Freddy Fermin

Freddy Fermin

29-Year-Old CatcherC
Kansas City Royals
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Fermin went back-and-forth between the majors and minors in April but was with the big club for good by early May when the Royals decided to no longer use MJ Melendez at catcher. The 28-year-old was quietly very productive, hitting .290/.324/.495 with nine home runs over 205 plate appearances from May-to-August before his season ended in early September with a fractured finger. Fermin is a late bloomer, but he had an .874 OPS with 20 homers in 105 games at the Triple-A level and his hard-hit rate (42.7 percent) and barrel rate (9.9 percent) in 2023 with the Royals were both above-average. His emergence led to Kansas City using Salvador Perez for a career-high 21 starts at first base in addition to 29 starts at designated hitter and it's possible they'll follow a similar setup in 2024. It could be enough for Fermin to carve out some deep-league value again. Read Past Outlooks
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#379
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Royals in February of 2024.
Taking seat Monday
CKansas City Royals
June 24, 2024
Fermin is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Marlins.
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Fermin is on the bench for the second day in a row, but his playing time could be on the upswing nonetheless while he's produced a .271/.314/.500 slash line through the first three and a half weeks of June. In addition to filling in at catcher on days that top backstop Salvador Perez gets days off behind the dish, Fermin will factor into the equation at designated hitter, where he had made two of his last three starts.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
4
6
4
11
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
4
1
3
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+10%
OPS vs LHP
2024
 
 
+19%
OPS vs LHP
2023
 
 
+1%
OPS vs RHP
2022
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .810 112 13 3 14 0 .298 .348 .462
Since 2022vs Right .738 279 35 10 34 0 .270 .309 .429
2024vs Left .856 46 6 0 5 0 .349 .391 .465
2024vs Right .717 103 15 4 11 0 .260 .311 .406
2023vs Left .777 66 7 3 9 0 .262 .318 .459
2023vs Right .783 169 19 6 23 0 .288 .321 .462
2022vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right .000 7 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+3%
OPS on Road
2024
 
 
+21%
OPS at Home
2023
 
 
+27%
OPS on Road
2022
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .746 193 21 4 25 0 .298 .332 .414
Since 2022Away .771 198 27 9 23 0 .258 .310 .462
2024Home .839 66 8 1 9 0 .349 .379 .460
2024Away .696 83 13 3 7 0 .237 .301 .395
2023Home .697 127 13 3 16 0 .271 .307 .390
2023Away .882 108 13 6 16 0 .293 .336 .545
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Away .000 7 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
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Stat Review
How does Freddy Fermin 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
6.7%
 
K Rate
18.1%
 
BABIP
.333
 
ISO
.137
 
AVG
.288
 
OBP
.336
 
SLG
.424
 
OPS
.760
 
wOBA
.333
 
Exit Velocity
88.4 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
25.0%
 
Barrels/PA
4.0%
 
Expected BA
.251
 
Expected SLG
.383
 
Sprint Speed
23.6 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
45.4%
 
Line Drive %
18.5%
 
Fly Ball %
36.1%
 
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Slugs two homers Thursday
CKansas City Royals
June 20, 2024
Fermin went 3-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs in a 3-2 win over Oakland on Thursday.
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Playing time picking up
CKansas City Royals
June 13, 2024
Fermin will start at catcher and bat sixth in Thursday's game against the Yankees.
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Homers off bench
CKansas City Royals
June 11, 2024
Fermin hit a solo home run in Tuesday's 10-1 loss to the Yankees.
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Working behind plate Wednesday
CKansas City Royals
May 22, 2024
Fermin will start at catcher and bat sixth in Wednesday's game against the Tigers.
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Workload picking up
CKansas City Royals
May 5, 2024
Fermin will start at catcher and bat seventh in Sunday's game against the Rangers.
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