Cory Abbott

Cory Abbott

27-Year-Old PitcherSP
Washington Nationals
2023 Fantasy Outlook
The secondaries haven't developed enough for Abbott to compensate for a below-average fastball, and as he enters his age-27 season, the right-hander is running out of chances. A second-round pick by the Cubs in 2017, Abbott landed with Washington on a waiver claim in May after Chicago designated him for assignment. He bagged the changeup last season and went with a three-pitch mix of fastball-slider-curveball. The slider and curveball failed to do their job although Statcast suggests the curve deserved better (.333 BA, .181 xBA, .485 SLG, .293 xSLG). Abbott should get to add to his 10 career MLB starts in 2023 despite his 0-5 record in 16 appearances (nine starts) as a 26-year-old rookie. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Cubs in March of 2022. Traded to the Giants in April of 2022. Waived by the Giants in May of 2022. Claimed off waivers by the Nationals in May of 2022.
Stuck with fifth loss
PWashington Nationals
October 5, 2022
Abbott (0-5) took the loss in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mets, giving up four runs (three earned) on five hits and four walks over four innings. He struck out six.
ANALYSIS
The 27-year-old will head into the offseason still looking for his first career win in the majors. Abbott tossed 48 of 88 pitches for strikes, and he finishes the season having served up 12 homers in 48 innings for the Nationals (2.25 HR/9) to drive his 5.25 ERA. He's unlikely to seriously compete for a rotation spot in 2023 unless Washington deals with another rash of pitcher injuries.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
53
Last 10 Games
53
Last 5 Games
64
How many pitches does Cory Abbott generally throw?
 
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+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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71-80
 
81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Cory Abbott generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-24%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-23%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-27%
BAA vs RHP
2020
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .285 150 31 16 37 10 0 10
Since 2020vs Right .218 148 26 20 27 6 0 9
2022vs Left .268 112 27 12 26 7 0 7
2022vs Right .207 104 18 13 18 5 0 5
2021vs Left .333 38 4 4 11 3 0 3
2021vs Right .243 44 8 7 9 1 0 4
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
 
 
-3%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-42%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-70%
ERA on Road
2020
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 5.56 1.47 34.0 0 2 0 9.0 5.6 1.9
Since 2020Away 5.74 1.60 31.1 0 3 0 6.6 4.3 3.4
2022Home 4.00 1.19 27.0 0 2 0 9.7 4.3 1.3
2022Away 6.86 1.76 21.0 0 3 0 6.9 5.1 3.4
2021Home 11.57 2.57 7.0 0 0 0 6.4 10.3 3.9
2021Away 3.48 1.26 10.1 0 0 0 6.1 2.6 3.5
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 Cory Abbott 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
1.80
 
K/9
8.4
 
BB/9
4.7
 
HR/9
2.3
 
Fastball
91.4 mph
 
ERA
5.25
 
WHIP
1.44
 
BABIP
.262
 
GB/FB
0.52
 
Left On Base
74.7%
 
Exit Velocity
81.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
7.2%
 
Spin Rate
2225 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
26.0%
 
Swinging Strike
12.0%
 
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2021 Fantasy Outlook
Some observers cap Abbott's potential success as a big-league starter on the basis of his average fastball, but the right-hander has thus far proven himself as a minor leaguer, compiling a 2.84 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 10.3 K/9 over 275.2 frames. He was superb in his first Double-A stint in 2019, leading the Southern League with 166 strikeouts and winning the Cubs' Minor League Pitcher of the Year award. What Abbott lacks in velocity he compensates for with good command and a four-pitch arsenal that he mixes up well. His slider is his most effective offering, particularly against right-handers, and he has shown some success going to his curveball against left-handers. Abbott was added to the 40-man roster in November, solidifying his outlook as a future rotation option for the Cubs. He could compete for a back-end starting spot in spring training but is more likely to begin the season at Triple-A.
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Start rained out
PWashington Nationals
October 3, 2022
Abbott won't make his scheduled start Monday against the Mets as the game has been postponed due to inclement weather, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
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Fans seven in fourth loss
PWashington Nationals
September 27, 2022
Abbott (0-4) took the loss Monday, giving up five runs (four earned) on three hits and three walks over five innings as the Nationals were routed 8-0 by Atlanta. He struck out seven.
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Saddled with third loss
PWashington Nationals
September 20, 2022
Abbott (0-3) took the loss Monday as the Nationals fell 5-2 to Atlanta, giving up four runs on six hits and two walks over four innings. He failed to strike out a batter.
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Lasts three innings in start
PWashington Nationals
September 13, 2022
Abbott did not factor into the decision Tuesday, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks over three innings in a 4-3 loss against the Orioles. He struck out three.
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Gets another start
PWashington Nationals
September 12, 2022
Abbott is scheduled to start Tuesday's game against the Orioles in Washington.
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