Odubel Herrera
Odubel Herrera
27-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Philadelphia Phillies
Out
Injury Suspension
Est. Return 2/20/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Herrera hit a career-high 22 homers in 2018, but his season was largely a disappointment. He hit just .255/.310/.420, good for a career-low 97 wRC+, and stole just five bases. It wasn't a completely lost season, but there are reasons to be concerned for the future. He slipped down in the order as the season wore on and also lost playing time to Roman Quinn. Quinn could continue to steal at-bats going forward, or the Phillies could spend money on a big outfield bat. Herrera is still too good to be reduced to a fourth-outfielder role, but he could be something less than an everyday player and remain in the bottom half of the order unless he can get back to his previous form. A reversal of his 55-point BABIP drop could turn things around for Herrera, though it's possible that his .290 BABIP is his new normal as he increased his pull rate by eight points, leaving him vulnerable to shifts, against which he hit just .230 after posting a .345 mark in 2017. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a five-year, $30.5 million contract extension with the Phililes in December of 2016. Contract includes $11.5 million team option ($2.5 million buyout) for 2022 and $12.5 million team option ($1 million buyout) for 2023.
Suspended for remainder of season
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
Suspension
July 5, 2019
Herrera was suspended without pay for the remainder of the season Friday for violating the league's domestic violence policy, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.
ANALYSIS
Herrera was arrested on assault charges back on May 17. The victim (his girlfriend) elected not to press charges, but MLB evidently found enough during its own investigation to sideline Herrera for the rest of the season. The suspension will extend through the postseason should the Phillies qualify. Herrera will not appeal the suspension and will take part in an evaluation and treatment program. Scott Kingery will presumably remain the primary center fielder for the remainder of the season in Herrera's absence.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
21
5
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+3%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+8%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+2%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+3%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .755 326 37 8 44 2 .287 .319 .435
Since 2017vs Right .735 973 106 29 99 13 .254 .313 .423
2019vs Left .589 26 1 0 5 0 .280 .269 .320
2019vs Right .639 113 11 1 11 2 .208 .292 .347
2018vs Left .740 139 15 4 22 2 .288 .324 .417
2018vs Right .727 458 49 18 49 3 .244 .306 .421
2017vs Left .794 161 21 4 17 0 .288 .323 .471
2017vs Right .771 402 46 10 39 8 .279 .326 .445
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+4%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+33%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+5%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+8%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .754 641 80 22 78 7 .266 .316 .438
Since 2017Away .727 658 63 15 65 8 .259 .313 .414
2019Home .538 69 3 1 6 1 .197 .275 .262
2019Away .715 70 9 0 10 1 .246 .300 .415
2018Home .750 282 37 13 40 3 .251 .306 .444
2018Away .713 315 27 9 31 2 .258 .314 .399
2017Home .807 290 40 8 32 3 .297 .334 .473
2017Away .746 273 27 6 24 5 .265 .315 .431
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Stat Review
How does Odubel Herrera 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
0.33
 
BB Rate
7.9%
 
K Rate
23.7%
 
BABIP
.290
 
ISO
.119
 
AVG
.222
 
OBP
.288
 
SLG
.341
 
OPS
.629
 
wOBA
.280
 
Exit Velocity
88.0 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
30.9%
 
Barrels/PA
2.9%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
2015
Since hitting the majors in 2015, Herrera has supplied OPS marks between .765 and .781, but he's been far from the consistent producer that narrow range implies. The outfielder was especially prone to hot and cold spells in 2017, turning in a .256/.292/.393 first-half slash line before rallying with a .323/.378/.551 line after the break. Even amid his big second half, Herrera didn't draw walks at the clip he had a season earlier, resulting in him finishing with a .325 OBP that partially explains his stark downturn in steals. Herrera was able to save face by hitting balls harder and in the air more frequently than ever, but it translated to a huge spike in doubles rather than more home runs. With the Phillies dismissing Pete Mackanin -- who had frequently voiced his displeasure with Herrera's baserunning -- the 26-year-old could resurface as both a power and speed threat, but be prepared to endure crests and troughs with any production he offers.
Herrera entered camp last season with the starting center field job locked down after an impressive rookie season as a Rule 5 pick in 2015. He was an on-base machine early on, walking 22 percent of the time in April and continuing at a solid clip in May and June before seemingly abandoning his newfound patience in July when he walked just 5.9 percent of the time. Herrera also struggled against lefties last season, hitting just .236 with a .599 OPS in 144 at-bats after hitting .293 with a .720 OPS against southpaws in 2015. The downturn is primarily BABIP driven as Herrera had a .402 BABIP against lefties in 2015 and a .321 BABIP in 2016. Despite those warts, Herrera has plenty of fantasy value thanks to his blend of power and speed. If he can rediscover his approach from the first half of 2016, he can be an across the board asset, as he should be hitting in the top third of the lineup. He inked a team-friendly five-year, $30.5 million extension this offseason, ensuring a regular role going forward.
Herrera turned out to be a steal for the Phillies as a Rule 5 pick from the Rangers last offseason. He had never played above Double-A prior to last season, but Phillies scouts had liked what they saw from him in winter ball. He hit .297 with eight home runs and 16 stolen bases while learning the finer points of playing center field in the majors, after having spent the majority of his time at second base throughout his minor league career. His batting average may be a bit of a mirage as his .388 BABIP is likely unsustainable, and his 24.0% strikeout rate is too high for a player whose game should be more focused on getting on base than driving the ball out of the park. Despite those issues, Herrera is an attractive target for stolen bases. He figures to see more at-bats this season and his coaches will no doubt work with him on deciding when to run, which should cut down on his caught stealing totals. His upside is 30 steals if everything comes together.
Herrera was taken by the Phillies from the Rangers during the Rule 5 draft in December. A 23-year-old utility type, most of his opportunities would likely come at second base or in center field, while the Phillies' lack of depth in the outfield could open up playing time if he proves capable of making the leap from Double-A to the big leagues. As a 22-year-old last season, Herrera hit .321/.373/.402 with 12 stolen bases over 96 games with Frisco, but he'd likely begin in the bottom third of the order if he pushed his way into a more prominent role for the Phillies. Herrera earned MVP honors in the Venezuelan Winter League as well, hitting .372 with six home runs and eight steals over 58 games for La Guaira.
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Has charges dropped
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
Not Injury Related
July 3, 2019
Herrera is no longer facing assault charges stemming from his May 17 arrest in New Jersey after his girlfriend declined to press charges during a court appearance Wednesday in Atlantic City, Amy S. Rosenberg of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Administrative leave extended
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
Not Injury Related
July 2, 2019
The Phillies extended Herrera's administrative leave through July 5, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
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Leave extended again
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
Not Injury Related
June 17, 2019
Herrera's administrative leave was extended for another two weeks Monday and will now last through July 1.
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Leave extended two weeks
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
Not Injury Related
June 3, 2019
Herrera's administrative leave was extended a further two weeks through June 17 on Monday.
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Placed on administrative leave
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
Not Injury Related
May 28, 2019
Herrera was placed on administrative leave Tuesday while Major League Baseball investigates the domestic violence incident he was arrested for the night before, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
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