Scott Kingery
Scott Kingery
24-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Philadelphia Phillies
10-Day IL
Injury Hamstring
Est. Return 4/30/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Excitement was high for Kingery in spring training after he posted excellent minor-league and Grapefruit League numbers and signed an extension that tied him to the Phillies through 2026 before he'd even made his big-league debut. He didn't come anywhere close to living up to the hype, finishing the season with a .226/.267/.338 line, eight homers and 10 steals in 484 plate appearances. In today's low-steal era, that wasn't a totally useless line for NL-only owners, but the season was nevertheless a disappointing one. Kingery is still young, and he had hype for a reason. There's certainly a world in which he improves significantly in his sophomore campaign, but even a sizable step forward would only put Kingery on the periphery of mixed-league viability. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a six-year, $24 million contract with the Phillies in March of 2018. Contract includes a $13 million team option ($1 million buyout) for 2024, a $14 million team option ($1 million buyout) for 2025 and a $15 million team option ($1 million buyout) for 2026.
Dealing with mild strain
SSPhiladelphia Phillies
Hamstring
April 20, 2019
Kingery was diagnosed with a mild right hamstring strain Saturday, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Kingery was placed on the injured list earlier Saturday, but the results of his MRI were previously unknown. The diagnosis is good news for the 24-year-old, though he currently remains without a clear recovery timeline. Phil Gosselin is the only shortstop left on the roster for the Phillies with Jean Segura (hamstring) also on the injured list.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+7%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+23%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+4%
OPS vs RHP
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .612 138 14 4 14 2 .221 .254 .359
Since 2017vs Right .654 381 46 6 27 9 .244 .289 .365
2019vs Left 1.000 8 2 1 3 0 .250 .250 .750
2019vs Right 1.227 27 3 1 3 1 .458 .519 .708
2018vs Left .587 130 12 3 11 2 .220 .254 .333
2018vs Right .612 354 43 5 24 8 .228 .271 .340
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 at Home
2019
 
 
+59%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+2%
OPS on Road
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .657 247 29 8 25 5 .237 .279 .377
Since 2017Away .631 272 31 2 16 6 .238 .279 .352
2019Home 1.463 17 3 2 6 0 .467 .529 .933
2019Away .918 18 2 0 0 1 .353 .389 .529
2018Home .599 230 26 6 19 5 .221 .261 .338
2018Away .611 254 29 2 16 5 .230 .272 .339
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 Scott Kingery 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
0.20
 
BB Rate
2.9%
 
K Rate
14.3%
 
BABIP
.440
 
ISO
.313
 
AVG
.406
 
OBP
.457
 
SLG
.719
 
OPS
1.176
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
Few prospects changed the conversation more dramatically than Kingery. Coming into the year, he was seen as a good hitter with impact speed. That much hasn’t changed. However, he proceeded to hit 26 home runs in 132 games after hitting just eight home runs in his previous 197 games. Even if we take away the 10 home runs he hit in Reading’s bandbox, he still hit 16 home runs in the remaining 96 games in relatively neutral conditions. If he’s a 15-to-20 home run hitter in the majors and his plus hit tool translates as expected, we could be talking about a top-10 fantasy second baseman. Of course, if the ball stays juiced, he could continue to exceed expectations in the power department once he reaches the majors. The one lock is that he will be a threat to steal 25-plus bases annually. The Phillies will look to clear the decks by dealing Freddy Galvis and/or Cesar Hernandez this offseason, as Kingery and J.P. Crawford are ready to take over up the middle.
Kingery, a 2015 second-round pick out of college, opened last season at High-A Clearwater. He earned a promotion to Double-A at the end of July after slashing .293/.360/.411 with 14 extra-base hits and 26 stolen bases (on 31 attempts) in the Florida State League. The competition at Double-A proved to be more challenging, as Kingery hit just .250/.273/.333 with two homers in 156 at-bats. Kingery does not project to hit for much power, but he does have good speed and has been a good contact hitter prior to his difficulties at Double-A. His fantasy value is going to be tied to his legs, which could produce 30-plus stolen base seasons in the majors. He will also need to hit enough to profile as an everyday second baseman, otherwise his role would be capped as a utility infielder, and he would be quite unappealing in fantasy. He will open this season back at Double-A and could push for a promotion to Triple-A by midseason if he starts hitting again.
The Phillies selected Kingery with the 48th overall pick in the 2015 draft. A speedy contact hitter, Kingery has the defensive versatility to serve as a second baseman or a center fielder thanks to his athleticism. He was assigned to Low-A Lakewood where he played second base and slashed a disappointing .250/.314/.337 with three home runs and 11 steals in his pro debut. While it didn't show in the numbers at Lakewood, Kingery has the tools to move quickly through the minors. His future fantasy value is going to be tied to his ability to swipe bags. The Phillies could move him up to High-A Clearwater to start the 2016 season. If he hits, a move to Double-A by midseason is possible.
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Heads to injured list
SSPhiladelphia Phillies
Hamstring
April 20, 2019
Kingery was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain Saturday.
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Departs with injury
SSPhiladelphia Phillies
Undisclosed
April 19, 2019
Kingery was lifted from Friday's game against Colorado after suffering a right hamstring injury, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
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Hits second homer
SSPhiladelphia Phillies
April 17, 2019
Kingery went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 3-2 victory against the Mets on Wednesday.
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Hitting second Wednesday
SSPhiladelphia Phillies
April 17, 2019
Kingery will start at shortstop and bat second in Wednesday's game against the Mets.
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Lights up Mets
SSPhiladelphia Phillies
April 16, 2019
Kingery went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and five RBI in Tuesday's 14-3 rout of the Mets.
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