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17 Josh VanMeter LF

Cincinnati Reds

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
29%18%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
2138.23923338
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019CIN892133351823265483.326.418.239

Player Updates

September 18, 2019 03:08 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Held out Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cubs.

VanMeter will be held out with manager David Bell loading up on right-handed hitters against Cubs southpaw Jon Lester. With VanMeter on the bench, Alex Blandino will occupy the leadoff spot for the Reds on Wednesday night.

September 17, 2019 02:08 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Starting at keystone
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter (personal) is starting at second base and batting leadoff Tuesday against Chicago.

VanMeter had to leave Monday's matchup due to a family medical issue, but it appears the situation has been resolved. He's just 2-for-24 with three RBI over his last 10 contests, though both of those hits have been home runs.

September 16, 2019 09:24 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Exits due to family medical issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter left Monday's game against the Cubs due to a family medical issue, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

VanMeter will be considered day-to-day until the team announces an update on his availability moving forward.

September 16, 2019 04:08 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Late addition to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter was added to the lineup for Monday's game against the Cubs.

VanMeter was initially expected to get the day off, but he'll be needed after Joey Votto was scratched with an illness. VanMeter will bat eighth and play first base.

September 16, 2019 04:00 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Not starting Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter is not in the lineup Monday against the Cubs.

VanMeter sits after starting each of the last four games, appearing at first base, second base and left field. He's done little to claim an everyday role over his last 20 games, hitting just .127/.210/.327, though he does have a homer in two of his last three contests.

September 14, 2019 03:44 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Homers in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run, a walk and another run scored in Friday's win over the Diamondbacks.

VanMeter launched a two-run homer off Mike Leake in the fourth inning, which gave Cincinnati the lead for good. The 24-year-old second baseman now has seven long balls on the season while batting .247/.336/.424 across 84 games.

September 11, 2019 04:12 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Sits against southpaw
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Mariners.

He will head to the bench with lefty Marco Gonzales on the hill for Seattle. Jose Peraza starts in left field while batting eighth.

September 10, 2019 04:52 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Day off Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter is not starting Tuesday against Seattle.

VanMeter will hit the bench with lefty Justus Sheffield starting for Seattle. He remains an everyday option against righties, though he's not exactly nailing down the job, hitting just .215/.282/.344 over his last 29 games. Jose Peraza starts in left field Tuesday.

September 6, 2019 01:08 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Sits against lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter is not in Friday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.

As is typically the case, VanMeter will head to the bench with the Reds facing a left-handed starter (Robbie Ray). Alex Blandino will start at the keystone while leading off.

September 2, 2019 10:44 AM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Resting Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Phillies.

VanMeter played both ends of the Reds' doubleheaders Saturday and Sunday with the Cardinals, going 2-for-14 with a home run, double, two RBI and two runs across the four contests. He'll receive a well-deserved breather for Monday's day game as Phillip Ervin checks in for him in left field.

August 27, 2019 06:04 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Takes seat against lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins.

VanMeter will take a seat with a southpaw in Caleb Smith set to toe the rubber for the opposition. Freddy Galvis gets the call at the keystone and is set to bat eighth.

August 26, 2019 01:52 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Posts homer, steal in series finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter went 1-for-4 with a home run, a walk, a stolen base, two RBI and an additional run Sunday in the Reds' 9-8 loss to the Pirates.

VanMeter put his expansive skill set on display in the series finale in Pittsburgh, showcasing a blend of speed, power and on-base skills while occupying the leadoff spot for Cincinnati. The Reds look inclined to keep VanMeter in the table-setting role versus right-handed pitching, as he'll slot in atop the order Monday against the Marlins even though Nick Senzel (thumb) is back from a two-game absence.

August 21, 2019 09:32 AM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Makes impact as leadoff man
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter went 2-for-4 with two runs and his fifth stolen base of the season Tuesday in the Reds' 3-2 win over the Padres.

For the first time this season, VanMeter occupied the leadoff spot, with skipper David Bell electing to slot normal table setter Nick Senzel seventh in the lineup. The arrangement paid dividends, as VanMeter helped put the Reds on the board in the first inning. After reaching on a base hit, VanMeter stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error by catcher Austin Hedges before scoring on Aristides Aquino's single. With southpaw Matt Strahm starting for the Padres in Wednesday's series finale, VanMeter will drop to eighth in the order, but the rookie may have earned himself more opportunities atop the lineup versus right-handed pitching after Tuesday's performance.

August 19, 2019 01:44 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Sitting versus lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Padres.

VanMeter started each of the Reds' past four games at first base and should see the majority of his action at that position for the foreseeable future with Joey Votto (back) moving to the injured list Sunday. The Reds will likely continue to deploy the lefty-hitting rookie as part of a platoon regardless of where he plays, so his absence from Monday's lineup doesn't come as much of a surprise with southpaw Eric Lauer toeing the rubber for San Diego. Kyle Farmer picks up the start at first base in VanMeter's stead.

August 15, 2019 12:16 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Not starting Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Cardinals.

Freddy Galvis will draw a second straight start at second base after going 4-for-5 in Wednesday's 17-7 loss to the Nationals, leaving no room in the infield for VanMeter. The rookie ended up sticking in the lineup in left field Wednesday, but he'll cede that position to Phillip Ervin in the series opener. Considering Jesse Winker is just getting a day off and typically serves as the main option in left field versus right-handed pitching, it may be difficult for VanMeter maintaining a regular role unless manager David Bell is willing to limit Galvis to part-time duty.

August 15, 2019 09:44 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Role affected by Galvis
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter is starting in left field for Wednesday's game against the Nats, and he's one of the two players most affected by the Reds' acquisition of Freddy Galvis, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

VanMeter could end up getting more of his playing at left field rather than second base and could end up sitting out a little more often. Jose Peraza's path to playing time also appears to be blocked more than usual as a result of this move.

August 11, 2019 10:16 AM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Out against lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter is not in Sunday's lineup against the Cubs.

He heads to the bench with lefty Jon Lester on the hill for the opposition. Kyle Farmer starts at second base and will hit seventh.

August 8, 2019 01:12 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: On bench vs. southpaw
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter is not in the lineup Thursday against the Cubs.

VanMeter will stick on the bench for a second straight game as the Reds stack right-handed hitters against lefty Cole Hamels in Thursday's series opener. In his place, Jose Peraza is starting at second base and hitting seventh.

August 6, 2019 01:44 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Sitting out against lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Angels.

The Reds are going with a right-handed-heavy lineup to counter Angels lefty Jose Suarez, so VanMeter and Jesse Winker will head to the bench while Jose Peraza and Phillip Ervin pick up starts at second base and in left field, respectively. Since the Reds dealt away Yasiel Puig and Scooter Gennett prior to the July 31 deadline, VanMeter has started in only two of the team's six games, with each of those absences coming against southpaw starters or primary pitchers. With that in mind, VanMeter still looks to have a hold on a strong-side platoon role for the Reds.

August 5, 2019 02:28 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Out for third time in five games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Angels.

Though he looked primed to fill a full-time role for the Reds after the team dealt away Yasiel Puig and Scooter Gennett prior to last week's deadline, VanMeter now finds himself on the bench for the third time in five games. Rather than leaning on direct replacements in the everyday lineup for either Puig or Gennett, manager David Bell may look to take a committee approach to fill the two spots. Along with VanMeter, Aristides Aquino, Phillip Ervin, Derek Dietrich and Jose Peraza are the main candidates to see added opportunities at either second base or in the corner outfield.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Chicago2050 .286 .400 .250
vs Lester (Career)000000
vs LHP2330 .259 .217 .130
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/12@SEA1100012
9/13@ARI2211210
9/14@ARI4000000
9/15@ARI4111100
9/16@CHC1000000
9/17@CHC4110000
9/18@CHC2000010
Two Week Schedule
SEPTEMBER
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
15
@ARI
W3-1
16
@CHC
L2-8
17
@CHC
W4-2
18
@CHC
W3-2
19
20
NYM
7:10 pm
21
NYM
4:10 pm
22
NYM
1:10 pm
23
24
MIL
6:40 pm
25
MIL
6:40 pm
26
MIL
12:35 pm
27
@PIT
7:05 pm
28
@PIT
7:05 pm
Fantasy Points by Week
0
0
0
0
3

2

1

5

1

4

2

0
0
2

12

28

17

5

13

20

16

5

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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019CIN892133351823265483 .326 .418 .239
Total 892133351823265483 .326 .418 .239
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2019CIN1B15965531113 .985
2019CIN2B189351322041.000
2019CIN3B62624011.000
2019CINOF43285452020 .963
Total  68481601203738 .981
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2019CIN1218910205
Total 1218910205
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013R-Azl Padres441583344720162425104 .378 .348 .278
2014AFX-Fort Wayne Tincaps11642149107240339348784 .311 .333 .254
2015R-Azl Padres311382100--101 .7271.091 .727
2015AFX-Fort Wayne Tincaps259613244003131211 .339 .292 .250
2016AA-San Antonio291061021202571822 .248 .274 .198
2016AFA-Lake Elsinore9534851932121251486492 .355 .443 .267
2017AA-Pensacola Blue Wahoo1324754512129155453100153 .326 .352 .255
Total 4441615204418896221681793074517 .330 .362 .259
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/165
Birthdate:
3/10/1995
Age:
24
Hometown:
Ossian, IN
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Cincinnati Reds
College:

MLB Experience:
1