Spencer Patton
Spencer Patton
31-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  Foreign
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed with Yokohama BayStars of Japan in November of 2016.
Signs to play in Japan
PFree Agent  F
November 23, 2016
Patton signed with the Yokohama BayStars of Japan on Wednesday, FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman reports.
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The 28-year-old righty has only logged 54.2 innings in the majors and will take the opportunity to get a more reliable role in Japan. The Cubs' 40-man roster now sits at 37.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The Cubs shuttled Patton between Chicago and Triple-A Iowa last season, largely due to his struggles with walks (5.9 BB/9) and home runs (1.27 HR/9) during his time with the big club. Armed with a three-pitch mix that includes a low-90s fastball, slider, and changeup, Patton whiffed batters at an excellent clip during his time with Iowa (14.8 K/9), but he failed to replicate that level of success when called upon in Chicago (9.3 K/9). In two opportunities against big league hitters, Patton has failed to emerge as more than an extra reliever. At age 29, his chances of sticking as a regular contributor for a first-division club appear to be slim.
Patton spent the year between Triple-A Round Rock and Texas, making 26 appearances in the minors and 27 in the majors. He showed solid peripherals in the minors (nine walks, 36 Ks, one homer in 27 innings) but didn't have the same success with Texas (12 walks, 28 Ks and five homers in 24 innings). At 27-years old and trying to earn a roster spot in a stacked Texas bullpen, Patton's future remains cloudy at best.
Patton has rolled through the minor leagues with a double-digit K/9 at each of his stops, fanning 32.2% of the batters that he's faced in the minors to this point. The Rangers acquired him in July from the Royals for Jason Frasor, and Patton managed to rack up 18 saves between the two Triple-A clubs last season. In his arsenal, Patton features a low-90s fastball, slider and change, and he's been able to generate more strikeouts than expected because of his deceptive delivery. He'll likely be in the mix for a bullpen spot with the Rangers during spring training, but Patton is more likely to end up in middle relief than in the late innings at the big league level.
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Recalled from Triple-A
PChicago Cubs  F
September 6, 2016
Patton was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports.
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Optioned back to Iowa
PChicago Cubs  F
August 31, 2016
Patton was optioned back to Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.
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Recalled from Triple-A Iowa
PChicago Cubs  F
August 17, 2016
Patton was recalled from Triple-A Iowa, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports.
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Optioned to Triple-A
PChicago Cubs  F
August 2, 2016
The Cubs have optioned Patton to Triple-A Iowa, Carris Muskat of MLB.com reports.
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Recalled from Triple-A
PChicago Cubs  F
August 1, 2016
Patton was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Monday.
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