Reyes Moronta
Reyes Moronta
26-Year-Old PitcherRP
San Francisco Giants
2019 Fantasy Outlook
After rocketing up the organizational ladder in 2017, Moronta had a breakout season with the Giants in 2018. He barely made the Opening Day roster, but the right-hander came out of the gate hot, holding the opposition scoreless in his first seven appearances and not letting his ERA get north of 2.00 until mid-June. Free passes continued to hurt him, as he walked over a batter every two innings even during his good stretch to start the season, but he still finished with a 2.49 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 79:37 K:BB in 65 innings. The 25-year-old’s 3.28 FIP and 6.6% HR/FB suggest some regression is on the way, and there are a few other options to close in San Francisco’s bullpen. Even so, Moronta has the strikeout ability to warrant consideration in deeper leagues, and the potential is there for him to close down the road. Read Past Outlooks
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Continues breakout season
PSan Francisco Giants
August 10, 2018
Moronta fired a clean inning with a strikeout in Thursday's loss to the Pirates.
Not a whole lot went right for the Giants' bullpen Thursday, but Moronta was one of the few bright spots. The 25-year-old rookie now owns a 1.72 ERA and 10.5 K/9 through 52.1 innings after earning a spot in the bullpen this spring. Moronta continues to skate by with a lofty walk rate (5.0 BB/9), but his mid to high-90s fastball and an ability to limit homers (0.3 HR/9) have helped offset his erratic pitching style.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .185 106 35 13 17 3 0 3
Since 2016vs Right .148 185 55 27 23 3 0 2
2018vs Left .188 97 32 11 16 3 0 3
2018vs Right .132 165 47 26 18 3 0 1
2017vs Left .143 9 3 2 1 0 0 0
2017vs Right .263 20 8 1 5 0 0 1
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Since 2016Home 2.36 1.22 34.1 4 0 1 13.1 6.0 0.8
Since 2016Away 2.65 1.02 37.1 1 2 0 9.6 4.1 0.5
2018Home 2.30 1.18 31.1 4 0 1 12.9 6.0 0.6
2018Away 2.67 1.01 33.2 1 2 0 9.1 4.3 0.5
2017Home 3.00 1.67 3.0 0 0 0 15.0 6.0 3.0
2017Away 2.45 1.09 3.2 0 0 0 14.7 2.5 0.0
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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How does Reyes Moronta 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.
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Moronta advanced three levels in 2017 despite dealing with a shoulder muscle issue during the summer months, which speaks to his notable talent. After finishing the 2016 season at High-A, the right-hander began last year at Double-A Richmond, progressed to Triple-A Sacramento in July and then made his big-league debut in September. Moronta has impressive stuff, with a fastball that averages over 95 mph and a good, sweeping slider, but he needs to harness his control to take the next step. His walk rates have been above 4.0 BB/9 at virtually every stop above rookie ball. If he can improve even marginally in that regard this season, Moronta should be able to carve out a prominent role in the Giants' bullpen.
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Nabs first save Wednesday
PSan Francisco Giants
June 20, 2018
Moronta picked up his first save of the season Wednesday, striking out the only batter he faced in the win against the Marlins.
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Gives up run in loss
PSan Francisco Giants
May 23, 2018
Moronta gave up a run on two hits while striking out two over two-thirds of an inning in a loss to Houston on Tuesday.
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Dominant early on
PSan Francisco Giants
April 23, 2018
Moronta walked one and struck out one over a scoreless inning in Sunday's 4-2 victory over the Angels.
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Makes Opening Day roster
PSan Francisco Giants
March 29, 2018
Moronta was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday and will be included on the Giants' Opening Day roster, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Optioned to Triple-A Sacramento
PSan Francisco Giants
March 12, 2018
Moronta was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Monday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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