Mike Yastrzemski San Francisco Giants

Age: 31 (August 23, 1990) | 5' 11" | 180lbs. | Bats: Left OF-53 LF-8 CF-24 RF-31 PH-5 PR-4
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
BAL AA 2017 20 83 20 32 9 17 6 1 6 19 1 1 .386 .436 .699 10 18 .419 n/a
BAL AAA 2017 81 271 41 65 31 74 15 3 9 41 2 1 .240 .322 .417 10 24 .295 n/a
BAL AA 2018 27 104 13 21 10 30 10 0 1 11 2 1 .202 .276 .327 9 26 .270 n/a
BAL AAA 2018 94 324 48 86 44 75 18 6 9 49 6 4 .265 .359 .441 12 20 .320 n/a
SF AAA 2019 40 136 38 43 22 36 11 1 12 25 2 2 .316 .414 .676 13 22 .344 n/a
SF NL 2019 107 371 64 101 32 107 22 3 21 55 2 4 .272 .334 .518 8 26 .325 34/23/43 14 15
SF NL 2020 54 192 39 57 30 55 14 4 10 35 2 1 .297 .400 .568 13 24 .370 39/19/42 28 28
SF NL 2021 128 434 71 96 46 121 26 3 23 58 3 0 .221 .308 .454 9 25 .250 34/19/47 9 10
Career 3yrs 289 997 174 254 108 283 62 10 54 148 7 5 .255 .336 .499 10 25 .301 n/a
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A victim of bad BABIP luck in the first half? It sure looks like it.

Has earned $4 and $5. BABIP .255. 

The G/L/F (36/16/48) is effectively same as last year, which could say he had great BABIP luck last year.

Mike Yastrzemski (OF) SF - Jul. 01
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=789193

Yastrzemski went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in a 5-3 loss to Arizona on Thursday.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Yastrzemski opened the scoring with his first inning home run and walked in the eighth for his first times on base in nearly a week. Despite a low .224 average, Yastrzemski sports an above average .804 OPS thanks to 64% of his hits going for extra bases.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 2

Yesterday's Biggest Play

Batter: Mike Yastrzemski (SFG)

Pitcher: Humberto Castellanos (ARI)

Situation: Bottom 8th, 2 out, 1-2 count, Bases Loaded

Score:  ARI 8, SFG 5

Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
4 runs scored on the play, and SFG's win probability increased 72% points, to 85%
SFG went on to win the game, 9-8

View the full game Boxscore at Baseball-Reference.com

Stathead Spotlight: Mike Yastrzemski

Most recent grand slams when down by 3 runs in the 8th inning or later

DateBatterTmOppScoreInn
2021‑06‑15Mike YastrzemskiSFG ARIdown 8‑5b8
2020‑09‑04Kevin PillarCOL@LADdown 5‑2t8
2019‑09‑18Randal GrichukTOR@BALdown 9‑6t9
2019‑07‑22Tyler SaladinoMIL CINdown 4‑1b8
2018‑08‑31Justin SmoakTOR@MIAdown 5‑2t9
2018‑08‑12David Bote*CHC WSNdown 3‑0b9
2018‑05‑19Chad PinderOAK@TORdown 4‑1t8

* - walkoff

See the full list at Stathead.com's Batting Event Finder

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 16

Yesterday's Biggest Play

Yesterday's Biggest Play

Batter: Mike Yastrzemski (SFG)

Pitcher: Humberto Castellanos (ARI)

Situation: Bottom 8th, 2 out, 1-2 count, Bases Loaded

Score:  ARI 8, SFG 5

Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
4 runs scored on the play, and SFG's win probability increased 72% points, to 85%
SFG went on to win the game, 9-8

View the full game Boxscore at Baseball-Reference.com

Stathead Spotlight: Mike Yastrzemski

Most recent grand slams when down by 3 runs in the 8th inning or later

DateBatterTmOppScoreInn
2021‑06‑15Mike YastrzemskiSFG ARIdown 8‑5b8
2020‑09‑04Kevin PillarCOL@LADdown 5‑2t8
2019‑09‑18Randal GrichukTOR@BALdown 9‑6t9
2019‑07‑22Tyler SaladinoMIL CINdown 4‑1b8
2018‑08‑31Justin SmoakTOR@MIAdown 5‑2t9
2018‑08‑12David Bote*CHC WSNdown 3‑0b9
2018‑05‑19Chad PinderOAK@TORdown 4‑1t8

* - walkoff

See the full list at Stathead.com's Batting Event Finder

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 16
Percentiles: Barrel 72 EV 39 xBA 56 xSLG 81 SO 39 BB 82 speed 67
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 15

I'd guessing at first glance you'll see a lot of overlap of guys in this price range - except for the outliers who just plummeted in price in CBS once 90% of the "teeners" had been bought up at tic price, and there were still 10% left with almost no money to buy them.

In other words - it wasn't like everyone in the room all the sudden looked at the amount of money spent and their bid sheets and decided to uniformly discount everyone 25% or whatever.  Instead they continued to bid up to where they thought a guy was worth ... and were even happy when they got a 10% bargain.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Mar 10

$19 in LABR, $21 in CBS.

After entering all of the LABR prices for hitters in tomorrow's update, here's my conclusion:

Stage Three Hell lives on. Even a 60-game season couldn't change that.

Some examples (first CBS, then LABR):

D Smith $19 $20

W Smith $16, $17

J Soler $15, $15

E Suarez $24, $25

D Swanson $23, $22

L Taveras $18 $16

G Urshella $16, $16

C Vazquez $14, $16

Once you adjust for the aggressive early bidding in CBS, the two zoom rooms are the same.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 10

The rule of thumb is something I discovered when I made a big chart of everyone's roto earnings for the post-war ERA. What you find is that players who make their first baseball earnings who are older (say 27+) usually have shorter careers.

My theory is that around age 27 players hit a sweet spot of physical skill and mental acuity, so guys like MYaz and Whit Merrifield finally get a big-league shot and some are able to capitalize, as he has. But after 27 the physical skill starts to fade, and for players who started with less they fade more quickly.

There are exceptions, of course, but perhaps they prove the rule?

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Feb 20

Fixed! Thanks.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Feb 20

Yes, the father, who was Yaz's only son played, even sadder details at ESPN, great to see his kid recover from it:

 His father, Carl Jr. (who went by Mike),[5] played college baseball for the Florida State Seminoles baseball team, and played professionally in the minor leagues from 1984 to 1988.[8] His father and mother, Anne-Marie, divorced when he was six years old.[5] Carl Jr. died at the age of 43 from a blood clot after having hip surgery.


John Thomas Roll2
Feb 20

Brucej4 is referring to the first sentence of Rotoman's extended comment.

The late-blooming son of a Hall of Famer wasn't expected to get better in his second big league year, but he did.

The end of it --

The rule of thumb with late bloomers is that they fade fast, don't expect a career deep into their 30s, but it's tempting to give M-Yaz the benefit of the doubt this year. He's past the point of flash in the pan, expect him to lose some batting average but otherwise we should see more of the same this year.

I wonder why that is the rule of thumb?

Also, did dad play baseball?

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 20