42-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Jamey Wright in 2017. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Jamey Wright Contract Information:
Announced retirement in March 2016.
Wright announced his retirement Monday afternoon, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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|2010 (Multiple Teams)||35||MAJ||SEA/CLE||46||0||0||58.3||55||27||3||28||25||1||3||0||1||9||4.17||1.37|
|Career (View All)||721||248||3||2,036.7||2,168||1,088||200||1,189||978||97||130||2||–||–||4.81||1.54|
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Jamey Wright Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
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|2010 (Multiple Teams)||35||MAJ||SEA/CLE||46||0||58.3||4.32||3.86||1.12||0.46||2.90||68.8%||91.1 MPH||4.17||4.24||.276|
Jamey Wright: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Jamey Wright.
Wright made his big league debut in 1996, bouncing around the league as a starter through 2007 before making a permanent move to the bullpen in 2008. To date, he's banked more than $15 million as a journeyman, suiting up for 10 different major league clubs during that span. He's always been an innings eater, and the Dodgers fed him 70.1 innings last season, and the result (4.35 ERA) was actually worse than the peripherals suggest (3.80 xFIP). Now 40 years old, Wright may be ready to call it a career, but if he latches on somewhere for a 20th big league season, look for him to work in middle relief where his ability to induce grounders may make him a go-to option when his manager needs a double play.
Wright earned a spot with the Rays in spring training to serve as a veteran arm in the bullpen. He defied Father Time in his 18th major league season by making 66 appearances with a career-low 3.09 ERA with the Rays. While his velocity is not what it used to be, he uses an effective cut fastball and has a solid swing-and-miss curveball that offered a unique look out of the bullpen. The Dodgers scooped up Wright in free agency as part of a series of pickups designed to bolster the team's relief corps, and he'll likely pitch in middle relief again.
Wright had a solid but unspectacular season for the Dodgers, tossing 67.2 innings of 3.72 ERA ball that included a rather lofty 1.51 WHIP and a so-so 54:30 K:BB. Wright minimizes the damage from his 4.0 BB/9 via a 67.3 percent groundball rate that ranked second in the league only behind Arizona's Brad Ziegler. The Dodgers could look to bring Wright back, but though he has "real life" value, he's unlikely to see save opportunities wherever he winds up.
Wright was a generally reliable setup man last season, leading the Mariners with 68.1 relief innings and 16 holds. He endured a rough 16-game summer stretch in which he gave up 16 of his 24 earned runs and all six of his home runs allowed but recovered to finish the last two months strong. Wright is nothing special, as his 48:30 K:BB attests, but he can give a team innings. Whether that team is the Mariners this year remains to be seen. The M's have plenty of bullpen options these days and it is uncertain if they'll re-sign the free-agent Wright. Where he lands, it's unlikely he'll have a shot at saves.
Wright was a key cog in the bullpen for the Royals in 2009, leading the team in appearances with 65. A journeyman for most of his career, Wright was one of the more reliable arms manager Trey Hillman turned to late in games. As is the case with many Royals pitchers, Wright struggled with control at times (5.0 BB/9IP). He filed for free agency in November but the Royals will try to retain him for 2010 as he can provide a veteran presence late in games.
Wright is expected to pitch elsewhere in 2009 following a poor season in late-to-middle relief with Texas in 2008. He won't be any good.
Wright was limited early in the season by some shoulder problems, and somehow managed a 3.62 ERA for the year despite a terrible 39:41 K:BB ratio in 77 innings. Texas has expressed an interest in re-signing him to pitch out of the bullpen. Let's hope you're smarter than that.
Wright's surprisingly solid April (3.34 ERA) turned out to be a bad thing for San Francisco. The team continued using him as its fifth starter for far too long afterward. Despite a horrific 79:64 K:BB over 156 IP, the Giants allowed Wright to make 21 starts last season. He finished with a 5.19 ERA and 1.48 WHIP, both close to his career norms. The Giants declined his option during the offseason, so Wright will probably have to accept a minor league deal elsewhere. His days as a starter should be finished.
There isn't much good to say about Wright's 2005. He went 8-16 forcing a demotion to the bullpen during the final month of the season. As a free agent, he's headed to some team's farm system.
Wright is a true Quadruple-A pitcher. He's been shuttling up and down for most of his career, and had one of his better major league stretches late last season. With a strong spring Wright could earn a spot at the back of a major league rotation, but even in his good years, he isn't much of a fantasy pitcher over the long haul.
After two organizations gave up on Wright, the Royals signed him and sent him to Omaha. He responded well, pitching three complete games and recording a 3.80 ERA in 20 games. The Royals rewarded him with four late-season starts and he didn't disappoint. Now with the Cubs, his odds at landing a major-league job are low.
Wright is a free agent this winter after being traded to the Cardinals late last August. There’s a chance that St. Louis will re-sign him but only at fifth-starter money and for good reason. Wright has a career ERA of 5.17 and a 541/522 K/BB ratio in 1,030 innings. In 2002, his K/BB was 77/75, pretty much in line with his career marks. In summary, although Wright has decent stuff, there’s no real reason to think he’ll suddenly put it together next season.