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Carl Edwards Jr.

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

2018 Stats

W-L

2-1

ERA

2.88

WHIP

1.20

K

40

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Edwards was heavily used in his first full season as a member of the Cubs' bullpen, making a team-high 73 appearances while working as a key piece of the bridge to closer Wade Davis. He was effective ...

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2018 ADP:  361.01

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STATUS:  10-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Shoulder     EST. RETURN:  7/3/2018
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 170   DOB: 9/3/1991
BORN: Prosperity, SC   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 48th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Carl Edwards Jr. Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $594,000 contract with the Cubs in March of 2018.

June 11, 2018  –  Carl Edwards Jr. News

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Edwards (shoulder) will play catch Tuesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Carl Edwards Jr. 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
2012 20 R SUR 10 3 0 20.0 6 0 0 25 6 3 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.60
2012 20 A SPO 10 10 0 47.0 26 11 0 60 19 2 3 0 0 0 2.11 0.96
2013 21 A+ DAY 6 6 0 23.0 14 5 1 33 7 0 0 0 0 0 1.96 0.91
2013 21 A HIC 6 18 0 93.1 62 19 0 122 34 8 2 0 0 0 1.83 1.03
2014 22 R MES 2 2 0 5.2 2 1 0 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 1.59 1.15
2014 22 AA TEN 10 10 0 48.0 30 13 1 46 21 1 2 0 0 0 2.44 1.06
2015 23 AA TEN 13 0 0 23.2 11 7 1 36 17 2 2 4 0 0 2.66 1.21
2015 23 AAA IOW 23 0 0 31.2 15 10 0 39 24 3 1 2 0 0 2.84 1.25
2015 23 MAJ CHC 5 0 0 4.7 3 2 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 3.86 1.29
2016 24 AAA IOW 24 0 0 25.1 17 12 1 35 17 1 1 1 0 0 4.26 1.35
2016 24 MAJ CHC 36 0 0 36.0 15 15 4 52 14 0 1 2 1 6 3.75 0.81
2017 25 MAJ CHC 73 0 0 66.3 29 22 6 94 38 5 4 0 4 25 2.98 1.01
2018 26 MAJ CHC 25 0 0 25.0 18 8 2 40 12 2 1 0 0 9 2.88 1.20
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3-Year Averages     38 0 0 35.7 15 13 3 50 18 1 1 0 1 10 3.28 0.93
Career  (View All)     139 0 0 132.0 65 47 12 190 67 7 6 2 3.20 1.00

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Carl Edwards Jr. 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. 29 @Pit 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.88 1.20
May. 27 SF 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 1.21
May. 25 SF 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.13 1.22
May. 23 Cle 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.27 1.27
May. 20 @Cin 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.43 1.24
May. 19 @Cin 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.60 1.25
May. 16 @Atl 0.3 3 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.79 1.26
May. 15 @Atl 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.41 1.02
May. 12 CWS 0.7 3 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.04 1.02
May. 8 Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.53 0.88
May. 6 @StL 1.3 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.56 0.88
May. 5 @StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.61 0.82
Apr. 29 Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.66 0.88
Apr. 27 Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.71 0.87
Apr. 26 Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.77 0.94
Apr. 22 @Col 1.7 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.84 1.03
Apr. 19 StL 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.00 1.11
Apr. 17 StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.13 1.00
Apr. 13 Atl 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.29 1.14
Apr. 12 Pit 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 1.50 1.17
Last 14 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
6.0 4 0 0 0 2 8 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1 0.00 1.00
Last 60 Games (Team)
20 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
20.0 15 7 7 2 10 31 0 1 0 2-1 0 0 7 3.15 1.25

Carl Edwards Jr. Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201841849110.243
2017129411613202.119
2016511737101.146

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2018643289202.161
2017133532216104.148
20168735118203.108

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201811.710021512.311.11
201732.7320442133.581.16
201617.301124836.231.15

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201813.311019713.381.28
201733.7220501732.410.86
201618.700128611.450.48
Carl Edwards Jr. vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Carl Edwards Jr. 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
2012 20 R SUR 10 3 20.0 11.25 2.70 4.17 0.00 100% 0.00 1.75 .160
2012 20 A SPO 10 10 47.0 11.49 3.64 3.16 0.00 75.6% 2.11 1.99 .264
2013 21 A+ DAY 6 6 23.0 12.91 2.74 4.71 0.39 80% 1.96 1.81 .290
2013 21 A HIC 6 18 93.1 11.79 3.29 3.59 0.00 80.2% 1.83 1.77 .306
2014 22 R MES 2 2 5.2 13.85 6.92 2.00 0.00 83.3% 1.59 2.43 .231
2014 22 AA TEN 10 10 48.0 8.63 3.94 2.19 0.19 76% 2.44 2.93 .245
2015 23 AA TEN 13 0 23.2 13.97 6.59 2.12 0.39 77.8% 2.66 2.86 .254
2015 23 AAA IOW 23 0 31.2 11.25 6.92 1.63 0.00 74.4% 2.84 3.10 .234
2015 23 MAJ CHC 5 0 4.7 7.71 5.79 1.33 0.00 3.50 66.7% 3.86 3.41 .247
2016 24 AAA IOW 24 0 25.1 12.55 6.10 2.06 0.36 66.7% 4.26 3.08 .309
2016 24 MAJ CHC 36 0 36.0 13.00 3.50 3.71 1.00 1.85 56% 95.2 MPH 3.75 2.92 .182
2017 25 MAJ CHC 73 0 66.3 12.75 5.16 2.47 0.81 1.46 73.8% 95.2 MPH 2.98 3.44 .198
2018 26 MAJ CHC 25 0 25.0 14.40 4.32 3.33 0.72 0.78 78.6% 94.6 MPH 2.88 2.48 .344
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 0 34.4 12.71 5.04 2.52 0.65 71.7% 3.09 3.00 .220
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3-Year Averages     38 0 35.7 12.62 4.54 2.78 0.76 66.7% 3.28 3.00 .192
Career     139 0 132.0 12.95 4.57 2.84 0.82 70.8% 3.20 3.08 .225

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Carl Edwards Jr. 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 2018 25 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Carl Edwards Jr.    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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3.33 K/BB
GOOD
14.40 K/9
ELITE
4.32 BB/9
POOR
94.6 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.7 HR/9
GOOD
0.78 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.88 ERA
GOOD
1.20 WHIP
GOOD
2.48 FIP
GREAT
BABIP/Strand

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

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.344 BABIP
HIGH
78.6% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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Carl Edwards Jr.: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Edwards was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with right shoulder inflammation, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.

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Edwards (2-1) took the loss Tuesday against the Braves, allowing three earned runs on three hits and two walks while recording just a single out.

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Edwards (2-0) picked up the win Tuesday against the Braves despite allowing a run in his inning of work.

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Edwards (1-0) grabbed the win Tuesday against the Marlins, tossing a scoreless inning of relief with one walk and three strikeouts.

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Edwards recorded his fifth hold of the season in Thursday's win over the Brewers by tossing a scoreless inning with a strikeout.

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Edwards tossed a perfect inning and recorded a strikeout to earn a hold Sunday against Milwaukee.

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Edwards is expected to begin the 2018 season in a setup role following the offseason addition of Brandon Morrow, who was confirmed as the team's closer by Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein when spring training began.

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Edwards (5-4) grabbed the win in Friday's game against the Brewers, striking out two and walking one over 1.2 scoreless innings.

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Edwards pitched a perfect eighth inning with a strikeout in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Rays to record his 23rd hold of the season.

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Edwards (3-4) was tagged with his fourth blown save of the season and a loss Tuesday against the Pirates. In 1.1 innings of work, he allowed three hits, two walks and two earned runs.

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Edwards allowed a hit and a walk, but still pitched a clean eighth inning Thursday against the Braves to record his 21st hold of the season.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

The second year of Edwards' tenure in the bullpen was a success as he pushed his strikeout rate to a career-high 37.7 percent while issuing walks at his lowest rate (10.1 percentage) since his 2013 stint at High-A. Armed with a high-90s fastball and steady curveball, Edwards has the arsenal necessary to become a shut-down option at the back of the bullpen. Not surprisingly, his elevated strikeout rate was supported by a 17.8 percent swinging-strike rate -- the sixth-highest mark among relievers with 30 or more innings pitched -- and his 2.87 FIP was nearly a full run below his ERA. Even if he's not positioned to handle save situations regularly for the Cubs with Wade Davis in town, Edwards may emerge to have value in deeper formats where setup men are utilized as he's earning the trust of manager Joe Maddon while showing the ability to handle hitters from both side of the plate (LHH posted a .191 wOBA against him, RHH posted a .210 mark).

2016

A 49th-round draft pick by the Rangers in 2011, Edwards rose through the ranks of the Cubs' system after he was acquired in 2013 to become arguably the organization's top pitching prospect. A shoulder strain cost him significant development time in 2014, and unfortunately he was converted to a reliever last year, with mixed results. In 55.1 innings in the minors in 2015, he struck out 75 and allowed just 26 hits including only one home run. Unfortunately, he also walked 41, leading to a 1.21 WHIP, which is a bit high for a pitcher with a minuscule .139 BAA. The Cubs did give him a late-season run, and would probably like to see more of him this year, but until he gets the walks down he'll struggle against MLB hitters. Still, this is a special skill set, so the skinny right-hander could find himself closing someday.

2015

Edwards, the Cubs' top pitching prospect, appears to have the 6-foot-3, 170-pound frame that he's credited with. He's very skinny, and most of that frame comes from Edwards' long legs. If he were graded purely off of stuff and production to this point in his career, Edwards would likely be much higher on prospect lists. Walks have been an occasional issue for Edwards, as he's issued 73 free passes in 182 innings, but he's offset that with 220 strikeouts and just two home runs allowed as a professional. It's also worth noting that Edwards has been excellent against Top 20 prospects, carrying a 26.1% K% and allowing a .188 average against them over the past two seasons. Durability is the primary concern with Edwards, especially after a right shoulder strain cost him nearly four months to begin the 2014 season. He'll likely return to Double-A to start 2015, with the hope of pushing his way to the big leagues before season's end, but a strict innings cap seems likely.

2014

A 49th-round pick in 2011, Edwards has more than exceeded expectations in the minors, and is probably the best piece (not Mike Olt) acquired in the Matt Garza trade. He's been unhittable in the minors, even when he was promoted to High-A Daytona after the deal. His strikeout rate has been above 11.0 K/9 at every stop so far (with respectable walk rates to boot). The 6-foot-2 right-hander might only need one more year in the minors before he's starting games at Wrigley Field. He looks like a gem.