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Steven Fuentes
Popularity: ↑ 23%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 175LBS | Age: 23

MLB Pipeline Rank
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 5 4 2.69 15 11 0 63.2 63 1.23
Career Minors 22 21 3.29 126 29 12 358.0 354 1.26
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 15 5-4 2.69 63.2 63 1.23
Career Minors 126 22-21 3.29 358.0 354 1.26

Standard Minor League Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGLWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2014 DSL Nationals DSL ROK 2 3 2.30 15 9 0 54.2 50 24 14 2 17 62 1.23
2015 GCL Nationals GCL ROK 3 4 5.22 11 6 0 39.2 46 29 23 3 15 33 1.54
2016 Auburn Doubledays NYP A(Short) 2 1 3.65 17 1 3 49.1 53 23 20 0 10 47 1.28
2017 2 Teams Minors 4 4 4.52 27 2 2 65.2 82 35 33 9 17 53 1.51
2017 Hagerstown Suns SAL A(Full) 4 3 4.41 25 1 2 63.1 80 33 31 9 13 53 1.47
2017 Potomac Nationals CAR A(Adv) 0 1 7.71 2 1 0 2.1 2 2 2 0 4 0 2.57
2018 2 Teams Minors 5 4 2.78 33 0 6 68.0 50 26 21 1 18 70 1.00
2018 Hagerstown Suns SAL A(Full) 2 1 2.35 9 0 3 23.0 17 7 6 0 2 27 0.83
2018 Potomac Nationals CAR A(Adv) 3 3 3.00 24 0 3 45.0 33 19 15 1 16 43 1.09
2019 2 Teams Minors 6 5 2.23 23 11 1 80.2 71 25 20 1 22 89 1.15
2019 Potomac Nationals CAR A(Adv) 1 1 0.53 8 0 1 17.0 8 3 1 0 7 26 0.88
2019 Harrisburg Senators EAS AA 5 4 2.69 15 11 0 63.2 63 22 19 1 15 63 1.23

Scouting Report

2020

Signed by the Nationals for $35,000 out of Panama in 2013, Fuentes pitched to mixed results in multiple roles early in his career but began to put it all together in 2018. He built upon that success during a breakout age-22 campaign in 2019, excelling as a reliever at Class A Advanced Potomac and then as a starter at Double-A Harrisburg. But after compiling a 2.23 ERA with 89 strikeouts and 22 walks in 80 2/3 innings between the two stops, Fuentes was slapped with a 50-game suspension in early August after testing positive for Heptaminol, a banned stimulant. 

Fuentes succeeds with an intriguing blend of stuff and pitchability. His fastball can touch 95 mph and sits in the low 90s with heavy sinking action that fuels the right-hander’s extreme ground-ball tendencies. He posted a 58 percent ground-ball rate in Double-A before the suspension and has induced grounders at 54.2 percent clip since the start of the 2017 season, his first in full-season ball. Both his average slider and his above-average changeup improved when he moved into the rotation, and he generated whiff rates of 41 and 40 percent, respectively, with the two pitches in the Eastern League. He can throw all three pitches for strikes and doesn't hurt himself by issuing many free passes.

Fuentes' ability to work effectively in various roles is an asset, and club officials view him as a potential multi-inning reliever much like former Nats hurler Yusmeiro Petit. At the same time, it wouldn't surprise anyone in the organization if Fuentes were to continue to excel as a starter en route to a spot in the back of a big league rotation.


Transactions

Team Date Transaction
10/30/2020 Washington Nationals selected the contract of RHP Steven Fuentes from Fresno Grizzlies.
10/01/2020 RHP Steven Fuentes assigned to Fresno Grizzlies from Nationals Alternate Training Site.
07/18/2020 RHP Steven Fuentes assigned to Nationals Alternate Training Site from Fresno Grizzlies.
06/28/2020 Washington Nationals invited non-roster RHP Steven Fuentes to spring training.
11/18/2019 RHP Steven Fuentes assigned to Fresno Grizzlies from Harrisburg Senators.
09/08/2019 Harrisburg Senators activated RHP Steven Fuentes from the restricted list.
08/07/2019 Harrisburg Senators placed RHP Steven Fuentes on the restricted list.
08/02/2019 RHP Steven Fuentes roster status changed by Harrisburg Senators.
07/16/2019 Harrisburg Senators activated RHP Steven Fuentes from the 7-day injured list.
07/11/2019 Harrisburg Senators placed RHP Steven Fuentes on the 7-day injured list retroactive to July 6, 2019.
05/08/2019 RHP Steven Fuentes assigned to Harrisburg Senators from Potomac Nationals.
06/21/2018 RHP Steven Fuentes assigned to Potomac Nationals from Hagerstown Suns.
05/01/2018 RHP Steven Fuentes assigned to Hagerstown Suns from Potomac Nationals.
03/16/2018 RHP Steven Fuentes assigned to Washington Nationals.
08/25/2017 RHP Steven Fuentes assigned to Potomac Nationals from Hagerstown Suns.
04/23/2017 RHP Steven Fuentes assigned to Hagerstown Suns from Auburn Doubledays.
06/16/2016 RHP Steven Fuentes assigned to Auburn Doubledays from GCL Nationals.
06/21/2015 RHP Steven Fuentes assigned to GCL Nationals.
03/10/2014 RHP Steven Fuentes assigned to DSL Nationals.
07/19/2013 Washington Nationals signed free agent RHP Steven Fuentes to a minor league contract.