Garrett Hampson

Garrett Hampson

28-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Miami Marlins
2023 Fantasy Outlook
After playing in a career-high 147 games the prior season, Hampson dropped to just 90 appearances last year. Part of the drop was due to injury, but it was mostly ineffectiveness, especially in the power department. Hampson hit grounders at a career-high 49% clip, while hitting the balls he lofted with less authority. His strikeout rate also ticked up from 2021. The only positive was 12 steals in 14 attempts. Those perpetually taking a chance Hampson parlays playing at Coors Field into cheap power and speed will need to find a new target after the Rockies severed ties. Hampson's speed and defensive versatility will likely land him a job in a reserve capacity, but a high strikeout rate and minimal power detract from his fantasy charm. He'll have to earn a roster spot in spring training after he signed with Miami as a non-roster invitee. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
#600
ADP
$Signed a minor-league deal with the Marlins in December of 2022.
Settles for minors deal with Fish
2BMiami Marlins  NRI
December 18, 2022
Hampson agreed to a minor-league contract with the Marlins on Sunday that includes an invitation to spring training, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
The righty-hitting utility player can play center field, shortstop and second base. Hampson was once a highly touted fantasy prospect due to his minor-league steals totals and elite foot speed, but his bat has never been up to scratch. He hit .228 with a .288 OBP, 18 home runs and 35 steals in 290 games over the past three seasons (ages 25-27), which should have been his early prime years. Hampson is essentially a one-category (steals) player when he is playing regularly, which may not happen again without injuries ahead of him on the Marlins' depth chart.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#2
#3
#4
#5
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#7
#8
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2
1
3
16
11
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vs LHP
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#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
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1
9
14
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+30%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+84%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+36%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+30%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .773 305 45 6 25 16 .268 .336 .438
Since 2020vs Right .595 588 78 12 34 19 .210 .266 .330
2022vs Left .836 84 12 0 7 6 .296 .386 .451
2022vs Right .455 142 17 2 8 6 .164 .229 .227
2021vs Left .815 159 25 5 13 8 .271 .335 .479
2021vs Right .601 335 44 6 20 9 .217 .267 .333
2020vs Left .582 62 8 1 5 2 .228 .267 .316
2020vs Right .759 111 17 4 6 4 .250 .309 .450
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+41%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+46%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+51%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+11%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .769 430 75 12 35 15 .273 .322 .447
Since 2020Away .546 470 48 6 24 20 .189 .259 .286
2022Home .718 102 18 2 10 4 .250 .343 .375
2022Away .492 124 11 0 5 8 .180 .240 .252
2021Home .803 248 44 7 21 10 .286 .331 .472
2021Away .531 246 25 4 12 7 .180 .247 .284
2020Home .724 80 13 3 4 1 .260 .269 .455
2020Away .650 100 12 2 7 5 .221 .313 .337
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Stat Review
How does Garrett Hampson 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
0.33
 
BB Rate
9.3%
 
K Rate
27.9%
 
BABIP
.294
 
ISO
.095
 
AVG
.211
 
OBP
.287
 
SLG
.307
 
OPS
.594
 
wOBA
.268
 
Exit Velocity
86.5 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
23.4%
 
Barrels/PA
2.7%
 
Expected BA
.202
 
Expected SLG
.290
 
Sprint Speed
24.6 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
48.5%
 
Line Drive %
16.2%
 
Fly Ball %
35.4%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Hampson keeps enticing fantasy managers into rostering him, but maybe the Rockies will save those managers from themselves this season, having signed Jose Iglesias to take over at shortstop. The allure was tied mostly to power and speed from a player with half his starts coming in Colorado. He does steal bases when playing, but by season's end, he wasn't regularly in the lineup and it looks like that will be the case to begin 2022. Like most other hitters in Colorado, he is decent at home (.272/.312/.429) and unplayable on the road (.209/.284/.338). He's lucky that he's on the Rockies because he figures to at least stick on the roster. He'd be a cut candidate on most other teams following three straight seasons with an OPS below .700. To his credit, Hampson posted a career-low 23.9 K% last season, while his 87.0 mph avgEV was a career high. There is nothing else to get excited about. Stream him during his home games if he's starting.
Hampson saw the majority of the playing time at second base for the Rockies in 2020, but he could be forced to compete for the job with Ryan McMahon in 2021. Hampson had a hot September in 2019, and he rode that production into fantasy relevance in 2020 drafts. It was a different story in 2020, as most of his output came during the first half of the season before hitting just .216 in the final month of the year. He struck out at least twice in each of the final five games of the year en route to a 32.6 K% that was up nearly six points from a year before. Hampson doesn't quite have the power fantasy managers would like to see from someone who strikes out that often, as he had a 26.1% hard-hit rate with 5.0% barrels/PA in 2020. Hampson has elite speed and gets on base often enough, but he will have to compete for regular playing time, especially considering his strikeout woes from last year.
If you're a believer in the theory that September stats can predict breakouts the following year, Hampson is a target for you. He did next to nothing the first five months of the season while either riding the bench or riding the shuttle back and forth from Triple-A. Then September came, and he hit five homers, scored 16 runs and stole nine bases while batting .318. Prorate those statistics over an entire season, with half the games coming in Coors, and it's easy to get excited about his 2020 potential. The most encouraging part of September is that Hampson built his success around greatly improved contact, likely a byproduct of him getting regular playing time down the stretch. He has well above-average speed and a solid hit tool, but the Rockies' roster doesn't have a full-time role for Hampson right now. That situation could work out one way or another by springtime, but for now, it limits his value.
While Hampson may not be a top-tier prospect, he is a decent hitter with borderline elite speed (30 ft/sec sprint speed) who gets to call Coors Field home. A third-round pick in 2016, Hampson didn't hit below .304 at any stop on the farm. He achieved those lofty marks thanks to a discerning eye and solid bat-to-ball skills (9.0% walk rate, 17.5% K-rate at Triple-A). He's a heavy groundball hitter -- his GB rate gradually increased from 44.9% to 53.2% during his time in the minors -- and while that limits his power output, he's been successful at putting the ball in play and booking it. He had these BABIPs in the minors: .366, .364, .323, .372. Hampson cracked 50 steals in 2017 and totaled 38 across three levels in 2018. The Rockies brought in Daniel Murphy but Murphy said he's more comfortable at first base than second at this stage. If Hampson is given an opportunity to play every day at the keystone, he could be a difference maker in fantasy.
There is a direct correlation between Rockies prospects who get on base and those who steal bases. Anyone who is even a fringe-average runner is encouraged to look to run when they get on, so while Hampson stole 51 bases on 65 tries last year, his plus speed is more conducive to stealing 25-to-30 bases in the majors. That’s still excellent for a future second baseman -- only nine middle infielders stole 20-plus bases in the majors last season. The more pressing question is whether he will hit enough to be a regular. His numbers at High-A were incredibly impressive, but they need to be discounted due to his age (22) and home park (Lancaster). He hit .300/.366/.383 on the road, which is a much better indicator of his realistic upside. As a 23-year-old at Double-A, there will be immense pressure on him to continue to hit and keep the dream alive of a 30-steal second baseman who plays half his games in Coors Field.
Hampson was drafted by the Rockies in the third round of the 2016 draft. The 22-year-old played three years at Long Beach State and made the Team USA Collegiate National Team during his college years, as well. His strongest tool is definitely his plus speed, while his biggest area of weakness is his lack of power at the plate. In 68 games with Low-A Boise, Hampson batted .301/.404/.441 with an impressive 36 stolen bases (on 40 attempts). He walked at a 15 percent clip, struck out in roughly 18 percent of his plate appearances and was solid enough defensively to remain at shortstop for now, although he is not a lock to stick there. It was an encouraging professional debut season for the young shortstop, but his lack of power and middling defensive chops make it tough for him to profile as a big league regular down the road.
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Hits open market
2BFree Agent  NRI
November 18, 2022
The Rockies declined to tender Hampson a contract for 2023, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
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Posts steal as pinch runner
2BColorado Rockies  NRI
October 1, 2022
Hampson logged his 12th stolen base of the season as a pinch runner in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Dodgers.
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Absent from Saturday's lineup
2BColorado Rockies  NRI
September 24, 2022
Hampson isn't starting Saturday against the Padres, Patrick Lyons of TheDNVR.com reports.
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Adds steal Sunday
2BColorado Rockies  NRI
September 18, 2022
Hampson went 1-for-4 with a double, a stolen base and three strikeouts in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Cubs.
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Flashes speed in twin bill
2BColorado Rockies  NRI
September 4, 2022
Hampson went 2-for-4 with a double, two walks and three stolen bases across both games of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Reds.
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