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Jake McGee

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Tampa Bay Rays

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Fantasy owners have wanted this fireballer as the closer since he was in the minors. That finally happened in 2014, after the Rays pulled the plug on Grant Balfour. McGee won 5 games and saved 19 othe...

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2015 ADP:  212.68

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  5/1/2015
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 230   DOB: 8/6/1986
BORN: San Jose, CA   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 5th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jake McGee Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $3.55 million contract with the Rays in January of 2015, avoiding arbitration.

April 21, 2015  –  Jake McGee News

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McGee (elbow) said his rehab assignment will be put on hold due to stiffness in his body, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Jake McGee 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 19 A A 26 26 0 134.0 103 44 7 171 65 7 9 0 2.96 1.25
2007 20 A VER 21 21 0 116.7 86 38 8 145 39 5 4 0 2.93 1.07
2007 20 AA MON 5 5 0 23.3 19 11 2 30 13 3 2 0 4.24 1.37
2008 21 AA MON 15 15 0 77.7 65 34 6 65 37 6 4 0 3.94 1.31
2010 23 AA MON 11 19 0 88.1 81 35 3 100 33 3 7 0 0 0 3.57 1.29
2010 23 AAA DUR 11 1 0 17.1 9 1 0 27 3 1 1 1 0 0 0.52 0.70
2010 23 MAJ TB 8 0 0 5.0 2 1 0 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.80 1.00
2011 24 AAA DUR 24 0 0 33.1 30 10 4 38 8 4 2 9 0 0 2.70 1.15
2011 24 MAJ TB 37 0 0 28.0 30 14 5 27 12 5 2 0 0 4 4.50 1.50
2012 25 MAJ TB 69 0 0 55.3 33 12 3 73 11 5 2 0 2 20 1.95 0.80
2013 26 MAJ TB 71 0 0 62.7 52 28 8 75 22 5 3 1 4 28 4.02 1.18
2014 27 MAJ TB 73 0 0 71.3 48 15 2 90 16 5 2 19 4 14 1.89 0.90
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3-Year Averages     71 0 0 63.1 44 18 4 79 16 5 2 6 3 20 2.57 0.95
Career  (View All)     258 0 0 222.3 165 70 18 271 64 20 9 20 2.83 1.03

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Jake McGee Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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Jake McGee Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20147631317500.236
20138823719303.235

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014198591331302.170
2013172521533515.217

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201434.021842702.380.94
201333.741137933.210.92

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201437.3311148921.450.86
201329.0120381354.971.48
Jake McGee 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 19 A A 26 26 134.0 11.49 4.37 2.63 0.47 77% 2.96 2.85 .317
2007 20 A VER 21 21 116.7 11.19 3.01 3.72 0.62 74.4% 2.93 2.69 .298
2007 20 AA MON 5 5 23.3 11.57 5.01 2.31 0.77 70% 4.24 3.41 .322
2008 21 AA MON 15 15 77.7 7.53 4.29 1.76 0.70 70.8% 3.94 4.00 .277
2010 23 AA MON 11 19 88.1 10.22 3.37 3.03 0.31 71.2% 3.57 2.53 .344
2010 23 AAA DUR 11 1 17.1 14.21 1.58 9.00 0.00 91.7% 0.52 0.57 .298
2010 23 MAJ TB 8 0 5.0 10.80 5.40 2.00 0.00 2.00 80% 93.5 MPH 1.80 2.60 .198
2011 24 AAA DUR 24 0 33.1 10.33 2.18 4.75 1.09 82.4% 2.70 3.29 .320
2011 24 MAJ TB 37 0 28.0 8.68 3.86 2.25 1.61 0.64 75.7% 94.8 MPH 4.50 4.88 .325
2012 25 MAJ TB 69 0 55.3 11.87 1.79 6.64 0.49 1.20 78% 95.7 MPH 1.95 1.92 .265
2013 26 MAJ TB 71 0 62.7 10.77 3.16 3.41 1.15 1.15 69.7% 96.3 MPH 4.02 3.57 .302
2014 27 MAJ TB 73 0 71.3 11.36 2.02 5.63 0.25 0.89 79% 96.3 MPH 1.89 1.80 .293
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 .7 11.13 2.29 4.86 0.50 74.1% 2.62 2.22 .292
Rest Of Season     0 0 47.5 11.13 2.31 4.82 0.66 75.6% 2.62 2.45 .287
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3-Year Averages     71 0 63.1 11.27 2.28 4.94 0.57 75% 2.57 2.28 .288
Career     258 0 222.3 10.97 2.59 4.23 0.73 75.4% 2.83 2.71 .292

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Jake McGee: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

McGee (elbow) will head out on a rehab assignment this week, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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McGee (elbow) is scheduled for a bullpen session Sunday. After he throws, the Rays will determine if he's ready to begin a minor league rehab assignment, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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McGee (elbow) threw an inning in an extended spring training game Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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McGee (elbow) will throw live batting practice Monday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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McGee (elbow) will throw his first live batting practice session Thursday and a second on Monday, assuming everything goes well, the Tampa Tribune's Roger Mooney reports.

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McGee (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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McGee (elbow) said his bullpen session Tuesday went well, and he is in line to throw five more such sessions before facing hitters, the Tampa Tribune's R. Mooney reports.

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2015

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2014

After a season as fantastic as his 2012 slate, it was difficult to improve for McGee. He took a relatively significant step back, posting a 4.02 ERA over 71 games and he sometimes had to be used in lower-leverage situations. His fastball remained strong, but he also threw more of the two-seam variety and steered away from his slider in order to work more quickly on the mound. He still had a solid 10.8 K/9 rate out of the bullpen and mostly worked as the seventh-inning lefty for the Rays. With some potential changes in personnel at the back end of the bullpen, McGee could step into a higher-leverage role at some point in the season.

2013

McGee was an important piece of a stellar Rays bullpen in 2012. The flame-throwing lefty finished the season with an astounding 1.95 ERA and 0.80 WHIP to go along with 73 strikeouts in 55.1 innings. He primarily worked the sixth through eighth innings and totaled 20 holds on the season. His fastball is consistently in the mid-90s and is primarily mixed with a slider. He may someday have a future as a big-league closer, but for now will maintain his spot towards the back of the Rays' bullpen in 2013 behind setup man Joel Peralta and closer Fernando Rodney.

2012

McGee headed into 2011 as a possible darkhorse for the closer's role but early season struggles not only kept him out of that picture it led to a demotion to Triple-A Durham. There he struggled during May before righting the ship in June and earning a recall in mid-July. While he pitched better after the recall (25:9 K:BB ratio over 21 innings) he continued to have problems as a flyball pitcher (48.8 percent) and ended up giving up four home runs during that stretch. Not surprisingly, McGee had some pretty drastic splits in the majors, owning a 9.35 K/9IP and holding right-handed batters to a .510 OPS while left-handed batters had a 1.143 OPS and had a 6.75 BB/9IP mark. While there is still room for growth with the youngster, a role as a lefty specialist out of the bullpen looks to be the likely scenario to start out the season.

2011

McGee returned in 2010 after losing the entire 2009 season to Tommy John surgery. He opened last season at Double-A Montgomery where he started 19 games. After posting a 3.57 ERA with 100 strikeouts in 88.1 innings, he was promoted to Triple-A Durham where he was used as a reliever. There, he allowed only one run over 17.1 innings while striking out 27. This season, McGee should lock up a spot in the bullpen, with so many key pieces (Rafael Soriano, Joaquin Benoit) gone. He's got some nice upside and while it's rare to find a left-handed closer, he could be a dark horse for the spot.

2010

McGee was lost for the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in July of 2008. He should be 100 percent come spring training and claims to be throwing around 95 mph. With the glut of starting pitching, he's expected to get a look in the bullpen. Although it's gone unmentioned thus far, he's a good dark-horse candidate for the closer's job somewhere down the line. He could earn a spot in the bullpen to start the season, but he'll likely start at Triple-A Durham to get some work in.

2009

McGee will miss most of the 2009 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in July, but he's still one of Tampa Bay's most promising pitching prospects. Presuming a normal recovery cycle, the Rays will hope that McGee can make a few rehab appearances somewhere at Class A late this season, and the organization will then re-set his development clock in earnest starting in the spring of 2010.

2008

While McGee got in just five starts at Double-A before yearend, that's not a bad transition from a High-A level where McGee dominated, and he still averaged more than 11 strikeouts per nine innings in a small sample size at the next level up. McGee is one of the better pitching prospects in a deep pool of talent in the Rays' organization. McGee, just 21, will probably start 2008 back at Double-A; while he could reach the majors next season, 2009 is a more likely ETA. He's good enough for the Rays to wait on.

2007

McGee, Wade Davis and Jeremy Hellickson combined to make up perhaps the best low-A rotation in baseball last season. The lefty certainly impressed, holding hitters to a .211 average with a 92-94 mph fastball and a plus curve. He still has three more levels to go before the bigs, and the new Rays won't make McGee whiz through all three in one season. Still, lefties with heat are the best type of pitchers to have at Tropicana Field, so McGee is one to watch.