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Josh Outman

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Cleveland Indians

2014 Stats

W-L

3-0

ERA

1.17

WHIP

1.70

K

8

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Converting to a relief role on a full-time basis in 2013, Outman was exceptional for the Rockies, but only when deployed against left-handers, who batted just .195/.278/.261 against him. Right-handers...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 200   DOB: 9/14/1984   BORN: St. Louis, MO   COLLEGE: Central Missouri   DRAFTED: 10th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Josh Outman Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $1.25 million contract with the Indians in January of 2014.

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Josh Outman 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
2006 21 A A 0 27 1 155.1 119 51 5 161 75 14 6 0 2.95 1.25
2007 22 A Cle 20 18 0 117.3 104 32 7 117 54 10 4 0 2.45 1.35
2007 22 AA REA 8 7 0 42.0 38 21 5 34 23 2 3 0 4.50 1.45
2008 23 AA MID 4 4 0 12.7 13 6 1 5 3 1 0 0 4.26 1.26
2008 23 AA REA 35 5 0 70.3 68 25 3 66 37 5 4 1 3.20 1.49
2008 23 AAA SAC 5 2 0 15.3 9 3 1 15 5 1 0 0 1.76 0.91
2008 23 MAJ OAK 6 4 0 25.7 34 13 1 19 8 1 2 0 4.56 1.64
2009 24 MAJ OAK 14 12 0 67.3 53 26 9 53 25 4 1 0 3.48 1.16
2011 26 AAA Sac 17 17 0 78.1 77 34 7 72 47 8 3 0 0 0 3.91 1.59
2011 26 MAJ OAK 13 9 0 58.3 62 24 4 35 23 3 5 0 0 1 3.70 1.46
2012 27 A+ Mod 14 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2012 27 AA Tul 14 11 0 69.1 64 28 4 71 30 2 5 0 0 0 3.63 1.36
2012 27 AAA Col 14 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2012 27 MAJ COL 27 7 0 40.7 47 37 7 40 20 1 3 0 0 3 8.19 1.65
2013 28 AAA Col 5 0 0 10.2 8 1 1 14 4 1 0 0 0 0 0.84 1.18
2013 28 MAJ COL 61 0 0 54.0 56 26 3 53 23 3 0 0 1 13 4.33 1.46
2014 29 MAJ CLE 9 0 0 7.7 6 1 1 8 7 3 0 0 0 0 1.17 1.70
3-Year Averages MAJ   33 5 0 51.0 55 29 4 42 22 2 2 0 0 5 5.12 1.51
Career  (View All) MAJ   130 32 0 253.7 258 127 25 208 106 15 11 0 4.51 1.43

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Josh Outman Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days 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
Apr. 22 KC 1.3 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 1.17 1.70
Apr. 20 Tor 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.42 1.58
Apr. 18 Tor 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.50 1.50
Apr. 12 @CWS 1.3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.69 1.50
Apr. 10 @CWS 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.25 1.75
Apr. 8 SD 0.3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.67
Apr. 5 Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.13
Apr. 4 Min 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.00 1.20
Apr. 2 @Oak 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
Last 14 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
4.7 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 1 0 2-0 0 0 0 1.93 1.71
Last 30 Days
9 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
7.7 6 1 1 1 7 8 0 1 0 3-0 0 0 0 1.17 1.70
Last 60 Days
9 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
7.7 6 1 1 1 7 8 0 1 0 3-0 0 0 0 1.17 1.70

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Josh Outman Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013126391122401.198
20126626412203.197
20116614413200.217

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013112141234502.347
2012119141635914.347
20111882119491114.299

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201329.0000311223.411.45
201220.000023545.851.25
201120.721071013.051.45

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201325.0300221115.401.48
201220.71301715310.452.03
201137.7140281334.061.46
Josh Outman 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
2006 21 A A 0 27 155.1 9.34 4.35 2.15 0.29 75.7% 2.95 3.15 .292
2007 22 A Cle 20 18 117.3 8.97 4.14 2.17 0.54 83.4% 2.45 3.49 .312
2007 22 AA REA 8 7 42.0 7.29 4.93 1.48 1.07 71.4% 4.50 4.84 .281
2008 23 AA MID 4 4 12.7 3.55 2.13 1.67 0.71 66.7% 4.26 4.15 .281
2008 23 AA REA 35 5 70.3 8.45 4.73 1.78 0.38 78.4% 3.20 3.54 .329
2008 23 AAA SAC 5 2 15.3 8.80 2.93 3.00 0.59 84.6% 1.76 3.07 .221
2008 23 MAJ OAK 6 4 25.7 6.66 2.81 2.38 0.35 0.90 70.7% 94.0 MPH 4.56 3.19 .382
2009 24 MAJ OAK 14 12 67.3 7.08 3.34 2.12 1.20 0.83 75.4% 92.7 MPH 3.48 4.51 .243
2011 26 AAA Sac 17 17 78.1 8.30 5.42 1.53 0.81 76.9% 3.91 4.40 .321
2011 26 MAJ OAK 13 9 58.3 5.40 3.55 1.52 0.62 0.95 75.3% 92.0 MPH 3.70 4.07 .309
2012 27 A+ Mod 14 1 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 1.20 .000
2012 27 AA Tul 14 11 69.1 9.25 3.91 2.37 0.52 73.3% 3.63 3.33 .326
2012 27 AAA Col 14 0 2.0 4.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.20 .177
2012 27 MAJ COL 27 7 40.7 8.85 4.43 2.00 1.55 1.45 50% 93.5 MPH 8.19 4.95 .349
2013 28 AAA Col 5 0 10.2 12.35 3.53 3.50 0.88 100% 0.84 2.91 .322
2013 28 MAJ COL 61 0 54.0 8.83 3.83 2.30 0.50 1.78 69.7% 92.4 MPH 4.33 3.40 .348
2014 29 MAJ CLE 9 0 7.7 9.39 8.22 1.14 1.17 2.40 100% 89.9 MPH 1.17 5.55 .269
3-Year Averages MAJ   33 5 51.0 7.41 3.88 1.91 0.71 65.8% 5.12 3.87 .334
Career MAJ   130 32 253.7 7.38 3.76 1.96 0.89 69.9% 4.51 4.14 .315

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2014 Stat Review for Josh Outman    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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1.14 K/BB
TERRIBLE
9.39 K/9
GOOD
8.22 BB/9
TERRIBLE
89.9 MPH Fastball
POOR
1.2 HR/9
POOR
2.40 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.17 ERA
ELITE
1.70 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.55 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.269 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
100.0% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Worst Matchups for Josh Outman (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jimmy Rollins PHI 5 5 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.400 2.400
Paul Goldschmidt AZ 3 2 0 2 2 0 0 .667 1.333 2.133
Nelson Cruz BAL 9 6 1 4 1 1 0 .667 1.333 2.033
Alcides Escobar KC 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Craig Gentry OAK 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.333 2.000
David Ortiz BOS 5 4 0 2 0 0 0 .800 1.000 1.800
Chris Young NY-N 7 4 1 4 1 0 0 .571 1.143 1.768
Aaron Hill AZ 11 6 1 3 1 2 0 .545 1.091 1.674
Jay Bruce CIN 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Adam Eaton CHI-A 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.667

Best Matchups for Josh Outman (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jose Reyes TOR 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Endy Chavez SEA 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Ronny Paulino DET 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jeff Francoeur SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Juan Uribe LA 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Wilson Valdez MIA 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Jemile Weeks BAL 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Mark Trumbo AZ 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Rob Johnson SD 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Christian Yelich MIA 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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Josh Outman: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Rockies traded Outman to the Indians on Wednesday in exchange for Drew Stubbs, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports.

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Outman was tendered a contract Monday by the Rockies, the Denver Post's Patrick Saunders reports.

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Outman gave up two runs and recorded just one out in the eighth inning in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

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Outman was roughed up for two runs on three hits over 1.1 innings of relief Sunday against the Orioles.

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Outman entered in long relief Sunday and struggled, giving up two runs on four hits and one walk, while posting two strikeouts across two innings, as Colorado was rocked at Arizona.

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Outman was called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday, MLB.com reports.

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Outman moved to 2-0 on the season after recording two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning.

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Outman allowed one run on one hit and a walk in one-third of an inning against the Giants on Saturday.

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Outman was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Friday.

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Outman will compete exclusively for a relief role in spring training, the Denver Post reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Outman looked utterly lost in his first go-round with the Rockies last season, registering a 9.82 ERA over 15 games before getting demoted to Double-A Tulsa. The two-level drop seemed to help Outman regain his form, as he allowed zero runs in nine of his final 12 appearances when he returned to the Rockies in September. Outman seems likely to rebound from a 52.5 percent strand rate last season, but a 4.4 BB/9 and the fact that right-handers hit .340/.432/.574 against him last season leaves serious questions about his viability at the major league level. If Outman can demonstrate in the spring that his late season performance was not a fluke, he will have a good chance at claiming a long relief role, receiving the occasional spot start as dictated by injuries.

2012

Outman returned to the mound for the first time since mid-2009 following Tommy John surgery, bouncing between Triple-A Sacramento and the A's as injuries dictated. He struggled with his control, walking 47 batters in 78.1 innings (17 starts) in the minors and 23 batters in 58.1 innings with the A's. He's far less effective against right-handed hitters, which will pose a real problem if the Rockies envision him as a starter down the road. He'll compete for a spot on the Rockies' staff this spring, but may have to settle for a long relief role if the rotation comes out of spring training healthy.

2011

Outman missed the entire 2010 season following Tommy John surgery in June 2009. He's expected to be ready for spring training, competing for a spot at the back of the A's rotation and hoping to build upon the promise he showed prior to being injured. Keep an eye on his control and velocity this spring, as those two indicators should serve as a clear sign regarding his readiness to assume his old role again.

2010

Outman was having a nice season for the A's, posting a 1.158 WHIP and 53 K in 67.1 innings over 14 appearances (12 starts) before elbow soreness turned into a torn ligament, requiring Tommy John surgery in June that is expected to keep him sidelined until at least the All-Star break. Outman didn't have overpowering stuff before the injury, and control is often the last thing to return post-surgery so Outman's return to effectiveness could be a bit slower than has become the norm for those going under the knife. We'd be surprised if he had much fantasy significance in 2010.

2009

Outman was shifted to a relief role in the Philly system before being acquired in the Joe Blanton trade, whereupon the A's moved him back into the rotation. He doesn't have overpowering stuff, but learning alongside Justin Duchscherer could help in his transition to the majors. His decent K rates in the minors don't figure to translate into big-time totals in the majors given his lack of velocity, so you can expect some growing pains upon his initial exposure.

2008

Outman went 10-4 with a 2.45 ERA and 117:54 K:BB ratio (117.1 IP) at High-A Clearwater before finishing the season 2-3 with a 4.50 ERA in seven starts at Double-A (34:23 K:BB, 42.0 IP). He'll likely return to Reading to begin the 2008 season. Outman features a fastball that occasionally touches 90 mph but has a great feel for pitching and uses his changeup and slider effectively. Outman relies more on pitching savvy than outright overpowering stuff, and he's not expected to be ready to pitch in Philly until at least 2009.

2007

Outman is a lefty in the Phillies chain who had a good first full pro season, winning 14 games in low-A. He throws around 90 mph and is still working on the consistency of his breaking pitches, leading to his 75 walks. Outman will need at least two more years to prepare for a shot.