Brandon Dixon

Brandon Dixon

32-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
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2024 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Brandon Dixon in 2024. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Padres in March of 2023.
Ends career
3BFree Agent  
February 29, 2024
Dixon announced his retirement on X on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
Dixon was most recently in the majors in 2023, when he earned 86 plate appearances with the Padres. He holds a career .224/.266/.397 line across 658 big-league plate appearances and also suited up for the Reds and Tigers.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+74%
OPS vs RHP
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+51%
OPS vs RHP
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-100%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .403 47 5 1 7 0 .140 .170 .233
Since 2022vs Right .702 53 6 1 3 1 .260 .302 .400
2024vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2024vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023vs Left .454 42 5 1 7 0 .158 .190 .263
2023vs Right .686 44 5 1 2 1 .244 .295 .390
2022vs Left .000 5 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2022vs Right .778 9 1 0 1 0 .333 .333 .444
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+100%
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+136%
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-100%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .370 47 3 0 5 0 .156 .170 .200
Since 2022Away .739 53 8 2 5 1 .250 .302 .438
2024Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2024Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Home .313 33 2 0 4 0 .129 .152 .161
2023Away .739 53 8 2 5 1 .250 .302 .438
2022Home .500 14 1 0 1 0 .214 .214 .286
2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Kim suffers injury
3BSan Diego Padres  
May 25, 2023
Dixon's playing time could be set to increase after Ha-Seong Kim was carried off the field Thursday against the Nationals with a left knee injury, reports Bob Scanlan of Bally Sports San Diego.
ANALYSIS
Dixon was called up last week when Manny Machado landed on the injured list with a hand injury and has three starts, going 1-for-8 with a solo homer. The 31-year-old Dixon has played first base, pushing Jake Cronenworth to second while Kim has filled in at third. Should Kim face an absence, Dixon could see an extended run of playing time, especially if Machado is unable to return soon.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Typically, a player who mashes upper-level minor-league pitching to the tune of a .372/.442/.823 slash line, 23 homers, 74 RBI and nine steals over just 231 plate appearances would be an intriguing name in fantasy circles. That's not the case with Dixon, a journeyman who nearly retired after suffering an elbow injury early last season and who will be 31 when spring training rolls around. While the minor-league numbers were impressive, Dixon went just 3-for-14 in a brief stint with the Padres and struck out five times. He's always had trouble making contact, posting a massive 32.9% strikeout rate over 572 plate appearances across four major-league campaigns. That's unlikely to change given the large sample size and Dixon's age, and it remains to be seen if his power gains in the minors last season are legitimate. A best-case scenario would have Dixon getting fairly frequent at-bats at DH while occasionally spelling others at the corner infield/outfield spots, but he could just as easily fall off what projects to be a loaded San Diego roster.
Dixon spent the first few weeks of the 2019 season at Triple-A and saw inconsistent playing time over much of the second half of the season due to Jeimer Candelario's shift to first base, but still led the Tigers with 15 home runs. That speaks more to the dearth of talent on the Detroit roster than it does Dixon's skills. The 27-year-old had a strikeout rate of 32.4% and 0.15 K/BB, both of which would have ranked worst among major-league first basemen had he logged the plate appearances to qualify. Dixon enjoyed better fortune on balls in play, even so he was 14% worse than league average at the plate. Dixon will likely have to fight to make the Opening Day roster in 2020. Even if he does make the team, an everyday role is tough to envision given his struggles making contact, particularly against same-handed pitching.
Dixon made his big-league debut at age 26 with the Reds last year and struggled at the plate, hitting .178/.218/.356 in 124 plate appearances. It's tough enough to hit well in your first exposure to major-league pitching, and harder still when you do it as a pinch-hitter and utility player, which was Dixon's role last season. He'll likely reprise the same role with the Tigers in 2019 if he makes the team, after they claimed him off waivers in the offseason.
Dixon turned 26 this offseason and has yet to reach the majors. He is also a below-average defender, pretty much everywhere, so it's hard to see where he would fit on a big-league roster. Nonetheless, he will get his chance to earn a spot this spring after going undrafted in the Rule 5 draft this offseason. He has above-average power to the pull side and is an above-average runner, so if he were given a shot, Dixon could gain relevancy in deeper leagues. However, his top three positions are third base, first base and left field. The Reds have Eugenio Suarez and top prospect Nick Senzel at third base, Joey Votto at first base and five big-league outfielders in the fold who are better than Dixon. His upside hinges on playing time so that he can accrue counting stats, and it's hard to envision how he would get that playing time in 2018.
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Removed from 40-man roster
3BSan Diego Padres  
August 5, 2023
Dixon cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A El Paso on Saturday.
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Sent to Triple-A
3BSan Diego Padres  
July 18, 2023
The Padres optioned Dixon to Triple-A El Paso on Tuesday.
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Drawing start at DH
3BSan Diego Padres  
July 14, 2023
Dixon is starting at designated hitter and batting eighth Friday in Philadelphia.
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Knocks second homer
3BSan Diego Padres  
June 9, 2023
Dixon went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 9-6 win over the Rockies.
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Productive in win
3BSan Diego Padres  
June 2, 2023
Dixon went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Thursday's 10-1 victory over Miami.
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