Matt Batten

Matt Batten

27-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
San Diego Padres
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Batten struggled in his first taste of the majors last season, going 2-for-19 with six strikeouts. That he reached the big leagues at all is an impressive accomplishment given that he was a 32nd-round draft pick in 2017. Batten's path to the Padres has been paved by positional versatility (aside from catcher, he's played every position -- including pitcher -- in the minors) and steady improvement at the plate. Last season, he posted a career-best .840 OPS with Triple-A El Paso and demonstrated a hint of power for the first time as a pro, slugging 12 homers in 378 plate appearances. There's no expectation that he'll hit for much power in the majors, but he can be a useful depth piece if he's able to hit to the gaps and maintain the double-digit walk rate he has consistently posted in the minors. Batten has also blossomed on the basepaths at Triple-A over the past two seasons, swiping 45 bags in 52 attempts. There's little chance that he'll be able to break into San Diego's loaded lineup and find everyday at-bats, but he could fill a valuable role as a super-utility player and pinch runner. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Padres in July of 2022.
Sent down Friday
3BSan Diego Padres
August 26, 2022
Batten was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Batten joined the Padres at the end of July but saw minimal playing time during his stint with the big-league club. He'll head back to the minors after Eguy Rosario was called up Friday.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
4
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+533%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+533%
OPS vs LHP
2021
No Stats
2020
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .633 12 0 0 1 0 .200 .333 .300
Since 2020vs Right .100 10 0 0 0 0 .000 .100 .000
2022vs Left .633 12 0 0 1 0 .200 .333 .300
2022vs Right .100 10 0 0 0 0 .000 .100 .000
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
 
 
-100%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
-100%
OPS at Home
2021
No Stats
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .685 13 0 0 1 0 .200 .385 .300
Since 2020Away .000 9 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2022Home .685 13 0 0 1 0 .200 .385 .300
2022Away .000 9 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
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 Matt Batten 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
0.33
 
BB Rate
9.1%
 
K Rate
27.3%
 
BABIP
.154
 
ISO
.053
 
AVG
.105
 
OBP
.227
 
SLG
.158
 
OPS
.385
 
wOBA
.194
 
Exit Velocity
86.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
15.4%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
Expected BA
.193
 
Expected SLG
.251
 
Sprint Speed
27.6 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
61.5%
 
Line Drive %
15.4%
 
Fly Ball %
23.1%
 
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