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Erik Bedard

35-Year-Old Pitcher – Tampa Bay Rays

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While Bedard maintained a strong 8.2 K/9 over 151 innings (26 starts) with the Astros, he battled control problems again, as his 75 walks allowed were the most he's given up in a season. The 35-year-o...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 200   DOB: 3/6/1979   BORN: Navan, ON Canada   COLLEGE: Norwalk (CT) CC   DRAFTED: 6th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league deal with the Rays in March of 2014.

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Bedard has been confirmed as the starter for Friday's game against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Erik Bedard 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
2004 25 AAA OTT 2 2 0 5.0 8 4 1 3 3 0 1 0 7.20 2.20
2005 26 A Del 1 1 0 5.0 3 0 0 9 1 1 0 0 0.00 0.80
2005 26 AA BOW 1 1 0 2.0 2 2 0 4 1 0 1 0 9.00 1.50
2005 26 MAJ BAL 24 24 0 141.7 139 63 10 125 57 6 8 0 4.00 1.38
2006 27 MAJ BAL 33 33 0 196.3 196 82 16 171 69 15 11 0 3.76 1.35
2007 28 MAJ BAL 28 28 1 182.0 141 64 19 221 57 13 5 0 3.16 1.09
2008 29 MAJ SEA 15 15 0 81.0 70 33 9 72 37 6 4 0 3.67 1.32
2009 30 MAJ SEA 15 15 0 83.0 65 26 8 90 34 5 3 0 2.82 1.19
2010 31 R Peo 1 2 0 6.2 7 2 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.70 1.13
2010 31 AAA Tac 1 1 0 4.1 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.46
2011 32 MAJ SEA 16 16 0 91.3 77 35 11 87 30 4 7 0 0 0 3.45 1.17
2011 32 MAJ BOS 8 8 0 38.0 41 17 3 38 18 1 2 0 0 0 4.03 1.55
2011  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ SEA/BOS 24 24 0 129.3 118 52 14 125 48 5 9 0 0 0 3.62 1.28
2012 33 MAJ PIT 24 24 0 125.7 129 70 14 118 56 7 14 0 0 0 5.01 1.47
2013 34 MAJ HOU 32 26 0 151.0 149 77 18 138 75 4 12 1 2 0 4.59 1.48
2014 35 AAA Dur 1 1 0 4.0 2 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.25 0.75
2014 35 MAJ TB 1 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.50
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Erik Bedard
3-Year Averages MAJ   26 24 0 135.3 132 66 15 127 59 5 11 0 0 0 4.39 1.41
Career  (View All) MAJ   225 215 1 1,230.0 1160 538 121 1182 505 67 76 1 3.94 1.35

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Erik Bedard Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 13 @Cin 2.0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.50
Last 14 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 2.0 IP/G
2.0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 1.50
Last 30 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 2.0 IP/G
2.0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 1.50
Last 60 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 2.0 IP/G
2.0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 1.50

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Erik Bedard Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013157271742822.309
2012101261019112.218
2011154351434413.245

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20135061115810723316.244
2012456924611027212.272
201138790348416011.239

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201374.0331783573.041.23
201266.3450562843.261.16
201173.3250682774.051.35

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201377.01906040116.081.73
201259.33906228106.981.82
201156.0340572173.051.20
Erik Bedard 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
2004 25 AAA OTT 2 2 5.0 5.40 5.40 1.00 1.80 70% 7.20 6.40 .387
2005 26 A Del 1 1 5.0 16.20 1.80 9.00 0.00 100% 0.00 .20 .370
2005 26 AA BOW 1 1 2.0 18.00 4.50 4.00 0.00 33.3% 9.00 .70 .549
2005 26 MAJ BAL 24 24 141.7 7.94 3.62 2.19 0.64 71.5% 4.00 3.60 .320
2006 27 MAJ BAL 33 33 196.3 7.84 3.16 2.48 0.73 1.42 73.5% 3.76 3.61 .320
2007 28 MAJ BAL 28 28 182.0 10.93 2.82 3.88 0.94 1.38 74.9% 3.16 3.10 .295
2008 29 MAJ SEA 15 15 81.0 8.00 4.11 1.95 1.00 0.98 75.5% 90.9 MPH 3.67 4.28 .281
2009 30 MAJ SEA 15 15 83.0 9.76 3.69 2.65 0.87 1.03 80.2% 91.6 MPH 2.82 3.55 .283
2010 31 R Peo 1 2 6.2 15.97 0.00 0.00 0.00 71.4% 2.70 -.35 .519
2010 31 AAA Tac 1 1 4.1 6.59 6.59 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.93 .259
2011 32 MAJ SEA 16 16 91.3 8.57 2.96 2.90 1.08 1.04 75% 90.8 MPH 3.45 3.88 .279
2011 32 MAJ BOS 8 8 38.0 9.00 4.26 2.11 0.71 1.27 75% 90.8 MPH 4.03 3.65 .355
2011  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ SEA/BOS 24 24 129.3 8.70 3.34 2.60 0.97 1.10 75% 90.8 MPH 3.62 3.82 .303
2012 33 MAJ PIT 24 24 125.7 8.45 4.01 2.11 1.00 1.36 67.3% 89.4 MPH 5.01 4.18 .327
2013 34 MAJ HOU 32 26 151.0 8.23 4.47 1.84 1.07 0.82 71.4% 89.3 MPH 4.59 4.53 .313
2014 35 AAA Dur 1 1 4.0 11.25 2.25 5.00 0.00 66.7% 2.25 2.20 .242
2014 35 MAJ TB 1 0 2.0 0.00 4.50 0.00 0.00 0.50 100% 89.1 MPH 0.00 4.70 .262
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3-Year Averages MAJ   26 24 135.3 8.45 3.92 2.15 1.00 71% 4.39 4.07 .315
Career MAJ   225 215 1,230.0 8.65 3.70 2.34 0.89 73% 3.94 3.83 .312

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2014 Stat Review for Erik Bedard    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

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TERRIBLE
0.00 K/9
TERRIBLE
4.50 BB/9
TERRIBLE
89.1 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
0.50 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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1.50 WHIP
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4.70 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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.262 BABIP
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100.0% Strand Rate
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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Erik Bedard (by OPS against, min 13 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Alfonso Soriano NY-A 14 7 1 3 3 1 0 .500 .929 1.484
Ichiro Suzuki NY-A 15 6 1 1 4 1 0 .400 .733 1.260
Paul Konerko CHI-A 27 10 2 9 3 4 1 .370 .741 1.174
Nick Punto OAK 14 6 0 1 3 2 0 .429 .643 1.169
A.J. Pierzynski BOS 21 9 2 4 0 1 0 .429 .714 1.143
Shane Robinson STL 13 6 0 3 0 3 0 .462 .615 1.077
Nelson Cruz BAL 21 7 2 4 1 6 0 .333 .667 1.030
Mike Napoli BOS 17 4 2 6 4 5 0 .235 .647 1.028
Justin Morneau COL 32 12 2 11 2 5 1 .375 .625 1.025
Alex Rodriguez NY-A 27 10 2 6 3 7 0 .370 .593 1.012

Best Matchups for Erik Bedard (by OPS against, min 13 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Bobby Abreu NY-N 29 5 0 1 4 7 0 .172 .172 .437
Chone Figgins LA 18 3 0 0 1 6 0 .167 .222 .433
Howie Kendrick ANA 14 3 0 1 0 3 0 .214 .214 .429
Jimmy Rollins PHI 16 3 0 0 1 2 1 .188 .188 .423
Marco Scutaro SF 20 4 0 1 0 5 0 .200 .200 .400
Willie Bloomquist SEA 13 2 0 1 0 3 0 .154 .154 .308
Coco Crisp OAK 18 1 0 0 4 4 0 .056 .056 .283
Delmon Young BAL 21 2 0 1 1 8 0 .095 .143 .279
Grady Sizemore BOS 13 0 0 0 4 6 0 .000 .000 .278
Brendan Harris LA 16 1 0 0 3 5 0 .063 .063 .273

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Erik Bedard: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bedard will likely start Thursday's game against the Yankees, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Bedard was recalled from Triple-A Durham after Saturday's game, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Bedard will likely be called up by the Rays on Sunday to replace Cesar Ramos in the bullpen, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Either Bedard or Cesar Ramos will take Matt Moore's (elbow) place in the rotation Sunday in Cincinnati, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Bedard is one of the Rays' leading candidates to replace Matt Moore in the rotation, the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Bedard has signed a minor league deal with the Rays, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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The Rays officially released Bedard on Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Bedard will opt out of his minor league contract with the Rays and become a free agent, MLB Trade Rumors reports.

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2014

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2013

The historical line of analysis on Bedard was that he could provide decent results when healthy, but he could never be counted upon to be healthy. That changed in 2012 - and not for the better, as he stayed relatively healthy, but got hit hard for the Pirates, ultimately getting released in August. Now with the Astros, he'll have a reasonable shot at winning one of the rotation spots up for grabs. But with the Astros moving over to the tough AL West, it could get ugly.

2012

Bedard had an unremarkable eight-game stint with Boston to finish up the 2011 season and was not offered salary arbitration, becoming a free agent in the offseason. The Red Sox rolled the dice with Bedard, who was coming off a knee injury when they acquired him from Seattle. The knee remained an issue when he suffered a strained latissimus in early September. It's been a while since the left-hander had a full season and he's never pitched more than 200 innings. That sounds like a perfect target for a team like the Pirates, who signed Bedard to a one-year deal. He could be an effective back-end starter if he can limit the number of games missed.

2011

Bedard missed all of last season coming off labrum surgery. He nearly returned to the Seattle rotation in July, but a setback ended that hope, leading to another shoulder surgery in August. When Bedard was healthy in 2009, he was effective, posting a 9.76 K/9IP in 83 innings. That's why the Mariners are willing to stake another low-risk deal on the hope that his injured shoulder can be rehabilitated.

2010

For the second year in row, Bedard's season ended in injury, this time to labrum surgery in August. He likely won't be ready for spring training as recovery is expected to take about six months. He started throwing in December by may not return until May or June after re-signing with Seattle. When he was healthy, Bedard was effective, posting a 9.76 K/9IP in 83 innings.

2009

Bedard's 2008 was about as distasteful as possible. The product of a generally unpopular trade, Bedard became a scapegoat from Seattle's disastrous season because of a perceived surly attitude and alleged reluctance to go deep into games. Unbeknownst to even the team, though, Bedard experienced shoulder soreness in April. He kept it to himself and gutted through the pain until it became too much in early July. Fortunately, surgery revealed the shoulder to be structurally sound, and Bedard is expected to enter spring training nearly 100 percent healthy. Monitor his health in spring, but Bedard could be a nice draft-day value.

2008

Bedard was the subject of many trade rumors at our deadline - by the time you read this, he may be in a different uniform. Before an oblique strain ended his season in late August, Bedard was on pace to at least contend for the Cy Young Award and was leading the AL in strikeouts by a wide margin. He has steadily improved in virtually every quantifiable measure, with the exception of days spent on the DL. Fortunately his latest injury wasn't arm related. No matter what uniform he ends up wearing, he should be among the elite fantasy starters.

2007

Bedard was one of the few Oriole pitchers to show marked improvement in 2006 under Leo Mazzone, emerging as the ace of the staff. If you throw out a disastrous May, Bedard had a 3.06 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 154:52 K:BB ratio in 167.2 innings. Bedard also had a noticeable home/road split in 2006, with a 3.03 ERA at home but a 4.69 ERA on the road. This would seem to be in accord with his career numbers, as his road ERA (4.43) is 0.67 higher than his home ERA (3.76). The only major quibble with Bedard's game is that he nibbles at corners too much, which leads to high walk totals. Mazzone challenged Bedard to be more aggressive last season, and he's shown improvement in his walk totals from 4.65 per nine innings in 2004 to 3.62 in 2005 and 3.16 last season. Expect a commensurate decrease in walk rate in 2007, and another solid fantasy season from the 28-year-old.

2006

Last year was a tale of two seasons for Bedard. He was Baltimore's best starter and on his way to a surefire All-Star bid by posting a 5-1 record, 2.08 ERA and 52 strikeouts in 60.2 innings spanning nine starts in April and May. When he announced he had to sit out with a strained ligament in his left knee, the Orioles sat in first place, but not for long. When he came back, the team was mired in a deep tailspin, and Bedard did little to help, posting a 1-7 record, 5.44 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 81 innings in the second half of the season. The former Orioles Minor League Pitcher of the Year still has plenty of promise -- as evidenced by his 125 strikeouts in 141.2 innings and the team's refusal to deal him despite numerous requests this offseason. The arrival of pitching coach extraordinaire Leo Mazzone from Atlanta should only enhance the 27-year-old's development.

2005

When on in 2004, Bedard had electric stuff, as evidenced by 121 K in 137.3 IP, the most by any Oriole starter. Unfortunately, that was the extent of his success on the mound, since he lasted little more than five innings per start and issued an astounding 71 BB, also the most of any starter. He’s one of the Orioles’ best pitching prospects, but with Sidney Ponson and Rodrigo Lopez the only two pitchers guaranteed a spot in the rotation for 2005 and the Orioles expected to sign at least one high-profile free agent starter, Bedard will have to pitch reasonably well in spring training to earn a spot in the rotation.

2004

Bedard's 2003 season was spent mostly on rehabbing his left elbow after ligament replacement surgery in Sept. 2002. He looked sharp in some late season rehab starts, striking out 24 batters in 15 2/3 innings. He'll resume his career as a prospect, most likely at Double-A Bowie and then move to Triple-A Ottawa during the season.

2003

Bedard is one of the Orioles' top prospects, but had his stellar Double-A season cut short with ligament problems in his elbow which eventually led to Tommy John surgery. Bedard was 6-3 in 12 starts at Double-A Bowie with 66/30 K/BB ratio and nearly unhittable (43 hits in 68.2 IP). He has some control problems, but it won't matter, as he'll be rehabbing most of the season.