Stuart Fairchild

Stuart Fairchild

26-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Cincinnati Reds
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Fairchild is back with the team that drafted him in the second round in 2017. His prospect stock took a tumble as Cincinnati traded him to Arizona, and the Diamondbacks cut bait before ill-fated stints with the Mariners and Giants. The Reds brought Fairchild in on a waiver claim in June but didn't give him much playing time until the final month of the season. At 26 years old, Fairchild enjoyed his first real taste of big-league success, slashing .302/.393/.472 in his final 61 plate appearances of 2022. It's probably not enough to land him a starting job entering 2023, though he's firmly in the mix for a bench spot and Nick Senzel is just one of several health question marks for the club. Fairchild's production last season was propped up by his home park, but he's always displayed strong on-base skills and there is still speed here even if he hasn't shown it in the majors. Read Past Outlooks
$Traded to the Mariners in April of 2022. Traded to the Giants in May of 2022. Waived by the Giants in June of 2022. Claimed off waivers by the Reds in June of 2022.
Sits amid slump
OFCincinnati Reds
October 3, 2022
Fairchild is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Cubs.
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Fairchild will take a seat Monday while he remains in the midst of a slump, as he's gone 1-for-16 over his last five games. T.J. Friedl and Jake Fraley look to be secure in everyday roles in the Cincinnati outfield, and despite his recent rough patch, Fairchild still looks to be ahead of Aristides Aquino for the remaining spot in the outfield in most 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
5
1
2
2
2
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
5
4
2
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+10%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+6%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
-100%
OPS vs LHP
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .790 59 5 3 6 0 .235 .339 .451
Since 2020vs Right .719 68 12 2 2 0 .230 .309 .410
2022vs Left .828 47 5 3 4 0 .244 .340 .488
2022vs Right .780 63 9 2 2 0 .250 .333 .446
2021vs Left .633 12 0 0 2 0 .200 .333 .300
2021vs Right .000 5 3 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
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
 
 
+22%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+28%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+92%
OPS at Home
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .816 71 11 1 3 0 .290 .380 .435
Since 2020Away .670 56 6 4 5 0 .160 .250 .420
2022Home .894 58 8 1 1 0 .320 .414 .480
2022Away .697 52 6 4 5 0 .170 .250 .447
2021Home .481 13 3 0 2 0 .167 .231 .250
2021Away .250 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000
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 Stuart Fairchild 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
0.24
 
BB Rate
7.3%
 
K Rate
30.9%
 
BABIP
.328
 
ISO
.216
 
AVG
.247
 
OBP
.336
 
SLG
.464
 
OPS
.800
 
wOBA
.353
 
Exit Velocity
88.9 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
34.9%
 
Barrels/PA
5.5%
 
Expected BA
.221
 
Expected SLG
.396
 
Sprint Speed
26.2 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
42.6%
 
Line Drive %
18.0%
 
Fly Ball %
39.3%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
Fairchild, the 38th overall pick by the Reds in the 2017 first-year player draft, has displayed strong on-base skills during his time in the minor leagues. At age 23, Fairchild drew 44 walks in 460 PA between High-A and Double-A, leading to a .353 combined OBP in 2019. Those skills along with decent speed, average-to-plus defense in center field and a plus arm point to a future in the major leagues. However, the fact the Reds traded Fairchild last summer along with Josh VanMeter in exchange for a month of Archie Bradley's services tells you all you really need to know. He does not profile as a long-term, big-league regular. Fairchild was added to the Diamondbacks' 40-man roster in November and figures to debut at some point in 2021.
Fairchild hit .360 during his final season at Wake Forest but faced questions about his hit tool entering the 2017 first-year player draft. The Reds grabbed Fairchild in the second round, and while he did little to alleviate concerns about his hitting in his first year with a full-season affiliate, he did finally answer some questions in 2019. Fairchild trimmed his strikeout rate with High-A Daytona from 26% to 21.4%, and that number fell all the way to 12.4% after his move up to Double-A Chattanooga in June (179 plate appearances). He also lifted his walk rate and cracked double-digit homers for the first time as a pro. It seems Fairchild can handle himself just fine with a wood bat, though whether he will hit enough to be a major-league starter in left field remains in question. As a righty, his power should play up in Great American Ball Park. He will likely split 2020 between Double-A and Triple-A.
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Riding pine Friday
OFCincinnati Reds
September 30, 2022
Fairchild isn't starting Friday against the Cubs.
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Heads to bench Tuesday
OFCincinnati Reds
September 27, 2022
Fairchild is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Pirates.
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Poaching starts from Fraley
OFCincinnati Reds
September 26, 2022
Fairchild will start in center field and bat fifth in Monday's game against the Pirates.
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Homers in win
OFCincinnati Reds
September 18, 2022
Fairchild went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a strikeout during Sunday's 3-0 win over the Cardinals.
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Back on bench Tuesday
OFCincinnati Reds
August 30, 2022
Fairchild is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cardinals.
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