Dan Altavilla
Dan Altavilla
27-Year-Old PitcherRP
Seattle Mariners
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The 26-year-old Altavilla is a somewhat interesting arm made more interesting by the fact that the Mariners tore it down this winter, leaving the back end of the bullpen pretty wide open. Anthony Swarzak is the most proven option right now, but Swarzak could be traded at any time. So far, a lack of control has held Altavilla back at the highest level. He was especially wild in his 22 appearances for Seattle last season, posting a 17.7% walk rate, but he was able to overcome the free passes to a large extent with strikeouts (27.1 K%) and by inducing a lot of playable contact (13.6 LD%). He threw his fastball at 96 mph on average and got swings and misses with the slider. The track record on the farm suggests the final piece of the puzzle may never come, but if Altavilla can rein in his repertoire even a little, he could carve out a prominent role among Seattle's relief corps. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Mariners in March of 2019.
Second win of season
PSeattle Mariners
September 22, 2019
Altavilla (2-1) was credited with the win in an extra-innings victory over the Orioles on Saturday, allowing a hit over a scoreless 12th inning. He did not issue a walk or record a strikeout.
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Altavilla fired 21 pitches overall and successfully preserved a 6-6 tie, which enabled him to become the pitcher of record after Tim Lopes notched a go-ahead RBI infield single in the visitors' half of the 13th and Erik Swanson followed with his second save. Except for a three-run hiccup against the Reds on Sept. 12, Altavilla has been effective since returning from the injured list at the beginning of September, posting a 3.86 ERA and notching both of his wins on the season across eight appearances .
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
17
Last 10 Games
16
Last 5 Games
14
How many pitches does Dan Altavilla generally throw?
 
1-10
 
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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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71-80
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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71-80
 
81-90
 
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101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Dan Altavilla generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-5%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-58%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-14%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .207 129 30 8 24 4 0 4
Since 2017vs Right .217 223 63 39 39 10 0 8
2019vs Left .188 16 5 0 3 1 0 1
2019vs Right .176 48 13 12 6 1 0 0
2018vs Left .094 37 8 4 3 0 0 1
2018vs Right .222 48 15 11 8 2 0 1
2017vs Left .265 76 17 4 18 3 0 2
2017vs Right .227 127 35 16 25 7 0 7
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-9%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-50%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-32%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-24%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 3.89 1.27 44.0 3 3 0 9.4 5.1 1.4
Since 2017Away 4.26 1.42 38.0 3 1 0 11.1 5.2 1.2
2019Home 7.36 1.23 7.1 1 1 0 9.8 6.1 1.2
2019Away 3.68 1.64 7.1 1 0 0 12.3 8.6 0.0
2018Home 2.19 1.22 12.1 2 1 0 8.0 8.0 0.7
2018Away 3.24 1.32 8.1 1 1 0 13.0 4.3 1.1
2017Home 3.70 1.32 24.1 0 1 0 10.0 3.3 1.8
2017Away 4.84 1.39 22.1 1 0 0 10.1 4.4 1.6
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Stat Review
How does Dan Altavilla 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
1.50
 
K/9
11.0
 
BB/9
7.4
 
HR/9
0.6
 
Fastball
96.6 mph
 
ERA
5.52
 
WHIP
1.43
 
BABIP
.255
 
GB/FB
1.25
 
Left On Base
61.2%
 
Exit Velocity
86.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.5%
 
Spin Rate
2491 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
29.0%
 
Swinging Strike
12.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
Look up "average" in the dictionary and you will see a snapshot of Altavilla's 2017 season. The right-hander averaged 10.0 K/9, which was good but certainly not great for a bullpen arm in this day and age, and the benefits of that swing and miss were offset to a large extent by the walks (3.9 BB/9) and homers (1.74 HR/9). When it was all said and done, Altavilla had a 0.0 fWAR. He will have a tough time curtailing the homers with a 46.9 flyball percentage and 35.4 percent hard-hit rate. Altavilla throws hard and he has high-leverage experience on the farm -- he's racked up 22 saves between Double- and Triple-A over the past two season -- but he only earned two holds in 41 appearances with the big club last year and advancement will be difficult with Juan Nicasio joining Seattle's bullpen ranks in the offseason.
A fifth-round draft pick out of Mercyhurst back in 2014, Altavilla was one of the biggest surprises for the Mariners in 2016. After two seasons as a middling starting pitching prospect in the organization, the 24-year-old converted to being a reliever and flourished. In 56.2 innings with Double-A Jackson, he posted an excellent 1.91 ERA and 1.10 WHIP to go with 16 saves and an excellent 65:22 K:BB. Much to everyone's astonishment, the right-hander was promoted straight to the big leagues in late August, and to shock people even more, he continued to thrive. He allowed just one run in 12.1 innings of work while putting up a 10:1 K:BB in the big leagues. With his upper-90s fastball and biting slider, it seems like his repertoire is built for a late-inning role, a position he very well could claim with a strong spring showing.
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Notches first win
PSeattle Mariners
September 11, 2019
Altavilla (1-0) was credited with his first victory of the season in a win over the Reds on Tuesday, allowing a walk and recording a strikeout without surrendering a hit over a scoreless eighth inning.
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Tosses scoreless frame in IL return
PSeattle Mariners
September 1, 2019
Altavilla (forearm) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Sunday. He worked around a base hit and a walk to deliver a scoreless sixth inning in relief in the Mariners' 11-3 win over the Rangers.
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Promotion likely imminent
PSeattle Mariners
Forearm
August 29, 2019
Altavilla (forearm), who was charged with a loss and a blown save in his most recent rehab outing for Triple-A Tacoma, is nevertheless a likely candidate to join the Mariners when rosters expand Sunday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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Impressive in latest rehab outing
PSeattle Mariners
Forearm
August 21, 2019
Altavilla (forearm) fired a scoreless eighth inning during which he issued a walk and recorded two strikeouts in Triple-A Tacoma's loss to Salt Lake on Tuesday.
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Another scoreless rehab appearance
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Forearm
August 19, 2019
Altavilla (forearm) fired 1.1 scoreless innings in Triple-A Tacoma's win over Fresno on Saturday, allowing a hit while recording a strikeout.
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