40-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Travis Harper in 2017. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Travis Harper Contract Information:
Agreed to a one-year deal in January 2006. Released by Devil Rays in December 2006.
Harper underwent shoulder surgery in mid-February and will miss the entire 2007 season, the St. Petersburg Times reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Travis Harper.
Despite the drop in ERA, Harper was just luckier in 2006, not better: witness his WHIP rising from a poor 1.54 to an awful 1.79. He'll have quite a challenge hanging on to a role in a major league bullpen in 2007.
After two good seasons with sub-1.30 WHIPs, Harper regressed in 2005. His strikeout rate dropped and his home run rate nearly doubled. He'll compete for a set-up role, and unlike past seasons, he's not a lock to nail down a job.
Harper is a better-than-average major league relief pitcher with component ERAs of 3.56 and 3.27 in the last two seasons. He delivered the best strikeout rate of his career last year. With Danys Baez and Jesus Colome available, Harper won't close for the Rays and will have little impact except in deep AL-only leagues.
One of the better, and certainly one of the most unheralded, middle relievers in major league baseball. Still, it'll take a fairly deep AL-only league to get use from four vulture wins and a 1.25 WHIP in 90 innings. With the many young arms in Tampa Bay's system, he might be most valuable as midseason trade bait to a contender.
Harper had some quality outings as both a spot starter and as a set-up man for the Devil Rays last season. He's likely to start the year in middle-relief, where he could get a few vulture wins or multi-inning saves. Probably only worth your while in deep AL-only leagues.