Ryan Jeffers
23-Year-Old CatcherC
Minnesota Twins AAA
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Jeffers had a strong rookie year and should be part of the mix at catcher for the Twins this season. Jeffers made the jump to the majors from playing Double-A in 2019, becoming the primary catcher after Mitch Garver was sidelined in August. He responded by hitting .273 with a .791 OPS. His average exit velocity of 91.5 mph was well above average, according to Baseball Savant. He also had a solid 41.7% hard-hit rate. He did strike out at an alarming 30.6% clip and had a high .364 BABIP. His defense was a question earlier in his career, but he was in the 90th percentile for pitch framing and a -2 DRS shows he may not be a liability. His outlook for playing time is uncertain since both he and Garver are right-handed. However, the Twins have made it a point to give catchers adequate rest, so the duo may split playing time evenly. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#404
ADP
$Signed a contract with the Twins in June of 2018.
Sent to minors
CMinnesota Twins  AAA
April 30, 2021
Jeffers was optioned to the alternate training site Friday, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
The 23-year-old split work behind the plate with Mitch Garver to open the season, but Garver started three of the past four contests and is now locked into the starting role. Jeffers provides better defense but struggled offensively, going 5-for-34 with one double, one RBI, three runs and a 3:18 K:BB in 11 appearances before the demotion. Willians Astudillo will now operate as the secondary backstop for the Twins.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#2
#3
#4
#5
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#7
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#9
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4
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
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1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+10%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+46%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+16%
OPS vs RHP
2019
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .680 30 2 0 2 0 .280 .400 .280
Since 2019vs Right .620 69 6 3 6 0 .203 .261 .359
2021vs Left .533 6 1 0 1 0 .200 .333 .200
2021vs Right .366 31 2 0 0 0 .138 .194 .172
2020vs Left .717 24 1 0 1 0 .300 .417 .300
2020vs Right .830 38 4 3 6 0 .257 .316 .514
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
Since 2019
 
 
+70%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+11%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+86%
OPS at Home
2019
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .828 44 7 3 6 0 .256 .341 .487
Since 2019Away .486 45 1 0 2 0 .195 .267 .220
2021Home .368 14 2 0 0 0 .154 .214 .154
2021Away .408 23 1 0 1 0 .143 .217 .190
2020Home 1.054 30 5 3 6 0 .308 .400 .654
2020Away .568 22 0 0 1 0 .250 .318 .250
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 Ryan Jeffers 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
0.17
 
BB Rate
8.1%
 
K Rate
48.6%
 
BABIP
.313
 
ISO
.029
 
AVG
.147
 
OBP
.216
 
SLG
.176
 
OPS
.393
 
wOBA
.186
 
Exit Velocity
80.9 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
6.3%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
When the Twins selected Jeffers out of UNC Wilmington with the No. 59 overall pick in 2018, most evaluators believed in his bat but questioned whether his defense would be good enough for him to stick behind the plate. He has been as advertised at the plate and has improved enough as a receiver that his defense is no longer a concern. The pitcher-friendly Florida State League suppressed his numbers at High-A, where he was 20 percent better than league average. His numbers improved across the board after a promotion to Double-A, where he showed off his plus raw power (.195 ISO) and a patient, all-fields approach. Jeffers elevates with intent (45.6 FB%), and is similar in many ways to the player atop the organizational depth chart, Mitch Garver. This year should serve as Jeffers' final tour of the minor leagues before he forms a potent duo with Garver in 2021.
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Sitting for second straight day
CMinnesota Twins  AAA
April 28, 2021
Jeffers is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against Cleveland.
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Sits in favor of Garver
CMinnesota Twins  AAA
April 27, 2021
Jeffers is out of the lineup for Monday's game against Cleveland.
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Could be new No. 1 catcher
CMinnesota Twins  AAA
April 26, 2021
Jeffers will start at catcher and bat ninth Monday against Cleveland, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
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Takes seat Sunday
CMinnesota Twins  AAA
April 25, 2021
Jeffers is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates.
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Gets start Monday
CMinnesota Twins  AAA
April 5, 2021
Jeffers will start at catcher and bat eighth Monday against the Tigers.
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