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Pat Neshek

35-Year-Old Pitcher – Houston Astros

2016 Stats

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2-2

ERA

2.65

WHIP

0.83

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33

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Signed by the Astros to a two-year deal last offseason, Neshek was one of the club's most dependable relievers in 2015. He logged the second-most appearances (66) on the team behind fellow reliever Wi...

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2016 ADP:  690.75

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 221   DOB: 9/4/1980   BORN: Madison, WI   COLLEGE: Butler   DRAFTED: 6th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Pat Neshek Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $12.5 million deal with the Astros in December of 2014.

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Neshek has allowed just one run and four hits in his last 10 appearances, spanning eight innings.

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Pat Neshek 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
2004 23 A FOR 16 0 0 18.3 16 6 2 19 2 0 1 10 2.95 0.98
2004 23 AA NEW 26 0 0 35.3 34 15 2 38 18 2 1 2 3.82 1.47
2005 24 AA NEW 53 0 0 80.3 67 22 9 93 20 6 4 23 2.46 1.08
2006 25 AAA ROC 33 0 0 60.0 41 13 7 87 14 6 2 14 1.95 0.92
2006 25 MAJ MIN 32 0 0 37.0 23 9 6 53 6 4 2 0 2.19 0.78
2007 26 MAJ MIN 74 0 0 70.3 44 23 7 74 27 7 2 0 2.94 1.01
2008 27 MAJ MIN 15 0 0 13.3 12 7 2 15 4 0 1 0 4.73 1.20
2010 29 A+ FOR 30 0 0 2.0 3 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 13.50 2.50
2010 29 AAA ROC 30 0 0 39.1 40 17 4 25 13 5 1 1 0 0 3.89 1.36
2010 29 MAJ MIN 11 0 0 9.0 7 5 1 9 8 0 1 0 1 1 5.00 1.67
2011 30 AAA TUC 24 0 0 26.1 29 12 5 13 10 1 2 3 0 0 4.10 1.49
2011 30 MAJ SD 25 0 0 24.7 19 11 4 20 22 1 1 0 0 0 4.01 1.66
2012 31 AAA NOR 35 0 0 44.0 42 13 1 49 7 3 2 11 0 0 2.66 1.11
2012 31 MAJ OAK 24 0 0 19.7 10 3 3 16 6 2 1 0 2 4 1.37 0.81
2013 32 AAA SAC 2 0 0 2.0 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2013 32 MAJ OAK 45 0 0 40.3 40 15 6 29 15 2 1 0 0 1 3.35 1.36
2014 33 MAJ STL 71 0 0 67.3 44 14 4 68 9 7 2 6 4 25 1.87 0.79
2015 34 MAJ HOU 66 0 0 54.7 49 22 8 51 12 3 6 1 3 28 3.62 1.12
2016 35 MAJ HOU 47 0 0 37.3 23 11 5 33 8 2 2 0 0 14 2.65 0.83
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3-Year Averages     60 0 0 54.1 44 17 6 49 12 4 3 2 2 18 2.83 1.03
Career  (View All)     410 0 0 373.7 271 120 46 368 117 28 19 7 2.89 1.04

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Pat Neshek Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Aug. 24 @Pit 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.65 0.83
Aug. 19 @Bal 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.70 0.82
Aug. 16 StL 1.0 2 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.78 0.84
Aug. 12 @Tor 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.34 0.81
Aug. 9 @Min 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.41 0.83
Aug. 7 Tex 0.3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.43 0.84
Aug. 4 Tor 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.45 0.79
Aug. 1 Tor 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.53 0.81
Jul. 30 @Det 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.59 0.83
Jul. 23 LAA 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.64 0.85
Jul. 19 @Oak 0.7 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.73 0.88
Jul. 16 @Sea 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.48 0.86
Jul. 10 Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.54 0.88
Jul. 7 Oak 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.63 0.91
Jul. 5 Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.73 0.84
Jul. 2 CWS 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.84 0.87
Jun. 28 @LAA 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.96 0.86
Jun. 25 @KC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.09 0.81
Jun. 22 LAA 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.22 0.85
Jun. 20 LAA 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.27 0.86
Last 14 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
3.7 3 2 2 1 0 4 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 2 4.91 0.82
Last 30 Games (Team)
9 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
6.7 5 2 2 1 0 6 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 4 2.70 0.75
Last 60 Games (Team)
20 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
16.0 10 3 3 1 2 13 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 5 1.69 0.75

Pat Neshek Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201638939323.273
20158621621412.276
20149922518402.196

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20169723513202.144
201513730628706.219
201415646426302.176

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201620.011018522.700.95
201529.016128564.341.10
201437.351539321.930.72

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201615.711014332.870.70
201525.720023722.811.13
201430.021129621.800.87
Pat Neshek 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
2004 23 A FOR 16 0 18.3 9.33 0.98 9.50 0.98 75% 2.95 2.87 .300
2004 23 AA NEW 26 0 35.3 9.68 4.58 2.11 0.51 74% 3.82 3.40 .342
2005 24 AA NEW 53 0 80.3 10.42 2.24 4.65 1.01 83.3% 2.46 3.16 .303
2006 25 AAA ROC 33 0 60.0 13.05 2.10 6.21 1.05 87.5% 1.95 2.57 .293
2006 25 MAJ MIN 32 0 37.0 12.89 1.46 8.83 1.46 0.51 87% 2.19 2.95 .249
2007 26 MAJ MIN 74 0 70.3 9.47 3.45 2.74 0.90 0.68 75% 2.94 3.58 .229
2008 27 MAJ MIN 15 0 13.3 10.13 2.70 3.75 1.35 0.67 64.3% 89.1 MPH 4.73 3.83 .307
2010 29 A+ FOR 30 0 2.0 9.00 9.00 1.00 0.00 40% 13.50 4.20 .452
2010 29 AAA ROC 30 0 39.1 5.75 2.99 1.92 0.92 73.5% 3.89 4.48 .297
2010 29 MAJ MIN 11 0 9.0 9.00 8.00 1.13 1.00 0.82 71.4% 85.6 MPH 5.00 5.64 .268
2011 30 AAA TUC 24 0 26.1 4.48 3.45 1.30 1.72 79.4% 4.10 5.84 .284
2011 30 MAJ SD 25 0 24.7 7.30 8.03 0.91 1.46 0.61 81.1% 86.4 MPH 4.01 6.48 .232
2012 31 AAA NOR 35 0 44.0 10.02 1.43 7.00 0.20 75% 2.66 1.81 .353
2012 31 MAJ OAK 24 0 19.7 7.32 2.75 2.67 1.37 0.70 100% 89.3 MPH 1.37 4.62 .151
2013 32 AAA SAC 2 0 2.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 4.50 200% 0.00 7.70 .216
2013 32 MAJ OAK 45 0 40.3 6.47 3.35 1.93 1.34 0.75 81.6% 88.9 MPH 3.35 4.81 .286
2014 33 MAJ STL 71 0 67.3 9.09 1.20 7.56 0.53 0.72 79.6% 90.3 MPH 1.87 2.44 .247
2015 34 MAJ HOU 66 0 54.7 8.40 1.98 4.25 1.32 0.74 73.6% 90.0 MPH 3.62 4.00 .284
2016 35 MAJ HOU 47 0 37.3 7.96 1.93 4.13 1.21 0.80 76.9% 89.1 MPH 2.65 3.82 .199
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.1 6.64 2.22 2.98 1.26 74% 3.40 4.29 .243
Rest Of Season     0 0 11.7 6.40 2.25 2.84 1.32 74.1% 3.45 4.44 .239
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3-Year Averages     60 0 54.1 8.15 2.00 4.08 1.00 78% 2.83 3.50 .268
Career     410 0 373.7 8.86 2.82 3.15 1.11 78.4% 2.89 3.80 .247

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats

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2016 Stat Review for Pat Neshek    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.13 K/BB
GOOD
7.96 K/9
WEAK
1.93 BB/9
GREAT
89.1 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
1.2 HR/9
POOR
0.80 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.65 ERA
GOOD
0.83 WHIP
ELITE
3.82 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.199 BABIP
LOW
76.9% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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Pat Neshek: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Neshek recorded the final two outs of Monday's win over the Angels.

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Neshek has a 1.46 ERA in 15 relief appearances for the Astros since May 1 after compiling a 5.14 ERA in April.

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Neshek threw one inning in Sunday's loss to the Rangers, during which he gave up two runs, bringing his ERA up to 3.95.

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Neshek has appeared in six games out of the Astros' bullpen this season, allowing just two base runners (a solo home run and a walk) while striking out six over 4.1 innings.

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Neshek (foot) worked around two hits in a scoreless inning against the Mets on Saturday.

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Neshek had offseason surgery on his right foot after dealing with a Jones fracture during the 2015 season, The Houston Chronicle reports. However, he is expected to be ready for spring training.

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Neshek suffered a blown save and recorded just one out Wednesday, giving up one earned run on two hits in a 6-5 loss to the Angels.

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Neshek (3-5) took the loss in relief Wednesday after allowing two runs on one hit and two walks over just one-third of an inning against the Mariners. He also committed a throwing error to first base after fielding a sacrifice bunt.

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Neshek (3-2) struggled on Friday, allowing two solo home runs in the 10th inning while getting just one out in a 6-4 loss to Arizona on Friday.

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Through 42 appearances with the Astros this season, Neshek (3-1) has a 2.65 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 33:6 K:BB ratio over 37.1 innings.

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Neshek earned his 10th hold of the season Wednesday against the A's.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

A fan favorite, Neshek turned a spring training invite into his best season as a major leaguer. He was terrific in whatever situation the Cardinals put him in, finishing the season with 25 holds and six saves while posting a 1.87 ERA and a very impressive 0.79 WHIP. Neshek had some concerning flyball tendencies but a low 4.3% HR/FB rate kept him out of trouble and partially explains why his xFIP for 2014 was 3.29. Neshek still logged 67.1 innings and struck out 68 batters, making him a valuable fantasy asset in any league that counts holds. He'll likely have a similar role after signing a two-year deal with the Astros. Even if he doesn't get an opportunity to close in Houston, Neshek will be a main setup guy and rack up holds again in 2015.

2014

Neshek was serviceable for the A's in 2013, putting together a 3.35 ERA over 40.1 innings. Neshek's strikeout rate dropped to a career-low 6.5 K/9 and his WHIP spiked to 1.36, thus his ERA in the mid-3.00s was a little bit lucky. Neshek was released by the A's in the offseason and he will look to catch on in middle relief for another squad.

2013

Neshek arrived in Oakland late in the year after a deal with Baltimore and was very effective in his short stint with the A's. He also served as an inspiration to the team after pitching in the ALDS a couple of days after the death of his newborn son, Gehrig. Neshek was nasty against righties in 2012 holding them to a paltry .189 slugging percentage. Neshek should be an effective ROOGY again in the Oakland bullpen.

2011

Neshek struggled in his first season back from Tommy John surgery as he had a noticeable drop in velocity to a mid-80s fastball from throwing in the high 80s/low-90s before the surgery. His lack of velocity was reflected in a low strikeout rate of just 5.7 K/9IP at Triple-A. Still, Neshek could improve in his second year back. When healthy, Neshek's funky delivery is a tough matchup for right-handed hitters, which made him a key setup man for the Twins. He'll likely begin the season at Triple-A, but could be a key late-inning option again if he regains his velocity.

2010

Neshek underwent Tommy John surgery in Nov. 2008 and could be ready for the start of spring training. If healthy, he could return to his role as the top right-handed set-up man for Joe Nathan.

2009

Neshek suffered a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow in May. He at first tried to rehab the injury, but suffered a full tear in November. He underwent Tommy John surgery and will miss the entire 2009 season.

2008

Neshek enters 2008 as the top set-up man to closer Joe Nathan and perhaps the most likely candidate to get saves should Nathan get hurt. He has an 89-90 mph fastball, a good slider and a deceptive delivery that's especially tough on right-handed batters. Neshek proved his strong rookie season wasn't a fluke with a 1.70 ERA and 52:13 K:BB ratio before the All-Star break. He alleviated concerns from his rookie season that he wasn't effective against left-handed hitters by holding them to a .613 OPS (compared to .570 against righties), in part due to a new changeup. However, he struggled in the second half with a 6.23 ERA and was shut down twice in September due to an inflamed ligament in his elbow. He was used heavily last season, including seven of nine games at one point in July and a career-high 74 games, which makes overuse a concern for his 2008 fantasy value.

2007

Neshek was arguably the best middle reliever in baseball during his rookie season. The Minnesota native has an 89-90 mph fastball, a good slider, and a deceptive delivery that's especially tough on right-handed batters. He's a rare side-arm pitcher who can also post high strikeout totals. There's a concern once hitters get more familiar with his delivery, he won't be able to duplicate his success. However, his minor league strikeout and control numbers argue otherwise. A more pressing concern is that he wasn't as effective against left-handed batters (.811 OPS vs. lefties compared to a .311 OPS vs. righties), which may limit his innings. Still, he'll be a key set-up man in the Minnesota bullpen.

2006

Neshek was the closer at Double-A New Britain and recorded 24 saves and a 95/21 K/BB ratio in 82 1/3 innings. He has an 89-90 MPH fastball, a good slider, and a deceptive delivery. He'll start out next season at Triple-A Rochester and a strong first half could have him in the mix for a relief role with the big league club.

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