Antonio Senzatela
Antonio Senzatela
25-Year-Old PitcherSP
Colorado Rockies
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The positives for Senzatela: he is a groundball pitcher in Coors Field. The negatives: everything else. He had the worst K-BB% of all pitchers last season (min. 100 IP) at 3.3%, as he struck out a mere 13% of the hitters around a 10% walk rate and a .309 opponents' batting average. That is how a pitcher produces a 6.71 ERA and 1.75 WHIP. The demotion to Triple-A last year did not fix anything, and the next logical step for him is to move to the bullpen. He has lost a little off his fastball, and did not have a single pitch with positive run value last year. He can soak up some innings, but does not give Colorado a good chance to win. Perhaps a change in his role will bring his fastball back a bit, which is needed given he throws it two out of every three pitches. Until something changes in his role, he needs to stay on the FAAB pile in all formats. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Rockies in March of 2016.
Dominates A's in complete game
PColorado Rockies
September 15, 2020
Senzatela (4-2) went the distance in Tuesday's win over the Athletics, allowing one run on six hits and a walk while striking out three.
ANALYSIS
Senzatela's only hiccup came in the second inning, when Tony Kemp's sacrifice fly scored Jake Lamb. The right-handed Senzatela threw 74 of his 109 pitches for strikes in his first major-league complete game. He lowered his ERA to 3.30 with a 1.15 WHIP and 34:12 K:BB across 62.2 innings this season. The 25-year-old's next start is expected to be Sunday at home versus the Dodgers.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
93
Last 10 Games
93
Last 5 Games
95
How many pitches does Antonio Senzatela generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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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
 
 
-1%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-13%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-8%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-1%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .287 586 78 53 151 31 3 17
Since 2018vs Right .283 642 103 46 164 39 4 20
2020vs Left .234 136 15 8 29 5 1 4
2020vs Right .270 120 21 4 31 3 1 4
2019vs Left .327 283 36 32 82 20 0 11
2019vs Right .300 299 40 25 79 18 2 8
2018vs Left .265 167 27 13 40 6 2 2
2018vs Right .267 223 42 17 54 18 1 8
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-8%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-46%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-15%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-17%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 4.98 1.53 135.2 12 6 0 6.3 2.9 1.1
Since 2018Away 5.39 1.46 142.0 9 13 0 5.5 3.5 1.3
2020Home 2.25 1.04 28.0 2 0 0 5.1 1.0 0.3
2020Away 4.15 1.24 34.2 2 2 0 5.2 2.3 1.8
2019Home 6.21 1.64 66.2 7 4 0 5.9 3.5 1.4
2019Away 7.29 1.88 58.0 4 7 0 5.0 4.8 1.4
2018Home 4.83 1.68 41.0 3 2 0 7.7 3.3 1.3
2018Away 4.01 1.11 49.1 3 4 0 6.2 2.7 0.7
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Stat Review
How does Antonio Senzatela compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 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 120 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
3.00
 
K/9
5.2
 
BB/9
1.7
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
94.4 mph
 
ERA
3.30
 
WHIP
1.15
 
BABIP
.270
 
GB/FB
1.84
 
Left On Base
78.9%
 
Exit Velocity
84.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
3.8%
 
Spin Rate
2176 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
27.6%
 
Swinging Strike
8.7%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Senzatela began the season working out of the Rockies' bullpen. In early May, he was demoted to Triple-A Albuquerque after posting a bloated 6.23 ERA in 10 appearances spanning 17.1 innings. Senzatela righted the ship on the farm, posting a 2.15 ERA over eight starts. He was recalled in early July and inserted into the Colorado rotation. Senzatela's stint as a starter was interrupted by a pair of DL visits, first with a blister, then due to shoulder inflammation. In his five starts during that span, Senzatela recorded a mediocre 4.81 ERA with a pedestrian 28 whiffs in 39.1 stanzas. The 23-year-old righty then went on a run, posting a 2.94 ERA over his final six starts, punching out a slightly more respectable (but still weak) 27 in 33.2 innings. With his strong finish, Senzatela will likely be in the mix to break camp at the back end of the Rockies' rotation. However, he lacks the requisite arsenal to defeat Coors Fields for an extended period.
Senzatela earned a rotation spot out of camp and fared well in his first six starts (2.84 ERA, 1.03 WHIP), but he endured a nine-run blowup on June 22 and spent the rest of the year bouncing between the rotation and bullpen. Working primarily fastball/slider, with occasional curveballs (3.3 percent) and changeups (3.6 percent) mixed in, Senzatela struck batters out at an 18.1 percent clip. He limited the long balls on the road thanks to a 50.1 percent groundball rate (0.65 HR/9), but as is the case with most pitchers at Coors Field, Senzatela struggled with homers at home (1.45 HR/9, 5.15 ERA). The right-hander's walk rate increased to 9.6 percent in the second half and he allowed a .327 wOBA to right-handed batters for the season. Youth is on his side, but right now Senzatela is a low-strikeout, two-pitch pitcher without a defined role, who has to pitch half of his games in the best hitter's park in baseball.
Senzatela shot up the Rockies' prospect rankings after putting up numbers worthy of the Organizational Pitcher of the Year award with High-A Modesto in 2015. As one would expect, expectations were pretty high for the right-hander heading into the 2016 campaign, but things didn't go as planned. He spent a month in the beginning of the season on the disabled list due to shoulder inflammation, then it returned a month after that and kept him out for the remainder of the year. Senzatela's final line was phenomenal, though, as he finished with a 1.82 ERA, a 1.05 WHIP, and a 0.3 HR/9 in seven starts with Double-A Hartford. Missing most of 2016 will likely slow the 21-year-old's path to the majors, but thanks to an arsenal that includes a mid-to-upper-90s fastball and a developing swing-and-miss slider, Senzatela could find himself with the major league club in 2018. He has No. 4 starter upside, but could be a high-leverage reliever if that doesn't work out.
Senzatela may still fit best at the back of a rotation long term, but his 2015 numbers should keep him on prospect radars for now. His command was already pretty special heading into 2015, but the spike in K-rate, up to 23 percent from 14.8% in 2014, suggests development of his secondary offerings. Double-A will prove to be a major test for the 6-foot-1 righty in 2016, but he is starting to look like a No. 4 starter with the upside to be a No. 3 if everything clicks. The Rockies understandably protected him from the Rule 5 draft by adding him to the 40-man roster during the offseason, and he could be knocking on the door of the big leagues sometime in 2017.
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Struggles with control in loss
PColorado Rockies
September 9, 2020
Senzatela (3-2) allowed four earned runs on six hits and four walks while striking out two across five innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Padres.
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Takes no-decision
PColorado Rockies
September 4, 2020
Senzatela took a no-decision during Friday's loss at Dodger Stadium, allowing two runs on seven hits while striking out three across 5.1 innings.
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No-decision Saturday
PColorado Rockies
August 30, 2020
Senzatela didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's game between the Rockies and the Padres. He tossed seven scoreless innings, allowing seven hits and one walk while fanning three.
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Takes first loss of 2020
PColorado Rockies
August 23, 2020
Senzatela (3-1) allowed six runs on seven hits and a walk over 5.1 innings Sunday, striking out one batter and taking the loss against the Dodgers.
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Fires eight three-hit frames
PColorado Rockies
August 18, 2020
Senzatela allowed three hits with six strikeouts and zero walks over eight scoreless innings during Tuesday's 11-inning loss to the Astros, and he didn't factor in the decision.
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