Tuivailala
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
4-3
ERA
3.41
WHIP
1.432
K
30
SV
0
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Tuivailala's fourth season with the Cardinals was his most successful yet in that he spent more time in the majors than he did at Triple-A Memphis. He worked a total of 64 innings between Memphis and St. Louis with good fortunes in both locations thanks to limiting his walk... read more
Tuivailala's fourth season with the Cardinals was his most successful yet in that he spent more time in the majors than he did at Triple-A Memphis. He worked a total of 64 innings between Memphis and St. Louis with good fortunes in both locations thanks to limiting his walks, as well as some BABIP suppression and stranding a bunch of runners. He is rather split neutral so he does not need to be pigeonholed into a ROOGY role, but he's still likely limited to low- and medium-leverage work due to the depth in front of him. Tuivailala is out of options so he must make the big-league club or be exposed to waivers where he will be grabbed by another organization looking for youth and experience.
STATUS: 60-Day DL    INJURY: Achilles    RETURN DATE: Mar 15,2019   
LEAGUE: Majors    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'3"    WT: 195 lbs.    DOB: 10/19/1992    Drafted: 3rd Rd in 2010Show Contract
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Sam Tuivailala Contract Info:
Traded to the Mariners in July of 2018.
Transferred to 60-day DL
PSeattle Mariners
Achilles
August 14, 2018
Tuivailala (Achilles) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday.
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2018 Stat Review for Sam Tuivailala
2.50 K/BB
WEAK
7.30 K/9
WEAK
2.92 BB/9
AVERAGE
95.2 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.7 HR/9
GOOD
2.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
3.41 ERA
WEAK
1.43 WHIP
POOR
3.64 FIP
AVERAGE
0.338 BABIP
HIGH
78.0 % Strand Rate
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Catcher
  1. 1. MikeM. Zunino (R)
  2. X. ChrisC. Herrmann (L) Day-To-Day
First Baseman
  1. 1. RobinsonR. Cano (L)
  2. 2. RyonR. Healy (R)
  3. 3. AndrewA. Romine (S)
  4. X. ChrisC. Herrmann (L) Day-To-Day
Second Baseman
  1. 1. DeeD. Gordon (L)
  2. 2. RobinsonR. Cano (L)
  3. 3. AndrewA. Romine (S)
  4. X. JeanJ. Segura (R) Paternity
Shortstop
  1. X. JeanJ. Segura (R) Paternity
  2. 1. AndrewA. Romine (S)
  3. 2. DeeD. Gordon (L)
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  1. Sam Tuivailala 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Sam Tuivailala 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Tuivailala had been starting to make a name for himself within the Cardinals organization, but took a huge step back during the 2016 season. His ERA, WHIP, strikeout rate and walk rate all trended in the wrong direction over 12 MLB games (nine innings) as he allowed six runs off 12 hits and six walks in that time. His struggles weren't exclusive to the majors as he failed to execute at Triple-A Memphis as well, where he posted a 5.21 ERA and 1.48 WHIP, both of which were far worse than 2015 marks of 1.60 and 1.20, respectively. Despite being a liability on the mound, he continued to hold the closer role with Memphis, but blew six of his 23 save opportunities. At just 24 years old and with a fastball that consistently exceeds 95 mph, it's not too late for Tuivailala to rebound from last year's troubles, but his chances of taking on a prominent role for the Cards in 2017 are slim.
  3. Sam Tuivailala 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Serving as the closer for the Cardinals Triple-A affiliate in Memphis Tuivailala picked up 17 saves and 43 strikeouts in 45 innings, posting a 1.60 ERA and a 1.200 WHIP as a 22-year-old. That success led him to a few brief stints with the Cardinals where he threw 14.2 innings across 14 innings, posting a 3.07 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP while striking out an impressive 20 batters. Tuivailala still needs some fine-tuning in the minors but should see some time with the Cardinals again in 2016. His fastball can hit triple digits and is consistently in the high 90's, so if he can improve on his command and improve his secondary offerings he could be a big part of the Cardinals bullpen in the coming years.
  4. Sam Tuivailala 2015 Preseason Outlook
    A converted infielder, Tuivailala found success as a flamethrower out of the bullpen, pitching well across three different levels of the Cardinals' system in 2014 before getting a September callup. Tuivailala only recorded three outs across two appearances for the Cardinals, but posted a 3.15 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in the minors in 2014, while striking out an impressive 97 batters in 60 innings. Entering 2015 as a 22-year-old, Tuivailala seems destined to head back to Triple-A for more seasoning at the start of the year, but injuries or poor pitching could open a spot for him if he keeps pitching well.
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Transferred to 60-day DL
PSeattle Mariners
Achilles
August 14, 2018
Tuivailala (Achilles) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday.
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May not be ready for spring training
PSeattle Mariners
Achilles
August 13, 2018
Tuivailala (Achilles) could miss part of the 2019 campaign following season-ending surgery, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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Requires season-ending surgery
PSeattle Mariners
Achilles
August 11, 2018
Tuivailala is expected to require season-ending surgery on his Achilles, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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Officially sent to DL
PSeattle Mariners
Achilles
August 9, 2018
Tuivailala (Achilles) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Thursday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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Expected to land on DL
PSeattle Mariners
Achilles
August 8, 2018
Tuivailala (Achilles) is headed back to Seattle for further evaluation and is expected to land on the 10-day disabled list, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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