Yangervis Solarte
Yangervis Solarte
31-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
San Francisco Giants
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Last offseason, Solarte was dealt from a logjam in San Diego to Toronto. With Devon Travis and Josh Donaldson both missing significant time, Solarte received his usual allotment of action, topping 500 plate appearances for the fourth time in five seasons. Despite a move to a more hitter-friendly venue, Solarte’s slash line dipped across the board as his plate skills declined in tandem with a hard-hit rate falling well below average. Further denting Solarte’s fantasy potential is he doesn’t run. Having second- and third-base eligibility seems nice, but all it really means is Solarte is below average at two positions. His role entering 2019 is unclear after the Blue Jays non-tendered him. Solarte's offense is no longer strong enough to mask defensive deficiencies across the infield. His days as a useful back-end reserve providing roster flexibility are likely over, at least in mixed leagues. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Giants in February of 2019.
Makes third straight start
2BSan Francisco Giants
April 11, 2019
Solarte started at second base Wednesday, going 0-for-4 in a 3-1 loss to San Diego.
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Solarte made his third consecutive start in place of Joe Panik (all three starts against southpaws), signifying a strict platoon at the keystone moving forward. The 31-year-old hasn't been doing much offensively early in his Giants career (.226/.294/.323 over 34 plate appearances), but this platoon situation will help highlight which days Solarte will be penciled in the lineup for DFS purposes.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
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4
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+16%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+56%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+9%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+41%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .620 341 35 10 35 0 .215 .271 .349
Since 2017vs Right .718 725 70 25 86 4 .251 .305 .413
2019vs Left .439 27 2 0 1 0 .167 .231 .208
2019vs Right .686 21 4 0 2 0 .250 .286 .400
2018vs Left .692 172 20 8 23 0 .225 .273 .419
2018vs Right .636 334 30 9 31 1 .227 .279 .357
2017vs Left .564 142 13 2 11 0 .211 .275 .289
2017vs Right .794 370 36 16 53 3 .272 .330 .464
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+5%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+53%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+28%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+9%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .705 515 50 20 65 2 .242 .296 .409
Since 2017Away .670 551 55 15 56 2 .237 .293 .377
2019Home .427 23 2 0 1 0 .150 .227 .200
2019Away .655 25 4 0 2 0 .250 .280 .375
2018Home .735 252 24 12 34 1 .246 .286 .449
2018Away .575 254 26 5 20 0 .207 .269 .306
2017Home .697 240 24 8 30 1 .245 .313 .384
2017Away .760 272 25 10 34 2 .264 .316 .444
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Stat Review
How does Yangervis Solarte 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.
BB/K
0.30
 
BB Rate
6.3%
 
K Rate
20.8%
 
BABIP
.265
 
ISO
.091
 
AVG
.205
 
OBP
.255
 
SLG
.295
 
OPS
.551
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Solarte posted his lowest batting average at the major-league level in 2017, losing more than 30 points off his mark from 2016. He added back to his contact rate, posting the 10th-lowest strikeout rate among qualified hitters (11.9 percent), but the quality of that contact wasn't great. The switch-hitter turned in a modest 31.1 percent hard-hit rate and 3.1 barrels per plate appearance, with his xBA coming in 10 points lower than his actual mark. While Solarte hit more homers than ever, it was a modest number in context with the rest of the league. Solarte will turn 31 in the summer and he's never walked much (7.5 percent career BB%), so while he is eligible at three positions, there's not enough in his offensive profile to justify aggressively targeting him. Toronto traded for him this winter in an effort to add depth around the oft-injured Troy Tulowitzki and Devon Travis. Barring a Josh Donaldson trade, this should lead to fewer at-bats for Solarte in 2018.
Solarte's production reached career-high levels across the board in 2016, as he hit a personal-high 15 homers despite playing just 109 games. Although he struck out at a slightly higher clip (14.2 percent strikeout rate), Solarte's slash line was right in line with his second-half numbers from 2015 (.292/.336/.470), pointing to the possibility of a new baseline going forward. Padres manager Andy Green deployed Solarte as his No. 3 or No. 4 hitter in the majority of his starts, an arrangement that may continue in 2017. The switch-hitting infielder has shown consistent splits against lefties and righties, with a mere 20-point difference in his OPS between them. After appearing in just 15 games at second base last season, Solarte will lose eligibility at the keystone in many leagues to begin 2017, but he has the potential to deliver 20 homers from the hot corner if he pushes closer to the 152 games he racked up in 2015.
Not much was thought of the trade that sent Solarte to San Diego near the trade deadline in 2014 because it was assumed we’d seen his best. After a hot start for the Yankees, he cooled off and never warmed up power-wise for the Padres that season. He was an afterthought in 2015 drafts that ended up being one of the better in-season pickups as he provided good value as a cornerman and picked up middle-infield eligibility during the season. Solarte is a switch-hitter on paper, but the numbers suggest he would be better off focusing on hitting from the left side where he hit .289/.333/.473 versus .203/.275/.271 from the right side of the plate. Solarte’s value is limited because he doesn’t excel in any one area but he does qualify at multiple positions and is likely to once again pick up second base eligibility during the season. He is endgame material in mixed league formats and more desirable in NL-only leagues.
After signing a minor league deal with the Yankees last January, Solarte took full advantage of the opportunity, snagging a utility infield gig from the projected frontrunner, Eduardo Nunez, out of spring training. Earning most of the starts at third base in April and May, Solarte backed up the usage, contending for the AL batting lead for a time before settling for a .299 average, six home runs, 26 RBI, and 22 runs in 174 at-bats after two months. However, a sustained slump soon emerged, triggering a demotion and eventual switch of coasts via the Chase Headley trade with San Diego. Solarte immediately found the National League accommodating, as he was able to maintain a .267/.336/.355 line, while earning 41 starts at third (as well as a handful at the keystone and in left field) across 56 games. Solarte will try to win San Diego's third base job again this spring over Will Middlebrooks and Cory Spangenberg, but he's shown he can be productive in a utility role.
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Makes third start
2BSan Francisco Giants
April 1, 2019
Solarte started in left field and went 0-for-3 in Sunday's 3-1 loss to San Diego.
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Making first start of 2019
2BSan Francisco Giants
March 29, 2019
Solarte is batting third and will play second base Friday against the Padres, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
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Earns roster spot
2BSan Francisco Giants
March 23, 2019
The Giants informed Solarte on Friday that he won a spot on the team's Opening Day roster, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Adds defensive versatility
2BSan Francisco Giants
March 6, 2019
Solarte logged six innings in left field in the Giants' last spring training contest Monday.
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Finds power stroke early
2BSan Francisco Giants
February 25, 2019
Solarte went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in Monday's Cactus League action against the White Sox.
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