Kyle Finnegan

Kyle Finnegan

32-Year-Old PitcherRP
Washington Nationals
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Finnegan was 14th in the majors with a career-high 28 saves for the Nationals, which represented a 66.7% team save share. The 32-year-old pitched a career-high 69.1 innings, but he may have run out of gas down the stretch as he posted a 7.63 ERA and 1.89 WHIP over the last month-and-a-half. His performance otherwise (2.55 ERA, 1.11 WHIP) was solid and he was Washington's highest leveraged reliever per WPA (1.88) and gmLI (1.90). Finnegan still relied heavily on his upper-90's fastball (70% usage), but he threw more split fingers (24.8%) since it was his most successful pitch (.167 BAA, 35.3% whiff) last year. However, the right-hander produced a career-worst strikeout rate (21.7%) and permitted 11 home runs (17.7% HR/FB%). With the Nationals playing more competitive ball, they may turn to a reliever with more upside for ninth inning duties. They have a few internal options (Harvey, Rainey), so don't be surprised if Finnegan gets fewer save opportunities in 2024. Read Past Outlooks
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Rest of Season From Preseason
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$Signed a one-year, $5.1 million contract with the Nationals in January of 2024.
Late addition to All-Star Game
PWashington Nationals
July 15, 2024
Finnegan was named to the National League All-Star team Monday.
ANALYSIS
Finnegan wasn't initially named an All-Star, but he'll be available to make his first appearance in the Midsummer Classic after being added as a replacement on the roster for Ryan Helsley. The 32-year-old has the third-most saves in baseball (25) and has recorded a 2.45 ERA across 40.1 innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
15
Last 10 Games
18
Last 5 Games
19
How many pitches does Kyle Finnegan generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
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21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
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41-50
 
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121+
What part of the game does Kyle Finnegan generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-28%
BAA vs LHP
2024
 
 
-37%
BAA vs LHP
2023
 
 
-14%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-38%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2022vs Left .186 317 85 35 52 9 0 9
Since 2022vs Right .258 398 90 24 96 14 2 17
2024vs Left .143 69 27 6 9 0 0 3
2024vs Right .226 91 15 7 19 2 1 3
2023vs Left .232 131 27 17 26 3 0 4
2023vs Right .270 156 36 7 40 8 0 7
2022vs Left .163 117 31 12 17 6 0 2
2022vs Right .264 151 39 10 37 4 1 7
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-35%
ERA at Home
2024
 
 
-72%
ERA at Home
2023
 
 
-19%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-61%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2022Home 2.65 0.94 88.1 9 3 31 7.4 2.3 1.1
Since 2022Away 4.09 1.41 88.0 6 10 33 10.4 3.7 1.5
2024Home 1.00 0.44 18.0 1 0 10 8.0 1.5 1.0
2024Away 3.63 1.48 22.1 1 4 15 10.5 4.0 1.6
2023Home 4.15 1.27 34.2 5 2 15 6.8 2.9 1.6
2023Away 3.38 1.33 34.2 2 3 13 9.6 3.4 1.3
2022Home 2.02 0.87 35.2 3 1 6 7.8 2.3 0.8
2022Away 5.23 1.45 31.0 3 3 5 11.3 3.8 1.7
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Stat Review
How does Kyle Finnegan 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
3.23
 
K/9
9.4
 
BB/9
2.9
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
97.3 mph
 
ERA
2.45
 
WHIP
1.02
 
BABIP
.235
 
GB/FB
1.30
 
Left On Base
85.9%
 
Exit Velocity
83.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
3.4%
 
Spin Rate
1856 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
25.0%
 
Swinging Strike
12.1%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Finnegan's 2022 season was basically a carbon copy of the year prior with some slight improvements. For starters, he added velocity on his sinker, a pitch he threw 79% of the time at 97 mph on average, compared to 95.6 mph in 2021. This yielded a career-best 26.1% strikeout rate, while his walk rate dropped a few percentage points to 8.2%. Finnegan also established career marks with a 1.14 WHIP, six wins and 14 holds, while tying a career high with 11 saves after Nationals' closer Tanner Rainey had season-ending Tommy John surgery. He maintained his reverse splits, performing better against lefty swingers (.185 BA since 2020) compared to right-handed batters (.273). Washington is very clearly in rebuild mode, so don't count on many save chances after the team finished with a league-low 28 saves in 2022. However, if Finnegan maintains the closer role in 2023 and holds it all season, he makes for a fine CL2.
After finally debuting when he was 28 years old on 2020, Finnegan began the season in the Nationals bullpen, collecting 11 holds in his first 40 innings despite walking 21 batters, fueling a 1.50 WHIP. Finnegan minimized damage with 44 punch outs and only four homers allowed in that span, generating a 3.37 ERA. The Nationals dealt Brad Hand and gave ninth inning duties to Finnegan. He responded with 11 saves in 14 chances, adding two more holds. His WHIP was similar, but 5 homers in his last 26 innings pushed his ERA to 3.83 in that span. His 3.55 season long ERA was a run lower that the various estimators. Even so, as the incumbent, Finnegan has the inside track to return as Washington's closer, though his career 11.7% BB% suggests his job security wouldn't be very high, and he'll need to beat out Tanner Rainey, Steve Cishek and Sean Doolittle for the job.
Finnegan had a breakout year in the minors in 2019, which he credited to lowering his arm slot. He finally got his chance at the major-league level in 2020 and pitched well, with a 25.2 K% leading to a .226 BAA. The right-hander is no spring chicken at 29 years old, and walks remain an issue, so it would be a surprise if he leapfrogged a handful of other capable arms in the Nationals' bullpen.
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Tallies 25th save
PWashington Nationals
July 13, 2024
Finnegan earned the save Saturday against the Brewers with one walk in a scoreless ninth inning. He didn't allow a hit and struck out one.
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Secures 24th save
PWashington Nationals
July 12, 2024
Finnegan picked up the save in Friday's 5-2 win against the Brewers, pitching a clean inning with two strikeouts.
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Blows save Friday
PWashington Nationals
July 5, 2024
Finnegan blew a save against the Cardinals on Friday, allowing two hits and one run in the ninth inning.
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Notches 23rd save
PWashington Nationals
July 3, 2024
Finnegan earned a save against the Mets on Wednesday with a perfect inning of work.
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Perfect in non-save outing
PWashington Nationals
July 2, 2024
Finnegan struck out one over a perfect inning in Tuesday's extra-inning loss to the Mets.
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Likely to be dealt?
PWashington Nationals
June 12, 2024
Finnegan is expected to be traded by the Nationals this summer, reports Jim Bowden of The Athletic.
ANALYSIS
The right-hander is enjoying a career year in 2024 with 18 saves and a 1.65 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 29:10 K:BB across 27.1 innings, so it would make sense for Washington to try and sell high given his career 3.33 ERA. Finnegan is making $5.1 million this season in his penultimate year of arbitration eligibility, so it's a logical window to maximize his trade value since he's still under contract for a year and a half.
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