Pete Fairbanks

Pete Fairbanks

28-Year-Old PitcherRP
Tampa Bay Rays
Out
Injury Finger
Est. Return 2/1/2023
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Fairbanks got off to a late start in 2022 due to a torn lat muscle that he suffered during spring training. The injury required multiple months of rest and rehab, plus a PRP injection, thus delaying his season debut until mid-July. While his first two appearances did not go smoothly, he ripped off 22 consecutive scoreless outings to close out the season. During the streak, he had a remarkable 36:3 K:BB ratio over 22 innings, 0.55 WHIP and a career-high eight saves. Fairbanks has always been among the league leaders in average fastball velocity, but he surprisingly added even more zip on his 4-seamer. He averaged a career-best 99 mph on the pitch, a nearly 2 mph increase from prior seasons. If targeting saves within Tampa Bay's closer committee, Fairbanks clearly has the most upside, but keep in mind he has averaged just 28.5 innings per season for his career. Injuries have been a constant, but the sky is the limit if he can remain healthy throughout 2023. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a one-year contract with the Rangers in June of 2019. Traded to the Rays in July of 2019.
Leaves with numb finger
PTampa Bay Rays
Finger
October 8, 2022
Fairbanks' early exit from his appearance Saturday against the Guardians was due to a numb right index finger, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
ANALYSIS
The news lines up with reports that Fairbanks told a team trainer he couldn't feel his hand as he left the game. Fairbanks had reduced velocity and minimal control in his brief outing, walking the only two batters he faced.
Read More News
Pitching Stats
Loading Pitching Stats...
2022
2021
2020
2019
2022 MLB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Pitching Game Log...
2021 MLB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Pitching Game Log...
2020 MLB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Pitching Game Log...
2019 MLB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Pitching Game Log...
Minor League Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Loading Minor League Pitching Game Log...
Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
15
Last 10 Games
17
Last 5 Games
15
How many pitches does Pete Fairbanks 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 Pete Fairbanks generally pitch?
 
 
 
1st
 
 
 
2nd
 
 
 
3rd
 
 
 
4th
 
 
 
5th
 
 
 
6th
 
 
 
7th
 
 
 
8th
 
 
 
9th
 
Extra
 
 
 
1st
 
 
 
2nd
 
 
 
3rd
 
 
 
4th
 
 
 
5th
 
 
 
6th
 
 
 
7th
 
 
 
8th
 
 
 
9th
 
Extra
 
 
 
1st
 
 
 
2nd
 
 
 
3rd
 
 
 
4th
 
 
 
5th
 
 
 
6th
 
 
 
7th
 
 
 
8th
 
 
 
9th
 
Extra
% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-29%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-30%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-51%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-24%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .261 171 49 16 40 8 0 3
Since 2020vs Right .185 220 84 21 36 2 1 2
2022vs Left .189 38 12 1 7 1 0 0
2022vs Right .133 49 26 2 6 0 0 1
2021vs Left .343 80 21 9 24 5 0 2
2021vs Right .167 109 35 12 16 2 1 0
2020vs Left .196 53 16 6 9 2 0 1
2020vs Right .259 62 23 7 14 0 0 1
More Splits View More Split Stats
Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-39%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-50%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-53%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-19%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 1.99 1.24 45.1 4 5 7 13.3 3.6 0.6
Since 2020Away 3.26 1.19 47.0 4 4 6 12.3 3.6 0.2
2022Home 0.75 0.75 12.0 0 0 6 15.8 1.5 0.8
2022Away 1.50 0.58 12.0 0 0 2 12.8 0.8 0.0
2021Home 2.25 1.20 20.0 2 3 1 11.7 3.2 0.5
2021Away 4.76 1.63 22.2 1 3 4 11.9 5.6 0.4
2020Home 2.70 1.73 13.1 2 2 0 13.5 6.1 0.7
2020Away 2.19 0.97 12.1 3 1 0 12.4 2.9 0.0
More Splits View More Split Stats
Stat Review
How does Pete Fairbanks 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
12.67
 
K/9
14.3
 
BB/9
1.1
 
HR/9
0.4
 
Fastball
99.0 mph
 
ERA
1.13
 
WHIP
0.67
 
BABIP
.288
 
GB/FB
2.00
 
Left On Base
89.0%
 
Exit Velocity
78.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
0.0%
 
Spin Rate
2475 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
11.7%
 
Swinging Strike
17.3%
 
Advanced Pitching Stats
Loading Advanced Pitching Stats...
Defensive Stats
Loading MLB Defensive Stats...
Stats Vs Today's Lineup
Want more matchup stats?
Loading Matchup Stats...
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Pete Fairbanks
The Z Files: OK, I'm SOLD
Yesterday
Todd Zola reconsiders his stance against adding holds as a roto category, and takes a look at the impact it would have on relievers like Devin Williams.
2023 Fantasy Baseball Rankings - Way Too Early Top 300 Draft Ranks
44 days ago
James Anderson provides a way too early top 300 rankings for those who have the itch to start drafting for 2023.
Closer Encounters: 2022 Saves in Review, Part 2
46 days ago
Ryan Rufe recaps the saves landscape in this year's NFBC Main Event and shares his own hits and misses from this past season.
Closer Encounters: 2022 Saves in Review, Part 1
52 days ago
Ryan Rufe recaps this past season's saves landscape. Just how many teams preferred closer committees over the conventional approach?
MLB: Postseason Cheat Sheet and Strategy
58 days ago
Todd Zola tackles the MLB Postseason Cheat Sheet for RotoWire and discusses his approach to postseason leagues this year.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2022
2021
2020
Fairbanks experienced some early stumbles last year following a month-plus stay on the injured list in late summer due to a shoulder injury. However, he finished the season strong with seven consecutive scoreless appearances spanning 6.1 innings during which he allowed six hits and generated a 7:3 K:BB. The 28-year-old had five saves and 14 holds with a 3.59 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 56:21 K:BB over 42.2 innings last season and was in the mix for save opportunities in 2022. However, he suffered a torn lat muscle in spring training and will miss at least the first two months of the regular season.
Twelve different Tampa Bay relievers earned saves in the abbreviated 2020 season, yet Fairbanks was not one of them. Had he done so in the final weekend, the club would have broken the all-time record for most pitchers with a save in a single season. Fairbanks went on to earn three saves in the playoffs, tying with Diego Castillo for most on the team in the postseason (ahead of Nick Anderson's 1). Fairbanks and his twice-repaired elbow have struck out 31% of hitters over the past two seasons, and a cleaned-up delivery gave him a bit more consistency. There are still times when the command goes AWOL, leading to some sketchy outings involving free passes. Manager Kevin Cash sometimes uses him as the first stopper out of the bullpen to shut down rallies. When Fairbanks is on, he does it with the best of them. He is fastball command away from being an elite reliever, so investing now in a keeper league is wise.
Fairbanks missed all of 2018 while recovering from Tommy John surgery but sprinted through three minor-league levels last season and ended up pitching in 21 games between Texas and Tampa Bay, who traded for him in mid-July. Despite never advancing beyond high-A ball coming into the season, Fairbanks caught the attention of both clubs due to his elite strikeout potential. The right-hander's height (6-foot-6) and ability to broach triple-digits with his fastball make him an imposing presence on the mound. He pairs the fastball with an above-average slider, using the combination to post a 14.6 K/9 in the minors and 12.0 K/9 in the majors in 2019. Fairbanks struggled with his command in the big leagues (4.29 BB/9) but registered a more digestible 2.50 BB/9 in the minors. If he can harness that command and continue refining his game, Fairbanks could emerge as a late-inning option in the not-too-distant future.
More Fantasy News
Exits with injury
PTampa Bay Rays
Hand
October 8, 2022
Fairbanks exited Saturday's wild-card game against the Guardians with an apparent hand injury, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Picks up eighth save
PTampa Bay Rays
September 18, 2022
Fairbanks struck out two in a perfect ninth inning to earn the save during Sunday's win over the Rangers.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Nails down seventh save
PTampa Bay Rays
September 14, 2022
Fairbanks gave up a hit and struck out two over 1.1 scoreless innings Tuesday to record his seventh save of the season in the first game of a doubleheader against the Blue Jays.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Another stifling ninth
PTampa Bay Rays
September 8, 2022
Fairbanks picked up the save in Wednesday's 1-0 victory over the Red Sox, allowing one walk while striking out two in the ninth inning.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Notches fifth save
PTampa Bay Rays
September 5, 2022
Fairbanks allowed one hit and struck out two over a scoreless inning while earning a save over the Red Sox.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.