2023 Player Outlook
Bader missed a big chunk of the 2022 season while recovering from Plantar Fasciitis but still managed to steal 17 bases in 86 regular season games. His bat sprung to life during the playoffs, when he hit five HR, and batted .333 with a 1.262 OPS in nine games. Bader has significantly reduced his K% over the past two seasons and that has helped raise his career BA by 10 points. Bader has become a more disciplined hitter but that hasn’t significantly helped his OBP yet. Bader has missed significant time over the past two seasons but if he can stay healthy, he can potentially hit 15-plus home runs and steal upwards of 20 bases.