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.
On bench Sunday
OFChicago White Sox
April 14, 2019
Engel is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Engel heads to the bench after starting in center field in the first two games of the series. Though he's seen his role increase over the past week, Engel still appears to be stuck in the short side of a platoon in the outfield with Daniel Palka.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
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#9
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
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5
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+10%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+23%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+6%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+39%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .613 230 17 1 18 4 .224 .272 .341
Since 2017vs Right .558 592 69 12 33 20 .197 .253 .305
2019vs Left .614 12 2 0 0 0 .182 .250 .364
2019vs Right .500 11 1 1 1 0 .100 .100 .400
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
Since 2017
 
 
+15%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+90%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+24%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+7%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .534 420 43 9 27 13 .180 .239 .295
Since 2017Away .615 402 43 4 24 11 .231 .278 .337
2019Home .727 11 2 1 1 0 .182 .182 .545
2019Away .382 12 1 0 0 0 .100 .182 .200
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.
BB/K
0.13
 
BB Rate
4.3%
 
K Rate
34.8%
 
BABIP
.167
 
ISO
.238
 
AVG
.143
 
OBP
.182
 
SLG
.381
 
OPS
.563
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2016
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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Homers in loss
OFChicago White Sox
April 7, 2019
Engel went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 12-5 loss to the Mariners.
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Starts for Palka
OFChicago White Sox
April 6, 2019
Engel was inserted into the starting lineup Friday and went 1-for-3 with a run scored in Friday's 10-8 win over the Mariners.
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Makes first start
OFChicago White Sox
April 1, 2019
Engel started in center field and went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Monday's 5-3 loss to the Indians.
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Doesn't draw start
OFChicago White Sox
March 28, 2019
Engel isn't included in the lineup for the White Sox's season opener Thursday versus the Royals, Joel Goldberg of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.
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Bops second homer
OFChicago White Sox
March 12, 2019
Engel went 1-for-2 with a home run and two runs scored in Monday's game against Milwaukee.
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