Max Muncy
Max Muncy
29-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
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 one-year, $575,000 contract with the Dodgers in March of 2019.
Goes yard in Game 5 loss
2BLos Angeles Dodgers
October 9, 2019
Muncy went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run Wednesday in a 7-3 extra-inning loss to the Nationals in Game 5 of the National League Division Series.
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Muncy got the Dodgers off to a fast start with his two-run blast in the first inning off Washington starter Stephen Strasburg. It was Muncy's third homer of the series, but the L.A. offense dried up the rest of the night outside of an Enrique Hernandez solo homer in the second inning. The 29-year-old Muncy is coming off consecutive 35-homer seasons and slashed .251/.374/.515 in 2019.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
50
2
5
32
7
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
8
2
11
12
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+5%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+1%
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 .892 300 47 19 54 3 .263 .363 .529
Since 2017vs Right .940 770 129 51 123 4 .254 .388 .552
2019vs Left .893 181 30 11 38 2 .268 .365 .529
2019vs Right .887 408 71 24 60 2 .242 .377 .509
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
 
 
+4%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+12%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+6%
OPS at Home
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .910 509 89 33 83 5 .259 .369 .541
Since 2017Away .942 561 87 37 94 2 .254 .392 .550
2019Home .838 284 48 13 42 3 .258 .363 .475
2019Away .938 305 53 22 56 1 .243 .384 .555
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.

* 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
0.60
 
BB Rate
15.3%
 
K Rate
25.3%
 
BABIP
.283
 
ISO
.265
 
AVG
.251
 
OBP
.374
 
SLG
.515
 
OPS
.889
 
wOBA
.386
 
Exit Velocity
89.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
45.8%
 
Barrels/PA
6.7%
 
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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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Belts 35th homer
2BLos Angeles Dodgers
September 29, 2019
Muncy went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Saturday's win over the Giants.
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Hits grand slam Tuesday
2BLos Angeles Dodgers
September 25, 2019
Muncy went 1-for-3 with a grand slam, a walk and two runs in the Dodgers' 6-3 victory over the Padres on Tuesday.
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Rejoins lineup
2BLos Angeles Dodgers
September 24, 2019
Muncy (quadriceps) is starting at first base and hitting second Tuesday against the Padres.
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Not starting Sunday
2BLos Angeles Dodgers
Quadriceps
September 22, 2019
Muncy (quadriceps) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Rockies, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
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Expected back Sunday
2BLos Angeles Dodgers
Quadriceps
September 21, 2019
Muncy (quad) is expected to return to the lineup Sunday against the Rockies, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
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