Gavin Stone

Gavin Stone

25-Year-Old PitcherSP
Los Angeles Dodgers
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Stone fell on his face against big-league hitters, and the big-league numbers (6.64 FIP, 1.90 WHIP) and Pacific Coast League numbers (4.52 FIP, 1.31 WHIP) are pretty ugly for a pitcher with an ADP inside the top 450 for 2024. However, he showed signs of looking like the 2022 version and 2023 spring training version of himself down the stretch. He had a 1.73 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 35 strikeouts in his final 26 innings at Triple-A and had a 3.52 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 10 strikeouts in 7.2 innings over his final two big-league appearances. It's a tiny sample and the competition at Triple-A was pretty watered down when he was having that late-season success. However, Stone, whose changeup is his best pitch and who has shown he can handle a starter's workload, isn't the type of arm teams move to the bullpen until they've exhausted all efforts to develop him as a starter. His team context is obviously elite and he was very well thought of a year ago, so Stone checks a lot of boxes as a post-hype sleeper. Injuries and transactions will still play a role in determining the Dodgers' starting rotation, but Stone is firmly in the mix for one of the final spots as of the Winter Meetings. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a one-year contract with the Dodgers in May of 2023.
Tough luck in Chicago
PLos Angeles Dodgers
April 7, 2024
Stone (0-1) was tagged with the loss after he pitched three innings, giving up five runs (one earned) on four hits and three walks while striking out five in Sunday's 8-1 defeat against the Cubs.
ANALYSIS
Stone didn't have his best stuff Sunday, and combined with two fielding errors by his infield, he ended up with the loss. Through two starts in 2024, the right-hander has surrendered eight runs (four earned) on 11 hits and four walks over eight innings, navigating plenty of traffic on the basepaths. The 25-year-old is tentatively set to return to the mound Saturday at home versus the Padres.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
81
Last 10 Games
81
Last 5 Games
81
How many pitches does Gavin Stone generally throw?
 
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11-20
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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121+
 
1-10
 
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21-30
 
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121+
What part of the game does Gavin Stone generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-10%
BAA vs RHP
2024
 
 
-58%
BAA vs RHP
2023
 
 
-8%
BAA vs LHP
2022
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2022vs Left .360 83 17 7 27 7 0 3
Since 2022vs Right .323 110 16 10 31 6 1 5
2024vs Left .500 18 6 2 8 3 0 0
2024vs Right .211 23 5 2 4 0 0 0
2023vs Left .322 65 11 5 19 4 0 3
2023vs Right .351 87 11 8 27 6 1 5
2022vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-20%
ERA at Home
2024
 
 
-55%
ERA at Home
2023
 
 
-8%
ERA at Home
2022
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2022Home 7.84 1.89 20.2 0 1 0 7.4 3.0 1.7
Since 2022Away 9.82 1.96 18.1 1 1 1 7.9 4.9 2.0
2024Home 5.40 1.60 5.0 0 0 0 10.8 1.8 0.0
2024Away 12.00 2.67 3.0 0 1 0 15.0 9.0 0.0
2023Home 8.62 1.98 15.2 0 1 0 6.3 3.4 2.3
2023Away 9.39 1.83 15.1 1 0 1 6.5 4.1 2.3
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Gavin Stone 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
2.75
 
K/9
12.4
 
BB/9
4.5
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
95.2 mph
 
ERA
7.88
 
WHIP
2.00
 
BABIP
.509
 
GB/FB
1.13
 
Left On Base
50.0%
 
Swinging Strike
17.3%
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Candidate for return
PLos Angeles Dodgers
September 1, 2023
Stone could be called up to provide the Dodgers' staff with some depth in September as the team cruises to a likely first-round playoff bye, writes Joe Trezza of MLB.com.
ANALYSIS
Stone has been lit up for a 10.50 ERA across five appearances in 2023, but he picked up his first career win Sunday, allowing four runs over six innings. Although the 24-year-old was demoted to Triple-A the next day, he could gain some more big-league experience this year in a low-stress context for the 83-50 Dodgers.
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2023 Fantasy Outlook
Stone is finally a known entity in dynasty and draft and hold formats, but it still seems like he hasn't gotten enough credit for posting a 1.48 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 168:43 K:BB in 121.2 innings last season across the top three levels of the minors. Known for his plus changeup, Stone popped up in 2021 after being a fifth-round pick in 2020 and had a strong first pro season in the lower levels, but he took it up a notch in 2022. The 6-foot-1 righty has a 93-95 mph four-seamer that gets plenty of whiffs and a sinker with good armside run. His upper-80s slider is more of a groundball inducer than bat-misser. Stone's changeup is excellent because he lands it for strikes and hitters swing over the top of it. The Dodgers know how to develop quality starting pitchers, and Stone figures to be the next example of that. It's always a crowded rotation to break into, but he could get a chance sometime this season.
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Fans six in no-decision
PLos Angeles Dodgers
March 31, 2024
Stone allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk over five-plus innings and did not factor in the decision Sunday. He struck out six while the Dodgers beat the Cardinals.
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Officially captures fifth spot
PLos Angeles Dodgers
March 18, 2024
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts informed Stone on Monday that he'll open the season as the team's No. 5 starter, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
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Expected to be fifth starter
PLos Angeles Dodgers
March 16, 2024
Stone is likely to open the season as the Dodgers' No. 5 starter, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
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Frontrunner for No. 5 starter role
PLos Angeles Dodgers
March 9, 2024
With Emmet Sheehan (upper body) set to begin the season on the IL, Stone and Michael Grove look like the leading candidates to claim the Dodgers' No. 5 rotation spot, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Making push for rotation spot
PLos Angeles Dodgers
March 4, 2024
Through three Cactus League outings this spring, Stone has allowed one run on three hits over 5.2 innings while posting a 4:1 K:BB.
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