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Tony Zych
Birthdate: 8/7/1990 (26 y, 7 m, 16 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/190     Position: P
Drafted: 2011 June Amateur Draft - Round: 4, Pick: 8, Overall: 129, Team: Chicago Cubs
Contract: $0.5M / 1 Years (2016)
RotoWire News: Zych (biceps) plans to throw in a minor-league game Thursday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. (3/22/2017)
Injury: Biceps, Day-to-Day
Profiles:  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Sadly, we've seen only 32 innings of Tony Zych, but we know for sure that the dude throws heat. His average fastball velocity ranks in the upper 10%, helping him strike out a third of all hitters he has faced and induce ground balls at a coin-flip frequency. The downside, however, is his career batting average on balls in play and walk rate are really ugly. Given his peripherals (and the typical sample size caveats), though, both seem egregious, aka not particularly predictive of his future performance. Probably the most exciting small-sample factoid to extract is that only Zach Britton has allowed less hard contact since Zych's debut (min. 30 innings), and only five pitchers (including Britton) have allowed a better line drive rate. He seems to have the makings of an elite relief pitcher as soon as Lady Luck smiles upon him. It's unfortunate the pecking order for Seattle's ninth-inning role runs so deep — Edwin Diaz, Steve Cishek, and maybe even Nick Vincent all figure to have leverage priority in the bullpen — because Zych appears to have the potential to dominate as a closer. If you believe in talent and the idea that the cream rises to the top, you must keep Zych in mind as a sleeper closer candidate or, at the very least, a possible source of big strikeouts and low ratios (and maybe even holds) from a middle reliever. He's a name to remember in all formats. (Alex Chamberlain)

The Quick Opinion: Zych's fastball-slider combo racks up big strikeouts, lots of ground balls, and considerable weak contact. He's low on Seattle's bullpen totem pole, but Zych is a legitimate dark horse candidate to close out games in 2017. He could also add to the pool of awesome middle relief options that help fantasy teams with big K's and elite ratios.

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SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2011Cubs (R)000202.013.504.500.00.40050.0 %  4.504.36  
2011Cubs (A-)000202.09.004.500.00.000100.0 %  0.003.11  
2012Solar Sox (R)10113014.02.571.290.00.34671.4 %  3.863.99  
2012Cubs (A+)33627036.28.841.720.00.32061.0 %  3.192.17  
2012Cubs (AA)21020024.210.224.380.36.36873.2 %  4.383.23  
2013Cubs (AA)55347056.06.433.380.32.27461.3 %  3.053.13  
2014Cubs (AA)45245058.15.402.780.46.36965.4 %  5.093.74  
2015Mariners (AA)00515016.29.720.000.00.26871.4 %  2.161.68  
2015Mariners (AAA)12425031.210.522.560.57.37778.2 %  3.413.13  
2015Mariners00013118.111.781.470.49.34877.7 %50.0 %5.9 %2.452.042.700.6
2016Mariners (R)000111.00.009.000.00.0000.0 %  0.007.12  
2016Mariners (AA)000111.018.009.000.00.000100.0 %  0.002.32  
2016Mariners (AAA)000303.018.000.000.00.000100.0 %  0.00-0.28  
2016Mariners10012013.213.836.590.00.35771.4 %50.0 %0.0 %3.292.493.710.2
2017Depth Charts11025025.010.202.910.95.31376.3 %  3.313.39 0.1
2017Steamer11025025.09.553.260.91.29374.5 %44.4 % 3.463.563.840.2
2017Fans (6)33040043.011.932.720.63.30371.1 %  3.082.38 0.9
2017ZiPS11037045.710.842.560.99.32278.3 %  3.153.21 0.6
Total- - -10025132.012.663.660.28.35174.5 %50.0 %3.7 %2.812.233.130.8

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2011Cubs (R)004.5020000  2.0102210101003
2011Cubs (A-)000.0020000  2.070000100002
2012Solar Sox (R)103.86130001  14.05918660201204
2012Cubs (A+)333.19270006  36.214532161307122036
2012Cubs (AA)214.38200000  24.2112261212112031028
2013Cubs (AA)553.05470003  56.0243513019221112040
2014Cubs (AA)455.09450002  58.1254753633318033035
2015Mariners (AA)002.16150005  16.262114400030118
2015Mariners (AAA)123.41250004  31.213534121229024037
2015Mariners002.451310001018.176176513021024
2016Mariners (R)000.0011000  1.050100100000
2016Mariners (AA)000.0011000  1.030000100002
2016Mariners (AAA)000.0030000  3.090000000006
2016Mariners103.291200001013.2601065010210021
2017Depth Charts113.31250  01 25.0 2210938 1  28
2017Steamer113.462500001 25.010522101039 1  27
2017Fans (6)333.08400  0  43.0 311615313 1  57
2017ZiPS113.15370  0  45.7 401716513133155
Total- - -102.812510002032.0136271210113231045

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2011Cubs (R)13.504.503.000.0030.0 %10.0 %20.0 %.2501.50.40050.0 %  4.36
2011Cubs (A-)9.004.502.000.0028.6 %14.3 %14.3 %.0000.50.000100.0 %  3.11
2012Solar Sox (R)2.571.292.000.006.8 %3.4 %3.4 %.3211.43.34671.4 %  3.99
2012Cubs (A+)8.841.725.140.0024.8 %4.8 %20.0 %.2351.06.32061.0 %  2.17
2012Cubs (AA)10.224.382.330.3625.0 %10.7 %14.3 %.2681.54.36873.2 %  3.23
2013Cubs (AA)6.433.381.900.3216.5 %8.6 %7.8 %.2311.29.27461.3 %  3.13
2014Cubs (AA)5.402.781.940.4613.8 %7.1 %6.7 %.3221.59.36965.4 %  3.74
2015Mariners (AA)9.720.0018.000.0029.0 %0.0 %29.0 %.1860.66.26871.4 %  1.68
2015Mariners (AAA)10.522.564.110.5727.4 %6.7 %20.7 %.2741.36.37778.2 %  3.13
2015Mariners11.781.478.000.4931.6 %4.0 %27.6 %.2391.09.34877.7 %64512.04
2015Average7.762.922.661.0220.4 %7.7 %12.7 %.2511.29.29672.9 %  4.03
2016Mariners (R)0.009.000.000.000.0 %20.0 %-20.0 %.0001.00.0000.0 %  7.12
2016Mariners (AA)18.009.002.000.0066.7 %33.3 %33.3 %.0001.00.000100.0 %  2.32
2016Mariners (AAA)18.000.006.000.0066.7 %0.0 %66.7 %.0000.00.000100.0 %  -0.28
2016Mariners13.836.592.100.0035.0 %16.7 %18.3 %.2041.46.35771.4 %81592.49
2016Average8.103.142.581.1721.1 %8.2 %12.9 %.2521.32.29872.9 %  4.24
2017Depth Charts10.202.913.500.95   .2371.20.31376.3 %  3.39
2017Steamer9.553.262.930.9125.3 %8.6 %16.7 %.2301.23.29374.5 %  3.56
2017Fans (6)11.932.724.380.63   .2041.02.30371.1 %  2.38
2017ZiPS10.842.564.230.99   .2371.16.32278.3 %  3.21
Total- - -12.663.663.460.2833.1 %9.6 %23.5 %.2251.25.35174.5 %71542.23

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2015Mariners1.3513.0 %50.0 %37.0 %17.6 %5.9 %17.4 %0.0 %27.7 %55.3 %17.0 %36.2 %46.8 %17.0 %2.11672.70
2016Mariners1.4014.3 %50.0 %35.7 %0.0 %0.0 %7.1 %0.0 %39.3 %32.1 %28.6 %14.3 %64.3 %21.4 %3.62873.71
Total- - -1.3713.5 %50.0 %36.5 %11.1 %3.7 %13.5 %0.0 %32.0 %46.7 %21.3 %28.0 %53.3 %18.7 %2.68753.13

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2015Mariners231763410788186274
2016Mariners141040100799153252
Total- - -372710351014187339526

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2015Mariners0.19-0.951.153.840.430.800.871.140.7990.080.1742
2016Mariners0.16-0.280.440.970.080.460.470.500.7290.050.3010
Total- - -0.35-1.231.594.820.510.650.700.830.76180.130.4252

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2015Mariners53.1% (96.1)45.0% (83.3)  1.8% (88.8)  1.1%
2016Mariners59.2% (95.3)40.4% (81.8)  0.4% (84.0)  2.8%
Total- - -56.0% (95.7)42.8% (82.6)  1.2% (88.0)  1.9%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2015Mariners54.2 %     44.3 %0.4 %  1.1 %   
2016Mariners59.2 %     40.4 %   0.4 %   
Total- - -56.6 %     42.4 %0.2 %  0.8 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2015Mariners95.9     83.281.0  85.8  
2016Mariners95.2     81.7   84.2  
Total- - -95.6     82.581.0  85.4  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2015Mariners-1.73.7  -0.2  -1.193.02  -3.73  
2016Mariners-0.62.4  0.0  -0.452.45  0.00  
Total- - --2.46.1  -0.2  -0.822.76  -3.11  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2015Mariners-1.7     3.70.0  -0.1  
2016Mariners-0.6     2.4   0.0  
Total- - --2.2     6.10.0  -0.1  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2015Mariners-1.15     3.043.67  -3.43  
2016Mariners-0.38     2.43   0.00  
Total- - --0.77     2.763.67  -2.57  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2015Mariners35.3 %57.6 %46.1 %46.9 %80.3 %67.2 %48.7 %73.7 %15.0 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016Mariners28.6 %57.1 %40.8 %55.0 %90.0 %76.0 %42.9 %48.3 %9.5 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -31.9 %57.4 %43.6 %50.6 %84.6 %71.1 %45.9 %62.5 %12.4 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2015Mariners34.1 %57.6 %46.1 %53.3 %75.0 %67.2 %51.3 %24.2
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
2016Mariners31.9 %51.8 %40.8 %55.8 %91.2 %76.0 %44.9 %22.3
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -33.0 %55.0 %43.6 %54.6 %81.8 %71.1 %48.3 %23.2

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2015MarinersP13118.1030000000 2   1.000 
2016MarinersP12013.2001010000 0   .000 
Total- - -P25132.0031010000 2   .750 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2015MarinersP18.10  0-2-2              
2016MarinersP13.20  0-1-1              
Total- - -P32.00  0-3-3              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2015MarinersP18.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (1)100.0%      (3)
Total- - -P32.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (1)100.0%      (3)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2015Mariners0.4-0.20.0-0.25.20.6$4.5 
2016Mariners0.1-0.10.0-0.11.90.2$1.6 
Total- - -0.5-0.40.1-0.37.10.8$6.1 

  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2016) (Edit)
    • signed by Seattle Mariners on 3/4/2016 (League Minimum)
    • 2016: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Sam Bauman
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  • 2011 June Amateur Draft - Round: 4, Pick: 8, Overall: 129
    • Team: Chicago Cubs
    • School: Louisville
  • 2008 June Amateur Draft - Round: 46, Pick: 17, Overall: 1386
    • Team: Chicago Cubs
    • School: St Rita HS