Félix Bautista Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/20/1995 (28)
Félix Bautista Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Félix Bautista News
Baltimore Orioles closer Felix Bautista (elbow) underwent successful Tommy John surgery on his right UCL on Monday in Arlington, Texas, with the surgery being performed by Dr. Keith Meister. The 28-year-old Dominican reliever was an elite fantasy closing option in 2023 for the first-place Orioles, going 8-2 with a 1.48 ERA (1.88 FIP), 0.92 WHIP, a career-high 35 saves, 26 walks and a career-high 110 strikeouts in 61 relief innings. However, the first-time All-Star went down with injury in late August and decided to undergo Tommy John surgery with his season already over. Bautista will now miss the entire 2024 season before hopefully returning as the team's primary closer once again in 2025.
Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Felix Bautista (elbow) is set to undergo Tommy John surgery, according to Nathan Ruiz. This is a shame after it appeared that Bautista was making good progress in his recovery. The 28-year-old will miss the rest of this season and the entire 2024 campaign as well. Awful news as Bautista emerged as an elite option out of the bullpen for the O's this season. It's uncertain how the team plans to address their closer situation heading into 2024. For now, Yennier Cano figures to see a majority of the save chances for the rest of this season.
Baltimore Orioles closer Felix Bautista (elbow) threw a 25-pitch simulated game on Tuesday at Camden Yards. It was the first time that Bautista has faced hitters since being diagnosed with a partially torn UCL in his right elbow last month. The Orioles haven't said what's next for the hard-throwing 28-year-old, but he could have a chance to return from the injured list before the end of the regular season this Sunday. Cionel Perez picked up Baltimore's last save on Saturday, but Yennier Cano should be the O's primary ninth-inning man until Bautista is able to return. Bautista has emerged as an elite closing option for the first-place Orioles this year and has posted a strong 8-2 record, 1.48 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, 33 saves and 110 strikeouts in just 61 innings.
Serving as the closer for the Baltimore Orioles, Felix Bautista has emerged as one of the most feared bullpen arms in the game. Signed out of the Dominican Republic, Bautista was finally promoted after seven service years in the minors. In 2022 the 27-year-old twirled a 2.19 ERA while striking out 88 batters. He obtained 15 saves as well as 13 holds. His average fastball clocked in at 99.2 mph, which mixes well with a deceptive split finger. Steamer projects Bautista to retain a 3.14 ERA across 29 saves. After just one fruitful season, Steamer already endorses Bautista as a force to be reckoned with. The Dominican native will be pretty valuable in leagues that account for saves and holds, and let's see if we can improve his 70.13 ADP.