Luis Patiño Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 192 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/26/1999 (23)
Luis Patiño Season Stats
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Luis Patiño News
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Luis Patino made his return to the team's rotation on Monday with a start against the Boston Red Sox. After being called up, the right-hander scattered five hits, three earned runs, and three walks in five innings of work against the Red Sox. He struck out four batters and also allowed a home run. Overall, Patino turned in 14 swinging strikes and finished with a solid 31% CSW rate. The 22-year-old has now logged a 4.34 ERA and a 5.63 FIP in 18.2 innings in the Majors this season to go along with 11 strikeouts and nine walks.
The Tampa Bay Rays recalled right-hander Luis Patino from Triple-A Durham on Monday and designated right-hander Matt Wisler for assignment in a corresponding move. Patino will make the start on Monday against the Boston Red Sox. The 22-year-old will be making his fifth start of the season for Tampa. In his previous four starts, he allowed six earned runs on 16 hits (two homers allowed) while walking six and striking out seven. Patino has made nine starts at Durham in 2022, going 3-2 with a 4.50 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 34 strikeouts in 34 innings pitched. He's worth a look as a streamer in deeper fantasy leagues, and there's a chance he could remain in the rotation with Shane McClanahan (shoulder) on the injured list.
The Tampa Bay Rays are calling up right-hander Luis Patino from Triple-A Durham on Thursday in order to start against the Kansas City Royals. This will be Patino's fourth start for the Rays this year, with his last coming on July 23. He hasn't been particularly effective in the majors in just eight innings pitched this year, allowing six earned runs on 12 hits (two home runs allowed) while striking out three and walking four. Patino has been sidelined for most of the year with an oblique strain. The matchup against Kansas City is nice, but Patino will be an extremely risky fantasy baseball streamer in his return to the Rays starting rotation. There's a chance the 22-year-old is sent right back to Durham after this start.
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.