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Player Outlook
The Guardians' big-league outfield is light on offensive impact potential, but that will change when Chase DeLauter gets the call. The No. 16 overall pick in 2022, DeLauter broke his left foot midway through his junior year with James Madison and then broke a toe on that same foot during his rehab, so he didn't make his pro debut until June of 2023. He quickly made up for lost time, slashing .355/.417/.528 with five home runs, 22 doubles and six steals in 57 games across rookie ball, High-A and Double-A, with the bulk of those at-bats coming at High-A. A hulking 6-foot-4, 235-pound outfielder who can currently handle all three spots, DeLauter added to his 2023 ledger with a .299/.385/.529 line, five home runs and more walks than strikeouts in 23 Arizona Fall League games. Given his size and the physical nature of his game, it's a bit concerning that he has suffered multiple fractures on the same foot at this stage of his career, but DeLauter has looked like the best player on the field in most of the games he's played in over the past few years. He had 11 steals on 15 attempts in his 80 games last year, so while his speed should trend down in the coming years, DeLauter could be a five-category contributor in his early-20s. Despite the fact he only played six games at Double-A, DeLauter will likely look big-league ready early in 2024, so he's a viable high-upside flyer in draft-and-hold leagues.

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Fantasy News

  • Guardians' Chase DeLauter: Goes back on IL

    Double-A Akron placed DeLauter (toe) on its 7-day injured list Monday. DeLauter is dealing with turf toe in his right foot, an injury he sustained May 28 in his first game back from the IL after he missed a month of action with a fracture in his left foot. Given his history of foot injuries -- DeLauter previously underwent surgery on his left foot in January 2023 -- the Guardians may choose to exercise caution before returning the 22-year-old from his latest stint on the IL. The outfielder has been limited to 17 games so far this season and is hitting .194/.301/.290 with one home run and one stolen base over 73 plate appearances.
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  • Guardians' Chase DeLauter: Day-to-day with sprained toe

    DeLauter is day-to-day with Double-A Akron due to a sprained toe on his right foot, reports. DeLauter suffered the injury chasing down a flyball in his first game back from a fractured toe on his left foot. The left foot/leg has been where all of DeLauter's previous injuries occurred, so perhaps he injured his right foot this time while trying to compensate for his oft-injured left foot.
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  • Guardians' Chase DeLauter: Taken off of IL

    DeLauter (foot) was activated from the 7-day injured list Tuesday. DeLauter has been out since April 25 with a fractured left foot but will be able to return to the diamond after missing merely a month of action with Double-A Akron. Prior to the injury, DeLauter owned a .591 OPS across 71 plate appearances.
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  • Guardians' Chase DeLauter: Resumes hitting

    DeLauter (foot) began a hitting progression May 19 and could soon be cleared to resume running, reports. DeLauter is still without a clear timeline for his return to game action while he recovers from a broken left foot, which has kept him from playing for Double-A Akron since April 25. The injury was especially worrisome after DeLauter had fractured the same foot and required surgery in January 2023, but fortunately for the 22-year-old outfielder, surgery wasn't deemed necessarily this time around. The fact that he's already back on the field hitting less than a month after suffering the injury is also an encouraging sign.
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  • Guardians' Chase DeLauter: Won't require surgery

    DeLauter (foot) won't require surgery but remains without a timeline to return, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports. DeLauter was diagnosed with a broken foot Sunday, though this is at least some positive news. The Guardians' medical staff is still planning the next steps in his recovery, but the team is likely to take things cautiously considering this is the second fracture DeLauter has endured in the same foot in the last 18 months.
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  • Guardians' Chase DeLauter: Diagnosed with broken foot

    DeLauter was diagnosed Sunday with a fractured fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot and is without a timeline for a return to the Double-A Akron lineup, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports. DeLauter was placed on Akron's 7-day injured list Thursday with what had previously been labeled as a left foot sprain, but further testing revealed that the young outfielder fractured the foot. It's a concerning setback for the 22-year-old, who underwent surgery in January 2023 to repair a fracture in the same foot. The Guardians haven't revealed whether DeLauter will require surgery this time around, as he'll visit with a specialist Wednesday before his next steps are determined. Even if DeLauter is able to avoid surgery and treat the injury through rest and rehab, he's still likely several weeks away from returning to action for Akron.
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  • Guardians' Chase DeLauter: Goes on Double-A injured list

    DeLauter was placed on the 7-day injured list at Double-A Akron on Friday due to a left foot sprain. DeLauter has had issues with the same foot dating back to college and had to undergo surgery last January to repair a fracture. It's not clear whether this injury is related to his previous problems, but Mandy Bell of reported earlier this week that the Guardians don't seem overly concerned and expect DeLauter to miss only a handful of games. The top prospect has gotten off to a rough start this season with Akron, slashing just .197/.296/.295 with one home run and one stolen base over 16 games.
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  • Guardians' Chase DeLauter: Opening year at Double-A

    DeLauter will open the year with Double-A Akron, Jim Callis of reports. Despite logging a 1.640 OPS in 25 spring at-bats and a .914 OPS in 87 at-bats in the Arizona Fall League, DeLauter will be given a soft assignment to Akron, which is where he finished the 2023 season. Injuries have limited DeLauter to 80 pro games (including the AFL) since getting drafted in 2022, but he could force a quick promotion to Triple-A Columbus if he meets expectations.
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  • Guardians' Chase DeLauter: Done playing in big-league ST games

    DeLauter will not play in any more big-league spring training games this season, manager Stephen Vogt told Christopher Dellacese of 19 News. DeLauter was in minor-league camp but was able to make 30 plate appearances with the big club this spring, slashing .520/.600/1.040 with four home runs and more walks (five) than strikeouts (four). He will likely head to Double-A or Triple-A as a 22-year-old and could be up playing on an everyday basis for the big club sometime in the first half.
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  • Guardians' Chase DeLauter: Making impact in spring

    DeLauter has gone 4-for-8 with a solo home run and two runs scored over five Cactus League games. DeLauter is smashing the ball in spring, but it's unlikely he completely skips Triple-A, especially since he has just six games at Double-A under his belt. It seems likely the outfielder will begin the year with Double-A Akron, and he's a good bet to advance to Triple-A Columbus in the summer.
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  • Guardians' Chase DeLauter: Returns to action for Lake County

    DeLauter (ankle) started in right field and went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI in his return to the lineup for High-A Lake County in Friday's 5-4 win over Beloit. DeLauter was sidelined for about a week and a half with a left ankle sprain but was never placed on the 7-day injured list. The 21-year-old opened the season on Lake County's 60-day IL, but he's produced an outstanding 1.201 OPS in 12 games for the affiliate since he was activated June 29 after completing a rehab assignment in the rookie-level Arizona Complex League.
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