Mike Brosseau
Mike Brosseau
26-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Tampa Bay Rays
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Brosseau was a fun little story in 2020. He came into the season with an impressive minor-league hitting track record, especially for someone who was an undrafted free-agent signee. He had mostly settled into a nondescript, short-side platoon role for the club until Aroldis Chapman threw 101 over his head in a September game and started a kerfuffle. Brosseau came back the next night and homered in his first at-bat, hit another one in that same game and later got revenge against Chapman in the ALDS. He can play a few spots around the diamond but is unlikely to fill in a full-time role, especially on this team. While he has hit well in the minors, his swing and spray chart tilt toward someone that opposing teams will shift hard against, thus reducing his chances to hit for average. The infield versatility on draft day is nice in AL-only formats, but there's nothing more here hiding in the weeds. Read Past Outlooks
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#453
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$Signed a contract with the Rays in June of 2016.
Increased reps at shortstop on tap
2BTampa Bay Rays
February 24, 2021
Brosseau will get increased reps at shortstop during spring training, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
ANALYSIS
Brosseau could begin the season in a depth role and work mainly against left-handed pitchers, but his increased defensive versatility could give him more opportunities to enter games as a pinch hitter or defensive substitution. The utility player appeared in 37 games for the Rays last year, posting a .936 OPS with five home runs and 12 RBI.
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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
2
2
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
5
2
5
2
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+32%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+63%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+14%
OPS vs LHP
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .939 120 19 8 20 0 .313 .350 .589
Since 2018vs Right .713 116 9 3 7 3 .245 .330 .382
2020vs Left 1.121 47 7 4 10 0 .333 .383 .738
2020vs Right .687 47 4 1 1 2 .250 .362 .325
2019vs Left .829 73 12 4 10 0 .300 .329 .500
2019vs Right .728 69 5 2 6 1 .242 .309 .419
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
 
 
+18%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+66%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+9%
OPS at Home
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .773 117 10 3 11 2 .271 .333 .439
Since 2018Away .911 123 19 8 17 1 .297 .352 .559
2020Home .713 50 4 1 5 1 .239 .300 .413
2020Away 1.183 48 8 4 7 1 .375 .458 .725
2019Home .817 67 6 2 6 1 .295 .358 .459
2019Away .749 75 11 4 10 0 .254 .284 .465
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 Mike Brosseau 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
0.26
 
BB Rate
8.2%
 
K Rate
31.6%
 
BABIP
.412
 
ISO
.256
 
AVG
.302
 
OBP
.378
 
SLG
.558
 
OPS
.936
 
wOBA
.403
 
Exit Velocity
84.1 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
46.4%
 
Barrels/PA
5.3%
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Brosseau ascended quickly through Tampa Bay's system, going from High-A ball to the majors in only two years. He has wielded an effective bat at every minor-league level and earned his callup to Tampa Bay last season after slashing .304/.394/.567 with 16 home runs in 315 plate appearences with Triple-A Durham. Brosseau continued to hit with the big club, batting .322 over his first month and finishing with a .273 average and .329 wOBA. He showed some punch at the plate to boot, tallying six home runs and seven doubles en route to a .189 ISO. Brosseau came to the Rays as a free agent after going undrafted in 2016, but he has taken the opportunity and run with it, hitting over .300 in all but one of his minor-league campaigns. He isn't expected to be an everyday player in 2020, but with his steady bat and ability to field multiple positions, Brosseau could fill an important utility role for the Rays.
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Returns to lineup
2BTampa Bay Rays
September 25, 2020
Brosseau (oblique) will bat sixth and play third base Friday against the Phillies, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
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Available despite oblique tightness
2BTampa Bay Rays
Oblique
September 23, 2020
Brosseau is dealing with some oblique tightness but is available off the bench Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Receives day to recover
2BTampa Bay Rays
Undisclosed
September 20, 2020
Manager Kevin Cash said Brosseau is "a little banged up" and is receiving the day off Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Active day on basepaths
2BTampa Bay Rays
September 18, 2020
Brosseau went 0-for-2 with a walk, a hit by pitch, a stolen base and a run during win over the Orioles in the second game of a doubleheader Thursday.
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First base platoon on tap
2BTampa Bay Rays
September 13, 2020
Brosseau, who went 2-for-5 with an RBI double in a loss to the Red Sox on Sunday, is projected to handle most first base duties against left-handed pitching for the rest of the season in the wake of Ji-Man Choi's (hamstring) placement on the injured list, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
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