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Fernando Rodney

38-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

2015 Stats

W-L

6-5

ERA

5.53

WHIP

1.43

K

46

SV

16

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Rodney led baseball in saves last year with a franchise-record 48 in his first season in Seattle – and ranked 16th in ERA and 26th in WHIP among closers (min. 20 save chances). Despite putting a runne...

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2015 ADP:  137.31

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS:    THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 220   DOB: 3/18/1977   BORN: Samana, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Fernando Rodney Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year, $14 million contract with the Mariners in February of 2014.

August 29, 2015  –  Fernando Rodney News

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Rodney threw a scoreless inning in his Cubs debut Friday against the Dodgers.

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Fernando Rodney 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 28 MAJ DET 39 0 0 44.0 39 14 5 42 17 2 3 9 2.86 1.27
2006 29 MAJ DET 63 0 0 71.7 51 28 6 65 34 7 4 7 3.52 1.19
2007 30 AAA TOL 4 0 0 3.0 4 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
2007 30 MAJ DET 48 0 0 50.7 46 24 5 54 21 2 6 1 4.26 1.32
2008 31 AAA TOL 4 0 0 5.3 3 4 1 8 5 1 0 0 6.75 1.50
2008 31 MAJ DET 38 0 0 40.3 34 22 3 49 30 0 6 13 4.91 1.59
2009 32 MAJ DET 73 0 0 75.7 70 37 8 61 41 2 5 37 4.40 1.47
2010 33 MAJ LAA 72 0 0 68.0 70 32 4 53 35 4 3 14 7 21 4.24 1.54
2011 34 A+ INL 2 1 0 2.0 2 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 9.00 1.50
2011 34 MAJ LAA 39 0 0 32.0 26 16 1 26 28 3 5 3 4 10 4.50 1.69
2012 35 MAJ TB 76 0 0 74.7 43 5 2 76 15 2 2 48 2 0 0.60 0.78
2013 36 MAJ TB 68 0 0 66.7 53 25 3 82 36 5 4 37 8 0 3.38 1.34
2014 37 MAJ SEA 69 0 0 66.3 61 21 3 76 28 1 6 48 3 0 2.85 1.34
2015 38 MAJ CHC 3 0 0 3.0 1 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.00 0.33
2015 38 MAJ SEA 54 0 0 50.7 51 32 8 43 25 5 5 16 6 7 5.68 1.50
2015  (Multiple Teams) 38 MAJ CHC/SEA 57 0 0 53.7 52 33 9 46 25 6 5 16 6 7 5.53 1.43
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3-Year Averages     71 0 0 69.2 52 17 2 78 26 2 4 44 4 0 2.21 1.13
Career  (View All)     689 0 0 691.3 605 289 53 673 337 36 55 236 3.76 1.36

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Fernando Rodney 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
Sep. 1 Cin 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.00 0.33
Aug. 31 Cin 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Aug. 28 @LAD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Aug. 21 Atl 0.3 2 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.68 1.50
Aug. 16 @CWS 1.7 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 - 0 0 1 5.04 1.40
Aug. 11 Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.21 1.43
Aug. 9 SF 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.32 1.46
Aug. 8 SF 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.44 1.45
Aug. 5 @Pit 0.3 2 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 5.56 1.46
Aug. 4 @Pit 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.20 1.38
Aug. 2 @Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.32 1.41
Aug. 1 @Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.44 1.42
Jul. 29 Col 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.57 1.45
Jul. 27 Col 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.71 1.49
Jul. 25 Phi 1.0 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 5.90 1.54
Jul. 21 @Cin 0.7 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 - 0 0 1 5.73 1.54
Jul. 19 @Atl 0.7 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.59 1.51
Jul. 18 @Atl 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.45 1.51
Jul. 12 CWS 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.50 1.53
Jul. 5 Mia 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 5.18 1.58
Jul. 1 @NYM 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.34 1.56
Jun. 28 @StL 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 5.52 1.55
Last 14 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
3.3 3 4 4 1 1 3 1 1 0 1-0 0 0 0 10.80 1.20
Last 30 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
11.3 8 6 6 1 5 13 1 2 0 3-0 0 1 3 4.76 1.15
Last 60 Days
22 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
20.3 16 11 11 3 8 17 2 5 0 3-1 1 2 6 4.87 1.18

Fernando Rodney Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015108281525904.278
2014166421243802.289
20131584624331101.248

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015123151026414.241
2014120341618201.178
2013132361220612.169

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201523.3125161055.011.24
201432.71423341813.031.53
201343.35318532223.741.29

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201528.34311271536.041.66
201433.70225421022.671.16
201323.30119291412.701.41
Fernando Rodney 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 28 MAJ DET 39 0 44.0 8.59 3.48 2.47 1.02 82.4% 2.86 3.97 .293
2006 29 MAJ DET 63 0 71.7 8.16 4.27 1.91 0.75 1.67 72.2% 3.52 3.95 .247
2007 30 AAA TOL 4 0 3.0 12.00 6.00 2.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.53 .473
2007 30 MAJ DET 48 0 50.7 9.59 3.73 2.57 0.89 1.28 69.4% 4.26 3.64 .316
2008 31 AAA TOL 4 0 5.3 13.50 8.44 1.60 1.69 57.1% 6.75 6.01 .221
2008 31 MAJ DET 38 0 40.3 10.93 6.69 1.63 0.67 1.09 68.9% 95.3 MPH 4.91 4.04 .324
2009 32 MAJ DET 73 0 75.7 7.26 4.88 1.49 0.95 1.98 71.8% 95.8 MPH 4.40 4.64 .289
2010 33 MAJ LAA 72 0 68.0 7.01 4.63 1.51 0.53 1.73 72.3% 95.6 MPH 4.24 4.17 .322
2011 34 A+ INL 2 1 2.0 13.50 4.50 3.00 0.00 33.3% 9.00 1.70 .431
2011 34 MAJ LAA 39 0 32.0 7.31 7.88 0.93 0.28 2.43 71.7% 95.5 MPH 4.50 4.89 .280
2012 35 MAJ TB 76 0 74.7 9.16 1.81 5.07 0.24 2.30 94.6% 96.1 MPH 0.60 2.24 .234
2013 36 MAJ TB 68 0 66.7 11.07 4.86 2.28 0.41 1.89 74.4% 96.5 MPH 3.38 2.99 .321
2014 37 MAJ SEA 69 0 66.3 10.31 3.80 2.71 0.41 1.93 79.1% 94.9 MPH 2.85 2.90 .343
2015 38 MAJ CHC 3 0 3.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 0.75 0% 94.8 MPH 3.00 6.53 .000
2015 38 MAJ SEA 54 0 50.7 7.64 4.44 1.72 1.42 1.63 64.7% 94.8 MPH 5.68 5.33 .301
2015  (Multiple Teams) 38 MAJ CHC/SEA 57 0 53.7 7.71 4.19 1.84 1.51 1.56 64.7% 94.8 MPH 5.53 5.11 .290
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 9.82 3.83 2.57 0.59 65.9% 4.27 -0.05 .309
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.9 9.82 3.86 2.54 0.66 66.5% 4.27 3.26 .307
Rest Of Season     0 0 12.9 9.81 3.90 2.52 0.60 66.2% 4.26 3.18 .309
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3-Year Averages     71 0 69.2 10.14 3.38 3.00 0.26 80.3% 2.21 2.45 .299
Career     689 0 691.3 8.76 4.39 2.00 0.69 73.5% 3.76 3.76 .302

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2015 Stat Review for Fernando Rodney    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2014 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.84 K/BB
POOR
7.71 K/9
WEAK
4.19 BB/9
POOR
94.8 MPH Fastball
GOOD
1.5 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.56 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.53 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.43 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.11 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.290 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
64.7% Strand Rate
LOW

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Fernando Rodney: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Rodney was traded from the Mariners to the Cubs on Thursday for a player to be named later, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Rodney was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Saturday, a day after he was charged with three runs on two hits and a walk to bump his ERA up to 5.68, the Seattle Times reports.

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Rodney struck out the side in the eighth inning Saturday for his third consecutive scoreless outing.

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Rodney, who has given up runs in six of his last nine outings, might be tipping his pitches, the Seattle Times reports.

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Rodney gave up his third home run in his last five appearances (four innings) Sunday to break a 1-1 tie in the eighth inning at the Yankees.

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Rodney has not earned back the closer job despite closing Sunday's game for his 16th save of the season, the Seattle Times reports.

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Rodney worked around a hit and a walk during a scoreless ninth inning Sunday against the Athletics to earn his 16th save of the season.

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Rodney's save opportunity Friday, his first since May 29, does not mean he has regained the role, which will continue to be situational, the Seattle Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Rodney entered the 2013 season locked in as the Rays' closer following one of the best reliever performances in MLB history in 2012. He had a slow start to the season through April and May, then turned it back on for the remainder of the season. He finished the season with a 3.38 ERA, but also had eight blown saves. Despite some rocky performances, he was clutch when it counted for the Rays, posting a 0.82 ERA in 10 games in September. He used his potent fastball/changeup combo to boost his strikeout rate to 11.1 K/9, but saw his walk rate increase to a pre-2012-like 4.9 BB/9. He clearly still has the skillset and poise to close games at the major league level, but could work in a setup role if he signs with a club with an established closer.

2013

An injury to incumbent closer Kyle Farnsworth at the start of the season gave Rodney the chance to close again, and he responded with one of the best single-season performances for a closer in MLB history. He notched 48 saves in 50 opportunities and 76 strikeouts to go along with a 0.60 ERA, the lowest total for a pitcher throwing at least 50 innings in a season. He received the MLB Delivery Man of the Year and AL Comeback Player of the Year awards for his efforts in 2012. He throws with a mid-90s fastball that is mixed with an excellent changeup that averages a 14 mph difference. He will be a top-tier closer on draft day in 2013, but as his situation showed, the closer position can be quite unstable in Tampa Bay, which is a reason to be wary.

2012

Rodney opened 2011 as the Angels' closer, but an early-season bout with wildness cost him the job. Rodney pitched well for most of the season, but his control problems popped up again at the end of the season and he ended with a 26:28 K:BB ratio. Still, he did have a 7.3 K/9IP and his groundball rate was 58 percent of batted balls. After signing with Tampa Bay, he's unlikely to unseat Kyle Farnsworth for the closer's job. However, strange things have happened in the Rays' bullpen in the past - like Kyle Farnsworth winning and keeping the closer's job all year last season.

2011

Rodney became the Angels' closer last season following the midseason trade of incumbent Brian Fuentes. Rodney was a bit erratic thanks to 35 walks in 68 innings, so he is not guaranteed to enter this season in the same role in a bullpen that includes Kevin Jepsen and free-agent acquisition Scott Downs. Rodney is still worth a later-round pick since he will likely get the first crack at the ninth-inning role, but don’t be surprised if he cedes the spot at some point.

2010

Rodney snagged the Tigers' closer job out of spring training last season and never let go. He finished the season with a career-best 37 saves, failing to convert on just one chance. Of course, a look at his overall stats (4.40 ERA, 1.467 WHIP, 61:41 K:BB ratio) shows that Rodney wasn't very successful when pitching in non-save situations. Still, Rodney picked a great time to put together a career year as he signed a two-year, $11 million contract with the Angels. His fantasy value will take a hit since he'll likely move to a set-up role behind Brian Fuentes, although he could still get save chances after Fuentes' struggles last season.

2009

Rodney is likely to lose his shaky hold on the Tigers’ closing role this winter as the team has indicated it would like to find a short-term option through free agency or trade. The team doesn't have a lot of faith in Rodney's ability to close after his inconsistent 2008 season. His biggest problem last year was the increase in his walk rate. He still has good stuff as his strikeout rate indicates, but the deteriorating command is a bad sign. Injuries may have had something to do with that as Rodney spent a significant amount of time on the disabled list with arm troubles. The Tigers believe Rodney's ideal role is setting up their closer, and they'll try to return him to that role this season. He'll still be worth keeping an eye on in fantasy leagues as he could earn a handful of saves in a set-up role.

2008

Rodney struggled with arm problems last season and didn't really fully get on track until August. He still managed to post a nice strikeout rate despite the arm issues and the Tigers still consider him an integral part of their bullpen. Unfortunately, they've also said they don't consider Rodney an option to close, even with Joel Zumaya hurt. Still, with only Todd Jones ahead of him on the depth chart while Zumaya sits out, Rodney makes an intriguing fantasy sleeper.

2007

Rodney was one of the most dominant relievers in the league last season. He stayed healthy all year proving that his Tommy John surgery is well behind him. He even filled in for closer Todd Jones when he was injured. Rodney should be in line for saves behind Jones this season but he’ll compete for that honor with uber-hyped Joel Zumaya and his 100+ mph fastball. Even if Rodney doesn't pick up any saves he'll have value because of his ability to rack up the strikeouts.

2006

Despite having the skill set to close, Rodney received a vote of low confidence when the team acquired Todd Jones, a former Detroit closer who had a resurgent year as the Marlins' fireman. Don't let the Tigers' lack of faith cast a pall over Rodney. His solid K/9 IP can be a fantasy asset in deeper leagues and he's likely to end up with at least a couple vulture saves.

2005

Before the Tigers signed Ugueth Urbina last season, Rodney had been named the team's closer. Even after the demotion to set-up man, Rodney was still expected to be a major player in Detroit's bullpen, but he ended up missing the entire season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his throwing elbow. He's not scheduled to start throwing again until spring training, and it usually takes pitchers at least a year before they're able to return to pre-surgery form, so don't expect much from Rodney this season.

2004

The closer for Triple-A Toledo most of the year (even with Matt Anderson present), Rodney's ERA was pretty ugly with the Tigers, but his strikeout rate lends some hope for success, if he can improve his control. See German, Franklyn.

2003

Rodney pitched very well at Double-A and Triple-A last year and poorly at the major-league level in two trials, but the main thing we found out about Rodney last year was that he was 25, not 21 as the Tigers thought. Hence, he quickly went from possible "closer of the future" material to just another guy in the bullpen mix. His minor-league numbers from last year were good enough to merit a second look if not a second bid.