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Bruce Rondon
Birthdate: 12/9/1990 (26 y, 3 m, 20 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-2/190     Position: P
Contract: $0.8M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: The Tigers will be watching Rondon's velocity when he pitches for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic, MLB.com reports. (3/6/2017)
Profiles:  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: The hard-throwing Rondon took a few large steps forward in 2016. The Tigers righty continued to show off his big fastball, but a large improvement in command seemed to pay big dividends, forcing hitters to swing at more of his offerings, boosting his swinging strike and, correspondingly, his strikeout rates in the process. SIERA loved the changes, dropping his mark by nearly a full run from 2015 to 2016. It's a big "if" but if Rondon can keep the walks in check like he did last year, there is big upside in the 26-year-old's right arm. While Francisco Rodriguez stands in his way of moving into Detroit's closer gig, the possibility of Rondon taking over in the event of injury, ineffectiveness, or perhaps a midseason trade if the team falters is far more apparent than a year ago. Unless someone massively overpays, Rondon seems like the type of low-risk, high-reward type reliever selection that could payoff big time in fantasy leagues.(Colin Zarzycki)

The Quick Opinion: Rondon trimmed the walks in 2016 and the rest of his game seems to benefit because of it. If the hard-throwing righty can maintain his gains into 2017, he could be an interesting candidate to provide solid rates in all leagues while moving into second-in-line behind Francisco Rodriguez in the Motown bullpen.

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DateTeamOppGSGBFBLDIFFBSOBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
Total- - -- - -03723192302013163279442
DateTeamOppGSGBFBLDIFFBSOBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2013-09-24DET@MIN0000030001910
2013-09-02DET@BOS00010200061319
2013-09-01DETCLE0110010006814
2013-08-30DETCLE010100002145
2013-08-27DETOAK0210000007815
2013-08-25DET@NYM0010011077916
2013-08-23DET@NYM01200100061016
2013-08-22DETMIN0110000008412
2013-08-20DETMIN01100200041216
2013-08-15DETKCR002010000459
2013-08-13DET@CHW03000110051217
2013-08-12DET@CHW010200000448
2013-08-09DET@NYY021001002111223
2013-08-07DET@CLE02100300071623
2013-08-04DETCHW03100300141923
2013-07-28DETPHI01120000041317
2013-07-24DET@CHW0201010009716
2013-07-22DET@CHW0101010004812
2013-07-21DET@KCR0101010012810
DateTeamOppGSGBFBLDIFFBSOBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2013-07-19DET@KCR03000100041115
2013-07-12DETTEX02000200001010
2013-07-10DETCHW02110100081624
2013-07-08DET@CLE0211000007714
2013-07-05DET@CLE001102000111021
2013-07-03DET@TOR011000000336
2013-06-30DET@TBR0020010003811
2013-06-29DET@TBR0112010006915
2013-05-01DETMIN01110000012517
2013-04-26DETATL011001000279
2013-04-25DETKCR01141000071219