Felix Pena
Felix Pena
29-Year-Old PitcherSP
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
May be in line for starting role
PLos Angeles Angels
March 14, 2019
Pena struck out five and gave up two runs on three hits and two walks over 2.2 innings Wednesday in the Angels' 9-3 exhibition loss to the Padres.
Pena entered the spring as a competitor for the No. 5 spot in the rotation, but Jaime Barria was always viewed as the heavy frontrunner for that role. Barria remains in line for a starting gig, but Pena's hopes for winning a rotation spot are still alive with Andrew Heaney (elbow) currently shut down and likely to open the campaign on the injured list. Along with Pena, Dillon Peters is in the mix to replace Heaney, but Pena's respectable numbers across 19 outings (17 starts) with the Angels in 2018 probably give him the edge. It may take a complete collapse over his final two starts of the spring for Pena to lose out to Peters.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .256 278 55 34 62 14 0 9
Since 2016vs Right .235 301 80 15 65 11 0 12
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
2016vs Left .000 7 3 2 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right .185 28 10 1 5 0 0 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
ERA on Road
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ERA at Home
ERA at Home
Since 2016Home 4.87 1.33 68.1 1 3 0 9.1 3.0 1.2
Since 2016Away 3.99 1.26 67.2 3 2 1 8.8 3.5 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
2016Home 1.93 0.86 4.2 0 0 0 11.6 1.9 1.9
2016Away 6.23 0.92 4.1 0 0 1 14.5 4.2 0.0
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How does Felix Pena 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.
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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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Misses out on second start
PLos Angeles Angels
Coach's Decision
September 29, 2018
Pena won't start Sunday's season finale against the Athletics due to workload concerns, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.
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Seven strong innings
PLos Angeles Angels
September 24, 2018
Pena allowed three earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out six across seven innings Monday against the Rangers. He did not factor into the decision.
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Blasted for six runs
PLos Angeles Angels
September 20, 2018
Pena (3-5) took the loss Wednesday, allowing six runs on six hits and a walk while striking out three over four innings against the Athletics.
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Next start coming Wednesday
PLos Angeles Angels
September 17, 2018
Pena is scheduled to make his next start Wednesday against the Athletics, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
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Sharp in victory
PLos Angeles Angels
September 13, 2018
Pena (3-4) picked up the win after firing six scoreless innings with one walk and three strikeouts against the Rangers on Wednesday.
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