Jean Segura
Jean Segura
28-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Seattle Mariners
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Predictably, Segura came back to Earth in 2017 after a career year in 2016, but he was still a highly valuable contributor at the shortstop position. His strikeout and walk rates hardly budged (14.7 percent strikeout rate, 6.0 percent walk rate), and those contact skills allowed him to hit .300 for a second straight season. The move from Arizona to Seattle hurt Segura's power output, with his ISO falling more than 50 points to .128, but he was a long shot to get back to 20 homers again anyway given his heavy groundball tendencies (54.3 percent last season). While Segura missed a few weeks in June due to an ankle injury, he appeared in at least 142 games in each of the previous four seasons, so he has a track record of good health. A top-of-the-order hitter with a 20-steal floor and double-digit homer power at the shortstop position? They don't grow on trees. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a five-year, $70 million contract extension with the Mariners in June of 2017. Contract includes a $17 million team option for 2023.
On bench Sunday
SSSeattle Mariners
September 30, 2018
Segura is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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Segura remained in the starting nine Saturday after being benched for a lack of hustle in Friday's game, but the veteran will take a seat for the season finale. The Mariners have all but three of their regular starters on the bench, with Andrew Romine taking over at shortstop and batting ninth. Segura could still enter the game but is likely to finish the season with a .304/.341/.415 slash line, 20 stolen bases and 10 home runs.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+1%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+9%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+7%
OPS vs LHP
2016
 
 
+18%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .794 489 81 10 38 21 .301 .359 .435
Since 2016vs Right .805 1402 192 31 134 54 .310 .351 .454
2018vs Left .803 182 34 3 15 8 .313 .361 .442
2018vs Right .737 450 57 7 48 12 .300 .333 .404
2017vs Left .819 139 23 3 11 6 .317 .388 .431
2017vs Right .762 426 57 8 34 16 .294 .336 .426
2016vs Left .763 168 24 4 12 7 .275 .331 .431
2016vs Right .900 526 78 16 52 26 .333 .380 .521
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+2%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+15%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+12%
OPS at Home
2016
 
 
+6%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .808 932 122 26 95 27 .307 .342 .466
Since 2016Away .796 959 151 15 77 48 .309 .364 .433
2018Home .703 309 38 7 32 7 .282 .301 .402
2018Away .806 323 53 3 31 13 .325 .379 .427
2017Home .822 269 37 7 26 8 .313 .364 .458
2017Away .734 296 43 4 19 14 .287 .334 .400
2016Home .891 354 47 12 37 12 .325 .362 .529
2016Away .842 340 55 8 27 21 .312 .375 .468
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How does Jean Segura 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.
BB/K
0.46
 
BB Rate
5.1%
 
K Rate
10.9%
 
BABIP
.327
 
ISO
.111
 
AVG
.304
 
OBP
.341
 
SLG
.415
 
OPS
.755
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Entering 2016, Segura was being labeled a disappointment after being traded by Milwaukee in the offseason following poor showings in 2014 and 2015. He proceeded to set career highs in nearly every major offensive category in his first season with Arizona, and he was one of just four players to record at least 30 steals and 20 home runs (Paul Goldschmidt, Jose Altuve and Mike Trout were the others). He was aided by a career-high .355 BABIP (he was under .300 the previous two seasons), so some regression to his .319 batting average is inevitable. Nobody is expecting a repeat of his 2016 performance, especially after he was dealt to the Mariners this offseason, as he will be in a much worse park and will have to deal with a league switch. Some owners will fade him entirely, so while he will cost a lot more to obtain in 2017, the price tag won't come close to reflecting what he did last season.
Segura followed up a disappointing 2014 season with more of the same in 2015, as his OPS climbed from .614 to just .616 last year. Segura's contact skills are still excellent, as his 15.9% strikeout rate was far better than league average, but he's not doing anything with the ball when he puts it in play. His groundball rate was 59 percent for the third straight season as Segura just has not figured out how to get the ball in the air with consistency against major league pitching. Nonetheless, the Diamondbacks traded for him this offseason, and he will head to a similar ballpark while being surrounded by a more talented lineup. The talent in his glove is obvious, but Nick Ahmed is still the superior defender. However, the D-Backs have said that Segura will play almost every day if he can also show an aptitude to play the keystone on days when Ahmed is in the lineup. Currently, Segura's only fantasy asset is his legs – he stole 25 bases and now has at least 20 in each of the past three seasons, but if he were to find his way to the leadoff role hitting in front of A.J. Pollock and Paul Goldschmidt, he could also set a career high in runs scored.
Segura had a trying 2014 season, as he was forced to deal with a personal tragedy and several injuries, and his numbers took a significant dip following an impressive rookie season. He did hit .271 after the All-Star break and .319 in September, so all hope should not be lost, particularly with a fresh start in 2015. Segura won’t be ranked as highly on the cheat sheets as he was entering last season, but he still stole 20 bases in a down year and is an obvious bounce-back candidate in his age-25 campaign.
Segura began hitting late in the 2012 season and didn’t look back, tearing up the Arizona Fall League and posting a .294 batting average in his first full major league season. Segura earned an All-Star berth by posting an .850 OPS in the first half, but he hit the dreaded Rookie Wall after the break, posting an unsightly .583 OPS. Despite the late-season struggles, Segura still managed to reach double digits in all three extra-base hit categories, and his stolen base total ranked fourth in all of baseball. Segura’s stamina should improve in his second season, and he will be among the top options at the shortstop position.
After trading away both J.J. Hardy and Alcides Escobar in years prior, the Brewers targeted a young, talented shortstop when they shopped Zack Greinke around last year's trade deadline. They found one - and a good one in that - when they picked up Segura, who had been the top prospect in the Angels' organization outside of Mike Trout. Segura got off to a slow start at the big league level, but he finished strong by posting a .785 OPS over his final 25 games. Segura should continue to improve offensively, and though he does not have much pop, he should still hit for a good average and steal some bases.
Segura was well on his way to a productive 2011 season before missing three months with a hamstring injury. Though he appeared in just 44 total games last year, the Angels still decided to add him to the 40-man roster in the offseason. Segura's impressive minor league numbers - an .819 OPS and 80.3 percent stolen-base percentage - make him one of the Angels' top prospects.
While Mike Trout understandably collects the bulk of the hype in the Angels' system, Segura is a nice prospect in his own right. As a 20-year-old last season, Segura posted excellent numbers in the Midwest League with Low-A Cedar Rapids including 50 steals. Further, his impressive slash line is supported by a good skill set, including an 86 percent contact rate and eight percent walk rate. It's rare to find a young player with plus speed and the requisite tools to utilize it, but he offers that with pop in his bat (46 extra-base hits) as well.
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Collects three hits
SSSeattle Mariners
September 29, 2018
Segura went 3-for-4 with an RBI on Saturday against the Rangers.
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Benched for lack of hustle
SSSeattle Mariners
September 29, 2018
Segura was benched for not running hard enough from second base to home plate in the Mariners' win over the Rangers on Friday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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Hits 10th homer in win
SSSeattle Mariners
September 26, 2018
Segura went 2-for-6 with a solo home run, two runs scored and a strikeout in Tuesday's win over the Athletics.
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Receives rest in series finale
SSSeattle Mariners
September 16, 2018
Segura is sitting out Sunday against the Angels, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
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Returns to lineup
SSSeattle Mariners
September 14, 2018
Segura (illness) will play shortstop and bat second Friday against the Angels, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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