Stefan Crichton
29-Year-Old PitcherRP
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Crichton emerged as Arizona's primary closer following the midseason trade of Archie Bradley and went on to record the first five saves of his career. While his 2.42 ERA in 26.0 innings was closer material, the rest of his profile looks considerably more like a middle reliever. His sinker-slider profile led to an above-average (though hardly elite) 47.9% groundball rate, but neither his 21.1 K% or 8.3 BB% was anything special. In fact, both represented steps back from his 26.8 K% and 6.5 BB% in 30.1 innings the year prior, when he recorded a 3.56 ERA in a lower-leverage role. Barring a sudden talent change, Crichton will probably pitch at the level of solid middle reliever or setup man this season, but fantasy value in a reliever is as much a function of role as of talent. He has a good shot to close in 2021 if Arizona doesn't bring in anyone ahead of him, though he'll be a lower-tier closer at best. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#332
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$Traded to the Diamondbacks in April of 2018. Released by the Diamondbacks in June of 2018.
Snags fourth save
PArizona Diamondbacks
May 10, 2021
Crichton struck out one batter in a perfect ninth inning to earn a save over the Marlins on Monday.
ANALYSIS
Crichton was tasked with protecting a 5-2 lead and easily retired the side in order. The 29-year-old righty owns a 3.97 ERA and has converted all four of his save chances this season.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
13
Last 10 Games
13
Last 5 Games
11
How many pitches does Stefan Crichton generally throw?
 
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31-40
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Stefan Crichton generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-17%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-25%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-21%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-38%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .198 104 23 14 17 2 0 2
Since 2019vs Right .238 179 43 9 40 9 0 2
2021vs Left .333 22 3 4 6 0 0 0
2021vs Right .250 30 7 2 7 1 0 0
2020vs Left .185 36 5 6 5 1 0 0
2020vs Right .235 72 18 3 16 6 0 1
2019vs Left .146 46 15 4 6 1 0 2
2019vs Right .236 77 18 4 17 2 0 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-1%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-5%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-68%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 3.18 1.03 39.2 3 2 4 8.2 2.3 0.5
Since 2019Away 3.21 1.43 28.0 0 1 5 9.6 4.2 0.6
2021Home 3.86 1.29 4.2 0 0 2 7.7 1.9 0.0
2021Away 4.05 1.95 6.2 0 1 2 8.1 6.8 0.0
2020Home 4.50 1.29 14.0 2 2 2 8.4 3.2 0.6
2020Away 0.00 1.08 12.0 0 0 3 7.5 3.0 0.0
2019Home 2.14 0.81 21.0 1 0 0 8.1 1.7 0.4
2019Away 6.75 1.50 9.1 0 0 0 13.5 3.9 1.9
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Stat Review
How does Stefan Crichton 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
1.67
 
K/9
7.9
 
BB/9
4.8
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
90.7 mph
 
ERA
3.97
 
WHIP
1.68
 
BABIP
.372
 
GB/FB
1.38
 
Left On Base
63.2%
 
Exit Velocity
83.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
0.0%
 
Spin Rate
1932 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
26.4%
 
Swinging Strike
7.4%
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Crichton is of the sinker/slider mold that once proliferated major-league bullpens, but is now more of a rarity. He is the guy Arizona wants up there when there is a hitter at the plate and a double play is needed to get out of a sticky situation in a medium-leverage spot. That's Crichton's role -- something a major-league club needs but a fantasy team has no use for. He has decent strikeout rates at most levels as his fastball has nice run on it, forcing hitters to eventually expand their zone. The breaking ball has high spin with an above-average swing-and-miss rate. In his limited MLB career, it has been fellow righties that have given him trouble (.308 average) as the lefties struggle with his tailing fastball (.254). Unless his role changes, he can stay in the FAAB pile.
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Clinches save
PArizona Diamondbacks
Hand
April 29, 2021
Crichton secured the save while allowing one hit in Thursday's victory over the Rockies.
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X-rays negative
PArizona Diamondbacks
Hand
April 22, 2021
Crichton underwent X-rays on his hand Thursday that came back negative, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
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Racks up second save
PArizona Diamondbacks
April 22, 2021
Crichton allowed a hit and struck out one over a scoreless ninth inning to earn his second save Wednesday in the completion of Tuesday's suspended game over the Reds.
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Earns first save of 2021
PArizona Diamondbacks
April 18, 2021
Crichton allowed one hit and one walk while striking out one in one scoreless inning to earn the save against the Nationals on Sunday.
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Picks up third hold
PArizona Diamondbacks
April 7, 2021
Crichton retired both batters faced to finish out the seventh inning and picked up his third hold in Tuesday's 10-8 extra-innings win over the Rockies.
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