Adam Engel

Adam Engel

30-Year-Old OutfielderOF
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Adam Engel in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the White Sox in March of 2022.
Denied contract for 2023
OFFree Agent  
November 18, 2022
The White Sox declined to tender Engel a contract for 2023, Scot Gregor of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.
ANALYSIS
Known primarily as a defensive specialist, Engel put together a couple surprisingly-good offensive season in 2020 and 2021 before his performance at the dish cratered in 2022 (.579 OPS). Given his ability to play all three outfield spots, Engel figures to draw some interest in free agency.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
6
4
14
13
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
8
7
5
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+26%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+42%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+46%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+5%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .581 160 15 4 15 3 .196 .256 .324
Since 2020vs Right .734 329 48 7 30 17 .266 .319 .414
2022vs Left .447 77 7 1 5 2 .141 .208 .239
2022vs Right .634 183 25 1 12 10 .259 .295 .339
2021vs Left .643 49 4 2 3 0 .200 .265 .378
2021vs Right .938 91 17 5 15 7 .282 .374 .564
2020vs Left .790 34 4 1 7 1 .313 .353 .438
2020vs Right .751 55 6 1 3 0 .269 .309 .442
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+9%
OPS on Road
2022
Even Split
2021
 
 
+42%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+24%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .653 239 27 5 16 11 .231 .305 .347
Since 2020Away .711 250 36 6 29 9 .254 .292 .419
2022Home .578 134 16 1 7 8 .221 .291 .287
2022Away .579 126 16 1 10 4 .228 .246 .333
2021Home .672 62 7 3 6 3 .173 .306 .365
2021Away .951 78 14 4 12 4 .310 .359 .592
2020Home .849 43 4 1 3 0 .333 .349 .500
2020Away .685 46 6 1 7 1 .238 .304 .381
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Stat Review
How does Adam Engel 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
0.14
 
BB Rate
4.2%
 
K Rate
29.2%
 
BABIP
.317
 
ISO
.086
 
AVG
.224
 
OBP
.269
 
SLG
.310
 
OPS
.579
 
wOBA
.258
 
Exit Velocity
87.9 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
26.6%
 
Barrels/PA
1.2%
 
Expected BA
.219
 
Expected SLG
.287
 
Sprint Speed
25.9 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
39.3%
 
Line Drive %
21.4%
 
Fly Ball %
39.3%
 
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Engel had a 18 home runs and a .601 OPS in 329 games over his first three seasons in the league, but he's slashing .270/.335/.488 in the past two years. The major caveat is that success comes from only 75 games due to the shortened 2020 campaign and injury issues last year. He's cut his strikeout rate from 30.0 percent to 21.5 percent, though his walk rate remains low at 6.0 percent. The 30-year-old appeared poised to split playing time in right field with Andrew Vaughn and Gavin Sheets, but the acquisition of AJ Pollock late in spring training gives the White Sox their clear starter. Engel should serve as Chicago's fourth outfielder but could see an uptick in playing time when Pollock inevitably misses some time.
For some, Engel is the walking personification of the thin times throughout the most recent White Sox rebuild. He peaked at 463 PA in 2018 -- the numbers show he had no business playing that much. Now that the team is ready to push for a World Series, Engel is in danger of being phased out. His defense may keep him around on a second-division team.
Engel's opportunities dried up in 2019, as he spent much of the first half in the minors and received just 248 major-league plate appearances after receiving 463 the season prior. His offense actually improved, as his .242/.304/.383 slash line was better than his .235/.279/.336 line in 2018. His 2019 performance was still quite poor, good enough only for an elite defensive center fielder, which Engel doesn't appear to be. The one area where he provided fantasy owners with respectable value in 2018, his 16 stolen bases, evaporated last year, as he swiped just three bags. Engel now has 1,047 major-league plate appearances under his belt as he heads into his age-28 season. With a career .215/.271/.330 slash line and a 30.9% strikeout rate, he shouldn't even be considered a lock for a bench role and isn't likely to be a fantasy asset even if he ends up with unexpected playing time.
Engel more or less lived up to expectations in 2018. He swiped just 16 bags, but in today's low-speed era, that's not nothing, as it tied him for 32nd in the league. He provided very little value elsewhere, hitting just .235/.279/.336 with six homers in 463 plate appearances. Despite his speed, his defense graded out as within a run of average by both UZR and DRS. It's questionable whether he'll have value even in deep leagues moving forward, as he could fall by the wayside as the White Sox start to trend toward competitiveness. A bat as light as Engel's is clearly best suited for a bench role.
If you are looking for cheap speed in deep AL-only leagues, Engel is someone you should target. He is an 80-grade speedster that can fly once he is on the bases. The problem with Engel is that he has struggled to reach base since leaving Double-A ball. He has a .306 OBP at Triple-A in just over 350 plate appearances and had an abysmal .235 OBP in nearly the same amount of major-league plate appearances last year. He stole 65 bases in High-A ball in 2015 and was up to 31 in half a season of Double-A ball as recently as 2016. Triple-A and the majors have exposed him to strikeouts at levels typically associated with sluggers rather than his slash-and-dash skills. If he can change his swing to get shorter to the ball and rely upon his speed, there may be something there. As it were, he is a defensive specialist and a pinch runner who could steal 10-15 bases in limited playing time.
Engel spent all of 2015 at High-A Winston-Salem. He developed a keen sense of the strike zone during his time there, and despite striking out 132 times in 608 plate appearances, he posted on-base percentages above .380 in July and August. He kept the momentum going in the Arizona Fall League, where he won the league MVP award and was among the league leaders in batting average and OPS. His speed and athleticism are his key tools, and he could emerge as more than a fourth outfielder type if he continues to get on base at a strong clip. He should spend most, if not all, of 2016 at Double-A.
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Steals 12th bag
OFChicago White Sox  
September 6, 2022
Engel entered Monday's 3-2 win over Seattle as a pinch runner and recorded a stolen base
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Swipes 11th base
OFChicago White Sox  
August 14, 2022
Engel went 0-for-4 with a stolen base in a 5-3 win Sunday over Detroit.
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Not starting Saturday
OFChicago White Sox  
July 30, 2022
Engel isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Athletics.
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On bench Wednesday
OFChicago White Sox  
July 27, 2022
Engel isn't in the lineup Wednesday against the Rockies.
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Posts 10th steal
OFChicago White Sox  
July 26, 2022
Engel went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Rockies.
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