Lou Trivino
Lou Trivino
27-Year-Old PitcherRP
Oakland Athletics
2019 Fantasy Outlook
A relative unknown entering 2018, Trivino got the call up in mid-April and went on to become one of manager Bob Melvin's most trusted relievers at the back end of the Oakland bullpen. He did seem to run out of gas late in the year -- Trivino said it was just a lack of execution -- but his overall body of work was quite impressive. Working mostly four-seamer (97.6 mph)/cutter (92.4 mph), Trivino struck batters out at a 27.4% clip and held opponents to a sub-.200 batting average. He tied for 16th in the American League in appearances, racking up eight wins and four saves along the way, and finished with a 14.6% swinging-strike rate, which was a top-25 mark among qualified relievers. The estimators all suggest he overachieved by a decent margin, and regular save chances are highly unlikely with Blake Treinen, Fernando Rodney and Joakim Soria all ahead of him in the pecking order, but Trivino is on the radar as a ratios-eating staff filler. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Athletics in 2013 that includes a $100,000 signing bonus.
Pair of stumbles in recent outings
POakland Athletics
May 16, 2019
Trivino has been charged with two blown saves and allowed four earned runs over 3.2 innings in his last three appearances.
The normally dominant right-hander had yielded just two earned runs across his first 15 trips to the mound heading into an appearance against the Indians last Friday. Trivino surrendered an earned run on two hits and a walk in that outing, and three days later, he was touched up by the Mariners for three more on two hits and two walks over an inning. Trivino does have eight holds on the season and offers fantasy owners plenty in the way of strikeouts (9.2 K/9), but the pair of recent stumbles has bumped his ERA up from 1.13 to 2.75.
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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 .221 186 45 20 36 7 0 5
Since 2017vs Right .170 207 62 22 31 4 0 5
2019vs Left .214 49 11 5 9 2 0 2
2019vs Right .128 45 14 6 5 3 0 0
2018vs Left .223 137 34 15 27 5 0 3
2018vs Right .182 162 48 16 26 1 0 5
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Since 2017Home 2.16 1.04 50.0 4 1 2 9.9 2.7 0.4
Since 2017Away 3.56 1.19 48.0 6 2 2 9.8 5.1 1.5
2019Home 0.68 0.60 13.1 1 0 0 10.8 2.0 0.0
2019Away 5.06 1.59 10.2 1 0 0 7.6 6.8 1.7
2018Home 2.70 1.20 36.2 3 1 2 9.6 2.9 0.5
2018Away 3.13 1.07 37.1 5 2 2 10.4 4.6 1.4
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 Lou Trivino 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.
97.3 mph
Left On Base
Exit Velocity
83.8 mph
Spin Rate
2254 rpm
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
Swinging Strike
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Back in action
POakland Athletics
May 2, 2019
Trivino (thumb) returned to action Wednesday against the Red Sox, walking one while recording one out to close out the sixth inning.
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Expected back Wednesday
POakland Athletics
April 30, 2019
Trivino (thumb) threw live batting practice Tuesday without issue and expects to be available for Wednesday's game against Boston, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Throws off mound
POakland Athletics
April 28, 2019
Trivino (thumb) threw off the mound on Sunday and is likely to be available in the Athletics' upcoming series against the Red Sox, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Unavailable until Monday
POakland Athletics
April 27, 2019
Trivino (thumb) will most likely be unavailable to pitch until at least Monday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Nearing return to health
POakland Athletics
April 26, 2019
Trivino (thumb) is unlikely to pitch Friday night against Toronto but is closing in on a return, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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