Erick Aybar

#8 SS / San Diego Padres / EXP: 11YRS / MINORS Height: 5-10 Weight: 195 lb Age: 33 College: None Bats/Throws S/R

Fantasy Points by Week

    Own
    1%
    Start
    1%
    SS Rank
    NR

    Player Outlook

    Erick Aybar's declining wheels and the influx of power across the league has severely impacted his fantasy stock. At his best, he was a solid-if-unspectacular shortstop capable of a strong batting average, 20 or so stolen bases, 70 or so runs and a handful of homers. In the three seasons prior to 2016, he failed to reach 20 steals and managed just a 66 percent success rate on the basepaths. In 2016, he was just 3-for-8 on the bases -- a bruised foot injury in late-May likely didn't help matters -- and his .243 average was his lowest since a .237 mark in 211 plate appearances back in 2007. He joined the Tigers in mid-August and had a little rejuvenation. Very little. He walked 11 times in his 91 plate appearances, but didn't attempt a single steal with the club. He's 33, lacks a significant fantasy tool and doesn't look like a top-20 shortstop even if he beats out Luis Sardinas for the starting shortstop job in San Diego.

    Player News
    • Aybar is expected to be the Padres' starting shortstop on Opening Day, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The 33-year-old joined the Padres this spring as a non-roster invitee, but his strong play -- coupled with Luis Sardinas' struggles -- have Aybar lined up to start at short. The veteran declined severely last season, slashing a meager .243/.303/.320 in 459 plate appearances between Atlanta and Detroit. Aybar is just one year removed from having fantasy value as a middle infielder with the Angels, so he could be worth a flyer in deeper formats.

      SEE FULL ARTICLE
    • Aybar went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Royals. The veteran shortstop was brought into camp to compete for a roster spot. The 33-year-old has shown that he can still get the job done, batting .293 (12-for-41) with two RBI and a stolen base. Aybar is clearly outperforming other shortstop candidates, Luis Sardinas and Allen Cordoba, but his age and status as a non-roster invitee are working against him. The rebuilding Padres may be more inclined to give their younger options first crack at the job, which would leave the veteran without a job. Manager Andy Green hasn't laid out his plan for the shortstop position, so we have to continue to assume Aybar is still in the mix for the starting job.

      SEE FULL ARTICLE
    • Padres' Erick Aybar: Batting .278 this spring
      By RotoWire Staff

      Aybar went 2-for-3 in Thursday's spring training loss to the Brewers. The two hits brought the veteran shortstop's Cactus League batting average up to .278 in 18 at-bats. Aybar was signed to a minor league contract this past offseason and is trying to make the roster as a utility infielder.

      SEE FULL ARTICLE
    • Aybar signed a minor league contract with the Padres on Tuesday, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports. The 33-year-old spent time with Detroit and Atlanta in 2016, slashing .243/.303/.320 across 459 plate appearances. Although it is a minor league deal, the veteran is supposed to compete with Luis Sardinas for the starting shortstop job.

      SEE FULL ARTICLE
    • Tigers' Erick Aybar: Not part of Monday's lineup
      By RotoWire Staff

      Aybar is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Twins. Aybar will get a day off after making three straight starts at third base. Andrew Romine will get the nod at the hot corner for the Tigers on Monday night.

      SEE FULL ARTICLE
    Recent Tweets
    • 11:53 pm ET / @Padres
      San Diego Padres
    • 10:48 pm ET / @Padres
      San Diego Padres
    • 10:23 pm ET / @Padres
      San Diego Padres

    Stats

    YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBKOSBAVG
    2016 DET 126 415 34 101 3 34 31 70 3 .243
    2015 LAA 156 597 74 161 3 44 25 73 15 .269
    TOTAL 1,346 4,842 606 1,324 51 451 257 613 144

    FULL CAREER STATS