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
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Luis Patino (0-1) allowed two earned runs on one hit and one walk while striking out none over 1 1/3 innings in Game 3 of the American League Division Series 6-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox. He entered the game in the 12th inning and cruised through 1 1/3 frames before issuing a one-out walk. The 21-year-old was tagged with the loss after serving up the game-winning two-run shot to Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez in the bottom of the 13th inning. Patino threw 15 pitches, landing 10 for strikes. The Rays rookie could make another appearance in the ALDS if a Game 5 is necessary.
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Luis Patino allowed one hit and one walk while striking out one over three innings during Wednesday's 7-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. He did not factor into the decision. The 21-year-old had his start pushed up from Friday to Wednesday but was removed from the game after just 37 pitches. Patino was making this start on regular rest. He owns a 4.54 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and a 73:29 K: BB across 73 1/3 innings in 2021. Patino will look to go deeper into the game in his next start against the Houston Astros early next week. Fantasy managers can use Patino as a streamer in deep-league formats.
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Luis Patino will start Wednesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays. He was initially scheduled to start Friday's contest versus the Miami Marlins, but his start was pushed up to Wednesday. The 21-year-old owns a 4.73 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, and a 69:28 K: BB across 70 1/3 innings in 2021. He will be on five days rest as the right-hander hasn't pitched since last Friday. Patino struck out three over 2 2/3 scoreless innings in his previous outing against the Blue Jays. Fantasy managers in deep-league formats can use Patino as a streamer but should temper expectations against a loaded Blue Jays offense.
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.