Addison Barger

Addison Barger

24-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Toronto Blue Jays
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Barger, who broke out in 2022, transitioned from shortstop to third base, second base and right field while treading water at Triple-A for most of 2023. He missed time early in the season with an elbow issue and hit .255 with a .361 OBP, eight home runs, four steals and a 19.1 percent strikeout rate in 71 games after returning to play in mid-June. The lefty hitter wasn't so bad in 2023 that he couldn't break through this year, but wasn't good enough at Triple-A (92 wRC+) to comfortably project as a big-league regular. Perhaps he will get work at second base against right-handed pitching, or he could get regular work at the hot corner if the likes of Cavan Biggio, Santiago Espinal and Isiah Kiner-Falefa aren't getting it done. Barger turns 25 next offseason, so this is a big year for him to try to break through with the big club. He saw the most time in right field last season, so that's where he will be eligible this year in most formats. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#363
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Blue Jays in March of 2024.
Swipes first big-league bag
OFToronto Blue Jays
June 17, 2024
Barger went 2-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base in Sunday's 7-6 win over the Guardians.
ANALYSIS
Getting the start in right field and batting seventh, Barger stole the first bag of his MLB career after he led off the second inning with a single. The 24-year-old has started two straight games since his latest promotion, one in right and one at third base, and he's gone 3-for-7 with two RBI and a 1:2 BB:K. Barger could be in line for consistent playing time against right-handed pitching as the Jays look for an offensive spark.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
4
1
3
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2024
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2023
No Stats
2022
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .000 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Since 2022vs Right .562 29 4 0 2 1 .250 .276 .286
2024vs Left .000 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2024vs Right .562 29 4 0 2 1 .250 .276 .286
2023vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-100%
OPS at Home
2024
 
 
-100%
OPS at Home
2023
No Stats
2022
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .562 29 4 0 2 1 .250 .276 .286
Since 2022Away .000 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2024Home .562 29 4 0 2 1 .250 .276 .286
2024Away .000 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2023Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Addison Barger 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
0.13
 
BB Rate
3.0%
 
K Rate
24.2%
 
BABIP
.292
 
ISO
.031
 
AVG
.219
 
OBP
.242
 
SLG
.250
 
OPS
.492
 
wOBA
.221
 
Exit Velocity
88.5 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
20.8%
 
Barrels/PA
3.0%
 
Expected BA
.216
 
Expected SLG
.345
 
Sprint Speed
26.1 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
50.0%
 
Line Drive %
25.0%
 
Fly Ball %
25.0%
 
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Promotion potentially near?
OFToronto Blue Jays
August 30, 2023
Barger could be in the running to be called up by the Blue Jays in September, according to Keegan Matheson of MLB.com, though fellow prospect Spencer Horwitz may be the organization's preferred option as a bench bat.
ANALYSIS
Barger is one of Toronto's top prospects, and it's not a major surprise he's in the mix for a promotion with MLB rosters expanding to 28 players Friday. The 23-year-old has a .780 OPS in 66 games at Triple-A Buffalo this season, and Bo Bichette's recent move to the injured list with a quad strain creates an opening at shortstop for the Blue Jays. Barger has been passed over for a look in the big leagues for now, with Santiago Espinal, Ernie Clement and Mason McCoy expected to split reps at the position in the immediate future.
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2023 Fantasy Outlook
Barger doesn't have the greatest approach in the world, but he has plus power and is likely to make his MLB debut sometime this season. A 23-year-old lefty-hitting infielder, Barger primarily played shortstop and third base while climbing from High-A to Triple-A last season, and he also saw time at second base in the Arizona Fall League. Barger slashed .306/.375/.544 with 26 home runs, nine steals on 14 attempts, a 25.1 K% and a 8.9 BB%. For what it's worth, his K% and BB% steadily improved with each promotion against theoretically better pitching, so Barger seemingly got better as the season progressed before laying an egg (.638 OPS) in a small sample in the AFL. Santiago Espinal is the best second baseman on Toronto's roster, so the keystone is Barger's best avenue to breaking through with MLB playing time. The Blue Jays could also opt to trade him to a second-division team, which would be good for his dynasty value. He is pretty aggressive at the plate, but his .830 OPS against same-handed pitching leaves open the possibility that he could eventually be an everyday player who hits 25 homers per season.
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Rejoining big club
OFToronto Blue Jays
June 14, 2024
The Blue Jays recalled Barger from Triple-A Buffalo on Friday.
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Sent back to minors
OFToronto Blue Jays
May 3, 2024
The Blue Jays optioned Barger to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
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Bangs out first career hit
OFToronto Blue Jays
April 30, 2024
Barger went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Monday's win over the Royals.
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Called up, starting Wednesday
OFToronto Blue Jays
April 24, 2024
The Blue Jays recalled Barger from Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday. He'll start in left field and bat eighth against the Royals.
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Expected to be promoted
OFToronto Blue Jays
April 24, 2024
Barger is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Buffalo prior to Wednesday's game in Kansas City, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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