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Anthony Banda

Anthony Banda

P | B/T: L/L | 6' 2" 225 | Age: 26
Draft: 2012 (Rd: 10, #335, Milwaukee Brewers) - San Jacinto College
Corpus Christi, TX USA
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 0 6.75 3 0 0 4.0 2 1.50
3 Seasons 3 3 5.28 14 5 0 44.1 37 1.29
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 3 0-0 6.75 4.0 2 1.50
3 Seasons 14 3-3 5.28 44.1 37 1.29

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2017 ARI NL 115 2 3 5.96 8 4 0 25.2 26 17 17 1 10 25 1.40
2018 TB AL 56 1 0 3.68 3 1 0 14.2 12 6 6 1 3 10 1.02
2019 TB AL 18 0 0 6.75 3 0 0 4.0 6 3 3 0 0 2 1.50
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 55 | Curveball: 45 | Slider: 50 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 50 | Overall: 45

A product of junior college powerhouse San Jacinto, Banda was drafted in the 10th round by the Brewers back in 2012. The D-backs, who had drafted the left-hander the year prior, brought him into the fold at the 2014 Trade Deadline in the Gerardo Parra deal. A strong 2016 season raised expectations for 2017, but while Banda did make his big league debut, he had a tough year overall before Tampa Bay acquired him as part of a three-team trade with the Yankees in February. After a solid start to Banda's season between Triple-A and the Majors, it was announced in early June that the lefty would require Tommy John surgery.

Banda had trouble finding a rhythm during the 2017 season as he rode the Reno-Arizona shuttle at times, often getting thrown from his routine. That did not help him learn to deal with the struggles he faced, both in the tough pitching environment of Reno and in the big leagues. There's still a lot to like about Banda's stuff, though, starting with a fastball that was up to 97 mph pitching in relief at the end of the year. He could settle into the 93-95 mph range when all is said and done. His curveball flashes plus, but it was inconsistent at times last year, and he has good enough feel for his changeup to envision it eventually being consistently average.

While Banda remained around the strike zone, his command within it suffered, making him much too hittable. He's still young enough to reach his potential as a mid-rotation starter, though, as Banda will be in his age-25 season when he returns to the mound in mid-2019.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2017 418 77 3 3.9 86.6 13.8 .235 .380 .329 .309 .348 33.8 21.7 8.7
2018 190 43 2 4.7 89.5 13.0 .273 .423 .283 .318 .367 44.2 17.9 5.4
2019 59 16 3 18.8 91.2 21.3 .310 .571 .367 .364 .409 43.8 11.1 0.0
ALL 667 136 8 5.9 88.1 14.4 .254 .413 .319 .317 .361 38.2 19.6 6.9
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
10/11/2019 Tampa Bay Rays activated LHP Anthony Banda.
10/02/2019 Tampa Bay Rays reassigned LHP Anthony Banda to the minor leagues.
09/02/2019 Tampa Bay Rays recalled LHP Anthony Banda from Durham Bulls.
08/23/2019 Tampa Bay Rays optioned LHP Anthony Banda to Durham Bulls.
07/14/2019 Tampa Bay Rays sent LHP Anthony Banda on a rehab assignment to Durham Bulls.
07/09/2019 Tampa Bay Rays sent LHP Anthony Banda on a rehab assignment to GCL Rays.
07/09/2019 Tampa Bay Rays sent LHP Anthony Banda on a rehab assignment to GCL Rays.
07/03/2019 Tampa Bay Rays sent LHP Anthony Banda on a rehab assignment to Charlotte Stone Crabs.
06/28/2019 Tampa Bay Rays sent LHP Anthony Banda on a rehab assignment to GCL Rays.
06/23/2019 Tampa Bay Rays sent LHP Anthony Banda on a rehab assignment to Charlotte Stone Crabs.
03/30/2019 Anthony Banda roster status changed by Tampa Bay Rays.
03/28/2019 Tampa Bay Rays placed LHP Anthony Banda on the 10-day injured list. Tommy John surgery.
10/01/2018 Tampa Bay Rays recalled LHP Anthony Banda from Durham Bulls.
06/02/2018 Durham Bulls placed LHP Anthony Banda on the 7-day disabled list.
05/27/2018 Tampa Bay Rays optioned LHP Anthony Banda to Durham Bulls.
05/15/2018 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Anthony Banda from Durham Bulls.
05/13/2018 Tampa Bay Rays optioned LHP Anthony Banda to Durham Bulls.
05/12/2018 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Anthony Banda from Durham Bulls.
05/11/2018 Durham Bulls placed LHP Anthony Banda on the reserve list.
03/18/2018 Tampa Bay Rays optioned LHP Anthony Banda to Durham Bulls.
02/20/2018 Arizona Diamondbacks Traded 3B Brandon Drury to New York Yankees; New York Yankees Traded Taylor Widener to Arizona Diamondbacks; New York Yankees Traded Nick Solak to Tampa Bay Rays; Tampa Bay Rays Traded RF Steven Souza Jr. to Arizona Diamondbacks and Arizona Diamondbacks Traded LHP Anthony Banda and Player To Be Named Later to Tampa Bay Rays.
10/10/2017 Arizona Diamondbacks activated LHP Anthony Banda.
10/04/2017 Arizona Diamondbacks reassigned LHP Anthony Banda to the minor leagues.
09/09/2017 Arizona Diamondbacks recalled LHP Anthony Banda from Reno Aces.
08/17/2017 Arizona Diamondbacks optioned LHP Anthony Banda to Reno Aces.
08/04/2017 Arizona Diamondbacks recalled Anthony Banda from Reno Aces.
07/23/2017 Arizona Diamondbacks optioned LHP Anthony Banda to Reno Aces.
07/22/2017 Arizona Diamondbacks recalled Anthony Banda from Reno Aces.
03/14/2017 Arizona Diamondbacks optioned LHP Anthony Banda to Reno Aces.
11/18/2016 Arizona Diamondbacks selected the contract of Anthony Banda from Reno Aces.
07/14/2016 Reno Aces activated LHP Anthony Banda from the temporarily inactive list.
07/09/2016 Reno Aces placed LHP Anthony Banda on the temporarily inactive list.
06/23/2016 LHP Anthony Banda assigned to Reno Aces from Mobile BayBears.
04/02/2016 LHP Anthony Banda assigned to Mobile BayBears from Visalia Rawhide.
03/03/2016 LHP Anthony Banda assigned to Arizona Diamondbacks.
04/06/2015 LHP Anthony Banda assigned to Visalia Rawhide from Kane County Cougars.
04/04/2015 LHP Anthony Banda assigned to Arizona Diamondbacks.
07/31/2014 Arizona Diamondbacks traded RF Gerardo Parra to Milwaukee Brewers for LHP Anthony Banda and RF Mitch Haniger.
07/31/2014 Anthony Banda assigned to South Bend Silver Hawks.
09/15/2013 LHP Anthony Banda assigned to Wisconsin Timber Rattlers from Helena Brewers.
06/19/2013 Anthony Banda assigned to Helena Brewers from AZL Brewers.
06/16/2012 Anthony Banda assigned to AZL Brewers from Milwaukee Brewers.
06/15/2012 Milwaukee Brewers signed Anthony Banda.