Mike Yastrzemski Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 11" / 180 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/23/1990 (30)
Mike Yastrzemski Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Mike Yastrzemski News
San Francisco Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski (thumb) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a right thumb strain. The move will be retroactive to June 2, when Yastrzemski slammed his glove hand into the brick outfield wall trying to make a play. Yaz has struggled at the plate this season, slashing just .222/.332/.456, but is a key player on a Giants team that has played very well so far. Additionally, the Giants placed starting pitcher Logan Webb (shoulder) on the 10-day IL with a right shoulder strain. Pitcher Nick Tropeano and utility man Jason Vosler were both called up from Triple-A Sacramento in corresponding moves.
San Francisco Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski (thumb) exited Tuesday's game against the Angels in the fourth inning after spraining his right thumb. Yastrzemski hit his glove hand against the outfield brick wall going for a fly ball and exited the game in the bottom half of the inning. X-rays showed no fractures, per SF Chronicle's Susan Slusser. Yaz has gotten off to a slow start to the season, but it would still be a blow to the Giants and fantasy managers if he were to miss time with an injury. Fantasy managers should be on the lookout for updates in the coming days.
San Francisco Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski is not in the lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers. Left-hander Clayton Kershaw is on the bump for the Dodgers so that could have something to do with Yaz getting the day off. Mike Tauchman is starting in right field in his place with Austin Slater manning left field and Steven Duggar playing center. The 30-year-old outfielder has battled injuries this season which has led to some inconsistent production. He's shown signs of life at the plate over the last seven games, however. He's slashing .276/.364/.448 with five doubles and four RBI over his last 29 at-bats. He's got a .224/.333/.467 batting line to go along with six home runs and 15 RBI across 152 at-bats for the year.
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.