Austin Pruitt
Austin Pruitt
30-Year-Old PitcherRP
Houston Astros
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Austin Pruitt in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Rays in March of 2019. Traded to the Astros in January of 2020.
In mix for rotation
PHouston Astros
January 12, 2020
Pruitt will join a group of pitchers that compete for the fifth spot in Houston's rotation, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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The Astros acquired Pruitt from the Rays last week, returning the Houston-area native and former University of Houston standout to the area where he grew up. "We're not sure of the exact role, but I think he can start and I think that puts him in a final group of pitchers competing for our final spot or two," Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said. The right-hander will compete with Josh James, Brad Peacock and Framber Valdez along with prospects Forrest Whitaker and Cristian Javier. Pruitt does not have minor-league options, so his inclusion on the Opening Day roster appears definite.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
51
Last 10 Games
62
Last 5 Games
66
How many pitches does Austin Pruitt generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Austin Pruitt generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-25%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-36%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-13%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-26%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .237 368 70 24 80 15 1 10
Since 2017vs Right .314 487 77 26 142 28 5 15
2019vs Left .209 101 24 9 19 4 0 2
2019vs Right .326 92 15 3 28 6 1 5
2018vs Left .245 102 15 6 23 1 1 4
2018vs Right .280 189 27 10 49 9 2 3
2017vs Left .250 165 31 9 38 10 0 4
2017vs Right .340 206 35 13 65 13 2 7
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-16%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-7%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-61%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-25%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 4.47 1.35 102.2 6 5 3 6.5 2.3 1.1
Since 2017Away 5.29 1.37 97.0 6 3 2 6.8 2.2 1.2
2019Home 4.56 1.44 23.2 1 0 0 8.7 3.0 1.5
2019Away 4.24 1.07 23.1 2 0 0 6.2 1.5 1.2
2018Home 2.75 1.04 39.1 2 1 2 5.3 1.8 0.7
2018Away 7.12 1.55 30.1 0 2 2 5.6 2.4 1.2
2017Home 6.13 1.61 39.2 3 4 1 6.4 2.3 1.1
2017Away 4.57 1.41 43.1 4 1 0 7.9 2.5 1.2
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Stat Review
How does Austin Pruitt 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
3.25
 
K/9
7.5
 
BB/9
2.3
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
91.9 mph
 
ERA
4.40
 
WHIP
1.26
 
BABIP
.300
 
GB/FB
2.27
 
Left On Base
73.2%
 
Exit Velocity
88.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.7%
 
Spin Rate
2427 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
34.1%
 
Swinging Strike
11.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
If you are a fan of spin rate, Pruitt is one of your favorites to follow. He has some good spin, particularly on his curveball, and worked both as a starter and a reliever in his rookie year. Oddly enough, he did much better as a starter as he held opponents to a .244 average and .293 OBP over eight starts with a 4.19 ERA. As a reliever, those numbers ballooned to a .350 average and .403 OBP. He was hurt by the long ball as a starter as eight of his 11 homers came in those outings. All in all, it was an odd year, but he showed enough to have a role on the Rays' 2018 staff, maybe even in the rotation should the team trade Jake Odorizzi or another starter.
Pruitt performed decently for Triple-A Durham, where he spent the entirety of the 2016 season as a starter. He made 28 starts in which he registered a 3.76 ERA and 3.53 FIP in 162.2 innings. The minor league veteran has earned as a reputation as a reliable strike thrower, which was demonstrated through his solid 1.5 BB/9 in 2016. On the other hand, his crucial need to throw strikes comes in part from an inability to miss a lot of bats, which has showed in his often unspectacular K/9 rates. He needs to prove last year's great 8.2 K/9 is more than a fluke. At 27 years old, Pruitt likely is what he is at this point in his career: a low-ceiling pitcher with the potential to eventually fill out the bottom of a rotation or serve as a swing man. Additionally, the Rays liked him enough to add him to their 40-man roster in the fall. AL-only owners should keep an eye on him, as he could be a replacement option if the Rays' rotation is hit by injuries.
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Headed to Houston
PHouston Astros
January 9, 2020
Pruitt was traded from the Rays to the Astros in exchange for Peyton Battenfield and Cal Stevenson on Thursday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
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Grabs third win
PTampa Bay Rays
September 24, 2019
Pruitt (3-0) was credited with the victory in a win over the Red Sox on Monday despite allowing two earned runs on three hits and two walks over one inning. He struck out one.
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Strong outing as primary pitcher
PTampa Bay Rays
September 12, 2019
Pruitt allowed one hit over 3.1 scoreless innings of relief in Wednesday's loss to the Rangers. He struck out one batter and did not issue a walk.
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Following opener Wednesday
PTampa Bay Rays
September 10, 2019
Pruitt will work behind an opener Wednesday against the Rangers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Solid in no-decision
PTampa Bay Rays
September 5, 2019
Pruitt did not factor into the decision during Thursday's win, holding Toronto to one run on four hits and a walk while striking out four across five innings.
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