Jared Walsh

Jared Walsh

28-Year-Old First Baseman1B
Los Angeles Angels
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Walsh struggled out of the gate last season, going 0-for-10 before an Aug. 3 demotion to alternate camp. Upon returning to the big club nearly four weeks later, the first baseman opened eyes around the league -- and in fantasy circles -- with a dominant finish during which he slashed .326/.357/.719 with nine home runs in 98 PA. Walsh's much-hyped power was on full display as he led all big-league hitters who logged at least 100 PA with an overall .354 ISO and ranked second with a .646 SLG. What's more, he was rarely fooled at the plate, posting a superb 13.9 K%. A glance at Walsh's minor-league stats suggests that the contact numbers are likely to regress, but the power is legitimate. He'll have to cede the occasional start to Albert Pujols for one more season, but Walsh could be a draft-day steal if he's able to carry his September magic into 2021. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#118
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Angels in May of 2019.
Homers in final game
1BLos Angeles Angels
October 4, 2021
Walsh went 1-for-3 with a home run, a walk and three RBI in Sunday's 7-6 win over the Mariners.
ANALYSIS
Walsh went deep for a two-run home run off Anthony Misiewicz in the fourth inning, giving the Angels a four-run lead. It was his second long ball in his final two games, which included six RBI. The 27-year-old finished the season with a .277/.340/.509 slash line, including 29 home runs, 98 RBI and 70 runs scored in 585 plate appearances.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
17
60
18
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
7
6
14
9
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+57%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+76%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+43%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+28%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .604 236 18 11 37 1 .196 .225 .379
Since 2019vs Right .946 532 75 27 89 1 .309 .380 .567
2021vs Left .565 192 13 10 30 1 .170 .208 .357
2021vs Right .994 393 57 19 68 1 .333 .405 .589
2020vs Left .776 36 3 1 6 0 .324 .306 .471
2020vs Right 1.109 60 14 7 17 0 .296 .350 .759
2019vs Left .750 8 2 0 1 0 .250 .250 .500
2019vs Right .588 79 4 1 4 0 .197 .278 .310
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+1%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+2%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+36%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+4%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .836 392 50 20 72 1 .277 .324 .512
Since 2019Away .848 364 43 18 54 1 .268 .341 .508
2021Home .857 291 35 15 55 1 .290 .340 .517
2021Away .842 294 35 14 43 1 .264 .340 .502
2020Home .924 57 11 4 14 0 .294 .316 .608
2020Away 1.255 27 6 4 9 0 .346 .370 .885
2019Home .593 44 4 1 3 0 .171 .227 .366
2019Away .615 43 2 0 2 0 .237 .326 .289
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Stat Review
How does Jared Walsh 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
0.32
 
BB Rate
8.2%
 
K Rate
26.0%
 
BABIP
.335
 
ISO
.232
 
AVG
.277
 
OBP
.340
 
SLG
.509
 
OPS
.850
 
wOBA
.365
 
Exit Velocity
82.2 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
36.2%
 
Barrels/PA
8.6%
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Shohei Ohtani is not the only slugger in the Angels organization to double as a pitcher. Walsh has shown legitimate potential as a lefty reliever over the past two seasons, compiling a 3.38 ERA and 7.7 K/9 in 18.2 innings at three minor-league levels and holding his own in five major-league innings in 2019. Walsh's ability to pitch is a unique twist to his status as a power-hitting first-base prospect. Since 2018, he has racked up 65 home runs and 185 RBI while batting .298 in the minors. Though he struggled to make contact (40.2 K%, 68.8 Contact%) during his first taste of the big leagues last season, Walsh did flash power with a 54.5% hard-hit rate and 91.3 mph average exit velocity. Walsh is likely to be a platoon player in 2020 with Albert Pujols still in the picture, but if he is able to reduce his strikeout rate and utilize his raw power, he could force his way into more playing time.
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Three hits, homer
1BLos Angeles Angels
October 3, 2021
Walsh went 3-for-4 with a double and a three-run home run in a 6-4 loss to Seattle on Saturday.
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Tallies four hits, four RBI
1BLos Angeles Angels
September 25, 2021
Walsh went 4-for-5 with a double, a run and four RBI in Saturday's 14-1 victory against the Mariners.
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Smacks 27th homer
1BLos Angeles Angels
September 14, 2021
Walsh went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk against the White Sox in Tuesday's loss.
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Homers, doubles in loss
1BLos Angeles Angels
September 10, 2021
Walsh went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a double, a walk and an additional run scored in Friday's 10-5 loss to the Astros.
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On bench against southpaw
1BLos Angeles Angels
September 7, 2021
Walsh isn't starting Tuesday's game against the Padres, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
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