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Yusmeiro Petit | Relief Pitcher | #36

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/22/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 255
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / UDFA / NYM
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Yusmeiro Petit worked a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts in Saturday's game against the Rangers for his fourth save of the season.
There is a turnstile at the back end of the Angels bullpen, as manager Mike Scioscia mixes and matches pitchers and late-inning duties. For now, it's a situation best avoided for fantasy purposes. Sep 17 - 2:23 AM

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Yusmeiro Petit collected his third save of the season on Sunday, working a scoreless ninth inning to protect a two-run lead against the Mariners.

The Angels' bullpen continues to be a mess to figure out, but it's unlikely that Petit is going to continue to see consistent work in the ninth inning. He has been terrific this season though, compiling a 2.20 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 88/16 K/BB ratio across 82 innings.
Sep 10 - 7:49 PM

Yusmeiro Petit worked a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts for his second save of the season Friday in Seattle.

Petit was sharp in the tidy 11-pitch outing, throwing eight for strikes. Over the past couple of games Petit and Keynan Middleton have been efficient in ninth-inning duties. It appears both pitchers will get chances for saves with Bud Norris out of favor.
Aug 12 - 3:26 AM

MLB.com's Mark Feinsand reports that the Angels are getting calls on Yusmeiro Petit.

Bud Norris and David Hernandez are also drawing heavy interest as the 4 p.m. ET trade deadline approaches. Petit, an impending free agent, holds an impressive 2.52 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and 64/12 K/BB ratio in 60 2/3 innings this season for Anaheim. He made his first start of the year on Sunday against the Blue Jays, allowing just one unearned run over four innings.
Jul 31 - 1:18 PM

Yusmeiro Petit held the Blue Jays to three hits and one unearned run over four innings Saturday in a no-decision.

Petit was only able to give the Angels four innings in Saturday’s spot start, but he was extremely efficient, compiling five strikeouts with no walks while throwing 36 of his 48 pitches for strikes. An Andrelton Simmons’ throwing error led to a run in the fourth but that was the only real threat Toronto mounted against the right-hander. The 32-year-old has been exemplary, providing a steady 2.62 ERA across 37 outings for the Halos in 2017.
Jul 29 - 5:47 PM

Yusmeiro Petit is scheduled to make a spot start for the Angels on Saturday in Toronto.

It will essentially be a bullpen game, with Petit expected to cover the first three or four innings. The 32-year-old right-hander holds a strong 2.70 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, and 59/17 K/BB ratio in 36 relief appearances this season, but he's not stretched out enough to make for an attractive fantasy streaming option.
Jul 27 - 10:19 AM

Yusmeiro Petit hurled two shutout frames for his first save Sunday in the Angels’ 4-2 win over the Red Sox.

He struck out one while throwing 19 of his 25 pitches for strikes. His only blemish was a one-out single to Andrew Benintendi in the ninth inning. The Angels have gone with a closer by committee in Bud Norris’ absence with Petit, Blake Parker and David Hernandez all handling save chances. We’re guessing Norris will maintain his ninth-inning role when he returns, which could happen later this week.
Jun 25 - 5:02 PM

Yusmeiro Petit could make a spot start on Saturday in Kansas City.

It's the first time the Angels will need a fill-in for Garrett Richards (biceps). The Halos could also consider calling up Alex Meyer for the start, but it will likely be Petit as long as he isn't needed in relief leading up to the outing.
Apr 9 - 10:58 AM

Angels purchased the contract of RHP Yusmeiro Petit from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Petit had been a non-roster invitee. The right-hander dominated in his five Cactus League outings, contributing a 0.75 ERA over 12 innings of work. He'll begin the year as a long reliever but could force his way into the starting rotation at some point.
Mar 28 - 1:35 PM

Yusmeiro Petit came to play Wednesday in the Angels’ Cactus League win over the Mariners, allowing just one hit over 3 2/3 scoreless innings.

He racked up 4 Ks and didn’t walk anyone. Petit retired the first seven batters he faced before finally letting up a double to Mike Freeman. After that, he retired three in a row to end his outing. 28 of the right-hander’s 45 pitches went for strikes. Petit is slated for a long relief role this year, though it wouldn’t be surprising to see him land in the starting rotation at some point.
Mar 22 - 8:21 PM

Yusmeiro Petit allowed one run on one hit over two innings in Saturday's Cactus League date with the Rockies.

As one might surmise from the "one run on one hit" portion of the equation, Petit yakked up a solo home run in this one, with Stephen Cardullo taking him deep in the second inning. The veteran right-hander could see some work in the rotation should injury strike, but will likely open as a member of the bullpen. The Angels inked him to a minor league contract in early February.
Mar 18 - 7:51 PM

Yusmeiro Petit hurled a scoreless inning Wednesday in Venezuela’s win over the Royals.

Petit let up a single to Mike Moustakas but that was his only blemish. His lone strikeout came against right fielder Alex Gordon in Kansas City’s first at-bat of the game. 11 of his 15 pitches went for strikes. The Angels will be Petit’s third team in as many seasons. The 32-year-old journeyman has been a starter at times but is likely slated for a bullpen role in Anaheim.
Mar 8 - 7:13 PM

Yasmeiro Petit struck out two in two scoreless innings during Saturday's Cactus League win over the Brewers.

Nice debut for Petit, particularly given that he wasn't even signed until February 8. Spending the 2016 campaign with the Nationals, he pitched to a 4.50 ERA and posted a 49/15 K/BB ratio across 62 frames. There is no real fantasy value, here, but Petit does have a decent shot of making the Opening Day roster.
Feb 25 - 6:31 PM

Angels signed RHP Yusmeiro Petit to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The Nationals bought out Petit's 2017 option back in November after he posted a 4.50 ERA and 49/15 K/BB ratio over 62 innings. With his experience and past success, the 31-year-old would seem to have a good chance to make the Opening Day roster. The plan is for him to go into camp as a starter, but he could always wind up in the bullpen.
Feb 8 - 3:24 PM

Nationals declined their $3 million option on RHP Yusmeiro Petit.

He gets a $500,000 buyout instead and will officially become a free agent next week. Petit, 31, posted an underwhelming 4.50 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and 49/15 K/BB ratio in 62 innings this season for Washington.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 12:54:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Martin Maldonado
2Juan Graterol
3Carlos Perez
1B1Luis Valbuena
2C.J. Cron
3Jefry Marte
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Kaleb Cowart
3Cliff Pennington
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Nolan Fontana
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Justin Upton
2Ben Revere
3Shane Robinson
CF1Mike Trout
2Michael Hermosillo
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2J.C. Ramirez
3Parker Bridwell
4Tyler Skaggs
5Andrew Heaney
6Alex Meyer
7Garrett Richards
8Matt Shoemaker
9Troy Scribner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cam Bedrosian
2Blake Parker
3Bud Norris
4Keynan Middleton
5Yusmeiro Petit
6Jesse Chavez
7Huston Street
8Jose Alvarez
9Andrew Bailey
10Blake Wood
11Fernando Salas
12Deolis Guerra
13Noe Ramirez
14Eduardo Paredes