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Jake McGee

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2017 Stats

W-L

0-2

ERA

3.61

WHIP

1.10

K

58

SV

3

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After being regarded as one of the most dominant relievers in the game over the past two years, McGee took a step back in 2016. The left-hander's season started off auspiciously enough, as he collecte...

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2017 ADP:  603.23

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 234   DOB: 8/6/1986   BORN: San Jose, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 5th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Jake McGee Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $5.9 million contract with the Rockies in December of 2016, avoiding arbitration.

October 3, 2017  –  Jake McGee News

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McGee finished the regular season with a 3.61 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 9.1 K/9 in 57.1 innings pitched.

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Jake McGee Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2006 19 A A 26 26 0 134.0 103 44 7 171 65 7 9 0 2.96 1.25
2007 20 A VER 21 21 0 116.7 86 38 8 145 39 5 4 0 2.93 1.07
2007 20 AA MON 5 5 0 23.3 19 11 2 30 13 3 2 0 4.24 1.37
2008 21 AA MON 15 15 0 77.7 65 34 6 65 37 6 4 0 3.94 1.31
2010 23 AA MON 11 19 0 88.1 81 35 3 100 33 3 7 0 0 0 3.57 1.29
2010 23 AAA DUR 11 1 0 17.1 9 1 0 27 3 1 1 1 0 0 0.52 0.70
2010 23 MAJ TB 8 0 0 5.0 2 1 0 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.80 1.00
2011 24 AAA DUR 24 0 0 33.1 30 10 4 38 8 4 2 9 0 0 2.70 1.15
2011 24 MAJ TB 37 0 0 28.0 30 14 5 27 12 5 2 0 0 4 4.50 1.50
2012 25 MAJ TB 69 0 0 55.3 33 12 3 73 11 5 2 0 2 20 1.95 0.80
2013 26 MAJ TB 71 0 0 62.7 52 28 8 75 22 5 3 1 4 28 4.02 1.18
2014 27 MAJ TB 73 0 0 71.3 48 15 2 90 16 5 2 19 4 14 1.89 0.90
2015 28 A+ CHA 2 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2015 28 AAA DUR 4 0 0 4.0 2 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2015 28 MAJ TB 39 0 0 37.3 27 10 3 48 8 1 2 6 4 19 2.41 0.94
2016 29 A+ MOD 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2016 29 MAJ COL 57 0 0 45.7 56 24 9 38 16 2 3 15 4 4 4.73 1.58
2017 30 MAJ COL 62 0 0 57.3 47 23 4 58 16 0 2 3 3 20 3.61 1.10
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3-Year Averages     56 0 0 51.4 43 16 4 58 13 2 2 13 4 12 2.80 1.09
Career  (View All)     416 0 0 362.7 295 127 34 415 104 23 16 44 3.15 1.10

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Jake McGee Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20178424520302.260
20167316619710.297
2015481329202.200

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017145341127812.203
2016132221037509.303
20159935618301.196

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201726.700126844.731.35
201624.003718866.381.58
201518.000524322.500.89

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201730.702232802.640.88
201621.720820832.911.57
201519.312124512.330.98
Jake McGee vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Jake McGee Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2006 19 A A 26 26 134.0 11.49 4.37 2.63 0.47 77% 2.96 2.85 .317
2007 20 A VER 21 21 116.7 11.19 3.01 3.72 0.62 74.4% 2.93 2.69 .298
2007 20 AA MON 5 5 23.3 11.57 5.01 2.31 0.77 70% 4.24 3.41 .322
2008 21 AA MON 15 15 77.7 7.53 4.29 1.76 0.70 70.8% 3.94 4.00 .277
2010 23 AA MON 11 19 88.1 10.22 3.37 3.03 0.31 71.2% 3.57 2.53 .344
2010 23 AAA DUR 11 1 17.1 14.21 1.58 9.00 0.00 91.7% 0.52 0.57 .298
2010 23 MAJ TB 8 0 5.0 10.80 5.40 2.00 0.00 2.00 80% 93.5 MPH 1.80 2.60 .198
2011 24 AAA DUR 24 0 33.1 10.33 2.18 4.75 1.09 82.4% 2.70 3.29 .320
2011 24 MAJ TB 37 0 28.0 8.68 3.86 2.25 1.61 0.64 75.7% 94.8 MPH 4.50 4.88 .325
2012 25 MAJ TB 69 0 55.3 11.87 1.79 6.64 0.49 1.20 78% 95.7 MPH 1.95 1.92 .265
2013 26 MAJ TB 71 0 62.7 10.77 3.16 3.41 1.15 1.15 69.7% 96.3 MPH 4.02 3.57 .302
2014 27 MAJ TB 73 0 71.3 11.36 2.02 5.63 0.25 0.89 79% 96.3 MPH 1.89 1.80 .293
2015 28 A+ CHA 2 2 2.0 4.50 9.00 0.50 0.00 100% 0.00 5.20 .000
2015 28 AAA DUR 4 0 4.0 11.25 4.50 2.50 0.00 100% 0.00 2.20 .242
2015 28 MAJ TB 39 0 37.3 11.57 1.93 6.00 0.72 0.95 78.1% 94.5 MPH 2.41 2.40 .295
2016 29 A+ MOD 2 0 2.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 2.70 .000
2016 29 MAJ COL 57 0 45.7 7.49 3.15 2.38 1.77 1.33 76.2% 93.1 MPH 4.73 5.35 .341
2017 30 MAJ COL 62 0 57.3 9.10 2.51 3.63 0.63 1.15 67.8% 94.9 MPH 3.61 2.97 .293
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3-Year Averages     56 0 51.4 10.15 2.27 4.46 0.70 76.9% 2.80 2.71 .309
Career     416 0 362.7 10.30 2.58 3.99 0.84 74.5% 3.15 3.02 .300

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Jake McGee Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 37.3 0 2 0 0 18 1 37 0
2016 P 45.7 -1 2 -1 0 24 -1 46 -1
2017 P 57.3 -1 2 -1 0 27 0 57 -1
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 P 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2017 P 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1

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2017 Stat Review for Jake McGee    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.63 K/BB
GOOD
9.10 K/9
AVERAGE
2.51 BB/9
GOOD
94.9 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.6 HR/9
GOOD
1.15 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.61 ERA
WEAK
1.10 WHIP
GOOD
2.97 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.293 BABIP
AVERAGE
67.8% Strand Rate
LOW

Jake McGee: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

McGee earned his third save of the season in Sunday's victory over the Braves.

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McGee retired two hitters to earn his second save Saturday against the Braves.

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McGee (back) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Sunday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

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McGee (back) was able to get some throwing in Thursday, and appears to be on the verge of activation, The Denver Post's Patrick Saunders reports.

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McGee (back) hopes to start throwing soon, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

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McGee was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with a mid-back sprain.

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McGee (0-1) gave up the game-winning run on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth Tuesday against the Cardinals, landing him with a loss. He pitched 1.2 innings, allowing two hits.

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McGee entered the All-Star break with a 2.70 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP in 36.2 innings pitched.

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McGee has allowed two runs and thirteen hits across 19 innings since the start of May.

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McGee fanned two in a perfect inning of work Wednesday against the Phillies.

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McGee struck out a pair in one inning of work Tuesday against the Padres.

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McGee struck out the side to record his first save of the season Friday against the Dodgers.

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McGee (illness) came out of the bullpen Tuesday against the Brewers and gave up a hit to the only batter he faced.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

McGee got a late start to the season after coming back from offseason surgery, and missed another chunk in the middle of the season with a knee injury that happened while making a defensive play. When he was healthy, he was as dominant as he was in 2014 in terms of strikeouts but was a little more homer prone than he was the previous season. Despite his flyball tendencies, the Rockies made a play to acquire McGee in the Corey Dickerson deal, and while nothing's set in stone, McGee figures to secure the ninth-inning role in spring training. McGee has no discernible splits and is actually tougher on righties than lefties, so the lefty closer bias is not an issue for him, but the ratio projections have to be downgraded accordingly with the move to Coors Field.

2015

Fantasy owners have wanted this fireballer as the closer since he was in the minors. That finally happened in 2014, after the Rays pulled the plug on Grant Balfour. McGee won 5 games and saved 19 others while striking out one of every three batters he faced. He increased his effectiveness by walking just 16 and allowing two home runs against 274 batters faced. McGee is a reverse splits reliever who is even more effective against righties (.192/.259/.288 career) than he is against lefties (.227/.270/.344 career). He will open 2015 on the DL after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his elbow in December, and how he will be used upon his return will be up to the Rays' new manager, Kevin Cash. Joe Maddon did not hesitate to use McGee in non-traditional situations, even when he was the actual closer. Cash may not be as open to that kind of utilization. Either way, this is still a stud to invest in.

2014

After a season as fantastic as his 2012 slate, it was difficult to improve for McGee. He took a relatively significant step back, posting a 4.02 ERA over 71 games and he sometimes had to be used in lower-leverage situations. His fastball remained strong, but he also threw more of the two-seam variety and steered away from his slider in order to work more quickly on the mound. He still had a solid 10.8 K/9 rate out of the bullpen and mostly worked as the seventh-inning lefty for the Rays. With some potential changes in personnel at the back end of the bullpen, McGee could step into a higher-leverage role at some point in the season.

2013

McGee was an important piece of a stellar Rays bullpen in 2012. The flame-throwing lefty finished the season with an astounding 1.95 ERA and 0.80 WHIP to go along with 73 strikeouts in 55.1 innings. He primarily worked the sixth through eighth innings and totaled 20 holds on the season. His fastball is consistently in the mid-90s and is primarily mixed with a slider. He may someday have a future as a big-league closer, but for now will maintain his spot towards the back of the Rays' bullpen in 2013 behind setup man Joel Peralta and closer Fernando Rodney.

2012

McGee headed into 2011 as a possible darkhorse for the closer's role but early season struggles not only kept him out of that picture it led to a demotion to Triple-A Durham. There he struggled during May before righting the ship in June and earning a recall in mid-July. While he pitched better after the recall (25:9 K:BB ratio over 21 innings) he continued to have problems as a flyball pitcher (48.8 percent) and ended up giving up four home runs during that stretch. Not surprisingly, McGee had some pretty drastic splits in the majors, owning a 9.35 K/9IP and holding right-handed batters to a .510 OPS while left-handed batters had a 1.143 OPS and had a 6.75 BB/9IP mark. While there is still room for growth with the youngster, a role as a lefty specialist out of the bullpen looks to be the likely scenario to start out the season.

2011

McGee returned in 2010 after losing the entire 2009 season to Tommy John surgery. He opened last season at Double-A Montgomery where he started 19 games. After posting a 3.57 ERA with 100 strikeouts in 88.1 innings, he was promoted to Triple-A Durham where he was used as a reliever. There, he allowed only one run over 17.1 innings while striking out 27. This season, McGee should lock up a spot in the bullpen, with so many key pieces (Rafael Soriano, Joaquin Benoit) gone. He's got some nice upside and while it's rare to find a left-handed closer, he could be a dark horse for the spot.

2010

McGee was lost for the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in July of 2008. He should be 100 percent come spring training and claims to be throwing around 95 mph. With the glut of starting pitching, he's expected to get a look in the bullpen. Although it's gone unmentioned thus far, he's a good dark-horse candidate for the closer's job somewhere down the line. He could earn a spot in the bullpen to start the season, but he'll likely start at Triple-A Durham to get some work in.

2009

McGee will miss most of the 2009 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in July, but he's still one of Tampa Bay's most promising pitching prospects. Presuming a normal recovery cycle, the Rays will hope that McGee can make a few rehab appearances somewhere at Class A late this season, and the organization will then re-set his development clock in earnest starting in the spring of 2010.

2008

While McGee got in just five starts at Double-A before yearend, that's not a bad transition from a High-A level where McGee dominated, and he still averaged more than 11 strikeouts per nine innings in a small sample size at the next level up. McGee is one of the better pitching prospects in a deep pool of talent in the Rays' organization. McGee, just 21, will probably start 2008 back at Double-A; while he could reach the majors next season, 2009 is a more likely ETA. He's good enough for the Rays to wait on.

2007

McGee, Wade Davis and Jeremy Hellickson combined to make up perhaps the best low-A rotation in baseball last season. The lefty certainly impressed, holding hitters to a .211 average with a 92-94 mph fastball and a plus curve. He still has three more levels to go before the bigs, and the new Rays won't make McGee whiz through all three in one season. Still, lefties with heat are the best type of pitchers to have at Tropicana Field, so McGee is one to watch.