Emilio Pagan
Emilio Pagan
29-Year-Old PitcherRP
San Diego Padres
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The Rays acquired Pagan in December 2018 after he took a step back during his year with the A's, but he ended up finishing the 2019 season as the team's main closer (20-for-28 in save chances). He was traded yet again in February, this time to San Diego, where he figures to set up in front of Kirby Yates. Pagan increased his K% nearly 12 percentage points to 36.0% as he added almost two mph to his fastball, which averaged 95.5 mph. Pagan finished the season with a 2.31 ERA and 0.83 WHIP while relying more on his slider, which also saw a spike in velocity of almost three mph. The loss of the ninth-inning role following the trade to the Padres takes Pagan off the table in most standard mixed leagues, but Pagan should break camp with a high-leverage role and is still very much appealing in leagues counting holds. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Rays in March of 2019. Traded to the Padres in February of 2020.
Scoreless streak ends Sunday
PSan Diego Padres
September 21, 2020
Pagan was tagged with a blown save in Sunday's win over Seattle. He pitched one inning and allowed two runs on two hits while striking out two.
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Pagan's ERA sat at 7.36 after blowing a save Aug. 20, but he had subsequently recovered to notch seven straight scoreless outings covering seven innings. That streak ended Sunday, however, when Dylan Moore launched a two-run homer off Pagan in the eighth inning. The Padres ultimately pulled out an extra-inning victory, but Pagan nonetheless was tagged with his fifth blown save of the season.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
17
Last 10 Games
18
Last 5 Games
16
How many pitches does Emilio Pagan 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 2018
 
 
-21%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-23%
BAA vs RHP
2019
Even Split
2018
 
 
-34%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .233 231 63 26 47 7 5 14
Since 2018vs Right .185 375 116 15 66 12 2 15
2020vs Left .216 42 12 5 8 0 1 2
2020vs Right .167 35 8 4 5 0 0 2
2019vs Left .179 96 33 10 15 2 1 6
2019vs Right .179 171 63 3 30 4 2 6
2018vs Left .296 93 18 11 24 5 3 6
2018vs Right .196 169 45 8 31 8 0 7
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-3%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-13%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-36%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-18%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 3.47 0.87 80.1 5 1 11 11.3 1.5 1.9
Since 2018Away 3.57 1.19 70.2 2 3 11 9.9 3.6 1.5
2020Home 4.91 0.82 11.0 0 0 2 9.0 2.5 2.5
2020Away 5.63 1.63 8.0 0 1 0 10.1 6.8 1.1
2019Home 2.75 0.71 39.1 3 1 9 12.6 0.7 1.6
2019Away 1.76 0.98 30.2 1 1 11 12.0 2.9 1.5
2018Home 3.90 1.10 30.0 2 0 0 10.5 2.1 2.1
2018Away 4.78 1.28 32.0 1 1 0 7.9 3.4 1.7
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Stat Review
How does Emilio Pagan 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
2.44
 
K/9
9.3
 
BB/9
3.8
 
HR/9
1.7
 
Fastball
94.5 mph
 
ERA
4.64
 
WHIP
1.08
 
BABIP
.208
 
GB/FB
0.63
 
Left On Base
69.0%
 
Exit Velocity
83.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.1%
 
Spin Rate
2397 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
21.4%
 
Swinging Strike
12.6%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Pagan was a deep-league sleeper last offseason on the back of a campaign in which he struck out 28.6% of batters while walking just 4.1%. Both marks went in the wrong direction in 2018, though he was still above average in both statistical categories. Pagan has a heavy flyball lean and that has led to some homer problems at the highest level. Following a trade to the Rays, his third team, he joins an organization with a reputation for getting the most out of its pitchers. Perhaps he will get some run as an opener. Either way he should see a fairly heavy workload, and with a fairly high strikeout rate, Pagan remains a candidate to be a non-closing reliever with fantasy value.
Turning 27 in May, Pagan isn't young, but his rookie stint with the Mariners made him a fresh name to watch. Averaging at least 10.2 K/9 in his last two seasons combined between Double-A and Triple-A, the right-hander fanned 56 and walked just eight across his first 50.1 major-league innings last year. Among big-league relievers with 50-plus innings in 2017, he ranked 18th with a 24.5 K-BB percentage, and the 1.4 BB/9 shows he's not just a high-whiff, high-walk filler arm. His rising fastball hits the mid-90s to pair with an effective slider, and harnessing his changeup could elevate him even more. Home runs probably will be an issue because he works up in the zone (56.9 percent flyball rate in his first year), but perhaps his new park will help. He was dealt to the Athletics early this offseason and may find himself in the mix for setup work or even save chances.
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Activated Thursday
PSan Diego Padres
September 10, 2020
Pagan (biceps) was activated from the 10-day injured list Thursday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Set to throw
PSan Diego Padres
Biceps
September 7, 2020
Pagan (biceps) will face hitters Tuesday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Out with biceps issue
PSan Diego Padres
Biceps
September 2, 2020
Pagan was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with right biceps inflammation, retroactive to Aug. 31.
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Locks down save
PSan Diego Padres
August 23, 2020
Pagan tossed a clean ninth inning Sunday, earning a save in the win over Houston.
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Converts first save
PSan Diego Padres
August 21, 2020
Pagan pitched a scoreless inning and allowed just one walk to earn the save in Friday's 4-3 win over the Astros.
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