Odubel Herrera

Odubel Herrera

30-Year-Old OutfielderOF
 Free Agent  
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Odubel Herrera in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Phillies in March of 2022. Released by the Phillies in August of 2022.
Released by Philadelphia
OFFree Agent  
August 6, 2022
Herrera was released by the Phillies on Saturday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The two sides effectively parted ways earlier in the week when the Phillies designated Herrera for assignment as part of their trade deadline roster shuffle. Herrera is now free to explore his opportunities elsewhere. Given his struggles this season (.238/.279/.378), he will presumably have to settle for a minor-league contract.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
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2
10
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9
10
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+2%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+17%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+8%
OPS vs RHP
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .698 196 22 3 16 3 .263 .318 .380
Since 2020vs Right .709 492 60 15 56 9 .250 .295 .414
2022vs Left .739 44 5 0 4 1 .300 .364 .375
2022vs Right .634 153 18 5 17 5 .221 .255 .379
2021vs Left .686 152 17 3 12 2 .252 .305 .381
2021vs Right .744 339 42 10 39 4 .264 .313 .431
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+16%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+9%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+18%
OPS on Road
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .654 333 36 5 28 9 .246 .291 .362
Since 2020Away .756 355 46 13 44 3 .261 .311 .445
2022Home .630 97 11 2 9 4 .242 .278 .352
2022Away .684 100 12 3 12 2 .234 .280 .404
2021Home .664 236 25 3 19 5 .248 .297 .367
2021Away .784 255 34 10 32 1 .272 .323 .461
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Odubel Herrera 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
0.26
 
BB Rate
5.6%
 
K Rate
21.3%
 
BABIP
.281
 
ISO
.141
 
AVG
.238
 
OBP
.279
 
SLG
.378
 
OPS
.658
 
wOBA
.289
 
Exit Velocity
86.9 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
24.3%
 
Barrels/PA
3.6%
 
Expected BA
.225
 
Expected SLG
.348
 
Sprint Speed
22.8 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
57.7%
 
Line Drive %
12.7%
 
Fly Ball %
29.6%
 
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Herrera began 2021 off the Phillies' 40-man roster, but a lack of production from the team's alternatives in center field led to the team selecting his contract in late April, and he remained the starter in center the rest of the way. He wasn't terrible, but he didn't do much to suggest that he deserves to be an everyday player going forward. His .260/.310/.416 slash line was good for a modest 93 wRC+, a figure he paired with an unexciting 13 homers and six steals. He did at least make plenty of contact, as his 15.7 K% beat his career average by more than five points, but that came with a low barrel rate (4.7%) and a low walk rate (5.9%), limiting his overall value. There's enough here to keep him interesting if he lands somewhere with regular playing time, as he isn't a total zero anywhere, but a below-average offensive performer with a mediocre defensive reputation fits better in a part-time role.
Herrera cost himself most of the season after violating the league's domestic violence policy in mid-May. While the victim declined to press charges, the league suspended him for the remainder of the season without pay. Even before that punishment was finalized, the Phillies were making moves as if they'd moved on from Herrera, indicating that they had no desire to bring him back in 2020 due to his actions. Indeed they DFA'd Herrera in January. He'd been performing as a very expendable player prior to the incident, hitting just .222/.288/.341. The 28-year-old's career .276/.333/.423 slash line (102 wRC+) is perfectly adequate for a starting center fielder, but that may no longer reflect his abilities. He hasn't recorded an above-average slash line since 2016 and hasn't graded out as a positive defensively by either DRS or UZR since 2017.
Herrera hit a career-high 22 homers in 2018, but his season was largely a disappointment. He hit just .255/.310/.420, good for a career-low 97 wRC+, and stole just five bases. It wasn't a completely lost season, but there are reasons to be concerned for the future. He slipped down in the order as the season wore on and also lost playing time to Roman Quinn. Quinn could continue to steal at-bats going forward, or the Phillies could spend money on a big outfield bat. Herrera is still too good to be reduced to a fourth-outfielder role, but he could be something less than an everyday player and remain in the bottom half of the order unless he can get back to his previous form. A reversal of his 55-point BABIP drop could turn things around for Herrera, though it's possible that his .290 BABIP is his new normal as he increased his pull rate by eight points, leaving him vulnerable to shifts, against which he hit just .230 after posting a .345 mark in 2017.
Since hitting the majors in 2015, Herrera has supplied OPS marks between .765 and .781, but he's been far from the consistent producer that narrow range implies. The outfielder was especially prone to hot and cold spells in 2017, turning in a .256/.292/.393 first-half slash line before rallying with a .323/.378/.551 line after the break. Even amid his big second half, Herrera didn't draw walks at the clip he had a season earlier, resulting in him finishing with a .325 OBP that partially explains his stark downturn in steals. Herrera was able to save face by hitting balls harder and in the air more frequently than ever, but it translated to a huge spike in doubles rather than more home runs. With the Phillies dismissing Pete Mackanin -- who had frequently voiced his displeasure with Herrera's baserunning -- the 26-year-old could resurface as both a power and speed threat, but be prepared to endure crests and troughs with any production he offers.
Herrera entered camp last season with the starting center field job locked down after an impressive rookie season as a Rule 5 pick in 2015. He was an on-base machine early on, walking 22 percent of the time in April and continuing at a solid clip in May and June before seemingly abandoning his newfound patience in July when he walked just 5.9 percent of the time. Herrera also struggled against lefties last season, hitting just .236 with a .599 OPS in 144 at-bats after hitting .293 with a .720 OPS against southpaws in 2015. The downturn is primarily BABIP driven as Herrera had a .402 BABIP against lefties in 2015 and a .321 BABIP in 2016. Despite those warts, Herrera has plenty of fantasy value thanks to his blend of power and speed. If he can rediscover his approach from the first half of 2016, he can be an across the board asset, as he should be hitting in the top third of the lineup. He inked a team-friendly five-year, $30.5 million extension this offseason, ensuring a regular role going forward.
Herrera turned out to be a steal for the Phillies as a Rule 5 pick from the Rangers last offseason. He had never played above Double-A prior to last season, but Phillies scouts had liked what they saw from him in winter ball. He hit .297 with eight home runs and 16 stolen bases while learning the finer points of playing center field in the majors, after having spent the majority of his time at second base throughout his minor league career. His batting average may be a bit of a mirage as his .388 BABIP is likely unsustainable, and his 24.0% strikeout rate is too high for a player whose game should be more focused on getting on base than driving the ball out of the park. Despite those issues, Herrera is an attractive target for stolen bases. He figures to see more at-bats this season and his coaches will no doubt work with him on deciding when to run, which should cut down on his caught stealing totals. His upside is 30 steals if everything comes together.
Herrera was taken by the Phillies from the Rangers during the Rule 5 draft in December. A 23-year-old utility type, most of his opportunities would likely come at second base or in center field, while the Phillies' lack of depth in the outfield could open up playing time if he proves capable of making the leap from Double-A to the big leagues. As a 22-year-old last season, Herrera hit .321/.373/.402 with 12 stolen bases over 96 games with Frisco, but he'd likely begin in the bottom third of the order if he pushed his way into a more prominent role for the Phillies. Herrera earned MVP honors in the Venezuelan Winter League as well, hitting .372 with six home runs and eight steals over 58 games for La Guaira.
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Scrubbed from 40-man roster
OFPhiladelphia Phillies  
August 2, 2022
The Phillies designated Herrera for assignment Tuesday, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Swipes pair of bags
OFPhiladelphia Phillies  
July 27, 2022
Herrera went 1-for-3 with two stolen bases and a run scored Wednesday against Atlanta.
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Looks to be reserve outfielder
OFPhiladelphia Phillies  
July 10, 2022
Herrera is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
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Takes seat Saturday
OFPhiladelphia Phillies  
July 9, 2022
Herrera isn't starting Saturday against the Cardinals.
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Not in Thursday's lineup
OFPhiladelphia Phillies  
July 7, 2022
Herrera isn't starting Thursday against the Nationals.
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