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Tyler Clippard
Birthdate: 2/14/1985 (32 y, 1 m, 14 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-4/170     Position: P
Drafted: 2003 June Amateur Draft - Round: 9, Pick: 27, Overall: 274, Team: New York Yankees
Contract: $12.2M / 2 Years (2016 - 2017)
RotoWire News: Clippard has two appearances in spring training so far, striking out three in a pair of scoreless innings. (3/4/2017)
Profiles:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: The 32-year-old Clippard is a frustrating pitcher to own because of his two main traits: a high walk rate and fly ball tendencies. Giving up walks is never a sound strategy, especially in the late innings. He has nearly walked four batters per nine innings in the past two seasons (3.93 and 3.71). Additionally, he is an extreme flyball pitcher with the 5th-highest fastball percentage among qualified relievers last season. Normally his fly balls would be caught for easy outs, but eventually a run of bad luck will happen with a few going over the fences. He has been more homer-prone the last couple of seasons (0.6 to 1.0 to 1.4 home runs per nine innings) as his fastball velocity has declined (91.8 to 91.5 to 91.1 mph). With the declining skills and two top-10 relievers ahead of him (Aroldis Chapman and Dellin Betances) in the Yankees bullpen, the chances for Clippard to get any saves is almost non-existent. (Jeff Zimmerman)

The Quick Opinion: Clippard's save chances are low because of declining skills and a loaded Yankees bullpen.

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6/5J Dye1-B112_0-0Jermaine Dye grounded into a double play to first (Grounder). Jim Thome out at second.1.820.9941.5 %.0850.99
5/30H Clark3-B21232-5Howie Clark flied out to center (Fly).3.040.8072.9 %.0790.80
6/5P Konerko4-B1__30-0Paul Konerko struck out swinging.1.571.0038.4 %.0700.60
6/16D Wright3-T1__32-2David Wright flied out to right (Fly).1.480.9745.1 %.0640.59
5/20J Reyes2-B21231-0Jose Reyes flied out to left (Fly).2.500.7832.4 %.0630.78
6/5J Dye5-B212_1-1Jermaine Dye grounded out to third (Grounder).2.160.4844.2 %.0580.48
5/20C Delgado3-B11__1-0Carlos Delgado grounded into a double play to second (Grounder). Carlos Beltran out at second.1.070.5332.8 %.0470.53
6/5A Cintron2-B212_0-0Alex Cintron flied out to shortstop (Fly).1.680.4845.5 %.0450.48
5/30A Hill5-B2_2_3-5Aaron Hill grounded out to third (Grounder).1.490.3473.0 %.0430.34
6/10J Bautista2-T2_2_3-2Jose Bautista fouled out to catcher (Fly).1.180.3462.0 %.0340.34
5/25C Kotchman1-T2__30-1Casey Kotchman grounded out to shortstop (Grounder).1.190.3841.8 %.0340.38
6/16C Beltran1-T01__0-0Carlos Beltran flied out to second (Fly).1.410.9346.5 %.0330.38
5/30V Wells5-B0___3-5Vernon Wells flied out to left (Fly).1.260.5470.4 %.0330.25
5/25T Murphy4-T2__31-3Tommy Murphy flied out to third (Fly).1.140.3828.6 %.0320.38
6/10X Nady2-T01__3-0Xavier Nady flied out to center (Fly).1.370.9373.8 %.0320.38
6/10J Bay1-T2_2_0-0Jason Bay struck out swinging.1.100.3451.7 %.0320.34
6/5A Cintron5-B0___1-1Alex Cintron flied out to third (Fly).1.170.5843.0 %.0310.27
6/10C Duffy2-T11__3-2Chris Duffy reached on fielder's choice to second (Grounder). Jose Castillo out at second.1.270.5659.8 %.0310.31
5/20P Lo Duca2-B1_2_1-0Paul Lo Duca struck out swinging.1.090.6932.6 %.0310.36
5/25C Figgins2-T2__30-2Chone Figgins flied out to left (Fly).1.080.3831.7 %.0300.38
5/20C Beltran3-B01__1-0Carlos Beltran reached on fielder's choice to second (Grounder). Endy Chavez out at second.1.300.8929.8 %.0300.36
6/16P Lo Duca1-T2_2_0-1Paul Lo Duca struck out swinging.1.020.3442.2 %.0300.34
6/16P Lo Duca4-T0___4-3Paul Lo Duca flied out to center (Fly).1.130.5461.9 %.0290.25
6/10F Sanchez1-T11__0-0Freddy Sanchez flied out to left (Fly).1.140.5649.8 %.0280.31
5/30S Fasano2-B212_0-5Sal Fasano flied out to shortstop (Fly).1.050.4687.3 %.0280.46
5/25T Murphy2-T1_2_0-2Tommy Murphy grounded out to pitcher (Grounder).0.960.7129.3 %.0270.37
5/25G Matthews Jr.1-T1_2_0-1Gary Matthews Jr. grounded out to first (Grounder). Vladimir Guerrero advanced to 3B.1.080.7139.1 %.0270.33
6/10N McLouth3-T0___3-2Nate McLouth grounded out to first (Grounder).1.030.5460.9 %.0270.25
5/25M Napoli4-T01__1-3Mike Napoli flied out to left (Fly).1.120.9324.9 %.0270.38
6/5J Owens3-B0___0-0Jerry Owens flied out to center (Fly).0.990.5844.2 %.0260.27
5/30S Fasano4-B0___2-5Sal Fasano struck out looking.0.990.5477.7 %.0260.25
6/16C Delgado1-T11__0-1Carlos Delgado flied out to left (Fly).1.050.5640.5 %.0260.31
5/20D Wright4-B0___1-4David Wright struck out looking.0.970.5178.7 %.0250.24
6/5A Pierzynski2-B0___0-0A.J. Pierzynski grounded out to first (Grounder).0.920.5844.6 %.0240.27
5/30L Overbay3-B0___2-5Lyle Overbay struck out swinging.0.930.5475.7 %.0240.25
6/5J Uribe4-B21__1-0Juan Uribe flied out to center (Fly).0.820.2634.8 %.0240.26
5/20C Delgado2-B0___0-0Carlos Delgado struck out looking.0.920.5144.9 %.0230.24
5/20D Easley4-B21__1-4Damion Easley struck out swinging.0.810.2381.5 %.0230.23
6/10A LaRoche4-T0___5-2Adam LaRoche struck out looking.0.890.5480.8 %.0230.25
6/5J Owens1-B0___0-0Jerry Owens grounded out to pitcher (Grounder).0.870.5844.9 %.0230.27
6/5J Owens5-B1___1-1Jerry Owens struck out swinging.0.890.3146.1 %.0230.19
5/25O Cabrera3-T0___1-2Orlando Cabrera struck out swinging.0.880.5439.1 %.0230.25
5/25C Figgins1-T0___0-0Chone Figgins flied out to left (Fly).0.870.5450.0 %.0230.25
6/10J Bautista1-T0___0-0Jose Bautista flied out to left (Fly).0.870.5450.0 %.0230.25
5/30M Stairs5-B1___3-5Matt Stairs flied out to shortstop (Fly).0.890.2973.6 %.0230.17
5/20J Reyes1-B0___0-0Jose Reyes struck out swinging.0.870.5145.2 %.0220.24
5/25H Kendrick2-T0___0-1Howie Kendrick grounded out to shortstop (Grounder).0.830.5440.0 %.0220.25
6/16S Green2-T0___0-1Shawn Green struck out swinging.0.830.5440.0 %.0220.25
5/30A Rios4-B1___3-5Alex Rios flied out to third (Fly).0.810.2971.2 %.0210.17
5/20D Newhan5-B0___1-5David Newhan grounded out to second (Grounder).0.770.5188.0 %.0200.24
5/20C Beltran6-B0___1-5Carlos Beltran flied out to center (Fly).0.750.5190.4 %.0190.24
6/5T Iguchi3-B1___0-0Tadahito Iguchi struck out swinging.0.740.3146.8 %.0190.19
6/10F Sanchez3-T1___3-2Freddy Sanchez flied out to center (Fly).0.740.2963.6 %.0190.17
6/5P Konerko2-B1___0-0Paul Konerko flied out to right (Fly).0.680.3147.0 %.0180.19
6/16C Beltran3-T0_2_2-2Carlos Beltran grounded out to second (Grounder). Jose Reyes advanced to 3B.1.331.1743.4 %.0170.20
5/30V Wells3-B1___2-5Vernon Wells fouled out to catcher (Fly).0.650.2978.1 %.0170.17
5/20S Green4-B1___1-4Shawn Green grounded out to second (Grounder).0.650.2781.2 %.0170.16
5/25V Guerrero3-T1___1-2Vladimir Guerrero flied out to right (Fly).0.640.2941.4 %.0160.17
5/30M Stairs2-B0___0-5Matt Stairs struck out looking.0.610.5486.8 %.0160.25
5/30A Rios1-B0___0-5Alex Rios grounded out to third (Grounder).0.610.5485.4 %.0160.25
5/20E Chavez1-B1___0-0Endy Chavez flied out to left (Fly).0.620.2747.4 %.0150.16
6/16R Castro2-T1___0-1Ramon Castro flied out to center (Fly).0.600.2942.1 %.0150.17
5/25S Hillenbrand4-T11__1-3Shea Hillenbrand grounded out to first (Grounder). Howie Kendrick advanced to 2B.0.960.5627.5 %.0150.22
5/30L Overbay4-B2___3-5Lyle Overbay flied out to center (Fly).0.500.1173.3 %.0130.11
6/5J Thome3-B2___0-0Jim Thome struck out swinging.0.480.1248.7 %.0130.12
5/20J Reyes5-B1___1-5Jose Reyes grounded out to second (Grounder).0.510.2790.0 %.0130.16
6/10J Bay3-T2___3-2Jason Bay grounded out to third (Grounder).0.470.1165.4 %.0120.11
5/20C Delgado6-B1___1-5Carlos Delgado struck out looking.0.480.2792.4 %.0120.16
5/25G Matthews Jr.3-T2___1-2Gary Matthews Jr. flied out to left (Fly).0.420.1143.0 %.0110.11
6/16C Delgado3-T2___2-3Carlos Delgado flied out to shortstop (Fly).0.420.1143.0 %.0110.11
5/30L Overbay1-B1___0-5Lyle Overbay flied out to shortstop (Fliner (Fly)).0.410.2986.9 %.0110.17
5/30F Thomas2-B1___0-5Frank Thomas fouled out to catcher (Fly).0.410.2988.4 %.0100.17
5/20C Beltran1-B2___0-0Carlos Beltran flied out to center (Fly).0.400.1149.0 %.0100.10
6/16C Gomez2-T2___0-2Carlos Gomez flied out to right (Fly).0.340.1133.9 %.0090.11
5/20E Chavez5-B2___1-5Endy Chavez grounded out to second (Grounder).0.280.1191.3 %.0070.10
5/20D Wright6-B2___1-5David Wright flied out to center (Fly).0.250.1193.6 %.0070.10
5/30V Wells1-B2___0-5Vernon Wells flied out to left (Fly).0.240.1188.0 %.0060.11
5/25S Hillenbrand2-T2_2_0-2Shea Hillenbrand advanced on a wild pitch to 3B.0.930.3432.1 %-.004-0.04
5/25H Kendrick4-T2_2_1-3Howie Kendrick advanced on a wild pitch to 3B.0.970.3429.0 %-.004-0.04
5/30A Hill2-B2___0-5Aaron Hill walked.0.230.1189.5 %-.008-0.13
5/20D Easley2-B2_2_1-0Damion Easley was intentionally walked.1.050.3335.7 %-.008-0.12
6/16D Wright1-T21__0-1David Wright advanced on a stolen base to 2B.0.730.2543.1 %-.009-0.09
6/10N McLouth1-T21__0-0Nate McLouth advanced on a stolen base to 2B.0.790.2552.7 %-.009-0.09
6/10C Duffy2-T21__3-2Chris Duffy advanced on a stolen base to 2B.0.850.2562.9 %-.009-0.09
5/30F Thomas5-B21__3-5Frank Thomas advanced on a passed ball to 2B. Passed ball by Jorge Posada.1.110.2574.1 %-.011-0.09
6/5A Pierzynski4-B01__0-0A.J. Pierzynski grounded out to shortstop (Grounder). Jermaine Dye advanced to 3B.1.650.9839.5 %-.012-0.02
5/30M Stairs3-B2___2-5Matt Stairs singled to center (Fliner (Fly)).0.390.1179.8 %-.013-0.13
6/5R Mackowiak2-B2___0-0Rob Mackowiak walked.0.440.1248.8 %-.013-0.14
5/20P Lo Duca4-B2___1-4Paul Lo Duca singled to center (Grounder).0.380.1182.9 %-.013-0.13
5/30H Clark2-B21__0-5Howie Clark walked. Aaron Hill advanced to 2B.0.490.2588.6 %-.014-0.21
6/16J Reyes1-T11__0-0Jose Reyes advanced on a stolen base to 2B.1.140.5649.8 %-.015-0.15
6/5T Iguchi5-B2___1-1Tadahito Iguchi singled to left (Grounder).0.590.1248.4 %-.017-0.14
5/30F Thomas5-B2___3-5Frank Thomas walked.0.540.1175.9 %-.018-0.13
6/5J Uribe2-B21__0-0Juan Uribe walked. Rob Mackowiak advanced to 2B.0.840.2647.5 %-.020-0.22
5/30F Thomas3-B21__2-5Frank Thomas walked. Matt Stairs advanced to 2B.0.790.2578.5 %-.021-0.21
6/5T Iguchi1-B1___0-0Tadahito Iguchi singled to right (Fliner (Liner)).0.630.3147.2 %-.024-0.28
6/10N McLouth1-T1___0-0Nate McLouth singled to left (Grounder).0.630.2952.3 %-.024-0.27
5/20J Maine2-B212_1-0John Maine walked. Shawn Green advanced to 3B. Damion Easley advanced to 2B.1.470.4434.9 %-.025-0.34
6/5J Thome5-B21__1-1Jim Thome walked. Tadahito Iguchi advanced to 2B.1.110.2646.7 %-.025-0.22
6/16R Gotay4-T1___4-5Ruben Gotay singled to center (Liner).0.680.2940.5 %-.025-0.27
6/10X Nady4-T1___5-2Xavier Nady walked.0.610.2983.1 %-.025-0.27
5/30J McDonald3-B0___0-5John McDonald walked.0.600.5488.4 %-.026-0.40
6/16J Reyes3-T01__2-2Jose Reyes advanced on a stolen base to 2B.1.590.9346.1 %-.026-0.24
5/25H Kendrick4-T0___1-3Howie Kendrick singled to left (Grounder).0.720.5427.6 %-.028-0.39
5/20E Chavez3-B0___1-0Endy Chavez walked.0.800.5133.0 %-.032-0.38
6/16S Green4-T1___4-3Shawn Green walked.0.820.2964.9 %-.032-0.27
6/5J Thome1-B11__0-0Jim Thome singled to right (Grounder). Tadahito Iguchi advanced to 2B.1.140.5944.8 %-.034-0.40
6/10A LaRoche2-T0___3-0Adam LaRoche walked.0.820.5477.2 %-.034-0.39
6/16J Reyes1-T0___0-0Jose Reyes walked.0.870.5450.0 %-.035-0.39
5/30A Hill3-B212_2-5Aaron Hill singled to third (Grounder). Matt Stairs advanced to 3B. Frank Thomas advanced to 2B.1.670.4676.4 %-.035-0.34
6/16C Gomez4-T11__4-5Carlos Gomez singled to first (Grounder). Ruben Gotay advanced to 2B.1.210.5637.9 %-.035-0.40
5/20S Green2-B1___1-0Shawn Green hit a ground rule double (Liner).0.570.2736.3 %-.037-0.42
5/25M Napoli2-T1___0-1Mike Napoli doubled to center (Liner).0.600.2942.1 %-.038-0.43
6/10R Doumit4-T11__5-2Ryan Doumit singled to center (Grounder). Xavier Nady advanced to 2B.1.160.5680.5 %-.038-0.40
5/25O Cabrera1-T1___0-0Orlando Cabrera hit a ground rule double (Fly).0.630.2952.3 %-.039-0.43
6/16J Reyes3-T0___2-2Jose Reyes walked.0.990.5450.0 %-.040-0.39
6/5J Dye4-B0___0-0Jermaine Dye singled to center (Grounder).1.070.5843.7 %-.041-0.40
6/10J Castillo4-T112_5-2Jose Castillo walked. Xavier Nady advanced to 3B. Ryan Doumit advanced to 2B.2.030.9576.7 %-.065-0.67
6/10R Doumit2-T11__3-0Ryan Doumit doubled to right (Fliner (Liner)). Adam LaRoche advanced to 3B.1.070.5677.0 %-.075-0.89
6/16D Wright1-T1_2_0-1David Wright singled to center (Grounder). Jose Reyes scored.1.180.7148.4 %-.079-0.85
6/16J Reyes3-T2__32-3Jose Reyes balked to score.1.490.3851.5 %-.085-0.73
5/25S Hillenbrand2-T1_2_0-2Shea Hillenbrand doubled to left (Fliner (Fly)). Mike Napoli scored.1.140.7138.3 %-.090-1.00
6/10J Bautista4-T1_235-6Jose Bautista singled to left (Fliner (Fly)). Jose Castillo scored. Chris Duffy scored. Jose Bautista out.1.911.4551.2 %-.090-0.66
5/30J McDonald4-B1___3-5John McDonald homered (Fly).0.680.2980.3 %-.091-1.00
5/25V Guerrero1-T1_2_0-1Vladimir Guerrero doubled to right (Liner). Orlando Cabrera scored.1.180.7148.4 %-.093-1.00
6/10J Castillo2-T1_233-2Jose Castillo singled to center (Grounder). Adam LaRoche scored. Ryan Doumit scored.1.511.4569.5 %-.096-1.11
6/16R Gotay2-T2___0-2Ruben Gotay homered (Fly).0.400.1143.7 %-.098-1.00
5/30A Rios3-B01__2-5Alex Rios homered (Fly). John McDonald scored.1.060.9385.8 %-.101-1.61
5/25C Kotchman4-T0___1-3Casey Kotchman homered (Fly).0.910.5438.1 %-.104-1.00
6/5R Mackowiak4-B2__31-0Rob Mackowiak singled to center (Grounder). Jermaine Dye scored.1.630.4045.3 %-.105-0.86
5/20D Wright2-B1___1-0David Wright homered (Fly).0.670.2747.2 %-.109-1.00
6/10C Duffy4-T11235-4Chris Duffy doubled to right (Grounder). Xavier Nady scored. Ryan Doumit scored. Jose Castillo advanced to 3B.2.931.6270.2 %-.190-1.83
6/16R Castro4-T11__4-5Ramon Castro homered (Fly). Shawn Green scored.1.500.5661.7 %-.212-1.73