Jonathan India
24-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
2021 Fantasy Outlook
India is a highly-rated prospect in the Cincinnati organization, but one with some question marks. He had health issues in 2019 (wrist) and 2020 (lat) that cut into his development time. While he was reportedly more impressive at the plate at the Reds alternate training site than he was in 2019, that's not saying a whole lot and he wasn't facing many quality arms this past summer. Additionally, he projects as a below-average defender at third base and second base, leading to concerns about his defensive utility. Heading into his age-24 season, India needs to handle upper-level pitching. If he does, he could make his MLB debut this summer in a part-time capacity or as an injury replacement. A David Bote type of second-division role seems like a reasonable floor, with room to eclipse that if he can unlock more power at the plate. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a one-year contract with the Reds in March of 2021.
Takes seat in series finale
3BCincinnati Reds
April 18, 2021
India is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against Cleveland.
India will sit for the second Sunday in a row, opening up the keystone for Max Schrock. The rookie began his career with a seven-game hit streak, but his productivity has tailed off over the past week and a half. In his last seven starts, India has gone 3-for-23 with three walks, two runs and an RBI.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
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Since 2019vs Left .786 10 1 0 0 0 .286 .500 .286
Since 2019vs Right .661 47 6 0 11 0 .268 .319 .341
2021vs Left .786 10 1 0 0 0 .286 .500 .286
2021vs Right .661 47 6 0 11 0 .268 .319 .341
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
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Since 2019Home .809 39 6 0 10 0 .333 .385 .424
Since 2019Away .411 18 1 0 1 0 .133 .278 .133
2021Home .809 39 6 0 10 0 .333 .385 .424
2021Away .411 18 1 0 1 0 .133 .278 .133
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Jonathan India 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.
    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.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
India's breakout junior year at Florida that led to the Reds selecting him with the No. 5 overall pick in 2018 looks like the outlier. Some of the criticism of him has been overblown -- his .256/.346/.410 line in the pitcher-friendly Florida State League does not look great, but he was the ninth-best hitter on the circuit (125 wRC+). He was even better in the Southern League (138 wRC+), but it's the nature of his production that is underwhelming, especially for those in batting average leagues. He hasn't hit for much power and his .270 BA at Double-A was a career high. Additionally, his body has gotten worse, losing much of the explosiveness that allowed him to play shortstop in college. The Reds sent him to the Arizona Fall League, where his .587 OPS ranked 47th out of 57 qualified hitters. India will get to the big leagues, likely in 2021, but his ceiling no longer looks worthy of a top-five draft pick.
Last year's No. 5 overall pick confirmed positive biases in his initial Appy League assignment. However, it will be his 27-game run in the Midwest League that garners the most attention from those in dynasty-league drafts. As one of the most advanced college hitters in the draft, he deserved a taste of Low-A in his debut year, and was 14 percent better than league average despite hitting .229, as he worked the count (11.6 BB%) and hit for power (.167 ISO). Over his final 13 games, India's BABIP (.344) normalized and he hit .277/.370/.511. He looks to do damage to the pull side when he gets his pitch -- an aggressive approach that will lead to plenty of strikeouts, but could result in Cody Bellinger-esque production in the big leagues. Like Bellinger, India is a versatile defender (capable of playing everywhere in the infield) with good speed and instincts on the bases. His surface stats could lead to an unwarranted discount in first-year player drafts.
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Takes seat Sunday
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April 11, 2021
India is out of the lineup Sunday at Arizona.
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Racks up three more RBI
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April 7, 2021
India went 1-for-2 with three RBI and was also hit by a pitch during Wednesday's 11-4 win over the Pirates.
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Keeps raking Tuesday
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April 6, 2021
India went 3-for-4 with a triple, three runs scored and four RBI in Tuesday's 14-1 win over the Pirates.
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Two hits in big-league debut
3BCincinnati Reds
April 1, 2021
India went 2-for-4 with a double and a strikeout in a loss to the Cardinals on Thursday.
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Makes Opening Day roster
3BCincinnati Reds
March 31, 2021
India's contract was selected by the Reds on Wednesday.
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