Mark Zagunis
Mark Zagunis
26-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Chicago Cubs
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Mark Zagunis in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
RANKSFrom Preseason
Add To Watchlist
$Signed a one-year contract with the Cubs in March of 2018.
Out of lineup Saturday
OFChicago Cubs
March 30, 2019
Zagunis is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rangers.
ANALYSIS
Zagunis drew the start in the season opener Thursday against lefty starter Mike Minor but will make way for Kyle Schwarber in this one. The Cubs may use Zagunis on occasion against southpaws and sit Schwarber, though Zagunis likely won't draw enough playing time to make a lot of noise on the fantasy front.
Read More News
Batting Stats
Loading Batting Stats...
MLB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Batting Game Log...
Minor League Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Loading Minor League Batting Game Log...
Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
3
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+12%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+30%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+150%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+91%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .685 23 0 0 4 2 .238 .304 .381
Since 2017vs Right .611 21 1 0 2 0 .222 .333 .278
2019vs Left .769 13 0 0 2 0 .308 .308 .462
2019vs Right 1.000 7 1 0 2 0 .429 .429 .571
2018vs Left 1.667 3 0 0 1 0 .500 .667 1.000
2018vs Right .667 3 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
2017vs Left .143 7 0 0 1 2 .000 .143 .000
2017vs Right .273 11 0 0 0 0 .000 .273 .000
More Splits View More Split Stats
Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+36%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+75%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
-100%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
-100%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .801 13 0 0 3 0 .333 .385 .417
Since 2017Away .587 31 1 0 3 2 .185 .290 .296
2019Home .571 7 0 0 2 0 .286 .286 .286
2019Away 1.000 13 1 0 2 0 .385 .385 .615
2018Home 1.100 6 0 0 1 0 .400 .500 .600
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away .222 18 0 0 1 2 .000 .222 .000
More Splits View More Split Stats
Stat Review
How does Mark Zagunis 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
0.00
 
BB Rate
0.0%
 
K Rate
35.0%
 
BABIP
.538
 
ISO
.150
 
AVG
.350
 
OBP
.350
 
SLG
.500
 
OPS
.850
 
Advanced Batting Stats
Loading Advanced Batting Stats...
Additional Stats
Games By Position
Defensive Stats
Loading Games Played by Position...
Loading MLB Defensive Stats...
Stats Vs Upcoming Pitchers
Want more matchup stats?
Loading Matchup Stats...
Cubs Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Mark Zagunis
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
340 days ago
Jan Levine reminds waiver-wire pickers in shallow leagues to check if Matt Adams is available. He'll have a longer opportunity to continue his hot streak.
Farm Futures: September Callup Candidates
August 17, 2017
James Anderson previews the minor leaguers most likely to get called up and have fantasy value in September and thinks Willy Adames could be a middle-infield upgrade for the Rays.
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
June 25, 2017
Jan Levine hits the waiver wire for this week's best pickups as prospect Jesse Winker is back in Cincinnati looking to impress.
Farm Futures: Pacific Coast League Roundup
April 27, 2017
James Anderson jumps to Triple-A as he continues his tour of the minor leagues and wonders whether the Cubs will try to find room for Ian Happ on their roster later this summer.
Farm Futures: NL Central Top 10s
February 9, 2016
RotoWire's James Anderson dives into the best prospects in the NL Central, including the Brewers' Jorge Lopez, who has a chance to be a solid contributor in the majors this season.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
Perhaps it was only ever a fool's hope that Zagunis would find a way to put his excellent on-base skills to use for the Cubs. Now entering his age-25 season, he has made his MLB debut, but is no closer to realistically getting everyday at-bats on the north side of Chicago. His 17.2 percent walk rate led the Pacific Coast League last year and his .404 OBP ranked fourth. However, as a corner outfielder who lacks above-average power and provides replacement-level defense, he would need to be on a rebuilding club to get an extended look as an everyday player. Zagunis, who hits right-handed, has a shot to make the big-league club out of spring training, but he wouldn't even be assured of the short side of a platoon, as more versatile players like Ian Happ and Ben Zobrist profile better in that type of role. If injuries strike or Zagunis gets dealt to a team like the Tigers or Royals, he would immediately be appealing in deeper OBP leagues, but until then he can be largely ignored.
He does not hit for a ton of power or profile as even an average runner, but Zagunis is still one of the Cubs most appealing fantasy prospects. The lack of standout tools helped bury the catcher-turned-outfielder in a loaded system in recent years, but all the while he continued to hit and get on base at absurd clips. He received a promotion to Triple-A in June after posting a 154 wRC+ in 51 games at Double-A. After the promotion his 10.4 percent walk rate, 19.9 percent strikeout rate, .360 OBP and 123 wRC+ were his worst marks above rookie ball. In other words, the worst version of Zagunis we have seen was 23 percent better than league average in the Pacific Coast League. Think of him as a less-heralded Jesse Winker. A broken foot at the end of July cut his season short, but he should be ready for spring training. Entering his age-24 season, the best thing for his value would be a trade to an organization with an opening in an outfield corner.
There's something here. The converted catcher and third-round draft pick in 2014 has a little pop, but the exciting part of his game is his batting eye. He walked 80 times (against 86 strikeouts) for High-A Myrtle Beach last year, and his 122:128 BB: ratio in his two years in the minors bodes well for his future. He also stole 12 bases last year after 16 thefts in his debut season, so he could have a future as a leadoff hitter and on-base machine. He's a bit under the radar, especially compared to the many offensive prospects who have been a part of the Cubs' system the last few years, but he's a good sleeper who could find himself with Double-A Tennessee in 2016 and vying for a spot on the major league roster in 2017.
More Fantasy News
Draws start in opener
OFChicago Cubs
March 28, 2019
Zagunis went 1-for-2 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Thursday's season opener against Texas.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
On track to make team
OFChicago Cubs
March 24, 2019
Zagunis is likely to stick on the Cubs' Opening Day roster, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Rejoins lineup
OFChicago Cubs
March 13, 2019
Zagunis (hand) will start in right field and hit seventh Wednesday in the Cubs' Cactus League game against the Athletics, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
More aggressive at the plate
OFChicago Cubs
Hand
March 10, 2019
Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Zagunis has been showing a more aggressive approach at the plate this spring, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Dealing with hand injury
OFChicago Cubs
Hand
March 9, 2019
Zagunis was scratched from the lineup for Saturday's Cactus League game against the Giants due to a sore hand, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.