Kintzler
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
1-3
ERA
3.70
WHIP
1.336
K
34
SV
2
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Strikeouts are not part of the package with Kintzler (6.1 career K/9, 4.9 in 2017), but he was effective in the closer role for Minnesota, converting 28 of 32 save chances last season before being traded to the Nationals. His success was due in large part to the groundball... read more
Strikeouts are not part of the package with Kintzler (6.1 career K/9, 4.9 in 2017), but he was effective in the closer role for Minnesota, converting 28 of 32 save chances last season before being traded to the Nationals. His success was due in large part to the groundball -- Kintzler gave something back in that regard last season, but still had a well above-average 54.9 percent groundball rate -- and sharp control. Kintzler has issued a total of 24 walks over the past two seasons (125.2 innings). Even so, the indicators weren't all that favorable (3.77 FIP, 4.36 xFIP, 4.25 SIERA) as Kintzler had a pretty dramatic reverse platoon split (.293/.336/.399), but groundball specialists are especially valuable in today's home-run environment. He'll remain in a setup role after re-signing with Washington, working ahead of Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle.
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Brandon Kintzler Contract Info:
Signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the Nationals in December of 2017. Traded to the Cubs in July of 2018.
Allows walkoff home run
PChicago Cubs
August 19, 2018
Kintzler (1-3) allowed a walkoff home run to take the loss in Sunday's 2-1, 11-inning contest against the Pirates.
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2018 Stat Review for Brandon Kintzler
1.89 K/BB
POOR
6.29 K/9
TERRIBLE
3.33 BB/9
WEAK
92.5 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.6 HR/9
GOOD
1.97 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
3.70 ERA
WEAK
1.34 WHIP
WEAK
3.75 FIP
WEAK
0.299 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
72.6 % Strand Rate
LOW
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  1. Brandon Kintzler 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Brandon Kintzler 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Kintzler was an unheralded minor league signing last season as the Twins signed him for depth and he began the season at Triple-A. After Glen Perkins was lost for the year due to injury and Kevin Jepsen proved ineffective, Kintzler surprisingly got a shot at the closer role in June and kept the job the rest of the season. While Kintzler had just a 5.8 K/9, he kept batters off base with good control (1.33 BB/9) and generated groundballs (61.9 percent of batted balls), leading to conversions on 17 of 20 save chances. Despite his success, he's just as unlikely a candidate to keep the job given his lack of dominant velocity (92.7 mph average fastball) and mediocre strikeout rates (career 6.5 K/9). However, his success as a closer last season should give him the first chance at the role in 2016.
  3. Brandon Kintzler 2015 Preseason Outlook
    Kintzler had a quality season pitching in middle relief, but he was not as effective as he was the year before, as he had some trouble with the long ball and saw his strikeout rate fall. He has been a regular out of the Brewers’ bullpen the last couple seasons and will likely be one again in 2015, but he had a 4.74 FIP last season, so he will need to sharpen things up to hold down his spot.
  4. Brandon Kintzler 2014 Preseason Outlook
    Kintzler was a steady middle reliever for the Brewers in 2013, posting a 2.69 ERA and a miniscule 1.07 WHIP. He is not a big strikeout pitcher, but he does a good job keeping runners off the bases, and also keeping the ball in the park. Kintzler fared well pitching in late innings in the 2013 season, and as one of the more experienced relievers in the bullpen, he has a good chance to remain in that role in 2014.
  5. Brandon Kintzler 2013 Preseason Outlook
    Kintzler has been plagued by arm injuries the last couple seasons, but he was back at full strength by the end of last season and held his own in a September stint with the big club. Kintzler isn't a big strikeout pitcher despite throwing a mid-90s fastball, but he has given himself a chance to earn a spot in the Brewers' bullpen by pitching well in the minors the last couple seasons. Look for him to work in middle relief if he pitches well this spring.
  6. Brandon Kintzler 2012 Preseason Outlook
    Kintzler's season was cut short due to a stress fracture in his right arm after just 14.2 innings. He'll get a chance to earn a bullpen spot during spring training, but needs to eliminate his extreme vulnerability to the long ball (five allowed in 22 career big league innings) in order to secure his role as a middle reliever in Milwaukee.
  7. Brandon Kintzler 2011 Preseason Outlook
    Kintzler moved all the way from Double-A Huntsville to the majors in 2010, using a combination of control and groundballs. He'll get a chance to earn a bullpen role during spring training, but there's not a future closer skill set in play here.
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Allows walkoff home run
PChicago Cubs
August 19, 2018
Kintzler (1-3) allowed a walkoff home run to take the loss in Sunday's 2-1, 11-inning contest against the Pirates.
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Records another hold with new team
PChicago Cubs
August 7, 2018
Kintzler pitched a scoreless eighth inning in Monday's win over the Royals to record a hold, and he now has three holds in four appearances with the Cubs.
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Dealt to Cubs
PChicago Cubs
July 31, 2018
Kintzler was traded from the Nationals to the Cubs on Tuesday for an undisclosed package, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.
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Activated from disabled list
PWashington Nationals
June 25, 2018
Kintzler (forearm) was activated from the disabled list Monday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.
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Embarks on rehab assignment
PWashington Nationals
Forearm
June 23, 2018
Kintzler (forearm) will pitch for High-A Potomac on Sunday during a brief rehab assignment, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.
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