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17 Josh VanMeter LF

Cincinnati Reds

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
1%0%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
450.222431
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019CIN31463100471511.345.283.217

Player Updates

July 18, 2019 03:36 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Summoned to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Thursday.

Kyle Farmer (concussion) was sent to the injured list in a corresponding move, allowing VanMeter to rejoin the Reds just eight days after his previous demotion. The 24-year-old utility man has done little with this big-league opportunities this season, compiling a .222/.340/.289 triple-slash in 30 games (53 plate appearances).

July 10, 2019 02:32 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday.

VanMeter hasn't done much in sporadic playing time for the Reds this season, hitting .222/.340/.289 in 53 plate appearances. He owns a much better .355/.435/.687 slash line in 192 plate appearances for Louisville. A corresponding move will come prior to Friday's game against Colorado.

July 7, 2019 09:16 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Collects third double
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI in Sunday's game against the Indians.

VanMeter drove in Cincinnati's lone run of the day in the fifth inning on a double to left center. He's served primarily as bench depth for the Reds so far this season, registering four RBI and a stolen base over 30 games.

July 4, 2019 11:36 AM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Called up from Louisville
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Reds recalled VanMeter from Triple-A Louisville on Thursday.

VanMeter pushed his way onto the big-league roster earlier this season after breaking out in a big way at Louisville, but aside from drawing walks at a steady clip, the utility man offered little impact at the dish over 28 games with Cincinnati, slashing .220/.347/.268 across 49 plate appearances. Since moving back to Triple-A on June 19, he's resumed raking, batting .393 with nine extra-base hits in 16 contests. The 24-year-old will fill a bench role once again for the Reds and isn't expected to make more than the occasional spot start or pinch-hitting appearance.

June 21, 2019 01:16 AM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Dispatched to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Reds optioned VanMeter to Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday.

VanMeter struggled to crack the lineup after being promoted back to the big leagues May 21, drawing just five starts during his latest stint in Cincinnati. Despite the lack of consistent action, VanMeter was still able to post a .394 on-base percentage in his limited plate appearances. He'll have the opportunity to play regularly at Louisville and should be one of the top options for a callup in the event the Reds lose one of their regular position players at some point down the road.

June 13, 2019 09:36 AM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Enters as pinch hitter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter replaced an injured Joey Votto (back) in the fifth inning of Wednesday's 7-2 win over the Indians, finishing the day with a pair of strikeouts and a walk in three plate appearances.

In his first at-bat of the game, VanMeter nearly connected on his first home run, but the ball hooked right past the foul pole. He ultimately struck out in that at-bat and whiffed again later in the contest, giving him a 27.9 percent strikeout rate at the big-league level this season. The versatile VanMeter's stint with the Reds may not last much longer with both Scooter Gennett (groin) and Alex Blandino (knee) expected back from the injured list before the end of the month.

June 2, 2019 10:44 AM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Spot start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter is getting a spot start at third base for Sunday's game against the Nationals, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. He's batting sixth, between Yasiel Puig and Jose Iglesias.

That's the good news for VanMeter. The bad news? His token start is against Max Scherzer. It's his first start since May 22 against the Brewers.

May 21, 2019 01:48 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Brought back to big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday.

VanMeter rejoins the Reds just four days after being optioned to the minors. He'll likely fill a bench role during his time with the club. Reliever Zach Duke (calf) landed on the injured list in a corresponding move.

May 17, 2019 01:00 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Friday.

VanMeter saw limited action in his time in the majors, going 2-for-14 at the plate. Cody Reed was recalled in a corresponding move.

May 6, 2019 08:48 AM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Steals base in debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter walked and stole a base in a pinch-hitting appearance in his big league debut.

VanMeter hit himself into consideration for the Reds' big league roster after not beginning the season on the 40-man roster. HIs most likely path to playing time is at second base, though veteran Derek Dietrich is raking right now and already taking away time from Jose Peraza.

May 5, 2019 04:32 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Called up to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter's contract was selected by the Reds on Sunday.

VanMeter isn't a particularly highly rated prospect, but he had an excellent start to the season with Triple-A Louisville, cruising to a .336/.431/.736 line with 13 homers in 30 games. He's played everywhere except catcher and center field over the last two seasons and could see playing time around the diamond during his time with the Reds. Cody Reed was optioned in a corresponding move.

May 4, 2019 11:48 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Big-league promotion on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter is expected be called up from Triple-A Louisville, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

VanMeter has been hitting the cover off the ball at Louisville with a .346/.432/.757 slash line and 13 home runs in 29 games. The 25-year-old could seemingly take over at second base for Jose Peraza, who has struggled mightily this season with a .504 OPS, but the Reds have yet to make any official declarations.

April 30, 2019 04:08 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Showing surprising pop at Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter went 4-for-5 with three home runs, eight RBI, four runs and a walk Monday in Triple-A Louisville's 15-4 win over Toledo.

VanMeter looks to be one of the biggest winners of the International League implementing the same baseball that's been used in the majors this season. After managing only 12 home runs in 483 plate appearances between Triple-A and Double-A Pensacola in 2018, VanMeter has already left the yard 11 times in 25 games with Louisville. The 24-year-old has exhibited the increased power without sacrificing the solid plate skills he demonstrated during his prior stops in the minors, as he's walked in 11.9 percent of his plate appearances while striking out a palatable 18.3 percent of the time. VanMeter doesn't possess a spot on the 40-man roster and isn't a premium defender in the infield, but if he continues to punish Triple-A pitching, it wouldn't be surprising if the Reds gave him a look as a utility man later this season.

December 9, 2016 04:15 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Sent to Reds as PTBNL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter was traded to the Reds on Friday as the PTBNL of Thursday's trade that sent Rule 5 pick Luis Torrens to the Padres.

The 21-year-old split time between High-A Lake Elsinore and Double-A San Antonio, amassing 23 doubles and 14 home runs between the two levels. VanMeter lost much of the 2015 campaign season to a fractured left fibula, so taking this into account with his age, it seems like he still has some time to develop into a power-hitting middle infielder, although his high propensity to strike out could limit his advancement.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs St. Louis1101.0002.0001.000
vs RHP3990 .333 .308 .231
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
6/12@CLE2000010
6/16TEX5120000
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7/6CLE1000000
7/7CLE3010100
7/18STL1000010
Two Week Schedule
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7:10 pm
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7:10 pm
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1:10 pm
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8:10 pm
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8:10 pm
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2:10 pm
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6:40 pm
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COL
7:10 pm
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019CIN31463100471511 .345 .283 .217
Total 31463100471511 .345 .283 .217
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2019CIN1B20110001.000
2019CIN2B50312001.000
2019CIN3B31312011.000
2019CINOF95880001.000
Total  14615114011.000
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2019CIN301300202
Total 301300202
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