Tucupita Marcano

Tucupita Marcano

23-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Pittsburgh Pirates
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Marcano, a portion of the Pirates' return in the Joe Musgrove trade, failed to break camp with the big-league club in 2022 but played regularly from late May to mid-June. He hit .254 and put up a .702 OPS, which was a relative positive compared to the rest of the team's lineup. Nevertheless, Marcano was sent back to Triple-A Indianapolis until early August though he spent the final two months of the season in Pittsburgh. Looking ahead, Marcano will once again have to battle for a roster spot and playing time. His defensive versatility gives him a chance to do so, with his clearest path looking to be at second base. Even so, the most likely outcome is that Marcano is once again organizational depth, getting playing time when either injury or poor performance ahead of him dictates. If he earns regular playing time, Marcano profiles as a patient hitter capable of getting on base and scoring runs. However, his lack of stolen bases and the context of the Pirates' lineup holds back his fantasy potential. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Pirates in March of 2022.
Recalled from Triple-A
2BPittsburgh Pirates
October 4, 2022
Marcano was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
After being sent down in mid-September, Marcano closed the Triple-A season with a .596 OPS over 48 plate appearances. Now, with two games left in the season, the Pirates will bring on the 23-year-old infielder to close their season as well. Jose Godoy was optioned to Indianapolis in a corresponding move.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
11
5
6
9
3
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
5
3
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+20%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+17%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+29%
OPS vs LHP
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .621 63 5 1 7 1 .236 .311 .309
Since 2020vs Right .517 164 20 1 9 1 .188 .242 .275
2022vs Left .626 52 3 1 6 1 .239 .300 .326
2022vs Right .536 125 15 1 7 1 .193 .238 .298
2021vs Left .586 11 2 0 1 0 .222 .364 .222
2021vs Right .456 39 5 0 2 0 .171 .256 .200
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
 
 
+17%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+28%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+21%
OPS at Home
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .496 100 10 0 7 0 .172 .255 .241
Since 2020Away .582 127 15 2 9 2 .222 .266 .316
2022Home .483 76 6 0 5 0 .164 .230 .254
2022Away .620 101 12 2 8 2 .237 .276 .344
2021Home .533 24 4 0 2 0 .200 .333 .200
2021Away .439 26 3 0 1 0 .167 .231 .208
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 Tucupita Marcano 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
0.23
 
BB Rate
5.6%
 
K Rate
24.9%
 
BABIP
.270
 
ISO
.100
 
AVG
.206
 
OBP
.256
 
SLG
.306
 
OPS
.562
 
wOBA
.251
 
Exit Velocity
84.7 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
21.5%
 
Barrels/PA
1.1%
 
Expected BA
.176
 
Expected SLG
.243
 
Sprint Speed
25.4 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
44.7%
 
Line Drive %
17.5%
 
Fly Ball %
37.7%
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
When a team consistently signs double-digit international prospects every July 2, some unheralded names will inevitably emerge along with the big-ticket signees. Marcano is an example from the 2016 class. His slight, wiry frame (6-foot, 165 pounds) leads to skepticism about him developing into an everyday player, but so far he has done everything in is power to steal playing time from higher-pedigree middle infielders in the best system in baseball. Marcano led the AZL with a 173 wRC+, thanks largely to an absurd 10:26 K:BB (6.3 K%, 16.3 BB%) in 160 PA. He only had five extra-base hits (four doubles, one triple), but his .497 OBP led the league by over 60 points. The middle infielder's Northwest League production was less preposterous, but he still demonstrated elite plate skills and an all-fields approach (6:4 K:BB, 41.5 Pull%, 36.9 Oppo% in 77 PA). Marcano's fantasy upside hinges on him continuing to showcase an elite hit tool with plus speed on the bases.
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Optioned to Triple-A
2BPittsburgh Pirates
September 13, 2022
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Losing playing time
2BPittsburgh Pirates
September 9, 2022
Marcano is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Cardinals, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
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On bench for nightcap
2BPittsburgh Pirates
September 7, 2022
Marcano isn't starting the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Mets.
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Absent from Saturday's lineup
2BPittsburgh Pirates
September 3, 2022
Marcano isn't starting Saturday against the Blue Jays, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
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Absent from Friday's lineup
2BPittsburgh Pirates
August 26, 2022
Marcano isn't starting Friday against the Phillies.
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