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Apr 22, 2024 0 0 0 0 -0.5
Apr 21, 2024 1 0 0 0 -0.5
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Apr 19, 2024 4 1 0 1 8.5
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There have been flashes of fantasy upside over the course of his first seven major-league seasons, but Harrison Bader has yet to truly put it all together at age 29 and is coming off one of the worst years of his career. He stole 20 bases in 23 attempts between the Yankees and Reds in 2023 but posted a miserable .274 on-base percentage across 344 plate appearances. That is an incredibly low OBP for a player who tends to rank in the 85th-to-95th percentile in sprint speed. Bader plays tremendous defense in center field, but he almost seems allergic to drawing walks and struggles to make hard contact against right-handed pitching. Given that most people and pitchers are right-handed, it's difficult to project how he is ever going to break into the ranks of reliable fantasy outfielders. Find steals elsewhere.

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2024 422.2 9 1 6 2 4 .294
2023 222.52.3 44 7 40 17 20 .232
2022 1912.2 38 5 30 15 17 .250
3y Avg. 225.52.3 42 9 40 20 15 .252
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  • Mets' Harrison Bader: Gathers four hits

    Bader went 4-for-5 with a double, a stolen base, an RBI and a run scored in Friday's win over the Dodgers. Bader drove in New York's second run with a single in the second inning before swiping a bag in the sixth. The Mets center fielder has collected a hit in 11 of his past 13 games, batting .361 (17-for-47) with nine runs scored, six RBI and four steals over the span. Overall, Bader is slashing .333/.367/.421 over 60 plate appearances and is a fixture in the starting lineup, batting eighth or ninth.
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  • Mets' Harrison Bader: Goes yard for first time in 2024

    Bader went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the Pirates. His sixth-inning shot down the left-field line helped break the game open for the Mets. It was Bader's first homer with the club, and after a slow start at the plate to 2024, the 29-year-old has come alive by batting .385 (10-for-26) over his last seven games. The surge has lifted his season slash line to .288/.327/.365 with three steals, five RBI and eight runs on the season.
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  • Mets' Harrison Bader: Plates two, swipes bag

    Bader went 1-for-3 with a double, a stolen base, two RBI and a run scored in Monday's win over the Pirates. Bader played the hero Monday for the Mets as he broke a tie in the eighth inning with a two-RBI double off Aroldis Chapman. His double knocked Chapman out of the game, allowing him to promptly steal third base off the new reliever, Roansy Contreras. Bader is riding a five-game hit streak while slashing .304/.333/.326 over 48 plate appearances on the season.
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  • Mets' Harrison Bader: Takes seat Saturday

    Bader isn't in the Mets' lineup Saturday against the Royals. Bader will get a day off after going 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Friday's win. Brandon Nimmo will shift to center field in Bader's absence as Jeff McNeil moves to left field, allowing Joey Wendle to start at the keystone while batting ninth.
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  • Mets' Harrison Bader: Nabs second steal

    Bader went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Friday's 6-1 win over the Royals. Batting ninth against right-hander Michael Wacha, Bader produced his third straight two-hit performance while swiping his second bag of the season. The 29-year-old center fielder is still looking for his first extra-base hit or RBI of 2024, but he's providing a bit of an offensive spark for the Mets at the bottom of the order, batting .282 (11-for-39) in 11 games with six runs scored.
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  • Mets' Harrison Bader: Not in Monday's lineup

    Bader is not in the lineup for Monday's game versus Atlanta, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. It would appear to be a routine day off for Bader, who is 5-for-26 with zero RBI in his first eight games this season. Brandon Nimmo will slide over to center field, Jeff McNeil will handle left, and Joey Wendle will get a start at second base.
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  • Mets' Harrison Bader: Swipes first bag of season

    Bader went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and a stolen base in Friday's win over the Reds. Getting the start in center field and batting eighth, Bader drew a free pass in the seventh inning off Fernando Cruz with out one and promptly got himself into scoring position. It was the first steal of the season for Bader, and the 29-year-old has started six of the Mets' first seven games, batting .222 (4-for-18) with a 1:7 BB:K. He swiped a career-high 20 bases in 2023, but Bader's poor on-base skills will make it tough for him to improve significantly on that performance.
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  • Mets' Harrison Bader: Sitting for first game of twin bill

    Bader is out of the lineup for the first game of Thursday's doubleheader with the Tigers. Bader will likely be back in the starting nine for the second game of the twin bill, but he'll cede center field to Tyrone Taylor in the first game of the day.
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  • Mets' Harrison Bader: Hits bench Sunday

    Bader is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. Bader started the first two games of the season but will head to the bench Sunday after going 1-for-7 with two strikeouts. Tyrone Taylor will take over in center field and bat eighth.
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  • Mets' Harrison Bader: Ready for Opening Day

    Bader has hit .241 (7-for-29) this spring with two homers, two steals and a 3:4 BB:K. The 29-year-old is locked in as the Mets' starting center fielder after signing a one-year, $10.5 million contract with the club in January. Bader stole a career-high 20 bases in 2023 in only 98 games split between the Yankees and Reds, but he slashed only .232/.274/.348. He's expected to hit in the bottom half of the order for the Mets, muting his fantasy appeal further.
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  • Mets' Harrison Bader: Named everyday center fielder

    Manager Carlos Mendoza said Monday that Bader (groin) will serve as the Mets' everyday center fielder this season, Pat Ragazzo of SI.com reports. Brandon Nimmo has seen the bulk of the starts in center field for the Mets in each of the past four seasons, but he's graded out as an average-to-below-average defender in most of those years and will shift to left field to make room for Bader, who should represent a notable upgrade with the glove. Durability hasn't been a strong suit for Bader in recent seasons, however, and even when healthy, he's taken a step backward at the plate since his last full campaign with St. Louis in 2021. In the ensuing two seasons, Bader has cobbled together an underwhelming .251/.299/.393 slash line (89 wRC+) over 1,058 plate appearances with three different teams. His defense and $10.5 million salary should keep Bader's playing time secure in his first season with the Mets, but expect him to bat near the bottom of the lineup and provide most of his fantasy value in the steals category, after he pilfered a career-high 20 bags in 2023 despite playing in only 98 games. The 29-year-old underwent surgery at the end of last season to address a groin strain suffered in September, but he said Monday that he will "absolutely" be ready for Opening Day, even if the Mets elect to ease him along slowly in camp, according to Tim Healey of Newsday.
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  • Mets' Harrison Bader: Nets one-year deal from Mets

    Bader signed a one-year, $10.5 million contract with the Mets on Thursday, Andy Martino of SNY.tv reports. Bader has slashed just .241/.284/.352 over 657 plate appearances since the start of the 2022 campaign but remains one of the premier center field defenders in the game. The 29-year-old should see the bulk of the starts in center for the Mets, allowing Brandon Nimmo to shift to left field. Nimmo is expected to still play some center versus righties, which would likely mean DJ Stewart in left those days. Bader also provides some protection in the event Starling Marte gets hurt again, although Bader has been pretty brittle himself.
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  • Reds' Harrison Bader: Shut down for season

    Bader (groin) will not return this season, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Bader hit the injured list with a groin strain Monday, and the injury is evidently serious enough that he won't play again this season even if the Reds make a playoff run. He recorded a .429 OPS in 14 games with Cincinnati after being claimed off waivers from the Yankees, meaning he'll head into free agency having hit just .232/.274/.348 in his walk year.
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  • Reds' Harrison Bader: Forced to IL with groin strain

    Bader was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday with a right groin strain. Bader suffered the injury during Sunday's loss to the Mets and will be sidelined for at least the next week and a half. He will be eligible for activation during the Reds' final series of the regular season, although it remains to be seen whether he will be ready at that time.
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  • Reds' Harrison Bader: Sitting against righty

    Bader is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners. Bader was added to the lineup Tuesday versus a right-hander after Hunter Renfroe (hamstring) had to be scratched, but the 29-year-old went 0-for-4 and will head back to the bench Wednesday even as Renfroe remains sidelined. Bader should continue to draw most of his starts against southpaws. It'll be another righty in Logan Gilbert taking the mound for Seattle on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park.
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  • Reds' Harrison Bader: Swipes bag in win

    Bader entered as a pinch runner, stole a base and scored a run in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Cubs. Bader ran for Jake Fraley, who led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a double, then Bader stole third before coming home with the game-tying run on an Elly De La Cruz base hit. The steal was the 18th for Bader, who's notched double-digit thefts in four of the last five full MLB seasons. He's made two appearances -- one start in Saturday's doubleheader -- since being claimed off waivers from the Yankees and is expected to provide depth for the new club.
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  • Reds' Harrison Bader: Batting leadoff in Reds debut

    Bader is starting in center field and batting leadoff in his Reds debut Friday in the first game of a doubleheader versus the Cubs. Left-hander Jordan Wicks is starting for the Cubs, so the Reds have a lineup full of batters who can swing from the right side of the plate. Bader might not play much versus righties, but he could be his new team's regular leadoff hitter and center fielder against southpaws.
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  • Reds' Harrison Bader: Claimed by Cincinnati

    Cincinnati claimed Bader off waivers from the Yankees on Thursday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com of ESPN reports. Bader never really found his groove in New York, partly due to injuries, but he has always been productive against left-handed pitching and plays excellent defense in center field. The 29-year-old is a solid and inexpensive pickup for the Reds as they battle through key injuries and try to make up ground in both the NL Central and NL Wild Card standings. He's only owed what's left of his $5.2 million salary for 2023 and is scheduled to become a free agent this winter.
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  • Yankees' Harrison Bader: Not in Thursday's lineup

    Bader is absent from the lineup for Thursday's game in Detroit, Erik Boland of Newsday reports. Bader is sitting out two days after the Yankees placed him on waivers, potentially setting the stage for him to move elsewhere if another team is willing to assume the money remaining on his $4.7 salary for 2023. With Bader on the bench, Isiah Kiner-Falefa will pick up a start in center field Thursday.
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  • Yankees' Harrison Bader: Hits waivers

    The Yankees placed Bader on waivers Tuesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. Bader has slashed .242/.279/.370 across 302 plate appearances with the Yankees this season, and any team is now free to pick him up with a waiver claim. The speedy outfielder signed a two-year, $10.4 million contract in 2022, but his new team will only be responsible for whatever remains on his deal.
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