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Tyler Clippard

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Washington Nationals

2014 Stats

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1.11

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14

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Clippard's nasty changeup propelled him to a ridiculous .170 BABIP, but given that it's the second time in three seasons he's had a sub-.200 BABIP, it's maybe less ridiculous for him than it would be ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 200   DOB: 2/14/1985   BORN: Lexington, KY   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 9th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Tyler Clippard Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $5.875 million contract with the Nationals in February of 2014, avoiding arbitration.

April 10, 2014  –  Tyler Clippard News

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Clippard picked up the win Wednesday against Miami despite allowing two walks, a hit and an earned run with two strikeouts in the eighth inning.

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Tyler Clippard 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 19 A Bat 26 25 0 149.0 153 57 12 145 32 10 10 0 3.44 1.24
2005 20 A Tam 26 25 0 147.1 118 52 12 169 34 10 9 0 3.18 1.03
2005 20 A Cha 1 1 0 6.0 9 5 1 10 0 0 1 0 7.50 1.50
2005 20 AAA COL 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2006 21 AA TRE 28 28 0 166.3 118 62 14 175 55 12 10 0 3.35 1.04
2007 22 AA TRE 6 6 0 26.7 22 16 5 28 12 2 1 0 5.40 1.28
2007 22 AAA SCR 14 14 0 69.3 82 32 7 55 35 4 4 0 4.15 1.69
2007 22 MAJ NYY 6 6 0 27.0 29 19 6 18 17 3 1 0 6.33 1.70
2008 23 AAA COL 27 27 0 143.0 129 74 15 125 66 6 13 0 4.66 1.36
2008 23 MAJ WAS 2 2 0 10.3 12 5 2 8 7 1 1 0 4.35 1.84
2009 24 AAA SYR 24 0 0 39.0 20 4 2 42 15 4 1 1 0.92 0.90
2009 24 MAJ WAS 41 0 0 60.3 36 18 9 67 32 4 2 0 2.69 1.13
2010 25 MAJ WAS 78 0 0 91.0 69 31 8 112 41 11 8 1 10 23 3.07 1.21
2011 26 MAJ WAS 72 0 0 88.3 48 18 11 104 26 3 0 0 7 38 1.83 0.84
2012 27 MAJ WAS 74 0 0 72.7 55 30 7 84 29 2 6 32 5 13 3.72 1.16
2013 28 MAJ WAS 72 0 0 71.0 37 19 9 73 24 6 3 0 3 33 2.41 0.86
2014 29 MAJ WAS 10 0 0 9.0 5 4 2 14 5 1 1 0 1 5 4.00 1.11
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3-Year Averages MAJ   72 0 0 77.3 46 22 9 87 26 3 3 10 5 28 2.56 0.93
Career  (View All) MAJ   355 8 0 429.7 291 144 54 480 181 31 22 33 3.02 1.10

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Tyler Clippard 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
Apr. 18 StL 0.3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.00 1.11
Apr. 16 @Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.15 0.92
Apr. 15 @Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.70 1.04
Apr. 11 @Atl 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 5.40 1.20
Apr. 9 Mia 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.76 1.24
Apr. 8 Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.86 0.86
Apr. 6 Atl 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.91 1.09
Apr. 4 Atl 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 6.00 1.33
Apr. 2 @NYM 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.50 1.00
Mar. 31 @NYM 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 9.00 1.00
Last 14 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
6.0 3 2 2 1 3 8 0 0 0 1-0 0 1 4 3.00 1.00
Last 30 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
9.0 5 4 4 2 5 14 0 0 0 1-1 0 1 5 4.00 1.11
Last 60 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
9.0 5 4 4 2 5 14 0 0 0 1-1 0 1 5 4.00 1.11

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Tyler Clippard Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013141291419204.152
2012156401623521.170
201115352824416.170

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013134441018205.151
2012151441332606.239
2011173511824405.158

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201335.7210331452.520.93
201238.31515431255.401.33
201144.7200451341.810.87

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201335.3420401042.290.79
201234.31117411721.830.96
201142.7100581371.900.82
Tyler Clippard 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 19 A Bat 26 25 149.0 8.76 1.93 4.53 0.72 74% 3.44 2.94 .339
2005 20 A Tam 26 25 147.1 10.34 2.08 4.97 0.73 71.4% 3.18 2.66 .301
2005 20 A Cha 1 1 6.0 15.00 0.00 0.00 1.50 50% 7.50 2.03 .536
2005 20 AAA COL 1 0 1.0 18.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 -.80 .000
2006 21 AA TRE 28 28 166.3 9.47 2.98 3.18 0.76 69.8% 3.35 3.49 .261
2007 22 AA TRE 6 6 26.7 9.45 4.05 2.33 1.69 62.1% 5.40 5.11 .265
2007 22 AAA SCR 14 14 69.3 7.14 4.54 1.57 0.91 77.3% 4.15 4.57 .348
2007 22 MAJ NYY 6 6 27.0 6.00 5.67 1.06 2.00 0.63 67.5% 6.33 6.71 .283
2008 23 AAA COL 27 27 143.0 7.87 4.15 1.89 0.94 67.2% 4.66 4.26 .291
2008 23 MAJ WAS 2 2 10.3 6.97 6.10 1.14 1.74 0.38 82.4% 4.35 6.27 .321
2009 24 AAA SYR 24 0 39.0 9.69 3.46 2.80 0.46 93.9% 0.92 2.87 .209
2009 24 MAJ WAS 41 0 60.3 9.99 4.77 2.09 1.34 0.63 84.7% 2.69 4.56 .207
2010 25 MAJ WAS 78 0 91.0 11.08 4.05 2.73 0.79 0.54 77.5% 92.3 MPH 3.07 3.30 .297
2011 26 MAJ WAS 72 0 88.3 10.60 2.65 4.00 1.12 0.37 88.9% 92.7 MPH 1.83 3.35 .203
2012 27 MAJ WAS 74 0 72.7 10.40 3.59 2.90 0.87 0.53 70.1% 92.8 MPH 3.72 3.42 .284
2013 28 MAJ WAS 72 0 71.0 9.25 3.04 3.04 1.14 0.52 80.8% 92.1 MPH 2.41 3.97 .180
2014 29 MAJ WAS 10 0 9.0 14.00 5.00 2.80 2.00 0.56 75% 92.5 MPH 4.00 4.64 .209
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3-Year Averages MAJ   72 0 77.3 10.13 3.03 3.35 1.05 79.4% 2.56 3.47 .220
Career MAJ   355 8 429.7 10.05 3.79 2.65 1.13 78.5% 3.02 3.91 .245

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2014 Stat Review for Tyler Clippard    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.80 K/BB
AVERAGE
14.00 K/9
ELITE
5.00 BB/9
TERRIBLE
92.5 MPH Fastball
WEAK
2.0 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.56 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.00 ERA
POOR
1.11 WHIP
GOOD
4.64 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.209 BABIP
LOW
75.0% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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Worst Matchups for Tyler Clippard (by OPS against, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Scott Moore STL 4 2 1 2 0 0 0 .500 1.250 1.750
Aramis Ramirez MIL 8 4 1 5 0 0 1 .500 1.125 1.625
Jason Heyward ATL 8 5 0 3 3 0 0 .625 .875 1.602
Logan Morrison SEA 6 3 1 1 1 1 0 .500 1.000 1.571
Jayson Werth WAS 5 2 1 1 2 1 0 .400 1.000 1.571
Justin Upton ATL 8 3 2 2 1 4 0 .375 1.125 1.569
Ronny Cedeno PHI 6 4 0 1 1 1 0 .667 .833 1.548
Raul Ibanez ANA 9 3 2 6 1 1 0 .333 1.111 1.475
Josh Thole TOR 7 3 1 2 0 1 0 .429 1.000 1.429
Carlos Gomez MIL 5 2 0 1 1 2 0 .400 .800 1.300

Best Matchups for Tyler Clippard (by OPS against, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jay Bruce CIN 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Juan Francisco TOR 6 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000
Jason Giambi CLE 6 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Adeiny Hechavarria MIA 5 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
John Baker CHI-N 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Darwin Barney CHI-N 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Donnie Murphy TEX 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Lyle Overbay MIL 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Ronny Paulino DET 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Pablo Sandoval SF 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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Tyler Clippard: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Clippard will begin 2014 as the setup man for closer Rafael Soriano, William Ladson of MLB.com reports.

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Clippard (back) threw a bullpen session Monday in practice, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports.

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Clippard (back) is scheduled to resume full workouts Saturday and throw off a mound on Sunday, CSN Washington reports.

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Clippard has been limited in early spring drills after tweaking his back, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports.

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Clippard signed a one-year, $5.875 million contract with the Nationals on Monday to avoid arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

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Nationals manager Davey Johnson said that he may consider using Clippard as a closer, the Washington Post's Adam Kilgore reports.

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Clippard pitched a perfect inning of relief, striking out one, in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.

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Clippard struck out two in a perfect eighth inning Saturday, picking up his 19th hold of the season in the process.

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Clippard picked up his sixth win of the season Friday, throwing a scoreless eighth inning and walking one batter without allowing a hit.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

After Drew Storen went under the knife and a series of other candidates faltered, Nats manager Davey Johnson finally gave Clippard a chance to close and the stalwart setup man did not disappoint. An over-reliance on his normally lethal changeup led to some September struggles though, opening the door for Storen to reclaim his job and sticking Clippard back into his usual high-strikeout eighth-inning role heading into 2013. At the very least, Clippard now has the 'established closer' badge on his profile, so if he gets dangled as trade bait, Clippard won't be the closer of last resort. Alas, with the Nats signing Rafael Soriano, the chances for Clippard closing are a lot slimmer now, outside of a trade to another organization.

2012

Clippard heads in 2012 as the Nationals' top setup man after a terrific 2011. His strikeout rate dropped from 2010 despite a higher swinging strike percentage, but more importantly he lowered his walk rate from 4.06 BB/9IP in 2010 to 2.60 in 2011. Donít expect another season with an ERA below 2.00, as he was lucky in stranding runners (95 percent), and he is an extreme flyball pitcher (60 percent rate). His devastating change-up gives him a reverse platoon split, but his workload over the last two seasons should be cause for concern.

2011

To say that Clippard had a good fantasy season would be an understatement: 11 wins and triple-digit strikeouts for a reliever who probably lasted until the endgame of most drafts and auctions makes for a massive ROI. The increase in his workload is cause for a little concern, but barring injury his fastball/changeup/slider arsenal should keep him among the elite setup men in the game. Depending on how cautious the Nationals want to be in throwing Drew Storen into the ninth-inning fire, Clippard could even work his way into the closer picture. Those strikeouts and potential saves won't come as cheaply in 2011, however.

2010

The Nationals moved Clippard to the bullpen full-time in 2009 and he blossomed, dominating Triple-A before getting called up in June and looking very good as a multi-inning reliever. Long relief seems like a very low-leverage spot for a pitcher with Clippard's ability to miss bats, but given the uncertainty in the Nats' rotation it might be the most useful role they can give him, at least in the short term. He's not likely to be the second coming of Mike Marshall, but the innings and strikeouts could make him more valuable in fantasy terms than your average middle man.

2009

Clippard's control wasn't really good enough for Triple-A, much less the majors, but his strikeout rate move back towards the 9.0 K/9IP mark that he maintained and lower levels and he'll still just be 24 this season. He relies far more on deception than raw stuff, so an adjustment period wasn't a shock, but it's time for him to consolidate what he's learned and carve out a regular spot in the Nationals' rotation.

2008

With a plethora of young, right-handed starters ahead of him on their organizational depth chart, the Yankees shipped Clippard to Washington for reliever Jonathan Albaladejo during the winter meetings in December. Given that he was able to make his major-league debut as a 22-year-old -- starting six games for the Yankees nonetheless -- he should be a good fit in his new home as a No. 3 or No. 4 starter.

2007

Regarded as the next major-league ready starter behind top-prospect Philip Hughes, Clippard will likely spend the 2007 season at Triple-A after a strong 2006 campaign at Double-A Trenton. He'll turn 22 before spring training and should continue to open some eyes for owners in minor league drafts after racking up 175 strikeouts in 28 starts last season. In his four-pitch repertoire, Clippard uses a plus-curveball and a good change-up to keep hitters off balance, while maintaining good control, with 2.98 walks per nine innings.

2006

Clippard had a nice year at Single-A Tampa in 2005 and has emerged as the Yankees' second-best pitching prospect behind Philip Hughes. The 169/34 K/BB ratio is impressive, and while Clippard doesn't have the raw stuff that Hughes does, he has a good feel for what he's doing on the mound. He's worth a look late in minor league drafts.