Didi Gregorius Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/18/1990 (31)
Didi Gregorius Season Stats
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Didi Gregorius News
Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Didi Gregorius launched a solo homer on Sunday in a win versus the Marlins. It was his only hit in four at-bats as the veteran shortstop is batting just .221 on the season. He does have eight homers and a .405 slugging percentage, but Statcast paints a different picture as his xSLG is a meager .299 with an expected batting average of just .210. Gregorius' barrel rate is his lowest since 2015 and he ranks below average in terms of average exit velocity. He'll pop the occasional homer and take his walks, but Gregorius is an unappealing shortstop option in most fantasy leagues.
Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Didi Gregorius isn't in the team's lineup for Saturday's game against the Boston Red Sox. The veteran is batting .233 with a .277 on-base percentage, seven home runs and a pair of stolen bases in 159 plate appearances so far this season. He'll sit on Saturday with Ronald Torreyes getting the start at shortstop. Torreyes is batting seventh against Red Sox left-hander Martin Perez. If you're in need of a streaming option at shortstop in either daily fantasy play or season-long formats, you're probably better off looking elsewhere. Torreyes is batting just .246 with a .282 on-base percentage and a pair of home runs in 125 plate appearances this season.
Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Didi Gregorius collected three hits and two RBI Thursday. He sports a .232 batting average with seven home runs, 26 RBI and two swiped bags. The 31-year-old has been hot from the plate in his last seven games played. He has six hits, three home runs, and four RBI during these contests. If Gregorius continues to play well, he might be a player to pick up if a shortstop is needed.
Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Didi Gregorius rebounded nicely in 2020 after a rough 2019 campaign in which he returned from Tommy John surgery. In 2020, his first season with the Phillies, Gregorius posted a .284/.339/.488 slash line to go with 10 home runs and 40 RBI in 237 plate appearances. Extrapolated over the course of a full season, Gregorius' 2020 campaign amounted to a 20 HR, 80 RBI performance. Examining his 2020 metrics, his average overall exit velocity of 83.8 mph (in the bottom 2% of all of MLB) was a sharp decline from his overall EV posted in 2019. In addition, Gregorius was near the bottom of the league in overall hard contact rate (bottom 8%) and overall barrel rate (bottom 19%) in 2020. While these MLB Statcast percentages are frightening, they are nothing new for Gregorius. Despite underwhelming power metrics throughout his career, Gregorius has consistently been successful. This is best exemplified by his 2017 and 2018 campaigns in New York, where he had similar poor power metrics (including an overall EV of 84.5 mph in 2017) but still drove in over 80 RBI and crushed 25 and 27 HR, respectively. Gregorius' strength has been in his elite strikeout rate (which was in the top-7% of MLB in 2020) and contact rates that have exceeded league averages. Looking ahead to 2021, nothing would suggest the upcoming campaign for Gregorius will be any different, especially with his return to a potent Phillies lineup and Citizens Bank Park. If healthy, managers can pencil in Gregorius for another .270-.280 campaign with 20 HR and 80-90 RBI. At his ADP of 167, Gregorius can serve as a capable starting shortstop in deep leagues or a decent backup/starting middle infielder in more shallow formats.