Shed Long

Shed Long

28-Year-Old OutfielderOF
 Free Agent  
2024 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Orioles in February of 2022. Released by the Orioles in August of 2022.
Cuts ties with O's
OFFree Agent  
August 23, 2022
The Orioles released Long (undisclosed) from his minor-league contract Aug. 16.
ANALYSIS
Long missed the first month of the minor-league season while recovering from the surgery he underwent last October to address a stress fracture in his right leg, and he found little success at Triple-A Norfolk once he debuted for the affiliate in late May. He ultimately slashed .211/.318/.276 with a 27.3 percent strikeout rate over 88 plate appearances for Norfolk before returning to the affiliate's 7-day injured list June 28. Long appears to be healthy again after starting up a rehab assignment in the rookie-level Florida Complex League earlier this month, but he'll now be in search of a new organization after hitting the open market.
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+35%
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2021vs Left .518 53 7 1 6 1 .163 .212 .306
Since 2021vs Right .697 68 6 3 11 0 .226 .294 .403
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2021vs Left .518 53 7 1 6 1 .163 .212 .306
2021vs Right .697 68 6 3 11 0 .226 .294 .403
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Since 2021Home .708 78 8 3 15 1 .225 .286 .423
Since 2021Away .459 43 5 1 2 0 .150 .209 .250
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2021Home .708 78 8 3 15 1 .225 .286 .423
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After a promising major-league debut in 2019, Long was given the chance to prove he was the Mariners' second baseman of the future in 2020. He failed to capitalize, however, hitting just .171/.242/.291 across 128 plate appearances. There were few positives to take away from his skill profile, as his strikeout rate ballooned to nearly 30 percent and he posted subpar hard-hit metrics and a groundball rate of 63 percent. Some leeway can be granted given the fact that Long was plagued by a stress fracture in his shin that not only prematurely ended his campaign but also affected him throughout summer camp and the regular season. Likely to be fully healthy by spring training, Long's struggles in 2020 will leave his role heading into 2021 uncertain as top prospects Jarred Kelenic and Julio Rodriguez project to debut. Long could be in a close competition for the second-base job with Dylan Moore.
Long was acquired by Seattle from the Reds last offseason. After an impressive spring, he began the season with Triple-A Tacoma. Long spent most of the first half shuttling between the Mariners and Rainiers. His season was interrupted twice by visits to the minor-league IL, first with a sore shoulder and then due to a fractured finger. Long was called back up Sept. 3, slashing .289/.337/.518 in 23 games down the stretch. His game was thought to be primarily speed oriented, but he's flashed more power the past couple of seasons. With a .795 OPS at Tacoma, Long didn't exactly dominate Triple-A pitching, so despite an impressive stretch to end the 2019 season, he isn't assured to break camp with Seattle. That said, he's earned a good look in the spring and only has Dee Gordon to beat out to win the job at second base.
Long isn't a real standout with the bat, but he has some speed and that speed could one day make Long a mixed-league consideration. A 12th-round pick in 2013, Long spent 2018 at Double-A Pensacola, finishing with a .350 wOBA and 120 wRC+ in 522 plate appearances. Those were good numbers, but they represented a significant drop-off from his marks against lower-level competition. Long struck out 23.6% of the time with just an 18.5% line-drive rate, and he went on to underwhelm in the Arizona Fall League (.644 OPS). If he manages to hit enough to carve out a regular role in the majors, Long could get to 20 steals over the course of a full season. In today's game, 20 steals are pretty valuable, even if they come with little else. Traded to Seattle in January, Long is limited defensively to second base. The Mariners have Dee Gordon there for now, but Long is on the 40-man roster and figures to at least get a cup of coffee or two in 2019.
A pop-up darling from 2016, Long only started getting everyday reps in the second half of 2015 when he officially made the move from catcher to second base. During his breakout 2016 campaign, Long did a lot of his damage on fastballs early in the count, but he was pitched to differently last season, and was forced to look for mistakes. He has the tools to offer double-digit home runs and double-digit steals annually. The key will be hitting enough to profile as an everyday second baseman. He handled a repeat trip to the Florida State League with ease, but was the victim of some bad luck at Double-A (.271 BABIP). A more patient approach failed to pay off, as his walk rate jumped to 11.9 percent while cutting his strikeout rate to 19.4 percent, yet he posted his worst ISO (.135) since rookie ball. Long has generated a lot of hype over the past calendar year, but he is still a very risky prospect, as the hit tool is unproven against upper-level pitching.
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Ready to debut at Norfolk
OFBaltimore Orioles  
May 23, 2022
Triple-A Norfolk activated Long (lower leg) from its 7-day injured list Monday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
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Rehab moves to High-A
OFBaltimore Orioles  
Lower Leg
May 17, 2022
Long (lower leg) had his rehab assignment transferred to High-A Aberdeen on Tuesday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
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Starting rehab assignment
OFBaltimore Orioles  
Lower Leg
May 10, 2022
Long (lower leg) is set to begin his rehab assignment with Single-A Delmarva, Steve Melewski of MASNSports.com reports.
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Goes on MiLB IL
OFBaltimore Orioles  
Lower Leg
April 5, 2022
The Orioles reassigned Long (lower leg) to Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday and placed him on the affiliate's 7-day injured list, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
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Reaches minor-league deal with O's
OFBaltimore Orioles  
Lower Leg
February 16, 2022
Long (lower leg) and the Orioles agreed Wednesday on a minor-league contract, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
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