Daniel Mengden

Daniel Mengden

31-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  Foreign
2024 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Nationals in July of 2023.
Headed overseas
PFree Agent  F
January 17, 2024
Mengden signed a contract with the CTBC Brothers of the Chinese Professional Baseball League in Taiwan on Tuesday.
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It will be Mengden's second stint overseas, as he pitched for the Kia Tigers of the Korea Baseball Organization in 2021. The 30-year-old holds a career 4.65 ERA over parts of six major-league seasons.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
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-18%
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-18%
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2021vs Left .286 9 2 1 2 1 0 0
Since 2021vs Right .348 23 6 0 8 1 0 1
2023vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Left .286 9 2 1 2 1 0 0
2022vs Right .348 23 6 0 8 1 0 1
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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-17%
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2021Home 4.50 2.00 2.0 0 0 0 13.5 0.0 0.0
Since 2021Away 5.40 1.40 5.0 0 1 1 9.0 1.8 1.8
2023Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Home 4.50 2.00 2.0 0 0 0 13.5 0.0 0.0
2022Away 5.40 1.40 5.0 0 1 1 9.0 1.8 1.8
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Mengden began the season as the Athletics' third starter, posting a 4.47 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in 90.2 innings before landing on the DL in late June with a sprained right foot. He was activated three weeks later, then immediately optioned to Triple-A Nashville before being recalled in late August. Mengden spent September in the "primary pitcher" role, as Oakland borrowed a page from Tampa Bay's playbook. He flourished following the opener, recording a 2.52 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in 25 frames down the stretch. It's unclear how Oakland intends to use Mengden in 2019, though so long as he throws the same number of innings per appearance, for fantasy purposes it doesn't really matter. What does matter is a declining strikeout rate as Mengden fanned a career-worst 15.1% last season. As such, he's prone to ratio-damaging outings, especially in mixed leagues. At best, he's a fantasy streaming option, best used at home in his pitcher-friendly confines.
Mengden will be a part of Oakland's rotation in 2018. He bounced back nicely in limited time in 2017 after his rough 2016 debut. He takes advantage of a big home park as a flyball pitcher, and while he still gives up homers, he limits the damage by being very stingy with his walks. Mengden was terrific against righties at the big-league level in his seven starts last year, holding them to a .182/.253/.307 slash line after a .237/.305/.385 line against them in Triple-A. His strikeout rate makes him tough to roster in shallower formats simply because the ratios are not good enough to offset the lack of strikeouts, but it does not mean he can't be rostered in reserves for depth and favorable two-start weeks. In AL-only leagues, he is a good fourth starter option assuming the rest of your staff can pick up the slack in strikeouts.
His twisting, rocking, winding and waiting delivery adds flair and effectiveness to an intriguing but possibly bland makeup. Sadly, his Rollie Fingers-esque mustache alone can't stymie hitters, no matter how gloriously it rests on his face. One of the many bodies in a parade of Oakland filler starting pitchers from 2016, Mengden sports a career 2.78 ERA in the minor leagues, but his novelty didn't carry him in 14 MLB starts. His 98.1 innings above High-A all came last year; the impending 24-year-old needs more polish before earning a significant role. Sometimes, however, a deceptive quick windup can speed up the transition from prospect to useful major leaguer. Fantasy players often flock to A's starting pitchers -- at least for home matchup plays, possibly more if they can sustain success. Mengden has posted an 8.0 K/9 or better at all pro levels he's visited, but he'll need to show more command of the strike zone before he outright earns a rotation spot.
Mengden is a right-handed starting pitcher acquired by the A's from the Astros in the trade deadline deal for Scott Kazmir. Mengden compiled a pedestrian 4.13 ERA in 130.2 innings in 2015 in Single-A, but did manage to strike out nearly a batter per inning with only 2.5 BB/9. The former 4th round pick sits in the low 90's with his fastball with a deceptive delivery, but scouting reports lament the lack of a real out pitch among his off-speed repertoire. He appears to be a guy who could be a back-end rotation guy or maybe a valuable middle reliever out of the pen. Oh, and he has an awesome moustache.
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Lands MiLB deal with Washington
PWashington Nationals  F
July 2, 2023
Mengden signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals on Sunday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
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Re-signs with Royals
PKansas City Royals  F
March 29, 2023
Mengden re-signed with the Royals on a minor-league contract Wednesday.
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Outrighted to Triple-A
PKansas City Royals  F
September 4, 2022
Mengden cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Omaha on Sunday.
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Designated for assignment
PKansas City Royals  F
September 2, 2022
Mengden was designated for assignment by the Royals on Friday.
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Short start in loss
PKansas City Royals  F
September 1, 2022
Mengden (0-1) allowed three earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out two across 2.2 innings to take the loss Thursday against the White Sox.
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