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Scott Downs

38-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago White Sox

2014 Stats

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0-2

ERA

16.20

WHIP

4.20

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0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

A deadline acquisition by the Braves in 2013, Downs went on to post a 3.86 ERA, a 1.93 WHIP and eight holds in 25 appearances after his arrival in Atlanta. His overall numbers look much better, thanks...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 220   DOB: 3/17/1976   BORN: Louisville, KY   COLLEGE: Kentucky   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Scott Downs Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year contract with the White Sox in December of 2013. Can vest into a two-year deal if Downs pitches his normal workload in 2014.

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Scott Downs 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
2004 28 AAA EDM 22 22 0 135.3 143 53 16 67 26 10 6 0 3.52 1.25
2005 29 AAA SYR 7 7 0 39.3 44 18 5 35 3 2 3 0 4.12 1.19
2005 29 MAJ TOR 26 13 0 94.0 93 45 12 75 34 4 3 0 4.31 1.35
2006 30 MAJ TOR 59 5 0 77.0 73 35 9 61 30 6 2 1 4.09 1.34
2007 31 MAJ TOR 81 0 0 58.0 47 14 3 57 24 4 2 1 2.17 1.22
2008 32 MAJ TOR 66 0 0 70.7 54 14 3 57 27 0 3 5 1.78 1.15
2009 33 A Dun 3 2 0 2.3 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 4.29 1.71
2009 33 MAJ TOR 48 0 0 46.7 46 16 4 43 13 1 3 9 3.09 1.26
2010 34 MAJ TOR 67 0 0 61.3 47 18 3 48 14 5 5 0 2 26 2.64 0.99
2011 35 A+ Inl 2 1 0 2.0 5 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 9.00 3.00
2011 35 MAJ LAA 60 0 0 53.7 39 8 3 35 15 6 3 1 3 26 1.34 1.01
2012 36 MAJ LAA 57 0 0 45.7 43 16 3 32 17 1 1 9 3 24 3.15 1.31
2013 37 MAJ ATL 25 0 0 14.0 19 6 0 15 8 2 1 0 1 8 3.86 1.93
2013 37 MAJ LAA 43 0 0 29.3 26 6 1 22 11 2 3 0 3 18 1.84 1.26
2013  (Multiple Teams) 37 MAJ ATL/LAA 68 0 0 43.3 45 12 1 37 19 4 4 0 4 26 2.49 1.48
2014 38 MAJ CWS 5 0 0 1.7 3 3 0 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 16.20 4.20
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Scott Downs
3-Year Averages MAJ   61 0 0 47.6 42 12 2 34 17 3 2 3 3 25 2.27 1.24
Career  (View All) MAJ   569 50 1 715.0 696 279 65 551 263 38 38 26 3.51 1.34

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Scott Downs Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 12 Cle 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 16.20 4.20
Apr. 9 @Col 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 16.20 3.60
Apr. 5 @KC 0.7 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 10.80 3.00
Apr. 4 @KC 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 9.00 3.00
Apr. 2 Min 0.0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 0.3 IP/G
1.7 3 3 3 0 4 1 0 0 0 0-2 0 0 0 16.20 4.20
Last 30 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 0.3 IP/G
1.7 3 3 3 0 4 1 0 0 0 0-2 0 0 0 16.20 4.20
Last 60 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 0.3 IP/G
1.7 3 3 3 0 4 1 0 0 0 0-2 0 0 0 16.20 4.20

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Scott Downs Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20139023821300.259
20129220716400.190
20119222615301.179

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201399141124401.293
2012102121027503.297
201112613924312.214

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201328.7400281201.571.15
201225.710320723.511.32
201125.730021400.350.70

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201314.70409714.302.11
201220.0016121012.701.30
201128.0331141132.251.29
Scott Downs 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
2004 28 AAA EDM 22 22 135.3 4.46 1.73 2.58 1.06 75.8% 3.52 4.39 .288
2005 29 AAA SYR 7 7 39.3 8.01 0.69 11.67 1.14 69% 4.12 3.30 .339
2005 29 MAJ TOR 26 13 94.0 7.18 3.26 2.21 1.15 71.3% 4.31 4.39 .299
2006 30 MAJ TOR 59 5 77.0 7.13 3.51 2.03 1.05 2.11 72.3% 4.09 4.34 .291
2007 31 MAJ TOR 81 0 58.0 8.84 3.72 2.38 0.47 2.68 83.8% 2.17 3.19 .292
2008 32 MAJ TOR 66 0 70.7 7.26 3.44 2.11 0.38 3.31 85.9% 89.9 MPH 1.78 3.32 .264
2009 33 A Dun 3 2 2.3 7.71 3.86 2.00 0.00 75% 4.29 2.77 .396
2009 33 MAJ TOR 48 0 46.7 8.29 2.51 3.31 0.77 2.15 78.2% 89.9 MPH 3.09 3.34 .322
2010 34 MAJ TOR 67 0 61.3 7.04 2.05 3.43 0.44 2.35 74.1% 89.3 MPH 2.64 3.15 .260
2011 35 A+ Inl 2 1 2.0 4.50 4.50 1.00 0.00 66.7% 9.00 3.70 .519
2011 35 MAJ LAA 60 0 53.7 5.87 2.52 2.33 0.50 2.78 90.2% 88.3 MPH 1.34 3.46 .236
2012 36 MAJ LAA 57 0 45.7 6.31 3.35 1.88 0.59 2.75 77.2% 88.7 MPH 3.15 3.77 .292
2013 37 MAJ ATL 25 0 14.0 9.64 5.14 1.88 0.00 7.00 77.8% 88.0 MPH 3.86 2.77 .437
2013 37 MAJ LAA 43 0 29.3 6.75 3.38 2.00 0.31 4.91 86.1% 88.0 MPH 1.84 3.47 .292
2013  (Multiple Teams) 37 MAJ ATL/LAA 68 0 43.3 7.68 3.95 1.95 0.21 5.47 82.5% 88.0 MPH 2.49 3.15 .341
2014 38 MAJ CWS 5 0 1.7 5.40 21.60 0.25 0.00 2.00 57.1% 87.1 MPH 16.20 9.20 .448
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Scott Downs
3-Year Averages MAJ   61 0 47.6 6.43 3.22 2.00 0.38 82.5% 2.27 3.39 .285
Career MAJ   569 50 715.0 6.94 3.31 2.10 0.82 76.1% 3.51 3.98 .301

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2014 Stat Review for Scott Downs    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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0.25 K/BB
TERRIBLE
5.40 K/9
TERRIBLE
21.60 BB/9
TERRIBLE
87.1 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
2.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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16.20 ERA
TERRIBLE
4.20 WHIP
TERRIBLE
9.20 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.448 BABIP
HIGH
57.1% Strand Rate
LOW

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Scott Downs (by OPS against, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jed Lowrie OAK 7 4 0 2 1 0 0 .571 .857 1.482
Derek Jeter NY-A 12 7 0 3 2 0 0 .583 .750 1.438
Chone Figgins LA 7 4 0 2 2 2 0 .571 .714 1.381
Justin Smoak SEA 8 4 1 2 0 1 0 .500 .875 1.375
Alex Gordon KC 7 2 1 1 2 0 1 .286 .857 1.302
B.J. Upton ATL 10 4 0 2 1 2 0 .400 .800 1.255
Adrian Beltre TEX 10 4 0 0 5 3 1 .400 .600 1.200
Jason Giambi CLE 16 5 2 5 1 5 0 .313 .750 1.171
Chase Utley PHI 7 2 1 1 0 2 0 .286 .714 1.089
Alex Rodriguez NY-A 20 7 1 6 4 2 0 .350 .550 1.030

Best Matchups for Scott Downs (by OPS against, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jason Kubel MIN 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .286
Ryan Sweeney CHI-N 7 1 0 0 0 2 0 .143 .143 .286
Marlon Byrd PHI 10 1 0 1 1 2 0 .100 .100 .282
Dioner Navarro TOR 8 1 0 0 0 3 0 .125 .125 .250
Adam Jones BAL 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 .125 .125 .250
Daric Barton OAK 9 1 0 0 0 3 1 .111 .111 .222
Kurt Suzuki MIN 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .222
Curtis Granderson NY-N 12 0 0 1 2 8 0 .000 .000 .143
A.J. Pierzynski BOS 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .071
Grady Sizemore BOS 13 0 0 0 0 5 0 .000 .000 .000

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Scott Downs: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Downs agreed to terms on a contract with the White Sox on Thursday, pending a physical, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports.

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Downs (finger) gave up one hit before recording the final out of the eighth inning Friday against the Padres.

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Downs (finger) visited a hand specialist Friday, MLB.com's Eric Single reports.

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Downs has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in the tip of his right ring finger, leaving him with a status of day-to-day, the Associated Press reports.

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Downs was traded to the Braves on Monday for fellow reliever Cory Rasmus, CBS Sports reports.

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Downs pitched a clean inning against the Red Sox on Sunday, striking out one.

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Downs is considered day-to-day with a foot injury.

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Downs (ribs) will be available out of the Angels' bullpen Saturday, MLB.com reports.

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Downs said he suffered an injury to his rib cage area during Wednesday's game against the Athletics and is unsure if he'll need to go on the DL, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Downs started to show some major signs of decline last season, posting his highest ERA (3.15) since 2006 and his worst K/BB ratio (1.9) since 2004, when he was a starting pitcher for the Montreal Expos. It's probably not fair to expect a major rebound from a pitcher who will be 37 years old when the season starts, but if Downs can push that K/BB ratio back over 2.0 he should be effective enough to hold down a middle-relief spot in the Angels' improving bullpen.

2012

Downs put together one of the best seasons of his career in 2011, finishing 6-3 with a sparkling 1.34 ERA in 53.2 innings. While he is not a big strikeout guy, and has just 17 career saves, his ability to dominate both righties and lefties makes him a valuable left-handed setup man. He'll be among the most valuable of the non-closing relief pitchers, but keep in mind that the 1.34 ERA he delivered last season overshadowed a slip in his average fastball velocity in addition to his second straight season with a reduced strikeout rate.

2011

Downs enjoyed another fine season out of the Toronto bullpen last year before inking a three-year deal with the Angels in the offseason. He's been a solid staff filler in each of the last four years and figures to be in the closer's mix in Anaheim depending on offseason moves.

2010

Downs inherited the closer's role when B.J. Ryan hit the DL in late April and was racking up saves when a foot injury landed him on the DL in mid-June. He returned in early July only to re-injure himself three weeks later, came back in late August and hurt his hamstring in the middle of September. The litany of injuries bloated his final numbers (3.09 ERA, 1.264 WHIP), and Jason Frasor worked his way into the mix for saves with Downs sidelined. Frasor and Downs figure to enter spring with a share of the closing duties so don't expect more than a dozen or so saves unless he grabs the role outright.

2009

Downs posted career bests in ERA (1.78), WHIP (1.15) and saves (5) in 2008 and became the Jays' primary set-up guy with the injury to Jeremy Accardo. He's been very effective in each of the last two years and makes a nice staff filler in deep leagues as a result, but there's not a ton of upside here. The Jays have some holes in their rotation and there have been rumblings that they could try to move Downs back into a starting role, but that's something he hasn't done since 2006.

2008

Downs had a nice year as Toronto's lefty specialist, and may have found his niche after a few years of getting the occasional start, but it's not a skill set that lends itself to a lot of value.

2007

Downs pitched largely in relief despite numerous injuries to the Toronto rotation, which doesn't bode well for his fantasy future. There's nothing here to separate him from any number of long relievers.

2006

Downs moved into the rotation because of injuries to Roy Halladay and Ted Lilly and didn't embarrass himself. Turning the corner from journeyman to decent option at the back of a major league rotation may be too much to ask, however. He'll try to win a rotation spot this spring.

2005

After almost four years in the wilderness due to Tommy John surgery Downs saw his first significant major leagues innings since 2000, getting 12 starts with the Expos. His excellent Triple-A ERA was entirely the product of a Tewksbury-like walk rate; without it, he's in trouble.

2003

The Expos probably can't remember the last time Downs was healthy for more than about a week, but he managed to pitch 23 Triple-A innings in 2002. Missed two years with elbow trouble and Tommy John surgery, so he's got a long way to go yet.