Steven Duggar
25-Year-Old OutfielderOF
60-Day IL
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 3/1/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Between his early-July debut and his late-August season-ending shoulder injury, Duggar appeared in 41 games for the Giants, hitting a modest .255/.303/.390 with two homers and five steals. With the Giants seemingly now committing fully to a rebuild, Duggar is expected to take over the starting center field job at the start of the regular season. Don't expect much of an uptick in performance in a more regular role, however, as it took a .354 BABIP to get Duggar to his mediocre slash line, and nothing in his prospect reports suggests an elite talent in any area of the game. One possible area of growth for Duggar would be his walk rate, which sat at just 6.6% in his rookie campaign after sitting in double digits at each of his stops in the minors. More walks would give him more opportunities to show off his decent speed, which may be his primary avenue to fantasy value in 2019. Read Past Outlooks
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Won't require surgery
OFSan Francisco Giants
Shoulder
August 20, 2019
Duggar (shoulder) won't need surgery and is expected to rehab for the next 4-to-6 weeks, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
ANALYSIS
Duggar has already been ruled out for the remainder of the season, but this is good news for the Giants. He's expected to be healthy for the start of spring training.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
16
12
3
16
2
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
9
1
1
1
5
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+11%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+43%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+35%
OPS vs LHP
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .599 142 16 1 14 4 .248 .289 .310
Since 2017vs Right .666 291 30 5 31 2 .238 .285 .381
2019vs Left .480 96 9 0 5 1 .207 .250 .230
2019vs Right .688 185 17 4 23 0 .247 .292 .397
2018vs Left .846 46 7 1 9 3 .333 .370 .476
2018vs Right .627 106 13 1 8 2 .222 .274 .354
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 on Road
2019
 
 
+32%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+41%
OPS at Home
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .632 220 21 2 24 0 .236 .282 .350
Since 2017Away .658 213 25 4 21 6 .246 .291 .367
2019Home .529 134 10 1 10 0 .202 .246 .282
2019Away .700 147 16 3 18 1 .263 .306 .394
2018Home .793 86 11 1 14 0 .291 .337 .456
2018Away .564 66 9 1 3 5 .210 .258 .306
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 Steven Duggar 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.
  • BABIP
    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.
BB/K
0.21
 
BB Rate
5.7%
 
K Rate
27.8%
 
BABIP
.313
 
ISO
.107
 
AVG
.234
 
OBP
.278
 
SLG
.341
 
OPS
.619
 
wOBA
.274
 
Exit Velocity
85.7 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
32.8%
 
Barrels/PA
2.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
After missing over half the minor-league season with hip and elbow injuries, Duggar reestablished his value in the Arizona Fall League. He hit .263/.367/.421 with three home runs, nine steals (on 10 attempts) and a 21:12 K:BB in 20 games. The 24-year-old also really impressed with the glove, and the Giants now view him as their center fielder of the future. Despite his success rate on the bases in the AFL, he is a borderline plus runner, so steal totals in the 20-to-30 range may be a bit unrealistic, although he could flirt with 20 in his first few seasons. His on-base skills are legitimate, as he has never posted a walk rate below 10 percent. This should allow him to eventually profile in the leadoff spot for the Giants, which would be a boon for fantasy owners, as he needs to score runs to make up for the fact that he likely won't be driving many in. He has a chance to open the year in a center field platoon with Austin Jackson, starting against right-handed pitchers.
Duggar displayed his major-league ready approach at the plate in 2016, batting .321 while getting on base nearly 40 percent of the time with Double-A Richmond. While his contact is ready for the majors, his power is nearly non-existent. He hit just one home run in 276 plate appearances in 2016. If the power doesn't develop over time, then Duggar will be nothing more than an empty batting average for fantasy purposes as he doesn't project to be a big base stealer either. The 23-year-old will likely be promoted to Triple-A Sacramento to start the 2017 campaign.
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Done for season
OFSan Francisco Giants
Shoulder
August 9, 2019
Duggar (shoulder) was moved to the 60-day injured list Friday, effectively ending his season, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Officially lands on IL
OFSan Francisco Giants
Shoulder
August 8, 2019
Duggar (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Likely headed to IL
OFSan Francisco Giants
Shoulder
August 7, 2019
Duggar was diagnosed with a sprained left shoulder and will likely require a trip to the injured list, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Exits with shoulder injury
OFSan Francisco Giants
Shoulder
August 7, 2019
Duggar was removed from Wednesday's game against the Nationals with an apparent shoulder injury, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Two hits in return
OFSan Francisco Giants
August 3, 2019
Duggar started in center field and went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Friday's 5-4 loss to Colorado.
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