Domingo German

Domingo German

29-Year-Old PitcherSP
New York Yankees
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Nothing much can be said about German's 2020 season, as he spent the entirety of it off the field while serving a suspension for violating the league's domestic violence policy back in 2019. He made headlines briefly by appearing to announce his retirement, but he later stated that he had no such intentions. He completed his ban at the end of the season, and if the Yankees don't deem him to be too unsavory to employ, he should at least compete for a rotation spot. He looked like a rotation fixture when we last saw him in a big-league uniform, as his 4.03 ERA in 2019 came with a 25.8 K% and 6.6 BB%, offsetting a low 38.1% groundball rate. That represents the approximate upside here, but it comes with plenty of risk. He's only had one season at that level and wasn't a particularly exciting prospect, so if he's not the same following a year off, he might not get the chance to stick around. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#270
ADP
$Signed a one-year, $577,500 contract with the Yankees in March of 2019.
Struggles in return to mound Friday
PNew York Yankees
October 2, 2021
German gave up two runs on one hit and two walks while striking out three over 1.1 innings against Tampa Bay on Friday.
ANALYSIS
The right-hander was activated from the injured list Sept. 22, but Friday marked his first appearance since July 31. The long layoff showed through his control, as German threw only half of his 32 pitches for strikes and walked a pair of batters. The two free passes came back to bite him when Wander Franco brought both runners home on a two-out, ninth-inning single. Given his long layoff and the Yankees' bullpen depth, German's odds of making the team's playoff roster -- should New York qualify for the postseason -- may be quite low.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
72
Last 10 Games
57
Last 5 Games
56
How many pitches does Domingo German generally throw?
 
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What part of the game does Domingo German generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-1%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-15%
BAA vs LHP
2020
No Stats
2019
 
 
-13%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .232 519 135 32 112 22 0 27
Since 2019vs Right .229 485 116 34 102 21 3 20
2021vs Left .214 182 48 9 37 7 0 7
2021vs Right .251 228 50 18 52 9 3 10
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left .242 337 87 23 75 15 0 20
2019vs Right .210 257 66 16 50 12 0 10
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-30%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-19%
ERA on Road
2020
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2019
 
 
-59%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 3.43 1.10 107.2 8 3 0 9.9 3.0 2.0
Since 2019Away 4.92 1.21 133.2 14 6 0 8.9 2.0 1.5
2021Home 5.11 1.23 44.0 0 2 0 8.8 3.5 2.9
2021Away 4.14 1.14 54.1 4 3 0 9.1 1.7 0.5
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 2.26 1.01 63.2 8 1 0 10.7 2.7 1.4
2019Away 5.45 1.26 79.1 10 3 0 8.7 2.3 2.3
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Stat Review
How does Domingo German compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 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 120 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
3.63
 
K/9
9.0
 
BB/9
2.5
 
HR/9
1.6
 
Fastball
93.5 mph
 
ERA
4.58
 
WHIP
1.18
 
BABIP
.287
 
GB/FB
1.23
 
Left On Base
69.4%
 
Exit Velocity
81.5 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.9%
 
Spin Rate
2446 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
25.3%
 
Swinging Strike
14.6%
 
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An injury to Luis Severino allowed German to open the year in New York's rotation, and he was in the midst of a breakout season before being placed on administrative leave in September under the league's domestic violence policy. He will serve the remaining 63 games of a suspension handed down in January to begin 2020. When on the field in 2019, German provided surprising value across 27 outings (24 starts), racking up 18 wins -- tied for fourth most in the majors -- and 153 strikeouts to go with a 4.03 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 143 innings. While he whittled his walk rate down to 6.6%, like many others last season, German struggled mightily with the long ball (1.89 HR/9). There would seem to be performance upside if he can fix his homer problem, but that upside is probably not great enough to warrant a two-month-long stash on a mixed-league reserve list.
After opening the season in the minors, German was quickly summoned to the big club to fill a middle-relief role, and shortly thereafter he joined the rotation in place of the injured Jordan Montgomery. His first extended trial in the big-league rotation went about as expected for a young pitcher, with plenty of ups and downs that resulted in a 6.19 ERA and 10.4 K/9 in 14 starts (68.1 innings). He was sent to the minors in July and subsequently missed a month and a half due to a nerve issue in his elbow before returning to the Yankees for the final two weeks of the season. German flashed upside (14.9% swinging-strike rate), and the estimators suggest he was unlucky to finish with such a high ERA (4.39 FIP, 3.94 xFIP). Still, the Yankees aren't in a position to let him work things out as a starter, so he figures to open the season in a relief role, and it would likely take a trade for German to see meaningful innings in 2019.
After quietly putting up impressive numbers at every stop along the way in the minors, the 25-year-old finally got the chance to make his big-league debut in 2017. German performed solidly in his seven relief appearances, flashing his high strikeout ability with 18 strikeouts in 14.1 innings, though he also issued nine free passes in that time. Down in the minors, the righty was used mainly as a starter, posting a 2.83 ERA and 9.6 K/9 in 14 appearances (13 starts) with Triple-A Wilkes/Barre. Given his impressive track record in the minors, German will likely get a real look in camp with a chance to break spring training in the big-league bullpen, though it would likely be in a low-leverage role. Alternatively, New York could look to keep him stretched out as a starter in the minors, but either way the team's pitching depth will likely block him from seeing many meaningful innings.
Packaged as part of the deal that sent Nathan Eovaldi to the Bronx, German was shipped to the Yankees prior to the 2015 season but never got the chance to pitch for his new club. He suffered an elbow injury in the spring and underwent Tommy John surgery in early April, effectively ruling him out for most, if not all, of the first half of the upcoming season. Before that, the 23-year-old had dazzled at the lower levels with the Marlins, using a 94 mph fastball with a slider and changeup as his secondary offerings. Once healthy enough to return to the mound, German figures to move his way up the organizational ladder and should get his first chance at some of the higher levels in the minors.
German continues to climb the up the Marlins’ prospect ladder as he moved to Low-A Greensboro during his age-21 season. In addition to hurling a career-best 123.1 innings pitched while compiling a 9-3 record, 2.54 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 113 strikeouts compared to just 25 walks in 25 starts. The young righty works with a 94-mph fastball, slow looping slider and a work-in-progress changeup as he continues to develop the command he needs to be an efficient and effective starting pitcher. German should move up to High-A to begin 2015 and his progress against left-handed bats will be critical in determining just how quickly he can continue to move through the minors. The next step in his development will take place with the Yankees, after he was included in the December trade that sent Martin Prado to Miami.
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Back from IL
PNew York Yankees
September 22, 2021
The Yankees reinstated German (shoulder) from the 10-day injured list Wednesday.
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Return likely imminent
PNew York Yankees
Shoulder
September 19, 2021
German (shoulder) could rejoin the Yankees in the coming days, Max Goodman of SI.com reports.
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Another rehab outing on tap
PNew York Yankees
Shoulder
September 15, 2021
German (shoulder) is scheduled to make another rehab appearances Friday or Saturday before returning from the injured list, Max Goodman of SI.com reports.
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Excels in rehab outing
PNew York Yankees
Shoulder
September 15, 2021
German (shoulder) pitched two scoreless innings for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, allowing two hits and no walks while striking out four.
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Targeting weekend return from IL
PNew York Yankees
Shoulder
September 14, 2021
Manager Aaron Boone said Tuesday that the team is hoping German (shoulder) will be able to be activated from the 10-day injured list during the upcoming weekend series against Cleveland, Marly Rivera of ESPN.com reports.
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