Biographical

Portrait of Andrew Bailey

Andrew Bailey PPhillies

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2016 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 32)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
33.0 4.34 1.39 33 2 2 6 0.1
Birth Date5-31-1984
Height6' 3"
Weight240 lbs
Age31 years, 11 months, 25 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.02012
0.52013
2014
-0.02015
0.22016
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2009 OAK MLB 68 0 83.3 49 24 91 5 .263 100 5.3 2.6 0.5 9.8 42% .217 .180 0.88 2.60 1.84 85 2.29 2.7
2010 OAK MLB 47 0 49.0 34 13 42 3 .256 101 6.2 2.4 0.6 7.7 39% .237 .202 0.96 2.92 1.47 89 3.16 1.0
2011 OAK MLB 42 0 41.7 34 12 41 3 .269 96 7.3 2.6 0.6 8.9 38% .272 .232 1.10 2.89 3.24 88 3.07 0.8
2012 BOS MLB 19 0 15.3 21 8 14 2 .259 103 12.3 4.7 1.2 8.2 33% .380 .308 1.89 4.48 7.04 103 4.63 0.0
2013 BOS MLB 30 0 28.7 23 12 39 7 .270 100 7.2 3.8 2.2 12.2 29% .276 .268 1.22 4.78 3.77 125 3.12 0.5
2015 NYA MLB 10 0 8.7 9 5 6 2 .274 107 9.3 5.2 2.1 6.2 43% .286 .310 1.62 6.45 5.19 107 4.81 -0.0
2016 PHI MLB 12 0 11.0 7 7 11 1 .270 100 5.7 5.7 0.8 9.0 46% .222 .260 1.27 4.22 3.27 104 4.35 0.1
CareerMLB2280237.71778124423.2641006.73.10.99.239%.254.2231.093.322.76943.045.2

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2006 VAN A- 13 10 58.0 39 20 53 2 .267 84 6.1 3.1 0.3 8.2 42% .277 .226 1.02 3.09 2.02
2007 KNC A 11 10 51.0 42 22 74 6 .258 94 7.4 3.9 1.1 13.1 45% .319 .244 1.25 3.41 3.35
2007 STO A+ 11 11 66.0 56 31 72 8 .271 99 7.6 4.2 1.1 9.8 41% .302 .251 1.32 5.00 3.82
2007 SAC AAA 1 1 8.0 3 1 4 0 .265 114 3.4 1.1 0.0 4.5 39% .130 .115 0.50 2.91 1.12
2008 MID AA 37 15 110.3 99 56 110 13 .278 90 8.1 4.6 1.1 9.0 49% .287 .268 1.41 4.55 4.32
2008 PDD Wnt 11 0 14.0 16 1 16 1 .000 10.3 0.6 0.6 10.3 0% .349 .000 1.21 3.37 1.29
2009 OAK MLB 68 0 83.3 49 24 91 5 .263 100 5.3 2.6 0.5 9.8 42% .217 .180 0.88 2.60 1.84
2010 OAK MLB 47 0 49.0 34 13 42 3 .256 101 6.2 2.4 0.6 7.7 39% .237 .202 0.96 2.92 1.47
2010 SAC AAA 1 1 0.7 3 0 1 0 .299 82 38.6 0.0 0.0 12.9 0% .750 .575 4.29 0.73 25.71
2011 OAK MLB 42 0 41.7 34 12 41 3 .269 96 7.3 2.6 0.6 8.9 38% .272 .232 1.10 2.89 3.24
2011 SAC AAA 4 0 4.0 3 1 3 0 .271 98 6.8 2.2 0.0 6.8 42% .250 .222 1.00 4.53 0.00
2012 BOS MLB 19 0 15.3 21 8 14 2 .259 103 12.3 4.7 1.2 8.2 33% .380 .308 1.89 4.48 7.04
2012 PME AA 1 0 1.0 3 0 2 0 .236 108 27.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 50% .750 .360 3.00 -0.80 9.00
2012 PAW AAA 3 0 3.3 1 0 4 0 .263 98 2.7 0.0 0.0 10.8 57% .143 .070 0.30 0.76 0.00
2012 RSX Rk 2 2 2.0 2 1 4 0 .265 118 9.0 4.5 0.0 18.0 33% .667 .303 1.50 2.43 0.00
2013 BOS MLB 30 0 28.7 23 12 39 7 .270 100 7.2 3.8 2.2 12.2 29% .276 .268 1.22 4.78 3.77
2013 PAW AAA 1 0 1.0 2 0 2 1 .265 97 18.0 0.0 9.0 18.0 33% .500 .517 2.00 12.20 9.00
2015 NYA MLB 10 0 8.7 9 5 6 2 .274 107 9.3 5.2 2.1 6.2 43% .286 .310 1.62 6.45 5.19
2015 TAM A+ 7 0 7.0 8 1 10 2 .249 96 10.3 1.3 2.6 12.9 57% .316 .304 1.29 4.45 3.86
2015 TRN AA 11 0 14.3 6 6 17 0 .263 98 3.8 3.8 0.0 10.7 42% .194 .176 0.84 2.15 0.63
2015 SWB AAA 9 0 12.3 12 3 13 1 .254 93 8.8 2.2 0.7 9.5 35% .333 .229 1.22 2.83 2.19
2015 YAN Rk 1 0 1.3 0 1 2 0 .236 118 0.0 6.8 0.0 13.5 0% .000 .119 0.75 2.55 0.00
2016 PHI MLB 12 0 11.0 7 7 11 1 .270 100 5.7 5.7 0.8 9.0 46% .222 .260 1.27 4.22 3.27
2016 LEH AAA 4 0 5.0 4 2 10 0 .240 7.2 3.6 0.0 18.0 56% .444 .220 1.20 0.30 1.80

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2009 1224 0.5433 0.4641 0.6831 0.5985 0.3041 0.7437 0.5412 0.3169
2010 741 0.5466 0.4872 0.7673 0.6519 0.2887 0.8220 0.6186 0.2327
2011 669 0.5575 0.4858 0.7785 0.6434 0.2872 0.8375 0.6118 0.2215
2012 276 0.5109 0.4746 0.8244 0.6738 0.2667 0.8632 0.7222 0.1756
2013 488 0.5184 0.4590 0.7321 0.6206 0.2851 0.7898 0.5970 0.2679
2015 163 0.4908 0.4847 0.7215 0.6375 0.3373 0.7843 0.6071 0.2785
2016 197 0.5025 0.4365 0.7558 0.6263 0.2449 0.7903 0.6667 0.2442
Career37580.53640.47210.73890.62860.29120.79480.5990.2611

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-07-13 2013-10-31 60-DL 110 67 Right Shoulder Cartilage Injury Labrum and Capsule 2013-07-24 -
2013-04-29 2013-05-20 15-DL 21 19 Right Upper Arm Strain Biceps - -
2012-03-26 2012-08-14 60-DL 141 116 Right Thumb Surgery Ulnar Collateral Ligament 2012-04-04 -
2012-02-29 2012-03-13 Camp 13 0 Left Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi - -
2011-09-11 2011-09-15 DTD 4 4 - Face Contusion Batted Ball - -
2011-03-22 2011-05-28 15-DL 67 52 Right Forearm Recovery From Strain -
2011-03-15 2011-03-22 Camp 7 0 Right Forearm Strain -
2010-09-18 2010-10-04 DTD 16 16 Right Elbow Surgery Loose Bodies 2010-09-24
2010-07-21 2010-08-22 15-DL 32 28 Trunk Strain Intercostal -
2010-04-03 2010-04-05 Camp 2 0 Left Knee Soreness and Grabbing -
2010-03-15 2010-03-29 Camp 14 0 Left Elbow Inflammation -
2009-10-15 2009-10-15 Off 0 0 Left Knee Surgery Microfracture 2009-10-15
2009-08-27 2009-08-27 DTD 0 0 Left Knee Soreness -
2009-08-18 2009-08-22 DTD 4 3 Left Knee Soreness -
2009-07-21 2009-07-21 DTD 0 0 Left Knee Soreness Receiving Synvisc Injection -
2005-02-01 2005-02-01 Coll 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2005-05-05

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 PHI $
2015 NYA $
2014 NYA $
2013 BOS $4,100,000
2012 BOS $3,900,000
2011 OAK $465,000
2010 OAK $435,000
2009 OAK $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$9,300,000
5 yrTotal$9,300,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 34 dJim Murray1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent (minor-league contract). May opt out of contract 5/1/16 if not on Major League roster. Contract selected by Philadelphia 4/20/16.
  • 1 year (2015), plus 2016 option. Re-signed by NY Yankees 11/7/14 (minor-league contract). 2016 option worth $1M. Contract selected by NY Yankees 9/1/15. NY Yankees declined 2016 option 11/3/15.
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2014), plus 2015 club option. Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 2/23/14 (minor-league contract). 2014 salary of $1.975M in majors. Performance bonuses. NY Yankees declined 2015 option 11/14.
  • 1 year/$4.1M (2013). Re-signed by Boston 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by Boston 12/2/13.
  • 1 year/$3.9M (2012). Acquired by Boston in trade from Oakland 12/28/11. Signed by Boston 1/25/12 (avoided arbitration, $4.7M-$3.35M). Performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 50, 55 games finished.
  • 1 year/$0.465M (2011). Re-signed by Oakland 3/11.
  • 1 year/$0.435M (2010). Re-signed by Oakland 3/8/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Contract purchased by Oakland 4/4/09.
  • Drafted by Oakland 2006 (6-188) (Wagner College).

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 3.1 1.4 0.7 56 0 56.6 41 16 54 6 .256 1.00 2.78 3.02 11.1 1.2
80o 2.6 1.1 0.5 49 0 49.7 39 15 48 5 .272 1.08 3.19 3.46 7.3 0.8
70o 2.3 1 0.5 44 0 44.9 37 14 43 5 .284 1.14 3.49 3.79 5.0 0.5
60o 2.1 0.9 0.4 40 0 40.9 35 14 39 5 .294 1.20 3.74 4.07 3.2 0.4
50o 1.9 0.7 0.4 37 0 37.3 34 13 36 5 .304 1.25 3.99 4.34 1.8 0.2
40o 1.7 0.6 0.3 33 0 33.7 32 12 32 5 .313 1.31 4.24 4.61 0.7 0.1
30o 1.5 0.5 0.3 30 0 30.0 30 12 29 4 .323 1.37 4.51 4.9 -0.4 -0.0
20o 1.2 0.4 0.2 26 0 25.8 27 10 25 4 .335 1.44 4.84 5.26 -1.3 -0.1
10o 0.9 0.3 0.2 20 0 20.1 22 9 19 3 .352 1.55 5.30 5.76 -2.1 -0.2
Weighted Mean1.80.70.436036.43213355.3011.243.954.292.00.2

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 5/26/2016 08:16 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 1.6 1.5 6 31 0 51.3 39 17 51 5 .254 1.10 3.15 3.21 5.1 0.6
80o 1.6 1.6 6 31 0 44.8 37 16 44 5 .270 1.19 3.54 3.63 3.5 0.4
70o 1.5 1.6 6 31 0 40.2 35 15 40 5 .281 1.27 3.83 3.94 2.4 0.3
60o 1.5 1.6 6 31 0 36.4 34 15 36 5 .292 1.33 4.10 4.22 1.4 0.2
50o 1.5 1.6 6 31 0 32.9 32 14 33 4 .301 1.39 4.34 4.47 0.5 0.1
40o 1.5 1.7 6 31 0 29.5 30 13 29 4 .310 1.46 4.58 4.74 -0.4 -0.0
30o 1.4 1.7 6 31 0 26.0 28 12 26 4 .320 1.53 4.86 5.02 -1.5 -0.2
20o 1.4 1.7 6 31 0 22.0 25 11 22 3 .332 1.61 5.18 5.37 -2.7 -0.3
10o 1.4 1.8 6 31 0 16.7 20 9 17 3 .349 1.74 5.65 5.85 -4.4 -0.5
Weighted Mean1.51.6631032.13113324.2981.384.304.430.70.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
17% 36% 18% 12% 68%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2016 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20173321050051471947737.3061.304.324.838.33.48.31.20.0
20183431155056521953737.3101.274.164.658.43.18.51.10.2
20193521042043401540637.3081.294.294.808.43.28.41.30.0
20203621039039371537537.3141.324.344.858.53.48.51.10.0
20213721039039371436537.3131.314.204.698.53.28.31.20.1
20223821038038361335537.3131.294.284.788.53.18.31.20.0
20233921037037351334537.3121.304.294.798.53.28.31.20.0
20244021038039371435537.3121.324.294.808.63.38.11.20.0
20254121037038361334537.3121.304.314.828.63.18.11.20.0

Upside By Year

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
29.331.823.514.88.48.4107.7

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
201529.331.823.514.88.48.4107.7

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 79)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 88 Justin Miller 2010 4.44
2 87 Scott Proctor 2009 0.00 DNP
3 85 Mark Lowe 2015 2.45
4 85 Matt Daley 2014 6.91
5 84 Brian Sikorski 2007 0.00 DNP
6 84 Scott Dohmann 2010 0.00 DNP
7 84 Matt Mantei 2006 0.00 DNP
8 84 Buddy Carlyle 2010 0.00 DNP
9 82 Manny Acosta 2013 0.00 DNP
10 82 Shawn Camp 2008 4.12
11 82 De Wayne Buice 1990 0.00 DNP
12 82 Joel Peralta 2008 6.32
13 82 Chris Resop 2015 0.00 DNP
14 81 Glen Perkins 2015 3.32
15 81 Jim Gott 1992 2.76
16 81 Eddie Guardado 2003 3.03
17 81 Juan Rincon 2011 0.00 DNP
18 81 Rob Murphy 1992 4.53
19 81 Steve Farr 1989 4.97
20 80 Tyler Walker 2008 4.89
21 80 Doug Slaten 2012 2.77
22 80 Marshall Bridges 1963 4.91
23 80 David Aardsma 2014 0.00 DNP
24 80 Nate Field 2008 0.00 DNP
25 80 Luis Vizcaino 2007 4.54
26 80 Gary Glover 2009 0.00 DNP
27 80 Mike Myers 2001 3.83
28 80 Dave LaRoche 1980 4.36
29 80 Scott Service 1999 6.09
30 80 Esteban Yan 2007 0.00 DNP
31 80 Keith Comstock 1988 6.75
32 80 Manny Parra 2015 4.18
33 80 Aurelio Lopez 1981 3.86
34 79 Greg Aquino 2010 0.00 DNP
35 79 Jason Bulger 2011 3.86
36 79 Ryota Igarashi 2011 5.12
37 79 Jeff Parrett 1994 0.00 DNP
38 79 Enrique Romo 1980 3.86
39 79 Will Cunnane 2006 0.00 DNP
40 79 Jack Taschner 2010 6.41
41 79 Brian Sanches 2011 4.67
42 79 Craig Dingman 2006 0.00 DNP
43 79 Tyler Yates 2010 0.00 DNP
44 79 Scott Sullivan 2003 3.94
45 79 John Axford 2015 4.37
46 79 Edwin Nunez 1995 0.00 DNP
47 79 John Johnstone 2001 0.00 DNP
48 79 Alan Embree 2002 2.76
49 79 Scott Williamson 2008 0.00 DNP
50 79 Greg Harris 1988 2.86
51 79 Russ Springer 2001 8.15
52 78 Mike Stanton 1985 7.75
53 78 Doug Bair 1982 2.55
54 78 Paul Assenmacher 1993 3.38
55 78 Todd Van Poppel 2004 6.24
56 78 Xavier Hernandez 1998 4.19
57 78 Eric Plunk 1996 2.32
58 78 Rich Hinton 1979 6.28
59 78 Aaron Fultz 2006 4.92
60 78 Antonio Osuna 2005 42.43
61 78 Pete Richert 1972 3.12
62 78 Dom Zanni 1964 0.00 DNP
63 77 Grant Jackson 1975 3.17 DNP
64 77 Joe Hoerner 1969 3.04
65 77 Joe Beckwith 1987 0.00 DNP
66 77 Mel Rojas 1999 18.00
67 77 Tom Hurd 1956 6.19
68 77 Scott Cassidy 2008 0.00 DNP
69 77 Jeff Reardon 1988 2.59
70 77 Steve Hamilton 1967 3.63
71 77 Dan Plesac 1994 4.94
72 77 Tom Gorzelanny 2015 6.64
73 77 Jeff Fulchino 2012 0.00 DNP
74 77 Frank Dipino 1989 2.55
75 77 Alfredo Simon 2013 3.18
76 77 Ugueth Urbina 2006 0.00 DNP
77 77 Jamie Walker 2004 3.90
78 77 Joel Hanrahan 2014 0.00 DNP
79 77 Manny Corpas 2015 0.00 DNP
80 77 Tim Stoddard 1985 5.25
81 77 Michael Wuertz 2011 6.68
82 77 Doug Henry 1996 5.76
83 76 Mark Corey 2007 0.00 DNP
84 76 Mike Williams 2001 3.94
85 76 Jerry Spradlin 1999 5.46
86 76 Lance Painter 2000 5.00
87 76 Joe Borowski 2003 3.03
88 76 Jesus Colome 2010 5.29
89 76 Jim Umbricht 1963 2.72
90 76 Dustin McGowan 2014 4.50
91 76 Jay Howell 1988 2.22
92 76 David Riske 2009 18.00
93 76 Mike MacDougal 2009 5.13
94 76 Mike Trombley 1999 4.33
95 76 Don Elston 1961 6.36
96 76 Dave Baldwin 1970 3.31
97 76 Stan Belinda 1999 5.48
98 76 Skip Lockwood 1979 1.49
99 76 Todd Coffey 2013 0.00 DNP
100 76 Joe Nelson 2007 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .228 .315 .358 .255
11 vs R (Multi) .277 .337 .513 .295
18 Split (Multi) -.049 -.022 -.156 -.040
19 LgAvg (Multi) .009 .023 .019 .016
30 vs L (2015) .250 .333 .250 .247
31 vs R (2015) .318 .385 .636 .347
38 Split (2015) -.068 -.051 -.386 -.100
39 LgAvg (2015) .009 .024 .022 .017

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 Seventeen months after signing him, the Yankees finally got to see Andrew Bailey don the pinstripes, then declined a $2 million option for another viewing. It was very much a shot in the dark, and as anyone who's ever gone squirrel hunting in their back yard at night knows, that doesn't usually work out so well.
2014 It was another disappointing campaign for Bailey, one that ended with a non-tender. It was—depressingly—a step up from his 2012, however. Sure, Bailey hit the disabled list multiple times, with his season ending due to a shoulder capsule tear that required surgery, but when he managed to take the mound there were flashes of the pitcher the Sox thought they were trading for. He gave up the odd homer here and there on the days his arm wasn't right, as his velocity was less than it needed to be in those appearances, but the 39 strikeouts in 28 innings were a sign not all was lost. When he returns in the middle of 2014, the hope will be that swing-and-miss magic survived his procedure.
2013 Forgetting that smart teams don’t buy closers, they make them, the Red Sox panicked after Jonathan Papelbon bolted for Philadelphia and gave up Josh Reddick and two minor leaguers for the A's oft-injured fireballer Bailey. The results were predictable: Bailey got injured. A ligament in his thumb went snappy-snap and the resultant surgery put him on the shelf for the majority of the Valentine Era. When he returned in mid-August the season was effectively over. The good news is Bailey’s average velocity was still around 95 mph, so there is no reason to think that he can’t be the late-inning guy Boston acquired him to be, at least until he gets hurt again.
2012 One of the hottest relief commodities on the market, Bailey was secured by the Red Sox after Papelbon's departure. The big righty closer has fought to stay healthy during his career, but when on the mound, the 27-year-old will solidify any bullpen. Armed with a husky frame, a husky plus fastball, a darting cutter, and a show curve, Bailey has the stuff to miss bats and the command profile to not only throw strikes, but to throw quality strikes with all three offerings. Next question: will the Boston media pressure cooker suit him or steam him? We'll find out.
2011 Bailey's spring training was nearly wiped away by a bout with tennis elbow, but he pitched like the guy who had won the Rookie of the Year award a year earlier before further elbow issues cropped up toward the end of the season. He underwent surgery in September to have loose bodies removed from his balky hinge, but he's expected to be ready for spring training. Bailey doesn't have classic closer velocity (not that his 94-95-mph fastball is chopped liver), but his ability to command and get some movement on his heater allows the pitch to play up to the level of a ninth-inning guy. Yes, he now has one not-so-healthy season on his record, but there's little reason to expect anything other than solid work from him going forward.
2010 If you've been bragging that you had Bailey in your Rookie of the Year pool going into the year, you are a genius, or more likely, a liar. Taking over the closer's role from Brad Ziegler in June, Bailey's combination of a mid-90s fastball and deceptive cutter proved to be unhittable. Opposing batters averaging just .167 against him, and to make things even scarier, he started throwing strikes in the second half, walking just five batters after the All-Star break. Based on his minor league numbers, this all seems like a bit of an anomaly, but the scouts think he has an ability to keep it up.
2009 An older college product with a power arm, Andrew Bailey's lack of control and secondary pitches caught up with him starting at Double-A, but a move to the pen generated a 0.92 ERA in 39 IP.
2008 A sixth-round pick in 2006, Bailey dominated in the lower levels of the A's system last year, but he's not as good as his numbers might suggest. Bailey spent a full four years in college, due in part to having Tommy John surgery during that span, and as a 23-year-old last year, he was supposed to dominate the Midwest League, which is largely populated by players are two to four years younger. The Athletics tend to have one or two guys like this at their Kane County affiliate every year, and while some turn out like Joe Blanton, most turn out like Stephen Bondurant and Brad Knox. There's a reason you haven't heard of those last two guys.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-04-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)Have one slot available to go dumpster diving for future saves. Who would you pickup: Andrew Bailey or Caleb Cotham? Any other dark horses you like out there? Cheers
(Red Phil from Closer to you)
I took Bailey in the one 12-team mixed I do, but this is because it's first come/first serve and Cotham was gone. I like Cotham better. The free agent pool in all of my leagues looks pretty dire, and most of the alluring names have already been taken. You can try Neftali Feliz if he's there, even though I believe in Mark Melancon and think he'll be fine. (Mike Gianella)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Andrew Bailey just blew a save. Is he in trouble? Who do the Red Sox go to now? Back to Tazawa?
(Brian from Boston)
He's terrible. Absolutely spec on Taz.

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PRE-BLOWN SAVE (probably like 5 hours ago):

John (Toronto): Sorry I didn't clarify...Andrew Bailey
Paul Sporer: Oh, well ya he's a walking injury. I'm definitely concerned. (Paul Sporer)
2013-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)I just dropped Andrew Bailey for Yuni because Neil Walker is on the DL. I feel like I lost a piece of my soul. Where's the redemption?
(Joseph from Seattle)
Drugs. (Paul Sporer)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Do you expect Andrew Bailey to do a better job as interim closer than Mitchell Boggs is doing in St. Louis?
(bobbygoode from Santa Monica CA)
Yes, but that's not saying much considering that Boggs doesn't look like the closer any more in STL. (Bret Sayre)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)How do I value Addison Reed if I just started a dynasty rebuild? I know closers should be the first thing to go in a rebuild, but I can't help but believe he's relatively stable and likely to help me when I compete again in 2-3 years. Thanks
(JoeTinker from Chicago)
Here is a list of all closers who recorded 25 or more saves in 2010: Brian Wilson (48), Heath Bell (47), Rafael Soriano (45), Joakim Soria (43), Matt Capps (42), Neftali Feliz (40), Francisco Cordero (40), Carlos Marmol (38), Billy Wagner (37), Jonathan Papelbon (37), Kevin Gregg (37), Mariano Rivera (33), David Aardsma (31), Juan Oviedo (30), Bobby Jenks (27), Ryan Franklin (27), Brad Lidge (27), Jose Valverde (26), Francisco Rodriguez (25) and Andrew Bailey (25). (Bret Sayre)
2010-03-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Christina, I look at Oakland's line-up without anyone I'd like on my fantasy team and can't understand how Pecota has them playing 500 ball. What are your thoughts on the A's?
(lennyd from Portland)
Either you don't have a lot of teams in your league, or you're very picky, or maybe you have no use for steals; while I'm not wild about an outfield with Coco Crisp and Rajai Davis in it as everyday players, they will snag bags. For pitching, whether you're in a keeper league or not, just go grab Brett Anderson. Like steals, saves are a commodity you should want, and Andrew Bailey's the real deal. Position-related supply/demand issues might encourage you to snag Kurt Suzuki or Mark Ellis. Basically, it's going to be a better real-world ballclub than a generator of traditional category fantasy stars. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-10-06 13:30:00 (link to chat)Elvis Andrus has been worth 2.9 WAR while anchoring a Ranger defense that completely transformed. How do you put Andrew Bailey (2.4 WAR) ahead of him in the ALROY race?
(Conjunction from Dallas)
The great thing about the rookie classes in both leagues is that you can go a number of different ways with your picks. I like Andrus a lot and I know I certainly left myself open for criticism by not selecting him. However, I thought Bailey was outstanding all year in a role that many veterans have a difficult time handling. It's an interesting debate, which is one of the reasons we all love baseball so much. (John Perrotto)
2009-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)With the CYA (Greinke) and the MVP (Mauer) awards pretty well settled who do you have for RoY??
(kcboomer from kc)
I'm sort of ambivalent. I imagine it will be Gordon Beckham, but I feel like you could make just as good a case for Andrew Bailey or Jeff Neimann. Nolan Reimold had a good year too, and I'm sure that some people will claim that Elvis Andrus helped the Rangers accomplish... accomplish... Oh, never mind. (Steven Goldman)
2009-09-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Andrew Bailey for ROY?
(Drew W from NoVA)
It's going to be a bit of a goofy class in the AL, ain't it? Bailey's got a few things going for him, but so do a few others. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Elvis Andrus, Gordon Beckham, Nolan Reimold, maybe Rickey Romero, or Andrew Bailey...who you got as AL RoY?
(Lincoln from Dallas)
Beckham, who just recently passed Andrus. It's very close.

I really like Gordon Beckham. He could win an MVP as a shortstop. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-05-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does Andrew Bailey or Scott Downs have the skills to hold down end-game duties, or will their closer jobs ultimately settle with more talented pitchers?
(cjkrawczyk from Milwaukee)
I'm one of those people who thinks either have the talent, because while I'd agree with the comment that some people can *not* close (a nation turns its eyes to Ron Davis), there are many who can, with or without fun facial hair or choice theme music. (Christina Kahrl)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Andrew Bailey has thrown 3,841 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Cutter (85mph), also mixing in a Curve (77mph). He also rarely throws a Slider (78mph).