Michel Baez

Michel Baez

27-Year-Old PitcherRP
San Diego Padres
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Michel Baez in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Padres in July of 2019.
Sent to Triple-A
PSan Diego Padres  AAA
August 2, 2022
Baez was optioned to Triple-A El Paso ahead of Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against Colorado.
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Baez was called up last week and will head back to the minors after delivering a scoreless inning during Game 1 of Tuesday's twin bill. He also pitched a scoreless frame during his other appearance while up with the Padres.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
13
Last 10 Games
13
Last 5 Games
13
How many pitches does Michel Baez 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
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Michel Baez generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-20%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-100%
BAA vs LHP
2021
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2020
 
 
-18%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .250 12 4 0 3 1 0 0
Since 2020vs Right .313 18 5 2 5 1 0 0
2022vs Left .000 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right .200 5 2 0 1 0 0 0
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Left .300 10 4 0 3 1 0 0
2020vs Right .364 13 3 2 4 1 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-38%
ERA on Road
2022
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2021
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2020
 
 
-67%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 6.23 1.38 4.1 0 0 0 12.5 4.2 0.0
Since 2020Away 3.86 1.71 2.1 0 0 0 11.6 0.0 0.0
2022Home 0.00 0.50 2.0 0 0 0 9.0 0.0 0.0
2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Home 11.57 2.14 2.1 0 0 0 15.4 7.7 0.0
2020Away 3.86 1.71 2.1 0 0 0 11.6 0.0 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Michel Baez 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
0.00
 
K/9
9.0
 
BB/9
0.0
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
94.9 mph
 
ERA
0.00
 
WHIP
0.50
 
BABIP
.216
 
GB/FB
1.00
 
Left On Base
100.0%
 
Exit Velocity
83.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
0.0%
 
Spin Rate
2221 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
30.0%
 
Swinging Strike
8.0%
 
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Baez has a good fastball and an even better changeup, but even so there does not appear to be a path to him becoming a major-league starting pitcher. He has struggled with back and shoulder issues throughout the minors, and also lacks a quality breaking pitch for facing big-league hitters. There are certainly pitchers in the big leagues who have made it work with just two pitches, but San Diego took the repertoire concerns along with the durability issues and decided the bullpen would be the best place for him. We've seen just 34 innings out of him at the big-league level the past two seasons, with Baez mainly working in lower-leverage situations in a crowded bullpen. That is unlikely to change in 2021, so expect more of the same for him. If he could find a serviceable third pitch -- a cutter perhaps -- things could get interesting.
Baez is a 6-foot-8, hard-throwing reliever who missed a lot of bats in his quick climb through the minor leagues, striking out 240 hitters in 195.2 innings of work. He was having a solid season at Double-A San Antonio after a rough 2018, so the Padres jumped him over El Paso to see what he could do at the big-league level. He had a decent debut, showcasing a fastball with velocity and spin both in the top 25th percentile that batters hit .190 against at the highest level. His preferred secondary pitch is a changeup that has a 16% swinging-strike rate. Both offerings had positive run values in 2019, but the Padres' bullpen is rather crowded for 2020 now that the club has added Drew Pomeranz to the late innings. Baez would be best served going to the minors to gain experience in high leverage situations because the club has a loaded bullpen and he would likely be limited to low leverage work initially.
This wasn't the first time a giant pitching prospect (Baez is 6-foot-8, 220 pounds) lost his command and failed to live up to expectations, and it won't be the last. One aspect of his profile that should have raised more skepticism last offseason was that he was entering his age-22 season and did not possess a plus secondary pitch -- his slider and changeup are solid, but neither are elite putaway weapons. Baez relies on his fastball, which is an overpowering mid-90s monster, thanks to excellent extension, when he is at his best. However, that pitch was sometimes sitting in the low-90s last year and he failed to command it with any consistency. Even in a down year, Baez climbed from High-A to Double-A, where he will likely return to start 2019. The Padres have a half dozen pitching prospects who are better than Baez, and considering his stuff could be dominant out of the bullpen, he may not have a long leash as a starter in the majors.
The Padres already made a massive international splash in the summer of 2016, so when they signed an unheralded 20-year-old righty out of Cuba that December, it flew completely under the radar. A year later and Baez is the top prospect from that historic international haul. He made his first professional start in the AZL and was then immediately sent up to Low-A. Baez stands an intimidating 6-foot-8, which allows him to get elite extension on an overpowering mid-90s fastball. He complements his heater with a hard slider and an above-average changeup. This advanced repertoire helped him post a ridiculous 32.9 K-BB percentage and an ERA that would have ranked second in the Midwest League had he qualified. The name of the game for Baez is consistency and control. If he displays both again in an assignment to High-A, he could move quickly to the upper levels of the minors. Building on the 63.2 innings he logged last year will be key. He has No. 2 starter upside and an elite late-inning reliever is his realistic floor.
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Joins big-league bullpen
PSan Diego Padres  AAA
July 29, 2022
Baez was recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Friday.
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Reinstated, optioned to Double-A
PSan Diego Padres  AAA
June 6, 2022
Baez (elbow) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list and optioned to Double-A San Antonio on Monday.
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Moves rehab to Double-A
PSan Diego Padres  AAA
Elbow
May 19, 2022
Baez (elbow) moved his rehab assignment to Double-A San Antonio on Wednesday and struck out five over two scoreless innings. He allowed no hits and walked one in his 36-pitch appearance.
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Begins rehab assignment
PSan Diego Padres  AAA
Elbow
May 2, 2022
Baez (elbow) made his first rehab appearance with Single-A Lake Elsinore on Saturday, pitching two perfect innings during which he struck out one batter.
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Goes back on 60-day IL
PSan Diego Padres  AAA
Elbow
March 19, 2022
Baez (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Friday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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