Emilio Pagan
Emilio Pagan
27-Year-Old PitcherRP
Tampa Bay Rays
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Traded to the Rays in December of 2018.
Traded to Tampa Bay
PTampa Bay Rays
December 21, 2018
Oakland sent Pagan to Tampa Bay in a three-team deal Friday, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports.
There are a number of moving parts in this deal, including Jurickson Profar heading from the Rangers to the A's. Pagan will step into a relief role with the Rays after appearing in 55 games for Oakland this past season. The 27-year-old logged a 4.35 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 63:19 K:BB while giving up 1.9 home runs per nine innings. Pagan still has minor-league options remaining on his contract, so he could spend some time in Triple-A Durham next year, but the right-hander should be able to carve out a role in low-leverage spots.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .280 159 37 14 40 8 4 10
Since 2016vs Right .193 299 82 13 54 10 0 10
2018vs Left .296 93 18 11 24 5 3 6
2018vs Right .196 169 45 8 31 8 0 7
2017vs Left .258 66 19 3 16 3 1 4
2017vs Right .189 130 37 5 23 2 0 3
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 3.46 0.93 54.2 2 1 0 10.5 1.8 1.6
Since 2016Away 4.21 1.21 57.2 3 3 0 8.6 2.5 1.6
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
2017Home 2.92 0.73 24.2 0 1 0 10.6 1.5 1.1
2017Away 3.51 1.13 25.2 2 2 0 9.5 1.4 1.4
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 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.
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
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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Heads back to Oakland
POakland Athletics
August 26, 2018
The Athletics recalled Pagan from Triple-A Nashville on Sunday.
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Sent to minors
POakland Athletics
August 25, 2018
Pagan was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Saturday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Continues solid relief work in June
POakland Athletics
June 22, 2018
Pagan owns a 2.35 ERA, .207 BAA and 14:3 K:BB across 7.2 innings over eight June appearances.
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Dominant in Tuesday's outing
POakland Athletics
May 30, 2018
Pagan fired two perfect innings in a loss to the Rays on Tuesday, recording four strikeouts.
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Relies more on fastball in big-league return
POakland Athletics
May 21, 2018
Pagan, who notched his first win of the season Saturday against the Blue Jays in his initial appearance since returning from Triple-A Nashville, used his fastball a season-high 86.2 percent of the time in that outing, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. "I've got to stick with what I do and believe that it will work out for the best more often than not: Throwing the fastball up in the zone, the slider off that, working in the split whenever I get a chance, whenever it's a good situation for it," Pagan said.
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