Luis Severino Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/20/1994 (28)
Luis Severino Season Stats
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Luis Severino News
New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino will not pitch for the Dominican Republic in the 2023 World Baseball Classic because general manager Brian Cashman didn't allow him, according to a source. It makes sense with 2022 being Severino's first full season back from Tommy John surgery. The 28-year-old right-hander also missed two months last year due to a lat injury, but he had a solid 3.18 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 112 strikeouts over 19 starts and 102 innings when he was healthy for the Yanks. New York picked up Severino's $15 million option for 2023. RotoBaller currently has Severino ranked as the No. 38 fantasy starter heading into spring training. There is injury risk with him, but he should be a solid No. 3/4 starter otherwise.
The New York Yankees exercised the team's 2023 club option for starting pitcher Luis Severino, per a tweet from the team on Monday morning. The 28-year-old right-hander made 19 starts for the American League East club last season, logging a 3.18 ERA and a 3.70 FIP while registering 112 strikeouts compared to just 30 walks allowed in addition to seven pitcher wins. New York's other current rotation options include Gerrit Cole, Nestor Cortes, Frankie Montas, and Domingo German.
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said he expects to pick up starting pitcher Luis Severino's $15 million option for the 2023 season. Severino only made three starts from 2019 to 2021 due to injuries, but he got back on track in 2022 and went 7-3 with a 3.18 ERA (3.70 FIP), a 1.00 WHIP, 112 strikeouts and 30 walks in 102 innings over his 19 starts for the Yankees. However, he still missed around two months due to a lat injury, but he should be fully healthy for spring training next year. The 28-year-old right-hander will surely be an injury risk for fantasy managers, but the upside is still there if he can just stay on the field.
After totaling just 18.0 IP in the three years prior (due to a shoulder injury then TJS), Luis Severino should feel good about the 102.0 IP of work he got through in 2022. The 19 starts saw Severino put up a 7-3 W-L record, 3.18 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 112 Ks. He had a 60-day IL stint between July and September, although it appears as though the Yankees were extremely cautious with Severino given his recent injury issues and he could have pitched again long before he did eventually return. He made three starts to close out the regular season before starting twice in the postseason so fantasy owners shouldn't be concerned about Severino beginning the 2023 season limited. Although it's unlikely the Yankees will let him reach the 191.1 IP he had in 2018. Severino was able to put up strikeout numbers similar to what he had pre-2019, with a 27.7% K% (28.2% K% in 2018) and 12.3% SwStr% (12.4% SwStr% in 2018). That was despite a drop in his fastball velocity from 97.6 MPH in 2018 to 96.3 MPH in 2022. Severino's 2.94 xERA, 3.38 xFIP and 3.37 SIERA all tell us he wasn't lucky last year so if he can stay healthy, Severino has the potential to be an SP2 despite being the ~33rd starting pitcher taken in drafts (~118 ADP).