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Ryan Vogelsong

39-Year-Old Pitcher – Minnesota Twins

2016 Stats

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3-7

ERA

4.81

WHIP

1.46

K

61

SV

0

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The Pirates surprisingly signed Vogelsong as a one-year stopgap to help bridge the starting rotation while their young stars matured in the minors. Unfortunately for Vogelsong, spring training sensati...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 215   DOB: 7/22/1977   BORN: Charlotte, NC   COLLEGE: Kutztown   DRAFTED: 5th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league contract with the Twins in January of 2017.

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Ryan Vogelsong 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 27 MAJ PIT 44 0 0 81.3 82 40 5 52 40 2 2 0 4.43 1.50
2006 28 AAA IND 12 10 0 67.7 54 20 5 43 12 4 5 0 2.66 0.98
2006 28 MAJ PIT 20 0 0 38.0 44 27 2 27 16 0 0 0 6.39 1.58
2010 32 AAA SAL 8 7 0 36.2 47 19 2 37 22 1 3 0 0 0 4.66 1.91
2010 32 AAA LEH 8 7 0 58.2 60 32 6 73 40 2 5 1 0 0 4.91 1.72
2011 33 AAA FRE 2 2 0 11.1 8 2 1 17 5 2 0 0 0 0 1.59 1.17
2011 33 MAJ SF 30 28 1 179.7 164 54 15 139 61 13 7 0 0 0 2.71 1.25
2012 34 AAA FRE 2 2 0 10.0 9 2 0 12 4 1 0 0 0 0 1.80 1.30
2012 34 MAJ SF 31 31 0 189.7 171 71 17 158 62 14 9 0 0 0 3.37 1.23
2013 35 A+ SAN 2 1 0 2.2 1 2 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 6.75 0.91
2013 35 R SCO 2 1 0 2.0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2013 35 AA RIC 2 2 0 11.0 10 1 1 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.82 1.09
2013 35 MAJ SF 19 19 0 103.7 124 66 15 67 38 4 6 0 0 0 5.73 1.56
2014 36 MAJ SF 32 32 0 184.7 178 82 18 151 58 8 13 0 0 0 4.00 1.28
2015 37 MAJ SF 33 22 0 135.0 140 70 17 108 58 9 11 0 1 0 4.67 1.47
2016 38 AA ALT 2 2 0 11.0 8 3 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 2.45 0.91
2016 38 AAA IND 2 2 0 11.0 9 4 3 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 3.27 0.91
2016 38 MAJ PIT 24 14 0 82.3 80 44 11 61 40 3 7 0 0 1 4.81 1.46
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3-Year Averages     29 22 0 134.0 132 65 15 106 52 6 10 0 0 0 4.37 1.37
Career  (View All)     291 179 1 1,190.0 1,204 592 129 900 471 61 75 0 4.48 1.41

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Ryan Vogelsong Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Oct. 2 @CWS 5.0 5 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.81 1.47
Sep. 27 @KC 5.0 4 4 4 0 5 5 1 1 0 L 0 0 0 5.00 1.46
Sep. 16 @NYM 4.7 7 6 4 1 2 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.87 1.46
Sep. 11 Cle 4.0 7 6 6 0 3 0 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.66 1.43
Sep. 6 KC 4.0 6 5 5 2 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.07 1.36
Aug. 31 @Cle 5.0 6 5 5 1 3 3 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.56 1.33
Aug. 26 @Tor 5.3 4 2 2 0 4 6 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.02 1.28
Aug. 21 @KC 6.0 3 3 1 1 2 5 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 2.98 1.26
Aug. 10 Hou 6.0 3 2 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.67 1.19
Aug. 4 @Cle 6.0 3 1 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.25 1.30
Last 14 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.0 IP/G
10.0 9 5 5 0 8 6 1 1 0 0-1 0 0 0 4.50 1.70
Last 30 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.5 IP/G
22.7 29 22 20 3 14 12 2 1 0 0-2 0 0 0 7.94 1.90
Last 60 Games (Team)
10 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.1 IP/G
51.0 48 35 29 5 25 37 3 3 0 1-5 0 0 0 5.12 1.43

Ryan Vogelsong Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016166242539836.285
201526751276714414.283
20143727623982738.287

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20162003715421235.236
20153315731731533.251
201440875358019210.223

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201637.7050261455.261.35
201558.7330512653.071.24
2014100.0370852323.061.07

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201644.7320352664.431.57
201576.36805732125.901.64
201484.75606635165.101.52
Ryan Vogelsong 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 27 MAJ PIT 44 0 81.3 5.75 4.43 1.30 0.55 70.1% 4.43 4.25 .303
2006 28 AAA IND 12 10 67.7 5.72 1.60 3.58 0.67 75.4% 2.66 3.60 .249
2006 28 MAJ PIT 20 0 38.0 6.39 3.79 1.69 0.47 0.81 56.9% 6.39 3.77 .344
2010 32 AAA SAL 8 7 36.2 9.20 5.47 1.68 0.50 74.6% 4.66 3.95 .409
2010 32 AAA LEH 8 7 58.2 11.29 6.19 1.83 0.93 72.3% 4.91 4.25 .372
2011 33 AAA FRE 2 2 11.1 13.78 4.05 3.40 0.81 91.7% 1.59 2.66 .329
2011 33 MAJ SF 30 28 179.7 6.96 3.06 2.28 0.75 1.39 81.4% 91.4 MPH 2.71 3.84 .288
2012 34 AAA FRE 2 2 10.0 10.80 3.60 3.00 0.00 84.6% 1.80 2.00 .357
2012 34 MAJ SF 31 31 189.7 7.50 2.94 2.55 0.81 1.10 75% 90.7 MPH 3.37 3.81 .290
2013 35 A+ SAN 2 1 2.2 12.27 4.09 3.00 4.09 0% 6.75 9.11 .000
2013 35 R SCO 2 1 2.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.20 .355
2013 35 AA RIC 2 2 11.0 6.55 1.64 4.00 0.82 100% 0.82 3.47 .281
2013 35 MAJ SF 19 19 103.7 5.82 3.30 1.76 1.30 1.48 65.3% 89.0 MPH 5.73 5.06 .326
2014 36 MAJ SF 32 32 184.7 7.36 2.83 2.60 0.88 1.16 70.6% 90.5 MPH 4.00 3.92 .302
2015 37 MAJ SF 33 22 135.0 7.20 3.87 1.86 1.13 1.45 70.7% 91.1 MPH 4.67 4.59 .311
2016 38 AA ALT 2 2 11.0 3.27 1.64 2.00 0.82 77.8% 2.45 4.20 .206
2016 38 AAA IND 2 2 11.0 3.27 0.82 4.00 2.45 85.7% 3.27 6.29 .182
2016 38 MAJ PIT 24 14 82.3 6.67 4.37 1.53 1.20 1.28 69.7% 90.1 MPH 4.81 5.06 .287
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3-Year Averages     29 22 134.0 7.12 3.49 2.04 1.01 70.4% 4.37 4.24 .301
Career     291 179 1,190.0 6.81 3.56 1.91 0.98 70.1% 4.48 4.32 .304

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Ryan Vogelsong Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 135 0 11 0 0 59 1 0 0
2016 P 82.3 -2 6 -2 0 38 -1 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P -1 0 0 0 0 0 -1
2016 P 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1

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2016 Stat Review for Ryan Vogelsong    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.53 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.67 K/9
POOR
4.37 BB/9
TERRIBLE
90.1 MPH Fastball
POOR
1.2 HR/9
WEAK
1.28 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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4.81 ERA
POOR
1.46 WHIP
POOR
5.06 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.287 BABIP
AVERAGE
69.7% Strand Rate
LOW

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Ryan Vogelsong

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Ryan Vogelsong: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Vogelsong settled for a no-decision after allowing one run on five hits and three walks in five innings against the Cardinals on Sunday. He struck out one.

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Vogelsong (3-7) lasted five innings, allowing four runs, four hits and five walks while striking out five Cubs in Tuesday's loss.

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Vogelsong (3-6) allowed two runs on two hits and two walks Thursday while striking out seven over four innings against the Brewers.

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Vogelsong allowed four earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four over 4.2 innings against the Reds on Friday. He did not factor into the decision.

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Vogelsong (3-5) surrendered six runs on seven hits and three walks over four innings in Sunday's loss to the Reds.

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Vogelsong struggled again Tuesday, allowing five runs on six hits and a walk while striking out two in just four innings against the Cardinals.

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Vogelsong (3-4) gave up five runs on six hits over five innings in Wednesday's road loss to the Cubs. He struck out three and walked three.

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Vogelsong (2-3) allowed three runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks over six innings while striking out five in Sunday's loss to the Marlins.

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Vogelsong (2-2) allowed four runs on nine hits and three walks with a strikeout over 5.2 innings in a win Monday against the Giants.

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Vogelsong (1-2) pitched extremely well but took the loss Wednesday against the Padres. He allowed two unearned runs on three hits, struck out five and walked one in the defeat.

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Vogelsong, coming back from a layoff of more than two months after being hit in the face by a pitch, held the Braves to a single run on three hits and a walk while striking out six over six strong innings Thursday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

On the surface, Vogelsong's 2015 season looks like a disappointment when you look at his 9-11 record and 4.67 ERA. However, it wasn't all that bad if you were able to start him exclusively at home. Like many Giants' starters, his home/road splits are glaring. He posted a 3.07 ERA at AT&T Park compared to a 5.90 ERA on the road. Still, the overall results weren't strong enough to warrant standard league consideration. From an arsenal standpoint, he continues to rely on a 91 mph fastball with two breaking balls and a changeup. At this advanced stage of his career, he will need to induce groundballs and rely on excellent command to have success at the big league level. Also, the ballpark he ends up calling home will have a big impact on his 2016 fantasy value. If he ends up back in San Francisco or in another pitcher-friendly park, then he will have deep league appeal for whenever he pitches at home.

2015

Vogelsong rejuvenated his career with San Francisco at age 33 and enjoyed a pair of strong seasons before crumbling in 2013. It was easy to think that the miracle run was toast as a fractured hand cost him two and a half months, his velocity plummeted and his strikeout rate bottomed out. How much of it was the hand and how much of it was a skills drop? His 2014 suggests the former was more to blame. He didnít wow with a 4.00 ERA, but he took on a full workload, regained his strikeout rate and probably deserved something a bit better than that ERA when you look at the indicators. As a free agent, there is a worry that he leaves San Francisco and loses some of what spurred his rebirth, namely that home ballpark. He posted a 3.12 ERA in 366 innings at home the last four years, and itíd be even better without the 5.29 nightmare from 2013. After re-signing with the Giants in January, the song should be similar with the veteran right-hander in 2015.

2014

Vogelsong chased away the skeptics after repeating his 2011 success in 2012, but that skepticism has returned after having a horrific 2013 season. He had a 7.19 ERA through the first couple months of the season, and when it looked like he was finally putting a dominant start together, he got hit by a pitch while trying to bunt and was out for a couple of months with a broken hand. Vogelsong returned in August and put up a 4.55 ERA in the second half, but it wasn't nearly enough to save a lost season. A likely cause of his poor results could be a drop in velocity of approximately one mph off of all of his pitches from a year ago. His two-seam fastball also didn't have as much bite as it did in 2012, and it led to a -9.4 wFB after he posted a 9.5 wFB in 2012 and a 16.3 wFB in 2011. It is important to note that Vogelsong pitched deep into the the 2012 postseason and also partook in the 2013 World Baseball Classic prior to the season, so his drop in velocity could have been the result of a tired arm. It could also simply be that he is 36 years old, and his window for dominant pitching closed quickly after being opened so late in his career. Re-signed by the Giants in December, Vogelsong will attempt to chew up innings every fifth day again in 2014.

2013

Vogelsong followed up his surprise 2011 campaign with a strong performance in 2012. As expected, his ERA increased to 3.37, but his strikeout rate also increased to 7.5 K/9 while he lowered his walk rate to a career-best 2.9 BB/9. His below average BABIP (.284) and HR/FB rate (8.2 percent) fall right in line with his career rates, and he has pitched extremely well in AT&T Park since last year (2.15 in 2011 and 2.79 in 2012). In addition, his below average line drive rate (18.5 percent) helped to contribute to his BABIP. It is more likely that Vogelsong will finish with an ERA above 3.50 this season as his peripherals will somewhat regress.

2012

Vogelsong finished 2011 with a 2.71 ERA and 1.252 WHIP, and while his 139:61 K:BB ratio over 179.2 innings wasn't overly impressive, he was no fluke. There's little doubt his ERA will climb next season after leaving 80.4 percent of his baserunners stranded and carrying a .280 BABIP, but he'll enter 2012 as the Giants' No. 4 starter, and there's no reason to expect him to be a major bust, even if regression is a certainty. Just make sure not to draft him off last year's numbers, but he's in the right park to remain plenty valuable, especially if others in your league don't believe in him at all.

2006

The Pirates are considering Vogelsong for the fifth starter's spot after he showed promise out of the bullpen with a decent second-half performance in 2005. Pittsburgh's primary return in the ill-fated 2001 Jason Schmidt deal, Vogelsong has gotten every possible chance to succeed at the major-league level. He hasn't been good. In 2004, he sported the major's worst earned run average among qualified starters, with a 6.50 ERA in 133 innings. Last year he started off on the same track, posting a pre All-Star game mark of 5.49. He cleaned things up a bit after the break, with a 3.49 ERA. It will take a lot to undo the last couple years of futility. He's always had the stuff to be successful, but has yet to put it all together.

2005

Vogelsong secured the fifth spot in the Pittsburgh starting rotation after his outstanding performance in Spring Training last year, but he struggled with his command all season and lost his starting job to Sean Burnett before returning to the rotation after Kris Benson was traded in July. Heíll compete for the fifth rotation spot once again this spring, but unless he is lightís out, he figures to head north as a swing-man.

2004

Vogelsong bounced back well enough from elbow troubles last season, but his upside is limited. Acquired from the Giants in the 2001 Jason Schmidt give-away, he has showed flashes of competence, but he will be just one of many fighting for the job as Pittsburgh's fifth starter.

2003

Elbow surgery at the end of 2001 cost Vogelsong most of 2002. He made a dozen starts in the minors, almost none of them effective. Heíll have his ups and downs in 2003, and the Pirates would do well to let him work through them at Nashville until he has some success.