Jake McGee

#51 RP / Colorado Rockies / EXP: 7YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 230 lb Age: 29 College: None Bats/Throws L/L

Fantasy Points by Week

    Own
    62%
    Start
    49%
    RP Rank
    28
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      Rockies' Jake McGee: Locks down save versus Arizona

      McGee earned a save for the second straight game Sunday, working around a hit and a walk with one strikeout in a solitary scoreless frame. The left has responded nicely since a five-run meltdown last week, tossing three straight scoreless frames and picking up a pair of saves in the process. McGee still owns an unsightly 6.23 ERA, but he is 5-for-6 in save situations and should continue to see his fair share of opportunities as the Rockies' top late-inning option.

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      Rockies' Jake McGee: Earns fifth save Saturday

      McGee pitched a scoreless ninth inning while allowing two hits to earn his fifth save Saturday at the Diamondbacks. McGee was given a three-run lead to protect, and after a leadoff single by Paul Goldschmidt, a double play helped him close out the victory. He's now converted five of his six save opportunities in April, but after allowing five runs in that blown save, his ERA sits at 7.04.

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      Rockies' Jake McGee: Earns fourth save versus Dodgers

      McGee struck out one in a clean ninth inning to earn his fourth save of the season Friday versus the Dodgers. The lefty was scored upon in his season debut, but he has subsequently thrown four scoreless frames and remains perfect in save opportunities. McGee should continue to serve as a solid fantasy reliever for a competitive Rockies club.

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      Rockies' Jake McGee: Nails down save versus Cubs

      McGee worked around a hit with one striekut to nail down his third save of the season Sunday versus the Cubs. The lefty was scored upon in his first start of the season, but he has tightened the screws in three subsequent appearances and is 3-for-3 in save opportunities. Colorado's excellent offense should give McGee plenty of chances to rack up saves this season, and he is poised to deliver the steadiness the bullpen has craved since dealing Huston Street away.

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      Rockies' Jake McGee: Earns first save Wednesday

      McGee gave up a home run to NIck Ahmed in his Rockies debut Wednesday, but escaped with his first save of the season. Ahmed's homer cut the Rockies' lead to one run, but McGee bounced back and got Jean Segura and Chris Owings to fly out to end the game. With Jason Motte on the DL with a shoulder injury, McGee will have the closer job all to himself over the first several weeks of the season, at least. If he pitches well enough, the lefty McGee should remain the primary option even after Motte's return.

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      Rockies' Jake McGee: Named Rockies' closer

      McGee will be Colorado's closer, according to manager Walt Weiss, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports. McGee emerged with the role after Jason Motte suffered a should strain that likely has him headed for the disabled list to start the season.

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      Rockies' Jake McGee: Set to open season as closer

      McGee appears set to open the season as the Rockies' closer, with Jason Motte out indefinitely with a shoulder strain, according to the Denver Post's Patrick Saunders. The two relievers have been competing this spring for the closing duties, but with Motte likely headed for a DL stint to begin the year, the way is clear for McGee to start the year as the team's closer. He could theoretically lose the role if he struggles, but owners can now draft him with a bit more confidence that he will get saves from day one.

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      Rockies' Jake McGee: Making case to be Rockies' closer

      McGee, who is competing with Jason Motte to be the Rockies closer, has allowed two runs to go along with four strikeouts and a walk in four innings this spring. Although the two runs allowed makes his spring ERA look bad, the southpaw is still holding batters to a solid .200 batting average against him. Manager Walt Weiss has yet to name a closer for the club, but the fact that McGee is performing better this spring than the veteran Motte (six runs allowed in 4 innings pitched thus far) could help tip the scales in the 29-year-old's favor.

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      Rockies' Jake McGee: Traded to Rockies

      McGee was traded to the Rockies on Thursday in exchange for Corey Dickerson, the New York Post's Joel Sherman reports. This is bittersweet, as McGee now has an easier path to saves, but he will have to pitch half his games in Colorado. That said, investing in an elite closer in Colorado is more palatable than using a Rockies starting pitcher, and McGee has the stuff to succeed anywhere. Jason Motte and Chad Qualls were the Rockies' top two options for the ninth inning prior to this deal, but McGee should now be considered the favorite to open the year as the closer, even given his left-handedness. McGee's 32.7% K-rate was 12th best among relievers with 30-plus innings last season, and only five of the names ahead of him are locked into closer jobs this season. He is not a top-10 option at the position, just given team context, but he can be viewed as a solid mid-tier closer in mixed leagues.

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      Rays' Jake McGee: Agrees to $4.8 million deal with Rays

      McGee agreed to a one-year, $4.8 million deal with the Rays on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. McGee missed the early part of last season to recover from arthroscopic elbow surgery, allowing Brad Boxberger to to lock down the closing role in Tampa Bay. After returning to the mound, McGee suffered a knee injury that shelved him for over a month late in the season. Boxberger will likely start the year as the team's closer, but McGee will be a viable candidate to take over if Boxberger fails to repeat his 2015 form.