LaMonte Wade

LaMonte Wade

29-Year-Old OutfielderOF
San Francisco Giants
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Wade Jr, as well as many of his teammates, underperformed in 2022 as much as the club overperformed in 2021. He is firmly entreched as a strong side platoon outfielder with his inability to handle lefty pitchers, and that is perfectly fine with San Francisco and their fondness for platoon situatios. What was not fine was the 93 wRC+ Wade Jr had last year and how his lack of production impacted fantasy clubs who saw 2022 as a building block rather than an outlier. The young man is still very accepting of walks but defenses position him well as he had a 74-point split between his wOBA without the shift (.347) vs when shifted (.273) There may be some relief for him with the new rules on defensive alignments, but he has a rather hard cap of 475 plate appearances with his inability to hit lefties limiting his value to NL-Only formats. Read Past Outlooks
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#510
ADP
$Signed a one-year, $1.375 million contract with the Giants in January of 2023.
Avoids arbitration
OFSan Francisco Giants
January 13, 2023
Wade signed a one-year, $1.375 million contract with the Giants on Friday to avoid arbitration, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
ANALYSIS
Wade took a major step back in 2022, putting up a .665 OPS while being limited to just 77 games due to knee issues. If healthy, the 29-year-old should bounce back to a certain degree in 2023 while playing a variety of positions.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
38
6
2
2
1
2
4
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
1
3
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+159%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+190%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+121%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .310 79 8 0 6 0 .113 .169 .141
Since 2020vs Right .802 597 76 26 77 8 .251 .337 .464
2022vs Left .252 33 4 0 4 0 .100 .152 .100
2022vs Right .730 218 25 8 22 1 .225 .329 .401
2021vs Left .389 42 3 0 2 0 .135 .200 .189
2021vs Right .860 339 49 18 54 6 .268 .341 .518
2020vs Left .000 4 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2020vs Right .693 40 2 0 1 1 .257 .350 .343
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+27%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+23%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+19%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+174%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .832 340 47 18 47 3 .243 .328 .503
Since 2020Away .655 336 37 8 36 5 .226 .307 .348
2022Home .730 127 17 6 17 0 .223 .302 .429
2022Away .595 124 12 2 9 1 .190 .309 .286
2021Home .875 200 27 12 30 2 .246 .327 .549
2021Away .736 181 25 6 26 4 .261 .326 .410
2020Home 1.171 13 3 0 0 1 .444 .615 .556
2020Away .427 31 0 0 1 0 .167 .194 .233
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Stat Review
How does LaMonte Wade 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
0.51
 
BB Rate
10.4%
 
K Rate
20.3%
 
BABIP
.233
 
ISO
.152
 
AVG
.207
 
OBP
.305
 
SLG
.359
 
OPS
.665
 
wOBA
.300
 
Exit Velocity
87.7 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
23.7%
 
Barrels/PA
6.4%
 
Expected BA
.221
 
Expected SLG
.407
 
Sprint Speed
21.8 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
31.7%
 
Line Drive %
18.6%
 
Fly Ball %
49.7%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Wade is basically the personification of the surprising and amazing 2021 season for the Giants. He was flipped to San Francisco from Minnesota just before the season for Shaun Anderson as the Twins had an outfield roster crunch and were ready to move on from Wade, who had shown little in his two stints at the big-league level. The Giants moved him into a platoon situation and he rewarded them with an excellent strong-side platoon showing, particularly with a number of late-inning heroics (he hit .362/.444/.511 in late and close games). The sample size is too small to be definitive, but he is 5-for-48 in his career against lefties (.104), so we may never see Wade as an everyday player, but NL-only roto players can recognize the value in a hitter that has a 124 wRC+ for his career against righties. LaMonte may not be The Next Big Thing, but he still has some value in certain formats.
Wade's ability to draw walks and play center field have seen him called up as a reserve outfielder and spot starter at times the past two seasons, but his lack of power has kept him from winning any regular role in the offense. He has a 13.3% walk rate in the majors after strong walk rates in the minors and has made good contact despite a 20.5% strikeout rate in just 44 plate appearances. Wade can can capably play all three outfield spots (+1 to -1 DRS at all three the past two seasons) plus first base and his left-handed bat could help a platoon or be of use off the bench. Wade could win a reserve role due to his defense this spring, but more likely continues to shuffle between Minnesota and Triple-A.
Wade's ability to draw walks and play center field led to his callup in July as a temporary fill-in after hitting just .246/.392/.356 at Triple-A. He dislocated his right thumb after just his second big-league game and missed two months. He returned to play in some key spots in the September pennant race but hit just .196 in 69 plate appearances. Wade did draw 11 walks (15.9 BB%) and his excellent bat-to-ball skill translated against big-league pitching (13.0 K%). It was a very small sample, but he used the whole field and logged a respectable 21.3 LD%, so he could fare better in a larger stint in the majors. He was primarily called up for his ability to capably play all three outfield spots (-1 DRS at all three). Wade could win a reserve role due to his defense this spring, but he'll likely need to show more with his bat at Triple-A before getting an extended chance in the majors.
The 24-year-old reached Double-A Chattanooga last year, hitting for a strong .292/.397/.408 slash line, but was a bit older than his competition at age 23. Wade is a very challenging prospect to rank for fantasy purposes, as he can clearly hit, he just doesn't do much else. His upside may be hitting .290, get on base at a .390 clip and hit 10 home runs with 10 steals. He'll likely move up to Triple-A this summer and could reach majors in the second half.
Wade hit .318 with a .904 OPS at Low-A Cedar Rapids, as the 2015 ninth-round draft pick continues to impress at each step of the minors. His upside may be limited however, since at age 22 last season he was older than the competition. He doesn't add much speed for fantasy purposes, but his high contact rate and decent power could lead him to continue to surprise.
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Tallies three hits in finale
OFSan Francisco Giants
October 5, 2022
Wade went 3-for-5 with a run, an RBI and a stolen base in Wednesday's 8-1 victory versus San Diego.
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Steps out of lineup
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October 4, 2022
Wade is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Padres, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Sitting again Friday
OFSan Francisco Giants
September 30, 2022
Wade is not in Friday's lineup against the Diamondbacks, Sonja Chen of MLB.com reports.
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Remains on bench
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September 29, 2022
Wade will sit Thursday against the Rockies, Evan Webeck of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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On bench again Wednesday
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September 28, 2022
Wade is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rockies, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
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