32-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Chris Narveson in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Chris Narveson Contract Information:
Signed a one-year, $850,000 contract with the Yakult Swallows of Japan's Central League in December 2013.
Narveson signed a one-year contract worth about $850,000 to play in Japan with the Yakult Swallows in 2014, the Japan Times reports.
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Chris Narveson Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
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Chris Narveson: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Chris Narveson.
Narveson entered last season as the Brewers' fifth starter, but he lasted just two starts before tearing his rotator cuff and sitting out the year. Narveson has made good progress since undergoing the shoulder procedure in May, and if he can make it to spring training without issue, he will have a chance to secure one of the final spots in the Brewers' starting rotation. Narveson will be one of the lone left-handers on the Brewers' staff, so if he does not open as a starter, he figures to be a valuable bullpen cog.
Narveson ended last season with a 4.23 ERA in 161.2 innings as Milwaukee's fifth starter. His 7.01 K/9IP strikeout rate seems to indicate that he has more potential, but a high walk rate and home rate have limited what he can do. Interestingly enough, while the walk and home-run rates have improved during his seasons with the Brewers, his strikeout rate has gradually declined during that span. He'll have to fight for a rotation spot in 2012 and may end up in the bullpen.
Narveson started 28 games for Milwaukee in 2010 with a 4.99 ERA. Walks and home runs were his biggest downfall and he'll need to improve on that to maintain a rotation spot in 2011. He'll compete for the fifth starter spot in spring training, but may end up in the bullpen or working as a starter at Triple-A Nashville.
Narveson was a journeyman minor leaguer who got a shot with the Brewers in 2009 at the age of 27. He responded with an ERA of 3.83 in 47 innings. The Brewers may be able to keep him in their bullpen as a lefty reliever, but it's more likely that he'll start the season at Triple-A Nashville and wait for another opportunity.
Narveson battled shoulder injuries in 2006, yet still managed to pitch well at two minor league levels and even make a spot start for St. Louis during the pennant race. At 25, the sun hasn’t set yet on the once-promising lefty, but his 2006 K:BB of 58:33 in 80 Triple-A innings needs improvement. He’ll compete for a spot in the St. Louis pen, but it’s more likely that he’ll spend more time in Memphis until he’s truly ready.
Late in 2005, Narveson returned to the organization that drafted him after spending most of the year in the Red Sox organization. He pitched poorly in both spots, sporting a 4.77 ERA with Triple-A Pawtucket, followed by a 12.15 ERA in two starts with Triple-A Memphis. Once considered a top prospect, he'll need a big rebound year to return to that status.
Narveson needs to improve on his 4.5 BB/9IP of last season if he wants a promotion to Triple-A, especially in the Colorado organization where it's hard enough to succeed as a pitcher.
Command left-hander who is going to need at least another season in the minor leagues working on his control. Narveson is a Tommy John surgery survivor, a group that has begun to outnumber actors who have worked with Ted McGinley. Stash him on a deep reserve list, and you might have something in 2006.
Narveson improved the velocity on his fastball in his draft year, and now works in the low-90’s. The second round pick out of high school in 2000 has three other quality pitches; a slider, curveball, and change up. The left-handers stuff is good, although not top tier. The 21-year-old throws strikes, doesn’t get himself into trouble, and has shown great confidence in the low minors. A mid-season elbow tear shut him down in July 2002, although the tear was slight and he should be back on pace at High-A to begin 2003.