Spencer Steer Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 11" / 185 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/7/1997 (26)
Spencer Steer Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Spencer Steer News
Cincinnati Reds infielder Spencer Steer is absent from the starting lineup for Monday's game against the San Francisco Giants. Fantasy managers don't need to worry as this appears to be a routine day off for the right-handed slugger. Steer has been struggling at the plate lately, so he could use a day off to clear his head. Steer is 1-for-24 with 11 strikeouts over his last seven games. Christian Encarnacion-Strand will serve as the designated hitter and bat seventh versus right-hander Logan Webb on Monday.
In his first full major-league season so far in 2023, Cincinnati Reds infielder Spencer Steer has made a name for himself. He's been a big part of the reason why the Reds head into this week's All-Star break sitting atop the National League Central division, as he's currently slashing .277/.367/.477 with an .844 OPS, 14 home runs, 19 doubles, two triples, 51 RBI, nine stolen bases and 45 runs scored in 376 trips to the plate over 88 games played. The 25-year-old former third-round pick of the Twins in 2019 did have a four-hit game on the Fourth of July last Tuesday, but he's heading into the break hitless in 15 at-bats in the last four games. Steer hasn't started out the month of July hitting that well, but he should remain a key piece of the Reds offense in the second half of the season, and he should be rostered in all fantasy leagues.
Cincinnati Reds infielder Spencer Steer went 3-for-6 with an RBI, a run scored, and a strikeout in a 9-0 shutout win over the Chicago Cubs on Friday. Steer was a home run away from the cycle in this one as he opened up the scoring with his first three-bagger of the season. After he laced an RBI triple off Justin Steele to score Matt McLain he picked up two more hits, a double and a single. Steer is now slashing .285/.353/.478 to go along with six home runs, 23 RBI, and one stolen base over 186 at-bats. The 25-year-old rookie continues to impress and is worthy of being rostered in 12-team mixed leagues.
A compact infielder, standing just under 6' feet tall and listed at 185 pounds, Cincinnati Reds third baseman Spencer Steer doesn't strike an intimidating pose at the plate. However, the former third-round selection from the University of Oregon took an already-keen eye at the plate when he was drafted and worked on settling into his back leg in his batting stance, allowing him to access his power more consistently. Steer returned from retooling his swing throughout the pandemic season and has powered out 47 home runs in the past two seasons in the minor leagues and a pair of home runs over 28 games in the major leagues in 2022. After picking up Steer in a trade last summer, the Reds cleared a path for him to start every day this year by releasing incumbent third baseman Mike Moustakas. Steer's power should play well in Great American Ball Park, though he may not hit for a high average. His on-base skills are polished, and he only strikes out a little, despite a strong uppercut swing. ATC projects Steer with a .312 wOBA and a 93 wRC+ over 461 plate appearances in 2023. There's potential for a very excellent value here for a guy going off as the 45th third baseman and 415th player overall.