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Jake Diekman

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Texas Rangers

2018 Stats

W-L

1-1

ERA

3.31

WHIP

1.44

K

40

SV

2

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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2018 ADP:  493.42

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 205   DOB: 1/21/1987   BORN: Wymore, NE   COLLEGE: Cloud County (KS) CC   DRAFTED: 30th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Jake Diekman Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $2,712,500 deal with the Rangers in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.

June 20, 2018  –  Jake Diekman News

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Diekman allowed a run on two hits but still picked up his second save Wednesday against Kansas City.

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Jake Diekman 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 23 A+ CLE 24 0 0 32.0 22 13 2 26 23 0 2 0 0 0 3.66 1.41
2010 23 A LAK 24 0 0 23.2 16 5 0 30 15 2 0 0 0 0 1.90 1.34
2011 24 AA REA 53 0 0 65.0 47 22 3 83 44 0 1 3 0 0 3.05 1.40
2012 25 AAA LEH 25 0 0 26.2 19 5 0 37 13 1 1 7 0 0 1.69 1.22
2012 25 MAJ PHI 32 0 0 27.3 25 12 1 35 20 1 1 0 1 4 3.95 1.65
2013 26 AAA LEH 30 0 0 30.0 31 19 1 37 24 1 0 11 0 0 5.70 1.83
2013 26 MAJ PHI 45 0 0 38.3 34 11 1 41 16 1 4 0 1 11 2.58 1.30
2014 27 MAJ PHI 73 0 0 71.0 66 30 4 100 35 5 5 0 4 18 3.80 1.42
2015 28 AAA LEH 6 0 0 7.0 5 0 0 7 1 0 0 3 0 0 0.00 0.86
2015 28 MAJ PHI 41 0 0 36.7 40 21 3 49 24 2 1 0 2 6 5.15 1.75
2015 28 MAJ TEX 26 0 0 21.7 13 5 2 20 7 0 0 0 1 10 2.08 0.92
2015  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ PHI/TEX 67 0 0 58.3 53 26 5 69 31 2 1 0 3 16 4.01 1.44
2016 29 MAJ TEX 66 0 0 53.0 36 20 4 59 26 4 2 4 1 26 3.40 1.17
2017 30 AA FRI 1 1 0 5.0 3 1 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.80 0.60
2017 30 AAA ROU 1 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2017 30 MAJ TEX 11 0 0 10.7 4 3 1 13 10 0 0 1 0 5 2.53 1.31
2018 31 MAJ TEX 40 0 0 32.7 28 12 2 40 19 1 1 2 1 12 3.31 1.44
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3-Year Averages     48 0 0 40.7 31 16 3 47 22 2 1 1 1 15 3.54 1.30
Career  (View All)     334 0 0 291.3 246 114 18 357 157 14 14 7 3.52 1.38

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Jake Diekman 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
Jul. 13 @Bal 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.31 1.44
Jul. 11 @Bos 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.34 1.45
Jul. 8 @Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.45 1.50
Jul. 5 @Det 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.56 1.52
Jul. 4 Hou 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.68 1.53
Jun. 30 CWS 0.3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.81 1.55
Jun. 26 SD 0.7 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 3.86 1.50
Jun. 20 @KC 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.96 1.39
Jun. 19 @KC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.73 1.37
Jun. 18 @KC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.84 1.42
Jun. 13 @LAD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.96 1.48
Jun. 10 Hou 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.09 1.54
Jun. 9 Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.22 1.57
Jun. 6 Oak 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.38 1.59
Jun. 2 @LAA 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.54 1.57
May. 29 @Sea 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.72 1.60
May. 27 KC 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.93 1.64
May. 25 KC 0.7 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.08 1.70
May. 22 NYY 1.0 3 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.24 1.65
May. 19 @CWS 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.38 1.56
May. 16 @Sea 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.68 1.64
May. 15 @Sea 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.68 1.57
May. 11 @Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.86 1.57
May. 9 Det 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.15 1.62
May. 7 Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.38 1.70
Last 14 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
4.7 3 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 4 0.00 1.07
Last 30 Games (Team)
13 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
11.3 9 4 4 1 4 13 0 0 0 0-1 1 1 6 3.18 1.15
Last 60 Games (Team)
25 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
21.3 19 6 6 2 8 25 0 0 0 1-1 1 1 9 2.53 1.27

Jake Diekman Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201850121112101.308
201716432000.154
20167513714211.212

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20189328816501.195
201729972001.100
2016146461922503.177

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201814.7010141416.752.18
20176.70009514.051.20
201626.7311281725.061.50

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201818.010226510.500.83
20174.00014500.001.50
201626.311331921.710.84
Jake Diekman vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Jake Diekman 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 23 A+ CLE 24 0 32.0 7.31 6.47 1.13 0.56 74.4% 3.66 5.11 .237
2010 23 A LAK 24 0 23.2 11.64 5.82 2.00 0.00 83.9% 1.90 3.20 .311
2011 24 AA REA 53 0 65.0 11.49 6.09 1.89 0.42 78.4% 3.05 3.51 .305
2012 25 AAA LEH 25 0 26.2 12.71 4.47 2.85 0.00 84.4% 1.69 2.09 .340
2012 25 MAJ PHI 32 0 27.3 11.52 6.59 1.75 0.33 2.33 75% 95.0 MPH 3.95 3.64 .363
2013 26 AAA LEH 30 0 30.0 11.10 7.20 1.54 0.30 66.7% 5.70 3.67 .387
2013 26 MAJ PHI 45 0 38.3 9.63 3.76 2.56 0.23 2.04 79.6% 96.0 MPH 2.58 2.65 .330
2014 27 MAJ PHI 73 0 71.0 12.68 4.44 2.86 0.51 1.51 73.2% 96.9 MPH 3.80 2.72 .382
2015 28 AAA LEH 6 0 7.0 9.00 1.29 7.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.63 .282
2015 28 MAJ PHI 41 0 36.7 12.03 5.89 2.04 0.74 1.83 70.5% 96.5 MPH 5.15 3.72 .405
2015 28 MAJ TEX 26 0 21.7 8.31 2.91 2.86 0.83 2.69 83.3% 96.5 MPH 2.08 3.66 .211
2015  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ PHI/TEX 67 0 58.3 10.65 4.78 2.23 0.77 2.10 73.4% 96.5 MPH 4.01 3.60 .334
2016 29 MAJ TEX 66 0 53.0 10.02 4.42 2.27 0.68 1.64 72.4% 95.1 MPH 3.40 3.60 .261
2017 30 AA FRI 1 1 5.0 10.80 0.00 0.00 0.00 66.7% 1.80 0.80 .270
2017 30 AAA ROU 1 0 1.1 16.36 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 -0.44 .000
2017 30 MAJ TEX 11 0 10.7 10.97 8.44 1.30 0.84 2.17 84.6% 94.7 MPH 2.53 4.79 .149
2018 31 MAJ TEX 40 0 32.7 11.02 5.23 2.11 0.55 1.68 77.8% 94.6 MPH 3.31 3.38 .333
Today's Projections     0 0 .3 11.82 4.30 2.75 0.87 75.4% 3.29 0.07 .289
Next 7 Days     0 0 1.2 10.16 5.14 1.98 0.78 74.8% 3.48 3.78 .269
Rest Of Season     0 0 21.6 10.51 5.28 1.99 0.77 75% 3.49 3.74 .274
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3-Year Averages     48 0 40.7 10.40 4.87 2.14 0.66 74% 3.54 3.47 .293
Career     334 0 291.3 11.03 4.85 2.27 0.56 75.1% 3.52 3.22 .329

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Jake Diekman 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 2017 10.7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 32.7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Jake Diekman    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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2.11 K/BB
POOR
11.02 K/9
GREAT
5.23 BB/9
TERRIBLE
94.6 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.6 HR/9
GREAT
1.68 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.31 ERA
WEAK
1.44 WHIP
POOR
3.38 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.333 BABIP
HIGH
77.8% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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

Diekman (1-0) was credited with the win after he allowed a hit and struck out one over a scoreless inning Saturday against the Angels.

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Diekman (elbow) returned to action Friday against the Red Sox, allowing one run in one inning.

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Diekman suffered a bruise above his left elbow and on his back during Tuesday's game against the Indians, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Diekman pitched a scoreless inning, allowing one hit and striking out two as he recorded his first save of the season Sunday against the Astros.

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Diekman has not allowed an earned run in three of four spring outings, Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Diekman is set to compete with Alex Claudio and Keone Kela for the Rangers' closing gig during spring training, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

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Diekman agreed to a one-year, $2,712,500 deal with the Rangers on Friday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Diekman didn't allow a hit or run over 1.2 innings of a 4-2 win against the Angels on Sunday. He walked one and recorded the save.

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Diekman tossed a scoreless seventh inning and struck out a batter in Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Angels in 10 innings.

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Diekman (abdomen) was activated from the 60-day disabled list Friday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

The southpaw's ability to strike out batters at an above-average rate will lock him into an important role in Texas' bullpen. As with many high-effort relievers, he allows too many free passes -- at least 4.4 per nine innings in each of the last three years. His opponents' BABIP came in at a career-low .248, mainly because he allowed more flyballs. For a Texas pitcher, that's living on the edge, and that hit rate was way too low compared to normal (.316 career). Has he turned a corner? Maybe, because perhaps he'll just walk people instead of allowing hits. At least he improved against both right-handed and left-handed bats, which helps his ability to rack up holds, though he remains primarily a situational arm. Several dominoes will need to fall for him to gain consistent save opportunities.

2016

Acquired as part of the Cole Hamels trade, Diekman was an integral part of the Texas bullpen that fueled a September resurgence and resulted in an AL West championship. Diekman's improved control since a shaky debut in 2012 has allowed him to rack up 169 strikeouts in just 129.1 innings the past two seasons, and his run out of the Texas bullpen (21.2 innings, 13 hits, seven walks, 20 strikeouts) was a good bit better than his early-season numbers with the Phillies. He will serve as the Rangers' top left-handed reliever in 2016, and his ability to miss bats and pump 100 mph gas could put him in the mix for saves if Shawn Tolleson loses the job.

2015

Diekman had a breakout year in 2014 and became a key member of the Phillies' bullpen. He struck out 100 in 71 innings for an eye popping 12.7 K/9 ratio. He was extremely tough on lefties, but has work to do against righties. They hit .256 against him, and while he struck out 62 right-handers in 46.2 innings, Diekman also walked 30. If he can cut back on the walks, he'll become an elite relief option.

2014

Diekman received an opportunity to join the Phillies' bullpen in June last season despite less-than-stellar numbers at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. His awkward delivery and mid-90s fastball allow him to generate lots of swings and misses, but he has struggled to command his pitches throughout his time in the minors. Something clicked for Diekman last summer, however, as his 3.8 BB/9 over 38.1 innings with the Phillies was the best of his career. He also had a pronounced platoon split, which may lead to him being used as a lefty specialist moving forward. Over 69 plate appearances last season, he held lefties to a .148 batting average and had a 23:6 K:BB ratio while righties hit .298 off of him.

2013

Diekman got his first taste of the majors last season, but showed he wasn't quite ready for the assignment. His strikeout rate remained excellent in the majors, but a 6.6 BB/9 was too much to overcome. The Phillies will continue to work with Diekman on honing his command. Diekman has the potential to be a lot more than just a lefty specialist if he can make the adjustment.

2012

Diekman, 25, earned a 40-man roster spot this winter after a dominant season at Double-A Reading last year. He struck out 83 batters in 65 innings, but also walked 44. The walks are a bit of a concern though the Phillies seem to be eying Diekman for a lefty specialist role given his .099 average allowed against left-handers last season. He'll likely get a chance to compete for a bullpen spot this spring, but our guess is he opens the year in Triple-A before seeing time in the Phillies' bullpen later in the year.