Lou Trivino
Lou Trivino
29-Year-Old PitcherRP
Oakland Athletics
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Trivino is one of those relievers with many interesting characteristics, but few results to show for it. He throws in the mid-to-upper 90s with his fastball, can touch 100 with it and matches that up with an effective cutter and curveball. Yet, 2020 saw him earn zero wins, zero saves and even allow a home run to Jeff Mathis. Trivino did significantly improve his strikeout rate despite losing two miles per hour off his fastball, throwing fewer cutters and using more fastballs. There was no new pitch here to credit a strikeout surge to as much as a significant change to his pitch utilization as well as some tweaks to his pitching mechanics (notably he shortened his arm action). He is more effective when attacking righties, but does not have the type of platoon splits that would limit him from high-leverage work should opportunities present themselves in 2021. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#593
ADP
$Signed a one-year, $912,500 contract with the Athletics in January of 2021.
Lit up in loss
POakland Athletics
May 6, 2021
Trivino (1-1) was tagged with the loss and the blown save Tuesday against the Blue Jays, allowing five runs on three hits and two walks while retiring only one batter.
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For the second straight outing, Trivino was summoned in the eighth inning rather than the ninth. The results weren't pretty, as the right-hander allowed five baserunners and retired only one hitter. Trivino entered the contest with a 1.59 ERA, five saves and three holds, so it's unlikely that one poor outing will knock him out of a high-leverage role. However, given his usage over the past two outings, it stands to reason that the Athletics aren't committed to using Trivino exclusively as their closer.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
18
Last 10 Games
18
Last 5 Games
19
How many pitches does Lou Trivino generally throw?
 
1-10
 
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41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Lou Trivino generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-7%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-8%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-19%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-1%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .254 200 42 20 45 13 0 6
Since 2019vs Right .236 230 58 30 46 9 0 5
2021vs Left .241 32 8 3 7 1 0 1
2021vs Right .222 42 11 6 8 3 0 1
2020vs Left .219 35 10 3 7 2 0 1
2020vs Right .178 52 14 7 8 0 0 1
2019vs Left .267 133 24 14 31 10 0 4
2019vs Right .263 136 33 17 30 6 0 3
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-24%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-70%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-19%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 5.40 1.43 51.2 4 5 2 9.8 4.5 0.7
Since 2019Away 4.13 1.40 48.0 1 2 3 8.4 4.5 1.5
2021Home 5.84 1.38 12.1 1 1 2 10.2 4.4 1.5
2021Away 0.00 1.20 5.0 0 0 3 9.0 5.4 0.0
2020Home 7.71 1.57 7.0 0 0 0 7.7 5.1 1.3
2020Away 2.35 0.98 15.1 0 0 0 11.2 3.5 1.2
2019Home 4.73 1.42 32.1 3 4 0 10.0 4.5 0.3
2019Away 5.86 1.66 27.2 1 2 0 6.8 4.9 2.0
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Stat Review
How does Lou Trivino 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
2.11
 
K/9
9.9
 
BB/9
4.7
 
HR/9
1.0
 
Fastball
96.0 mph
 
ERA
4.15
 
WHIP
1.33
 
BABIP
.287
 
GB/FB
1.83
 
Left On Base
69.3%
 
Exit Velocity
83.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.3%
 
Spin Rate
2114 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
22.8%
 
Swinging Strike
8.8%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
After bursting onto the scene with a 2.92 ERA and eight relief wins in 2018, Trivino got off to a great start to 2019. His season went downhill in a hurry and the point of decline can be tied closely to a thumb injury; Trivino posted a 6.27 ERA, 1.80 WHIP and 5.7 BB/9 following his return in May. He also battled an oblique injury and a cracked rib late in the year, with the latter cutting short his season. Despite Trivino's struggles, manager Bob Melvin continued to lean on the right-hander in high leverage for a good portion of the campaign. Trivino finished with the third-highest Leverage Index on the team, behind Blake Treinen and Liam Hendriks. The skills remain intriguing. Trivino throws 97 mph and even in a down year, his Barrel% and average exit velocity both ranked within the top 5% of the league. With better health, Trivino should bounce back and could even find his way into saves.
A relative unknown entering 2018, Trivino got the call up in mid-April and went on to become one of manager Bob Melvin's most trusted relievers at the back end of the Oakland bullpen. He did seem to run out of gas late in the year -- Trivino said it was just a lack of execution -- but his overall body of work was quite impressive. Working mostly four-seamer (97.6 mph)/cutter (92.4 mph), Trivino struck batters out at a 27.4% clip and held opponents to a sub-.200 batting average. He tied for 16th in the American League in appearances, racking up eight wins and four saves along the way, and finished with a 14.6% swinging-strike rate, which was a top-25 mark among qualified relievers. The estimators all suggest he overachieved by a decent margin, and regular save chances are highly unlikely with Blake Treinen, Fernando Rodney and Joakim Soria all ahead of him in the pecking order, but Trivino is on the radar as a ratios-eating staff filler.
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Gets third hold
POakland Athletics
May 4, 2021
Trivino was deployed in the eighth inning of a win over the Blue Jays on Monday, securing his third hold while allowing an earned run on two hits and a wild pitch over one frame. He struck out two.
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Earns fifth save
POakland Athletics
May 2, 2021
Trivino recorded his fifth save of the season against Baltimore on Sunday after pitching a scoreless ninth inning, though he allowed a hit and a walk.
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Logs fourth save
POakland Athletics
April 29, 2021
Trivino allowed one hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Thursday against the Rays.
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Nails down third save
POakland Athletics
April 26, 2021
Trivino gave up a hit and a walk while striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning Monday to record his third save of the season in a 2-1 win over the Rays.
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Falters in 10th inning Wednesday
POakland Athletics
April 22, 2021
Trivino allowed two earned runs on two hits and a walk over 1.2 innings in an extra-inning win over the Twins on Wednesday. He struck out three.
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