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Eric O'Flaherty

32-Year-Old Pitcher – Atlanta Braves

2017 Stats

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7.85

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1.58

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15

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

All things considered, 2016 was a season to forget for O'Flaherty. After acquiring him in a trade from the Pirates less than a week before Opening Day, the Braves hoped that the veteran lefty would re...

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STATUS:  10-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Shoulder     EST. RETURN:  6/28/2017
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 210   DOB: 2/5/1985
BORN: Walla Walla, WA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 6th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Eric O'Flaherty Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Braves in December of 2016.

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Eric O'Flaherty 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 AA SAN 25 0 0 48.3 54 5 0 45 15 2 2 7 0.93 1.43
2006 21 AAA TAC 2 0 0 3.7 3 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0.00 1.09
2006 21 MAJ SEA 15 0 0 11.0 18 5 2 6 6 0 0 0 4.09 2.18
2007 22 AAA TAC 6 0 0 8.0 5 1 0 8 4 0 0 3 1.13 1.13
2007 22 MAJ SEA 56 0 0 52.3 45 26 1 36 20 7 1 0 4.47 1.24
2008 23 AA WES 1 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2008 23 AAA TAC 14 0 0 16.3 23 9 1 19 9 1 0 2 4.96 1.96
2008 23 MAJ SEA 7 0 0 6.7 16 15 2 4 4 0 1 0 20.25 3.00
2009 24 MAJ ATL 78 0 0 56.3 52 19 2 39 18 2 1 0 3.04 1.24
2010 25 AAA GWI 3 0 0 4.0 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2010 25 MAJ ATL 56 0 0 44.0 37 12 2 36 18 3 2 0 1 9 2.45 1.25
2011 26 MAJ ATL 78 0 0 73.7 59 8 2 67 21 2 4 0 4 32 0.98 1.09
2012 27 MAJ ATL 64 0 0 57.3 47 11 3 46 19 3 0 0 3 28 1.73 1.15
2013 28 MAJ ATL 19 0 0 18.0 12 5 2 11 5 3 0 0 1 12 2.50 0.94
2014 29 A+ STO 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2014 29 AAA SAC 7 1 0 8.1 6 4 1 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 4.32 1.11
2014 29 MAJ OAK 21 0 0 20.0 15 5 3 15 4 1 0 1 1 3 2.25 0.95
2015 30 A+ STO 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2015 30 AAA NAS 1 0 0 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
2015 30 MAJ OAK 25 0 0 21.3 29 14 1 15 13 1 2 0 1 3 5.91 1.97
2015 30 MAJ NYM 16 0 0 8.7 18 13 1 6 5 0 0 0 0 1 13.50 2.65
2015  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ OAK/NYM 41 0 0 30.0 47 27 2 21 18 1 2 0 1 4 8.10 2.17
2016 31 R GUL 1 1 0 1.0 2 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 9.00 2.00
2016 31 A ROM 1 1 0 4.0 6 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.50
2016 31 AAA GWI 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2016 31 MAJ ATL 39 0 0 28.7 39 22 3 22 11 1 4 0 1 3 6.91 1.74
2017 32 AAA GWI 2 0 0 1.1 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 13.50 4.55
2017 32 MAJ ATL 22 0 0 18.3 20 16 4 15 9 0 0 0 0 3 7.85 1.58
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3-Year Averages     33 0 0 26.2 33 18 2 19 11 1 2 0 1 3 6.18 1.68
Career  (View All)     496 0 0 416.3 407 171 28 318 153 23 15 1 3.70 1.35

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Eric O'Flaherty Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games 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
Jun. 10 NYM 1.7 6 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.85 1.58
Jun. 9 NYM 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 6.48 1.38
Jun. 5 Phi 1.7 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.61 1.41
Jun. 3 @Cin 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.14 1.43
May. 17 Tor 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.59 1.39
May. 13 @Mia 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 6.39 1.34
May. 7 StL 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.17 1.37
May. 6 StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.75 1.41
May. 3 NYM 0.7 3 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.45 1.55
May. 2 NYM 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.00 1.22
Apr. 29 @Mil 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.25
Apr. 27 @NYM 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.86 1.14
Apr. 26 @NYM 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.76 1.41
Apr. 22 @Phi 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 1.60
Apr. 20 Was 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.79 1.50
Apr. 19 Was 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.79 1.29
Apr. 18 Was 0.7 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.23 1.38
Last 14 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
2.0 6 4 4 1 0 3 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1 18.00 3.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.2 IP/G
4.7 7 6 6 2 3 6 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1 11.57 2.14
Last 60 Games (Team)
17 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
14.7 19 14 14 4 6 11 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 3 8.59 1.70
Eric O'Flaherty Minors 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 ERA WHIP
May. 30 Louisville 0.0 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
May. 27 Syracuse 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 0.5 IP/G
1.0 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 18.00 5.00
Last 60 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 0.5 IP/G
1.0 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 18.00 5.00

Eric O'Flaherty Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017391017201.189
20167112219511.288
20158218820300.278

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017445813603.371
20166510920312.357
201577310271002.415

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20179.300073311.572.04
201613.713012738.562.05
201514.701091017.982.11

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20179.00008614.001.11
201615.001010405.401.47
201515.311012818.222.22
Eric O'Flaherty 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 AA SAN 25 0 48.3 8.38 2.79 3.00 0.00 92.8% 0.93 2.52 .372
2006 21 AAA TAC 2 0 3.7 9.82 2.45 4.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.84 .321
2006 21 MAJ SEA 15 0 11.0 4.91 4.91 1.00 1.64 0.69 86.4% 4.09 6.16 .390
2007 22 AAA TAC 6 0 8.0 9.00 4.50 2.00 0.00 88.9% 1.13 3.08 .256
2007 22 MAJ SEA 56 0 52.3 6.19 3.44 1.80 0.17 1.00 60.9% 4.47 3.26 .283
2008 23 AA WES 1 0 2.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.20 .216
2008 23 AAA TAC 14 0 16.3 10.47 4.96 2.11 0.55 74.2% 4.96 3.32 .448
2008 23 MAJ SEA 7 0 6.7 5.40 5.40 1.00 2.70 2.20 27.8% 90.5 MPH 20.25 7.76 .486
2009 24 MAJ ATL 78 0 56.3 6.23 2.88 2.17 0.32 1.15 75% 90.5 MPH 3.04 3.27 .294
2010 25 AAA GWI 3 0 4.0 11.25 2.25 5.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.45 .137
2010 25 MAJ ATL 56 0 44.0 7.36 3.68 2.00 0.41 2.33 81.1% 91.8 MPH 2.45 3.45 .284
2011 26 MAJ ATL 78 0 73.7 8.19 2.57 3.19 0.24 1.88 92.3% 91.9 MPH 0.98 2.71 .288
2012 27 MAJ ATL 64 0 57.3 7.22 2.98 2.42 0.47 3.32 87.3% 91.1 MPH 1.73 3.37 .276
2013 28 MAJ ATL 19 0 18.0 5.50 2.50 2.20 1.00 2.29 80% 90.2 MPH 2.50 4.26 .201
2014 29 A+ STO 1 0 1.0 27.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 -2.80 .000
2014 29 AAA SAC 7 1 8.1 5.56 3.33 1.67 1.11 62.5% 4.32 4.68 .219
2014 29 MAJ OAK 21 0 20.0 6.75 1.80 3.75 1.35 2.29 87.5% 90.0 MPH 2.25 4.55 .225
2015 30 A+ STO 1 0 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.20 .262
2015 30 AAA NAS 1 0 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.20 .415
2015 30 MAJ OAK 25 0 21.3 6.33 5.48 1.15 0.42 5.67 68.3% 90.1 MPH 5.91 4.23 .383
2015 30 MAJ NYM 16 0 8.7 6.23 5.19 1.20 1.04 2.38 45.5% 90.1 MPH 13.50 5.74 .480
2015  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ OAK/NYM 41 0 30.0 6.30 5.40 1.17 0.60 4.12 60.3% 90.1 MPH 8.10 4.53 .414
2016 31 R GUL 1 1 1.0 18.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50% 9.00 -0.80 .709
2016 31 A ROM 1 1 4.0 11.25 0.00 0.00 2.25 120% 0.00 3.95 .443
2016 31 AAA GWI 1 0 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 1.20 .000
2016 31 MAJ ATL 39 0 28.7 6.91 3.45 2.00 0.94 2.35 59.6% 90.6 MPH 6.91 4.39 .380
2017 32 AAA GWI 2 0 1.1 0.00 8.18 0.00 0.00 60% 13.50 5.93 .563
2017 32 MAJ ATL 22 0 18.3 7.36 4.42 1.67 1.96 1.75 52% 90.4 MPH 7.85 5.87 .304
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 1.0 6.60 4.30 1.53 1.44 57.3% 7.61 5.24 .351
Rest Of Season     0 0 30.2 6.23 4.93 1.27 1.48 54.4% 8.34 5.59 .346
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3-Year Averages     33 0 26.2 6.52 3.78 1.73 0.69 61.9% 6.18 4.00 .361
Career     496 0 416.3 6.87 3.31 2.08 0.61 73.1% 3.70 3.69 .307

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Eric O'Flaherty Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 21.3 -1 3 -1 0 10 1 21 -1
2015 P 8.7 0 1 0 0 5 0 9 0
2016 P 28.7 -3 5 -3 0 14 -2 29 -3
2017 P 18.3 0 3 0 0 9 -1 18 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 P 0 0 0 0 -2 0 -2
2017 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Eric O'Flaherty    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.67 K/BB
TERRIBLE
7.36 K/9
WEAK
4.42 BB/9
POOR
90.4 MPH Fastball
POOR
2.0 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.75 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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7.85 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.58 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.87 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

Explain This

.304 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
52.0% Strand Rate
LOW

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Eric O'Flaherty: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

O'Flaherty (back) was activated from the 10-day DL on Friday.

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O'Flaherty (back) will be activated from the DL on Friday, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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O'Flaherty (back) began a rehab assignment over the weekend, Grant McAuley of 92.9 The Game reports.

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O'Flaherty (back) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday.

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O'Flaherty has given up three runs over five innings to begin the season.

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The Braves selected O'Flaherty's contract from the minors Sunday, MLB.com reports.

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O'Flaherty has been told he will make the Opening Day roster, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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O'Flaherty struck out two in a perfect inning of relief during Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers.

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O'Flaherty, who underwent a surgical procedure to alleviate elbow tension in the offseason, has thrown three scoreless innings so far in spring.

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O'Flaherty (elbow) signed a minor league contract with the Braves on Tuesday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2015

O'Flaherty returned from Tommy John surgery in July and pitched well for the A's out of the bullpen, throwing 20 innings with an ERA of 2.25. He also had a very brief run as the team's closer in late August while Sean Doolittle was on the disabled list. O'Flaherty is an exceptional lefty option out of the bullpen with ERAs under 2.50 in each of the past five seasons, and he is particularly effective against lefties, as evidenced by his .531 career OPS allowed to opposing southpaws. He is under contract with the A's through 2015 and will serve as one of their primary setup men late in games again this season.

2014

A torn UCL ended O'Flaherty's season in May, leaving the Braves without their top two lefty relievers (the other, of course, being Jonny Venters). Luis Ayala took over as the No. 1 lefty out of the bullpen and was outstanding, but a healthy O'Flaherty should have no trouble finding a job, with Atlanta or elsewhere. O'Flaherty posted a combined 1.31 ERA and 60 holds from 2011-2012, and has held opposing lefties to a .200/.262/.269 line in his career. While his recovery figures to push well into the season, O'Flaherty should join the A's bullpen late in the first half, after inking a two-year deal with Oakland in January.

2013

If your fantasy league uses holds as a statistic, O'Flaherty will be one of the best in the league in that category as he is second in that category in all of MLB over the last two seasons. After a fairly mediocre rookie year with the Mariners in 2007, the Braves plucked O'Flaherty off of waivers a year later and he found immediate success in the Atlanta bullpen. In his four years with the team he has a 1.95 ERA in over 230 innings pitched. He has decent strikeout numbers utilizing a fantastic slider, and is excellent at limiting walks. O'Flaherty remains devastating against lefties (.305 OPS against left-handed hitters), but took a step back against right-handed batters last season (.759 OPS against right-handed batters) - which could limit his upside. However, he'll be a key part of the bridge to closer Craig Kimbrel again in 2013.

2012

O'Flaherty showed he could become more than a lefty specialist last season as he became a key setup man in the dominant back end of Atlanta's bullpen. O'Flaherty posted an amazing 0.98 ERA, giving up just three earned runs in 46.1 innings after June 7. While O'Flaherty has always been devastating against lefties (.512 OPS allowed last year and .576 OPS allowed career), he improved significantly against right-handed hitters (.599 OPS allowed with a 42:19 K:BB ratio). His improvement against righties moved him into a full set-up role and he pitched 20 more innings than any previous season. If he can continue to get right-handed batters out, he could be a useful setup man for fantasy purposes even though he'll be behind Craig Kimbrel and Jonny Venters for save chances.

2011

O'Flaherty was having another strong season as a lefty specialist for the Braves when he came down with mononucleosis in July and only threw 12.2 innings after the All-Star break. Before getting sick, he saw his velocity increase on fastballs (to an average of 92 mph) and he also improved against right-handed hitters (.690 OPS allowed last season compared to a previous .803 OPS career average). Meanwhile, he continued to dominate lefties (.588 OPS allowed). He'll likely be limited to middle relief as a lefty specialist, but his growth last year suggests he could see more high-leverage situations or a move into a setup role. However, he needs to reduce his walks to right-handed batters (17:13 K:BB ratio last season).

2010

O'Flaherty emerged as a effective lefty specialist last season in the Atlanta bullpen and will continue that role in 2010. He held lefties to a .559 OPS with a 24:6 K:BB ratio, but wasn't used in many high-leverage situations with lefty Mike Gonzalez ahead of him in the bullpen. He's also been much worse in his career against righties (.803 OPS allowed), which may limit his role beyond a lefty specialist.

2009

O'Flaherty's career took a swift turn for the worse last season. Named the lefty set-up man out of spring training, O'Flaherty was quickly demoted after getting knocked around the first two weeks of the season. He then made only 15 appearances between Double-A West Tennessee and Triple-A Tacoma before a back injury ended his season. The Braves claimed him off waivers in November after the Mariners decided they'd rather have his 40-man spot free. He'll go to spring training vying for a job in the Atlanta bullpen.

2008

O'Flaherty developed into a dependable long-man for the Mariners last season - in the first half at least. In his first 30.1 innings, O'Flaherty posted a .208 ERA, 0.956 WHIP and .194 BAA in addition to vulturing six wins. Things changed in the second half, though, as Flaherty allowed 19 earned runs in 22 innings (7.77 ERA), his WHIP nearly doubling and his BAA rising to .279. Overall, he still stranded 77 percent of his inherited runners (43 of 56), and he did a great job of keeping the ball in the park - just one home run allowed in 52.1 innings, the third-best rate in the American League. His fantasy value is limited, though, because his wins are fluky and holds are infrequent (six last year).

2007

O'Flaherty made a name for himself last season after an obscure start. In 71.1 minor league innings, he struck out 73 and walked 22, hitting every level from high-A to a late-season call-up. A sixth-round pick in 2003, he throws a sinking fastball in the 89-93 mph range, but it was a much-improved slider to that helped him advance. The left-handed O'Flaherty will contend for a bullpen spot in spring training.