Domingo German
Domingo German
28-Year-Old PitcherSP
New York Yankees
Suspension
Est. Return 2/1/2021
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $577,500 contract with the Yankees in March of 2019.
No intentions to retire
PNew York Yankees
Suspension
July 18, 2020
German (suspension) will not be retiring, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
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German announced in a somewhat cryptic Instagram post Friday that he was stepping away from baseball. He's since deleted that post and provided another one, in which he apologized for the "unsettling post," explaining that he let his emotions get the best of him after being forced to watch his teammates get ready for the season from afar. German will miss the entirety of the season as well as the first three games of next year while serving a domestic-violence suspension.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-12%
BAA vs RHP
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-13%
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-11%
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .247 520 126 39 117 24 4 28
Since 2018vs Right .218 449 129 33 89 22 0 17
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
2018vs Left .256 183 39 16 42 9 4 8
2018vs Right .228 192 63 17 39 10 0 7
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-38%
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-59%
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-13%
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 3.48 1.12 108.2 10 4 0 10.9 3.2 1.6
Since 2018Away 5.63 1.30 120.0 10 6 0 9.2 2.5 2.0
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
2018Home 5.20 1.29 45.0 2 3 0 11.2 4.0 1.8
2018Away 5.98 1.38 40.2 0 3 0 10.2 2.9 1.3
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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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May not be retiring
PNew York Yankees
Suspension
July 18, 2020
The Yankees do not believe that German (suspension) is retiring, as his since-deleted Instagram post suggested he intended to do Friday, Bob Klapisch of The New York Times reports.
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Announces departure from baseball
PNew York Yankees
Suspension
July 17, 2020
German (suspension) announced Friday that he has left baseball, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
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Involved in minor car accident
PNew York Yankees
Suspension
February 28, 2020
German (suspension) was involved in a car accident as a backseat passenger in the Dominican Republic on Friday, Pete Caldera of NorthJersey.com reports. He was not injured.
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Not attending spring training
PNew York Yankees
Suspension
February 12, 2020
German (suspension) won't join the Yankees for spring training and will continue to work out at the organization's academy in his native Dominican Republic, Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports.
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Handed suspension
PNew York Yankees
Suspension
January 2, 2020
German received an 81-game suspension Thursday for violating the Joint MLB-MLBPA Domestic Violence Policy, Hannah Keyser of Yahoo Sports reports.
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