Spencer Patton

Spencer Patton

34-Year-Old PitcherRP
Texas Rangers
2022 Fantasy Outlook
While the 34-year-old Patton notched his two career saves in 2021, he could be a bigger factor for saves in the Rangers' bullpen this year. Joe Barlow was the Rangers' closer last year, but the team has signaled that it wants to use him in more of a fireman role in 2022. That leaves Patton, Greg Holland and Matt Bush as options for traditional ninth-inning usage. Holland may be the most obvious candidate, given his experience as a closer, but Patton saved 45 games in the minors and had a 3.06 xERA and 19.2 K-BB% last season. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#588
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Rangers in February of 2021.
Activated, sent to Triple-A
PTexas Rangers  AAA
May 11, 2022
Patton (oblique) was activated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday and subsequently optioned to Triple-A Round Rock.
ANALYSIS
The right-hander has been sidelined by a strained right oblique since April 24, but he's now healthy after a one-game rehab assignment. Patton allowed three earned runs with a 5:3 K:BB over seven innings to begin the season, so he could receive another opportunity in the big-league bullpen later in the year.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
16
Last 10 Games
16
Last 5 Games
18
How many pitches does Spencer Patton 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 Spencer Patton generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-44%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-24%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-48%
BAA vs RHP
2020
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .301 86 18 13 22 5 0 1
Since 2020vs Right .168 115 35 5 18 3 0 4
2022vs Left .143 8 2 1 1 0 0 1
2022vs Right .188 21 3 2 3 0 0 0
2021vs Left .318 78 16 12 21 5 0 0
2021vs Right .165 94 32 3 15 3 0 4
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-28%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-69%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-44%
ERA on Road
2020
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 4.39 1.16 26.2 2 1 2 9.8 3.4 1.0
Since 2020Away 3.18 1.19 22.2 0 1 0 9.5 3.2 0.8
2022Home 2.08 0.46 4.1 0 0 0 8.3 4.2 0.0
2022Away 6.75 1.88 2.2 0 0 0 3.4 3.4 3.4
2021Home 4.84 1.30 22.1 2 1 2 10.1 3.2 1.2
2021Away 2.70 1.10 20.0 0 1 0 10.4 3.2 0.5
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Spencer Patton 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
1.67
 
K/9
6.4
 
BB/9
3.9
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
92.2 mph
 
ERA
3.86
 
WHIP
1.00
 
BABIP
.169
 
GB/FB
1.43
 
Left On Base
71.4%
 
Exit Velocity
77.6 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
2.9%
 
Spin Rate
1895 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
20.6%
 
Swinging Strike
9.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The Cubs shuttled Patton between Chicago and Triple-A Iowa last season, largely due to his struggles with walks (5.9 BB/9) and home runs (1.27 HR/9) during his time with the big club. Armed with a three-pitch mix that includes a low-90s fastball, slider, and changeup, Patton whiffed batters at an excellent clip during his time with Iowa (14.8 K/9), but he failed to replicate that level of success when called upon in Chicago (9.3 K/9). In two opportunities against big league hitters, Patton has failed to emerge as more than an extra reliever. At age 29, his chances of sticking as a regular contributor for a first-division club appear to be slim.
Patton spent the year between Triple-A Round Rock and Texas, making 26 appearances in the minors and 27 in the majors. He showed solid peripherals in the minors (nine walks, 36 Ks, one homer in 27 innings) but didn't have the same success with Texas (12 walks, 28 Ks and five homers in 24 innings). At 27-years old and trying to earn a roster spot in a stacked Texas bullpen, Patton's future remains cloudy at best.
Patton has rolled through the minor leagues with a double-digit K/9 at each of his stops, fanning 32.2% of the batters that he's faced in the minors to this point. The Rangers acquired him in July from the Royals for Jason Frasor, and Patton managed to rack up 18 saves between the two Triple-A clubs last season. In his arsenal, Patton features a low-90s fastball, slider and change, and he's been able to generate more strikeouts than expected because of his deceptive delivery. He'll likely be in the mix for a bullpen spot with the Rangers during spring training, but Patton is more likely to end up in middle relief than in the late innings at the big league level.
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Shut down with oblique strain
PTexas Rangers  AAA
Oblique
April 24, 2022
The Rangers placed Patton on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a right oblique strain.
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Has strong outing
PTexas Rangers  AAA
April 16, 2022
Patton struck out three over two scoreless innings in Friday's 9-6 loss to the Angels.
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Back from Triple-A
PTexas Rangers  AAA
April 9, 2022
Patton was recalled from Triple-A prior to Saturday's game against the Blue Jays, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Optioned to Triple-A
PTexas Rangers  AAA
April 5, 2022
Patton was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Left off roster for now
PTexas Rangers  AAA
April 4, 2022
Patton and Greg Holland are not part of the 10-man bullpen crew set to open the season for the Rangers, independent baseball journalist Jeff Wilson reports.
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