Jalen Beeks
Jalen Beeks
25-Year-Old PitcherRP
Tampa Bay Rays
2019 Fantasy Outlook
After being traded to Tampa Bay, Beeks made 12 relief appearances for his new team, working an average of 3.7 innings per appearance and never going fewer than two. His overall line wasn't pretty, but he was decent over the final two months of the season, posting a 3.07 ERA over 41 innings. That could theoretically be enough to move him into a starting role this season, though some regression is likely in order as he posted a .241 BABIP and an 83.7% left-on-base rate over that stretch. Even if his ERA holds, he may not see a role change, as his apparent comfort in the unconventional "bulk-inning" job could lead the Rays to keep him there. That's not altogether a bad thing for fantasy purposes, as it gives the lefty the chance to earn wins and protects his ratios by letting him avoid the three-times-through-the-order penalty. Read Past Outlooks
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Allows two home runs
PTampa Bay Rays
June 22, 2019
Beeks struck out one and allowed two runs off three hits and no walks in two innings against the A's on Friday.
ANALYSIS
The southpaw struggled as the primary pitcher in his second straight appearance, this time giving up a solo home run in both of his two innings. After allowing four runs in five innings over his last two appearances, Beeks' ERA has risen to 2.95 but he still boasts a respectable 50:19 K:BB in 58 innings this season. Jose De Leon (elbow), Tyler Glasnow (forearm) and Anthony Banda (elbow) remain on the 60-day injured list, but they are all progressing in their rehab processes. Beeks could be relegated to the bullpen when they are ready to return.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-8%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-15%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-33%
BAA vs LHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .242 111 23 8 24 4 1 2
Since 2017vs Right .264 359 69 35 83 25 0 7
2019vs Left .283 61 11 5 15 3 0 1
2019vs Right .241 186 39 14 40 13 0 2
2018vs Left .196 50 12 3 9 1 1 1
2018vs Right .291 173 30 21 43 12 0 5
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-34%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-47%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-24%
ERA on Road
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 4.91 1.48 58.2 4 1 0 7.5 3.7 0.6
Since 2017Away 3.24 1.26 50.0 6 0 1 7.7 3.4 0.9
2019Home 3.77 1.42 31.0 2 0 0 8.1 3.2 0.3
2019Away 2.00 1.11 27.0 3 0 1 7.3 2.7 0.7
2018Home 6.18 1.55 27.2 2 1 0 6.8 4.2 1.0
2018Away 4.70 1.43 23.0 3 0 0 8.2 4.3 1.2
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Jalen Beeks 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 this season's data (min 20 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
2.63
 
K/9
7.8
 
BB/9
2.9
 
HR/9
0.5
 
Fastball
92.1 mph
 
ERA
2.95
 
WHIP
1.28
 
BABIP
.314
 
GB/FB
1.51
 
Left On Base
77.4%
 
Exit Velocity
87.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.8%
 
Spin Rate
1990 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
33.9%
 
Swinging Strike
11.2%
 
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Beeks had a strong showing in the upper minors in 2017, leaving himself on the cusp of Boston's big-league roster. In 145 innings split between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket, the 24-year-old lefty recorded a 3.29 ERA. He's probably a fourth starter at best, as his numbers were more good than great in 17 starts at Triple-A: a roughly average groundball rate (44.6 percent) and walk rate (8.2 percent) with an above-average strikeout rate (24.1 percent). It's a skill set that could play in either the rotation or the bullpen, and Beeks has routes to both. He isn't in consideration for Boston's fifth starter job this spring, but the depth chart in front of him contains a number of injury-prone pitchers (David Price, Drew Pomeranz and Eduardo Rodriguez) and no top prospects, so there's a decent chance he's called upon at some point this summer. The team also lacks a quality left-handed reliever, so Beeks could be pressed into service there as well. It's not a particularly enticing package, but it's at least enough to keep Beeks on watch lists for owners in deeper leagues.
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Struggles as primary pitcher
PTampa Bay Rays
June 16, 2019
Beeks yielded two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out two over three innings Sunday against the Angels.
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Filling bulk-relief role Sunday
PTampa Bay Rays
June 16, 2019
Beeks will likely serve as the Rays' bulk reliever behind opener Ryne Stanek in Sunday's game against the Angels.
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Set for bulk-relief role Tuesday
PTampa Bay Rays
June 11, 2019
Beeks is on track to serve as the Rays' bulk reliever in Tuesday's game against the Athletics, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Throws tidy 4.1 innings
PTampa Bay Rays
June 6, 2019
Beeks (5-0) allowed four hits and no walks while striking out two across 4.1 scoreless innings to earn the win Thursday against the Tigers.
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In line for bulk-relief duties
PTampa Bay Rays
June 6, 2019
Beeks is expected to serve as the Rays' bulk reliever behind opener Ryne Stanek in Thursday's game against the Tigers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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