Chas McCormick

Chas McCormick

27-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Houston Astros
2023 Fantasy Outlook
McCormick began 2022 as the strong side of a platoon in center field and had a .676 OPS through the first three months of the campaign, but he came alive during the second half of the season with a .271/.356/.416 slash line, and he carried that success into the first half of the playoffs while working as the Astros' primary center fielder. He finished the season with a 114 wRC+ improved his strikeout and walk rates to 26.0 percent and 11.3 percent respectively, though the strikeout rate could use another improvement. Kyle Tucker is cemented in right field while Yordan Alvarez should split time between left field and designated hitter, so there's plenty of at-bats up for grabs in Houston's outfield. The strong second half and playoff performance should give McCormick a leg up for a starting job to enter spring training. He could be a fantasy asset if able to build on that performance, though he shouldn't be counted on as more than a sleeper or depth option. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Astros in June of 2017.
Homers in Game 3
OFHouston Astros
October 22, 2022
McCormick went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk during Saturday's 5-0 win over the Yankees in Game 3 of the ALCS.
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McCormick snuck a Gerrit Cole fastball just over the wall in right field to give the Astros a 2-0 lead during the second inning. He continues to be a solid source of production for the bottom of the Houston lineup, and all five runs in Game 3 were knocked in by the bottom three hitters of the order. The homer marked McCormick's second of the ALCS, and the 27-year-old is now 5-for-16 with three RBI in his second postseason campaign.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
5
1
2
24
24
10
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
2
6
22
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+32%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+51%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+12%
OPS vs LHP
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .910 206 31 10 32 1 .298 .374 .536
Since 2020vs Right .688 521 63 18 62 7 .232 .307 .381
2022vs Left .972 115 17 5 14 1 .340 .409 .563
2022vs Right .645 292 30 9 30 3 .207 .301 .344
2021vs Left .830 91 14 5 18 0 .244 .330 .500
2021vs Right .742 229 33 9 32 4 .262 .314 .427
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
 
 
+4%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+12%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+6%
OPS on Road
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .765 337 47 14 48 3 .243 .338 .427
Since 2020Away .738 390 47 14 46 5 .256 .315 .423
2022Home .786 180 23 7 21 1 .248 .361 .425
2022Away .702 227 24 7 23 3 .243 .308 .393
2021Home .742 157 24 7 27 2 .237 .312 .430
2021Away .788 163 23 7 23 2 .275 .325 .463
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 Chas McCormick 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
0.43
 
BB Rate
11.3%
 
K Rate
26.0%
 
BABIP
.308
 
ISO
.162
 
AVG
.245
 
OBP
.332
 
SLG
.407
 
OPS
.738
 
wOBA
.329
 
Exit Velocity
88.1 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
29.9%
 
Barrels/PA
6.4%
 
Expected BA
.232
 
Expected SLG
.414
 
Sprint Speed
23.1 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
43.1%
 
Line Drive %
21.8%
 
Fly Ball %
35.1%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2022
2021
McCormick made his MLB debut in 2021, seeing only sporadic playing time for the first half of the season while serving as the fourth outfielder in Houston. He showed promise in that span, racking up 10 home runs across 162 plate appearances. However, things went downhill after he took over an everyday role in the aftermath of Myles Straw being traded. While progressing through the minor leagues, McCormick's primary skills were making contact, reaching base regularly and stealing bases. Contrarily, in his first taste of the major leagues, he struck out at a 32.5% clip and attempted only six stolen bases across a total of 320 plate appearances. After a hot start as a power hitter (.264 ISO in first half), he managed only nine extra-base hits across 144 second-half plate appearances. Looking ahead, McCormick's strong defense should continue to earn him playing time, though he'll have to make significant improvements to make an impact in most fantasy formats.
McCormick was a 21st round pick in the 2017 MLB Draft and has steadily progressed through the Astros' minor-league system since. That culminated with his inclusion on both the wild card and ALDS rosters, though he didn't enter a game. While McCormick flashed a bit of power at hitter-friendly Triple-A Round Rock in 2019, he had failed to at any other time in his minor-league career. Instead, his speed is his primary asset - both as a corner outfielder and baserunner. Since reaching Double-A in 2018, McCormick has successfully stolen 28 bases on 36 attempts. McCormick should project to earn some playing time in the Astros' outfield in 2021 - particularly if George Springer and Josh Reddick depart. His long-term fit remains in question however, as he fits best defensively as a corner outfielder, though it's doubtful that he consistently produces enough power to command regular playing time at the position.
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Solo homer in Game 1
OFHouston Astros
October 19, 2022
McCormick went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, an additional run and a walk during a 4-2 win over the Yankees in Game 1 of the ALCS on Wednesday.
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Goes to bench for Game 2
OFHouston Astros
October 13, 2022
McCormick is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Houston's ALDS matchup with Seattle.
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Three hits off bench
OFHouston Astros
October 6, 2022
McCormick went 3-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored Wednesday against the Phillies.
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Day off Wednesday
OFHouston Astros
October 5, 2022
McCormick is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Phillies, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
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Not starting Monday
OFHouston Astros
October 3, 2022
McCormick isn't in the lineup Monday against the Phillies.
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