Tyler O'Neill Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 11" / 200 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/22/1995 (28)
Tyler O'Neill Season Stats
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Tyler O'Neill News
Pitchers Nick Robertson and Victor Santos have been reported as the package being sent from Boston to St. Louis for Tyler O'Neill. Robertson is a relief pitcher with major league experience and good strikeout numbers in a cup of coffee. He appeared in 22 1/3 innings for the Red Sox and Dodgers, striking out 26. However, he finished the season with a 6.04 ERA and 1.75 WHIP. He'll likely head into Spring Training with a chance to win a bullpen spot for the Cardinals. Santos looks like a fringe starter with low strikeout rates and an average. WHIP. It could take a couple of injuries for him to start in the bigs in 2024.
The Boston Red Sox are acquiring outfielder Tyler O'Neill from the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday. It's unclear at the time what the Cardinals will receive in return. The 28-year-old Canadian has an intriguing mix of power and speed, but injuries have limited him to just 168 games the last two years and made him expendable in St. Louis after an impressive 2021 campaign that saw him hit .286 (138-for-482) with career-highs in home runs (34), RBI (80), stolen bases (15) and runs scored (89) in 138 contests. Despite the last two disappointing seasons, O'Neill should have plenty of appeal as a value pick in fantasy drafts in hopes that he will bounce back with a change of scenery and better health in Beantown. If he's fully healthy, O'Neill should be an everyday player in Boston's outfield in 2024, something that wasn't going to happen if he stuck around in St. Louis.
St. Louis Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said that the team's projected starting outfield for the 2024 season is Lars Nootbaar, Tommy Edman and Jordan Walker, with Dylan Carlson serving as the fourth outfielder. Mozeliak mentioned the team is getting a lot of hits on their outfielders, but he mentioned specifically that they are listening on trades for Tyler O'Neill. The 28-year-old Canadian has an intriguing power/speed profile, but his stock is down and he may need a change of scenery to ignite him. O'Neill has played in over 100 games only once in six seasons in the big leagues due to injuries. In 72 contests in 2023, he hit .231 (55-for-238) with nine home runs, 21 RBI, five steals and 27 runs scored. If he goes elsewhere, stays healthy and has a starting spot, he could be a nice low-cost sleeper target late in fantasy drafts.
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Tyler O'Neill was limited to 96 games in 2022 due to shoulder, hamstring, and leg injuries. The 27-year-old slashed .228/.308/.392 with 14 home runs, 58 RBI, 56 runs, and 14 stolen bases over 383 plate appearances last season. Injuries could have been one of the reasons O'Neill's numbers dipped in 2022. He saw his exit velocity drop from 93 MPH in 2021 to 89.8 MPH in 2022, while his hard-hit percentage fell from 52.2% in 2021 to 43.4% in 2022. The young slugger is a dual threat and will look to rebound in 2023 after bashing 34 homers and stealing 15 bags in 2021. ATC is on board with this assessment and is projecting O'Neill with a .249/.320/.447 slash line with 26 home runs, 76 runs, 74 RBI, and 16 stolen bases in 2023. He could easily surpass those projections if he can stay healthy, as a 30-homer, 20-steal campaign isn't out of the question. O'Neill has an ADP of 103 in NFBC and could easily smash his ADP if he can come close to his 2021 totals. The high risk/high reward makes O'Neill well worth taking him at his current ADP, as fantasy managers could get a potential five-category star after pick 100.