ESPN Fantasy Projection: Pagan was acquired just before Christmas of 2018 in exchange for some farm system depth. The Rays were attracted to Pagan's fastball spin rate, his ability to work up in the zone and his effectiveness against righties. They believed there was more in his tank and they were right, as they got him to consistently let his high-spin fastball ride up in the zone to great results. Pagan had career-best strikeout and swinging-strike rates and ended up with 20 saves to lead the club. The expected stats validate the solid performance from the former middle reliever as well, but he is not without flaws. Living up in the zone comes with the risk of allowing homers, and Pagan allowed 25 in 132 innings over the past two seasons. It is unlikely that issue will go away.