Michael Hermosillo

Michael Hermosillo

27-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Chicago Cubs
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Michael Hermosillo in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, $707,000 contract with the Cubs in December of 2021.
Outrighted to Triple-A
OFChicago Cubs  AAA
September 30, 2022
Hermosillo cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa on Friday, Tony Andracki of Marquee Sports Network reports.
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Hermosillo was designated for assignment by the Cubs on Tuesday, but he'll remain in the organization after going unclaimed on waivers. The 27-year-old struggled in the majors this year, hitting just .115 with two doubles, seven runs, four RBI and a stolen base over 31 games.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
3
3
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
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5
4
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+32%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+1%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+44%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
-100%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .604 56 5 1 6 1 .174 .321 .283
Since 2020vs Right .459 65 7 2 7 1 .136 .188 .271
2022vs Left .397 35 2 0 2 0 .074 .286 .111
2022vs Right .393 38 5 0 2 1 .147 .216 .176
2021vs Left .905 15 3 1 3 0 .286 .333 .571
2021vs Right .628 23 2 2 4 0 .136 .174 .455
2020vs Left .900 6 0 0 1 1 .400 .500 .400
2020vs Right .000 4 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+10%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+12%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+20%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+17%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .550 55 4 1 8 1 .196 .236 .314
Since 2020Away .502 66 8 2 5 1 .111 .262 .241
2022Home .422 27 2 0 2 0 .160 .222 .200
2022Away .378 46 5 0 2 1 .083 .267 .111
2021Home .682 22 2 1 4 0 .227 .227 .455
2021Away .821 16 3 2 3 0 .143 .250 .571
2020Home .583 6 0 0 2 1 .250 .333 .250
2020Away .500 4 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250
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Stat Review
How does Michael Hermosillo 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
0.26
 
BB Rate
9.6%
 
K Rate
37.0%
 
BABIP
.206
 
ISO
.033
 
AVG
.115
 
OBP
.250
 
SLG
.148
 
OPS
.398
 
wOBA
.204
 
Exit Velocity
86.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
22.9%
 
Barrels/PA
4.1%
 
Expected BA
.169
 
Expected SLG
.247
 
Sprint Speed
24.7 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
38.2%
 
Line Drive %
26.5%
 
Fly Ball %
35.3%
 
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Hermosillo put together a .243/.330/.466 slash line with 15 homers, 43 RBI and six stolen bases over 64 games in the minors this season (62 contests at Triple-A Salt Lake), but when he got the call to the big leagues, he struggled to a .139 average with one homer, three RBI and a 41.3 K% over 18 matchups. Additionally, after sporting a 75.7 contact rate during 2017 at Triple-A, his contact rate has dipped to 68.1% in 2018 and 66% in 2019 (47.2% in the big leagues). While his strikeout rate continues to be a concern, he'll need to see consistent big-league at-bats before properly gauging his potential. Mike Trout and Justin Upton have locked down center and left field, respectively, so the 24-year-old will likely battle for time in right field heading into spring training.
The 2013 28th-round pick made his major-league debut in May and had a few stints with the Angels in 2018, but was unable to make a significant impact. None of Hermosillo's big-league stays even lasted two weeks until roster expansion in September, making it tough to get a read on his true talent. The 23-year-old had a quality season with Triple-A Salt Lake, posting a 117 wRC+ with 12 home runs and 10 stolen bases in 323 PA. One cause for concern is Hermosillo's strikeout rate, which rose from 21.5% in 2017 (combined between Double-A and Triple-A) to 26.9% last season, but the sporadic at-bats could have played a part. Mike Trout and Justin Upton have starting spots locked down, but Hermosillo could eventually push Kole Calhoun (0.0 fWAR last season) for the right-field job, and at least appears poised to serve as a fourth outfielder for the Angels.
Hermosillo very quietly hit nine home runs with 35 steals (on 48 attempts) between stops at High-A, Double-A and Triple-A as an age-appropriate 22-year-old, and is on the cusp of making his big-league debut. He appears to be a good candidate to serve as a fourth outfielder, with a chance for more. Hermosillo tweaked his mechanics slightly last season, allowing him to tap into more pull-side power. This was evident at Triple-A, where he posted a career-high .200 ISO. An above-average runner and good athlete, he has always been able to add value with his legs, and he has enough arm to handle an outfield corner. His walk rate plummeted from 11.8 percent to 5.4 percent after the promotion to Triple-A, but if he heads back there at the start of 2018, he will likely improve in that regard, which is important, as he may never hit better than .250 or .260. He could spend the majority of this season on the Angels' bench, and may even get time as a regular if they deal with injuries.
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Dropped from 40-man roster
OFChicago Cubs  AAA
September 27, 2022
Hermosillo was designated for assignment by the Cubs on Tuesday, Taylor McGregor of Marquee Sports Network reports.
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Swipes first bag
OFChicago Cubs  AAA
September 22, 2022
Hermosillo went 2-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base in a 3-2 win Thursday in Pittsburgh.
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Sits after six straight starts
OFChicago Cubs  AAA
September 21, 2022
Hermosillo is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins.
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Nabs fifth straight start
OFChicago Cubs  AAA
September 19, 2022
Hermosillo will start in center field and bat eighth in Monday's game against the Marlins.
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Back from injured list
OFChicago Cubs  AAA
September 6, 2022
Hermosillo (quad) was activated from the injured list Tuesday, Taylor McGregor of Marquee Sports Network reports.
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