Bleier
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
3-0
ERA
1.93
WHIP
1.224
K
15
SV
0
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Bleier came over to the Orioles from the Yankees during spring training in a rare intra-divisional trade between the two clubs. He flirted with danger a fair bit in 2017, but his 88 percent strand rate allowed him to escape with strong ratios. His FIP checked in at 4.42 and... read more
Bleier came over to the Orioles from the Yankees during spring training in a rare intra-divisional trade between the two clubs. He flirted with danger a fair bit in 2017, but his 88 percent strand rate allowed him to escape with strong ratios. His FIP checked in at 4.42 and his BABIP was well below league-average at .268. Outpitching his peripherals to that extent in a second consecutive year would be an astounding feat. History suggests extreme regression is likely. Look for Bleier to be a heavily-used middle reliever that doesn't provide the strikeout (3.7 K/9 in 2017) or ratio upside to be useful in the vast majority of formats.
STATUS: 60-Day DL    INJURY: Lat    RETURN DATE: Apr 1,2019   
LEAGUE: Majors    BATS: L    Throws: L    HT: 6'3"    WT: 215 lbs.    DOB: 4/16/1987    College: Florida Gulf Coast    Drafted: 6th Rd in 2008Show Contract
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Richard Bleier Contract Info:
Signed a minor league contract with the Yankees in December of 2015.
Shifted to 60-day DL
PBaltimore Orioles
Lat
June 21, 2018
Bleier (lat) was shifted to the 60-day disabled list Thursday.
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2018 Stat Review for Richard Bleier
3.75 K/BB
GOOD
4.13 K/9
TERRIBLE
1.10 BB/9
ELITE
88.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
3.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
1.93 ERA
ELITE
1.22 WHIP
AVERAGE
2.74 FIP
GREAT
0.318 BABIP
HIGH
82.5 % Strand Rate
HIGH
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First Baseman
  1. 1. ChrisC. Davis (L)
  2. 2. TreyT. Mancini (R)
  3. X. MarkM. Trumbo (R) Day-To-Day
  4. 3. JaceJ. Peterson (L)
Second Baseman
  1. 1. JonathanJ. Villar (S)
  2. 2. JaceJ. Peterson (L)
  3. X. SteveS. Wilkerson (S) 10-Day DL
  4. 3. TimT. Beckham (R)
Third Baseman
  1. 1. RenatoR. Nunez (R)
  2. 2. TimT. Beckham (R)
  3. 3. JaceJ. Peterson (L)
  4. X. SteveS. Wilkerson (S) 10-Day DL
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  1. Richard Bleier 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Richard Bleier 2017 Preseason Outlook
    At age 29, Bleier made his major league debut and served primarily as a lower-leverage, left-handed specialist. Though he ended up shuttling back and forth between the majors and minors, the Bleier was more effective with the Yankees and worked to a 1.96 ERA over 23 appearances. His stuff isn't overpowering -- his average fastball velocity in the majors was just a tick over 89 mph -- so the 29-year-old has always relied more on inducing groundballs than racking up strikeouts. That held true in his rookie season with just 13 strikeouts in 23 innings, but he's been able to make it work without swing-and-miss stuff for the most part. Bleier was also especially effective against lefties, as he limited them to just a .150/.209/.200 slash line. It's unlikely he'll turn into much of a contributor in fantasy formats, but he should get a shot to make the Opening Day roster.
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Shifted to 60-day DL
PBaltimore Orioles
Lat
June 21, 2018
Bleier (lat) was shifted to the 60-day disabled list Thursday.
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Undergoes successful surgery
PBaltimore Orioles
Lat
June 19, 2018
Bleier (lat) underwent successful surgery Tuesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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Will likely miss remainder of 2018 season
PBaltimore Orioles
Lat
June 15, 2018
Bleier (lat) will likely undergo season-ending surgery, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.
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Lands on DL with lat injury
PBaltimore Orioles
Lat
June 15, 2018
Bleier was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a left shoulder lat strain.
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Heads for X-ray
PBaltimore Orioles
Lat
June 13, 2018
Bleier will undergo an X-ray on Wednesday for what manager Buck Showalter believes is a lat injury, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
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