Masyn Winn

Masyn Winn

22-Year-Old ShortstopSS
St. Louis Cardinals
Day-To-Day
Injury Illness
2024 Fantasy Outlook
The youngest qualified hitter at Triple-A last season, Winn went on a summer-long heater that earned him a call to the majors late enough in the calendar to preserve his rookie status. He had a .553 OPS in his first 21 games at Triple-A and slashed .309/.383/.520 with 17 home runs and nine steals on 11 attempts over his final 83 games before getting the call. Over that stretch, his 14.7 percent strikeout rate and 9.5 percent walk rate were particularly impressive, even considering the automated balls and strikes system at Triple-A. Winn, a former two-way prospect, is probably known best known for his 80-grade arm at shortstop, however he's a great all-around athlete with plus speed and plus bat speed. He will turn 22 during spring training and is a shoo-in to enter the year as the everyday shortstop. Winn won't wow anyone with his exit velocities at this stage of his development, but his 81.7 percent contact rate, steady playing time and speed on the bases portends a fairly high floor. It should have surprised no one that he struggled initially in the majors, given his age, and a .196 BABIP played a role in that as well. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#355
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals in March of 2024.
Scratched with illness
SSSt. Louis Cardinals
Illness
June 18, 2024
Winn was scratched from the Cardinals' lineup ahead of Tuesday's game versus Miami due to illness, Lynn Worthy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
ANALYSIS
Winn was originally in line to start at shortstop Tuesday, but his absence will move Brandon Crawford from third base to short instead. Brendan Donovan will cover the hot corner as a result, moving Alec Burleson into left field while Dylan Carlson steps in to man right field, batting eighth.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
7
1
6
19
6
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
11
2
4
4
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+6%
OPS vs LHP
2024
 
 
+4%
OPS vs LHP
2023
 
 
+7%
OPS vs RHP
2022
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .685 126 16 4 15 4 .237 .278 .407
Since 2022vs Right .649 258 17 2 23 6 .259 .311 .338
2024vs Left .785 89 12 4 14 2 .253 .303 .482
2024vs Right .756 158 13 0 12 6 .319 .359 .397
2023vs Left .445 37 4 0 1 2 .200 .216 .229
2023vs Right .476 100 4 2 11 0 .161 .235 .241
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
 
 
+4%
OPS at Home
2024
 
 
+2%
OPS on Road
2023
 
 
+25%
OPS at Home
2022
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .675 180 17 2 15 2 .259 .302 .373
Since 2022Away .649 204 16 4 23 8 .244 .299 .350
2024Home .757 115 12 2 12 2 .278 .313 .444
2024Away .775 132 13 2 14 6 .310 .362 .414
2023Home .523 65 5 0 3 0 .224 .281 .241
2023Away .417 72 3 2 9 2 .125 .183 .234
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 Masyn Winn 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
0.35
 
BB Rate
6.9%
 
K Rate
19.8%
 
BABIP
.354
 
ISO
.134
 
AVG
.295
 
OBP
.339
 
SLG
.429
 
OPS
.767
 
wOBA
.333
 
Exit Velocity
86.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
23.8%
 
Barrels/PA
1.6%
 
Expected BA
.279
 
Expected SLG
.361
 
Sprint Speed
23.7 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
35.8%
 
Line Drive %
31.3%
 
Fly Ball %
33.0%
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Favorite for shortstop job
SSSt. Louis Cardinals
October 16, 2023
Winn will enter spring training as the "prohibitive favorite" to win the Cardinals' shortstop job, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
ANALYSIS
Winn batted only .172/.230/.238 over 137 plate appearances during his late-season audition with the Cardinals, which is why it's difficult to consider him a lock to be the club's Opening Day shortstop in 2024. The team loves his defense and baserunning, though, and it's reasonable to expect some offensive improvement in what will be his age-22 season. St. Louis does have an alternative for shortstop in Tommy Edman should it decide to give Winn more seasoning, but Edman appears more likely to open 2024 in center field or perhaps in a super utility role.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2023
2021
Winn has a couple really loud tools in his plus speed and 80-grade arm, and he comfortably projects as the Cardinals' shortstop of the future, assuming they don't sign one of the big free agents at the position this offseason. He played at multiple levels as a 20-year-old, riding a .431 BABIP to dominance in 33 games at High-A before putting up middling numbers at Double-A (.258/.349/.432) and the Arizona Fall League (.294/.407/.353). He was very young for Double-A and the AFL, but it's pretty clear his BABIP-fueled run at High-A is the outlier. He just needs to hit for double-digit homer power with an OBP in the .330-.350 range to be a roto monster who hits high in the lineup and helps across the board while threatening for 30-steal seasons. However, his 19.8 Hard% suggests there's still some work to do to be that impactful against upper-level pitching. His median outcome might be closer to a bottom-third of the order hitter who is targeted for his stolen-base contributions.
For fantasy, we want Winn, the No. 54 overall pick in last year's draft, to eventually focus full time on being a shortstop. Despite standing just 5-foot-11, 180 pounds, Winn's upper-90s fastball and breaking ball are each plus pitches, and his changeup has a chance to be a 60-grade pitch as well. He is also an elite athlete, which should help him harness his electric arsenal. For these reasons, St. Louis is developing him as a two-way player for now. However, if he were to be developed as a shortstop, his fantasy ceiling would rival that of any high school hitter in his draft class. He has plus raw power and is at least a plus runner, and while he currently chases too many pitches out of the zone, the expectation is that his hit tool would improve if he were focused solely on hitting. Winn continued to develop as a hitter and a pitcher at the alternate site after getting drafted.
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Smacks go-ahead homer in extras
SSSt. Louis Cardinals
June 17, 2024
Winn went 2-for-6 with a two-run home run and a pair of runs scored in Monday's 7-6 win over the Marlins.
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Returns to lineup Thursday
SSSt. Louis Cardinals
June 6, 2024
Winn (back) will play shortstop and bat leadoff in Thursday's game versus the Rockies.
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Managing back issue
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Back
June 5, 2024
Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said that Winn is absent from Wednesday's lineup in Houston due to a lingering back issue, Bally Sports Midwest reports.
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Taking seat Wednesday
SSSt. Louis Cardinals
June 5, 2024
Winn is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game in Houston.
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Fills stat sheet in loss
SSSt. Louis Cardinals
June 4, 2024
Winn went 3-for-3 with a two-run home run, a walk and one stolen base in Tuesday's 8-5 loss to the Astros.
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