Luis Campusano

Luis Campusano

24-Year-Old CatcherC
San Diego Padres
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Campusano doesn't have much more to prove with his bat in the minors, as he impressed again for Triple-A El Paso last season, posting a .298/.363/.483 slash line with 14 homers and 60 RBI over 358 plate appearances. His 17.3% strikeout rate and 9.4% walk rate further shone light on his readiness to hit in the majors, though he was just okay with a .250/.260/.333 slash line and a 1:11 BB:K over 50 big-league plate appearances with San Diego. That small sample isn't likely to divert the Padres' view of Campusano as their catcher of the future, and it's telling that in November they chose to non-tender veteran backstop Jorge Alfaro, who worked in a timeshare with Austin Nola last season. Nola will still be around in 2023, but Campusano is going to get an expanded opportunity and could emerge as the team's primary catcher if his bat plays up as expected and his glove is at least passable. The position is no longer the wasteland we've grown accustomed to in fantasy, but it's nonetheless a good idea to keep an eye on Campusano in redraft to see how his playing time shakes out. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a $1.3 million contract with the Padres in June of 2017.
Belts first homer
CSan Diego Padres
September 18, 2022
Campusano went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in a 2-0 win against the Diamondbacks on Saturday.
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Campusano made the most of a rare start behind the plate, swatting a solo homer off Zac Gallen in the fourth inning for one of two Padres runs in the contest. The long ball was his first this season and his second over 23 career games. Campusano has shown good pop in the minors, but he's clearly behind Austin Nola and Jorge Alfaro on San Diego's catcher depth chart for the time being.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+63%
OPS vs LHP
2022
Even Split
2021
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
-100%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .711 25 2 1 2 0 .261 .320 .391
Since 2020vs Right .435 67 4 1 5 0 .161 .209 .226
2022vs Left .594 19 0 0 1 0 .278 .316 .278
2022vs Right .592 31 4 1 4 0 .233 .226 .367
2021vs Left .000 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2021vs Right .297 35 0 0 1 0 .097 .200 .097
2020vs Left 2.667 3 2 1 1 0 .500 .667 2.000
2020vs Right .000 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+71%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+41%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+13%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
-100%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .364 39 1 0 3 0 .158 .179 .184
Since 2020Away .623 53 5 2 4 0 .213 .283 .340
2022Home .474 19 1 0 2 0 .211 .211 .263
2022Away .670 31 3 1 3 0 .276 .290 .379
2021Home .255 20 0 0 1 0 .105 .150 .105
2021Away .289 18 0 0 0 0 .067 .222 .067
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 1.833 4 2 1 1 0 .333 .500 1.333
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Stat Review
How does Luis Campusano 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
0.09
 
BB Rate
2.0%
 
K Rate
22.0%
 
BABIP
.297
 
ISO
.083
 
AVG
.250
 
OBP
.260
 
SLG
.333
 
OPS
.593
 
wOBA
.259
 
Exit Velocity
87.7 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
32.5%
 
Barrels/PA
4.0%
 
Expected BA
.230
 
Expected SLG
.355
 
Sprint Speed
23.6 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
44.7%
 
Line Drive %
13.2%
 
Fly Ball %
42.1%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Despite strong offensive statistical showings in the upper levels of the minors, Campusano still appears to be third on the Padres' depth chart at catcher. Austin Nola and Victor Caratini may not be better hitters than Campusano, but they are significantly better defenders and they work better with pitchers. Campusano logged a 122 wRC+ as a 22-year-old catcher at Triple-A, which is pretty excellent. He hit 15 home runs while batting .295 with a 20.2 K% and an 8.3 BB% in 81 games. His defense is supposedly trending up, but that might be damning with faint praise. If it ever seems like Campusano is poised for regular work, he's a talented enough hitter to add value in two-catcher leagues. The Padres traded for Jorge Alfaro in November, adding another competitor for playing time to the mix.
Despite entering 2020 having never played above High-A ball, Campusano parlayed a co-MVP campaign in the California League in 2019 and an impressive showing at the team's alternate training site last season into a big-league callup. The 22-year-old logged only four plate appearances before a sprained wrist shut him down for the remainder of the regular season, but he made the most of the brief opportunity, drilling a solo home run in his debut. He also struck out twice, providing a reminder that young catching prospects usually take time to develop. Still, Campusano has shown the ability to hit for contact in the minors -- he registered a superb 11.7 K% and 86.5 Contact% in his breakthrough 2019 season -- and he projects to be an above-average hitter in the big leagues. Unfortunately, offseason legal troubles have cast a cloud over his immediate future and scrambled his outlook moving forward.
Campusano, a second-round pick in 2017, had a breakout season at High-A, and while he clearly has a good command of the strike zone (10.7 BB%, 11.7 K%), his numbers are slightly less impressive when we look a little deeper. He hit .292 with nine home runs in 107 games away from Lancaster, one of the most hitter-friendly parks in pro baseball (he hit .423 with six HR in 15 games in Lancaster). His numbers in primarily neutral hitting environments are a better gauge of his present abilities -- a potentially above-average to plus hitter with average power. He has the tools to be a quality defensive catcher, thus profiling as the Padres' long-term starter at that position. We can recognize the noise in his California League numbers and still conclude that he is a top-10 catching prospect, just not a top-five one. He will spend his age-21 season at Double-A, which by itself is an accomplishment for any catcher.
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Recalled Friday
CSan Diego Padres
August 26, 2022
Campusano was recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Friday.
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Optioned to Triple-A
CSan Diego Padres
May 1, 2022
Campusano was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Sunday.
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Back with big-league club
CSan Diego Padres
April 24, 2022
Campusano was recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Sunday.
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Optioned to Triple-A
CSan Diego Padres
April 6, 2022
Campusano was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday.
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Could benefit from Caratini trade
CSan Diego Padres
April 6, 2022
There could be room on the Padres' Opening Day roster for Campusano now that Victor Caratini has been traded to the Brewers, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com suggests.
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