Cedric Mullins

Cedric Mullins

29-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Baltimore Orioles
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Mullins struggled for a second consecutive seasons to match the production from his breakout season in 2021. 2023 saw him struggle at the plate around two different stints on the injured list with groin strains that clearly had an impact on his efforts at the plate. Despite the injuries, Mullins was voluming at a 2022 pace but not being 100% certainly impacted his strikeouts at the plate which pulled his batting average down once again. Mullins has now seen his average fall nearly 60 points over the past two seasons and much of the red ink which once proliferated his StatCast profile has turned into a cool blue hue. 2023 saw Mullins lean into a pull-heavy flyball approach which helped him pace ahead of 2022's power numbers but he literally limped to a .205/.249/.374 triple-slash line from August 1st to the end of the season. A healthy Mullins can still volume his way fantasy value, but 2021 was the dream while a blend of the past two seasons is closer to reality. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $6.33 million contract with the Orioles in January of 2024.
Heading to bench Sunday
OFBaltimore Orioles
July 14, 2024
Mullins is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees.
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The lefty-hitting Mullins hit the bench for Saturday's 6-1 loss while right-hander Luis Gil took the hill for the Yankees, and Mullins will remain out of the lineup for the series finale with a southpaw (Carlos Rodon) taking the hill for the opposition. Colton Cowser will cover center field and bat ninth in Mullins' place.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
13
21
20
2
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
6
1
3
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+28%
OPS vs RHP
2024
 
 
+80%
OPS vs RHP
2023
 
 
+2%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+35%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .582 386 37 7 37 8 .204 .262 .320
Since 2022vs Right .747 1028 142 33 132 61 .255 .316 .431
2024vs Left .392 70 7 0 0 1 .147 .171 .221
2024vs Right .707 219 32 9 31 15 .236 .283 .424
2023vs Left .708 119 12 3 22 2 .233 .310 .398
2023vs Right .725 336 39 12 52 17 .233 .304 .422
2022vs Left .578 197 18 4 15 5 .209 .265 .313
2022vs Right .782 473 71 12 49 29 .279 .340 .441
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+3%
OPS on Road
2024
 
 
+20%
OPS at Home
2023
 
 
+21%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+1%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .693 686 86 24 87 17 .228 .281 .411
Since 2022Away .711 728 93 16 82 52 .253 .320 .390
2024Home .683 148 18 7 22 3 .220 .250 .433
2024Away .570 141 21 2 9 13 .208 .262 .308
2023Home .649 213 26 7 26 5 .211 .275 .374
2023Away .785 242 25 8 48 14 .252 .332 .453
2022Home .725 325 42 10 39 9 .243 .299 .426
2022Away .718 345 47 6 25 25 .272 .336 .381
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Stat Review
How does Cedric Mullins 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
0.22
 
BB Rate
4.8%
 
K Rate
22.5%
 
BABIP
.246
 
ISO
.159
 
AVG
.214
 
OBP
.256
 
SLG
.373
 
OPS
.629
 
wOBA
.275
 
Exit Velocity
87.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
23.1%
 
Barrels/PA
3.4%
 
Expected BA
.211
 
Expected SLG
.327
 
Sprint Speed
22.9 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
31.9%
 
Line Drive %
16.4%
 
Fly Ball %
51.7%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Mullins lost more than 100 points off his slugging percentage, but he stole 30 bases for the second consecutive year and thus remains a star in the rotisserie game. His HR/FB was effectively cut in half from 2021, and fittingly, his homer total was essentially halved. Mullins struggled against left-handed pitching, slashing .209/.265/.313 against same-side pitchers compared to .279/.340/.441 against right-handers. Those splits were not nearly as pronounced in 2021, but if they continue, Mullins will leave himself open to platooning, especially if the Orioles do indeed push into a competitive window. The speed is so rare nowadays that Mullins is worthy of early-round consideration in many fantasy formats even if there are lingering questions about his bat.
Mullins had a few vocal proponents before the 2021 season, yet few listened as Mullins was easily had late in many drafts. All Mullins did was have just the 11th 30-30 season in baseball since the 2011 season. It is worth noting that only Ryan Braun (2011, 2012) has posted back-to-back 30-30 seasons in recent memory. Coming into 2021, Mullins' most redeeming value was that he had 110-percent lock on playing time. He clearly had some talent, so a perpetually rebuilding Baltimore team was going to give him as much playing time as his body and skills could pay for. Given little has changed in Baltimore for 2022, Mullins has the same opportunity before him and could even repeat if he can homer more on the road given 22 of his 30 homers came at Camden Yards. If he's traded out of Baltimore, his outlook changes considerably.
Mullins didn't do much to separate himself from a large group of fringy outfielders in Baltimore, but he at least looked like a legitimate big-leaguer, something that couldn't be taken for granted after he hit a miserable .094/.181/.156 in 22 games in 2019. His .271/.315/.407 slash line this time around was good for a still below-average 95 wRC+, but when combined with good speed (seven steals) and roughly average defense in center, that's a useful enough player. Role questions remain for Mullins, however, as other Oriole outfielders also took steps forward. Additionally, there are questions about whether he can maintain his 2020 level. His 24.2 K% and 5.2 BB% showed poor plate discipline, and he had an awful 2.8% barrel rate. Statcast hated his quality of contact, giving him a .209 xBA and .296 xSLG. Despite his wheels and respectable numbers, Mullins still has work to do to prove he's an everyday player.
Mullins drew the start in center field on Opening Day and appeared to have a handle on the starting job, but after opening the year 6-for-64 with four RBI and 14 strikeouts over the first 22 contests, he was demoted to Triple-A Norfolk where he continued to struggle. The 25-year-old slashed .205/.272/.306 with a 46 wRC+, and a low 5.4 BB% negating a 16.7 K% over 66 games. Ultimately, the O's demoted Mullins again, this time to Double-A Bowie in mid-July. He finally saw his bat come to life while with the Baysox, but this certainly isn't how Mullins saw the 2019 campaign playing out. Even so, he'll likely have a shot to redeem himself during spring training and could wind up once again making Baltimore's Opening Day roster. Whether he'll be able to earn regular work remains to be seen, but it should be considered a long shot, especially after Austin Hays showed promise near the end of the 2019 season.
Mullins made his big-league debut and took over the starting job in center field from Adam Jones in early August, starting hot with a .317/.386/.566 slash line through the end of the month. Things changed quickly as the young outfielder began to struggle in September and finished the season in a 2-for-33 slump. He has kept relatively low strikeout (15.2%) and walk rates (7.2%) through his time in the minors, and trended similarly during his seven weeks in the majors. The 24-year-old has shown modest power but was hurt in 2018 with a mere 12.1% line-drive rate, which ranked third-worst in the majors among players with at least 100 PA. Mullins has a chance to post a 15-15 season with regular work, which should be easy to find on an Orioles roster that is really lacking in big-league caliber outfielders. He finished last season as Baltimore's leadoff hitter and should reprise that role this year.
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Sitting Saturday
OFBaltimore Orioles
July 13, 2024
Mullins isn't in the Orioles' lineup for Saturday's game against the Yankees.
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Idle against lefty
OFBaltimore Orioles
July 10, 2024
Mullins is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cubs.
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Idle against southpaw
OFBaltimore Orioles
July 5, 2024
Mullins is out of the lineup for Friday's game against Oakland.
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On bench versus southpaw
OFBaltimore Orioles
June 30, 2024
Mullins is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
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Posts another big performance
OFBaltimore Orioles
June 27, 2024
Mullins went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run, an additional run and a double in an 11-2 win over the Rangers on Thursday.
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Bat coming alive
OFBaltimore Orioles
June 21, 2024
Mullins is in the midst of an eight-game hit streak, during which he has gone 10-for-29 with three doubles, a homer, three RBI, nine runs and two steals.
ANALYSIS
Mullins was mired in a 3-for-38 slump prior to the hot stretch, which dropped his season-long OPS to .532. The 29-year-old has struck out just once during the hit streak, and he could retain his regular role in center field if he can continue to improve his .197/.245/.343 slash line.
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