Mike Yastrzemski

Mike Yastrzemski

33-Year-Old OutfielderOF
San Francisco Giants
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Yastrzemski posted a career-low .697 OPS in 2022, and he rebounded last season with a .233/.330/.445 slash line in 106 games as he had two stints on the injured list with hamstring issues. The veteran outfielder had a 12 percent walk rate and totaled 15 homers, 43 RBI and 54 runs in 2023, which are relative improvements on figures from the previous year (17, 57 and 73, respectively) given he played in 42 fewer games. The lefty-hitting Yastrzemski had severe splits with a 126 wRC+ versus right-handed pitching and a 62 wRC+ against lefties, so a strong-side platoon role likely awaits in 2024. His fantasy ceiling will be capped in that role given the more limited plate appearances, though he can still provide some value as long as you can stomach his .223 average over the past three years. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#558
ADP
$Signed a one-year, $7.9 million contract with the Giants in November of 2023.
Sitting vs. southpaw
OFSan Francisco Giants
April 22, 2024
Yastrzemski is not in the starting lineup for Monday's series opener against the Mets, Shayna Rubin of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
ANALYSIS
The lefty-hitting Yastrzemski will begin Monday's game in the dugout with the Mets sending out left-hander Jose Quintana. Austin Slater will start in right field and hit in the leadoff spot.
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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
10
2
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+29%
OPS vs RHP
2024
 
 
+55%
OPS vs LHP
2023
 
 
+40%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+28%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .587 229 28 7 25 1 .192 .256 .332
Since 2022vs Right .759 761 104 26 81 6 .229 .331 .429
2024vs Left .762 7 1 0 2 0 .333 .429 .333
2024vs Right .493 44 4 1 4 0 .158 .256 .237
2023vs Left .592 85 9 3 11 0 .203 .250 .342
2023vs Right .831 296 45 12 32 2 .243 .353 .478
2022vs Left .575 137 18 4 12 1 .179 .250 .325
2022vs Right .737 421 55 13 45 4 .227 .323 .414
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+5%
OPS at Home
2024
 
 
+171%
OPS at Home
2023
 
 
+19%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+9%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .736 469 58 13 45 3 .235 .325 .411
Since 2022Away .703 521 74 20 61 4 .207 .303 .400
2024Home .733 28 3 1 4 0 .280 .333 .400
2024Away .270 23 2 0 2 0 .053 .217 .053
2023Home .853 168 20 4 16 0 .283 .377 .476
2023Away .714 213 34 11 27 2 .195 .292 .422
2022Home .665 273 35 8 25 3 .201 .293 .372
2022Away .727 285 38 9 32 2 .228 .317 .411
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Stat Review
How does Mike Yastrzemski 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
0.46
 
BB Rate
11.8%
 
K Rate
25.5%
 
BABIP
.233
 
ISO
.068
 
AVG
.182
 
OBP
.280
 
SLG
.250
 
OPS
.530
 
wOBA
.240
 
Exit Velocity
86.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
21.9%
 
Barrels/PA
3.9%
 
Expected BA
.235
 
Expected SLG
.356
 
Sprint Speed
24.8 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
41.9%
 
Line Drive %
25.8%
 
Fly Ball %
32.3%
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Set for IL trip
OFSan Francisco Giants
May 1, 2023
Yastrzemski suffered a hamstring injury in the final play of Sunday's game and is expected to end up on the injured list, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
ANALYSIS
Yastrzemski suffered a left hamstring strain while diving for a fly ball in the eighth inning of Sunday's game against the Padres, and given he left the game after a visit from the team's trainers, a trip to the injured list seems all but likely. After all, hamstring injuries are tricky and generally need a few weeks -- at the earliest -- to recover. An MRI will determine the severity of the injury Monday, but the Giants should expect Yastrzemski to miss at least some games in a best-case scenario.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Yastrzemski came on to the league as an older prospect who joined in on the bouncy baseball fun of 2019, but then backed it up with an even better pandemic season in 2020 before coming back to earth each of the past two seasons. San Francisco believes there is at least another season there as they gave him a one-year deal to avoid arbitration rather than non-tender him so he will stay in the bay area to play the strong side of a platoon situation with whatever righty bat the club plugs into play to face lefties. Yaz is rather accepting of his walks and has excellent plate discipline built around some swing and miss as he has struggled with breaking balls each of the past two seasons. His numbers could improve if he could rediscover some of his earlier success against non-fastballs, but the past two seasons have left us wondering if that will ever happen again for him.
Yastrzemski sat against some southpaws, but 24% of his plate appearances came against lefthanders. In his first two seasons, Yastrzemski hit lefties slightly better, but last season he slashed .170/.254/.259 in that scenario. To be fair, he also slipped versus righthanders, but not to the extent against lefties. Southpaws fed Yastrzemski more breaking balls and off-speed stuff last season and responded with a .088 BABIP compared to over .400 his first two campaigns. Oddly, Yastrzemski's contact and exit velocity were in line with prior season; his BABIP simply cratered. While this bodes well for a rebound, reverting to 2019 and 2020 levels is optimistic. Overall, Yastrzemski's contact and power skills are stable, but he's been subject to batted ball whims. He's also older than many perceive as he'll turn 32-year-old in August. Draft for power, but don't expect a full batting average rebound.
Even as the grandson of a Hall of Famer, Yastrzemski has had his doubters, but he quieted those doubters with a brilliant 2020 season. Yastrzemski finished seventh among MLB hitters in fWAR (2.7) and finished as OF15 in rotisserie leagues. He was far more patient at the plate than he was during his rookie season, cutting his Swing% from 47.1% to 38.9% and upping his walk rate from 7.8% to 13.3%. It's great to see that even as he was taking more pitches, he was still all over the hittable pitches that were in the strike zone. His Statcast numbers are all over the map as Yastrzemski ranked in the bottom 40th percentile in hard-hit rate and the expected stats say he was out over his skis, but at the same time his xwOBA and xSLG were in the top 20% of the league. He is already 30 and not a great athlete, but Yastrzemski is now the face of the Giants and the recent changes at Oracle Park have helped offense.
Yastrzemski finally broke into the majors in 2019 after being traded from the Orioles to the Giants prior to the season. The outfielder got off to a slow start following his promotion in May, but he found his groove after the All-Star break and posted a 136 wRC+ over 70 second-half games. Yastrzemski's 21 homers -- which came in just 371 at-bats -- tied for most on the Giants, while his .852 OPS and 121 wRC+ led all players on the team with at least 200 plate appearances. Although Yastrzemski could stand to improve his approach (7.8 BB%, 26.0 K%), his strong batted-ball profile suggests his success is for the most part believable. Yastrzemski was shielded pretty heavily against lefties in his debut season, though he performed well enough in his limited opportunities (.943 OPS in 89 PA) to potentially earn more at-bats against southpaws in 2020. Either way, he should remain a fixture in the lineup.
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Launches first homer of 2024
OFSan Francisco Giants
April 21, 2024
Yastrzemski went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, a walk and a strikeout in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Diamondbacks.
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Hits bench versus lefty
OFSan Francisco Giants
April 19, 2024
Yastrzemski isn't in San Francisco's lineup for Friday's game against Arizona, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle repors.
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Drives in two
OFSan Francisco Giants
April 19, 2024
Yastrzemski went 1-for-4 with two RBI during Thursday's 5-0 win over the Diamondbacks.
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Resting versus lefty
OFSan Francisco Giants
April 17, 2024
Yastrzemski is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins, Shayna Rubin of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Not in Tuesday's lineup
OFSan Francisco Giants
April 16, 2024
Yastrzemski is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins, Shayna Rubin of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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