Garrett Stubbs

Garrett Stubbs

30-Year-Old CatcherC
Philadelphia Phillies
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Stubbs fills the clubhouse hype man part of the backup catcher role expertly, which is good news for the Phillies, as J.T. Realmuto's incredible durability doesn't leave Stubbs with much else to do. In Stubbs' two seasons in Philadelphia, Realmuto has left a total of 64 starts behind the plate available for other catchers; Martin Maldonado has been on the bench for 98 games over that stretch, while every other backstop has sat at least 100 times. That leaves Stubbs with virtually no path to fantasy relevance regardless of how he performs, though his performance last year in limited action did him no favors as far as future opportunities go. In 125 trips to the plate, he slashed just .204/.274/.283 with one home run and two steals. He did not record a single barrel. Stubbs did manage a far better .264/.350/.462 slash line in a similarly small amount of work in 2022, so if an injury to Realmuto does open up extended playing time, it's not impossible to envision Stubbs going on a run, but the likeliest scenario is his value remains limited to the post-game playlist. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Phillies in November of 2023.
Reaches agreement with Phils
CPhiladelphia Phillies
November 17, 2023
Stubbs avoided arbitration Friday with the Phillies on a one-year contract.
ANALYSIS
Stubbs slashed just .204/.274/.283 over 41 regular-season games in 2023 and drew only one postseason plate appearance, but the backup catcher figures to return to that role behind J.T. Realmuto in 2024.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
7
19
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2021
 
 
+33%
OPS vs LHP
2023
 
 
+2%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+67%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+1%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2021vs Left .806 67 10 3 11 1 .271 .348 .458
Since 2021vs Right .605 217 26 3 20 3 .211 .285 .320
2023vs Left .566 31 4 0 2 1 .241 .290 .276
2023vs Right .555 94 11 1 10 1 .190 .269 .286
2022vs Left 1.179 29 6 3 9 0 .333 .429 .750
2022vs Right .704 92 13 2 7 2 .244 .326 .378
2021vs Left .452 7 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167
2021vs Right .457 31 2 0 3 0 .179 .207 .250
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2021
 
 
+13%
OPS at Home
2023
 
 
+9%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+3%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+88%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2021Home .692 130 20 4 16 1 .242 .283 .408
Since 2021Away .614 154 16 2 15 3 .211 .314 .301
2023Home .581 58 8 1 8 1 .214 .241 .339
2023Away .531 67 7 0 4 1 .193 .303 .228
2022Home .799 61 11 3 6 0 .268 .317 .482
2022Away .823 60 8 2 10 2 .260 .383 .440
2021Home .708 11 1 0 2 0 .250 .333 .375
2021Away .377 27 1 0 1 0 .154 .185 .192
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Stat Review
How does Garrett Stubbs 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
0.31
 
BB Rate
7.2%
 
K Rate
23.2%
 
BABIP
.265
 
ISO
.080
 
AVG
.204
 
OBP
.274
 
SLG
.283
 
OPS
.557
 
wOBA
.255
 
Exit Velocity
83.4 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
12.9%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
Expected BA
.161
 
Expected SLG
.203
 
Sprint Speed
24.3 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
37.8%
 
Line Drive %
12.2%
 
Fly Ball %
50.0%
 
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Backing up J.T. Realmuto isn't the toughest job in baseball. The Phillies' no. 1 backstop started 130 games behind the plate last year, 14 more than anyone else. While Stubbs handled every single other contest, that left him with only 32 starts, 62nd-most among all catchers. Stubbs acquitted himself quite well in his infrequent opportunities to play, slashing .264/.350/.462 with five homers and a pair of steals in 121 trips to the plate, though there was a fair amount of good fortune in that performance. He managed just a 27.3% hard hit rate, with Statcast giving him a .207 xBA and .299 xSLG. It's going to take an injury to Realmuto to give Stubbs meaningful playing time this year, and while the opportunity to start regularly as part of a strong lineup in a hitter-friendly park would be attractive should that happen, Stubbs' underlying numbers suggest his fantasy value would remain muted even in a best-case scenario.
Since being drafted in 2015, Stubbs has played almost exclusively in the minor leagues. Now 27, he has managed only 49 career plate appearances in the majors, all of which have come between the 2019 and 2020 campaigns. Both in the majors and minors, Stubbs has shown a discerning eye at the plate and an ability to make contact, rarely surpassing a 15% strikeout rate while drawing walks at a near 10% clip. However, he produces little power and posted an ISO better than .157 in just one of three seasons in the upper minors. Due to his limited bat, defense will be Stubbs' calling card to earn a consistent role in the majors due to his ability as a receiver and game-caller. Stubbs will enter the year third on the depth chart behind Martin Maldonado and Jason Castro.
Both Robinson Chirinos and Martin Maldonando hit free agency this winter, leaving Stubbs atop the depth chart before the Winter Meetings began, but Maldonado ultimately returned on a two-year deal and will likely be the starting catcher. Houston allowed Stubbs to play other positions in the field last season because at 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, he is not built for the rigors of a full-time catching position. He has spent time in Triple-A each of the past three seasons for Houston, hitting .273/.358/.412 over the course of 170 games. The Astros believe in the bat, which is why they want to see how he can play other positions so they can utilize his skills more frequently and keep him from getting too banged up behind the plate. The limited appeal here is you can draft him as a catcher, and then see how Houston deploys him throughout the season when he isn't being used behind the plate.
As of early January, the Astros' two big-league catchers project to be Robinson Chirinos and Max Stassi. If J.T. Realmuto does not enter that mix, then it would seem likely Stubbs will throw his hat into the ring at some point in 2019. The 25-year-old has not yet reached the majors, but his production last year at Triple-A was promising. He led Pacific Coast League catchers with a .310 batting average and 120 wRC+. Additionally, his 26.3% line-drive rate was the ninth best mark among all PCL hitters with at least 300 PA. He gets rave reviews for his makeup and is reportedly a pretty good defensive backstop. At just 5-foot-10, 175 pounds, he may not hold up under a 120-game workload, but if he were only asked to start 90-100 games per year, that could be doable. The main selling point is that Stubbs has the potential to hit for a high average and get on base at a high clip while qualifying at a position where almost nobody does either of those things.
Stubbs put up fantastic numbers across stops at Lancaster and Corpus Christi last year, showing off a superb approach and potentially plus hit tool. Of course, Lancaster has propped up mediocre hitters before, but Corpus Christi skews more neutral and Stubbs was actually better after his promotion to Double-A, posting a 14:11 BB:K in 137 plate appearances. Stubbs' slight frame doesn't fit the prototype behind the dish but he is pretty athletic, grades out well as a pitch framer and has a good enough arm to not be a liability in the running game. He also has exceptional makeup, so there are signs that he could stick at catcher. The Astros have Brian McCann under contract for two more seasons, so Stubbs won't be rushed to fill a need. If he were larger, then there would be those who would label him as a top-100 prospect in the game. Instead he lingers on the periphery as a potential starting catcher with a plus hit tool, excellent approach and sneaky 10-15 homer pop.
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Notches steal Sunday
CPhiladelphia Phillies
October 1, 2023
Stubbs went 2-for-3 with a walk, one RBI, a stolen base and two runs scored in Sunday's 9-1 win over the Mets.
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Filling in for banged-up Realmuto
CPhiladelphia Phillies
August 2, 2023
Stubbs will start at catcher and bat eighth in Wednesday's game against the Marlins.
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Picks up rare start
CPhiladelphia Phillies
May 24, 2023
Stubbs will start at catcher and bat ninth in Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks.
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Works behind plate Saturday
CPhiladelphia Phillies
April 2, 2023
Stubbs went 0-for-1 and caught an inning behind the plate in Saturday's 16-3 loss to the Rangers.
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Back in spring lineup
CPhiladelphia Phillies
Knee
March 26, 2023
Stubbs (knee) will serve as the Phillies' designated hitter and leadoff man in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles.
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