Jake Faria

Jake Faria

30-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2024 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Jake Faria in 2024. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, $735,000 contract with the Red Sox in February of 2023. Released by the Red Sox in July of 2023.
Released by Boston
PFree Agent  
July 27, 2023
Faria was released by the Red Sox on Thursday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
ANALYSIS
Faria has allowed five earned runs in just two innings of work this season at the major-league level and was sporting an ugly 6.38 ERA in 60.2 innings at Triple-A Worcester. He inked a minor-league contract with Boston in February and will now head back to the open market.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
65
Last 10 Games
65
Last 5 Games
65
How many pitches does Jake Faria generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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31-40
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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81-90
 
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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 Jake Faria generally pitch?
 
 
 
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Extra
% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-3%
BAA vs RHP
2023
 
 
-33%
BAA vs LHP
2022
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2021
 
 
-8%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2021vs Left .299 78 17 10 20 3 2 2
Since 2021vs Right .291 90 18 7 23 4 2 3
2023vs Left .333 5 2 2 1 0 0 0
2023vs Right .500 9 1 2 3 0 1 0
2022vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Left .297 73 15 8 19 3 2 2
2021vs Right .274 81 17 5 20 4 1 3
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-36%
ERA on Road
2023
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2022
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2021
 
 
-72%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2021Home 7.65 1.85 20.0 0 0 0 9.0 3.6 1.4
Since 2021Away 4.91 1.57 14.2 0 0 0 9.2 5.5 1.2
2023Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Away 22.50 4.00 2.0 0 0 0 13.5 18.0 0.0
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Home 7.65 1.85 20.0 0 0 0 9.0 3.6 1.4
2021Away 2.13 1.18 12.2 0 0 0 8.5 3.6 1.4
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Stat Review
How does Jake Faria 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
0.75
 
K/9
13.5
 
BB/9
18.0
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
93.4 mph
 
ERA
22.50
 
WHIP
4.00
 
BABIP
.602
 
GB/FB
0.25
 
Left On Base
37.5%
 
Exit Velocity
87.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
0.0%
 
Spin Rate
2215 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
33.3%
 
Swinging Strike
13.9%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Faria began the season with Triple-A Durham after failing to secure a spot in Tampa Bay's Opening Day bullpen, making 23 appearances (seven starts) for the Bulls. The right-hander made seven appearances for the Rays across a few short stints, notching a 2.70 ERA and 11:7 K:BB in 10 innings. He was traded to the Brewers at the end of July in exchange for Jesus Aguilar, though he struggled to find similar success with Milwaukee, notching an 11.42 ERA, 2.65 WHIP and 8:5 K:BB across 8.2 innings. Faria saw his walk and home-run rates increase for a second consecutive season. There are a lot of questions surrounding Milwaukee's rotation heading into the 2020 campaign, and Faria did make 26 starts for the Rays from 2017-18, but he was used exclusively in relief with the Brewers. He's out of options, so Faria will need to secure a spot on the Opening Day roster or be subjected to waivers.
Simply put, Faria is not as good as he was in 2017 nor is he as bad as he was in 2018. The advanced metrics show Faria was a bit out over his skis in 2017, but they also show he was not as bad as the 2018 surface stats look. He had a major oblique injury that washed away a good chunk of his season, but he was not pitching well in advance of that injury. Faria struggled to strand runners and gave up too many free passes. He's a unique pitcher in that his best pitch is his changeup, so he needs to get ahead early to get to it. He struggled with fastball command last year and pitched behind in too many counts, which is why we saw his fastball utilization jump seven percentage points. Bad things will happen when your below-average fastball is overused. He is one that will benefit from the opener strategy, as it will reduce exposure of his mediocre repertoire within a game.
Rays pitchers not named Chris Archer are rather boring to write up because they are all the same guy. Fastballs up, changeups down and a breaking ball to keep the hitters off balance. Faria followed that same tried and true recipe last season, first at Triple-A Durham and then at the major-league level before an abdominal strain ended his time in the rotation in September. His statistical profile, with all of its plusses and minuses, is very much like Jake Odorizzi’s. He will get strikeouts (8.7 K/9 last season), he will allow some home runs (1.14 HR/9) and likely deliver an ERA on the north side of 3.50. Now that Alex Cobb is gone, this is the best changeup on the roster and he has been deadly against lefties due to it. Now, he just needs a better breaking ball to help neutralize righties who combined to hit nine of the 11 homers against Faria last season.
Faria started 13 games apiece at Double-A Montgomery and Triple-A Durham, putting together a 5-10 record that belied a much better overall performance. The 23-year-old generated a 1-6 record in the former stop, but held opponents to a .211 average over 83.1 innings. He was promoted in late June despite the unsightly win-loss tally and validated that move by excelling at the higher level, upping his record to 4-4 at Durham while giving up only 46 hits and whiffing 64 in 67.2 innings. His slight first-half hiccup in 2016 aside, the right-hander's ascent through the Rays' organization has been impressive. The 23-year-old brings plenty of strikeout upside (three minor league stints with double-digit K/9 rates) and solid control, making him a prospect to watch for fantasy purposes. A bit more seasoning at the Triple-A level is likely necessary, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Faria with the big league club at some point in 2017.
In a farm system headlined by several well-known pitching prospects, Faria is under the radar. That said, his profile is similar to that of Taylor Guerrieri and Brent Honeywell, and after pitching 75.1 innings at Double-A Montgomery last year, Faria has more experience in the upper levels than Guerrieri and Honeywell combined. The 6-foot-4 righty has a big fastball and a good changeup that allowed him to post a 2.51 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 96 strikeouts in 75.1 innings last season in the Southern League. That performance followed a 74.1-inning run at High-A where he allowed just 11 earned runs (1.33 ERA). As always, with Rays pitching prospects the tricky thing is determining when they will reach the big leagues, and in Faria’s case, if the curveball will be good enough to profile as a useful third pitch against big league hitters. Don’t look for him to debut until 2017, at which point he could have established himself as a top-50 prospect.
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Clears waivers
PBoston Red Sox  
July 19, 2023
Boston outrighted Faria to Triple-A Worcester on Wednesday after he cleared waivers, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
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Loses spot on 40-man roster
PBoston Red Sox  
July 17, 2023
Faria was designated for assignment Monday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
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Rocky debut in mop-up outing
PBoston Red Sox  
July 17, 2023
Faria allowed five runs on four hits and four walks while striking out three over two innings in Sunday's 11-5 win over the Cubs.
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Joining big-league club
PBoston Red Sox  
July 16, 2023
The Red Sox will select Faria's contract from Triple-A Worcester on Sunday, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
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Remains in organization
PBoston Red Sox  
April 19, 2023
The Red Sox outrighted Faria to Triple-A Worcester on Wednesday.
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