Austin Pruitt

Austin Pruitt

33-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Austin Pruitt in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Athletics in March of 2022. Released by the Athletics in November of 2022.
Loses spot on 40-man roster
POakland Athletics  
November 3, 2022
Pruitt was outrighted to Triple-A Las Vegas on Thursday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
ANALYSIS
Pruitt appeared in 39 games for Oakland in 2022 but won't retain his spot on the 40-man roster through the offseason. He had a 4.23 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 38:9 K:BB across 55.1 innings.
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Pitching Stats
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
21
Last 10 Games
19
Last 5 Games
12
How many pitches does Austin Pruitt generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Austin Pruitt generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-5%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-16%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-52%
BAA vs RHP
2020
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .222 94 14 2 20 2 0 7
Since 2020vs Right .233 159 29 7 35 11 0 6
2022vs Left .203 82 13 2 16 2 0 6
2022vs Right .241 142 25 7 32 10 0 5
2021vs Left .364 12 1 0 4 0 0 1
2021vs Right .176 17 4 0 3 1 0 1
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-45%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-49%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-12%
ERA on Road
2020
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 3.13 1.04 37.1 0 2 1 6.0 1.9 1.4
Since 2020Away 5.68 0.99 25.1 0 0 0 6.4 0.4 2.5
2022Home 3.03 1.04 32.2 0 1 1 5.8 2.2 1.4
2022Away 5.96 1.01 22.2 0 0 0 6.8 0.4 2.4
2021Home 3.86 1.07 4.2 0 1 0 7.7 0.0 1.9
2021Away 3.38 0.75 2.2 0 0 0 3.4 0.0 3.4
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Austin Pruitt compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. 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, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in 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.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
4.22
 
K/9
6.2
 
BB/9
1.5
 
HR/9
1.8
 
Fastball
91.5 mph
 
ERA
4.23
 
WHIP
1.03
 
BABIP
.239
 
GB/FB
1.19
 
Left On Base
67.3%
 
Exit Velocity
81.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.2%
 
Spin Rate
2452 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
21.1%
 
Swinging Strike
11.9%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2018
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Pruitt experienced both a disappointing and unexpected 2020 campaign, a year in which he was supposed to compete for a spot in the starting rotation. He ultimately missed the entire season after undergoing surgery to repair a hairline fracture in his pitching elbow. Fortunately for Pruitt, he'll be back in 2021 after signing a one-year deal with Houston, though he may not be available for the early portion of the year, depending on his rehab. When the 31-year-old returns to health, he'll need to keep the ball in the park to achieve success. Pruitt posted an ugly 18.4% home run to fly ball ratio in 2019 while with the Rays. He'll need to compete with the likes of Luis Garcia, Jose Urquidy and Cristian Javier to crack the starting rotation for the Astros.
If you are a fan of spin rate, Pruitt is one of your favorites to follow. He has some good spin, particularly on his curveball, and worked both as a starter and a reliever in his rookie year. Oddly enough, he did much better as a starter as he held opponents to a .244 average and .293 OBP over eight starts with a 4.19 ERA. As a reliever, those numbers ballooned to a .350 average and .403 OBP. He was hurt by the long ball as a starter as eight of his 11 homers came in those outings. All in all, it was an odd year, but he showed enough to have a role on the Rays' 2018 staff, maybe even in the rotation should the team trade Jake Odorizzi or another starter.
Pruitt performed decently for Triple-A Durham, where he spent the entirety of the 2016 season as a starter. He made 28 starts in which he registered a 3.76 ERA and 3.53 FIP in 162.2 innings. The minor league veteran has earned as a reputation as a reliable strike thrower, which was demonstrated through his solid 1.5 BB/9 in 2016. On the other hand, his crucial need to throw strikes comes in part from an inability to miss a lot of bats, which has showed in his often unspectacular K/9 rates. He needs to prove last year's great 8.2 K/9 is more than a fluke. At 27 years old, Pruitt likely is what he is at this point in his career: a low-ceiling pitcher with the potential to eventually fill out the bottom of a rotation or serve as a swing man. Additionally, the Rays liked him enough to add him to their 40-man roster in the fall. AL-only owners should keep an eye on him, as he could be a replacement option if the Rays' rotation is hit by injuries.
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Back in bullpen
POakland Athletics  
September 14, 2022
Pruitt gave up two earned runs on two hits while striking out a batter in one inning of relief in Tuesday's 8-7 loss to the Rangers.
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Spins five near-perfect frames
POakland Athletics  
September 9, 2022
Pruitt registered a no-decision during Friday's 5-3 loss to the White Sox, striking out two without allowing a hit, walk or run in five innings.
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Starting Friday
POakland Athletics  
September 9, 2022
Pruitt will start Friday's game against the White Sox, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Back in big leagues
POakland Athletics  
August 27, 2022
Pruitt's contract was selected by the Athletics on Saturday.
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Outrighted to minors
POakland Athletics  
August 25, 2022
The Athletics outrighted Pruitt to Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday.
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