Andrew Triggs
Andrew Triggs
30-Year-Old PitcherSP
Oakland Athletics
7-Day IL
Injury Hip
Est. Return 5/3/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Triggs was bitten by the injury bug for a second consecutive season; after a hip injury limited him to 12 starts in 2017, the 29-year-old made just nine appearances in 2018 before landing on the disabled list in May with a right forearm issue. He never returned to the active roster, as his rehab was shut down twice after a pair of setbacks -- the second of which resulted in Triggs undergoing thoracic outlet surgery in September. When healthy, Triggs struck out more than a batter per inning (9.4 K/9) for the first time in his career, though he struggled to a 5.23 ERA across 41.1 frames thanks to poor walk (3.9 BB/9) and home-run (1.5 HR/9) rates. While he's expected to be fully healthy for spring training, it's difficult to know what to expect from Triggs in 2019 given the seriousness of the procedure he underwent. Factor in Oakland's intention to use him out of the bullpen and Triggs can be left alone in most formats. Read Past Outlooks
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Dealing with strained hip
POakland Athletics  AAA
Hip
April 22, 2019
Triggs was placed on the 7-day injured list at Triple-A Las Vegas on April 12 due to a strained hip, Melissa Lockard of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Triggs logged 27 starts with Oakland between 2016 and 2018 and often demonstrated some intriguing underlying skills, but health issues seem to have caught up with him. While his latest setback on the injury front doesn't sound particularly severe, Triggs was working in a relief role prior to getting hurt and seems to rank low in the pecking order among the organization's starting options.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-20%
BAA vs LHP
2019
No Stats
2018
Even Split
2017
 
 
-29%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .222 209 41 18 41 6 1 7
Since 2017vs Right .277 256 52 19 64 10 0 9
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left .231 89 21 10 18 4 0 3
2018vs Right .232 93 22 8 19 4 0 4
2017vs Left .215 120 20 8 23 2 1 4
2017vs Right .302 163 30 11 45 6 0 5
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Since 2017
 
 
-21%
ERA on Road
2019
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2018
 
 
-5%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-39%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 5.22 1.36 50.0 4 4 0 8.1 3.1 1.1
Since 2017Away 4.13 1.31 56.2 4 3 0 7.6 3.2 1.6
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home 5.40 1.13 13.1 1 0 0 10.8 2.7 1.4
2018Away 5.14 1.43 28.0 2 1 0 8.7 4.5 1.6
2017Home 5.15 1.45 36.2 3 4 0 7.1 3.2 1.0
2017Away 3.14 1.19 28.2 2 2 0 6.6 1.9 1.6
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
After his first eight starts, Triggs checked in with a sparkling 2.12 ERA and 1.03 WHIP, despite only 35 whiffs in those 46.2 innings. The key was allowing just two homers, a number most thought would increase, considering the right-hander's pitch-to-contact style. Sure enough, Triggs surrendered at least one homer in each of his next four outings, including five over the final pair. This ballooned his ERA to 4.27 and WHIP to 1.33, where it would stay since he then had season-ending surgery to repair the labrum in his left hip. It would have been beneficial to see how Triggs adjusted to the home run barrage, but now we're left in the lurch, concerned about his recovery from surgery, and still unsure of his ability to work as a starter. If healthy, Triggs should secure a spot in the Athletics' Opening Day rotation. Anyone pitching in the Coliseum is worth considering, though Triggs' low strikeout total dampens his potential, especially in mixed formats.
If there was a player who truly embodied the concept of shuttling between Triple-A and the majors, it was Triggs in the 2016 campaign. The tall right-hander was optioned to Triple-A Nashville a grand total of eight times, but he kept reappearing in the big leagues thanks to a stellar 2.95 ERA and 1.16 WHIP out of the Sounds' bullpen. His results in the majors were mixed, as he only managed to post a 5.35 ERA and 1.57 WHIP in his first 19 appearances in a long relief role for Oakland, although he did post a solid 9.1 K/9 during that span. The 28-year-old really turned it on at the end of the season when he was afforded a full-time rotation spot, as he put together a 2.78 ERA and 0.71 WHIP thanks to an impeccable 21:1 K:BB across five late-season starts. A back injury ended his season prematurely, but if he can return to this form while limiting the walks, then Triggs could be in line for a full-time rotation spot this spring.
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To begin at Triple-A
POakland Athletics  AAA
March 10, 2019
Triggs was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.
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Trending in right direction
POakland Athletics  AAA
Shoulder
December 10, 2018
Triggs (shoulder) is expected to have a normal spring training, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Undergoes successful surgery
POakland Athletics  AAA
Shoulder
September 29, 2018
Triggs (forearm) underwent successful thoracic outlet surgery Wednesday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.
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Requires thoracic outlet surgery
POakland Athletics  AAA
Shoulder
September 18, 2018
Triggs (forearm) will undergo thoracic outlet surgery Sept. 26.
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Suffers setback in rehab
POakland Athletics  AAA
Forearm
September 8, 2018
Triggs (forearm) suffered a setback following his rehab start Wednesday for High-A Stockton and has been shut down for the time being, Michael Wagaman of MLB.com reports.
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