Oliver Drake
Oliver Drake
32-Year-Old PitcherRP
Tampa Bay Rays
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Oliver Drake in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, $554,300 contract with the Brewers in March of 2018. Traded to the Indians in May of 2018. Waived by the Indians in May of 2018. Claimed off waivers by the Angels in May of 2018. Waived by the Angels in July of 2018. Claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays in July of 2018. Waived by the Blue Jays in July of 2018. Claimed off waivers by the Twins in August of 2018. Waived by the Twins in October of 2018. Claimed off waivers the Rays in November of 2018. Waived by the Rays in November of 2018. Claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays in November of 2018. Traded to the Rays in January of 2019.
Designated for assignment yet again
PTampa Bay Rays  AAA
January 18, 2019
Drake was designated for assignment by the Rays on Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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After spending time with six organizations over the last calendar year, Drake could be on the way to his third of 2019 just three weeks into the new year, assuming he gets claimed off waivers. Drake's recent history suggests that he's viewed as as asset with enough potential that some team will want him, but it's far from guaranteed that he'll remain with that team through the start of the season. The transaction makes room for the Rays to officially sign outfielder Avisail Garcia.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-33%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-28%
BAA vs LHP
2016
 
 
-12%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .268 289 64 26 70 14 3 5
Since 2016vs Right .257 245 70 23 56 16 3 7
2018vs Left .333 95 16 7 29 7 1 1
2018vs Right .223 114 35 10 23 7 0 3
2017vs Left .250 163 39 14 37 6 2 3
2017vs Right .347 88 23 11 26 4 3 3
2016vs Left .154 31 9 5 4 1 0 1
2016vs Right .175 43 12 2 7 5 0 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-28%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-1%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-4%
ERA at Home
2016
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 4.09 1.24 65.0 2 2 0 9.3 3.7 0.7
Since 2016Away 5.66 1.67 55.2 3 4 1 10.7 3.6 1.1
2018Home 5.27 1.24 27.1 0 0 0 9.2 2.6 0.3
2018Away 5.31 1.72 20.1 1 1 0 10.2 4.0 1.3
2017Home 4.55 1.55 27.2 1 2 0 9.8 4.9 1.3
2017Away 4.76 1.59 28.1 2 3 1 10.2 3.2 0.6
2016Home 0.00 0.45 11.0 1 0 0 8.2 3.3 0.0
2016Away 10.29 1.86 7.0 0 0 0 14.1 3.9 2.6
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Stat Review
How does Oliver Drake 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
3.00
 
K/9
9.6
 
BB/9
3.2
 
HR/9
0.8
 
Fastball
92.5 mph
 
ERA
5.29
 
WHIP
1.45
 
BABIP
.365
 
GB/FB
1.91
 
Strand %
63.1%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Drake entered the 2016 season coming off an impressive campaign in which he saw time with both Triple-A Norfolk and Baltimore. He began the 2016 season with Norfolk and picked up where he'd left off. In 56.1 innings of relief, the 29-year-old posted a 2.72 ERA and 1.22 WHIP. While both of these figures are very solid, it was his 34.2 percent strikeout rate that signals the value he's capable of providing in a big league bullpen. The Orioles recognized the value and promoted him on multiple occasions to work out of their elite bullpen. He put together a 4.00 ERA, 28.4 percent strikeout rate and 9.5 percent walk rate in 10 big-league innings. Drake's ceiling is ultimately limited due to his relatively old age, but it would not be surprising if he continued to provide some effective innings in low-leverage situations for the Orioles as he shuttles between Triple-A and the majors.
Drake is enjoying a renaissance after being converted to a reliever in 2013. The Orioles promoted him to Triple-A to start 2015, where he delivered a 26-inning scoreless streak at one point, while punching his strikeout rate up to 13.5 K/9. The Orioles promoted him for a couple of stints, and he held his own in 13 MLB appearances. Drake mixes his fastball with a splitter that he throws in the low-80s. He does not have a third pitch, which may be a cause of concern for some. He has done pretty much all he needs to do in the minors, but the Orioles have taken it slow with him. Drake could break camp as a member of the bullpen, or he could continue to ride the shuttle back and forth between the Orioles and Triple-A Norfolk until a full-time role opens up.
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Traded to Tampa Bay
PTampa Bay Rays  AAA
January 4, 2019
Drake was sent from Toronto to Tampa Bay in exchange for cash considerations Friday, Juan Toribio of The Athletic reports.
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Booted off 40-man roster
PToronto Blue Jays  AAA
December 30, 2018
Drake was designated for assignment by Toronto on Sunday.
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Scooped up by Blue Jays
PToronto Blue Jays  AAA
November 26, 2018
Drake was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays on Monday.
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DFA'd by Rays
PTampa Bay Rays  AAA
November 20, 2018
Drake was designated for assignment by Tampa Bay on Tuesday.
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Scooped up by Rays
PTampa Bay Rays  AAA
November 1, 2018
Drake was claimed off waivers by the Rays on Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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