Joe Biagini
Joe Biagini
30-Year-Old PitcherRP
Houston Astros
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Joe Biagini in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Astros in December of 2019.
Optioned off roster
PHouston Astros  AAA
September 4, 2020
Biagini was optioned to the Astros' alternate training site Friday, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
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Biagini has endured quite a rough time on the mound this season, allowed 10 runs in just 4.1 innings of work. Chris Devenski (arm) was activated from the injured list in a corresponding move.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
30
Last 10 Games
30
Last 5 Games
30
How many pitches does Joe Biagini generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Joe Biagini generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-14%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-13%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-21%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-5%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .335 281 48 25 84 22 1 17
Since 2018vs Right .289 355 69 29 93 14 1 12
2020vs Left .462 16 2 3 6 4 0 1
2020vs Right .400 11 2 1 4 0 0 0
2019vs Left .320 114 23 10 33 7 0 10
2019vs Right .253 167 37 16 38 8 1 4
2018vs Left .333 151 23 12 45 11 1 6
2018vs Right .315 177 30 12 51 6 0 8
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-36%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-56%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-51%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-29%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 7.03 1.78 73.0 4 3 0 7.8 4.1 2.5
Since 2018Away 4.50 1.49 68.0 3 6 1 7.1 2.8 1.2
2020Home 33.75 5.25 1.1 0 0 0 6.8 13.5 0.0
2020Away 15.00 2.33 3.0 0 0 0 9.0 6.0 3.0
2019Home 6.03 1.72 34.1 1 0 0 8.7 4.2 3.1
2019Away 2.97 1.25 30.1 2 2 1 8.0 3.0 0.6
2018Home 6.99 1.71 37.1 3 3 0 7.0 3.6 1.9
2018Away 4.93 1.62 34.2 1 4 0 6.2 2.3 1.6
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Stat Review
How does Joe Biagini 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
1.00
 
K/9
8.3
 
BB/9
8.3
 
HR/9
2.1
 
Fastball
93.6 mph
 
ERA
20.77
 
WHIP
3.23
 
BABIP
.523
 
GB/FB
3.00
 
Left On Base
31.7%
 
Exit Velocity
85.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
2.5%
 
Spin Rate
2172 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
35.0%
 
Swinging Strike
8.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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There was some hope for Biagini heading into the 2018 campaign after he outpitched his peripherals and finished the season prior with a respectable 4.27 FIP. In the end, Biagini saw his FIP increase more than a run to 5.47 while his ERA ballooned to an ugly 6.00. He struggled both as a starter (7.71 ERA in four starts) and a reliever (5.40 ERA in 46 relief appearances) and now looks more like a minor leaguer than a back-end starter. The Blue Jays' rebuild means that innings will be open, but the 28-year-old hasn't done much to stake a claim on them. He avoided walks well (7.3% walk rate) but struck out just 16.2% of batters, and his previously strong groundball rate fell to an unremarkable 47.9%. Barring a sudden and significant performance improvement, Biagini won't be worth a second look in most formats.
Biagini's 3-13 record and 5.34 ERA tell a troubling tale, but a deeper look provides reason for optimism moving forward. Bad luck factored into the surface stats, with an exceedingly-low 61.5 percent left-on-base rate being the main culprit behind the bloated ERA. All of the main estimators -- FIP, xFIP, SIERA -- point to Biagini being at least a full run better than that mark would suggest. The strikeout and walk rates (7.3 K/9, 3.2 BB/9) aren't going to excite those in the fantasy game, but Biagini induces groundballs at a high rate (55.7 percent), throws four pitches (fastball-slider-curveball-changeup) and has already shown he can perform near a league-average level as a starter (4.36 FIP over 88 innings last season). He figures to have the inside track at the final spot in the Blue Jays' rotation entering spring training.
Biagini delivered a jaw-dropping performance in 2016; his numbers are by no means elite, but nobody could have expected that kind of performance from the Rule 5 draft pick. He was masterful at limiting the big inning and posted an outstanding 0.4 HR/9, which was the third-best mark among AL rookie relievers. Further, the righty posted a solid 6.4 percent walk rate and 11.5 percent swinging-strike rate. Biagini rarely pitched in high-leverage situations during the first half, but he racked up six holds over the final two months (eight holds total). There was some discussion about a possible return to a starting role for Biagini, but the Blue Jays later backtracked on that idea, suggesting he will remain in the bullpen. They will stretch him out during spring training, though, in case a move to the rotation is in the cards later in the season.
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Activated from injured list
PHouston Astros  AAA
August 15, 2020
Biagini (shoulder) was activated from the injured list Saturday and Brandon Bailey was optioned to the Astros' alternate training site in a corresponding move, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Out with sore shoulder
PHouston Astros  AAA
Shoulder
July 28, 2020
Biagini hit the injured list with shoulder soreness Tuesday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
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Considered lock for 'pen
PHouston Astros  AAA
July 2, 2020
Biagini is expected to claim one of the bullpen spots to start the season, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
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Not assured of roster spot
PHouston Astros  AAA
April 5, 2020
Biagini was still in the mix for one of the final two bullpen spots when spring training was halted, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
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Re-ups with Houston
PHouston Astros  AAA
December 2, 2019
Biagini signed a one-year contract with the Astros on Monday, avoiding arbitration, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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