Ji Hwan Bae

Ji Hwan Bae

23-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Pittsburgh Pirates
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Bae has been a relatively highly regarded prospect since signing with the Pirates in 2018. He showed the peak of his potential in 2022 with Triple-A Indianapolis, where he displayed a consistent ability to both make contact (16.9 K%) and get on base (.362). Most intriguing skill, however, is his stolen base upside. Bae has stolen double-digit bags at every level of the minors, including when he posted 30 on 38 attempts in 2022. That combination of skills also earned Bae a brief promotion to Pittsburgh to close the 2022 season. It's not prudent to draw conclusions from a 37-plate appearance sample, but Bae remained aggressive on the basepaths by swiping three bases without getting caught. While coming through the organization, Bae played every defensive position except for right field and catcher. On a rebuilding Pittsburgh squad, he should get all the run he can handle in 2023. Read Past Outlooks
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#521
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Pirates in September of 2022.
Sitting Monday
OFPittsburgh Pirates
October 3, 2022
Bae is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Cardinals.
ANALYSIS
Bae has handled a near-everyday role since his call-up from Triple-A Indianapolis on Sept. 23 and has picked up starts at three different positions. Though he's on the bench Monday, it wouldn't be surprising if he picked up starts in the Pirates' final two games of the season.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
6
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+717%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+717%
OPS vs RHP
2021
No Stats
2020
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .125 8 1 0 2 0 .000 .125 .000
Since 2020vs Right 1.021 29 4 0 4 3 .423 .483 .538
2022vs Left .125 8 1 0 2 0 .000 .125 .000
2022vs Right 1.021 29 4 0 4 3 .423 .483 .538
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
 
 
+30%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+30%
OPS on Road
2021
No Stats
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .768 28 4 0 4 2 .292 .393 .375
Since 2020Away 1.000 9 1 0 2 1 .444 .444 .556
2022Home .768 28 4 0 4 2 .292 .393 .375
2022Away 1.000 9 1 0 2 1 .444 .444 .556
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 Ji Hwan Bae 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
5.4%
 
K Rate
16.2%
 
BABIP
.407
 
ISO
.091
 
AVG
.333
 
OBP
.405
 
SLG
.424
 
OPS
.830
 
wOBA
.372
 
Exit Velocity
83.2 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
18.5%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
Expected BA
.236
 
Expected SLG
.261
 
Sprint Speed
27.2 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
56.0%
 
Line Drive %
24.0%
 
Fly Ball %
20.0%
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
The Pirates signed Bae out of South Korea in early 2018 for $1.3 million and between the lines, his full-season debut was a success. He was suspended for 30 games early in the season for assaulting his girlfriend. Bae went on to win the Sally League batting title. While he logged a .417 BABIP, his 80-grade speed, 51.2 GB% and 40.9 Oppo% supports a high BABIP, particularly against Low-A defenders. His speed and 11.3 BB% are what really stand out for fantasy. He could steal 30-plus bases while leading off if he hits his ceiling. If he falls a little short of his offensive ceiling, he could be a No. 8 hitter or relegated to a utility role. Bae's fringe-average arm may force a move to second base, but he has all the other tools to handle shortstop. We can safely say he won't ever be a power threat. Concerns about his character and makeup are valid.
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Two hits, steals bag
OFPittsburgh Pirates
October 3, 2022
Bae went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base Sunday against the Cardinals.
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Tallies second double
OFPittsburgh Pirates
September 27, 2022
Bae went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored Tuesday against the Cubs.
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Heads to bench Monday
OFPittsburgh Pirates
September 26, 2022
Bae is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Reds.
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Two steals in debut
OFPittsburgh Pirates
September 24, 2022
Bae went 1-for-3 with a walk and two stolen bases in Friday's 6-5 loss to the Cubs.
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Starting at second in debut
OFPittsburgh Pirates
September 23, 2022
Bae had his contract selected by the Pirates and will start at second base and bat eighth Friday against the Cubs, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
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