Felix Pena – career MLB stats 1-0 ERA 5.28, 1.43 WHIP, 52 K’s in 46 IP
Felix Pena was the player the Angels got when they traded away Joe Smith at the 2016 trade deadline and he has shown some promise. Pena possesses a mid-to-high 90’s fastball. He was called up earlier this season for the Angels and pitched 2.2 innings in two outings posting a 10.13 ERA and a 1.88 WHIP, but this was a small sample size.
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Pena has been stretched out over the past eight weeks in preparation for him to become a starter like J.C. Ramirez was. Coincidentally the Angels started to look at Pena as a starter when Ramirez went down with a UCL tear in his elbow in mid-April.
Pena has actually looked pretty good in nine starts for Salt Lake going 1-2 with a 3.51 ERA in 33.1 innings of work. Pena struck out 38 batters and walked 16 batters with a 1.38 WHIP. His last start was his longest and his best as Pena went six innings allowing no runs on four hits with three strikeouts and two walks. Up until this start Pena had not lasted more than 4.2 innings.
Will the Angels use Pena as a starter or a reliever this time is anyone’s guess, but since the Angels lost two starters Pena could get a spot start this time around, possibly on Monday or Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.