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Felipe Vazquez

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

2018 Stats

W-L

2-1

ERA

3.60

WHIP

1.30

K

22

SV

9

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Acquired from Washington in the 2016 Mark Melancon trade, Rivero vaulted into the upper echelon of relievers with his performance last season. He added three whole ticks to his fastball (98.5 mph), wh...

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2018 ADP:  86.22

Rank (Overall): Hidden

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 209   DOB: 7/5/1991   BORN: San Felipe, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By TB In 2008   Show ContractHide Contract

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Felipe Vazquez Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $22 million contract extension in January of 2018. The deal includes a pair of club options worth $10 million each.

May 24, 2018  –  Felipe Vazquez News

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Vazquez blew his second save in as many outings Wednesday, allowing a pair of inherited runners to score via run-producing singles.

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Felipe Vazquez 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
2011 19 R PRI 14 12 0 60.1 64 31 7 57 13 3 3 0 0 0 4.62 1.28
2012 20 A BOW 27 21 0 113.1 115 43 5 98 29 8 8 0 0 0 3.41 1.27
2013 21 A+ CHA 25 23 2 127.0 122 48 7 91 52 9 7 0 0 0 3.40 1.37
2014 22 R GUL 3 3 0 6.0 4 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.83
2014 22 A HAG 1 1 0 4.0 3 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.75
2014 22 AA HAR 10 10 0 43.2 45 20 4 38 18 2 7 0 0 0 4.12 1.46
2015 23 AAA SYR 8 0 0 6.2 8 5 0 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 6.75 2.10
2015 23 MAJ WAS 49 0 0 48.3 35 15 2 43 11 2 1 2 1 6 2.79 0.95
2016 24 MAJ WAS 47 0 0 49.7 43 25 4 53 15 0 3 1 1 16 4.53 1.17
2016 24 MAJ PIT 28 0 0 27.3 23 10 3 39 18 1 3 0 2 10 3.29 1.50
2016  (Multiple Teams) 24 MAJ WAS/PIT 75 0 0 77.0 66 35 7 92 33 1 6 1 3 26 4.09 1.29
2017 25 MAJ PIT 73 0 0 75.3 47 14 4 88 20 5 3 21 2 14 1.67 0.89
2018 26 MAJ PIT 20 0 0 20.0 19 8 0 22 7 2 1 9 2 0 3.60 1.30
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3-Year Averages     65 0 0 66.9 49 21 4 74 21 2 3 8 2 15 2.83 1.05
Career  (View All)     217 0 0 220.7 167 72 13 245 71 10 11 33 2.94 1.08

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Felipe Vazquez 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
May. 23 @Cin 1.3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 3.60 1.30
May. 20 SD 0.0 4 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 3.86 1.29
May. 17 SD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.41 1.07
May. 16 CWS 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.55 1.13
May. 12 SF 1.7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.70 1.14
May. 9 @CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.00 1.20
May. 8 @CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.21 1.29
May. 4 @Mil 1.7 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.46 1.38
Apr. 27 StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.97 1.41
Apr. 26 Det 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.35 1.55
Apr. 25 Det 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.82 1.39
Apr. 21 @Phi 0.3 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 1.44
Apr. 15 @Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.13
Apr. 14 @Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 5.14 1.29
Apr. 12 @ChC 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.00 1.50
Apr. 10 @ChC 1.3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 7.20 1.60
Apr. 5 Cin 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 9.82 1.64
Apr. 1 @Det 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 13.50 1.88
Apr. 1 @Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 21.60 2.40
Mar. 30 @Det 0.7 1 4 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 54.00 6.00
Last 14 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
5.0 7 4 3 0 1 5 0 0 0 1-1 2 2 0 5.40 1.60
Last 30 Games (Team)
11 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
11.7 11 4 3 0 3 11 0 0 0 2-1 4 2 0 2.31 1.20
Last 60 Games (Team)
20 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
20.0 19 10 8 0 7 22 0 2 0 2-1 9 2 0 3.60 1.30

Felipe Vazquez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20189401000.111
2017933857100.082
201610622926501.289

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20187818718300.254
2017207501540504.211
2016221702440806.204

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20187.72137203.521.43
201744.33313511132.230.90
201638.7021441343.491.11

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201812.300615503.651.22
201731.020837910.870.87
201638.3140482034.701.46
Felipe Vazquez vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Felipe Vazquez 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
2011 19 R PRI 14 12 60.1 8.54 1.95 4.38 1.05 65.7% 4.62 3.77 .336
2012 20 A BOW 27 21 113.1 7.80 2.31 3.38 0.40 72.7% 3.41 2.97 .332
2013 21 A+ CHA 25 23 127.0 6.45 3.69 1.75 0.50 75.4% 3.40 3.88 .301
2014 22 R GUL 3 3 6.0 9.00 1.50 6.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.70 .268
2014 22 A HAG 1 1 4.0 13.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.20 .362
2014 22 AA HAR 10 10 43.2 7.92 3.75 2.11 0.83 72.9% 4.12 4.03 .328
2015 23 AAA SYR 8 0 6.2 7.26 7.26 1.00 0.00 61.5% 6.75 4.01 .391
2015 23 MAJ WAS 49 0 48.3 8.01 2.05 3.91 0.37 1.58 70.5% 95.4 MPH 2.79 2.70 .261
2016 24 MAJ WAS 47 0 49.7 9.60 2.72 3.53 0.72 1.58 61.1% 95.8 MPH 4.53 3.32 .309
2016 24 MAJ PIT 28 0 27.3 12.84 5.93 2.17 0.99 2.21 81.6% 95.8 MPH 3.29 3.86 .344
2016  (Multiple Teams) 24 MAJ WAS/PIT 75 0 77.0 10.75 3.86 2.79 0.82 1.74 69.6% 95.8 MPH 4.09 3.32 .320
2017 25 MAJ PIT 73 0 75.3 10.51 2.39 4.40 0.48 1.92 84.1% 98.5 MPH 1.67 2.51 .257
2018 26 MAJ PIT 20 0 20.0 9.90 3.15 3.14 0.00 1.18 69.2% 96.8 MPH 3.60 2.05 .356
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 10.66 3.35 3.19 0.65 77.1% 2.77 -0.32 .286
Next 7 Days     0 0 3.5 10.59 3.41 3.10 0.66 76.5% 2.85 2.94 .285
Rest Of Season     0 0 50.4 10.45 3.15 3.32 0.62 76.5% 2.75 2.82 .284
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3-Year Averages     65 0 66.9 9.96 2.83 3.52 0.54 74.2% 2.83 2.71 .282
Career     217 0 220.7 9.99 2.90 3.45 0.53 73.8% 2.94 2.74 .290

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Felipe Vazquez Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2015 48.3 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 49.7 2 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2016 27.3 1 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 75.3 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 11.3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Felipe Vazquez    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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3.14 K/BB
GOOD
9.90 K/9
GOOD
3.15 BB/9
AVERAGE
96.8 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
1.18 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.60 ERA
WEAK
1.30 WHIP
WEAK
2.05 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.356 BABIP
HIGH
69.2% Strand Rate
LOW

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Felipe Vazquez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Vazquez, who allowed three earned runs without retiring a batter Sunday, will look to rebound Tuesday against the Reds.

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Vazquez (2-1) allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits without recording an out to blow the save and take the loss Sunday against the Padres.

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Vazquez struck out the side in a 1-2-3 inning Thursday to record his ninth save of the season.

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Vazquez allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday to pick up his eighth save of the season in a 3-2 win over the White Sox.

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Vazquez worked a perfect ninth inning Wednesday to collect his seventh save of the season in a 6-5 win over the White Sox.

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Vazquez threw 1.2 scoreless innings for a save Friday against the Brewers, striking out two and walking one with one hit allowed.

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Vazquez (1-0) earned the win after tossing a scoreless ninth inning Thursday against the Tigers.

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Vazquez struck out two batters in a scoreless relief inning Sunday against Miami.

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Vazquez pitched a clean ninth inning to record his fifth save of the season Saturday against the Marlins.

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After allowing four earned runs on Opening Day, Vazquez has strung together five straight scoreless outings covering 5.1 innings.

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Vazquez threw 1.1 shutout innings and earned his fourth save of the year Tuesday as the Pirates beat the Cubs 8-5.

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Rivero legally changed his last name to Vazquez in honor of his sister, Elizabeth Bloom of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Rivero picked up his third save in a 5-2 win over the Reds on Thursday, allowing a hit and logging a strikeout in a scoreless ninth inning.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

The Pirates are extremely high on Rivero, and there's talk he could close if Tony Watson falters or is traded. Acquired as part of the Mark Melancon deadline deal, the 26-year-old southpaw throws easy gas, averaging 95.8 mph with his heater. Oddly, Rivero's splits against left-handed hitters (.286/.387/.378) and righties (.203/.290/.337) go against conventional thinking. In any case, there's thought that he could fill an Andrew Miller-like role, throwing multiple high-leverage innings. Pittsburgh and pitching coach Ray Searage have found success molding relievers into closers, and it wouldn't be surprising to see Rivero follow in the footsteps of Joel Hanrahan and Jason Grilli. He will come fairly cheap on draft day, and should be able to offer solid ratios while owners hope for an opening in the ninth inning role.

2016

One of the few bright spots in the Nationals' bullpen last year, Rivero's season very nearly ended before it began after he was hospitalized with a burst ulcer in his stomach in April. Surgery and a slow recovery kept him out of the majors for six weeks, but once he rejoined the bullpen he did his best to make up for the lost time, posting a 12:2 K:BB ratio in 10.1 June innings. By the end of the year, after both Drew Storen and Jonathan Papelbon had taken themselves out of the picture, Rivero found himself in the closer role and picked up his first two big league saves. A left-hander with a big fastball and solid slider, he was almost as tough on righties (.198/.255/.344) as he was on lefties (.198/.242/.244), which could give him an inside track on retaining the closer job in 2016. Both Papelbon and Storen are still Nats property heading into the offseason, however, so it's more likely that Rivero finds himself as a set-up man in 2016.

2015

At this point, Rivero is purely a wild card as far as prospects go. Acquired from the Rays in the Nate Karns deal before the start of the 2014 season, the skinny left-hander struggled to stay healthy last year. When he was on the field he battled the same control issues he faced in the Tampa organization. His raw stuff is eye-opening, and lefties with mid-90s heat, sharp curves and workable changeups will keep getting chances to put it all together long past the point when it's obvious they won't. Barring a catastrophic injury or development spike that carries him all the way to the major league bullpen, Rivero will have a permanent spot on Nationals' top prospect lists for the foreseeable future.

2014

Rivero has been worked slowly in the Rays' organization, spending a full season at each stop along the way. He was productive in 2013 with High-A Charlotte, pitching in 25 games with 23 of those being starts. The southpaw is known to have a solid fastball, despite his thin frame (6'0", 150). He also confidently mixes in his secondary pitches, though they are thought to need some development before he can reach the majors. He posted a 3.40 ERA, which included two shutouts and 91 strikeouts in 127 innings. His walk rate increased slightly last season, but it seems likely he will spend most of the 2014 season one rung up the ladder with Double-A Montgomery.