Yonny Chirinos
Yonny Chirinos
25-Year-Old PitcherRP
Tampa Bay Rays
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Chirinos made his debut in 2018, with a mixed bag of results. The righty was a heavy groundball pitcher in the advanced levels of the minors, but was more neutral in the major leagues with a 43% groundball rate. He began the season in the rotation but missed time with an injury early in the summer, and returned to the team after they'd transitioned to using "openers", which is why he only started seven games. Advanced metrics show his entire repertoire is better than average, but it is his sinker which is his best pitch. His command was as inconsistent as you would expect from a rookie pitcher, which led to some hard contact problems. The defense behind him bailed him out quite a bit as his expected contact outcomes were nearly 30 points higher than his actual mark last season. He's an interesting late-round play, but that is where he stays until he gets more consistent with his command. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Rays in June of 2012.
Strong outing as bulk reliever
PTampa Bay Rays
May 17, 2019
Chirinos allowed four hits and struck out two over 4.2 scoreless innings Friday night against the Yankees.
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Chirinos did his part after Ryne Stanek tossed the first two frames, as he blanked the Yankees for nearly five innings. The 25-year-old right-hander has allowed three or fewer runs in each of his past six appearances, good enough for a 3.26 ERA with a 33:8 K:BB across 47 frames.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-24%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-54%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-9%
BAA vs LHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .202 243 47 18 45 9 2 7
Since 2017vs Right .266 320 63 15 77 14 1 9
2019vs Left .123 79 14 5 9 2 1 3
2019vs Right .266 114 21 3 29 5 0 6
2018vs Left .240 164 33 13 36 7 1 4
2018vs Right .265 206 42 12 48 9 1 3
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-9%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-38%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-9%
ERA on Road
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 3.26 0.97 77.1 7 3 0 7.4 1.7 1.4
Since 2017Away 3.57 1.27 63.0 3 3 0 6.6 2.6 0.6
2019Home 2.45 0.74 25.2 3 0 0 6.3 1.1 2.1
2019Away 3.96 1.08 25.0 2 1 0 6.1 1.8 1.1
2018Home 3.66 1.08 51.2 4 3 0 8.0 2.1 1.0
2018Away 3.32 1.39 38.0 1 2 0 6.9 3.1 0.2
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Yonny Chirinos 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 this season's data (min 20 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
4.38
 
K/9
6.2
 
BB/9
1.4
 
HR/9
1.6
 
Fastball
94.0 mph
 
ERA
3.20
 
WHIP
0.91
 
BABIP
.212
 
GB/FB
1.11
 
Left On Base
77.8%
 
Exit Velocity
86.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
8.1%
 
Spin Rate
2118 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
33.8%
 
Swinging Strike
9.1%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
The Rays named Chirinos the organization's top minor-league pitcher in 2017, over Brent Honeywell, as he had a bounce-back year while spending the bulk of his season in the rotation at Triple-A Durham as a 23-year-old . Throughout his time in the Rays' organization, Chirinos has demonstrated the ability to limit free passes, and with a combined 168.1 innings between Montgomery and Durham last season, he should be without workload restrictions if the Rays need him to contribute in their rotation in 2018 with Honeywell and Jose De Leon out for the season following Tommy John surgery. With a four-pitcher arsenal that he commands very well, Chirinos may exceed expectations relative to his lack of a prospect pedigree.
The Rays named Chirinos the organization's top minor-league pitcher in 2017, over Brent Honeywell, as he had a bounce-back year while spending the bulk of his season in the rotation at Triple-A Durham as a 23-year-old . Throughout his time in the Rays' organization, Chirinos has demonstrated the ability to limit free passes, and with a combined 168.1 innings between Montgomery and Durham last season, he should be without workload restrictions if the Rays need him to contribute in their rotation in 2018 with Honeywell and Jose De Leon out for the season following Tommy John surgery. With a four-pitcher arsenal that he commands very well, Chirinos may exceed expectations relative to his lack of a prospect pedigree.
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Tabbed as bulk reliever Friday
PTampa Bay Rays
May 16, 2019
Chirinos will serve as the primary pitcher for Friday's game against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Nabs win as bulk reliever
PTampa Bay Rays
May 11, 2019
Chirinos (5-1) earned the win against the Yankees on Saturday by allowing two runs on four hits over four innings. He struck out two and walked one.
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Likely bulk reliever Saturday
PTampa Bay Rays
May 8, 2019
Chirinos is likely to serve as a bulk reliever following a yet-to-be-named opener in Saturday's game against the Yankees, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
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Handed tough loss
PTampa Bay Rays
May 4, 2019
Chirinos (4-1) took the loss against the Orioles on Saturday while allowing three runs on seven hits across 7.1 innings. He struck out three and walked one.
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Starting Saturday
PTampa Bay Rays
May 4, 2019
Chirinos will start Saturday against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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