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Pat Neshek

33-Year-Old Pitcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2014 Stats

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ERA

2.45

WHIP

1.09

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9

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Neshek was serviceable for the A's in 2013, putting together a 3.35 ERA over 40.1 innings. Neshek's strikeout rate dropped to a career-low 6.5 K/9 and his WHIP spiked to 1.36, thus his ERA in the mid-...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 210   DOB: 9/4/1980   BORN: Madison, WI   COLLEGE: Butler   DRAFTED: 6th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Pat Neshek Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Cardinals in February of 2014 that includes an invitation to spring training.

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Pat Neshek 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 23 A For 16 0 0 18.3 16 6 2 19 2 0 1 10 2.95 0.98
2004 23 AA NEW 26 0 0 35.3 34 15 2 38 18 2 1 2 3.82 1.47
2005 24 AA NEW 53 0 0 80.3 67 22 9 93 20 6 4 23 2.46 1.08
2006 25 AAA ROC 33 0 0 60.0 41 13 7 87 14 6 2 14 1.95 0.92
2006 25 MAJ MIN 32 0 0 37.0 23 9 6 53 6 4 2 0 2.19 0.78
2007 26 MAJ MIN 74 0 0 70.3 44 23 7 74 27 7 2 0 2.94 1.01
2008 27 MAJ MIN 15 0 0 13.3 12 7 2 15 4 0 1 0 4.73 1.20
2010 29 A+ For 30 0 0 2.0 3 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 13.50 2.50
2010 29 AAA Roc 30 0 0 39.1 40 17 4 25 13 5 1 1 0 0 3.89 1.36
2010 29 MAJ MIN 11 0 0 9.0 7 5 1 9 8 0 1 0 1 1 5.00 1.67
2011 30 AAA Tuc 24 0 0 26.1 29 12 5 13 10 1 2 3 0 0 4.10 1.49
2011 30 MAJ SD 25 0 0 24.7 19 11 4 20 22 1 1 0 0 0 4.01 1.66
2012 31 AAA Nor 35 0 0 44.0 42 13 1 49 7 3 2 11 0 0 2.66 1.11
2012 31 MAJ OAK 24 0 0 19.7 10 3 3 16 6 2 1 0 2 4 1.37 0.81
2013 32 AAA Sac 2 0 0 2.0 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2013 32 MAJ OAK 45 0 0 40.3 40 15 6 29 15 2 1 0 0 1 3.35 1.36
2014 33 MAJ STL 8 0 0 7.3 5 2 1 9 3 0 0 0 0 2 2.45 1.09
3-Year Averages MAJ   31 0 0 28.2 23 9 4 21 14 1 1 0 0 1 2.87 1.31
Career  (View All) MAJ   234 0 0 221.7 160 75 30 225 91 16 9 0 3.05 1.13

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Pat Neshek 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. 16 @Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.45 1.09
Apr. 15 @Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.84 1.11
Apr. 11 ChC 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.38 1.31
Apr. 9 Cin 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.15 1.38
Apr. 6 @Pit 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.70 1.20
Apr. 5 @Pit 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.86 1.29
Apr. 3 @Cin 1.3 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 6.75 2.25
Mar. 31 @Cin 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
7.3 5 2 2 1 2 9 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 2 2.45 0.95
Last 30 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
7.3 5 2 2 1 3 9 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 2 2.45 1.09
Last 60 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
7.3 5 2 2 1 3 9 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 2 2.45 1.09

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Pat Neshek Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20136012517104.315
201216115002.333
20115611129001.209

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013117171023332.219
2012611555201.094
20115691010103.222

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201320.710012821.311.06
201210.710011300.000.47
201113.0000111413.461.85

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201319.711017745.491.68
20129.01105333.001.22
201111.71109834.631.46
Pat Neshek 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 23 A For 16 0 18.3 9.33 0.98 9.50 0.98 75% 2.95 2.87 .300
2004 23 AA NEW 26 0 35.3 9.68 4.58 2.11 0.51 74% 3.82 3.40 .342
2005 24 AA NEW 53 0 80.3 10.42 2.24 4.65 1.01 83.3% 2.46 3.16 .303
2006 25 AAA ROC 33 0 60.0 13.05 2.10 6.21 1.05 87.5% 1.95 2.57 .293
2006 25 MAJ MIN 32 0 37.0 12.89 1.46 8.83 1.46 0.51 87% 2.19 2.95 .249
2007 26 MAJ MIN 74 0 70.3 9.47 3.45 2.74 0.90 0.68 75% 2.94 3.58 .229
2008 27 MAJ MIN 15 0 13.3 10.13 2.70 3.75 1.35 0.67 64.3% 89.1 MPH 4.73 3.83 .307
2010 29 A+ For 30 0 2.0 9.00 9.00 1.00 0.00 40% 13.50 4.20 .452
2010 29 AAA Roc 30 0 39.1 5.75 2.99 1.92 0.92 73.5% 3.89 4.48 .297
2010 29 MAJ MIN 11 0 9.0 9.00 8.00 1.13 1.00 0.82 71.4% 85.6 MPH 5.00 5.64 .268
2011 30 AAA Tuc 24 0 26.1 4.48 3.45 1.30 1.72 79.4% 4.10 5.84 .284
2011 30 MAJ SD 25 0 24.7 7.30 8.03 0.91 1.46 0.61 81.1% 86.4 MPH 4.01 6.48 .232
2012 31 AAA Nor 35 0 44.0 10.02 1.43 7.00 0.20 75% 2.66 1.81 .353
2012 31 MAJ OAK 24 0 19.7 7.32 2.75 2.67 1.37 0.70 100% 89.3 MPH 1.37 4.62 .151
2013 32 AAA Sac 2 0 2.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 4.50 200% 0.00 7.70 .216
2013 32 MAJ OAK 45 0 40.3 6.47 3.35 1.93 1.34 0.75 81.6% 88.9 MPH 3.35 4.81 .286
2014 33 MAJ STL 8 0 7.3 11.05 3.68 3.00 1.23 0.63 85.7% 89.8 MPH 2.45 3.75 .255
3-Year Averages MAJ   31 0 28.2 6.70 4.46 1.50 1.28 84.8% 2.87 5.04 .245
Career MAJ   234 0 221.7 9.14 3.69 2.47 1.22 79.6% 3.05 4.20 .245

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

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.00 K/BB
AVERAGE
11.05 K/9
GREAT
3.68 BB/9
POOR
89.8 MPH Fastball
POOR
1.2 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.63 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.45 ERA
GOOD
1.09 WHIP
GOOD
3.75 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

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

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.255 BABIP
LOW
85.7% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Pat Neshek (by OPS against, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jose Bautista TOR 2 2 2 5 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Chris Carter HOU 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.500 3.500
Chris Iannetta ANA 3 2 1 3 1 0 0 .667 2.000 2.750
Nate McLouth WAS 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 .500 2.000 2.667
Miguel Cabrera DET 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.417
Raul Ibanez ANA 4 2 2 7 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.400
Mike Trout ANA 5 2 0 0 0 3 0 .400 1.200 1.600
Curtis Granderson NY-N 5 2 1 1 1 0 0 .400 1.000 1.500
John Buck SEA 4 1 1 2 2 1 2 .250 1.000 1.500
Jon Jay STL 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .500 1.000 1.500

Best Matchups for Pat Neshek (by OPS against, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Marlon Byrd PHI 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Allen Craig STL 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Ian Desmond WAS 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Clint Barmes PIT 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Barnes COL 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Darwin Barney CHI-N 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Carlos Beltran NY-A 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Mike Aviles CLE 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Erick Aybar ANA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Roger Bernadina CIN 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Pat Neshek: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Neshek will be available to pitch for the Cardinals Wednesday for the first time in nearly a week after the birth of his son, MLB.com reports.

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Neshek agreed to a minor league contract with the Cardinals that includes an invitation to spring training, the ESPN's Keith Olbermann reports.

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Neshek has elected to become a free agent, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Neshek was recalled by the A's on Tuesday.

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Neshek cleared waivers Wednesday and was outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Neshek was designated for assignment by the A's on Monday.

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Neshek tossed a scoreless eighth inning Thursday in a loss to the Giants.

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Neshek and the A's avoided arbitration, agreeing to a one-year deal Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

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Neshek failed to finish off the Yankees on Saturday, surrendering a game-tying two-run homer to Raul Ibanez to send the game to the 14th inning.

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Neshek took his first loss as a member of the A's after giving up a walkoff home run in the bottom of the ninth against the White Sox on Friday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Neshek arrived in Oakland late in the year after a deal with Baltimore and was very effective in his short stint with the A's. He also served as an inspiration to the team after pitching in the ALDS a couple of days after the death of his newborn son, Gehrig. Neshek was nasty against righties in 2012 holding them to a paltry .189 slugging percentage. Neshek should be an effective ROOGY again in the Oakland bullpen.

2011

Neshek struggled in his first season back from Tommy John surgery as he had a noticeable drop in velocity to a mid-80s fastball from throwing in the high 80s/low-90s before the surgery. His lack of velocity was reflected in a low strikeout rate of just 5.7 K/9IP at Triple-A. Still, Neshek could improve in his second year back. When healthy, Neshek's funky delivery is a tough matchup for right-handed hitters, which made him a key setup man for the Twins. He'll likely begin the season at Triple-A, but could be a key late-inning option again if he regains his velocity.

2010

Neshek underwent Tommy John surgery in Nov. 2008 and could be ready for the start of spring training. If healthy, he could return to his role as the top right-handed set-up man for Joe Nathan.

2009

Neshek suffered a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow in May. He at first tried to rehab the injury, but suffered a full tear in November. He underwent Tommy John surgery and will miss the entire 2009 season.

2008

Neshek enters 2008 as the top set-up man to closer Joe Nathan and perhaps the most likely candidate to get saves should Nathan get hurt. He has an 89-90 mph fastball, a good slider and a deceptive delivery that's especially tough on right-handed batters. Neshek proved his strong rookie season wasn't a fluke with a 1.70 ERA and 52:13 K:BB ratio before the All-Star break. He alleviated concerns from his rookie season that he wasn't effective against left-handed hitters by holding them to a .613 OPS (compared to .570 against righties), in part due to a new changeup. However, he struggled in the second half with a 6.23 ERA and was shut down twice in September due to an inflamed ligament in his elbow. He was used heavily last season, including seven of nine games at one point in July and a career-high 74 games, which makes overuse a concern for his 2008 fantasy value.

2007

Neshek was arguably the best middle reliever in baseball during his rookie season. The Minnesota native has an 89-90 mph fastball, a good slider, and a deceptive delivery that's especially tough on right-handed batters. He's a rare side-arm pitcher who can also post high strikeout totals. There's a concern once hitters get more familiar with his delivery, he won't be able to duplicate his success. However, his minor league strikeout and control numbers argue otherwise. A more pressing concern is that he wasn't as effective against left-handed batters (.811 OPS vs. lefties compared to a .311 OPS vs. righties), which may limit his innings. Still, he'll be a key set-up man in the Minnesota bullpen.

2006

Neshek was the closer at Double-A New Britain and recorded 24 saves and a 95/21 K/BB ratio in 82 1/3 innings. He has an 89-90 MPH fastball, a good slider, and a deceptive delivery. He'll start out next season at Triple-A Rochester and a strong first half could have him in the mix for a relief role with the big league club.

2003