Danny Mendick
27-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
2021 Fantasy Outlook
In his 49 games with the White Sox across the last two seasons, Mendick has logged playing time at second base, third base and shortstop. His playing time unexpectedly increased in 2020 after Nick Madrigal was sidelined with a shoulder injury and Yoan Moncada missed an early portion of the campaign with a COVID-19 diagnosis. Mendick has a profile stereotypical of a utility infielder, capable of making contact at a decent rate but lacking significant power. Notably, he has just a .144 ISO across 154 major-league plate appearances and has barreled only two balls in 111 batted ball events. Though Mendick was able to rack up steals in the upper levels of the minors, he has shown average to below-average sprint speed and has yet to steal a bag with the White Sox. Entering 2021, he will have the chance to maintain his utility role and could be the primary backup at second base, third base and shortstop. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#601
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the White Sox in February of 2021.
Out of Wednesday's lineup
2BChicago White Sox
April 14, 2021
Mendick is not in Wednesday's lineup against Cleveland.
ANALYSIS
Leury Garcia is starting at shortstop and batting eighth. Tim Anderson is confirmed to be returning Thursday, so Mendick's run of potential starts has come to an end.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
4
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+37%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+51%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+10%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+118%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .576 56 4 1 4 0 .212 .268 .308
Since 2019vs Right .790 119 15 4 8 0 .300 .345 .445
2021vs Left .650 5 0 0 1 0 .250 .400 .250
2021vs Right .979 16 2 0 1 0 .417 .563 .417
2020vs Left .620 34 4 1 2 0 .194 .265 .355
2020vs Right .682 80 7 2 4 0 .263 .288 .395
2019vs Left .471 17 0 0 1 0 .235 .235 .235
2019vs Right 1.028 23 6 2 3 0 .364 .391 .636
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+33%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+60%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+26%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+33%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .810 99 11 4 8 0 .289 .343 .467
Since 2019Away .609 76 8 1 4 0 .250 .289 .319
2021Home 1.060 13 1 0 0 0 .444 .615 .444
2021Away .661 8 1 0 2 0 .286 .375 .286
2020Home .730 64 6 2 5 0 .267 .297 .433
2020Away .579 50 5 1 1 0 .213 .260 .319
2019Home .890 22 4 2 3 0 .286 .318 .571
2019Away .667 18 2 0 1 0 .333 .333 .333
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Stat Review
How does Danny Mendick 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
1.00
 
BB Rate
23.8%
 
K Rate
23.8%
 
BABIP
.545
 
ISO
.000
 
AVG
.375
 
OBP
.524
 
SLG
.375
 
OPS
.899
 
wOBA
.419
 
Exit Velocity
74.0 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
18.2%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Mendick made his big-league debut in September, hitting .308 with a pair of homers in 40 trips to the plate. In a larger sample of 133 games for Triple-A Charlotte, he hit .279/.368/.444 (109 wRC+) with 17 homers and 19 steals. Mendick was never highly rated as a prospect, but he should have enough of a skillset to make it as a bench player in the majors. It's possible that at-bats are available at second base early in the season, but Nick Madrigal should be arriving soon and occupying the position for the foreseeable future, if all goes well. Mendick can take a walk and steal a handful of bases, which could keep him somewhat relevant in AL-only leagues if he does end up with unexpected playing time, but he doesn't have the power to make a significant impact in most formats.
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Window closing on ABs
2BChicago White Sox
April 14, 2021
With Tim Anderson (hamstring) on target to return from the injured list Thursday, per Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times, Mendick will lose playing time and possibly his roster spot.
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Makes third straight start
2BChicago White Sox
April 12, 2021
Mendick started at shortstop and went 0-for-2 with two walks in Sunday's extra-inning loss to Kansas City.
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Reaches base safely four times
2BChicago White Sox
April 9, 2021
Mendick went 3-for-3 with three singles and a walk in Thursday's 6-0 win over the Royals.
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Delivers run in loss
2BChicago White Sox
April 8, 2021
Mendick started at shortstop and went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in Wednesday's 8-4 loss to Seattle.
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Starting against Mariners
2BChicago White Sox
April 7, 2021
Mendick is starting Wednesday's game against Seattle.
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