Casey Sadler

Casey Sadler

33-Year-Old PitcherP
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2024 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Mariners in December of 2022.
Set to join Triple-A club
PSeattle Mariners  
Shoulder
July 24, 2023
Sadler (shoulder) announced via his personal Twitter account that he will join Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday for his season debut with the affiliate.
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After re-signing with the Mariners on a minor-league deal in December, Sadler opened the season on Tacoma's IL while he continued his recovery from March 2022 shoulder surgery. He was cleared to begin a rehab assignment in the lower rungs of the minors following the All-Star break and now looks like he'll be activated from Tacoma's 60-day IL on Tuesday after he struck out six while allowing three earned runs in 3.1 innings over four appearances between High-A Everett and the rookie-level Arizona Complex League. Sadler is just two seasons removed from churning out a 0.67 ERA and 0.72 WHIP in 42 relief appearances with the Mariners, and if he can rediscover some semblance of his pre-injury form at Tacoma, he could be in the mix for a late-season return to the big leagues.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
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-26%
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2021vs Left .116 48 14 4 5 2 0 1
Since 2021vs Right .156 97 23 6 14 0 1 0
2023vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Left .116 48 14 4 5 2 0 1
2021vs Right .156 97 23 6 14 0 1 0
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-31%
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2021Home 0.77 0.64 23.1 0 0 0 9.6 2.7 0.4
Since 2021Away 0.53 0.82 17.0 0 1 0 6.4 1.6 0.0
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2021Home 0.77 0.64 23.1 0 0 0 9.6 2.7 0.4
2021Away 0.53 0.82 17.0 0 1 0 6.4 1.6 0.0
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Sadler had perhaps one of the most underappreciated performances of the 2021 season, as he maintained a 0.67 ERA and 0.72 WHIP across 40.1 innings pitching out of the Mariners bullpen. Unfortunately, but as could be expected, it will be extremely difficult for him to replicate those efforts. While always proficient at limiting home runs, Sadler allowed only 0.2 HR/9 in 2021. Other areas that are likely to regress moving forward include a .188 BABIP and 91 LOB%. That isn't to say Sadler was solely the beneficiary of good luck. He greatly increased the usage of his cutter, which limited opposing hitters to a .225 xBA, .327 xSLG and .274 xWOBA and also rediscovered his control (6.9 BB%). Sadler appeared to be in line to compete for a setup role in Seattle's bullpen in 2022, but he'll have to wait another year before attempting to follow up his strong 2021 campaign since he underwent season-ending shoulder surgery in March.
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Sadler underwent Tommy John surgery in 2015 and made only two major-league appearances in the three seasons that followed. He got his first true chance in the big leagues last season, hurling 46.1 innings between the Rays and Dodgers. The right-hander throws a fairly even split of sinkers, cutters and curveballs, generating excellent spin on all three pitches. However, despite the elevated spin rates, Sadler fails to miss many bats as evidenced by his paltry 16.0 K% last season. The low strikeout rate paired with a lofty 86.3 LOB% largely explains the discrepancy between Sadler's ERA (2.14) and FIP (4.38) and suggests that some ERA regression may lie ahead despite his above-average command and control (6.7 BB%). Sadler doesn't figure to be in the mix for saves or holds with only a partial season of limited success under his belt; as such, he should be ignored in most fantasy drafts.
Sadler underwent Tommy John Surgery in October and will miss the entire 2016 season. The 25-year-old won his lone start for Pittsburgh in 2015 but spent the majority of time in Triple-A, where he went 6-5 with a 4.22 ERA and 1.20 WHIP. Sadler was looked upon as a possible depth starter but the injury sets him back. Fantasy owners will need to look elsewhere in 2016.
Sadler pitched well as a starter for Triple-A Indianapolis in 2014, but was unable to leverage that success into much at the big-league level. The right-hander compiled an 11-4 record with a 3.03 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 124.2 frames for Indy. He had a tough time getting anyone out in the majors, allowing 12 hits, five walks and nine earned runs in 10.1 innings. Sadler is more of a possible swingman, making the occasional spot start while being used primarily out of the bullpen. While he is unlikely to get a crack at Pittsburgh's rotation in April, Sadler could make a midseason appearance when injuries strike.
Pittsburgh added Sadler to its 40-man roster in November, showing that the organization may have plans for the 23-year-old righty. He registered a 3.31 ERA in 130.1 innings for Double-A Altoona in 2013, but his 67:42 K:BB ratio did little to excite fantasy owners. The Pirates changed Sadler from reliever to starter in the middle of the 2012 season, so there's reason to expect continued gains from him. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound hurler uses a pitch-to-contact, groundball style to retire hitters, something that dovetails nicely with the organization's defensive shifting strategy. From a fantasy perspective, Sadler's peripherals leave little for fantasy owners to get excited about.
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Should face live hitters soon
PSeattle Mariners  
Shoulder
June 28, 2023
Sadler (shoulder) is scheduled to face live hitters next week in the Arizona Complex League, the team's official site reports.
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Could be pitching by All-Star break
PSeattle Mariners  
Shoulder
May 30, 2023
Mariners general manager Justin Hollander said last week that he expects Sadler (shoulder) to be ready to resume pitching in games around the All-Star break, MLB.com reports. "He's made a lot of progress since we shut him back down, so he's feeling better, and we're hopeful that he will be back and be able to avoid a second surgical procedure," Hollander said of Sadler.
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Resmues throwing
PSeattle Mariners  
Shoulder
May 22, 2023
Sadler (shoulder) has resumed throwing, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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Sent to minors camp
PSeattle Mariners  
Shoulder
March 26, 2023
The Mariners reassigned Sadler (shoulder) to minor-league camp Sunday.
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Throws live batting practice
PSeattle Mariners  
Shoulder
March 10, 2023
Sadler (shoulder) completed his first live bullpen session of the spring Friday, Shannon Drayer of Seattle Sports reports.
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