Chris Devenski

Chris Devenski

33-Year-Old PitcherRP
Tampa Bay Rays
2024 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Chris Devenski in 2024. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a one-year, $1.1 million contract with the Rays in December of 2023. The deal includes a $2 million club option (or $100,000 buyout) for 2025.
Candidate for starting role
PTampa Bay Rays
March 13, 2024
Devenski is an option to step in as the Rays' No. 5 starter due to Taj Bradley (pectoral) being ruled out for the start of the season, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
ANALYSIS
Devenski has not started a big-league game since the 2019 season, but September was a renaissance of sorts as he posted a 2.08 ERA and 9:2 K:BB in nine appearances with the Rays down the stretch. Tampa Bay liked what it saw enough to bring the veteran back for 2024, and he has been building up to handle multiple innings this spring. Devenski threw two innings against the Blue Jays on Monday, allowing one run on three hits while striking out one batter.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
41
Last 10 Games
41
Last 5 Games
41
How many pitches does Chris Devenski generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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71-80
 
81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Chris Devenski generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-25%
BAA vs LHP
2024
 
 
-68%
BAA vs LHP
2023
 
 
-16%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-9%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2022vs Left .216 108 19 5 21 3 2 3
Since 2022vs Right .289 161 37 9 43 7 1 8
2024vs Left .133 15 1 0 2 0 0 0
2024vs Right .417 14 1 2 5 0 0 2
2023vs Left .206 72 14 5 13 0 1 2
2023vs Right .245 101 28 6 23 4 0 4
2022vs Left .316 21 4 0 6 3 1 1
2022vs Right .349 46 8 1 15 3 1 2
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-7%
ERA at Home
2024
 
 
-73%
ERA at Home
2023
 
 
-28%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-14%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2022Home 5.16 1.11 29.2 5 2 0 8.5 0.9 1.5
Since 2022Away 5.56 1.32 34.0 3 3 0 7.4 2.9 1.6
2024Home 2.08 1.15 4.1 0 0 0 0.0 2.1 2.1
2024Away 7.71 1.71 2.1 0 0 0 7.7 3.9 3.9
2023Home 5.23 1.02 20.2 3 2 0 10.5 0.9 1.3
2023Away 3.74 1.20 21.2 3 2 0 7.5 3.7 1.2
2022Home 7.71 1.50 4.2 2 0 0 7.7 0.0 1.9
2022Away 9.00 1.50 10.0 0 1 0 7.2 0.9 1.8
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Stat Review
How does Chris Devenski 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
2.7
 
BB/9
2.7
 
HR/9
2.7
 
Fastball
92.1 mph
 
ERA
4.05
 
WHIP
1.35
 
BABIP
.229
 
GB/FB
0.62
 
Left On Base
96.8%
 
Swinging Strike
9.7%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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It was a frustrating 2020 campaign for Devenski, who appeared in just four games prior to being shut down by elbow surgery. He allowed six runs on seven hits while striking out five over 3.2 innings. The 29-year-old right-hander typically leans heavily on his changeup, while mixing in a heavy dose of fastballs and the occasional curveball. Assuming he'll be healthy for the 2021 season, which certainly isn't a guarantee, Devenski will need to prove that he's deserving of high-leverage opportunities in an unsettled Arizona bullpen after signing a minor-league deal in January. He collected 42 holds and six saves between the 2017 and 2018 seasons, but he's failed to do much since in terms of fantasy production.
Devenski's sophomore season was his peak value. Even though that work is recent memory, it feels like occurred seven years ago. His snapdragon changeup has gone from an elite pitch to just an average pitch by pitch values, and his average fastball is now below-average. His breaking ball is his only plus pitch by pitch values, and a lot of that comes from his crazy delivery which hides the ball rather well. A righty with a changeup should be excellent against lefties, but Devenski struggled for the first time in his career against lefties last year with a .273/.348/.482 slash line in 155 plate appearances. His historical efforts against lefties should earn him another chance, but it is the one baseball skill he has, so he cannot afford another year of regression. Fantasy-wise, he has very little value as his diminished skills limit his leverage exposure.
Devenski was a popular target last year even though he wasn't expected to garner more than a handful of saves. The allure was more innings than the normal reliever combined with a dominant strikeout clip. He ended up disappointing as even before he was felled by a hamstring injury in August, the Astros cut back on using Devenski for multiple innings, plus his strikeout rate fell back a notch. He surrendered nine homers, just two fewer than the previous season in 33.1 fewer innings. As a flyball pitcher, Devenski is prone to the long ball. However, a bloated 15.1% HR/FB didn't help. Flyball pitchers generally carry a low BABIP, aiding WHIP, but he's no longer a cinch for 80 innings and Devenski loses some luster in a market replete with dominant middle relievers. He's still roster-worthy in leagues where high-strikeout setup men are assets, but it's no longer necessary to go the extra mile. There will be others of his ilk.
Devenski was dominant in his role as a multiple-inning reliever in 2017, finishing as one of the top fantasy relievers that was not a full-time closer. His ability to chew up late innings with a diverse cache of offerings resulted in four saves almost by accident. The flyball pitcher endured issues with home runs (1.23 HR/9) and his walk rate was a tad high at 2.9 BB/9, but he compensated with the swing and miss, posting a 17.1 percent swinging-strike rate and 44.5 O-Contact percentage (lowest among pitchers with at least 70 innings). The Astros probably value him too much as a reliable bridge to make him a full-time closer, but he will chip in a few during his normal duties, which bolsters what he can offer. Format matters, as investors will get more from him in deeper or innings-restricted leagues.
Devenski quietly had a really sharp season as a long reliever. He averaged about two innings per appearance as a reliever and went three-plus innings in 10 of them. He did log 24.2 frames as a starter over five starts, too, but his best work was in relief. He displayed a diverse four-pitch arsenal, but leaned most-heavily on his changeup (31 percent). His .484 OPS off the changeup was fourth-best among the 43 pitchers who threw at least 400 changeups. He only used his slider 10 percent of the time overall, but it was devastating with a .194 OPS against and 45 percent strikeout rate in 31 plate appearances, leading him to up its usage in the second half in lieu of the curve. His strikeout and walk rates were nearly identical to his minor league work, but he kept the ball in the yard and displayed much sharper command. He is reportedly being groomed for a starting role in 2017 and makes an interesting gamble in deep leagues.
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Building up workload
PTampa Bay Rays
February 14, 2024
The Rays plan to build Devenski up to three innings by mid-March, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
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Re-signs with Tampa Bay
PTampa Bay Rays
December 5, 2023
Tampa Bay re-signed Devenski to a one-year, $1.1 million contract Tuesday with a $2 million club option for 2025, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
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Back in majors
PTampa Bay Rays
September 23, 2023
The Rays recalled Devenski from Triple-A Durham on Saturday, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports.
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Sent back to Triple-A
PTampa Bay Rays
September 18, 2023
Devenski was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Monday, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports.
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Returns from bereavement list
PTampa Bay Rays
September 2, 2023
The Rays reinstated Devenski from the bereavement list Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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