Brett Baty

Brett Baty

22-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
New York Mets
10-Day IL
Injury Thumb
Est. Return 10/7/2022
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Baty can hit the ball really hard, but he also strikes out a lot and has logged terrible groundball rates in pro ball. He had a 51.6 GB% at High-A and a 61.2 GB% at Double-A. His run in the Arizona Fall League generated buzz after registering an elite maximum exit velocity, but he still wasn't driving the ball over the fence, hitting one home run with a .405 SLG and a 30.4 K% in 25 games. A 6-foot-3, 210-pound left-handed hitter, Baty has improved enough defensively that he should be able to stick at third base long term. He is talented, and if he changes his launch angle, he could be quite valuable, especially in OBP leagues. However, with Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus each ranking him as a top-40 overall prospect this offseason, this may be the perfect time to sell high in dynasty leagues. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#599
ADP
$Signed a $3.9 million contract with the Mets in June of 2019.
Suffers torn UCL in thumb
3BNew York Mets
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August 31, 2022
Baty will undergo surgery to repair a torn UCL in his right thumb Thursday and was placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to Aug. 29.
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The 22-year-old sat out the past couple days after suffering the injury against the Rockies over the weekend, and he may now be sidelined for the rest of the regular season. A standard recovery timeline for this type of procedure is about five weeks, so if all goes well in his recovery, Baty could be ready for game action early in the playoffs.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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9
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+213%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+213%
OPS vs RHP
2021
No Stats
2020
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .222 9 0 0 0 0 .111 .111 .111
Since 2020vs Right .695 32 4 2 5 0 .207 .281 .414
2022vs Left .222 9 0 0 0 0 .111 .111 .111
2022vs Right .695 32 4 2 5 0 .207 .281 .414
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+66%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+66%
OPS at Home
2021
No Stats
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .818 11 1 1 1 0 .273 .273 .545
Since 2020Away .493 30 3 1 4 0 .148 .233 .259
2022Home .818 11 1 1 1 0 .273 .273 .545
2022Away .493 30 3 1 4 0 .148 .233 .259
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Brett Baty 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.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.25
 
BB Rate
4.9%
 
K Rate
19.5%
 
BABIP
.179
 
ISO
.158
 
AVG
.184
 
OBP
.244
 
SLG
.342
 
OPS
.586
 
wOBA
.262
 
Exit Velocity
91.1 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
30.0%
 
Barrels/PA
4.8%
 
Expected BA
.287
 
Expected SLG
.414
 
Sprint Speed
23.3 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
53.3%
 
Line Drive %
16.7%
 
Fly Ball %
30.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
The main development for Baty last season was that he reported to the alternate training site in August in the best shape he has been in since the Mets drafted him with the No. 12 overall pick in 2019. Listed at 6-foot-3, 210 pounds when he was drafted, Baty was not unathletic, but he had a bit of a doughy physique. He is reportedly more toned, and monster all-fields power is still his calling card. He is not unlike Nolan Jones, in that he is much more valuable in OBP leagues than AVG leagues as he works long at-bats, which leads to an abundance of walks and strikeouts. That patient approach was evident during the fall instructional league. Baty turned 21 in November and was one of the oldest prep players from his class. He may head to Low-A initially, but given his age, the Mets will likely look to push him up to High-A in fairly short order. Baty will continue to be developed as a third baseman for now.
Seen as one of the best offensive-minded players from the high school ranks, Baty was selected by the Mets with the 12th-overall pick. He hit just .234 across stops in the Gulf Coast, Appalachian and New York-Penn leagues, but thanks to a 15.4 BB%, he had a .368 OBP in his pro debut. The early returns suggest he may be a three-true-outcomes slugger (28.5 K%), so he should be slightly downgraded in batting average leagues. Baty, who hits left-handed and throws right-handed, has monster raw power to all fields that he has no trouble getting to in games. He was old for his class and turned 20 this offseason, so he won't get the benefit of the doubt if he struggles in his full-season debut. Defensively, there are concerns that he might outgrow third base -- he is already 6-foot-3, 210 pounds -- but he has the arm and hands for the position.
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Not starting Wednesday
3BNew York Mets
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August 31, 2022
Baty (thumb) isn't in the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers.
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Managing thumb issue
3BNew York Mets
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August 30, 2022
Baty was unavailable during Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers due to a thumb injury, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
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Takes seat versus lefty
3BNew York Mets
August 30, 2022
Baty is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers.
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Not starting Saturday
3BNew York Mets
August 27, 2022
Baty will hit the bench Saturday against the Rockies.
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Homers in first MLB at-bat
3BNew York Mets
August 17, 2022
Baty went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional RBI in Wednesday's 9-7 victory over Atlanta.
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