Adam Conley
Adam Conley
31-Year-Old PitcherRP
Tampa Bay Rays
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Adam Conley in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Rays in May of 2021.
Solid at big-league level thus far
PTampa Bay Rays
August 23, 2021
Conley, who was credited with his first hold while allowing a hit over a scoreless two-thirds of an inning in a win over the White Sox on Sunday, has a 1.93 ERA and 0.64 WHIP over the 4.2 innings he's logged across four appearances with the Rays.
ANALYSIS
The veteran southpaw had his contract selected from Triple-A Durham on Aug. 14 and has been a steadying presence in the Rays bullpen thus far. Conley offers manager Kevin Cash a good bit of versatility, considering his ability to work multiple innings and experience opening games via his 56 career starts at the big-league level.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
17
Last 10 Games
15
Last 5 Games
14
How many pitches does Adam Conley generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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121+
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-11%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-35%
BAA vs LHP
2020
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2019
 
 
-15%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .310 139 26 9 39 10 2 1
Since 2019vs Right .277 208 42 25 49 8 2 11
2021vs Left .158 20 7 0 3 0 0 0
2021vs Right .243 44 8 5 9 1 1 2
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left .336 119 19 9 36 10 2 1
2019vs Right .286 164 34 20 40 7 1 9
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-1%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-62%
ERA at Home
2020
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2019
 
 
-1%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 5.53 1.70 42.1 0 5 1 7.9 3.4 1.3
Since 2019Away 5.60 1.42 35.1 2 6 1 7.9 4.6 1.5
2021Home 1.13 1.13 8.0 0 0 0 4.5 3.4 1.1
2021Away 3.00 0.89 9.0 0 0 0 11.0 2.0 1.0
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 6.55 1.83 34.1 0 5 1 8.7 3.4 1.3
2019Away 6.49 1.59 26.1 2 6 1 6.8 5.5 1.7
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Stat Review
How does Adam Conley 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.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.00
 
K/9
7.9
 
BB/9
2.6
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
95.7 mph
 
ERA
2.12
 
WHIP
1.00
 
BABIP
.233
 
GB/FB
1.58
 
Left On Base
91.5%
 
Exit Velocity
81.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.5%
 
Spin Rate
2265 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
16.9%
 
Swinging Strike
11.0%
 
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Following a bounce-back 2018 campaign, Conley took an obvious step back in 2019. While his fastball sat around 95 mph throughout the year, he turned in a dismal 6.53 ERA and 1.73 WHIP with a 53:29 K:BB over 60.2 frames out of the bullpen. He finished with a 2-11 record while registering two saves. The 29-year-old southpaw's FIP sat at 5.19 for the year, indicating that he didn't pitch as nearly as bad as his ERA would suggest, though he was unable to put together another solid season after posting a 3.60 FIP in 2018. Conley also ended the season with a .351 BABIP, easily a career worst. The good news is that he's shown the ability to be a reliable reliever with electric stuff, the key will be putting the 2019 campaign behind him. As a part of a struggling Miami team, he could emerge as a high-leverage reliever if he can find consistency.
The southpaw battled for a rotation spot during spring training, but his continued struggles got him sent to the minors to start the season. He struggled there as well, but he got a callup to Miami in mid-May and shifted to the bullpen. In this new role, Conley thrived, ramping his average fastball velocity up to 95.3 miles per hour and maintaining a 1.42 ERA and 0.79 WHIP into the month of July. Things fell off a bit afterward as his final 4.09 ERA suggests, though a 3.63 FIP paints a slightly more encouraging picture. Conley raised his strikeout rate to nearly a batter per inning, and he allowed less than one home run per nine innings. All in all, Conley established himself as a viable big-league bullpen arm, though the same can't be said for him as a fantasy asset. Until he strikes out more batters or has a path to saves, he won't warrant much consideration.
The ERA estimators suggest Conley deserved better last season, but not much better (5.62 FIP, 5.59 xFIP, 5.32 SIERA). After a promising run in 2016, Conley's strikeout rate tumbled by two per nine (to 6.3 K/9), coinciding with a 1.5-mph dip in average fastball velocity. Conley's home-run rate nearly doubled to 1.67 HR/9 as his hard-hit rate exploded, going from 31.3 percent to 38.7 percent according to FanGraphs. Same-handed hitters got to Conley for a .345 wOBA and his performance over 12 starts at Triple-A left a lot to be desired as well. The Marlins are going to need arms to eat innings in the first year of their latest rebuild and Conley should be secure in his role as a starter, but volume alone does not a worthwhile mixed-league bench piece make. He will need to show flashes of his 2016 form in spring training to even be considered a viable NL-only option.
Conley parlayed a promising second half in 2015 to a rotation spot in 2016, taking a regular turn until he was felled in early August with left third finger tendinitis. The southpaw recovered in time to make three starts to close the season, capping what must be considered a disappointing campaign, at least in terms of WHIP as Conley's walk rate surged to an unsightly 4.2 BB/9. This won't work for a hurler sporting a strikeout rate a tad above league average. However, it should be noted based on the percentage of balls Conley threw, a BB/9 in the 3.3 range was expected. This is still high but certainly palatable. Assuming Conley can cut down on the free passes, and the metrics along with history are in his favor, he's a mid-rotation MLB arm and back-end fantasy starter who rarely pitches more than six frames. That can be an asset in mixed leagues, especially since streaming for home starts in pitcher-friendly Marlins Park provides a nice safety net.
Although 2014 was a disappointing year for Conley, the 25-year-old bounced back in 2015. With Triple-A New Orleans, Conley accumulated a 2.52 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in 18 starts, which earned him a regular spot in the Marlins' rotation in July. He held his own in the majors as well, going 4-1 with a 3.76 ERA and 1.28 WHIP. While his 3.87 FIP and 2.8 BB/9 were fairly weak, Conley was usually able to work out of trouble, and his success against right-handers (.308 wOBA) bodes well for him going forward. This strong showing should make the lefty a candidate for a rotation spot out of spring training, but he needs more proven success at the major league level to garner attention in shallow mixed leagues.
Overall, Conley took a step back while graduating to Triple-A in 2014, registering a poor 6.00 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 60 innings pitched in the Pacific Coast League. He lost six weeks to an elbow injury early in the summer while also seeing his strikeout rate dip to 18.1% in 2014 from 22.4% during his breakout 2013 campaign. The 6-foot-3 left-hander is likely to head back to Triple-A at the start of the 2015 season to work on his command and get back on track as a developing pitching talent. The Marlins’ rotational depth will make a major league opportunity hard to come by for Conley coming out of the spring, but if he shows progress as a starter in the minors, he could earn a look as a reliever or spot starter at some point during the summer.
Conley, a 23-year-old lefty hurler, polished off an impressive 11-win season at Double-A Jacksonville with a 3.25 ERA, a 1.17 WHIP and 129 strikeouts in 138.2 innings. Conley's solid strikeout ability combined with advanced control (6.4% walk rate in 2013) has helped him quickly rise through the Marlins' system since being a second-round selection in the 2011 draft. He's likely tabbed for more seasoning in the minors to start 2014, but Conley could alter those plans with a solid spring, as he has pitched well at every stop thus far.
Conley was dominant in his time at Low-A Greensboro, positing a 7-3 record with a 2.78 ERA and 1.10 WHIP over 14 starts (74.1 inning pitched) before being bumped up to High-A Jupiter. Following the promotion, he hit a bit of a rough patch, registering a 4.44 ERA and 1.48 WHIP over 52.2 innings. Overall, the 22-year-old made good progress during the season while putting up a strong 135:43 K:BB in 127.0 innings. Heading into 2013, the former college closer is expected to remain a starter as he continues to develop an arsenal of secondary pitches to complement his mid-90s heater.
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Selected by Rays
PTampa Bay Rays
August 14, 2021
The Rays selected Conley's contract from Triple-A Durham on Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Gets opportunity with Rays
PTampa Bay Rays
May 10, 2021
Conley recently agreed to a minor-league contract with the Rays, Chris Hilburn-Trenkle of Baseball America reports.
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Headed to Japan
PFree Agent
December 12, 2020
Conley signed a contract with the Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan on Saturday, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
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Chooses free agency
PFree Agent
October 1, 2020
Conley elected to become a free agent Thursday, Andersen Pickard of MLBDailyDish.com reports.
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Clears waivers
PMiami Marlins
September 7, 2020
The Marlins outrighted Conley to their alternate training site Sunday.
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