Brian Serven

Brian Serven

28-Year-Old CatcherC
Toronto Blue Jays
2024 Fantasy Outlook
The catching position is not an everyday job. Even for the best of catchers in baseball that do not play in Kansas City, the position is a 4-5 starts a week role while the backup gets Sunday day games and mid-week getaway games behind the plate. Serven fills the latter role for the Rockies behind Elias Diaz and there is no danger in those two roles changing any time soon. Sure, they did in June of 2022 while Serven caught lightning in a bottle, but the backup catcher has hit .145/.194/.234 since July first of last year while the club extended Diaz to a new contract after being reminded what their fallback option was, or was not. Serven can throw with the best of them, but he has no fantasy viability in any league format unless something were to happen to Diaz and playing time was forced onto him. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Rockies in March of 2023. Claimed off waivers by the Cubs in January of 2024. Claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays in January of 2024.
Sent outright to Triple-A
CToronto Blue Jays  AAA
January 29, 2024
Serven was outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo on Monday.
ANALYSIS
The Blue Jays quietly designated Serven for assignment and will send him to Triple-A now that he's passed through waivers. He was claimed by Toronto in mid-January and figures to serve as organizational depth at catcher.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
7
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2021
 
 
+5%
OPS vs LHP
2023
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+9%
OPS vs LHP
2021
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2021vs Left .582 52 4 1 3 0 .208 .269 .313
Since 2021vs Right .556 176 15 5 14 0 .191 .241 .315
2023vs Left .000 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2023vs Right .368 19 0 0 1 0 .158 .158 .211
2022vs Left .633 48 4 1 3 0 .227 .292 .341
2022vs Right .580 157 15 5 13 0 .196 .252 .329
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2021
 
 
+141%
OPS at Home
2023
 
 
+129%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+140%
OPS at Home
2021
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2021Home .770 125 15 6 15 0 .241 .315 .455
Since 2021Away .320 103 4 0 2 0 .143 .167 .153
2023Home .417 12 0 0 1 0 .167 .167 .250
2023Away .182 11 0 0 0 0 .091 .091 .091
2022Home .810 113 15 6 14 0 .250 .330 .480
2022Away .337 92 4 0 2 0 .149 .176 .161
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Brian Serven 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
0.00
 
BB Rate
0.0%
 
K Rate
43.5%
 
BABIP
.231
 
ISO
.043
 
AVG
.130
 
OBP
.130
 
SLG
.174
 
OPS
.304
 
wOBA
.133
 
Exit Velocity
86.5 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
15.4%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
Expected BA
.127
 
Expected SLG
.170
 
Sprint Speed
23.3 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
30.8%
 
Line Drive %
23.1%
 
Fly Ball %
46.2%
 
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2023 Fantasy Outlook
Serven received his first big-league promotion in mid-May last season shortly after turning 27. He belted two homers in his second major-league game and wound up with three long balls and an .859 OPS through the end of June as he stole away significant playing time from Elias Diaz. Serven then came crashing back to earth with a .450 OPS across his final 41 games. The Rockies failed to upgrade at catcher over the offseason, so Serven is in line to serve as Diaz's understudy again. He could work his way into a 1A and 1B situation, which might be enough for deep league attention at least for games at Coors Field.
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Claimed by Blue Jays
CToronto Blue Jays  AAA
January 16, 2024
The Blue Jays claimed Serven off waivers from the Cubs on Tuesday, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.
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DFA'd by Cubs
CChicago Cubs  AAA
January 11, 2024
The Cubs designated Serven for assignment Thursday.
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Claimed by Cubbies
CChicago Cubs  AAA
January 5, 2024
The Cubs claimed Serven off waivers from the Rockies on Friday.
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Optioned to Triple-A
CColorado Rockies  AAA
June 15, 2023
Colorado optioned Serven to Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday.
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Summoned from minors
CColorado Rockies  AAA
June 11, 2023
Colorado recalled Serven from Triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
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