Pete Fairbanks
27-Year-Old PitcherRP
10-Day IL
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 5/7/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Twelve different Tampa Bay relievers earned saves in the abbreviated 2020 season, yet Fairbanks was not one of them. Had he done so in the final weekend, the club would have broken the all-time record for most pitchers with a save in a single season. Fairbanks went on to earn three saves in the playoffs, tying with Diego Castillo for most on the team in the postseason (ahead of Nick Anderson's 1). Fairbanks and his twice-repaired elbow have struck out 31% of hitters over the past two seasons, and a cleaned-up delivery gave him a bit more consistency. There are still times when the command goes AWOL, leading to some sketchy outings involving free passes. Manager Kevin Cash sometimes uses him as the first stopper out of the bullpen to shut down rallies. When Fairbanks is on, he does it with the best of them. He is fastball command away from being an elite reliever, so investing now in a keeper league is wise. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#389
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$Signed a contract with the Rangers in June of 2015.
Out with rotator cuff strain
PTampa Bay Rays
Shoulder
April 9, 2021
Fairbanks was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a right rotator cuff strain, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The right-hander surrendered a run over 1.1 innings during his last appearance Tuesday at Boston, and he'll now be sidelined for the near future. According to Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network, Fairbanks will be shut down from throwing for 2-to-3 weeks, so he'll likely be unavailable until at least early May. Diego Castillo is 2-for-3 in save chances this season and should continue to operate as the primary closer with Fairbanks and Nick Anderson (elbow) sidelined.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
14
Last 10 Games
14
Last 5 Games
14
How many pitches does Pete Fairbanks generally throw?
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Pete Fairbanks generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-39%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-25%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-24%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-52%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .191 103 33 8 18 7 0 1
Since 2019vs Right .314 123 36 17 33 4 0 6
2021vs Left .250 4 0 0 1 1 0 0
2021vs Right .333 8 2 2 2 1 0 0
2020vs Left .196 53 16 6 9 2 0 1
2020vs Right .259 62 23 7 14 0 0 1
2019vs Left .182 46 17 2 8 4 0 0
2019vs Right .378 53 11 8 17 3 0 5
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-15%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-19%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-34%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 4.01 1.58 24.2 4 3 0 12.0 5.5 0.4
Since 2019Away 4.74 1.46 24.2 3 3 2 12.4 3.6 1.8
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 3.38 1.88 2.2 0 0 0 6.8 6.8 0.0
2020Home 2.70 1.73 13.1 2 2 0 13.5 6.1 0.7
2020Away 2.19 0.97 12.1 3 1 0 12.4 2.9 0.0
2019Home 5.56 1.41 11.1 2 1 0 10.3 4.8 0.0
2019Away 8.38 1.97 9.2 0 2 2 14.0 3.7 4.7
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Stat Review
How does Pete Fairbanks 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
1.00
 
K/9
6.8
 
BB/9
6.8
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
97.2 mph
 
ERA
3.38
 
WHIP
1.88
 
BABIP
.352
 
GB/FB
0.33
 
Left On Base
80.0%
 
Exit Velocity
81.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
7.1%
 
Spin Rate
2459 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
28.6%
 
Swinging Strike
7.3%
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Fairbanks missed all of 2018 while recovering from Tommy John surgery but sprinted through three minor-league levels last season and ended up pitching in 21 games between Texas and Tampa Bay, who traded for him in mid-July. Despite never advancing beyond high-A ball coming into the season, Fairbanks caught the attention of both clubs due to his elite strikeout potential. The right-hander's height (6-foot-6) and ability to broach triple-digits with his fastball make him an imposing presence on the mound. He pairs the fastball with an above-average slider, using the combination to post a 14.6 K/9 in the minors and 12.0 K/9 in the majors in 2019. Fairbanks struggled with his command in the big leagues (4.29 BB/9) but registered a more digestible 2.50 BB/9 in the minors. If he can harness that command and continue refining his game, Fairbanks could emerge as a late-inning option in the not-too-distant future.
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Nabs second hold in as many games
PTampa Bay Rays
April 3, 2021
Fairbanks was credited with his second hold in a win over the Marlins on Friday, firing a scoreless one-third of an inning during which he allowed no hits and issued one walk.
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Hitting stride as season approaches
PTampa Bay Rays
March 28, 2021
Fairbanks, who was credited with a hold in a Grapefruit League win over the Twins on Saturday, now has three scoreless outings in his last four spring appearances.
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Gives up run in spring debut
PTampa Bay Rays
March 12, 2021
Fairbanks allowed an earned run on a solo home run and did not record any walks or strikeouts over one inning in his first Grapefruit League action of the spring Thursday.
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Overcomes bout with food poisoning
PTampa Bay Rays
March 9, 2021
Rays manager Kevin Cash said that Fairbanks (illness) is scheduled to make his return to Grapefruit League action Thursday versus the Braves, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
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Out with food poisoning
PTampa Bay Rays
Illness
March 7, 2021
Fairbanks is dealing with food poisoning and will not pitch Sunday as previously scheduled, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
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