Anthony Bender

Anthony Bender

29-Year-Old PitcherRP
Miami Marlins
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Bender was sidelined for the full 2023 campaign after undergoing Tommy John surgery in August 2022. He was back on the mound last July and progressed to live batting practice sessions a few months later, so he figures to be fully healthy for spring training. Bender handled closing duties for the Marlins as recently as 2022, so he could re-emerge in high leverage if health permits this season. The 28-year-old is likely behind several others in Miami's bullpen for save chances, though, and the first hurdle he needs to clear is proving he's healthy. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $770,000 contract with the Marlins in January of 2024.
Collects win Friday
PMiami Marlins
June 22, 2024
Bender (2-2) picked up the win Friday over the Mariners, working a perfect 10th inning without a walk or a strikeout.
ANALYSIS
The right-hander sat down the bottom of Seattle's order on 14 pitches (eight strikes), then got rewarded when Tim Anderson walked it off with an RBI single in the bottom of the frame. Over his last 12 appearances, Bender has delivered a 2.00 ERA, 0.78 WHIP and three holds in addition to Friday's win, and he remains part of the high-leverage mix for Miami.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
16
Last 10 Games
13
Last 5 Games
11
How many pitches does Anthony Bender generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
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81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Anthony Bender generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-24%
BAA vs RHP
2024
 
 
-8%
BAA vs RHP
2023
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2022
 
 
-51%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2022vs Left .304 89 15 9 24 4 0 2
Since 2022vs Right .230 152 40 11 31 5 1 3
2024vs Left .275 59 11 7 14 4 0 1
2024vs Right .253 104 27 5 24 5 1 1
2023vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Left .357 30 4 2 10 0 0 1
2022vs Right .175 48 13 6 7 0 0 2
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-44%
ERA on Road
2024
 
 
-32%
ERA on Road
2023
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2022
 
 
-63%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2022Home 4.80 1.43 30.0 4 3 3 10.8 2.4 1.2
Since 2022Away 2.70 1.20 26.2 1 2 3 6.4 4.1 0.3
2024Home 4.79 1.31 20.2 3 1 0 10.5 2.2 0.9
2024Away 3.24 1.38 16.2 1 1 0 7.6 3.8 0.0
2023Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Home 4.82 1.71 9.1 1 2 3 11.6 2.9 1.9
2022Away 1.80 0.90 10.0 0 1 3 4.5 4.5 0.9
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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
3.17
 
K/9
9.2
 
BB/9
2.9
 
HR/9
0.5
 
Fastball
95.4 mph
 
ERA
4.10
 
WHIP
1.34
 
BABIP
.349
 
GB/FB
1.71
 
Left On Base
67.8%
 
Exit Velocity
80.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.0%
 
Spin Rate
2413 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
24.4%
 
Swinging Strike
9.4%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2023
2022
Bender stepped in as the Marlins closer to open the 2022 season with Dylan Floro beginning the year on the IL. The 27-year-old racked up six saves in April, but scuffled a bit out of the gates and took a step back from closing duties in early May. A few weeks later, he suffered a back strain that held him out for more than two months. He'd only make six more appearances in August before suffering an elbow strain that required Tommy John surgery, ending his season. Bender is expected to be sidelined for the full 2023 campaign as well.
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.
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Nabs first win of season
PMiami Marlins
May 13, 2024
Bender (1-2) picked up the win Sunday against the Phillies, walking two and striking out one in a scoreless 10th inning.
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Notches fourth hold
PMiami Marlins
April 15, 2024
Bender gave up a run on three hits while striking out one in the seventh inning Sunday, recording his fourth hold of the season in a loss to Atlanta.
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Picks up second hold
PMiami Marlins
April 5, 2024
Bender gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless sixth inning Thursday to collect his second hold of the season in a loss to the Cardinals.
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Gives up first runs of 2024
PMiami Marlins
April 2, 2024
Bender was charged with two runs on two hits in two-thirds of an innings during Monday's loss to the Angels. He struck out one without walking a batter.
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Comeback going well
PMiami Marlins
March 16, 2024
Bender gave up a hit and struck out two in a scoreless inning of relief during Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals.
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