Nick Wittgren

Nick Wittgren

33-Year-Old PitcherRP
Minnesota Twins
2024 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Twins in April of 2024.
Joins Twins on minors deal
PMinnesota Twins  AAA
April 26, 2024
Wittgren signed a minor-league contract with the Twins on Friday.
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Wittgren posted a 4.97 ERA and 1.41 WHIP across 29 innings with the Royals last season, and he'll now attempt to work his way back to the majors as part of the Twins organization. The 32-year-old righty will report to Double-A Wichita.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
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-5%
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-13%
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-6%
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2022vs Left .274 121 17 11 29 6 1 1
Since 2022vs Right .288 141 18 10 36 11 1 2
2024vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2024vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023vs Left .246 68 10 7 15 4 0 1
2023vs Right .283 60 8 4 15 6 0 1
2022vs Left .311 53 7 4 14 2 1 0
2022vs Right .292 81 10 6 21 5 1 1
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-27%
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-31%
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2022Home 6.19 1.66 32.0 2 0 1 5.9 3.7 0.6
Since 2022Away 4.50 1.27 26.0 0 0 0 4.8 2.8 0.3
2024Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2024Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Home 5.52 1.77 14.2 1 0 0 6.8 4.3 0.6
2023Away 4.40 1.05 14.1 0 0 0 4.4 2.5 0.6
2022Home 6.75 1.56 17.1 1 0 1 5.2 3.1 0.5
2022Away 4.63 1.54 11.2 0 0 0 5.4 3.1 0.0
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High-leverage work coming
PCleveland Guardians  AAA
August 28, 2021
Wittgren will likely pitch more high-leverage innings going forward now that James Karinchak has been optioned to Triple-A Columbus.
ANALYSIS
The righty has been effective of late, posting a 1.13 ERA and 17:5 K:BB in his last 16 innings dating back to July 27 and lowering his ERA from 5.73 to 4.22. Wittgren hasn't pitched in any save or hold opportunities during that 12-appearance span, but he'll likely join Emmanuel Clase and Brian Shaw as Cleveland's top late-innings options after Karinchak's demotion. Wittgren has seven holds and a save without a blown save this season, so he's no stranger to protecting late leads.
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Wittgren led Cleveland in holds with 10 in 2020, two more than James Karinchak. His K-BB% increased to 22.4, a top-40 mark among qualified relievers. So, is Wittgren perhaps a sneaky candidate to close over Karinchak? It's not completely out of the question, but it's not likely. For as solid as Wittgren has been since joining Cleveland, he has also been prone to the long ball with a HR/9 over 1.50 each of the past two seasons. He has respectable strikeout rates but nothing close to the same level of dominance as Karinchak. It's also telling that Wittgren did not get a save last year. He's a nice reliever, but the homer problems make it tough to envision him closing consistently. Manager Terry Francona would be playing with fire.
Wittgren was traded to the Indians prior to the season after he was surprisingly designated for assignment by the Marlins despite posting a strong 2.94 ERA in 33.2 innings for the team in 2018. The righty established himself as one of Cleveland's more reliable relievers following his promotion to the majors in mid-April, finishing with a 2.81 ERA, 12 holds and four saves -- second most on the team -- in 57.2 innings. Wittgren did well to limit free passes, which led to a career-best 1.08 WHIP, and he posted a respectable 26.0 K% despite his lackluster 9.0 SwStr%. He doesn't check out quite as well under the hood as he allowed a lot of loud contact (1.6 HR/9) and benefitted from a high left-on-base rate (83.3%), which helps explain his 4.17 FIP. Wittgren will return to a setup role in 2020, forming a strong bridge to the ninth alongside the likes of James Karinchak and Emmanuel Clase.
Wittgren carved out a nice role for himself in the Marlins' pen last season after being called up from Triple-A New Orleans in late May. He finished the season with a strong 3.14 ERA. The right hander succeeded in large part due to his marginal walk rate of just 1.74 BB/9, which negated his rather low 7.32 K/9 strikeout rate. He has the track record to back up his 2016 performance as well, with his walk rate never topping 2.00 BB/9 prior to 2016. Barring an injury or significant regression, Wittgren will begin the 2017 season in Miami, where he could see more high leverage situations if he starts off strong. He had six holds and two blown saves with the Marlins in 2016. He has closed out games in the past, with seasons of 25, 20 and 19 saves in the three seasons prior to 2016.
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Joining Seattle
PSeattle Mariners  AAA
August 20, 2023
Wittgren signed a minor-league contract with the Mariners on Sunday, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.
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Becomes free agent
PFree Agent  AAA
August 16, 2023
Wittgren elected free agency Wednesday.
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Expected to elect free agency
PKansas City Royals  AAA
August 16, 2023
Wittgren is expected to elect free agency after being sent to Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
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Optioned to Omaha
PKansas City Royals  AAA
August 16, 2023
Kansas City optioned Wittgren to Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday.
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Collects first win
PKansas City Royals  AAA
August 14, 2023
Wittgren (1-0) was not charged with a run but allowed two hits and a walk while striking out one over two-thirds of an inning to earn the win after blowing a save Monday against the Mariners.
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