Yonny Chirinos
Yonny Chirinos
25-Year-Old PitcherSP
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.
Languishes in long relief
PTampa Bay Rays
September 30, 2019
Chirinos was tagged for four runs on four hits and struck out two in 2.2 innings of relief Sunday in the Rays' 8-3 loss to the Blue Jays.
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Unsurprisingly, Chirinos' command has been an issue in his three appearances since returning from a six-week absence due to an inflamed middle finger on his pitching hand. The 25-year-old has served up a home run in each of those outings, leaving his role somewhat uncertain heading into Wednesday's wild-card matchup with the Athletics. If Chirinos is included on the roster for that contest, he likely won't represent one of manager Kevin Cash's preferred options in relief.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
76
Last 10 Games
73
Last 5 Games
48
How many pitches does Yonny Chirinos 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 2017
 
 
-19%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-26%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-9%
BAA vs LHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .210 410 89 31 79 16 4 11
Since 2017vs Right .259 490 100 22 117 19 1 19
2019vs Left .189 246 56 18 43 9 3 7
2019vs Right .255 284 58 10 69 10 0 16
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
 
 
-20%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-33%
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 3.34 1.00 121.1 9 5 0 7.9 1.9 1.3
Since 2017Away 4.16 1.26 101.2 5 5 0 7.3 2.5 1.1
2019Home 3.10 0.93 69.2 5 2 0 7.8 1.7 1.6
2019Away 4.66 1.18 63.2 4 3 0 7.6 2.1 1.6
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 starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 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 120 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
4.07
 
K/9
7.7
 
BB/9
1.9
 
HR/9
1.6
 
Fastball
93.9 mph
 
ERA
3.85
 
WHIP
1.05
 
BABIP
.254
 
GB/FB
1.37
 
Left On Base
73.3%
 
Exit Velocity
87.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
8.2%
 
Spin Rate
2126 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
34.4%
 
Swinging Strike
10.6%
 
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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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Getting work in finale
PTampa Bay Rays
September 29, 2019
Chirinos will work behind starter Blake Snell in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Blue Jays in an effort to get him stretched out ahead of the postseason, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Three solid innings
PTampa Bay Rays
September 24, 2019
Chirinos gave up one run on one hit and zero walks over three innings Tuesday against the Yankees. He did not factor in the decision.
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Abbreviated start on tap
PTampa Bay Rays
September 24, 2019
Chirinos is expected to pitch two-to-three innings Tuesday against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Set to start Tuesday
PTampa Bay Rays
September 23, 2019
Chirinos is scheduled to start against the Yankees on Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Put right to work
PTampa Bay Rays
September 22, 2019
Chirinos allowed an earned run on a solo home run and also recorded two strikeouts over an inning in an extra-innings win over the Red Sox on Saturday.
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