Victor Arano
Victor Arano
24-Year-Old PitcherRP
Philadelphia Phillies
60-Day IL
Injury Elbow
Est. Return 8/1/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Phillies in March of 2018.
Transferred to 60-day IL
PPhiladelphia Phillies
June 4, 2019
Arano (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Tuesday.
Arano has been out since April 20 with an elbow injury which eventually required arthroscopic surgery. He doesn't have a clear timetable, though Tuesday's transaction likely doesn't impact him very much, as he's just two weeks shy of having been out for 60 days. The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Adam Haseley, who was called up by the Phillies in a corresponding move.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .274 120 22 14 29 4 3 4
Since 2017vs Right .193 184 58 9 33 7 0 3
2019vs Left .167 7 3 1 1 0 0 1
2019vs Right .143 9 4 1 1 0 0 0
2018vs Left .286 101 17 10 26 4 2 3
2018vs Right .207 145 43 7 28 6 0 3
2017vs Left .222 12 2 3 2 0 1 0
2017vs Right .138 30 11 1 4 1 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
ERA at Home
ERA at Home
ERA at Home
ERA on Road
Since 2017Home 1.49 1.06 42.1 2 0 1 9.4 2.6 0.2
Since 2017Away 4.18 1.24 32.1 1 2 2 10.0 3.1 1.7
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 3.86 0.86 4.2 1 0 0 13.5 3.9 1.9
2018Home 1.42 1.11 31.2 1 0 1 8.8 2.3 0.3
2018Away 4.23 1.30 27.2 0 2 2 9.4 2.9 1.6
2017Home 1.69 0.94 10.2 1 0 0 11.0 3.4 0.0
2017Away 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 this season's data (min 20 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.
    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.
93.5 mph
Left On Base
Exit Velocity
92.9 mph
Spin Rate
2387 rpm
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
Swinging Strike
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Victor Arano
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348 days ago
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NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
352 days ago
Jan Levine still believes in Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson, who should be owned in far more fantasy leagues despite recently cooling off from a hot streak.
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
June 23, 2018
Jan Levine focuses on adding saves in this week's NL FAAB breakdown, and even Kyle Barraclough still may be on several waiver wires.
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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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Opts for arthroscopic surgery
PPhiladelphia Phillies
May 29, 2019
Arano underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow Tuesday, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Suffers setback
PPhiladelphia Phillies
May 20, 2019
Arano (elbow) will receive a second opinion from Dr. Neal ElAttrache, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
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Visiting team doctors
PPhiladelphia Phillies
April 22, 2019
Arano will visit with team doctors within the next two days for further tests on his inflamed elbow, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Out with elbow inflammation
PPhiladelphia Phillies
April 20, 2019
Arano was placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation Saturday.
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Strikes out six batters for win
PPhiladelphia Phillies
April 15, 2019
Arano faced six batters and struck them all out to pick up the win Sunday against the Marlins.
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