Luis Patiño Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 192 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/26/1999 (22)
Luis Patiño Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Luis Patiño News
The Tampa Bay Rays transferred starting pitcher Luis Patino (oblique) from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list on Wednesday. The 22-year-old suffered a strained left oblique muscle in the first inning of his first start of the season. He will now be sidelined until at least early June. In two corresponding moves on Wednesday, the Rays optioned right-handed pitcher Ralph Garza Jr. to Triple-A and selected the contract of another righty pitcher, Dusten Knight. Fantasy managers in season-long leagues should try to hold onto Patino in an IL spot if possible, but it's not the end of the world if you're forced to drop him.
The Tampa Bay Rays have placed starting pitcher Luis Patino (oblique) on the 10-day injured list due to a left oblique strain. The 22-year-old previously exited his first start of the season after just recording two outs. Last season the right-hander made 19 appearances for Tampa Bay, including 15 starts. He pitched to a 4.31 ERA and a 4.51 FIP in 77.1 innings of work while recording 74 strikeouts and 29 walks. Reliever JT Chargois was also placed on the injured list with right-handers Tommy Romero and Ralph Garza Jr. being recalled from the minors to join the active roster.
Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Luis Patino left his Monday start against the Oakland A's with a left oblique injury. Patino got just two outs in the game while allowing one run before departing early. He was replaced by right-hander Chris Mazza. The injury most certainly will result in a stay on the injured list for Patino, who was making his first start of the 2022 season. Patino's fantasy managers should be making plans to replace Patino, who could be in store for a lengthy absence depending on the severity of his injury.
Patino, now 21, was rushed to the Majors by the Padres in 2020 due to his rare combination of stuff, athleticism, and makeup. A starter in the minors, he was used almost exclusively out of the bullpen in his debut. Patino struggled with both his command and his control in the unfamiliar role. The fact he didn't completely meltdown with a 16.5% walk rate, though, speaks to the quality of his stuff. Patino has a fastball that sits around 95-96 mph and backs it up with two secondary offerings with plus potential. During his debut, the slider was his one offering that was consistently down in the zone and it generated a Whiff rate of 48%. If he can command the offering a little more consistently and keep it down in the zone, then it will become more of a strikeout weapon for him. The most worrisome thing with Patino is his propensity for generating fly balls. It came back to bite him at the MLB level with a HR/FB rate of 12.5%. Because he's on the shorter side for a pitcher, he doesn't generate a natural downward plane on his offerings and he likes to work up in the zone so home runs could likely always be an issue for him. Patino was optioned to the Rays' minor-league camp back on March 16, which sent his already low ADP down to 545. He could still be an impact arm for Tampa Bay in 2021 but it won't happen in the beginning of the season. The Rays don't have a deep (or proven) starting rotation so he could get an extended look later on this year. Patino is also a must-have in dynasty leagues as he possesses a bright future despite the potential ongoing issues with the long-ball.