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Jake Diekman

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Texas Rangers

2016 Stats

W-L

4-2

ERA

3.40

WHIP

1.17

K

59

SV

4

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The southpaw's ability to strike out batters at an above-average rate will lock him into an important role in Texas' bullpen. As with many high-effort relievers, he allows too many free passes -- at l...

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2017 ADP:  670.52

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STATUS:  60-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Abdomen     EST. RETURN:  7/15/2017
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   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.

February 15, 2017  –  Jake Diekman News

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Diekman (abdomen) expects to be pitching by the All-Star break, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram 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 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 66 0 0 53.0 36 20 4 59 26 4 2 4 1 26 3.40 1.17
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3-Year Averages     68 0 0 60.8 51 25 4 76 30 3 2 1 2 20 3.70 1.33
Career  (View All)     283 0 0 248.0 214 99 15 304 128 13 13 4 3.59 1.38

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Jake Diekman Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games 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
Oct. 2 TB 0.7 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.40 1.17
Sep. 30 TB 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.27 1.15
Sep. 24 @Oak 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.29 1.15
Sep. 20 LAA 0.7 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.33 1.15
Sep. 18 Oak 0.7 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.38 1.11
Sep. 14 @Hou 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.42 1.08
Sep. 12 @Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.47 1.07
Sep. 8 @Sea 1.0 1 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.54 1.10
Sep. 6 @Sea 0.0 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.23 1.08
Sep. 2 Hou 0.0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.85 1.01
Aug. 29 Sea 0.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.66 0.97
Aug. 28 Cle 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.66 0.93
Aug. 27 Cle 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.72 0.91
Aug. 24 @Cin 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.78 0.90
Aug. 19 @TB 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.84 0.90
Aug. 17 Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.93 0.91
Aug. 16 Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 0.93
Aug. 11 Col 0.3 2 3 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 L 0 0 1 3.07 0.95
Aug. 10 Col 0.7 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 1 0 2.43 0.89
Aug. 8 @Col 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.25 0.88
Aug. 6 @Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.31 0.87
Jul. 31 KC 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.37 0.89
Jul. 29 KC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.39 0.90
Last 14 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.6 IP/G
3.0 3 1 1 0 5 3 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 2 3.00 2.67
Last 30 Games (Team)
10 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.6 IP/G
5.7 8 6 6 1 8 7 0 1 0 0-0 1 0 2 9.53 2.82
Last 60 Games (Team)
23 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
16.3 16 10 10 1 12 20 0 2 0 2-1 2 1 6 5.51 1.71

Jake Diekman Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20167513714211.212
2015110241325302.263
201410038522301.239

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016146461922503.177
2015150451828903.214
20142136230441023.253

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201626.7311281725.061.50
201534.3110381543.151.19
201437.3220531723.381.23

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201626.311331921.710.84
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 66 0 53.0 10.02 4.42 2.27 0.68 1.64 72.4% 95.1 MPH 3.40 3.60 .261
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3-Year Averages     68 0 60.8 11.25 4.44 2.53 0.59 72.7% 3.70 3.04 .330
Career     283 0 248.0 11.03 4.65 2.38 0.54 74.3% 3.59 3.13 .335

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Jake Diekman Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 21.7 1 3 1 0 15 1 22 1
2015 P 36.7 0 4 0 0 20 0 37 0
2016 P 53 2 3 2 0 27 1 53 2
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2015 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 P 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

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2016 Stat Review for Jake Diekman    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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2.27 K/BB
WEAK
10.02 K/9
GOOD
4.42 BB/9
POOR
95.1 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.7 HR/9
GOOD
1.64 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.40 ERA
WEAK
1.17 WHIP
GOOD
3.60 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.261 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
72.4% Strand Rate
LOW

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Jake Diekman

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

Diekman (abdomen) underwent surgery that was made necessary by ulcerative colitis on Wednesday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Diekman (stomach) will undergo surgery to help alleviate ulcerative colitis Jan. 25 and will miss at least half of the season, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Diekman and the Rangers avoided arbitration with a one-year, $2.55 million deal, Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball reports.

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Diekman picked up his fourth save with a scoreless 12th inning Monday against the Astros.

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Diekman picked up his third save with a scoreless ninth Monday against the Rockies.

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Diekman (finger) has been activated from the DL on Friday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Diekman (finger) pitched a bullpen Tuesday, and expects to return Friday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Diekman (finger) has been able to throw from flat ground, but hasn't received clearance to throw from the mound, MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2016

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 since a shaky debut in 2012 has allowed him to rack up 169 strikeouts in just 129.1 innings the past two seasons, and his run out of the Texas bullpen (21.2 innings, 13 hits, seven walks, 20 strikeouts) was a good bit better than his early-season numbers with the Phillies. He will serve as the Rangers' top left-handed reliever in 2016, and his ability to miss bats and pump 100 mph gas could put him in the mix for saves if Shawn Tolleson loses the job.

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.