Seth Maness
Seth Maness
30-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Seth Maness in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a minor-league contract with the Royals in January of 2018.
Granted release from Kansas City
PFree Agent  
May 10, 2018
Maness was granted his release from the Royals on Thursday, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.
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Maness will look to latch on with another organization as a starter. He's appeared in five games for Triple-A Omaha this season -- with only one coming as a starter -- and posted a 4.63 ERA through 11.2 innings. The 29-year-old has never started a game in the majors, though he's pitched in 252 contests as a reliever, including eight for Kansas City in 2017.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-16%
BAA vs LHP
2018
No Stats
2017
 
 
-20%
BAA vs LHP
2016
 
 
-16%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .270 68 9 5 17 1 0 3
Since 2016vs Right .320 111 11 5 33 12 0 2
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left .333 19 3 1 6 0 0 2
2017vs Right .417 26 1 1 10 1 0 1
2016vs Left .244 49 6 4 11 1 0 1
2016vs Right .291 85 10 4 23 11 0 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-55%
ERA at Home
2018
No Stats
2017
 
 
-26%
ERA on Road
2016
 
 
-71%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 2.28 1.35 23.2 3 1 0 4.9 2.3 1.1
Since 2016Away 5.09 1.58 17.2 0 1 0 3.6 2.0 1.0
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 4.05 2.25 6.2 1 0 0 2.7 2.7 2.7
2017Away 3.00 1.00 3.0 0 0 0 6.0 0.0 3.0
2016Home 1.59 1.00 17.0 2 1 0 5.8 2.1 0.5
2016Away 5.52 1.70 14.2 0 1 0 3.1 2.5 0.6
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2016
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Maness further entrenched himself in the back-end of the Cardinals bullpen in 2015, pitching 63.1 innings and making 76 appearances (a career-high), while posting a 4.26 ERA and striking out 46 batters. He wasn't nearly as effective as in previous seasons but some advanced stats suggest that he was also a bit unlucky due to a .345 BABIP and a 69 percent LOB rate, both far higher than either of his previous two seasons. Maness picked up three saves and 20 holds on the season, making him a valuable relief arm in deeper leagues that count holds. He should return to a similar role in 2016 on a Cardinals team that should be very good again, meaning he'll be an excellent and likely cheap source of holds with a handful of saves sprinkled into the mix.
After emerging as one of the Cardinals' best relief pitchers in 2013, Maness repeated that performance in 2014 as he was arguably the team's most consistent arm out of the bullpen. Maness doesn't miss a lot of bats but he doesn't necessarily try to, throwing his fastball only 15 percent of the time in his two years with the Cardinals, opting to throw his sinker (55%) and changeup (19.5%) more often while also mixing in the occasional slider and curveball. While strikeouts are nice, Maness does an excellent job keeping hitters off balance and inducing the groundball (61.5% for his career), and his career xFIP of 3.16 also points to him being the real deal as a quality bullpen arm. His fantasy value is limited, but he will accumulate some holds and a few saves and is always a deep sleeper for the closer job should it open up via injuries or poor performance.
Maness was another talented young arm to emerge for the Cardinals in 2013, as the young righty threw 62 innings in relief while racking up 15 holds and a 5-2 record while posting a 2.32 ERA and a BB/9 under 2.0. Maness induced more double plays (16) than any other relief pitcher in baseball, excelling at getting the Cards out of jams. An extreme groundball pitcher, Maness should remain an effective option out of the bullpen for the Cardinals and could develop into a quality source of holds.
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Clears waivers
PKansas City Royals  
July 7, 2017
Maness cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Omaha on Friday.
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Designated for assignment
PKansas City Royals  
July 1, 2017
Maness was designated for assignment Saturday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.
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Optioned to Triple-A
PKansas City Royals  
June 6, 2017
Maness was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
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Staggers through inning against Detroit
PKansas City Royals  
June 1, 2017
Maness gave up a run on four hits (one home run) over an inning of work in Wednesday's loss to Detroit.
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Joins big club Wednesday
PKansas City Royals  
May 10, 2017
Maness' contract was selected by the Royals on Wednesday.
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