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Tom Layne

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

2016 Stats

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3.97

WHIP

1.28

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20

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2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

On the surface, Layne had a poor season as a reliever in 2015. He had a 3.97 ERA, having allowed 21 earned runs in 47.2 innings while issuing 27 free passes in that time. So how did he last for 64 gam...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 195   DOB: 11/2/1984   BORN: St. Louis, MO   COLLEGE: Mount Olive   DRAFTED: 26th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Tom Layne Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $557,000 with Boston in January 2015.

June 27, 2016  –  Tom Layne News

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Layne is throwing more curveballs and has incorporated a splitter against right-handed batters, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports. "We talked in spring training about something slow to throw to righties," said Layne. "I was basically fastball-slider last year, so I picked up a split and I've thrown quite a few curveballs the last couple of weeks. Just those two offerings, having a third or fourth pitch if I need it, that's made a big difference."

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Tom Layne 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 25 AA MOB 26 26 1 149.1 146 62 9 91 57 12 7 0 0 0 3.74 1.36
2011 26 AA MOB 3 3 0 17.2 16 5 1 14 6 2 0 0 0 0 2.55 1.28
2011 26 AAA REN 3 15 0 121.2 148 84 14 56 57 10 7 0 0 0 6.21 1.69
2012 27 AA SAN 32 2 0 35.2 31 13 2 36 16 0 5 1 0 0 3.28 1.34
2012 27 AAA TUC 32 5 0 22.0 28 19 4 19 15 0 3 0 0 0 7.77 1.95
2012 27 AAA REN 32 4 0 20.0 30 23 4 14 9 0 2 0 0 0 10.35 1.95
2012 27 MAJ SD 26 0 0 16.7 9 6 0 25 3 2 0 2 1 7 3.24 0.72
2013 28 AAA TUC 49 0 0 46.0 49 23 1 41 27 2 4 0 0 0 4.50 1.65
2013 28 MAJ SD 14 0 0 8.7 10 2 1 6 5 0 2 0 0 0 2.08 1.73
2014 29 AAA PAW 37 0 0 48.0 29 8 1 53 20 5 1 11 0 0 1.50 1.02
2014 29 MAJ BOS 30 0 0 19.0 14 2 0 14 8 2 1 0 1 9 0.95 1.16
2015 30 AAA PAW 7 0 0 7.2 8 3 0 9 2 0 0 3 0 0 3.52 1.39
2015 30 MAJ BOS 64 0 0 47.7 41 21 3 45 27 2 1 1 1 9 3.97 1.43
2016 31 MAJ BOS 25 0 0 22.7 19 10 1 20 10 0 0 0 0 2 3.97 1.28
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3-Year Averages     36 0 0 25.1 21 8 1 21 13 1 1 0 0 6 2.87 1.35
Career  (View All)     159 0 0 114.7 93 41 5 110 53 6 4 3 3.22 1.27

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Tom Layne 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
Jun. 27 @TB 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.97 1.28
Jun. 26 @Tex 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.74 1.25
Jun. 24 @Tex 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.86 1.29
Jun. 23 CWS 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.26 1.37
Jun. 21 CWS 1.7 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.50 1.28
Jun. 17 Sea 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.86 1.35
Jun. 1 @Bal 0.7 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.40 1.53
May. 28 @Tor 0.0 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.95 1.39
May. 26 Col 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 2.63 1.32
May. 25 Col 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.13 1.26
May. 22 Cle 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.31 1.29
May. 20 Cle 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.45 1.36
May. 17 @KC 1.3 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.53 1.31
May. 14 Hou 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.93 1.39
May. 11 Oak 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.16 1.20
May. 9 Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.25 1.25
May. 7 @NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.57 1.43
May. 6 @NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 1.67
Apr. 28 Atl 1.3 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.60 1.80
Apr. 27 Atl 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.91 1.36
Last 14 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 1.4 IP/G
8.3 5 3 3 0 2 5 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 3.24 0.84
Last 30 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
9.0 8 6 6 0 3 5 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 6.00 1.22
Last 60 Days
20 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
20.0 17 9 9 1 8 16 1 1 0 0-0 0 0 1 4.05 1.25

Tom Layne Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20164811610101.250
2015102271113200.148
2014481147100.159

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201643949400.231
2015105181628803.322
201428347210.318

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201614.700013513.071.30
201521.7001221224.981.71
20148.31007301.081.44

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20168.00007505.631.25
201526.0210231513.121.19
201410.71107500.840.94
Tom Layne 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 25 AA MOB 26 26 149.1 5.49 3.44 1.60 0.54 72.7% 3.74 4.03 .294
2011 26 AA MOB 3 3 17.2 7.33 3.14 2.33 0.52 81% 2.55 3.55 .303
2011 26 AAA REN 3 15 121.2 4.16 4.23 0.98 1.04 63.4% 6.21 5.34 .319
2012 27 AA SAN 32 2 35.2 9.20 4.09 2.25 0.51 75.6% 3.28 3.26 .314
2012 27 AAA TUC 32 5 22.0 7.77 6.14 1.27 1.64 61.5% 7.77 6.29 .358
2012 27 AAA REN 32 4 20.0 6.30 4.05 1.56 1.80 45.7% 10.35 6.05 .380
2012 27 MAJ SD 26 0 16.7 13.50 1.62 8.33 0.00 1.90 50% 89.5 MPH 3.24 1.28 .290
2013 28 AAA TUC 49 0 46.0 8.02 5.28 1.52 0.20 70.7% 4.50 3.72 .351
2013 28 MAJ SD 14 0 8.7 6.23 5.19 1.20 1.04 1.86 92.9% 88.7 MPH 2.08 5.74 .328
2014 29 AAA PAW 37 0 48.0 9.94 3.75 2.65 0.19 85.4% 1.50 2.58 .254
2014 29 MAJ BOS 30 0 19.0 6.63 3.79 1.75 0.00 2.45 90.9% 90.0 MPH 0.95 3.15 .261
2015 30 AAA PAW 7 0 7.2 11.25 2.50 4.50 0.00 70% 3.52 1.53 .414
2015 30 MAJ BOS 64 0 47.7 8.50 5.10 1.67 0.57 2.26 72.3% 89.8 MPH 3.97 3.96 .298
2016 31 MAJ BOS 25 0 22.7 7.94 3.97 2.00 0.40 2.07 67.9% 90.1 MPH 3.97 3.46 .291
Next 7 Days     0 0 1.7 6.06 5.29 1.14 0.63 73.5% 3.77 4.52 .254
Rest Of Season     0 0 21.6 6.22 5.51 1.13 0.63 73.8% 3.80 4.57 .256
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3-Year Averages     36 0 25.1 7.53 4.66 1.62 0.36 78.8% 2.87 3.60 .286
Career     159 0 114.7 8.63 4.16 2.08 0.39 74.5% 3.22 3.28 .292

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2016 Stat Review for Tom Layne    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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2.00 K/BB
POOR
7.94 K/9
WEAK
3.97 BB/9
POOR
90.1 MPH Fastball
POOR
0.4 HR/9
ELITE
2.07 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.97 ERA
WEAK
1.28 WHIP
WEAK
3.46 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.291 BABIP
AVERAGE
67.9% Strand Rate
LOW

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Tom Layne: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Layne pitched two scoreless innings in Friday night's loss to the Mariners.

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Layne pitched a scoreless inning, giving up a hit and two walks while striking out one in Saturday's extra-inning win over the Astros.

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Layne made his season debut in Tuesday night's loss to Baltimore. He finished up the game, striking out two in one inning.

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Layne has been working on pitches that would be more effective against right-handed batters, the Providence Journal reports. "For me, either the ability to spin a bigger breaking ball or to have a changeup would benefit me. I'm doing both of them now in spring training. Whatever turns out being the better pitch is what I'm going to go with," said Layne.

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Layne pitched two-thirds of an inning to pick up the win in Saturday's victory over the Blue Jays.

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Layne was recalled by the Red Sox on Tuesday, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

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Layne was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports.

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Layne allowed three hits and one inherited runner to score in one inning in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.

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Layne pitched a scoreless ninth inning to pick up a save Sunday. He set down the side in order, striking out two.

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Layne pitched a scoreless two-thirds of an inning in Saturday's win over the Athletics. He walked one and struck out two in an eighth-inning appearance.

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2015

Layne was a non-descript offseason signee, who agreed to a minor-league contract and spent the first half of 2014 at Triple-A Pawtucket. The left-hander pitched well in spring training, but there wasn't room for an additional left-hander in Boston's bullpen as Andrew Miller, Craig Breslow and Drake Britton were all ahead of him. Layne went about his business at Triple-A, posting a career-high 9.9 K/9 and limiting left-handed batters to a .136 average. He eventually got the call up to Boston after the Red Sox traded Miller, and Breslow was a serial underperformer all season. Layne continued his good work at the major-league level, and was particularly effective against lefties (.159). The bullpen has some openings and Layne is well positioned to entering spring training with a specialist role.

2013

Layne never showed an ability to control his pitches while in the minor leagues, which makes what he did in 26 games in the majors, walking just three of the 68 batters he faced in 2012, all the more remarkable. Moreover, he was able to strike out nearly 37 percent of the batters he faced, a level of success he never even so much as sniffed, while he was in the minors. With changes to his arm slot, Layne was able to deceive hitters and miss bats like never before. It's likely that he ends up as a lefty specialist in the Padres' bullpen, but he has some upside if he can continue to master the art of deception with his delivery.