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Craig Stammen

32-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2016 Stats

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Of all the injuries that beset the Nationals in 2015, Stammen's might have been the most overlooked. The veteran right-hander had been the glue in the bullpen for three years, working in short or long...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 230   DOB: 3/9/1984   BORN: North Star, OH   COLLEGE: Dayton   DRAFTED: 12th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Craig Stammen Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Indians in February of 2016.

July 7, 2016  –  Craig Stammen News

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Craig Stammen 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 23 A POT 28 22 0 125.0 156 58 9 96 54 8 6 0 4.18 1.68
2007 23 AAA COL 1 1 0 3.7 4 5 1 2 3 0 1 0 12.27 1.91
2008 24 A POT 15 9 0 69.1 59 17 6 62 17 4 2 1 2.21 1.10
2008 24 AA HAR 6 6 0 38.3 22 7 1 31 11 3 1 0 1.64 0.86
2008 24 AAA COL 9 8 0 43.0 62 35 3 35 16 1 4 0 7.33 1.81
2009 25 AAA SYR 7 7 0 40.0 33 8 4 14 8 4 2 0 1.80 1.02
2009 25 MAJ WAS 20 19 0 105.7 112 60 14 48 24 4 7 0 5.11 1.29
2010 26 AAA SYR 3 3 1 20.0 18 5 2 10 3 2 0 0 0 0 2.25 1.05
2010 26 MAJ WAS 35 19 0 128.0 151 73 13 85 41 4 4 0 0 1 5.13 1.50
2011 27 AAA SYR 25 24 1 142.0 163 75 18 127 40 10 7 0 0 0 4.75 1.43
2011 27 MAJ WAS 7 0 0 10.3 3 1 0 12 4 1 1 0 0 1 0.87 0.68
2012 28 MAJ WAS 59 0 0 88.3 70 23 7 87 36 6 1 1 1 10 2.34 1.20
2013 29 MAJ WAS 55 0 0 81.7 78 25 4 79 27 7 6 0 1 7 2.76 1.29
2014 30 MAJ WAS 49 0 0 72.7 78 31 5 56 14 4 5 0 0 7 3.84 1.27
2015 31 MAJ WAS 5 0 0 4.0 2 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 0.00 1.25
2016 32 R GOO 10 2 0 3.0 4 2 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 6.00 1.33
2016 32 AA AKR 10 0 0 11.1 9 1 1 9 3 0 1 0 0 0 0.79 1.08
2016 32 AAA COL 10 0 0 13.0 16 8 2 11 2 0 3 0 0 0 5.54 1.38
3-Year Averages     27 0 0 38.3 40 15 2 29 8 2 2 0 0 4 3.52 1.25
Career  (View All)     230 38 0 490.7 494 213 43 370 149 26 24 1 3.91 1.31

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Craig Stammen Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20159321000.167
2014137231036523.286

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20158011100.143
201416733442902.268

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20151.00000100.001.00
201446.033037833.331.11

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20153.00003200.001.33
201426.712019624.731.54
Craig Stammen 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 23 A POT 28 22 125.0 6.91 3.89 1.78 0.65 75.6% 4.18 3.99 .364
2007 23 AAA COL 1 1 3.7 4.91 7.36 0.67 2.45 33.3% 12.27 8.11 .265
2008 24 A POT 15 9 69.1 8.08 2.21 3.65 0.78 84.3% 2.21 3.27 .285
2008 24 AA HAR 6 6 38.3 7.28 2.58 2.82 0.23 81.3% 1.64 2.78 .214
2008 24 AAA COL 9 8 43.0 7.33 3.35 2.19 0.63 57.3% 7.33 3.73 .406
2009 25 AAA SYR 7 7 40.0 3.15 1.80 1.75 0.90 89.2% 1.80 4.40 .227
2009 25 MAJ WAS 20 19 105.7 4.09 2.04 2.00 1.19 1.49 62.3% 89.0 MPH 5.11 4.72 .282
2010 26 AAA SYR 3 3 20.0 4.50 1.35 3.33 0.90 84.2% 2.25 4.10 .256
2010 26 MAJ WAS 35 19 128.0 5.98 2.88 2.07 0.91 2.13 66.5% 90.5 MPH 5.13 4.18 .333
2011 27 AAA SYR 25 24 142.0 8.05 2.54 3.18 1.14 69.2% 4.75 3.93 .347
2011 27 MAJ WAS 7 0 10.3 10.45 3.48 3.00 0.00 1.57 85.7% 90.5 MPH 0.87 2.04 .149
2012 28 MAJ WAS 59 0 88.3 8.86 3.67 2.42 0.71 1.31 83.8% 91.6 MPH 2.34 3.55 .280
2013 29 MAJ WAS 55 0 81.7 8.71 2.98 2.93 0.44 2.46 79.2% 91.7 MPH 2.76 2.97 .328
2014 30 MAJ WAS 49 0 72.7 6.94 1.73 4.00 0.62 2.04 70.1% 91.6 MPH 3.84 3.26 .329
2015 31 MAJ WAS 5 0 4.0 6.75 6.75 1.00 0.00 3.00 100% 91.6 MPH 0.00 3.95 .195
2016 32 R GOO 10 2 3.0 24.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50% 6.00 -2.13 .897
2016 32 AA AKR 10 0 11.1 7.30 2.43 3.00 0.81 100% 0.79 3.56 .264
2016 32 AAA COL 10 0 13.0 7.62 1.38 5.50 1.38 62.5% 5.54 3.97 .353
3-Year Averages     27 0 38.3 6.81 1.88 3.63 0.47 71.7% 3.52 2.99 .325
Career     230 38 490.7 6.79 2.73 2.48 0.79 71.7% 3.91 3.77 .308

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2016 Stat Review for Craig Stammen    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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5.50 K/BB
ELITE
7.62 K/9
WEAK
1.38 BB/9
ELITE
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
1.4 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.54 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.38 WHIP
POOR
3.97 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.353 BABIP
HIGH
62.5% Strand Rate
LOW

Craig Stammen: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Stammen (forearm) has progressed to throwing off a mound at 75 percent intensity, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

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Stammen (elbow) is expected to begin throwing live batting practice within the next two weeks, Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer reports.

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Stammen (elbow) threw from the mound Monday, MLB.com reports.

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Stammen will likely not be ready for the start of the 2016 season, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

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Stammen signed a minor league contract with the Indians that includes an invitation to spring training.

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Stammen was not tendered a contract by the Nationals on Wednesday.

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Stammen has been transferred to the 60-day DL, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

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Stammen (forearm) has been diagnosed with a torn right flexor tendon, and he will likely miss the remainder of the season, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

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The Nationals placed Stammen on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with right forearm stiffness.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Stammen once again soaked up a fair number of innings out of the Nationals' bullpen in 2014, but his fantasy utility took a big hit when his K/9 rate dropped to under seven and his ERA rose by more than a full run. Part of that ERA rise is noise, as his FIP was right in line with the previous two seasons, but the plunge in his strikeouts isn't something that can as easily ignored. There's no obvious culprit in his numbers to explain the drop, so like the ERA, it could just be a blip. Then again, the 31-year-old right-hander's stuff has never been considered plus. If those strikeouts don't return, Stammen will go from being a safe harbor on your waiver wire to a complete fantasy afterthought.

2014

Stammen solidified his spot near the top of the fungible reliever rankings in 2013. While his slider-heavy repertoire doesn't generate a great strikeout rate, the Nationals frequently use him for multiple innings, which gives him plenty of chances to rack up bulk strikeouts and vulture wins (166 and 13, respectively, over the last two seasons), and consecutive years with a sub-3.00 ERA doesn't hurt either. When you're scrambling for a pitcher at the end of your deep league auction or draft, don't forget about Stammen.

2013

After failing as a fifth starter, Stammen has reinvented himself as a setup man. He has not seen a big increase in fastball velocity despite the increased 2012 strikeout rate, so his success might not be sustainable, and he is way down the depth chart when it comes to saves anyway so don't put too much fantasy stock in his turnaround.

2012

Stammen had a lackluster season in Triple-A as a starter last year, posting a 4.75 ERA. He was hurt by a .327 BABIP and 69.3 percent strand rate, and pitched in seven games for the Nationals out of the bullpen. His skills translate to the bullpen because of his lack of a dominant pitch and his 90.5 mph fastball. Additionally, his ability to register groundballs and throw strikes could land him on the 25-man roster by the end of spring training.

2011

Stammen added a slider in 2010, which got him a few more strikeouts but did nothing to help his other numbers. He'll get a look in the bullpen, but when he gets hit Stammen gets hit hard and until that problem is solved it doesn't matter what his role is.

2010

Stammen was the prototypical Nationals pitcher last season, keeping his fringy stuff down in the strike zone just enough to have some degree of success in the majors, if a 5.11 ERA can be called 'success'. To be fair his FIP was only 4.68, but when you live as close to the edge as Stammen, it's hard to see that gap as merely a product of bad luck. Jordan Zimmermann's Tommy John surgery likely keeps him in the rotation picture for one more year, but the organization's pitching depth is improving rapidly and a guy like Stammen will be the first one to get the ax when the kids are ready.