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Sam Tuivailala

25-Year-Old Pitcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2018 Stats

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ERA

2.38

WHIP

1.41

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9

SV

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2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Tuivailala's fourth season with the Cardinals was his most successful yet in that he spent more time in the majors than he did at Triple-A Memphis. He worked a total of 64 innings between Memphis and ...

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2018 ADP:  470.79

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 195   DOB: 10/19/1992   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   

May 20, 2018  –  Sam Tuivailala News

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Tuivailala fired a scoreless inning in a loss to the Phillies on Saturday, recording two strikeouts.

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Sam Tuivailala 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
2010 17 R GUL 42 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2011 18 R GUL 44 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2012 19 R JOH 12 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2014 21 MAJ STL 2 0 0 1.0 5 4 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 36.00 7.00
2015 22 MAJ STL 14 0 0 14.7 13 5 2 20 8 0 1 0 0 2 3.07 1.43
2016 23 MAJ STL 12 0 0 9.0 12 6 0 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 6.00 2.00
2017 24 MAJ STL 37 0 0 42.3 35 12 4 34 11 3 3 0 0 1 2.55 1.09
2018 25 MAJ STL 11 0 0 11.3 12 3 0 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 2.38 1.41
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3-Year Averages     21 0 0 22.0 20 7 2 20 8 1 1 0 0 1 2.86 1.27
Career  (View All)     76 0 0 78.3 77 30 8 71 31 3 4 0 3.45 1.38

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Sam Tuivailala Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
May. 23 KC 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.38 1.41
May. 19 Phi 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.45 1.45
May. 17 Phi 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.70 1.60
May. 15 @Min 1.7 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 1.56
May. 12 @SD 0.3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.68 1.77
May. 8 Min 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.86 1.57
May. 6 ChC 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 1.50
Apr. 9 Mil 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 2.25
Apr. 4 @Mil 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 9.00 3.50
Mar. 31 @NYM 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 9.00 3.00
Mar. 29 @NYM 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 2 0 - 0 0 0 9.00 3.00
Last 14 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
5.3 6 1 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 1.69 1.31
Last 30 Games (Team)
7 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
7.3 6 1 1 0 1 7 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 1.23 0.95
Last 60 Games (Team)
11 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
11.3 12 3 3 0 4 9 0 3 0 0-0 0 0 0 2.38 1.41
Sam Tuivailala Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV ERA WHIP
May. 1 Okla City 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0.00 0.50
Apr. 28 Round Rock 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 9.00 2.00
Apr. 26 Round Rock 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 1.00
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 1.3 IP/G
4.0 3 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0-0 1 2.25 1.00
Last 60 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 1.3 IP/G
4.0 3 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0-0 1 2.25 1.00

Sam Tuivailala Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201825438200.364
20176217812202.222
201623336100.300

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201823514000.200
201710917323502.223
201624436000.316

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20187.30004101.230.82
201723.003018523.131.09
20166.30005308.532.05

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20184.00005304.502.50
201719.330016621.861.09
20162.70002300.001.88
Sam Tuivailala vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Sam Tuivailala 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
2010 17 R GUL 42 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
2011 18 R GUL 44 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
2012 19 R JOH 12 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
2014 21 MAJ STL 2 0 1.0 9.00 18.00 0.50 18.00 60% 96.9 MPH 36.00 33.20 .622
2015 22 MAJ STL 14 0 14.7 12.27 4.91 2.50 1.23 2.00 84.2% 96.4 MPH 3.07 3.88 .340
2016 23 MAJ STL 12 0 9.0 7.00 6.00 1.17 0.00 1.56 66.7% 95.8 MPH 6.00 4.31 .395
2017 24 MAJ STL 37 0 42.3 7.23 2.34 3.09 0.85 1.74 81% 95.4 MPH 2.55 3.74 .266
2018 25 MAJ STL 11 0 11.3 7.15 3.18 2.25 0.00 1.36 81.3% 94.4 MPH 2.38 2.67 .343
Today's Projections     0 0 .3 8.10 3.39 2.39 0.60 79.1% 2.78 0.20 .288
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.7 8.59 3.42 2.51 0.60 78.2% 2.87 3.30 .294
Rest Of Season     0 0 40.1 8.69 3.51 2.48 0.62 77.8% 2.94 3.34 .294
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3-Year Averages     21 0 22.0 8.18 3.27 2.50 0.82 80.8% 2.86 3.65 .300
Career     76 0 78.3 8.16 3.56 2.29 0.92 78% 3.45 3.94 .315

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Sam Tuivailala Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2015 14.7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 9 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 42.3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 4 1 - 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Sam Tuivailala    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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2.25 K/BB
WEAK
7.15 K/9
POOR
3.18 BB/9
AVERAGE
94.4 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
1.36 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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2.38 ERA
GOOD
1.41 WHIP
POOR
2.67 FIP
GREAT
BABIP/Strand

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

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.343 BABIP
HIGH
81.3% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

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Sam Tuivailala: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Tuivailala fired two perfect innings in Sunday's extra-innings win over the Cubs, recording one strikeout.

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Tuivailala (knee) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Friday.

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Tuivailala (knee) is being stretched out for an extended-relief role during his rehab assignment at Triple-A Memphis, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

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Tuivailala (knee) departed for Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday and will officially begin his rehab assignment Wednesday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

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Tuivailala (knee) will likely head for a rehab assignment sometime next week according to Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak, Steve Overbey of MLB.com reports.

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Tuivailala was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left knee strain, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

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Tuivailala fired two scoreless innings in a 5-4 extra-inning loss to the Brewers on Monday, allowing two hits.

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Tuivailala's spring ERA remains unblemished across six outings after he fired a scoreless seventh inning in which he allowed a hit and recorded two strikeouts during Sunday's 10-0 Grapefruit League win over the Nationals.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Tuivailala had been starting to make a name for himself within the Cardinals organization, but took a huge step back during the 2016 season. His ERA, WHIP, strikeout rate and walk rate all trended in the wrong direction over 12 MLB games (nine innings) as he allowed six runs off 12 hits and six walks in that time. His struggles weren't exclusive to the majors as he failed to execute at Triple-A Memphis as well, where he posted a 5.21 ERA and 1.48 WHIP, both of which were far worse than 2015 marks of 1.60 and 1.20, respectively. Despite being a liability on the mound, he continued to hold the closer role with Memphis, but blew six of his 23 save opportunities. At just 24 years old and with a fastball that consistently exceeds 95 mph, it's not too late for Tuivailala to rebound from last year's troubles, but his chances of taking on a prominent role for the Cards in 2017 are slim.

2016

Serving as the closer for the Cardinals Triple-A affiliate in Memphis Tuivailala picked up 17 saves and 43 strikeouts in 45 innings, posting a 1.60 ERA and a 1.200 WHIP as a 22-year-old. That success led him to a few brief stints with the Cardinals where he threw 14.2 innings across 14 innings, posting a 3.07 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP while striking out an impressive 20 batters. Tuivailala still needs some fine-tuning in the minors but should see some time with the Cardinals again in 2016. His fastball can hit triple digits and is consistently in the high 90's, so if he can improve on his command and improve his secondary offerings he could be a big part of the Cardinals bullpen in the coming years.

2015

A converted infielder, Tuivailala found success as a flamethrower out of the bullpen, pitching well across three different levels of the Cardinals' system in 2014 before getting a September callup. Tuivailala only recorded three outs across two appearances for the Cardinals, but posted a 3.15 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in the minors in 2014, while striking out an impressive 97 batters in 60 innings. Entering 2015 as a 22-year-old, Tuivailala seems destined to head back to Triple-A for more seasoning at the start of the year, but injuries or poor pitching could open a spot for him if he keeps pitching well.