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T.J. McFarland

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Arizona Diamondbacks

2018 Stats

W-L

2-1

ERA

1.81

WHIP

1.16

K

31

SV

1

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Lefty specialists are like fourth-string wide receivers in fantasy football; not usable in the vast majority of settings. McFarland is an especially boring lefty too, as he posted a 4.8 K/9 last year ...

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2018 ADP:

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STATUS:  10-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Neck     EST. RETURN:  7/23/2018
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 220   DOB: 6/8/1989
BORN: Palos Hills, IL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 4th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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T.J. McFarland Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $850,000 contract with the Diamondbacks in December of 2017, with the chance to make $350,000 in bonuses.

July 21, 2018  –  T.J. McFarland News

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McFarland (neck) is expected to be activated from the 10-day disabled list prior to Monday's series opener against the Cubs, Jack Magruder of The Sports Xchange reports.

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T.J. McFarland 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
2008 19 A GCL 12 10 0 55.0 70 31 3 38 15 3 4 0 5.07 1.55
2009 20 A LAK 25 23 0 120.7 128 48 6 85 42 9 4 1 3.59 1.41
2010 21 A KIN 1 19 0 126.2 121 40 9 92 40 11 5 0 0 0 2.84 1.28
2010 21 AA AKR 1 1 0 4.0 9 5 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 11.25 2.75
2011 22 A KIN 25 2 0 12.0 9 3 2 12 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.25 0.83
2011 22 AA AKR 25 25 0 137.1 140 59 9 103 50 9 9 0 0 0 3.87 1.39
2012 23 AA AKR 17 10 0 60.1 61 18 1 41 12 7 2 0 0 0 2.69 1.21
2012 23 AAA COL 17 17 1 102.2 112 55 9 55 33 8 6 0 0 0 4.82 1.42
2013 24 MAJ BAL 38 1 0 74.7 83 35 7 58 28 4 1 0 0 0 4.22 1.49
2014 25 A ABE 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2014 25 AAA NOR 5 5 0 24.0 21 10 0 25 8 0 1 0 0 0 3.75 1.21
2014 25 MAJ BAL 37 1 0 58.7 70 18 2 34 13 4 2 0 0 5 2.76 1.41
2015 26 AAA NOR 16 9 0 52.2 42 17 0 31 14 2 3 1 0 0 2.91 1.07
2015 26 MAJ BAL 30 0 0 40.3 52 22 4 26 18 2 2 0 0 3 4.91 1.74
2016 27 R GUL 2 1 0 3.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.33
2016 27 A FRE 2 2 0 2.1 7 5 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 19.29 3.81
2016 27 AA BOW 2 1 0 3.0 4 1 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 3.00 1.33
2016 27 AAA NOR 2 4 0 26.1 33 13 3 11 7 1 1 0 0 0 4.44 1.53
2016 27 MAJ BAL 16 0 0 24.7 33 19 3 7 10 2 2 0 3 0 6.93 1.74
2017 28 AAA REN 7 0 0 11.0 6 0 0 9 4 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 0.91
2017 28 MAJ ARI 43 1 0 54.0 65 32 4 29 17 4 5 0 0 2 5.33 1.52
2018 29 MAJ ARI 34 0 0 59.7 55 12 4 31 14 2 1 1 0 0 1.81 1.16
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3-Year Averages     29 0 0 39.7 50 24 3 20 15 2 3 0 1 1 5.45 1.64
Career  (View All)     198 3 0 312.0 358 138 24 185 100 18 13 1 3.98 1.47

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T.J. McFarland 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. 11 @Col 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.81 1.16
Jul. 8 SD 4.0 2 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.82 1.15
Jul. 7 SD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.95 1.14
Jul. 5 SD 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.99 1.16
Jun. 30 SF 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.03 1.16
Jun. 29 SF 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.10 1.19
Jun. 25 @Mia 2.3 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.13 1.18
Jun. 23 @Pit 1.7 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.23 1.22
Jun. 22 @Pit 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.12 1.20
Jun. 19 @LAA 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.17 1.23
Jun. 16 NYM 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.22 1.23
Jun. 13 Pit 2.3 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.32 1.22
Jun. 10 @Col 1.3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.45 1.24
Jun. 8 @Col 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.31 1.21
Jun. 4 @SF 1.7 3 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.37 1.21
Jun. 2 Mia 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.98 1.18
May. 30 Cin 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.78 1.16
May. 28 Cin 2.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.57 1.08
May. 23 @Mil 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.67 1.05
May. 22 @Mil 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.78 1.05
May. 20 @NYM 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.84 1.06
May. 16 Mil 2.7 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.91 1.06
Last 14 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.6 IP/G
6.3 4 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 1.11
Last 30 Games (Team)
11 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.5 IP/G
17.0 12 1 1 0 5 10 0 0 0 0-0 1 0 0 0.53 1.00
Last 60 Games (Team)
22 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.5 IP/G
34.0 31 6 6 2 10 17 0 0 0 0-0 1 0 0 1.59 1.21

T.J. McFarland Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20187614113300.176
20178016316201.222
2016543318600.367

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20181621713421004.284
2017161131449903.338
2016584715303.313

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201832.0000181011.411.16
201721.011010435.141.38
201612.02004302.251.50

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201827.721113432.281.16
201733.0340191315.451.61
201612.702037311.371.97
T.J. McFarland vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

T.J. McFarland 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
2008 19 A GCL 12 10 55.0 6.22 2.45 2.53 0.49 65.9% 5.07 3.35 .364
2009 20 A LAK 25 23 120.7 6.34 3.13 2.02 0.45 74.4% 3.59 3.48 .323
2010 21 A KIN 1 19 126.2 6.56 2.85 2.30 0.64 79.6% 2.84 3.72 .298
2010 21 AA AKR 1 1 4.0 11.25 4.50 2.50 2.25 60% 11.25 5.45 .560
2011 22 A KIN 25 2 12.0 9.00 0.75 12.00 1.50 87.5% 2.25 3.62 .243
2011 22 AA AKR 25 25 137.1 6.76 3.28 2.06 0.59 72.4% 3.87 3.80 .316
2012 23 AA AKR 17 10 60.1 6.14 1.80 3.42 0.15 76.4% 2.69 2.80 .318
2012 23 AAA COL 17 17 102.2 4.84 2.91 1.67 0.79 66.2% 4.82 4.27 .306
2013 24 MAJ BAL 38 1 74.7 6.99 3.38 2.07 0.84 2.34 73.1% 88.4 MPH 4.22 3.99 .333
2014 25 A ABE 1 0 1.0 18.00 9.00 2.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.20 .000
2014 25 AAA NOR 5 5 24.0 9.38 3.00 3.13 0.00 65.5% 3.75 2.62 .330
2014 25 MAJ BAL 37 1 58.7 5.22 1.99 2.62 0.31 3.56 80.2% 90.7 MPH 2.76 3.35 .341
2015 26 AAA NOR 16 9 52.2 5.34 2.41 2.21 0.00 69.6% 2.91 2.82 .265
2015 26 MAJ BAL 30 0 40.3 5.80 4.02 1.44 0.89 4.48 72.7% 91.6 MPH 4.91 4.54 .354
2016 27 R GUL 2 1 3.0 3.00 3.00 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.53 .000
2016 27 A FRE 2 2 2.1 17.14 4.29 4.00 8.57 50% 19.29 13.20 .722
2016 27 AA BOW 2 1 3.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 100% 3.00 5.53 .355
2016 27 AAA NOR 2 4 26.1 3.79 2.41 1.57 1.03 73% 4.44 4.89 .324
2016 27 MAJ BAL 16 0 24.7 2.55 3.65 0.70 1.09 3.35 60% 91.8 MPH 6.93 5.67 .324
2017 28 AAA REN 7 0 11.0 7.36 3.27 2.25 0.00 100% 0.00 2.65 .214
2017 28 MAJ ARI 43 1 54.0 4.83 2.83 1.71 0.67 4.92 64.1% 91.6 MPH 5.33 4.14 .331
2018 29 MAJ ARI 34 0 59.7 4.68 2.11 2.21 0.60 3.91 87.7% 90.6 MPH 1.81 3.74 .271
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 2.3 5.11 3.54 1.44 0.68 71.7% 4.26 4.23 .310
Rest Of Season     0 0 22.7 5.04 3.40 1.48 0.55 71.2% 4.19 4.01 .312
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3-Year Averages     29 0 39.7 4.54 3.40 1.33 0.68 66.1% 5.45 4.31 .338
Career     198 3 312.0 5.34 2.88 1.85 0.69 73.7% 3.98 4.01 .325

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T.J. McFarland 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 54 -1 - 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0
2018 59.7 0 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for T.J. McFarland    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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2.21 K/BB
WEAK
4.68 K/9
TERRIBLE
2.11 BB/9
GREAT
90.6 MPH Fastball
POOR
0.6 HR/9
GOOD
3.91 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.81 ERA
ELITE
1.16 WHIP
GOOD
3.74 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.271 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
87.7% Strand Rate
HIGH

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T.J. McFarland: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

McFarland was placed on the 10-day DL on Thursday due to a left neck strain.

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McFarland exited Wednesday's game against the Rockies with neck tightness.

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McFarland tossed four scoreless frames out of the bullpen Sunday in the Diamondbacks' 4-3 loss to the Padres in 16 innings. He ceded two hits and three walks and struck out two.

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McFarland pitched a scoreless inning and recorded the save Friday in the Diamondbacks' extra-innings victory.

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McFarland was tagged for two runs on three hits in 1.2 innings of relief in Monday's 10-3 loss to the Giants.

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McFarland covered 2.2 scoreless innings in long relief during the Diamondbacks' 8-2 loss to the Brewers on Thursday. He gave up a walk and a hit and struck out one.

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McFarland covered 1.1 scoreless frames in relief to pick up the win Tuesday in the Diamondbacks' 8-5 triumph over the Dodgers in 12 innings. He struck out one and retired all four batters he faced.

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McFarland is an option to replace Robbie Ray (oblique) in the starting rotation, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic Arizona reports.

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McFarland covered 4.2 innings of long relief in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Nationals, giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits and three walks. He struck out one of the 22 batters he faced.

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McFarland was credited with the win Saturday in the Diamondbacks' 9-1 triumph over the Dodgers after tossing four scoreless innings. He gave up two hits and no walks and struck out a batter.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2016

In the time since the Orioles kept McFarland on the roster for the entire 2013 season to fulfill his Rule 5 status, McFarland has shuttled back and forth between Triple-A and the MLB club. Despite pitching pretty well in the minors, McFarland struggled with the Orioles, though an xFIP of 4.06 shows it may not have been as bad as it looked. McFarland was pretty good against left-handers as hitters slashed just .232/.267/.317 against him, but right-handers teed off at a .375/.461/.557 clip. McFarland could become a left-handed specialist if Brian Matusz leaves Baltimore. McFarland added three mph to his fastball over the last two seasons to top out in the low-90s. McFarland should continue to start in the minors for the short term, but it remains to be seen if the Orioles have the confidence to start him with the big league club. He seems likely to pitch at both Triple-A and with the Orioles this year unless Matusz is moved.

2015

The Orioles acquired McFarland in the Rule 5 Draft in 2012, keeping him on the roster for all of 2013 and using him again as a reliever for most of last season. McFarland didn't generate many swings and misses (7.8% swinging-strike rate) even in a relief role, but he's an extreme groundballer (61.9% GB%) capable of overcoming the hitter-friendly nature of Camden Yards. He ditched his curveball for a slider last season, and occasionally worked in a change, but McFarland largely pounds the zone with his fastball. With Zach Britton occupying the ninth inning, the Orioles may opt to keep McFarland in the fold as the team's second lefty out of the bullpen to add depth behind Brian Matusz.

2014

The Orioles plucked McFarland from Cleveland via the Rule 5 draft and used him as a mop-up reliever. He had topped out at Triple-A in 2012 as a starter with the Indians and the results were mixed. McFarland held his own in April and May before a couple of implosions, though he seldom pitched in high-pressure situations. McFarland only has three pitches and he is not a hard thrower, so his ceiling seems limited, but he will be converted back to a starting role entering spring training. The Orioles are no longer required to keep McFarland on the MLB roster and his most likely destination is Triple-A for the start of the season.