Luis Ortiz

Luis Ortiz

23-Year-Old PitcherSP
Pittsburgh Pirates
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Ortiz entered the season as a prospect of note in a deep Pirates system, but he was nowhere near their top-10 and there was never much hype from the fantasy community until he actually pitched in the majors in mid-September. The sturdy 6-foot-2 righty quickly showed that his stuff merited attention, as he sat 98 mph with his high-spin four-seamer while touching 100 mph as a starter and also showed off an 88-mph slider that touched 90 mph. In four starts (16 innings), he only threw his 91-mph changeup 14 times (five percent), so for now he should be considered a two-pitch pitcher. That said, we've seen two-pitch pitchers with this type of fastball/slider combo break out in recent seasons, most notably Spencer Strider. The Pirates have no reason to pull the plug on Ortiz's development as a starter anytime soon, and his success will mainly hinge on his command/control, as he had a rough 14.5 BB% and an elite .136 average against in the majors. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a one-year contract with the Pirates in September of 2022.
Heads back to minors
PPittsburgh Pirates
October 3, 2022
The Pirates optioned Ortiz to Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Since Ortiz wasn't scheduled to pitch again in 2022 after making a start Saturday in St. Louis, the Pirates chose to option him to open up room on the 28-man active roster for a player who can contribute over their final three games. Though he failed to escape the first inning against the Cardinals while serving up six earned runs, Ortiz still delivered a solid 4.50 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 17:10 K:BB in 16 innings over his first four big-league starts. He should get the chance to compete for a spot in the Bucs' Opening Day rotation next spring.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
69
Last 10 Games
69
Last 5 Games
69
How many pitches does Luis Ortiz generally throw?
 
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+
 
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 Luis Ortiz generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-27%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-27%
BAA vs RHP
2021
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2020
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .167 23 4 5 3 1 0 1
Since 2020vs Right .122 46 13 5 5 1 0 0
2022vs Left .167 23 4 5 3 1 0 1
2022vs Right .122 46 13 5 5 1 0 0
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
 
 
-65%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-65%
ERA at Home
2021
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2020
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 1.93 0.64 4.2 0 1 0 13.5 3.9 0.0
Since 2020Away 5.56 1.32 11.1 0 1 0 7.9 6.4 0.8
2022Home 1.93 0.64 4.2 0 1 0 13.5 3.9 0.0
2022Away 5.56 1.32 11.1 0 1 0 7.9 6.4 0.8
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 Luis Ortiz 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
1.70
 
K/9
9.6
 
BB/9
5.6
 
HR/9
0.6
 
Fastball
98.5 mph
 
ERA
4.50
 
WHIP
1.13
 
BABIP
.199
 
GB/FB
1.29
 
Left On Base
54.2%
 
Exit Velocity
81.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
1.2%
 
Spin Rate
2390 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
18.3%
 
Swinging Strike
13.1%
 
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Knocked around in loss
PPittsburgh Pirates
October 2, 2022
Ortiz (0-2) took the loss to the Cardinals on Saturday, allowing six runs on three hits while striking out none and walking three over two-thirds of an inning.
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Seven strikeouts in loss
PPittsburgh Pirates
September 25, 2022
Ortiz (0-1) took the loss Sunday against the Cubs, allowing a run on one hit and two walks while striking out seven in 4.2 innings.
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Awarded another start
PPittsburgh Pirates
September 23, 2022
Ortiz is slated to start Sunday against the Cubs at PNC Park.
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Five innings in no-decision
PPittsburgh Pirates
September 20, 2022
Ortiz did not factor into the decision Tuesday, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks over five innings against the Yankees. He struck out five.
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Rejoins Bucs
PPittsburgh Pirates
September 18, 2022
The Pirates recalled Ortiz from Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday.
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