Ty France
Ty France
26-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Seattle Mariners
2021 Fantasy Outlook
On the surface, France's 2020 season appears to be a breakthrough campaign, but the underlying metrics say, "proceed with caution." He began the season with the Padres and was slashing .314/.375/.510 when he was dealt to the Mariners at the trade deadline. France recorded a .300/.364/.444 line with Seattle. While his expected stats were just a little shy of his actual marks, France's eighth percentile average exit velocity and 11th percentile hard-hit rate indicate he's working with a small margin of error and is likely in store for regression on his .390 BABIP. Seattle has several players capable of playing multiple positions, so if France has a poor spring or struggles in season, he's a risk to fall into a utility role or perhaps even return to the minors. France's 1.247 OPS back in 2019 for Triple-A El Paso is still enticing, but it's probably a mirage. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
#340
ADP
$Traded to the Mariners in August of 2020.
Getting early reps at third
2BSeattle Mariners
February 27, 2021
France has seen the bulk of his infield reps at third base early in spring training, Daniel Kramer of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
While France projects to see the majority of his playing time in the designated hitter role this coming season, he's considered the team's third baseman of the future. His opportunity to man the hot corner on a full-time basis may well come as soon as 2022, as franchise stalwart Kyle Seager could have his team option for next season declined this coming offseason. Consequently, the fact France is spending plenty of time with infield coach Perry Hill and Seager refining his glove work at third isn't surprising, especially since there's also a chance Seager is dealt at the trade deadline this season if Seattle is out of contention at that point.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
1
3
9
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
5
1
6
1
4
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+12%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+56%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+17%
OPS vs LHP
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .695 120 13 5 15 0 .223 .275 .420
Since 2018vs Right .778 232 26 6 31 0 .281 .345 .433
2020vs Left .619 63 6 1 6 0 .211 .286 .333
2020vs Right .965 88 13 3 16 0 .358 .409 .556
2019vs Left .772 57 7 4 9 0 .236 .263 .509
2019vs Right .662 144 13 3 15 0 .233 .306 .357
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+7%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+2%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+16%
OPS at Home
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .784 160 15 6 23 0 .255 .338 .447
Since 2018Away .735 196 24 5 24 0 .272 .316 .418
2020Home .827 68 8 2 11 0 .295 .368 .459
2020Away .843 87 11 2 12 0 .313 .368 .475
2019Home .753 92 7 4 12 0 .225 .315 .438
2019Away .650 109 13 3 12 0 .240 .275 .375
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Ty France 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
0.30
 
BB Rate
7.1%
 
K Rate
23.9%
 
BABIP
.390
 
ISO
.163
 
AVG
.305
 
OBP
.368
 
SLG
.468
 
OPS
.836
 
wOBA
.365
 
Exit Velocity
81.4 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
29.8%
 
Barrels/PA
5.2%
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
France had the type of minor-league season that looks like a typo. He thoroughly enjoyed the spoils of the juiced ball in the Pacific Coast League and playing in El Paso, hitting .399/.477/.770 in 348 plate appearance with 27 homers and 172 runs-plus-RBI. He earned a promotion to San Diego, where his production returned to a more believable level. That said, 34 homers, 103 runs and 113 RBI in a season is some accomplishment. He also has a knack as a ball magnet at the plate, having been hit by pitches at least 25 times in each of the past four seasons. The Padres brought in Jurickson Profar to take over at second base in 2020, though France arguably has more upside at this point. Given the roster construction, France would likely be hitting seventh or eighth even if he were to take over as the starter eventually.
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Slated for bulk of DH work
2BSeattle Mariners
February 23, 2021
France projects to get the bulk of playing time at designated hitter this season before eventually transitioning to third base full-time, likely in 2022, Daniel Kramer of MLB.com reports.
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Another pair of RBI in win
2BSeattle Mariners
September 24, 2020
France went 2-for-4 with a run-scoring single and an RBI double in a win over the Astros on Wednesday.
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Keeps raking in win
2BSeattle Mariners
September 22, 2020
France went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run in a win over the Astros on Monday.
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Two hits versus former team
2BSeattle Mariners
September 20, 2020
France went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Padres.
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Collects three hits
2BSeattle Mariners
September 13, 2020
France went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in a win over Arizona on Saturday.
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