Tony Zych
29-Year-Old PitcherRP
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Tony Zych in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Yankees in February of 2020.
Joins team's 60-man pool
PNew York Yankees
June 30, 2020
The Yankees announced Sunday that Zych was included in their 60-man roster pool.
ANALYSIS
Once a dependable arm out of the Seattle bullpen, Zych hasn't appeared at the MLB level since the 2017 season while tending to a number of arm injuries over the past few years. He was forced to settle for a minor-league deal with the Yankees this winter as a result, but the super-sized roster pool will now give him a chance to resurface in the majors in 2020. Expect Zych to settle for lower-leverage work initially as he slots into a deep Yankees bullpen.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-19%
BAA vs RHP
2019
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2018
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-19%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .239 54 11 7 11 2 0 2
Since 2017vs Right .194 119 24 14 19 4 0 0
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left .239 54 11 7 11 2 0 2
2017vs Right .194 119 24 14 19 4 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-67%
ERA on Road
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-67%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 3.55 1.50 25.1 4 3 1 8.5 6.4 0.4
Since 2017Away 1.17 0.85 15.1 2 0 0 6.5 1.8 0.6
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 3.55 1.50 25.1 4 3 1 8.5 6.4 0.4
2017Away 1.17 0.85 15.1 2 0 0 6.5 1.8 0.6
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Tony Zych
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
July 2, 2017
Erik Siegrist dives into this week's free agent pool and wonders whether Clint Frazier's promotion is just the first of a wave of top prospects promotions.
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
May 21, 2017
Erik Siegrist looks at the free agent pool in the Junior Circuit and spots a number of veterans nearing returns from the DL, including the Rangers' Adrian Beltre.
Oak's Corner: A Good Weekend for Encarnacion?
May 19, 2017
Scott Jenstad picks the Indians at Astros for his series of the weekend. Could this be the matchup that gets Edwin Encarnacion and the rest of the offense going in the right direction?
Mound Musings: Know When to Hold 'Em?
May 18, 2017
Brad Johnson dives into pitchers off to a great start this season to determine whether they’re keepers. On his “Hold ’Em” list is Cardinal veteran Michael Wacha, whose best days may not be behind him.
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
April 16, 2017
Erik Siegrist reviews the available free agents in AL player pools and thinks injuries may be opening up roster spots for top prospects like the Rays' Brent Honeywell.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
While Zych was able to log a career-high in innings last season, he still wasn't able to completely shake the injury bug that derailed his 2016 campaign. After missing the first two weeks of the season while recovering from offseason biceps surgery, the right-hander quickly re-established himself as one of the team's top relievers before a flexor bundle strain ended his season in mid-August. He turned in a shiny 2.66 ERA, but indicators suggest there was some luck at play (3.99 FIP). Zych experienced a slight drop in velocity and continued to struggle with command (7.8 K/9 and 1.67 K/BB, both career-worst marks). He maintained his respectable groundball rate (49.5 percent), and could be a dark-horse candidate to grab a few saves if Edwin Diaz falters in the ninth inning, but his value will remain limited to leagues that count holds unless he's able to regain the impressive strikeout stuff he flashed in his first two seasons (12.7 K/9).
Zych came into 2016 with sleeper hype as the Mariners' potential closer. Unfortunately, he tanked when he was on the mound, which wasn't often considering he was placed on the disabled list in May with rotator cuff tendinitis and was later optioned to Triple-A. He underwent a right shoulder biceps tendon transfer surgery in October. He's expected to start spring training on time, but probably won't begin the season in any position to have consistent fantasy value. Edwin Diaz has the closer spot all but on lockdown, and Zych must surpass several more reliable back-end bullpen arms. The Mariners may even take it easy with him to preserve his shoulder. If all goes well in his rehab and he regains the high-90s average velocity on his fastball, he'll re-enter the consciousness of save speculators. In his first two partial seasons, Zych has maintained a 50 percent groundball rate. Combining those traits would help him meet his elite upside. Don't lose track of him if he can shake the injury bug.
A 2011 fourth-round pick by the Cubs, Zych is an intriguing right-handed prospect who could make an impact in the Seattle bullpen this year. Zych impressed in his major-league debut last season, giving up only five earned runs in 18.1 innings despite a .348 BABIP and finishing with a 2.11 FIP. He has a 96-mph fastball and an effective slider he learned from Cubs ace Jake Arrieta that he commands for strikes. A groundball pitcher, Zych posted excellent strikeout rates across three levels last season, topping out in Seattle with an 11.78 K/9 and an outstanding 31.6 K%. He also showed great control with just nine walks in 67 total innings (1.16 BB/9), including none in 15 outings at Double-A Jacksonville. Zych has the talent to land a late-inning role out of spring training, which perhaps made it at least a little easier for general manager Jerry Dipoto to trade hard-throwing right-hander Carson Smith this offseason. If nothing else, Zych will be hard to beat as the last player listed alphabetically in the MLB record book.
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Inks minors deal with Yankees
PNew York Yankees
February 12, 2020
Zych signed a minor league contract with an invitation to major-league spring training Wednesday.
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Placed on waivers
PSeattle Mariners
Elbow
March 10, 2018
Zych (shoulder) was placed on waivers by the Mariners on Saturday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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Hampered by shoulder injury
PSeattle Mariners
Elbow
March 8, 2018
Zych (elbow) is reportedly dealing with a shoulder injury and will undergo further tests for that issue, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
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Feeling good in bullpen sessions
PSeattle Mariners
Elbow
February 14, 2018
Zych (elbow) is starting spring training off slowly but without pain, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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Begins camp in limited fashion
PSeattle Mariners
Elbow
February 14, 2018
Zych (elbow) underwent a minor procedure in the offseason and will begin spring training a little behind schedule, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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