Andres Munoz

23-Year-Old PitcherRP
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Munoz, who missed the majority of the past two seasons after underdoing Tommy John surgery in March of 2020, walked two and struck out a batter over two-thirds of an inning during his lone appearance with the Mariners last year. The fact he was able to return was a surprise after he endured a setback in his recovery last March, but he was back on the mound in July and made substantial progress to return in October. The flamethrower didn't lose his velocity, as he topped 100-mph on his fastball during the outing, though his slider (82.2-mph) lost a few ticks on the radar gun and missed the plate on four of five pitches thrown. Munoz should be healthy entering 2022 and has upside worthy of a late-round flier for those speculating on saves. Just remember Seattle uses a closer committee and he may not get a ton of chances. Munoz is a riskier pick in draft-and-hold formats due to his limited innings potential. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#567
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$Signed a four-year, $7.5 million contract extension with the Mariners in November of 2021.
Takes loss Saturday
PSeattle Mariners
May 15, 2022
Munoz (1-1) took the loss against the Mets on Saturday, allowing an earned run on two hits and recording two strikeouts over one inning.
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Munoz threw an impressive 15 of 17 pitches for strikes, but he still took the loss thanks to allowing a go-ahead home run to Patrick Mazeika. The hard-throwing right-hander has now allowed an earned run in three of his last five appearances, pushing his ERA and WHIP to 4.22 and 1.50, respectively.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
18
Last 10 Games
19
Last 5 Games
16
How many pitches does Andres Munoz generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-51%
BAA vs LHP
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-55%
BAA vs LHP
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .158 24 10 4 3 0 0 1
Since 2020vs Right .320 28 11 3 8 0 0 1
2022vs Left .158 23 10 3 3 0 0 1
2022vs Right .348 25 10 2 8 0 0 1
2021vs Left .000 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right .000 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
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
 
 
-72%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-68%
ERA at Home
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 1.69 1.50 5.1 0 0 1 11.8 8.4 0.0
Since 2020Away 6.00 1.67 6.0 1 1 0 21.0 3.0 3.0
2022Home 1.93 1.29 4.2 0 0 1 11.6 5.8 0.0
2022Away 6.00 1.67 6.0 1 1 0 21.0 3.0 3.0
2021Home 0.00 3.00 .666666 0 0 0 13.5 27.0 0.0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 Andres Munoz 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
4.00
 
K/9
16.9
 
BB/9
4.2
 
HR/9
1.7
 
Fastball
99.9 mph
 
ERA
4.22
 
WHIP
1.50
 
BABIP
.472
 
GB/FB
1.50
 
Left On Base
83.3%
 
Exit Velocity
76.6 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
3.6%
 
Spin Rate
2164 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
16.4%
 
Swinging Strike
25.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Despite being shut down early in 2019 and slow played in the spring, Munoz experienced arm soreness, requiring Tommy John surgery in late March. The Padres dealt him to Seattle at the trade deadline. If there's a silver lining, it's the procedure was done early enough so Munoz should only miss a month or two this season. It remains to be seen if his 100-mph fastball loses any zip and if he's still willing and able to throw his sharp 86.5-mph slider 32% of the time. Munoz was on track to be a late-inning reliever with San Diego, and Seattle no doubt envisions him in a similar role. The Mariners are still rebuilding, so there's no reason to rush their 22-year-old prized arm back. Certainly in long-term leagues, Munoz is an intriguing stash. Don't assume it pays off in 2021 as a lot has to go right for him to collect second-half saves.
Munoz is blessed with a special arm. He averages 100 mph on his fastball -- yes, averages -- and his slider is a legitimate wipeout pitch. Munoz struck batters out at a 30.9% clip in his first foray into the majors while holding batters to a .186 average, and he allowed just one hit off his slider all season. Hitters chased his slider out of the strike zone more than half the time he threw it there (51.1 O-Swing%). When a pitcher sits at 100 with the fastball, the batter simply has to cheat to have any chance to hit it and that leaves them highly susceptible to the breaking ball. Munoz battled some walk issues after getting the call up after the break, but he had an above-average zone percentage which portends better control numbers. Still just 21, Munoz could use a bit more refinement, but this is a future closer profile if there ever was one. Expect him to open as one of the Padres' top setup men.
Munoz, the best relief-pitching prospect in baseball, can touch 103 mph with his fastball and may reach the big leagues this year as a 20-year-old. A dominant showing as the youngest player in the Arizona Fall League in 2017 served as his coming out party. Regularly touching triple digits as an 18-year-old can have consequences, and he was held back in extended spring training at the outset of 2018 with a tender elbow. After a PRP injection, Munoz was ready to make his season debut with short-season Tri-City in mid-June. He struck out nine in 5.2 hitless innings, leading to him getting promoted over Low-A and High-A to the Texas League, where he was the league's youngest player. His lower half is strong, but he is still adding good weight to his upper body. His mid-80s slider needs refinement, but he already commands an 80-grade fastball, so his secondary offering just needs to be OK for him to develop into one of the best closers in baseball.
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Strikes out side Sunday
PSeattle Mariners
May 9, 2022
Munoz fired a perfect seventh inning in an extra-inning win over the Rays on Sunday, striking out the side.
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Registers first save
PSeattle Mariners
April 22, 2022
Munoz picked up the save during Friday's 4-1 win over the Royals, allowing a hit and a walk with one strikeout in the ninth inning.
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Strikes out side Monday
PSeattle Mariners
April 12, 2022
Munoz fired a perfect eighth inning in a loss to the Twins on Monday, striking out the side on 13 pitches.
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Grabs first win
PSeattle Mariners
April 10, 2022
Munoz was credited with the win in a victory over the Twins on Saturday despite allowing two earned runs on a hit and a walk over one inning. He struck out two.
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Giles injury opens up work
PSeattle Mariners
April 3, 2022
Munoz is a candidate to see even more work in later innings early in the season as a result of Ken Giles' finger injury, Daniel Kramer of MLB.com reports.
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