You can flag a comment by clicking its flag icon. Admins may or may not choose to remove the comment or block the author. That’s an intriguing group, but Winker hasn’t been able to stay on the field, while Senzel has had injury issues of his own and Aquino had an awful September after a great August. and play-by-play data provided by Baseball Info Solutions. The problem is that Senzel now has less team control and a year of not lighting the league on fire and some more health questions, so suddenly he’s not as exciting. From MLB.com.
The non-tendering of Kevin Pillar added another option, but he’s a slightly below-average performer and forecasts to be the same this season. The team’s current depth includes Phillip Ervin, Rule 5 pick Mark Payton, and Travis Jankowski. Sign In. If a team neither exceeded the luxury tax in the preceding season nor receives revenue sharing, its compensatory pick will come after Competitive Balance Round B. None of the other major league free agents projects for even a win above replacement next season. Akiyama is a really good fit for any team that isn’t confident in their center fielder.
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by Retrosheet. Date Proposing Team Proposing Team Gives He’s put up at least 20 homers in each of the last three seasons, though his isolated slugging percentage dropped by about 50 points in 2019 compared to the 2017 and 2018 seasons. All of that combined to make Shogo Akiyama potentially the best — and possibly the only — full-time starting center fielder available for a team hoping to contend. So Red Sox will receive compensation and level depends on whether they are over luxury tax threshold (presumably in 2020). Here are his ZiPS projections, courtesy of Dan Szymborski: Akiyama represents a depth play with some upside for the Reds for roughly the same guarantee the Brewers just gave to Avisaíl García.
Akiyama and Senzel appear to overlap a bit positionally, and if the Reds were willing to take a few chances with a lack of depth in the outfield, Senzel is the type of player who might headline a Lindor deal. With the rest of the division slowing down or moving backward, the Reds have given themselves hope, and there’s still the possibility for a franchise-altering move that pushes them to the top of the division.
and play-by-play data provided by Baseball Info Solutions. Avg Salary All Leagues $3.89 Last 10 adds $3.10 FanGraphs Points $3.72 Last 10 adds $3.30. The bat is likely to play average, with an off chance to be above-average if he adjusts well to the offensive climate in the major leagues. Play-by-play data prior to 2002 was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted Becomes a free agent entering the 2023 season, after the conclusion of the 2022 season. Gift a Membership. All UZR (ultimate zone rating) calculations are provided courtesy of Mitchel Lichtman. Recent Trades for Shogo Akiyama in FanGraphs Points. The cost isn’t yet known, but reports have thrown out figures in the $15 million to $20 million range. How about the Reds trade for both Mookie Betts and Lindor and try to win something this year? Updated: Saturday, October 17, 2020 10:52 AM ET, Park Factors He doesn’t blow anyone away, but two more wins is two more wins. His quick hands and good bat speed give him above-average game power and hit tools, albeit with some concerns about rigidity in his wrists and his occasional issues falling out of the batter’s box on contact. We just recently updated our player pages for mobile and added a few new features! Reported as the pre-2020 season number of waiver options remaining. by Handedness. Join our linker program. by Retrosheet. They’d have to swallow hard to pony up for a year of Betts, let alone get two of Lindor on top of it. All UZR (ultimate zone rating) calculations are provided courtesy of Mitchel Lichtman. If we assume the outfield is going to receive a combined 2100 plate appearances, even if Akiyama, Aquino, Senzel, and Winker all stay healthy, they can each get somewhere in the neighborhood of 120 starts and 500 plate appearances. Do you have a blog? The value of the free agent’s new contract has no impact on the compensation pick in both of these cases.
The deadline deal for Trevor Bauer was the team’s major acquisition for 2020, and the Reds look to be in the same range of wins as National League Central contenders like the Brewers and Cardinals. Shogo Akiyama CIN OF L Born: 04/16/1988 (Age: 32) FanGraphs Player Page. Play-by-play data prior to 2002 was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted He will be 32 years old in April, though he’s been incredibly durable the last five years, playing in the maximum 143 games each year and averaging 674 plate appearances per season during that time. If the Reds were able to center a Lindor trade offer around Senzel, it might serve to close their window for contention earlier than they might want. If all four outfielders stay healthy, the team could also try Senzel out at shortstop, a possibility that was explored before the 2018 season. Kyle Wright for Nick Senzel makes sense as two guys getting changes of scenery. Play-by-play data prior to 2002 was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted as distributed by STATS. All Win Expectancy, Leverage Index, Run Expectancy, and Fans Scouting Report data licenced from TangoTiger.com. All minor league baseball data provided by Major League Baseball Advanced Media Clears waivers on September 12, 7:06 PM. It is safe to say Akiyama becomes an above-average center field regular upon his anticipated arrival to The Show in 2020, with a glove-first second division regular downside. Whoa can’t say anything bad about the Brewers here.
FanGraphs Store. Updated: Saturday, October 17, 2020 10:52 AM ET, Park Factors In the more likely scenario where one or more players is injured or not producing, the team is less likely to give considerable playing time to players who would constitute a significant dropoff at the plate and in the field.
Craig Edwards can be found on twitter @craigjedwards. Recent Trades for Shogo Akiyama in FanGraphs Points. by Handedness. If we think the bat is likely to play average with good on-base skills, not that many strikeouts, maybe decent power, good baserunning, and average to above-average defense in center field, that sounds a lot like what Jason Heyward and Brett Gardner have provided over the last few years. by Retrosheet. Shogo Akiyama CIN OF L Born: 04/16/1988 (Age: 32) FanGraphs Player Page.
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Although, given his age, he may have only a few good seasons left. Even if he’s below average at short, his bat would likely be a big improvement over Freddy Galvis‘. FanGraphs Membership. All UZR (ultimate zone rating) calculations are provided courtesy of Mitchel Lichtman. Watch our How-To Videos to Become a Stathead; Subscribe to Stathead and get access to more data than you can imagine While Senzel didn’t have the best debut in 2019, he entered the season as the game’s seventh-best prospect. I actually think that the best outcome for him would be a trade with the Braves, who have a ton of pitchers. Signing Akiyama gives the team a solid starter, but also added insurance. Akiyama comes to the Reds without a posting fee due to his tenure in Japan. That’s roughly the same position Dodgers’ prospect Gavin Lux is in right now.
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