Swarzak
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
0-2
ERA
6.00
WHIP
1.619
K
24
SV
3
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Last season was a career year for Swarzak, who set career bests in nearly every pitching category. His stellar campaign began with the White Sox, and concluded with the Brewers following a midseason trade. He assumed the role of setup man in Milwaukee the rest of the way, p... read more
Last season was a career year for Swarzak, who set career bests in nearly every pitching category. His stellar campaign began with the White Sox, and concluded with the Brewers following a midseason trade. He assumed the role of setup man in Milwaukee the rest of the way, providing a reliable relief option in front of closer Corey Knebel that the team previously lacked. A fastball that sat close to 95 MPH -- the best mark of his career -- made his hard slider even more deceptive, and the results were a stellar 91 strikeouts and a WHIP far better than he had ever posted before. Swarzak's season earned him a multi-year deal with the Mets in free agency during the winter, but his path to saves currently includes two obstacles with Jeurys Familia and A.J. Ramos in tow.
STATUS: 10-Day DL    INJURY: Shoulder    RETURN DATE: Aug 15,2018   
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'4"    WT: 225 lbs.    DOB: 9/10/1985    Drafted: 2nd Rd in 2004Show Contract
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Anthony Swarzak Contract Info:
Signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox in January of 2017 that includes an invitation to spring training. Traded to the Brewers in July of 2017.
Heads to disabled list
PNew York Mets
Shoulder
August 5, 2018
Swarzak was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with right shoulder inflammation.
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2018 Stat Review for Anthony Swarzak
2.40 K/BB
WEAK
10.29 K/9
GOOD
4.29 BB/9
POOR
94.0 MPH Fastball
GOOD
2.1 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.95 GB/FB Ratio
BALANCED
6.00 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.62 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.44 FIP
TERRIBLE
0.350 BABIP
HIGH
69.0 % Strand Rate
LOW
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  1. 1. WilmerW. Flores (R)
  2. 2. ToddT. Frazier (R)
  3. X. PhillipP. Evans (R) 10-Day DL
  4. 3. JoseJ. Bautista (R)
  5. 4. KevinK. Plawecki (R)
  6. X. JayJ. Bruce (L) 10-Day DL
  7. X. T.J.T. Rivera (R) 60-Day DL
  8. X. YoenisY. Cespedes (R) 60-Day DL
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  1. 1. JeffJ. McNeil (L)
  2. 2. JoseJ. Reyes (S)
  3. 3. WilmerW. Flores (R)
  4. 4. JackJ. Reinheimer (R)
  5. X. PhillipP. Evans (R) 10-Day DL
  6. X. T.J.T. Rivera (R) 60-Day DL
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  1. 1. ToddT. Frazier (R)
  2. 2. JoseJ. Reyes (S)
  3. 3. JeffJ. McNeil (L)
  4. X. PhillipP. Evans (R) 10-Day DL
  5. 4. JoseJ. Bautista (R)
  6. 5. WilmerW. Flores (R)
  7. 6. JackJ. Reinheimer (R)
  8. X. T.J.T. Rivera (R) 60-Day DL
  9. X. DavidD. Wright (R) 60-Day DL
  10. X. TravisT. d'Arnaud (R) 60-Day DL
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  1. Anthony Swarzak 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Anthony Swarzak 2017 Preseason Outlook
    After spending parts of six seasons in the AL Central, Swarzak took his talents to the Bronx and signed with the Yankees shortly before the start of spring training. He split time in the minors as both a starter and reliever, and while he wasn't dominant in either role, he was able to play his way onto the big league roster for a large portion of the season. The 31-year-old saw his average fastball velocity spike up to 93.4 mph in his latest major league stint, and he was able to leverage that into a 9.0 K/9 and 2.0 BB/9, marks that were the best of his career. There was plenty of bad, however, as he also allowed 10 home runs in just 31 innings en route to a 5.52 ERA and 6.11 FIP. He'll compete for a low-leverage bullpen role with the White Sox during spring training, although this situation offers very little fantasy upside even if he does make the 25-man roster.
  3. Anthony Swarzak 2015 Preseason Outlook
    Swarzak took a massive step back in 2014, with his ERA jumping by nearly 170 points, which was in large part due to his regression against right-handed hitters. Opposing right-handers hit .293/.333/.435 against Swarzak, up from .233/.270/.270 in 2013. He also saw a sharp drop in his strikeout rate, as his K/9 average plummeted to 4.9 from 6.5 K/9 in 2013. Still, Swarzak possesses a rubber arm that can work in a swing role and still had decent velocity with an average 92 mph fastball. He could find a swingman role again in 2015 after signing a minor league deal with the Indians in January.
  4. Anthony Swarzak 2014 Preseason Outlook
    Swarzak had a productive season in long relief for the Twins in 2013, posting a 2.91 ERA over 96 innings out of the bullpen; and while he doesn't typically strike batters out, his 6.5 K/9 mark was the best of his career. The Twins have said they like Swarzak in the long relief role and he has not been a candidate for the starting rotation recently, but that thinking could change during the spring depending on the number of open spots the team has available heading into Opening Day.
  5. Anthony Swarzak 2013 Preseason Outlook
    Swarzak reprised his role as a swingman in Minnesota's bullpen making five starts and posting a better numbers as a reliever (4.05 ERA), but there was not too much to get excited about. He has underwhelming strikeout rates (5.8 K/9) and neither his control nor groundball rates are impressive enough to overcome his lack of missed bats. He is also struggled to keep the ball in the park in his career, giving up 15 homers last season. He may enter the spring with a long-relief job again, but it is hard to see where he finds a prominent role.
  6. Anthony Swarzak 2012 Preseason Outlook
    After a disappointing 2010 season in Triple-A, Swarzak had a surprisingly productive season as a spot starter and longer reliever and enters 2012 with an outside shot at winning a spot in the rotation. Swarzak started the season slow at Triple-A with a 4.87 ERA and then was hit hard in a spot start for the Twins in April. He got another shot amid several injuries and had strong outings in his next four starts (2.08 ERA) which led to him making the rotation in late August, where he struggled with a 5.85 ERA. In between, he worked in long relief and had a decent overall 4.32 ERA. However, he had a poor strikeout rate (4.85 K/9IP) and his strikeout rates were never impressive in the minors. He also was helped by a below average BAPIP (.292) and low HR/FB rate (6.2 percent). He may win a swingman role again, but he's unlikely to duplicate even last year's moderate success.
  7. Anthony Swarzak 2011 Preseason Outlook
    A few years ago Swarzak was seen as a top prospect for the Twins with a plus fastball and curveball in the low minors, but his career appears to have regressed. He struggled in his first trip to the majors in 2009 and began last season at Triple-A where he again averaged less than six strikeouts per nine innings while still having problems with the long ball. He missed six weeks after breaking a toe in mid April, so injuries may have been a factor. However, he'll need a strong season at Triple-A before he's considered a possible impact player in the majors again.
  8. Anthony Swarzak 2010 Preseason Outlook
    Swarzak got his first taste of the majors last season when injuries created a spot in the Minnesota rotation and he started strong by going 4-4 with a 3.74 ERA in his first eight starts. He then faded quickly and went 0-4 with a 14.85 ERA in August and was moved to the bullpen. In the lower minors, Swarzak was praised for having outstanding stuff with a plus fastball and curveball, but his strikeout rates have continued to decline as he's moved to higher levels. He averaged less than six strikeouts per nine innings in both Triple-A and the majors last season, which limits his ceiling. He also gave up too many home runs in the majors, but that wasn't a problem in the minors. He could begin the season in the Triple-A rotation or at the back end of the Minnesota bullpen and is one of the top two or three options should an opening arise in the Minnesota rotation.
  9. Anthony Swarzak 2009 Preseason Outlook
    Swarzak may have the best stuff of any Minnesota pitching prospect with a plus fastball and curve ball, but his stock fell slightly after a up-and-down season. He struggled at Double-A last season where his control slipped, but still got a promotion to Triple-A and thrived by going 5-0 with a 1.80 ERA. However, his numbers at Triple-A may look a little rosy with just a 26:14 K:BB ratio in 45 innings. He could fight for a spot in the Minnesota bullpen as early as next spring, but most likely begins the year in Triple-A. At just 23, he still has a lot of upside, but his declining ratios cooled his white-hot prospect status.
  10. Anthony Swarzak 2008 Preseason Outlook
    Swarzak is perhaps Minnesota's top pitching prospect with a mid-90s fastball that has produced strong strikeout rates. He improved his control last season and at age 21 was a little young for his competition. However, he served a 50-game suspension for a second violation of baseball's drug policy for a "drug of abuse" (not a performance enhancing drug, but cocaine, marijuana, amphetamines or other narcotics). If he can avoid problems off the field, a strong start at Double-A could see him in the majors late in 2008. He's one to grab in keeper leagues.
  11. Anthony Swarzak 2007 Preseason Outlook
    Swarzak, a second-round pick in 2004 out of high school, could rise to the top of Minnesota's list of pitching prospects after his solid year at high-A. He needs to refine his mechanics a bit more and sharpen his control, but improved as the season went on and posted a 7-2 record and 1.66 ERA in his last 10 starts. A strong season at Double-A could make him a factor in the big leagues in 2008.
  12. Anthony Swarzak 2006 Preseason Outlook
    Swarzak, a second-round pick in 2004 out of high school in Florida, has only above average stuff, but very good command. He posted a 55/11 K/BB ratio at High-A and then continued to impress with a 101/32 K/BB ratio at Double-A. A strong full year at Double-A could make him a factor at the big league level as soon as 2007.
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Heads to disabled list
PNew York Mets
Shoulder
August 5, 2018
Swarzak was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with right shoulder inflammation.
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Strikes out two for third save
PNew York Mets
July 29, 2018
Swarzak struck out a pair in a 1-2-3 inning to earn his third save of the season Sunday against the Pirates.
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Picks up second save
PNew York Mets
July 25, 2018
Swarzak allowed one hit over two scoreless innings Wednesday while striking out three to record his second save of the season in a 6-4 win over the Padres.
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Can't find strike zone
PNew York Mets
July 16, 2018
Swarzak was the pitcher of record in the Mets' 6-1 loss to the Nationals on Sunday after he was charged with two runs and walked the lone two batters he faced.
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Returning to setup duty
PNew York Mets
June 17, 2018
Swarzak is slated to work as a setup man for the Mets following Jeurys Familia's (shoulder) reinstatement from the 10-day disabled list ahead of Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks, Matt Ehalt of The Bergen Record reports.
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