Boyer
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
2-0
ERA
11.76
WHIP
2.081
K
9
SV
1
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'3"    WT: 225 lbs.    DOB: 7/11/1981    College: None    Drafted: 3rd Rd in 2000Show Contract
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Blaine Boyer Contract Info:
Signed a minor-league contract with the Red Sox in April of 2017.
Returns from 60-day DL
PKansas City Royals
August 12, 2018
Boyer (back) was activated off the 60-day disabled list Sunday, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic Kansas City reports.
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2018 Stat Review for Blaine Boyer
0.75 K/BB
TERRIBLE
3.92 K/9
TERRIBLE
5.23 BB/9
TERRIBLE
92.6 MPH Fastball
WEAK
2.6 HR/9
TERRIBLE
2.33 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
11.76 ERA
TERRIBLE
2.08 WHIP
TERRIBLE
7.85 FIP
TERRIBLE
0.337 BABIP
HIGH
43.2 % Strand Rate
LOW
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  1. Blaine Boyer 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Boyer was aggressively mediocre in 2016, finishing with a 3.95 ERA and 3.96 FIP, both within 10 points of the league average for relievers. Boyer showcased excellent control and an ability to draw grounders with regularity, but he was simply too hittable. Boyer induced swinging strikes just 6.2 percent of the time and finished with a brutal 3.6 K/9 as a result, worst among any National League pitcher to throw at least 60 innings. Only Zach Neal of the A's was worse, at 3.5 K/9. Time is running out on Boyer's arsenal of old man junk, and without any strikeouts to speak of, his fantasy value is virtually nil.
  2. Blaine Boyer 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Boyer surprisingly landed a high-profile role in Minnesota's bullpen last spring, becoming the primary setup man before missing time in August due to a sore elbow. His 2.49 ERA looks impressive, but Boyer's success came despite an anemic strikeout rate (4.6 K/9) and some luck on balls in play as evidenced by a 4.00 FIP. He generates groundballs (47.6 percent) and doesn't have terrible velocity (92.5 mph average fastball), but his lack of strikeouts limit his upside in any high-leverage role, and any shot at occasional saves or even holds will depend on where he lands in free agency.
  3. Blaine Boyer 2015 Preseason Outlook
    Boyer returned to the States last season after spending part of 2013 in Japan, joining the Padres on a minor league deal in January. He was unable to secure a bullpen spot during spring training, but the right-hander ended up making 32 appearances with the big club, 21 of which came after the All-Star break. While Boyer's second-half surface numbers weren't pretty, there was a more than 150-point difference between his ERA (4.85) and FIP (3.29), a disparity created by an unlucky 64.1% strand rate and .321 BABIP. His biggest improvement was with his control, as Boyer averaged a mere 1.8 BB/9 in his 40.1 innings last season, down from 4.6 BB/9 in his last sizeable major league sample in 2010. Despite the improvement, the Padres designated Boyer for assignment in November, and he signed a minor league contract with Minnesota. Now 33, Boyer will compete for a bullpen job, but it's unlikely he'll win a high-leverage role.
  4. Blaine Boyer 2011 Preseason Outlook
    Boyer had a front-row seat in the D-Backs' bullpen debacle last season, making 54 appearances and having the good fortune to escape those outings with a 4.26 ERA despite a free pass issued for every batter he fanned. There has been nothing from him over the last two seasons to suggest he will repeat the 8.4 K/9IP mark from his 2008 season with the Braves and the more recent trends here suggest Triple-A or a new organization are more likely than a long-term place in the D-Backs' plans. If you are handicapping the closer situation in Arizona on draft day, pick another pony.
  5. Blaine Boyer 2010 Preseason Outlook
    On the surface, it appears that a heavy workload in Atlanta may have caught up to Boyer, as his strikeout rate dipped from 8.4 K/9IP in 2008 to 4.8 in 2009 over stops in Atlanta, St. Louis and Arizona. Despite missing fewer bats, Boyer gave up just one home run last season after surrendering 10 in 76 appearances (72 innings) in 2008. He'll be among the cast competing for a bullpen spot with the D-Backs during spring training, but he's never put together a strong enough season in a setup role to merit consideration as a staff filler.
  6. Blaine Boyer 2009 Preseason Outlook
    Boyer did not pitch after Sept. 17 as he struggled in the second half due to his high workload. He was among the National League leaders in appearances during the first half and posted a 3.93 ERA, but struggled with an 11.17 ERA in the second half. Boyer strikes out batters at a good rate (8.38 K/9IP) with strong control (67:25 K:BB ratio). He'll be a key set-up man for the Braves, but his overuse could negatively impact his 2009 performance.
  7. Blaine Boyer 2008 Preseason Outlook
    After a tantalizing major league debut in 2005 with 33 strikeouts in 35 innings, Boyer missed all of 2006 with shoulder surgery and then spent most of 2007 at Triple-A Richmond. While his decent strikeout rate returned after the surgery, he struggled with his control (over six walks per nine innings at Triple-A). He'll need better command to find success in the majors, but he'll contend for a spot in the bullpen as he's out of options.
  8. Blaine Boyer 2007 Preseason Outlook
    Boyer hurt his shoulder at the end of the 2005 season, and then had a setback that required surgery and caused him to miss all off 2006. Boyer had a tantalizing major league debut in 2005 with 33 strikeouts in 35 innings before getting hurt. He walks a few too many batters to think he'll be a star in the bullpen, but he could carve out a sizable role if healthy this spring.
  9. Blaine Boyer 2006 Preseason Outlook
    Aided by a move to the bullpen in the middle of the season, Boyer increased his strikeout rate in his first year at Double-A. Promoted to an Atlanta team desperate for middle relief help, Boyer continued to look sharp with a 33 strikeouts in 35 innings before being shut down for a sore shoulder in September. He walks a few too many batters to repeat his early success, but he'll likely leave spring training with a job in the middle of the bullpen and is someone to keep an eye on.
  10. Blaine Boyer 2005 Preseason Outlook
    Boyer had a strong ERA for high Single-A Myrtle Beach and was protected on the 40-man roster, but his strikeout rates don't indicate he'll have great success at the next level. There are better pitching prospects in the Braves system.
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Returns from 60-day DL
PKansas City Royals
August 12, 2018
Boyer (back) was activated off the 60-day disabled list Sunday, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic Kansas City reports.
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To begin rehab stint
PKansas City Royals
Back
July 22, 2018
Boyer (back) will start a minor-league rehab assignment with Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Monday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
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Shifted to 60-day DL
PKansas City Royals
Back
July 5, 2018
Boyer (back) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Thursday.
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Lands on DL
PKansas City Royals
Back
May 30, 2018
Boyer was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with a lower-back strain.
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Notches first save of season
PKansas City Royals
April 29, 2018
Boyer worked around a hit in a scoreless inning of work to earn his first save of the season Sunday against the White Sox.
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