Patrick Wisdom

Patrick Wisdom

31-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
Chicago Cubs
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Wisdom continued to be a boom-or-bust fantasy option in 2022. A year after turning heads with 28 home runs, he followed it up with 25 long balls. However, Wisdom struggled to make consistent contact, as he batted just .207 and struck out 34.3 percent of the time. In 2021, he struck out more than 40 percent of the time. Going forward, it looks like fantasy managers will simply need to sacrifice batting average for power if they decide to roster Wisdom. He did at least show a slight uptick in stolen bases, as he registered a career-high eight stolen bases on 12 attempts, which was also easily a career best. That's not a huge number, but if he can get to 10 steals or more, it would give a little more depth to his game. Wisdom will turn 32 during the 2023 season, so even if he does run a bit more, he's unlikely to change too much as a player. The power is nice, but there are definitely more complete fantasy options available for the corner outfield spots. Read Past Outlooks
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#436
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Cubs in March of 2022.
Sitting again Monday
3BChicago Cubs
October 3, 2022
Wisdom is out of the lineup for Monday's game in Cincinnati.
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Wisdom is riding pine for the second game in a row after he recently wrapped up a stretch of eight consecutive starts in which he hit .179 with a 45.2 percent strikeout rate. After a breakthrough 2021 campaign, Wisdom has seen his OPS plummet nearly 100 points in 2022, all the way down to .730. He's not a lock to open the 2023 season in an everyday role.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
8
13
26
21
12
9
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
16
10
2
7
2
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+17%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+34%
OPS vs LHP
2021
Even Split
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .853 260 36 18 35 5 .236 .324 .528
Since 2020vs Right .729 650 85 35 92 7 .209 .291 .438
2022vs Left .892 141 18 10 20 4 .250 .336 .556
2022vs Right .665 393 49 15 46 4 .191 .285 .380
2021vs Left .821 117 18 8 15 1 .223 .316 .505
2021vs Right .823 257 36 20 46 3 .234 .300 .523
2020vs Left .000 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+13%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+15%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+11%
OPS on Road
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .717 442 53 25 57 5 .201 .287 .430
Since 2020Away .808 468 68 28 70 7 .231 .313 .495
2022Home .671 254 26 12 31 3 .191 .280 .391
2022Away .774 280 41 13 35 5 .221 .315 .459
2021Home .780 188 27 13 26 2 .214 .298 .482
2021Away .865 186 27 15 35 2 .247 .312 .553
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away .000 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
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Stat Review
How does Patrick Wisdom 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
0.29
 
BB Rate
9.9%
 
K Rate
34.3%
 
BABIP
.274
 
ISO
.220
 
AVG
.207
 
OBP
.298
 
SLG
.426
 
OPS
.725
 
wOBA
.319
 
Exit Velocity
90.7 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
37.0%
 
Barrels/PA
7.7%
 
Expected BA
.188
 
Expected SLG
.380
 
Sprint Speed
23.7 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
34.1%
 
Line Drive %
17.1%
 
Fly Ball %
48.8%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2022
2019
Wisdom fell short of accumulating even 100 major-league plate appearances from 2018-20. The 29-year-old then got a chance to show what he could do last season and what he showed was a propensity to hit home runs and strike out. There were a ton of strikeouts. Like record setting. He is the only hitter with a strikeout rate over 40% since 1887 (min. 300 PA). When he finally makes contact, he has all the traits to generate home runs. He hits the ball in the air (31.4 GB%) and hits the ball hard (92nd percentile maxEV). He pulls the ball into short outfield corners (56.8 Pull%). The formula worked for a while, but the league adjusted to his fast start by staying out of the strike zone and making him chase pitches. The strikeout rate is a major drag on his entire profile; Wisdom will be tough to roster unless he shaves at least 10 percentage points off it.
Wisdom was called up for the first time shortly before his 27th birthday and posted an impressive .260/.362/.520 line in a small sample of 58 plate appearances for the Cardinals. That performance was good for a 141 wRC+, though he'll have to continue hitting for power if he's to maintain a mark anywhere near that level, as he struck out a worrisome 32.8% of the time. He'd never posted a slugging percentage as high as .520 at any minor-league stop, though he did slug .507 while hitting 31 homers in 127 games for Triple-A Memphis in 2017. Traded to Texas in December, Wisdom is now on a team in a hitter-friendly park with less competition for at-bats, so it's not inconceivable that he could have some sleeper value this year.
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Doubles twice Thursday
3BChicago Cubs
September 29, 2022
Wisdom went 2-for-3 with a walk, two doubles and an RBI in Thursday's win over the Phillies.
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Homers, steals base in win
3BChicago Cubs
September 25, 2022
Wisdom went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer, two runs scored, a hit-by-pitch and a stolen base in an 8-3 victory Sunday in Pittsburgh.
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Goes deep in victory
3BChicago Cubs
September 24, 2022
Wisdom went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer, a walk and two runs scored in Friday's 6-5 win over the Pirates.
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Launches home run in win
3BChicago Cubs
September 21, 2022
Wisdom went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Marlins.
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Back in action in right field
3BChicago Cubs
September 21, 2022
Wisdom, who had still been bothered by a finger injury since being activated from the injured list Sept. 10, will start in right field and bat sixth Wednesday against the Marlins, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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