Salas
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
4-4
ERA
4.50
WHIP
1.325
K
30
SV
0
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Salas will contend for a role in the later innings after signing with the Angels, but the 32-year-old could quickly fall down the bullpen pecking order if he's unable to curb his issues with the long ball. Salas served up seven home runs across 58.2 innings with the Mets an... read more
Salas will contend for a role in the later innings after signing with the Angels, but the 32-year-old could quickly fall down the bullpen pecking order if he's unable to curb his issues with the long ball. Salas served up seven home runs across 58.2 innings with the Mets and Angels in 2017.
LEAGUE: Free Agent    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'2"    WT: 200 lbs.    DOB: 5/30/1985    College: None    Drafted: 2007Show Contract
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Fernando Salas Contract Info:
Signed a minor-league contract with the Braves in July of 2018.
Let go by Braves
PFree Agent  
August 13, 2018
Salas was released by Atlanta on Monday.
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2018 Stat Review for Fernando Salas
2.31 K/BB
WEAK
6.75 K/9
POOR
2.92 BB/9
AVERAGE
90.5 MPH Fastball
POOR
1.1 HR/9
WEAK
1.16 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
4.50 ERA
POOR
1.33 WHIP
WEAK
4.38 FIP
POOR
0.297 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
68.8 % Strand Rate
LOW
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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  1. Fernando Salas 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Fernando Salas 2017 Preseason Outlook
    It was essentially a tale of two seasons for Salas, as he was able to turn a brutal first half of the year into a fairly impressive finish. He carried a 5.05 ERA with eight home runs allowed into the halfway point but followed that up with a 2.48 mark with 34 strikeouts in 32.2 innings in the back half. Though he started getting some save opportunities with the Angels once he started turning it around, Salas was dealt to the Mets at the end of August. The 31-year-old was especially effective with his new club over the final month, working to a 2.08 ERA and 9.9 K/9 while not issuing a single walk in 17 appearances. The six saves he recorded in 2016 were his first since closing with the Cardinals in 2011, and though his HR/9 spiked to a career-worst 1.5, his strong finish to the season will likely allow him to find his way into high-leverage situations again with the Mets in 2017.
  3. Fernando Salas 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Salas' ERA jumped back over 4.00 in 2015, but his strikeout and walk rates improved dramatically, as his 10.5 K/9 and 1.7 BB/9 both represented career-best marks. He induced more groundballs than he did in 2014, but his HR/FB rate jumped to a career-high of 10.8%. This could help to explain the spike in ERA, as his xFIPs from the two seasons (3.23 and 3.21) are practically identical. Salas relied on what Pitch F/X refers to as a knuckle curve heavily last season, throwing it more than a quarter of the time, and while it was merely an average pitch in his repertoire, it led to fewer changeups. The changeup was his worst pitch last year. Heading into 2016, Salas could be on the verge of big production if his home run rate can stabilize, though he remains behind Huston Street and Joe Smith in the pecking order for saves.
  4. Fernando Salas 2015 Preseason Outlook
    Salas was acquired by the Angels as a secondary piece in the trade to acquire David Freese from the Cardinals in November of 2013, after he posted an ERA above 4.00 in two consecutive seasons with St. Louis. Initially expected to serve as depth, Salas immediately made an impact in the Halos' bullpen, notching a 3.38 ERA in 58.2 innings. For the first time since his breakout season in 2011, Salas combined a high strikeout rate (25.5%) with a low walk rate (5.9%). He may have also been aided by a return of some velocity, as his average fastball rose to 91.2 mph after being clocked at 90.4 in 2013. Heading into 2015, Salas looks primed to reprise his role in the middle innings, but may not be a good source of holds, as he collected just eight while notching five wins last season.
  5. Fernando Salas 2014 Preseason Outlook
    Salas had another down year in 2013 and even found himself in Triple-A for part of the summer. Most of his advanced numbers do little to explain his season, as he displayed a solid walk rate (1.9 BB/9), and was mostly able to avoid the long ball, giving up just three. Perhaps the biggest cause for concern with Salas was diminished velocity on his fastball, as he lost a full mph from his previous season. Salas was traded to the Angels in the David Freese deal, and he will serve as bullpen depth again in 2014. He's unlikely to provide much value in most leagues, although being in a weaker bullpen with Anaheim offers a clearer path to saves than he had in St. Louis.
  6. Fernando Salas 2013 Preseason Outlook
    After saving 24 games in 2011 and pitching well enough to earn a significant role in the bullpen last season, things didn't go so well for Salas in the early going. On July 1 his ERA stood at 6.04 and he'd already had a brief stint with Triple-A Memphis. Salas righted the ship in the second half, including a nice July/August run of 24.2 IP, 13 H, 26:6 K:BB, and a 1.46 ERA. So who is the real Fernando Salas? The one in 2011 and those two months of 2012, or the one who struggled the rest of the season? The answer will likely determine what his role is this year, but he should get the ball a lot regardless.
  7. Fernando Salas 2012 Preseason Outlook
    Of all the closers the Cardinals tried out last year, Salas held the job the longest. Unfortunately for him, though, he didn't have the job at the end of the year, and he won't have it at the start of 2012 either. It certainly wasn't his overall numbers that got him the boot, but more likely the two blown saves in August combined with the emergence of Jason Motte. Still, with a 75:21 K:BB, 0.947 WHIP and 2.28 ERA, Salas, who closed for Triple-A Memphis in 2010, will be an important part of the St. Louis bullpen again this year.
  8. Fernando Salas 2011 Preseason Outlook
    Salas was up and down so many times last season that it was hard to keep track of his whereabouts. He had a major league ERA of 1.66 as late as Sept. 8, but after giving up eight runs in his last nine innings of the season it was clear he ran out of gas. He showed some promise as the Triple-A closer, most notably in his 44:9 K:BB ratio in just 35.2 innings, but the 25-year-old was already in his second year in Memphis, and Triple-A closers don't necessarily profile to become major league closers. He'll be up and down again in 2011.
  9. Fernando Salas 2009 Preseason Outlook
    In only his second year in the minors, the Mexican-born Salas showed phenomenal improvement for Double-A Springfield. The 100:16 K:BB ratio in 74 innings is not a misprint, but the 12 home runs given up shows he still has some work to do. He might need another year or two, but we could be hearing rumblings of Salas as the Cardinals closer by 2010.
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Let go by Braves
PFree Agent  
August 13, 2018
Salas was released by Atlanta on Monday.
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Joins Atlanta on minor-league deal
PAtlanta Braves  
July 16, 2018
Salas signed a minor-league contract with the Braves on Monday and was assigned to Triple-A Gwinnett.
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Cut loose by Arizona
PFree Agent  
July 10, 2018
The Diamondbacks released Salas on Monday.
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Roster casualty
PArizona Diamondbacks  
July 6, 2018
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Cedes run in relief
PArizona Diamondbacks  
July 2, 2018
Salas gave up a run on two hits and a walk over one inning of relief in Sunday's 9-6 loss to the Giants.
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