Jose Caballero

Jose Caballero

27-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Tampa Bay Rays
2024 Fantasy Outlook
The Mariners acquired Caballero from the Diamondbacks for Mike Leake in the summer of 2019, and he wasn't considered a top prospect coming into the 2023 season. He earned an early shot with Seattle, and while there were just as many ups as there were downs, he was able to remain a key cog on the bench for the majority of the year. He was much more effective against southpaws than he was right-handed pitching; finishing with an OPS of .758 against left-handed pitching compared to a .588 mark against righties. He showed virtually no power against hurlers from either side, however, and his on-base percentage was strongly boosted by being hit 17 times in 280 plate appearances. Even if Caballero is able to cement a spot in the Seattle lineup next summer, it's hard to imagine him helping fantasy rosters outside of the steals category in 2024. Read Past Outlooks
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#371
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Rays in March of 2024.
Not in Wednesday's lineup
2BTampa Bay Rays
July 10, 2024
Caballero is absent from the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Yankees.
ANALYSIS
Caballero had started five of the previous six contests, but he will begin Wednesday's contest on the bench. Taylor Walls and Richie Palacios will form the Rays' double-play combination Wednesday.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
6
18
12
14
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
4
10
8
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+23%
OPS vs LHP
2024
 
 
+20%
OPS vs LHP
2023
 
 
+29%
OPS vs LHP
2022
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .762 191 32 4 14 15 .261 .370 .391
Since 2022vs Right .618 375 43 6 36 35 .216 .299 .319
2024vs Left .764 67 12 2 7 3 .254 .323 .441
2024vs Right .637 219 26 4 17 21 .235 .297 .340
2023vs Left .758 124 20 2 7 12 .265 .395 .363
2023vs Right .588 156 17 2 19 14 .186 .301 .287
2022vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+18%
OPS on Road
2024
 
 
+13%
OPS on Road
2023
 
 
+23%
OPS on Road
2022
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .614 298 35 5 26 22 .204 .299 .315
Since 2022Away .724 268 40 5 24 28 .261 .350 .374
2024Home .630 165 20 3 14 15 .218 .297 .333
2024Away .713 121 18 3 10 9 .268 .311 .402
2023Home .593 133 15 2 12 7 .186 .301 .292
2023Away .728 147 22 2 14 19 .254 .381 .347
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Jose Caballero 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
6.3%
 
K Rate
27.3%
 
BABIP
.318
 
ISO
.124
 
AVG
.239
 
OBP
.303
 
SLG
.363
 
OPS
.666
 
wOBA
.297
 
Exit Velocity
83.7 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
27.9%
 
Barrels/PA
3.5%
 
Expected BA
.240
 
Expected SLG
.358
 
Sprint Speed
24.0 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
42.3%
 
Line Drive %
22.3%
 
Fly Ball %
35.4%
 
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Provides offense in loss
2BTampa Bay Rays
July 7, 2024
Caballero went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 13-2 loss to the Rangers.
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Notches three hits Wednesday
2BTampa Bay Rays
June 27, 2024
Caballero went 3-for-3 with a run scored Wednesday in the Rays' 5-2 loss to the Mariners.
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Back on bench
2BTampa Bay Rays
June 19, 2024
Caballero is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Twins.
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Back in lineup Tuesday
2BTampa Bay Rays
June 18, 2024
Caballero (calf) will start at shortstop and bat sixth in Tuesday's game in Minnesota.
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Scratched with tight calf
2BTampa Bay Rays
Calf
June 16, 2024
Caballero was scratched from the lineup for Sunday's game against Atlanta with left calf tightness, Ryan Bass of Bally Sports Sun reports.
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Taking more aggressive approach
2BTampa Bay Rays
April 15, 2024
Caballero has a 56.1 percent swing rate through 13 games this season, which is an increase of nearly 14 percent compared to 2023.
ANALYSIS
The 27-year-old earned the starting job at shortstop to begin the season and is hitting well early with a .311/.333/.444 slash line in 49 plate appearances. Caballero has yet to take a walk after he posted a 10.8 percent walk rate as a rookie last season, and that aggressive approach has yielded strong results thus far. He's provided fantasy managers plenty of value with five steals to go along with a homer, six RBI and seven runs. The early season results seem fairly sustainable with a .305 xBA and .455 xSLG, though taking some walks could provide a safety net for when he eventually hits a slump.
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