Stephen Piscotty
Stephen Piscotty
28-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Oakland Athletics
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Last year was a trying year for Piscotty, who was dealt to the A's, partly to be with his ailing mother, who unfortunately passed away in early May. However, he fit in well in his first year in Oakland, and after getting off to a slow start, he posted a .907 OPS from June 1 onward and finished the year with a career-high 27 home runs. He was more aggressive at the plate, upping his swing rate by nearly seven percentage points to 53.3%. The result was fewer walks (6.9%), but much more consistent hard contact. The tradeoff was well worth it, as Piscotty graded out as 25% better than league average at the plate. Thanks to his power display last year, Piscotty is locked in as Oakland's regular right fielder. He most often batted sixth in the order last season, but chances are he finds himself hitting higher in the order more often in 2019. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a six-year, $33.5 million contract extension with the Cardinals in April of 2017. Traded to the Athletics in December of 2017. Contract includes a $15 million team option ($1 million buyout) for 2023.
Not on wild-card roster
OFOakland Athletics
October 1, 2019
Piscotty is not on the roster for Wednesday's American League Wild Card Game against the Rays, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
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The 28-year-old only made one appearance in the starting nine since returning from a right ankle sprain sustained Aug. 25, and now finds himself excluded from the roster for the wild-card contest. If the Athletics advance past Wednesday's sudden-death game, it's possible Piscotty could be included in the team's plans for the American League Division Series.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
13
1
20
20
11
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
11
2
5
6
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+13%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+63%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+8%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+3%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .831 359 48 14 40 1 .272 .357 .475
Since 2017vs Right .738 1040 116 35 131 6 .247 .318 .420
2019vs Left 1.019 92 17 6 17 0 .360 .391 .628
2019vs Right .627 301 29 7 27 2 .214 .283 .343
2018vs Left .776 188 24 7 18 1 .241 .330 .446
2018vs Right .841 417 54 20 70 1 .279 .331 .511
2017vs Left .723 79 7 1 5 0 .234 .380 .344
2017vs Right .704 322 33 8 34 3 .235 .332 .372
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+1%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+47%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+3%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+39%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .765 702 79 19 91 5 .263 .334 .431
Since 2017Away .758 697 85 30 80 2 .244 .321 .437
2019Home .862 192 21 8 27 2 .305 .356 .506
2019Away .586 201 25 5 17 0 .197 .264 .322
2018Home .809 312 39 10 50 1 .270 .330 .479
2018Away .835 293 39 17 38 1 .265 .331 .504
2017Home .592 198 19 1 14 2 .208 .318 .274
2017Away .821 203 21 8 25 1 .260 .365 .457
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Stat Review
How does Stephen Piscotty 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.
BB/K
0.35
 
BB Rate
7.4%
 
K Rate
21.4%
 
BABIP
.289
 
ISO
.162
 
AVG
.249
 
OBP
.309
 
SLG
.412
 
OPS
.720
 
wOBA
.317
 
Exit Velocity
89.2 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
39.7%
 
Barrels/PA
5.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Piscotty made several noteworthy improvements in 2017: He boosted his walk rate from 7.9 percent to 13.0 and swung at fewer pitches outside the strike zone (just 29.5 percent compared to 33.1 in 2016). Plate discipline advancement aside, the soon-to-be 27-year-old lost ground nearly everywhere else and even was sent to Triple-A Memphis to try rebuilding the swing that lifted 22 homers and an .800 OPS in 2016. Additionally, he lost time to head, knee, hamstring and groin injuries in 2017, which ultimately may have factored into his disappointing production throughout the season. The pedigreed bat has always profiled as a "sum of his parts" player at his peak, showing something less than elite power but the potential for steady contact and run production throughout his time as a professional prior to last season. Piscotty should step into a prominent role in Oakland's outfield after being traded from St. Louis in December.
Piscotty got off to a blazing start in his first full season as an everyday starter and was hitting .295/.370/.480 heading into the All-Star break. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to maintain that impressive line, as it dropped to .247/.310/.430 in the second half of the season. His dip in performance lined up with a decrease in contact, as he posted a 17.4 percent strikeout rate in the first half followed by a 24.3 percent second half clip. If he fails to make the necessary adjustments, Piscotty's batting average may not be as stable as one would expect, given his scouting report from his days as a prospect. Fortunately, he showed he can bring noteworthy power regardless, as he hit 11 home runs in each half of the 2016 season. His season line from 2016 probably paints a pretty accurate picture of his skill set: an above average hitter with enough power to be an asset in home runs and RBI and enough on-base skills to be an asset in runs.
With Matt Adams injured and ineffective, Piscotty earned 63 games in the Cardinals lineup in the second half and established himself as one of the club’s keys of the future. Piscotty needed just 256 plate appearances to mash 26 extra-base hits, including seven home runs. He finished with a .305/.359/.494 batting line while playing all three outfield positions as well as first base. Piscotty showed similar power in the minors, where he was a doubles machine with a fair share of home runs sprinkled in. At just 25, there’s a chance Piscotty continues to bulk up and turns some of those doubles into home runs. Even if the power stays where it’s at right now, Piscotty’s gap power is enough to keep his batting average high and give him plenty of chances to compile runs and RBI in a deep (as always) Cardinals lineup.
Despite putting up solid numbers at Triple-A Memphis, the 23-year-old Piscotty failed to receive a September callup. It's entirely possible that given the Cardinals' wealth of young outfielders, and Piscotty's fairly large minor league workload (500 AB's in 2014), the Cardinals simply decided to give Piscotty some rest. Piscotty will turn 24 in January as he heads into his fourth year of professional baseball after being drafted out of Stanford University. His numbers don't jump off the page other than being very solid across the stat sheet -- he's hit .292/.359/.435 with 28 home runs and 25 stolen bases while posting a 132 to 95 K:BB ratio in 1,137 minor league at-bats. He's been succesful at every level and has the prototypical build for a corner outfielder or infielder. All that being said, he likely won't find his way into an MLB lineup on a consistent basis in 2015 without some help from injuries or a trade.
Piscotty had an excellent season between High-A and Double-A in his transition from third base to the outfield hitting .295/.355/.464. He kept it going during the Arizona Fall League, where he hit .371/.430/.506 and stole seven bases in nine attempts. Unfortunately for Piscotty, the Cardinals' outfield is very crowded and there likely won't be a spot for him until Matt Holliday retires or finds a new team which could be another few seasons. Piscotty still has some work to do in at the Triple-A level, and it's possible that he'll return to Springfield before a promotion to Memphis given that he only played 49 games at Double-A after his promotion last season.
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Rejoins lineup in season finale
OFOakland Athletics
September 29, 2019
Piscotty is starting in right field and batting third Sunday against the Mariners, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Out of Saturday's lineup
OFOakland Athletics
September 28, 2019
Piscotty is not in Saturday's lineup against the Mariners.
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At-bats coming in last two games
OFOakland Athletics
September 28, 2019
Piscotty, who's yet to log a plate appearance since being activated from the injured list Thursday, is expected to see playing time over the final two games of the regular season, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
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Not starting Friday
OFOakland Athletics
September 27, 2019
Piscotty isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against Seattle.
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Back from IL
OFOakland Athletics
September 26, 2019
Piscotty will be activated from the 10-day injured list prior to Thursday's game against the Mariners, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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