Luis Campusano

Luis Campusano

25-Year-Old CatcherC
San Diego Padres
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Campusano entered 2023 with 92 big-league plate appearances over the previous three years, but he finally received a decent stretch of playing time last season. He made the Opening Day roster as San Diego's backup catcher but went down with a thumb injury in mid-April and was sidelined until after the All-Star break. Gary Sanchez had settled in behind the plate for the Padres, but Campusano saw regular action the rest of the way before a sprained ankle kept him out for the final week of the campaign. The 25-year-old didn't provide much defensive value but excelled offensively with seven homers, 27 runs, 30 RBI and a .319/.356/.491 slash line in 174 plate appearances. Campusano hit similarly in the minors and doesn't have much else to prove at Triple-A, and he should be the favorite to open 2024 as the Friars' starting backstop. Even if that's the case, his outlook is likely to be limited by volume since he's played over 100 games in a season just once in his professional career. Additionally, he hasn't proved he can produce at the major-league level for even a half season, let alone a full one, so there's plenty of risk that comes with his massive upside. Read Past Outlooks
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#190
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$Signed a one-year, $754,700 contract with the Padres in March of 2024.
Homers in loss
CSan Diego Padres
July 15, 2024
Campusano went 1-for-1 with a two-run homer in Sunday's 6-3 loss to Atlanta.
ANALYSIS
Campusano entered as a pinch hitter in the seventh and took A.J. Minter deep for a two-run blast to make it a 5-3 deficit for the Padres. The long ball was his first hit in eight at-bats since being activated from the injured list July 5 and was his sixth homer on the year. Campusano has started just two games since his activation and will need to recapture his form from 2023 if he is to earn a larger role. The 25-year-old backstop is slashing .230/.276/.376 with 19 extra-base hits, 33 RBI, 26 runs and a 14:29 BB:K in 228 plate appearances.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
15
18
6
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
6
4
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+5%
OPS vs RHP
2024
 
 
+84%
OPS vs RHP
2023
 
 
+48%
OPS vs LHP
2022
Even Split
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .693 125 15 5 15 0 .241 .288 .405
Since 2022vs Right .731 327 42 9 53 0 .276 .312 .419
2024vs Left .403 59 4 2 5 0 .107 .153 .250
2024vs Right .740 169 22 4 28 0 .274 .320 .420
2023vs Left 1.113 47 11 3 9 0 .405 .447 .667
2023vs Right .753 127 16 4 21 0 .289 .323 .430
2022vs Left .594 19 0 0 1 0 .278 .316 .278
2022vs Right .592 31 4 1 4 0 .233 .226 .367
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+5%
OPS at Home
2024
 
 
+2%
OPS at Home
2023
 
 
+17%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+41%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .738 236 24 8 38 0 .265 .314 .425
Since 2022Away .701 216 33 6 30 0 .268 .296 .405
2024Home .656 126 11 4 19 0 .224 .286 .371
2024Away .646 102 15 2 14 0 .237 .265 .381
2023Home .909 91 12 4 17 0 .333 .374 .536
2023Away .780 83 15 3 13 0 .304 .337 .443
2022Home .474 19 1 0 2 0 .211 .211 .263
2022Away .670 31 3 1 3 0 .276 .290 .379
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Stat Review
How does Luis Campusano 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
0.48
 
BB Rate
6.1%
 
K Rate
12.7%
 
BABIP
.240
 
ISO
.146
 
AVG
.230
 
OBP
.276
 
SLG
.376
 
OPS
.652
 
wOBA
.287
 
Exit Velocity
87.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
26.5%
 
Barrels/PA
3.5%
 
Expected BA
.246
 
Expected SLG
.357
 
Sprint Speed
21.4 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
48.1%
 
Line Drive %
18.9%
 
Fly Ball %
33.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2020
Campusano doesn't have much more to prove with his bat in the minors, as he impressed again for Triple-A El Paso last season, posting a .298/.363/.483 slash line with 14 homers and 60 RBI over 358 plate appearances. His 17.3% strikeout rate and 9.4% walk rate further shone light on his readiness to hit in the majors, though he was just okay with a .250/.260/.333 slash line and a 1:11 BB:K over 50 big-league plate appearances with San Diego. That small sample isn't likely to divert the Padres' view of Campusano as their catcher of the future, and it's telling that in November they chose to non-tender veteran backstop Jorge Alfaro, who worked in a timeshare with Austin Nola last season. Nola will still be around in 2023, but Campusano is going to get an expanded opportunity and could emerge as the team's primary catcher if his bat plays up as expected and his glove is at least passable. The position is no longer the wasteland we've grown accustomed to in fantasy, but it's nonetheless a good idea to keep an eye on Campusano in redraft to see how his playing time shakes out.
Despite strong offensive statistical showings in the upper levels of the minors, Campusano still appears to be third on the Padres' depth chart at catcher. Austin Nola and Victor Caratini may not be better hitters than Campusano, but they are significantly better defenders and they work better with pitchers. Campusano logged a 122 wRC+ as a 22-year-old catcher at Triple-A, which is pretty excellent. He hit 15 home runs while batting .295 with a 20.2 K% and an 8.3 BB% in 81 games. His defense is supposedly trending up, but that might be damning with faint praise. If it ever seems like Campusano is poised for regular work, he's a talented enough hitter to add value in two-catcher leagues. The Padres traded for Jorge Alfaro in November, adding another competitor for playing time to the mix.
Despite entering 2020 having never played above High-A ball, Campusano parlayed a co-MVP campaign in the California League in 2019 and an impressive showing at the team's alternate training site last season into a big-league callup. The 22-year-old logged only four plate appearances before a sprained wrist shut him down for the remainder of the regular season, but he made the most of the brief opportunity, drilling a solo home run in his debut. He also struck out twice, providing a reminder that young catching prospects usually take time to develop. Still, Campusano has shown the ability to hit for contact in the minors -- he registered a superb 11.7 K% and 86.5 Contact% in his breakthrough 2019 season -- and he projects to be an above-average hitter in the big leagues. Unfortunately, offseason legal troubles have cast a cloud over his immediate future and scrambled his outlook moving forward.
Campusano, a second-round pick in 2017, had a breakout season at High-A, and while he clearly has a good command of the strike zone (10.7 BB%, 11.7 K%), his numbers are slightly less impressive when we look a little deeper. He hit .292 with nine home runs in 107 games away from Lancaster, one of the most hitter-friendly parks in pro baseball (he hit .423 with six HR in 15 games in Lancaster). His numbers in primarily neutral hitting environments are a better gauge of his present abilities -- a potentially above-average to plus hitter with average power. He has the tools to be a quality defensive catcher, thus profiling as the Padres' long-term starter at that position. We can recognize the noise in his California League numbers and still conclude that he is a top-10 catching prospect, just not a top-five one. He will spend his age-21 season at Double-A, which by itself is an accomplishment for any catcher.
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Light playing time since return
CSan Diego Padres
July 10, 2024
Campusano is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners.
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Idle Tuesday
CSan Diego Padres
July 9, 2024
Campusano isn't in the Padres' lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mariners.
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Officially activated
CSan Diego Padres
July 5, 2024
The Padres reinstated Campusano (thumb) from the 10-day injured list Friday.
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Returning from IL
CSan Diego Padres
Thumb
July 5, 2024
Campusano (thumb) will be activated from the 10-day injured list Friday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
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Starts rehab assignment
CSan Diego Padres
Thumb
July 2, 2024
Campusano (thumb) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in his first rehab game with Single-A Lake Elsinore on Monday.
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Set for extended absence
CSan Diego Padres
May 12, 2023
Campusano underwent surgery on his ailing left thumb Friday and should be sidelined for around two months, according to Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune.
ANALYSIS
Campusano has been on the 10-day injured list for nearly a month, but he'll be transferred to the 60-day injured list once the Padres find someone to take his spot in the 40-man roster. Campusano has seen some action for the Padres in the last four years, but he's never had a chance to show what he can do with regular playing time at the MLB level. He has slashed just .198/.237/.302 with three homers in a span that covers 114 plate appearances across 35 games.
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