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Fernando Rodney

40-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2017 Stats

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5-4

ERA

4.23

WHIP

1.19

K

65

SV

39

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Despite a hefty 4.23 ERA, Rodney shot 39 imaginary arrows, tying for the fourth most saves in the majors. Whatís really odd about the bloated ERA is Rodney only served up three homers in 55.1 innings....

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 230   DOB: 3/18/1977   BORN: Samana, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By DET In 1997   Show ContractHide Contract

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Fernando Rodney Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $2.75 million contract with the Diamondbacks in December of 2016.

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Rodney was credited with the win in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Marlins after tossing a scoreless ninth inning and striking out two batters.

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Fernando Rodney 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 28 MAJ DET 39 0 0 44.0 39 14 5 42 17 2 3 9 2.86 1.27
2006 29 MAJ DET 63 0 0 71.7 51 28 6 65 34 7 4 7 3.52 1.19
2007 30 AAA TOL 4 0 0 3.0 4 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
2007 30 MAJ DET 48 0 0 50.7 46 24 5 54 21 2 6 1 4.26 1.32
2008 31 AAA TOL 4 0 0 5.3 3 4 1 8 5 1 0 0 6.75 1.50
2008 31 MAJ DET 38 0 0 40.3 34 22 3 49 30 0 6 13 4.91 1.59
2009 32 MAJ DET 73 0 0 75.7 70 37 8 61 41 2 5 37 4.40 1.47
2010 33 MAJ LAA 72 0 0 68.0 70 32 4 53 35 4 3 14 7 21 4.24 1.54
2011 34 A+ INL 2 1 0 2.0 2 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 9.00 1.50
2011 34 MAJ LAA 39 0 0 32.0 26 16 1 26 28 3 5 3 4 10 4.50 1.69
2012 35 MAJ TB 76 0 0 74.7 43 5 2 76 15 2 2 48 2 0 0.60 0.78
2013 36 MAJ TB 68 0 0 66.7 53 25 3 82 36 5 4 37 8 0 3.38 1.34
2014 37 MAJ SEA 69 0 0 66.3 61 21 3 76 28 1 6 48 3 0 2.85 1.34
2015 38 MAJ CHC 14 0 0 12.0 8 1 1 15 4 2 0 0 1 2 0.75 1.00
2015 38 MAJ SEA 54 0 0 50.7 51 32 8 43 25 5 5 16 6 7 5.68 1.50
2015  (Multiple Teams) 38 MAJ CHC/SEA 68 0 0 62.7 59 33 9 58 29 7 5 16 7 9 4.74 1.40
2016 39 MAJ MIA 39 0 0 36.7 41 24 5 41 25 2 3 8 3 8 5.89 1.80
2016 39 MAJ SD 28 0 0 28.7 13 1 0 33 12 0 1 17 0 0 0.31 0.87
2016  (Multiple Teams) 39 MAJ MIA/SD 67 0 0 65.3 54 25 5 74 37 2 4 25 3 8 3.44 1.39
2017 40 MAJ ARI 61 0 0 55.3 40 26 3 65 26 5 4 39 6 0 4.23 1.19
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3-Year Averages     65 0 0 61.1 51 28 5 65 30 4 4 26 5 5 4.12 1.33
Career  (View All)     828 0 0 821.0 706 340 61 824 404 44 63 300 3.73 1.35

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Fernando Rodney Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017118371424312.233
2016142392128204.241
2015126351826904.252

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017113281216301.165
2016141351626601.215
2015151231133515.244

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201728.75318301215.021.40
201634.31212441532.361.34
201530.0325251264.201.13

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201726.70121351423.380.98
201631.01213302224.651.45
201532.74311331735.231.65
Fernando Rodney vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Fernando Rodney 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 28 MAJ DET 39 0 44.0 8.59 3.48 2.47 1.02 82.4% 2.86 3.97 .293
2006 29 MAJ DET 63 0 71.7 8.16 4.27 1.91 0.75 1.67 72.2% 3.52 3.95 .247
2007 30 AAA TOL 4 0 3.0 12.00 6.00 2.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.53 .473
2007 30 MAJ DET 48 0 50.7 9.59 3.73 2.57 0.89 1.28 69.4% 4.26 3.64 .316
2008 31 AAA TOL 4 0 5.3 13.50 8.44 1.60 1.69 57.1% 6.75 6.01 .221
2008 31 MAJ DET 38 0 40.3 10.93 6.69 1.63 0.67 1.09 68.9% 95.3 MPH 4.91 4.04 .324
2009 32 MAJ DET 73 0 75.7 7.26 4.88 1.49 0.95 1.98 71.8% 95.8 MPH 4.40 4.64 .289
2010 33 MAJ LAA 72 0 68.0 7.01 4.63 1.51 0.53 1.73 72.3% 95.6 MPH 4.24 4.17 .322
2011 34 A+ INL 2 1 2.0 13.50 4.50 3.00 0.00 33.3% 9.00 1.70 .431
2011 34 MAJ LAA 39 0 32.0 7.31 7.88 0.93 0.28 2.43 71.7% 95.5 MPH 4.50 4.89 .280
2012 35 MAJ TB 76 0 74.7 9.16 1.81 5.07 0.24 2.30 94.6% 96.1 MPH 0.60 2.24 .234
2013 36 MAJ TB 68 0 66.7 11.07 4.86 2.28 0.41 1.89 74.4% 96.5 MPH 3.38 2.99 .321
2014 37 MAJ SEA 69 0 66.3 10.31 3.80 2.71 0.41 1.93 79.1% 94.9 MPH 2.85 2.90 .343
2015 38 MAJ CHC 14 0 12.0 11.25 3.00 3.75 0.75 3.20 100% 94.7 MPH 0.75 3.53 .271
2015 38 MAJ SEA 54 0 50.7 7.64 4.44 1.72 1.42 1.63 64.7% 94.7 MPH 5.68 5.33 .301
2015  (Multiple Teams) 38 MAJ CHC/SEA 68 0 62.7 8.33 4.16 2.00 1.29 1.78 69.6% 94.7 MPH 4.74 4.65 .296
2016 39 MAJ MIA 39 0 36.7 10.06 6.14 1.64 1.23 2.84 68.9% 94.5 MPH 5.89 5.03 .366
2016 39 MAJ SD 28 0 28.7 10.36 3.77 2.75 0.00 2.57 96% 94.5 MPH 0.31 2.36 .214
2016  (Multiple Teams) 39 MAJ MIA/SD 67 0 65.3 10.19 5.10 2.00 0.69 2.73 76.7% 94.5 MPH 3.44 3.69 .308
2017 40 MAJ ARI 61 0 55.3 10.57 4.23 2.50 0.49 1.84 63.5% 94.6 MPH 4.23 3.07 .289
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3-Year Averages     65 0 61.1 9.57 4.42 2.17 0.74 69.7% 4.12 3.61 .300
Career     828 0 821.0 9.03 4.43 2.04 0.67 73.4% 3.73 3.68 .302

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Fernando Rodney Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 50.7 1 3 1 0 23 0 0 0
2015 P 12 1 2 1 0 7 1 0 0
2016 P 36.7 -2 4 -2 0 18 -1 0 0
2016 P 28.7 -1 4 -1 0 16 -1 0 0
2017 P 55.3 -1 2 -1 0 29 0 0 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 1 0 1
2016 P 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2016 P 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2017 P 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1

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2017 Stat Review for Fernando Rodney    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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2.50 K/BB
WEAK
10.57 K/9
GOOD
4.23 BB/9
POOR
94.6 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.5 HR/9
GREAT
1.84 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.23 ERA
POOR
1.19 WHIP
GOOD
3.07 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.289 BABIP
AVERAGE
63.5% Strand Rate
LOW

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for Fernando Rodney

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Fernando Rodney: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Rodney allowed a hit and a walk while striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning Friday to notch his 39th save of the season in a 13-11 win over the Marlins.

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Rodney pitched a scoreless ninth inning to collect his 38th save of the season in Saturday's win over San Francisco.

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Rodney struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Friday to collect his 37th save of the season in a 3-2 win over the Giants.

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Rodney was not used in the Diamondbacks' Sunday save situation because manager Torey Lovullo wanted to give him a day off, Jack Magruder of FanRagSports.com reports.

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Rodney (4-4) allowed four runs -- three earned -- while recording just a single out to blow his sixth save of the season during Saturday's loss to San Diego.

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Rodney struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Wednesday to record his 36th save of the season in a 3-1 win over the Dodgers.

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Rodney gave up one hit in a scoreless 10th inning Tuesday against the Dodgers to pick up his 35th save of the season.

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Rodney struck out one batter in a clean ninth inning against the Dodgers on Wednesday to earn his 34th save of the season.

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Rodney gave up a run on two hits in the ninth inning Tuesday while striking out one but still came away with his 33rd save of the season in a 7-6 win over the Dodgers.

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Rodney pitched a perfect ninth inning against the Giants on Saturday en route to his 32nd save of the season.

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Rodney threw a scoreless ninth inning with a strikeout for his 31st save Friday against the Giants.

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2017

Rodney has played for four different organizations over the past two seasons, taking him on a loop of the country with home games in Miami, Chicago, Seattle and San Diego. His stint with the Padres was classier than Ron Burgundy, with just one earned run and only 13 hits allowed in 28.2 innings of work. Rodney was untouchable, but whatever mojo he had going completely disappeared once he left San Diego. In 36.2 innings after the trade to Miami, Rodney gave up 24 earned runs, five home runs and more than a hit per inning. Rodney now carries the Proven Closer label, though, and he'll slide right into that role atop an otherwise uncertain Diamondbacks bullpen. Chase Field is a dangerous park to pitch in, and whether he helps or hurts a fantasy ballclub in the ratio categories is a dicey question, with the answer possibly changing on a week-to-week basis. Still, at some point in a fantasy draft, saves find a desperate suitor, who's happy to buy them regardless of the dangers ahead. Rodney again could wind up a huge bargain if prospective owners can swallow the risk.

2016

We're getting close to the end of the road for Rodney, who is now four years removed from his unicorn season in 2012. True, he wasn't bad in 2014 either, but last year was one of the worst of his career, and he can no longer rely on the big strikeout to bail himself out when he's walked the bases full. The Mariners finally gave up on him in August, and the Cubs decided to throw a dart at him. Rodney showed new life with his new team, giving up just one run and eight hits in 12 innings while striking out 15, but that was likely short-lived, as the 38-year-old right-hander was likely enjoying being part of a pennant race after a disappointing season in Seattle. The Padres signed him to a one-year contract, where he'll be the leading candidate to begin the season as the team's closer after saving 236 games in his career. However, he'll face competition from Kevin Quackenbush and as last year showed, he's hardly a sure thing to keep the closer role.

2015

Rodney led baseball in saves last year with a franchise-record 48 in his first season in Seattle Ė and ranked 16th in ERA and 26th in WHIP among closers (min. 20 save chances). Despite putting a runner on in 34 of his 51 save opportunities, Rodney blew only three saves. Behold the "Fernando Rodney Experience," as it was dubbed in Seattle. The rollercoaster never stops, but only rarely does it crash. Rodney's mid-90s fastball and nasty changeup can dominate batters, but aside from his historic 2012 season, he has always battled control problems. It's easy to overlook that when he's racking up saves, but even if the rollercoaster stays on the tracks this season, he's unlikely to duplicate his 2014. Fifty save chances are rare, and if the Mariners' offense improves, there could be fewer close games. Rodney is also 38 this year.

2014

Rodney entered the 2013 season locked in as the Rays' closer following one of the best reliever performances in MLB history in 2012. He had a slow start to the season through April and May, then turned it back on for the remainder of the season. He finished the season with a 3.38 ERA, but also had eight blown saves. Despite some rocky performances, he was clutch when it counted for the Rays, posting a 0.82 ERA in 10 games in September. He used his potent fastball/changeup combo to boost his strikeout rate to 11.1 K/9, but saw his walk rate increase to a pre-2012-like 4.9 BB/9. He clearly still has the skillset and poise to close games at the major league level, but could work in a setup role if he signs with a club with an established closer.

2013

An injury to incumbent closer Kyle Farnsworth at the start of the season gave Rodney the chance to close again, and he responded with one of the best single-season performances for a closer in MLB history. He notched 48 saves in 50 opportunities and 76 strikeouts to go along with a 0.60 ERA, the lowest total for a pitcher throwing at least 50 innings in a season. He received the MLB Delivery Man of the Year and AL Comeback Player of the Year awards for his efforts in 2012. He throws with a mid-90s fastball that is mixed with an excellent changeup that averages a 14 mph difference. He will be a top-tier closer on draft day in 2013, but as his situation showed, the closer position can be quite unstable in Tampa Bay, which is a reason to be wary.

2012

Rodney opened 2011 as the Angels' closer, but an early-season bout with wildness cost him the job. Rodney pitched well for most of the season, but his control problems popped up again at the end of the season and he ended with a 26:28 K:BB ratio. Still, he did have a 7.3 K/9IP and his groundball rate was 58 percent of batted balls. After signing with Tampa Bay, he's unlikely to unseat Kyle Farnsworth for the closer's job. However, strange things have happened in the Rays' bullpen in the past - like Kyle Farnsworth winning and keeping the closer's job all year last season.

2011

Rodney became the Angels' closer last season following the midseason trade of incumbent Brian Fuentes. Rodney was a bit erratic thanks to 35 walks in 68 innings, so he is not guaranteed to enter this season in the same role in a bullpen that includes Kevin Jepsen and free-agent acquisition Scott Downs. Rodney is still worth a later-round pick since he will likely get the first crack at the ninth-inning role, but donít be surprised if he cedes the spot at some point.

2010

Rodney snagged the Tigers' closer job out of spring training last season and never let go. He finished the season with a career-best 37 saves, failing to convert on just one chance. Of course, a look at his overall stats (4.40 ERA, 1.467 WHIP, 61:41 K:BB ratio) shows that Rodney wasn't very successful when pitching in non-save situations. Still, Rodney picked a great time to put together a career year as he signed a two-year, $11 million contract with the Angels. His fantasy value will take a hit since he'll likely move to a set-up role behind Brian Fuentes, although he could still get save chances after Fuentes' struggles last season.

2009

Rodney is likely to lose his shaky hold on the Tigersí closing role this winter as the team has indicated it would like to find a short-term option through free agency or trade. The team doesn't have a lot of faith in Rodney's ability to close after his inconsistent 2008 season. His biggest problem last year was the increase in his walk rate. He still has good stuff as his strikeout rate indicates, but the deteriorating command is a bad sign. Injuries may have had something to do with that as Rodney spent a significant amount of time on the disabled list with arm troubles. The Tigers believe Rodney's ideal role is setting up their closer, and they'll try to return him to that role this season. He'll still be worth keeping an eye on in fantasy leagues as he could earn a handful of saves in a set-up role.

2008

Rodney struggled with arm problems last season and didn't really fully get on track until August. He still managed to post a nice strikeout rate despite the arm issues and the Tigers still consider him an integral part of their bullpen. Unfortunately, they've also said they don't consider Rodney an option to close, even with Joel Zumaya hurt. Still, with only Todd Jones ahead of him on the depth chart while Zumaya sits out, Rodney makes an intriguing fantasy sleeper.

2007

Rodney was one of the most dominant relievers in the league last season. He stayed healthy all year proving that his Tommy John surgery is well behind him. He even filled in for closer Todd Jones when he was injured. Rodney should be in line for saves behind Jones this season but heíll compete for that honor with uber-hyped Joel Zumaya and his 100+ mph fastball. Even if Rodney doesn't pick up any saves he'll have value because of his ability to rack up the strikeouts.

2006

Despite having the skill set to close, Rodney received a vote of low confidence when the team acquired Todd Jones, a former Detroit closer who had a resurgent year as the Marlins' fireman. Don't let the Tigers' lack of faith cast a pall over Rodney. His solid K/9 IP can be a fantasy asset in deeper leagues and he's likely to end up with at least a couple vulture saves.

2005

Before the Tigers signed Ugueth Urbina last season, Rodney had been named the team's closer. Even after the demotion to set-up man, Rodney was still expected to be a major player in Detroit's bullpen, but he ended up missing the entire season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his throwing elbow. He's not scheduled to start throwing again until spring training, and it usually takes pitchers at least a year before they're able to return to pre-surgery form, so don't expect much from Rodney this season.

2004

The closer for Triple-A Toledo most of the year (even with Matt Anderson present), Rodney's ERA was pretty ugly with the Tigers, but his strikeout rate lends some hope for success, if he can improve his control. See German, Franklyn.

2003

Rodney pitched very well at Double-A and Triple-A last year and poorly at the major-league level in two trials, but the main thing we found out about Rodney last year was that he was 25, not 21 as the Tigers thought. Hence, he quickly went from possible "closer of the future" material to just another guy in the bullpen mix. His minor-league numbers from last year were good enough to merit a second look if not a second bid.