Felix Bautista

Felix Bautista

27-Year-Old PitcherRP
Baltimore Orioles
2023 Fantasy Outlook
After pitching at three levels of the Orioles' minor league system in 2021, Bautista made the Opening Day roster last season. The rookie showcased his big arm by throwing the seventh-most pitches (203) at 100 mph or greater. Control has always been an issue for Bautista, but he was able to harness it enough (3.2 BB/9) to quickly ascend Baltimore's high leverage ladder. The 6-foot-5 hurler was dominant in a setup role before the O's midseason trade of Jorge Lopez created a vacancy at closer. "The Mountain" made the decision easy for Brandon Hyde and finished 2022 with 15 saves, 14 holds and a 34.8% strikeout rate good for ninth among qualified relievers. Bautista's splitter generated a 53.3% whiff rate that was second best in the league on that pitch. He doesn't use his slider often (12% usage), but has a similarly good whiff rate (42.5%) should he decide to throw it more. There's some risk for 2023, but Bautista's upside should make him one of the top 10 closers off the board. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a contract with the Marlins in November of 2012. Released by the Marlins in January of 2015.
Shifts to IL
PBaltimore Orioles
Knee
October 3, 2022
The Orioles placed Bautista (knee) on the 15-day injured list Monday.
ANALYSIS
Bautista's move to the IL came just minutes after the rookie would be shut down for the remainder of the season due to left knee discomfort. The 27-year-old should be fully recovered from the injury well in advance of spring training and will be the odds-on favorite to open the 2023 campaign as the Orioles' closer, barring the addition of some veteran competition over the weekend. Bautista finished his first season in the big leagues with 15 saves in 17 chances to go with a 2.19 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 88 strikeouts over 65.2 innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
15
Last 10 Games
18
Last 5 Games
19
How many pitches does Felix Bautista 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
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Felix Bautista generally pitch?
 
 
 
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Extra
% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-15%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-15%
BAA vs LHP
2021
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2020
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .149 80 31 6 11 3 0 3
Since 2020vs Right .176 173 57 17 27 4 0 4
2022vs Left .149 80 31 6 11 3 0 3
2022vs Right .176 173 57 17 27 4 0 4
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
 
 
-36%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-36%
ERA on Road
2021
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2020
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 2.58 0.89 38.1 4 2 8 12.0 2.8 0.9
Since 2020Away 1.65 0.99 27.1 0 2 7 12.2 3.6 1.0
2022Home 2.58 0.89 38.1 4 2 8 12.0 2.8 0.9
2022Away 1.65 0.99 27.1 0 2 7 12.2 3.6 1.0
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 Felix Bautista 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
3.83
 
K/9
12.1
 
BB/9
3.2
 
HR/9
1.0
 
Fastball
99.2 mph
 
ERA
2.19
 
WHIP
0.93
 
BABIP
.242
 
GB/FB
1.36
 
Left On Base
84.0%
 
Exit Velocity
80.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
2.6%
 
Spin Rate
2107 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
16.7%
 
Swinging Strike
15.8%
 
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Shut down for season
PBaltimore Orioles
Knee
October 3, 2022
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde confirmed Monday that Bautista (knee) won't be available for the team's final three games of the season, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.
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Still experiencing knee soreness
PBaltimore Orioles
Knee
October 2, 2022
Bautista still has some soreness in his left knee Sunday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
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Dealing with knee soreness
PBaltimore Orioles
Knee
September 30, 2022
Bautista, who struck out two in a scoreless eighth inning Friday against the Yankees, is dealing with left knee soreness, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
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Blows save, takes loss
PBaltimore Orioles
September 25, 2022
Bautista (4-4) blew the save and took the loss Saturday against the Astros. He allowed four runs on four hits and two walks while striking out two over 1.1 innings.
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Records one-out save
PBaltimore Orioles
September 23, 2022
Bautista picked up the save in Thursday's 2-0 win over the Astros, striking out the only batter he faced.
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