40-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Glendon Rusch in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Glendon Rusch Contract Information:
Signed a minor league deal (NRI worth $750,000) with the Rockies in December of 2008.
The Rockies placed Rusch on waivers following Thursday's loss to the Astros, the Denver Post reports.
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|2008 (Multiple Teams)||33||MAJ||COL/SDG||35||9||0||83.7||94||48||10||55||25||5||5||0||–||–||5.16||1.42|
|Career (View All)||347||220||3||1,477.3||1,732||827||191||1,088||460||67||99||4||–||–||5.04||1.48|
Glendon Rusch Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
|Year||Age||Lg||Tm||G||GS||IP||K/9||BB/9||K/BB||HR/9||GB/FB Ratio||Strand %||Fastball||ERA||FIP||BABIP|
|2008 (Multiple Teams)||33||MAJ||COL/SDG||35||9||83.7||5.92||2.69||2.20||1.08||1.08||65.1%||88.8 MPH||5.16||4.37||.317|
Glendon Rusch: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Glendon Rusch.
It seems like he's older than 34, doesn't it? Valuable in real life, not very valuable in fantasy, which isn't to say Rusch couldn't be a decent FAAB pickup depending on where he lands in May.
Rusch was a virtual launching pad last season, allowing 21 home runs in just 66 innings before a blood clot in his lung ended his season. While the condition is not life-threatening, Rusch isn't expected back until midseason at the earliest. At that point, he'd likely vie for a long relief role. It's worth noting that his fly-ball rate wasn't all that extreme, so his home-run rate should come down significantly when he returns.
Rusch gets by with average stuff and good command, keeping the walks down, enough fly balls in the park and striking out just enough hitters to be effective. He's capable of starting or pitching in long relief, and his role could depend on Kerry Wood's recovery from elbow surgery.
Rusch parlayed a minor league contract prior to 2004 into a two-year, $4 million extension this past November by pitching solidly both as a starter and long reliever. He won't blow anyone anyway, but has very good control and could begin 2005 as the Cubs No. 5 starter.
Rusch had a horrible 2003 season with Milwaukee and is a free agent. Because he is a lefty, he will always be able to find a job, but he will most likely be put in the bullpen wherever he goes. His nominally good K:BB ratio has long fooled a number of fantasy owners that his career would turnaround at some point, but his hits allowed per innings pitched has always been high, and doesn't appear to be a fluke.
Rusch was a workhorse for the Brewers in 2002, posting a 4.70 ERA in 210 2/3 innings of work. He was stung by the long ball, giving up 30 HR, and had some control problems.