Brian Serven

Brian Serven

29-Year-Old CatcherC
Toronto Blue Jays
2024 Fantasy Outlook
The catching position is not an everyday job. Even for the best of catchers in baseball that do not play in Kansas City, the position is a 4-5 starts a week role while the backup gets Sunday day games and mid-week getaway games behind the plate. Serven fills the latter role for the Rockies behind Elias Diaz and there is no danger in those two roles changing any time soon. Sure, they did in June of 2022 while Serven caught lightning in a bottle, but the backup catcher has hit .145/.194/.234 since July first of last year while the club extended Diaz to a new contract after being reminded what their fallback option was, or was not. Serven can throw with the best of them, but he has no fantasy viability in any league format unless something were to happen to Diaz and playing time was forced onto him. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Blue Jays in March of 2024.
Optioned to Triple-A
CToronto Blue Jays  AAA
July 4, 2024
The Blue Jays optioned Serven to Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
ANALYSIS
The 29-year-old is no longer needed on the MLB roster since Danny Jansen is back from paternity leave. Serven went 1-for-3 at the plate during his brief stint with the big club.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
2
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+2%
OPS vs LHP
2024
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2023
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+9%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .559 54 4 1 3 0 .200 .259 .300
Since 2022vs Right .547 187 16 5 14 0 .187 .243 .304
2024vs Left .000 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2024vs Right .384 11 1 0 0 0 .111 .273 .111
2023vs Left .000 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2023vs Right .368 19 0 0 1 0 .158 .158 .211
2022vs Left .633 48 4 1 3 0 .227 .292 .341
2022vs Right .580 157 15 5 13 0 .196 .252 .329
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+134%
OPS at Home
2024
 
 
+16%
OPS at Home
2023
 
 
+129%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+140%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .748 131 15 6 15 0 .237 .308 .441
Since 2022Away .320 110 5 0 2 0 .136 .174 .146
2024Home .333 6 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167
2024Away .286 7 1 0 0 0 .000 .286 .000
2023Home .417 12 0 0 1 0 .167 .167 .250
2023Away .182 11 0 0 0 0 .091 .091 .091
2022Home .810 113 15 6 14 0 .250 .330 .480
2022Away .337 92 4 0 2 0 .149 .176 .161
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Stat Review
How does Brian Serven 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
0.25
 
BB Rate
7.7%
 
K Rate
30.8%
 
BABIP
.143
 
ISO
.000
 
AVG
.091
 
OBP
.231
 
SLG
.091
 
OPS
.322
 
wOBA
.177
 
Exit Velocity
75.5 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
14.3%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
Expected BA
.156
 
Expected SLG
.179
 
Sprint Speed
21.3 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
50.0%
 
Line Drive %
16.7%
 
Fly Ball %
33.3%
 
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2023 Fantasy Outlook
Serven received his first big-league promotion in mid-May last season shortly after turning 27. He belted two homers in his second major-league game and wound up with three long balls and an .859 OPS through the end of June as he stole away significant playing time from Elias Diaz. Serven then came crashing back to earth with a .450 OPS across his final 41 games. The Rockies failed to upgrade at catcher over the offseason, so Serven is in line to serve as Diaz's understudy again. He could work his way into a 1A and 1B situation, which might be enough for deep league attention at least for games at Coors Field.
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Back with big club
CToronto Blue Jays  AAA
July 1, 2024
The Blue Jays recalled Serven from Triple-A Buffalo on Monday.
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Optioned to Triple-A
CToronto Blue Jays  AAA
April 15, 2024
Serven was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo by the Blue Jays on Monday, Mike Wilner of the Toronto Star reports.
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Set to make Blue Jays debut
CToronto Blue Jays  AAA
March 30, 2024
Serven will start at catcher and hit in the No. 8 spot in Saturday's game against Tampa Bay.
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Added to roster
CToronto Blue Jays  AAA
March 28, 2024
The Blue Jays selected Serven's contract from Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.
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Makes Opening Day roster
CToronto Blue Jays  AAA
March 23, 2024
Serven will be on the Blue Jays' Opening Day roster, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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