Edmundo Sosa

Edmundo Sosa

28-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Philadelphia Phillies
2024 Fantasy Outlook
If the Phillies expected a notable step forward from Sosa last season in his first full year with the team, they would have been disappointed, though that's not to say he had a bad year. At this point, there's little reason to believe he'll suddenly become anything more than a utility infielder, but even good teams need bench players, and he clears that bar comfortably enough. His .251/.293/.427 slash line was good for a below-average 92 wRC+, but that's a perfectly palatable mark for a player who can defend competently at second, third or shortstop. Sosa's 10 homers and four steals suggest he has the potential for 20 and 10 if he ever earns full-time work, but that's unlikely to happen while he remains in Philadelphia. Even if injuries were to open up unexpected playing time, Sosa has never demonstrated the power (career 31.4 percent hard hit rate) or patience (career 3.9 percent walk rate) that hint at his bat taking a leap forward. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#600
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$Signed a one-year, $1.7 million contract with the Phillies in January of 2024.
Excels in start at second base
SSPhiladelphia Phillies
April 7, 2024
Sosa went 2-for-2 with a solo home run and an additional run batted in Sunday against the Nationals.
ANALYSIS
Sosa made his first appearance in over a week, filling in for Bryson Stott -- who got the day off -- at second base. He delivered his first long ball of the campaign, tagging MacKenzie Gore for a solo homer in the fifth frame. He got only two looks at the plate, with Stott coming in to replace Sosa in the eighth inning. The utility man should continue to play sparingly, but he's a decent bat when in the lineup.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+21%
OPS vs LHP
2024
 
 
+189%
OPS vs LHP
2023
 
 
+19%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+23%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .770 222 30 9 30 0 .255 .299 .471
Since 2022vs Right .635 281 32 4 23 10 .232 .280 .355
2024vs Left .964 11 2 1 2 0 .300 .364 .600
2024vs Right .333 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000
2023vs Left .792 123 16 6 13 0 .267 .309 .483
2023vs Right .668 176 18 4 17 4 .239 .282 .387
2022vs Left .715 88 12 2 15 0 .232 .276 .439
2022vs Right .583 102 14 0 6 6 .223 .275 .309
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+13%
OPS at Home
2024
 
 
+667%
OPS on Road
2023
 
 
+6%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+51%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .735 267 37 7 32 5 .253 .302 .433
Since 2022Away .651 236 25 6 21 5 .230 .272 .378
2024Home .250 8 1 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125
2024Away 1.917 6 1 1 2 0 .500 .667 1.250
2023Home .740 156 18 5 17 1 .264 .310 .431
2023Away .697 143 16 5 13 3 .237 .275 .422
2022Home .766 103 18 2 15 4 .247 .304 .462
2022Away .506 87 8 0 6 2 .205 .241 .265
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Stat Review
How does Edmundo Sosa 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
0.50
 
BB Rate
7.1%
 
K Rate
14.3%
 
BABIP
.222
 
ISO
.250
 
AVG
.250
 
OBP
.357
 
SLG
.500
 
OPS
.857
 
wOBA
.378
 
Exit Velocity
88.0 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
20.0%
 
Barrels/PA
11.1%
 
Expected BA
.253
 
Expected SLG
.566
 
Sprint Speed
22.8 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
20.0%
 
Line Drive %
10.0%
 
Fly Ball %
70.0%
 
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Competition for utility job
SSPhiladelphia Phillies
February 16, 2024
Sosa's bench role with the Phillies is likely to be reduced following the signing of Whit Merrifield, which was reported by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
ANALYSIS
Sosa appeared in line to be Philadelphia's primary backup at second base, third base and shortstop, but second base is one of the main positions for the versatile Merrifield. Sosa should be able to retain his roster spot after he posted a .720 OPS in 299 plate appearances last season, but he may not reach that workload again without a rash of injuries.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Sosa looked at least moderately interesting heading into last season, as he'd posted a 104 wRC+ in 326 plate appearances in 2021 while playing strong defense. He wasn't able to secure regular playing time in St. Louis, however, and his .189/.244/.270 slash line in 53 games of sporadic playing time hardly made the case for a larger role. The defensively-challenged Phillies still saw value in him as a bench option, acquiring him in late July. Sosa went on to hit .315/.345/.593 for his new team, but that came in just 59 plate appearances. Altogether, he finished the season with an 82 wRC+ while filling a bench role, and little in his underlying numbers suggests he deserved much more. His combination of a 26.3 K% and 2.6 BB% represents very poor plate discipline, and a 5.5% barrel rate means his contact quality wasn't good, either. Sosa should remain a capable role player going forward thanks to his defense, but that role brings minimal fantasy relevance.
Sosa's .268/.347/.383 slash line in 339 major-league plate appearances does not make much of an impression on fantasy managers. A .283/.331/.449 slash line in Triple-A is a little better until you see he struck out nearly seven times for every walk. Then you jump into his Statcast data and see 93rd percentile maxEV and 98th percentile sprint speed and now you see why someone who has otherwise boring numbers is inside the top 400 by ADP. The addition of the universal DH allows St. Louis to move Paul DeJong and his re-worked swing to DH and the superior defender Sosa into the shortstop role while he hits at the back end of the lineup. Sosa had a 25% or worse whiff rate against all pitch groupings last season, and we should expect the league to continue to work to exploit Sosa's impatience at the plate in 2022 around bursts of potential.
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Sosa got his second major-league cup of coffee in 2019, collecting two singles and a walk in 10 plate appearances. The Panamanian has blossomed in the minors over the past two campaigns; after hitting only 12 home runs through his first 1,016 minor-league at-bats, Sosa matched that total in 452 at-bats in 2018. He continued to grow in the power department last season, slugging 17 long balls while slashing .291/.335/.466 and sporting a .339 wOBA. Of course, some of his power surge may be due to the homer-happy environment of Triple-A ball, but Sosa's age (he'll turn 24 in March) and recent addition of a leg kick at the plate suggest that the transformation is legit. 2020 will be Sosa's final option year, so the Cardinals may decide to give him a longer look in the big leagues. He won't start, but with the ability to play above-average defense at multiple positions, Sosa could fill an important utility role.
The 20-year-old Sosa remains mostly projection at this point, as he was unable to build off a breakout 2015 campaign. In the 2016 season, his first year in full-season ball, Sosa slashed .270/.307/.343 in 97 games, mostly at Low-A. Sosa should stick at shortstop, but he did not show quite the power potential he flashed in 2015 and he swiped just five bases. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Sosa's plate discipline and contact rate slipped against higher-level competition. Sosa did spend the last month of the season on the disabled list, cutting short any chance at a strong finish. He'll start at High-A to begin the 2017 campaign, hoping to tap into his significant upside.
The one thing the Cardinals have never had in their great farm systems of recent memory is a shortstop prospect hounds could get excited about. Sosa changes that, thanks to an advanced hit tool and a plus glove that will allow him to stick at the position. He slashed .300/.369/.485 with seven home runs and six steals (on eight attempts) in 49 games after being assigned to rookie level Johnson City in late June. At 5-foot-11, his .185 ISO as a 19-year-old is pretty impressive, and gives prospective owners a little to dream on in the power department. However, this is more of a batting average oriented profile with the hope that he can hit high enough in the order for his solid approach to allow him to score a ton of runs. The Panamanian shortstop appears ready for his first full-season assignment sometime in 2016, and he should be squarely on the radar in leagues where 200-plus prospects are rostered.
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Expected back Thursday
SSPhiladelphia Phillies
February 28, 2024
Phillies manager Rob Thomson expects Sosa (foot) to return to the lineup Thursday, Corey Seidman of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
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Scratched with foot contusion
SSPhiladelphia Phillies
Foot
February 28, 2024
Sosa was scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against Atlanta because of a left foot contusion, Corey Seidman of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
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Settles at $1.7 million
SSPhiladelphia Phillies
January 11, 2024
Sosa signed a one-year, $1.7 million contract with the Phillies on Thursday to avoid arbitration, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Sits for Game 1 of twin bill
SSPhiladelphia Phillies
September 11, 2023
Sosa is out of the lineup for the first game of Monday's doubleheader with Atlanta, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Triple, home run in win
SSPhiladelphia Phillies
August 22, 2023
Sosa went 2-for-4 with a triple and a two-run homer in Monday's 10-4 win over the Giants.
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