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Anthony Swarzak

32-Year-Old Pitcher – New York Mets

2018 Stats

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2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Last season was a career year for Swarzak, who set career bests in nearly every pitching category. His stellar campaign began with the White Sox, and concluded with the Brewers following a midseason t...

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2018 ADP:  463.36

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STATUS:  10-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Oblique     EST. RETURN:  5/1/2018
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 215   DOB: 9/10/1985
BORN: Fort Lauderdale, FL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox in January of 2017 that includes an invitation to spring training. Traded to the Brewers in July of 2017.

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Anthony Swarzak 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 19 A FOR 10 10 0 59.0 72 24 3 55 11 3 4 0 3.66 1.41
2005 19 A BEL 18 18 0 91.1 81 41 7 101 32 9 5 0 4.04 1.24
2006 20 A A 27 27 1 145.2 131 53 8 131 60 11 7 0 3.27 1.32
2007 21 A FOR 3 3 0 15.7 14 4 0 18 5 0 0 0 2.30 1.21
2007 21 AA NEW 15 14 0 86.3 78 31 6 76 23 5 4 0 3.23 1.17
2008 22 AA NEW 20 20 0 101.7 126 64 12 76 37 3 8 0 5.67 1.60
2008 22 AAA ROC 7 7 0 45.0 41 9 4 26 14 5 0 0 1.80 1.22
2009 23 AAA ROC 13 13 0 79.7 79 29 4 45 21 4 5 0 3.28 1.26
2009 23 MAJ MIN 12 12 0 59.0 76 41 12 34 20 3 7 0 6.25 1.63
2010 24 AAA ROC 22 22 0 111.2 143 77 14 69 38 5 12 0 0 0 6.21 1.63
2011 25 AAA ROC 6 6 0 32.1 35 14 3 25 7 2 1 0 0 0 3.90 1.31
2011 25 MAJ MIN 27 11 0 102.0 111 49 9 55 26 4 7 0 0 0 4.32 1.34
2012 26 MAJ MIN 44 5 0 96.7 106 54 15 62 31 3 6 0 1 1 5.03 1.42
2013 27 MAJ MIN 48 0 0 96.0 89 31 7 69 22 3 2 0 2 3 2.91 1.16
2014 28 MAJ MIN 50 4 0 86.0 100 44 5 47 28 3 2 0 1 3 4.60 1.49
2015 29 AAA COL 6 0 0 5.0 6 2 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 3.60 1.40
2015 29 MAJ CLE 10 0 0 13.3 18 5 1 13 4 0 0 0 0 0 3.38 1.65
2016 30 AAA SCR 15 6 0 46.2 47 20 4 43 8 1 4 7 0 0 3.86 1.19
2016 30 MAJ NYY 26 0 0 31.0 28 19 10 31 7 1 2 0 1 1 5.52 1.13
2017 31 MAJ MIL 29 0 0 29.0 21 8 4 39 9 2 1 1 1 17 2.48 1.03
2017 31 MAJ CWS 41 0 0 48.3 37 12 2 52 13 4 3 1 2 10 2.23 1.03
2017  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ MIL/CWS 70 0 0 77.3 58 20 6 91 22 6 4 2 3 27 2.33 1.03
2018 32 MAJ NYM 2 0 0 2.3 1 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 3.86 0.86
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3-Year Averages     35 0 0 40.6 34 14 5 45 11 2 2 0 1 9 3.11 1.11
Career  (View All)     289 32 0 563.7 587 264 66 405 161 23 30 2 4.22 1.33

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Anthony Swarzak 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
Mar. 31 StL 1.3 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.86 0.86
Mar. 29 StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.2 IP/G
2.3 1 1 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1 3.86 0.86
Last 60 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.2 IP/G
2.3 1 1 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1 3.86 0.86

Anthony Swarzak Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20185101001.200
2017110261219121.198
20164515510203.250

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20184210000.000
2017193651039615.218
20167916218407.240

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20182.30003113.860.86
201738.3320541142.580.99
201618.711020255.301.07

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201739.0322371122.081.08
201612.301011555.841.22
Anthony Swarzak vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Anthony Swarzak 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 19 A FOR 10 10 59.0 8.39 1.68 5.00 0.46 73.8% 3.66 2.56 .383
2005 19 A BEL 18 18 91.1 9.98 3.16 3.16 0.69 67.9% 4.04 3.04 .322
2006 20 A A 27 27 145.2 8.12 3.72 2.18 0.50 75.4% 3.27 3.37 .306
2007 21 A FOR 3 3 15.7 10.34 2.87 3.60 0.00 78.9% 2.30 2.05 .348
2007 21 AA NEW 15 14 86.3 7.92 2.40 3.30 0.63 73.7% 3.23 3.32 .301
2008 22 AA NEW 20 20 101.7 6.73 3.28 2.05 1.06 65.6% 5.67 4.42 .351
2008 22 AAA ROC 7 7 45.0 5.20 2.80 1.86 0.80 90.2% 1.80 4.40 .268
2009 23 AAA ROC 13 13 79.7 5.08 2.37 2.14 0.45 74% 3.28 3.63 .295
2009 23 MAJ MIN 12 12 59.0 5.19 3.05 1.70 1.83 0.87 65.5% 90.3 MPH 6.25 5.74 .326
2010 24 AAA ROC 22 22 111.2 5.58 3.08 1.82 1.13 62.3% 6.21 4.76 .345
2011 25 AAA ROC 6 6 32.1 7.01 1.96 3.57 0.84 71.8% 3.90 3.51 .328
2011 25 MAJ MIN 27 11 102.0 4.85 2.29 2.12 0.79 0.92 68.8% 91.3 MPH 4.32 4.21 .305
2012 26 MAJ MIN 44 5 96.7 5.77 2.89 2.00 1.40 1.22 68% 92.2 MPH 5.03 4.90 .302
2013 27 MAJ MIN 48 0 96.0 6.47 2.06 3.14 0.66 1.31 76.9% 92.0 MPH 2.91 3.43 .289
2014 28 MAJ MIN 50 4 86.0 4.92 2.93 1.68 0.52 1.28 68.3% 92.2 MPH 4.60 3.84 .327
2015 29 AAA COL 6 0 5.0 9.00 1.80 5.00 0.00 71.4% 3.60 1.80 .397
2015 29 MAJ CLE 10 0 13.3 8.78 2.70 3.25 0.68 2.00 81% 92.2 MPH 3.38 3.13 .409
2016 30 AAA SCR 15 6 46.2 8.38 1.56 5.38 0.78 68.6% 3.86 2.98 .330
2016 30 MAJ NYY 26 0 31.0 9.00 2.03 4.43 2.90 1.15 64% 93.4 MPH 5.52 6.17 .242
2017 31 MAJ MIL 29 0 29.0 12.10 2.79 4.33 1.24 1.43 84.6% 94.7 MPH 2.48 3.44 .284
2017 31 MAJ CWS 41 0 48.3 9.68 2.42 4.00 0.37 1.19 79.2% 94.7 MPH 2.23 2.39 .293
2017  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ MIL/CWS 70 0 77.3 10.59 2.56 4.14 0.70 1.27 81.1% 94.7 MPH 2.33 2.74 .290
2018 32 MAJ NYM 2 0 2.3 11.57 3.86 3.00 3.86 0.25 100% 94.6 MPH 3.86 7.49 .000
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 .8 9.69 2.58 3.76 0.90 76.7% 3.01 3.21 .292
Rest Of Season     0 0 51.5 10.16 2.55 3.98 1.12 77.3% 3.12 3.41 .291
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3-Year Averages     35 0 40.6 9.99 2.44 4.09 1.11 77.5% 3.11 3.40 .295
Career     289 32 563.7 6.47 2.57 2.52 1.05 71% 4.22 4.17 .305

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Anthony Swarzak 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 13.3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 31 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 48.3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 48.3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 29 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 29 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 2.3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Anthony Swarzak    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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3.00 K/BB
GOOD
11.57 K/9
GREAT
3.86 BB/9
WEAK
94.6 MPH Fastball
GOOD
3.9 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.25 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

Explain This

3.86 ERA
WEAK
0.86 WHIP
ELITE
7.49 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

Explain This

.000 BABIP
LOW
100.0% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Anthony Swarzak: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Swarzak (oblique) will begin a throwing program at the Mets' spring training facility this week, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

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Swarzak has a mild-to-moderate oblique strain and will be out of action for at least a few weeks, Tim Britton of The Athletic New York reports.

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The Mets placed Swarzak (oblique) on the 10-day disabled list Monday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

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Swarzak will have an MRI on his left oblique Monday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

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Swarzak exited Saturday's game against the Cardinals with a sore left oblique, Tim Britton of The Athletic New York reports.

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Swarzak exited Saturday's game against the Cardinals with an apparent injury, Tim Britton of The Athletic New York reports.

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Manager Mickey Callaway said Swarzak (calf) will face no restrictions for the remainder of camp, Tim Britton of The Athletic New York reports.

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Swarzak (calf) tossed two innings during a simulated game Wednesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

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2018

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2017

After spending parts of six seasons in the AL Central, Swarzak took his talents to the Bronx and signed with the Yankees shortly before the start of spring training. He split time in the minors as both a starter and reliever, and while he wasn't dominant in either role, he was able to play his way onto the big league roster for a large portion of the season. The 31-year-old saw his average fastball velocity spike up to 93.4 mph in his latest major league stint, and he was able to leverage that into a 9.0 K/9 and 2.0 BB/9, marks that were the best of his career. There was plenty of bad, however, as he also allowed 10 home runs in just 31 innings en route to a 5.52 ERA and 6.11 FIP. He'll compete for a low-leverage bullpen role with the White Sox during spring training, although this situation offers very little fantasy upside even if he does make the 25-man roster.

2015

Swarzak took a massive step back in 2014, with his ERA jumping by nearly 170 points, which was in large part due to his regression against right-handed hitters. Opposing right-handers hit .293/.333/.435 against Swarzak, up from .233/.270/.270 in 2013. He also saw a sharp drop in his strikeout rate, as his K/9 average plummeted to 4.9 from 6.5 K/9 in 2013. Still, Swarzak possesses a rubber arm that can work in a swing role and still had decent velocity with an average 92 mph fastball. He could find a swingman role again in 2015 after signing a minor league deal with the Indians in January.

2014

Swarzak had a productive season in long relief for the Twins in 2013, posting a 2.91 ERA over 96 innings out of the bullpen; and while he doesn't typically strike batters out, his 6.5 K/9 mark was the best of his career. The Twins have said they like Swarzak in the long relief role and he has not been a candidate for the starting rotation recently, but that thinking could change during the spring depending on the number of open spots the team has available heading into Opening Day.

2013

Swarzak reprised his role as a swingman in Minnesota's bullpen making five starts and posting a better numbers as a reliever (4.05 ERA), but there was not too much to get excited about. He has underwhelming strikeout rates (5.8 K/9) and neither his control nor groundball rates are impressive enough to overcome his lack of missed bats. He is also struggled to keep the ball in the park in his career, giving up 15 homers last season. He may enter the spring with a long-relief job again, but it is hard to see where he finds a prominent role.

2012

After a disappointing 2010 season in Triple-A, Swarzak had a surprisingly productive season as a spot starter and longer reliever and enters 2012 with an outside shot at winning a spot in the rotation. Swarzak started the season slow at Triple-A with a 4.87 ERA and then was hit hard in a spot start for the Twins in April. He got another shot amid several injuries and had strong outings in his next four starts (2.08 ERA) which led to him making the rotation in late August, where he struggled with a 5.85 ERA. In between, he worked in long relief and had a decent overall 4.32 ERA. However, he had a poor strikeout rate (4.85 K/9IP) and his strikeout rates were never impressive in the minors. He also was helped by a below average BAPIP (.292) and low HR/FB rate (6.2 percent). He may win a swingman role again, but he's unlikely to duplicate even last year's moderate success.

2011

A few years ago Swarzak was seen as a top prospect for the Twins with a plus fastball and curveball in the low minors, but his career appears to have regressed. He struggled in his first trip to the majors in 2009 and began last season at Triple-A where he again averaged less than six strikeouts per nine innings while still having problems with the long ball. He missed six weeks after breaking a toe in mid April, so injuries may have been a factor. However, he'll need a strong season at Triple-A before he's considered a possible impact player in the majors again.

2010

Swarzak got his first taste of the majors last season when injuries created a spot in the Minnesota rotation and he started strong by going 4-4 with a 3.74 ERA in his first eight starts. He then faded quickly and went 0-4 with a 14.85 ERA in August and was moved to the bullpen. In the lower minors, Swarzak was praised for having outstanding stuff with a plus fastball and curveball, but his strikeout rates have continued to decline as he's moved to higher levels. He averaged less than six strikeouts per nine innings in both Triple-A and the majors last season, which limits his ceiling. He also gave up too many home runs in the majors, but that wasn't a problem in the minors. He could begin the season in the Triple-A rotation or at the back end of the Minnesota bullpen and is one of the top two or three options should an opening arise in the Minnesota rotation.

2009

Swarzak may have the best stuff of any Minnesota pitching prospect with a plus fastball and curve ball, but his stock fell slightly after a up-and-down season. He struggled at Double-A last season where his control slipped, but still got a promotion to Triple-A and thrived by going 5-0 with a 1.80 ERA. However, his numbers at Triple-A may look a little rosy with just a 26:14 K:BB ratio in 45 innings. He could fight for a spot in the Minnesota bullpen as early as next spring, but most likely begins the year in Triple-A. At just 23, he still has a lot of upside, but his declining ratios cooled his white-hot prospect status.

2008

Swarzak is perhaps Minnesota's top pitching prospect with a mid-90s fastball that has produced strong strikeout rates. He improved his control last season and at age 21 was a little young for his competition. However, he served a 50-game suspension for a second violation of baseball's drug policy for a "drug of abuse" (not a performance enhancing drug, but cocaine, marijuana, amphetamines or other narcotics). If he can avoid problems off the field, a strong start at Double-A could see him in the majors late in 2008. He's one to grab in keeper leagues.

2007

Swarzak, a second-round pick in 2004 out of high school, could rise to the top of Minnesota's list of pitching prospects after his solid year at high-A. He needs to refine his mechanics a bit more and sharpen his control, but improved as the season went on and posted a 7-2 record and 1.66 ERA in his last 10 starts. A strong season at Double-A could make him a factor in the big leagues in 2008.

2006

Swarzak, a second-round pick in 2004 out of high school in Florida, has only above average stuff, but very good command. He posted a 55/11 K/BB ratio at High-A and then continued to impress with a 101/32 K/BB ratio at Double-A. A strong full year at Double-A could make him a factor at the big league level as soon as 2007.