Jace Fry

30-Year-Old PitcherP
 Free Agent  
2024 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Tigers in February of 2023. Released by the Tigers in June of 2023.
Cut by Tigers
PFree Agent  
Elbow
June 8, 2023
The Tigers released Fry (elbow) on Thursday.
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Left elbow inflammation has kept Fry sidelined since late April, but the 29-year-old southpaw had been solid out of the bullpen in Triple-A Toledo prior to injury. Before allowing three runs in 1.1 innings during his most recent appearance, Fry held an impressive 2.08 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with 12 strikeouts through 8.2 frames. Once healthy, Fry should be able to contribute to another organization's Triple-A bullpen.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
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-4%
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2021vs Left .429 7 1 0 3 0 0 0
Since 2021vs Right .412 24 2 6 7 0 0 1
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 .429 7 1 0 3 0 0 0
2021vs Right .412 24 2 6 7 0 0 1
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-22%
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2021Home 9.00 1.50 2.0 0 0 0 4.5 4.5 0.0
Since 2021Away 11.57 2.79 4.2 0 1 0 3.9 9.6 1.9
2023Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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2021Home 9.00 1.50 2.0 0 0 0 4.5 4.5 0.0
2021Away 11.57 2.79 4.2 0 1 0 3.9 9.6 1.9
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A couple years ago, Fry was within striking distance of save chances, but as the White Sox have gotten better, Fry has has been pushed down the ladder. Now with the addition of Liam Hendriks, Fry is well out of the saves picture and he only registered one hold in 2020 around a stint on the injured list with back spasms. The lefty has shown a good strikeout punch despite well-below-average fastball velocity, posting a strikeout rate close to 30% the past three seasons. Walks have held him back over the past couple years and those should push you toward a different option when scouring the middle-inning relievers in deep leagues.
Fry's ERA rose by only a small amount, from 4.38 in 2018 to 4.75 last season, but his underlying numbers tell a more worrisome story. His FIP rose from 2.67 to 4.90 as his strikeout rate fell from 32.7% to 27.1% and his walk rate nearly doubled from 9.4% to 17.1%. The 2018 version of Fry looked like someone who could be involved in the ninth-inning picture, but last year's version looked like someone who shouldn't have a guaranteed job in the big-leagues. The fact that he's left-handed and held fellow lefties to a .617 OPS last season should see him stick around for a while, but his odds of working his way into a fantasy-relevant role are low. In leagues deep enough where even lefty specialists are under consideration, Fry does at least provide a fair amount of strikeouts, but he has little to offer owners in most leagues.
Raise your hand if you saw this 33% strikeout rate coming before the start of the 2018 season? He struck out 27% of the hitters he faced in 2017, but that was in Double-A. Fry has a full bag of pitches, of which his breaking stuff is the best. Normally, someone with his repertoire would be left in the rotation as long as possible, but Fry is already a two-time Tommy John surgery survivor and is barely over the age of 25. He is staying in the bullpen and could be a sneaky source of saves late in the season if there are injuries or if Chicago deals some of its more established back-end arms. He has the skills, but the elbow only has so much left in it given the track record for pitchers with multiple Tommy John surgeries. Throw a dart in deep AL-only leagues and enjoy some strikeouts and ratios on the cheap.
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Nursing sore elbow at Triple-A
PDetroit Tigers  
Elbow
April 27, 2023
Fry is currently sidelined at Triple-A Toledo with left elbow inflammation, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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Sent packing to minors camp
PDetroit Tigers  
March 27, 2023
The Tigers reassigned Fry to minor-league camp Monday.
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Signs minor-league deal with Tigers
PDetroit Tigers  
February 15, 2023
Detroit signed Fry to a minor-league contract Wednesday that includes an invitation to big-league spring training.
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Lands with Phillies
PPhiladelphia Phillies  
June 26, 2022
Philadelphia signed Fry to a minor-league contract Sunday and assigned him to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
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Signs minors deal with Washington
PWashington Nationals  
March 20, 2022
Fry signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals on Sunday that includes an invite to big-league camp, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
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