Daulton Varsho Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 10" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/2/1996 (26)
Daulton Varsho Season Stats
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Daulton Varsho News
The Toronto Blue Jays and catcher/outfielder Daulton Varsho avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.05 million deal on Friday. The Blue Jays upgraded their outfield depth and added a much-needed left-handed bat to their potent lineup when they acquired Varsho from the Arizona Diamondbacks this offseason. In just his third big-league season in 2022 with the D-backs, he hit .235/.302/.443 with a .745 OPS, career-high 27 home runs, 74 RBI, 79 runs scored and 16 stolen bases in 592 plate appearances and 151 games played. The 26-year-old provides defensive versatility at catcher and in left field, but he's expected to be Toronto's regular left fielder in 2023. The power-speed combination and the move to one of the better lineups in baseball have skyrocketed Varsho's fantasy value heading into next season.
The Toronto Blue Jays acquired catcher/outfielder Daulton Varsho from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday in exchange for catching prospect Gabriel Moreno and outfielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr., according to sources. The 26-year-old Varsho should see significant time in the outfield with the move to Toronto, and the move to the American League East and a very hitter-friendly ballpark in a potent offense will all add to Varsho's fantasy appeal heading into next season. He hit .235/.302/.443 with 27 home runs, 74 RBI, 79 runs scored and 16 stolen bases in 531 at-bats in his first full big-league season in Arizona in 2022. He will still have catcher eligibility in 2022, but he'll likely lose it going into 2024. Still, Varsho's power/speed combination in Toronto's dangerous lineup looks extremely appealing in fantasy moving forward.
Arizona Diamondbacks catcher/outfielder Daulton Varsho is not in the starting lineup on Saturday against the San Francisco Giants. The 26-year-old looks to just be getting a day off but should be available as a pinch-hitter in this one. Varsho has put together an excellent season, slashing .238/.306/.452 with 27 home runs, 73 RBI, and 14 stolen bases across 513 at-bats for the D-Backs.
Varsho took a really big step forward in 2022, having the best season of his young career with 27 homers and 16 steals. He was a top-three catcher in rotisserie leagues and was probably the most valuable pick at the position given the draft price. An offseason trade sent him to Toronto, where he will be a starter in the outfield, taking the place of Lourdes Gurriel Jr. The downside with Varsho is a higher strikeout rate (24.5%), a lower batting average (career .234), and an inability to hit left-handed pitching (career 66 wRC+). All of that makes us very reliant on getting a near 20-20 season again, and he could certainly lose significant playing time against left-handed pitching with his new team. The silver lining is that it's really tough to find 20-20 at the catcher position, and Varsho is in a good place to do that in 2023. His upside is great as a thin position, but the draft cost has risen to match. Varsho probably won't sink your fantasy team in 2023, but there will very likely be much better value picks at the catcher position.