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Pat Neshek

34-Year-Old Pitcher – Houston Astros

2014 Stats

W-L

7-2

ERA

1.87

WHIP

0.79

K

68

SV

6

2015 RotoWire Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 s...

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2015 ADP:  410.24

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 210   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 is set to open the year in a setup role, with Luke Gregerson named the Astros' closer Tuesday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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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
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3-Year Averages     46 0 0 42.4 31 10 4 37 10 3 1 2 2 10 2.12 0.97
Career  (View All)     297 0 0 281.7 199 87 33 284 97 23 11 6 2.78 1.05

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Pat Neshek 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. 26 @NYM 1.0 5 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 1.87 0.79
Sep. 23 @Tex 1.7 2 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 1.49 0.72
Sep. 18 Cle 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.39 0.70
Sep. 16 Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.41 0.68
Sep. 14 @LAA 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.44 0.69
Sep. 13 @LAA 0.7 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.46 0.70
Sep. 8 @Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.33 0.67
Sep. 2 LAA 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.37 0.66
Aug. 31 Tex 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.40 0.69
Aug. 29 Tex 0.7 4 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 1.45 0.64
Aug. 25 Oak 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.81 0.60
Aug. 23 @Cle 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0.83 0.59
Aug. 19 @NYY 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.84 0.58
Aug. 17 @Bos 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.86 0.57
Aug. 15 @Bos 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.88 0.58
Aug. 13 Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.72 0.56
Aug. 10 Tex 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.73 0.57
Aug. 7 @Phi 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.76 0.59
Aug. 5 @Phi 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.78 0.60
Aug. 3 Tor 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.79 0.62
Aug. 2 Tor 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.81 0.61
Jul. 31 Tor 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.83 0.62
Jul. 26 Mia 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.85 0.64
Jul. 25 Mia 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.65 0.60
Last 14 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
5.7 8 4 4 0 2 7 0 0 0 0-1 0 1 2 6.35 1.76
Last 30 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
10.0 15 9 9 1 3 8 0 0 0 1-2 2 1 3 8.10 1.80
Last 60 Days
24 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
25.3 24 11 11 3 3 27 0 0 0 3-2 4 2 8 3.91 1.07

Pat Neshek Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20149922518402.196
20136012517104.315
201216115002.333

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201415646426302.176
2013117171023332.219
2012611555201.094

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201437.351539321.930.72
201320.710012821.311.06
201210.710011300.000.47

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201430.021129621.800.87
201319.711017745.491.68
20129.01105333.001.22
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
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3-Year Averages     46 0 42.4 7.85 2.12 3.70 0.85 83.8% 2.12 3.39 .246
Career     297 0 281.7 9.07 3.10 2.93 1.05 79.5% 2.78 3.77 .245

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2014 Stat Review for Pat Neshek    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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7.56 K/BB
ELITE
9.09 K/9
GOOD
1.20 BB/9
ELITE
90.3 MPH Fastball
POOR
0.5 HR/9
GOOD
0.72 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.87 ERA
GREAT
0.79 WHIP
ELITE
2.44 FIP
GREAT
BABIP/Strand

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

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.247 BABIP
LOW
79.6% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Pat Neshek

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

Neshek, who is in the mix to close out games for the Astros this season, has a 3.00 ERA and 4:1 K:BB over three Grapefruit League innings thus far.

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Neshek (foot) is expected to pitch in Thursday's exhibition game against the Tigers, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

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Neshek (foot) underwent an MRI on his foot Tuesday and the results came back clean, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Neshek pitched out of a bases-loaded jam Sunday during a scoreless inning of relief in his 2015 Grapefruit League debut against the Braves.

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Neshek agreed to a two-year, $12.5 million contract with the Astros on Wednesday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Neshek pitched a perfect ninth inning Tuesday against the Pirates to secure his fifth save of the year.

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Neshek came on in the ninth inning for the Cardinals to pick up his fourth save of the season against the Padres, giving up one run on two hits while striking out one.

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Neshek pitched a perfect ninth inning versus Boston on Thursday to record his third save of the season.

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Neshek picked up the win Wednesday over Colorado after pitching a perfect seventh inning and striking out one.

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Neshek picked up his second save of the season by tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Mets on Tuesday.

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Neshek picked up his first save of the season after tossing a scoreless 11th inning with one strikeout.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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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