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Scott Downs

38-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2014 Stats

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0-4

ERA

4.97

WHIP

1.47

K

25

SV

1

2014 Preseason 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:

Signed a one-year contract with the Royals in July 2014.

August 28, 2014  –  Scott Downs News

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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 38 0 0 23.7 24 16 1 22 15 0 2 1 0 6 6.08 1.65
2014 38 MAJ KC 17 0 0 14.3 12 5 1 3 5 0 2 0 1 1 3.14 1.19
2014  (Multiple Teams) 38 MAJ CWS/KC 55 0 0 38.0 36 21 2 25 20 0 4 1 1 7 4.97 1.47
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3-Year Averages     61 0 0 47.6 42 12 2 34 17 3 2 3 3 25 2.27 1.24
Career  (View All)     619 50 1 751.3 729 297 67 575 279 38 40 27 3.56 1.34

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Scott Downs Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20148716718801.225
20139023821300.259
20129220716400.190

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20147891318411.277
201399141124401.293
2012102121027503.297

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201415.701111715.741.53
201328.7400281201.571.15
201225.710320723.511.32

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201422.3030141314.431.43
201314.70409714.302.11
201220.0016121012.701.30
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 38 0 23.7 8.37 5.70 1.47 0.38 2.47 60.5% 86.9 MPH 6.08 3.79 .340
2014 38 MAJ KC 17 0 14.3 1.88 3.14 0.60 0.63 2.67 75% 86.9 MPH 3.14 4.73 .227
2014  (Multiple Teams) 38 MAJ CWS/KC 55 0 38.0 5.92 4.74 1.25 0.47 2.55 64.8% 86.9 MPH 4.97 4.20 .293
Rest Of Season     0 0 1.7 7.09 3.38 2.10 0.74 70.4% 4.05 3.82 .299
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3-Year Averages     61 0 47.6 6.43 3.22 2.00 0.38 82.5% 2.27 3.39 .285
Career     619 50 751.3 6.89 3.34 2.06 0.80 75.6% 3.56 3.98 .300

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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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1.25 K/BB
TERRIBLE
5.92 K/9
TERRIBLE
4.74 BB/9
TERRIBLE
86.9 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.5 HR/9
GOOD
2.55 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.97 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.47 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.20 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.293 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
64.8% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Downs (neck) will throw a live bullpen session when the team returns home Monday, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.

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Downs was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday due to a cervical facet sprain.

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Downs has signed a major league deal with the Royals, Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City reports.

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The White Sox have requested unconditional release waivers on Downs, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

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The White Sox designated Downs for assignment Thursday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

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Downs walked the only batter he faced in the White Sox's loss to the Orioles on Wednesday.

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Downs earned his first save since 2012 Monday against the Indians, throwing 1.1 innings with a walk and a strikeout.

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Downs struck out two Cubs in a scoreless eighth inning Tuesday.

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Downs threw a scoreless inning against the Royals on Friday.

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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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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.