Felix Pena
Felix Pena
29-Year-Old PitcherRP
Los Angeles Angels
60-Day IL
Injury Knee
Est. Return 3/1/2020
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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$Signed a contract with the Cubs in March of 2009.
Headed for knee surgery
PLos Angeles Angels
Knee
August 12, 2019
Pena will have surgery to repair his right torn ACL on Friday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
ANALYSIS
Pena tore his ACL on Aug. 4 against the Indians, and he'll go under the knife shortly after to have as much recovery time as possible heading into next season. A more precise timeline for his return should emerge following surgery.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
71
Last 10 Games
73
Last 5 Games
71
How many pitches does Felix Pena generally throw?
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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121+
 
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11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Felix Pena generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-18%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-30%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-20%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-22%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .261 468 98 51 107 26 0 19
Since 2017vs Right .214 483 125 29 95 18 0 17
2019vs Left .260 197 46 19 45 12 0 10
2019vs Right .181 210 55 15 35 7 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
 
 
-20%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-12%
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 1.30 119.2 4 4 0 9.3 3.2 1.3
Since 2017Away 3.99 1.22 103.2 8 4 0 8.7 3.3 1.6
2019Home 4.82 1.23 56.0 3 1 0 9.6 3.2 1.4
2019Away 4.24 1.12 40.1 5 2 0 9.1 3.1 1.6
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
2.97
 
K/9
9.4
 
BB/9
3.2
 
HR/9
1.5
 
Fastball
91.5 mph
 
ERA
4.58
 
WHIP
1.18
 
BABIP
.273
 
GB/FB
1.42
 
Left On Base
63.3%
 
Exit Velocity
89.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
7.2%
 
Spin Rate
2188 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
37.5%
 
Swinging Strike
12.7%
 
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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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Moves to 60-day IL
PLos Angeles Angels
Knee
August 5, 2019
Pena (knee) was transferred to the 60-day IL on Monday.
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Done for season after tearing ACL
PLos Angeles Angels
Knee
August 4, 2019
Pena (knee) was diagnosed with a torn ACL after exiting early in his start in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Indians, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports. He's slated to undergo surgery within the next few days and is expected to require 6-to-9 months to recover.
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Shifts to IL
PLos Angeles Angels
Knee
August 4, 2019
The Angels placed Pena (knee) on the 10-day injured list Sunday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Out with knee sprain
PLos Angeles Angels
Knee
August 3, 2019
Pena was removed from Saturday's game against the Indians with a sprained right knee and will undergo an MRI.
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Exits with injury
PLos Angeles Angels
Knee
August 3, 2019
Pena was removed from Saturday's game with an apparent ankle or knee injury, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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