Tejay Antone
27-Year-Old PitcherRP
2021 Fantasy Outlook
A fifth-round pick in 2014, Antone was an unheralded prospect but suddenly became the talk of Reds spring training before it was paused. After sitting high-80s/low-90s in 2019, Antone was dialing it up to the high-90s and sitting 95-96 mph, which he credited to offseason weighted-ball training. Cincinnati brought Antone up the first weekend of the season and the right-hander rode that increased velocity and elite spin to a 2.80 ERA and 20.6 K-BB% over 13 appearances (four starts) during the regular season. He gets good sinking movement and keeps the ball on the ground, which is especially important in Great American Ball Park. Further, Antone has a second breaking pitch with distinctive shape to it, helping offset the lack of a true offspeed pitch. The Reds are trimming payroll and Antone looks no worse than fifth or sixth on the depth chart for starts anyway. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
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Implodes in relief
PCincinnati Reds
May 3, 2021
Antone was charged with a blown save after giving up four runs on two hits and two walks over 1.1 innings in Sunday's 13-12 win over the Cubs in 10 innings.
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After picking up his first career save Friday in the series opener, Antone was summoned with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to protect a one-run lead. He got out of the seventh unscathed and then saw the Reds put up three runs in the top of the eighth, but Antone couldn't hold up to his end of the bargain. He walked two of the first four batters he faced in the bottom of the eighth, then surrendered an RBI single before coughing up a game-tying three-run home run to Ian Happ. The poor outing should do little to diminish what's been an outstanding start to the season for Antone, who still owns excellent ratios (2.93 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, 12.3 K/9) across his nine relief appearances.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
30
Last 10 Games
30
Last 5 Games
28
How many pitches does Tejay Antone 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 2019
 
 
-36%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-4%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-45%
BAA vs RHP
2019
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .184 104 27 14 16 2 0 4
Since 2019vs Right .118 99 38 11 10 4 0 2
2021vs Left .107 34 11 4 3 0 0 1
2021vs Right .111 33 12 5 3 0 0 1
2020vs Left .220 70 16 10 13 2 0 3
2020vs Right .121 66 26 6 7 4 0 1
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-70%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-50%
ERA on Road
2019
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 4.44 0.99 24.1 0 1 1 11.8 4.1 1.8
Since 2019Away 1.35 1.01 26.2 1 2 0 11.1 4.7 0.3
2021Home 5.19 1.27 8.2 0 0 1 12.5 6.2 2.1
2021Away 0.00 0.46 8.2 1 0 0 11.4 3.1 0.0
2020Home 4.02 0.83 15.2 0 1 0 11.5 2.9 1.7
2020Away 2.00 1.28 18.0 0 2 0 11.0 5.5 0.5
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Tejay Antone 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
2.56
 
K/9
11.9
 
BB/9
4.7
 
HR/9
1.0
 
Fastball
96.6 mph
 
ERA
2.60
 
WHIP
0.87
 
BABIP
.134
 
GB/FB
2.50
 
Left On Base
82.0%
 
Exit Velocity
78.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.4%
 
Spin Rate
2857 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
19.1%
 
Swinging Strike
14.4%
 
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Notches first career save
PCincinnati Reds
April 30, 2021
Antone retired the only batter he faced Friday to record his first save of the season in an 8-6 win over the Cubs.
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Picks up first career win
PCincinnati Reds
April 27, 2021
Antone (1-0) fired three scoreless innings without giving up a hit, walking two batters and striking out three to earn his first major-league win over the Dodgers on Monday.
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Picks up hold Monday
PCincinnati Reds
April 13, 2021
Antone did not give up a hit in Monday's 3-0 win over the Giants, striking out five and walking a batter while firing 3.2 scoreless innings to earn a hold.
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Two strong innings
PCincinnati Reds
April 10, 2021
Antone threw two shutout innings against the Diamondbacks on Friday, striking out three while allowing one hit.
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Expects to avoid injured list
PCincinnati Reds
Hip
March 29, 2021
Antone (hip) said Monday that he'll be ready to go by Opening Day, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
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