Cal Raleigh

Cal Raleigh

26-Year-Old CatcherC
Seattle Mariners
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Est. Return 2/1/2023
2023 Fantasy Outlook
All aboard the Big Dumper express! Raleigh earned the moniker from Jarred Kelenic with his breakout sophomore season hitting timely homers with stellar defense as Raleigh seemingly aimed to remind Seattle what they once had in Mike Zunino. Raleigh's batting average was nothing to write home about as it hovered there most of the season with some peaks (.254 in down the stretch) and valleys (.136 into June), but his 121 wRC+ was well above the 89 figure the catching position as a whole produced league-wide. Like Zunino, the story here is raw power and Raleigh has plenty of it with the ability to launch a baseball to all fields with a prevalance to crank and yank them down the right field line. His numbers against righties and lefties are nearly identical and the defense means he is the primary catcher as long as the recovery from offseason hand surgery goes well. He is one of the primary reasons the catching position is no longer considered a black hole as he went from undraftable in 15 team leagues last season to a likely top 8 catcher on draft boards this season. Read Past Outlooks
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#148
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Mariners in March of 2022.
Dealing with hand injury
CSeattle Mariners
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October 15, 2022
Raleigh has been playing through a broken thumb and torn ligament in his left hand, Adam Jude of the Seattle Times reports.
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After the Mariners were eliminated from the postseason, Raleigh disclosed that he played through the injuries for over a month. Though there's been no official word, he will likely need surgery this offseason to repair the issues.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
15
14
14
16
25
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
6
2
1
5
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+3%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+7%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+11%
OPS vs LHP
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .692 134 11 3 16 0 .214 .299 .393
Since 2020vs Right .713 429 41 26 60 1 .199 .259 .454
2022vs Left .734 100 9 3 14 0 .212 .310 .424
2022vs Right .785 315 37 24 49 1 .211 .276 .509
2021vs Left .577 34 2 0 2 0 .219 .265 .313
2021vs Right .519 114 4 2 11 0 .168 .211 .308
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+34%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+60%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+34%
OPS at Home
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .605 274 19 10 27 0 .186 .237 .368
Since 2020Away .809 289 33 19 49 1 .219 .298 .512
2022Home .600 210 17 9 21 0 .180 .229 .371
2022Away .961 205 29 18 42 1 .244 .341 .619
2021Home .622 64 2 1 6 0 .203 .266 .356
2021Away .465 84 4 1 7 0 .163 .190 .275
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Cal Raleigh 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
0.31
 
BB Rate
9.2%
 
K Rate
29.4%
 
BABIP
.226
 
ISO
.278
 
AVG
.211
 
OBP
.284
 
SLG
.489
 
OPS
.774
 
wOBA
.333
 
Exit Velocity
90.9 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
36.8%
 
Barrels/PA
9.4%
 
Expected BA
.216
 
Expected SLG
.461
 
Sprint Speed
22.5 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
28.5%
 
Line Drive %
15.8%
 
Fly Ball %
55.7%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2022
2021
Raleigh is a fairly interesting prospect but struggled to a .180/.223/.309 line in his 47-game MLB debut last year after posting a far superior .324/.377/.608 line in 44 games for Triple-A Tacoma. His underlying numbers in the majors suggest he deserved that poor performance, as he combined a 35.1 percent strikeout rate with a 4.7 percent walk rate, but the Mariners clearly believe he'll do better going forward. He'll compete for playing time at catcher this spring but could win the bulk of playing time.
Raleigh was a third-round draft pick by Seattle in the 2018 draft out of Florida State. He had a solid debut in the rookie leagues, hitting .288/.367/.534 for short-season Everett, but took off with power in 2019, combining for 29 homers while playing in the California and Texas leagues. The scouting reports always said he could hit for power from either side of the plate, and there is nothing long-term in the way preventing Raleigh from being a fantasy factor in Seattle as early as the 2022 season. In keeper leagues, you will want to get ahead of the curve for a catcher like this with above-average potential at a position where such players are tough to find most years. It would be a surprise to see Raleigh in the big leagues in 2021 for anything more than a cup of coffee.
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Resting for regular-season finale
CSeattle Mariners
October 5, 2022
Raleigh is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers.
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Collects three hits, homer
CSeattle Mariners
October 4, 2022
Raleigh went 3-for-5 with a solo home run in a 9-6 win in Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader.
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Sitting for matinee
CSeattle Mariners
October 4, 2022
Raleigh is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Tigers.
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Day off Saturday
CSeattle Mariners
October 1, 2022
Raleigh isn't in the lineup Saturday against Oakland.
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Walkoff blast ends playoff drought
CSeattle Mariners
September 30, 2022
Raleigh hit a solo home run in his only at-bat in Friday's 2-1 win over the Athletics.
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