Jordan Luplow

Jordan Luplow

29-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Arizona Diamondbacks
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Jordan Luplow in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, $1.4 million contract with the Diamondbacks in March of 2022.
DFA'd by Arizona
OFArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
November 15, 2022
Luplow was designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Luplow was acquired by Arizona in November 2021, and he won't retain his spot on the 40-man roster since he struggled to a .176/.274/.361 slash line in 83 games during his first season in the desert.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
4
6
3
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
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11
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+1%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+14%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+29%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+53%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .699 278 27 14 32 1 .186 .299 .401
Since 2020vs Right .690 231 29 10 31 5 .191 .303 .387
2022vs Left .673 127 16 8 18 1 .171 .268 .405
2022vs Right .589 107 10 3 10 4 .181 .280 .309
2021vs Left .690 109 9 5 10 0 .167 .312 .378
2021vs Right .893 84 14 6 18 1 .247 .345 .548
2020vs Left .802 42 2 1 4 0 .278 .357 .444
2020vs Right .525 40 5 1 3 0 .094 .275 .250
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+1%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+5%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+14%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+18%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .689 218 21 11 32 4 .182 .294 .396
Since 2020Away .693 286 34 12 30 2 .193 .308 .385
2022Home .653 98 10 6 17 4 .182 .255 .398
2022Away .620 136 16 5 11 1 .171 .287 .333
2021Home .724 87 7 5 14 0 .164 .299 .425
2021Away .827 106 16 6 14 1 .233 .349 .478
2020Home .702 33 4 0 1 0 .231 .394 .308
2020Away .597 44 2 1 5 0 .162 .273 .324
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Stat Review
How does Jordan Luplow 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
0.42
 
BB Rate
10.7%
 
K Rate
25.6%
 
BABIP
.185
 
ISO
.185
 
AVG
.176
 
OBP
.274
 
SLG
.361
 
OPS
.634
 
wOBA
.283
 
Exit Velocity
87.2 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
34.3%
 
Barrels/PA
4.7%
 
Expected BA
.198
 
Expected SLG
.351
 
Sprint Speed
23.5 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
41.1%
 
Line Drive %
14.4%
 
Fly Ball %
44.5%
 
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Luplow has been a serviceable part-time player over parts of five seasons in the majors, most recently hitting .202/.326/.454 in 62 games for Cleveland and Tampa Bay. He owns a lifetime 139 wRC+ against lefties compared to a 78 wRC+ against righties, so he'll fit best on the short side of a platoon. He underwent arthroscopic ankle surgery in mid-October but is expected to be ready for spring training.
After posting a 137 wRC+ in his first season in Cleveland, Luplow suffered through a subpar encore in 2020. That was largely the result of his relative struggles against lefties, as he managed a 110 wRC+ across 43 plate appearances against them. The larger sample says a bounce back is in store for Luplow because he's spent the majority of his major-league career demolishing southpaws to the tune of a 153 wRC+ and .275/.379/.603 line. However, he has yet to prove that he can expand his role beyond that of a lefty-masher by posting a poor .193/.274/.316 line, .123 ISO and 57 wRC+ across 274 plate appearances against right-handers. It's very difficult to extract value from a short-side platoon masher in most formats, but in deep leagues with daily moves, Luplow can be of service on days where Cleveland faces a left-handed starter.
Luplow saw limited action in 2019 as a platoon outfielder. The 26-year-old recorded an OPS of .923 with 15 home runs in 261 plate appearances, with 155 of those plate appearances coming against left-handed pitching. He hit just .216/.274/.299 when he did not have the platoon advantage, and with that in mind, it seems safe to say Luplow's exposure to right-handers will remain limited for the foreseeable future. Luplow showed some discipline at the plate, improving his walk rate to 12.6%, but his contact rate dropped to 75.9% with a 10.8% swinging-strike rate. A short-side platoon outfielder is really only usable in mono leagues or deep leagues with daily lineup moves, though Luplow can be added here or there in 15-team mixers when you see a string of lefties due up on Cleveland's schedule.
Luplow got into 37 games for the Pirates last season but failed to impress, hitting just .185/.272/.359. That line was good for a 72 wRC+, the exact same mark he recorded in his 27-game debut the season prior, though he was closer to league average against lefties. Optimism for Luplow's future is grounded in his Triple-A performance, as he's posted a strong .300/.378/.479 line with Indianapolis over the last two seasons. Traded to Cleveland over the offseason, he joins a team that lacks established bats in the outfield. In a lefty-heavy group, Luplow will be given the chance to earn a role on the short side of a platoon in an outfield corner.
While Luplow appears capable of handling the short side of an outfield platoon, the Pirates have three everyday outfielders and their top hitting prospect (Austin Meadows) is also an outfielder who is close to big-league ready. Luplow hit three home runs in 36 at-bats against lefties and four home runs in 124 at-bats against righties at Triple-A, which is why there is almost a 200-point gap between his OPS against southpaws (1.067) and righties (.869) despite almost identical on-base percentages against the two subsets. This same phenomenon occurred over a larger sample at Double-A and over a smaller sample in the majors. As a subpar defender, he may not be given a long leash against righties even in a situation lacking in outfield depth. But in Pittsburgh, it's really hard to see how he would garner an everyday role. If the Pirates can trade Andrew McCutchen, Luplow could enter the year starting against lefties, but even then he would likely just be a placeholder while the team waits for Meadows to force the issue.
Luplow, drafted in the third round of the 2014 draft, moved from the outfield to third base in 2015. He made 21 errors for a .910 fielding percentage, so it remains to be seen how much longer he stays in the infield. Regardless, his bat plays at any position. The 22-year-old out of Fresno State University hit .264/.368/.464 in 461 PA for the West Virginia Black Bears. He also hit 12 homers and finished with a .180 ISO. Perhaps most impressively, Luplow compiled a 59:67 BB:K ratio. Finding a position might be an issue with the right-handed hitter, but fantasy owners will want to keep watch of his progress at the plate.
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Three hits against Giants
OFArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
October 2, 2022
Luplow went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Saturday's win over the Giants.
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Hitless in loss
OFArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
September 13, 2022
Luplow started in left field and went 0-for-3 in Monday's 6-0 loss to the Dodgers.
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Recalled to majors
OFArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
September 12, 2022
Luplow was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Monday.
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Sent down Monday
OFArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
August 29, 2022
Luplow was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Monday, Theo Mackie of The Arizona Republic reports.
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Clubs 11th homer
OFArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
July 9, 2022
Luplow went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Saturday's 9-2 win over the Rockies.
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