Mookie Betts Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 9" / 180 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/7/1992 (28)
Mookie Betts Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Mookie Betts News
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts is not in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against Austin Gomber and the Colorado Rockies. It is a scheduled day off for the Dodgers star. Luke Raley is getting the start in right field and batting eighth in the game. The timing of the scheduled day off for Betts is unfortunate as he had just returned from a four-game absence on Tuesday. He was sidelined with a back issue, then went on to hit a home run in his first game back. Betts is slashing .323/.447/.581 through seven games this year. He'll be back in the lineup on Friday as the Dodgers open up a three-game series with the San Diego Padres.
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts (back) is set to make his return to the field on Tuesday after a four-game absence due to a back injury. Betts is playing right field and leading off on Tuesday as the team faces Antonio Senzatela and the Colorado Rockies. Betts was off to a fantastic start to the year before the injury arose. Through five games this year, Betts is slashing .348/.464/.565 with a home run, two doubles, six runs, four walks and only one strikeout.
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts (back) will be out of the lineup once again on Sunday as the team wraps up their three-game series against the Washington Nationals. Betts is dealing with lower back stiffness and will miss his fourth straight game. However, manager Dave Roberts still doesn't believe that Betts will require a trip to the injured list. Edwin Rios will be starting in right field on Sunday with Zack McKinstry in left field. The Dodgers are off on Monday before they start a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday. Hopefully, the extra rest on Sunday and Monday will allow Betts to return on Tuesday.
In his first season in the National League, Mookie Betts seemed to make a mostly smooth transition, as the power and speed numbers still looked very impressive on the surface. He was among the MLB leaders in home runs (16) and stolen bases (10). His SLG% jumped from ,524 to .562 and at first glance, much of his standard stats did not fluctuate much. A deeper dive, though, revealed a somewhat altered approach. The Launch Angle went from 18.5 to 15.9, which trimmed his outstanding .313 xBA in 2019 to .285, and dropped his xSLG from .580 to .487. Betts' walk rate also fell from 13.7 to 9.8. Those trends don't necessarily point to anything alarming, though, and won't affect his ADP of third overall. Betts will hit leadoff in a terrific lineup and he is in the prime of his career and very content with his new ball club. The 2020 Statcast indicators may simply point to the fact that you should not expect him to approach a BA well over .300 or an OBP significantly over .400, and the 16 homers may not translate to well over 30-plus over a full campaign. He should produce more in line with his 2019 totals rather than 2018 from a hitting perspective, though the 10 steals in 55 games last year could point to 25-plus again in 2021. Let's not forget he became one of two Dodgers to steal two bases in multiple playoff games in the 2020 postseason.