26-Year-Old Pitcher – Arizona Diamondbacks
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Delgado may have found his niche as a relief pitcher. After three primarily mediocre seasons as a starter, Delgado moved to the Arizona bullpen in 2014 (though he still made four starts that year). Hi...
Randall Delgado Contract Information:
Agreed to one-year, $1.275M deal with the Diamondbacks in January 2016, avoiding arbitration.
Delgado and the Diamondbacks agreed to terms on a one-year, $1.275 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports.
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Arizona Diamondbacks Roster
MajorsAhmed, Nick (SS)
AAABeavan, Blake (P)
AABlanke, Michael (C)
A+Bradley, J.R. (P)
ABanda, Anthony (P)
RookieAguila, Roidany (C)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
The Diamondbacks surprisingly gave up on Delgado as a starter last season, even in a year where the rotation was ravaged by injuries. A bullpen role seemed to suit Delgado well, as he improved as the season progressed and posted a 24.7% K% along with a 7.8% BB% in the second half of the season. As a starter, Delgado's reliance on two pitches made him vulnerable to hard contact, especially as opposing teams saw him a second or third time through the batting order. Additionally, he was topping out at 93 mph with his average fastball after making the move to the bullpen, enabling his fastball to play up a bit more. Commanding that offering is still crucial to Delgado's success, as the pitch is fairly straight and lacks the sink necessary to induce consistent groundballs. A big part of his success in 2014 came with the addition of a slider, an offering that may tempt the team to give him another look as a starter to begin spring training.
Delgado received a callup in June despite a pretty poor showing in Triple-A Reno. He was serviceable for the Diamondbacks though, eventually taking over a rotation spot. When he keeps the ball down he can be very solid, so hopefully his experience last season will help him develop that particular part of his arsenal. Barring a significant pitching staff shakeup, Delgado will likely make the back end of the rotation, but he is prone to hard contact when he leaves pitches up in the zone, and that trait can be particularly costly in a hitter-friendly home park like Chase Field.
Delgado is immensely talented, but is he going to be able to find innings in the Braves' starting rotation? Even with Brandon Beachy out until the 2013 All-Star break, it appears that Delgado will not be a part of the initial starting rotation in Atlanta. Another stint in the minors could help Delgado work through his control issues, as that may be the one thing holding him back. It's not that he has had a ton of walk trouble -- his BB/9 has hovered around 4.0. On just about any other MLB team, Delgado would be at least a fifth starter. The possibility remains that the Braves could use Delgado or another starting pitcher as trade fodder to fill a need in their lineup. Keep in mind he was very nearly traded for Ryan Dempster last summer. Regardless, fantasy owners will need to monitor the Braves' rotation in case he or another young pitcher gets an opportunity.
Delgado, one of the Braves' top pitching prospects, began last season in Double-A and ended September in Atlanta's rotation. He began the season at Double-A for a second consecutive year and improved with a 3.66 ERA and 8.8 K/9IP, but didn't have great control with 3.5 BB/9IP. He still moved up to Triple-A and made four strong starts with a 10.6 K/9IP. When several injuries hit the Atlanta rotation, he made five starts in September with mixed results. He had a 2.52 ERA in those starts, but just a 12:11 K:BB ratio and didn't last more than five innings in any outing. He also had some worrisome signs at all three levels, as his control wasn't great and he allowed more than a home run per nine innings at both Triple-A and in the majors. Still, all his numbers must be taken in the context that he was just 21 years old last season. He's shown good velocity (92.4 mph average fastball in the majors) and has improved at every level. He'll compete for the fifth starter job this spring. He may begin the season at Triple-A, but should be a permanent fixture in Atlanta's rotation before too long.
Delgado looks set for a rapid rise to the majors after dominating at High-A Myrtle Beach as a 20-year old. He had a 2.76 ERA with a 120:32 K:BB ratio in 117.1 innings at Myrtle Beach before holding his own with a 4.74 ERA and 42:20 K:BB ratio in 43.2 innings in eight starts at Double-A. Delgado can reach 96 mph with his fastball and improved his control last season. A strong start at Double-A could see him in the majors as early as the second half of 2011. He has the potential to be a No. 1 or No. 2 starter with his combination of velocity, control and success at an early age.