Yoán Moncada Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/27/1995 (27)
Yoán Moncada Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Yoán Moncada News
The Chicago White Sox reinstated third baseman Yoan Moncada (hamstring) from the 10-day injured list on Tuesday. The 27-year-old is batting .179 with a .230 on-base percentage and three home runs in 113 plate appearances so far this season. To make room for the veteran on the active roster, Chicago fellow infielder Lenyn Sosa to Triple-A. Sosa made his Major League debut for the club this season, collecting a double, two runs scored, and a walk in 13 plate appearances.
Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada (hamstring) is expected to return on Tuesday, according to manager Tony La Russa. This was the expectation, but La Russa reiterated that Moncada is ready to play again. He has been sidelined since June 18 due to a right hamstring strain. The 27-year-old has struggled heavily at the plate, so hopefully he can turn it around. Fantasy managers should prepare for Moncada to be back in their lineups soon.
Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada (hamstring) could be ready to return Tuesday, according to manager Tony La Russa. Moncada was placed on the injured list, retroactive to June 18, with a strained right hamstring, and Tuesday is when he is eligible to come back. Although Moncada had been struggling severely this season with a brutal .179/.230/.292 slash line, his last game before his injury was his best, as he tallied five hits, including a home run and a double along with five RBI. Even with that effort, though, it is hard to trust Moncada in fantasy, especially since Jake Burger has been playing well in his absence. Moncada could see reduced playing time when he returns, which would make him non-viable in most fantasy leagues.
Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada produced mixed results during 144 games in 2021. Although he walked 13.6% of the time, got on base at a .375 clip, and scored 74 runs, he went deep just 14 times, hit .263, and stole just three bases, along with a disappointing 61 RBI. After smashing 25 HRs during a breakout 2019 season, in which he posted an elite 12.2 Barrel%, Moncada's barrel rate dipped to 6.2% in 2020, followed by an 8.2% mark last season. His 13% HR/FB in 2021 implies he didn't have much bad luck, and his below-average 20.3 FB% isn't a good sign of more home runs to come. Moncada hit .315 in 2019, but his average exit velocity was 93.1 MPH, compared to 90.1 MPH last season. His 2021 25.5 K% doesn't help in that area, and the 26-year-old's .350 BABIP gives reason to believe his batting average will take a hit if he can't start annihilating the ball again. Even though his sprint speed is still in the 67th percentile, he's swiped just three bases his past 196 games, implying his days of 10-plus steals are over. Moncada's excellent on-base ability will provide fantasy managers with enough runs, but without extra-base power, his RBI total will be suboptimal. His current ADP of 142 isn't ideal, and drafters are better off waiting for Justin Turner at pick 154.