Eric Sogard
Eric Sogard
32-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Toronto Blue Jays
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Blue Jays in December of 2018.
Scratched with thumb injury
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May 20, 2019
Sogard was scratched from the lineup for Monday's game against the Red Sox with a left thumb sprain.
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Sogard suffered the injury diving into first base Sunday against the White Sox. It's unclear how much time he's expected to miss. Richard Urena will move in to second base in his absence, with Billy McKinney entering the lineup in left field.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
17
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
6
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+2%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+13%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+28%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+4%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .728 86 10 2 6 1 .253 .341 .387
Since 2017vs Right .714 431 49 5 27 8 .245 .363 .351
2019vs Left .824 24 4 1 2 0 .286 .348 .476
2019vs Right .927 81 11 3 11 3 .299 .405 .522
2018vs Left .500 15 2 0 0 0 .167 .333 .167
2018vs Right .392 98 5 0 2 3 .129 .227 .165
2017vs Left .745 47 4 1 4 1 .262 .340 .405
2017vs Right .774 252 33 2 14 2 .275 .402 .372
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+16%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+8%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+31%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+25%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .770 262 30 5 15 3 .260 .377 .393
Since 2017Away .662 255 29 2 18 6 .233 .341 .321
2019Home .947 40 6 3 4 0 .265 .359 .588
2019Away .876 65 9 1 9 3 .315 .413 .463
2018Home .451 64 5 0 1 2 .135 .297 .154
2018Away .344 49 2 0 1 1 .133 .167 .178
2017Home .850 158 19 2 10 1 .308 .414 .436
2017Away .679 141 18 1 8 2 .233 .369 .310
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Stat Review
How does Eric Sogard 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.
BB/K
1.30
 
BB Rate
12.4%
 
K Rate
9.5%
 
BABIP
.297
 
ISO
.216
 
AVG
.295
 
OBP
.392
 
SLG
.511
 
OPS
.904
 
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The Brewers probably didn't envision Sogard becoming a key piece of their offense when they signed him to a minor-league deal last winter, but he earned himself a regular role at second base and atop the order from mid-May onward, primarily due to the on-base skills that led him to finish with a career-best .393 OBP. That landed him a one-year deal -- of the major-league variety -- to return to Milwaukee in 2018. Sogard barely makes an impact in the homers and steals categories, so his overall profile won't help fantasy owners much. However, if he keeps getting on base like he did a year ago, he could continue finding himself hitting leadoff often for a Brewers team that lacks options for the spot.
Sogard provides some real baseball value with his ability to play solid infield defense, but the utter lack of offense makes him an afterthought in fantasy leagues. Sogard posted his second consecutive OPS under .600, but still managed to get 372 at-bats for the A's due to injuries, trades and a general lack of quality options. The A's have some middle-infield prospects in the pipeline, so even with Brett Lawrie gone, Sogard's ability to sneak himself into 300 at-bats per year might finally be reaching the end of the road. Sogard possesses very little fantasy value, even in very deep leagues, unless 8-10 steals with no power and a middling batting average will help your squad.
There is no doubt that Sogard is a fan favorite in Oakland, but he has truly been the epitome of a light-hitting middle infielder. Sogard hit only .223 with a .567 OPS in 2014, and now has a career batting average of .223. His value comes from his versatility to play both middle-infield positions at a high level. Hidden in Sogard's season was a surprisingly effective second half, as he hit .267 and carried a .672 OPS. Unless the A's trade for a second baseman or acquire one through free agency, Sogard will likely serve as at least the right-handed part of a platoon at the position in 2015.
After the early-season injury to Scott Sizemore, Sogard ended up playing a lot more than the A's anticipated. Sogard ended up with 368 at-bats and hit .266, but with very little pop. Sogard struggles against lefties and would be best used as a utility infielder providing value with his excellent defense at both second base and shortstop. Sogard managed to swipe 10 bases on the year, but he does not figure to provide much fantasy value even if he ends up playing 130 games again, which is something that will likely not happen again, especially since the A's signed another utility infielder, Nick Punto, this offseason.
Sogard is a true utility player with the ability to play second base, third base and shortstop. Unfortunately, his offense has not translated to the majors at all. Sogard has hit over .300 at Triple-A over the last three years in nearly 1,000 at-bats, but in his short-term callups in Oakland, he has hit under .200. Even if he managed to find steady playing time, he does not possess enough speed or pop to generate much interest.
Sogard earned his way to the majors midseason following a .298/.381/.410 line at Triple-A Sacramento, though he failed to hit (.200/.243/.329 over 70 at-bats) for the A's in a reserve role. He's expected to compete with Adam Rosales for the A's utility infielder role during spring training, but Sogard hasn't racked up impressive home-run or stolen-base totals in the minors and that leads us to believe he's little more than a low-end stopgap for deep fantasy leagues than anything else.
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Will sit Saturday
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May 18, 2019
Sogard is out of Saturday's lineup against the White Sox.
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Retreats to bench
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May 15, 2019
Sogard is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Giants.
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Out of lineup Sunday
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May 12, 2019
Sogard is not in the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the White Sox.
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On bench Tuesday
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May 7, 2019
Sogard will sit Tuesday against the Twins.
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Back in action
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May 2, 2019
Sogard (illness) is starting at second base and leading off Thursday against the Angels.
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