Tejay Antone
27-Year-Old PitcherRP
10-Day IL
Injury Forearm
Est. Return 6/20/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
A fifth-round pick in 2014, Antone was an unheralded prospect but suddenly became the talk of Reds spring training before it was paused. After sitting high-80s/low-90s in 2019, Antone was dialing it up to the high-90s and sitting 95-96 mph, which he credited to offseason weighted-ball training. Cincinnati brought Antone up the first weekend of the season and the right-hander rode that increased velocity and elite spin to a 2.80 ERA and 20.6 K-BB% over 13 appearances (four starts) during the regular season. He gets good sinking movement and keeps the ball on the ground, which is especially important in Great American Ball Park. Further, Antone has a second breaking pitch with distinctive shape to it, helping offset the lack of a true offspeed pitch. The Reds are trimming payroll and Antone looks no worse than fifth or sixth on the depth chart for starts anyway. Read Past Outlooks
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Bullpen on tap
PCincinnati Reds
Forearm
June 17, 2021
Antone (forearm) will throw a bullpen session Friday and could be activated by Sunday at the earliest, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
ANALYSIS
Antone has been traveling with the Reds during their current road trip, but he won't return from the injured list when he's first eligible Friday. Manager David Bell said that the 27-year-old could return Sunday if his bullpen session goes "extremely well," so it's possible the right-hander could be available for the series finale against the Padres or early next week in Minnesota.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
24
Last 10 Games
19
Last 5 Games
16
How many pitches does Tejay Antone generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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121+
 
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11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Tejay Antone generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-32%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-45%
BAA vs RHP
2019
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .174 127 36 15 19 2 0 4
Since 2019vs Right .118 125 46 12 13 5 0 2
2021vs Left .120 57 20 5 6 0 0 1
2021vs Right .115 59 20 6 6 1 0 1
2020vs Left .220 70 16 10 13 2 0 3
2020vs Right .121 66 26 6 7 4 0 1
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-78%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-50%
ERA on Road
2019
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 4.15 0.92 26.0 0 1 1 11.8 3.8 1.7
Since 2019Away 0.91 0.88 39.2 1 2 2 10.9 3.6 0.2
2021Home 4.35 1.06 10.1 0 0 1 12.2 5.2 1.7
2021Away 0.00 0.55 21.2 1 0 2 10.8 2.1 0.0
2020Home 4.02 0.83 15.2 0 1 0 11.5 2.9 1.7
2020Away 2.00 1.28 18.0 0 2 0 11.0 5.5 0.5
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Tejay Antone 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
3.64
 
K/9
11.3
 
BB/9
3.1
 
HR/9
0.6
 
Fastball
96.8 mph
 
ERA
1.41
 
WHIP
0.72
 
BABIP
.166
 
GB/FB
1.78
 
Left On Base
89.1%
 
Exit Velocity
80.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
3.4%
 
Spin Rate
2875 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
17.8%
 
Swinging Strike
13.6%
 
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More Fantasy News
Delayed return likely
PCincinnati Reds
Forearm
June 17, 2021
Antone (forearm) has been traveling with the Reds on their current road trip and throwing before games, but probably won't be ready to return from the injured list when first eligible on Friday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Dealing with forearm inflamation
PCincinnati Reds
Forearm
June 11, 2021
Antone was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with right forearm inflammation, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
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Heading to injured list
PCincinnati Reds
Undisclosed
June 11, 2021
Antone (undisclosed) will be placed on the injured list Friday for what the Reds hope will be a minimum-length stay, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
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Unavailable Thursday
PCincinnati Reds
Undisclosed
June 10, 2021
Manager David Bell said that Antone was "not an option" out of the bullpen in Thursday's loss to the Brewers, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Picks up four-out save
PCincinnati Reds
May 30, 2021
Antone struck out one batter over 1.1 perfect innings to earn a save over the Cubs on Sunday.
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