Nick Tepesch
Nick Tepesch
29-Year-Old PitcherSP
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Nick Tepesch in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a minor-league contract with the Blue Jays in March of 2018. Traded to the Tigers in August of 2018.
Cut loose by Tigers
PFree Agent  
August 27, 2018
Tepesch was released by the Tigers on Monday, Emily Waldon of The Athletic Detroit reports.
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Tepesch's stint with the Tigers lasted less than a month, with the right-hander accumulating a brutal 8.22 ERA across 7.2 innings with Double-A Erie before being cut loose. He's compiled a 6.59 ERA across 97 innings between Double- and Triple-A this season.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-11%
BAA vs LHP
2018
No Stats
2017
 
 
-14%
BAA vs LHP
2016
 
 
-11%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .317 44 4 3 13 4 0 2
Since 2016vs Right .356 55 8 6 16 3 0 5
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left .306 39 4 3 11 3 0 2
2017vs Right .355 41 5 6 11 2 0 4
2016vs Left .400 5 0 0 2 1 0 0
2016vs Right .357 14 3 0 5 1 0 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-36%
ERA at Home
2018
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2017
 
 
-6%
ERA on Road
2016
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 5.25 1.92 12.0 1 2 0 4.5 4.5 3.8
Since 2016Away 8.22 1.96 7.2 0 1 0 7.0 3.5 2.3
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 5.25 1.92 12.0 1 2 0 4.5 4.5 3.8
2017Away 4.91 2.18 3.2 0 0 0 7.4 7.4 2.5
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 11.25 1.75 4.0 0 1 0 6.8 0.0 2.3
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Tepesch missed the 2015 season with a nerve issue in his elbow and played for four different organizations last season as he worked his way back. He had a 3.96 ERA and just a 4.8 K/9 at Triple-A last season (making one appearance in the majors), so he'll likely need to prove himself in the minors before the Twins would be willing to give him another shot in the majors.
Tepesch missed the entire 2015 season, first with nerve irritation in his throwing elbow and then season-ending surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, after failing to make the team out of spring training despite a 22-start audition back in 2014. The last time we saw Tepesch he was putting up ghastly numbers (44 walks, 55 Ks in 126 innings), so tread very carefully here even if he ends up winning a spot at the back of the Texas rotation with a solid spring if Yu Darvish is unable to answer the bell for the opener.
Despite some solid work in 93 innings during the 2013 season, Tepesch still wasn't seen as any sort of impact arm. The injury bug that ravaged the 2014 Rangers put a larger burden on Tepesch than the team wanted. While he did manage to skate through his 23 appearances (22 starts) with a 4.36 ERA, he didn't pitch anywhere near as well as that figure suggests. His strikeout was positively abysmal (10.4%) and checked in as the lowest among pitchers with at least 120 innings last season. And he didn’t make up for it with a sharp walk rate, either. It bounced to 8.2%, leaving him with a 1.3 K:BB ratio. He again struggled at home, though his road work wasn’t exactly usable, either. He'll compete for a spot in the rotation again this spring, but he may not last long in any role if he doesn't improve his underlying numbers.
Tepesch made 17 starts for Texas in 2013 as an injury fill-in -- in and around his own injuries -- and was reasonably effective given the expectations. He does not really project to be much more than that given his career 7.3 K/P rate and 1.29 WHIP in the minors, but he does figure to get a chance to compete with Alexi Ogando this spring for the final spot in the Rangers' rotation.
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Traded to Tigers
PDetroit Tigers  
August 8, 2018
Tepesch was traded from the Blue Jays to the Tigers on Wednesday in exchange for cash considerations, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
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Inks minors deal with Toronto
PToronto Blue Jays  
March 13, 2018
Tepesch signed a minor-league contract with the Blue Jays earlier this month, Jacob Rosenfarb of FanRagSports.com reports.
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Sent outright to Triple-A
PToronto Blue Jays  
September 14, 2017
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Designated for assignment
PToronto Blue Jays  
September 2, 2017
Tepesch was designated for assignment on Saturday, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.
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Optioned to Triple-A
PToronto Blue Jays  
August 25, 2017
Tepesch was reinstated from paternity leave and sent down to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday, Mike Wilner of BlueJaysTalk reports.
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