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Randall Delgado
Birthdate: 2/9/1990 (27 y, 1 m, 17 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/200     Position: P
Contract: $1.8M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Delgado agreed to a one-year deal with the Diamondbacks on Friday, avoiding arbitration. (1/13/2017)
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Profile: In an Arizona bullpen that was nothing short of a disaster in 2016, Randall Delgado certainly didn't do himself any favors. He pitched to a 4.44 ERA, which wasn't helped by an almost-equally high 4.24 FIP. Delgado also walked 4.32 hitters per nine, contributing to a 1.51 WHIP that was the sixth-highest among qualifying relievers. He only stranded 73% of runners, down about six percent from the previous season. One thing to be said for Delgado is that he was largely better on the road than he was at home. He pitched to a 5.36 ERA at Chase Field, but saw that figure fall to just 3.03 when the Diamondbacks were away from home. This is consistent almost across the board. His FIP is slightly better, 4.12 on the road against 4.32 at home. He cut down on his walks on the road, with 5.16 walks per nine innings at Chase against 3.77 away from it. Even that doesn't necessarily lend itself to encouraging signs, though. Opposing batters still made contact 77.6% of the time, up seven percent from 2015, and make hard contact just over 32% of the time. When you're issuing walks and allowing that kind of contact, it remains to be seen just how solid Delgado's footing is in what Arizona hopes will be an improved relief corps. (Randy Holt)

The Quick Opinion: Randall Delgado was really a microcosm of what was wrong with the Arizona Diamondbacks bullpen in 2016. He was near the top of the league with a 1.51 WHIP and not only gave up a lot of contact (77.6% opposing contact rate), but a lot of hard contact (32.9 Hard%), which should leave his spot in the Arizona relief corps in some question.

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