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 had a dreadful time at the plate in 2021. Over 103 games, he slashed .209/.270/.370 with 13 home runs, 54 RBI and 35 runs. His 26.6% hard-hit rate ranked in the 4th percentile of the league while his .320 xSLG ranked in the 6th percentile. Last week, Phillies President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski stated that Gregorius had been told that he wasn't guaranteed to be the team's starting shortstop in 2022. The former Yankee is on the books for about $14 million next year, so he'd be an expensive backup. We'll see if the team makes a push for a star shortstop amidst a loaded free agent class headlined by Carlos Correa, Corey Seager, Trevor Story and Javier Baez.
Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Didi Gregorius isn't in the starting lineup on Saturday for a matchup with the Miami Marlins and left-hander Jesus Luzardo. Gregorius is hitting .208 with a .267 on-base percentage, 13 home runs, and three stolen bases in 405 plate appearances this season. Freddy Galvis is batting sixth and moving over to start at shortstop. The veteran is hitting .239 with a .300 on-base percentage, 13 home runs, and a stolen base in 386 plate appearances this season. You're probably better off looking elsewhere for streaming help at shortstop on Saturday.
Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Didi Gregorius went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in a win over the Pirates on Thursday. The blast was Gregorius' 12th of the season as he's displayed decent power despite rough numbers overall. The veteran shortstop is batting just .210 on the season and his .270 on-base percentage simply won't get it done. His 16.9% strikeout rate is better than the league average, but it still represents a career-worst for Gregorius and the extra K's have sapped him of fantasy value in any format. Managers can confidently leave Gregorius on waivers heading into the last week of the regular season.
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.