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Jeff Manship
Birthdate: 1/16/1985 (32 y, 2 m, 8 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-0/165     Position: P
Drafted: 2006 June Amateur Draft - Round: 14, Pick: 20, Overall: 426, Team: Minnesota Twins
Contract: $0.8M / 1 Years (2016)
RotoWire News: Manship signed with the NC Dinos of the KBO on Saturday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. (1/21/2017)
Profiles:  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Jeff Manship (henceforth referred to as The Ship) made his debut at age 24 with the Twins in 2009. From then until 2015, he was not really someone you needed to pay attention to. Over six seasons, he made 10 starts and 62 relief appearances, with ERAs ranging from 5.28 in 2010 to 8.10 in 2011. Then, magic struck. The Ship increased his strikeout rate to 22.9% (14.3% for his career to that point) and decreased his walk rate to 6.9% (9.2% to that point).After giving up 1.16 HR/9 prior to 2015, he gave up just 1 home run (0.23 HR/9) that year. Sure, his 0.92 ERA was helped by a .192 batting average on balls in play, but his 2.63 FIP was also excellent, and if you didn't trust the 3.6% home run-to-fly ball rate, his xFIP was a career-best 3.35. All around, The Ship had come into port. But in 2016, the strikeout rate came down, the walk rate went up, the HR/FB rate jumped, and though he posted a solid-enough 3.12 ERA, his 5.11 FIP and 4.81 xFIP suggest 2015 was more career-year/outlier than breakout. Now he has been non-tendered, and while he'll likely dock in an MLB bullpen, he won't provide anything for fantasy owners to buy.(Chad Young)

The Quick Opinion: After a fantastic 2015, Jeff Manship's 2016 was sub par, leaving the Indians no choice but to cut anchor and let him drift out to sea. The Ship will strike land somewhere, but he has no course to high leverage waters.

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Total- - -- - -0-1.55-1.78     -0.72  0.74  
2012-08-15MINDET0-0.79-1.03     7.75  2.88  
2012-08-10MINTBR02.794.64     -4.04  2.55  
2012-08-07MIN@CLE0-24.87-3.26     2.03  3.94  
2012-08-05MIN@BOS0-1.24-6.97     -12.91  7.21  
2012-06-27MINCHW0-21.49-7.70     0.14     
2012-06-21MIN@PIT04.34-17.10     1.13  -68.50  
2012-06-19MIN@PIT0-10.37-12.98     -7.59     
2012-06-16MINMIL0-1.315.00     6.62     
2012-06-13MINPHI0-15.44-1.09     -8.12  9.01  
2012-06-09MINCHC010.271.26     -0.79  -3.52  
2012-06-06MIN@KCR0 4.10     0.17  -2.02  
2012-05-29MINOAK010.362.01     -10.10