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Tony Sipp

33-Year-Old Pitcher – Houston Astros

2016 Stats

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1-2

ERA

4.95

WHIP

1.60

K

40

SV

1

2016 Preseason Projections

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At 31 years of age, Sipp turned in his best season as a pro with the Astros in 2015, as the southpaw held right-handed hitters to a .192 average and finished with an ERA south of 2.00. Despite a dip i...

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2016 ADP:  687.54

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 192   DOB: 7/12/1983   BORN: Pascagoula, MS   COLLEGE: Clemson   DRAFTED: 45th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Tony Sipp Contract Information:

Signed three-year, $18 million deal with the Astros in December 2015.

August 24, 2016  –  Tony Sipp News

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Sipp struck out the side during his lone inning of work Tuesday against the Pirates, although not before giving up a run on a solo homer from Gregory Polanco.

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Tony Sipp 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 20 A MAH 10 10 0 42.7 33 15 5 74 13 3 1 0 3.16 1.08
2005 21 A KIN 22 5 0 47.1 34 14 4 59 23 2 2 2 2.66 1.21
2005 21 A LAK 13 12 0 69.0 47 17 5 71 19 4 1 0 2.22 0.96
2006 22 AA AKR 29 4 0 60.3 44 21 2 80 21 4 2 3 3.13 1.08
2008 24 A KIN 5 0 0 8.0 4 1 0 10 3 0 0 0 1.13 0.88
2008 24 A GCL 3 1 0 4.0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.25
2008 24 AA AKR 16 0 0 21.7 19 9 4 32 7 0 3 1 3.74 1.20
2009 25 AAA COL 11 0 0 16.0 17 7 1 19 4 1 0 1 3.94 1.31
2009 25 MAJ CLE 46 0 0 40.0 27 13 5 48 25 2 0 0 2.93 1.30
2010 26 MAJ CLE 70 0 0 63.0 48 29 12 69 39 2 2 1 2 15 4.14 1.38
2011 27 MAJ CLE 69 0 0 62.3 45 21 10 57 24 6 3 0 1 24 3.03 1.11
2012 28 MAJ CLE 63 0 0 55.0 47 27 9 51 23 1 2 1 1 12 4.42 1.27
2013 29 AAA REN 9 0 0 10.0 3 0 0 12 5 1 0 1 0 0 0.00 0.80
2013 29 MAJ ARI 56 0 0 37.7 35 20 6 42 22 3 2 0 2 3 4.78 1.51
2014 30 AAA EL 11 0 0 14.2 14 7 1 21 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.30 1.13
2014 30 MAJ HOU 56 0 0 50.7 28 19 5 63 17 4 3 4 2 11 3.38 0.89
2015 31 MAJ HOU 60 0 0 54.3 41 12 5 62 15 3 4 0 3 13 1.99 1.03
2016 32 MAJ HOU 60 0 0 43.7 52 24 12 40 18 1 2 1 1 12 4.95 1.60
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3-Year Averages     58 0 0 49.6 40 18 7 55 16 2 3 1 2 12 3.27 1.13
Career  (View All)     480 0 0 406.7 323 165 64 432 183 22 18 7 3.65 1.24

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Tony Sipp Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games 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
Oct. 2 @LAA 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.95 1.60
Oct. 1 @LAA 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.06 1.64
Sep. 28 Sea 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.10 1.65
Sep. 21 @Oak 0.3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.36 1.71
Sep. 18 @Sea 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.18 1.70
Sep. 16 @Sea 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.31 1.72
Sep. 9 ChC 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.45 1.71
Sep. 7 @Cle 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.54 1.71
Sep. 5 @Cle 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.65 1.72
Sep. 3 @Tex 0.0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.75 1.75
Sep. 2 @Tex 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.50 1.72
Aug. 28 TB 0.3 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.66 1.71
Aug. 23 @Pit 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.45 1.64
Aug. 20 @Bal 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.35 1.66
Aug. 17 StL 1.0 2 3 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.51 1.65
Aug. 14 @Tor 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.83 1.61
Aug. 11 @Min 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.99 1.63
Aug. 6 Tex 0.7 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.85 1.62
Aug. 1 Tor 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.66 1.62
Jul. 31 @Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.71 1.64
Last 14 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
4.7 2 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 2 1.93 0.64
Last 30 Games (Team)
11 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
8.7 5 2 2 0 5 5 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 3 2.08 1.15
Last 60 Games (Team)
20 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
16.0 15 9 9 5 9 13 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 4 5.06 1.50

Tony Sipp Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016100181025515.284
201510925822501.224
201498221012113.138

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20169522827617.310
201510737719604.192
201410041716312.176

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201621.001023775.571.57
201524.700034511.090.89
201420.310223712.660.89

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201622.7111171154.371.63
201529.7340281042.731.15
201430.3332401043.860.89
Tony Sipp 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 20 A MAH 10 10 42.7 15.61 2.74 5.69 1.05 75.6% 3.16 2.17 .377
2005 21 A KIN 22 5 47.1 11.27 4.39 2.57 0.76 81.1% 2.66 3.26 .289
2005 21 A LAK 13 12 69.0 9.26 2.48 3.74 0.65 80.3% 2.22 2.91 .254
2006 22 AA AKR 29 4 60.3 11.93 3.13 3.81 0.30 69.8% 3.13 2.02 .318
2008 24 A KIN 5 0 8.0 11.25 3.38 3.33 0.00 85.7% 1.13 1.83 .242
2008 24 A GCL 3 1 4.0 9.00 2.25 4.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.95 .000
2008 24 AA AKR 16 0 21.7 13.29 2.91 4.57 1.66 77.3% 3.74 3.62 .340
2009 25 AAA COL 11 0 16.0 10.69 2.25 4.75 0.56 70% 3.94 2.39 .380
2009 25 MAJ CLE 46 0 40.0 10.80 5.63 1.92 1.13 0.85 83% 92.0 MPH 2.93 4.36 .253
2010 26 MAJ CLE 70 0 63.0 9.86 5.57 1.77 1.71 0.61 77.3% 91.6 MPH 4.14 5.44 .249
2011 27 MAJ CLE 69 0 62.3 8.23 3.47 2.38 1.44 0.44 81.4% 91.4 MPH 3.03 4.61 .228
2012 28 MAJ CLE 63 0 55.0 8.35 3.76 2.22 1.47 0.76 70.5% 90.7 MPH 4.42 4.78 .267
2013 29 AAA REN 9 0 10.0 10.80 4.50 2.40 0.00 100% 0.00 2.30 .156
2013 29 MAJ ARI 56 0 37.7 10.04 5.26 1.91 1.43 0.46 72.5% 90.3 MPH 4.78 5.03 .311
2014 30 AAA EL 11 0 14.2 13.31 1.27 10.50 0.63 60% 4.30 1.79 .406
2014 30 MAJ HOU 56 0 50.7 11.19 3.02 3.71 0.89 0.72 65% 92.4 MPH 3.38 3.00 .224
2015 31 MAJ HOU 60 0 54.3 10.27 2.48 4.13 0.83 0.96 86.3% 90.9 MPH 1.99 3.00 .283
2016 32 MAJ HOU 60 0 43.7 8.24 3.71 2.22 2.47 0.91 79.3% 90.8 MPH 4.95 6.25 .325
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3-Year Averages     58 0 49.6 9.99 2.91 3.44 1.27 77.6% 3.27 3.79 .280
Career     480 0 406.7 9.56 4.05 2.36 1.42 77.1% 3.65 4.52 .266

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2016 Stat Review for Tony Sipp    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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2.22 K/BB
WEAK
8.24 K/9
WEAK
3.71 BB/9
WEAK
90.8 MPH Fastball
POOR
2.5 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.91 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.95 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.60 WHIP
TERRIBLE
6.25 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.325 BABIP
HIGH
79.3% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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Tony Sipp: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Sipp allowed two singles while recording just one out during Wednesday's win over Texas, but was bailed out by Pat Neshek, who prevented his inherited runners from scoring by inducing an inning-ending double-play.

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Sipp picked up a save in extra innings despite allowing a run on two hits Tuesday against the White Sox.

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Sipp was activated from the paternity list Saturday, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Sipp has appeared in six games out of the Astros' bullpen this season, struggling to the tune of three runs allowed on seven hits and three walks with six strikeouts over 4.2 innings.

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Sipp has made four Grapefruit League appearances, allowing two runs on five hits with three walks and four strikeouts over three innings.

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Sipp signed a three-year, $18 million deal with the Astros on Thursday, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

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Sipp (oblique) returned to the mound Sunday, striking out the only batter he faced.

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Sipp (oblique) is set to rejoin the Astros this weekend, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Sipp has a back/oblique concern and will go for further tests this weekend, the Houston Chronicle's Evan Drellich reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

A strong spring wasn't enough for Sipp to earn a spot on the Padres' Opening Day roster, but after San Diego granted his release in May, Houston quickly swooped in and signed him to a major league contract. The veteran left-hander posted one of the finest seasons of his career, going 4-3 for the Astros with a 3.38 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, 11 holds and four saves, while holding the opposition to a .157 batting average. An uptick in fastball velocity (92.4 mph), an effective slider and increased use of his changeup attributed to a career-best strikeout (11.2 K/9) and walk rate (3.0 BB/9). He should be a mainstay of the Astros' bullpen, but may have a lower profile role after the team signed free agents Luke Gregerson and Pat Neshek.

2014

Sipp failed to handle the role of effective lefty out of the Arizona bullpen last season after providing the Indians with a viable option in that role in 2011 and 2012. His fastball velocity slipped for the third straight season, but a strikeout-per-inning lefty seldom has a difficult time finding works. Regardless of where he lands, Sipp figures to be used mostly as a left-handed specialist in 2014.

2013

Sipp took a small step back in his first season as the Indians' primary setup man from the left side and his struggles with the long ball will always inflate his ERA. Included as part of the deal that sent Trevor Bauer to Cleveland, Sipp will work as the primary lefty in the bridge to J.J. Putz in Arizona this season. It will be interesting to see how well his skill set translates with the move into hitter-friendly Chase Field, as his extreme flyball tendencies have made him vulnerable to the long ball over the last three seasons.

2012

Sipp worked his way into a setup role with the diminishing effectiveness of fellow southpaw Rafael Perez and combined with Vinnie Pestano to give the Indians a solid lefty-righty combination in front of closer Chris Perez. He doesn't have the platoon splits that pigeonhole many southpaws into a strict matchup situation as he's very effective at neutralizing right-handed batters as well. Expect another fine season out of Sipp in the Cleveland bullpen and bump him up a few notches if your league rewards holds.

2011

Sipp's overall numbers last season were skewed by a couple of horrific appearances (nine earned runs in one inning) but he's working his way into a setup role from the left side, especially if Rafael Perez continues to struggle. Sipp is not going to wrestle the closer job away from Chris Perez, but could make for a nice staff filler in deeper formats in leagues that count strikeouts.

2010

Sipp made three separate stints in Cleveland, posting a 1.300 WHIP and a 2.92 ERA in 40 innings. He had some control issues with the Indians, but it's never been a huge issue (3.1 BB/9IP in 270 minor-league innings) in his past so we'll chalk it up to some nervousness as walked eight men in his first 6.1 innings. He'll give the Indians another effective southpaw out of the bullpen behind Rafael Perez, but doesn't seem to offer much fantasy value in a middle-relief role.

2009

Sipp was on the verge of earning a spot with the Indians early in 2007 before an elbow injury wiped out his chances, and ultimately his season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He made it back in time for 16 appearances at Double-A where he walked just seven and fanned 32 batters in 21.2 innings. It remains to be seen how much of his fastball and plus-slider were left on the operating table but the early returns are positive. The Indians could give him a meaningful look this spring if they're aggressive in their recovery timeline.

2008

Sipp came down with a sore elbow in spring training, was shut down until midseason, before suffering a setback and undergoing Tommy John surgery in July. He's expected to miss all of 2008 and it remains to be seen how much of his fastball and devasting slider will remain on the operating table. A late-inning option from the left side when healthy, he's got a better chance to come back now than he would have 10 years ago and still make a career out of throwing a baseball.

2007

A lefty with power stuff, Sipp dominated Double-A in 2006, striking out almost 12 batters per nine innings pitched. Sipp could break camp with Cleveland as their power left-hander out of the pen and his future may be as a closer, ala Billy Wagner. Should he stay in Triple-A to begin the season, sit back and enjoy the show.

2006

A 46th-rounder in 2004, Sipp has dominated three separate Single-A divisions in two years. A combo pitcher/outfielder at Clemson, the full-time work as a pitcher seems to be helping him learn the craft, although a shift from starting to the pen didn't work as well in the transition from Lake County to Kinston. The Cleveland system's lack of quality lefties and Sipp's performance thus far could get him more than a sip of coffee in Cleveland very soon.

2004

Sipp, the 45th round pick in 2004 out of Clemson, could have been a centerfielder because of his solid defensive work, athleticism, and quick bat in college, but the Indians view him as a pitcher. Hes only five-foot-11 but throws in the low 90s with two emerging secondary pitches in a power slider and splitter. Hes a college player but not overly polished as a pitcher. Low round picks tend to be quickly-signed and he should spend the remainder of 2004 in Short-Season as the organization determines if his high college K-rate is convertible to the pros.