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Tyler Clippard

32-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2017 Stats

W-L

2-8

ERA

4.77

WHIP

1.29

K

72

SV

5

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

For the second season in a row, Clippard benefited from a midseason trade to New York, though this time he landed with the Yankees and not their crosstown rivals. The 31-year-old lowered his ERA nearl...

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2017 ADP:  664.75

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 200   DOB: 2/14/1985   BORN: Lexington, KY   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 9th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Tyler Clippard Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $12.25 million contract with the Diamondbacks in February of 2016.

August 20, 2017  –  Tyler Clippard News

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Clippard didn't allow a baserunner during a scoreless ninth inning to collect his fourth save of the season during Saturday's win over Oakland.

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Tyler Clippard 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 19 A BAT 26 25 0 149.0 153 57 12 145 32 10 10 0 3.44 1.24
2005 20 A TAM 26 25 0 147.1 118 52 12 169 34 10 9 0 3.18 1.03
2005 20 A CHA 1 1 0 6.0 9 5 1 10 0 0 1 0 7.50 1.50
2005 20 AAA COL 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2006 21 AA TRE 28 28 0 166.3 118 62 14 175 55 12 10 0 3.35 1.04
2007 22 AA TRE 6 6 0 26.7 22 16 5 28 12 2 1 0 5.40 1.27
2007 22 AAA SCR 14 14 0 69.3 82 32 7 55 35 4 4 0 4.15 1.69
2007 22 MAJ NYY 6 6 0 27.0 29 19 6 18 17 3 1 0 6.33 1.70
2008 23 AAA COL 27 27 0 143.0 129 74 15 125 66 6 13 0 4.66 1.36
2008 23 MAJ WAS 2 2 0 10.3 12 5 2 8 7 1 1 0 4.35 1.84
2009 24 AAA SYR 24 0 0 39.0 20 4 2 42 15 4 1 1 0.92 0.90
2009 24 MAJ WAS 41 0 0 60.3 36 18 9 67 32 4 2 0 2.69 1.13
2010 25 MAJ WAS 78 0 0 91.0 69 31 8 112 41 11 8 1 10 23 3.07 1.21
2011 26 MAJ WAS 72 0 0 88.3 48 18 11 104 26 3 0 0 7 38 1.83 0.84
2012 27 MAJ WAS 74 0 0 72.7 55 30 7 84 29 2 6 32 5 13 3.72 1.16
2013 28 MAJ WAS 72 0 0 71.0 37 19 9 73 24 6 3 0 3 33 2.41 0.86
2014 29 MAJ WAS 75 0 0 70.3 47 17 5 82 23 7 4 1 6 40 2.18 1.00
2015 30 MAJ NYM 32 0 0 32.3 24 11 5 26 10 4 1 2 2 8 3.06 1.05
2015 30 MAJ OAK 37 0 0 38.7 25 12 3 38 21 1 3 17 4 0 2.79 1.19
2015  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ NYM/OAK 69 0 0 71.0 49 23 8 64 31 5 4 19 6 8 2.92 1.13
2016 31 MAJ NYY 29 0 0 25.3 20 7 3 26 11 2 3 2 1 12 2.49 1.22
2016 31 MAJ ARI 40 0 0 37.7 34 18 7 46 15 2 3 1 2 13 4.30 1.30
2016  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ NYY/ARI 69 0 0 63.0 54 25 10 72 26 4 6 3 3 25 3.57 1.27
2017 32 MAJ CWS 11 0 0 10.0 8 2 0 12 5 1 1 2 0 0 1.80 1.30
2017 32 MAJ HOU 16 0 0 14.0 11 10 3 18 7 0 2 2 1 1 6.43 1.29
2017 32 MAJ NYY 40 0 0 36.3 28 20 7 42 19 1 5 1 5 8 4.95 1.29
2017  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ CWS/HOU/NYY 67 0 0 60.3 47 32 10 72 31 2 8 5 6 9 4.77 1.29
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3-Year Averages     71 0 0 68.1 50 21 7 72 26 5 4 7 5 24 2.77 1.12
Career  (View All)     625 8 0 685.3 483 237 85 756 287 48 43 61 3.11 1.12

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Tyler Clippard Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017107311320503.215
201612534928706.241
2015157331719503.137

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017157411827717.205
2016137381726214.220
2015144311430605.242

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201729.0134341555.901.48
201631.321233933.451.02
201538.7328301942.791.14

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201731.3151381653.731.12
201631.7251391773.691.52
201532.32211341243.061.11
Tyler Clippard vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Tyler Clippard 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 19 A BAT 26 25 149.0 8.76 1.93 4.53 0.72 74% 3.44 2.94 .339
2005 20 A TAM 26 25 147.1 10.34 2.08 4.97 0.73 71.4% 3.18 2.66 .301
2005 20 A CHA 1 1 6.0 15.00 0.00 0.00 1.50 50% 7.50 2.03 .536
2005 20 AAA COL 1 0 1.0 18.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 -0.80 .000
2006 21 AA TRE 28 28 166.3 9.47 2.98 3.18 0.76 69.8% 3.35 3.49 .261
2007 22 AA TRE 6 6 26.7 9.45 4.05 2.33 1.69 62.1% 5.40 5.11 .265
2007 22 AAA SCR 14 14 69.3 7.14 4.54 1.57 0.91 77.3% 4.15 4.57 .348
2007 22 MAJ NYY 6 6 27.0 6.00 5.67 1.06 2.00 0.63 67.5% 6.33 6.71 .283
2008 23 AAA COL 27 27 143.0 7.87 4.15 1.89 0.94 67.2% 4.66 4.26 .291
2008 23 MAJ WAS 2 2 10.3 6.97 6.10 1.14 1.74 0.38 82.4% 4.35 6.27 .321
2009 24 AAA SYR 24 0 39.0 9.69 3.46 2.80 0.46 93.9% 0.92 2.87 .209
2009 24 MAJ WAS 41 0 60.3 9.99 4.77 2.09 1.34 0.63 84.7% 2.69 4.56 .207
2010 25 MAJ WAS 78 0 91.0 11.08 4.05 2.73 0.79 0.54 77.5% 92.3 MPH 3.07 3.30 .297
2011 26 MAJ WAS 72 0 88.3 10.60 2.65 4.00 1.12 0.37 88.9% 92.7 MPH 1.83 3.35 .203
2012 27 MAJ WAS 74 0 72.7 10.40 3.59 2.90 0.87 0.53 70.1% 92.8 MPH 3.72 3.42 .284
2013 28 MAJ WAS 72 0 71.0 9.25 3.04 3.04 1.14 0.52 80.8% 92.1 MPH 2.41 3.97 .180
2014 29 MAJ WAS 75 0 70.3 10.49 2.94 3.57 0.64 0.83 81.5% 91.8 MPH 2.18 2.82 .265
2015 30 MAJ NYM 32 0 32.3 7.24 2.78 2.60 1.39 0.41 79.3% 91.5 MPH 3.06 4.72 .226
2015 30 MAJ OAK 37 0 38.7 8.84 4.89 1.81 0.70 0.39 79.1% 91.5 MPH 2.79 4.03 .236
2015  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ NYM/OAK 69 0 71.0 8.11 3.93 2.06 1.01 0.40 79.2% 91.5 MPH 2.92 4.22 .231
2016 31 MAJ NYY 29 0 25.3 9.24 3.91 2.36 1.07 0.54 85.7% 91.1 MPH 2.49 4.11 .272
2016 31 MAJ ARI 40 0 37.7 10.99 3.58 3.07 1.67 0.74 73.8% 91.1 MPH 4.30 4.37 .310
2016  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ NYY/ARI 69 0 63.0 10.29 3.71 2.77 1.43 0.64 78.6% 91.1 MPH 3.57 4.26 .294
2017 32 MAJ CWS 11 0 10.0 10.80 4.50 2.40 0.00 0.73 84.6% 91.1 MPH 1.80 2.30 .331
2017 32 MAJ HOU 16 0 14.0 11.57 4.50 2.57 1.93 0.93 53.3% 91.1 MPH 6.43 5.13 .271
2017 32 MAJ NYY 40 0 36.3 10.40 4.71 2.21 1.73 0.70 67.5% 91.1 MPH 4.95 5.04 .258
2017  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ CWS/HOU/NYY 67 0 60.3 10.74 4.62 2.32 1.49 0.75 67.6% 91.1 MPH 4.77 4.56 .274
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3-Year Averages     71 0 68.1 9.51 3.44 2.77 0.92 79.7% 2.77 3.57 .264
Career     625 8 685.3 9.93 3.77 2.63 1.12 77.8% 3.11 3.90 .253

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Tyler Clippard Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 38.7 1 1 1 0 23 0 0 0
2015 P 32.3 1 2 1 0 16 1 0 0
2016 P 25.3 0 1 0 0 15 0 0 0
2016 P 37.7 0 2 0 0 17 0 0 0
2017 P 10 0 1 0 0 6 0 0 0
2017 P 36.3 0 2 0 0 15 0 0 0
2017 P 14 0 1 0 0 8 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P -1 0 0 0 1 0 0
2015 P 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2016 P 0 -1 0 0 0 0 -1
2016 P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2017 P -1 0 0 0 0 0 -1
2017 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Tyler Clippard    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.

Explain This

2.32 K/BB
WEAK
10.74 K/9
GREAT
4.62 BB/9
TERRIBLE
91.1 MPH Fastball
POOR
1.5 HR/9
POOR
0.75 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

Explain This

4.77 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.29 WHIP
WEAK
4.56 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

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

Explain This

.274 BABIP
AVERAGE
67.6% Strand Rate
LOW

Tyler Clippard: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Clippard allowed a hit and a walk while striking out one during a scoreless inning in Monday's 2-0 loss to Arizona.

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Clippard was activated ahead of Monday's game against the Diamondbacks, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Clippard has been traded to Houston for a player to be named or cash considerations, Larry Hawley of WGN reports.

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Clippard recorded the final two outs of Friday's 6-3 win over the Royals, allowing an inherited runner to score but still picking up his third save of the season.

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Clippard allowed two hits but struck out two batters in the ninth inning to pick up his second save of the season in Tuesday's 8-5 win over the Astros.

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Clippard is expected to settle in as the White Sox's closer for the time being following the trade of Anthony Swarzak to the Brewers on Wednesday.

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Clippard allowed a walkoff double to the only batter he faced in Sunday's 5-4 loss to Kansas City.

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Clippard (1-6) allowed a run on two hits, a walk and a sacrifice fly in Friday's 7-6 extra-inning loss to the Royals.

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Clippard is set to close games for Chicago, according to manager Rick Rentaria, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

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Clippard, who was traded to the White Sox on Tuesday, will be used in late-inning situations, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

The Mets acquired Clippard from the A's in July and much like fellow acquisition Addison Reed, his numbers improved in New York, although a spike in HR/FB (9.4%, compared to a career 8.2% mark) made him more susceptible to the long ball. With consistent flyball tendencies, Clippard is best suited for a cavernous home park, however the D-Backs inked him to a two-year deal this offseason, so he will have to make do in a cramped home environment. His control appeared to erode in the first half of the season with Oakland (12.6% BB%), but the 7.5% walk rate he delivered after the trade was more in line with his 2011-2014 marks with the Nationals and he still misses bats at a steady clip (21.3% K%). Moreover, Clippard has been one of the most durable and consistent relief arms in the game over the past five seasons, holding the opposition below the Mendoza Line on an annual basis. He could be in the mix for saves if Brad Ziegler falters, but Clippard is a better bet for holds than saves in 2016.

2015

Since moving to the bullpen in 2009, Clippard has been almost without question the most consistent and valuable middle reliever in baseball, posting a combined 2.64 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 10.4 K/9 and .179/.266/.318 slash line allowed over 453.2 innings. His lack of save opportunities has usually kept his fantasy value low, a situation that may finally change following a January trade to Oakland. However, Clippard's ability to consistently miss bats while pitching significant innings puts him at the top of the heap regardless of his role when it comes to those high-strikeout setup arms who slip through the cracks at most draft tables, but become invaluable midseason pickups. Batters have shown no signs of figuring out his low-90s fastball/changeup combo so far, and he's remained amazingly durable despite his workload. With A's closer Sean Doolittle expected to miss the start of the season with a rotator cuff injury, Clippard is the favorite to step into the ninth-inning role in Oakland to begin 2015.

2014

Clippard's nasty changeup propelled him to a ridiculous .170 BABIP, but given that it's the second time in three seasons he's had a sub-.200 BABIP, it's maybe less ridiculous for him than it would be for most other pitchers. His declining strikeout rate (9.3 K/9, the first time in four seasons he's been below 10.0) is a concern as well, and even if the Drew Storen trade rumors pan out, Clippard is still stuck behind Rafael Soriano in the Nats' bullpen pecking order. He's a big-name setup man, but Clippard's reputation and price tag may start to outpace his production in 2014.

2013

After Drew Storen went under the knife and a series of other candidates faltered, Nats manager Davey Johnson finally gave Clippard a chance to close and the stalwart setup man did not disappoint. An over-reliance on his normally lethal changeup led to some September struggles though, opening the door for Storen to reclaim his job and sticking Clippard back into his usual high-strikeout eighth-inning role heading into 2013. At the very least, Clippard now has the 'established closer' badge on his profile, so if he gets dangled as trade bait, Clippard won't be the closer of last resort. Alas, with the Nats signing Rafael Soriano, the chances for Clippard closing are a lot slimmer now, outside of a trade to another organization.

2012

Clippard heads in 2012 as the Nationals' top setup man after a terrific 2011. His strikeout rate dropped from 2010 despite a higher swinging strike percentage, but more importantly he lowered his walk rate from 4.06 BB/9IP in 2010 to 2.60 in 2011. Donít expect another season with an ERA below 2.00, as he was lucky in stranding runners (95 percent), and he is an extreme flyball pitcher (60 percent rate). His devastating change-up gives him a reverse platoon split, but his workload over the last two seasons should be cause for concern.

2011

To say that Clippard had a good fantasy season would be an understatement: 11 wins and triple-digit strikeouts for a reliever who probably lasted until the endgame of most drafts and auctions makes for a massive ROI. The increase in his workload is cause for a little concern, but barring injury his fastball/changeup/slider arsenal should keep him among the elite setup men in the game. Depending on how cautious the Nationals want to be in throwing Drew Storen into the ninth-inning fire, Clippard could even work his way into the closer picture. Those strikeouts and potential saves won't come as cheaply in 2011, however.

2010

The Nationals moved Clippard to the bullpen full-time in 2009 and he blossomed, dominating Triple-A before getting called up in June and looking very good as a multi-inning reliever. Long relief seems like a very low-leverage spot for a pitcher with Clippard's ability to miss bats, but given the uncertainty in the Nats' rotation it might be the most useful role they can give him, at least in the short term. He's not likely to be the second coming of Mike Marshall, but the innings and strikeouts could make him more valuable in fantasy terms than your average middle man.

2009

Clippard's control wasn't really good enough for Triple-A, much less the majors, but his strikeout rate move back towards the 9.0 K/9IP mark that he maintained and lower levels and he'll still just be 24 this season. He relies far more on deception than raw stuff, so an adjustment period wasn't a shock, but it's time for him to consolidate what he's learned and carve out a regular spot in the Nationals' rotation.

2008

With a plethora of young, right-handed starters ahead of him on their organizational depth chart, the Yankees shipped Clippard to Washington for reliever Jonathan Albaladejo during the winter meetings in December. Given that he was able to make his major-league debut as a 22-year-old -- starting six games for the Yankees nonetheless -- he should be a good fit in his new home as a No. 3 or No. 4 starter.

2007

Regarded as the next major-league ready starter behind top-prospect Philip Hughes, Clippard will likely spend the 2007 season at Triple-A after a strong 2006 campaign at Double-A Trenton. He'll turn 22 before spring training and should continue to open some eyes for owners in minor league drafts after racking up 175 strikeouts in 28 starts last season. In his four-pitch repertoire, Clippard uses a plus-curveball and a good change-up to keep hitters off balance, while maintaining good control, with 2.98 walks per nine innings.

2006

Clippard had a nice year at Single-A Tampa in 2005 and has emerged as the Yankees' second-best pitching prospect behind Philip Hughes. The 169/34 K/BB ratio is impressive, and while Clippard doesn't have the raw stuff that Hughes does, he has a good feel for what he's doing on the mound. He's worth a look late in minor league drafts.