Freddy Tarnok

Freddy Tarnok

25-Year-Old PitcherRP
Oakland Athletics
Out
Injury Hip
Est. Return 3/5/2024
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Tarnok was one of the top prospects acquired by Oakland in the three-way deal that shipped Sean Murphy to Atlanta, but the right-hander dealt with injuries throughout the 2023 campaign and he was shut down in August after undergoing season-ending hip surgery; a surgery that will see the right-hander slowed to begin the 2024 season, as well. When healthy, the 25-year-old right-hander has three pitches that have shown the potential to miss bats in his fastball, slider and change, but he doesn't always have great command of those offerings, and consistency has been an issue since he was drafted by Atlanta back in 2017. There's potential for long-term success for Tarnok, but he should be firmly off radars to begin 2024, even if he's able to earn a spot in the Oakland rotation in the early portion of the year. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Athletics in March of 2023.
Behind after hip surgery
POakland Athletics
Hip
February 15, 2024
Tarnok (hip) is a bit behind schedule at the beginning of Athletics camp, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Tarnok needed surgery on his right hip last August and will be eased into things this spring. The 25-year-old will be in the mix for a spot in Oakland's rotation once he's ready to roll, although a trip back to Triple-A Las Vegas to knock some rust off at the start of 2024 seems likely.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
57
Last 10 Games
57
Last 5 Games
57
How many pitches does Freddy Tarnok generally throw?
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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121+
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Extra
% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-27%
BAA vs RHP
2023
 
 
-24%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-100%
BAA vs RHP
2021
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2021vs Left .250 26 7 2 6 3 0 0
Since 2021vs Right .182 42 8 9 6 2 0 4
2023vs Left .238 23 6 2 5 2 0 0
2023vs Right .182 42 8 9 6 2 0 4
2022vs Left .333 3 1 0 1 1 0 0
2022vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-71%
ERA at Home
2023
 
 
-69%
ERA at Home
2022
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2021
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2021Home 2.61 1.26 10.1 1 1 0 7.0 6.1 1.7
Since 2021Away 9.00 2.00 5.0 0 0 0 12.6 7.2 3.6
2023Home 2.79 1.24 9.2 1 1 0 6.5 6.5 1.9
2023Away 9.00 2.00 5.0 0 0 0 12.6 7.2 3.6
2022Home 0.00 1.50 .666666 0 0 0 13.5 0.0 0.0
2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Freddy Tarnok 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
1.27
 
K/9
8.6
 
BB/9
6.8
 
HR/9
2.5
 
Fastball
95.3 mph
 
ERA
4.91
 
WHIP
1.50
 
BABIP
.204
 
GB/FB
0.48
 
Left On Base
85.4%
 
Exit Velocity
83.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
8.5%
 
Spin Rate
2364 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
21.3%
 
Swinging Strike
9.8%
 
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2023 Fantasy Outlook
Tarnok has two very impressive pitches in his mid-90s four-seamer with excellent characteristics and a hammer curveball. His changeup, slider and command lag behind, but an offseason trade to Oakland should buy Tarnok more developmental time as a starter. He has excellent size (6-foot-3, roughly 200 pounds) and can look dominant when everything is working, but consistency has been lacking at times. Tarnok, who had a 3.05 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 80:22 K:BB in his final 65 innings (14 starts) in the minors last season, has as much strikeout upside as any Athletics starting pitcher. However, he will still need to win a rotation spot this spring, as he is less of a finished product than some of Oakland's other unproven arms. He has two minor-league options remaining and should approach 150 innings this year with good health.
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Sent to 60-day IL
POakland Athletics
Hip
September 17, 2023
The Athletics transferred Tarnok (hip) from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Sunday.
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Undergoes hip surgery
POakland Athletics
Hip
August 30, 2023
Tarnok underwent surgery on his right hip Wednesday and will miss the rest of the season, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
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Diagnosed with calf strain
POakland Athletics
Calf
August 14, 2023
Tarnok is dealing with a Grade 2 right calf strain, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
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Lands on injured list
POakland Athletics
Undisclosed
August 14, 2023
Tarnok (undisclosed) was placed on the 15-day injured list Monday.
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Gets another turn through rotation
POakland Athletics
August 14, 2023
Tarnok is listed as the Athletics' probable starting pitcher for Tuesday's game in St. Louis.
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