Randy Arozarena

Randy Arozarena

27-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Tampa Bay Rays
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Arozarena turned in his second consecutive 20-20 campaign despite not hitting his first long ball until May 9. He added 12 bags to his 2021 total and cut his strikeout rate by close to four percentage points. Statcast's expected stats paint Arozarena's game in a rather unfavorable light, but keep in mind only Trea Turner, Jose Ramirez and Arozarena have gone 20-20 the past two seasons in Major League Baseball. This is a rare skill set and the outfielder seems to like his round numbers as he briefly talked about the possibility of 20-40 after reaching 20 homers in late September. A lot hinges on Arozarena continuing to play every single day, which generally goes against the Rays' philosophy. He has been the exception to the rule the past couple seasons. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals in August of 2019. Traded to the Rays in January of 2020.
Day off Tuesday
OFTampa Bay Rays
October 4, 2022
Arozarena will be on the bench Tuesday against Boston, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Arozarena hits the bench after going 1-for-27 with 13 strikeouts in his last seven games. David Peralta and Vidal Brujan will handle the outfield corners.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
5
10
40
24
26
6
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
4
5
7
18
3
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+28%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+26%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+23%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+79%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .955 385 64 20 48 16 .313 .384 .570
Since 2020vs Right .745 936 116 27 121 40 .251 .326 .419
2022vs Left .923 129 19 6 21 8 .317 .364 .558
2022vs Right .734 516 53 14 68 24 .249 .318 .416
2021vs Left .921 233 41 10 22 8 .302 .386 .535
2021vs Right .750 371 53 10 47 12 .257 .337 .413
2020vs Left 1.478 23 4 4 5 0 .400 .478 1.000
2020vs Right .827 49 10 3 6 4 .238 .327 .500
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+11%
OPS at Home
2022
Even Split
2021
 
 
+27%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+2%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .851 637 83 24 86 24 .283 .361 .490
Since 2020Away .764 684 97 23 83 32 .256 .326 .438
2022Home .774 307 30 9 44 15 .264 .332 .442
2022Away .771 338 42 11 45 17 .261 .322 .448
2021Home .913 303 48 13 40 8 .296 .386 .527
2021Away .720 301 46 7 29 12 .253 .326 .394
2020Home 1.047 27 5 2 2 1 .360 .407 .640
2020Away 1.031 45 9 5 9 3 .243 .356 .676
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Stat Review
How does Randy Arozarena 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
0.29
 
BB Rate
7.1%
 
K Rate
24.2%
 
BABIP
.325
 
ISO
.183
 
AVG
.263
 
OBP
.327
 
SLG
.445
 
OPS
.773
 
wOBA
.338
 
Exit Velocity
89.9 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
31.5%
 
Barrels/PA
5.3%
 
Expected BA
.234
 
Expected SLG
.382
 
Sprint Speed
24.2 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
50.7%
 
Line Drive %
16.4%
 
Fly Ball %
32.9%
 
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Arozarena is many things, but one thing he never is is boring. He set an impossibly high bar for his fantasy output with his improbable performance in September and October of 2020, yet still was one of just 10 players to post a 20-20 season and even did something only mimicked by Shohei Ohtani in that he hit 20 homers, stole 20 bases and was caught 10 times. By mid-June, Arozarena was 10-for-11 in steals, but then he went 10-for-19 the rest of the way, going over two months without a steal at one point while seven of his 20 steals came in the final three weeks of the season. He is streaky in every way possible, and his expected offensive statistics should raise some eyebrows considering his results well outpaced his expected outcomes. He will punish misplaced fastballs, but the league has also shown an ability to use his aggressiveness against him to get himself out. He's a risky early-round pick.
A hitter who was never a top-100 prospect and just had the best statistical postseason ever is technically still a prospect. He doesn't feel like it anymore, though, and Arozarena is six years older than Wander Franco. Arozarena has notable regular-season splits (279 wRC+, 11.1 K% vs. LHP, 125 wRC+, 31.9 K% vs. RHP), but he logged a 1.408 OPS, eight HR, and a 21.6 K% against RHP in his historic postseason run. Small samples are all we have with him against MLB pitching -- he hit lefties better than righties in the minors -- but it's safe to say he has the power (career .381 ISO) and sprint speed (93rd percentile) to go 20/20 in a full season. There is no doubt Arozarena will play almost every day early in 2021, but the Rays can be ruthless with platoons, so the main risk on this loaded roster would be that he struggles against righties early and starts ceding playing time to left-handed hitters.
Arozarena made his big-league debut at age 24, performing well in a small sample. He spent the bulk of the season in the high minors, hitting .344/.431/.571 with 15 homers and 17 steals in 92 games at the Double-A and Triple-A levels. All told, Arozarena had a 1.174 OPS in 84 PA against southpaws across the three levels (he had a 1.000 OPS in 96 PA vs. LHP in 2018), which was part of the appeal when the platoon-happy Rays acquired him from St. Louis in a multi-player offseason deal. His 12 home runs in 64 games at Triple-A were at least partially the product of the juiced ball at that level, but his sprint speed is in the 96th percentile. As one of their outfielders with minor-league options remaining, Arozarena is a long shot to break camp with the Rays. However, his ability to handle all three outfield spots and crush lefties could lead to opportunities at some point this summer.
Arozarena, who has been labeled as one of the top young Cuban prospects, inked a deal with the Cardinals in July of 2016. The 21-year-old's skill set is highlighted by his advanced plate discipline, plus contact skills and impressive speed on the basepaths. He operates more as a contact hitter, but has the tools to develop into a modest home run hitter in the future. During his last full season in the Cuban Serie Nacional, Arozarena batted .291/.412/.419 with 15 steals (21 attempts). He spent the 2015-2016 season playing in the Mexican Northern League, where he led all players in batting average and stolen bases. It is yet to be seen what position he will play for the Cardinals, as he has seen extended time at second base and the outfield in the past. It wouldn't be a surprise to see him start the season in full-season ball.
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Powers Tampa Bay offense
OFTampa Bay Rays
September 24, 2022
Arozarena went 2-for-4 with a home run, six RBI and a run scored Friday against the Blue Jays.
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Grabs three hits, swipes bag
OFTampa Bay Rays
September 23, 2022
Arozarena went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI, two runs scored, one walk and one steal in Thursday's 10-5 victory over Toronto.
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Swipes 31st bag
OFTampa Bay Rays
September 22, 2022
Arozarena went 2-for-4 with a stolen base Wednesday against the Astros.
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Out of Tuesday's lineup
OFTampa Bay Rays
September 20, 2022
Arozarena is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Astros, Steve Carney of StPeteNine.com reports.
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Cleared to rejoin lineup
OFTampa Bay Rays
September 19, 2022
Arozarena (illness) will serve as the Rays' designated hitter and cleanup batter in Monday's game against the Astros, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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