Cristian Pache

Cristian Pache

24-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Oakland Athletics
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Cristian Pache in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Traded to the Athletics in March of 2022.
Logs second steal
OFOakland Athletics
October 4, 2022
Pache went 1-for-3 with a stolen base in Tuesday's 2-1 extra-inning win over the Angels.
ANALYSIS
Pache has hit safely in three straight games for the first time since May. He also picked up his second steal of the year in this contest, as the speed he displayed early in his minor-league career has largely disappeared. The outfielder is up to a .166/.218/.241 slash line with three home runs, 18 RBI and 18 runs scored through 260 plate appearances for the Athletics this year.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
11
28
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
10
18
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+67%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+55%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+76%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
-100%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .603 106 9 2 13 0 .214 .267 .337
Since 2020vs Right .361 226 15 2 9 2 .129 .176 .186
2022vs Left .598 89 7 1 9 0 .220 .281 .317
2022vs Right .386 171 11 2 9 2 .138 .185 .201
2021vs Left .533 16 2 1 4 0 .133 .133 .400
2021vs Right .303 52 4 0 0 0 .104 .157 .146
2020vs Left 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
2020vs Right .000 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+42%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+36%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+86%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
-100%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .360 161 9 1 3 2 .135 .185 .176
Since 2020Away .511 171 15 3 19 0 .175 .224 .288
2022Home .385 124 6 1 3 2 .143 .207 .179
2022Away .523 136 12 2 15 0 .186 .228 .295
2021Home .250 33 3 0 0 0 .094 .094 .156
2021Away .464 35 3 1 4 0 .129 .206 .258
2020Home .500 4 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Cristian Pache 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
0.21
 
BB Rate
5.8%
 
K Rate
26.9%
 
BABIP
.220
 
ISO
.075
 
AVG
.166
 
OBP
.218
 
SLG
.241
 
OPS
.459
 
wOBA
.209
 
Exit Velocity
89.4 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
25.3%
 
Barrels/PA
2.3%
 
Expected BA
.228
 
Expected SLG
.300
 
Sprint Speed
26.3 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
57.1%
 
Line Drive %
17.6%
 
Fly Ball %
25.3%
 
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Pache is a talented young player with some upside, but unfortunately he is still far from realizing his full potential. He is a terrific defender with speed, and that alone should keep him in the major leagues for many years. His offensive game has not been statistically impressive, but remember he has competed at the upper levels of the minors at ages 20-22, with a year away from everyday competition. In his current form, he is Kevin Kiermaier with less playing time, making him an interesting very late endgame speed source while hoping the rest of his offense is not a complete drain on your roster.
Pache has been an exciting, yet flawed prospect for five years now, and he finally reached the majors in 2020, getting four regular-season plate appearances and another 25 across 12 playoff games. The righty-hitting outfielder hit his first MLB home run in the NLCS off lefty Julio Urias. His hit tool has always been his worst tool, while his center field defense is a game-changing weapon that should keep him in the lineup for a few years no matter how much he struggles at the plate (within reason). His 70-grade speed will aid him in the outfield and on the sprint speed leaderboard, but he was 8-for-21 on SB attempts at Double-A (60.4% success rate for his career) and did not even attempt a steal in 26 games at Triple-A. Pache has enough pop to ambush mistakes, but his AVG and OBP will likely relegate him to the bottom third of the lineup. He should open the year as Atlanta's everyday center fielder.
This has always been the case with Pache, but as he nears his big-league debut, it is worth repeating: his hit tool is easily his worst tool. If he can't fix his extremely pull-heavy approach, he will be easily neutralized by shifts in the majors. This doesn't mean he is not an awesome real-life prospect. He could win multiple Gold Gloves in center field and could hit 25-plus home runs in his peak power seasons. There would not be a big gap between his real-life and fantasy value if his plus speed translated as well on the bases as it does in center field, but he was 8-for-21 on stolen-base attempts at Double-A (60.4% success rate for his career) and did not even attempt a steal in 26 games at Triple-A. So, for all the 60s and 70s on his scouting report, if he only hits .250 with 25 home runs and a handful of steals while batting at the bottom of the order, he will be a late-round pick in mixed leagues.
There may not be a more overrated position player for dynasty leagues than Pache. He does very well on real-life prospect rankings because he has a chance to be an 80-grade defender in center field, but there is a big gap between his projected defensive value and what he will likely contribute at the dish. Pache has been able to post decent batting averages, largely because his speed allows him to leg out groundballs against minor-league defenders. He is still learning to utilize his 70-grade wheels on the bases -- Pache was only 10-for-18 on stolen-base attempts last year, including the Arizona Fall League. The Braves are trying to coax more power out of him, which has resulted in elevated strikeout totals. He is being fast-tracked to the big leagues because of his glove, while his bat probably needs two more seasons in the minors. His defense will earn him an everyday job, which could lead to 20-plus steals, which is the main selling point for fantasy.
Pache has 200 hits in 176 games as a pro and zero of those have left the yard. Five or six years ago, he wouldn't have been very appealing in fantasy leagues, but as a 70-grade runner with solid bat-to-ball skills, he is intriguing in today's speed deprived landscape. His center field defense is elite, which means he doesn't have to do much damage with the bat to profile as a regular. If he gets everyday at-bats, Pache could offer 30-plus steals annually throughout his 20s. He was the youngest hitter in the Sally League and was still almost a league average hitter (98 wRC+) without hitting a home run. Some evaluators expect him to eventually offer double-digit homer pop as he continues to grow into his athletic 6-foot-2 frame. He has a pull-heavy approach (50.4 percent), which is a bit concerning, so it's not a lock that he will hit better than .260 or .270. Fortunately Pache's walk rate continues to trend up, and if that continues, his stolen-base upside will increase, as will his chances of hitting atop a big-league lineup.
The Braves' recent uptick in international activity is starting to bear fruit, with Pache being just the latest in a line of high-pedigree hitters to impress as a 17-year-old in his stateside debut. He fits the mold of a lanky, toolsy center field prospect. Pache hit .309/.349/.391 with four doubles, seven triples and zero homers across stops in the Gulf Coast and Appalachian leagues, but at 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, and with plus bat speed, it won't be long before he starts hitting balls over the fence in games. His plus-plus speed and knack for making good contact define his present offensive skill set, and for someone who could spend the bulk of his age-18 season at Low-A Rome, that should be enough to get the attention of prospect hounds. In leagues where owners need to be overhasty to land prospects like Victor Robles or Ronald Acuna, it's worth taking a flier on Pache this offseason in case he hits the ground running in the Sally League.
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Homers in Sunday's win
OFOakland Athletics
October 2, 2022
Pache went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Sunday's 10-3 win over the Mariners.
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Plates pair in loss
OFOakland Athletics
September 14, 2022
Pache went 1-for-4 with a two-run single in a loss to the Rangers on Tuesday.
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Laces three-bagger in loss
OFOakland Athletics
September 2, 2022
Pache entered Thursday's extra-inning loss to the Nationals as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning and remained in the game in center field, lacing an RBI triple, drawing two walks and scoring one run in his three plate appearances.
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Called up Sunday
OFOakland Athletics
August 28, 2022
Pache was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Thriving at Triple-A
OFOakland Athletics
July 15, 2022
Pache, who was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on June 30, has forged a .333 batting average and 1.015 OPS across his first 48 plate appearances with the Aviators.
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