Juan Yepez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 200 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/19/1998 (24)
Juan Yepez Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Juan Yepez News
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder/third baseman Juan Yepez is in the starting lineup Saturday, batting sixth and playing right field. Yepez is in for Dylan Carlson, in what is probably a case of playing the hot hand. Yepez had a clutch pinch-hit, two-out, two-run home run in game one to put the Cardinals up, and manager Oliver Marmol likely wants to see if he can do it again. Otherwise, the Cardinals lineup remains the same other than some positional changes.
The St. Louis Cardinals recalled outfielder Juan Yepez from Triple-A Memphis and optioned Nolan Gorman on Monday. Yepez has logged 229 plate appearances with the Cardinals in 2022, hitting .252 with 11 homers, 24 runs, and 27 RBI. The rookie outfielder is expected to help out in the outfield in St. Louis with Tyler O'Neill (hamstring) on the injured list. Yepez could help out fantasy teams in deeper leagues and NL-only formats over the final few weeks of the season.
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Juan Yepez (forearm) has been activated off the IL and sent to Triple-A Memphis. Yepez had been contributing nicely for the Cardinals, but was slumping hard in July, slashing just .149/.196/.277 with two homers over 47 at-bats. With Lars Nootbaar heating up and Tyler O'Neill, Dylan Carlson, and Brendan Donovan contributing in different ways for the Cardinals, it appears there just isn't a spot right now for Yepez. The team likely wants him to keep getting at-bats instead of sitting on the bench with the major league team. Expect him to be called up as soon as a spot opens up, and when that happens be ready to add him in standard or deep leagues where outfield help is needed.
St. Louis Cardinals infielder and outfielder Juan Yepez enjoyed a solid debut season in the Majors last season. The 24-year-old hit .253 with a .296 on-base percentage and 12 home runs in 274 plate appearances for the National League Central club. And while he didn't draw a ton of walks or log a high on-base percentage, Yepez' wRC+ did finish nine points above the league average at 109. More importantly, he logged a quality 9.2% barrel rate. He also finished in the 95th percentile league-wide in max exit velocity with a 114.4 MPH metric. In other words, the power production in Yepez's numbers looks entirely sustainable. Elsewhere, the rookie saw playing time at first base, third base, and both outfield corners in 2022, giving him quality fantasy upside and potential with his power upside and multi-positional eligibility. The only question is how often Yepez will play. St. Louis has Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado entrenched at the infield corners, with Tyler O'Neil, Lars Nootbaar, Brendan Donovan, and Alec Burleson in the corner outfield mix. Still, with the designated hitter spot open, there should be enough opportunity for Yepez to carve out a somewhat regular role at minimum.