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Kyle Farnsworth

38-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2014 Stats

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0-3

ERA

4.40

WHIP

1.64

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18

SV

3

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Farnsworth compiled a 4.70 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in 38.1 innings split between the Rays and Bucs in 2013. He's nearing the finish line to his career, but showed that he can still get batters out when he p...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 233   DOB: 4/14/1976   BORN: Wichita, KS   COLLEGE: Abraham Baldwin (GA) JC   DRAFTED: 47th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Kyle Farnsworth Contract Information:

Signed with the Astros in May of 2014.

June 26, 2014  –  Kyle Farnsworth News

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Farnsworth has declined his outright assignment and will become a free agent, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

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Kyle Farnsworth 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 29 MAJ DET 46 0 0 42.7 29 11 1 55 20 1 1 6 2.32 1.15
2005 29 MAJ ATL 26 0 0 27.3 15 6 4 32 7 0 0 10 1.98 0.80
2005  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ DET/ATL 72 0 0 70.0 44 17 5 87 27 1 1 16 2.19 1.01
2006 30 MAJ NYY 72 0 0 66.0 62 32 8 75 28 3 6 6 4.36 1.36
2007 31 MAJ NYY 64 0 0 60.0 60 32 9 48 27 2 1 0 4.80 1.45
2008 32 MAJ DET 16 0 0 16.0 27 12 4 18 5 1 1 0 6.75 2.00
2008 32 MAJ NYY 45 0 0 44.3 43 18 11 43 17 1 2 1 3.65 1.35
2008  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ DET/NYY 61 0 0 60.3 70 30 15 61 22 2 3 1 4.48 1.52
2009 33 AA NWA 3 0 0 3.7 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.55
2009 33 AAA OMA 2 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2009 33 MAJ KAN 41 0 0 37.3 43 19 3 42 14 1 5 0 4.58 1.53
2010 34 MAJ ATL 23 0 0 20.0 15 12 2 25 7 0 2 0 1 2 5.40 1.10
2010 34 MAJ KC 37 0 0 44.7 40 12 2 36 12 3 0 0 2 7 2.42 1.16
2010  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ ATL/KC 60 0 0 64.7 55 24 4 61 19 3 2 0 3 9 3.34 1.14
2011 35 MAJ TB 63 0 0 57.7 45 14 5 51 12 5 1 25 6 0 2.18 0.99
2012 36 A+ CHA 2 4 0 4.0 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.25 0.75
2012 36 AAA DUR 2 1 0 2.0 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2012 36 MAJ TB 34 0 0 27.0 22 12 1 25 14 1 6 0 0 7 4.00 1.33
2013 37 AAA IND 6 0 0 6.2 7 3 0 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 4.05 1.77
2013 37 MAJ TB 39 0 0 29.7 37 19 4 19 7 2 0 0 1 2 5.76 1.48
2013 37 MAJ PIT 9 0 0 8.7 6 1 1 9 3 1 1 2 0 0 1.04 1.04
2013  (Multiple Teams) 37 MAJ TB/PIT 48 0 0 38.3 43 20 5 28 10 3 1 2 1 2 4.70 1.38
2014 38 MAJ HOU 16 0 0 11.7 14 8 0 8 9 0 0 0 1 5 6.17 1.97
2014 38 MAJ NYM 19 0 0 17.0 18 6 2 10 6 0 3 3 1 3 3.18 1.41
2014  (Multiple Teams) 38 MAJ HOU/NYM 35 0 0 28.7 32 14 2 18 15 0 3 3 2 8 4.40 1.64
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3-Year Averages     48 0 0 41.0 36 15 3 34 12 3 2 9 2 3 3.29 1.17
Career  (View All)     893 26 1 988.7 944 468 132 963 412 43 66 57 4.26 1.37

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Kyle Farnsworth Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014514712111.286
20136210415312.259
2012511199201.225

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20147714820611.299
201310018628503.301
20126914513100.210

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201414.30229715.651.81
201319.321013233.261.03
201215.304015815.281.43

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201414.30119813.141.47
201319.010215826.161.74
201211.712010602.311.20
Kyle Farnsworth 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 29 MAJ DET 46 0 42.7 11.60 4.22 2.75 0.21 79.2% 2.32 2.38 .300
2005 29 MAJ ATL 26 0 27.3 10.54 2.30 4.57 1.32 88.9% 1.98 3.55 .196
2005  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ DET/ATL 72 0 70.0 11.19 3.47 3.22 0.64 81.8% 2.19 2.84 .261
2006 30 MAJ NYY 72 0 66.0 10.23 3.82 2.68 1.09 0.58 70.7% 4.36 3.82 .327
2007 31 MAJ NYY 64 0 60.0 7.20 4.05 1.78 1.35 0.43 70.5% 4.80 4.95 .296
2008 32 MAJ DET 16 0 16.0 10.13 2.81 3.60 2.25 0.73 71.4% 94.9 MPH 6.75 5.17 .459
2008 32 MAJ NYY 45 0 44.3 8.73 3.45 2.53 2.23 0.73 85.7% 94.9 MPH 3.65 5.67 .281
2008  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ DET/NYY 61 0 60.3 9.10 3.28 2.77 2.24 0.73 80.5% 94.9 MPH 4.48 5.54 .335
2009 33 AA NWA 3 0 3.7 7.36 2.45 3.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.38 .120
2009 33 AAA OMA 2 1 2.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 1.20 .000
2009 33 MAJ KAN 41 0 37.3 10.13 3.38 3.00 0.72 1.14 70.4% 96.0 MPH 4.58 3.16 .387
2010 34 MAJ ATL 23 0 20.0 11.25 3.15 3.57 0.90 0.86 50% 94.9 MPH 5.40 3.05 .293
2010 34 MAJ KC 37 0 44.7 7.25 2.42 3.00 0.40 1.40 80% 94.9 MPH 2.42 3.24 .297
2010  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ ATL/KC 60 0 64.7 8.49 2.64 3.21 0.56 1.21 71.4% 94.9 MPH 3.34 3.03 .296
2011 35 MAJ TB 63 0 57.7 7.96 1.87 4.25 0.78 1.48 82.7% 94.7 MPH 2.18 3.34 .264
2012 36 A+ CHA 2 4 4.0 4.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 66.7% 2.25 2.20 .244
2012 36 AAA DUR 2 1 2.0 18.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 -0.80 .549
2012 36 MAJ TB 34 0 27.0 8.33 4.67 1.79 0.33 1.76 68.6% 93.3 MPH 4.00 3.50 .291
2013 37 AAA IND 6 0 6.2 4.35 5.81 0.75 0.00 72.7% 4.05 4.17 .326
2013 37 MAJ TB 39 0 29.7 5.76 2.12 2.71 1.21 1.53 62.5% 92.6 MPH 5.76 4.48 .338
2013 37 MAJ PIT 9 0 8.7 9.35 3.12 3.00 1.04 2.00 100% 92.6 MPH 1.04 3.66 .245
2013  (Multiple Teams) 37 MAJ TB/PIT 48 0 38.3 6.57 2.35 2.80 1.17 1.60 68.8% 92.6 MPH 4.70 4.24 .322
2014 38 MAJ HOU 16 0 11.7 6.17 6.94 0.89 0.00 1.70 65.2% 92.5 MPH 6.17 4.14 .360
2014 38 MAJ NYM 19 0 17.0 5.29 3.18 1.67 1.06 1.00 81.8% 92.5 MPH 3.18 4.61 .297
2014  (Multiple Teams) 38 MAJ HOU/NYM 35 0 28.7 5.65 4.71 1.20 0.63 1.23 73.3% 92.5 MPH 4.40 4.47 .323
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3-Year Averages     48 0 41.0 7.46 2.63 2.83 0.66 73.3% 3.29 3.37 .288
Career     893 26 988.7 8.77 3.75 2.34 1.20 72.5% 4.26 4.28 .308

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2014 Stat Review for Kyle Farnsworth    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.20 K/BB
TERRIBLE
5.65 K/9
TERRIBLE
4.71 BB/9
TERRIBLE
92.5 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.6 HR/9
GOOD
1.23 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.40 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.64 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.47 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.323 BABIP
HIGH
73.3% Strand Rate
LOW

Kyle Farnsworth: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Farnsworth was outrighted off the Astros' 40-man roster Wednesday night.

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In 16 appearances out of the bullpen for Houston, Farnsworth has a 6.17 ERA and 1.97 WHIP, recording more walks (nine) than strikeouts (eight) over 11.2 innings.

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Farnsworth struggled in his debut with the Astros on Saturday, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning.

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Farnsworth has signed with the Astros, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

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Farnsworth was released by the Mets on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

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Farnsworth's manager Terry Collins said Tuesday that the team's closer situation is "game by game," Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

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Farnsworth earned his third save of the season Monday against the Yankees as he allowed one hit and one walk in a scoreless inning.

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Farnsworth will keep his job as closer, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

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Farnsworth gave up a game-ending solo home run to Jarrod Saltamacchia in extra innings Saturday.

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Farnsworth recorded his second save in as many days Wednesday, allowing three hits and an earned run with a strikeout.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Farnsworth missed the first three months of the season with an injury to his throwing elbow, which in turn cost him his closer's job. Rather than keep the seat warm until his return, closer fill-in Fernando Rodney put together one of the best seasons for a closer in MLB history. When Farnsworth returned, he found himself in a less crucial bullpen role and over 34 appearances, he went 1-6 with a 4.00 ERA. The velocity on his fastball has dropped slightly from year-to-year and he found himself relying quite a bit more on his slider to locate better. Farnsworth will turn 37 during the 2013 season, and he likely will look to find late-inning opportunities, but his full-time closing duties may be in the past.

2012

Farnsworth turned an outstanding season in his first year as a Ray, collecting 25 saves as the team's primary closer. The Rays rewarded him by picking up his option for 2012, a no-brainer move after he posted a 2.18 ERA and 0.988 WHIP. The key to Farnsworth's success was his improved control; while his strikeout rate declined some he posted a career-best 1.87 BB/9IP with a 50.4 percent groundball ratio. Farnsworth dealt with a balky elbow towards the end of the season but nothing was found to be structurally wrong and he should be fine for the start of camp. Look for him to again assume closing duties and keep in mind that 25 saves may be the floor, provided he can stay healthy for the full season.

2011

After an injury-plagued 2009 season, Farnsworth was healthy in 2010 and returned to posting good strikeout rates (8.49 K/9IP) with strong velocity (94.9 mph average fastball). His ERA with the Braves (5.40) wasn't impressive, but he threw just 20 innings in Atlanta. While his strikeout rate was good, it wasn't the 10.0-plus K/9IP mark of his career. Even though he'll be 35 this season, there's still reason to think he can be a productive setup man once again.

2010

Farnsworth was slated to be the primary setup man for Joakim Soria, but struggled miserably in an injury-plagued 2009. Farnsworth missed almost two months of the season with a groin injury that definitely appeared to limit his effectiveness. He finished 2009 with a 4.58 ERA yielding an awful 10.4 H/9IP. Farnsworth still throws hard and tops out in the mid-90s, which explains his 10.1 K/9IP, but he lacks mental toughness. If Farnsworth can stay healthy and attack the zone with his plus stuff, he can be a dominant force for the Royals' bullpen. Unless an injury occurs to Soria, Farnsworth does not possess much fantasy value, as it's unlikely that he'll find himself in more than an occasional save situation.

2009

Farnsworth began last season with the Yankees and posted decent numbers before being shipped off to Detroit. Shortly after joining the Tigers, Farnsworth developed some nagging injuries that probably had some effect on his poor performance with the club. Farnsworth throws hard, making him in demand this offseason; he eventually signed a two-year, $9.25 million deal with the Royals. It is unlikely that they will have him close games even though he's demonstrated the skills necessary to be effective in that role, given the presence of Joakim Soria.

2008

The second year of Farnsworth's three-year, $17 million pact with the Yankees wasn't much better than the first, as he struggled en route to career-worst numbers in ERA (4.80), K/BB (1.78) and K/9IP (7.20). A big part of Farnsworth's struggles can be traced to inconsistency with his slider during the middle of the season, but he was able to work out the kinks and convince that Yankees to keep him. With the departure of Luis Vizcaino in free agency and Joba Chamberlain's likely move to the rotation, Farnsworth will get a chance to redeem himself with a return to a late-inning set-up role and earn another significant deal in free agency after the 2008 season in the process.

2007

The pressure of pitching in New York seemed to get to Farnsworth in the wake of signing a three-year contract worth $17 million to join the Yankees last winter. Farnsworth throws a fastball that tops out in triple digits along with a slider that he's willing to use in any count. Despite his struggles, he struck out more than a batter per inning and was good against lefties, holding them to a .215 batting average. He'll likely resume a seventh or eighth inning set-up role this season in front of Mariano Rivera.

2006

Farnsworth will be the primary set-up man for the Yankees after he rebuilt his career with the Braves and Tigers last season. Farnsworth has 100-mph heat and had an impressive K/BB ratio while converting all ten save chances after his trade to the Braves where he took over as closer. Still, Farnsworth's issues have never been with his stuff as he struggled in 2004 with his composure while playing for the Cubs. That could lead to trouble as he moves into the high-pressure environment of Yankee stadium.

2005

Farnsworth has as good an arm as just about anyone, but that can't be said about his brain. After several meltdowns in some crucial August outings, he injured his knee while kicking an electric fan and took himself out for much of September. The knee is fine now, he still throws close to 100 mph, and his strikeout rate is as robust as ever. But when his command goes south, as it did for all of 2002, it's his hits more than his walks that do him in. If he gets it together, there's still a lot of upside here, but psychological limitations are often as real as physical ones.

2004

Farnsworth rebounded nicely from a disastrous 2002 season to regain some of his outstanding 2001 form, striking out 92 batters in 76 innings while walking 36. As long as Farnsworth keeps his head, there's no reason that the fireballer (his pitches have touched 100 mph on occasion) shouldn't again be one of the more valuable setup men in the fantasy landscape. Moreover, were closer Joe Borowski to falter, Farnsworth could very well take his job at some point in 2004, although LaTroy Hawkins probably would first get the chance.

2003

After a dominating season in 2001 – 107/29 K/BB in 82 IP, 2.74 ERA— that had Farnsworth looking like a star closer in the making, the young righty imploded in 2002 putting up some of the worst relief numbers in the major leagues. After missing nearly two months last spring with a stress fracture in his right foot, Farnsworth returned to give up 53 hits and 24 walks in 46 2/3 innings, resulting in a 7.33 ERA. Moreover, Farnsworth failed to show up for games on two separate occasions without getting permission from management and showed up late for a third game. Farnsworth was fined and disciplined for the infractions, and at this point, his status in the organization is on shaky ground. (There were rumors that he would be dealt to the Braves last fall). That said, Farnsworth has been known to crack 100 mph on the radar gun, and the Cubs surely haven't forgotten his 2001 performance, so we expect him to be in the mix again this spring, and if all goes well, he could even wind up stealing the closing duties from Antonio Alfonseca.