Felix Pena
Felix Pena
29-Year-Old PitcherRP
Los Angeles Angels
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Pena spent much of the first half shuttling between Triple-A Salt Lake and Anaheim before being called up for good in mid-June. Working primarily as a starter, Pena showed promise, logging seven quality starts (including six of his last eight efforts). In fact, from Aug. 15 on, Pena recorded a 3.49 ERA and 1.10 WHIP, fanning 45 in 49 frames. Even with that strong finish, Pena isn't assured of breaking camp in the rotation. The Angels fortified their staff with a couple of veteran hurlers and it's unclear if they intend to stick with a six-man rotation. Pena relies mostly on a sinker to generate groundballs. Pena's whiffs emanated from his slider with a 20.9% mark and changeup at 16.3%. Pena won't be highly sought after, making him enticing (if he's starting) in deeper formats as well as shallower leagues where streaming pitchers is a common practice. Read Past Outlooks
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Gives up four in four innings
PLos Angeles Angels
June 22, 2019
Pena (5-2) took the loss Saturday against St. Louis, giving up four runs (two earned) in four innings. He allowed four hits and walked one batter while striking out five.
ANALYSIS
Pena served as the primary pitcher behind Noe Ramirez, entering in the third inning. He threw a pair of scoreless frames before allowing two runs to score on his own error in the fifth inning and giving up a two-run homer in the sixth. Pena will likely pitch again next Thursday against Oakland.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-17%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-34%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-20%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-22%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .269 410 84 45 97 22 0 16
Since 2017vs Right .223 414 106 21 85 14 0 17
2019vs Left .285 139 32 13 35 8 0 7
2019vs Right .189 141 36 7 25 3 0 6
2018vs Left .274 194 34 18 48 11 0 6
2018vs Right .220 195 51 10 39 4 0 6
2017vs Left .226 77 18 14 14 3 0 3
2017vs Right .288 78 19 4 21 7 0 5
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-17%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-1%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-36%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-2%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 4.96 1.36 98.0 3 3 0 9.2 3.0 1.4
Since 2017Away 4.10 1.22 94.1 6 4 0 8.6 3.1 1.7
2019Home 4.72 1.34 34.1 2 0 0 9.7 2.9 1.8
2019Away 4.65 1.10 31.0 3 2 0 9.0 2.6 1.7
2018Home 5.06 1.31 48.0 1 3 0 8.1 2.6 1.3
2018Away 3.22 1.16 44.2 2 2 0 8.5 2.8 1.0
2017Home 5.17 1.53 15.2 0 0 0 11.5 4.6 0.6
2017Away 5.30 1.55 18.2 1 0 0 8.2 4.8 3.4
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Stat Review
How does Felix Pena 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.
  • 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
3.40
 
K/9
9.4
 
BB/9
2.8
 
HR/9
1.8
 
Fastball
91.6 mph
 
ERA
4.68
 
WHIP
1.22
 
BABIP
.288
 
GB/FB
1.26
 
Left On Base
68.0%
 
Exit Velocity
89.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
8.1%
 
Spin Rate
2199 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
41.6%
 
Swinging Strike
13.5%
 
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
Pena spent 2016 primarily in Triple-A Iowa before finishing the regular season with the Cubs after getting called up to make his major league debut on Aug. 19. He was fairly unexceptional in his 11 appearances with Chicago, posting a 4.00 ERA along with a 2.70 FIP. Prior to his call up, The 26-year-old right-hander produced better numbers in Triple-A, earning a 3.41 and 3.20 FIP over 31 appearances. Pena has always had major league caliber stuff, as evidenced by his 31.6 strikeout percentage, but his success in 2017 will likely come down to his command. Pena's 9.0 percent walk percentage in Triple-A last season will need to come down if he is going to be able to stick around in the Cubs' bullpen in 2017. Nonetheless, he will have a good chance to find a middle relief role in the Cubs' bullpen if he is able to pitch effectively in spring training.
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Locked in as primary pitcher
PLos Angeles Angels
June 22, 2019
Pena will serve as the Angels' primary pitcher for Saturday's game against the Cardinals.
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Backed by bats in win
PLos Angeles Angels
June 17, 2019
Pena (5-1) picked up the win Monday, giving up four runs on six hits and three walks over six innings of relief while striking out five in a 10-5 victory over the Blue Jays.
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Following opener again
PLos Angeles Angels
June 17, 2019
Pena is slated to work behind opening pitcher Luis Garcia in Monday's game against the Blue Jays, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
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Earns fourth win
PLos Angeles Angels
June 12, 2019
Pena (4-1) took over in the second inning against the Dodgers on Tuesday and picked up the win, allowing two runs on six hits and one walk over 3.2 innings while striking out four.
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Tabbed to pitch Tuesday
PLos Angeles Angels
June 8, 2019
Pena will serve as the primary pitcher Tuesday versus the Dodgers, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
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