Zach Neto

Zach Neto

23-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Los Angeles Angels
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Neto began the season with Double-A Rocket City but was soon promoted to the majors. After a slow start, he raised his OPS to .769 but was placed on the IL in mid-June with a left oblique strain. Neto returned after the All-Star break, posting a .566 OPS over the next three weeks. Neto revisited the IL, this time with back stiffness. He came back in early September but continued to struggle with a .547 OPS over the last 17 games of the season. Neto possesses below average power with enough speed to generate double-digit stolen bases; his primary asset is getting on base. In part because he hit more fly balls than he did in the minors, Neto's .272 BABIP was low. The expectation is for it to increase as Neto gets more acclimated to major league pitching. Even so, Neto has limited mixed league appeal, though he could be more useful if his on-base skills warrant one of the top-two spots in the Angels lineup. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#297
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Angels in March of 2024.
Goes deep in win
SSLos Angeles Angels
June 14, 2024
Neto went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and an additional run scored in Friday's 8-6 win over the Giants.
ANALYSIS
The shortstop has three homers and 10 RBI over 12 contests in June, going 10-for-43 (.233) this month. Neto may not be making consistent contact, but the increased power is a positive nonetheless. He's maintained a .250/.298/.435 slash line with nine homers, 28 RBI, 26 runs scored, eight stolen base and 16 doubles through 67 contests this season.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
1
4
4
12
30
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
3
4
6
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+29%
OPS vs LHP
2024
 
 
+44%
OPS vs LHP
2023
 
 
+19%
OPS vs LHP
2022
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .861 112 14 5 14 4 .311 .366 .495
Since 2022vs Right .665 474 50 13 49 10 .217 .288 .377
2024vs Left .968 45 5 1 6 3 .409 .422 .545
2024vs Right .672 212 21 8 23 6 .211 .270 .402
2023vs Left .786 67 9 4 8 1 .237 .328 .458
2023vs Right .659 262 29 5 26 4 .222 .303 .357
2022vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+20%
OPS at Home
2024
 
 
+15%
OPS at Home
2023
 
 
+25%
OPS at Home
2022
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .770 282 35 10 28 6 .254 .330 .440
Since 2022Away .642 304 29 8 35 8 .218 .278 .364
2024Home .781 115 11 4 12 2 .275 .313 .468
2024Away .679 142 15 5 17 7 .225 .284 .395
2023Home .761 167 24 6 16 4 .238 .341 .420
2023Away .609 162 14 3 18 1 .212 .273 .336
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Zach Neto 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
0.21
 
BB Rate
5.1%
 
K Rate
24.1%
 
BABIP
.298
 
ISO
.181
 
AVG
.248
 
OBP
.297
 
SLG
.429
 
OPS
.725
 
wOBA
.318
 
Exit Velocity
89.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
33.2%
 
Barrels/PA
6.5%
 
Expected BA
.242
 
Expected SLG
.451
 
Sprint Speed
23.7 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
42.2%
 
Line Drive %
20.2%
 
Fly Ball %
37.6%
 
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2023 Fantasy Outlook
As is typically their custom, the Angels selected a college player they thought could move quickly to the big leagues, landing Neto with the 13th overall pick in 2022. He didn't face the best competition at Campbell in the Big South Conference, but Neto had a 1.026 OPS with a wood bat in the Cape Cod League in the summer of 2021 and hit .407/.514/.769 his junior year. His advanced hit tool transferred quickly against Double-A pitching, as he slashed .320/.382/.492 with four home runs, four steals and a 21.3 K% in 136 plate appearances. While Neto was age-appropriate for Double-A, it's still impressive when a hitter has success at that level the year they were drafted. There's a lot going on with Neto's setup at the plate, including a big leg kick, but it works for him. He is probably always going to be hit-over-power, projecting as a No. 1 or No. 2 hitter if he maxes out, and he could chip in 8-to-12 steals. The organizational depth chart basically ensures Neto will be the Angels' shortstop of the future, and he could be up this summer, although it would be surprising if he were better than league average if the Angels push him to the majors in his first full season as a pro.
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Three hits in win
SSLos Angeles Angels
June 12, 2024
Neto went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, a double, one additional RBI and two total runs scored in Wednesday's 8-3 win over the Diamondbacks.
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Clubs homer Wednesday
SSLos Angeles Angels
June 5, 2024
Neto went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Padres.
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Two thefts in loss
SSLos Angeles Angels
May 31, 2024
Neto went 2-for-3 with two stolen bases in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Mariners.
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Back in lineup Saturday
SSLos Angeles Angels
May 25, 2024
Neto (elbow) will start at shortstop and bat eighth in Saturday's game against the Guardians.
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No structural damage in elbow
SSLos Angeles Angels
Elbow
May 24, 2024
Neto said Friday that MRI results on his right elbow showed inflammation, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Registerreports.
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