Andrés Muñoz Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 222 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/16/1999 (24)
Andrés Muñoz Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Andrés Muñoz News
Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Andres Munoz (hip) was used out of the bullpen on Monday night in the extra-inning loss to the Los Angeles Angels and threw a scoreless inning while allowing two hits and striking out one batter. Munoz dealt with hip tightness over the weekend but returned to action to begin the week and should be able to avoid a trip to the injured list. The 24-year-old right-hander remains very valuable in fantasy leagues down the stretch as one of the team's primary options for saves. Munoz has been solid in his late-inning bullpen role this year, posting a 2.95 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 60 strikeouts, 12 saves and 13 holds in 42 2/3 innings of work.
Seattle Mariners closer Andres Munoz was charged with his seventh loss of the season in Tuesday's 7-6 game against the Reds. Munoz came in to pitch the bottom of the ninth inning with the game tied 6-6. He allowed a leadoff single to Elly De La Cruz, who stole second before scoring the winning run on a walk-off single. Munoz has pitched well overall this season, converting 11 of 14 save opportunities with a 2.95 ERA, a 12.48 K/9 rate, and a 4.31 BB/9 rate. While he does tend to put too many runners on for free, Munoz should continue to see opportunities for the Mariners down the stretch. It is worth noting that Matt Brash may eat into those opportunities should Munoz continue to falter.
Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Andres Munoz earned the save on Wednesday when he worked a scoreless ninth inning to go along with one strikeout in a 5-4 win over the Oakland Athletics. The M's clawed back to gain a narrow one-run lead in the seventh inning and Matt Brash did his thing in the eighth to secure that lead. It was then up to Munoz to shut the door on the A's in the ninth and he got the job done. He got Shea Langeliers to ground out to start things off before punching out Lawrence Butler and getting Nick Allen to fly out to end the contest. Munoz has looked a bit shaky at times since assuming the closer role for Seattle but he's now converted three chances in a row and six-of-seven since August 18. The 24-year-old flamethrower owns a 2.56 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 54:18 K/BB ratio over 38 2/3 innings (40 appearances) on the year.
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.