Manny Banuelos

Manny Banuelos

31-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Manny Banuelos in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Yankees in January of 2022. Traded to the Pirates in July of 2022.
Hits free agency after DFA
PFree Agent  
November 18, 2022
The Pirates declined to tender Banuelos a contract for 2023, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
After Banuelos was designated for assignment Tuesday, the writing was already on the wall. The southpaw underwent Tommy John surgery early on in his major-league career and has battled elbow and shoulder trouble since. He's also spent some time overseas.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
21
Last 10 Games
20
Last 5 Games
23
How many pitches does Manny Banuelos 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 Manny Banuelos generally pitch?
 
 
 
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Extra
% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-6%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-6%
BAA vs LHP
2021
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2020
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .207 70 18 10 12 1 0 0
Since 2020vs Right .220 105 24 11 20 6 1 2
2022vs Left .207 70 18 10 12 1 0 0
2022vs Right .220 105 24 11 20 6 1 2
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
 
 
-56%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-56%
ERA on Road
2021
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 6.10 1.31 20.2 1 0 1 10.9 4.8 0.9
Since 2020Away 2.66 1.28 20.1 1 1 0 7.5 4.4 0.0
2022Home 6.10 1.31 20.2 1 0 1 10.9 4.8 0.9
2022Away 2.66 1.28 20.1 1 1 0 7.5 4.4 0.0
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 Manny Banuelos 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
2.00
 
K/9
9.2
 
BB/9
4.6
 
HR/9
0.4
 
Fastball
93.6 mph
 
ERA
4.39
 
WHIP
1.29
 
BABIP
.290
 
GB/FB
2.11
 
Left On Base
59.8%
 
Exit Velocity
79.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
2.2%
 
Spin Rate
2125 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
20.7%
 
Swinging Strike
12.3%
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Manny Banuelos
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92 days ago
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July 26, 2021
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DraftKings MLB: Tuesday Picks
June 11, 2019
Adam Zdroik suggests James Paxton as a solid pitching option Tuesday against the Mets.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Tuesday Picks
June 11, 2019
Mike Barner looks over a loaded 15-game evening slate Tuesday, rolling with a Twins stack against Mike Leake and the Mariners.
FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Breakdown
June 11, 2019
Chris Bennett expects to see plenty of offensive fireworks again Tuesday, which makes a cheaper pitcher like the Cardinals' Dakota Hudson an enticing option.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2011
History may show that the Braves did indeed heist Banuelos from the Yankees last winter, but the health concerns are not going away. The 5-foot-10 lefty was widely considered a top-50 prospect in baseball a few years back before he injured his elbow and ultimately underwent Tommy John surgery. It looked like Banuelos may have made it back to being his old self, dominating the International League with Triple-A Gwinnett to start the year. His success earned him a major league promotion, but Banuelos saw mixed results before more elbow issues popped up in late July. Another procedure was deemed necessary, this time a removal of bone chips from his left elbow, and Banuelos' status entering spring training is a bit up in the air. If healthy, he could make a push at a rotation spot, but Banuelos will be 25 by the time Opening Day rolls around and the clock is ticking on him making it as a starting pitcher.
It was only a few years ago that Banuelos was considered the top prospect in the Yankees’ system, and after posting an unexpectedly high 4.32 combined ERA in short stints at Triple-A in 2011 and 2012, he blew out his elbow and was shelved for almost 23 months. Fast forward to 2014, and Banuelos pitched 12.2 innings at High-A, 49 innings at Double-A and finished the season with 15 innings at Triple-A. He displayed excellent ratios at High-A and dreadful ratios at Triple-A, with a middling 44:19 K:BB ratio at Double-A, where the 49-inning sample size was largest. All told, his 2014 season should be considered a positive step forward, as he put up a 4.46 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP with 71 strikeouts in 76.2 innings across all three levels. After an offseason trade to Atlanta, he may compete for a rotation spot in spring training. However, the Braves will likely want to see better results in the upper levels of the minors before promoting Banuelos to the big league club.
Banuelos appeared to have all the upside in the world heading into the 2012 campaign, but injuries have since derailed his career and he missed all of 2013 following Tommy John surgery. To make matters worse, his walk rate jumped upon promotion to Double-A in 2011 (career 4.9 BB/9 at that level) and has only been marginally better (4.5 BB/9) at Triple-A. Before the injury, Banuelos featured a mid-90s fastball and a plus changeup with excellent movement, but it remains to be seen if he will still possess the same top-shelf stuff when he returns in 2014, most likely at Triple-A.
Banuelos lost just a bit of his luster in 2011, but he remains one of the top left-handed pitching prospects in the game. He's capable of occasional dominance, putting up a one-hitter against Pawtucket in his second to last start of the season, but he got smoked for five runs in just 1.2 innings against the same team five days later. Banuelos shows good velocity, but needs to work on his control after averaging 4.92 BB/9IP across two levels in 2011. Considering that he only tossed 124.2 innings last season he'll likely face an innings cap again in 2012. Banuelos will be just 21 when Opening Day rolls around, and if he can improve his command he should find his way into the Yankees rotation as early as this season.
Banuelos has rocketed up the Yankees' prospect list and is now arguably the most promising pitcher in the team's farm system. Although an appendectomy delayed the start of his 2010 season, he showed no signs of rust upon his return, posting a 2.23 ERA with 62 strikeouts and 14 walks in 44.1 innings (10 starts) for High-A Tampa. Near the end of the year he made three starts for Double-A Trenton, which is where he figures to begin the 2011 campaign. Clocked in the low-90s when the Yankees first signed him, the lefty reportedly hit 97 on the radar gun last season and has demonstrated significant improvement with his changeup as well. The best part is he is just 20 this season, and the Yankees love his potential as an eventual mid-rotation starter. He could make his big league debut as a 21-year-old in 2012.
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Designated for assignment
PPittsburgh Pirates  
November 16, 2022
Banuelos was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Tuesday.
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Shipped to Bucs
PPittsburgh Pirates  
July 3, 2022
The Pirates acquired Banuelos from the Yankees on Sunday in exchange for cash considerations.
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Designated for assignment
PNew York Yankees  
June 28, 2022
Banuelos was designated for assignment Tuesday.
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Picks up three-inning save
PNew York Yankees  
June 12, 2022
Banuelos allowed a run on three hits and no walks while striking out four in three innings to earn the save in Sunday's win over the Cubs.
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Contract selected by Yankees
PNew York Yankees  
May 26, 2022
Banuelos' contract was selected by the Yankees on Thursday.
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