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Jay Witasick

41-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   DOB: 8/28/1972   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by Tampa Bay, October 2007.

October 26, 2007  –  Jay Witasick News

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Jay Witasick 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
2005 32 AAA COL 8 0 0 10.0 10 4 0 14 5 0 0 0 3.60 1.50
2005 32 MAJ COL 32 0 0 35.7 27 10 2 40 12 0 4 0 2.52 1.09
2005 32 MAJ OAK 28 0 0 27.7 26 10 2 33 17 1 1 1 3.25 1.55
2005  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ COL/OAK 60 0 0 63.3 53 20 4 73 29 1 5 1 2.84 1.29
2006 33 AAA SAC 12 0 0 14.0 10 6 2 6 4 1 0 0 3.86 1.00
2006 33 MAJ OAK 20 0 0 22.7 25 17 3 23 21 1 0 0 6.75 2.03
2007 34 A Ver 2 2 0 2.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2007 34 AAA DUR 6 0 0 7.3 2 0 0 8 2 1 0 1 0.00 0.55
2007 34 MAJ TAM 20 0 0 16.3 17 12 1 8 18 0 0 0 6.61 2.14
2007 34 MAJ OAK 16 0 0 15.0 14 6 1 10 9 1 0 0 3.60 1.53
2007  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ TAM/OAK 36 0 0 31.3 31 18 2 18 27 1 0 0 5.17 1.85
Career  (View All) MAJ   405 56 1 731.3 775 377 97 645 364 32 41 5 4.64 1.56

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Jay Witasick Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Jay Witasick 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
2005 32 AAA COL 8 0 10.0 12.60 4.50 2.80 0.00 73.3% 3.60 1.90 .413
2005 32 MAJ COL 32 0 35.7 10.09 3.03 3.33 0.50 78.4% 2.52 2.73 .292
2005 32 MAJ OAK 28 0 27.7 10.73 5.53 1.94 0.65 80.5% 3.25 3.66 .348
2005  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ COL/OAK 60 0 63.3 10.37 4.12 2.52 0.57 79.5% 2.84 3.14 .317
2006 33 AAA SAC 12 0 14.0 3.86 2.57 1.50 1.29 66.7% 3.86 5.27 .193
2006 33 MAJ OAK 20 0 22.7 9.13 8.34 1.10 1.19 1.15 67.4% 6.75 5.76 .350
2007 34 A Ver 2 2 2.0 4.50 4.50 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.70 .177
2007 34 AAA DUR 6 0 7.3 9.82 2.45 4.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.84 .136
2007 34 MAJ TAM 20 0 16.3 4.41 9.92 0.44 0.55 0.90 67.6% 6.61 6.43 .296
2007 34 MAJ OAK 16 0 15.0 6.00 5.40 1.11 0.60 0.90 77.3% 3.60 4.59 .287
2007  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ TAM/OAK 36 0 31.3 5.17 7.76 0.67 0.57 0.90 71.4% 5.17 5.55 .292
Career MAJ   405 56 731.3 7.94 4.48 1.77 1.19 73.1% 4.64 4.70 .324

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Worst Matchups for Jay Witasick (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Michael Cuddyer COL 4 3 1 4 0 1 0 .750 2.000 2.750
Alex Rodriguez NY-A 4 3 1 3 0 0 0 .750 1.500 2.250
Grady Sizemore BOS 5 2 1 1 1 1 0 .400 1.200 1.771
Victor Martinez DET 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 .333 .667 1.267
Albert Pujols ANA 6 2 1 3 1 1 0 .333 .833 1.262
Maicer Izturis TOR 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000
Joe Mauer MIN 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 .333 .667 1.000
Matt Holliday STL 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 .333 .333 .833
Jimmy Rollins PHI 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667
Jhonny Peralta STL 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .333 .667

Best Matchups for Jay Witasick (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Mark Teixeira NY-A 6 1 0 0 3 2 0 .167 .167 .611
Adrian Beltre TEX 13 3 0 2 1 3 0 .231 .231 .516
Adam Dunn CHI-A 4 1 0 1 0 1 0 .250 .250 .500
Juan Uribe LA 9 2 0 0 0 2 0 .222 .222 .444
Marlon Byrd PHI 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Ichiro Suzuki NY-A 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Robinson Cano SEA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Aramis Ramirez MIL 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Nelson Cruz BAL 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Nick Punto OAK 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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Jay Witasick: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

After joining the team in June, Witasick finished with a 6.61 ERA in 20 relief outings for the Rays (2.14 WHIP, 8:18 K:BB ratio in 16.1 innings).

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The Devil Rays will activate Witasick (elbow) from the DL just before Saturday's game, the Tampa Tribune reports.

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The Rays are expected to bring Witasick (elbow) back from the DL on Saturday, the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Witasick (elbow) may not come off the DL for the Devil Rays until rosters expand on Sept. 1, the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Witasick (elbow) retired all four batters he faced in a rehab appearance at Triple-A Durham for the Devil Rays on Friday.

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Witasick (right elbow strain) pitched one inning in relief in a rehab outing for the Devil Rays at High-A Vero Beach on Wednesday.

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Witasick (mild elbow strain) will go on a minor league rehab stint before returning from the DL, the Associated Press reports.

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Witasick (mild elbow strain) hopes to resume throwing Friday and feels he could come off the DL for the Devil Rays as soon as he's eligible, the Tampa Tribune reports.

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The Devil Rays placed Witasick (elbow) on the 15-day DL Monday.

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Witasik is likely headed to the DL with swelling in his right elbow. He gave up five runs (four earned) in one inning in the second of Saturday's double-header loss to the Yankees.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Jay Witasick.

2008

Witasick was on the DL for more than a month with an elbow injury, but was never really effective either before or after that DL stint. Witasick will be a free agent in the offseason, and with those numbers, there's no guarantee the Rays will try hard to bring him back, even considering how much they need to improve their bullpen.

2007

An early season ankle injury sunk his battleship in 2006, so he probably deserves a do-over. He tried to come back too quickly and had two rather ghastly outings, allowing 7 earned runs and retiring just two batters in back-to-back outings before heading back to the disabled list with the same ankle injury. Outside of a stretch of dominace with the Rockies in 2005, he hasn't been anything more than your average short reliever recently. With Huston Street firmly entrenched as the A's closer, Witasick doesn't appear to have much fantasy value.

2006

Witasick has posted back-to-back solid seasons in relief, which was enough for the A's to re-sign him to a two-year contract that more or less makes him the de facto setup man for closer Huston Street. There are other strong arms in the A's bullpen, though, so early struggles could lead to a reduced role. Witasick doesn't have a jaw-dropping strikeout rate or good enough control to post an outstanding WHIP, so there are plenty of better staff-filling options.

2005

Witasick was more useful in 2004 than in 2003, but he best serves as a reminder that journeymen middle relievers shouldn't get multi-year deals after a good year or two in NL pitcher's parks.

2004

After a stellar 2002 campaign with the Giants, the right-hander returned to the Padres and was the odds-on favorite to close when Trevor Hoffman went down. Instead, he missed 64 games when he suffered a pre-season elbow injury, a result of lifting heavy garbage bags (?) while throwing out the trash. When he returned, he was average as the set-up man to Rod Beck, and 2004 should find him in two-inning middle relief, a role he has thrived in historically, and one he should excel in again.

2003

Witasick earned eight wins in 63 non-closer relief appearances in 2001, which is great value from a set-up man in a fantasy context. Witasick then went on to pitch better in 2002, dropping his ERA from 3.30 to 2.37, cutting his WHIP from 1.4 to 1.15, reducing his walks by a third, and giving up just three homers in 2002 versus eight in 2001. But . . . in 2002, Dusty Baker only brought him in when the Giants were trailing, for the most part. Therefore, Witasick's won-loss record went from 8-2 in 2001 to 1-0 in 2002. So, even though Witasick was a better pitcher in real life, his value plummeted in our little fantasy worlds thanks to Baker's usage patterns.