Emmanuel Clase
Emmanuel Clase
23-Year-Old PitcherRP
Cleveland Indians
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Clase had quite a bit of hype last offseason for a reliever with just 21 games and one save to his name. Those who hoped to see him surpass Brad Hand as closer wound up rather disappointed, as he tested positive for Boldenone, a performance-enhancing drug, leading to a year-long suspension. It was already shaping up to be a rocky season for the young righty, as a strained lat in late February would have seen him miss the first few months of the season under ordinary circumstances. We're now left with a player who has plenty of potential but who hasn't pitched in over a year and has recently battled an arm injury. That's a risky proposition, but the upside is still there and Hand is now out the door, opening up save chances. That keeps Clase firmly in lottery-ticket territory, though his 22.3 K% as a rookie and 23.7 K% in the minors mean he may not provide much value if he doesn't get saves. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#486
ADP
$Traded to the Indians in December of 2019.
Rings up sixth save
PCleveland Indians
May 3, 2021
Clase gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Monday to record his sixth save of the season in an 8-6 win over the Royals.
ANALYSIS
The 23-year-old kept his ERA at a pristine 0.00 with another strong outing. Clase does have one blown save on his ledger, but he's otherwise been sharp in his high-leverage role, posting a 14:3 K:BB through 13.1 innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
15
Last 10 Games
14
Last 5 Games
13
How many pitches does Emmanuel Clase 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 Emmanuel Clase generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-19%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-42%
BAA vs LHP
2020
No Stats
2019
 
 
-3%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .200 75 17 4 14 3 1 1
Since 2019vs Right .247 78 19 5 18 3 1 1
2021vs Left .154 28 7 2 4 0 0 0
2021vs Right .267 31 8 1 8 0 1 0
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left .227 47 10 2 10 3 1 1
2019vs Right .233 47 11 4 10 3 0 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-2%
ERA at Home
2021
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2020
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2019
 
 
-20%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 1.42 0.84 19.0 4 2 3 9.0 1.9 0.0
Since 2019Away 1.45 1.34 18.2 0 2 4 8.2 2.4 1.0
2021Home 0.00 0.50 6.0 2 0 2 10.5 3.0 0.0
2021Away 0.00 1.44 8.1 0 1 4 8.6 1.1 0.0
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 2.08 1.00 13.0 2 2 1 8.3 1.4 0.0
2019Away 2.61 1.26 10.1 0 1 0 7.8 3.5 1.7
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Stat Review
How does Emmanuel Clase 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
5.00
 
K/9
9.4
 
BB/9
1.9
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
100.2 mph
 
ERA
0.00
 
WHIP
1.05
 
BABIP
.321
 
GB/FB
6.00
 
Left On Base
80.0%
 
Exit Velocity
82.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
1.6%
 
Spin Rate
2569 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
23.0%
 
Swinging Strike
14.6%
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Clase emerged early last season as one of the best relief-pitching prospects in baseball and got the call in August at the age of 21. He led the majors by a sizable margin in average cutter velocity at 99.2 mph. The 6-foot-2 righty also throws a high-spin, 99.5-mph four-seamer and a 90.5-mph slider, though he leaned on his 80-grade cutter 73.3% of the time. His 22.3 K% was underwhelming, given his stuff, but his 6.4 BB%, 60.6 GB% and 1.11 WHIP were very impressive marks for a high-velocity 21-year-old reliever. Clase has ninth-inning stuff -- he gave up just three homers in 68 innings last year -- so it's likely just a matter of when he gets the chance to move from setup man to closer. Clase headlined the December trade for Corey Kluber and his path to saves is a little more difficult in Cleveland, but the cream usually rises to the top in these situations.
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Earns fifth save
PCleveland Indians
April 30, 2021
Clase yielded a hit during a scoreless ninth inning to earn a save over the White Sox.
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Earns extra-inning win
PCleveland Indians
April 26, 2021
Clase (2-1) pitched a perfect 10th inning with one strikeout to earn the extra-inning win over the Twins on Monday.
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Picks up fourth save
PCleveland Indians
April 18, 2021
Clase allowed one hit and no walks while striking out three in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save against the Reds on Sunday.
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Blows save Saturday
PCleveland Indians
April 17, 2021
Clase was charged with a blown save against the Reds on Saturday. He pitched one inning and gave up an unearned run on three hits without collecting any walks or strikeouts.
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Notches save against White Sox
PCleveland Indians
April 15, 2021
Clase recorded his third save of the season Thursday against the White Sox. He gave up one run on one hit while striking out one in an inning of work.
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