Luis Patino
20-Year-Old PitcherRP
San Diego Padres AAA
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Other than the high-risk nature of young pitchers who throw hard, Patino has few flaws. At 6-foot, he is undersized for a right-handed starter; he struggles to generate groundballs (38.4 GB% at High-A); and he dealt with a blister at the end of the season -- sometimes blisters reoccur. Everything else about the 20-year-old generates glowing praise. He has been the youngest starting pitcher in every full-season league he has played in. With his arsenal, it is easy to see why. His pitches all have excellent life, and it starts with his mid-90s fastball, which is a 70-grade pitch. He throws a hard slider that flashes plus and is working on getting more consistent with his changeup. His command/control improved as the season went on and he made two starts at Double-A as a 19-year-old. With good health, he will throw 100-plus innings for the first time and could reach the majors in some capacity. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#584
ADP
Add To Watchlist
$Signed a $120,000 contract with the Padres in July of 2016.
Sent down Monday
PSan Diego Padres  AAA
September 7, 2020
Patino was optioned to the Padres' alternate training site Monday.
ANALYSIS
Patino has been inconsistent while pitching mainly in low-leverage situations for the Padres this season, and he'll attempt to work things out at alternate camp. In his first major-league action this year, the right-hander posted a 5.52 ERA and 1.77 WHIP over 14.2 innings.
Read More News
Pitching Stats
Loading Pitching Stats...
2020
2020 MLB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Pitching Game Log...
Minor League Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Loading Minor League Pitching Game Log...
Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
31
Last 10 Games
31
Last 5 Games
27
How many pitches does Luis Patino generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Luis Patino generally pitch?
 
 
 
1st
 
 
 
2nd
 
 
 
3rd
 
 
 
4th
 
 
 
5th
 
 
 
6th
 
 
 
7th
 
 
 
8th
 
 
 
9th
 
Extra
 
 
 
1st
 
 
 
2nd
 
 
 
3rd
 
 
 
4th
 
 
 
5th
 
 
 
6th
 
 
 
7th
 
 
 
8th
 
 
 
9th
 
Extra
 
 
 
1st
 
 
 
2nd
 
 
 
3rd
 
 
 
4th
 
 
 
5th
 
 
 
6th
 
 
 
7th
 
 
 
8th
 
 
 
9th
 
Extra
% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-31%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-31%
BAA vs LHP
2019
No Stats
2018
No Stats
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .207 33 8 3 6 1 0 1
Since 2018vs Right .300 38 8 8 9 0 0 2
2020vs Left .207 33 8 3 6 1 0 1
2020vs Right .300 38 8 8 9 0 0 2
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More Splits View More Split Stats
Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-34%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-34%
ERA on Road
2019
No Stats
2018
No Stats
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 6.48 1.68 8.1 0 0 0 9.7 6.5 2.2
Since 2018Away 4.26 1.89 6.1 0 0 0 9.9 7.1 1.4
2020Home 6.48 1.68 8.1 0 0 0 9.7 6.5 2.2
2020Away 4.26 1.89 6.1 0 0 0 9.9 7.1 1.4
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More Splits View More Split Stats
Stat Review
How does Luis Patino 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
1.45
 
K/9
9.8
 
BB/9
6.8
 
HR/9
1.8
 
Fastball
97.0 mph
 
ERA
5.52
 
WHIP
1.77
 
BABIP
.321
 
GB/FB
0.71
 
Left On Base
78.0%
 
Exit Velocity
82.5 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.2%
 
Spin Rate
2392 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
20.8%
 
Swinging Strike
10.7%
 
Prospect Rankings History
Advanced Pitching Stats
Loading Advanced Pitching Stats...
Defensive Stats
Loading MLB Defensive Stats...
Stats Vs Today's Lineup
Want more matchup stats?
Loading Matchup Stats...
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Luis Patino
Farm Futures: Top 400 Update
39 days ago
James Anderson breaks down his latest update to the Top 400 Prospect Rankings, in which Dodgers slugger Edwin Rios gets two up arrows.
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
40 days ago
Jan Levine has a number of new FAAB offerings, including the impending return of Keone Kela to the Pirates' lineup.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Slim Pickings
41 days ago
Todd Zola ranks starting pitchers in a week with few elite two-start hurlers. Max Scherzer is scheduled for two starts, but he's also dealing with a hamstring injury.
Farm Futures: Ranking The Rookies 4.0
62 days ago
James Anderson ranks the rookies based on expected value for 2020, and Athletics' southpaw A.J. Puk is the top pitching prospect on his board.
Farm Futures: Ranking the Rookies 3.0
72 days ago
James Anderson ranks the rookies based on expected value for 2020, and Yankees righty Clarke Schmidt is shooting up this third version of the list.
2019 Fantasy Outlook
A dominant full-season debut allowed Patino to emerge as a top-five pitching prospect in the top system in baseball, which is no small feat. Among Midwest League pitchers who threw at least 80 innings, Patino had the lowest FIP (2.33), lowest WHIP (1.07), highest K-BB% (22.4) and also happened to be the youngest pitcher in that subset. He dominates with a mid-90s fastball and a pair of potentially plus breaking balls. His changeup is still a work in progress, but given his age and advanced feel, it would not be surprising if that too ended up being a plus pitch for the 6-foot, 192-pound righty. He threw 70-plus pitches in all but one of his 17 starts, so he has experience turning a lineup over multiple times. While there is a temptation to ding shorter righties, Patino’s repertoire will allow him to have success at the highest level. From a dynasty-league perspective, the only knock is that he is a pitching prospect who is a couple years away from the majors.
More Fantasy News
Expected to piggyback Morejon
PSan Diego Padres  AAA
August 18, 2020
The Padres are expected to deploy Patino in Tuesday's game against the Rangers as a piggyback option behind starter Adrian Morejon, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Wild in relief
PSan Diego Padres  AAA
August 10, 2020
Patino worked 1.2 innings out of the bullpen in Sunday's 9-5 win over the Diamondbacks, giving up two runs on two hits and four walks while striking out three.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
In consideration for starting role
PSan Diego Padres  AAA
August 8, 2020
Patino is a candidate to start against the Dodgers on Monday or Tuesday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Roughed up in big-league debut
PSan Diego Padres  AAA
August 6, 2020
Patino tossed two innings in relief against the Dodgers on Wednesday, allowing three runs on three hits while striking out two.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Joining big-league bullpen
PSan Diego Padres  AAA
August 4, 2020
Patino is joining the Padres ahead of Tuesday's game against the Dodgers, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports. He will be used out of the bullpen initially.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.