Cionel Perez

Cionel Perez

28-Year-Old PitcherRP
Baltimore Orioles
2024 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Cionel Perez in 2024. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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Rest of Season From Preseason
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$Signed a one-year, $1.2 million contract with the Orioles in January of 2024. Contract includes $2.2 million team option for 2025. Contract includes $25,000 escalators in 2025 for 55, 60, 65 and 70 innings pitched.
Snags win Friday
PBaltimore Orioles
May 31, 2024
Perez (1-0) pitched a perfect inning with one strikeout to earn the win Friday over the Rays.
ANALYSIS
Perez kept the deficit from growing beyond 1-0, and the Orioles rallied in the bottom of the sixth inning to give him the win. He hasn't earned a hold in any of his last eight appearances, but he has a save and a win in that span. The southpaw isn't a usual part of the high-leverage mix, but he's filled in there on occasion in 2024. He's at a 4.61 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 12:6 K:BB through 13.2 innings as a middle reliever this season.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
14
Last 10 Games
14
Last 5 Games
16
How many pitches does Cionel Perez generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Cionel Perez generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-13%
BAA vs LHP
2024
 
 
-1%
BAA vs LHP
2023
 
 
-30%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-3%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2022vs Left .221 253 58 25 49 9 1 1
Since 2022vs Right .254 359 68 38 79 14 1 3
2024vs Left .231 60 10 6 12 3 1 0
2024vs Right .233 71 17 9 14 4 1 0
2023vs Left .213 109 24 13 20 4 0 1
2023vs Right .305 138 20 14 36 6 0 1
2022vs Left .224 84 24 6 17 2 0 0
2022vs Right .218 150 31 15 29 4 0 2
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-35%
ERA at Home
2024
 
 
-36%
ERA at Home
2023
 
 
-1%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-89%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2022Home 2.34 1.34 80.2 9 0 0 8.1 3.8 0.2
Since 2022Away 3.60 1.38 60.0 3 3 5 8.0 4.4 0.3
2024Home 3.79 1.26 19.0 1 0 0 9.0 3.3 0.0
2024Away 5.91 1.59 10.2 0 0 1 6.8 6.8 0.0
2023Home 3.56 1.62 30.1 3 0 0 5.9 4.2 0.6
2023Away 3.52 1.48 23.0 1 2 3 9.4 5.1 0.0
2022Home 0.29 1.12 31.1 5 0 0 9.8 3.7 0.0
2022Away 2.73 1.22 26.1 2 1 1 7.2 2.7 0.7
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Stat Review
How does Cionel Perez 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
1.86
 
K/9
8.2
 
BB/9
4.4
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
96.4 mph
 
ERA
4.08
 
WHIP
1.33
 
BABIP
.304
 
GB/FB
2.17
 
Left On Base
63.2%
 
Exit Velocity
81.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.7%
 
Spin Rate
2288 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
24.8%
 
Swinging Strike
10.6%
 
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After strugging to carve out a meaningful bullpen role with Houston or Cinncinati due to his perennially high walk (6.0 BB/9) and home run (2.0 HR/9) rates, Perez had the best season of his young career with the Orioles. The southpaw made the club out of spring training and got off to a hot start, permitting just one earned run over the first two months of 2022. He pitched a career-high 57.2 innings across 66 appearances, with both totals surpassing what he had accumulated over the past four seasons combined. Perez significantly improved his walk rate, but it was still below league-average at 9%. He averaged a career-best 97 mph on his fastball, but he didn't exactly blow hitters away (23.5% K-rate). His expected metrics suggest ratio regression is in store for 2023 and if the walks creep up again, his role as the O's top lefty setup man could be in jeopardy.
Perez is an undersized (5-foot-11) southpaw with significant pedigree who fits best as a high-leverage reliever capable of getting more than three outs. He is technically competing for a spot in the starting rotation this spring, but is more of a depth option in that competition. Signed out of Cuba for $5.15 million in 2016, Perez boasts a 70-grade mid-90s fastball that is a swing-and-miss pitch in any count. His above-average breaking ball plays nicely off the heater, but he lacks a true third pitch. This would not preclude him from going three or four innings as a starter in a piggyback game -- the Astros have been utilizing this strategy in the minors, allowing multiple pitchers to throw around four innings rather than asking one pitcher to turn a lineup over more than twice. However, Perez would generate the most fantasy value as a Josh Hader type of reliever who picks up wins and the occassional save. Perez is more of a ratio risk than Hader, and he lacks that type of strikeout upside, so he has minimal fantasy value at this point in most formats.
The Cuban defector signed a deal in September with the Astros that included a $5.15 million signing bonus. However, the deal was voided in October due to an unspecified medical issue. He later signed with the Astros again for $2 million. If he can overcome the medical concern, Perez may quickly become the top left-handed pitching prospect in the Astros organization. He features a mid-to-low-90s fastball, a breaking ball with above average potential and a changeup that he is still working on developing, as he didn't use it much in Cuba. Perez's last season in Cuba was impressive, as he posted a 2.06 ERA and 76 strikeouts over 17 starts. Given his incomplete repertoire and slight stature (5-foot-11, 170 pounds), Perez carries plenty of bullpen risk. Without frontline upside or any stateside success, he can be simply monitored in most dynasty leagues for now.
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Notches first save of season
PBaltimore Orioles
May 26, 2024
Perez struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Saturday to record his first save of the season in a 5-3 win over the White Sox.
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Activated from injured list
PBaltimore Orioles
April 29, 2024
The Orioles activated Perez (oblique) from the 15-day injured list Monday, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
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Starting rehab assignment
PBaltimore Orioles
Oblique
April 24, 2024
Perez (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday, Brent Maguire of MLB.com reports.
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Throwing off mound
PBaltimore Orioles
Oblique
April 16, 2024
Perez (oblique) has been throwing bullpen sessions and will be ready for a live batting practice session soon, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
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Hoping to throw again soon
PBaltimore Orioles
Oblique
April 3, 2024
Perez (oblique) said Wednesday that he's feeling much better and is optimistic that he can begin throwing soon, Jake Rill of MLB.com reports.
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Bullpen spot likely safe for now
PBaltimore Orioles
June 1, 2023
According to Dan Connolly of The Athletic, Perez's place is Baltimore's bullpen is likely secure since he's out of minor-league options.
ANALYSIS
The left-hander was a high-leverage piece for the Orioles last season with 24 holds and just nine runs allowed in 66 appearances, but he's struggled to a 4.87 ERA, 2.07 WHIP and 14:11 K:BB through the first two months of 2023. Perez could be on shaky ground if his troubles persist throughout June, but for now the Orioles are likely to continue giving him chances to right the ship.
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