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
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Allows three runs over five
PLos Angeles Angels
April 19, 2019
Pena gave up three runs on two hits -- both home runs -- over five innings in a no-decision against the Mariners on Friday. He struck out two and walked two.
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Jay Bruce touched Pena up in the second inning and Daniel Vogelbach took him yard a couple innings later. Pena was routinely behind in counts, throwing first-pitch strikes to only 10 of 19 batters faced. The 29-year-old doesn't provide much length, but he has 14 strikeouts and a 1.15 WHIP through 17.1 innings, which should be good enough to maintain a rotation spot on this team. Pena lines up to face the Yankees at home next week.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-10%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-27%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-20%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-22%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .258 312 60 37 70 15 0 12
Since 2017vs Right .233 305 76 16 65 11 0 12
2019vs Left .235 41 8 5 8 1 0 3
2019vs Right .172 32 6 2 5 0 0 1
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
 
 
-11%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-73%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-36%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-2%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 4.66 1.32 77.1 1 3 0 8.6 3.3 1.3
Since 2017Away 4.16 1.28 67.0 3 3 0 8.3 3.4 1.7
2019Home 2.63 1.10 13.2 0 0 0 7.2 4.0 2.0
2019Away 9.82 1.36 3.2 0 1 0 7.4 2.5 2.5
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 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
2.00
 
K/9
7.3
 
BB/9
3.6
 
HR/9
2.1
 
Fastball
90.8 mph
 
ERA
4.15
 
WHIP
1.15
 
BABIP
.205
 
GB/FB
0.90
 
Strand %
75.0%
 
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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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Another short outing
PLos Angeles Angels
April 11, 2019
Pena didn't factor into the decision Wednesday, allowing an unearned run on three hits and two walks over four innings while striking out two in a 4-2 win over the Brewers.
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Falls short of win
PLos Angeles Angels
April 6, 2019
Pena didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 3-1 win over the Rangers, allowing one run on four hits and two walks over 4.2 innings while striking out seven.
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Struggles in 2019 debut
PLos Angeles Angels
March 30, 2019
Pena (0-1) allowed four runs on four hits, striking out three and walking one, over 3.2 innings in a loss to the Athletics on Saturday.
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Finishes spring in style
PLos Angeles Angels
March 25, 2019
Pena notched nine strikeouts over 3.1 innings in Sunday's 8-4 exhibition win over the Dodgers. He yielded one run in the outing, giving up three hits and issuing two walks.
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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.
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