Steve Baron
28-Year-Old CatcherC
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Pirates in December of 2018.
Called up
CPittsburgh Pirates
September 3, 2019
Baron was called up by the Pirates on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Triple-A Indianapolis' season came to a close Monday, and with that comes the second wave of September callups. Baron is the only one from Tuesday's group who was not previously on the 40-man. He didn't exactly hit his way onto the roster, slashing .180/.264/.248 in 45 games for Indy. Baron will merely provide catching depth behind Jacob Stallings and Elias Diaz over the final few weeks.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#5
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#9
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
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1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+10%
OPS vs LHP
2019
Even Split
2018
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .500 4 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250
Since 2017vs Right .455 11 0 0 1 0 .182 .182 .273
2019vs Left .500 4 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250
2019vs Right .500 6 0 0 1 0 .167 .167 .333
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right .400 5 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-100%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
-100%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
-100%
OPS at Home
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .636 11 0 0 1 0 .273 .273 .364
Since 2017Away .000 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2019Home .833 6 0 0 1 0 .333 .333 .500
2019Away .000 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2018Home .400 5 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Steve Baron 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.
BB/K
0.00
 
BB Rate
0.0%
 
K Rate
60.0%
 
BABIP
.500
 
ISO
.100
 
AVG
.200
 
OBP
.200
 
SLG
.300
 
OPS
.500
 
wOBA
.216
 
Exit Velocity
95.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
50.0%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
It's hard to believe if you just look at his career numbers, but Baron was actually a supplemental first-round draft pick back in 2009. He managed to make his major league debut with the Mariners in 2015, but things didn't go quite as well in 2016. Due to the restocking the Mariners did last offseason, Baron was relegated to the depths of Double-A Jackson, and although he slashed .280/.377/.358, he also struck out over 20 percent of the time. The success he did have is also mitigated by the fact that he was older than most of his counterparts. Baron's lack of power and high propensity to strike out will likely keep him in an organizational depth role moving forward, especially now that Carlos Ruiz was added to the fold along with Mike Zunino and Jesus Sucre.
A 2009 supplemental first-round pick out of high school, Baron is a good defensive catcher with limited hitting skills. He made his major league debut in September last year but didn't get a hit in 11 at-bats. In the minors, he showed little power, poor plate discipline and a propensity to strike out. The Mariners re-stocked their catcher corps this offseason by bringing in Chris Iannetta and Steve Clevenger, which will send Baron back to Triple-A. With Mike Zunino also hanging around, Baron moves to fourth on the organizational depth chart, making him irrelevant in almost all formats.
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Joins Pittsburgh on minors deal
CPittsburgh Pirates
December 19, 2018
Baron agreed Tuesday with the Pirates on a minor-league contract, John Perrotto of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
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Outrighted to Triple-A
CSt. Louis Cardinals
June 7, 2018
Baron cleared waivers Thursday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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DFA'd by Cardinals
CSt. Louis Cardinals
June 5, 2018
Baron was designated for assignment by the Cardinals on Tuesday.
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Sent back to minors
CSt. Louis Cardinals
May 26, 2018
Baron was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Saturday.
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Recalled from Memphis
CSt. Louis Cardinals
May 17, 2018
Baron was called up by St. Louis prior to Thursday's game against the Phillies, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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