Felix Bautista

Felix Bautista

29-Year-Old PitcherRP
Baltimore Orioles
60-Day IL
Injury Elbow
Est. Return 2/1/2025
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Bautista is expected to miss the entire 2024 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in October. Prior to the injury, which he suffered in late-August, "The Mountain" had arguably emerged as MLB's top closer. Bautista compiled a 1.48 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 110:26 K:BB ratio over 61 innings to go along with 33 saves. This mark was still good for 3rd in the American League despite Bautista missing the last month and change of the season. His 46.4% strikeout percentage was tops among qualified relievers, while his 4.45 WPA and 2.03 gmLI were 2nd and 5th, respectively. Assuming Bautista avoids any setbacks in his recovery, look for him to return for spring training in 2025. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $2 million contract extension with the Orioles in October of 2023.
Starts playing catch
PBaltimore Orioles
Elbow
May 17, 2024
Bautista (elbow) played catch Friday, Danielle Allentuck of TheBaltimoreBanner.com reports.
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Bautista is continuing to rehab from October 2023 Tommy John surgery and a follow-up procedure in February. While a 2024 return hasn't been ruled out and Friday's progress is encouraging, it's highly unlikely Bautista will be back on a mound for the O's this season.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-22%
BAA vs LHP
2024
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2023
 
 
-26%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-15%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2022vs Left .133 187 85 20 22 3 0 5
Since 2022vs Right .170 303 113 29 46 7 0 6
2024vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2024vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023vs Left .120 107 54 14 11 0 0 2
2023vs Right .162 130 56 12 19 3 0 2
2022vs Left .149 80 31 6 11 3 0 3
2022vs Right .176 173 57 17 27 4 0 4
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-51%
ERA on Road
2024
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2023
 
 
-64%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-36%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2022Home 2.44 0.89 66.1 7 3 25 13.6 2.8 0.8
Since 2022Away 1.19 0.96 60.1 5 3 23 14.6 4.2 0.7
2024Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2024Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Home 2.25 0.89 28.0 3 1 17 15.8 2.9 0.6
2023Away 0.82 0.94 33.0 5 1 16 16.6 4.6 0.5
2022Home 2.58 0.89 38.1 4 2 8 12.0 2.8 0.9
2022Away 1.65 0.99 27.1 0 2 7 12.2 3.6 1.0
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2023 Fantasy Outlook
After pitching at three levels of the Orioles' minor league system in 2021, Bautista made the Opening Day roster last season. The rookie showcased his big arm by throwing the seventh-most pitches (203) at 100 mph or greater. Control has always been an issue for Bautista, but he was able to harness it enough (3.2 BB/9) to quickly ascend Baltimore's high leverage ladder. The 6-foot-5 hurler was dominant in a setup role before the O's midseason trade of Jorge Lopez created a vacancy at closer. "The Mountain" made the decision easy for Brandon Hyde and finished 2022 with 15 saves, 14 holds and a 34.8% strikeout rate good for ninth among qualified relievers. Bautista's splitter generated a 53.3% whiff rate that was second best in the league on that pitch. He doesn't use his slider often (12% usage), but has a similarly good whiff rate (42.5%) should he decide to throw it more. There's some risk for 2023, but Bautista's upside should make him one of the top 10 closers off the board.
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Heads to 60-day IL
PBaltimore Orioles
Elbow
February 14, 2024
The Orioles placed Bautista (elbow) on the 60-day injured list Wednesday.
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Undergoes additional elbow surgery
PBaltimore Orioles
Elbow
February 9, 2024
Bautista underwent a right elbow debridement and an ulnar nerve transposition Friday, Jake Rill of MLB.com reports.
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Not ruling out late-season return
PBaltimore Orioles
Elbow
January 16, 2024
Bautista (elbow) on Tuesday wouldn't rule out the possibility of returning before the end of the 2024 season, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
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Tommy John surgery completed
PBaltimore Orioles
Elbow
October 9, 2023
Bautista (elbow) underwent successful Tommy John surgery in Arlington, Texas on Monday.
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Needs Tommy John surgery
PBaltimore Orioles
Elbow
September 30, 2023
Bautista (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery in October, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
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