2B,LF - FA
Ryan Schimpf was replaced Monday night against the Rangers because of a coaching decision, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Schimpf was 0-for-2 at the plate before being pulled.
Originally it was thought Schimpf may have been hurt but it was just that he was out of position in left field and the game was in hand. Schimpf is playing a utility role for the Angels and does not provide much fantasy value.
The Padres optioned Ryan Schimpf to Triple-A El Paso on Friday. The team recalled right-hander Jose Valdez from El Paso to take Schimpf's place on the roster.
This was certainly a surprise, as Schimpf had a team-leading 14 home runs this season, though it came with a major-league-low .158 batting average. Schimpf's hard-contact rate had dipped all the way down to 27% this year (from 40% last year), and it sounds like the Padres just want him to get regular at-bats in low-leverage situations. Expect Schimpf to return to the majors at some point soon, but he's not worth hanging onto at this point.
The Padres topped the Cubs 2-1 on Wednesday to complete the three-game sweep. Ryan Schimpf helped by hitting a solo HR off Jake Arrieta in the second inning. It was Schimpf's only hit on the day. He also struck out once.
Schimpf does one thing well and that is hit homers. He has 14 this season, but is hitting below .200. Over his last seven games Schimpf is hitting .200 with three HR. He is awful for most season-long leagues unless you are desperate to help with the HR category. Schimpf does have good tournament value in DFS though.
Ryan Schimpf went 1-for-3 at the plate with a base-hit, one run, and striking out once during Monday's 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
Schimpf has never had any issues hitting home-runs, with 13 through 150 at-bats in 2017 thus far. He does, however, have consistency issues when it comes to getting on base. With that being said it is nice to see, as slight of a bump as it may be, an improvement in Schimpf's batting-average and slugging-percentage when comparing April and May. The 160th overall pick in 2009 from Louisiana State currently holds a .167 batting-average with a .295 on-base-percentage and a .474 slugging-percentage on the current season. Schimpf is a hit or miss fantasy option, no pun intended, but if he goes without a home-run then you cannot realistically expect a big hitting performance from him on a consistent basis. The basis behind that statement being that Schimpf has only posted three mulitple-hit-games in 2017.
Ryan Schimpf hit his 10th HR of the season in the fifth inning on Sunday. He also had a RBI and a run scored on the day.
Despite his 10 HRs and 20 RBIs, Schimpf is hitting a meager .165 on the season. In hopes he turns it around, owners should take a wait and see approach with him, and keep him stashed on the bench.