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Hector Rondon

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

2016 Stats

W-L

2-3

ERA

3.53

WHIP

0.98

K

58

SV

18

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Rondon looked to be one of the league's top closers early in 2016, converting his first nine save opportunities while holding 1.04 ERA entering June. He then blew four of his next eight save chances, ...

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2017 ADP:  428.37

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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 a one-year, $5.8 million contract with the Cubs in January of 2017, avoiding arbitration.

February 15, 2017  –  Hector Rondon News

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Rondon, who is on Venezuela's World Baseball Classic roster, said he wants to talk to the Cubs to make sure it's OK he pitches, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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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 54 0 0 51.0 42 20 8 58 8 2 3 18 5 7 3.53 0.98
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3-Year Averages     63 0 0 61.4 49 16 4 63 12 4 3 25 4 5 2.34 0.99
Career  (View All)     235 0 0 239.0 201 79 20 234 63 14 12 77 2.97 1.10

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Hector Rondon 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. 1 @Cin 1.0 3 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.53 0.98
Sep. 28 @Pit 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.24 0.92
Sep. 26 @Pit 1.0 3 2 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.26 0.93
Sep. 24 StL 0.3 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.96 0.88
Sep. 21 Cin 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.42 0.81
Sep. 19 Cin 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.45 0.82
Sep. 14 @StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.51 0.79
Sep. 9 @Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.56 0.81
Sep. 6 @Mil 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.62 0.83
Aug. 16 Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 1 2.47 0.80
Aug. 14 StL 0.3 4 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 2.53 0.80
Aug. 2 Mia 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.70 0.71
Jul. 31 Sea 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.74 0.68
Jul. 30 Sea 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.83 0.71
Last 14 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
4.3 11 7 7 2 2 4 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 1 14.54 3.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
9 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
7.3 13 8 8 2 2 7 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 2 9.82 2.05
Last 60 Games (Team)
14 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
12.3 19 12 12 4 3 9 1 1 0 1-1 0 1 5 8.76 1.78

Hector Rondon Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20168416420204.260
201513428828802.231
201411521827301.255

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201611642422304.200
201514741727402.196
201414042725201.188

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201627.0131025443.671.04
201537.7431339611.190.93
201442.33319381013.191.18

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201624.010833443.380.92
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 54 0 51.0 10.24 1.41 7.25 1.41 1.51 71.4% 96.0 MPH 3.53 3.55 .284
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3-Year Averages     63 0 61.4 9.23 1.76 5.25 0.59 78.9% 2.34 2.58 .290
Career     235 0 239.0 8.81 2.37 3.71 0.75 75.8% 2.97 3.15 .291

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Hector Rondon Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 70 0 6 0 0 38 0 0 0
2016 P 51 0 4 0 0 27 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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7.25 K/BB
ELITE
10.24 K/9
GOOD
1.41 BB/9
ELITE
96.0 MPH Fastball
GREAT
1.4 HR/9
POOR
1.51 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.53 ERA
WEAK
0.98 WHIP
GREAT
3.55 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.284 BABIP
AVERAGE
71.4% Strand Rate
LOW

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Hector Rondon

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

Rondon agreed to a one-year, $5.8 million contract with the Cubs on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Rondon is no longer in line to close after the Cubs' acquisition of Wade Davis on Wednesday.

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Manager Joe Maddon said Tuesday that as of now, Rondon is slated to be the Cubs' closer for 2017, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Rondon (triceps) was activated from the disabled list Tuesday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Rondon (triceps) is expected to be activated from the DL on Tuesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Rondon (triceps) could be activated from the disabled list Monday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Rondon (triceps) will make a pair of rehab appearances Saturday and Monday at Triple-A Iowa, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports.

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Rondon (triceps) said his right arm felt good after playing catch Wednesday for the first time since landing on the DL, the Chicago Tribune's Mark Gonzales reports.

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2017

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2016

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? He looked good doing it too. It's a simple formula: strong K/BB (4.60 in 2015, 4.20 in 2014), keep the ball in the park (six home runs allowed in last two years), and throw a 96 mph fastball when you need the big K. Manager Joe Maddon tinkered with his bullpen quite a bit last year, even replacing Rondon with Jason Motte and Pedro Strop occasionally, but make no bones about it: Rondon is definitely the man in the ninth inning, and if the Cubs finally win the World Series, don't be surprised to see him on the mound for the final out. He's come a long way from the mediocre Rule 5 draftee taking up space on the 2013 roster.

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.