Parker Bridwell
Parker Bridwell
27-Year-Old PitcherRP
Los Angeles Angels
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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Summoned to big club
PLos Angeles Angels
September 11, 2018
Bridwell (elbow) was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
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As expected, Bridwell is back with the Angels for the final stretch of the season after fully recovering from elbow surgery he underwent in July. The right-hander, who was rocked for six runs on seven hits in his lone appearance for the big club this season, will be immediately available out of the bullpen for Los Angeles.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-33%
BAA vs RHP
2017
Even Split
2016
 
 
-63%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .272 249 33 20 62 10 1 13
Since 2016vs Right .255 276 44 11 66 7 0 11
2018vs Left .556 9 0 0 5 0 0 2
2018vs Right .375 9 1 0 3 1 0 1
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
Since 2016
 
 
-12%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-15%
ERA on Road
2016
 
 
-83%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 4.44 1.27 74.0 5 3 0 5.6 1.8 1.9
Since 2016Away 3.91 1.21 52.0 5 0 0 5.1 2.7 1.4
2018Home 14.73 2.18 3.2 0 0 0 2.5 0.0 7.4
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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.
K/BB
2.00
 
K/9
3.9
 
BB/9
1.9
 
HR/9
7.7
 
Fastball
92.1 mph
 
ERA
17.36
 
WHIP
2.57
 
BABIP
.385
 
GB/FB
0.89
 
Strand %
37.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
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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To be called up shortly
PLos Angeles Angels
Elbow
September 10, 2018
Bridwell (elbow) will likely be recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake before the regular season ends, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
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Undergoes elbow surgery
PLos Angeles Angels
Elbow
July 22, 2018
Bridwell recently underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies from his right elbow and received a stem-cell injection to aid his healing, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic Los Angeles reports.
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Off DL at Triple-A
PLos Angeles Angels
May 19, 2018
Bridwell (elbow) gave up one run on four hits and two walks with four strikeouts in three innings for Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday.
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Nearing return to pitching
PLos Angeles Angels
Elbow
May 9, 2018
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Wednesday that Bridwell (elbow) is nearing a return to game action for Triple-A Salt Lake, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
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Battling elbow inflammation
PLos Angeles Angels
Elbow
April 23, 2018
Bridwell was diagnosed with elbow inflammation Monday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
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