Javy Guerra
Javy Guerra
34-Year-Old PitcherRP
Washington Nationals
2020 Fantasy Outlook
One of a series of relievers acquired mid-season by Washington in 2019 to bolster their beleaguered bullpen, Guerra was largely underwhelming in his time with the club. In 40 games with the Nationals, the veteran posted a 4.86 ERA (4.50 FIP) and allowed nine home runs in 53.2 innings. Between Toronto and Washington, Guerra gave up more fly balls than grounders for the first time in his career (0.82 GB/FB) and, accordingly, was pounded for a career-worst 1.33 HR/9. The right-hander did improve in some areas -- both his 5.9 BB% and 19.9 K% continued a recent trend in a positive direction -- and his .255 xBA was his best mark in the past five seasons. That could be something to build upon, but Guerra is entering his age-34 campaign and is not guaranteed a roster spot after signing a minor-league deal in the offseason. Even if he does stick in the Nats' bullpen, he isn't worth consideration in fantasy leagues. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals in December of 2019.
Grabs second hold
PWashington Nationals
August 5, 2020
Guerra allowed two hits and struck out two in a scoreless eighth inning Tuesday to record his second hold of the season in a win over the Mets.
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Sean Doolittle has had a rough start to the year and Will Harris (groin) is still on the shelf, so manager Dave Martinez has had to get creative with his setup crew in front of Daniel Hudson. Guerra has stepped up in their place, posting a 1.93 ERA, 0.64 WHIP and 4:0 K:BB through 4.2 innings over three appearances. If he continues pitching well, he could remain in a high-leverage role even after the Nats bullpen is back at full strength.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
19
Last 10 Games
19
Last 5 Games
19
How many pitches does Javy Guerra generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-64%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-11%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-10%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .270 208 37 15 51 9 2 9
Since 2018vs Right .253 260 56 14 61 15 2 6
2020vs Left .250 8 2 0 2 0 0 1
2020vs Right .091 11 4 0 1 0 0 0
2019vs Left .268 120 21 7 30 5 1 5
2019vs Right .239 167 36 10 37 8 1 5
2018vs Left .275 80 14 8 19 4 1 3
2018vs Right .307 82 16 4 23 7 1 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-6%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-18%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-27%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 4.66 1.30 63.2 3 2 2 8.3 2.4 1.6
Since 2018Away 4.96 1.28 45.1 1 0 1 6.8 2.4 0.8
2020Home 1.59 0.53 5.2 0 0 0 9.5 0.0 1.6
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 5.06 1.37 37.1 2 1 1 8.4 2.2 1.9
2019Away 4.15 1.09 30.1 1 0 1 6.5 2.4 0.6
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
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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 2019 data (min 30 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
0.00
 
K/9
9.5
 
BB/9
0.0
 
HR/9
1.6
 
Fastball
92.4 mph
 
ERA
1.59
 
WHIP
0.53
 
BABIP
.167
 
GB/FB
0.67
 
Left On Base
125.0%
 
Exit Velocity
85.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.0%
 
Spin Rate
2204 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
25.0%
 
Swinging Strike
12.0%
 
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April 27, 2015
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Locked into Opening Day roster
PWashington Nationals
July 23, 2020
The Nationals selected Guerra's contract Wednesday.
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Headed for summer camp
PWashington Nationals
June 29, 2020
Guerra has been named to the Nationals' 60-man player pool, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
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Lands back with Washington
PWashington Nationals
December 9, 2019
Guerra signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals on Monday, Evan Drellich of The Athletic reports.
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Bound for open market
PFree Agent
December 2, 2019
Guerra was non-tendered by the Nationals on Monday, Byron Kerr of MASN Sports reports.
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Added to NLCS roster
PWashington Nationals
October 11, 2019
Guerra was added to the Nationals' roster ahead of the NLCS against the Cardinals.
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