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Hector Rondon

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

2016 Stats

W-L

0-1

ERA

1.13

WHIP

0.50

K

14

SV

4

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

While Jake Arrieta and the young home-run hitters get all the press in Chicago, the underrated bullpen just keeps on chugging away. Did you know that Rondon has saved 59 games in the last two years? H...

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2016 ADP:  122.74

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 230   DOB: 2/26/1988   BORN: Guatire, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Hector Rondon Contract Information:

Agreed to terms with the Cubs on a one-year deal, avoiding arbitration, in January 2016.

April 26, 2016  –  Hector Rondon News

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Rondon earned the save in Tuesday's win against the Brewers as he worked around a hit for a scoreless inning.

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Hector Rondon Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2007 19 A LAK 27 27 0 136.0 143 66 13 113 27 7 10 0 4.37 1.25
2008 20 A KIN 27 27 0 145.0 130 58 12 145 42 11 6 0 3.60 1.19
2009 21 AA AKR 14 12 0 66.3 55 21 3 67 15 6 5 0 2.85 1.06
2009 21 AAA COL 12 12 0 74.3 83 33 8 64 13 4 5 0 4.00 1.29
2010 22 AAA COL 7 7 0 31.2 48 30 12 33 10 1 3 0 0 0 8.53 1.86
2011 23 A MAH 2 2 0 3.0 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.00 1.00
2012 24 R GOO 2 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.33
2012 24 AA AKR 2 0 0 4.0 4 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.25 1.25
2013 25 MAJ CHC 45 0 0 54.7 52 29 6 44 25 2 1 0 1 2 4.77 1.41
2014 26 MAJ CHC 64 0 0 63.3 52 17 2 63 15 4 4 29 4 1 2.42 1.06
2015 27 MAJ CHC 72 0 0 70.0 55 13 4 69 15 6 4 30 4 8 1.67 1.00
2016 28 MAJ CHC 8 0 0 8.0 4 1 0 14 0 0 1 4 0 0 1.13 0.50
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3-Year Averages     60 0 0 62.7 53 19 4 58 18 4 3 19 3 3 2.73 1.13
Career  (View All)     189 0 0 196.0 163 60 12 190 55 12 10 63 2.76 1.11

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Hector Rondon Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
May. 1 Atl 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 1.13 0.50
Apr. 29 Atl 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.29
Apr. 26 Mil 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 0.33
Apr. 24 @Cin 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.20
Apr. 19 @StL 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 0.25
Apr. 11 Cin 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 0.00
Apr. 9 @Ari 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 0.00
Apr. 7 @Ari 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
5.0 4 1 1 0 0 7 0 1 0 0-1 2 0 0 1.80 0.80
Last 30 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
8.0 4 1 1 0 0 14 0 1 0 0-1 4 0 0 1.13 0.50
Last 60 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
8.0 4 1 1 0 0 14 0 1 0 0-1 4 0 0 1.13 0.50

Hector Rondon Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201611402000.200
201513428828802.231
201411521827301.255

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016171002000.118
201514741727402.196
201414042725201.188

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20164.00127002.250.75
201537.7431339611.190.93
201442.33319381013.191.18

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20164.00027000.000.25
201532.3211730932.231.08
201421.0111025510.860.81
Hector Rondon Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2007 19 A LAK 27 27 136.0 7.48 1.79 4.19 0.86 66.2% 4.37 3.62 .325
2008 20 A KIN 27 27 145.0 9.00 2.61 3.45 0.74 71.3% 3.60 3.14 .309
2009 21 AA AKR 14 12 66.3 9.09 2.04 4.47 0.41 73.1% 2.85 2.58 .302
2009 21 AAA COL 12 12 74.3 7.75 1.57 4.92 0.97 71.6% 4.00 3.56 .340
2010 22 AAA COL 7 7 31.2 9.52 2.88 3.30 3.46 60.9% 8.53 7.24 .396
2011 23 A MAH 2 2 3.0 6.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 66.7% 3.00 1.87 .317
2012 24 R GOO 2 2 3.0 18.00 3.00 6.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.20 .000
2012 24 AA AKR 2 0 4.0 6.75 2.25 3.00 0.00 80% 2.25 2.45 .326
2013 25 MAJ CHC 45 0 54.7 7.24 4.12 1.76 0.99 1.29 67.6% 93.8 MPH 4.77 4.55 .295
2014 26 MAJ CHC 64 0 63.3 8.95 2.13 4.20 0.28 2.02 76.9% 95.7 MPH 2.42 2.33 .302
2015 27 MAJ CHC 72 0 70.0 8.87 1.93 4.60 0.51 2.10 86.4% 96.4 MPH 1.67 2.74 .284
2016 28 MAJ CHC 8 0 8.0 15.75 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.33 75% 95.6 MPH 1.13 -0.30 .318
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 7.75 2.67 2.90 0.60 78.9% 2.57 0.03 .274
Next 7 Days     0 0 3.4 7.73 2.48 3.12 0.49 78% 2.52 3.01 .277
Rest Of Season     0 0 53.5 7.98 2.44 3.27 0.49 78% 2.51 2.95 .280
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3-Year Averages     60 0 62.7 8.33 2.59 3.22 0.57 77.6% 2.73 3.04 .292
Career     189 0 196.0 8.72 2.53 3.45 0.55 76.7% 2.76 2.93 .294

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2016 Stat Review for Hector Rondon    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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0.00 K/BB
TERRIBLE
15.75 K/9
ELITE
0.00 BB/9
ELITE
95.6 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
1.33 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.13 ERA
ELITE
0.50 WHIP
ELITE
-0.30 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.318 BABIP
HIGH
75.0% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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Hector Rondon: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Rondon struck out two in a perfect ninth inning against the Reds on Sunday, but it was not in a save situation.

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Rondon worked around a hit to record his third save in Tuesday's win against the Cardinals.

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Rondon struck out the side to record his second save in as many chances Monday against the Reds.

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Rondon picked up his first save by pitching a perfect ninth inning while striking out two Saturday at the Diamondbacks.

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Rondon struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning Thursday against Arizona.

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Rondon appeared in back-to-back games for the first time this spring, pitching a scoreless inning against the Giants on Saturday after shutting the Brewers down Friday.

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Rondon pitched a perfect seventh inning against the Royals on Sunday, striking out two.

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Rondon was knocked around for five runs on seven hits in just two-thirds of an inning Wednesday, but manager Joe Maddon said he is not concerned about the right-hander's spring struggles. "I mean, this guy's used to an adrenaline rush," Maddon told the Chicago Sun-Times. "From where I'm standing the stuff looks really good. He's probably not commanding it exactly where he wants to, maybe too much middle plate. As long as he tells me he's healthy -- and he is -- and he feels good about himself, that's all I'm concerned about."

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Rondon came into Sunday's contest with a three-run lead and promptly lost it by giving up three hits and a walk.

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2016

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2015

Rondon was a mediocre reliever as a Rule 5 draftee in 2013, but a variety of circumstances led to him closing games for the Cubs last year and…he wasn't bad. He showed the outstanding control he had earlier in his minor league career, using a 63:15 K:BB ratio to earn his way to 29 saves. Also, with only two home runs given up in 63.1 innings, Rondon limited the damage that can often come when the wind is blowing out in Wrigley. Rondon looks like he'll deservedly head into the 2015 season as the closer, though he could face competition from Jason Motte if the former Cardinal can return to his pre-Tommy John form with his new club.

2014

As a 2012 Rule 5 draftee, Rondon got to spend the entire season on the Cubs' active roster, but a 4.77 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and 44:25 K:BB ratio indicate he's not ready for prime time. Expect the 26-year-old right-hander to spend some time in the minors in 2013.

2012

Rondon's development path hit another bump in the road after returning from Tommy Jon surgery for a pair of relief appearances in September when he fractured his pitching elbow in November pitching in winter ball, sidelining him for another five-to-seven months. The form he flashed as a 21-year-old at Double-A and Triple-A back in 2009 seems like forever ago, and now it's unclear just how much he will have left on the operating table. The once promising prospect needs to get back and stay healthy before resuming what was once a very bright future.

2010

Rondon dominated at Double-A Akron (1.056 WHIP, 9.1 K/9IP in 72 innings) to start the season and earned himself a midseason promotion to Triple-A Columbus. He didn't fare quite as well but still put up some noteworthy numbers (74.1 innings, 83 hits, 64:13 K:BB) as a 21-year-old. He pounds the strike zone with low-90s heat and a developing slider and changeup. The Indians briefly experimented with him in a relief role at Double-A, but quickly moved him back into a starting role and he should spend most of the season in the rotation at Triple-A. The Indians have a host of middling arms competing for rotation spots this spring, but Rondon could kick in the door with a strong spring. Expect some bumpy spots in the road initially if that comes to pass.