Miguel Andujar

Miguel Andujar

27-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Pittsburgh Pirates
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Andujar's career was sidetracked with a shoulder injury in 2019 and it hasn't recovered as he's been just a reserve player. Andujar has appeared in only 78 games for the Yankees over the past three seasons after being an everyday player in 2018. He hit .253/.284/.383 with six home runs and 12 RBI in 162 plate appearances last year, and he's ticketed for a bench role if he makes the Opening Day roster. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#595
ADP
$Signed a one-year, $1.3 million contract with the Yankees in March of 2022. Waived by the Yankees in September of 2022. Claimed off waivers by the Pirates in September of 2022.
Drives in winning runs
OFPittsburgh Pirates
September 27, 2022
Andujar went 1-for-4 with a double and three RBI on Tuesday against the Reds.
ANALYSIS
Andujar made his lone hit of the contest count, as he cleared the bases with a double in the seventh inning to drive in the game-winning runs. Andujar has served as the designated hitter in both of his games since being claimed off waivers by the Pirates, and he's hit third and fifth in the order. He should continue to get plenty of plate appearances as the regular season winds down, and he already has four RBI with his new club.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
8
7
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
3
1
3
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+8%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+29%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+22%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+54%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .594 133 11 3 10 1 .236 .263 .331
Since 2020vs Right .640 203 23 5 19 3 .250 .281 .359
2022vs Left .462 40 2 0 3 1 .211 .225 .237
2022vs Right .598 69 8 1 9 3 .246 .275 .323
2021vs Left .591 66 6 2 4 0 .222 .258 .333
2021vs Right .720 96 13 4 8 0 .275 .302 .418
2020vs Left .795 27 3 1 3 0 .308 .333 .462
2020vs Right .515 38 2 0 2 0 .194 .237 .278
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+4%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+44%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+7%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+77%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .609 159 14 5 19 3 .225 .252 .358
Since 2020Away .633 177 20 3 10 1 .262 .294 .339
2022Home .640 59 6 1 10 3 .259 .288 .352
2022Away .444 50 4 0 2 1 .204 .220 .224
2021Home .642 76 7 4 7 0 .216 .237 .405
2021Away .688 86 12 2 5 0 .288 .326 .363
2020Home .426 24 1 0 2 0 .174 .208 .217
2020Away .753 41 4 1 3 0 .282 .317 .436
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Stat Review
How does Miguel Andujar 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
0.16
 
BB Rate
3.7%
 
K Rate
22.9%
 
BABIP
.291
 
ISO
.058
 
AVG
.233
 
OBP
.257
 
SLG
.291
 
OPS
.548
 
wOBA
.243
 
Exit Velocity
84.2 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
20.0%
 
Barrels/PA
1.8%
 
Expected BA
.243
 
Expected SLG
.317
 
Sprint Speed
23.3 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
43.8%
 
Line Drive %
18.8%
 
Fly Ball %
37.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Andujar struggled to remain in the big leagues during even a shortened season, appearing in just 21 contests. He slashed .242/.277/.355 with one homer and five RBI over that brief stretch. There were some encouraging signs from the 25-year-old at the dish, as he lowered his K% to 13.8 after sitting at 22.4 a season ago. Andujar's power has always been an attraction for most, especially as a young prospect, and he's showcased plenty of power in the past, slugging 27 homers in 149 games during the 2018 campaign, but it remains to be seen whether he can return to that form following an injury-plagued 2019 and an inconsistent 2020. After playing in just 33 ballgames over the last two seasons, it would be wise to exercise caution with Adnjuar on your league's draft day.
Andujar was one of the many injuries the Yankees dealt with in 2019, and they still won 100-plus games. Andjuar had a labrum tear in his right shoulder that he tried to rehabilitate without surgery, but went 3-for-34 before deciding to shut it down and have the surgery on May 20 which took him out for the season. His 2018 showed us what Andujar could be at the big-league level with the hard contact and impatient approach at the plate. The concern for 2020 is the time removed from live pitching due to the shoulder surgery and just how well that shoulder heals. It is his throwing shoulder, so he will need to be able to make the throws from third base as there is not much room to allow him to recover as a DH. If he were in another market, there may be more of a post-injury discount here, but the Yankee Inflation Factor will be strong on draft day. Do not allow yourself to buy back in at the pre-2019 prices.
Andujar, the runner-up for the AL Rookie of the Year award, came as advertised. He displayed a quick bat and excellent contact skills despite being a free swinger. Pressed into action at the hot corner earlier than planned, Andujar rewarded the Yankees for their trust, pairing 47 doubles with 27 long balls. Considering that level of production, a 4% walk rate can be forgiven. However, Andujar’s defense is a major concern, with 15 errors fueling -25 defensive runs saved. Andujar is athletic enough to improve with repetition, plus his bat plays if he’s shifted across the diamond. One reason Andujar’s walk rate is so low because his Z-Contact% (contact within the zone) was a stellar 92%, ranking 21st among qualified hitters. He wasn’t at the plate long enough to draw four balls. There was nothing fluky about Andujar’s freshman campaign. Expecting a repeat is always optimistic, but there’s no real reason to worry about a sophomore slump.
An athletic 22-year-old with electric bat speed, Andujar had his best professional season while splitting time between Double-A and Triple-A and it somehow flew under the radar. He has been understandably overshadowed by Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge, Clint Frazier and Gleyber Torres in the Yankees' youth movement, but now that Andujar appears ready for primetime, everyone should be taking notice. He was the youngest player to rank in the top 10 in the International League in wRC+ (139) and the only 22-year-old to rank in the top 15 with a 13.2 percent strikeout rate. His hit tool is currently ahead of his power, but he should eventually be a threat to hit 25-plus homers annually. He has the arm for third base, but his bat could profile anywhere. With Starlin Castro and Chase Headley getting dealt this offseason, top prospect Gleyber Torres now looks like the long-term answer at second base, which leaves third base open for Andujar. The Yankees may look to add a cheap placeholder, but it should be Andujar's job sooner than later.
Andujar showed some emerging power in 2016, recording career highs in home runs and RBI in 130 games between High-A and Double-A. Unfortunately, just two of his home runs came in the final 72 games of the year at Double-A, and Andujar batted just .266 over that span. He puts bat to ball with great consistency but will need to add more power to profile well as a regular corner infielder at the major league level. That said, Chase Headley has struggled in recent seasons, and for all the improvement in the Yankees' farm system, the Bronx Bombers do not seem to have many other options standing in Andujar's way at the hot corner in the immediate future. As a result, he could end up getting a look at third base before the end of the 2017 season. Andujar figures to begin the year back at Double-A.
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Strong debut with Bucs
OFPittsburgh Pirates
September 27, 2022
Andujar went 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored Monday against the Reds.
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Activated, debuting at DH for Bucs
OFPittsburgh Pirates
September 26, 2022
The Pirates activated Andujar ahead of Monday's game against the Reds. He'll serve as the Pirates' designated hitter and No. 3 batter in the series opener.
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Claimed by Pittsburgh
OFPittsburgh Pirates
September 25, 2022
Andujar was claimed off waivers by the Pirates on Sunday.
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Designated for assignment
OFNew York Yankees
September 22, 2022
Andujar was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Thursday.
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Sent down Wednesday
OFNew York Yankees
September 21, 2022
Andujar was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday.
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