Adam Conley
Adam Conley
29-Year-Old PitcherRP
Miami Marlins
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $1.13 million contract with the Marlins in January of 2019, avoiding arbitration.
Gets final out in win
PMiami Marlins
August 9, 2019
Conley got the final out of Thursday's 9-2 win over Atlanta.
ANALYSIS
The southpaw entered the game after Tayron Guerrero ran into trouble and got Charlie Culberson to pop out, but Conley had to work for it in a seven-pitch at-bat. The usage highlights how far down in the bullpen pecking order he has fallen after being considered a potential closing option in the spring -- his last hold came in late May, and he's been deployed in increasingly low-leverage spots ever since. On the season, Conley has a 6.56 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 41:18 K:BB through 46.2 innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
18
Last 10 Games
16
Last 5 Games
18
How many pitches does Adam Conley generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Adam Conley generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-3%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-15%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-21%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-8%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .268 322 54 23 77 18 4 9
Since 2017vs Right .277 626 121 66 150 27 5 25
2019vs Left .336 119 19 9 36 10 2 1
2019vs Right .286 164 34 20 40 7 1 9
2018vs Left .179 92 19 10 14 5 0 2
2018vs Right .228 110 31 8 23 6 1 3
2017vs Left .265 111 16 4 27 3 2 6
2017vs Right .289 352 56 38 87 14 3 13
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-1%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-1%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-65%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-29%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 5.80 1.45 102.1 4 10 3 6.8 3.4 1.1
Since 2017Away 5.72 1.50 111.2 9 13 2 7.9 4.0 1.7
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
2018Home 2.13 0.87 25.1 1 1 2 7.5 3.2 0.4
2018Away 6.04 1.30 25.1 2 3 1 10.3 3.2 1.4
2017Home 7.38 1.48 42.2 3 4 0 4.9 3.6 1.5
2017Away 5.25 1.55 60.0 5 4 0 7.4 3.8 1.8
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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
1.83
 
K/9
7.9
 
BB/9
4.3
 
HR/9
1.5
 
Fastball
95.4 mph
 
ERA
6.53
 
WHIP
1.73
 
BABIP
.359
 
GB/FB
1.16
 
Left On Base
65.9%
 
Exit Velocity
88.3 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.7%
 
Spin Rate
2236 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
38.3%
 
Swinging Strike
10.9%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Brilliant in long relief
PMiami Marlins
June 26, 2019
Conley gave up one hit and struck out seven over three scoreless innings of relief in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.
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Tagged with another loss
PMiami Marlins
June 20, 2019
Conley (1-7) took the loss Wednesday as the Marlins fell 2-1 to the Cardinals, giving up a walkoff solo home run to Paul Goldschmidt in the 11th inning.
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Nabs two-out save
PMiami Marlins
May 18, 2019
Conley earned the save Saturday by recording the final two outs in a win over the Mets.
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Notches first win
PMiami Marlins
May 7, 2019
Conley (1-3) picked up the win Monday over the Cubs, giving up a hit and striking out one in a scoreless eighth inning.
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Grabs third hold
PMiami Marlins
April 20, 2019
Conley faced one batter in Friday's win over the Nationals, getting Juan Soto to pop out to record his third hold of the season.
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