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Kyle Barraclough
Birthdate: 5/23/1990 (26 y, 10 m, 5 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/225     Position: P
Drafted: 2012 June Amateur Draft - Round: 7, Pick: 22, Overall: 240, Team: St. Louis Cardinals
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RotoWire News: Barraclough allowed two runs on four walks in an inning of work during Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Twins. (3/11/2017)
Profiles:  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: If you were to poll the league asking who were the most dominant relievers of 2016, it’s unlikely Barraclough’s name would rise to the top, but sorting by strikeout percentage (37%) the 26-year old Marlins righty reliever sits nicely at #4 (his 14.0 strikeouts per nine ranked 3rd in baseball), just behind Andrew Miller, Dellin Betances, and Kenley Jansen. That trio of elite relievers is certainly good company, but only Barraclough can take credit among that group for giving up just one long ball last year, helping tie for first (minimum 60 inn.) with Jeurys Familia for the lowest home run per nine innings (0.12) among all relievers in the game. Clearly, Barraclough has nasty stuff (his 95.5 mph average fastball speed helped hitters make contact just 66% of the time, and his slider generated a 21% swinging strike rate), but it’s possible many leagues failed to notice his dominance early in the season because of his one fatal flaw: walks. In his first 21 IP of 2016, he walked 18 and gave up 17 hits, leading to an unsightly 1.67 WHIP. His 6.7 walks per nine innings in 2015 (small sample of 24.1 IP) didn’t offer much hope for a breakout, either, but a turnaround is exactly what happened: in his final 51.2 IP, he walked just 26, gave up 28 hits, and closed out that stretch with a 1.05 WHIP, a significant improvement over the start of his season. Barraclough finished with 29 holds and as one of the bigger reliever breakouts of the year, so he clearly has the talent to close games in Miami if given the opportunity. That opportunity might be limited, however, as Barraclough would have to rise through the ranks of a veteran Marlins bullpen that includes A.J. Ramos, Brad Ziegler, Junichi Tazawa, and potentially David Phelps. (Trey Baughn)

The Quick Opinion: The "bear-claw" was a waiver wire gem last year in leagues that score holds, but even without them his strong contribution in strikeouts (113 in 72.2 IP) should put him on the radar in almost all leagues. Barraclough's youth, limited innings, and ability to correct his control midway through last season offer optimism for continued dominance, and should he find his way to the very back end of the Marlins bullpen, he could quickly become one of the most valuable fantasy relievers in the game.

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SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2012Cardinals (A-)0104318.06.000.001.00.20871.4 %  2.003.61  
2012Cardinals (A)02211017.110.906.750.00.28966.7 %  4.153.36  
2013Cardinals (R)010303.113.505.400.00.63644.4 %  13.502.26  
2014Cardinals (A)111032040.013.505.180.00.25679.6 %  1.132.21  
2014Cardinals (A+)11116018.28.685.300.00.45967.5 %  5.303.39  
2015Cardinals (A+)10411015.013.805.400.00.29077.8 %  0.601.90  
2015Marlins (AA)002404.020.252.250.00.250100.0 %  0.00-0.45  
2015Cardinals (AA)20823024.210.227.300.00.30278.1 %  3.283.70  
2015Marlins21025024.111.106.660.37.22476.9 %32.0 %4.8 %2.593.424.160.2
2016Marlins (AAA)101306.013.501.500.00.18266.7 %  1.501.22  
2016Marlins63075072.214.005.450.12.30174.8 %52.1 %2.6 %2.852.112.832.1
2017Depth Charts43365065.012.305.340.54.30876.4 %  3.073.07 1.2
2017Steamer331265065.011.725.040.60.29676.6 %47.5 % 3.063.193.560.7
2017ZiPS53073073.312.895.650.49.30776.1 %  3.072.96 1.0
Total- - -840100097.013.275.750.19.28275.3 %46.9 %3.3 %2.782.443.162.2

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2012Cardinals (A-)012.0043000  18.068136420012012
2012Cardinals (A)024.15110002  17.1801398013113021
2013Cardinals (R)0113.5030000  3.1187550200105
2014Cardinals (A)111.133200010  40.01652195023004060
2014Cardinals (A+)115.30160001  18.291281311011014018
2015Cardinals (A+)100.60110004  15.06394109003023
2015Marlins (AA)000.0040002  4.0141000100009
2015Cardinals (AA)203.28230008  24.21131999020025028
2015Marlins212.592500006124.1981287118201030
2016Marlins (AAA)101.5030001  6.0212110100009
2016Marlins632.8575000029472.23064524231441280113
2017Depth Charts433.07650  318 65.0 462422439 2  89
2017Steamer333.06650001212 65.0277492422436 2  85
2017ZiPS533.07730  0  73.3 4927254461290105
Total- - -842.78100000035597.04045732302623290143

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2012Cardinals (A-)6.000.0012.001.0017.7 %0.0 %17.6 %.1940.72.20871.4 %  3.61
2012Cardinals (A)10.906.751.620.0026.3 %16.3 %10.0 %.1971.50.28966.7 %  3.36
2013Cardinals (R)13.505.402.500.0027.8 %11.1 %16.7 %.4382.70.63644.4 %  2.26
2014Cardinals (A)13.505.182.610.0036.4 %13.9 %22.4 %.1481.10.25679.6 %  2.21
2014Cardinals (A+)8.685.301.640.0019.8 %12.1 %7.7 %.3542.09.45967.5 %  3.39
2015Cardinals (A+)13.805.402.560.0036.5 %14.3 %22.2 %.1671.20.29077.8 %  1.90
2015Marlins (AA)20.252.259.000.0064.3 %7.1 %57.1 %.0770.50.250100.0 %  -0.45
2015Cardinals (AA)10.227.301.400.0024.8 %17.7 %7.1 %.2091.58.30278.1 %  3.70
2015Marlins11.106.661.670.3730.6 %18.4 %12.2 %.1501.23.22476.9 %67913.42
2015Average7.762.922.661.0220.4 %7.7 %12.7 %.2511.29.29672.9 %  4.03
2016Marlins (AAA)13.501.509.000.0042.9 %4.8 %38.1 %.1000.50.18266.7 %  1.22
2016Marlins14.005.452.570.1236.9 %14.4 %22.6 %.1731.22.30174.8 %69532.11
2016Average8.103.142.581.1721.1 %8.2 %12.9 %.2521.32.29872.9 %  4.24
2017Depth Charts12.305.342.300.54   .2011.30.30876.4 %  3.07
2017Steamer11.725.042.320.6030.5 %13.1 %17.4 %.2041.31.29676.6 %  3.19
2017ZiPS12.895.652.280.49   .1921.30.30776.1 %  2.96
Total- - -13.275.752.310.1935.4 %15.4 %20.0 %.1681.23.28275.3 %69632.44

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2015Marlins0.7626.0 %32.0 %42.0 %4.8 %4.8 %6.3 %0.0 %38.0 %34.0 %28.0 %18.0 %50.0 %32.0 %4.121074.16
2016Marlins1.9220.8 %52.1 %27.1 %5.1 %2.6 %5.3 %33.3 %29.3 %43.5 %27.2 %19.7 %51.7 %28.6 %3.06692.83
Total- - -1.5222.2 %46.9 %30.9 %5.0 %3.3 %5.5 %33.3 %31.5 %41.1 %27.4 %19.3 %51.3 %29.4 %3.32783.16

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2015Marlins162113110015189275464
2016Marlins7539302431315208171337
Total- - -91604335314670910921801

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2015Marlins0.25-1.922.185.800.611.331.391.321.21200.160.0355
2016Marlins1.79-6.578.3614.781.541.551.581.391.46691.44-0.293312
Total- - -2.05-8.4910.5420.592.151.501.531.371.40891.61-0.243817

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2015Marlins60.7% (95.6)38.4% (83.4)  0.9% (89.0)  1.7%
2016Marlins54.2% (95.6)41.9% (82.2)  3.9% (89.6)  0.3%
Total- - -55.9% (95.6)41.0% (82.5)  3.1% (89.5)  0.7%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2015Marlins61.2 %     38.4 %   0.4 %   
2016Marlins54.5 %     41.9 %   3.6 %   
Total- - -56.2 %     41.0 %   2.8 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2015Marlins95.5     83.3   88.5  
2016Marlins95.5     82.2   89.5  
Total- - -95.5     82.5   89.4  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2015Marlins1.23.3  0.3  0.451.86  6.58  
2016Marlins-0.414.4  -0.6  -0.062.59  -1.21  
Total- - -0.817.7  -0.4  0.082.41  -0.65  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2015Marlins1.6     3.2   0.1  
2016Marlins0.2     15.6   -1.0  
Total- - -1.8     18.8   -0.9  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2015Marlins0.56     1.82   6.30  
2016Marlins0.03     2.85   -2.22  
Total- - -0.18     2.60   -1.87  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2015Marlins28.5 %67.2 %44.3 %49.4 %76.0 %65.8 %40.8 %48.0 %14.9 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016Marlins26.6 %59.1 %40.9 %41.9 %79.8 %66.1 %44.1 %57.2 %13.8 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -27.1 %61.1 %41.8 %44.0 %78.8 %66.0 %43.2 %55.0 %14.1 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2015Marlins33.0 %59.9 %44.3 %47.1 %80.0 %65.8 %42.1 %22.6
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
2016Marlins29.4 %54.5 %41.0 %43.5 %80.5 %66.2 %46.1 %24.7
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -30.4 %55.8 %41.8 %44.6 %80.4 %66.1 %45.1 %24.1

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2015MarlinsP25024.1121010000 3   .750 
2016MarlinsP75072.2181011100 9   .900 
Total- - -P100097.02102021100 12   .857 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2015MarlinsP24.10  000              
2016MarlinsP72.2-1  010              
Total- - -P97.0-1  010              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2015MarlinsP24.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (2)
2016MarlinsP72.20.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (2)100.0%      (5)
Total- - -P97.00.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (2)100.0%      (7)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2015Marlins0.50.30.00.31.50.2$1.3 
2016Marlins1.7-0.1-0.3-0.419.82.1$16.5 
Total- - -2.10.2-0.4-0.121.32.2$17.8 

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  • 2012 June Amateur Draft - Round: 7, Pick: 22, Overall: 240
    • Team: St. Louis Cardinals
    • School: St. Marys
  • 2011 June Amateur Draft - Round: 40, Pick: 27, Overall: 1228
    • Team: Minnesota Twins
    • School: St Marys Col