Luke Voit
Luke Voit
28-Year-Old First Baseman1B
New York Yankees
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
$Traded to the Yankees in July of 2018.
Cranks fourth homer
1BNew York Yankees
March 18, 2019
Voit went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two strikeouts Monday against the Braves.
ANALYSIS
Voit took Bryse Wilson deep for his fourth homer of the spring in the second inning. Voit continues to hit well, going 10-for-34 and slugging .676 in Grapefruit League action. Though he has been locked in a battle with Greg Bird to be the Yankees' starting first baseman, Aaron Hicks' (shoulder) injury will likely give both Bird and Voit the chance to break camp on the big-league roster.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+18%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+15%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+12%
OPS vs LHP
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left 1.028 86 18 9 21 0 .309 .349 .679
Since 2016vs Right .873 199 30 10 33 0 .278 .362 .511
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
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+6%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+24%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+30%
OPS at Home
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .897 142 23 11 27 0 .260 .338 .559
Since 2016Away .947 143 25 8 27 0 .315 .378 .569
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
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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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.
BB/K
0.40
 
BB Rate
10.6%
 
K Rate
26.7%
 
BABIP
.365
 
ISO
.350
 
AVG
.322
 
OBP
.398
 
SLG
.671
 
OPS
1.069
 
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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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Could be cleanup hitter
1BNew York Yankees
March 13, 2019
While manager Aaron Boone has not declared a winner of the first-base job battle, he says he likes the look of Voit in the cleanup spot for the Yankees, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports.
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Battling for one spot
1BNew York Yankees
March 7, 2019
Manager Aaron Boone admitted Thursday that Voit and Greg Bird are likely battling for one roster spot this spring, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. "It's tough for me to envision us having two first basemen, especially when I feel like [DJ] LeMahieu would be that guy that gets backup reps there," Boone said.
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Cracks first homer of spring
1BNew York Yankees
February 24, 2019
Voit went 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBI in Sunday's Grapefruit League win over the Rays.
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Inside track on starting role
1BNew York Yankees
January 4, 2019
Voit will be the Yankees' starter at first base unless Greg Bird beats him out, Jack Curry of YES Network reports.
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Clubs another homer
1BNew York Yankees
September 30, 2018
Voit went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two strikeouts in Sunday's 10-2 loss at Boston.
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