Brandon Dixon
Brandon Dixon
27-Year-Old First Baseman1B
Detroit Tigers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Dixon made his big-league debut at age 26 with the Reds last year and struggled at the plate, hitting .178/.218/.356 in 124 plate appearances. It's tough enough to hit well in your first exposure to major-league pitching, and harder still when you do it as a pinch-hitter and utility player, which was Dixon's role last season. He'll likely reprise the same role with the Tigers in 2019 if he makes the team, after they claimed him off waivers in the offseason. Read Past Outlooks
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$Claimed off waivers by the Tigers in November of 2018.
Pops ninth home run
1BDetroit Tigers
June 21, 2019
Dixon went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Friday's 7-6 loss to Cleveland.
ANALYSIS
Dixon hit his ninth home run of the season off Trevor Bauer in the second inning. The 27-year-old has been a nice find for Detroit, as he's posting a solid .812 OPS through 144 at-bats and has settled into an everyday role.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
4
17
4
4
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
4
1
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+24%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+26%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+7%
OPS vs RHP
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .582 74 5 3 11 0 .197 .216 .366
Since 2017vs Right .720 209 24 11 29 3 .236 .268 .452
2019vs Left .635 28 1 1 4 0 .231 .250 .385
2019vs Right .798 131 14 8 26 3 .270 .290 .508
2018vs Left .551 46 4 2 7 0 .178 .196 .356
2018vs Right .587 78 10 3 3 0 .178 .231 .356
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+46%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+54%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+23%
OPS on Road
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .553 135 9 4 16 1 .200 .222 .331
Since 2017Away .805 148 20 10 24 2 .250 .284 .521
2019Home .586 66 3 2 11 1 .234 .242 .344
2019Away .903 93 12 7 19 2 .284 .312 .591
2018Home .521 69 6 2 5 0 .167 .203 .318
2018Away .640 55 8 3 5 0 .192 .236 .404
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Brandon Dixon 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 this season's data (min 100 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.
BB/K
0.11
 
BB Rate
3.1%
 
K Rate
29.6%
 
BABIP
.316
 
ISO
.224
 
AVG
.263
 
OBP
.283
 
SLG
.487
 
OPS
.770
 
wOBA
.331
 
Exit Velocity
90.7 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
43.9%
 
Barrels/PA
10.4%
 
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Dixon turned 26 this offseason and has yet to reach the majors. He is also a below-average defender, pretty much everywhere, so it's hard to see where he would fit on a big-league roster. Nonetheless, he will get his chance to earn a spot this spring after going undrafted in the Rule 5 draft this offseason. He has above-average power to the pull side and is an above-average runner, so if he were given a shot, Dixon could gain relevancy in deeper leagues. However, his top three positions are third base, first base and left field. The Reds have Eugenio Suarez and top prospect Nick Senzel at third base, Joey Votto at first base and five big-league outfielders in the fold who are better than Dixon. His upside hinges on playing time so that he can accrue counting stats, and it's hard to envision how he would get that playing time in 2018.
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Goes deep in loss
1BDetroit Tigers
June 19, 2019
Dixon went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 8-7 loss to the Pirates.
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Blasts seventh home run
1BDetroit Tigers
June 15, 2019
Dixon went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 13-4 loss to Cleveland.
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Goes deep in loss
1BDetroit Tigers
June 11, 2019
Dixon went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Royals.
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Records two hits in loss
1BDetroit Tigers
June 6, 2019
Dixon went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Thursday's 6-1 loss to the Rays.
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Keeps hitting Saturday
1BDetroit Tigers
June 2, 2019
Dixon went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in Saturday's 10-5 loss to the Braves.
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