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Billy Wagner

43-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

There was no outlook written for Billy Wagner in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 180   DOB: 7/25/1971   BORN: Tannersville, VA   COLLEGE: Ferrum   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Billy Wagner Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $7 million contract for 2010 that includes a $6.5 million option for 2011 that will vest if he finishes 50 games in 2010.

November 29, 2011  –  Billy Wagner News

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Wagner said the Phillies called him after the 2011 season to gauge his interest in coming out of retirement, the New York Post reports.

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Billy Wagner 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
2004 32 AA REA 1 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2005 33 MAJ PHI 75 0 0 77.7 45 13 6 87 20 4 3 38 1.51 0.84
2006 34 MAJ NYM 70 0 0 72.3 59 18 7 94 21 3 2 40 2.24 1.11
2007 35 MAJ NYM 66 0 0 68.3 55 20 6 80 22 2 2 34 2.63 1.13
2008 36 AA BIN 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2008 36 MAJ NYM 45 0 0 47.0 32 12 4 52 10 0 1 27 2.30 0.89
2009 37 R GCL 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2009 37 A ST. 5 0 0 5.0 3 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.60
2009 37 MAJ NYM 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2009 37 MAJ BOS 15 0 0 13.7 8 3 1 22 7 1 1 0 1.98 1.10
2009  (Multiple Teams) 37 MAJ NYM/BOS 17 0 0 15.7 8 3 1 26 8 1 1 0 1.72 1.02
2010 38 MAJ ATL 71 0 0 69.3 38 11 5 104 22 7 2 37 7 0 1.43 0.87
Career  (View All)     854 0 0 903.0 601 232 82 1,196 300 47 40 422 2.31 1.00

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Billy Wagner Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Billy Wagner 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
2004 32 AA REA 1 1 1.0 18.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 -0.80 .549
2005 33 MAJ PHI 75 0 77.7 10.08 2.32 4.35 0.70 88.1% 1.51 2.76 .228
2006 34 MAJ NYM 70 0 72.3 11.70 2.61 4.48 0.87 1.54 84.9% 2.24 2.76 .321
2007 35 MAJ NYM 66 0 68.3 10.54 2.90 3.64 0.79 0.84 80.3% 2.63 3.00 .303
2008 36 AA BIN 1 0 1.0 18.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 -0.80 .000
2008 36 MAJ NYM 45 0 47.0 9.96 1.91 5.20 0.77 0.68 78.9% 94.5 MPH 2.30 2.75 .258
2009 37 R GCL 2 0 2.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 1.20 .000
2009 37 A ST. 5 0 5.0 14.40 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.00 .330
2009 37 MAJ NYM 2 0 2.0 18.00 4.50 4.00 0.00 0.46 100% 94.2 MPH 0.00 0.75 .000
2009 37 MAJ BOS 15 0 13.7 14.49 4.61 3.14 0.66 0.46 85.7% 94.2 MPH 1.98 2.52 .297
2009  (Multiple Teams) 37 MAJ NYM/BOS 17 0 15.7 14.94 4.60 3.25 0.57 0.46 86.7% 94.2 MPH 1.72 2.29 .278
2010 38 MAJ ATL 71 0 69.3 13.50 2.86 4.73 0.65 0.91 89.1% 95.7 MPH 1.43 2.22 .265
Career     854 0 903.0 11.92 2.99 3.99 0.82 81.7% 2.31 2.76 .278

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Billy Wagner: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Atlanta has officially released Wagner, who was still on the 40-man roster despite announcing his plans to retire, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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While Wagner says he's retired and his agent says he's set to file his retirement papers, he's technically on Atlanta's 40-man roster because he'll be paid a $250,000 buyout if he's released before spring training begins, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Wagner reiterated that he plans to retire and won't play in 2011, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Wagner (oblique) will miss the rest of the NLDS against the Giants and possibly the rest of the playoffs, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Wagner left Friday's win over San Francisco in the ninth inning with an apparent left oblique muscle injury. He held his side and had to leave after throwing out a batter at first base.

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Wagner struck out three Marlins on Tuesday to earn his 36th save of the season.

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Craig Kimbrel threw a scoreless ninth inning to record a save Sunday as Wagner was rested after pitching the previous two days.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Billy Wagner.

2011

Wagner decided to retire after his one season in Atlanta and may finish as the game's best left-handed reliever. He finishes with 422 saves, a 2.31 ERA and a 11.9 K/9IP mark.

2010

Coming back from Tommy John surgery, Wagner looked very good in a small 17-game sample with with a 26:8 K:BB ratio in 15.2 innings for the Red Sox and Mets. It was enough to convince the Braves that he was close to being back to his top form and landed him a gig to be Atlanta's closer. By the time the 2010 season rolls around, Wagner should be ready for more steady work -- with Boston he was not used on consecutive days. More than likely, his limited work in 2009 will make him a draft-day bargain.

2009

Wagner was nearly unhittable the first two months of the season, but fell apart in June, blowing several saves in a row, before righting the ship in July. Wagner made one appearance in August, during which he strained his left forearm, and then during rehab, he tore the medial collateral ligament in his pitching elbow, requiring Tommy John surgery. Wagner hopes to return towards the latter part of the season, where due to the acquisition of Francisco Rodriguez and J.J. Putz, he would potentially be a set-up man and try to prove he is healthy enough to hook on elsewhere, as the Mets have already said they will not pick up the 2010 option on his contract.

2008

Wagner saw his numbers slide for the second straight year as he endured several stretches without save opportunities as well as some injury woes - especially in his back - late in the year. He had trouble lifting his shoulder and experienced resistance using his arm similar to moving in a pool when the spasms by the shoulder blade surface. Wagner also had difficulty breathing because of tightness and may experience sporadic discomfort for the remainder of his career. Despite this and some criticism regarding the team's handling of the bullpen last season, Wagner will once again be the team's closer in 2008 and should be one of the Top-10 relievers in baseball.

2007

Wagner wasn't as dominant in 2006 as he was in 2005, but he still only blew five out of 45 save chances while posting a 2.24 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and .219 batting average against. It was rare to see Wagner, who battled a strained sheath tendon in his left middle finger early in the year, post a 1-2-3 inning, but his solid across the board numbers and year of experience dealing with the media in New York should help him in 2007. Look for him to remain one of the elite closers in baseball.

2006

Wagner piled up 38 saves last season, seventh in the NL. His 1.51 ERA was the lowest among all NL closers and he hasn't allowed more than a baserunner per inning since 2001. The Mets rewarded him lavishly with a four-year, $43 million contract and Wagner now moves to one of the best pitcher's parks in the league.

2005

Wagner lost the middle half of the year to a strained groin and a sore rotator cuff and the Phillies struggled badly in his absence. He pitched great when he was out there, other than a bad June, which fell between the injuries. As Bill James says, power pitchers last forever, and Wagner still has his upper-90s heat and good control. With free agency looming, he might have a big year. Todd Worrell will back Wagner up again.

2004

The acquisition of Wagner filled a gaping hole in the Phillies' bullpen, and cost them fairly little, given the depth of pitching in their organization. Wagner has 225 career saves and will continue to pile them up in 2004.

2003

Wagner is all the way back from the elbow surgery which sidelined him in 2000 and slowed him for part of the 2001 season. Jimy Williams tends to treat Wagner a little cautiously, trying to avoid using him in back-to-back situations. This might cut down on Wagner's save opportunities a tad. Otherwise, there's no reason to hesitate in paying full sticker price on Wagner.