Drew Steckenrider
Drew Steckenrider
28-Year-Old PitcherRP
Miami Marlins
2019 Fantasy Outlook
He lost some of his strikeout punch from 2017, but Steckenrider still stood out in the Marlins' bullpen, leaping to the top of the hierarchy by the end of the season. Though the club has other closing candidates for 2019, the righty made a case for keeping the job, converting four saves after Kyle Barraclough was removed as lead stopper in August. Steckenrider improved his walk rate by nearly one free pass per nine, which is a mark in his favor over Tayron Guerrero. Steckenrider must find a way to consistently retire lefty batters (.340 wOBA, 1.89 K/BB against them last year) if he's to solidify his spot in the ninth inning. This bullpen could play out much like it did in 2018, remaining in flux for a large portion of the season as trades and performance dictate changes. Paying for a full season of saves from Steckenrider is ill advised. Read Past Outlooks
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Long ball issues continue
PMiami Marlins
April 16, 2019
Steckenrider struck out one and gave up a solo home run in an inning of relief during Monday's loss to the Cubs.
The Marlins were already down 5-2 when he entered the game, so the right-hander didn't make things much worse, but it was still another shaky outing. Steckenrider is still nominally in the closer mix, but he's blown his only save opportunity so far and has served up four homers in eight innings, leading to a 7.88 ERA. If he can't find a way to keep the ball in the park, manager Don Mattingly will have a hard time trusting him with the game on the line.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .241 199 59 29 41 7 2 6
Since 2017vs Right .214 256 76 17 50 4 0 9
2019vs Left .167 13 6 1 2 0 0 1
2019vs Right .222 19 1 0 4 0 0 3
2018vs Left .241 127 36 19 26 4 2 5
2018vs Right .216 145 38 8 29 2 0 2
2017vs Left .260 59 17 9 13 3 0 0
2017vs Right .207 92 37 9 17 2 0 4
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
ERA on Road
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Since 2017Home 3.86 1.23 56.0 3 3 5 13.2 3.5 1.1
Since 2017Away 3.51 1.32 51.1 2 4 1 9.3 4.2 1.4
2019Home 9.00 1.00 5.0 0 1 0 9.0 1.8 3.6
2019Away 6.00 0.67 3.0 0 1 0 6.0 0.0 6.0
2018Home 3.68 1.31 36.2 2 2 4 13.0 3.9 1.0
2018Away 4.18 1.21 28.0 2 2 1 6.8 3.5 1.0
2017Home 2.51 1.12 14.1 1 0 1 15.1 3.1 0.6
2017Away 2.21 1.57 20.1 0 1 0 13.3 5.8 1.3
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How does Drew Steckenrider 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.
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Kyle Barraclough is the more familiar name to baseball fans, but Steckenrider may be the best arm in the Marlins' bullpen. Like Barraclough, Steckenrider struggled with walks last season (4.7 BB/9), but he missed bats at a far greater clip (35.8 percent strikeout rate) while working mostly fastball-slider. Further, a very good 68.2 percent first-pitch strike rate and a track record of better control at the upper levels of the minors portend improvement with Steckenrider's walk rate in future seasons. Steckenrider trimmed his ERA in each of the final four months of the 2017 campaign, down to 1.50 in September, as his K/9 rate steadily ticked up over that span (to 16.5). Most of the Marlins' veteran bullpen arms are expected to be traded this offseason, leaving Steckenrider in prime position to take on a higher-leverage role. He could even take on the ninth if he outperforms Barraclough in spring training.
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Gets drilled in non-save situation
PMiami Marlins
April 1, 2019
Steckenrider (0-1) took the loss after allowing four runs in the ninth inning during Monday's loss to the Mets. He allowed three hits and struck out two.
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Finishes win over Rockies
PMiami Marlins
March 30, 2019
Steckenrider struck out one in a perfect ninth inning during Saturday's 7-3 win over the Rockies.
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Used in non-save situation
PMiami Marlins
March 30, 2019
Steckenrider walked one batter in a scoreless inning during Friday's loss to the Rockies.
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Having rough spring
PMiami Marlins
March 15, 2019
Steckenrider tossed a scoreless inning of relief in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros.
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Expected to split closer's role
PMiami Marlins
February 13, 2019
Steckenrider is a frontrunner to split the closer's role in 2019, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
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