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Fernando Salas

32-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2017 Stats

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1-2

ERA

6.00

WHIP

1.78

K

47

SV

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

It was essentially a tale of two seasons for Salas, as he was able to turn a brutal first half of the year into a fairly impressive finish. He carried a 5.05 ERA with eight home runs allowed into the ...

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2017 ADP:  697.35

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 200   DOB: 5/30/1985   BORN: Huatabampo, Mexico   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By STL In 2007   Show ContractHide Contract

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Fernando Salas Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Mets in February of 2017. Contract includes $350,000 in incentives. Released by the Mets in August of 2017.

August 15, 2017  –  Fernando Salas News

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The Mets requested release waivers on Salas on Tuesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

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Fernando Salas 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 22 A PAL 16 4 0 39.3 39 23 12 25 10 2 3 0 5.26 1.25
2008 23 AA SPR 60 0 0 74.0 65 30 12 100 16 7 3 25 3.65 1.09
2009 24 R GCL 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2009 24 AA SPR 10 0 0 11.3 10 4 0 7 2 1 0 0 3.18 1.06
2009 24 AAA MEM 24 0 0 27.0 22 11 4 24 10 3 2 0 3.67 1.19
2010 25 AAA MEM 34 0 0 35.2 26 15 2 44 9 1 0 19 0 0 3.79 0.99
2010 25 MAJ STL 27 0 0 30.7 28 12 4 29 15 0 0 0 1 1 3.52 1.40
2011 26 AAA MEM 3 0 0 3.0 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.00 0.67
2011 26 MAJ STL 68 0 0 75.0 50 19 7 75 21 5 6 24 6 6 2.28 0.95
2012 27 AAA MEM 4 0 0 4.0 6 4 2 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 9.00 1.50
2012 27 MAJ STL 65 0 0 58.7 56 28 5 60 27 1 4 0 3 7 4.30 1.41
2013 28 AAA MEM 22 0 0 23.2 15 5 1 21 5 1 2 12 0 0 1.90 0.86
2013 28 MAJ STL 27 0 0 28.0 27 14 3 22 6 0 3 0 2 2 4.50 1.18
2014 29 A+ INL 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2014 29 AAA SAL 3 0 0 2.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 0.91
2014 29 MAJ LAA 57 0 0 58.7 50 22 5 61 14 5 0 0 1 8 3.38 1.09
2015 30 MAJ LAA 72 0 0 63.7 61 30 8 74 12 5 2 0 2 17 4.24 1.15
2016 31 MAJ NYM 17 0 0 17.3 11 4 3 19 0 0 1 0 0 7 2.08 0.63
2016 31 MAJ LAA 58 0 0 56.3 52 28 9 45 19 3 6 6 5 13 4.47 1.26
2016  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ NYM/LAA 75 0 0 73.7 63 32 12 64 19 3 7 6 5 20 3.91 1.11
2017 32 MAJ NYM 48 0 0 45.0 60 30 7 47 20 1 2 0 1 11 6.00 1.78
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3-Year Averages     68 0 0 65.3 58 28 8 66 15 4 3 2 2 15 3.86 1.12
Career  (View All)     439 0 0 433.3 395 187 51 432 134 20 24 30 3.88 1.22

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Fernando Salas Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201774161117102.279
201613736631506.237
201511632329604.271

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201714031943805.341
20161562813321006.227
2015153429321024.232

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201725.010026935.761.64
201638.3223311174.231.15
201536.042045855.501.25

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201720.0020211146.301.95
201635.315333853.571.08
201527.710029432.601.01
Fernando Salas vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Fernando Salas 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 22 A PAL 16 4 39.3 5.72 2.29 2.50 2.75 70.3% 5.26 6.89 .239
2008 23 AA SPR 60 0 74.0 12.16 1.95 6.25 1.46 73.9% 3.65 3.34 .328
2009 24 R GCL 1 0 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 1.20 .000
2009 24 AA SPR 10 0 11.3 5.56 1.59 3.50 0.00 66.7% 3.18 2.49 .286
2009 24 AAA MEM 24 0 27.0 8.00 3.33 2.40 1.33 75% 3.67 4.57 .257
2010 25 AAA MEM 34 0 35.2 11.25 2.30 4.89 0.51 60.6% 3.79 2.29 .303
2010 25 MAJ STL 27 0 30.7 8.51 4.40 1.93 1.17 0.73 79.5% 91.3 MPH 3.52 4.47 .295
2011 26 AAA MEM 3 0 3.0 12.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.53 .310
2011 26 MAJ STL 68 0 75.0 9.00 2.52 3.57 0.84 0.72 81.3% 91.2 MPH 2.28 3.33 .240
2012 27 AAA MEM 4 0 4.0 11.25 0.00 0.00 4.50 50% 9.00 7.20 .389
2012 27 MAJ STL 65 0 58.7 9.20 4.14 2.22 0.77 1.02 70.5% 91.8 MPH 4.30 3.69 .326
2013 28 AAA MEM 22 0 23.2 8.15 1.94 4.20 0.39 78.9% 1.90 2.73 .240
2013 28 MAJ STL 27 0 28.0 7.07 1.93 3.67 0.96 0.62 63.3% 90.4 MPH 4.50 3.77 .296
2014 29 A+ INL 1 0 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 1.20 .000
2014 29 AAA SAL 3 0 2.2 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.20 .244
2014 29 MAJ LAA 57 0 58.7 9.36 2.15 4.36 0.77 0.82 71.2% 91.2 MPH 3.38 3.00 .301
2015 30 MAJ LAA 72 0 63.7 10.46 1.70 6.17 1.13 0.88 66.2% 90.6 MPH 4.24 3.22 .334
2016 31 MAJ NYM 17 0 17.3 9.87 0.00 0.00 1.56 0.52 87.5% 91.1 MPH 2.08 3.26 .211
2016 31 MAJ LAA 58 0 56.3 7.19 3.04 2.37 1.44 1.25 69.4% 91.1 MPH 4.47 4.69 .274
2016  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ NYM/LAA 75 0 73.7 7.82 2.32 3.37 1.47 1.02 71.4% 91.1 MPH 3.91 4.38 .262
2017 32 MAJ NYM 48 0 45.0 9.40 4.00 2.35 1.40 1.45 68.5% 91.2 MPH 6.00 4.47 .399
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3-Year Averages     68 0 65.3 9.09 2.07 4.40 1.10 69.2% 3.86 3.46 .297
Career     439 0 433.3 8.97 2.78 3.22 1.06 71.5% 3.88 3.69 .303

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Fernando Salas Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 63.7 0 6 0 0 36 0 0 0
2016 P 56.3 1 5 1 0 31 1 0 0
2016 P 17.3 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0
2017 P 45 -2 4 -2 0 25 -1 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
2016 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 P 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1

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2017 Stat Review for Fernando Salas    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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2.35 K/BB
WEAK
9.40 K/9
AVERAGE
4.00 BB/9
WEAK
91.2 MPH Fastball
POOR
1.4 HR/9
POOR
1.45 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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6.00 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.78 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.47 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

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

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.399 BABIP
HIGH
68.5% Strand Rate
LOW

Fernando Salas: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Salas was designated for assignment Thursday, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.

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Salas was charged with three runs on three hits and two walks while recording only two outs in Friday's loss to the Nationals. He struck out one.

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Salas gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless sixth inning to pick up his fourth hold of the season in Wednesday's loss to the Giants.

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Salas will serve as the Mets' closer Friday should a save situation arise, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

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Salas gave up a hit and struck out one in 0.2 innings of relief during Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers.

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Salas arrived at camp with the Mets on Sunday after finally getting a work visa, and he'll make his first appearance of the spring Monday, the New York Daily News reports.

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Salas has not yet acquired his work visa and reported to camp with the Mets, the New York Daily News reports.

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Salas said Sunday his work visa is finally ready and that he'll rejoin the team after picking it up,James Wagner of The New York Times reports.

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Salas is dealing with issues with his work visa that have kept him from pitching in Grapefruit League games, but they should be resolved next week, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Salas' ERA jumped back over 4.00 in 2015, but his strikeout and walk rates improved dramatically, as his 10.5 K/9 and 1.7 BB/9 both represented career-best marks. He induced more groundballs than he did in 2014, but his HR/FB rate jumped to a career-high of 10.8%. This could help to explain the spike in ERA, as his xFIPs from the two seasons (3.23 and 3.21) are practically identical. Salas relied on what Pitch F/X refers to as a knuckle curve heavily last season, throwing it more than a quarter of the time, and while it was merely an average pitch in his repertoire, it led to fewer changeups. The changeup was his worst pitch last year. Heading into 2016, Salas could be on the verge of big production if his home run rate can stabilize, though he remains behind Huston Street and Joe Smith in the pecking order for saves.

2015

Salas was acquired by the Angels as a secondary piece in the trade to acquire David Freese from the Cardinals in November of 2013, after he posted an ERA above 4.00 in two consecutive seasons with St. Louis. Initially expected to serve as depth, Salas immediately made an impact in the Halos' bullpen, notching a 3.38 ERA in 58.2 innings. For the first time since his breakout season in 2011, Salas combined a high strikeout rate (25.5%) with a low walk rate (5.9%). He may have also been aided by a return of some velocity, as his average fastball rose to 91.2 mph after being clocked at 90.4 in 2013. Heading into 2015, Salas looks primed to reprise his role in the middle innings, but may not be a good source of holds, as he collected just eight while notching five wins last season.

2014

Salas had another down year in 2013 and even found himself in Triple-A for part of the summer. Most of his advanced numbers do little to explain his season, as he displayed a solid walk rate (1.9 BB/9), and was mostly able to avoid the long ball, giving up just three. Perhaps the biggest cause for concern with Salas was diminished velocity on his fastball, as he lost a full mph from his previous season. Salas was traded to the Angels in the David Freese deal, and he will serve as bullpen depth again in 2014. He's unlikely to provide much value in most leagues, although being in a weaker bullpen with Anaheim offers a clearer path to saves than he had in St. Louis.

2013

After saving 24 games in 2011 and pitching well enough to earn a significant role in the bullpen last season, things didn't go so well for Salas in the early going. On July 1 his ERA stood at 6.04 and he'd already had a brief stint with Triple-A Memphis. Salas righted the ship in the second half, including a nice July/August run of 24.2 IP, 13 H, 26:6 K:BB, and a 1.46 ERA. So who is the real Fernando Salas? The one in 2011 and those two months of 2012, or the one who struggled the rest of the season? The answer will likely determine what his role is this year, but he should get the ball a lot regardless.

2012

Of all the closers the Cardinals tried out last year, Salas held the job the longest. Unfortunately for him, though, he didn't have the job at the end of the year, and he won't have it at the start of 2012 either. It certainly wasn't his overall numbers that got him the boot, but more likely the two blown saves in August combined with the emergence of Jason Motte. Still, with a 75:21 K:BB, 0.947 WHIP and 2.28 ERA, Salas, who closed for Triple-A Memphis in 2010, will be an important part of the St. Louis bullpen again this year.

2011

Salas was up and down so many times last season that it was hard to keep track of his whereabouts. He had a major league ERA of 1.66 as late as Sept. 8, but after giving up eight runs in his last nine innings of the season it was clear he ran out of gas. He showed some promise as the Triple-A closer, most notably in his 44:9 K:BB ratio in just 35.2 innings, but the 25-year-old was already in his second year in Memphis, and Triple-A closers don't necessarily profile to become major league closers. He'll be up and down again in 2011.

2009

In only his second year in the minors, the Mexican-born Salas showed phenomenal improvement for Double-A Springfield. The 100:16 K:BB ratio in 74 innings is not a misprint, but the 12 home runs given up shows he still has some work to do. He might need another year or two, but we could be hearing rumblings of Salas as the Cardinals closer by 2010.