Stephen Piscotty Oakland Athletics

Age: 28 (January 14, 1991) | 6' 3" | 210lbs. | Bats: Right OF-151 RF-151 PH-2
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
STL AAA 2015 87 320 54 87 46 62 28 2 11 41 5 6 .272 .366 .475 12 17 .304 n/a
STL NL 2015 63 233 29 71 20 56 15 4 7 39 2 1 .305 .359 .494 8 22 .372 45/21/34 12 11
STL NL 2016 153 582 86 159 51 133 35 3 22 85 7 5 .273 .343 .457 8 21 .319 44/20/36 22 22
STL A 2017 4 15 0 3 0 3 2 0 0 3 1 0 .200 .200 .333 0 20 .250 n/a
STL AA 2017 3 7 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .143 .250 .143 13 13 .167 n/a
STL AAA 2017 8 32 7 10 6 7 3 0 4 7 0 0 .312 .421 .781 16 18 .286 n/a
STL NL 2017 107 341 40 80 52 87 16 1 9 39 3 6 .235 .342 .367 13 22 .286 49/18/33 6 6
OAK AL 2018 151 546 78 146 42 114 41 0 27 88 2 0 .267 .331 .491 7 19 .290 45/22/33 22 21
OAK AL 2019 88 341 44 84 29 83 16 1 12 41 2 0 .246 .309 .405 8 22 .289 44/20/37 9 9
Career 5yrs 562 2043 277 540 194 473 123 9 77 292 16 12 .264 .336 .446 8 21 .307 n/a
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I think the question is whether full-season 2018 stats represent a realistic ceiling or whether the second half of 2018 (after his mother was buried) is the ceiling. In the second half, Piscotty went 20-55-.281. If a 35-100-.280 season is in the 40-percent likely range range, then I'd go a buck or two higher. 

Walter Shapiro WShapiro
Nov 18 '18
I'm working on Big Prices for the Guide. Today I have Stephen Piscotty with a price of $19. What do you think?
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Nov 17 '18

I got him for $14 in a 10 team AL only keeper league and I was happy with that price.

jeff merk jeffamerk
Sep 24 '18

I don't think a lot of people paid $15, though.  Like I said, I paid $5 (4x4 keeper) late, which was a factor, but he wouldn't have been $15 early either.  Too short a track record, combined with 2017.

Mike Landau ML-
Sep 24 '18

The data says we (Patton and Co) said he was a $13 player. Or a $15 player, for Mike. Why? 

Walter Shapiro, I know, paid $13 in a keeper league with something like 10 percent inflation. He's currently in second place in  the ADL, though he's first in homers and RBI and could be in first overall soon. Boohoo.

As explanation, we have to choose between the recent  years. Because Piscotty was down in 2015 and 2017, partly because of injury, he wasn't treated as seriously as he should have been.

Finding young young guys who are undervalued is the main job for us. I missed on Piscotty. He should have been an $15 or something. 

Hmm, so Mike Fenger got this right. Good on him.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Sep 22 '18

Jackie Jensen.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 21 '18

Jake Peavy was one.  Lackey had one of those years, too.

Mike Landau ML-
Sep 21 '18

Isn't that why Ryne Sandberg retired the first time abruptly in 1994, only to return in 1996?

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Sep 21 '18

I don't remember who this was, but some years back, a good MLB player had a crappy year . . . and after the year was over, it came out that he was going through a nasty divorce.  Now, of course, TMZ would have updated on it in real time.

Mike Dean TMU2009
Sep 21 '18

As someone who drafted Piscotty at $13, I am obviously thrilled by his rebound from the depths of grief. But it is also a reminder that in our stats-obsessed world, psychological factors are probably more important than we often realize. The problem is they defy quantifying and many mental struggles remain totally private. That said, we dismiss these unknown factors at our own risk. And, so I'm not misunderstood, I am not writing a 1980s sportswriter's ode to "team chemistry." 

Walter Shapiro WShapiro
Sep 20 '18