Jordan Luplow

Jordan Luplow

28-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Tampa Bay Rays
Out
Injury Ankle
Est. Return 2/1/2022
2021 Fantasy Outlook
After posting a 137 wRC+ in his first season in Cleveland, Luplow suffered through a subpar encore in 2020. That was largely the result of his relative struggles against lefties, as he managed a 110 wRC+ across 43 plate appearances against them. The larger sample says a bounce back is in store for Luplow because he's spent the majority of his major-league career demolishing southpaws to the tune of a 153 wRC+ and .275/.379/.603 line. However, he has yet to prove that he can expand his role beyond that of a lefty-masher by posting a poor .193/.274/.316 line, .123 ISO and 57 wRC+ across 274 plate appearances against right-handers. It's very difficult to extract value from a short-side platoon masher in most formats, but in deep leagues with daily moves, Luplow can be of service on days where Cleveland faces a left-handed starter. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#601
ADP
$Traded to the Rays in July of 2021.
Recovering from ankle surgery
OFTampa Bay Rays
Ankle
October 19, 2021
Luplow underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
ANALYSIS
Luplow apparently played through the ankle injury down the stretch, and he even contributed a grand slam during the ALDS loss to the Red Sox. The 28-year-old is expected to be healthy for the start of spring training in February and will have three-plus months to recover.
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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 2019
 
 
+40%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+29%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+53%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+106%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .953 306 42 20 44 2 .260 .382 .571
Since 2019vs Right .681 230 30 8 29 2 .208 .300 .381
2021vs Left .690 109 9 5 10 0 .167 .312 .378
2021vs Right .893 84 14 6 18 1 .247 .345 .548
2020vs Left .802 42 2 1 4 0 .278 .357 .444
2020vs Right .525 40 5 1 3 0 .094 .275 .250
2019vs Left 1.181 155 31 14 30 2 .320 .439 .742
2019vs Right .573 106 11 1 8 1 .216 .274 .299
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+4%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+14%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+18%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+8%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .817 263 37 13 34 2 .239 .335 .483
Since 2019Away .846 268 34 14 38 2 .235 .362 .484
2021Home .724 87 7 5 14 0 .164 .299 .425
2021Away .827 106 16 6 14 1 .233 .349 .478
2020Home .702 33 4 0 1 0 .231 .394 .308
2020Away .597 44 2 1 5 0 .162 .273 .324
2019Home .892 143 26 8 19 2 .282 .343 .550
2019Away .960 118 16 7 19 1 .266 .407 .553
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Stat Review
How does Jordan Luplow 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
0.49
 
BB Rate
14.5%
 
K Rate
29.5%
 
BABIP
.232
 
ISO
.252
 
AVG
.202
 
OBP
.326
 
SLG
.454
 
OPS
.780
 
wOBA
.344
 
Exit Velocity
80.1 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
32.1%
 
Barrels/PA
6.7%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Luplow saw limited action in 2019 as a platoon outfielder. The 26-year-old recorded an OPS of .923 with 15 home runs in 261 plate appearances, with 155 of those plate appearances coming against left-handed pitching. He hit just .216/.274/.299 when he did not have the platoon advantage, and with that in mind, it seems safe to say Luplow's exposure to right-handers will remain limited for the foreseeable future. Luplow showed some discipline at the plate, improving his walk rate to 12.6%, but his contact rate dropped to 75.9% with a 10.8% swinging-strike rate. A short-side platoon outfielder is really only usable in mono leagues or deep leagues with daily lineup moves, though Luplow can be added here or there in 15-team mixers when you see a string of lefties due up on Cleveland's schedule.
Luplow got into 37 games for the Pirates last season but failed to impress, hitting just .185/.272/.359. That line was good for a 72 wRC+, the exact same mark he recorded in his 27-game debut the season prior, though he was closer to league average against lefties. Optimism for Luplow's future is grounded in his Triple-A performance, as he's posted a strong .300/.378/.479 line with Indianapolis over the last two seasons. Traded to Cleveland over the offseason, he joins a team that lacks established bats in the outfield. In a lefty-heavy group, Luplow will be given the chance to earn a role on the short side of a platoon in an outfield corner.
While Luplow appears capable of handling the short side of an outfield platoon, the Pirates have three everyday outfielders and their top hitting prospect (Austin Meadows) is also an outfielder who is close to big-league ready. Luplow hit three home runs in 36 at-bats against lefties and four home runs in 124 at-bats against righties at Triple-A, which is why there is almost a 200-point gap between his OPS against southpaws (1.067) and righties (.869) despite almost identical on-base percentages against the two subsets. This same phenomenon occurred over a larger sample at Double-A and over a smaller sample in the majors. As a subpar defender, he may not be given a long leash against righties even in a situation lacking in outfield depth. But in Pittsburgh, it's really hard to see how he would garner an everyday role. If the Pirates can trade Andrew McCutchen, Luplow could enter the year starting against lefties, but even then he would likely just be a placeholder while the team waits for Meadows to force the issue.
Luplow, drafted in the third round of the 2014 draft, moved from the outfield to third base in 2015. He made 21 errors for a .910 fielding percentage, so it remains to be seen how much longer he stays in the infield. Regardless, his bat plays at any position. The 22-year-old out of Fresno State University hit .264/.368/.464 in 461 PA for the West Virginia Black Bears. He also hit 12 homers and finished with a .180 ISO. Perhaps most impressively, Luplow compiled a 59:67 BB:K ratio. Finding a position might be an issue with the right-handed hitter, but fantasy owners will want to keep watch of his progress at the plate.
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Swats grand slam in loss
OFTampa Bay Rays
October 9, 2021
Luplow went 1-for-1 with a grand slam in Friday's 14-6 loss to the Red Sox in Game 2 of the ALDS.
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Added to ALDS roster
OFTampa Bay Rays
October 7, 2021
Luplow has been added to the Rays' ALDS roster, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Optioned to Triple-A
OFTampa Bay Rays
September 27, 2021
Luplow was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Making good use of starts
OFTampa Bay Rays
September 20, 2021
Luplow, who went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run in his most recent start Saturday against the Tigers, has hit safely in seven of the 10 starts he's drawn in September overall.
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Records first steal
OFTampa Bay Rays
September 10, 2021
Luplow went 1-for-3 with a stolen base in Friday's 10-4 loss to Detroit.
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