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Peter Fairbanks

Peter Fairbanks

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 6" 219 | Age: 26
Draft: 2015 (Rd: 9, #258, Texas Rangers) - Missouri
St. Louis, MO USA
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 2 3 6.86 21 0 2 21.0 28 1.67
1 Season 2 3 6.86 21 0 2 21.0 28 1.67
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 21 2-3 6.86 21.0 28 1.67
1 Season 21 2-3 6.86 21.0 28 1.67

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2019 2 Teams 99 2 3 6.86 21 0 2 21.0 25 20 16 5 10 28 1.67
2019 TEX AL 41 0 2 9.35 8 0 0 8.2 8 10 9 4 7 15 1.73
2019 TB AL 58 2 1 5.11 13 0 2 12.1 17 10 7 1 3 13 1.62
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 70 | Slider: 55 | Control: 45 | Overall: 45

Fairbanks was the Sunday starter as a University of Missouri junior in 2015, when the Rangers selected him in the ninth round. He was shifted to a bullpen role two years later, but made only nine appearances for Class A Advanced Down East before undergoing a second Tommy John surgery -- he previously underwent TJ surgery in high school -- that knocked him out for all of 2018. When he finally returned to action in 2019, Fairbanks' stuff was as good as ever, and he accelerated through the Rangers' system within a matter of months to make his big league debut in early June. His rapid development and overall high ceiling as a potential late-inning weapon caught the attention of the Rays, and they acquired him in mid-July in exchange for Nick Solak.

There is a lot to like in Fairbanks' blend of size and stuff. The 6-foot-6 right-hander sits at 96-99 mph with his fastball and pairs it with a hard slider that registers at 88-90. He can pile up whiffs with both pitches and averaged better than 14 strikeouts-per-nine across three levels in the Rangers' system ahead of his big league debut. The only bridge he's yet to cross is showing that he can pitch on consecutive days, as both the Rangers and Rays have handled him with extreme caution in the wake of his second elbow reconstruction.

With his checkered medical history and limited experience, Fairbanks is the definition of a high-risk, high-reward pitching prospect. That being said, cost-controlled relievers with two dominant pitches and a knack for missing bats don't exactly grow on trees. If he can stay healthy and refine his fastball-slider command, Fairbanks could become a late-inning bullpen force for the Rays in the near future.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 387 61 5 8.2 91.2 10.2 .277 .470 .368 .349 .453 45.9 28.3 10.1
ALL 387 61 5 8.2 91.2 10.2 .277 .470 .368 .349 .453 45.9 28.3 10.1
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 RHP Peter Fairbanks.
10/02/2019 Tampa Bay Rays reassigned RHP Peter Fairbanks to the minor leagues.
09/01/2019 Tampa Bay Rays recalled RHP Peter Fairbanks from Durham Bulls.
08/18/2019 Tampa Bay Rays optioned RHP Peter Fairbanks to Durham Bulls.
08/16/2019 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Peter Fairbanks from Durham Bulls.
07/13/2019 Texas Rangers traded RHP Peter Fairbanks to Tampa Bay Rays for 2B Nick Solak.
07/13/2019 Tampa Bay Rays optioned RHP Peter Fairbanks to Durham Bulls.
07/03/2019 Texas Rangers optioned RHP Peter Fairbanks to Nashville Sounds.
06/08/2019 Texas Rangers selected the contract of Peter Fairbanks from Nashville Sounds.
05/29/2019 RHP Pete Fairbanks assigned to Nashville Sounds from Frisco RoughRiders.
05/09/2019 RHP Peter Fairbanks assigned to Frisco RoughRiders from Down East Wood Ducks.
10/09/2018 Down East Wood Ducks activated RHP Peter Fairbanks from the 60-day injured list.
04/05/2018 Down East Wood Ducks placed RHP Peter Fairbanks on the 60-day disabled list.
09/30/2017 Down East Wood Ducks activated RHP Peter Fairbanks from the 7-day disabled list.
07/22/2017 Down East Wood Ducks placed RHP Peter Fairbanks on the 7-day disabled list.
06/26/2017 Down East Wood Ducks activated RHP Peter Fairbanks.
04/15/2017 RHP Peter Fairbanks assigned to Spokane Indians from Down East Wood Ducks.
08/05/2016 Hickory Crawdads activated RHP Peter Fairbanks from the 7-day disabled list.
07/18/2016 Hickory Crawdads placed RHP Peter Fairbanks on the 7-day disabled list.
03/29/2016 RHP Peter Fairbanks assigned to Hickory Crawdads from Spokane Indians.
06/16/2015 RHP Peter Fairbanks assigned to Spokane Indians.
06/15/2015 Texas Rangers signed RHP Peter Fairbanks.