Jonathan India

Jonathan India

27-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Cincinnati Reds
2024 Fantasy Outlook
It seems like India and the Reds may be headed for divorce, as Cincinnati has made it known that the second baseman is available via trade. India was critical of how the team assessed his injury over the summer; a setback in his recovery prompted a second MRI which showed a more significant tear of his plantar fascia. He believed he should have been shut down for a longer period of time initially. Just a few short years ago, India was NL Rookie of the Year and looked like an important part of the team's long-term future, but the organization has seen an influx of young talent at the major-league level. India hit 17 homers and stole 14 bases in just 119 games last season, though his batted-ball numbers and sprint speed leave something to be desired. If he's dealt to a more pitcher-friendly park, India's numbers could take a hit. If he stays put, he could get lost in the shuffle. Read Past Outlooks
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#243
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$Signed a two-year, $8.8 million contract with the Reds in February of 2024. Contract includes $400,000 escalators for 400 plate appearances or 98 games started, 450 plate appearances/111 starts, 500 plate appearances/124 starts, 550 plate appearances/137 starts and 600 plate appearances/150 starts.
RBI, steal in win
2BCincinnati Reds
July 20, 2024
India went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and an RBI in Friday's 8-5 loss to Washington.
ANALYSIS
India singled in the Reds' first run then stole a bag in the third inning. The steal was his ninth of the season. India once again batted atop the order, as normal leadoff hitter TJ Friedl (hamstring) remains on the injured list. Friedl could return next week. Eventually, when second baseman Matt McLain (shoulder) is ready to return, Cincinnati manager David Bell will likely need to find a home for India's bat.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
25
2
4
7
8
14
2
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
21
1
1
4
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+2%
OPS vs RHP
2024
 
 
+12%
OPS vs LHP
2023
 
 
+22%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+1%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .736 378 53 6 32 5 .255 .357 .379
Since 2022vs Right .754 958 123 29 109 21 .254 .342 .411
2024vs Left .867 125 19 2 10 2 .304 .416 .451
2024vs Right .774 251 31 6 29 7 .262 .363 .411
2023vs Left .642 134 17 3 12 3 .207 .306 .336
2023vs Right .781 395 61 14 49 11 .257 .349 .432
2022vs Left .709 119 17 1 10 0 .260 .353 .356
2022vs Right .704 312 31 9 31 3 .245 .317 .387
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+13%
OPS at Home
2024
 
 
+9%
OPS at Home
2023
 
 
+21%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+7%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .798 645 89 19 72 15 .266 .363 .435
Since 2022Away .704 691 87 16 69 11 .243 .331 .373
2024Home .839 188 25 5 20 5 .281 .383 .456
2024Away .769 188 25 3 19 4 .269 .378 .391
2023Home .819 257 42 7 29 9 .272 .377 .441
2023Away .679 272 36 10 32 5 .220 .301 .378
2022Home .733 200 22 7 23 1 .246 .325 .408
2022Away .682 231 26 3 18 2 .251 .329 .353
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Stat Review
How does Jonathan India compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.67
 
BB Rate
13.0%
 
K Rate
19.4%
 
BABIP
.331
 
ISO
.149
 
AVG
.275
 
OBP
.380
 
SLG
.424
 
OPS
.804
 
wOBA
.358
 
Exit Velocity
87.5 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
30.0%
 
Barrels/PA
4.8%
 
Expected BA
.292
 
Expected SLG
.424
 
Sprint Speed
23.6 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
44.1%
 
Line Drive %
24.7%
 
Fly Ball %
31.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After being named National League Rookie of the Year in 2021, India injured his hamstring a week into the season and landed on the injured list. He returned a couple weeks later only to wind up back on the IL in short order with the same injury. From there he battled a number of aches and pains, mostly the result of his many hit-by-pitches along with some foul balls off his body. India was plunked 14 times in 431 plate appearances last season after leading the NL in HBPs in his rookie year with a whopping 23. That aspect of his game adds to his injury risk, but India put together a red-hot stretch from July to September in which he hit .306/.376/.505 across 52 games and reminded everyone that he's a high-level talent. We know India likes to run and the short porch in left field at Great American Ball Park is conducive to right-handed power.
India demonstrated in his NL Rookie of the Year campaign that hard work can pay off. His work ethic drew raves in the Reds' alternate training site in 2020, both at the plate and in learning second base. That carried over to an electric spring training, which prompted the Reds to rearrange their infield to make room for his bat, moving Eugenio Suarez to shortstop and Mike Moustakas to third, with India at second base. After struggling the first two months, India caught fire in June and claimed the leadoff spot, hitting .275/.383/.482 there. India added some category juice to go along with the solid rate stats, swiping 12 bases, slugging 21 homers and scoring 98 runs. Opposing pitchers threw fastballs 55.7% of the time against India, where he hit .302 and slugged .525, compared to .225/.351 against breaking pitches, so look for the pitch mix to change against him in 2022.
India is a highly-rated prospect in the Cincinnati organization, but one with some question marks. He had health issues in 2019 (wrist) and 2020 (lat) that cut into his development time. While he was reportedly more impressive at the plate at the Reds alternate training site than he was in 2019, that's not saying a whole lot and he wasn't facing many quality arms this past summer. Additionally, he projects as a below-average defender at third base and second base, leading to concerns about his defensive utility. Heading into his age-24 season, India needs to handle upper-level pitching. If he does, he could make his MLB debut this summer in a part-time capacity or as an injury replacement. A David Bote type of second-division role seems like a reasonable floor, with room to eclipse that if he can unlock more power at the plate.
India's breakout junior year at Florida that led to the Reds selecting him with the No. 5 overall pick in 2018 looks like the outlier. Some of the criticism of him has been overblown -- his .256/.346/.410 line in the pitcher-friendly Florida State League does not look great, but he was the ninth-best hitter on the circuit (125 wRC+). He was even better in the Southern League (138 wRC+), but it's the nature of his production that is underwhelming, especially for those in batting average leagues. He hasn't hit for much power and his .270 BA at Double-A was a career high. Additionally, his body has gotten worse, losing much of the explosiveness that allowed him to play shortstop in college. The Reds sent him to the Arizona Fall League, where his .587 OPS ranked 47th out of 57 qualified hitters. India will get to the big leagues, likely in 2021, but his ceiling no longer looks worthy of a top-five draft pick.
Last year's No. 5 overall pick confirmed positive biases in his initial Appy League assignment. However, it will be his 27-game run in the Midwest League that garners the most attention from those in dynasty-league drafts. As one of the most advanced college hitters in the draft, he deserved a taste of Low-A in his debut year, and was 14 percent better than league average despite hitting .229, as he worked the count (11.6 BB%) and hit for power (.167 ISO). Over his final 13 games, India's BABIP (.344) normalized and he hit .277/.370/.511. He looks to do damage to the pull side when he gets his pitch -- an aggressive approach that will lead to plenty of strikeouts, but could result in Cody Bellinger-esque production in the big leagues. Like Bellinger, India is a versatile defender (capable of playing everywhere in the infield) with good speed and instincts on the bases. His surface stats could lead to an unwarranted discount in first-year player drafts.
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Cleared to start Sunday
2BCincinnati Reds
July 14, 2024
India (knee) will start at second base and bat leadoff in Sunday's game against the Marlins.
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Exits early Saturday
2BCincinnati Reds
Knee
July 13, 2024
India was removed from Saturday's game against the Marlins with a left knee contusion, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Gets started early
2BCincinnati Reds
July 13, 2024
India went 1-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run in Friday's 7-4 win over the Marlins.
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Homers in Wednesday's loss
2BCincinnati Reds
July 10, 2024
India went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional RBI in Wednesday's 6-5 loss to the Rockies.
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Back in lineup
2BCincinnati Reds
July 10, 2024
India (knee) will start at designated hitter and bat leadoff in Wednesday's contest versus the Rockies.
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Might be fit for Bronx
2BCincinnati Reds
July 19, 2024
India could be a trade target for the Yankees if the Reds are willing to move him, according to Chris Kirschner of The Athletic.
ANALYSIS
The 27-year-old was a popular name in the rumor mill during the offseason given Cincinnati's crowded infield, but early season injuries and suspensions led to India once again serving as the club's primary second baseman. Noelvi Marte is now back from suspension and Matt McClain should return from his shoulder injury sometime in August, which could prompt the Reds to deal from their infield depth. India is enjoying a bounce-back campaign with eight homers and a .275/.377/.427 slash line through 89 games and is under contract through the 2026 season, so Cincinnati will likely consider only significant trade packages.
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