Roansy Contreras

Roansy Contreras

24-Year-Old PitcherRP
Los Angeles Angels
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Contreras entered 2023 with high expectations, but he fell flat. He got through April with a 3.58 ERA across five starts and 27.2 innings, but his 24:12 K:BB in that span was a warning of what was coming next. Across his next four turns through the rotation, he posted a 5.64 ERA and was quickly shifted to the bullpen before ultimately being demoted to the minors by mid-June. Contreras then struggled with Triple-A Indianapolis, draining all the enthusiasm for him in a fantasy context while also calling his potential role with the team in question moving forward. In order for him to earn a rotation spot and claw his way back to fantasy relevance, Contreras needs to find consistency with his fastball. His slider is dynamic and gets swing and misses, but his fastball was mashed to the tune of .381 average and .598 slugging percentage in 2023. He saw his velocity dip from 95.6 mph to 94.3, which is something to watch in spring training. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#379
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Pirates in March of 2024. Traded to the Angels in May of 2024.
Dealt to Anaheim
PLos Angeles Angels
May 16, 2024
The Pirates traded Contreras to the Angels on Thursday in exchange for cash considerations, Alex Stumpf of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Contreras was designated for assignment by Pittsburgh on Saturday after posting a 4.41 ERA and 1.65 WHIP across 16.1 innings. The 24-year-old right-hander will replace Davis Daniel in the Angels' bullpen, though Contreras could also be moved into the starting rotation at some point.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
22
Last 10 Games
24
Last 5 Games
24
How many pitches does Roansy Contreras generally throw?
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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31-40
 
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121+
 
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121+
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-1%
BAA vs RHP
2024
 
 
-5%
BAA vs RHP
2023
 
 
-13%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-15%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2022vs Left .250 357 55 33 80 21 0 12
Since 2022vs Right .248 477 114 51 104 27 1 17
2024vs Left .255 51 8 4 12 2 0 0
2024vs Right .242 74 20 9 15 2 0 5
2023vs Left .302 142 17 13 38 10 0 6
2023vs Right .264 159 38 19 37 6 0 5
2022vs Left .204 164 30 16 30 9 0 6
2022vs Right .239 244 56 23 52 19 1 7
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2022
Even Split
2024
 
 
-53%
ERA at Home
2023
 
 
-34%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-22%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2022Home 4.82 1.38 106.1 5 6 1 8.0 4.0 1.3
Since 2022Away 4.81 1.41 86.0 4 6 0 7.7 3.9 1.5
2024Home 3.05 1.16 20.2 0 0 0 8.3 3.5 1.3
2024Away 6.48 1.92 8.1 1 0 0 9.7 5.4 2.2
2023Home 7.78 1.78 37.0 2 3 1 9.2 4.6 1.5
2023Away 5.17 1.31 31.1 1 4 0 4.9 3.7 1.4
2022Home 3.33 1.17 48.2 3 3 0 7.0 3.7 1.1
2022Away 4.27 1.38 46.1 2 2 0 9.3 3.7 1.4
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Stat Review
How does Roansy Contreras 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
2.15
 
K/9
8.7
 
BB/9
4.0
 
HR/9
1.6
 
Fastball
94.7 mph
 
ERA
4.03
 
WHIP
1.38
 
BABIP
.290
 
GB/FB
0.86
 
Left On Base
81.8%
 
Exit Velocity
82.3 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.0%
 
Spin Rate
2396 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
24.2%
 
Swinging Strike
11.6%
 
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Bullpen woes continue
PPittsburgh Pirates
July 6, 2023
A demotion to the minors could soon be in store for Contreras since he's given up 13 earned runs over 12 innings since being moved to the bullpen.
ANALYSIS
The 23-year-old was pulled from Pittsburgh's starting rotation after he surrendered seven runs in one-third of an inning June 7 versus Oakland to bring his ERA to 5.91, but his performance hasn't improved as a reliever. Contreras posted a 3.79 ERA across 95 frames last year and entered 2023 with expectations of being a rotation regular, but he may need to be sent back to the minors to have a chance to straighten things out.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2019
The kid gloves were on with Contreras last season and they will presumably remain on in 2023, at least to the extent that he should be considered unlikely to push much past 150 innings even in a best-case scenario. Keep in mind he will be just 23 years old for the entirety of the 2023 campaign. Contreras fared well in 21 trips to the mound (18 starts) as a rookie, posting a 3.79 ERA in his 95 innings with the big club, though the estimators put him closer to a 4.50 mark. His fastball was rather hittable last season despite good velocity. Contreras can keep hitters off balance with two variations of the breaking ball -- the right-hander's slider in particular was a strong swing-and-miss pitch for him in 2022. He's firmly on the streaming radar.
The headliner for Pittsburgh in the January 2021 trade that sent Jameson Taillon to the Yankees, Contreras now has a realistic chance to be more valuable in 2022 redraft leagues than Taillon. He was dominant in 54.1 innings at Double-A (2.65 ERA, 0.90 WHIP) but missed time in the middle of the year with a forearm strain. Fortunately, he came back in time to get a taste of Triple-A and the majors in September, and then went on to excel in the Arizona Fall League. Contreras primarily relies on a 96-mph four-seamer, which he compliments with an 85-mph slider that registered a 50% whiff rate in his lone MLB start. His curveball and changeup lag behind as third and fourth offerings, while Contreras' command and control are strengths, particularly given that he only turned 22 this offseason. The Pirates don't have anyone standing in his way, so while he is not assured a spot in the Opening Day rotation, he should spend the bulk of the year in the majors.
Save for a dominant five-start stint in the New York-Penn League, Contreras' raw upside has not resulted in much on-field dominance, but that should come. He sports a mid-90s fastball and a slider and changeup that each flash plus or better. He also just turned 19 this offseason. Signed for just $250,000 out of the Dominican Republic in 2016, Contreras did not really make his mark until last season. At 6-foot, 175 pounds, he does not have prototypical size, but his stuff is hard to ignore. He has never posted a walk rate north of 8.4%, which is an encouraging sign for a teenage pitcher with his upside. Contreras was held back in extended spring training and logged just 63.1 innings last season, so the Yankees will look to increase his workload to around 100 innings this year. He should spend most of the season at High-A, and is on track to debut in 2021.
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Designated for assignment
PPittsburgh Pirates
May 11, 2024
Contreras was designated for assignment Saturday, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
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Rejoins club Sunday
PPittsburgh Pirates
March 31, 2024
The Pirates activated Contreras (personal) from the paternity list Sunday.
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Goes on paternity list
PPittsburgh Pirates
Personal
March 28, 2024
The Pirates placed Contreras (personal) on the paternity list Thursday.
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Shifting to relief
PPittsburgh Pirates
March 21, 2024
Contreras will begin the 2024 season as a reliever, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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Not making case for rotation spot
PPittsburgh Pirates
March 13, 2024
Contreras walked six batters across four innings of work in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays.
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