Wilmer Font
Wilmer Font
28-Year-Old PitcherRP
Tampa Bay Rays
60-Day DL
Injury Lat
Est. Return 3/1/2019
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Font is the rare 27-year-old prospect who is legitimately interesting. He received his cup of coffee from the Rangers way back in 2012, and to date, has just seven major-league innings to his name. The right-hander was out of affiliated baseball entirely in 2015, but Font reestablished himself as one to watch at Triple-A Oklahoma City last year, posting a 3.42 ERA (2.98 FIP) in 134.1 innings. He struck out 32.1 percent of the batters he faced while walking just 6.3 percent. He'll likely open the season in a long-relief role with the big club, but could be in line to make a number of starts, assuming the Dodgers continue their liberal use of the 10-day disabled list this season. Wherever he pitches, Font is a good candidate to provide a solid strikeout rate, and those Ks give him appeal in a variety of formats. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $550,000 contract with the Dodgers in March of 2018. Traded to the Athletics in April of 2018.
Won't return in '18
PTampa Bay Rays
Lat
September 13, 2018
Font (lat) confirmed he won't return to action this season and will instead spend the winter rehabbing his injury, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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The right-hander landed on the disabled list back on June 30, and his original eight-week recovery timetable came and went without sufficient improvement on his part. Font will thus turn his focus to getting healthy for spring training, when he'll look to start building on an impressive stint with the Rays that included a 1.67 ERA, .158 BAA and .239 wOBA allowed across 27.0 innings.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-6%
BAA vs LHP
2018
Even Split
2017
 
 
-37%
BAA vs LHP
2016
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .265 89 14 5 22 2 1 6
Since 2016vs Right .282 125 25 15 31 7 0 8
2018vs Left .263 81 13 4 20 0 1 6
2018vs Right .263 111 23 12 26 6 0 6
2017vs Left .286 8 1 1 2 2 0 0
2017vs Right .455 14 2 3 5 1 0 2
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-14%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-3%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-52%
ERA on Road
2016
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 7.27 1.54 26.0 2 1 0 7.6 3.5 2.4
Since 2016Away 6.23 1.52 21.2 0 2 0 7.1 4.2 2.9
2018Home 6.00 1.42 24.0 2 1 0 7.5 3.4 1.9
2018Away 5.85 1.40 20.0 0 2 0 7.2 3.2 3.2
2017Home 22.50 3.00 2.0 0 0 0 9.0 4.5 9.0
2017Away 10.80 3.00 1.2 0 0 0 5.4 16.2 0.0
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Wilmer Font 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.
K/BB
2.25
 
K/9
7.4
 
BB/9
3.3
 
HR/9
2.5
 
Fastball
94.4 mph
 
ERA
5.93
 
WHIP
1.41
 
BABIP
.279
 
GB/FB
1.13
 
Strand %
66.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2014
2013
Font fully transitioned to a relief role in 2013, making 26 appearances at Double-A Frisco and 16 appearances at Triple-A Round Rock. On the whole, he fanned 71 batters in 52 innings, but he also walked 34. Control has always been an issue for Font, and it figures to limit his effectiveness once he reaches the majors. His upside is a middle-to-late-inning reliever, but his control issues will keep him out of ninth-inning mix despite some solid strikeout numbers.
Font missed the entire 2011 season due to Tommy John surgery, but his return to the mound in 2012 couldn't have gone much better. His composite line, spent largely at High-A Myrtle Beach, also included 10 relief appearances at Double-A Frisco, and was solid (98.1 innings, 67 hits, 138:44 K:BB). The control is an issue, but you can't ignore 29 strikeouts in 15 innings at Double-A Frisco. He switched between a starting and relief role, and two of his final three appearances of the season were three inning relief appearances, but he's expected to get his initial exposure to the major leagues as a reliever. With the departures of both Mike Adams and Koji Uehara via free agency, in addition to Alexi Ogando moving back to a starting role, there is plenty of opportunity for Font to emerge as a late-inning setup option to Joe Nathan when the season begins.
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May not return this season
PTampa Bay Rays
Lat
August 15, 2018
Manager Kevin Cash said Wednesday that Font (lat) may not return from the DL this season, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "In all likelihood it will be really challenging to see him at any point the rest of this year," the manager said.
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Moved to 60-day DL
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Lat
July 4, 2018
Font (lat) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Wednesday.
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Could miss eight weeks
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Lat
June 30, 2018
Manager Kevin Cash indicated Saturday that Font (lat) could be sidelined for eight weeks, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Lands on DL with lat strain
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June 30, 2018
Font (right lat strain) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday.
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Leaves with lat strain
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Lat
June 29, 2018
Font left Friday's game against the Astros with a right lat strain.
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