Victor Arano

Victor Arano

26-Year-Old PitcherP
Washington Nationals
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Arano showed plenty of promise in 2017 and 2018, posting a 2.57 ERA in 70 innings of work. Since then, he's gone through two almost completely lost seasons. He threw just 4.2 innings in 2019 before undergoing arthroscopic elbow surgery and missing the rest of the year. He didn't throw a single frame last season, first while recovering from elbow surgery and then while dealing with a shoulder setback. The righty spent most of the season attempting to get back up to speed at the team's alternate training site but was never trusted with another big-league opportunity. In theory, another offseason to rest could have Arano's arm back to normal heading into this season, which should make him a solid relief option with potential high-leverage upside. It's been so long since he's shown that upside, however, so there's little reason investing in him in fantasy leagues until he proves his injuries are behind him. Read Past Outlooks
$Waived by the Phillies in January of 2021. Claimed off waivers by the Braves in January of 2021.
Joins Nationals
PWashington Nationals  AAA
November 25, 2021
Arano signed a minor-league deal with the Nationals on Wednesday, according to the MLB transaction log.
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Arano spent the entire 2021 season in Atlanta's organization at Triple-A Gwinnett. He threw 36 effective innings, punching out 45 and walking 15. If Arano can maintain that form in 2022, he should push for a bullpen role with the big-league club.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
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-14%
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BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .167 7 3 1 1 0 0 1
Since 2019vs Right .143 9 4 1 1 0 0 0
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left .167 7 3 1 1 0 0 1
2019vs Right .143 9 4 1 1 0 0 0
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-100%
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Since 2019Away 3.86 0.86 4.2 1 0 0 13.5 3.9 1.9
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 3.86 0.86 4.2 1 0 0 13.5 3.9 1.9
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Last season was a lost one for Arano. His spring went about as poorly as it could, as he gave up 20 runs in just four innings. He missed out of the Phillies' Opening Day roster, and while he was called up in mid-April, he didn't last long, pitching just 4.2 innings before landing on the injured list with an elbow issue which eventually required season-ending arthroscopic surgery. When healthy, Arano is an effective weapon near the back of the bullpen, though he's a clear step down from the top tier of relievers. In 74.2 career big-league innings, he's struck out 26.3% of opposing batters while walking 7.6%, en route to a 2.65 ERA (though a 3.20 FIP and a 3.78 xFIP suggest he's overachieved somewhat). Arano saved three games in 2018, and it's not impossible to envision him saving a handful more in 2020, but fantasy owners can afford to wait for him to prove that he's healthy and effective before investing.
Arano made the Phillies’ Opening Day roster and proved he belonged, remaining with the team all season (aside from a short stint on the disabled list) and posting a 2.73 ERA and three saves in 59.1 innings. He even spent a brief period of time as the Phillies’ prefered closer, with all three of his saves coming in a six-day span in early July. He’s unlikely to have much value in standard leagues this season unless he spends a longer time in that role, however, as his ratios aren’t at that elite level that makes a non-closing reliever a viable option. His 24.4% strikeout rate and 6.9% walk rate were each better than average. He’s a solid setup man but not a significant fantasy asset without unexpected save chances.
Arano earned a September callup to the Phillies as a 22-year-old and performed well in the 10.2 innings he threw, striking out 13 and walking four while putting up a 1.69 ERA. He threw his plus slider 51.7 percent of the time, earning him 11 of his strikeouts. The Phillies' bullpen lacks established arms, so Arano will have a chance to earn more innings this year, even if he starts the season in the minors. He won't have much appeal in standard leagues, as he's buried deep on the Phillies' depth chart and isn't even guaranteed a major-league role, but in deep dynasty formats he may be worth a look, as he has the makings of a future high-leverage reliever and potential closer.
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Stays with organization
PAtlanta Braves  AAA
June 6, 2021
Atlanta outrighted Arano to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday after he cleared waivers, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
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DFA'd by Atlanta
PAtlanta Braves  AAA
June 4, 2021
Arano was designated for assignment by Atlanta on Friday.
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Returns to minor-league ranks
PAtlanta Braves  AAA
May 10, 2021
Atlanta optioned Arano to Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday.
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Joins big-league bullpen
PAtlanta Braves  AAA
May 8, 2021
Arano was recalled by Atlanta on Saturday.
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Optioned to minors
PAtlanta Braves  AAA
March 12, 2021
Arano (visa issues) was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
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