Mike Yastrzemski Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 10" / 178 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/23/1990 (33)
Mike Yastrzemski Season Stats
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Mike Yastrzemski News
The San Francisco Giants re-signed outfielders Mike Yastrzemski and Austin Slater on Friday to avoid salary arbitration. Yastrzemski's deal will be for one year and $7.9 million for the 2024 season, while Slater signed for $4 million. Yastrzemski made his Giants debut in 2019 and impressed right away, hitting .272 with 21 home runs in 107 games. He hasn't been as good the last couple of years, though, and he hit .233 with 15 home runs in 2023 while missing time due to injuries. The 33-year-old can play all over the outfield, though, and will remain in play in platoon role again next year against right-handed pitching. Slater, 30, had two separate stints on the injured list due to a hamstring injury this year but hit a strong .270 with a .748 OPS and 20 RBI in 207 plate appearances. He should be ready for spring training after undergoing right-elbow surgery in October.
San Francisco Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski is out of the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants will play matchups here with left-hander Clayton Kershaw on the mound. That being said, Joc Pederson and Michael Conforto will join Yastrzemski on the bench for Saturday's game. Austin Slater, Tyler Fitzgerald and Luis Matos will cover the outfield for the Giants here.
San Francisco Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski is not in the starting lineup Wednesday afternoon versus the Cleveland Guardians and left-hander Logan Allen. The lefty-swinging Yastrzemski hit leadoff and went 1-for-3 with a walk in his club's 3-1 loss to the Guardians on Tuesday night but will yield right field to youngster Luis Matos on Wednesday afternoon. It's been yet another productive season for the late-bloomer who is hitting .254 with 14 home runs, 51 runs, 39 RBI, and an .824 OPS across 89 games, production that grades out 23% above the league average, as per his 123 wRC+. Look for the 33-year-old to come into the contest when a right-handed reliever enters the game.
2019 was a feel-good season for Mike Yastrzemski, as the then 28-year-old posted a .272/.334/.518 slash line with 21 HR, 64 runs scored, and 55 RBI over 411 plate appearances. However, fantasy players were not ready to believe in him going into 2020. Yastrzemski backed things up with a strong follow-up season, compiling a.297/.400/.568 slash line with 10 home runs and 35 RBI over 225 plate appearances. Importantly, he made some solid plate discipline improvements. Yastrzemski was more selective, swinging at fewer pitches in the strike zone. He also swung at fewer pitches out of the strike zone, increased his walk rate significantly, and had a higher BABIP in addition to batting average. He may not be the most exciting fantasy player, but he has established a high floor. As such, his current ADP of 134 seems perfectly reasonable.