Cionel Perez

25-Year-Old PitcherRP
2022 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Cionel Perez in 2022. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Traded to the Reds in January of 2021. Waived by the Reds in November of 2021. Claimed off waivers by the Orioles in November of 2021.
Scooped by O's
PBaltimore Orioles
November 24, 2021
The Orioles claimed Perez off waivers from the Reds on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Perez, 25, will be moving on to the third organization of his professional career after stops with Houston and Cincinnati. After being acquired by the Reds last January, Perez split time between the big club and Triple-A Louisville in 2021, making 25 appearances out of the bullpen at the MLB level while posting a 6.38 ERA and a 25:20 K:BB over 24 innings. Trimming his 18 percent walk rate will be essential for Perez to find any success while he moves to Baltimore, but as a lefty with a live arm, he's an interesting flier for an Orioles squad short on relief talent.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
18
Last 10 Games
18
Last 5 Games
18
How many pitches does Cionel Perez generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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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+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Cionel Perez generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-29%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-8%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-100%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-5%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .200 65 15 10 11 0 1 3
Since 2019vs Right .283 118 25 18 28 4 0 5
2021vs Left .222 41 9 5 8 0 1 2
2021vs Right .241 70 16 15 13 2 0 3
2020vs Left .000 13 5 4 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right .412 19 3 2 7 0 0 0
2019vs Left .300 11 1 1 3 0 0 1
2019vs Right .286 29 6 1 8 2 0 2
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-9%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-14%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 6.84 1.37 26.1 1 2 0 9.6 4.4 2.1
Since 2019Away 6.23 2.38 13.0 1 1 0 8.3 10.4 1.4
2021Home 6.00 1.33 15.0 0 1 0 10.8 6.0 1.8
2021Away 7.00 2.33 9.0 1 1 0 7.0 10.0 2.0
2020Home 0.00 1.71 2.1 0 0 0 11.6 7.7 0.0
2020Away 4.50 2.25 4.0 0 0 0 11.3 9.0 0.0
2019Home 10.00 1.33 9.0 1 1 0 7.0 1.0 3.0
2019Away 0.00 0.00 .000000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Cionel Perez 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
1.25
 
K/9
9.4
 
BB/9
7.5
 
HR/9
1.9
 
Fastball
96.1 mph
 
ERA
6.38
 
WHIP
1.71
 
BABIP
.273
 
GB/FB
1.55
 
Left On Base
58.8%
 
Exit Velocity
86.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
3.6%
 
Spin Rate
2193 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
30.6%
 
Swinging Strike
10.7%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Perez is an undersized (5-foot-11) southpaw with significant pedigree who fits best as a high-leverage reliever capable of getting more than three outs. He is technically competing for a spot in the starting rotation this spring, but is more of a depth option in that competition. Signed out of Cuba for $5.15 million in 2016, Perez boasts a 70-grade mid-90s fastball that is a swing-and-miss pitch in any count. His above-average breaking ball plays nicely off the heater, but he lacks a true third pitch. This would not preclude him from going three or four innings as a starter in a piggyback game -- the Astros have been utilizing this strategy in the minors, allowing multiple pitchers to throw around four innings rather than asking one pitcher to turn a lineup over more than twice. However, Perez would generate the most fantasy value as a Josh Hader type of reliever who picks up wins and the occassional save. Perez is more of a ratio risk than Hader, and he lacks that type of strikeout upside, so he has minimal fantasy value at this point in most formats.
The Cuban defector signed a deal in September with the Astros that included a $5.15 million signing bonus. However, the deal was voided in October due to an unspecified medical issue. He later signed with the Astros again for $2 million. If he can overcome the medical concern, Perez may quickly become the top left-handed pitching prospect in the Astros organization. He features a mid-to-low-90s fastball, a breaking ball with above average potential and a changeup that he is still working on developing, as he didn't use it much in Cuba. Perez's last season in Cuba was impressive, as he posted a 2.06 ERA and 76 strikeouts over 17 starts. Given his incomplete repertoire and slight stature (5-foot-11, 170 pounds), Perez carries plenty of bullpen risk. Without frontline upside or any stateside success, he can be simply monitored in most dynasty leagues for now.
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Heads back to minors
PCincinnati Reds
September 28, 2021
Perez was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday.
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Recalled by Reds
PCincinnati Reds
September 25, 2021
Perez was recalled by the Reds on Saturday.
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Sent to Triple-A
PCincinnati Reds
July 19, 2021
Perez was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Monday.
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Recalled by Cincinnati
PCincinnati Reds
June 26, 2021
Perez was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Saturday.
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Returns to Triple-A
PCincinnati Reds
June 2, 2021
Perez was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday.
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