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Anthony Swarzak

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Minnesota Twins

2014 Stats

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3-2

ERA

4.60

WHIP

1.49

K

47

SV

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Swarzak had a productive season in long relief for the Twins in 2013, posting a 2.91 ERA over 96 innings out of the bullpen; and while he doesn't typically strike batters out, his 6.5 K/9 mark was the...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 208   DOB: 9/10/1985   BORN: Fort Lauderdale, FL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Anthony Swarzak Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $935,000 contract with the Twins in January of 2014, avoiding arbitration.

September 21, 2014  –  Anthony Swarzak News

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Swarzak's spot start against the Indians on Sunday didn't go so well - he gave up five runs (three earned) on eight hits and two walks over 4.1 innings, striking out two to get the loss.

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Anthony Swarzak 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 19 A FOR 10 10 0 59.0 72 24 3 55 11 3 4 0 3.66 1.41
2005 19 A BEL 18 18 0 91.1 81 41 7 101 32 9 5 0 4.04 1.24
2006 20 A A 27 27 1 145.2 131 53 8 131 60 11 7 0 3.27 1.32
2007 21 A FOR 3 3 0 15.7 14 4 0 18 5 0 0 0 2.30 1.21
2007 21 AA NEW 15 14 0 86.3 78 31 6 76 23 5 4 0 3.23 1.17
2008 22 AA NEW 20 20 0 101.7 126 64 12 76 37 3 8 0 5.67 1.60
2008 22 AAA ROC 7 7 0 45.0 41 9 4 26 14 5 0 0 1.80 1.22
2009 23 AAA ROC 13 13 0 79.7 79 29 4 45 21 4 5 0 3.28 1.26
2009 23 MAJ MIN 12 12 0 59.0 76 41 12 34 20 3 7 0 6.25 1.63
2010 24 AAA ROC 22 22 0 111.2 143 77 14 69 38 5 12 0 0 0 6.21 1.63
2011 25 AAA ROC 6 6 0 32.1 35 14 3 25 7 2 1 0 0 0 3.90 1.31
2011 25 MAJ MIN 27 11 0 102.0 111 49 9 55 26 4 7 0 0 0 4.32 1.34
2012 26 MAJ MIN 44 5 0 96.7 106 54 15 62 31 3 6 0 1 1 5.03 1.42
2013 27 MAJ MIN 48 0 0 96.0 89 31 7 69 22 3 2 0 2 3 2.91 1.16
2014 28 MAJ MIN 50 4 0 86.0 100 44 5 47 28 3 2 0 1 3 4.60 1.49
3-Year Averages     39 5 0 98.2 102 44 10 62 26 3 5 0 1 1 4.03 1.30
Career  (View All)     181 32 0 439.7 482 219 48 267 127 16 24 0 4.48 1.39

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Anthony Swarzak 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 @Det 4.3 7 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.60 1.49
Sep. 21 Cle 4.3 8 5 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.52 1.47
Sep. 15 Det 4.3 11 6 6 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.42 1.42
Sep. 11 @Cle 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.95 1.34
Sep. 6 LAA 0.3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.06 1.35
Sep. 5 LAA 1.3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.08 1.33
Sep. 2 CWS 2.3 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.15 1.34
Aug. 31 @Bal 1.0 3 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.30 1.34
Aug. 28 @KC 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.95 1.30
Aug. 23 Det 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.99 1.30
Aug. 22 Det 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.06 1.31
Aug. 20 Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.12 1.31
Aug. 18 KC 3.3 4 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.19 1.33
Aug. 12 @Hou 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.12 1.34
Aug. 9 @Oak 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.17 1.34
Aug. 8 @Oak 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.24 1.34
Aug. 6 SD 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.31 1.33
Aug. 1 @CWS 1.7 5 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.23 1.34
Jul. 30 @KC 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.02 1.29
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 4.3 IP/G
13.0 26 14 12 0 4 5 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 8.31 2.31
Last 30 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 2.5 IP/G
20.0 32 17 15 1 10 10 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 6.75 2.10
Last 60 Days
19 Games:  Avg. 1.8 IP/G
33.3 49 22 20 4 11 19 0 0 0 1-2 0 0 0 5.40 1.80

Anthony Swarzak Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20141792016461211.282
2013186281345537.268
20121903217431307.254

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20141992712541024.293
201320141944510.233
2012223301463908.309

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201452.7120271923.421.35
201350.7210361043.551.11
201247.0120341054.021.30

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201433.320020936.481.71
201345.3110331232.181.21
201249.72402821105.981.53
Anthony Swarzak 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 19 A FOR 10 10 59.0 8.39 1.68 5.00 0.46 73.8% 3.66 2.56 .383
2005 19 A BEL 18 18 91.1 9.98 3.16 3.16 0.69 67.9% 4.04 3.04 .322
2006 20 A A 27 27 145.2 8.12 3.72 2.18 0.50 75.4% 3.27 3.37 .306
2007 21 A FOR 3 3 15.7 10.34 2.87 3.60 0.00 78.9% 2.30 2.05 .348
2007 21 AA NEW 15 14 86.3 7.92 2.40 3.30 0.63 73.7% 3.23 3.32 .301
2008 22 AA NEW 20 20 101.7 6.73 3.28 2.05 1.06 65.6% 5.67 4.42 .351
2008 22 AAA ROC 7 7 45.0 5.20 2.80 1.86 0.80 90.2% 1.80 4.40 .268
2009 23 AAA ROC 13 13 79.7 5.08 2.37 2.14 0.45 74% 3.28 3.63 .295
2009 23 MAJ MIN 12 12 59.0 5.19 3.05 1.70 1.83 0.87 65.5% 90.3 MPH 6.25 5.74 .326
2010 24 AAA ROC 22 22 111.2 5.58 3.08 1.82 1.13 62.3% 6.21 4.76 .345
2011 25 AAA ROC 6 6 32.1 7.01 1.96 3.57 0.84 71.8% 3.90 3.51 .328
2011 25 MAJ MIN 27 11 102.0 4.85 2.29 2.12 0.79 0.92 68.8% 91.3 MPH 4.32 4.21 .305
2012 26 MAJ MIN 44 5 96.7 5.77 2.89 2.00 1.40 1.22 68% 92.2 MPH 5.03 4.90 .302
2013 27 MAJ MIN 48 0 96.0 6.47 2.06 3.14 0.66 1.31 76.9% 92.0 MPH 2.91 3.43 .289
2014 28 MAJ MIN 50 4 86.0 4.92 2.93 1.68 0.52 1.28 68.3% 92.2 MPH 4.60 3.84 .327
3-Year Averages     39 5 98.2 5.68 2.38 2.38 0.92 71.2% 4.03 4.06 .300
Career     181 32 439.7 5.47 2.60 2.10 0.98 69.5% 4.48 4.30 .308

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2014 Stat Review for Anthony Swarzak    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.68 K/BB
TERRIBLE
4.92 K/9
TERRIBLE
2.93 BB/9
WEAK
92.2 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.5 HR/9
ELITE
1.28 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.60 ERA
POOR
1.49 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.84 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.327 BABIP
HIGH
68.3% Strand Rate
LOW

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Anthony Swarzak: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Swarzak will start for the Twins on Sunday against the Indians, Tyler Mason of Fox Sports North reports.

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Swarzak was routed Monday night, allowing six runs in 4.2 innings against the Tigers.

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Swarzak will start Monday against Detroit, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Swarzak is the top candidate to start Monday against the Tigers, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Swarzak (ankle) gave up two runs over 3.1 innings with two strikeouts and no walks in Monday's loss to Kansas City.

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Swarzak (ankle) was able to run off the mound to cover first base and was cleared to play Friday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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X-rays on Swarzak's right ankle were returned negative, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Swarzak injured his right ankle while fielding a ball Tuesday and is likely to be placed on the DL, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Swarzak picked up the loss in relief Wednesday in extra innings against the Padres, giving up a homer to Seth Smith.

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Swarzak could start Thursday at Oakland, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Swarzak reprised his role as a swingman in Minnesota's bullpen making five starts and posting a better numbers as a reliever (4.05 ERA), but there was not too much to get excited about. He has underwhelming strikeout rates (5.8 K/9) and neither his control nor groundball rates are impressive enough to overcome his lack of missed bats. He is also struggled to keep the ball in the park in his career, giving up 15 homers last season. He may enter the spring with a long-relief job again, but it is hard to see where he finds a prominent role.

2012

After a disappointing 2010 season in Triple-A, Swarzak had a surprisingly productive season as a spot starter and longer reliever and enters 2012 with an outside shot at winning a spot in the rotation. Swarzak started the season slow at Triple-A with a 4.87 ERA and then was hit hard in a spot start for the Twins in April. He got another shot amid several injuries and had strong outings in his next four starts (2.08 ERA) which led to him making the rotation in late August, where he struggled with a 5.85 ERA. In between, he worked in long relief and had a decent overall 4.32 ERA. However, he had a poor strikeout rate (4.85 K/9IP) and his strikeout rates were never impressive in the minors. He also was helped by a below average BAPIP (.292) and low HR/FB rate (6.2 percent). He may win a swingman role again, but he's unlikely to duplicate even last year's moderate success.

2011

A few years ago Swarzak was seen as a top prospect for the Twins with a plus fastball and curveball in the low minors, but his career appears to have regressed. He struggled in his first trip to the majors in 2009 and began last season at Triple-A where he again averaged less than six strikeouts per nine innings while still having problems with the long ball. He missed six weeks after breaking a toe in mid April, so injuries may have been a factor. However, he'll need a strong season at Triple-A before he's considered a possible impact player in the majors again.

2010

Swarzak got his first taste of the majors last season when injuries created a spot in the Minnesota rotation and he started strong by going 4-4 with a 3.74 ERA in his first eight starts. He then faded quickly and went 0-4 with a 14.85 ERA in August and was moved to the bullpen. In the lower minors, Swarzak was praised for having outstanding stuff with a plus fastball and curveball, but his strikeout rates have continued to decline as he's moved to higher levels. He averaged less than six strikeouts per nine innings in both Triple-A and the majors last season, which limits his ceiling. He also gave up too many home runs in the majors, but that wasn't a problem in the minors. He could begin the season in the Triple-A rotation or at the back end of the Minnesota bullpen and is one of the top two or three options should an opening arise in the Minnesota rotation.

2009

Swarzak may have the best stuff of any Minnesota pitching prospect with a plus fastball and curve ball, but his stock fell slightly after a up-and-down season. He struggled at Double-A last season where his control slipped, but still got a promotion to Triple-A and thrived by going 5-0 with a 1.80 ERA. However, his numbers at Triple-A may look a little rosy with just a 26:14 K:BB ratio in 45 innings. He could fight for a spot in the Minnesota bullpen as early as next spring, but most likely begins the year in Triple-A. At just 23, he still has a lot of upside, but his declining ratios cooled his white-hot prospect status.

2008

Swarzak is perhaps Minnesota's top pitching prospect with a mid-90s fastball that has produced strong strikeout rates. He improved his control last season and at age 21 was a little young for his competition. However, he served a 50-game suspension for a second violation of baseball's drug policy for a "drug of abuse" (not a performance enhancing drug, but cocaine, marijuana, amphetamines or other narcotics). If he can avoid problems off the field, a strong start at Double-A could see him in the majors late in 2008. He's one to grab in keeper leagues.

2007

Swarzak, a second-round pick in 2004 out of high school, could rise to the top of Minnesota's list of pitching prospects after his solid year at high-A. He needs to refine his mechanics a bit more and sharpen his control, but improved as the season went on and posted a 7-2 record and 1.66 ERA in his last 10 starts. A strong season at Double-A could make him a factor in the big leagues in 2008.

2006

Swarzak, a second-round pick in 2004 out of high school in Florida, has only above average stuff, but very good command. He posted a 55/11 K/BB ratio at High-A and then continued to impress with a 101/32 K/BB ratio at Double-A. A strong full year at Double-A could make him a factor at the big league level as soon as 2007.