Ezequiel Tovar

Ezequiel Tovar

21-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Colorado Rockies
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Tovar has only played nine games in the majors and five games at Triple-A, but the Rockies have been invested in him as their shortstop of the future since they bought him a house in 2020 when he couldn't return home to Venezuela during the pandemic. He had impressed at times in the minors prior to last season, most notably logging a 119 wRC+ as a 19-year-old at Single-A in 2021, but 2022 was certainly his breakout campaign. Tovar hit .318/.386/.545 with 13 home runs, 17 steals on 20 attempts and a 64:25 K:BB in 66 games as one of the youngest players at Double-A. Hip and groin injuries sidelined Tovar from late-June until mid-September, when he returned and went directly to Triple-A for a week before spending the final two weeks of the year with the big club. An over-aggressive approach has been the one offensive knock on Tovar, but so far he has mostly made it work. There's a chance he goes through a significant adjustment period against MLB pitching as a 21-year-old, but it seems pretty clear the Rockies will give him every opportunity in spring training to break camp as the starting shortstop. Tovar isn't a burner (57th percentile sprint speed) and doesn't hit the ball very hard (22.5 Hard% in the minors, 106 mph max EV in the majors), but he has been productive in games while being extremely young for most of his minor-league levels. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed an $800,000 contract with the Rockies in August of 2017.
Swats first big-league homer
SSColorado Rockies
October 5, 2022
Tovar went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Tovar's first major-league long ball was a memorable one, as it came off future Hall of Famer Clayton Kershaw. The 405-foot solo shot accounted for Colorado's only run of the game and was one of the team's two hits. Tovar slashed just .212/.257/.333 over nine contests in his first major-league cup of tea, but he batted .319 with 14 homers and 17 stolen bases in the minors this season and figures to be a big part of the Rockies' future plans.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+216%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+216%
OPS vs LHP
2021
No Stats
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left 1.091 11 2 1 1 0 .364 .364 .727
Since 2020vs Right .345 24 0 0 1 0 .136 .208 .136
2022vs Left 1.091 11 2 1 1 0 .364 .364 .727
2022vs Right .345 24 0 0 1 0 .136 .208 .136
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
 
 
+37%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+37%
OPS at Home
2021
No Stats
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .717 12 1 0 0 0 .300 .417 .300
Since 2020Away .522 23 1 1 2 0 .174 .174 .348
2022Home .717 12 1 0 0 0 .300 .417 .300
2022Away .522 23 1 1 2 0 .174 .174 .348
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 Ezequiel Tovar 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
0.22
 
BB Rate
5.7%
 
K Rate
25.7%
 
BABIP
.261
 
ISO
.121
 
AVG
.212
 
OBP
.257
 
SLG
.333
 
OPS
.590
 
wOBA
.263
 
Exit Velocity
88.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
23.1%
 
Barrels/PA
8.6%
 
Expected BA
.249
 
Expected SLG
.390
 
Sprint Speed
24.4 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
50.0%
 
Line Drive %
16.7%
 
Fly Ball %
33.3%
 
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2022 Fantasy Outlook
The Rockies have pushed Tovar aggressively at every turn, culminating with his big-league debut in September. He is the team's shortstop of the present and future after a breakout campaign in which he hit .316/.387/.540 with 14 home runs and 17 steals in 71 games between Double-A and Triple-A. Tovar turned 21 in August, so while there may be growing pains initially in the majors, he could still be improving as a hitter.
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On bench Tuesday
SSColorado Rockies
October 4, 2022
Tovar isn't starting Tuesday against the Dodgers.
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Gets breather Saturday
SSColorado Rockies
October 1, 2022
Tovar isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Dodgers.
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First career extra-base hit
SSColorado Rockies
September 30, 2022
Tovar went 1-for-4 with a double Thursday against the Giants.
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Steps out of lineup
SSColorado Rockies
September 28, 2022
Tovar is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Giants, Sonja Chen of MLB.com reports.
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Two hits in debut
SSColorado Rockies
September 24, 2022
Tovar went 2-for-4 with a run scored Friday against the Padres.
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