Bailey Falter

Bailey Falter

26-Year-Old PitcherSP
Pittsburgh Pirates
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Falter was flipped from Philadelphia at the trade deadline in 2023, though his role, workload and skill all remained nearly identical before and after the trade. He threw a total of 80.2 uninspiring innings in the majors, as he saw his velocity dip to the lowest mark of his career (90.9), with a corresponding dip in swinging strike rate (7.9 percent) and strikeout rate (17.3 percent). Even on a team with a relatively uninspiring group of starters, it's unlikely that Falter will be able to earn anything more than spot starts and a bullpen role. Though he's not a closer of the future, Falter has had more success in relief in his career, holding opponents to a .303 wOBA with 52 strikeouts across 56.2 innings. He could turn into a relatively successful multi-inning reliever, though the fantasy value of that in most league formats is minimal. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Phillies in March of 2023. Traded to the Pirates in August of 2023.
Moves to injured list
PPittsburgh Pirates
Neck
September 24, 2023
Falter was placed on the 15-day injured list with neck soreness and overall fatigue Sunday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
ANALYSIS
The left-hander was tagged for eight earned runs over two innings Saturday in Cincinnati, and his season will end a week early due to the injuries. Falter struggled as a rotation piece for both the Phillies and Pirates this year, and he closes the campaign with a 5.36 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 60:20 K:BB across 80.2 innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
72
Last 10 Games
64
Last 5 Games
47
How many pitches does Bailey Falter generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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11-20
 
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121+
What part of the game does Bailey Falter generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-9%
BAA vs RHP
2023
 
 
-26%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-16%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-15%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2021vs Left .293 199 47 8 55 10 0 10
Since 2021vs Right .267 636 121 35 158 28 4 28
2023vs Left .364 69 12 3 24 5 0 6
2023vs Right .269 278 48 17 70 12 1 11
2022vs Left .229 74 18 2 16 4 0 3
2022vs Right .273 275 56 15 69 13 2 13
2021vs Left .288 56 17 3 15 1 0 1
2021vs Right .244 83 17 3 19 3 1 4
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-9%
ERA on Road
2023
 
 
-17%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-56%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-42%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2021Home 5.01 1.26 88.0 5 7 0 8.2 1.8 1.7
Since 2021Away 4.57 1.31 110.1 5 7 0 7.2 2.0 1.7
2023Home 4.85 1.18 39.0 2 3 0 7.8 1.6 1.6
2023Away 5.83 1.63 41.2 0 6 0 5.6 2.8 2.2
2022Home 5.49 1.35 39.1 3 3 0 8.5 1.6 2.1
2022Away 2.42 1.10 44.2 3 1 0 7.5 2.0 1.4
2021Home 3.72 1.24 9.2 0 1 0 8.4 3.7 0.9
2021Away 6.38 1.17 24.0 2 0 0 9.4 0.8 1.5
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Stat Review
How does Bailey Falter 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
3.00
 
K/9
6.7
 
BB/9
2.2
 
HR/9
1.9
 
Fastball
90.7 mph
 
ERA
5.36
 
WHIP
1.41
 
BABIP
.315
 
GB/FB
1.25
 
Left On Base
65.4%
 
Exit Velocity
82.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.2%
 
Spin Rate
1961 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
25.7%
 
Swinging Strike
8.3%
 
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2023 Fantasy Outlook
Falter spent last season as the Phillies' sixth starter and was needed in the rotation for roughly half the year, making 16 starts and four relief appearances. The results were perfectly respectable for the second-year lefty, as he finished the year with a 3.86 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 84 innings of work. He didn't provide much in the strikeout category, but his 21.2 K% was close enough to league average and paired well with his 4.9 BB%. Throwing that many strikes is a good thing, but allowing plenty of contact can be an issue at cozy Citizens Bank Park. His 1.7 HR/9 overall was poor, and that number spiked to 2.1 at home, leading to a 5.49 ERA. Falter's 31.7% groundball rate was sixth-lowest among pitchers who threw at least 80 innings, so don't expect those homer problems to disappear any time soon. Still, if he's able to win a rotation spot, his control is good enough to make him usable in the right spots, especially on the road.
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Pounded for eight runs Saturday
PPittsburgh Pirates
September 23, 2023
Falter allowed eight runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out one batter over two innings in a no-decision against Cincinnati on Saturday.
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Takes loss as opener
PPittsburgh Pirates
September 20, 2023
Falter (2-9) took the loss in Tuesday's 14-1 rout at the hands of the Cubs, giving up two runs on a hit and two walks in just one inning. He struck out one.
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Getting another start
PPittsburgh Pirates
September 19, 2023
Falter is starting Tuesday's game against the Cubs in Chicago.
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Earns quality start, win
PPittsburgh Pirates
September 13, 2023
Falter (2-8) earned the win Tuesday, allowing one run on four hits and one walk over six innings in a 5-1 victory over the Nationals. He struck out four.
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Starting for Pirates on Tuesday
PPittsburgh Pirates
September 12, 2023
Falter will start for the Pirates on Tuesday against the Nationals, Bobby Blanco of MASNSports.com reports.
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