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Tejay Antone
Trending: ↑ 7%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 230LBS | Age: 26

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 5, #155, Cincinnati Reds | Legacy HS
MLB Pipeline Rank
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 2 2.56 11 4 0 31.2 39 1.04
1 Season 0 2 2.56 11 4 0 31.2 39 1.04
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 11 0-2 2.56 31.2 39 1.04
1 Season 11 0-2 2.56 31.2 39 1.04

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2020 CIN NL 127 0 2 2.56 11 4 0 31.2 17 9 9 4 16 39 1.04
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

2020

A fifth-round pick by Cincinnati in 2014, Antone was added to the 40-man roster for 2020. The right-hander earned the spot after coming on strong down the stretch in 2019 with Triple-A Louisville. Over his last two starts -- both seven-inning outings -- he walked one batter and struck out 19.

Antone touched 96 mph at times last season and was sitting in the 91-93 mph range. He throws his fastball with good sink and tail down in the zone to get a lot of ground-ball outs. His slider also got significantly better. He has a pretty good changeup that has some tumble-dive to it -- a sort of split-forkball hybrid pitch. He’ll need to use his fastball at the top of the zone better. His velocity climbed and he missed more bats in the second half. 

Especially with more access to analytical data, Antone should benefit as he continues to learn how to use his stuff. He could help the Reds as a back-of-the-rotation starter or long reliever.


2015

Scouting grades: Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 40 | Slider: 45 | Changeup: 45 | Control: 45 | Overall: 45

Antone has taken a bit of a circuitous route to pro ball. Initially drafted by the Mets out of the Texas high school ranks in 2012, he opted to attend Texas Christian University. When he didn't get much mound time, he transferred to Weatherford Community College and landed as a fifth-rounder with the Reds.

Antone is a big, strong right-hander with some arm strength. He can crank his fastball up to 95 mph. It has some sink to it, eliciting a fair amount of groundball outs. He has thrown both a slider and a curve in the past, with the former being a much more promising option. He's also shown some feel for a changeup, but needs to use it more for it to become a more viable weapon. He's generally around the strike zone, but needs to command the ball better, as he was hit during his pro debut. 

If the Reds can clean up Antone's delivery a bit and help him keep the ball down in the zone more, his size and arm strength give him the chance to move up the organizational ladder.



Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2020 539 70 4 5.7 86.3 9.9 18.6 .167 .287 .259 .264 .301 30.0 30.7 12.6 2.56 2.68
ALL 539 70 4 5.7 86.3 9.9 18.6 .167 .287 .259 .264 .301 30.0 30.7 12.6
MLB 43265 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .416 .317 .322 .378 34.8 21.8 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
08/09/2020 Cincinnati Reds recalled RHP Tejay Antone from Reds Alternate Training Site.
08/06/2020 Cincinnati Reds optioned RHP Tejay Antone to Reds Alternate Training Site.
07/25/2020 Cincinnati Reds recalled Tejay Antone from Reds Alternate Training Site.
07/19/2020 RHP Tejay Antone assigned to Reds Alternate Training Site from Chattanooga Lookouts.
03/10/2020 Cincinnati Reds optioned RHP Tejay Antone to Chattanooga Lookouts.
11/20/2019 Cincinnati Reds selected the contract of Tejay Antone from Louisville Bats.
06/18/2019 RHP Tejay Antone assigned to Louisville Bats from Chattanooga Lookouts.
05/17/2019 Chattanooga Lookouts activated RHP Tejay Antone from the 7-day injured list.
05/12/2019 Chattanooga Lookouts placed RHP Tejay Antone on the 7-day injured list retroactive to May 10, 2019.
04/02/2019 RHP Tejay Antone assigned to Chattanooga Lookouts from Daytona Tortugas.
05/22/2018 Daytona Tortugas activated RHP Tejay Antone from the 7-day injured list.
04/05/2018 Daytona Tortugas placed RHP Tejay Antone on the 7-day disabled list.
09/28/2017 Daytona Tortugas activated RHP Tejay Antone from the 60-day disabled list.
04/06/2017 RHP Tejay Antone assigned to Daytona Tortugas from Louisville Bats.
09/03/2016 RHP Tejay Antone assigned to Louisville Bats from Daytona Tortugas.
04/04/2016 RHP Tejay Antone assigned to Daytona Tortugas from Dayton Dragons.
04/08/2015 RHP Tejay Antone assigned to Dayton Dragons from Billings Mustangs.
07/02/2014 RHP Tejay Antone assigned to Billings Mustangs from AZL Reds.
06/20/2014 RHP Tejay Antone assigned to AZL Reds.
06/19/2014 Cincinnati Reds signed RHP Tejay Antone.