Max Muncy
Max Muncy
28-Year-Old First Baseman1B
Los Angeles Dodgers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
In this space last year...wait, we didn't write an outlook for Muncy in 2018. He failed to crack the major leagues in 2017 and instead spent the entirety of the season at Triple-A. After signing a minor-league contract with the Dodgers, he was assigned to minor-league camp March 12. Muncy got the call to Los Angeles on April 17 and went on to post the fifth-best wRC+ among 183 players with at least 450 plate appearances. He crushed right-handed pitching to the tune of a .601 SLG and .334 ISO while walking at a robust 16.4% clip overall. Muncy did strike out 27.2% of the time and hit just .185 against breaking pitches according to Brooks Baseball, but in the end, he was a top-10 fantasy first baseman. It's tough to forecast anything close to a full repeat, but Muncy is at least locked into a platoon role and there will be more doubters than believers, creating a possible buying opportunity for those contrarians out there. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a minor-league contract with the Dodgers in January of 2018.
Out vs. lefty
1BLos Angeles Dodgers
April 23, 2019
Muncy isn't in Tuesday's starting lineup against the Cubs.
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Muncy will head to the bench with lefty Jose Quintana taking the mound for the opposition. David Freese enters the lineup at first base and will bat third with Muncy riding the pine.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
3
6
6
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+2%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+69%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+12%
OPS vs RHP
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .930 139 21 10 20 1 .264 .360 .570
Since 2017vs Right .949 429 62 30 73 2 .255 .385 .564
2019vs Left 1.139 20 4 2 4 0 .316 .350 .789
2019vs Right .674 67 4 3 10 0 .196 .299 .375
2018vs Left .891 119 17 8 16 1 .255 .361 .529
2018vs Right 1.001 362 58 27 63 2 .266 .401 .601
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
 
 
+5%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+120%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+6%
OPS at Home
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .918 268 44 21 46 2 .242 .354 .564
Since 2017Away .968 300 39 19 47 1 .272 .400 .568
2019Home .496 43 3 1 5 0 .158 .233 .263
2019Away 1.089 44 5 4 9 0 .297 .386 .703
2018Home 1.002 225 41 20 41 2 .259 .378 .624
2018Away .946 256 34 15 38 1 .267 .402 .544
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 Max Muncy 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
0.38
 
BB Rate
11.5%
 
K Rate
29.9%
 
BABIP
.261
 
ISO
.253
 
AVG
.227
 
OBP
.310
 
SLG
.480
 
OPS
.790
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Muncy is the prototypical "Moneyball" product: There's not a lot of hype behind him, but man, can he take walks. Last season at Triple-A Nashville, the 26-year-old walked 13.1 percent of the time and bumped that figure up to 15 percent during his scattered appearances in the big leagues. Even with that bright spot, Muncy still has plenty of blemishes keeping him from garnering regular playing time in Oakland. He strikes out too much, as his strikeout rate hovered around 20 percent both in the minors and in the majors, and he doesn't have the power to make up for it (.071 ISO in the majors). His ability to play all over the infield and the corner outfield spots could help him land a reserve utility role with the big league club, but with bigger prospects knocking on the door to the majors, it will be tough for Muncy to climb much higher than that.
A rash of early season injuries gave Muncy a chance to make his Major League debut, but he did not do much with it, slashing .206/.268/.392 with three homers in 102 at-bats. Muncy had a breakout minor league season in 2013 when he hit 25 bombs with 100 RBI between Single-A and Double-A, but backed that season up with only seven homers in 435 Double-A at-bats in 2014. Muncy does exhibit a solid feel for the strike zone and his high walk numbers have enabled him to post a career .378 OPS across four minor League seasons. The A's farm system is not stacked overall, but one of their strengths is at corner infield which is not a great sign for Muncy's long-term prospects. After two years of his power slipping following the 2013 breakout, Muncy's star is dwindling, but the 25-year-old will begin the year at Triple-A with a chance to appear in Oakland again if injuries strike before their bigger corner prospects are ready.
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Heads to bench
1BLos Angeles Dodgers
April 20, 2019
Muncy is not starting Saturday against the Brewers.
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Cranks two-run homer
1BLos Angeles Dodgers
April 18, 2019
Muncy went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, a double and a walk in Thursday's win over Milwaukee.
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Back in lineup
1BLos Angeles Dodgers
April 13, 2019
Muncy (finger) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Brewers.
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Nursing finger injury
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Finger
April 12, 2019
Muncy suffered an injury to his right index finger during Thursday's game against the Cardinals but should be available to pinch hit Friday versus Milwaukee, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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On bench for series opener
1BLos Angeles Dodgers
April 12, 2019
Muncy isn't starting Friday against the Brewers, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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