Adam Engel
Adam Engel
27-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Chicago White Sox
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Engel more or less lived up to expectations in 2018. He swiped just 16 bags, but in today's low-speed era, that's not nothing, as it tied him for 32nd in the league. He provided very little value elsewhere, hitting just .235/.279/.336 with six homers in 463 plate appearances. Despite his speed, his defense graded out as within a run of average by both UZR and DRS. It's questionable whether he'll have value even in deep leagues moving forward, as he could fall by the wayside as the White Sox start to trend toward competitiveness. A bat as light as Engel's is clearly best suited for a bench role. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the White Sox in Feb. 2017.
Not starting Tuesday
OFChicago White Sox
September 24, 2019
Engel is not in the lineup Tuesday against Cleveland.
Engel has moved into the starting role in center field and has rewarded the White Sox with a 1.050 OPS and four homers over his last 12 games. Leury Garcia slides to center field on this occasion, with Daniel Palka starting in right.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
Since 2017vs Left .679 307 27 3 27 7 .252 .298 .381
Since 2017vs Right .567 740 82 15 49 20 .200 .259 .308
2019vs Left .841 89 12 2 9 3 .313 .360 .482
2019vs Right .599 159 14 4 17 0 .201 .272 .326
2018vs Left .589 127 9 0 8 3 .233 .264 .325
2018vs Right .624 336 40 6 21 13 .236 .284 .340
2017vs Left .647 91 6 1 10 1 .217 .286 .361
2017vs Right .467 245 28 5 11 7 .147 .215 .252
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Home/Away Batting Splits
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OPS on Road
OPS on Road
OPS on Road
OPS on Road
Since 2017Home .555 550 58 11 36 14 .191 .252 .303
Since 2017Away .652 497 51 7 40 13 .242 .292 .360
2019Home .630 141 17 3 10 1 .223 .284 .346
2019Away .763 107 9 3 16 2 .268 .330 .433
2018Home .549 233 19 4 18 10 .211 .251 .298
2018Away .681 230 30 2 11 6 .261 .307 .374
2017Home .499 176 22 4 8 3 .136 .227 .273
2017Away .536 160 12 2 13 5 .197 .244 .293
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Stat Review
How does Adam Engel 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.
    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.
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Exit Velocity
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
If you are looking for cheap speed in deep AL-only leagues, Engel is someone you should target. He is an 80-grade speedster that can fly once he is on the bases. The problem with Engel is that he has struggled to reach base since leaving Double-A ball. He has a .306 OBP at Triple-A in just over 350 plate appearances and had an abysmal .235 OBP in nearly the same amount of major-league plate appearances last year. He stole 65 bases in High-A ball in 2015 and was up to 31 in half a season of Double-A ball as recently as 2016. Triple-A and the majors have exposed him to strikeouts at levels typically associated with sluggers rather than his slash-and-dash skills. If he can change his swing to get shorter to the ball and rely upon his speed, there may be something there. As it were, he is a defensive specialist and a pinch runner who could steal 10-15 bases in limited playing time.
Engel spent all of 2015 at High-A Winston-Salem. He developed a keen sense of the strike zone during his time there, and despite striking out 132 times in 608 plate appearances, he posted on-base percentages above .380 in July and August. He kept the momentum going in the Arizona Fall League, where he won the league MVP award and was among the league leaders in batting average and OPS. His speed and athleticism are his key tools, and he could emerge as more than a fourth outfielder type if he continues to get on base at a strong clip. He should spend most, if not all, of 2016 at Double-A.
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Regular lineup presence
OFChicago White Sox
September 22, 2019
Engel went 2-for-4 in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Tigers.
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Out of lineup
OFChicago White Sox
September 18, 2019
Engel is not starting Wednesday against the Twins.
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Heads to bench
OFChicago White Sox
September 16, 2019
Engel will be on the bench Monday in Minnesota.
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Knocks fourth homer
OFChicago White Sox
September 13, 2019
Engel went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's 9-7 win over the Mariners.
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Remains on bench
OFChicago White Sox
September 4, 2019
Engel sits for the second straight game Wednesday against Cleveland.
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