Lucius Fox

25-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Washington Nationals AAA
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Lucius Fox in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Claimed off waivers by the Orioles in November of 2021. Waived by the Orioles in November of 2021. Claimed off waivers by the Nationals in November of 2021.
Clears waivers
SSWashington Nationals  AAA
December 20, 2022
Fox cleared waivers Tuesday and was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester, Bobby Blanco of MASNSports.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Fox struggled in his first cup of coffee last season, hitting .080/.115/.080 across 10 games. His .228/.306/.340 line for Rochester wasn't good, either, so it's no surprise that he failed to generate any interest on waivers.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#3
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#9
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+20%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+20%
OPS vs RHP
2021
No Stats
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .167 7 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000
Since 2020vs Right .200 21 2 0 2 1 .100 .100 .100
2022vs Left .167 7 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000
2022vs Right .200 21 2 0 2 1 .100 .100 .100
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
 
 
+653%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+653%
OPS on Road
2021
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2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .059 19 1 0 1 0 .000 .059 .000
Since 2020Away .444 9 1 0 1 1 .222 .222 .222
2022Home .059 19 1 0 1 0 .000 .059 .000
2022Away .444 9 1 0 1 1 .222 .222 .222
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 Lucius Fox 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
0.11
 
BB Rate
3.6%
 
K Rate
32.1%
 
BABIP
.125
 
ISO
.000
 
AVG
.080
 
OBP
.115
 
SLG
.080
 
OPS
.195
 
wOBA
.095
 
Exit Velocity
81.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
5.6%
 
Barrels/PA
3.6%
 
Expected BA
.156
 
Expected SLG
.211
 
Sprint Speed
28.3 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
75.0%
 
Line Drive %
6.3%
 
Fly Ball %
18.8%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Fox struggled after a late-season promotion to Double-A, but his body of work at High-A Charlotte over the bulk of the year was impressive for a player who was was only 20 years old for most of his time there. He flashed a discerning eye (10.4 BB%) and improved bat-to-ball skills, trimming his strikeout rate to 19.6%, from 25.2% at that level in 2017. Fox does not provide power but does possess 70-grade speed, and it was on full display, with Fox swiping 23 bags with Charlotte and 29 bases in total (38 attempts). After the move to Double-A Montgomery, Fox got extremely pull happy (57.7%) and his production tanked, though the silver lining is that he at least continued to make contact (16.7 K%). He's done well in his return trips to levels so far in his career, so there is some hope that Fox can overcome the Double-A wall and improve offensively with Montgomery this season, forcing his way into the Rays' 2020 plans at shortstop.
It is easy to dream on Fox, a likely shortstop with the speed to steal 30-plus bases annually, but after two years in pro ball, he is still much more projection than substance. He rode a .371 BABIP to a .278 average at Low-A -- by far his best mark in three pro stops. However, that average was driven by a lot of weak contact, with 78.6 percent of his hits going for singles, leading to a .083 ISO -- a bottom 20 mark in the Midwest League. He is never going to be a plus defender or significant power threat, so he will need to get on base at a really solid clip to profile as a regular. Even though he struggled mightily to do damage after a promotion to High-A, he still walked at a 9.2 percent clip, so there is reason to be optimistic in that regard. If everything clicks, he’ll be a throwback shortstop who hits for a high average, gets on base at a .360 clip and is a force on the bases.
The switch-hitting Fox was sent to Tampa from San Francisco in the Matt Moore deal, but missed several weeks upon arrival with a bone bruise in his foot. The 19-year-old shortstop boasts excellent speed and there's hope he can add some power in time. Given his age, his game is naturally still in need of plenty of seasoning, but his athleticism is believed to be more than sufficient to allow him to eventually thrive at the big-league level. A season at full health should provide much a better perspective of where Fox is in his development and what his trajectory may look like.
Fox is one of the more intriguing international free agents, as he moved from Florida (where he played high school baseball) to his birthplace, the Bahamas, so that he could sign as an international free agent. He was the No. 4 international prospect according to Baseball America, and happened to turn 18 on the day he signed. Fox is an excellent athlete with great speed and a good feel for hitting from both sides of the plate. The potential five-tool player could end up at shortstop or in center field. Given his age and talent, he should be considered one of the most appealing dynasty league prospects from this signing period. With the Giants having middle infield covered for the near future, it would make sense for them to attempt to convert Fox into their center fielder of the future.
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Designated for assignment
SSWashington Nationals  AAA
December 13, 2022
Fox was designated for assignment by the Nationals on Tuesday, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports.
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Returns to action at Triple-A
SSWashington Nationals  AAA
August 24, 2022
Fox (undisclosed) has gone 2-for-11 with a home run, a walk and two RBI in three games since returning from Triple-A Rochester's 7-day injured list Saturday.
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Goes on Triple-A club's IL
SSWashington Nationals  AAA
Undisclosed
July 12, 2022
Triple-A Rochester placed Fox on its 7-day injured list Tuesday due to an unspecified issue, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
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Returned to Triple-A
SSWashington Nationals  AAA
June 7, 2022
Fox was optioned back to Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.
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Recalled Friday
SSWashington Nationals  AAA
June 3, 2022
Fox was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Friday, Bobby Blanco of MASN reports.
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