Manuel Margot
Manuel Margot
24-Year-Old OutfielderOF
San Diego Padres
2019 Fantasy Outlook
To modify Peter Parker's infamous line: with great speed comes a great responsibility to get on base to use it. Margot is still trying to figure out how to use his super power at the major-league level because he has a career .300 on-base percentage over nearly 1100 plate appearances. The other problem has been even when Margot has been on base and attempted to use his blazing speed for steals, he has been thrown out 36% of the time. He is 24 years old, and ahead of the learning curve compared to most of his peers given he already has two full seasons at the major-league level. We like to see some year-over-year growth from youngsters at this level, but the only real posiitve we have so far from him is a three-percentage-point reduction in his strikeout rate. Opposing pitchers challenge him in the strike zone taking advantage of his aggressive approach and lack of power. He is a bottom-of-the-lineup hitter until he can show some OBP skills. Read Past Outlooks
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Returns from paternity list
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April 21, 2019
ANALYSIS
Margot is hitting .288 with two homers and one steal. Luis Urias was optioned to Triple-A El Paso to make room for him on the roster.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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6
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2
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+6%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+4%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+4%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+22%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .733 319 32 5 31 6 .260 .310 .422
Since 2017vs Right .690 793 79 18 66 23 .254 .298 .391
2019vs Left .733 10 2 0 2 0 .333 .400 .333
2019vs Right .759 54 6 2 5 1 .278 .278 .481
2018vs Left .656 173 16 2 16 0 .238 .272 .384
2018vs Right .685 346 34 6 35 11 .249 .301 .383
2017vs Left .833 136 14 3 13 6 .285 .353 .480
2017vs Right .683 393 39 10 26 11 .255 .298 .385
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+7%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+131%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+9%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+37%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .726 548 51 12 50 15 .253 .311 .415
Since 2017Away .680 564 60 11 47 14 .259 .293 .386
2019Home .462 33 3 0 2 0 .188 .212 .250
2019Away 1.065 31 5 2 5 1 .387 .387 .677
2018Home .645 250 19 5 27 4 .217 .269 .376
2018Away .703 269 31 3 24 7 .271 .312 .390
2017Home .837 265 29 7 21 11 .297 .362 .475
2017Away .609 264 24 6 18 6 .231 .262 .347
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Stat Review
How does Manuel Margot 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
0.08
 
BB Rate
1.6%
 
K Rate
18.8%
 
BABIP
.327
 
ISO
.175
 
AVG
.286
 
OBP
.297
 
SLG
.460
 
OPS
.757
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Margot was thrown to the wolves as a rookie and more than held his own. Kids his age are typically in the California League playing ball; Margot was starting for one of the five major-league teams in the state while hitting leadoff. His ability to get on base is driven more by his batted ball skills rather than his ability to accept his walks (6.6 percent) which is why his OBP was low at .313 last year as a rookie. His minor-league track record shows a better knack for reaching base and utilizing his speed and that should surface more at the big-league level as he gets more experience. Expect him to return to the leadoff role and have a shot at 30 steals if he can get his OBP up closer to .350. He started the season 10-for-16 in steals, but closed it a very efficient 7-for-8, which should earn him more chances in 2018.
Margot was acquired from the Red Sox as part of the Craig Kimbrel deal in November 2015 to bring a near major-league-ready talent to the rebuilding San Diego pipeline. He continued his fast ascent through the minors, starting his age-21 season at Triple-A El Paso before earning a 10-game taste of the big leagues in late September. At the plate, Margot has shown a steady hit tool with the ability to frequently make contact (11.3 strikeout percentage at Triple-A), and his quick wrists allow him to generate more pop than his 5-foot-11 frame might suggest. He also possesses plus-plus speed, which makes him a long-term option in center field, where he has the potential to be a good defender. With El Paso, Margot went 30-for-41 on the basepaths (73.2 percent), supporting the claim that he's still in need of some polish as a base stealer. With little left to prove at Triple-A, Margot appears to be the frontrunner to open the season as the Padres' starting center fielder, and his short-term fantasy value will receive a boost if he can settle in as the team's leadoff hitter.
Margot's ascent to the major leagues continued apace in 2015, when he spent time at two levels in Boston's organization. At this rate, he'll hit Triple-A in the second half of 2016. He's still young for his level and can be overly aggressive at the plate, but has natural bat-to-ball skills and rarely strikes out (10.6 percent of plate appearances). His walk rate has remained stagnant as Margot attacks pitches early in the count, and he'll need to work on selectivity while developing an all-field approach. Margot has present doubles power and the speed for triples (nine last season). There's room for him to develop over-the-fence power, which could translate to 10-15 homers. Defensively, he's above average at the premium position. Margot is one of the game's better prospects, which is why the Padres wanted him when they traded closer Craig Kimbrel to the Red Sox. He'll likely open the season as the leadoff hitter and center fielder for Double-A San Antonio.
Margot, a 19-year-old with five-tool potential, showed some promise in 2014, beginning at Low-A Greenville before an August promotion to High-A Salem. He's a blend of power and speed with advanced defense in center field. For Greenville, his bat developed over the year and he finished the year hitting .446/.492/.696 for the Drive in August. From 2013 to 2014, he increased his walk rate from 8.3% to 10.1% while dropping his strikeout rate from 18.5% to 11.5%. He's clearly improving his approach at the plate. Margot is also a threat on the basepaths, stealing a system-high 42 bases in 2014, though he needs to a better job reading pitchers. He'll likely be assigned to High-A Salem of the Carolina League, where he will be one of the younger players in 2015.
Margot's statistics didn't stand out in 2013, but the Red Sox are excited by the tools of this undrafted 18-year-old prospect. He had some successful stretches with short-season Lowell, but also had a hamstring injury that wiped out a portion of his season. Margot's body should fill out some, but he's projected to remain a center fielder and is considered a plus defender. He showed enough against older competition and we expect a full-season assignment at Low-A Greenville.
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Lands on paternity list
OFSan Diego Padres
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April 19, 2019
Margot was placed on the paternity list Friday.
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Knocks second homer
OFSan Diego Padres
April 14, 2019
Margot went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, two RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 8-4 loss to Arizona.
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Not in Thursday's lineup
OFSan Diego Padres
April 11, 2019
Margot is not starting Thursday against Arizona.
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Returns to starting nine Sunday
OFSan Diego Padres
April 7, 2019
Margot is starting in center field and batting eighth at St. Louis on Sunday.
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On bench for third straight
OFSan Diego Padres
April 6, 2019
Margot will remain on the bench for the third straight game Saturday against the Cardinals.
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