Tejay Antone

Tejay Antone

29-Year-Old PitcherRP
Cincinnati Reds
Out
Injury Forearm
Est. Return 3/30/2023
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Antone was on the verge of a breakout in 2021 before persistent elbow issues and a right forearm strain required Tommy John surgery. The 29-year-old missed the entire 2022 season, but mentioned during a late November interview that he's on schedule to be ready for spring training. Antone still has some hurdles to clear, but will report early to Goodyear to complete the final phase of his rehab. If cleared, one thing to monitor throughout spring is the velocity on his sinker. Antone typically sat between 95-97 mph in 2021 and was reportedly 93-95 mph towards the end of last season. If his curveball and slider are still effective, Antone could quickly regain ace reliever status, but don't expect an abundance of high leverage opportunities early in the season. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $770,000 contract with the Reds in January of 2023.
Slowed by forearm issue
PCincinnati Reds
Forearm
January 25, 2023
Antone's offseason throwing program has been slowed by a right forearm injury, per MLB.com's Mark Sheldon.
ANALYSIS
The good news is the issue is not thought to be related to Antone's elbow, which required Tommy John surgery more than two years ago and gave him a lot of trouble in the aftermath. The 29-year-old reliever will be eased into action at Reds camp this spring with the hope that he might be ready to be used in high-leverage situations at some point in the early part of the 2023 season. Antone posted a 2.48 ERA with 87 strikeouts over his first 69 major-league innings over the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-37%
BAA vs RHP
2022
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2021
 
 
-24%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-45%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .197 136 38 16 23 3 0 5
Since 2020vs Right .125 128 46 13 14 5 0 2
2022vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Left .172 66 22 6 10 1 0 2
2021vs Right .130 62 20 7 7 1 0 1
2020vs Left .220 70 16 10 13 2 0 3
2020vs Right .121 66 26 6 7 4 0 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-76%
ERA on Road
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-93%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-50%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 4.67 1.07 27.0 0 1 1 11.7 4.0 2.0
Since 2020Away 1.12 0.92 40.1 2 2 2 10.9 3.8 0.2
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Home 5.56 1.41 11.1 0 0 1 11.9 5.6 2.4
2021Away 0.40 0.63 22.1 2 0 2 10.9 2.4 0.0
2020Home 4.02 0.83 15.2 0 1 0 11.5 2.9 1.7
2020Away 2.00 1.28 18.0 0 2 0 11.0 5.5 0.5
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2022
2021
Antone underwent Tommy John surgery in late August and presumably will miss all of the 2022 season. He was on the verge of a breakout season, but multiple trips to the IL failed to solve his elbow woes, so he and the Reds ultimately opted for surgery. The big question is whether he'll attempt to return as a starter or in the ace reliever he briefly occupied in 2021?
A fifth-round pick in 2014, Antone was an unheralded prospect but suddenly became the talk of Reds spring training before it was paused. After sitting high-80s/low-90s in 2019, Antone was dialing it up to the high-90s and sitting 95-96 mph, which he credited to offseason weighted-ball training. Cincinnati brought Antone up the first weekend of the season and the right-hander rode that increased velocity and elite spin to a 2.80 ERA and 20.6 K-BB% over 13 appearances (four starts) during the regular season. He gets good sinking movement and keeps the ball on the ground, which is especially important in Great American Ball Park. Further, Antone has a second breaking pitch with distinctive shape to it, helping offset the lack of a true offspeed pitch. The Reds are trimming payroll and Antone looks no worse than fifth or sixth on the depth chart for starts anyway.
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Settles with Cincy
PCincinnati Reds
Elbow
January 13, 2023
Antone (elbow) signed a one-year, $770,000 contract with the Reds on Friday to avoid arbitration, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
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Easing into throwing program
PCincinnati Reds
Elbow
June 28, 2022
Antone (elbow) was throwing at about 85 miles per hour during his most recent flat-ground sessions at the Reds' extended spring training facility in Arizona, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Placed on 60-day IL
PCincinnati Reds
Elbow
March 26, 2022
Antone (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Saturday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
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Moves to 60-day IL
PCincinnati Reds
Forearm
September 22, 2021
Antone (forearm) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Wednesday.
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Requires Tommy John surgery
PCincinnati Reds
Forearm
August 26, 2021
Antone (forearm) will undergo Tommy John surgery Friday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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