45-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2013 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Mike Stanton in 2013. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Mike Stanton Contract Information:
Signed a minor league deal with the Cubs in January of 2009.
Stanton was released by the Cubs on Monday.
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|2005 (Multiple Teams)||38||MAJ||NYY/BOS/WAS||59||0||0||42.7||49||22||3||27||15||3||3||0||–||–||4.64||1.50|
|2006 (Multiple Teams)||39||MAJ||SFO/WAS||82||0||0||67.7||70||30||2||48||27||7||7||8||–||–||3.99||1.43|
|Career (View All)||MAJ||1178||1||0||1,114.0||1086||485||93||895||420||68||63||84||–||–||3.92||1.35|
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|2005 (Multiple Teams)||38||MAJ||NYY/BOS/WAS||59||0||42.7||5.70||3.16||1.80||0.63||–||68.9%||–||4.64||3.94||.330|
|2006 (Multiple Teams)||39||MAJ||SFO/WAS||82||0||67.7||6.38||3.59||1.78||0.27||0.90||70.5%||–||3.99||3.40||.323|
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Mike Stanton.
Giving Stanton a two-year deal on the basis of his two-month closing stint with the Giants was a less-than inspired decision by the Reds. Stanton failed in a set-up capacity and isn't particularly well-suited to work as a lefty specialist. Look for him to have a marginalized role in 2008.
Stanton was mired in a mediocre season with Washington when a midseason trade to San Francisco revitalized him. He finished with a 3.09 ERA, eight saves and an 18:6 K:BB over 23.1 IP in the Bay Area. Since he had a 56:36 K:BB ratio in the two years before the resurgence in San Francisco, continued success seems unlikely this year. The two good months earned him a two-year deal with the Reds, where closing duties remain up in the air. Still, Stanton hasn't recorded double-digit saves since 1993 and is far more likely to settle in a middle relief role.
Stanton will work in a set-up role as he did briefly last season with the Nationals between stints with the Yankees and Red Sox. At age 38, there's not much upside and a lot of downside.
Stanton's 2004 season, during which he set a Mets record for most appearances in a season with 81, was an odd one. His ERA rose more than a run over 2003 but his WHIP and BAA fell. He was ineffective for much of the year due to overuse and advancing age but pitched better over the last month-and-a-half. A trade back to the Yankees for Felix Heredia makes him the Bombers' primary lefty set-up man.
Stanton's ERA jumped over a run-and-a-half from 2002 to 2003 after joining the Mets. His declining K:BB ratio remains a concern. Stanton struggled early in the year and missed a month with a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee. He pitched well the last two-and-a-half months, earning all five of his saves. Stanton will be the Mets primary left-hander out of the bullpen and could get some save opportunities if the Mets don't sign a closer.
The Yankees let the 35-year old Stanton walk after the 2002 season, and it was probably a wise decision. As well as Stanton has pitched for them in the postseason over the past several seasons, his K/BB ratio fell to 44/28 in 2002, as did his K/IP rate (44/78). You should probably let someone else use an end-game dollar on him.