Jorge Mateo Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 200 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/23/1995 (28)
Jorge Mateo Season Stats
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Jorge Mateo News
Baltimore Orioles shortstop Jorge Mateo showed off his speed during Sunday's game against the Oakland Athletics. The 28-year-old has struggled at the plate this month, but was able to do some damage here. Mateo went 2-for-5, including an inside-the-park home run in the 12-1 victory over the A's. This marked Mateo's first home run since April 30, which snapped a 73-game home run drought. Mateo has started three of the last four games, but that is likely due to the fact left-handers have been on the mound for the opposing teams. Honestly, Mateo doesn't have much fantasy value right now outside of his speed.
Baltimore Orioles shortstop Jorge Mateo (leg) is back at shortstop and is hitting seventh in the batting order on Thursday against left-hander Tyler Anderson and the Los Angeles Angels. Mateo was dealing with some leg soreness and didn't play on Wednesday, but he's back in there a day later. The 27-year-old Dominican has cooled off some after a blistering start to his 2023 campaign, and he's now hitting .261 (30-for-115) with six doubles, six home runs, 22 RBI, 13 stolen bases and 25 runs scored in 130 plate appearances and 36 games. He has really cooled off in May, going just 5-for-43 (.116) with a double, no homers, five RBI, three steals and 14 strikeouts in 13 games.
Baltimore Orioles shortstop Jorge Mateo went 1-for-3 with two RBI, a run scored, and two strikeouts in a 7-4 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday. Mateo picked up his RBI via a single and a sacrifice fly in the fourth and sixth innings, respectively. After a scorching hot start to the season, the 27-year-old shortstop has predictably screeched to a halt. He's slashing a meager .137/.167/.216 over the last 15 contests and hasn't gone deep since April 30. Overall, Mateo owns a .261/.307/.470 batting line to go along with six home runs, 22 RBI, and 13 steals across 115 at-bats. The steals give him some value but his profile is tough to roster outside of deeper mixed and AL-only leagues.
Baltimore Orioles shortstop Jorge Mateo had his first full campaign in 2022 and was a productive player. He only hit .221 but mixed in some power with 13 homers and stole an AL-leading 35 bases with 63 runs and 50 RBI over 150 games. But things are a bit murky heading into 2023. Mateo's home runs came with little raw power, considering his 31st-percentile barrel rate, and he hasn't hit enough fly balls to make up for that (24.6% career fly ball rate). The former Yankees prospect also plays at one of the worst parks for right-handed hitters in terms of long balls in Camden Yards. It's hard to imagine a significant change to Mateo's batting average next season after posting an 86.8 MPH average exit velocity. And to make matters worse, he's shown horrible plate discipline during his career, with a 27.7% strikeout rate and 4.8% walk rate while whiffing too much (30.9%) and chasing too often (35.1%). In all likelihood, Mateo won't steal 35 bases again, even with the 99th-percentile sprint speed he showed this year, especially without everyday playing time. The Orioles project to start top prospect Gunnar Henderson at short most days, with Adam Frazier and Mateo in a platoon. When the 27-year-old does play, he'll be at the bottom of the lineup and will hardly be a factor in run production. Fantasy managers are banking on another season like Mateo had in 2022 but should reconsider drafting him at his 200 ADP.