Bryan Abreu

Bryan Abreu

25-Year-Old PitcherRP
Houston Astros
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Abreu graduated from middle relief to high leverage as an important part of the Astros' late-inning bridge to closer Ryan Pressly. The fourth-year pro tallied a career-high 60.1 innings across 55 appearances, of which 17 were multi-inning stints. Walks (3.9 BB/9) were still an issue, but Abreu's 13.1 K/9 was 7th-best among qualified relievers thanks to a devastating slider that produced 63 of his 88 strikeouts. Abreu's fastball wasn't as effective, but he added a tick-and-a-half of velocity on average (97.2 mph) and approached triple-digits during the World Series. He also generated plenty of whiffs (98th percentile) while limiting hard contact with elite barrel (95th%) and hard hit (89th) percentages. Despite the breakout season, Abreu is unlikely to see many save chances in 2023 with Rafael Montero and Hector Neris likely ahead of him in the hierarchy. He's still worth a look in deeper formats for strikeouts and ratio support. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Astros in November of 2013.
Earns second save
PHouston Astros
August 24, 2022
Abreu issued a walk in a scoreless one-third of an inning to earn the save in a 4-2 victory over the Twins on Tuesday.
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Abreu came on in relief of Hector Neris with two outs in the ninth. Neris had come into the game with a 4-0 lead but gave up two runs and was pulled with two men on. Abreu loaded the bases on a walk but struck out a struggling Jake Cave on a nasty 0-2 slider to close out the game for his second save of the season. Astros manager Dusty Baker explained after the game that closer Ryan Pressly was unavailable due to a reoccurrence of neck stiffness.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
18
Last 10 Games
18
Last 5 Games
16
How many pitches does Bryan Abreu generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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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
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Bryan Abreu generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-4%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-16%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-26%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-100%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .217 193 60 20 36 6 0 0
Since 2020vs Right .225 236 67 31 45 11 0 6
2022vs Left .189 122 42 12 20 2 0 0
2022vs Right .225 126 46 14 25 5 0 2
2021vs Left .302 61 15 6 16 4 0 0
2021vs Right .224 100 21 12 19 5 0 4
2020vs Left .000 10 3 2 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right .250 10 0 5 1 1 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-67%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-74%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-60%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 1.78 1.15 55.2 3 1 2 11.2 4.7 0.3
Since 2020Away 5.32 1.55 44.0 4 2 1 11.9 4.5 0.8
2022Home 0.83 1.19 32.2 1 0 1 12.1 4.7 0.0
2022Away 3.25 1.16 27.2 3 0 1 14.3 2.9 0.7
2021Home 3.48 1.11 20.2 2 1 1 10.5 4.4 0.9
2021Away 8.80 1.96 15.1 1 2 0 7.0 4.7 1.2
2020Home 0.00 0.86 2.1 0 0 0 3.9 7.7 0.0
2020Away 9.00 6.00 1.0 0 0 0 18.0 45.0 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Bryan Abreu 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
3.38
 
K/9
13.1
 
BB/9
3.9
 
HR/9
0.3
 
Fastball
97.2 mph
 
ERA
1.94
 
WHIP
1.18
 
BABIP
.344
 
GB/FB
1.73
 
Left On Base
80.6%
 
Exit Velocity
80.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
1.8%
 
Spin Rate
2521 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
15.1%
 
Swinging Strike
18.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
Abreu broke summer camp with the Astros as a middle reliever, but persistent control issues limited him to four appearances before he was demoted to the alternate training site. Expected to serve in a multi-inning capacity, Abreu only logged 3.1 frames, walking seven with only three punchouts. Abreu has a live arm but can't throw strikes consistently with any of his four pitches. Small-sample disclaimers apply, but his best pitch last season was his slider which Abreu thew for strikes at only a 53% clip. He only garnered strikes at a 20% rate on his curve, 23.1% on his fastball and 38.5% with his sinker. While these would improve with more than 3.1 innings thrown, those numbers are representative of the work Abreu needs to do to become an effective major-league pitcher. Fortunately for Abreu, Houston is adept at refining repertoires to maximize efficiency.
Abreu entered 2019 having never pitched above Low-A. He ended it in the Astros' bullpen. The 22-year-old righty made seven relief appearances, allowing just one run in 8.2 innings while striking out 13 batters. Results were considerably more mixed in 91.1 innings in the minors, where he primarily worked as a starter. His 31.8 K% at those levels was promising, though it came with a 13.6 BB%. His breaking ball, which is thrown at the speed of a slider (86 mph) but has the shape of a curveball, grades out as a 70-grade pitch, making it one of the best breaking balls on the planet. He threw it 65.1% of the time in the majors. He has a mid-90s fastball, but his seldom-thrown changeup is just a show-me pitch, which coupled with his command woes, points to a future in the bullpen. Houston may continue to develop him as a starter, but whenever they pull the plug, he could be a lights-out late-inning reliever.
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Picks up first save
PHouston Astros
July 24, 2022
Abreu picked up the save in Saturday's 3-1 victory over the Mariners, striking out one batter in a perfect inning.
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Nabs Opening Day roster spot
PHouston Astros
April 3, 2022
Manager Dusty Baker confirmed Sunday that Abreu has made the Astros' Opening Day roster, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Sent to Triple-A
PHouston Astros
August 30, 2021
Abreu was optioned to Triple-A Sugar Land on Monday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Recalled Tuesday
PHouston Astros
August 24, 2021
Abreu was recalled from Triple-A Sugar Land prior to Tuesday's game against Kansas City, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
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Moves to taxi squad
PHouston Astros
August 4, 2021
The Astros optioned Abreu to their taxi squad Wednesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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