Max Muncy Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/25/1990 (31)
Max Muncy Season Stats
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Max Muncy News
Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Max Muncy will be on the bench for Sunday's series finale against the Cincinnati Reds. Albert Pujols will step in at first base. Muncy has put together an MVP-type campaign this season, but he's slowed over the last month, slashing .187/.261/.495 over his last 30 games. He does have nine homers in that span, but he also notably has 35 strikeouts in 107 at-bats, including six in his last seven at-bats over the last two games. Fantasy managers have relied on Muncy all year, so hopefully this rest will get him back on track.
Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Max Muncy (knee) suffered a right knee injury while sliding into second base in the third inning of Wednesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He stayed in the game and went on to hit a solo home run in the fifth inning. The injury certainly appears to be minor. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters that Muncy is expected to be good to go for the team's next game against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday. Muncy is in the midst of a fantastic season. He has 34 home runs on the year, just one shy of his career-high, and he's slashing .256/.375/.546 with 86 RBI and 89 runs.
Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Max Muncy went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's victory versus the Arizona Diamondbacks. Muncy has slowed down in the second half of the season, but the power numbers continue to show up and despite hitting just .213 over his last 30 games, Muncy has been productive with 11 home runs and 21 RBI. The versatile infielder is now hitting .256 on the season with 34 home runs and 86 RBI. Managers should continue to start Muncy in all formats.
The shortened 2020 season was not kind to Muncy. He had by far his worst season as a Dodger with a .192/.331/.389 slash line. In the broadest terms of OPS+, he went from 61 percent and 33 percent better than average in 2018 and 2019 respectively to three percent worse than average in '20. The best thing that came from his season was the fact that he held onto position eligibility for all of 1B, 2B, and 3B. '20 was probably the basement of Muncy's performance though. His walk rate remained elite, in the 93rd percentile. His 15.9% chase rate was the lowest of his career. He also had higher solid contact and barrel percentages than the previous season. Much can be attributed to an 80 point drop in BABIP from '19 to '20. Expect a bounce-back in batting average to the .250 area, as well as 50+ extra-base hits. He lines up to see a career-high in at-bats considering the departures of Los Angeles' depth. With that beautiful 2B-eligibility intact, Muncy looks like a great value at his ADP of around 100 overall.