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Billy Koch

40-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

There was no outlook written for Billy Koch 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: 12/14/1974   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Billy Koch Contract Information:

Signed a one-year $900,000 deal with Toronto in January 2005. Released by the Blue Jays in March of 2005.

March 19, 2005  –  Billy Koch News

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The Mets had some initial interest in Koch, the former A's, White Sox and Blue Jays closer who was released by the Jays on Thursday, but no longer, the Mets' official website reports.

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Billy Koch 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
Career  (View All)     379 0 0 407.3 379 176 41 357 191 29 25 163 3.89 1.40

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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
Career     379 0 407.3 7.89 4.22 1.87 0.91 74.5% 3.89 4.21 .299

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

The Mets are very interested in Koch, who was released Thursday by the Blue Jays, the NY Newsday reports.

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Koch has been released by the Blue Jays, ESPNews reports.

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Although we haven't found confirmation elsewhere, Koch reportedly has been released by the Blue Jays, the Denver Post indirectly reports.

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Koch struggled with his control during Wednesday's intrasquad game, retiring just one of eight batters faced according to the team's web site.

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Koch is being viewed as a middle reliever and nothing more than that, the Toronto Globe and Mail reports.

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Koch hopes to put his recent struggles behind him and just concentrate on throwing strikes this season, the Toronto Sun reports.

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Koch and the Blue Jays agreed to a $900,000 one-year contract on Monday, the Associated Press reports.

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Toronto has expressed some initial interest in Koch, the Toronto Sun reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Billy Koch.

2005

Koch lost the closer job with the White Sox last season and then couldn't even hold down a set-up role by the end of the year. He gave up a few less runs after being traded from the White Sox, but Koch didn't really pitch any better for Florida. He could win a high-profile role in Toronto's unsettled bullpen, but Koch's repertoire is decidedly ordinary without the 100 mph heat.

2004

Jerry Manuel messed with another closer's head in 2003, but unlike Keith Foulke the year before Koch fully deserved the demotion. His numbers sagged across the board, and his career year in Oakland is looking like one more example of Rick Peterson's magic; a revival for Koch might just depend on a reunion with Peterson.

2003

Koch finally had the year everyone has been waiting for, striking out a batter an inning, allowing much less than a hit an inning and generally being The Man in the bullpen. Unfortunately the career year might end up being a career peak. The extra workload (he set a new high for innings by almost 25) caused him to sag badly down the stretch, and he allowed runs in his final three regular season appearances and fell apart against the Twins in Game Five of the ALDS. If closers are overrated, closers coming off career years are doubly so, and Koch almost certainly won't be worth what you'll have to pay for him in 2003.

2003

Koch finally had the year everyone has been waiting for, striking out a batter an inning, allowing much less than a hit an inning and generally being The Man in the bullpen. Unfortunately the career year might end up being a career peak. The extra workload (he set a new high for innings by almost 25) caused him to sag badly down the stretch, and he allowed runs in his final three regular season appearances and fell apart against the Twins in Game Five of the ALDS. If closers are overrated, closers coming off career years are doubly so, and Koch almost certainly won't be worth what you'll have to pay for him in 2003.