Ben Rowen
29-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  Foreign
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Ben Rowen in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball in June of 2018.
Joins Reds on minors deal
PCincinnati Reds  F
January 12, 2018
Rowen agreed to a minor-league contract with the Reds on Friday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.
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The right-hander spent all of his age-29 season working in relief with the Mets' Triple-A Las Vegas affiliate. His numbers weren't very good, but Rowen's control is above average. He could get an opportunity with the major-league team at some point when the Reds are pressed for a fresh bullpen arm.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-58%
BAA vs LHP
2018
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2017
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2016
 
 
-58%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .250 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
Since 2016vs Right .600 15 2 0 9 0 0 0
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left .250 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
2016vs Right .600 15 2 0 9 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-88%
ERA on Road
2018
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2017
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2016
 
 
-88%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 36.00 7.00 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Since 2016Away 4.50 1.50 2.0 0 0 0 9.0 0.0 0.0
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home 36.00 7.00 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016Away 4.50 1.50 2.0 0 0 0 9.0 0.0 0.0
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Rowen landed in the Brewers organization after being claimed off waivers from the Blue Jays, but his results with his new team were less than ideal. His struggles in a small sample size made the Brewers comfortable enough to outright him off the 40-man roster after the season. He's had enough success in the minors that a return to the majors isn't out of the question, as he posted a 2.33 ERA in 58 Triple-A innings between Toronto's Buffalo and Milwaukee's at Colorado Springs. All told, the 28-year-old has a 1.85 career ERA in the minors and 6.94 mark in the big leagues. He has an invite to Mets spring training for 2017, and given the way this organization can churn out useful hurlers, he could find himself useful in fantasy games for a stint.
Rowen bounced around quite a bit last year, but ended with strong numbers across the board. He spent the spring in the Dodgers' organization, but was traded to the Orioles just prior to Opening Day. After starting at Double-A Bowie, Rowen was bumped up to Triple-A Norfolk, only to be sent back down shortly thereafter. From there, Rowen ended up at Triple-A Iowa after being released by the Orioles and didn't concede an earned run in 9.1 innings, earning a call up to the big club. However, Rowen was designated for assignment days later and did not even make an appearance. The Blue Jays claimed Rowen off waivers in August when the Cubs tried to sneak him off the 40-man roster. His sidearm delivery and ability to induce groundballs makes him a logical fit for the hitter-friendly Rogers Centre, but any kind of significant role seems unlikely.
Rowen is a submarine right-hander who debuted with the Rangers in 2014 and made eight appearances following a callup in June. The sample size is too small to offer up much about his ability to handle big league hitters, but Rowen's groundball rate during his time with Texas (59.3%) was actually lower than his 64.5% career rate in the minors. He doesn't throw particularly hard, and Rowen's ability to miss bats hinges more on deception than stuff. The Rangers still have the luxury of sending him back to Triple-A, making it unlikely that he'll begin the season with a role in the big-league bullpen, but it would hardly be surprising to see him log more innings in Texas in 2015.
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In running for MLB bullpen role
PNew York Mets  F
March 16, 2017
Rowen is in the conversation to make the Mets' Opening Day bullpen, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.
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Signs NRI deal with Mets
PNew York Mets  F
December 15, 2016
Rowen agreed to a minor league contract with the Mets on Thursday that includes an invitation to spring training, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.
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Becomes free agent Tuesday
PFree Agent  F
November 8, 2016
Rowen declined his outright assignment to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday, making him a free agent.
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Outrighted to Triple-A
PMilwaukee Brewers  F
November 8, 2016
Rowen was outrighted to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday.
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Recalled Friday
PMilwaukee Brewers  F
September 2, 2016
The Brewers recalled Rowen from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Friday.
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