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Jake Diekman

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Texas Rangers

2016 Stats

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1-1

ERA

3.03

WHIP

0.94

K

34

SV

2

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Acquired as part of the Cole Hamels trade, Diekman was an integral part of the Texas bullpen that fueled a September resurgence and resulted in an AL West championship. Diekman's improved control sinc...

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2016 ADP:  675.67

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 201   DOB: 1/21/1987   BORN: Wymore, NE   COLLEGE: Cloud County (KS) CC   DRAFTED: 30th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Jake Diekman Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $1.255 million contract with incentives with the Rangers in January of 2016 to avoid arbitration.

June 18, 2016  –  Jake Diekman News

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Diekman pitched a perfect ninth inning while striking out two to earn his second save of the year Saturday against the Cardinals.

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Jake Diekman 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
2010 23 A+ CLE 24 0 0 32.0 22 13 2 26 23 0 2 0 0 0 3.66 1.41
2010 23 A LAK 24 0 0 23.2 16 5 0 30 15 2 0 0 0 0 1.90 1.34
2011 24 AA REA 53 0 0 65.0 47 22 3 83 44 0 1 3 0 0 3.05 1.40
2012 25 AAA LEH 25 0 0 26.2 19 5 0 37 13 1 1 7 0 0 1.69 1.22
2012 25 MAJ PHI 32 0 0 27.3 25 12 1 35 20 1 1 0 1 4 3.95 1.65
2013 26 AAA LEH 30 0 0 30.0 31 19 1 37 24 1 0 11 0 0 5.70 1.83
2013 26 MAJ PHI 45 0 0 38.3 34 11 1 41 16 1 4 0 1 11 2.58 1.30
2014 27 MAJ PHI 73 0 0 71.0 66 30 4 100 35 5 5 0 4 18 3.80 1.42
2015 28 AAA LEH 6 0 0 7.0 5 0 0 7 1 0 0 3 0 0 0.00 0.86
2015 28 MAJ PHI 41 0 0 36.7 40 21 3 49 24 2 1 0 2 6 5.15 1.75
2015 28 MAJ TEX 26 0 0 21.7 13 5 2 20 7 0 0 0 1 10 2.08 0.92
2015  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ PHI/TEX 67 0 0 58.3 53 26 5 69 31 2 1 0 3 16 4.01 1.44
2016 29 MAJ TEX 36 0 0 29.7 18 10 3 34 10 1 1 2 0 18 3.03 0.94
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3-Year Averages     61 0 0 55.9 51 22 3 70 27 2 3 0 2 15 3.54 1.40
Career  (View All)     253 0 0 224.7 196 89 14 279 112 10 12 2 3.57 1.37

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Jake Diekman Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days 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
Jun. 28 @NYY 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.03 0.94
Jun. 26 Bos 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.83 0.94
Jun. 24 Bos 0.7 1 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.86 0.92
Jun. 22 Cin 1.0 2 3 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.28 0.87
Jun. 18 @StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.35 0.79
Jun. 15 @Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.40 0.82
Jun. 12 @Sea 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.46 0.85
Jun. 11 @Sea 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.50 0.83
Jun. 9 Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.59 0.84
Jun. 7 Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.66 0.83
Jun. 5 Sea 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.74 0.82
Jun. 3 Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.77 0.84
May. 31 @Cle 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.86 0.88
May. 28 Pit 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.96 0.87
May. 24 LAA 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.08 0.92
May. 21 @Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.20 0.92
May. 20 @Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.35 0.98
May. 15 Tor 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.51 1.05
May. 14 Tor 0.7 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.63 1.10
May. 11 CWS 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.77 1.00
May. 9 CWS 0.3 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 0.92
May. 7 @Det 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.31 0.77
May. 6 @Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.53 0.75
May. 3 @Tor 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.79 0.83
May. 1 LAA 0.7 3 3 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 0.78
Apr. 27 NYY 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.36
Apr. 25 NYY 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.47
Last 14 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
5.0 5 6 6 1 2 6 0 0 0 0-0 1 0 2 10.80 1.40
Last 30 Days
14 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
12.3 7 6 6 1 5 11 1 0 0 1-0 2 0 5 4.38 0.97
Last 60 Days
27 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
24.3 17 10 10 2 9 28 2 1 0 1-0 2 0 14 3.70 1.07

Jake Diekman Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201634736200.200
2015110241325302.263
201410038522301.239

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20168327712103.162
2015150451828903.214
20142136230441023.253

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201616.310117824.961.29
201534.3110381543.151.19
201437.3220531723.381.23

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201613.301117210.680.53
201524.0100311615.251.79
201433.7330471824.281.63
Jake Diekman 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
2010 23 A+ CLE 24 0 32.0 7.31 6.47 1.13 0.56 74.4% 3.66 5.11 .237
2010 23 A LAK 24 0 23.2 11.64 5.82 2.00 0.00 83.9% 1.90 3.20 .311
2011 24 AA REA 53 0 65.0 11.49 6.09 1.89 0.42 78.4% 3.05 3.51 .305
2012 25 AAA LEH 25 0 26.2 12.71 4.47 2.85 0.00 84.4% 1.69 2.09 .340
2012 25 MAJ PHI 32 0 27.3 11.52 6.59 1.75 0.33 2.33 75% 95.0 MPH 3.95 3.64 .363
2013 26 AAA LEH 30 0 30.0 11.10 7.20 1.54 0.30 66.7% 5.70 3.67 .387
2013 26 MAJ PHI 45 0 38.3 9.63 3.76 2.56 0.23 2.04 79.6% 96.0 MPH 2.58 2.65 .330
2014 27 MAJ PHI 73 0 71.0 12.68 4.44 2.86 0.51 1.51 73.2% 96.9 MPH 3.80 2.72 .382
2015 28 AAA LEH 6 0 7.0 9.00 1.29 7.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.63 .282
2015 28 MAJ PHI 41 0 36.7 12.03 5.89 2.04 0.74 1.83 70.5% 96.5 MPH 5.15 3.72 .405
2015 28 MAJ TEX 26 0 21.7 8.31 2.91 2.86 0.83 2.69 83.3% 96.5 MPH 2.08 3.66 .211
2015  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ PHI/TEX 67 0 58.3 10.65 4.78 2.23 0.77 2.10 73.4% 96.5 MPH 4.01 3.60 .334
2016 29 MAJ TEX 36 0 29.7 10.31 3.03 3.40 0.91 1.19 72% 95.5 MPH 3.03 3.44 .232
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 7.86 5.29 1.49 0.66 66.8% 4.85 0.97 .295
Next 7 Days     0 0 3.1 7.85 5.14 1.53 0.90 65.5% 5.12 4.47 .288
Rest Of Season     0 0 32.3 8.08 4.88 1.66 0.81 65.7% 4.94 4.19 .293
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3-Year Averages     61 0 55.9 11.27 4.35 2.59 0.48 74.7% 3.54 2.84 .354
Career     253 0 224.7 11.18 4.49 2.49 0.56 74.5% 3.57 3.07 .339

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2016 Stat Review for Jake Diekman    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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3.40 K/BB
GOOD
10.31 K/9
GOOD
3.03 BB/9
AVERAGE
95.5 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.9 HR/9
WEAK
1.19 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.03 ERA
AVERAGE
0.94 WHIP
ELITE
3.44 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.232 BABIP
LOW
72.0% Strand Rate
LOW

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Jake Diekman: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Diekman walked one while picking up the first save of his five-year career Thursday against the Astros.

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Diekman retired the only two batters he faced to close out the eighth inning in a 7-6 victory over Toronto on Sunday.

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Diekman closed out Texas' 7-3 win over Anaheim on Friday.

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Diekman agreed to a one-year, $1.255 million contract with the Rangers on Friday to avoid arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

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The trade of Diekman and Cole Hamels to the Rangers is officially completed, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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The Phillies and Rangers have agreed to a trade that would send Diekman along with Cole Hamels to Texas in exchange for prospects, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

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Diekman earned a hold Saturday despite allowing one run on two hits over two-thirds of an inning against the Marlins.

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Diekman was recalled from Triple-A prior to Thursday's game, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports.

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Manager Ryne Sandberg said Diekman will return to the Phillies "as soon as possible," the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Diekman was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley after Thursday's loss to the Reds, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Diekman had a breakout year in 2014 and became a key member of the Phillies' bullpen. He struck out 100 in 71 innings for an eye popping 12.7 K/9 ratio. He was extremely tough on lefties, but has work to do against righties. They hit .256 against him, and while he struck out 62 right-handers in 46.2 innings, Diekman also walked 30. If he can cut back on the walks, he'll become an elite relief option.

2014

Diekman received an opportunity to join the Phillies' bullpen in June last season despite less-than-stellar numbers at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. His awkward delivery and mid-90s fastball allow him to generate lots of swings and misses, but he has struggled to command his pitches throughout his time in the minors. Something clicked for Diekman last summer, however, as his 3.8 BB/9 over 38.1 innings with the Phillies was the best of his career. He also had a pronounced platoon split, which may lead to him being used as a lefty specialist moving forward. Over 69 plate appearances last season, he held lefties to a .148 batting average and had a 23:6 K:BB ratio while righties hit .298 off of him.

2013

Diekman got his first taste of the majors last season, but showed he wasn't quite ready for the assignment. His strikeout rate remained excellent in the majors, but a 6.6 BB/9 was too much to overcome. The Phillies will continue to work with Diekman on honing his command. Diekman has the potential to be a lot more than just a lefty specialist if he can make the adjustment.

2012

Diekman, 25, earned a 40-man roster spot this winter after a dominant season at Double-A Reading last year. He struck out 83 batters in 65 innings, but also walked 44. The walks are a bit of a concern though the Phillies seem to be eying Diekman for a lefty specialist role given his .099 average allowed against left-handers last season. He'll likely get a chance to compete for a bullpen spot this spring, but our guess is he opens the year in Triple-A before seeing time in the Phillies' bullpen later in the year.