2022 Player Outlook
Hampson has struggled horribly with plate discipline in his young career. In 329 career games he has a 7.3% walk rate and a 26.4% strikeout rate. The K-rate was actually an improvement on his 2020 numbers, but he still had an OBP under .300. He hit .286 at home with seven home runs compared to .180 on the road with four home runs. Hampson’s value is found mostly in his speed with 17 swipes a year ago. He has the potential for 20, but if he’s hitting eighth in the lineup with a pitcher right behind him, his upside is a bit capped. He does carry multi-position eligibility which gives him extra appeal as well.