Jake Meyers

Jake Meyers

28-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Houston Astros
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Meyers was the Opening Day center fielder for the Astros last year and totaled 341 plate appearances during the regular season, chipping in 10 home runs and five stolen bases. He was dropped from the roster for the ALCS as the team welcomed veteran Michael Brantley back from injury, but Meyers is expected to get another chance as the primary center fielder for Houston to begin 2024. While he is not a high-OBP player, Meyers did well to trim his strikeout rate down to a more acceptable level last season (25.8 K%). His defense will buy his bat more time, though the clock is ticking for the 27-year-old. Meyers ranked in the 92nd percentile in terms of sprint speed last season, per Statcast, so there may be some hidden upside in the stolen base department. That said, if the bat doesn't improve, Meyers could shift into a reserve role for a team with World Series aspirations. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Astros in March of 2024.
Goes yard in loss
OFHouston Astros
July 14, 2024
Meyers went 2-for-4 with a solo home run during Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers.
ANALYSIS
Meyers' third-inning solo home run off Max Scherzer was the Astros' only run until the ninth inning. Sunday's performance marked Meyers' first multi-hit game since June 29. The 28-year-old will take a .242/.312/.424 slash line, 10 homers and seven stolen bases into the All-Star break.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
2
9
9
11
5
11
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
6
5
3
6
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+12%
OPS vs LHP
2024
 
 
+13%
OPS vs LHP
2023
 
 
+22%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+3%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .736 216 28 6 21 5 .254 .319 .416
Since 2022vs Right .658 578 60 15 67 9 .224 .288 .371
2024vs Left .800 84 10 3 7 3 .253 .333 .467
2024vs Right .710 209 23 7 33 4 .238 .303 .407
2023vs Left .785 79 12 3 8 2 .257 .342 .443
2023vs Right .646 262 30 7 25 3 .218 .282 .364
2022vs Left .572 53 6 0 6 0 .250 .264 .308
2022vs Right .587 107 7 1 9 2 .214 .271 .316
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+4%
OPS on Road
2024
 
 
+16%
OPS at Home
2023
 
 
+22%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+8%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .666 395 47 11 43 7 .231 .291 .375
Since 2022Away .693 399 41 10 45 7 .233 .302 .392
2024Home .790 145 19 6 21 4 .263 .324 .466
2024Away .681 148 14 4 19 3 .221 .299 .382
2023Home .611 169 19 4 11 2 .209 .284 .327
2023Away .744 172 23 6 22 3 .244 .308 .436
2022Home .559 81 9 1 11 1 .221 .247 .312
2022Away .606 79 4 0 4 1 .233 .291 .315
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Stat Review
How does Jake Meyers 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
0.32
 
BB Rate
7.2%
 
K Rate
22.2%
 
BABIP
.284
 
ISO
.182
 
AVG
.242
 
OBP
.312
 
SLG
.424
 
OPS
.736
 
wOBA
.324
 
Exit Velocity
89.7 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
33.3%
 
Barrels/PA
6.5%
 
Expected BA
.265
 
Expected SLG
.464
 
Sprint Speed
25.4 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
41.3%
 
Line Drive %
19.9%
 
Fly Ball %
38.8%
 
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13 days ago
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27 days ago
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2023 Fantasy Outlook
Meyers was a late entrant into the Astros center field sweepstakes as he was sidelined until late June following surgery on his left shoulder. He never could get things going and was sent to Triple-A Sugar Land in late August after posting a .557 OPS in 149 plate appearances over 46 games. Meyers was recalled for the final week where he was 5-for-11 with no walks and no extra base hits. Meyers line drive and groundball tendencies support an above average BABIP, but his power is limited and he his strikeout rate in his two seasons in the majors is north of 30%. Even so, Meyers should be in contention for a roster spot, if not a starting role. However, he needs to exhibit more contact before he's a fantasy asset, especially in mixed leagues.
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Scores four runs in win
OFHouston Astros
June 29, 2024
Meyers went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk, a hit-by-pitch and four total runs scored in Saturday's 9-6 win over the Mets.
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Racks up three hits
OFHouston Astros
June 26, 2024
Meyers went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI single and a run scored during Tuesday's 5-2 win over Colorado.
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Sitting Sunday
OFHouston Astros
June 23, 2024
Meyers is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's series finale against Baltimore.
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Ends homer drought
OFHouston Astros
June 22, 2024
Meyers went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run Friday against the Orioles.
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Snaps hitless streak
OFHouston Astros
June 20, 2024
Meyers went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored Wednesday against the White Sox.
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Could be dealt
OFHouston Astros
November 16, 2023
Meyers has been involved in trade talks this offseason, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.
ANALYSIS
Meyers was the Astros' primary center fielder in 2023, as he appeared in 105 games at the position. He maintained only an 88 wRC+ across 341 plate appearances, though he'll likely draw interest around the league due to his strong defensive value. In addition, he has four years of team control remaining.
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