Matt Festa
26-Year-Old PitcherRP
Seattle Mariners AAA
2019 Fantasy Outlook
After spending the first few months as the closer for Double-A Arkansas, Festa got the call up to Seattle in July and rode the shuttle for a while before settling in for good in September. In total, he made eight appearances for the big-league team, including one start as an opener (covering one inning). The strikeout punch that Festa showed on the farm was completely absent, with his K-rate falling from 32.3% to just 10% with the jump in levels. He relied more so on limiting walks (5%) and hard contact (18.2%). Festa doesn't throw particularly hard and his swinging-strike rate was just 6.9% in his first foray into the majors. Chances are, Festa will break camp on the major-league roster after general manager Jerry Dipoto cleaned house this winter, but Festa has not yet flashed the kind of swing-and-miss dominance against upper-level hitters to suggest he has a realistic chance to close in 2019. Read Past Outlooks
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Sent to minors
PSeattle Mariners  AAA
April 12, 2019
Festa was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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Festa started off the season with 7.1 scoreless innings and three holds over his first five outings, but gave up five runs in his last two games. The 26-year-old spent the bulk of last season at Double-A Arkansas and had a 2.16 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 67:12 K:BB over 49 innings.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-17%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-35%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-3%
BAA vs RHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .368 22 5 2 7 4 0 0
Since 2017vs Right .304 51 3 5 14 3 1 1
2019vs Left .400 7 2 2 2 1 0 0
2019vs Right .261 26 2 3 6 2 1 1
2018vs Left .357 15 3 0 5 3 0 0
2018vs Right .348 25 1 2 8 1 0 0
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
 
 
-32%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 3.18 2.47 5.2 0 0 0 4.8 6.4 0.0
Since 2017Away 4.66 1.45 9.2 0 0 0 4.7 2.8 0.9
2019Home 0.00 1.29 2.1 0 0 0 7.7 7.7 0.0
2019Away 9.64 2.14 4.2 0 0 0 3.9 5.8 1.9
2018Home 5.40 3.30 3.1 0 0 0 2.7 5.4 0.0
2018Away 0.00 0.80 5.0 0 0 0 5.4 0.0 0.0
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 Matt Festa 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.
K/BB
0.80
 
K/9
5.1
 
BB/9
6.4
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
92.3 mph
 
ERA
6.43
 
WHIP
1.86
 
BABIP
.308
 
GB/FB
1.13
 
Strand %
66.7%
 
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Could see closing opportunities
PSeattle Mariners  AAA
March 30, 2019
Festa is one of several candidates for closing opportunities during Hunter Strickland's (lat) absence, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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Works inning in exhibition finale
PSeattle Mariners  AAA
March 27, 2019
Festa turned in a scoreless eighth inning in an exhibition loss to the Padres on Tuesday, allowing two hits and a walk.
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Serves as Wednesday's opener
PSeattle Mariners  AAA
September 19, 2018
Festa will start Wednesday's bullpen game against Houston, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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Recalled by Mariners
PSeattle Mariners  AAA
September 11, 2018
Festa was recalled from Double-A Arkansas on Tuesday.
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Heads back to Double-A
PSeattle Mariners  AAA
August 20, 2018
Festa was optioned to Double-A Arkansas on Monday.
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