Cedric Mullins

Cedric Mullins

28-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Baltimore Orioles
2023 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a one-year contract with the Orioles in March of 2021.
On bench for Game 2
OFBaltimore Orioles
October 5, 2022
Mullins isn't starting the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
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Mullins is resting for the final game of the regular season after he went 0-for-4 during Wednesday's matinee. Ryan McKenna will take over in center field and bat fifth.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
109
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
32
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+25%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+35%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+18%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+67%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .677 478 46 14 36 11 .240 .298 .379
Since 2020vs Right .843 993 148 34 93 59 .291 .356 .488
2022vs Left .578 197 18 4 15 5 .209 .265 .313
2022vs Right .782 473 71 12 49 29 .279 .340 .441
2021vs Left .788 247 26 9 20 6 .277 .337 .451
2021vs Right .931 427 65 21 39 24 .299 .372 .558
2020vs Left .456 34 2 1 1 0 .156 .206 .250
2020vs Right .760 93 12 1 5 6 .310 .356 .405
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+13%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+1%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+21%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+26%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .835 754 106 34 81 25 .273 .336 .499
Since 2020Away .741 739 89 15 52 46 .274 .337 .404
2022Home .725 325 42 10 39 9 .243 .299 .426
2022Away .718 345 47 6 25 25 .272 .336 .381
2021Home .959 348 53 22 37 12 .294 .368 .592
2021Away .793 326 38 8 22 18 .287 .351 .443
2020Home .755 81 11 2 5 4 .307 .342 .413
2020Away .601 68 4 1 5 3 .213 .273 .328
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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
0.37
 
BB Rate
7.0%
 
K Rate
18.8%
 
BABIP
.299
 
ISO
.145
 
AVG
.258
 
OBP
.318
 
SLG
.403
 
OPS
.721
 
wOBA
.317
 
Exit Velocity
88.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
26.8%
 
Barrels/PA
3.6%
 
Expected BA
.232
 
Expected SLG
.349
 
Sprint Speed
23.3 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
38.7%
 
Line Drive %
17.9%
 
Fly Ball %
43.4%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Steals two bases
OFBaltimore Orioles
September 30, 2022
Mullins went 0-for-3 with two walks, a run scored and two steals in Friday's 2-1 win over the Yankees.
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Retreats to bench Wednesday
OFBaltimore Orioles
September 28, 2022
Mullins isn't starting Wednesday against the Red Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
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Picks up 32nd steal
OFBaltimore Orioles
September 27, 2022
Mullins went 1-for-5 with an RBI, a stolen base and a run scored in Tuesday's 13-9 loss to the Red Sox.
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Plates three runs in victory
OFBaltimore Orioles
September 26, 2022
Mullins went 2-for-5 with a home run, a triple, two total runs and three total RBI in a 14-8 win against the Red Sox on Monday.
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Hits 15th homer
OFBaltimore Orioles
September 25, 2022
Mullins went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 11-10 loss to the Astros.
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