Gavin Sheets

Gavin Sheets

26-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Chicago White Sox
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Sheets is an atypical lefty hitter these days as he is just as likely to pull a pitch up and over the right field wall as he is to take the ball the other way taking what the pitchers give him. His spray chart shows balls in play all over the place, with a healthy volume of infield hits to the left side which may be tougher to maintain in the reduced shifting marketplace which awaits him this offseason. This helps explain someone with below average speed had double-digit infield hits last season. Despite all of this, he still finishes just below the league batting average and has shown little ability to date to hit lefties which will limit him to a strong side platoon situation when he is in the lineup. Jose Abreu's free agency opens up a spot in the lineup for Sheets assuming the club does not go out and sign a replacement at the position. Sheets has outfield eligibility, but he is better used at DH or first base than trying to cover ground in a corner outfield spot. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the White Sox in March of 2022.
Not starting Sunday
OFChicago White Sox
October 2, 2022
Sheets is out of the lineup for Sunday's game in San Diego.
ANALYSIS
Sheets started the past seven games and will head to the bench after he went 5-for-23 with a solo home run and seven strikeouts during that span. Romy Gonzalez will shift to right field while Josh Harrison starts at the keystone Sunday.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
2
6
49
29
8
5
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+94%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+59%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+235%
OPS vs RHP
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .405 64 1 0 8 0 .153 .219 .186
Since 2020vs Right .785 525 56 26 79 0 .255 .314 .471
2022vs Left .464 45 0 0 6 0 .171 .244 .220
2022vs Right .736 365 34 15 47 0 .250 .301 .435
2021vs Left .269 19 1 0 2 0 .111 .158 .111
2021vs Right .900 160 22 11 32 0 .268 .344 .556
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
 
 
+79%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+79%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+83%
OPS at Home
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .963 289 39 22 62 0 .290 .353 .610
Since 2020Away .537 300 18 4 25 0 .201 .257 .281
2022Home .908 208 23 14 36 0 .276 .346 .562
2022Away .508 202 11 1 17 0 .208 .243 .266
2021Home 1.100 81 16 8 26 0 .324 .370 .730
2021Away .600 98 7 3 8 0 .186 .286 .314
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 Gavin Sheets 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
6.6%
 
K Rate
21.0%
 
BABIP
.272
 
ISO
.170
 
AVG
.241
 
OBP
.295
 
SLG
.411
 
OPS
.706
 
wOBA
.310
 
Exit Velocity
88.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
28.6%
 
Barrels/PA
4.6%
 
Expected BA
.224
 
Expected SLG
.359
 
Sprint Speed
23.1 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
40.3%
 
Line Drive %
15.0%
 
Fly Ball %
44.7%
 
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2022 Fantasy Outlook
Sheets is the rare type of player who patiently moved up the farm system one step at a time before reaching the majors. Sheets played collegiately at Wake Forest, and then spent nearly a full season at each level before his promotion to the big leagues last year. Three of the four farm clubs in the Chicago system were in North Carolina, so the Wake Forest grad was clearly comfortable close to home. The son of a former major-leaguer, Sheets also held his own in a platoon situation with respectable numbers against righties. The 2022 campaign could see him platooning at DH with Andrew Vaughn -- at least that's how it looks as the roster stands now. His power makes him an interesting AL-only spec play.
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Slugs 14th homer
OFChicago White Sox
September 23, 2022
Sheets went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Thursday against the Guardians.
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Sitting Tuesday
OFChicago White Sox
September 20, 2022
Sheets is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Guardians, Vinnie Duber of AllCHGO.com reports.
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Resting Saturday
OFChicago White Sox
September 17, 2022
Sheets isn't starting Saturday against Detroit, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Gets back on track
OFChicago White Sox
September 15, 2022
Sheets went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run Thursday against the Guardians.
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Heads to bench against southpaw
OFChicago White Sox
September 14, 2022
Sheets isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Rockies, Vinnie Duber of AllCHGO.com reports.
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