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17 Josh VanMeter 2B

Cincinnati Reds

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
2%0%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
211.048121
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019CIN952283354823295693.327.408.237
2020CIN1021211131010.200.190.048

Player Updates

August 11, 2020 11:36 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Recalled by Reds
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter was recalled by the Reds on Tuesday.

VanMeter was optioned Thursday but is back in the big leagues after a very brief absence. The utility man has accomplished very little so far this season, going hitless with seven strikeouts in 14 at-bats. Pedro Strop (groin) landed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.

August 6, 2020 12:08 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Sent down to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Reds optioned VanMeter to their alternate training site Thursday.

The Reds already had five left-handed hitters in their regular lineup, so VanMeter was rendered somewhat redundant as a lefty bench bat. He didn't help his case for sticking around by going hitless in his first 14 at-bats of the season while striking out seven times.

August 3, 2020 02:44 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Not in Monday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter is not in the lineup Monday against Cleveland.

Although the Reds line up against righty Zach Plesac on Monday, VanMeter will sit for the third time in the past four games. Christian Colon will start at first base Monday, batting eighth.

July 27, 2020 01:48 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Remains on bench Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

The Reds have an opening at second base after Mike Moustakas (illness) was moved to the COVID-19 injured list, and VanMeter is presumably viewed as the top replacement. However, the lefty-hitting VanMeter may end up settling into the strong side of a platoon at the position with the righty-hitting Kyle Farmer, who draws the nod at the keystone in Monday's series opener with southpaw Jon Lester starting for the Cubs.

July 21, 2020 04:36 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Makes Opening Day roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter will be on the Reds' Opening Day roster, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.

VanMeter had seemed to have an inside track on a bench spot, but that role was confirmed by manager David Bell on Tuesday. The 25-year-old hit a respectable .237/.327/.408 while appearing at five different positions last year.

March 21, 2020 01:52 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Cleared from shin injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter (shin) is feeling much better and is considered 100 percent healthy, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Whenever the Reds resume ramping up for the start of the season, the lower leg injury won't be an issue blocking VanMeter's quest for a roster spot.

March 19, 2020 09:12 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Anterior muscle injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter's lower leg injury has been diagnosed as an anterior muscle strain, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

VanMeter's roster status once the season begins was already up in the air before he suffered this injury during the last week of spring training. With the Reds dispersed and their Arizona facility closed, it might be difficult to get a progress report on him. He still could make the Opening Roster as the 26th man, given his positional flexibility.

March 8, 2020 03:40 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Out until at least Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter will be held out of Cactus League games through Wednesday's off day due to a lower leg injury, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The injury apparently started as shin splits and has been bothersome throughout spring training, and it finally forced him to exit Saturday's contest. VanMeter is competing for a spot on the Opening Day roster in a utility role, so any extended absence from spring games will be detrimental for his chances.

March 6, 2020 09:00 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Hoping for utility role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter is 6-for-13 so far in spring training and is hoping to convince the Reds to keep him on the Opening Day roster in a utility role, Jesse Borek of MLB.com reports.

VanMeter slugged his way on to the Reds' 40-man roster last season, but struggled towards the end of the year. Now that they've acquired Mike Moustakas, Nick Castellanos and Shogo Akiyama, his path to playing time isn't obvious. It helps that he's versatile, having played left field, first base, second base and third base over the course of last season.

September 27, 2019 12:08 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Not starting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter is not in the lineup Friday against the Pirates.

VanMeter has gone just 4-for-38 at the plate over his last 15 games. Phillip Ervin gets the start in left field in his absence.

September 25, 2019 12:16 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter (illness) returns to the lineup Wednesday against the Brewers.

VanMeter is set for his first game since Friday. He'll bat leadoff and play left field. He hadn't been playing particularly well prior to his battle with flu-like symptoms, hitting .118/.189/.294 over his previous 13 games.

September 24, 2019 12:16 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Sits again Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter (illness) remains out Tuesday against the Brewers.

VanMeter has been battling flu-like symptoms since Saturday. Derek Dietrich gets the start in left field Tuesday.

September 22, 2019 10:32 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Still out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter (illness) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.

A healthy VanMeter may have been held out Sunday anyway against left-hander Steven Matz, but the illness ensures he will not take the field Sunday for the second day in a row. With a team off day Monday, VanMeter will get an additional chance to rest before the Reds' next game Tuesday against the Brewers.

September 21, 2019 04:32 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Sent home with flu-like symptoms
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter was sent home Saturday with flu-like symptoms, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.

We knew VanMeter was scratched from the lineup, and we now know that it's the flu bug, specifically. VanMeter was one of five Reds sent home and it sounds like most of the team has been sick since it left Seattle. The Mets are starting a lefty (Steven Matz) in the series finale, so don't expect VanMeter back in the lineup until next week.

September 21, 2019 01:20 PM
Reds' Josh VanMeter: Scratched from lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

VanMeter was scratched from Saturday's lineup against the Mets due to illness, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

Phillip Ervin will replace VanMeter in left field and atop the batting order against right-hander Zack Wheeler. It's uncertain if VanMeter will be available off the bench.

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.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Pittsburgh2661 .310 .385 .231
vs Williams (Career)300000
vs RHP200498 .333 .425 .245
Last 7 Games
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020CIN1021211131010.048.200.1910.391
2019CIN952283354823295693.237.327.4080.735
Total10524935559243266103.221.316.3900.705
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020CIN1000400100
2019CIN951319310205
Total1051319710305
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2013R-Azl Padres441583344720162425104.279.378.348
2014AFX-Fort Wayne Tincaps11642149107240339348784.254.311.333
2015R-Azl Padres311382100--101.727.7271.091
2015AFX-Fort Wayne Tincaps259613244003131211.250.339.292
2016AA-San Antonio291061021202571822.198.248.274
2016AFA-Lake Elsinore9534851932121251486492.267.355.443
2017AA-Pensacola Blue Wahoo1324754512129155453100153.255.327.352
2018AAA-Louisville Bats9833240842561145287353.253.309.464
2018AAX-Pensacola Blue Wahoo30951327100114231952.284.420.421
2019AAA-Louisville Bats4918143631411443243783.348.429.668
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/165
Birthdate:
3/10/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
Ossian, IN
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Cincinnati Reds
College:

MLB Experience:
2