Victor Arano

Victor Arano

27-Year-Old PitcherRP
Washington Nationals
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Victor Arano in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, $925,000 contract with the Nationals in January of 2023.
Reaches deal for 2023
PWashington Nationals
Shoulder
January 13, 2023
Arano agreed to a one-year, $925,000 contract with the Nationals on Friday to avoid arbitration, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports.
ANALYSIS
Arano made 43 appearances for the Nationals in 2022 and had a 4.50 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 44:12 K:BB across 42 innings. The 27-year-old is likely to open 2023 in middle relief but could see high-leverage chances with a strong start to the campaign.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
16
Last 10 Games
17
Last 5 Games
14
How many pitches does Victor Arano generally throw?
 
1-10
 
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121+
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-28%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-28%
BAA vs RHP
2021
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .333 73 16 3 23 2 0 4
Since 2020vs Right .240 114 28 9 24 5 0 1
2022vs Left .333 73 16 3 23 2 0 4
2022vs Right .240 114 28 9 24 5 0 1
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
 
 
-63%
ERA at Home
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-63%
ERA at Home
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 2.49 1.20 21.2 1 1 0 7.9 2.5 1.2
Since 2020Away 6.64 1.62 20.1 0 0 1 11.1 2.7 0.9
2022Home 2.49 1.20 21.2 1 1 0 7.9 2.5 1.2
2022Away 6.64 1.62 20.1 0 0 1 11.1 2.7 0.9
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 Victor Arano 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
3.67
 
K/9
9.4
 
BB/9
2.6
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
94.1 mph
 
ERA
4.50
 
WHIP
1.40
 
BABIP
.361
 
GB/FB
2.31
 
Left On Base
55.8%
 
Exit Velocity
80.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
2.1%
 
Spin Rate
2285 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
21.6%
 
Swinging Strike
14.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Arano showed plenty of promise in 2017 and 2018, posting a 2.57 ERA in 70 innings of work. Since then, he's gone through two almost completely lost seasons. He threw just 4.2 innings in 2019 before undergoing arthroscopic elbow surgery and missing the rest of the year. He didn't throw a single frame last season, first while recovering from elbow surgery and then while dealing with a shoulder setback. The righty spent most of the season attempting to get back up to speed at the team's alternate training site but was never trusted with another big-league opportunity. In theory, another offseason to rest could have Arano's arm back to normal heading into this season, which should make him a solid relief option with potential high-leverage upside. It's been so long since he's shown that upside, however, so there's little reason investing in him in fantasy leagues until he proves his injuries are behind him.
Last season was a lost one for Arano. His spring went about as poorly as it could, as he gave up 20 runs in just four innings. He missed out of the Phillies' Opening Day roster, and while he was called up in mid-April, he didn't last long, pitching just 4.2 innings before landing on the injured list with an elbow issue which eventually required season-ending arthroscopic surgery. When healthy, Arano is an effective weapon near the back of the bullpen, though he's a clear step down from the top tier of relievers. In 74.2 career big-league innings, he's struck out 26.3% of opposing batters while walking 7.6%, en route to a 2.65 ERA (though a 3.20 FIP and a 3.78 xFIP suggest he's overachieved somewhat). Arano saved three games in 2018, and it's not impossible to envision him saving a handful more in 2020, but fantasy owners can afford to wait for him to prove that he's healthy and effective before investing.
Arano made the Phillies’ Opening Day roster and proved he belonged, remaining with the team all season (aside from a short stint on the disabled list) and posting a 2.73 ERA and three saves in 59.1 innings. He even spent a brief period of time as the Phillies’ prefered closer, with all three of his saves coming in a six-day span in early July. He’s unlikely to have much value in standard leagues this season unless he spends a longer time in that role, however, as his ratios aren’t at that elite level that makes a non-closing reliever a viable option. His 24.4% strikeout rate and 6.9% walk rate were each better than average. He’s a solid setup man but not a significant fantasy asset without unexpected save chances.
Arano earned a September callup to the Phillies as a 22-year-old and performed well in the 10.2 innings he threw, striking out 13 and walking four while putting up a 1.69 ERA. He threw his plus slider 51.7 percent of the time, earning him 11 of his strikeouts. The Phillies' bullpen lacks established arms, so Arano will have a chance to earn more innings this year, even if he starts the season in the minors. He won't have much appeal in standard leagues, as he's buried deep on the Phillies' depth chart and isn't even guaranteed a major-league role, but in deep dynasty formats he may be worth a look, as he has the makings of a future high-leverage reliever and potential closer.
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Shelved with shoulder strain
PWashington Nationals
Shoulder
September 4, 2022
The Nationals placed Arano on the 15-day injured list Sunday with a right shoulder strain.
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Shaky in return
PWashington Nationals
July 22, 2022
Arano (knee) allowed three runs (one earned) on two hits and two walks without recording a strikeout in one inning during Friday's 10-1 loss to the Diamondbacks.
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Activated from injured list
PWashington Nationals
July 22, 2022
Arano (knee) was activated from the injured list Friday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
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Cleared for rehab assignment
PWashington Nationals
Knee
July 4, 2022
Arano (knee) will begin a rehab assignment at the Nationals' spring training site in West Palm Beach, Fla. this week, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
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Completes 'light' bullpen session
PWashington Nationals
Knee
June 27, 2022
Arano (knee) tossed 20 pitches Monday in what Nationals manager Dave Martinez described as a "light" bullpen session, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
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