Antonio Senzatela

Antonio Senzatela

27-Year-Old PitcherSP
Colorado Rockies
15-Day IL
Injury Knee
Est. Return 3/1/2023
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Senzatela has solidified himself as a solid starter for the Rockies the past two seasons, and he had a 4.42 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 105:32 K:BB across 156.2 innings (28 starts) during 2021. The 27-year-old hits the mid-90s with his fastball but relies on soft contact with a 4.8 percent walk rate and 15.9 percent strikeout rate. Hs 3.60 FIP shows some room for improvement, and he also had an elite 0.69 HR/9. He had reverse home/road splits last year with a 3.97 ERA at Coors Field compared to a 5.05 ERA on the road. Senzatela's low strikeout totals and team context limit his overall ceiling, but he should at least be a decent streaming option, especially in deeper leagues. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
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$Signed a five-year, $50.5 million contract extension with the Rockies in October of 2021. Contract includes $14 million team option for 2027.
Surgery scheduled
PColorado Rockies
Knee
August 20, 2022
Senzatela will undergo surgery on his torn left ACL next week, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Senzatela suffered the injury Thursday against the Cardinals and is expected to miss 6-8 months, placing his expected return date sometime between late February and late April. A more precise timeline could emerge once the procedure is complete.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
80
Last 10 Games
81
Last 5 Games
82
How many pitches does Antonio Senzatela 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 2020
 
 
-2%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-10%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-6%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .295 720 94 49 194 43 6 13
Since 2020vs Right .302 666 106 24 188 34 3 17
2022vs Left .332 226 32 17 68 13 1 4
2022vs Right .369 187 22 6 65 15 1 5
2021vs Left .294 326 43 18 89 23 3 5
2021vs Right .281 344 62 14 89 16 1 7
2020vs Left .247 168 19 14 37 7 2 4
2020vs Right .264 135 22 4 34 3 1 5
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-31%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-36%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-21%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-55%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 3.64 1.31 178.0 9 5 0 4.8 1.7 0.5
Since 2020Away 5.30 1.54 144.1 3 15 0 6.5 2.5 1.2
2022Home 4.08 1.68 53.0 3 2 0 4.2 2.4 0.7
2022Away 6.41 1.70 39.1 0 5 0 6.6 2.1 1.1
2021Home 3.97 1.21 90.2 3 3 0 5.1 1.4 0.5
2021Away 5.05 1.52 66.0 1 7 0 7.4 2.5 1.0
2020Home 2.10 0.99 34.1 3 0 0 5.0 1.3 0.3
2020Away 4.62 1.41 39.0 2 3 0 5.1 3.0 1.8
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Stat Review
How does Antonio Senzatela compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 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 120 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
2.35
 
K/9
5.3
 
BB/9
2.2
 
HR/9
0.9
 
Fastball
94.2 mph
 
ERA
5.07
 
WHIP
1.69
 
BABIP
.375
 
GB/FB
2.72
 
Left On Base
69.7%
 
Exit Velocity
84.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
2.6%
 
Spin Rate
2118 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
27.5%
 
Swinging Strike
7.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Senzatela has the advantage of being a groundball pitcher at Coors Field, but he has several factors working against him. He spent the entirety of the abbreviated 2020 season with the major-league club and posted a career-best 3.44 ERA and 1.21 WHIP over 73.1 innings, but his 4.81 xFIP suggests that his results may not be sustainable over a larger sample. The 25-year-old had the worst K% (13.5%) of any qualified starter in 2020, according to FanGraphs. He also had the third-worst K-BB% last year after having the worst mark in that category during the 2019 season. Senzatela's average fastball velocity ticked up slightly to 94.4 mph, and his 1.74 GB/FB rate ranked 11th among qualified starters. However, he failed to dominate hitters once again during the shortened season, and his consistently low strikeout rates suggest that he remains a risky fantasy option despite his slightly improved ERA and WHIP.
The positives for Senzatela: he is a groundball pitcher in Coors Field. The negatives: everything else. He had the worst K-BB% of all pitchers last season (min. 100 IP) at 3.3%, as he struck out a mere 13% of the hitters around a 10% walk rate and a .309 opponents' batting average. That is how a pitcher produces a 6.71 ERA and 1.75 WHIP. The demotion to Triple-A last year did not fix anything, and the next logical step for him is to move to the bullpen. He has lost a little off his fastball, and did not have a single pitch with positive run value last year. He can soak up some innings, but does not give Colorado a good chance to win. Perhaps a change in his role will bring his fastball back a bit, which is needed given he throws it two out of every three pitches. Until something changes in his role, he needs to stay on the FAAB pile in all formats.
Senzatela began the season working out of the Rockies' bullpen. In early May, he was demoted to Triple-A Albuquerque after posting a bloated 6.23 ERA in 10 appearances spanning 17.1 innings. Senzatela righted the ship on the farm, posting a 2.15 ERA over eight starts. He was recalled in early July and inserted into the Colorado rotation. Senzatela's stint as a starter was interrupted by a pair of DL visits, first with a blister, then due to shoulder inflammation. In his five starts during that span, Senzatela recorded a mediocre 4.81 ERA with a pedestrian 28 whiffs in 39.1 stanzas. The 23-year-old righty then went on a run, posting a 2.94 ERA over his final six starts, punching out a slightly more respectable (but still weak) 27 in 33.2 innings. With his strong finish, Senzatela will likely be in the mix to break camp at the back end of the Rockies' rotation. However, he lacks the requisite arsenal to defeat Coors Fields for an extended period.
Senzatela earned a rotation spot out of camp and fared well in his first six starts (2.84 ERA, 1.03 WHIP), but he endured a nine-run blowup on June 22 and spent the rest of the year bouncing between the rotation and bullpen. Working primarily fastball/slider, with occasional curveballs (3.3 percent) and changeups (3.6 percent) mixed in, Senzatela struck batters out at an 18.1 percent clip. He limited the long balls on the road thanks to a 50.1 percent groundball rate (0.65 HR/9), but as is the case with most pitchers at Coors Field, Senzatela struggled with homers at home (1.45 HR/9, 5.15 ERA). The right-hander's walk rate increased to 9.6 percent in the second half and he allowed a .327 wOBA to right-handed batters for the season. Youth is on his side, but right now Senzatela is a low-strikeout, two-pitch pitcher without a defined role, who has to pitch half of his games in the best hitter's park in baseball.
Senzatela shot up the Rockies' prospect rankings after putting up numbers worthy of the Organizational Pitcher of the Year award with High-A Modesto in 2015. As one would expect, expectations were pretty high for the right-hander heading into the 2016 campaign, but things didn't go as planned. He spent a month in the beginning of the season on the disabled list due to shoulder inflammation, then it returned a month after that and kept him out for the remainder of the year. Senzatela's final line was phenomenal, though, as he finished with a 1.82 ERA, a 1.05 WHIP, and a 0.3 HR/9 in seven starts with Double-A Hartford. Missing most of 2016 will likely slow the 21-year-old's path to the majors, but thanks to an arsenal that includes a mid-to-upper-90s fastball and a developing swing-and-miss slider, Senzatela could find himself with the major league club in 2018. He has No. 4 starter upside, but could be a high-leverage reliever if that doesn't work out.
Senzatela may still fit best at the back of a rotation long term, but his 2015 numbers should keep him on prospect radars for now. His command was already pretty special heading into 2015, but the spike in K-rate, up to 23 percent from 14.8% in 2014, suggests development of his secondary offerings. Double-A will prove to be a major test for the 6-foot-1 righty in 2016, but he is starting to look like a No. 4 starter with the upside to be a No. 3 if everything clicks. The Rockies understandably protected him from the Rule 5 draft by adding him to the 40-man roster during the offseason, and he could be knocking on the door of the big leagues sometime in 2017.
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Suffers torn ACL
PColorado Rockies
Knee
August 19, 2022
Senzatela was placed on the 15-day injured list with a torn left ACL on Friday.
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Sprains knee, MRI coming
PColorado Rockies
Knee
August 18, 2022
Manager Bud Black said Senzatela will undergo an MRI on Friday after the right-hander exited Thursday's 13-0 loss to the Cardinals with a sprained left knee, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
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Lifted with left leg injury
PColorado Rockies
Knee
August 18, 2022
Senzatela was removed in the second inning of his start Thursday against the Cardinals due to an apparent left knee injury, John Denton of MLB.com reports. He was charged with five earned runs on six hits and no walks while striking out two in 1.2 innings before departing.
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Posts fourth straight quality start
PColorado Rockies
August 12, 2022
Senzatela allowed three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out two across six innings in a no-decision versus the Diamondbacks on Friday.
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Goes seven innings in no-decision
PColorado Rockies
August 6, 2022
Senzatela registered a no-decision during Saturday's 3-2 win against Arizona, allowing two runs on nine hits with two strikeouts in seven innings.
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