off the roster entirely for the Wild Card Game. He had an OPS over 1.000 against RHP and LHP. Voit had flashed some pop, but as a 22nd round pick in 2013 and a R/R first baseman, he was never considered much of a prospect. Given that lack of pedigree and his 26.7 K%, it's understandable to be skeptical of a player whose first big-league success came at age 27. However, everything in his batted-ball profile (47.0 Hard%, 35.0 GB%, 41.0 Pull%) suggests he deserved all the success he had last season. That does not mean he will replicate it, but there are not glaring red flags that suggest significant regression is coming. Read Past Outlooks
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$Traded to the Yankees in July of 2018.
Could return for next homestand
1BNew York Yankees
Abdomen
August 18, 2019
Voit (abdomen) will likely begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday and could return to the Yankees on their next homestand, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Voit was placed on the injured list with a sports hernia July 31 but avoided surgery and has recently been ramping up his rehab work. The Yankees begin a nine-game road trip Tuesday and will start their next home series Aug. 30 against Oakland, at which point Voit could rejoin the club.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
29
24
8
3
1
2
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
15
5
3
1
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+3%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+12%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+15%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+12%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .921 179 28 13 30 0 .278 .358 .563
Since 2017vs Right .894 522 80 25 78 0 .283 .385 .509
2019vs Left .807 93 10 4 9 0 .247 .366 .442
2019vs Right .907 323 50 15 45 0 .287 .399 .507
2018vs Left 1.169 54 12 7 14 0 .340 .389 .780
2018vs Right 1.015 107 18 8 22 0 .312 .402 .613
2017vs Left .797 32 6 2 7 0 .258 .281 .516
2017vs Right .713 92 12 2 11 0 .241 .315 .398
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+18%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+29%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+24%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+30%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .828 363 47 18 54 0 .256 .355 .473
Since 2017Away .979 338 61 20 54 0 .311 .402 .577
2019Home .780 221 24 7 27 0 .253 .367 .414
2019Away 1.003 195 36 12 27 0 .307 .421 .583
2018Home .953 78 16 7 18 0 .275 .359 .594
2018Away 1.177 83 14 8 18 0 .365 .434 .743
2017Home .830 64 7 4 9 0 .241 .313 .517
2017Away .639 60 11 0 9 0 .250 .300 .339
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Stat Review
How does Luke Voit 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
0.51
 
BB Rate
13.9%
 
K Rate
27.4%
 
BABIP
.359
 
ISO
.215
 
AVG
.278
 
OBP
.392
 
SLG
.493
 
OPS
.885
 
wOBA
.388
 
Exit Velocity
89.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
38.1%
 
Barrels/PA
7.6%
 
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Voit was slashing .327/.407/.565 at Triple-A Memphis when he was called up by the Cardinals on June 24. The righty-swinging first baseman remained with the big-league team for the duration of the season, starting 19 games, 13 of which were in July. Voit complied a modest .246/.306/.430 line in his rookie campaign with four homers, three in July. As is the case with most first-year hitters, Voit's plate skills suffered in his initial foray against major-league pitching, fanning at a 25 percent clip, compared to a mark in the teens as he progressed through the Redbirds' system. Voit's six percent walk rate was also lower than his days on the farm. Depending on how the roster shakes out, Voit could be battling Jose Martinez for a roster spot, as they both hit from the right side and can dabble in the outfield.
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Nearing rehab assignment
1BNew York Yankees
Abdomen
August 16, 2019
Voit (abdomen) will join Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday for workouts and could begin his rehab assignment Thursday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
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Hits in cage
1BNew York Yankees
Abdomen
August 14, 2019
Voit (abdomen) hit in the cage and fielded grounders Wednesday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
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No pain after sprinting
1BNew York Yankees
Abdomen
August 12, 2019
Voit (sports hernia) sprinted on the field Monday and said he felt 100 percent healthy, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
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Hoping to avoid surgery
1BNew York Yankees
Abdomen
August 8, 2019
Voit (sports hernia) resumed running Thursday and is encouraged about his chances of avoiding surgery, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. "He's very encouraged about how he's feeling," manager Aaron Boone said, per Coley Harvey of ESPN.com.
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Receives cortisone injection
1BNew York Yankees
Abdomen
August 2, 2019
Voit (sports hernia) received a cortisone injection and will be re-evaluated next week to determine whether surgery is necessary, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
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