Luis Patiño Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 192 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/26/1999 (21)
Luis Patiño Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Luis Patiño News
The Tampa Bay Rays have placed pitcher Luis Patino (finger) on the 10-day injured list due to a laceration on his right middle finger. The team also placed reliever Cody Reed (hand) on the injured list and recalled relievers Louis Head and Trevor Richards from Triple-A to fill the two roster spots. Patino has been mostly sharp over five appearances (three starts) this year. He's thrown 15 innings and has a 3.60 ERA and 1.07 WHIP with 19 strikeouts. The Rays will be limiting his innings all year, but he's someone who could help out fantasy managers in deep leagues with ratios when he returns from the injured list.
Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Luis Patino remained on the roster on Monday after he made his debut with the team on Sunday by throwing 2 2/3 hitless innings against the Toronto Blue Jays. He worked as a multi-inning opener and gave way to lefty Josh Fleming. Manager Kevin Cash said that the team will look to use the 21-year-old in a similar role going forward, which will make him available to pitch out of the bullpen, if needed. Patino made 11 appearances (one start) in his major league debut last year with the San Diego Padres. There's plenty of upside in his right arm, but his fantasy value could be limited in single-year formats in 2021 if he's used often as an opener or reliever for Tampa.
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Luis Patino allowed just one walk while striking out three in 2 2/3 innings of work in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays. Part of the Blake Snell trade this offseason, Patino made 11 appearances in his debut season last year, allowing 10 runs while striking out 21 in 17 1/3 innings of work. He's got quite a bit of upside with a career 29.4 percent strikeout rate in the minors, and he should be one of the more interesting pitcher prospects to watch this year.
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.