Nick Solak Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 11" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/11/1995 (27)
Nick Solak Season Stats
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Nick Solak News
The Texas Rangers optioned outfielder Nick Solak to Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday. The move was made to clear a roster spot for Mitch Garver (elbow), who is returning from the injured list. Solak had been seeing a good amount of playing time as both an outfielder and designated hitter, but he'd been struggling immensely at the plate. Over 26 games, he slashed .209/.293/.313 with two home runs, three stolen bases, three RBI and 11 runs.
Texas Rangers infielder Nick Solak has been putting together respectable numbers over the last few weeks. On Friday, he went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. The 26-year-old recorded his fifth three-hit game of the season. He is slashing .244/.312/.382 with 11 home runs and 43 RBI this season. There is certainly some upside with his bat, but probably not enough to warrant rostering in most fantasy leagues.
Texas Rangers infielder Nick Solak has put together a nice stretch since returning to the team a few weeks ago. On Monday, he went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run to help secure the 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies. It was his 11th of the season and Solak has been a nice source of power since returning to Texas. Sadly, he doesn't offer enough upside to warrant rostering in most fantasy formats. He might be an AL-only option because of his power, but there's not much upside outside of that.
Nick Solak has an opportunity to break out in the 2021 season. He's always been known for his above-average hitting skills, but Solak's defense has been considered a liability. He's played in the outfield, and at first, second and third base in his brief two-year career. However, he's expected to start the 2021 season as the Rangers' starting second baseman, a position that Solak has acknowledged he's the most comfortable playing. That comfort level as well as his overall skillset should help him elevate his game. With anticipated everyday ABs, Solak could finally reach his full potential at the plate as a big-league hitter and bounce back from a subpar 2020 offensive season. He posted a pedestrian .268/.326/.344 slash line last season and his power numbers took an especially big hit. However, while he posted a below-average 4.7 barrel rate, he showed marked improvement in exit velocity, maximum exit velocity, launch angle and hard hit rate. At his core, he's a disciplined, above-average contact hitter (82.1 contact rate in 2020) who possesses a blend of power and speed (91st percentile). With Solak's early preseason 182 ADP, you should be able to grab him in the 16th round of typical 12-team fantasy baseball drafts. His multi-position eligibility (2B/OF) adds to his fantasy value and makes him a player who could potentially outperform his ADP. Look for Solak to provide fantasy managers with an above-average batting average and at least 15 home run and 15 stolen base production this season. As a 26-year-old "late bloomer", his upside and potential for continued development make him a player to target in dynasty leagues as well.