Zach Neal

Zach Neal

35-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  
2024 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Zach Neal in 2024. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Athletics in April of 2023.
Opts for free agency
PFree Agent  
October 6, 2023
Neal elected to become a free agent Friday.
ANALYSIS
Neal was removed from Oakland's 40-man roster Wednesday and did not accept an outright assignment to Triple-A Las Vegas. The 34-year-old reliever made it back to the majors this season for the first time since 2018, but he ultimately struggled to a 6.67 ERA in 27 innings with the Athletics.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-31%
BAA vs LHP
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2023
 
 
-31%
BAA vs LHP
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2022vs Left .220 46 11 4 9 3 0 3
Since 2022vs Right .318 78 14 10 21 6 0 5
2024vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2024vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023vs Left .220 46 11 4 9 3 0 3
2023vs Right .318 78 14 10 21 6 0 5
2022vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-57%
ERA on Road
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-57%
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2022Home 10.61 1.71 9.1 0 1 0 8.7 3.9 2.9
Since 2022Away 4.58 1.58 17.2 1 0 0 8.2 5.1 2.5
2024Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2024Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Home 10.61 1.71 9.1 0 1 0 8.7 3.9 2.9
2023Away 4.58 1.58 17.2 1 0 0 8.2 5.1 2.5
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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MLB interest increasing
PFree Agent  
September 23, 2019
Neal is receiving interest from "a lot of MLB teams" due to his success in Japan, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
ANALYSIS
During the 2018 season, Neal appeared in just one major-league game, along with 31 combined at the Dodgers' and Reds' Triple-A affiliates, clocking a cumulative 4.63 ERA in 32 appearances. He's revamped his game for the Seibu Lions in 2019, mowing down opponents to a 2.96 ERA and an 11-1 record. Heyman brought up the obvious comparison of Miles MIkolas, who resurrected his pro career with a stint overseas, and clubs may want to recapture some of that excitement with the righty, who turns 31 in November. The main point of interest will be whether he can strike out more batters in the majors; he's punched out just 47 in 94.1 innings for the Lions, complemented by just 15 walks. He had posted a mere 3.9 K/9 in 31 major-league games, most of which came in 2016 in a 24-appearance stretch with the Athletics.
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
At age 28, Neal is not a prospect, but any pitcher in the A's system with the chance to become a starter is worth a look, considering their pitcher-friendly home environment. The righty's stat sheet doesn't offer up much confidence: He hasn't topped a 7.3 K/9 during a full stop at any level above High-A, and that uninspiring best came at Double-A. On the list of potential Oakland arms to target, he ranks near the bottom, despite the fact he's walked carried a career 1.8 BB/9 in the minors. Neal is a prototypical contact-first pitcher who relies on ballparks like O.co Coliseum and good defenses to yield anything helpful. With the A's, those types of pitchers can do the job for short stretches, but it's hard to bet on him over alternatives with more talent. It'll take an extraordinary amount of dominoes to fall for Neal to contribute in any significant way.
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Outrighted off 40-man roster
POakland Athletics  
October 4, 2023
Oakland outrighted Neal to Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday.
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Recalled from Vegas
POakland Athletics  
September 22, 2023
The Athletics recalled Neal from Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday.
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Sent packing to Triple-A
POakland Athletics  
September 6, 2023
Neal was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday.
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Deployed in relief Tuesday
POakland Athletics  
September 6, 2023
Neal retired one batter and was charged with three earned runs on three walks over a 19-pitch relief appearance in Tuesday's 7-1 loss to the Blue Jays.
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Fans six in no-decision
POakland Athletics  
August 31, 2023
Neal came away with a no-decision Wednesday in Oakland's 5-4 loss to Seattle, giving up three runs on three hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out six.
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