Jose Miranda

Jose Miranda

25-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
Minnesota Twins
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Miranda failed to capitalize on an opportunity to win an everyday role with the Twins amid a shoulder issue and his future role with the organization isn't clear. Despite dealing with a sore shoulder in spring training, Miranda began the season as Minnesota's everyday third baseman. He struggled and was soon sent to Triple-A on May 10 after hitting just .220/.275/.318. Miranda wasn't much better at Triple-A, where he hit just .255/.326/.360 in 39 games. His shoulder issues soon resurfaced and he had season-ending surgery in September. Miranda was a late bloomer in the minors where he hit .344/.401/.572 with 30 home runs between Double-A and Triple-A in 2021 at age 23. He then hit .287 with a .797 OPS in his final 106 games in 2022. The above-average power he displayed in 2022 cratered in 2023 (just a .092 IS0) though he maintained a good strikeout rate (15.8% K%). Meanwhile, Royce Lewis returned from a torn ACL and established himself at third base and several other corner infield prospects emerged. He'll need to show his sharp decline last season was due to the shoulder injury in order to factor into the corner infield mix again. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#585
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Twins in March of 2024.
Takes seat Thursday
3BMinnesota Twins
May 16, 2024
Miranda is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Yankees.
ANALYSIS
Miranda had started at third base in seven of the previous eight contests, but he'll cede the hot corner to Willi Castro in the series finale. Though Miranda has posted an .832 OPS over his last 15 games, his opportunities could soon take a hit with Byron Buxton (knee) having kicked off a rehab assignment and potentially returning from the 10-day injured list as soon as this weekend. Castro has been serving as Buxton's primary replacement in the outfield, but Castro will likely see more time at third base at Miranda's expense once Buxton is activated.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
4
3
3
7
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
8
3
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+15%
OPS vs LHP
2024
 
 
+21%
OPS vs LHP
2023
 
 
+2%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+14%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .787 210 22 12 33 0 .271 .305 .482
Since 2022vs Right .683 539 50 10 58 2 .251 .312 .372
2024vs Left .847 39 4 2 7 0 .297 .333 .514
2024vs Right .702 75 11 2 5 1 .254 .293 .408
2023vs Left .573 32 3 1 1 0 .226 .250 .323
2023vs Right .564 120 9 2 12 0 .207 .267 .297
2022vs Left .821 139 15 9 25 0 .275 .309 .511
2022vs Right .721 344 30 6 41 1 .265 .331 .390
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+2%
OPS at Home
2024
 
 
+98%
OPS on Road
2023
 
 
+74%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+5%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .719 351 39 10 39 1 .256 .319 .400
Since 2022Away .708 398 33 12 52 1 .257 .302 .406
2024Home .487 51 9 1 1 0 .167 .216 .271
2024Away .964 63 6 3 11 1 .350 .381 .583
2023Home .721 75 6 3 6 0 .257 .307 .414
2023Away .415 77 6 0 7 0 .167 .221 .194
2022Home .772 225 24 6 32 1 .277 .347 .426
2022Away .732 258 21 9 34 0 .260 .306 .426
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Stat Review
How does Jose Miranda 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
0.25
 
BB Rate
3.6%
 
K Rate
14.4%
 
BABIP
.294
 
ISO
.181
 
AVG
.276
 
OBP
.315
 
SLG
.457
 
OPS
.772
 
wOBA
.338
 
Exit Velocity
86.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
22.5%
 
Barrels/PA
2.6%
 
Expected BA
.232
 
Expected SLG
.346
 
Sprint Speed
23.2 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
41.6%
 
Line Drive %
14.6%
 
Fly Ball %
43.8%
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Role diminishing soon?
3BMinnesota Twins
May 16, 2024
Byron Buxton is expected to return from his knee injury this weekend, per Darren Wolfson of Channel 5 Saint Paul, which could result in reduced playing time for Miranda.
ANALYSIS
Miranda has been a lineup regular at third base over the past few weeks and went 11-for-25 over a seven-game stretch from April 25 to May 4, but he's struggled to a .509 OPS over his past eight contests. Willi Castro has been Minnesota's primary replacement for Buxton in center field and will likely see more action at third once Buxton is activated.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2023
2022
Miranda had an impressive rookie season by hitting 15 home runs with a .751 OPS, showing his late-blooming minor league career was no fluke. Miranda hit .344/.401/.572 with 30 home runs between Double-A and Triple-A in 2021 at age 23, but began 2022 in the minors. He was called up in early May, but hit just .164/.200/.284 in 19 games and was sent back down. Given a second chance when called up at the end of May, he caught fire and hit .287 with a .797 OPS in his final 106 games, splitting time between third base and first base and becoming a regular in the lineup. Miranda features above average power (55th percentile Avg. Exit Velocity and 63rd percentile Hard Hit rate) with strong contact rates (79.5%) and above-average strikeout rates (18.5%). He's a below-average glove at third base, which could hinder him from finding a regular spot in the lineup without the premium power needed at first base or DH. Still, Miranda has enough of a well-rounded skill set at the plate to find his way into regular playing time.
Miranda will be an excellent test case in the value of raw minor-league production. His numbers from 2021 as a 23-year-old at Double-A and Triple-A were unassailable. He hit .344/.401/.572 with 30 home runs, a 12.5 K% and a 7.1 BB%, yet traditional scouts inside and outside the organization aren't sold that he is an everyday player in the majors. It doesn't help that he is a subpar defender at every position on the diamond and is generally a bad athlete who won't contribute on the bases, so his bat needs to carry the day. He was a borderline top-200 prospect from the 2017-18 offseason until early 2019, but a poor showing as a 21-year-old at High-A (.663 OPS) led to him falling off the top 400 prospect rankings and obviously he was out of sight and out of mind in 2020. If Miranda struck out at a higher clip, it would be easier to write him off as a likely Quad-A bat, but his combination of contact skill and game power could allow him to get regular playing time despite the other weaknesses in his game. An injury to any number of big-league regulars could lead to him getting an audition sometime this season.
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Heading to bench Sunday
3BMinnesota Twins
May 12, 2024
Miranda is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.
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Retreating to bench Monday
3BMinnesota Twins
May 6, 2024
Miranda is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Mariners.
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Gets third straight start
3BMinnesota Twins
May 5, 2024
Miranda will start at third base and bat ninth in Sunday's game against the Red Sox.
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On bench in second straight
3BMinnesota Twins
May 1, 2024
Miranda is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the White Sox.
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Doubles twice in win
3BMinnesota Twins
April 28, 2024
Miranda went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI in Sunday's victory over the Angels.
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