Luis Rengifo
Luis Rengifo
23-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Los Angeles Angels
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Rengifo was said to be traded to the Dodgers along with Andy Pages in exchange for Joc Pederson, but Angels owner Arte Moreno nixed the deal. That was just the beginning of a tumultuous 2020 for Rengifo. He was placed on the IL in early July for undisclosed reasons and then battled hamstring tightness later in the month, costing him a spot on the Opening Day roster. His season was bookended by more hamstring trouble, and Rengifo also battled a thumb sprain in September. In 106 PA around all the injuries, Rengifo was awful and even demoted at one point due to poor performance. There are some glimmers of light including a 13.4 BB% and three steals on four attempts. Rengifo was also playing in the Dominican Winter League, so he's ostensibly healthy again. Jose Iglesias was brought in this winter to play shortstop, which leaves Rengifo to likely fill a utility role to begin 2021. Read Past Outlooks
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Cleared for winter ball
2BLos Angeles Angels
November 30, 2020
Dominican Winter League club Leones del Escogido announced Monday that Rengifo (hamstring) will be included on the team's roster.
ANALYSIS
Rengifo finished the 2020 campaign on the 10-day injured list after suffering a right hamstring strain in late September, but the fact that he's on a winter ball roster implies that he's back to full strength. Unless the Angels bring in a replacement for free agent Andrelton Simmons this offseason, Rengifo and David Fletcher tentatively slot in as Los Angeles' projected regulars in the middle infield in 2021.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
1
1
1
15
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
4
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+25%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+55%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+19%
OPS vs RHP
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .551 172 20 3 11 0 .197 .251 .299
Since 2018vs Right .691 339 36 5 25 5 .235 .341 .349
2020vs Left .352 39 5 1 1 0 .111 .158 .194
2020vs Right .546 66 7 0 2 3 .189 .338 .208
2019vs Left .609 133 15 2 10 0 .223 .278 .331
2019vs Right .723 273 29 5 23 2 .246 .342 .381
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+11%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+3%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+13%
OPS on Road
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .607 242 21 1 17 3 .241 .290 .317
Since 2018Away .674 270 35 7 19 2 .202 .328 .345
2020Home .461 49 3 0 1 1 .167 .271 .190
2020Away .476 57 9 1 2 2 .146 .268 .208
2019Home .641 193 18 1 16 2 .258 .295 .346
2019Away .727 213 26 6 17 0 .217 .344 .383
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Luis Rengifo 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
0.54
 
BB Rate
13.2%
 
K Rate
24.5%
 
BABIP
.206
 
ISO
.044
 
AVG
.156
 
OBP
.269
 
SLG
.200
 
OPS
.469
 
wOBA
.228
 
Exit Velocity
80.2 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
27.3%
 
Barrels/PA
1.9%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
Rengifo played most of the season at the big-league level before a hamate injury ended his season. The impressive thing for Rengifo is that he played the season as a 22-year-old, so we can somewhat forgive his below-average production. Throughout the minors, he was a high-contact hitter who was willing to accept his walks and take bases when opportunities presented themselves. Last year, he was still able to get on base at a decent clip even though he struggled to hit for average adjusting to major-league pitching. The switch hitter has the athleticism to play both second and short as he did last year, but only qualifies at his true home (second base) on draft day. We can see Rengifo hitting for a better average in 2020, but the fact he was thrown out stealing in five of his seven attempts last year is going to make it tough to project a spike in steals, and he faces more obstacles to playing time now following a trade to the Dodgers.
Future utility players do not typically climb from High-A to Double-A to Triple-A at 21 while being above league average at every stop. Yet, many evaluators still see Rengifo as a high-end utility player due to his glove fitting best at second base and doubts about his ability to make enough impact offensively to profile there. It would be a mistake to close the book on him being a valuable fantasy asset for several reasons. His 75:75 K:BB in 590 PA suggests he has a high batting average floor and high OBP ceiling. While not a true plus runner, Rengifo's instincts are so good that he was able to swipe 41 bags on 57 attempts. Even if we dial back the attempts, he could steal 20 bases in the majors. If the switch hitter's hit tool turns out to be as good as he showed at High-A and Double-A, he could be a leadoff hitter with sneaky pop. He might already be better than the big-league options at the keystone, so we should see him this summer.
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Lands on injured list
2BLos Angeles Angels
Hamstring
September 26, 2020
Rengifo (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
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Suffers hamstring injury
2BLos Angeles Angels
Hamstring
September 25, 2020
Rengifo suffered a right hamstring strain during Friday's game against the Dodgers.
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Exits with apparent injury
2BLos Angeles Angels
Undisclosed
September 25, 2020
Rengifo left Friday's game against the Dodgers with an apparent injury, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
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Playing time picking up
2BLos Angeles Angels
September 23, 2020
Rengifo will start at second base and will bat ninth Wednesday against the Padres.
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Swipes two bags
2BLos Angeles Angels
September 22, 2020
Rengifo went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two stolen bases Tuesday in a win over San Diego.
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