Tim Locastro

Tim Locastro

29-Year-Old OutfielderOF
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
Out
Injury Knee
Est. Return 2/1/2022
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Despite posting the best season of his career, Locastro played sparingly as Arizona was more content auditioning future Diamondbacks. He recorded a 135 wRC+, his first time eclipsing the league norm of 100. While the batted-ball numbers were below league average, Locastro hit the ball a little harder than he did the prior two seasons while maintaining elite foot speed. After being hit by a pitch once every 11 plate appearances in 2019, Locastro was only struck one every 20 PA last season, making up for it by walking more. Despite coming up as a middle infielder, Locastro has played exclusively in the outfield in the majors, appearing at all three positions. His speed and defense will assure a roster spot, but Locastro will likely be relegated to a reserve role, at least to begin the 2021 campaign. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#588
ADP
$Traded to the Yankees in November of 2018. Traded to the Diamondbacks in January of 2019. Traded to the Yankees in July of 2021. Claimed off waivers by the Red Sox in November of 2021. Released by the Red Sox in November of 2021.
Let go by Boston
OFFree Agent  
Knee
November 30, 2021
Locastro (knee) was non-tendered by the Red Sox on Tuesday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Locastro was claimed off waivers by Boston in early November, but the team opted not to tender him a contract for 2022. He appeared in 64 games last season between the Diamondbacks and Yankees and hit .180/.263/.252 in 156 plate appearances. He suffered a torn ACL in July but may be ready in time for Opening Day.
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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
 
 
+8%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+55%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+98%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+5%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .689 207 28 4 12 1 .210 .325 .364
Since 2019vs Right .639 276 39 1 19 25 .247 .338 .301
2021vs Left .666 57 9 2 5 0 .184 .298 .367
2021vs Right .431 99 6 0 2 5 .178 .242 .189
2020vs Left .664 54 5 1 2 0 .213 .302 .362
2020vs Right 1.315 23 9 1 5 4 .471 .609 .706
2019vs Left .717 96 14 1 5 1 .225 .354 .363
2019vs Right .685 154 24 0 12 16 .265 .359 .326
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+8%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+26%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+43%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+18%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .686 222 32 1 17 14 .261 .362 .324
Since 2019Away .638 261 35 4 14 12 .207 .308 .330
2021Home .589 61 7 0 3 3 .241 .311 .278
2021Away .467 95 8 2 4 2 .141 .232 .235
2020Home .977 44 9 1 6 3 .324 .477 .500
2020Away .681 33 5 1 1 1 .233 .281 .400
2019Home .635 117 16 0 8 8 .250 .345 .290
2019Away .752 133 22 1 9 9 .250 .368 .384
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Stat Review
How does Tim Locastro 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
0.21
 
BB Rate
4.5%
 
K Rate
21.2%
 
BABIP
.219
 
ISO
.072
 
AVG
.180
 
OBP
.263
 
SLG
.252
 
OPS
.515
 
wOBA
.240
 
Exit Velocity
75.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
22.4%
 
Barrels/PA
0.7%
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Locastro led MLB with a 30.8 ft/sec sprint speed, but he can't steal first. What he can do is get free trips to first base the hard way as he specializes in being hit by pitches. Locastro was hit by pitches 31 times last season between Triple-A and the majors, which is how a guy who hit .250 with a 5.6 BB% ended up with a .357 on-base percentage. He has been hit by pitches 20 or more times six different seasons in his professional career, so it is a skill for him at this point. The problem is, there are not many other skills. Locastro puts bat to ball at a fine clip, but with little authority -- his 25.3 Soft% would have ranked last among qualified hitters. He is an ideal reserve outfielder on a real ball club, making him a fifth outfielder in an NL-only league for a fantasy manager looking for steals, runs and nothing else. The power simply is not there.
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Claimed by Red Sox
OFBoston Red Sox  
Knee
November 5, 2021
Locastro (knee) was claimed off waivers by the Red Sox on Friday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
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Expected back for spring
OFNew York Yankees  
Knee
October 20, 2021
Locastro (knee) is scheduled to resume running later this month or in November and is on pace to be fully healthy for the start of the 2022 season, MLB.com reports.
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Shifts to 60-day IL
OFNew York Yankees  
Knee
July 25, 2021
The Yankees transferred Locastro (knee) from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Sunday.
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Slated for surgery Wednesday
OFNew York Yankees  
Knee
July 21, 2021
Locastro is scheduled to have surgery on his right knee Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.
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Placed on IL
OFNew York Yankees  
Knee
July 18, 2021
The Yankees placed Locastro (knee) on the 10-day injured list Sunday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
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