38-Year-Old Pitcher – Seattle Mariners
2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
The Mariners picked Beimel off the scrap heap last year and were rewarded with a bullpen gem. Beimel had last pitched in the big leagues in 2011 because of Tommy John surgery, and he was one of two (C...
Joe Beimel Contract Information:
Signed a minor-league contract with the Mariners in April of 2015.
Beimel signed a minor-league contract with the Mariners on Thursday, Shannon Drayer of 710 AM ESPN reports.
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Joe Beimel Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
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|2009 (Multiple Teams)||32||MAJ||COL/WAS||71||0||55.3||5.69||3.09||1.84||0.81||0.76||76.1%||86.0 MPH||3.58||4.17||.301|
|2014||37||MAJ||SEA||56||0||45.0||5.00||2.80||1.79||0.80||1.82||85.7%||86.4 MPH||2.20||4.24||.256||3-Year Averages||56||0||45.0||5.00||2.80||1.79||0.80||–||85.7%||–||2.20||4.18||.256|
Seattle Mariners Roster
MajorsAckley, Dustin (OF)
AABaron, Steve (C)
A+Morla, Ramon (3B)
AAustin, Jamal (OF)
RookieBurgess, Jarrett (OF)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
The Nationals traded Beimel to the Rockies late in the season for a pitching prospect, where he performed as advertised. He posted a respectable 3.58 ERA on the year, with a 2.3 K/BB. The Rockies declined to offer Beimel salary arbitration, and he is likely to find himself as a setup man or left-handed specialist with a new club in 2010. As a middle reliever with yawn-inducing stats, there isn't much incentive to put Beimel on your fantasy radar.
Sure, last year's 2.02 ERA was excellent, but the raw numbers masked a .278 average versus left-handed hitters, and Beimel's 1.45 WHIP and low strikeout rate (5.9 K/9IP) don't bode well for an ERA repeat in 2009. Still, he'll find work as lefty set-up man in a bullpen next season after he was let go by the Dodgers.
Beimel had another solid season as the team's left-handed bullpen specialist, appearing in 83 games (tied for third in the NL with teammate Jonathan Broxton) and posting a 3.88 ERA in 67.1 innings. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, Beimel's stuff doesn't translate into strikeouts (39:24 K:BB) and he isn't a threat to vulture more than a save or two over the course of the season. As a lefty who can get left-handed hitters out (.188 BAA in 2007), Beimel should be a workhorse again in 2008.
Beimel had last pitched a full season in the majors in 2003 when he received a January minor league deal from the Dodgers, but it didn't take long to establish himself as the team's primary left-handed option out of the pen. Despite his much-publicized incident in a New York bar in which he cut his hand and knocked him out of the playoffs, Beimel is expected back as the team's top left-handed reliever. His mediocre K/9 rate (3.9) leaves him with little fantasy value and essentially zero chance at spending any time as the team's closer.
Beimel lost his spot on the 40-man roster over the winter. With luck, he'll get a spring NRI and compete for a lefty specialist role in a big-league bullpen somewhere, with the associated minimal roto impact.
Beimel didn't impress the Twins at either Minnesota or Triple-A last year, but he's a lefty, so Tampa Bay signed him to a minor league contract. If he makes the team, it'll be as a situational lefty with almost no roto impact.
Beimel had a chance to shine as Pittsburgh's top left-handed reliever when Scott Sauerbeck was traded to Boston year, but instead struggled. In a team and career-high 69 appearances, he was 1-3, with an ERA of 5.05. He was also zero-for-five in save opportunities. Opponents hit .a robust 299 against him, the third-highest batting average allowed among NL relievers and he allowed 25 of his 53 inherited runners to score (47%), the second-worst percentage among NL relievers. Since he's a lefty, he'll probably get to pitch in the bigs again, but look for the Pirates find another situational southpaw to trust with the really important outs.
For the second year in a row, Beimel was more effective as a reliever than as a starter. He’ll open the 2003 season as the Pirates’ second bullpen lefty. Move along, nothing to see here.