Andrés Muñoz Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 165 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/16/1999 (24)
Andrés Muñoz Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Andrés Muñoz News
Seattle Mariners relief pitchers Paul Sewald (elbow, heel) and Andres Munoz (foot), who both had surgeries this offseason, might not see much action early in spring training. However, relievers don't usually need much work in the spring to get ready, and they should both be fine for Opening Day. Both pitchers are a big part of the back end of Seattle's bullpen heading into 2023, with Sewald currently slated to enter the year as the primary closer. Sewald was great in his second year with the M's, posting a career-best 2.67 ERA (3.88 FIP), career-high 20 saves, 0.77 WHIP and 72 strikeouts in 64 relief innings. Munoz was just as good with a 2.49 ERA (2.04 FIP), four saves, 0.89 WHIP and 96 K's in 65 innings out of the bullpen.
Seattle Mariners pitcher Andres Munoz struck out three over a perfect 1 1/3 innings to earn the save during Thursday's 3-1 win over the Cleveland Guardians. With two outs and runners on first and second base, he struck out Jose Ramirez to escape the jam in the eighth inning. The 23-year-old has been on fire recently and hasn't allowed a run over his last 10 appearances. He is three for five in save opportunities with a 2.47 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, and 82 strikeouts across 51 innings in 2022. Munoz will continue to be used in high-leverage situations and should be rostered in all league formats that reward the category holds.
Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Andres Munoz didn't make things easy but did pick up his second save of the season in Tuesday's 8-6 win over the Yankees. Munoz entered to pitch the ninth inning up by two. He got the first two hitters out on strikeouts, but then allowed a single and back-to-back walks before striking out the final hitter with the bases loaded. Paul Sewald has served as the primary closer this season for the Mariners, but he pitched the seventh inning of this game, likely because of the close score. Munoz does have a 3.02 ERA with a 13.39 K/9 rate and 13 holds through 41 2/3 innings pitched this season, but Sewald is the clear arm to roster for fantasy purposes.
The 24 year old Munoz might have only secured four saves in 2022, but he was by far the best reliever on the Mariners. Despite only having thrown 4.1 IP since his MLB debut in 2019 due to Tommy John Surgery, the right-hander rode his electric slider to an impressive breakout campaign. Prior to his surgery, Munoz threw his 100 mph fastball at a 66% clip. In 2022 he flipped the script and instead threw his slider 64% of his pitches. According to BaseballSavant, this filthy slider tied Spencer Strider's cheese for 11th lowest run value among all pitches in the league. At season's end Munoz finished in the top one percent in basically every Expected Statistic and K%. 32 year old Paul Sewald should still have the reigns to the Mariners 9th inning to start 2023, but no man can hold back Andres Munoz. Unfortunately the industry is ahead of the curve here, with an early ADP sitting ~160 compared to Sewald at ~182. The level of ratio and K% dominance Munoz will provide along with at least 10 saves still leaves plenty of value if your league mates sleep on him after the traditional cLoSeRs have been drafted.