Axford
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
4-1
ERA
5.13
WHIP
1.288
K
54
SV
0
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
John Axford does not have an outlook written for the 2018 season.
STATUS: 10-Day DL    INJURY: Leg    RETURN DATE: Sep 4,2018   
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'5"    WT: 220 lbs.    DOB: 4/1/1983    College: Canisius    Drafted: 2006Show Contract
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John Axford Contract Info:
Signed a minor-league contract with the Blue Jays in February of 2018. Traded to the Dodgers in July of 2018.
Officially lands on DL
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Leg
August 14, 2018
Axford was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a fractured right fibula.
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2018 Stat Review for John Axford
2.45 K/BB
WEAK
8.94 K/9
AVERAGE
3.64 BB/9
WEAK
95.5 MPH Fastball
GREAT
1.0 HR/9
WEAK
2.16 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
5.13 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.29 WHIP
WEAK
3.90 FIP
WEAK
0.297 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
60.9 % Strand Rate
LOW
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  2. 2. MaxM. Muncy (L)
  3. X. ChaseC. Utley (L) 10-Day DL
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  1. John Axford 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Axford was merely a backup plan at closer for the A's in 2016. Though his control improved, his walk rate remained high (4.1 per nine) and he posted the lowest strikeout rate of his career (8.2 K/9). He hasn't posted an ERA lower than 3.95 since 2011. That tells a story of how inefficiently he's worked: To go along with his inability to stave off free passes, he got ahead 0-1 just 50.9 percent of the time. Even with all these weaknesses, his fastball average remains healthy (95.6 mph), and his 144 career saves could earn him future chances if he can convince Oakland management to focus on nostalgia. That was enough to net him 15 holds last year, which increases his value in leagues that count the statistic. Still, the A's are developing several young closer-type alternatives that likely will keep the shaky right-handed veteran out of the saves picture.
  2. John Axford 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Ah, the multiple phases of Axford. Phase 1 was a guy that came out of nowhere to be an effective closer. Phase 2 was a guy that became hittable and couldn’t keep the ball in the yard because he was tipping his pitches and wasn’t told until he was traded to the Cardinals. Phase 3 Axford has become a guy who isn’t as hittable as the Phase 2 guy, but is regressing in terms of commanding his pitches. Coors Field's expansive outfield did not help his BABIP in 2015 (career-high .342), but he still fell into 25 saves once LaTroy Hawkins and Adam Ottavino got out of the way. In order to clear a 40-man spot for a prospect ahead of the Rule 5 draft, the Rockies designated Axford assignment in November, with the right-hander ultimately landing in Oakland on a two-year deal. He will likely be third in the pecking order for saves, but both of the players ahead of Axford (Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson) have had their share of injury issues.
  3. John Axford 2015 Preseason Outlook
    Axford compiled a 3.95 ERA and 1.45 WHIP split between the Indians (43.2 innings) and the Pirates (11 innings) in 2014. The velocity (94.7 mph fastball avg) remains for the right-hander, but he's now pitched for four different organizations in the last two seasons. His stock has also dropped from a one-time closer to a seventh-inning reliever. While it's possible that his experience and an improved groundball rate (53.6%) could land him a late-inning role, there are better potential closers to speculate upon -- Axford has blown 10 of his last 20 save opportunities since 2013.
  4. John Axford 2014 Preseason Outlook
    After the Cardinals acquired him in an August trade with the Brewers, Axford finished the final month of the season strong, posting a 1.74 ERA and an 11:3 K:BB ratio over his final 10.1 innings. A slow start to the season included a bad case of gopheritis, but he seemed to figure out some of his issues with the long ball after a dismal April. Keep in mind, however, that the 9.0 K/9 he delivered in 2013 was the lowest mark of his big league career, so the peripherals do not portend a full rebound. Axford is on track to open the season as the Indians' closer after signing a one-year deal with Cleveland in December.
  5. John Axford 2013 Preseason Outlook
    Axford was in-and-out as the closer last season thanks to nine blown saves, but he will enter 2013 with the job after converting 13-of-14 save opportunities in the final month. Axford was anything but consistent last season, but he still managed to rack up 35 saves and strike out 93 batters in just 69.1 innings. His question marks will bump him down the cheat sheet, but he will have a little more leash this season in an inexperienced Brewers bullpen and could be a nice value thanks to his strikeout rate.
  6. John Axford 2012 Preseason Outlook
    Axford quietly had one of the better seasons from a reliever during 2011. He saved 46 games, struck out 86 in 73.2 innings and only had two blown saves. The main reason for his improvement was a significant drop in his walk rate. His strikeout rate dipped a bit as well, which may be a cause for concern, but he's cemented as Milwaukee's closer and should provide a decent return on your investment.
  7. John Axford 2011 Preseason Outlook
    Axford was given a chance to close last May and never looked back. He finished with 24 saves, a 2.48 ERA and 76 strikeouts in 58 innings. He enters 2011 entrenched as the closer for the Brewers and would need to falter multiple times before being removed. The only concern with Axford is his control, which was 4.19 BB/9IP last season. That's something that could come back to bite him if his strikeout rate decreases.
  8. John Axford 2010 Preseason Outlook
    Axford made his major league debut as a right-handed reliever in 2009 with the Brewers. While he can get a fair number of strikeouts, he also gives up his fair share of walks as well. He'll get a shot at a bullpen role this spring, but it's more realistic that he'll begin the season at Triple-A Nashville.
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Officially lands on DL
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Leg
August 14, 2018
Axford was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a fractured right fibula.
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Will miss three weeks
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Leg
August 14, 2018
Axford is expected to be out for about three weeks after breaking the tip of his fibula Sunday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
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Suffers fractured fibula
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Leg
August 14, 2018
Axford has been diagnosed with a fractured right fibula and is expected to land on the disabled list, J.P. Hoornstra of The Orange County Register reports.
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Bounces back Friday
PLos Angeles Dodgers
August 11, 2018
Axford fired a scoreless inning while giving up a hit and striking out two in Friday's loss to the Rockies.
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Will join team Friday
PLos Angeles Dodgers
July 31, 2018
Axford won't join the Dodgers until Friday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
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