Will Brennan

24-Year-Old OutfielderOF
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Brennan was a popular favorite among prospect analysts all season, but the secret is out after he impressed in a brief cup of coffee with the big club. The Guardians have built their offense around high-contact hitters, and Brennan fits that mold perfectly. He had an 11.5 K% across Double-A, Triple-A and the majors, and his 8.9 K% in 45 MLB plate appearances was his lowest mark at any level since rookie ball. Brennan's BB% dipped from 10.8% at Double-A to 7.6% at Triple-A and 4.4% in the majors, so at this stage it's more about contact than patience. He hit above .310 at all three stops last year. As a lefty hitter with a good glove and a dash of power and speed in the minors, Brennan is similar in many ways to teammate Steven Kwan. Like with Kwan, Brennan's hard-hit data isn't very impressive and he hit just 14 homers on the year, so the hit tool has to be as good as advertised for the whole package to work. While he isn't as good of a defender as Myles Straw, he has a much higher overall ceiling due to Straw's woeful offense. The Guardians have several big-league-ready outfielders waiting for an opportunity, but Brennan is probably the best of the bunch, and could take over for Straw whenever the club is ready to shift him to a fourth outfielder role. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a one-year contract with the Guardians in September of 2022.
Remains on bench
OFCleveland Guardians
October 15, 2022
Brennan will sit for Game 3 of the ALDS against the Yankees on Saturday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
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Brennan sat for Game 2 against lefty Nestor Cortes, and he remains on the bench here against righty Luis Severino. Oscar Gonzalez will again play right field, while Josh Naylor serves as the designated hitter and Gabriel Arias takes Naylor's usual spot at first base.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
1
6
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+198%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+198%
OPS vs RHP
2021
No Stats
2020
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .333 6 0 0 2 0 .167 .167 .167
Since 2020vs Right .991 39 6 1 6 2 .389 .436 .556
2022vs Left .333 6 0 0 2 0 .167 .167 .167
2022vs Right .991 39 6 1 6 2 .389 .436 .556
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
 
 
+86%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+86%
OPS at Home
2021
No Stats
2020
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home 1.078 29 6 1 5 0 .407 .448 .630
Since 2020Away .579 16 0 0 3 2 .267 .313 .267
2022Home 1.078 29 6 1 5 0 .407 .448 .630
2022Away .579 16 0 0 3 2 .267 .313 .267
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 Will Brennan 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
0.50
 
BB Rate
4.4%
 
K Rate
8.9%
 
BABIP
.378
 
ISO
.143
 
AVG
.357
 
OBP
.400
 
SLG
.500
 
OPS
.900
 
wOBA
.388
 
Exit Velocity
89.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
34.2%
 
Barrels/PA
4.4%
 
Expected BA
.282
 
Expected SLG
.415
 
Sprint Speed
25.8 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
52.6%
 
Line Drive %
18.4%
 
Fly Ball %
28.9%
 
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On bench versus lefty
OFCleveland Guardians
October 14, 2022
Brennan is not in the starting lineup for Game 2 of the ALDS versus the Yankees on Friday, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
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Out of lineup versus lefty
OFCleveland Guardians
October 7, 2022
Brennan is not in the starting lineup Friday versus the Rays.
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Sits against lefty
OFCleveland Guardians
October 4, 2022
Brennan is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Royals.
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Swats three-run homer
OFCleveland Guardians
October 2, 2022
Brennan went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run, a triple and two total runs scored in Sunday's 7-5 win over the Royals.
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Not starting Saturday
OFCleveland Guardians
October 1, 2022
Brennan isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Royals.
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