Joey Bart

Joey Bart

25-Year-Old CatcherC
San Francisco Giants
2022 Fantasy Outlook
With Buster Posey retiring, Bart's path to big-league at-bats has never been clearer. However, he has a 31.6 K% and 6.1 BB% in 396 plate appearances between Triple-A and the majors, and he is entering his age-25 season. Even for a catcher, those plate skills are pretty poor, and Bart projects as a batting average drain in the short term. He has plus raw power and hit 10 home runs in 67 games at Triple-A last year, but he still hasn't hit a long ball in 35 MLB games. Bart improved as a defender last year and will compete with another strong defender in Curt Casali for playing time, barring a post-lockout acquisition of a better option. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#347
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Giants in August of 2020.
Riding pine Friday
CSan Francisco Giants
September 30, 2022
Bart is not in Friday's lineup against the Diamondbacks, Sonja Chen of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Bart is hitting .136 with zero home runs in his last 10 games. Austin Wynns will start behind the dish and hit ninth.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
4
44
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
8
17
6
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+1%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+3%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
-100%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+17%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .644 125 13 6 16 1 .198 .256 .388
Since 2020vs Right .650 281 37 5 17 1 .234 .313 .337
2022vs Left .648 96 10 6 13 1 .182 .250 .398
2022vs Right .665 195 24 5 12 1 .231 .318 .347
2021vs Left 1.333 3 1 0 1 0 .667 .667 .667
2021vs Right .000 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2020vs Left .551 26 2 0 2 0 .200 .231 .320
2020vs Right .642 83 13 0 5 0 .250 .313 .329
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+34%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+34%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
-100%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+44%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .735 216 33 6 18 0 .259 .324 .411
Since 2020Away .549 188 17 5 15 2 .182 .261 .288
2022Home .762 137 20 6 12 0 .254 .336 .426
2022Away .569 154 14 5 13 2 .180 .260 .309
2021Home .800 5 1 0 1 0 .400 .400 .400
2021Away .000 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2020Home .683 74 12 0 5 0 .257 .297 .386
2020Away .473 33 3 0 2 0 .200 .273 .200
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Stat Review
How does Joey Bart 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
0.23
 
BB Rate
8.9%
 
K Rate
38.5%
 
BABIP
.326
 
ISO
.149
 
AVG
.215
 
OBP
.296
 
SLG
.364
 
OPS
.660
 
wOBA
.296
 
Exit Velocity
87.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
33.6%
 
Barrels/PA
5.2%
 
Expected BA
.210
 
Expected SLG
.370
 
Sprint Speed
22.6 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
42.9%
 
Line Drive %
21.1%
 
Fly Ball %
36.1%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Bart was in way over his head last season, as he was not only making a huge jump in terms of the quality of pitching he was trying to hit, but he was learning to be a big-league catcher without much of a support system. Buster Posey opted out of the season, so there wasn't a vet for him to lean on. Bart only had 22 games under his belt at Double-A, so he shouldn't have been expected to excel on offense, even under the best of circumstances. He hit the ball hard 48.4 percent of the time, per Statcast, but every other aspect of his offensive debut was poor. He has plus raw that should manifest much more in games this season, even if it might be a couple years before he hits for a solid batting average. The trouble with betting on a post-hype breakout in redraft leagues is that he could very well open the year at Triple-A to continue honing his craft on both sides of the ball.
Bart, who is a plus defensive catcher, is a better real-life prospect than a fantasy one, but his 60-grade game power certainly makes him appealing for fantasy purposes as well. He performed better the higher he climbed, slashing .314/.411/.581 with a 12.1 BB% and 21.8 K% in 31 games at Double-A and the Arizona Fall League after logging a 116 wRC+ as a 22-year-old in the Cal League. Bart's line drive rate has been below average and his 30.0 Hard% was not great, given his age/level, but he uses the whole field and has not struck out so much that he would project to hit for a harmful batting average in the majors. Hand and thumb injuries limited him to 89 games, but the No. 2 overall pick from 2018 accomplished enough in his first full season that he should open the year at Triple-A. Buster Posey and Brandon Belt are under contract through 2021, but Bart should still debut sometime this summer.
Track down any trustworthy pre-draft scouting report on Bart, who went second overall last year to the Giants ($7.025 million bonus), and phrases like "fringe-average hit tool" or "power-over-hit" will pop up. The power was on full display in pro ball (13 HR in 228 PA), but he also hit .294 with a 20.6 K%. So, either every trusted evaluator was wrong about his ability to hit for a high average, or a high-pedigree 21-year-old hitter feasted on low-level pitchers in a small sample. It is likely the latter, as he barely walked (5.7 BB%) and over 50% of his hits went to the pull side. Even so, a high-end defensive catcher with 30-homer pop whose playing time will never be at risk only needs to hit .235 to be a perennial top-five fantasy catcher. Case in point: Salvador Perez hit .235 with 27 home runs last year and finished tied for third in earned auction dollars at the position. That seems like a median outcome for Bart, and there is a chance he blows past that.
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Heads to bench
CSan Francisco Giants
September 29, 2022
Bart will not start Thursday's game against the Rockies, Evan Webeck of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Receives Sunday off
CSan Francisco Giants
September 25, 2022
Bart is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against Arizona.
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Not starting Friday
CSan Francisco Giants
September 23, 2022
Bart isn't in the lineup Friday against Arizona, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Takes seat Wednesday
CSan Francisco Giants
September 21, 2022
Bart isn't starting Wednesday against the Rockies.
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Riding pine Monday
CSan Francisco Giants
September 19, 2022
Bart isn't in the lineup Monday against the Rockies, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
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