Matt Festa
26-Year-Old PitcherRP
Seattle Mariners AAA
2019 Fantasy Outlook
After spending the first few months as the closer for Double-A Arkansas, Festa got the call up to Seattle in July and rode the shuttle for a while before settling in for good in September. In total, he made eight appearances for the big-league team, including one start as an opener (covering one inning). The strikeout punch that Festa showed on the farm was completely absent, with his K-rate falling from 32.3% to just 10% with the jump in levels. He relied more so on limiting walks (5%) and hard contact (18.2%). Festa doesn't throw particularly hard and his swinging-strike rate was just 6.9% in his first foray into the majors. Chances are, Festa will break camp on the major-league roster after general manager Jerry Dipoto cleaned house this winter, but Festa has not yet flashed the kind of swing-and-miss dominance against upper-level hitters to suggest he has a realistic chance to close in 2019. Read Past Outlooks
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Sent back to minors
PSeattle Mariners  AAA
July 22, 2019
Festa was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Monday.
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Festa was sent back to the minors to free up a roster spot for Matt Magill, who was added to the active roster prior to Monday's series opener after being acquired from the Twins over the weekend. During his most recent stint with the big club, Festa allowed four runs on four hits (three home runs) while striking out five in three innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
20
Last 10 Games
19
Last 5 Games
21
How many pitches does Matt Festa generally throw?
 
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+
 
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 Matt Festa generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-7%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-16%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-3%
BAA vs RHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .262 50 11 7 11 5 0 1
Since 2017vs Right .282 91 14 7 22 4 2 4
2019vs Left .214 35 8 7 6 2 0 1
2019vs Right .255 66 13 5 14 3 2 4
2018vs Left .357 15 3 0 5 3 0 0
2018vs Right .348 25 1 2 8 1 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
 
 
-35%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-61%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 3.68 1.57 14.2 0 1 0 8.6 4.3 0.6
Since 2017Away 5.63 1.50 16.0 0 1 0 6.2 3.9 2.3
2019Home 3.18 1.06 11.1 0 1 0 10.3 4.0 0.8
2019Away 8.18 1.82 11.0 0 1 0 6.5 5.7 3.3
2018Home 5.40 3.30 3.1 0 0 0 2.7 5.4 0.0
2018Away 0.00 0.80 5.0 0 0 0 5.4 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 Matt Festa 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
1.75
 
K/9
8.5
 
BB/9
4.8
 
HR/9
2.0
 
Fastball
92.6 mph
 
ERA
5.64
 
WHIP
1.43
 
BABIP
.263
 
GB/FB
1.00
 
Left On Base
68.0%
 
Exit Velocity
88.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
10.3%
 
Spin Rate
2377 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
39.7%
 
Swinging Strike
10.3%
 
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Rejoins major-league club
PSeattle Mariners  AAA
June 14, 2019
Festa was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Friday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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Optioned to Triple-A
PSeattle Mariners  AAA
June 11, 2019
Festa was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday.
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Back in big leagues
PSeattle Mariners  AAA
June 3, 2019
Festa was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Monday.
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Sent back to Triple-A
PSeattle Mariners  AAA
May 18, 2019
Festa was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma following Friday's game against the Twins.
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Promoted to big leagues
PSeattle Mariners  AAA
May 17, 2019
Festa was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Friday.
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