R.J. Alaniz
29-Year-Old PitcherRP
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Last season was a special one for Alaniz as he received a callup to the majors for the first time after toiling in the minors since 2010. However, his brief stint in the big leagues was largely a mess as he posted a 9.19 ERA (5.38 FIP) in 15.2 innings between Seattle and Cincinnati. The right-hander has some strikeout ability -- he whiffed 54 batters in 40.1 Triple-A innings last season -- but struggles with his command and control, posting a 4.0 BB/9 in those frames. The walk rate was nearly identical to the mark he posted in the majors, but he was much less effective at striking out big-league hitters as his strikeout rate dropped to 18.3%. With such a small sample size, it's difficult to predict how his stuff will play in the majors. There's no guarantee that Alaniz will get another chance to prove his worth as he was removed from the Reds' 40-man roster in December. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Mariners in November of 2018.
Added to Reds' pool
PCincinnati Reds
June 28, 2020
ANALYSIS
While not a member of the 40-man roster, Alaniz will be eligible to provide bullpen depth as needed this season. The 29-year-old righty has a career 9.19 ERA in 15.2 MLB innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
22
Last 10 Games
22
Last 5 Games
27
How many pitches does R.J. Alaniz generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does R.J. Alaniz generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-17%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-17%
BAA vs LHP
2018
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2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .269 29 4 3 7 2 0 2
Since 2017vs Right .324 42 9 4 12 3 0 1
2019vs Left .269 29 4 3 7 2 0 2
2019vs Right .324 42 9 4 12 3 0 1
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-6%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-6%
ERA on Road
2018
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2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 9.53 1.76 5.2 0 0 0 7.9 6.4 1.6
Since 2017Away 9.00 1.60 10.0 1 0 0 7.2 2.7 1.8
2019Home 9.53 1.76 5.2 0 0 0 7.9 6.4 1.6
2019Away 9.00 1.60 10.0 1 0 0 7.2 2.7 1.8
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does R.J. Alaniz compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
1.86
 
K/9
7.5
 
BB/9
4.0
 
HR/9
1.7
 
Fastball
93.7 mph
 
ERA
9.19
 
WHIP
1.66
 
BABIP
.339
 
GB/FB
1.44
 
Left On Base
41.3%
 
Exit Velocity
90.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.9%
 
Spin Rate
2188 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
43.1%
 
Swinging Strike
8.4%
 
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Removed from roster
PCincinnati Reds
December 9, 2019
Alaniz cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville on Monday.
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Promoted to majors
PCincinnati Reds
August 17, 2019
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Claimed and optioned by Reds
PCincinnati Reds
May 31, 2019
Alaniz was claimed off waivers by the Reds on Friday and optioned to Triple-A Louisville.
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Back to minors
PSeattle Mariners
April 23, 2019
The Mariners optioned Alaniz to Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday.
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Recalled from Triple-A
PSeattle Mariners
April 12, 2019
Alaniz was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Friday.
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