Luis Rengifo

Luis Rengifo

25-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Los Angeles Angels
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Talk about making the most of one's opportunities! Rengifo went from someone projected to filling a utility role to inheriting a starting position as the Angels roster fell apart and having one of the more surprising seasons for waiver wire fodder. He had 14 homers and 13 steals between Triple-A and the majors in 202, but previous exposure to MLB pitching gave us little reason to believe he would finish the 2022 season with 17 homers while finishing fourth on the club in homers. The impatient hitter looks for fastballs early and often and 10 of his 17 homers came off such pitches last season. He walks almost by accident which limits his on-base opportunites and thus capped his stolen base chances last season. The skills profile needs the volume to produce the results because his ability to avoid strikeouts is his one outstanding offensive skill as nearly everything else grades out below average. The normal worries of a regression in homers do not really apply here as the GB/FB rateand the HR/FB rates in 2022 are mirror images to what he did in 2021 in more limited playing time. A healthy Anthony Rendon (it can happen!) pushes Rengifo back to second base but he retains his dual-eligibility heading into the season with an additional shortstop qualification if your league has a 10-game threshold. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a contract with the Mariners in March of 2014. Traded to the Rays in August of 2017. Traded to the Angels in March of 2018.
On bench Monday
SSLos Angeles Angels
October 3, 2022
Rengifo isn't starting Monday against Oakland, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
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Rengifo is getting a rare day off after he went 0-for-8 with a walk and two strikeouts over the last two games. David Fletcher will take over at the keystone and bat ninth Monday.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
11
1
19
13
16
9
5
3
2
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
12
1
11
7
5
2
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+24%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+45%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+6%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+55%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .752 270 37 13 27 0 .265 .297 .455
Since 2020vs Right .606 536 42 11 46 10 .222 .272 .335
2022vs Left .909 172 23 11 22 0 .315 .339 .570
2022vs Right .629 339 22 6 30 6 .238 .271 .358
2021vs Left .532 59 9 1 4 0 .212 .263 .269
2021vs Right .566 131 13 5 14 1 .197 .238 .328
2020vs Left .352 39 5 1 1 0 .111 .158 .194
2020vs Right .546 66 7 0 2 3 .189 .338 .208
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+34%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+53%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+2%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+3%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .749 409 45 15 42 4 .263 .310 .439
Since 2020Away .557 398 34 9 31 6 .209 .249 .308
2022Home .877 253 28 12 34 3 .304 .340 .538
2022Away .574 258 17 5 18 3 .225 .249 .325
2021Home .561 107 14 3 7 0 .204 .255 .306
2021Away .550 83 8 3 11 1 .197 .235 .316
2020Home .461 49 3 0 1 1 .167 .271 .190
2020Away .476 57 9 1 2 2 .146 .268 .208
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Stat Review
How does Luis Rengifo 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
0.22
 
BB Rate
3.3%
 
K Rate
15.5%
 
BABIP
.285
 
ISO
.166
 
AVG
.264
 
OBP
.294
 
SLG
.429
 
OPS
.724
 
wOBA
.316
 
Exit Velocity
86.9 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
23.8%
 
Barrels/PA
4.3%
 
Expected BA
.254
 
Expected SLG
.392
 
Sprint Speed
23.9 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
47.2%
 
Line Drive %
17.8%
 
Fly Ball %
35.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
2019
Rengifo was said to be traded to the Dodgers along with Andy Pages in exchange for Joc Pederson, but Angels owner Arte Moreno nixed the deal. That was just the beginning of a tumultuous 2020 for Rengifo. He was placed on the IL in early July for undisclosed reasons and then battled hamstring tightness later in the month, costing him a spot on the Opening Day roster. His season was bookended by more hamstring trouble, and Rengifo also battled a thumb sprain in September. In 106 PA around all the injuries, Rengifo was awful and even demoted at one point due to poor performance. There are some glimmers of light including a 13.4 BB% and three steals on four attempts. Rengifo was also playing in the Dominican Winter League, so he's ostensibly healthy again. Jose Iglesias was brought in this winter to play shortstop, which leaves Rengifo to likely fill a utility role to begin 2021.
Rengifo played most of the season at the big-league level before a hamate injury ended his season. The impressive thing for Rengifo is that he played the season as a 22-year-old, so we can somewhat forgive his below-average production. Throughout the minors, he was a high-contact hitter who was willing to accept his walks and take bases when opportunities presented themselves. Last year, he was still able to get on base at a decent clip even though he struggled to hit for average adjusting to major-league pitching. The switch hitter has the athleticism to play both second and short as he did last year, but only qualifies at his true home (second base) on draft day. We can see Rengifo hitting for a better average in 2020, but the fact he was thrown out stealing in five of his seven attempts last year is going to make it tough to project a spike in steals, and he faces more obstacles to playing time now following a trade to the Dodgers.
Future utility players do not typically climb from High-A to Double-A to Triple-A at 21 while being above league average at every stop. Yet, many evaluators still see Rengifo as a high-end utility player due to his glove fitting best at second base and doubts about his ability to make enough impact offensively to profile there. It would be a mistake to close the book on him being a valuable fantasy asset for several reasons. His 75:75 K:BB in 590 PA suggests he has a high batting average floor and high OBP ceiling. While not a true plus runner, Rengifo's instincts are so good that he was able to swipe 41 bags on 57 attempts. Even if we dial back the attempts, he could steal 20 bases in the majors. If the switch hitter's hit tool turns out to be as good as he showed at High-A and Double-A, he could be a leadoff hitter with sneaky pop. He might already be better than the big-league options at the keystone, so we should see him this summer.
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Socks 17th homer
SSLos Angeles Angels
October 1, 2022
Rengifo went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in a 4-1 victory versus the Rangers on Friday.
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Crushes 16th home run
SSLos Angeles Angels
September 29, 2022
Rengifo went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Athletics.
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Another multi-homer game
SSLos Angeles Angels
September 18, 2022
Rengifo went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Mariners.
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Huge effort in win
SSLos Angeles Angels
September 16, 2022
Rengifo went 3-for-5 with two home runs, four RBI and three runs scored in Friday's 8-7 win over the Mariners.
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Heads to bench Saturday
SSLos Angeles Angels
September 10, 2022
Rengifo isn't starting Saturday against the Astros, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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