33-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Everett Teaford in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Everett Teaford Contract Information:
Signed a minor league contract with the Rays in January 2015.
Teaford cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Durham on Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Everett Teaford.
Teaford was expected to reprise his 2012 swingman role last year for the Royals, but early-season shoulder issues prevented him from making the big league roster out of the gate. He managed to toss 95.1 innings for Triple-A Omaha, which included 14 starts in 31 appearances, and he looked strong, posting a 9.4 K/9 rate and finishing with a 3.49 ERA. However, due to the strength of the Royals' bullpen, Teaford received just one call-up and pitched just two-thirds of an inning; hardly a number even worth mentioning. Teaford will compete for a spot in the bullpen during the spring, but he is likely to be more of a situational lefty if he makes the cut, which limits his fantasy utility.
Teaford managed to impress the Royals' brass during a strong spring campaign and was actually considered for the rotation at one point, but the team felt that it would be equally useful to have a lefty work in middle relief with the potential for spot starts and Teaford opened the season in the bullpen. He shuttled back and forth between Kansas City and Triple-A Omaha relatively often, but still managed to make 18 appearances (five starts) for the big club and had a 4.99 ERA with a 1.7 K/BB over 61.1 innings. Teaford has average strikeout potential, as evidenced by his 5.2 K/9, but he still has difficulty commanding the strike zone and keeping the ball in the park at times. He does not blow hitters away as his fastball tops out at 91 mph, but he does a great job of mixing in his cutter, his curve and his change-up to keep batters guessing. Still, he is expected to fill a similar role for the Royals again this season.
Teaford bounced between Triple-A Omaha and the big leagues as predominately a relief pitcher in 2011. While not able to miss bats like he did in the minors, he was able to strike out 28 batters with 14 walks and a 3.27 ERA over 44 innings with the Royals. Of course this came with a .226 BABIP helping him as well. One area of concern for Teaford is his battle with the long ball as his HR/9IP has been at or above 1.29 at four different stops since reaching Double-A Wilmington in 2009. The Royals are expected to allow him to compete for a starting job in their rotation for 2012.