Mike Ford

Mike Ford

30-Year-Old First Baseman1B
Los Angeles Angels
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Mike Ford in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a one-year contract with the Angels in August of 2022.
Outrighted to minors
1BLos Angeles Angels  AAA
October 3, 2022
The Angels outrighted Ford to Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday.
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Ford was one of three Angels recently designated for assignment to clear waivers, with pitcher Mike Mayers and outfielder Magneuris Sierra also getting outrighted to Triple-A on Sunday. The 30-year-old Ford is eligible to become a free agent this offseason and may have to settle for a minor-league deal after slashing .206/.302/.313 over 149 plate appearances in the majors this season between stops with the Angels, Mariners, Giants and Atlanta.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
11
11
6
2
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
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#9
1
2
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+1%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+36%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+72%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+389%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .563 48 4 2 4 0 .178 .229 .333
Since 2020vs Right .570 257 16 6 22 0 .168 .284 .286
2022vs Left .778 27 3 2 3 0 .259 .259 .519
2022vs Right .571 122 6 1 7 0 .192 .311 .260
2021vs Left .350 12 1 0 1 0 .100 .250 .100
2021vs Right .603 60 5 3 4 0 .140 .283 .320
2020vs Left .111 9 0 0 0 0 .000 .111 .000
2020vs Right .543 75 5 2 11 0 .152 .240 .303
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+14%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+36%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+133%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+132%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .609 139 10 5 15 0 .172 .273 .336
Since 2020Away .536 166 10 3 11 0 .168 .277 .259
2022Home .740 54 7 3 5 0 .213 .315 .426
2022Away .545 95 2 0 5 0 .202 .295 .250
2021Home .362 41 1 1 3 0 .083 .195 .167
2021Away .845 31 5 2 2 0 .208 .387 .458
2020Home .680 44 2 1 7 0 .205 .295 .385
2020Away .293 40 3 1 4 0 .057 .150 .143
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Stat Review
How does Mike Ford 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
0.43
 
BB Rate
11.4%
 
K Rate
26.8%
 
BABIP
.273
 
ISO
.107
 
AVG
.206
 
OBP
.302
 
SLG
.313
 
OPS
.615
 
wOBA
.282
 
Exit Velocity
88.7 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
31.9%
 
Barrels/PA
2.0%
 
Expected BA
.210
 
Expected SLG
.302
 
Sprint Speed
19.8 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
33.0%
 
Line Drive %
23.1%
 
Fly Ball %
44.0%
 
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Ford's scorching close to the 2019 campaign led some hot takers to suggest he could challenge Luke Voit for the Yankees' first-base job in 2020. Instead, Voit blossomed into one of the league's premier home-run hitters while Ford took a huge step back, ultimately spending the final weeks of the regular season at the team's alternate training site. Statcast tells the story; nearly all metrics indicative of power -- including barrel rate, launch angle, average exit velocity and hard-hit percentage -- showed moderate-to-steep drops, leading to an over 100-point dip in Ford's xSLG (from .501 to .395). The lumbering first baseman's flyball rate dropped from 44.3% to 30.5% while his groundball rate rose by over 13 percentage points. Ford doesn't strike out much (19.0 K%), and his low .140 BABIP is bound to come up, but he'll need to rediscover his power stroke to maintain a big-league role.
You could look at the season Ford put up at the majors last year and make some assumptions, most of which would be incorrect. The lefty hit more homers off lefties than righties last year. He hit 10 of his 12 homers away from Yankee Stadium. He looks like a softball player, but his Kevin Maas-like performance moved the needle on some fantasy rosters down the stretch when he hit 11 homers and drove in 23 runs while scoring 23 runs over the final two months of the season in part-time duty. His average exit velocity was equal to Matt Olson's last season, and he hit 35 homers between Triple-A and the majors with strong walk and contact rates. He appears to be a bit of a late bloomer, much like his platoon partner, Luke Voit. Perhaps Ford can take over the full-time job if 2019 was the real McCoy. It was a significant step forward from a rather mediocre minor-league career.
Ford was one of the few hitters selected in this winter's Rule 5 draft with a chance to be fantasy-relevant this season. The Yankees, who might have the most minor-league depth in the game, especially in the upper levels, left Ford unprotected and the Mariners selected him with the 11th pick. The 25-year-old first baseman went undrafted out of Princeton but has raked at every stop in the minors, most notably walking significantly more than he struck out (72:94 K:BB) while hitting 20 home runs in 429 at-bats between Double-A and Triple-A last year. The Mariners traded for Ryon Healy to handle the first-base duties and they hope to carry 13 pitchers for much of the season, so Ford will have to really impress this spring to make the roster. However, he hits left-handed while Healy hits right-handed, so it seems he will either make the team and start against righties, or be offered back to the Yankees after spring training.
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DFA'd by Halos
1BLos Angeles Angels  AAA
September 28, 2022
Ford was designated for assignment by the Angels on Wednesday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
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Out of Sunday's lineup
1BLos Angeles Angels  AAA
September 25, 2022
Ford is not in Sunday's lineup against the Twins.
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Racks up three hits
1BLos Angeles Angels  AAA
September 20, 2022
Ford went 3-for-4 with an RBI in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.
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On bench again Friday
1BLos Angeles Angels  AAA
September 16, 2022
Ford is not in the lineup for Friday's game versus the Mariners.
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Day off Wednesday
1BLos Angeles Angels  AAA
September 14, 2022
Ford isn't in the lineup Wednesday against the Guardians, Erica Weston of Bally Sports West reports.
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