Nick Wittgren
Nick Wittgren
29-Year-Old PitcherRP
Cleveland Indians
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Nick Wittgren in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Indians in December of 2020.
Reaches deal with Cleveland
PCleveland Indians
December 23, 2020
Wittgren agreed Tuesday with Cleveland on a one-year, $2 million contract to avoid arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
ANALYSIS
Wittgren was one of the club's top setup men in 2020, turning in a 3.42 ERA and a 28:6 K:BB in 23.2 innings. With Cleveland choosing to non-tender Brad Hand this offseason, Wittgren could be in the mix for saves in 2021 if the team doesn't acquire another established closing option over the winter.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
15
Last 10 Games
17
Last 5 Games
21
How many pitches does Nick Wittgren generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Nick Wittgren generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-1%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-40%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-16%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-2%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .212 214 47 20 41 8 1 6
Since 2018vs Right .215 256 70 15 50 14 0 9
2020vs Left .143 46 13 3 6 2 0 1
2020vs Right .237 45 13 2 9 1 0 3
2019vs Left .241 90 23 7 20 4 0 5
2019vs Right .203 141 37 8 27 7 0 5
2018vs Left .221 78 11 10 15 2 1 0
2018vs Right .226 70 20 5 14 6 0 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-25%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-60%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-38%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-54%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 3.24 1.17 58.1 5 2 3 8.3 3.1 1.4
Since 2018Away 2.43 1.04 55.2 4 0 1 10.2 2.4 1.0
2020Home 1.59 0.71 11.1 0 0 0 10.3 0.8 0.8
2020Away 3.97 1.06 11.1 2 0 0 10.3 3.2 2.4
2019Home 3.38 1.16 32.0 4 1 3 9.0 2.8 2.0
2019Away 2.10 0.97 25.2 1 0 1 9.8 1.8 1.1
2018Home 4.20 1.53 15.0 1 1 0 5.4 5.4 0.6
2018Away 1.93 1.13 18.2 1 0 0 10.6 2.9 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Nick Wittgren compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 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 30 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
4.67
 
K/9
10.6
 
BB/9
2.3
 
HR/9
1.5
 
Fastball
92.9 mph
 
ERA
3.42
 
WHIP
1.01
 
BABIP
.265
 
GB/FB
1.11
 
Left On Base
81.5%
 
Exit Velocity
80.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.1%
 
Spin Rate
2130 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
21.7%
 
Swinging Strike
12.6%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2017
Wittgren was traded to the Indians prior to the season after he was surprisingly designated for assignment by the Marlins despite posting a strong 2.94 ERA in 33.2 innings for the team in 2018. The righty established himself as one of Cleveland's more reliable relievers following his promotion to the majors in mid-April, finishing with a 2.81 ERA, 12 holds and four saves -- second most on the team -- in 57.2 innings. Wittgren did well to limit free passes, which led to a career-best 1.08 WHIP, and he posted a respectable 26.0 K% despite his lackluster 9.0 SwStr%. He doesn't check out quite as well under the hood as he allowed a lot of loud contact (1.6 HR/9) and benefitted from a high left-on-base rate (83.3%), which helps explain his 4.17 FIP. Wittgren will return to a setup role in 2020, forming a strong bridge to the ninth alongside the likes of James Karinchak and Emmanuel Clase.
Wittgren carved out a nice role for himself in the Marlins' pen last season after being called up from Triple-A New Orleans in late May. He finished the season with a strong 3.14 ERA. The right hander succeeded in large part due to his marginal walk rate of just 1.74 BB/9, which negated his rather low 7.32 K/9 strikeout rate. He has the track record to back up his 2016 performance as well, with his walk rate never topping 2.00 BB/9 prior to 2016. Barring an injury or significant regression, Wittgren will begin the 2017 season in Miami, where he could see more high leverage situations if he starts off strong. He had six holds and two blown saves with the Marlins in 2016. He has closed out games in the past, with seasons of 25, 20 and 19 saves in the three seasons prior to 2016.
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Could be candidate for saves
PCleveland Indians
March 20, 2020
Wittgren could be a candidate for saves if Brad Hand struggles, Joe Noga of Cleveland.com reports.
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Avoids arbitration with Cleveland
PCleveland Indians
January 10, 2020
Wittgren signed a one-year, $1.125 million deal to avoid arbitration with the Indians on Friday, freelance baseball writer Robert Murray reports.
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Notches third save
PCleveland Indians
August 7, 2019
Wittgren had one strikeout and didn't allow a baserunner over 1.2 innings to earn the save in the nightcap of Wednesday's doubleheader against Texas.
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Picks up second save
PCleveland Indians
July 17, 2019
Wittgren gave up one run on one hit and one walk while striking out three through 1.2 innings to record his second save in a 7-2 win over the Tigers on Wednesday.
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Thriving in setup role
PCleveland Indians
July 3, 2019
Wittgren delivered a perfect, 10-pitch eighth inning en route to earning a hold in Tuesday's 9-5 win over the Royals.
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