Chris Flexen

Chris Flexen

28-Year-Old PitcherSP
Seattle Mariners
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Chris Flexen in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a two-year, $4.75 million contract with the Mariners in December of 2020. $8 million option for 2023 vested in August of 2022.
Shifted to taxi squad
PSeattle Mariners
October 7, 2022
Flexen will not be an active member of the Mariners' initial roster for their AL Wild Card Series against the Blue Jays, starting the series on their taxi squad.
ANALYSIS
Flexen will be unavailable to pitch in the series barring any injuries to the Mariners' pitching staff and bullpen. The right-hander finished the 2022 regular season with a 3.73 ERA and 1.33 WHIP with 95 punchouts over 137.2 innings in 33 appearances, including 22 starts.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
67
Last 10 Games
27
Last 5 Games
27
How many pitches does Chris Flexen generally throw?
 
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11-20
 
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What part of the game does Chris Flexen generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-20%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-20%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-21%
BAA vs LHP
2020
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .229 622 110 44 130 25 4 14
Since 2020vs Right .287 709 110 47 187 36 4 22
2022vs Left .221 283 51 31 55 11 2 4
2022vs Right .275 307 44 20 77 16 1 13
2021vs Left .235 339 59 13 75 14 2 10
2021vs Right .296 402 66 27 110 20 3 9
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
 
 
-5%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-17%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-20%
ERA at Home
2020
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 3.57 1.23 159.0 12 9 0 6.3 2.0 0.9
Since 2020Away 3.75 1.35 158.1 10 6 2 6.1 3.2 1.1
2022Home 4.11 1.30 61.1 5 4 0 6.9 2.3 1.3
2022Away 3.42 1.35 76.1 3 5 2 5.7 4.1 0.9
2021Home 3.23 1.18 97.2 7 5 0 6.0 1.8 0.6
2021Away 4.06 1.34 82.0 7 1 0 6.6 2.3 1.3
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 Chris Flexen compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 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 120 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
1.86
 
K/9
6.2
 
BB/9
3.3
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
91.7 mph
 
ERA
3.73
 
WHIP
1.33
 
BABIP
.282
 
GB/FB
0.82
 
Left On Base
76.6%
 
Exit Velocity
82.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.1%
 
Spin Rate
2154 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
26.0%
 
Swinging Strike
10.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After struggling as a starter in the Mets organization, Flexen pitched for the Doosan Bears in the KBO where he sported a 3.01 ERA and 1.09 WHIP. He returned stateside last season, settling in the Pacific Northwest. Flexen unveiled a new pitch mix with Seattle, ditching his slider and sinker for a cutter and more curves. While his 3.61 ERA suggests the adjustments worked, the various xERAs were around a run higher. Even so, that's an improvement over Flexen's stint with the Mets. His strength was a 5.6 BB% and keeping the ball in the yard. It's the latter fueling the higher ERA estimators as his xHR is a few knocks over the 19 he allowed. Trusting a hurler with a 16.9 K% is precarious, but Flexen is a viable streamer, best utilized at home in power-suppressing T-Mobile Park and favorable road matchups.
Flexen struggled over his first three years in the majors from 2017 to 2019, so he headed to Korea to right the ship in 2020. The right-hander pitched well in the KBO, starting 21 games while posting a 3.01 ERA during that time with an impressive 2.74 FIP. He jumped to a 28.0 K% last season, and he'll now attempt to translate his production to major-league success. Flexen worked as a reliever during his first three years in the majors, issuing more walks (54) than strikeouts (49) over that span while posting a 31.9 GB% and 42.6% hard-hit rate in 2019. However, he should compete for a spot in the back end of Seattle's rotation given his success as a starter last year. He improved his command and posted a 132:30 K:BB over 116.2 innings and lasted at least five innings in 17 of his 21 starts. Flexen doesn't have a strong MLB resume, but his KBO success makes him a potential late-round option in deeper leagues.
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Four innings in spot start
PSeattle Mariners
October 4, 2022
Flexen allowed three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out two in four innings in a 7-6 extra-innings win in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against Detroit. He did not factor into the decision.
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Start coming in Game 1 of twin bill
PSeattle Mariners
October 4, 2022
Flexen is scheduled to start the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Tigers, Daniel Kramer of MLB.com reports.
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Spot start awaits
PSeattle Mariners
October 3, 2022
Flexen is scheduled to start the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Tigers.
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Notches eighth win Thursday
PSeattle Mariners
September 30, 2022
Flexen (8-9) got the win in extra innings over the Rangers on Thursday, allowing an unearned run over one inning without any hits, walks or strikeouts.
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Seals win in extras
PSeattle Mariners
September 4, 2022
Flexen struck out one in a perfect 11th inning to earn the save in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Guardians.
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