Joey Meneses

30-Year-Old First Baseman1B
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Meneses was the International Player of the Year in 2018, batting .311/.360/.510 with Triple-A Lehigh. Meneses played in Japan for two years then returned stateside in 2021, landing in the Red Sox system. He signed a minor league deal with the Nationals for the 2022 campaign. After cleaning house at the trade deadline, Washington promoted the 30-year-old for his MLB debut. He slashed .286/.341/.489 for Triple-A Rochester. Meneses crushed 13 homers in two months, though two xHR metrics pegged him for 10. While Meneses power was in line with his minor league numbers, his .371 BABIP with the Nationals was artificially high, spurred by an unsustainable number of outfield line drives sporting a high BABIP. Even with batting average regression, Meneses warrants a look at first base in a transition year for the Nationals. His power is mixed-league worthy, but brace for the inevitable dip in batting average. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Nationals in August of 2022.
Homers, drives in four
1BWashington Nationals
October 1, 2022
Meneses went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double and four RBI in a 13-4 win over the Phillies in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader. He also scored four runs and drew a walk.
ANALYSIS
Meneses had himself a day at the plate on Saturday, beginning with a three-run double with two outs in the second inning to put the Nationals up 4-1. He followed that up with a homer to lead off the fifth - his seventh long ball since the start of September, to go along with 22 RBI and 17 runs scored. It was also the rookie first baseman's 11th multi-hit game in that 27-game span.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
8
19
2
3
1
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
11
8
1
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+26%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+26%
OPS vs LHP
2021
No Stats
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left 1.084 76 9 5 11 0 .366 .408 .676
Since 2020vs Right .857 164 24 8 23 1 .305 .348 .510
2022vs Left 1.084 76 9 5 11 0 .366 .408 .676
2022vs Right .857 164 24 8 23 1 .305 .348 .510
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
 
 
+1%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+1%
OPS on Road
2021
No Stats
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .923 111 16 5 15 0 .317 .378 .545
Since 2020Away .935 129 17 8 19 1 .331 .357 .579
2022Home .923 111 16 5 15 0 .317 .378 .545
2022Away .935 129 17 8 19 1 .331 .357 .579
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 Joey Meneses 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
0.29
 
BB Rate
6.3%
 
K Rate
21.7%
 
BABIP
.371
 
ISO
.239
 
AVG
.324
 
OBP
.367
 
SLG
.563
 
OPS
.930
 
wOBA
.398
 
Exit Velocity
91.4 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
36.0%
 
Barrels/PA
7.1%
 
Expected BA
.267
 
Expected SLG
.457
 
Sprint Speed
23.5 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
44.8%
 
Line Drive %
25.6%
 
Fly Ball %
29.7%
 
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Showcases power again Sunday
1BWashington Nationals
September 26, 2022
Meneses went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Marlins.
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Goes deep during loss
1BWashington Nationals
September 25, 2022
Meneses went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Marlins.
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Slugs 10th homer
1BWashington Nationals
September 21, 2022
Meneses went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk Wednesday against Atlanta.
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Four hits in Monday's loss
1BWashington Nationals
September 20, 2022
Meneses went 4-for-4 with a stolen base in Monday's 5-2 loss to Atlanta.
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Goes deep in loss
1BWashington Nationals
September 11, 2022
Meneses went 2-for-5 with a double and a two-run home run in Saturday's loss against the Phillies.
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