2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Stephen Piscotty
Greg Jewett takes an in-depth look at Oakland A's outfielder Stephen Piscotty and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2019 MLB season.
When trying to discern a player’s value, giving them a mulligan in fantasy can be a mistake. However, in the case of Stephen Piscotty, his 2017 season included trying to play through injury and his Mom’s illness. This prompted his trade to Oakland to be closer to her and his family. So, personally, Piscotty’s 2017 will be viewed as an outlier in order to project his 2019 season.
Last year, Piscotty found peace by the bay setting career highs in doubles (41), home runs (27), extra-base hits (68) and RBI (88). He slashed .267/.331/.491 with 78 runs and two stolen bases in 151 games. He finished the year on a heater hitting .309 in September with eight home runs and 25 RBI in 25 games. Over his last 93 games, Piscotty went 98-for-343 (.286) with 24 home runs and 64 RBI dating back to June 13th. For a visual, first, here’s Piscotty’s spray chart of this sample:
Piscotty fared well pulling the ball, but also flashed power to center field with a few to the opposite field as...