Gabriel Ynoa
Gabriel Ynoa
25-Year-Old PitcherSP
Baltimore Orioles
60-Day DL
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 3/1/2019
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Ynoa was shipped to Baltimore from the Mets shortly before the start of spring training last year to add some organizational pitching depth with Chris Tillman's status for the start of the season in question. However, he ultimately did not make the Opening Day roster and struggled at the outset of the season at Triple-A Norfolk, notching a 6.65 ERA through his first five outings at that level. The bulk of his season was spent shuttling between the Norfolk rotation and the O's bullpen and he ended the year with a 4.15 ERA along with a 1.36 WHIP at the big-league level. There are a few openings in the rotation, and Ynoa showed enough over his limited sample last season to where he'll have a shot this spring to lock down a No. 4 or No. 5 role. However, expectations should be tempered from a fantasy standpoint considering his shaky home-run rate (1.3 HR/9) and low strikeout rate (6.8 K/9). Read Past Outlooks
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Resumes throwing program
PBaltimore Orioles
Shoulder
September 22, 2018
Ynoa (shoulder/shin) has resumed a throwing program at the Orioles' spring training facility in Florida, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
ANALYSIS
Expected to compete for a rotation spot with the Orioles in 2018, Ynoa never took the hill for the big club after battling shin splits and rotator cuff inflammation in spring training before suffering a setback during the summer while on a rehab assignment. It seems he's trending in the right direction on the health front, and it's possible he might be cleared to pitch in winter ball as he looks to get some innings under his belt heading into next spring.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-15%
BAA vs RHP
2018
No Stats
2017
 
 
-15%
BAA vs RHP
2016
 
 
-14%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .330 115 17 5 35 5 2 4
Since 2016vs Right .280 120 26 10 30 2 1 1
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left .313 74 9 3 21 5 2 4
2017vs Right .265 73 17 5 18 2 0 1
2016vs Left .359 41 8 2 14 0 0 0
2016vs Right .308 47 9 5 12 0 1 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-58%
ERA at Home
2018
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2017
 
 
-59%
ERA at Home
2016
 
 
-50%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 3.16 1.28 31.1 3 0 0 7.8 2.0 0.9
Since 2016Away 7.48 1.85 21.2 0 3 0 6.6 3.3 0.8
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 2.78 1.19 22.2 2 0 0 6.4 2.0 1.2
2017Away 6.75 1.67 12.0 0 3 0 7.5 2.3 1.5
2016Home 4.15 1.50 8.2 1 0 0 11.4 2.1 0.0
2016Away 8.38 2.07 9.2 0 0 0 5.6 4.7 0.0
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2015
Ynoa got his first taste of the upper levels of the minors when he made his Triple-A debut to kick off the 2016 season. His time there mostly mirrored his experience at the lower levels -- nothing overpowering with relatively few strikeouts and walks, but effective enough to keep the ball in the yard and to keep his ERA at a respectable 3.97. When he got his chance in the majors later in the season, the 23-year-old uncharacteristically lost control as he yielded 3.4 BB/9, but he was also done in by bad luck to the point that his FIP (2.60) was nearly four runs lower than his ERA (6.38). Though he looked much more comfortable as a starter, he was used mostly out of the bullpen in the big leagues (10 appearances, three starts). The righty would be much more valuable to owners out of the rotation, but he'll have to compete for a spot at the back end in spring training even after being dealt to the Orioles in February.
When Ynoa is on the mound, one thing is for certain; he's going to attack the strike zone. He's averaged a mere 1.2 BB/9 in his five professional seasons. The formula proved successful at the Low-A level in 2013, earning him a promotion to High-A St. Lucie to begin the 2014 campaign. Eventually, Ynoa made the jump to the Double-A level as a 21-year-old, and while the results weren't great (4.21 ERA, 1.29 WHIP), he maintained a low walk rate (1.6 BB/9) and was very good away from Binghamton's home park (2.72 ERA road ERA). His strikeout rate dropped signficantly with the move up (from 7.0 K/9 to just 5.7 K/9), and his flyball tendencies caught up with him a bit (nine homers in 66.1 innings with Binghamton), but he showed enough to convince the Mets he warranted protection from the Rule 5 draft. Ynoa may struggle upon his promotion to the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League in 2015, though the Mets could always have him bypass the Triple-A level and just give him a long-relief role with the big club.
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Unlikely to pitch in 2018
PBaltimore Orioles
Shoulder
July 15, 2018
Ynoa (shoulder, shin) is unlikely to see the mound during the 2018 season, Rich Dubroff of PressBoxonline.com reports.
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Setback during rehab
PBaltimore Orioles
Shoulder
June 24, 2018
Ynoa (shoulder) had a setback during his rehab involving a recurrence of shin splints, Rich Dubroff of PressBoxonline.com reports.
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Begins rehab assignment
PBaltimore Orioles
Shoulder
June 15, 2018
Ynoa (shoulder) covered three innings Thursday in a rehab start for Double-A Bowie, giving up two runs (one earned) on three hits and no walks. He struck out three in the 40-pitch outing.
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Throws bullpen Thursday
PBaltimore Orioles
Shoulder
May 31, 2018
Ynoa (shoulder) tossed a bullpen session Thursday, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
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Transferred to 60-day DL
PBaltimore Orioles
Shoulder
April 24, 2018
Ynoa (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday.
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