Parker Bridwell
Parker Bridwell
27-Year-Old PitcherRP
Los Angeles Angels
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Things could not have gone worse for Bridwell last season. After getting lit up in his first start, Bridwell was sent to Triple-A Salt Lake where he continued to struggle before being diagnosed with elbow inflammation in late April. He returned to the Bees, working as a starter until late July when he had arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies from his right elbow with a stem-cell treatment to facilitate healing. Bridwell was called up to the majors in mid-September, finishing the season as a mop-up reliever. It's unclear how much of his 17.55 ERA with the Angels and 8.68 mark on the farm were affected by his elbow woes, but the 3.64 ERA he posted in 2017 was despite a weak strikeout rate and penchant for giving up the long ball. Even a healthy Bridwell has a lot of work to do if he wants to be a viable MLB starter. Read Past Outlooks
$Waived by the Angels in November of 2018. Claimed off waivers by the Yankees in November of 2018. Waived by the Yankees in December of 2018. Claimed off waivers by the Angels in December of 2018.
Removed from 40-man roster
PLos Angeles Angels  AAA
January 15, 2019
Bridwell was designated for assignment by the Angels on Tuesday to make room for new acquisition John Curtiss, who was picked up in a trade with the Twins.
Bridwell had already been DFA'd once by the Angels this offseason back in November. That time, he was claimed by the Yankees, only to be DFA'd again less than a month later and reacquired by his old team. It remains to be seen whether he'll land with another team this time around.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
Even Split
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .268 252 35 20 62 10 1 13
Since 2016vs Right .266 291 44 13 72 7 0 13
2018vs Left .417 12 2 0 5 0 0 2
2018vs Right .450 24 1 2 9 1 0 3
2017vs Left .252 235 33 20 54 10 1 10
2017vs Right .252 257 40 10 61 6 0 9
2016vs Left .600 5 0 0 3 0 0 1
2016vs Right .222 10 3 1 2 0 0 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
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ERA at Home
Since 2016Home 4.38 1.25 75.0 6 3 0 5.7 1.8 1.9
Since 2016Away 4.91 1.31 54.0 5 0 0 5.1 2.9 1.6
2018Home 11.57 1.71 4.2 1 0 0 3.9 0.0 5.8
2018Away 31.50 4.00 2.0 0 0 0 4.5 9.0 9.0
2017Home 3.89 1.23 69.1 5 3 0 5.7 1.9 1.6
2017Away 3.31 1.16 51.2 5 0 0 5.1 2.6 1.2
2016Home 4.50 1.00 2.0 0 0 0 9.0 0.0 4.5
2016Away 27.00 3.00 1.1 0 0 0 6.8 6.8 6.8
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Stat Review
How does Parker Bridwell compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
It can be said that pitchers really only have control over three things -- strikeouts, walks and homers allowed. Parker was good at one and bad at two of those last season. The ERA estimators all point to Parker being at least a full run worse in 2017 than his actual mark would suggest, as Parker struck out just 14.8 percent of the batters he faced and allowed home runs at a 1.41 HR/9 clip. He did a good job of limiting the free passes (2.2 BB/9), but any kind of regression there could spell disaster for the right-hander, as he does not have the other skills necessary to create wiggle room. His strikeout rates at the upper levels of the minors suggest there's only marginal room for growth with the K-rate, and Bridwell doesn't induce many groundballs, so while he should get a chance to toe the rubber every fifth or sixth day for the Angels, there's not enough here to warrant a starting spot in most mixed leagues.
Drafted in 2010, Bridwell has spent the last six years slowly trudging his way through the lower levels, posting high walk rates and ugly earned run averages at each stop. He has been touted as one of the most physically gifted pitchers in the Orioles' system, but the on-field results have been less than stellar. The 3.99 ERA he put up at Double-A Bowie in 2015 was his best performance to date. The young righty began with 2016 season in Double-A and again struggled, posting a 4.53 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 11.2 percent walk rate over 55.2 innings as both a starter and reliever. He was eventually promoted to Triple-A Norfolk where he found enough success over 10 innings to get his first call to the big leagues. His major league debut did not go well, as he surrendered five earned runs in his two relief appearances. The talented but inconsistent Bridwell will need to fine tune his game in the minors before he's ready to make a major league impact.
Bridwell was drafted way back in 2010 and finally cracked the Double-A level last season. Unfortunately, he struggled with elbow issues that developed in late-July, forcing him out of action. He did not pitch in a game for the rest of the season, but did resume a throwing program before finally being shut down in mid-September. There was discussion about Bridwell being a candidate for Tommy John surgery, but it appears he is content to rest and try to return in the spring. When healthy, Bridwell improved his K/BB from 2.03 at High-A in 2014 to 2.45 at Double-A in 2015. He cut his walks by nearly a batter per nine innings, while his strikeout rate dipped only marginally. Bridwell gets his fastball in the low-90s complementing it with a slider and changeup, and the Orioles would be wise to continue his development as a starter for at least another year.
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Claimed by Angels
PLos Angeles Angels  AAA
December 21, 2018
Bridwell was claimed off waivers by the Angels on Friday, Jeff Fletcher of the Southern California News Group reports.
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Designated for assignment
PNew York Yankees  AAA
December 17, 2018
Bridwell was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Monday, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
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Plucked by Yankees
PNew York Yankees  AAA
November 26, 2018
Bridwell was claimed off waivers by the Yankees on Monday.
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Bumped off 40-man roster
PLos Angeles Angels  AAA
November 20, 2018
Bridwell was designated for assignment by the Angels on Tuesday.
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Summoned to big club
PLos Angeles Angels  AAA
September 11, 2018
Bridwell (elbow) was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
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