Michael Stefanic

Michael Stefanic

28-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Los Angeles Angels
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Stefanic has appeared in 25 big-league games in each of the past two seasons, and he fared much better last year with a .735 OPS compared to the .509 OPS he posted in 2022. He spent most of 2023 at Triple-A Salt Lake, where he had a .365/.463/.467 slash line with five home runs and eight steals in 99 contests. Stefanic has strong contact skills and plate discipline, and those traits have shown up during his brief time in the majors with a 14.3 percent strikeout rate and 9.3 percent walk rate. He'll have a decent chance to make the Angels' Opening Day roster as a utility infielder thanks to his versatility, but Stefanic's lack of power and speed mean he's unlikely to contribute much in fantasy outside of a strong average. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Angels in March of 2024.
Optioned to Salt Lake
2BLos Angeles Angels  AAA
June 25, 2024
The Angels optioned Stefanic to Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Stefanic will be squeezed off the big-league roster Tuesday following the return of Miguel Sano (knee) from the injured list. The 28-year-old Stefanic has struggled to establish himself at the plate in 10 MLB games this season, going just 6-for-31 (.194) with four RBI, though he has been able to find success in the minors. He could be a candidate to return later this summer if the Angels run into any more problems with their infield depth.
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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
3
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+103%
OPS vs RHP
2024
 
 
+73%
OPS vs LHP
2023
 
 
+85%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+276%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .361 61 2 0 1 0 .143 .200 .161
Since 2022vs Right .733 114 9 0 9 0 .286 .386 .347
2024vs Left .750 8 1 0 0 0 .375 .375 .375
2024vs Right .433 27 0 0 4 0 .130 .259 .174
2023vs Left .451 19 0 0 1 0 .125 .263 .188
2023vs Right .836 52 5 0 5 0 .348 .423 .413
2022vs Left .215 34 1 0 0 0 .094 .121 .094
2022vs Right .808 35 4 0 0 0 .310 .429 .379
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+54%
OPS on Road
2024
 
 
+120%
OPS on Road
2023
 
 
+5%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+248%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .457 72 3 0 5 0 .172 .254 .203
Since 2022Away .702 103 8 0 5 0 .278 .369 .333
2024Home .282 11 0 0 1 0 .100 .182 .100
2024Away .619 24 1 0 3 0 .238 .333 .286
2023Home .757 31 2 0 4 0 .296 .387 .370
2023Away .718 40 3 0 2 0 .286 .375 .343
2022Home .212 30 1 0 0 0 .074 .138 .074
2022Away .738 39 4 0 0 0 .294 .385 .353
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Stat Review
How does Michael Stefanic 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
0.75
 
BB Rate
8.6%
 
K Rate
11.4%
 
BABIP
.222
 
ISO
.032
 
AVG
.194
 
OBP
.286
 
SLG
.226
 
OPS
.512
 
wOBA
.243
 
Exit Velocity
83.7 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
14.8%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
Expected BA
.230
 
Expected SLG
.282
 
Sprint Speed
23.5 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
48.1%
 
Line Drive %
14.8%
 
Fly Ball %
37.0%
 
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2023 Fantasy Outlook
Stefanic has been an on-base machine for the past two years in the minors, posting a .408 OBP over 125 games in 2021 and increasing that mark to .418 in 81 games last season. He didn't do much during a 25-game cup of coffee in the majors, slashing .197/.279/.230 across 69 plate appearances, though he affirmed his solid contact skills with a 17.4% strikeout rate. Stefanic flashed some power for the first time with 16 homers in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League in 2021 but dropped to four long balls last season, and his first-percentile average exit velocity while up with the big club doesn't suggest much potential in that department in the majors. The comparisons to teammate David Fletcher are obvious, as both players are extreme contact hitters with little power and below-average speed. Like Fletcher, Stefanic can play multiple positions across the infield; that should help his chances of gaining a roster spot, though there doesn't appear to be a clear path to significant big-league at-bats next season. At best, Stefanic could eventually function as an AVG/OBP stabilizer, but the lack of additional skills make him an unexciting fantasy option.
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Late addition to Friday's lineup
2BLos Angeles Angels  AAA
June 21, 2024
Stefanic is starting at second base and batting eighth in Friday's game against the Dodgers, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
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Getting look atop batting order
2BLos Angeles Angels  AAA
June 16, 2024
Stefanic will start at second base and bat leadoff in Sunday's game against the Giants, Erica Weston of Bally Sports West reports.
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Called up by Halos
2BLos Angeles Angels  AAA
June 8, 2024
Stefanic was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday.
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Activated, optioned to Triple-A
2BLos Angeles Angels  AAA
May 29, 2024
The Angels reinstated Stefanic (quadricep) from the 60-day injured list Wednesday and optioned him to Triple-A Salt Lake.
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Begins rehab assignment
2BLos Angeles Angels  AAA
Quadriceps
May 14, 2024
Stefanic (quadricep) began a rehab assignment in the rookie-level Arizona Complex League on Monday, starting at second base and playing three innings while going 1-for-2 with an RBI.
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