Cionel Perez

Cionel Perez

26-Year-Old PitcherRP
Baltimore Orioles
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Cionel Perez in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Traded to the Reds in January of 2021. Waived by the Reds in November of 2021. Claimed off waivers by the Orioles in November of 2021.
Strikes out three Wednesday
PBaltimore Orioles
October 6, 2022
Perez allowed an unearned run on one hit and struck out three in one inning during Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Blue Jays in the second game of a doubleheader.
ANALYSIS
Perez put together a 15-inning scoreless streak between Aug. 19 and Sept. 27, but he allowed two runs (one earned) over his last two appearances of the season. It was still a breakout year for the 26-year-old lefty, who took on a high-leverage role for the first time in his major-league career. He finished with a 1.40 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 55:21 K:BB while adding a 7-1 record, one save and 24 holds in 57.2 innings. He wasn't charged with a blown save, though his 2.80 FIP suggests he benefited from a little luck to keep his ERA at such an impressive level throughout the year.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
14
Last 10 Games
14
Last 5 Games
15
How many pitches does Cionel Perez generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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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
 
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81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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11-20
 
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41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-14%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-3%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-8%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-100%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .207 138 38 15 25 2 1 2
Since 2020vs Right .240 239 50 32 49 6 0 5
2022vs Left .224 84 24 6 17 2 0 0
2022vs Right .218 150 31 15 29 4 0 2
2021vs Left .222 41 9 5 8 0 1 2
2021vs Right .241 70 16 15 13 2 0 3
2020vs Left .000 13 5 4 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right .412 19 3 2 7 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-48%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-89%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-14%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 2.03 1.21 48.2 5 1 0 10.2 4.6 0.6
Since 2020Away 3.89 1.58 39.1 3 2 1 7.6 5.0 0.9
2022Home 0.29 1.12 31.1 5 0 0 9.8 3.7 0.0
2022Away 2.73 1.22 26.1 2 1 1 7.2 2.7 0.7
2021Home 6.00 1.33 15.0 0 1 0 10.8 6.0 1.8
2021Away 7.00 2.33 9.0 1 1 0 7.0 10.0 2.0
2020Home 0.00 1.71 2.1 0 0 0 11.6 7.7 0.0
2020Away 4.50 2.25 4.0 0 0 0 11.3 9.0 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Cionel Perez 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
2.62
 
K/9
8.6
 
BB/9
3.3
 
HR/9
0.3
 
Fastball
96.9 mph
 
ERA
1.40
 
WHIP
1.16
 
BABIP
.290
 
GB/FB
2.22
 
Left On Base
87.2%
 
Exit Velocity
81.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.0%
 
Spin Rate
2372 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
26.9%
 
Swinging Strike
11.8%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Perez is an undersized (5-foot-11) southpaw with significant pedigree who fits best as a high-leverage reliever capable of getting more than three outs. He is technically competing for a spot in the starting rotation this spring, but is more of a depth option in that competition. Signed out of Cuba for $5.15 million in 2016, Perez boasts a 70-grade mid-90s fastball that is a swing-and-miss pitch in any count. His above-average breaking ball plays nicely off the heater, but he lacks a true third pitch. This would not preclude him from going three or four innings as a starter in a piggyback game -- the Astros have been utilizing this strategy in the minors, allowing multiple pitchers to throw around four innings rather than asking one pitcher to turn a lineup over more than twice. However, Perez would generate the most fantasy value as a Josh Hader type of reliever who picks up wins and the occassional save. Perez is more of a ratio risk than Hader, and he lacks that type of strikeout upside, so he has minimal fantasy value at this point in most formats.
The Cuban defector signed a deal in September with the Astros that included a $5.15 million signing bonus. However, the deal was voided in October due to an unspecified medical issue. He later signed with the Astros again for $2 million. If he can overcome the medical concern, Perez may quickly become the top left-handed pitching prospect in the Astros organization. He features a mid-to-low-90s fastball, a breaking ball with above average potential and a changeup that he is still working on developing, as he didn't use it much in Cuba. Perez's last season in Cuba was impressive, as he posted a 2.06 ERA and 76 strikeouts over 17 starts. Given his incomplete repertoire and slight stature (5-foot-11, 170 pounds), Perez carries plenty of bullpen risk. Without frontline upside or any stateside success, he can be simply monitored in most dynasty leagues for now.
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Snares seventh win
PBaltimore Orioles
August 21, 2022
Perez (7-1) pitched a perfect inning and struck out one, earning the win Sunday over the Red Sox.
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Remains in setup role
PBaltimore Orioles
August 14, 2022
Perez continues to operate as a setup man and has a win and two holds over 4.1 scoreless innings since Baltimore sent closer Jorge Lopez to Minnesota at the trade deadline.
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Earns sixth win
PBaltimore Orioles
August 4, 2022
Perez (6-1) struck out one without allowing a baserunner in 1.1 innings to earn the win Wednesday over the Rangers.
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In mix to close
PBaltimore Orioles
August 2, 2022
Manager Brandon Hyde named Perez, Felix Bautista and Dillon Tate as the candidates to serve as Baltimore's closer after Jorge Lopez was traded to Minnesota, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.
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Earns fifth win
PBaltimore Orioles
July 24, 2022
Perez (5-1) earned the win Saturday over the Yankees. He allowed a hit and a walk in a scoreless inning.
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