Josh VanMeter

27-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
2022 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Josh VanMeter in 2022. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
RANKSFrom Preseason
#598
ADP
$Traded to the Pirates in April of 2022.
Hits bench against lefty
2BPittsburgh Pirates
May 16, 2022
VanMeter is out of the lineup Monday against the Cubs.
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With southpaw Wade Miley on the mound for Chicago, the lefty-hitting VanMeter will give way to the righty-hitting Michael Chavis at the keystone. VanMeter had started in four of the Pirates' last five games, going 4-for-15 with a home run, a triple, a walk and two RBI.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
2
6
3
3
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+39%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+3%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+43%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+68%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .789 69 8 1 13 1 .279 .362 .426
Since 2020vs Right .566 377 30 8 30 4 .175 .257 .309
2022vs Left .536 8 2 0 1 1 .143 .250 .286
2022vs Right .551 58 4 2 3 0 .182 .224 .327
2021vs Left .871 47 5 1 12 0 .326 .383 .488
2021vs Right .610 263 21 5 24 3 .190 .281 .329
2020vs Left .630 14 1 0 0 0 .182 .357 .273
2020vs Right .375 56 5 1 3 1 .098 .179 .196
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+53%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+8%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+49%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+251%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .708 247 28 7 30 3 .220 .296 .413
Since 2020Away .463 199 10 2 13 2 .154 .246 .217
2022Home .533 40 4 1 3 0 .179 .200 .333
2022Away .574 26 2 1 1 1 .174 .269 .304
2021Home .762 170 20 5 25 2 .242 .318 .444
2021Away .511 140 6 1 11 1 .174 .271 .240
2020Home .652 37 4 1 2 1 .161 .297 .355
2020Away .186 33 2 0 1 0 .065 .121 .065
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Stat Review
How does Josh VanMeter compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a batter in feet per second.
BB/K
0.26
 
BB Rate
7.1%
 
K Rate
27.1%
 
BABIP
.205
 
ISO
.138
 
AVG
.169
 
OBP
.229
 
SLG
.308
 
OPS
.536
 
wOBA
.244
 
Exit Velocity
79.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
19.6%
 
Barrels/PA
3.5%
 
Sprint Speed
21.5
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
The Triple-A juiced ball in 2019 propelled VanMeter from obscurity to the major-league lineup; he hit 13 HR in his first 29 games with Louisville that year. He had some nice moments as a rookie with the Reds but also some brutal ones, particularly in the outfield. He does not do any one thing particularly well offensively and the Reds ran out of patience after VanMeter got off to a 2-for-34 start to 2020, with 16 strikeouts. He was flipped to the Diamondbacks along with Stuart Fairchild in exchange for Archie Bradley, and while VanMeter played a little better after the change of scenery, he was still well below league average with the bat. VanMeter is not a pedigree guy and will be on a short leash in a utility role with Arizona if he's even on the roster to begin 2021.
VanMeter rose from obscurity and debuted with the Reds in early May after hitting 13 home runs in 29 games with Triple-A Louisville to begin 2019. He was used mostly off the bench initially and ended up riding the shuttle before settling in with the big club for good after the All-Star break. While most of his time came in left field, VanMeter also logged starts at four other positions: first base, second, third and right field. He was much better at home and versus opposite-handed pitching, batting just .186 outside of Great American Ball Park and .125 without the platoon edge. The overall numbers cratered in September, and while some of that may have been due to poor batted-ball luck (.174 BABIP), it left the front office looking for an upgrade at what projected to be VanMeter's position in second base. They found one in Mike Moustakas, leaving VanMeter to compete for a utility role this spring.
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Productive against Dodgers
2BPittsburgh Pirates
May 11, 2022
VanMeter went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, a triple, a walk and two runs scored Wednesday against the Dodgers.
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Sitting versus lefty
2BPittsburgh Pirates
May 9, 2022
VanMeter is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Dodgers.
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Not in Sunday's lineup
2BPittsburgh Pirates
May 8, 2022
VanMeter is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds.
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Not starting second game
2BPittsburgh Pirates
May 7, 2022
VanMeter isn't starting the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Reds.
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Sits against lefty
2BPittsburgh Pirates
April 27, 2022
VanMeter is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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