Chris Flexen

Chris Flexen

27-Year-Old PitcherSP
Seattle Mariners
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Flexen struggled over his first three years in the majors from 2017 to 2019, so he headed to Korea to right the ship in 2020. The right-hander pitched well in the KBO, starting 21 games while posting a 3.01 ERA during that time with an impressive 2.74 FIP. He jumped to a 28.0 K% last season, and he'll now attempt to translate his production to major-league success. Flexen worked as a reliever during his first three years in the majors, issuing more walks (54) than strikeouts (49) over that span while posting a 31.9 GB% and 42.6% hard-hit rate in 2019. However, he should compete for a spot in the back end of Seattle's rotation given his success as a starter last year. He improved his command and posted a 132:30 K:BB over 116.2 innings and lasted at least five innings in 17 of his 21 starts. Flexen doesn't have a strong MLB resume, but his KBO success makes him a potential late-round option in deeper leagues. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#573
ADP
$Signed a two-year, $4.75 million contract with the Mariners in December of 2020. Contract includes $8 million vesting option for 2024 with 300 innings logged between 2021 and 2022.
Throws 5.1 strong innings
PSeattle Mariners
October 3, 2021
Flexen got a no-decision in Saturday's 6-4 victory over the Angels, allowing one run on six hits and one walk with one strikeout in 5.1 innings.
ANALYSIS
Flexen pitched well in Saturday's win, permitting just one run on a Jose Rojas home run in the fifth inning, but he was saddled with the no-decision as Seattle's offense didn't get going until late. After sitting out the 2020 season, the 27-year-old concludes the regular season with a 14-6 record in 31 starts with a 3.61 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 125:40 K:BB in 179.2 innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
91
Last 10 Games
92
Last 5 Games
89
How many pitches does Chris Flexen generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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121+
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-23%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-21%
BAA vs LHP
2020
No Stats
2019
 
 
-51%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .231 367 63 22 78 16 2 10
Since 2019vs Right .299 444 72 31 122 24 3 10
2021vs Left .235 339 59 13 75 14 2 10
2021vs Right .296 402 66 27 110 20 3 9
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left .158 28 4 9 3 2 0 0
2019vs Right .324 42 6 4 12 4 0 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-19%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-20%
ERA at Home
2020
No Stats
2019
 
 
-60%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 3.43 1.20 99.2 7 6 0 6.1 1.7 0.7
Since 2019Away 4.23 1.42 93.2 7 3 0 6.5 3.3 1.2
2021Home 3.23 1.18 97.2 7 5 0 6.0 1.8 0.6
2021Away 4.06 1.34 82.0 7 1 0 6.6 2.3 1.3
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 13.50 2.50 2.0 0 1 0 9.0 0.0 4.5
2019Away 5.40 1.97 11.2 0 2 0 6.2 10.0 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Chris Flexen 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.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 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
3.13
 
K/9
6.3
 
BB/9
2.0
 
HR/9
1.0
 
Fastball
92.8 mph
 
ERA
3.61
 
WHIP
1.25
 
BABIP
.303
 
GB/FB
1.29
 
Left On Base
76.1%
 
Exit Velocity
82.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.4%
 
Spin Rate
2138 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
24.3%
 
Swinging Strike
9.0%
 
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Earns third straight win
PSeattle Mariners
September 28, 2021
Flexen (14-6) allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk over five innings Monday, striking out six and earning a win over Oakland.
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Secures 13th victory
PSeattle Mariners
September 23, 2021
Flexen (13-6) earned the win over Oakland on Wednesday, pitching seven innings and allowing one run on three hits and two walks while striking out eight.
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Cruises to 12th win
PSeattle Mariners
September 18, 2021
Flexen (12-6) secured the victory in a win over the Royals on Friday, allowing an earned run on six hits and two walks over 5.2 innings. He struck out three in the game.
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Struggles in loss
PSeattle Mariners
September 12, 2021
Flexen (11-6) took the loss in Saturday's 7-3 defeat at the hands of the Diamondbacks, allowing five runs on six hits and two walks with four strikeouts in five innings.
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Continues hot stretch
PSeattle Mariners
September 5, 2021
Flexen didn't factor into the decision in Sunday's 10-4 extra-innings win over Arizona, allowing three runs on four hits and two walks with four strikeouts in six innings.
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