Michael Hermosillo
Michael Hermosillo
25-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Los Angeles Angels
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Hermosillo put together a .243/.330/.466 slash line with 15 homers, 43 RBI and six stolen bases over 64 games in the minors this season (62 contests at Triple-A Salt Lake), but when he got the call to the big leagues, he struggled to a .139 average with one homer, three RBI and a 41.3 K% over 18 matchups. Additionally, after sporting a 75.7 contact rate during 2017 at Triple-A, his contact rate has dipped to 68.1% in 2018 and 66% in 2019 (47.2% in the big leagues). While his strikeout rate continues to be a concern, he'll need to see consistent big-league at-bats before properly gauging his potential. Mike Trout and Justin Upton have locked down center and left field, respectively, so the 24-year-old will likely battle for time in right field heading into spring training. Read Past Outlooks
Sent to minors
OFLos Angeles Angels  AAA
March 25, 2020
Hermosillo was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
The 25-year-old made a strong case for a roster spot in spring training with a 1.326 OPS, two doubles, two homers and two stolen bases in eight games, but it appears he'll be in the minors once play resumes. Hermosillo and top-prospect Jo Adell will be the top options for promotion should the Angels suffer any outfield injuries.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+28%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+116%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+73%
OPS vs LHP
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .675 38 4 0 1 1 .200 .342 .333
Since 2017vs Right .527 70 10 1 3 1 .175 .257 .270
2019vs Left .273 11 2 0 1 1 .000 .273 .000
2019vs Right .590 35 5 0 2 1 .172 .314 .276
2018vs Left .805 27 2 0 0 0 .261 .370 .435
2018vs Right .465 35 5 1 1 0 .176 .200 .265
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
 
 
+29%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+278%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+27%
OPS at Home
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .515 62 9 1 2 0 .164 .242 .273
Since 2017Away .664 46 5 0 2 2 .211 .348 .316
2019Home .209 20 4 0 1 0 .059 .150 .059
2019Away .791 26 3 0 2 2 .211 .423 .368
2018Home .654 42 5 1 1 0 .211 .286 .368
2018Away .513 20 2 0 0 0 .211 .250 .263
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 Michael Hermosillo 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.
BB/K
0.26
 
BB Rate
10.9%
 
K Rate
41.3%
 
BABIP
.278
 
ISO
.083
 
AVG
.139
 
OBP
.304
 
SLG
.222
 
OPS
.527
 
wOBA
.258
 
Exit Velocity
91.5 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
50.0%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
The 2013 28th-round pick made his major-league debut in May and had a few stints with the Angels in 2018, but was unable to make a significant impact. None of Hermosillo's big-league stays even lasted two weeks until roster expansion in September, making it tough to get a read on his true talent. The 23-year-old had a quality season with Triple-A Salt Lake, posting a 117 wRC+ with 12 home runs and 10 stolen bases in 323 PA. One cause for concern is Hermosillo's strikeout rate, which rose from 21.5% in 2017 (combined between Double-A and Triple-A) to 26.9% last season, but the sporadic at-bats could have played a part. Mike Trout and Justin Upton have starting spots locked down, but Hermosillo could eventually push Kole Calhoun (0.0 fWAR last season) for the right-field job, and at least appears poised to serve as a fourth outfielder for the Angels.
Hermosillo very quietly hit nine home runs with 35 steals (on 48 attempts) between stops at High-A, Double-A and Triple-A as an age-appropriate 22-year-old, and is on the cusp of making his big-league debut. He appears to be a good candidate to serve as a fourth outfielder, with a chance for more. Hermosillo tweaked his mechanics slightly last season, allowing him to tap into more pull-side power. This was evident at Triple-A, where he posted a career-high .200 ISO. An above-average runner and good athlete, he has always been able to add value with his legs, and he has enough arm to handle an outfield corner. His walk rate plummeted from 11.8 percent to 5.4 percent after the promotion to Triple-A, but if he heads back there at the start of 2018, he will likely improve in that regard, which is important, as he may never hit better than .250 or .260. He could spend the majority of this season on the Angels' bench, and may even get time as a regular if they deal with injuries.
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Makes case for roster spot
OFLos Angeles Angels  AAA
March 18, 2020
Hermosillo is a strong contender for one of the Angels' final roster spots, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
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Back in action Sunday
OFLos Angeles Angels  AAA
March 8, 2020
Hermosillo (hip) is starting in center field and batting third in Sunday's split-squad game against the Reds.
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Out with hip issue
OFLos Angeles Angels  AAA
Hip
March 4, 2020
Hermosillo is battling right hip discomfort, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
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Out of Saturday's lineup
OFLos Angeles Angels  AAA
September 28, 2019
Hermosillo is not in the lineup for Saturday's game versus the Astros.
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Sitting again
OFLos Angeles Angels  AAA
September 25, 2019
Hermosillo is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Athletics.
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