Shed Long
Shed Long
24-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Seattle Mariners
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Long was acquired by Seattle from the Reds last offseason. After an impressive spring, he began the season with Triple-A Tacoma. Long spent most of the first half shuttling between the Mariners and Rainiers. His season was interrupted twice by visits to the minor-league IL, first with a sore shoulder and then due to a fractured finger. Long was called back up Sept. 3, slashing .289/.337/.518 in 23 games down the stretch. His game was thought to be primarily speed oriented, but he's flashed more power the past couple of seasons. With a .795 OPS at Tacoma, Long didn't exactly dominate Triple-A pitching, so despite an impressive stretch to end the 2019 season, he isn't assured to break camp with Seattle. That said, he's earned a good look in the spring and only has Dee Gordon to beat out to win the job at second base. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Mariners in March of 2019.
Continues workouts
2BSeattle Mariners
April 21, 2020
Long has been able to consistently work out while spring training has been suspended, both in Arizona and more recently at home in Alabama, Rip Donovan of The Anniston Star reports.
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Long recently returned to his parents' home in Talladega, Alabama, where he's been working out in their expansive backyard with his father, whom he credits extensively for keeping him on pace. Immediately following the suspension of spring training March 12, Long spent approximately three weeks with fellow big-leaguer Billy Hamilton, a friend since Long's days in the Reds organization, focusing on baseball-specific drills at a home they shared. The projected starting second baseman and leadoff hitter also continues to have regular contact with Mariners coaches and training staff about four times per week via text messages and calls as he attempts to remain prepared for his first season as a full-time big-league starter.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
13
1
2
8
7
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
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#7
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#9
4
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1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+38%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+38%
OPS vs LHP
2018
No Stats
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .998 41 5 1 2 0 .333 .415 .583
Since 2017vs Right .721 127 16 4 13 3 .241 .307 .414
2019vs Left .998 41 5 1 2 0 .333 .415 .583
2019vs Right .721 127 16 4 13 3 .241 .307 .414
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+68%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+68%
OPS on Road
2018
No Stats
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .604 92 10 1 6 2 .214 .283 .321
Since 2017Away 1.012 76 11 4 9 1 .324 .395 .618
2019Home .604 92 10 1 6 2 .214 .283 .321
2019Away 1.012 76 11 4 9 1 .324 .395 .618
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Shed Long compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.40
 
BB Rate
9.5%
 
K Rate
23.8%
 
BABIP
.327
 
ISO
.191
 
AVG
.263
 
OBP
.333
 
SLG
.454
 
OPS
.787
 
wOBA
.345
 
Exit Velocity
87.1 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
33.0%
 
Barrels/PA
3.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
Long isn't a real standout with the bat, but he has some speed and that speed could one day make Long a mixed-league consideration. A 12th-round pick in 2013, Long spent 2018 at Double-A Pensacola, finishing with a .350 wOBA and 120 wRC+ in 522 plate appearances. Those were good numbers, but they represented a significant drop-off from his marks against lower-level competition. Long struck out 23.6% of the time with just an 18.5% line-drive rate, and he went on to underwhelm in the Arizona Fall League (.644 OPS). If he manages to hit enough to carve out a regular role in the majors, Long could get to 20 steals over the course of a full season. In today's game, 20 steals are pretty valuable, even if they come with little else. Traded to Seattle in January, Long is limited defensively to second base. The Mariners have Dee Gordon there for now, but Long is on the 40-man roster and figures to at least get a cup of coffee or two in 2019.
A pop-up darling from 2016, Long only started getting everyday reps in the second half of 2015 when he officially made the move from catcher to second base. During his breakout 2016 campaign, Long did a lot of his damage on fastballs early in the count, but he was pitched to differently last season, and was forced to look for mistakes. He has the tools to offer double-digit home runs and double-digit steals annually. The key will be hitting enough to profile as an everyday second baseman. He handled a repeat trip to the Florida State League with ease, but was the victim of some bad luck at Double-A (.271 BABIP). A more patient approach failed to pay off, as his walk rate jumped to 11.9 percent while cutting his strikeout rate to 19.4 percent, yet he posted his worst ISO (.135) since rookie ball. Long has generated a lot of hype over the past calendar year, but he is still a very risky prospect, as the hit tool is unproven against upper-level pitching.
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Struggling at plate in spring
2BSeattle Mariners
March 20, 2020
Long was hitting .129 (4-for-31) with two doubles, four RBI, three walks, two stolen bases and two runs over 11 Cactus League games before spring training was suspended.
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Spring leadoff duty on tap
2BSeattle Mariners
February 20, 2020
Long could operate out of the leadoff spot in Saturday's Cactus League opener against the Padres, and he's likely to be tried there frequently this spring, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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Viewed as primary second baseman
2BSeattle Mariners
January 23, 2020
General manager Jerry Dipoto confirmed Long will handle the majority of playing time at second base, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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Rakes out of leadoff spot
2BSeattle Mariners
September 28, 2019
Long went 2-for-4 with an RBI single, a double, a walk and two runs in a win over the Athletics on Friday.
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First big-league three-bagger
2BSeattle Mariners
September 23, 2019
Long went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run in a loss to the Orioles on Sunday.
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