Michael Massey

Michael Massey

26-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Kansas City Royals
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Kansas City has achieved a commendable amount of success in developing internal position-player talent, even during this recent run of poor overall on-field results. It looked like Massey might join that lineage when he put up an .882 OPS with Low-A Quad Cities in 2021 and a .312/.371/.532 slash line between Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Triple-A Omaha in 2022. The early MLB returns, though, are not so promising. Massey ranked 166th in on-base percentage (.274) out of the 168 big-league hitters who made more than 450 plate appearances in 2023. He connected for 15 home runs and stole six bases but finished in just the 36th percentile in average exit velocity and 49th percentile in sprint speed. It would come as a surprise -- a welcome surprise given his cheap draft-day cost -- if Massey were to pull off a fantasy breakout this year at age 26. Read Past Outlooks
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#391
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Royals in March of 2024.
Sitting Saturday
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July 13, 2024
Massey isn't in the Royals' lineup for Saturday's game versus Boston.
ANALYSIS
Massey will get a day to rest Saturday after being held hitless in four at-bats during Friday's win over the Sox. Adam Frazier will get the nod at the keystone and bat leadoff.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
28
1
4
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
3
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+7%
OPS vs RHP
2024
 
 
+4%
OPS vs LHP
2023
 
 
+13%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+7%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .649 163 17 3 24 2 .240 .286 .363
Since 2022vs Right .692 648 63 24 74 7 .241 .284 .409
2024vs Left .794 36 6 2 9 0 .281 .294 .500
2024vs Right .762 120 16 6 17 0 .270 .283 .478
2023vs Left .591 87 8 0 9 2 .241 .287 .304
2023vs Right .669 374 34 15 46 4 .226 .271 .398
2022vs Left .646 40 3 1 6 0 .200 .275 .371
2022vs Right .693 154 13 3 11 3 .254 .316 .377
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+10%
OPS at Home
2024
 
 
+52%
OPS at Home
2023
 
 
+7%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+19%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .716 401 48 12 47 6 .248 .307 .409
Since 2022Away .653 410 32 15 51 3 .234 .262 .391
2024Home .908 88 15 5 11 0 .313 .333 .575
2024Away .597 68 7 3 15 0 .224 .224 .373
2023Home .678 226 25 5 25 3 .243 .307 .371
2023Away .632 235 17 10 30 3 .217 .243 .389
2022Home .617 87 8 2 11 3 .195 .279 .338
2022Away .736 107 8 2 6 0 .281 .330 .406
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Stat Review
How does Michael Massey 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
0.14
 
BB Rate
1.9%
 
K Rate
14.1%
 
BABIP
.267
 
ISO
.211
 
AVG
.272
 
OBP
.286
 
SLG
.483
 
OPS
.769
 
wOBA
.327
 
Exit Velocity
88.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
32.3%
 
Barrels/PA
5.8%
 
Expected BA
.256
 
Expected SLG
.407
 
Sprint Speed
23.6 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
47.2%
 
Line Drive %
14.2%
 
Fly Ball %
38.6%
 
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2023 Fantasy Outlook
Massey was promoted for his big-league debut in July and quickly returned to the minors, but he was promoted again a few weeks later and remained with Kansas City for the rest of the campaign. The 2019 fourth-round pick had a .243/.307/.376 slash line with four home runs, 17 RBI and three stolen bases in 52 games and primarily played second base. He had a solid 13 percent barrel rate and .450 xSLG, so he showcased some pop in his first taste of MLB action. Massey's potential for counting stats is limited given Kansas City's lineup, but he should receive the opportunity to establish himself at the keystone in 2023 given the current state of the roster.
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Not in lineup for early game
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July 10, 2024
Massey is out of the lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader in St. Louis.
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Not facing southpaw
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July 6, 2024
Massey is absent from the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Rockies.
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Getting breather against LHP
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July 5, 2024
Massey isn't in the Royals' lineup Friday against the Rockies.
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Homers in loss
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July 5, 2024
Massey went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Thursday's 10-8 loss to the Rays.
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On bench against southpaw
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June 30, 2024
Massey is out of the lineup for Sunday's game agains the Guardians.
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