Gabriel Ynoa
Gabriel Ynoa
26-Year-Old PitcherRP
Baltimore Orioles
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a minor-league contract with the Orioles in November of 2018.
Tosses up four homers
PBaltimore Orioles
August 12, 2019
Ynoa (1-7) allowed seven runs on seven hits with one walk and three strikeouts across six innings while taking a loss in the first game of a doubleheader against the Yankees on Monday.
The right-hander came into Monday having allowed just three homers in his last 10 outings, but the Bronx Bombers got to him in the first game of a doubleheader. Ynoa had yielded just four runs in his last 14.2 innings before Monday, but with this performance, the 26-year-old's ERA shot up almost half a run. He owns a 5.93 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 50 strikeouts in 82 innings this season. Ynoa will look to rebound in his next start Sunday at the Red Sox.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .266 254 37 16 62 13 3 14
Since 2017vs Right .291 263 41 14 72 15 0 12
2019vs Left .247 180 28 13 41 8 1 10
2019vs Right .302 190 24 9 54 13 0 11
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left .313 74 9 3 21 5 2 4
2017vs Right .265 73 17 5 18 2 0 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
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Since 2017Home 4.35 1.26 68.1 3 3 0 5.8 1.6 1.6
Since 2017Away 7.15 1.55 50.1 0 7 0 6.1 3.2 2.5
2019Home 5.12 1.29 45.2 1 3 0 5.5 1.4 1.8
2019Away 7.28 1.51 38.1 0 4 0 5.6 3.5 2.8
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 2.78 1.19 22.2 2 0 0 6.4 2.0 1.2
2017Away 6.75 1.67 12.0 0 3 0 7.5 2.3 1.5
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Stat Review
How does Gabriel Ynoa 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 this season's data (min 20 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.
    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.
93.4 mph
Left On Base
Exit Velocity
90.4 mph
Spin Rate
2087 rpm
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
Swinging Strike
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Ynoa was shipped to Baltimore from the Mets shortly before the start of spring training last year to add some organizational pitching depth with Chris Tillman's status for the start of the season in question. However, he ultimately did not make the Opening Day roster and struggled at the outset of the season at Triple-A Norfolk, notching a 6.65 ERA through his first five outings at that level. The bulk of his season was spent shuttling between the Norfolk rotation and the O's bullpen and he ended the year with a 4.15 ERA along with a 1.36 WHIP at the big-league level. There are a few openings in the rotation, and Ynoa showed enough over his limited sample last season to where he'll have a shot this spring to lock down a No. 4 or No. 5 role. However, expectations should be tempered from a fantasy standpoint considering his shaky home-run rate (1.3 HR/9) and low strikeout rate (6.8 K/9).
Ynoa got his first taste of the upper levels of the minors when he made his Triple-A debut to kick off the 2016 season. His time there mostly mirrored his experience at the lower levels -- nothing overpowering with relatively few strikeouts and walks, but effective enough to keep the ball in the yard and to keep his ERA at a respectable 3.97. When he got his chance in the majors later in the season, the 23-year-old uncharacteristically lost control as he yielded 3.4 BB/9, but he was also done in by bad luck to the point that his FIP (2.60) was nearly four runs lower than his ERA (6.38). Though he looked much more comfortable as a starter, he was used mostly out of the bullpen in the big leagues (10 appearances, three starts). The righty would be much more valuable to owners out of the rotation, but he'll have to compete for a spot at the back end in spring training even after being dealt to the Orioles in February.
When Ynoa is on the mound, one thing is for certain; he's going to attack the strike zone. He's averaged a mere 1.2 BB/9 in his five professional seasons. The formula proved successful at the Low-A level in 2013, earning him a promotion to High-A St. Lucie to begin the 2014 campaign. Eventually, Ynoa made the jump to the Double-A level as a 21-year-old, and while the results weren't great (4.21 ERA, 1.29 WHIP), he maintained a low walk rate (1.6 BB/9) and was very good away from Binghamton's home park (2.72 ERA road ERA). His strikeout rate dropped signficantly with the move up (from 7.0 K/9 to just 5.7 K/9), and his flyball tendencies caught up with him a bit (nine homers in 66.1 innings with Binghamton), but he showed enough to convince the Mets he warranted protection from the Rule 5 draft. Ynoa may struggle upon his promotion to the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League in 2015, though the Mets could always have him bypass the Triple-A level and just give him a long-relief role with the big club.
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Starting Monday
PBaltimore Orioles
August 10, 2019
Ynoa will start the first game of Monday's doubleheader against the Yankees, Joe Trezza of reports.
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Provides length in spot start
PBaltimore Orioles
August 5, 2019
Ynoa allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits while striking out two over 4.2 innings Monday against the Yankees. He didn't factor into the decision.
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Getting start in bullpen game
PBaltimore Orioles
August 4, 2019
Ynoa is scheduled to start Monday's game against the Yankees, Joe Trezza of reports.
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Records first win
PBaltimore Orioles
July 17, 2019
Ynoa (1-6) picked up the win in Wednesday's 9-2 victory over the Nationals, giving up one run on two hits over 4.1 innings of relief. He struck out two.
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No longer starting Sunday
PBaltimore Orioles
July 6, 2019
Ynoa will not make his previously scheduled start Sunday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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