Joey Meneses Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 240 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/6/1992 (31)
Joey Meneses Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Joey Meneses News
Washington Nationals designated hitter Joey Meneses went 2-for-5 and drove in five runs in a 10-7 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday. Meneses hit a two-run double in the fifth frame off Red Sox righty reliever Josh Winckowski. He would later smack another two-run double adding to the National's lead. The 31-year-old has been solid for Washington this season, posting a .283 batting average with 11 home runs and 68 RBI in 460 trips to the plate.
Washington Nationals first baseman Joey Meneses had a huge game at the plate in Tuesday's 6-5 win over the Rockies. Meneses went 3-for-4 with a single, a double, and a go-ahead three-run home run in the eighth inning. The 31-year-old has replicated his high batting average from last season but has not come close to the power and is now slashing .280/.323/.402 with seven HR and 53 RBI. He is a good hitter and still offers some fantasy value in deep leagues, but his counting stats will remain relatively empty if he continues to lack power.
Washington Nationals first baseman Joey Meneses provided all of the team's runs in the 7-2 loss to the visiting Texas Rangers on Friday, going 2-for-4 with two solo home runs while serving as the designated hitter. Meneses isn't really known for his power, as the two homers brought his season total to four, and the multi-homer performance was the first of his career. It was his first time clearing the fences in 47 games. The 31-year-old isn't suddenly going to put on a power show for fantasy managers, but he's still plenty useful for his contact abilities and high average (.281) through 327 at-bats this year. It was nice to see Meneses have a big game, as he's hitting just .189 (10-for-53) with 15 strikeouts in 14 games since June 20.
Washington Nationals first baseman/outfielder Joey Meneses came out of nowhere at age 30 to be one of the best hitters over his 56 games in 2022. He hit .324, smashed 13 home runs, drove in 34, scored 33 runs, and stole one base. His .267 xBA and .457 xSLG reveals Meneses was a bit lucky, but these are still solid numbers. He was a standout hitter in the minors, compiling a career .281/.337/.431 slash line and slugged 35 homers over his last 184 games. Meneses posted an excellent 91.4 MPH average exit velocity with a 2.9% pop-up rate in 2022, and his 19.8% professional career strikeout rate means he should continue being a help in batting average. The former undrafted free agent ran a 25.5% FB/HR percentage in 2022 but barreled balls 9.9% of the time, and his 10 expected bombs still put him on pace for about 29 homers. Meneses is slow on the basepaths (18th percentile sprint speed), so he won't be a factor in the stolen base department. However, he'll be in the heart of the lineup as one of the best bats on the Nationals, allowing him to reach 160 RBI plus runs. Pitchers will try to adjust, but Meneses is a talent at the plate and should be able to adapt in his sophomore season. He has dual eligibility at first base and the outfield, and his value makes him a steal at either position considering his 198 ADP.