Dan Winkler
Dan Winkler
28-Year-Old PitcherRP
Atlanta Braves
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Winkler missed nearly two full seasons due to a fractured elbow, but he made it back from the 60-day DL in the second half of August and pitched well for the Braves over 16 appearances down the stretch. Before injuries derailed his career with the Colorado in 2014, Winkler was on track to get an opportunity as a big-league starter, as he missed bats at a healthy clip and showed control in the lower levels of the minors. He averaged 93.6 mph with his fastball after returning to the Braves last season, while also mixing in a cutter, slider and changeup. All four pitches graded out as a positive value offerings, and the Braves have a path for Winkler to become a high-leverage solution in the late innings, especially if he continues to miss bats at an elevated clip (34.0 percent K% in 2017). Winkler has slightly more sleeper appeal than Jose Ramirez, as the Braves no longer have a proven veteran closer to turn to if Arodys Vizcaino falters in the ninth-inning role. Read Past Outlooks
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$Agreed to a one-year, $610,000 deal with the Braves in January of 2018 to avoid arbitration.
Gets fill-in save
PAtlanta Braves
August 20, 2018
Winkler gave up one hit in a scoreless ninth inning while striking out two Monday against the Pirates en route to his second save of the season.
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A.J. Minter was unavailable with back tightness and is considered day-to-day. Winkler has pitched very well in his own right, and could be viewed as a more deserving candidate for saves than Minter, even when the latter is healthy. Arodys Vizcaino (shoulder) is still rehabbing, so there may be more save chances for Winkler going forward, particularly while Minter and Vizcaino are injured.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-18%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-33%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-76%
BAA vs LHP
2016
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .233 118 30 9 24 7 2 3
Since 2016vs Right .191 190 61 16 33 7 0 1
2018vs Left .284 94 22 8 23 7 2 2
2018vs Right .190 153 47 10 27 5 0 1
2017vs Left .053 21 6 1 1 0 0 1
2017vs Right .222 32 12 5 6 2 0 0
2016vs Left .000 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right .000 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-25%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-43%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-52%
ERA at Home
2016
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 3.48 1.06 41.1 1 0 0 10.7 3.0 0.4
Since 2016Away 2.62 1.11 34.1 3 1 2 11.0 2.9 0.5
2018Home 4.30 1.23 29.1 1 0 0 10.7 2.8 0.3
2018Away 2.43 1.08 29.2 2 0 2 10.3 2.7 0.6
2017Home 1.86 0.72 9.2 0 0 0 9.3 3.7 0.9
2017Away 3.86 1.29 4.2 1 1 0 15.4 3.9 0.0
2016Home 0.00 0.43 2.1 0 0 0 15.4 3.9 0.0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Dan Winkler 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
3.63
 
K/9
10.4
 
BB/9
2.9
 
HR/9
0.5
 
Fastball
93.3 mph
 
ERA
3.45
 
WHIP
1.18
 
BABIP
.328
 
GB/FB
1.23
 
Strand %
70.6%
 
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2015 Fantasy Outlook
Winkler will likely miss the 2015 season after having Tommy John surgery as a member of the Rockies organization in 2014. Despite the expected absence, the Braves selected him in the Rule 5 Draft, which is a savvy move since he can be stashed away on the disabled list for the entire year without being offered back to Colorado. Most likely, Winkler push his way toward the big league roster in Atlanta in the second half of 2016.
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Converts two-out save Friday
PAtlanta Braves
June 29, 2018
Winkler recorded the final two outs to pick up his first save Friday against the Cardinals.
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Blows first save Friday
PAtlanta Braves
June 23, 2018
Winkler coughed up four runs on three hits and a walk while recording only one out in the ninth inning Friday to blow his first save of the season in an extra-innings loss to the Orioles.
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Grabs second win Tuesday
PAtlanta Braves
May 30, 2018
Winkler allowed one hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning against the Mets on Tuesday to pick up his second win of the season.
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Could see save opportunities
PAtlanta Braves
May 15, 2018
Manager Brian Snitker announced Tuesday that Winkler may be used in some save situations moving forward, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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Strikes out side Friday
PAtlanta Braves
April 21, 2018
Winkler walked one and struck out three in a scoreless seventh inning during Friday's extra-inning loss to the Mets.
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