31-Year-Old Pitcher – Washington Nationals
2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
During his breakout 2016 season, Roark compensated for shaky command with a high rate of soft contact. In fact, he ranked third among starting pitchers in soft contact percentage (23.1). That number t...
Tanner Roark Contract Information:
Agreed to a one-year, $6.475 million deal with the Nationals in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.
Roark allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out two across four innings Sunday against the Blue Jays. He didn't factor into the decision.
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|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Tanner Roark||3-Year Averages||35||25||0||167.4||156||71||19||136||54||11||9||0||0||1||3.82||1.25|
|Career (View All)||166||125||1||843.0||761||324||86||658||242||58||46||1||–||–||3.46||1.19|
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|Last 14 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched: Avg. 4.1 IP/G
|Last 30 Games (Team)
7 Games Pitched: Avg. 5.3 IP/G
|Last 60 Games (Team)
13 Games Pitched: Avg. 5.9 IP/G
Tanner Roark Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
|Year||Age||Lg||Tm||G||GS||IP||K/9||BB/9||K/BB||HR/9||GB/FB Ratio||Strand %||Fastball||ERA||FIP||BABIP|
|Next 7 Days||0||1||6.3||7.66||3.22||2.38||0.95||–||72.2%||–||3.84||3.94||.289|
|Rest Of Season||0||19||118.6||7.35||2.99||2.46||0.91||–||72.5%||–||3.72||3.88||.286|
|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Tanner Roark||3-Year Averages||35||25||167.4||7.31||2.90||2.52||1.02||–||72.8%||–||3.82||4.02||.290|
Tanner Roark Defensive Stats
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2018 Stat Review for Tanner Roark As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)
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A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.
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Washington Nationals Roster
MajorsAdams, Matt (1B)
AAAAdams, Austin (P)
AAAbreu, Osvaldo (SS)
A+Agustin, Telmito (OF)
AAntuna, Yasel (SS)
RookieAlvarado, Elvis (OF)
Tanner Roark: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
After a rough season bouncing between the rotation and bullpen in 2015, Roark returned to a full-time starting gig last year and picked up right where he left off in 2014, posting a career-best 20.1 percent strikeout rate and again significantly outperforming his FIP (3.79). The secret to his success is not an overpowering fastball but a deep five-pitch arsenal anchored by a plus sinker. In fact, the 30-year-old right-hander was one of just four pitchers last season to get positive value from all five of his pitches. The other three names on that list (Madison Bumgarner, Jake Arrieta and Johnny Cueto) sit among the game's elite. Fatigue may have been an issue late in the season, though, as Roark topped 200 innings for the first time, and his 10 percent walk rate in the second half was a far cry from the 7.4 percent mark he posted in the first half. He's never going to be mistaken for an ace, but he will help fantasy owners cautious enough not to treat him like one. View him as a solid depth piece for a mixed pitching staff, but brace for a bit of negative correction in 2017.
The decision last offseason by Nationals GM Mike Rizzo to spend $200 million on an apparent luxury item like Max Scherzer shut Roark out of the rotation despite his impressive 2014, but injuries to Doug Fister and Stephen Strasburg still allowed him to make 12 starts as he bounced between a starting spot, long and short relief throughout the year. The constant role changes didn't do the 29-year-old any favors, though, and Roark's numbers were well off his breakthrough performance. The main culprit was a HR/FB rate that nearly doubled from the year before, soaring from seven percent to 15.5 percent, and as a pitcher who relies more on command and control of a four-pitch repertoire than on overpowering raw stuff, there's no guarantee the increase is going to simply fade away. The departures of Fister and Jordan Zimmermann in free agency put Roark back in the rotation, but don't expect another sub-3.00 ERA from him.
After a breakout season at Triple-A and impressive effectiveness as a swingman for the Nationals at the end of 2013, Roark didn't miss a beat in locking down the fifth starter role for the club last year. He finished with a 2.85 ERA and 1.09 WHIP, numbers which seem baffling given his relatively pedestrian raw stuff. Right-handers with low-90s fastballs and a merely OK assortment of breaking pitches don't impress the scouts much, but his excellent control (1.8 BB/9 so far in his big league career) and the late movement on his pitches prevent hitters from doing much damage off him despite his lack of big-time strikeout numbers. The league might yet figure him out, although his second half splits don't show any sign of it, and his .270 BABIP will probably rise to some degree, but given the defense behind him and the offense supporting him, Roark isn't necessarily a lock to regress the way it might seem at first glance. The Max Scherzer signing bumps him from the Nationals' rotation, but Roark's just a trade or injury away from being back in the fifth starter role.
Roark wasn't on anybody's prospect radar coming into 2013, even going unclaimed in the Rule 5 draft the previous season, but after putting up a superficially solid line at Triple-A he got the call to the majors when injuries wrecked the Nationals' staff down the stretch. Roark promptly shocked the world with a 1.51 ERA. While he doesn't have the strikeout rate of an elite pitcher he does limit walks and home runs, both very useful traits, but the Nats' rotation seems full up heading into the spring so Roark will likely have to head back to Triple-A to prove his September performance wasn't entirely a fluke.