Claudio
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
4-2
ERA
4.70
WHIP
1.645
K
30
SV
1
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
After Sam Dyson and Matt Bush stumbled in the first half, the Rangers made the peculiar choice to settle on Claudio, who opened the season in long relief, as their ninth-inning man. Though his left-handedness, mid-80s heat and 6.1 K/9 rate made him anything but a typical cl... read more
After Sam Dyson and Matt Bush stumbled in the first half, the Rangers made the peculiar choice to settle on Claudio, who opened the season in long relief, as their ninth-inning man. Though his left-handedness, mid-80s heat and 6.1 K/9 rate made him anything but a typical closer, Claudio got the job done with 11 saves in 15 chances, including four where he recorded four-plus outs. Claudio's prior experience as a long man made the Rangers comfortable using him more frequently than most other closers, with the 82.2 innings he logged trailing only Brad Hand among pitchers who recorded at least five saves. That sizable workload magnified the impact of Claudio's 2.50 ERA and 1.04 WHIP, numbers that could be repeatable given his excellent career 66.7 percent groundball and 1.9 BB/9 rates. It's unclear if Claudio will retain the closing gig heading into 2018, but if the Rangers fail to add an established endgame option before the season, the save chances should be his for the taking.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: L    Throws: L    HT: 6'3"    WT: 160 lbs.    DOB: 1/31/1992    College: None    Drafted: 27th Rd in 2010Show Contract
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Alex Claudio Contract Info:
Signed a one-year, $545,050 contract with the Rangers in February of 2017.
Returns from disabled list
PTexas Rangers
July 21, 2018
Claudio (ankle) was activated off the 10-day disabled list Saturday, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
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2018 Stat Review for Alex Claudio
3.33 K/BB
GOOD
5.23 K/9
TERRIBLE
1.57 BB/9
ELITE
86.1 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.3 HR/9
GREAT
4.21 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
4.70 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.65 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.18 FIP
GOOD
0.390 BABIP
HIGH
69.9 % Strand Rate
LOW
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  1. 1. RonaldR. Guzman (L)
  2. 2. JoeyJ. Gallo (L)
  3. 3. JuricksonJ. Profar (S)
  4. X. RyanR. Rua (R) 10-Day DL
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  1. X. AdrianA. Beltre (R) Day-To-Day
  2. 1. JuricksonJ. Profar (S)
  3. 2. IsiahI. Kiner-Falefa (R)
  4. 3. JoeyJ. Gallo (L)
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  1. Alex Claudio 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Alex Claudio 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Claudio split time between Triple-A Round Rock and the majors once again in 2016 after struggling with the big club early on. From April through June, he held an unimpressive 4.50 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and 5.5 K/9. He managed to right the ship over the second half of the season, however, posting a 1.87 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. His peripherals also point toward future success, as his 62.7 percent groundball rate and 0.4 HR/9 bode extremely well for a pitcher in a hitter-friendly environment such as Texas' Globe Life Park. Claudio doesn't light up the radar gun by any stroke of the imagination, but his outstanding control (1.7 BB/9) and ability to get left-handed hitters out (.177 BAA versus lefties) should help him compete for a more consistent role in the Rangers' bullpen during his age-25 season.
  3. Alex Claudio 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Claudio was shuttled back and forth between Triple-A Round Rock and the majors numerous times in 2015, pitching 15.2 innings with Texas and another 40 in the minors. Claudio's calling card during his ascent through the minors was his effectiveness against lefties, though he allowed a pair of homers to lefties in just 34 batters faced while with Texas. A shoulder strain put an early end to his season in September, but he's expected to be healthy for spring training, and he will be competing for a spot in the Texas bullpen as a lefty specialist.
  4. Alex Claudio 2015 Preseason Outlook
    The Rangers moved Claudio through four levels in 2014, and he finished the season getting a look in the big league bullpen. He more than held his own, carrying a 2.92 ERA that could have been better if he were less susceptible to hard contact (.389 BABIP). Just 23, Claudio is likely to end up in the bullpen at Triple-A to begin the season, but the Rangers may have a very useful left-handed reliever at their disposal. Claudio has an unusual sidearm delivery from the left side, which has enabled him to dominate against lefties (36.8% K%, 4.4% BB%) during his ascent through the minors. He fanned 40.0% of the lefties he faced during his time with Texas, but his lack of overpowering stuff makes him very vulnerable to righties.
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Returns from disabled list
PTexas Rangers
July 21, 2018
Claudio (ankle) was activated off the 10-day disabled list Saturday, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
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Lands on DL
PTexas Rangers
Ankle
July 14, 2018
Claudio was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with an ankle sprain.
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Needed for long relief
PTexas Rangers
July 8, 2018
Claudio pitched the final three innings, giving up five hits and striking out four, in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Tigers.
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Has option left
PTexas Rangers
April 25, 2018
Claudio has a 7.59 ERA with opponents hitting .400 against him through 10.2 innings over 13 games.
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No relief in Saturday's loss
PTexas Rangers
April 22, 2018
Claudio (0-1) allowed four runs on four hits without getting an out in Saturday's 9-7 loss to the Mariners.
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