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Fernando Salas

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Los Angeles Angels

2014 Stats

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ERA

3.12

WHIP

1.27

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11

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0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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...

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

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Fernando Salas Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $870,000 contract with the Angels in January 2014, avoiding arbitration.

April 1, 2014  –  Fernando Salas News

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Salas gave up a hit and allowed an inherited runner to score in his first regular-season game as a member of the Angels on Monday.

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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 MAJ LAA 8 0 0 8.7 7 3 2 11 4 0 0 0 1 0 3.12 1.27
3-Year Averages MAJ   53 0 0 53.9 44 20 5 52 18 2 4 8 3 5 3.34 1.15
Career  (View All) MAJ   195 0 0 201.0 168 76 21 197 73 6 13 24 3.40 1.20

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Fernando Salas 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 Oak 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.12 1.27
Apr. 15 Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.05 1.65
Apr. 12 NYM 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 4.76 1.94
Apr. 11 NYM 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.06 1.88
Apr. 8 @Sea 1.7 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.23 2.31
Apr. 4 @Hou 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.75 3.00
Apr. 2 Sea 1.0 2 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 10.80 3.00
Mar. 31 Sea 0.7 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 3.00
Last 14 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
8.0 6 3 3 2 3 11 0 0 0 0-0 0 1 0 3.38 1.13
Last 30 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
8.7 7 3 3 2 4 11 0 0 0 0-0 0 1 0 3.12 1.27
Last 60 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
8.7 7 3 3 2 4 11 0 0 0 0-0 0 1 0 3.12 1.27

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Fernando Salas Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20134411312311.293
2012101241024600.270
2011129311125224.214

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20137411315402.231
2012155361732715.239
2011166441025803.164

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201312.301010334.381.05
201233.0110351113.271.12
201135.053939621.800.69

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201315.702012304.601.28
201225.7030251645.611.79
201140.00315361552.701.18
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 MAJ LAA 8 0 8.7 11.42 4.15 2.75 2.08 0.45 88.9% 92.2 MPH 3.12 5.05 .271
3-Year Averages MAJ   53 0 53.9 8.68 3.01 2.89 0.84 73.7% 3.34 3.48 .281
Career MAJ   195 0 201.0 8.82 3.27 2.70 0.94 75% 3.40 3.72 .284

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2014 Stat Review for Fernando Salas    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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2.75 K/BB
WEAK
11.42 K/9
ELITE
4.15 BB/9
TERRIBLE
92.2 MPH Fastball
WEAK
2.1 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.45 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.12 ERA
WEAK
1.27 WHIP
WEAK
5.05 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.271 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
88.9% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Worst Matchups for Fernando Salas (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Prince Fielder TEX 3 2 2 2 1 0 0 .667 2.667 3.417
Danny Espinosa WAS 4 2 1 3 1 0 0 .500 1.750 2.350
Garrett Jones MIA 4 3 1 3 0 1 0 .750 1.500 2.250
Angel Pagan SF 3 1 1 1 2 1 0 .333 1.333 1.933
Aramis Ramirez MIL 4 2 1 1 1 1 0 .500 1.250 1.850
Chris Johnson ATL 5 3 0 1 0 1 0 .600 1.200 1.800
Dexter Fowler HOU 4 2 1 1 0 1 0 .500 1.250 1.750
Abraham Almonte SEA 3 2 0 1 1 1 0 .667 1.000 1.750
John Buck SEA 6 3 1 3 1 0 0 .500 1.167 1.738
Jose Reyes TOR 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.667

Best Matchups for Fernando Salas (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Angel Sanchez CHI-A 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Dan Uggla ATL 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Justin Upton ATL 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Anthony Rizzo CHI-N 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Wilin Rosario COL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Brad Miller SEA 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jonny Gomes BOS 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Raul Ibanez ANA 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Paul Janish COL 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jonathan Herrera BOS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Salas was added to the 25-man roster Saturday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

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Salas did not allow a run and struck out two batters in an inning of work in a Cactus League game against the Mariners on Tuesday, and has now thrown four scoreless innings this spring while striking out five.

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Salas agreed to a one-year, $870,000 contract with the Angels on Friday, avoiding arbitration, the Orange County Register reports.

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Salas was traded to the Angels by the Cardinals on Friday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports. The Angels also received David Freese while the Cardinals landed Peter Bourjos and Randal Grichuk.

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Salas was recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday.

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Salas was sent down to Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday, MLB.com reports.

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Salas will be called up from Triple-A Memphis on Friday, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

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Salas (shoulder) was activated from the disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Memphis Wednesday.

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Salas (shoulder) pitched a scoreless sixth inning in his rehab outing at Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday, striking out two.

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2014

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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.