Mason Auer

22-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Tampa Bay Rays AA
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Auer, one of the best athletes in all of full-season ball, has some similarities to org. mate Josh Lowe, in that he has extremely loud tools and it will come down to whether he can hit enough. Unlike Lowe, Auer bats right-handed and his strikeout rates have been a bit more tame, although he did have a 29.5 K% in 18 games in the Arizona Fall League. A center fielder with elite speed and arm strength, Auer stole 48 bases on 55 attempts while hitting 15 home runs with a .289/.371/.487 slash line as a 21-year-old at Single-A and High-A. He will be an age-appropriate 22-year-old at Double-A this year, which will provide us with a good idea of where the hit tool is at this stage of his development. Given his physical tools, Auer has significant fantasy upside, but there's a chance his stock takes a tumble after he faces the most advanced pitching of his career. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a $312,500 contract with the Rays in July of 2021.
Overmatched in early going
OFTampa Bay Rays  AA
April 18, 2023
Auer is hitting .143 with a 54.8 percent strikeout rate in seven games with Double-A Montgomery.
One of the best athletes in the upper levels of the minor leagues, Auer has four of the five tools covered, but his weak hit tool is getting exposed early in his first tour of Double-A. Despite sporting a .226 OBP, Auer already has seven steals on seven attempts through just 31 plate appearances. He just turned 22, so the Rays and dynasty managers can remain patient, as the jump from High-A to Double-A is a significant one.
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OFTampa Bay Rays  AA
July 12, 2021
The Rays have selected Auer with the 161st overall pick in the 2021 first-year player draft.
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