Wilmer Font
Wilmer Font
30-Year-Old PitcherRP
Toronto Blue Jays
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Font has taken the journeyman moniker to a new level as he has played with five different clubs over the past two seasons. He began 2019 in Tampa Bay but was unable to replicate his 2018 success, leading to a trade to the Mets in May. Font pitched 15 games for New York before they DFA'd and then traded him to Toronto in mid-July. The right-hander finally found a niche with the Blue Jays, working primarily as an opener and registering a respectable 3.66 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 39.1 innings. More importantly, he unearthed the strikeout arsenal that he flashed in the minors but had yet to translate at the big-league level, posting a 12.1 K/9 with Toronto. The breakthrough provides hope that Font may yet settle in as a quality big-league pitcher, though his unsightly 1.8 HR/9 last season suggests that he still has flaws to fix. Font appears best suited to an opener role, rendering his fantasy value non-existent. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $592,000 contract with the Blue Jays in March of 2020.
Activated from injured list
PToronto Blue Jays
July 27, 2020
Font (undisclosed) was activated from the injured list Monday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Font hit the injured list for undisclosed reasons in mid-July but is evidently ready to go now. Even with Ken Giles out with an elbow injury, Font is unlikely to fill a high-leverage role, but he was competent enough in 84.1 innings as a swingman last season, posting a 4.48 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
21
Last 10 Games
21
Last 5 Games
21
How many pitches does Wilmer Font generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-2%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-4%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
2018
Even Split
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .262 233 58 21 55 12 1 14
Since 2018vs Right .257 328 75 24 77 22 1 15
2020vs Left .600 5 1 0 3 1 0 0
2020vs Right .625 8 1 0 5 1 0 0
2019vs Left .248 147 44 17 32 11 0 8
2019vs Right .238 209 51 12 46 15 1 9
2018vs Left .263 81 13 4 20 0 1 6
2018vs Right .263 111 23 12 26 6 0 6
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-42%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-55%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-3%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 3.95 1.15 70.2 5 2 0 9.7 2.9 1.8
Since 2018Away 6.83 1.62 59.1 1 6 0 8.6 3.3 2.3
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 27.00 4.80 1.2 0 0 0 10.8 0.0 0.0
2019Home 2.89 1.01 46.2 3 1 0 10.8 2.7 1.7
2019Away 6.45 1.59 37.2 1 4 0 9.3 3.6 1.9
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
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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.

* 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
0.00
 
K/9
10.8
 
BB/9
0.0
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
94.6 mph
 
ERA
27.00
 
WHIP
4.80
 
BABIP
.748
 
GB/FB
2.50
 
Left On Base
37.5%
 
Exit Velocity
85.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.3%
 
Spin Rate
2194 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
26.1%
 
Swinging Strike
6.3%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Font had some hype in analytical circles as a 27-year-old "prospect" coming into last season due to his high-strikeout, low-walk profile in the minors. He ended up allowing 13 runs in 10.1 innings for the Dodgers and 11 more in 6.2 innings with the Athletics. Home runs were a big problem, as he gave up 10 of them in 17 total innings. A move to Tampa Bay seemed to finally get him on track, as he threw 27 innings for the Rays, averaging three innings per appearance while posting an excellent 1.67 ERA and allowing just two homers. Unfortunately, a lat strain cut his season short in late July, adding risk for the upcoming season. A healthy Font could have fringe deep-league value for a Rays team that will continue to deploy him in interesting ways, but both his 18.7% strikeout rate and 10.3% walk rate in Tampa were worse than league average.
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.
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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Lands on injured list
PToronto Blue Jays
Undisclosed
July 14, 2020
Font was placed on the injured list for undisclosed reasons Monday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Headed for middle relief
PToronto Blue Jays
March 23, 2020
Font is expected to fill a middle relief or set-up role in the Blue Jays' bullpen in 2020.
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Gets blistered against Yankees
PToronto Blue Jays
September 23, 2019
Font (3-3) lasted just one inning while allowing four runs on two hits with two walks and a strikeout as he took the loss Sunday against the Yankees.
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Opening Sunday
PToronto Blue Jays
September 22, 2019
Font will work as the opener in Sunday's contest against the Yankees, Blue Jays radio play-by-play broadcaster Ben Wagner reports.
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Opening Thursday
PToronto Blue Jays
September 19, 2019
Font will work as the opener Thursday against the Orioles, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.
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