Luke Voit
Luke Voit
29-Year-Old First Baseman1B
New York Yankees
2020 Fantasy Outlook
After a spectacular debut campaign in the Bronx, Voit came back to earth last season as his .263 batting average, 20.4 AB/HR and .200 ISO were merely mortal compared to his output in 2018. Still, Voit's final numbers would have looked better if not for a sports hernia that cost him most of August and a subsequent 1-for-32 slump to conclude the regular season. Voit proved to be a valuable presence near the top of the lineup by ranking fifth in the American League in walk rate (13.9%) and ninth in OBP (.378) last season. Those numbers make his troubling 27.8 K% more palatable, especially with a slew of hitters below him capable of driving in runs. Voit's hard-hit rate dropped precipitously in 2019 while his average exit velocity dipped from 93.0 mph to 89.7 mph; he's likely to fall somewhere between those extremes and settle in as an above-average source of power and counting stats in 2020. Read Past Outlooks
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Extends homer lead
1BNew York Yankees
September 21, 2020
Voit went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to Boston.
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The Yankees managed only three base knocks as a team in the loss, but Voit managed to keep his six-game hitting streak intact with a solo shot in the ninth inning. Over the six-game stretch, the slugger has gone 10-for-26 with five homers and 12 RBI. His 21 long balls this season lead the majors; Jose Abreu ranks second with 18.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
24
6
2
4
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
6
1
2
2
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+1%
OPS vs LHP
2020
Even Split
2019
 
 
+9%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+15%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .928 224 35 18 39 0 .273 .353 .576
Since 2018vs Right .923 651 106 39 108 0 .283 .382 .540
2020vs Left 1.002 43 8 6 12 0 .250 .302 .700
2020vs Right 1.002 161 31 15 37 0 .297 .360 .641
2019vs Left .790 127 15 5 13 0 .250 .354 .435
2019vs Right .860 383 57 16 49 0 .268 .386 .474
2018vs Left 1.169 54 12 7 14 0 .340 .389 .780
2018vs Right 1.015 107 18 8 22 0 .312 .402 .613
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+10%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+46%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+32%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+24%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .884 451 70 29 80 0 .267 .357 .527
Since 2018Away .968 424 71 28 67 0 .294 .394 .574
2020Home 1.164 112 27 15 34 0 .327 .366 .798
2020Away .795 92 12 6 15 0 .235 .326 .469
2019Home .730 261 27 7 28 0 .236 .352 .377
2019Away .961 249 45 14 34 0 .292 .406 .555
2018Home .953 78 16 7 18 0 .275 .359 .594
2018Away 1.177 83 14 8 18 0 .365 .434 .743
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Stat Review
How does Luke Voit 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
0.31
 
BB Rate
7.2%
 
K Rate
23.5%
 
BABIP
.271
 
ISO
.338
 
AVG
.279
 
OBP
.339
 
SLG
.617
 
OPS
.956
 
wOBA
.426
 
Exit Velocity
83.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
43.6%
 
Barrels/PA
9.8%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
The Yankees needed an insurance policy behind Greg Bird at first base. Many were underwhelmed when that player turned out to be Voit. Funny how things work out. He hit two homers in a game Aug. 26 and the Yankees decided to give him a longer look at first. Voit hit .323/.402/.707 in his final 28 games, relegating Bird to the bench and off the roster entirely for the Wild Card Game. He had an OPS over 1.000 against RHP and LHP. Voit had flashed some pop, but as a 22nd round pick in 2013 and a R/R first baseman, he was never considered much of a prospect. Given that lack of pedigree and his 26.7 K%, it's understandable to be skeptical of a player whose first big-league success came at age 27. However, everything in his batted-ball profile (47.0 Hard%, 35.0 GB%, 41.0 Pull%) suggests he deserved all the success he had last season. That does not mean he will replicate it, but there are not glaring red flags that suggest significant regression is coming.
Voit was slashing .327/.407/.565 at Triple-A Memphis when he was called up by the Cardinals on June 24. The righty-swinging first baseman remained with the big-league team for the duration of the season, starting 19 games, 13 of which were in July. Voit complied a modest .246/.306/.430 line in his rookie campaign with four homers, three in July. As is the case with most first-year hitters, Voit's plate skills suffered in his initial foray against major-league pitching, fanning at a 25 percent clip, compared to a mark in the teens as he progressed through the Redbirds' system. Voit's six percent walk rate was also lower than his days on the farm. Depending on how the roster shakes out, Voit could be battling Jose Martinez for a roster spot, as they both hit from the right side and can dabble in the outfield.
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Dealing with foot issue
1BNew York Yankees
September 20, 2020
Voit has been managing foot pain for some time, but it has not limited him at the plate, Brendan Kuty of NJ Advance Media reports.
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Continues to produce
1BNew York Yankees
September 19, 2020
Voit went 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored Saturday against the Red Sox.
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Keeps mashing Thursday
1BNew York Yankees
September 18, 2020
Voit went 2-for-5 with a double, a solo home run and a second run scored in Thursday's 10-7 win over the Blue Jays.
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Slugs 19th homer
1BNew York Yankees
September 16, 2020
Voit went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
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Two more homers Tuesday
1BNew York Yankees
September 16, 2020
Voit went 3-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI in Tuesday's 20-6 rout of the Blue Jays.
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