Spencer Steer

Spencer Steer

26-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
Cincinnati Reds
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Steer tends to be overshadowed a bit in the Reds' rebuild, as he doesn't have the power of Christian Encarnacion-Strand or the speed of Elly De La Cruz or the hit tool of Matt McLain. However, Steer does a lot well and showed in his first full season in Cincinnati that he has the potential to be a long-term foundational piece for the organization. At 25 years old, Steer struck out just over 20 percent of the time and notched 23 homers and 15 steals while moving around between first base (73 games), third base (47 games), outfield (47 games) and second base (16 games). While he may not light up Statcast with his batted-ball numbers -- in fact Steer ranked in the bottom 26 percent of the league in hard-hit rate -- he has an exceptional approach at the plate and does not often go chasing outside the strike zone. He had more homers and a higher OPS on the road than he did at home last season, so it wasn't all GABP-driven. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#95
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Reds in March of 2024.
Homers again Saturday
3BCincinnati Reds
May 26, 2024
Steer went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Dodgers.
ANALYSIS
He touched up Walker Buehler in the first inning to give the Reds an early lead. As Mark Sheldon of MLB.com notes, Steer has now gone deep in back-to-back games after entering the series without a homer since May 1 (17 games). His struggles from the middle of the order this month have led the Reds to the cellar in the NL Central, though it's certainly not all his fault. Steer sits with a .227/.341/.403 line with six homers, 35 RBI, 25 runs scored and 11 steals through 50 games this season.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
13
10
1
1
6
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
11
6
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+17%
OPS vs LHP
2024
 
 
+13%
OPS vs RHP
2023
 
 
+19%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+90%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .875 273 37 12 50 6 .280 .366 .508
Since 2022vs Right .749 708 74 19 79 20 .246 .340 .408
2024vs Left .683 70 9 2 14 3 .175 .314 .368
2024vs Right .775 138 16 4 21 8 .252 .355 .420
2023vs Left .928 180 25 9 33 3 .313 .378 .550
2023vs Right .780 485 49 14 53 12 .256 .348 .431
2022vs Left 1.014 23 3 1 3 0 .316 .435 .579
2022vs Right .534 85 9 1 5 0 .184 .271 .263
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+1%
OPS at Home
2024
 
 
+5%
OPS at Home
2023
 
 
+4%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+39%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .788 486 60 16 62 16 .261 .360 .428
Since 2022Away .779 495 51 15 67 10 .251 .335 .444
2024Home .761 110 16 4 18 6 .231 .355 .407
2024Away .727 98 9 2 17 5 .224 .327 .400
2023Home .805 323 37 10 39 10 .277 .365 .440
2023Away .835 342 37 13 47 5 .267 .348 .487
2022Home .740 53 7 2 5 0 .222 .340 .400
2022Away .533 55 5 0 3 0 .200 .273 .260
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Stat Review
How does Spencer Steer 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
0.73
 
BB Rate
13.0%
 
K Rate
17.8%
 
BABIP
.254
 
ISO
.176
 
AVG
.227
 
OBP
.341
 
SLG
.403
 
OPS
.745
 
wOBA
.333
 
Exit Velocity
88.2 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
32.1%
 
Barrels/PA
4.3%
 
Expected BA
.248
 
Expected SLG
.416
 
Sprint Speed
23.0 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
35.0%
 
Line Drive %
18.6%
 
Fly Ball %
46.4%
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Named NL POTW
3BCincinnati Reds
April 10, 2024
Steer was named the National League Player of the Week on Monday.
ANALYSIS
The 26-year-old went 9-for-22 with three homers and nine RBI in six games to earn the honor. It's been a strong start to the campaign overall for Steer, who has a .372/.471/.721 slash line with 15 total RBI, 10 runs and two steals through 47 plate appearances.
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2023 Fantasy Outlook
Part of the package of prospects the Twins sent to Cincinnati in the Tyler Mahle trade, Steer finds himself in a good situation from a home park and playing time standpoint. He played 14 games at third base, nine games at first base and five games at second base, and he should once again move around the diamond a bit, depending on the performance of veterans Joey Votto and Mike Moustakas. With the Reds in a rebuild and Steer having mastered Triple-A, playing time is less of a concern than output. He isn't a great athlete or runner, so it will have to be his bat that carries him. Steer, who turned 25 this offseason, lacks plus raw power or a plus hit tool, but he could hit around .240 with 20 home runs over a full season while being a good home streamer.
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Knocks fifth home run
3BCincinnati Reds
May 24, 2024
Steer went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer, a walk and two runs scored in Friday's win over the Dodgers.
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Returns to starting nine
3BCincinnati Reds
May 22, 2024
Steer (ankle) will start at first base and bat sixth in Wednesday's game against the Padres.
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Out again Tuesday
3BCincinnati Reds
Ankle
May 21, 2024
Steer (ankle) remains out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Padres.
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Has ankle injury
3BCincinnati Reds
Ankle
May 20, 2024
Steer is dealing with a sore ankle, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
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Taking seat Sunday
3BCincinnati Reds
May 19, 2024
Steer is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers.
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