Jose Miranda

Jose Miranda

24-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
Minnesota Twins
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Miranda had an impressive rookie season by hitting 15 home runs with a .751 OPS, showing his late-blooming minor league career was no fluke. Miranda hit .344/.401/.572 with 30 home runs between Double-A and Triple-A in 2021 at age 23, but began 2022 in the minors. He was called up in early May, but hit just .164/.200/.284 in 19 games and was sent back down. Given a second chance when called up at the end of May, he caught fire and hit .287 with a .797 OPS in his final 106 games, splitting time between third base and first base and becoming a regular in the lineup. Miranda features above average power (55th percentile Avg. Exit Velocity and 63rd percentile Hard Hit rate) with strong contact rates (79.5%) and above-average strikeout rates (18.5%). He's a below-average glove at third base, which could hinder him from finding a regular spot in the lineup without the premium power needed at first base or DH. Still, Miranda has enough of a well-rounded skill set at the plate to find his way into regular playing time. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#150
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Twins in March of 2023.
Bound for Triple-A
3BMinnesota Twins  AAA
May 10, 2023
The Twins optioned Miranda to Triple-A St. Paul on Wednesday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
ANALYSIS
Miranda will cede his spot on the 26-man active roster to infielder Kyle Farmer (mouth), who was reinstated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. While Miranda's impending demotion is shocking on the surface following his impressive rookie campaign in 2022, the 24-year-old is in the midst of a prolonged funk at the plate. He's gone just 6-for-36 over his last 10 games and is slashing .220/.275/.318 on the season, with his .593 OPS representing a 158-point drop from 2022. Ideally, Miranda will be in store for a brief stint in the minors to regain confidence and get his timing back at the plate before he steps back into an everyday role with the Twins at third base. In the meantime, the Twins are likely to turn to a combination of Farmer and Willi Castro to handle the hot corner.
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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
5
9
8
2
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
4
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2021
 
 
+18%
OPS vs LHP
2023
 
 
+25%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+14%
OPS vs LHP
2021
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2021vs Left .803 165 18 10 26 0 .276 .309 .494
Since 2021vs Right .682 460 39 8 53 1 .250 .315 .367
2023vs Left .708 26 3 1 1 0 .280 .308 .400
2023vs Right .566 116 9 2 12 0 .206 .267 .299
2022vs Left .821 139 15 9 25 0 .275 .309 .511
2022vs Right .721 344 30 6 41 1 .265 .331 .390
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2021
 
 
+17%
OPS at Home
2023
 
 
+83%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+5%
OPS at Home
2021
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2021Home .774 292 30 9 38 1 .277 .342 .432
Since 2021Away .663 333 27 9 41 0 .240 .288 .375
2023Home .780 67 6 3 6 0 .274 .328 .452
2023Away .427 75 6 0 7 0 .171 .227 .200
2022Home .772 225 24 6 32 1 .277 .347 .426
2022Away .732 258 21 9 34 0 .260 .306 .426
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Jose Miranda 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
0.39
 
BB Rate
6.3%
 
K Rate
16.2%
 
BABIP
.245
 
ISO
.098
 
AVG
.220
 
OBP
.275
 
SLG
.318
 
OPS
.593
 
wOBA
.267
 
Exit Velocity
88.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
28.4%
 
Barrels/PA
3.5%
 
Expected BA
.247
 
Expected SLG
.341
 
Sprint Speed
23.3 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
48.6%
 
Line Drive %
21.1%
 
Fly Ball %
30.3%
 
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2022 Fantasy Outlook
Miranda will be an excellent test case in the value of raw minor-league production. His numbers from 2021 as a 23-year-old at Double-A and Triple-A were unassailable. He hit .344/.401/.572 with 30 home runs, a 12.5 K% and a 7.1 BB%, yet traditional scouts inside and outside the organization aren't sold that he is an everyday player in the majors. It doesn't help that he is a subpar defender at every position on the diamond and is generally a bad athlete who won't contribute on the bases, so his bat needs to carry the day. He was a borderline top-200 prospect from the 2017-18 offseason until early 2019, but a poor showing as a 21-year-old at High-A (.663 OPS) led to him falling off the top 400 prospect rankings and obviously he was out of sight and out of mind in 2020. If Miranda struck out at a higher clip, it would be easier to write him off as a likely Quad-A bat, but his combination of contact skill and game power could allow him to get regular playing time despite the other weaknesses in his game. An injury to any number of big-league regulars could lead to him getting an audition sometime this season.
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Getting breather
3BMinnesota Twins  AAA
May 3, 2023
Miranda is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the White Sox.
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Sits for first time
3BMinnesota Twins  AAA
April 30, 2023
Miranda is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals.
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Hits third home run
3BMinnesota Twins  AAA
April 29, 2023
Miranda went 2-for-4 with a double, a solo home run and an additional run scored in Friday's victory over Kansas City.
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Hits first two homers of season
3BMinnesota Twins  AAA
April 26, 2023
Miranda went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, a solo home run and an additional run scored in Wednesday's 12-6 loss to the Yankees.
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On base thrice in win
3BMinnesota Twins  AAA
April 24, 2023
Mirando went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Twins.
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