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Jake Diekman

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Philadelphia Phillies

2014 Stats

W-L

2-1

ERA

8.10

WHIP

1.40

K

18

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 ge...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 200   DOB: 1/21/1987   BORN: Wymore, NE   COLLEGE: Cloud County (KS) CC   DRAFTED: 30th Rd   

April 23, 2014  –  Jake Diekman News

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Manager Ryne Sandberg said Diekman would have been his choice to pitch the ninth Monday if the Phillies had needed a closer, the Phialdelphia Inquirer reports.

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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 11 0 0 10.0 9 9 2 18 5 2 1 0 2 2 8.10 1.40
3-Year Averages MAJ   38 0 0 32.8 29 11 1 38 18 1 2 0 1 7 3.02 1.43

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Pitcher vs. Batter Stats

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Jake Diekman 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. 22 @LAD 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 8.10 1.40
Apr. 20 @Col 1.3 2 2 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 8.38 1.45
Apr. 19 @Col 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.56 1.44
Apr. 14 Atl 1.0 2 4 4 1 2 3 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 8.59 1.64
Apr. 11 Mia 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.26 1.26
Apr. 10 Mil 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.76 1.41
Apr. 9 Mil 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.79 1.50
Apr. 5 @ChC 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 7.36 1.64
Apr. 4 @ChC 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 10.13 1.88
Apr. 1 @Tex 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 13.50 2.50
Mar. 31 @Tex 1.0 1 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 18.00 2.00
Last 14 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
5.3 5 6 6 2 2 11 0 0 0 2-1 0 1 0 10.13 1.31
Last 30 Days
11 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
10.0 9 9 9 2 5 18 0 0 0 2-1 0 2 2 8.10 1.40
Last 60 Days
11 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
10.0 9 9 9 2 5 18 0 0 0 2-1 0 2 2 8.10 1.40

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Jake Diekman Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013692369000.148
2012561889200.200

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201395181025311.298
201275171216501.258

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201321.712025712.081.06
201217.0100261100.531.06

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201316.702016903.241.62
201210.30109919.582.61
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 11 0 10.0 16.20 4.50 3.60 1.80 1.80 41.7% 95.9 MPH 8.10 3.70 .407
3-Year Averages MAJ   38 0 32.8 10.42 4.93 2.11 0.27 78.3% 3.02 2.93 .339

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2014 Stat Review for Jake Diekman    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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3.60 K/BB
GOOD
16.20 K/9
ELITE
4.50 BB/9
TERRIBLE
95.9 MPH Fastball
GREAT
1.8 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.80 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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8.10 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.40 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.70 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

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

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.407 BABIP
HIGH
41.7% Strand Rate
LOW

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Jake Diekman (by OPS against, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Justin Morneau COL 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Matt Kemp LA 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.500 3.500
Yadier Molina STL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
A.J. Ellis LA 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Elian Herrera MIL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Adrian Beltre TEX 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Marlon Byrd PHI 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Troy Tulowitzki COL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Jayson Werth WAS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Dan Uggla ATL 2 1 1 4 1 0 0 .500 2.000 2.667

Best Matchups for Jake Diekman (by OPS against, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Pedro Ciriaco KC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Todd Cunningham ATL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Travis d'Arnaud NY-N 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Will Venable SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Dayan Viciedo CHI-A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Treanor CLE 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Tuiasosopo TOR 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Josh Willingham MIN 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Justin Turner LA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Logan Watkins CHI-N 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Diekman imploded Monday, allowing a grand slam to Dan Uggla in the ninth inning to take the loss and a blown save.

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Diekman has emerged as manager Ryne Sandberg's most trusted reliever thus far this season, the Phialdelphia Inquirer reports.

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Diekman allowed three runs on three hits in one inning of work Tuesday against the Braves.

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Diekman pitched two scoreless innings in the Phillies' loss to the Diamondbacks on Saturday. He allowed two hits and struck out one.

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Diekman pitched in both games of the Phillies' doubleheader with the White Sox on Saturday and worked 1.1 scoreless innings.

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Diekman was called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday, CSN Philadelphia reports.

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The Phillies optioned Diekman to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Sunday, Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports.

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Diekman said he spent the offseason working on honing his mechanics, the Phillies' official site reports. "I finally realized I've only been doing this for three-and-a-half years," Diekman said, referring to his side-armed delivery. "I changed in '09. I'm like OK, until I was 22 I pitched one way. I better catch up to the reps I took for that. So I fine tuned my line to home plate. I guess that was the biggest thing. I can see [the difference] from the offseason. My mechanics are so much more consistent now than when I left."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.