Anthony Bender

Anthony Bender

27-Year-Old PitcherRP
Miami Marlins
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Bender did not break camp with the Marlins despite a strong spring, but he was called up in early May and began his career with 21 straight appearances without allowing an earned run. July wasn't as kind to the rookie, but he still flashed his upside with a 23:2 K:BB over 14.2 innings during the month despite a 4.30 ERA. The right-hander earned his first-career save on July 5 and had fantasy managers speculating that he'd take over as Miami's closer once Yimi Garcia was traded. The job ultimately went to veteran Dylan Floro, but Bender certainly has the stuff to close with 97-mph heat on his sinker and a filthy slider that propelled him to the 78th percentile in whiff rate. He finished 2021 with three wins, three saves, 12 holds and outstanding ratios (2.79 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 10.4 K/9) over 61.1 innings. Bender should be in the mix for saves moving forward, but don't expect a full share of the closer role just yet. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a minor-league contract with the Marlins in November of 2020.
Collects win Tuesday
PMiami Marlins
May 18, 2022
Bender (1-3) picked up the win in Tuesday's 5-1 victory over the Nationals, giving up two hits and striking out one in a scoreless inning of relief.
ANALYSIS
While the win is nice, it's a little concerning for his long-term fantasy outlook than Bender entered a scoreless tie in the fifth inning. The right-hander has yet to record a save in May after reeling off four in five days at the end of April, and while Dylan Floro has struggled since coming off the injured list, Bender's usage Tuesday suggests he might be moving into a lower-leverage role and out of the ninth inning. On the season, he carries a 3.86 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 13:4 K:BB through 14 innings while converting six of eight save chances.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
13
Last 10 Games
15
Last 5 Games
15
How many pitches does Anthony Bender 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 Anthony Bender generally pitch?
 
 
 
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Extra
% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-32%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-40%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-27%
BAA vs RHP
2020
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .281 129 18 12 32 7 0 3
Since 2020vs Right .191 179 66 13 30 5 2 5
2022vs Left .400 27 3 2 10 0 0 1
2022vs Right .241 34 10 3 7 0 0 2
2021vs Left .247 102 15 10 22 7 0 2
2021vs Right .180 145 56 10 23 5 2 3
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-30%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-52%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-51%
ERA at Home
2020
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 2.64 1.06 44.1 4 2 6 10.6 2.4 1.2
Since 2020Away 3.77 1.29 31.0 0 3 3 9.3 3.8 0.6
2022Home 5.87 2.09 7.2 1 2 3 10.6 3.5 2.3
2022Away 2.84 0.95 6.1 0 1 3 5.7 2.8 1.4
2021Home 1.96 0.85 36.2 3 0 3 10.6 2.2 1.0
2021Away 4.01 1.38 24.2 0 2 0 10.2 4.0 0.4
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Anthony Bender 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
2.60
 
K/9
8.4
 
BB/9
3.2
 
HR/9
1.9
 
Fastball
98.0 mph
 
ERA
4.50
 
WHIP
1.57
 
BABIP
.346
 
GB/FB
2.09
 
Left On Base
84.3%
 
Exit Velocity
82.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.3%
 
Spin Rate
2278 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
26.1%
 
Swinging Strike
10.2%
 
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Blows save in loss
PMiami Marlins
May 4, 2022
Bender (0-3) was charged with a blown save and the loss Wednesday against Arizona after giving up two runs on two hits with two strikeouts and zero walks during the ninth inning.
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Another clean save
PMiami Marlins
April 29, 2022
Bender got two outs without allowing a run while allowing one hit to pick up his fifth save of the season Friday against the Mariners.
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Notches fourth save
PMiami Marlins
April 28, 2022
Bender gave up a hit and struck out one over 1.1 scoreless innings Wednesday to record his fourth save of the season in a 2-1 win over the Nationals.
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Collects third save
PMiami Marlins
April 27, 2022
Bender worked a perfect ninth inning Tuesday without a walk or strikeout to record his third save of the season in a 5-2 win over the Nationals.
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Battling hip soreness
PMiami Marlins
Hip
April 24, 2022
Bender didn't enter for Saturday's save opportunity due to hip soreness, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
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