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Tony Sipp

30-Year-Old Pitcher – San Diego Padres

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Sipp failed to handle the role of effective lefty out of the Arizona bullpen last season after providing the Indians with a viable option in that role in 2011 and 2012. His fastball velocity slipped f...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 190   DOB: 7/12/1983   BORN: Pascagoula, MS   COLLEGE: Clemson   DRAFTED: 45th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Tony Sipp Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Padres in February of 2014.

March 26, 2014  –  Tony Sipp News

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Sipp will not opt out of his Padres deal, and will report to Triple-A El Paso, Chris Cotillo of the MLB Daily Dish reports.

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Tony Sipp 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 20 A Mah 10 10 0 42.7 33 15 5 74 13 3 1 0 3.16 1.08
2005 21 A Lak 13 12 0 69.0 47 17 5 71 19 4 1 0 2.22 0.96
2005 21 A Kin 22 5 0 47.1 34 14 4 59 23 2 2 2 2.66 1.21
2006 22 AA AKR 29 4 0 60.3 44 21 2 80 21 4 2 3 3.13 1.08
2008 24 A Kin 5 0 0 8.0 4 1 0 10 3 0 0 0 1.13 0.88
2008 24 A GCL 3 1 0 4.0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.25
2008 24 AA AKR 16 0 0 21.7 19 9 4 32 7 0 3 1 3.74 1.20
2009 25 AAA COL 11 0 0 16.0 17 7 1 19 4 1 0 1 3.94 1.31
2009 25 MAJ CLE 46 0 0 40.0 27 13 5 48 25 2 0 0 2.93 1.30
2010 26 MAJ CLE 70 0 0 63.0 48 29 12 69 39 2 2 1 2 15 4.14 1.38
2011 27 MAJ CLE 69 0 0 62.3 45 21 10 57 24 6 3 0 1 24 3.03 1.11
2012 28 MAJ CLE 63 0 0 55.0 47 27 9 51 23 1 2 1 1 12 4.42 1.27
2013 29 AAA Ren 9 0 0 10.0 3 0 0 12 5 1 0 1 0 0 0.00 0.80
2013 29 MAJ ARI 56 0 0 37.7 35 20 6 42 22 3 2 0 2 3 4.78 1.51
2014 30 AAA El 7 0 0 10.0 7 1 0 14 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.90 0.80
3-Year Averages MAJ   62 0 0 51.7 42 22 8 50 23 3 2 0 1 13 3.83 1.26
Career  (View All) MAJ   304 0 0 258.0 202 110 42 267 133 14 9 2 3.84 1.30

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Tony Sipp Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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Tony Sipp Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201388161020404.270
201211925723415.209
201110525722304.229

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201387261215602.208
2012114261624714.250
2011146321723906.180

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201318.0100241145.501.56
201230.0021311743.901.33
201136.7610311062.211.01

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201319.7220181124.121.47
201225.010020655.041.20
201125.7020261444.211.25
Tony Sipp 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 20 A Mah 10 10 42.7 15.61 2.74 5.69 1.05 75.6% 3.16 2.17 .377
2005 21 A Lak 13 12 69.0 9.26 2.48 3.74 0.65 80.3% 2.22 2.91 .254
2005 21 A Kin 22 5 47.1 11.27 4.39 2.57 0.76 81.1% 2.66 3.26 .289
2006 22 AA AKR 29 4 60.3 11.93 3.13 3.81 0.30 69.8% 3.13 2.02 .318
2008 24 A Kin 5 0 8.0 11.25 3.38 3.33 0.00 85.7% 1.13 1.83 .242
2008 24 A GCL 3 1 4.0 9.00 2.25 4.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.95 .000
2008 24 AA AKR 16 0 21.7 13.29 2.91 4.57 1.66 77.3% 3.74 3.62 .340
2009 25 AAA COL 11 0 16.0 10.69 2.25 4.75 0.56 70% 3.94 2.39 .380
2009 25 MAJ CLE 46 0 40.0 10.80 5.63 1.92 1.13 0.85 83% 92.0 MPH 2.93 4.36 .253
2010 26 MAJ CLE 70 0 63.0 9.86 5.57 1.77 1.71 0.61 77.3% 91.6 MPH 4.14 5.44 .249
2011 27 MAJ CLE 69 0 62.3 8.23 3.47 2.38 1.44 0.44 81.4% 91.4 MPH 3.03 4.61 .228
2012 28 MAJ CLE 63 0 55.0 8.35 3.76 2.22 1.47 0.76 70.5% 90.7 MPH 4.42 4.78 .267
2013 29 AAA Ren 9 0 10.0 10.80 4.50 2.40 0.00 100% 0.00 2.30 .156
2013 29 MAJ ARI 56 0 37.7 10.04 5.26 1.91 1.43 0.46 72.5% 90.3 MPH 4.78 5.03 .311
2014 30 AAA El 7 0 10.0 12.60 0.90 14.00 0.00 87.5% 0.90 .70 .330
3-Year Averages MAJ   62 0 51.7 8.71 4.01 2.17 1.39 75.4% 3.83 4.61 .262
Career MAJ   304 0 258.0 9.31 4.64 2.01 1.47 76.8% 3.84 4.84 .258

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2014 Stat Review for Tony Sipp    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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14.00 K/BB
ELITE
12.60 K/9
ELITE
0.90 BB/9
ELITE
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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0.90 ERA
ELITE
0.80 WHIP
ELITE
0.70 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.330 BABIP
HIGH
87.5% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Tony Sipp (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Miguel Cabrera DET 3 3 2 2 3 0 0 1.000 3.333 4.333
Joey Votto CIN 7 4 3 4 0 1 0 .571 1.857 2.429
Robinson Cano SEA 5 3 2 5 0 0 0 .600 1.800 2.400
Chris Parmelee MIN 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.333 2.333
Chase Headley SD 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Brian McCann NY-A 3 2 1 3 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Alex Rios TEX 5 2 2 3 1 1 0 .400 1.600 2.100
Jeff Francoeur SD 4 2 1 3 1 0 0 .500 1.250 1.850
Adam Lind TOR 5 3 1 3 0 1 0 .600 1.200 1.800
Jemile Weeks BAL 4 2 0 1 0 0 1 .500 1.250 1.750

Best Matchups for Tony Sipp (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jed Lowrie OAK 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
B.J. Upton ATL 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Mitch Moreland TEX 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Carlos Gonzalez COL 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Carlos Gomez MIL 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Adam Jones BAL 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
John Jaso OAK 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jarrod Saltalamacchia MIA 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Justin Smoak SEA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Phillips CIN 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Tony Sipp: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Sipp, who is in contention for a lefty specialist gig out of spring training, has held the opposition scoreless in seven Cactus League innings.

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Sipp agreed to a minor league contract with the Padres on Saturday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Sipp has elected free agency, Nick Piecoro of AZCentral.com reports.

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The Diamondbacks designated Sipp for assignment Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

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Sipp will be recalled by the D-Backs on Sunday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

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Sipp was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Sunday.

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Sipp was designated for assignment Sunday, MLB.com's Steve Gilbert reports.

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Sipp got the final out of the fourth inning in Saturday's 10-4 loss to the Padres.

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Sipp, who gave up a hit to the only batter he faced Wednesday, has an 8:2 K:BB with a 3.60 ERA and 1.00 WHIP over eight relief appearances this season.

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Sipp will work as the primary lefty in the D-Backs' bullpen, the Arizona Republic reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Sipp took a small step back in his first season as the Indians' primary setup man from the left side and his struggles with the long ball will always inflate his ERA. Included as part of the deal that sent Trevor Bauer to Cleveland, Sipp will work as the primary lefty in the bridge to J.J. Putz in Arizona this season. It will be interesting to see how well his skill set translates with the move into hitter-friendly Chase Field, as his extreme flyball tendencies have made him vulnerable to the long ball over the last three seasons.

2012

Sipp worked his way into a setup role with the diminishing effectiveness of fellow southpaw Rafael Perez and combined with Vinnie Pestano to give the Indians a solid lefty-righty combination in front of closer Chris Perez. He doesn't have the platoon splits that pigeonhole many southpaws into a strict matchup situation as he's very effective at neutralizing right-handed batters as well. Expect another fine season out of Sipp in the Cleveland bullpen and bump him up a few notches if your league rewards holds.

2011

Sipp's overall numbers last season were skewed by a couple of horrific appearances (nine earned runs in one inning) but he's working his way into a setup role from the left side, especially if Rafael Perez continues to struggle. Sipp is not going to wrestle the closer job away from Chris Perez, but could make for a nice staff filler in deeper formats in leagues that count strikeouts.

2010

Sipp made three separate stints in Cleveland, posting a 1.300 WHIP and a 2.92 ERA in 40 innings. He had some control issues with the Indians, but it's never been a huge issue (3.1 BB/9IP in 270 minor-league innings) in his past so we'll chalk it up to some nervousness as walked eight men in his first 6.1 innings. He'll give the Indians another effective southpaw out of the bullpen behind Rafael Perez, but doesn't seem to offer much fantasy value in a middle-relief role.

2009

Sipp was on the verge of earning a spot with the Indians early in 2007 before an elbow injury wiped out his chances, and ultimately his season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He made it back in time for 16 appearances at Double-A where he walked just seven and fanned 32 batters in 21.2 innings. It remains to be seen how much of his fastball and plus-slider were left on the operating table but the early returns are positive. The Indians could give him a meaningful look this spring if they're aggressive in their recovery timeline.

2008

Sipp came down with a sore elbow in spring training, was shut down until midseason, before suffering a setback and undergoing Tommy John surgery in July. He's expected to miss all of 2008 and it remains to be seen how much of his fastball and devasting slider will remain on the operating table. A late-inning option from the left side when healthy, he's got a better chance to come back now than he would have 10 years ago and still make a career out of throwing a baseball.

2007

A lefty with power stuff, Sipp dominated Double-A in 2006, striking out almost 12 batters per nine innings pitched. Sipp could break camp with Cleveland as their power left-hander out of the pen and his future may be as a closer, ala Billy Wagner. Should he stay in Triple-A to begin the season, sit back and enjoy the show.

2006

A 46th-rounder in 2004, Sipp has dominated three separate Single-A divisions in two years. A combo pitcher/outfielder at Clemson, the full-time work as a pitcher seems to be helping him learn the craft, although a shift from starting to the pen didn't work as well in the transition from Lake County to Kinston. The Cleveland system's lack of quality lefties and Sipp's performance thus far could get him more than a sip of coffee in Cleveland very soon.

2004

Sipp, the 45th round pick in 2004 out of Clemson, could have been a centerfielder because of his solid defensive work, athleticism, and quick bat in college, but the Indians view him as a pitcher. Hes only five-foot-11 but throws in the low 90s with two emerging secondary pitches in a power slider and splitter. Hes a college player but not overly polished as a pitcher. Low round picks tend to be quickly-signed and he should spend the remainder of 2004 in Short-Season as the organization determines if his high college K-rate is convertible to the pros.