Nate Eaton

Nate Eaton

27-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Kansas City Royals
2024 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Nate Eaton in 2024. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Royals in March of 2023.
Outrighted to Triple-A
OFKansas City Royals  AAA
November 9, 2023
Eaton cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
He's no longer on the Royals' 40-man roster but will remain in the organization. Eaton went just 4-for-53 (.075 average) with two walks and 21 strikeouts in the majors during 2023.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
4
8
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2021
 
 
+31%
OPS vs LHP
2023
 
 
+28%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+36%
OPS vs LHP
2021
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2021vs Left .657 52 6 1 8 2 .234 .275 .383
Since 2021vs Right .503 126 12 0 5 12 .188 .262 .241
2023vs Left .235 17 0 0 0 0 .118 .118 .118
2023vs Right .184 39 2 0 1 3 .056 .128 .056
2022vs Left .886 35 6 1 8 2 .300 .353 .533
2022vs Right .651 87 10 0 4 9 .250 .322 .329
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2021
 
 
+39%
OPS on Road
2023
 
 
+1%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+7%
OPS on Road
2021
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2021Home .458 87 9 0 5 8 .177 .230 .228
Since 2021Away .638 91 9 1 8 6 .225 .300 .338
2023Home .033 30 0 0 0 2 .000 .033 .000
2023Away .397 26 2 0 1 1 .167 .231 .167
2022Home .693 57 9 0 5 6 .280 .333 .360
2022Away .739 65 7 1 7 5 .250 .328 .411
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Nate Eaton 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
0.10
 
BB Rate
3.6%
 
K Rate
37.5%
 
BABIP
.125
 
ISO
.000
 
AVG
.075
 
OBP
.125
 
SLG
.075
 
OPS
.200
 
wOBA
.101
 
Exit Velocity
84.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
25.0%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
Expected BA
.177
 
Expected SLG
.217
 
Sprint Speed
27.0 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
53.1%
 
Line Drive %
18.8%
 
Fly Ball %
28.1%
 
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2023 Fantasy Outlook
With 11 steals in 44 major-league games, Eaton's speed is the most interesting thing about him. Where he plays in the Royals' defensive structure is yet to be determined, but his .264/.331/.387 slash line across 122 plate appearances last year would suggest he deserves a longer look in a relatively uninspiring lineup if he can repeat it. A natural outfielder, he'd probably be best suited to challenge Edward Olivares in right field or push MJ Melendez from left field to catcher to begin 2023. Eaton's also played on the left side of the infield -- third base is likely up for grabs. He hit 13 home runs and added 23 steals in 91 minor-league contests last year, but his power didn't come up from Triple-A when he became a regular for the Royals late in the season. His 24.6 percent strikeout rate and 8.6 walk rate in the majors are already passable, so Eaton looks like he could have some sleeper potential in fantasy as a reliable source of speed.
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Dropped from 40-man roster
OFKansas City Royals  AAA
November 2, 2023
Eaton was designated for assignment by the Royals on Thursday.
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Optioned to Triple-A
OFKansas City Royals  AAA
June 26, 2023
Kansas City optioned Eaton to Triple-A Omaha on Monday.
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Back in majors
OFKansas City Royals  AAA
June 23, 2023
The Royals recalled Eaton from Triple-A Omaha on Friday, Jaylon T. Thompson of The Kansas City Star reports.
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Optioned to Triple-A
OFKansas City Royals  AAA
June 16, 2023
Eaton was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Friday.
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Notches steal
OFKansas City Royals  AAA
June 13, 2023
Eaton stole a base as a pinch runner in Monday's 5-4 extra-inning loss to the Reds.
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