34-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Arnaldo Munoz in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Arnaldo Munoz Contract Information:
Signed to a minor league contract by Washington with an invitation to Spring Training, in January of 2007.
Munoz was outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Arnaldo Munoz.
Last season was a changing-of-the-guard sort of year on the farm for the White Sox, as newer pitching prospects stepped up and surpassed the previous jewels of the system. Munoz's collapse was indicative of the phenomenon. Projected as a potential lefty specialist in previous years, the Sox kept flipping him back and forth between the Triple-A rotation and bullpen and didn't let him find any kind of comfort zone. He's young enough to bounce back, but probably needs a change of scenery to do it.
Munoz was a victim of his own success in 2004. Converted to the rotation in Double-A, he did so well that the White Sox called him up for an emergency start. One unholy battering later (11 runs in three innings) Munoz was on his way back down to the minors, and pitched like he was suffering from shell-shock in the second half. Assuming he's had the time and intensive therapy necessary to recover, Munoz might just be competing for a bullpen spot in spring training.
Munoz rebounded from a slow start to strike out 63 Triple-A batters in 55 innings, against 27 walks. He's got Damaso Marte and Kelly Wunsch ahead of him, and Ryan Meaux behind, on the Sox's 'lethal lefty reliever' depth chart, so it would probably take a trade -- either of Munoz or Wunsch -- to get him a spot in the majors next year, but by all appearances he deserves it.
All Munoz does is strike people out, which is a good thing considering he's a scout's worst nightmare -- he stands barely 5'9" and isn't going to make anyone think of Billy Wagner with his fastball. He also has two nasty, nasty curves that have carried him through to Double-A so far. The White Sox have a few lefties ahead of him, so Munoz will probably have to content himself with making Triple-A hitters look silly before he gets his shot.