Antonio Senzatela
Antonio Senzatela
23-Year-Old PitcherSP
Colorado Rockies
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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Moves to 5-6
PColorado Rockies
September 16, 2018
Senzatela (5-6) picked up the win against the Giants on Sunday, giving up one earned run on five hits and two walks while striking out five over five innings in Colorado's 3-2 victory.
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Senzatela had taken losses in three of his last four starts coming into this contest, but he was able to get back in the win column with this solid effort against San Francisco. He's thrown 78.2 innings for Colorado this season, posting an unremarkable 4.81 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP to go along with 61 strikeouts over that time.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-5%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-10%
BAA vs LHP
2016
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .255 416 70 37 95 18 4 12
Since 2016vs Right .269 493 93 37 119 31 4 14
2018vs Left .286 140 24 11 36 4 2 2
2018vs Right .270 205 37 16 50 17 1 6
2017vs Left .240 276 46 26 59 14 2 10
2017vs Right .267 288 56 21 69 14 3 8
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
 
 
-19%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-14%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-22%
ERA on Road
2016
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 5.17 1.40 114.0 11 5 0 6.3 3.0 1.4
Since 2016Away 4.21 1.29 98.1 4 6 0 7.6 3.3 0.7
2018Home 5.20 1.68 36.1 3 2 0 7.7 3.0 1.2
2018Away 4.46 1.23 42.1 2 4 0 6.4 3.2 0.6
2017Home 5.15 1.27 78.2 8 3 0 5.6 3.0 1.5
2017Away 4.02 1.34 56.0 2 2 0 8.5 3.4 0.8
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 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.
K/BB
2.26
 
K/9
7.0
 
BB/9
3.1
 
HR/9
0.9
 
Fastball
93.7 mph
 
ERA
4.81
 
WHIP
1.44
 
BABIP
.327
 
GB/FB
1.58
 
Strand %
67.6%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
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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Allows four, takes loss vs. Arizona
PColorado Rockies
September 12, 2018
Senzatela (4-6) took the loss Tuesday, allowing four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four over six innings against the Diamondbacks.
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Allows three in no-decision
PColorado Rockies
September 5, 2018
Senzatela allowed three runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out six over five innings in Wednesday's win over the Giants. He did not factor into the decision.
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Takes loss despite solid effort
PColorado Rockies
September 1, 2018
Senzatela (4-5) took the loss against the Padres on Friday despite a solid outing that saw him give up one earned run on four hits over six innings. He struck out four and walked one in the Rockies' 7-0 defeat.
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Allows seven runs in loss
PColorado Rockies
August 25, 2018
Senzatela (4-4) allowed seven runs on 10 hits in a loss to the Cardinals on Friday, striking out four and walking one in 4.1 innings.
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No-decision in return from DL
PColorado Rockies
August 19, 2018
Senzatela didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 5-3 extra-inning win over the Braves, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks over five innings while striking out one.
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