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29 Tony Sipp RP

Houston Astros

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
2%2%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
9.12-000.9672
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014HOU433.38560004650.2281919551763
2015HOU200.968000009.14110027

Player Updates

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Astros RP Chad Qualls closes out extra-inning win at Oakland
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Astros reliever Chad Qualls earned his second save of the season during Friday's 5-4 win in 11 innings at Oakland, after closer Luke Gregerson and reliever Pat Neshek both struggled to close out the win.

Gregerson blew his first save of the season in the 10th inning, allowing Oakland to tie the game at 2. Neshek then came on to open the bottom of the 11th inning, but he was gone after allowing two runs on three hits in two-thirds inning. 

Astros manager A.J. Hinch brought on Tony Sipp to face Sam Fuld for the final out, but Sipp walked Fuld to put two runners on base. Hinch then called on Qualls, who retired Brett Lawrie on a fly out to deep center to end the rally.

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Astros' bullpen steps up in win vs. Mariners Monday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Astros bullpen delivered five innings of one-run ball Monday to play a key role in the team's 7-5 victory, with lefty Tony Sipp picking up the win after delivering 1 1/3 perfect innings.

"You can tell everyone out there has confidence," Sipp said after the game, per MLB.com. "You can flip a coin and put any guy out there at any given time. And you know it's like a friendly competition -- see who can be the best guy out there and you know, hopefully we're all out there sitting on ones [ERA] at the end of the year, high-fiving, trying to see who can get down to point zero something. It's one of those things like winning [being] contagious; successful bullpens kind of feed off each other also."

The bullpen has delivered a 2.06 ERA in 48 innings, giving them the third-best mark in the majors. Astros relievers have also struck out 49 batters while issuing just 11 walks.

"The way we're lined up, we've got a lot of weapons in the bullpen," manager A.J. Hinch said. "Eventually, we'd like to not use them so often and so early, but tonight we needed everything we could."

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Tony Sipp lands role in Astros bullpen, last spot still open
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Astros manager A.J. Hinch announced that LHP Tony Sipp had earned a spot in the bullpen.

"Sipp's on the team," Hinch told MLB.com's Brian McTaggart

There are still three pitchers battling for the final spot in the Astros pen: Kevin Chapman, Joe Thatcher and Darin Downs

Thatcher is the most experienced, but he's not on the team's 40-man roster. Still, he appears to be the favorite. 

"Thatch has thrown well and has some experience," Hinch said. "Chapman is still in the mix."

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Astros manager A.J. Hinch on naming a closer: 'It'll take a while'
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Astros manager A.J. Hinch told reporters Saturday that he has somewhat of an idea who his closer will be this season, but declined to reveal any names, per the Houston Chronicle. Hinch noted that it "will take a while" before he names his closer.

"I think you got to let it play out," Hinch said. "I don't want to get too far in trying to make that happen in your own mind. But I do have an idea of how I think it's going to play out, but I'm not rushing to judgment, or, I'm not against changing my mind about half a dozen to 10 times between now and April. It's very, very premature.

"There's less need to sort of try out. Competing for it is sort of a hard way to describe it when you've got guys that have some credentials. So I'll stop calling it a competition, but it's more of an alignment of how we're going to use them."

Luke Gregerson signed a three-year, $18.5 million contract with the Astros, and is the highest-paid reliever on the roster. Chad Qualls was the ninth-inning man last season, and Pat Neshek, Tony Sipp and Josh Fields are all viable candidates for the gig.

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Astros avoid arbitration with Hank Conger, Tony Sipp
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Astros have avoided arbitration with Hank Conger and Tony Sipp prior to Friday's deadline, per the team's official website. Conger signed a one-year, $1.075 million contract, while Sipp settled for $2.4 million.

Conger hit .221 with four homers and 21 RBI over 231 at-bats in 2014. Sipp registered a 3.38 ERA, a 0.89 WHIP over 50 2/3 innings of work last season.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Relievers 29 69 91.08
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 4.200 1.93022
vs RHB 4.200 0.00005
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
4/11@TEX0001.02100
4/12@TEX0002.01012
4/15OAK0001.10001
4/19LAA0001.01001
4/20@SEA1001.10000
4/24@OAK0000.00010
4/26@OAK1001.20001
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
5
6
Cle
W2-0
7
8
Cle
L0-2
9
Cle
L1-5
10
@Tex
W5-1
11
@Tex
L2-6
12
@Tex
W6-4
13
Oak
L1-8
14
Oak
L0-4
15
Oak
W6-1
16
17
LAA
L3-6
18
LAA
W4-0
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
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7

22

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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2009CLE20 2.934600000 40.0271613502548
2010CLE22 4.147000013 63.04830291223969
2011CLE63 3.036900001 62.14522211002457
2012CLE12 4.426300012 55.0472927912351
2013ARI32 4.785600002 37.2352220632242
2014HOU43 3.385600046 50.2281919501763
2015HOU20 0.96800000 9.14110127
Total 2012 3.68368000614 318.0234139130477152337
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2009CLE46000000000 --- --- ---
2010CLE70000000000 --- --- ---
2011CLE69000000000 --- --- ---
2012CLE63000000000 --- --- ---
2013ARI56000000000 --- --- ---
2014HOU56000000000 --- --- ---
2015HOU8000000000 --- --- ---
Total 368000000000 --- --- ---
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2009CLEP460615001.000
2010CLEP70011110001.000
2011CLEP690155912 .933
2012CLEP6301358001.000
2013ARIP56074210 .857
2014HOUOF2000000 ---
2014HOUP560844001.000
2015HOUP80101001.000
Total  368061203922 .967
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2009CLE23137 0.9530003 .194168 11.7 .3670
2010CLE33870 0.6486604 .218266 12.7 .4322
2011CLE33788 0.43132212 .201251 10.0 .3881
2012CLE14764 0.7332103 .228233 11.6 .4321
2013ARI22152 0.4220013 .240175 14.3 .4322
2014HOU23257 0.5822003 .157198 8.0 .2872
2015HOU0912 0.7500001 .12935 6.8 .1610
Total 13215380 0.6031129219 .2051326 11.1 .3858
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2004 A-Mahoning Vy31 3.161010000 42.2332315511374
2005 A-Lake County41 2.221312000 69.0471917501971
2005 A-Kinston22 2.66225002 47.1341914422359
2006 AA-Akron42 3.13294003 60.1442321202180
2008 AA-Akron03 3.74160001 21.21912940732
2008 A-Kinston00 1.1350000 8.042100310
2008 R-Indians00 0.0031000 4.00000014
2009AAA-Columbus10 3.71120001 17.0178710622
2013AAA-Reno Aces10 0.0090001 10.031000512
2014AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas11 4.30110000 14.2147711221
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/192
Birthdate:
7/12/1983
Age:
31
Hometown:
Pascagoula, MS
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Houston Astros
College:
Clemson
MLB Experience:
7
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