Yangervis Solarte
Yangervis Solarte
32-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
 Free Agent  Foreign
Free Agent
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, minor-league contract with the Marlins in June of 2019. Released by the Marlins in July of 2019.
Pursuing work in Japan
2BFree Agent  F
July 3, 2019
Solarte was removed from his game Tuesday with Triple-A New Orleans after reaching agreement on a contract with a team in Japan, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
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After electing free agency in early May, Solarte landed with the Marlins on a minor-league deal just under a month later. Since his contract contained language allowing him to opt out and pursue opportunities elsewhere, the 31-year-old elected to do just that since a promotion to Miami seemingly wasn't imminent. Solarte, who slashed .314/.345/.451 over his 15 games with New Orleans, could resurface in North America in 2020 if MLB organizations are still interested in his services at that time.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
1
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
1
3
4
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+17%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+59%
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 .613 351 35 10 36 0 .214 .269 .345
Since 2017vs Right .717 745 73 26 89 4 .250 .304 .413
2019vs Left .428 37 2 0 2 0 .176 .222 .206
2019vs Right .679 41 7 1 5 0 .231 .268 .410
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
 
 
+7%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+18%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+28%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+9%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .707 538 53 21 69 2 .243 .296 .411
Since 2017Away .661 558 55 15 56 2 .234 .289 .372
2019Home .600 46 5 1 5 0 .214 .267 .333
2019Away .509 32 4 0 2 0 .194 .219 .290
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.

* 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
0.25
 
BB Rate
5.1%
 
K Rate
20.5%
 
BABIP
.250
 
ISO
.110
 
AVG
.205
 
OBP
.247
 
SLG
.315
 
OPS
.562
 
wOBA
.244
 
Exit Velocity
82.9 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
22.4%
 
Barrels/PA
2.6%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
2015
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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Inks deal with Miami
2BMiami Marlins  F
June 7, 2019
Solarte agreed to a minor-league contract with the Marlins on Friday, Craig Mish of Sirius XM reports.
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Becomes free agent
2BFree Agent  F
May 10, 2019
Solarte was outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento on Friday but elected to become a free agent instead, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
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DFA'd by Giants
2BSan Francisco Giants  F
May 7, 2019
Solarte was designated for assignment Tuesday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Hitting second Tuesday
2BSan Francisco Giants  F
April 30, 2019
Solarte is starting in left field and hitting second Tuesday against the Dodgers.
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Playing time to decline
2BSan Francisco Giants  F
April 30, 2019
Solarte started in left field and went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Monday's 3-2 win over the Dodgers.
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