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Stephen Vogt
Birthdate: 11/1/1984 (32 y, 4 m, 27 d)     Bats/Throws: L/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/225     Position: C
Drafted: 2007 June Amateur Draft - Round: 12, Pick: 1, Overall: 365, Team: Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Contract: $3M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Vogt (heel) is back in the lineup for Thursday's game, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. (3/16/2017)
Profiles:  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Vogt’s second full season in the Athletics lineup earned him his second All-Star nod, although a poor second half made his overall line look much less impressive. The backstop posted a decent .277/.320/.442 line in the first half, well above his career numbers, but he slumped to just a .652 OPS after the break. A bit of a late bloomer, it is reasonable to wonder if Vogt simply hit a bit of a wall while setting career highs in games and plate appearances in what was his age-31 season. Additionally, like many A’s hitters, Vogt has never performed particularly well at the Coliseum. He owns a lifetime .701 OPS in Oakland vs. a .730 mark overall, but he was especially ineffective at home in 2016, hitting just .245/.309/.361 in 236 plate appearances. Looking a bit deeper, the biggest change over the past two years was an 11% walk rate in ‘15 (by far a career high) falling all the way to 7% last season, although his strikeout rate also fell from 19% to 16%. Looking ahead, Vogt may already be past his short prime, but his ability to handle righties (career .759 OPS) and offer double-digit home runs makes him worth rostering in two catcher leagues considering how thin the position is right now. (Dylan Higgins)

The Quick Opinion: Vogt lost his luster a bit in the second half of his second full season with Oakland, dropping off significantly to bring down his overall line. The A’s catcher has relatively limited upside considering his age and short resume of significant success, although the truly thin catcher position and his ability to hit double-digit homers in a consistent starting role in the top half of a lineup means he may find himself on a roster somewhere in most formats.

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SeasonHome vs RGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2012Home vs R1012130000000101000000.000
2013Home vs R2971801263121085017022100.169
2014Home vs R40115124312151413158117010000.270
2015Home vs R6317519547301025231819336010302.269
2016Home vs R601701874028804181516126100400.235
TotalHome vs R2025435991308526415645649597142802.239

SeasonHome vs RBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2012Home vs R7.7 %7.7 %1.00.000.077.000.077.000.000-1-2.7.053-77
2013Home vs R6.3 %21.3 %0.29.169.218.324.542.155.1854-4.9.23645
2014Home vs R6.5 %13.7 %0.47.270.315.435.749.165.284151.6.326113
2015Home vs R9.7 %18.5 %0.53.269.338.434.773.166.311252.7.331113
2016Home vs R8.6 %13.9 %0.62.235.305.353.658.118.25717-4.6.28981
TotalHome vs R8.2 %16.2 %0.51.239.302.385.686.145.26460-7.9.29893

SeasonHome vs RGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2012Home vs R0.2918.2 %18.2 %63.6 %14.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %27.3 %63.6 %9.1 %9.1 %72.7 %18.2 %522032
2013Home vs R0.6014.3 %32.1 %53.6 %10.0 %6.7 %5.6 %0.0 %41.4 %31.0 %27.6 %13.8 %55.2 %31.0 %315104211
2014Home vs R0.8018.2 %36.4 %45.5 %6.7 %8.9 %0.0 %0.0 %47.5 %26.3 %26.3 %15.2 %58.6 %26.3 %495184311
2015Home vs R0.8423.6 %35.0 %41.4 %5.2 %8.6 %4.1 %0.0 %40.0 %35.0 %25.0 %16.4 %60.7 %22.9 %821308513
2016Home vs R0.6327.3 %28.0 %44.8 %7.8 %6.3 %2.5 %100.0 %33.3 %35.4 %31.3 %22.9 %52.1 %25.0 %757265492
TotalHome vs R0.7122.3 %32.3 %45.4 %7.4 %7.4 %2.8 %33.3 %39.4 %33.4 %27.2 %17.7 %57.1 %25.2 %24408811559