Ender Inciarte
Ender Inciarte
28-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Atlanta Braves
2019 Fantasy Outlook
It's not like Inciarte's 2018 season was bad by any means, but he was a frustrating player to own in fantasy. After swiping 18 bags over the first two months, Inciarte managed just 10 steals the rest of the way. The drop in steals was a byproduct of Inciarte giving back nearly 40 points in batting average and losing his spot atop the order. Perhaps some of that had to do with poor batted-ball luck (.293 BABIP, .321 for career) though some of it was Inciarte's own doing as he got more pull-happy. He hit double-digit home runs for the second year in a row, but the batting average was a big selling point and if that's no longer part of the deal and the stolen-base opportunities are diminished, Inciarte's value slips a little. He should have a regular role in the Atlanta outfield to start the year, but beyond that, there's some uncertainty. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a five-year, $30.5 million contract extension with the Braves in December of 2016 that runs through the 2021 season.
Drops in batting order
OFAtlanta Braves
April 14, 2019
Inciarte is starting in center field and batting seventh Sunday night against the Mets, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
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Inciarte has batted leadoff against right-handers to begin the season, but Ozzie Albies will get a chance to do so Sunday. Braves manager Brian Snitker indicated it could be a long-term arraignment with Albies' improved early-season numbers against righties. Inciarte's .192/.192/.423 slash line through 26 plate appearances has done little to illustrate he's the better option at the top of the order.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
9
1
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
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2
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+8%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+3%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+8%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+9%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .685 358 46 3 27 16 .278 .338 .347
Since 2017vs Right .741 1082 135 19 93 36 .282 .334 .407
2019vs Left .607 14 0 0 0 0 .250 .357 .250
2019vs Right .591 48 5 1 2 2 .182 .250 .341
2018vs Left .665 176 24 1 13 10 .268 .328 .338
2018vs Right .719 484 59 9 48 18 .264 .324 .395
2017vs Left .712 168 22 2 14 6 .291 .347 .364
2017vs Right .773 550 71 9 43 16 .307 .350 .423
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+3%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+55%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+3%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+8%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .739 729 97 10 56 20 .297 .344 .396
Since 2017Away .715 711 84 12 64 32 .265 .326 .389
2019Home .678 40 3 1 2 1 .243 .300 .378
2019Away .438 22 2 0 0 1 .105 .227 .211
2018Home .694 328 48 3 28 13 .270 .329 .365
2018Away .716 332 35 7 33 15 .259 .320 .395
2017Home .786 361 46 6 26 6 .326 .362 .424
2017Away .731 357 47 5 31 16 .280 .337 .394
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How does Ender Inciarte 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
0.46
 
BB Rate
9.7%
 
K Rate
21.0%
 
BABIP
.238
 
ISO
.125
 
AVG
.196
 
OBP
.274
 
SLG
.321
 
OPS
.596
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Over his two seasons in Atlanta, Inciarte has emerged as one of baseball's more underrated two-way center fielders. He's always been a standout with the glove, but he continued to narrow the gap between his defense and offense by raising his power production without noticing any detrimental effects to his contact rate or plate discipline. An overwhelmingly line-drive and groundball hitter, Inciarte shouldn't be counted on for much more than the 11 homers he hit in 2017, but his speed -- he's stolen no fewer than 16 bases in any of his four big-league seasons -- and presence atop Atlanta's lineup will likely be enough to make him a dependable three-category contributor. Though top prospect Ronald Acuna will presumably settle into a full-time gig in the outfield at some point in 2018, his arrival won't negatively impact Inciarte's playing time, since his everyday gig is secure after inking a five-year extension last winter.
Inciarte's elite glove was ahead of his bat once again in 2016, but he still contributed enough to be useful in most formats. He hit the disabled list a week into the season with a groin injury and was very slow to return to form when he got healthy. He limped into the break with a .227/.294/.306 line but still managed eight steals on 11 attempts. After the break, he looked much more like the guy we saw for Arizona in 2015, as he hit .341/.396/.440 the rest of the way while stealing another eight bases on 12 attempts. He also more than doubled the 26 runs scored before the break with 59 runs in the second half. The Braves were sold on his all-around skill set and inked him to a five-year, $30.5 million extension during the offseason. He should be the leadoff hitter for the retooled Atlanta lineup in 2017, and if he can avoid injury and play in 150-plus games, he could break the 30-steal plateau, flirt with 100 runs and post a batting average around .290.
Now 25 years old, Inciarte has established himself as an above-average fantasy outfielder. Speed has been his most valuable asset to date. He made improvements in all of his fantasy categories in 2015, though he played in 14 more games, and he played primarily in right field while also making appearances in left and center. Inciarte appears primed to take on an everyday role in the Braves' outfield in 2016, likely again batting near the top of the order, after being included as part of the return for Shelby Miller. It doesn't appear as though he will ever provide much power, but as a player who can hit for a high average, score a decent amount of runs and steal 20-plus bases, Inciarte is an asset in virtually all formats.
A.J. Pollock suffered a groin injury and a broken hand in May, which created an opportunity for Inciarte to take over as the Diamondbacks' primary center fielder. Once Pollock returned in September, Inciarte made most of his starts in left field, but he established himself as the tablesetter of the Diamondbacks' injury-depleted lineup, and he was in the starting lineup as the team's leadoff hitter every day from July 31 through the end of the season. The numbers improved over the course of the year, as Inciarte hit .306/.352/.417 with a 12.9% strikeout rate in 63 games after the All-Star break. With 19 steals in 22 attempts last season and consecutive seasons with 40-plus steals in the minors in 2012-13, Inciarte could prove to be a cheap source of speed. He was much more productive at Chase Field (.315/.360/.416) than on the road (.244/.280/.308), leaving some question as to his true talent level, but Inciarte's defense alone may enable him to compete for a platoon role in 2015, though it's also possible the team's addition of Yasmany Tomas in the offseason could relegate him to the bench for most of the year.
The Phillies selected Inciarte from Arizona with the 15th pick in the Rule 5 draft this winter. He's never played above A-ball, so it is unlikely his bat is ready for the majors. The Phillies do like Inciarte's defensive ability in the outfield however, and could opt to keep him on their roster as a defensive replacement and pinch runner.
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Day off Saturday
OFAtlanta Braves
April 13, 2019
Inciarte is not in the lineup Saturday against lefty Jason Vargas and the Mets.
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Day off Thursday
OFAtlanta Braves
April 11, 2019
Inciarte is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Mets.
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Plummets in order vs. lefty
OFAtlanta Braves
April 7, 2019
Inciarte will start in center field and hit seventh Sunday against the Marlins, 680 The Fan Atlanta reports.
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Takes seat Wednesday
OFAtlanta Braves
April 3, 2019
Inciarte is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs.
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Pops first homer
OFAtlanta Braves
April 2, 2019
Inciarte went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Monday's win over the Cubs.
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