Tim Collins
Tim Collins
29-Year-Old PitcherRP
Chicago Cubs
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Tim Collins in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Cubs in March of 2019.
Summoned to majors
PChicago Cubs
June 13, 2019
Collins was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.
Collins will provide an additional left-handed arm out of the bullpen for Chicago's upcoming series against the Dodgers. He'll take the roster spot of Carl Edwards Jr. (back), who was sent to the injured list Thursday. In five appearances for the Cubs this season, the southpaw has compiled a 3.86 ERA, 1.93 WHIP and 2:2 K:BB in 4.2 innings.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .255 63 14 8 14 3 0 4
Since 2017vs Right .300 68 11 7 18 3 0 2
2019vs Left .400 12 0 2 4 2 0 1
2019vs Right .278 20 4 1 5 1 0 0
2018vs Left .222 51 14 6 10 1 0 3
2018vs Right .310 48 7 6 13 2 0 2
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
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Since 2017Home 3.00 1.53 15.0 0 0 0 7.2 5.4 0.6
Since 2017Away 5.65 1.67 14.1 0 0 0 8.2 3.8 3.1
2019Home 4.91 2.18 3.2 0 0 0 0.0 4.9 0.0
2019Away 3.00 1.33 3.0 0 0 0 12.0 3.0 3.0
2018Home 2.38 1.32 11.1 0 0 0 9.5 5.6 0.8
2018Away 6.35 1.76 11.1 0 0 0 7.1 4.0 3.2
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Tim Collins 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.
    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.
92.2 mph
Left On Base
Exit Velocity
88.5 mph
Spin Rate
2333 rpm
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
Swinging Strike
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Collins spent all of 2015 on the shelf as a result of his Tommy John surgery in March. He played a small role on the Royals' deep bullpen in 2014 and even got to pitch on their postseason roster, posting a 3.86 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP in the majors. The Royals' bullpen is still very deep, and with Franklin Morales and Danny Duffy providing left-handed relief, it will be tough for Collins to log too many high-leverage innings once he returns sometime during the 2016 season.
Collins spit time between Triple-A Omaha and the big league club in 2014, working primarily in middle relief for the Royals. He posted an impressive 11.9 K/9 over 42.1 innings of Triple-A work, but was unable to sustain that in the majors, as his rate dipped to 6.4 K/9 over 21 MLB innings. Collins worked primarily as a lefty specialist, allowing just two extra-base hits to left-handed hitters while with the Royals. This performance earned the 25-year-old a spot on the ALDS roster, where he ended up logging 5.2 postseason innings. On most clubs, Collins would be one of the better bullpen options, but for a Kansas City bullpen that is one of the best in the majors, he's limited to pitching in low-leverage situations, ultimately limiting his potential impact.
Collins took a step backward in 2013, largely due to command issues that plagued him throughout the first half of the season. Up until the All-Star break, he struggled to find the strike zone, which resulted in a walk rate of 13.6 percent and elevated his pitch count; not something you want to see in your lefty specialist. Forcing himself to throw strikes didn't help either as he became much more hittable, even in low-leverage situations. But a corner was turned in the second half and Collins completely turned things around, increasing his strikeout rate, reducing the walks and stranding runners at a rate of just over 78 percent. He continuously jammed hitters, forcing an infield fly rate that jumped over 17 percent. He'll continue in his same role in 2014, but will obviously be watched with a little more scrutiny in the early going of the season in an effort to avoid a repeat of last year's struggles.
In just his second full season in the majors, Collins proved to be one of the Royals' most reliable pitchers out of the bullpen. He finished the season with a 5-4 record and a 3.36 ERA and set a new club record for left-handed relievers with 93 strikeouts over 69.2 innings. The growth that he's shown from his rookie season includes an improved K/BB, a lower WHIP and even a slight uptick in velocity - all of which shows he can maintain his success. His fantasy value is limited as he does not accrue saves or even holds, but he can be a solid ratio stabilizer and a decent source of strikeouts when you need someone to fill a roster spot.
After spending time in the Blue Jays and Braves minor league systems in 2010, "Tiny Tim" broke through to the majors with the Royals in 2011. He pitched 67 innings with 60 strikeouts, 48 walks, and a 3.63 ERA. His penchant for walks really hurt him, which is surprising considering he had never really had an issue with his control in the minors. Relying on three pitches, Collins has the potential to strikeout more batters than he showed in his rookie season. Only 22, he's likely to continue to hone his skills in middle relief in 2012.
Collins pitched for three organizations in 2010, but looks like he'll settle with Kansas City in 2011. He posted a 2.02 ERA with 15 saves between Double- and Triple-A last year and will be given a shot to join a Royals team with bullpen issues and few veteran arms blocking the way.
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Optioned to Triple-A
PChicago Cubs
May 27, 2019
Collins was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Monday.
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Summoned to majors
PChicago Cubs
May 25, 2019
Collins was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Saturday.
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Bound for minors
PChicago Cubs
April 25, 2019
The Cubs optioned Collins to Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports.
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Called up by Cubs
PChicago Cubs
April 10, 2019
Collins was called up by the Cubs on Wednesday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.
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Signing with Cubs
PChicago Cubs
March 24, 2019
Collins signed a one-year, major-league deal with the Cubs on Sunday but will be optioned to Triple-A Iowa, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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