Carlos Estevez

Carlos Estevez

31-Year-Old PitcherRP
Los Angeles Angels
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Despite only recording two of the Angels' first seven saves, Estevez went on to convert a career-best 31 of the team's 43 total saves for a 72.1% team share that was ninth-highest among relievers. The hard-throwing right-hander quickly put a disastrous spring behind him to record a 1.50 ERA and 1.13 WHIP over the first two months of the season. He maintained solid ratios through the end of July, even earning his first All-Star selection, but he posted abhorrent numbers over the final two months to finish the year with a disappointing 3.90 ERA and 1.49 WHIP. The 31-year-old produced a career-best 27.8% strikeout rate thanks to his upper-90's fastball, but he also struggled with his command and control, as his 11% walk rate was his worst since his rookie season. Estevez is a wild card for fantasy purposes since he's in the final year of his contract with the Angels. He may open 2024 as LA's closer, but performance risk and/or a possible trade do not inspire much confidence. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $13.5 million contract with the Angels in December of 2022.
Clean inning for save
PLos Angeles Angels
July 13, 2024
Estevez struck out one in a perfect inning to earn the save in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Mariners.
ANALYSIS
This was Estevez's first save since June 28, but he's riding a 15-inning scoreless streak in which he has a 14:1 K:BB and just three hits allowed. The closer is up to 17 saves in 20 chances while pitching to a 2.61 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 31:4 K:BB through 31 innings this season.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
14
Last 10 Games
13
Last 5 Games
13
How many pitches does Carlos Estevez generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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31-40
 
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121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Carlos Estevez generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-5%
BAA vs RHP
2024
 
 
-2%
BAA vs LHP
2023
 
 
-10%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2022vs Left .230 312 70 33 64 12 1 11
Since 2022vs Right .218 318 93 25 62 10 2 6
2024vs Left .182 58 15 3 10 2 0 1
2024vs Right .185 56 16 1 10 1 1 2
2023vs Left .268 132 31 19 30 6 0 4
2023vs Right .242 149 47 12 32 4 0 3
2022vs Left .216 122 24 11 24 4 1 6
2022vs Right .204 113 30 12 20 5 1 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-37%
ERA on Road
2024
 
 
-34%
ERA on Road
2023
 
 
-63%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-1%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2022Home 4.19 1.21 81.2 5 7 28 8.6 3.4 1.1
Since 2022Away 2.62 1.24 68.2 5 5 22 11.1 3.5 0.9
2024Home 3.06 0.68 17.2 1 2 10 8.7 0.0 1.5
2024Away 2.03 0.90 13.1 0 1 7 9.5 2.7 0.0
2023Home 5.35 1.44 35.1 3 4 16 10.4 3.6 1.3
2023Away 2.00 1.56 27.0 2 1 15 12.3 5.7 0.7
2022Home 3.45 1.26 28.2 1 1 2 6.3 5.3 0.6
2022Away 3.49 1.09 28.1 3 3 0 10.8 1.9 1.6
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Stat Review
How does Carlos Estevez 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
7.75
 
K/9
9.0
 
BB/9
1.2
 
HR/9
0.9
 
Fastball
96.5 mph
 
ERA
2.61
 
WHIP
0.77
 
BABIP
.232
 
GB/FB
0.66
 
Left On Base
70.7%
 
Exit Velocity
83.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.4%
 
Spin Rate
2099 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
24.3%
 
Swinging Strike
13.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Estevez signed a 2-year, $13.5 million deal with the Angels after logging a career-best 3.47 ERA and 1.18 WHIP over 57 innings during his final season in Colorado. The right-hander throws his 98 mph fastball roughly 71% of the time, while occasionally mixing in a slider (15%) and changeup (14%) that were more effective in 2022 than they have been in recent years. Estevez's stock should improve a bit now that he's away from Coors Field, where he had a 5.57 ERA and 1.54 WHIP for his career compared to a 3.51 ERA and 1.26 WHIP elsewhere. Save opportunities are likely with his new club, though manager Phil Nevin may deploy a closer committee to start the 2023 season. If Los Angeles does not contend this season, look for the club to trade away veteran Ryan Tepera, who is a free-agent after the season. This would potentially open up more save chances for Estevez in the second half.
Estevez ranked 20th among 2021 qualified relievers with a 1.69 gmLI, which also made him Colorado's highest-leverage reliever last season. He didn't open the year in the closer role, but went 11-for-17 in save chances while posting a 4.38 ERA and 1.49 WHIP over 61.2 innings (64 appearances). He also recorded three wins and a career-high 15 holds while posting the second-best walk rate (7.8%) of his career. Estevez brings upper-90s heat with his fastball, but his changeup and slider have been really ineffective the past two seasons. If he improves those secondary offerings, or gets out of Colorado -- Estevez owns a career 3.51 ERA away from Coors Field compared to a 6.04 ERA otherwise -- he could improve his stock considerably. Estevez remains in the mix to close for Colorado, but Alex Colome is likely the favorite for the job after signing in March.
Estevez was dominant to begin the season as he allowed just one run over 9.1 innings during the season. However, he struggled mightily over the second half of the campaign as he finished the year with a career-worst 7.50 ERA and 1.75 WHIP over 24 innings. The Rockies' closer role was up for grabs for most of the season, and Estevez had several chances to work out of the ninth inning in 2020. However, he converted on just one of his four save chances and failed to secure the job. Many of his struggles came via the long ball, as his 2.25 HR/9 ranked ninth-worst among qualified relievers last season, and he had a 44.2% hard-hit rate that was seventh-worst among qualified relievers. Estevez could have the chance to compete for the closing gig again in 2021 if he can turn things around during the offseason, but his past results suggest that the Rockies could be better off turning toward other options.
Estevez spent the entire 2019 season in the big leagues and had his best season so far, finishing with a 3.75 ERA in 72 innings. That's not a particularly impressive number in a vacuum, but given Coors Field and the juiced ball, it was good for an ERA- of 74. It was also good for second-best on the team among pitchers who threw at least 11 innings, trailing only Scott Oberg. His performance was backed up by a solid 26.3% strikeout rate and 7.5% walk rate. The Rockies are likely to have some uncertainty in the back of their bullpen again this season, so Estevez's 2019 numbers make him a decent candidate for save speculation during draft season. That speculation should probably be limited to drafts in leagues that are quite deep, however, given that Estevez has only had one good season and still calls Coors Field home.
Coming into 2016, Estevez hadn't seen any action above the Double-A level. By the end of the season, however, he was one of the most heavily-used relievers in the Rockies' bullpen. The right-hander made his first appearance in the majors in April, and although his ERA was nothing spectacular, he came out of the gate striking out over a batter per inning. This success led manager Walt Weiss to designate him as the Rockies' closer after Jake McGee got injured, a role he retained into early August. The wheels began to come off, though, as the 23-year-old stumbled to the finish line to conclude the season with a 5.24 ERA and 1.42 WHIP. However, Estevez showed plenty of promise this season, so if he can maintain his high K/9 (9.7 in 2016) and stay sharp over the entire course of the season, he could work his way back into a fairly prominent position in the bullpen hierarchy.
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Secures 16th save
PLos Angeles Angels
June 28, 2024
Estevez threw a perfect ninth inning to earn a save over Detroit on Friday.
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Snares 15th save
PLos Angeles Angels
June 26, 2024
Estevez picked up the save Tuesday against Oakland, allowing one hit with two strikeouts across a scoreless ninth inning.
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Converts 14th save
PLos Angeles Angels
June 21, 2024
Estevez struck out two in a perfect inning to earn the save in Friday's 3-2 extra-inning win over the Dodgers.
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Logs 13th save Monday
PLos Angeles Angels
June 18, 2024
Estevez earned a save against the Brewers on Monday, striking out one batter in a perfect ninth inning.
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Earns 12th save
PLos Angeles Angels
June 15, 2024
Estevez struck out two in a perfect ninth inning to earn the save in a 4-3 win over the Giants on Saturday.
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Likely to be traded
PLos Angeles Angels
July 9, 2024
According to Sam Blum of The Athletic, "it feels like a near lock" that Estevez will be traded by the Angels ahead of the July 30 deadline.
ANALYSIS
The right-hander had a rough start to 2024 with three blown saves and a 6.17 ERA in his first 12 outings, but he's now converted 10 straight saves and hasn't given up an earned run in his past 13 appearances. Estevez is making $6.75 million this season in the final year of his contract, so there's no reason for the Halos to hold onto him as they sit 16 games under .500. The 31-year-old's fantasy value could take a hit if traded, depending on whether he's sent to a team with an established closer.
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