Dovydas Neverauskas
26-Year-Old PitcherRP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
On the heels of a decent 2017 campaign, Neverauskas struggled mightily in 2018 -- at least he did in the majors. He landed an Opening Day roster spot despite a rough spring, but he spent much of the season shuttling between Triple-A Indianapolis and the majors. The results? With Pittsburgh, the Lithuanian scuffled to the tune of an 8.00 ERA and 1.48 WHIP. However, at Triple-A, he shined with a 2.53 ERA and 1.32 WHIP. He even produced his best strikeout rate with Indianapolis (11.3 K/9), though it was offset by a brutal 5.9 BB/9. Neverauskas figures to play a similar role for the Pirates in 2019, riding the shuttle and providing middle relief help in Pittsburgh as needed. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Pirates in March of 2018.
Recalled Saturday
PPittsburgh Pirates
September 1, 2018
Neverauskas was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Neverauskas will provide additional bullpen depth for Pittsburgh down the stretch. He has an ugly 10.47 ERA in 16.1 innings at the big-league level this season, likely limited him to low-leverage duty.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-24%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-37%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2016
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .310 100 19 12 27 4 2 7
Since 2016vs Right .235 124 25 6 27 4 0 6
2018vs Left .356 54 12 8 16 3 1 6
2018vs Right .226 65 15 2 14 2 0 3
2017vs Left .262 46 7 4 11 1 1 1
2017vs Right .245 59 10 4 13 2 0 3
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-23%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-34%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-57%
ERA at Home
2016
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 5.27 1.39 27.1 1 1 0 6.3 3.3 1.6
Since 2016Away 6.84 1.36 24.0 0 0 0 9.0 2.9 2.9
2018Home 10.38 1.73 8.2 0 0 0 7.3 4.2 3.1
2018Away 6.87 1.36 18.1 0 0 0 9.8 2.9 2.9
2017Home 2.89 1.23 18.2 1 1 0 5.8 2.9 1.0
2017Away 6.75 1.35 6.2 0 0 0 6.8 2.7 2.7
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Dovydas Neverauskas 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.
K/BB
2.70
 
K/9
9.0
 
BB/9
3.3
 
HR/9
3.0
 
Fastball
96.8 mph
 
ERA
8.00
 
WHIP
1.48
 
BABIP
.299
 
GB/FB
1.07
 
Strand %
51.6%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
Neverauskas became the first Lithuanian to play in the major leagues when the Pirates called him up in April, and he proceeded to throw 25.1 fairly effective innings across five separate stints with the team. He posted a 3.91 ERA, though his FIP was over a run higher at 4.93, suggesting that he got a bit lucky. Neverauskas ran a roughly average walk rate (7.6 percent) and groundball rate (42.9 percent), though his rather low strikeout rate (16.2 percent) will limit his ceiling as a reliever. Still, he looks to be a major-league quality pitcher and should find himself pitching lower-leverage innings for the Pirates again this season. His fantasy value will be limited in most formats.
When the Pirates promoted Neverauskas, 24, from Triple-A to join the big-league bullpen in late April, he made history as the first Lithuania-born player to play in the majors (there have been others who ethnically identify as Lithuanian, but were not born there). He looks like he has the stuff to become known for more than just his birthplace, as he sat at 97 mph with his fastball and touched 98 in his debut. Neverauskas also throws a hard slider that sits in the 90-91 mph range. His minor-league strikeout rates are not very impressive, save for a 28-inning run at Double-A in 2016 where he missed bats at a 30.5 percent clip. This points to a low-leverage role for the foreseeable future, but he has the velocity to earn a more prominent role if he can limit walks and miss more bats with his breaking ball.
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Sent back to Triple-A
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August 10, 2018
Neverauskas was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday.
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Recalled by Pirates
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August 3, 2018
Neverauskas was recalled by the Pirates on Friday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports.
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Returns to minors
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July 7, 2018
Neverauskas was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
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Recalled from minors
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July 3, 2018
Neverauskas was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Liz Bloom of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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Sent back to minors
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June 18, 2018
Neverauskas was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday.
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