Javy Guerra
Javy Guerra
33-Year-Old PitcherRP
Washington Nationals
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Javy Guerra in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Blue Jays in January of 2019. Waived by the Blue Jays in May of 2019. Claimed off waivers by the Nationals in May of 2019.
Nabs first win as Nat
PWashington Nationals
June 21, 2019
Guerra (1-0) struck out two in a perfect sixth inning Thursday to pick up his first win of the season in a 7-4 victory over the Phillies.
ANALYSIS
The right-hander has been a solid part of the recent turnaround for the Nats' bullpen, posting a 2.35 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 12:3 K:BB through 15.1 innings since being claimed off waivers from the Blue Jays. Guerra likely won't see much high-leverage work, limiting his fantasy appeal, but he's capable of providing useful ratios in deep formats.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-9%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-27%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-10%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .283 176 32 14 45 8 2 5
Since 2017vs Right .257 231 40 15 54 16 1 4
2019vs Left .283 55 11 2 15 3 1 1
2019vs Right .207 102 19 8 19 6 0 2
2018vs Left .275 80 14 8 19 4 1 3
2018vs Right .307 82 16 4 23 7 1 1
2017vs Left .297 41 7 4 11 1 0 1
2017vs Right .279 47 5 3 12 3 0 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-7%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-37%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-27%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-75%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 4.14 1.25 45.2 3 1 1 8.1 3.0 0.8
Since 2017Away 4.47 1.47 48.1 0 1 1 5.8 2.6 0.9
2019Home 4.86 1.38 16.2 1 0 0 8.1 2.7 1.1
2019Away 3.05 1.02 20.2 0 0 1 6.5 2.2 0.4
2018Home 4.79 1.40 20.2 1 1 1 7.8 3.5 0.9
2018Away 6.60 1.67 15.0 0 0 0 7.2 2.4 1.2
2017Home 1.08 0.60 8.1 1 0 0 8.6 2.2 0.0
2017Away 4.26 1.97 12.2 0 1 0 2.8 3.6 1.4
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Stat Review
How does Javy Guerra compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against this season's data (min 20 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.00
 
K/9
7.2
 
BB/9
2.4
 
HR/9
0.7
 
Fastball
93.0 mph
 
ERA
3.86
 
WHIP
1.18
 
BABIP
.292
 
GB/FB
0.91
 
Left On Base
65.3%
 
Exit Velocity
89.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
3.7%
 
Spin Rate
2085 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
38.0%
 
Swinging Strike
9.5%
 
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May 10, 2015
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May 6, 2015
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April 27, 2015
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Tuesday Lineup Card: Rodon Down The Road
April 20, 2015
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The White Sox nabbed Guerra off waivers in March, added him to the active roster in May, and he served in an unimportant middle relief role for the rest of the year. His average fastball velocity was only down a few ticks from his rookie season, when he closed for the Dodgers, and he has added an effective new cutter to his repertoire since joining the Sox's pitching staff. However, his strikeout (7.4 K/9) and walk rates (3.9 BB/9) are both unimpressive for his middle relief standing, and the addition of David Robertson via free agency all but guarantees that Guerra won't be tasked with any save situations in 2015.
With a 5.84 ERA at the time, Guerra was removed from the closer role in favor of Kenley Jansen on May 7 and he failed to notch a single save the rest of the season. However, Guerra responded by posting a 1.38 ERA in 32.2 innings the rest of the way after losing his closer role, but did miss some time with knee and oblique injuries. He managed to add to his medical chart by undergoing a minor shoulder procedure in November, but all signs point to him being 100 percent well before he's due to report to spring training. Expect Guerra back in a setup role in 2013, though he's probably fourth in the pecking order for saves.
When Jonathan Broxton went down with an injury and Hong-Chih Kuo and Vicente Padilla had their own issues, it was ultimately Guerra who stepped up and filled the closer role for the Dodgers. In 46.2 innings, Guerra saved 21 games with a 2.31 ERA and 1.179 WHIP. His 7.33 K/9IP and 3.47 BB/9IP were merely average, so Guerra likely won't be guaranteed the closer job headed into spring training. To maintain that role, he'll have to beat out Kenley Jansen, who seemingly struck out every batter he faced last year (actually a 16.10 K/9IP). Regardless, Guerra will have an important role in a Broxton-less pen this year.
Guerra finished a combined 6-2 with a 2.60 ERA in 51 relief appearances between Low-A Great Lakes and Double-A Chattanooga last season, numbers good enough for the Dodgers to add him to the 40-man roster this winter. He could compete for a bullpen spot this spring, but will have limited fantasy value.
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Added to big-league roster
PWashington Nationals
May 21, 2019
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Claimed by Washington
PWashington Nationals
May 20, 2019
The Nationals claimed Guerra on outright waivers from the Blue Jays on Monday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
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DFA'd by Toronto
PToronto Blue Jays
May 18, 2019
Guerra was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Saturday.
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Back to Triple-A
PToronto Blue Jays
May 18, 2019
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Picks up three-inning save
PToronto Blue Jays
May 17, 2019
Guerra gave up two hits and struck out two over three scoreless innings to record his first save of the season in Friday's 10-2 win over the White Sox.
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