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Apr 17, 2024 0 2 9.00 3 -9
Apr 16, 2024 0 1 7.50 3 4
Apr 12, 2024 0 1 9.00 3 9
Apr 10, 2024 0 1 11.25 2 10.5
Apr 9, 2024 0 1 15.00 1 7

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Player Outlook
No stranger to the injury bug, Pete Fairbanks hit the IL twice (forearm inflammation, hip inflammation) during the first half of 2023. However, once he returned in mid-June, he surprisingly stayed healthy for the rest of the season, establishing career-best marks in games played (49), innings (45.1) and strikeouts (68). He also converted a career-high 25 saves, as Rays manager Kevin Cash altered his late-inning approach. Quite simply, when Fairbanks was healthy, he was the Rays primary closer. The role was well deserved too, as the 29-year-old closed out 2023 in dominant fashion. He struck out 51 batters in 28 innings after the All-Star break and finished the year with a 2.58 ERA and 1.01 WHIP. He did so throwing more sliders (49.9% pitch usage) than ever, as he used to lean on his upper-90's 4-seamer as his primary offering. Fairbanks remains a solid mid-tier closer as long as you plan for some likely time missed due to injury.

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Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
2024 141.8 7.0 2 3 10 8 9.00 2.29
2023 2765.6 45.3 2 4 25 68 20 2.58 1.01
2022 1285.3 24.0 8 38 3 1.13 0.67
3y Avg. 1754.4 37.3 2 3 13 54 15 2.65 1.10
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Lands on IL with nerve issue

    The Rays placed Fairbanks on the 15-day injured list Monday with a nerve-related issue, Ryan Bass of Bally Sports Sun reports. The Rays haven't provided any further details regarding the injury at this time, but it would appear unrelated to the stomach issue that had idled Fairbanks over the weekend. A timetable for the reliever's return could become clearer in the coming days as more is known about his condition. Jason Adam should be first in line for saves in the Rays bullpen sans Fairbanks, though it's possible manager Kevin Cash uses more of a committee approach to the ninth inning.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Unavailable due to stomach issues

    Fairbanks was unavailable to pitch Saturday versus the Yankees due to stomach issues, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Fairbanks wasn't even at the ballpark, as he was told to remain at the team hotel with his illness. It explains why Garrett Cleavinger was called upon for the save chance in the 10th inning Saturday (which he converted). Fairbanks has had a rocky start to the season with a 9.00 ERA and eight walks over seven innings, but he's been tagged with only one blown save. Once he feels well enough to pitch, Fairbanks still looks like the best bet to receive the Rays' next save opportunity.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Notches third save

    Fairbanks walked one in a scoreless ninth inning Friday to record his third save of the season in a 2-1 win over the Giants. The right-hander once again had some trouble finding the plate, throwing only nine of 18 pitches for strikes, but he avoided any damage. Fairbanks is still trying to regain his usual velocity and topped out at 97 mph with his fastball Friday, and his 9.00 ERA and 8:6 K:BB through five innings are more than a little worrisome. Even so, he has yet to blow a save chance in 2024, and his spot at the head of the Tampa Bay bullpen doesn't appear to be in immediate jeopardy.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Nails down second save

    Fairbanks gave up a hit and struck out three in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday to record his second save of the season in a 4-2 win over the Angels. The right-hander has struggled to begin the season with both velocity and results, but he topped out at 97 mph with his fastball Wednesday and looked a little more like the dominant high-leverage option the Rays are used to. Fairbanks still has a bloated 11.25 ERA through 4.0 innings and five appearances with an 8:5 K:BB, but he's 2-for-2 in converting save chances.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Stumbles to first save

    Fairbanks picked up the save Tuesday, allowing one run on two hits and a walk while striking out two during one inning against the Angels. Fairbanks entered the contest with three runs of cushion but still gave fantasy managers a bit of a scare. He allowed a pair of singles -- one of which plated Aaron Hicks -- then walked Anthony Rendon to put runners on first and second with two outs when he struck out Miguel Sano. After being one of the more reliable closers in baseball last season, Fairbanks owns an awful 15.00 ERA through four appearances and could be losing his grip on the ninth-inning job after allowing at least one run three times to date.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Can't find plate Friday

    Fairbanks (0-1) walked all three batters he faced in the ninth inning Friday and watched them all come around to score, getting tagged with the loss as the Rays fell 10-7 to the Rockies. Tampa Bay rallied for five runs in the top of the ninth at Coors Field, creating a save situation for Fairbanks, but he couldn't find the plate and tossed only five of 17 pitches for strikes, uncorking a wild pitch along the way. After the right-hander loaded the bases, Jason Adam replaced him and served up a walkoff grand slam to Ryan McMahon. Fairbanks has been charged with four runs in 2.0 innings over his first three appearances with a 3:4 K:BB, and his fastball topped out at 96 mph Friday after averaging 97.8 mph last year. As yet there's been no indication his spot as the Rays' closer is in jeopardy, but his job security could be eroding.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Makes spring debut

    Fairbanks didn't allow a baserunner and struck out two in a scoreless inning in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays. The outing marked Fairbanks' spring debut, and he didn't disappoint. Per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, he hit 98 mph with his fastball while striking out the first two batters he faced. Fairbanks is coming off an excellent 2023 season and projects to earn the majority of save chances for Tampa Bay in 2024.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Tallies 25th save

    Fairbanks struck out the side without allowing a baserunner to earn the save Tuesday against the Red Sox. Fairbanks entered the game having blown his last two save chances while allowing three earned runs across two innings of work. He returned to dominance Tuesday, however, striking out all three batters he faced on swinging strikes. Despite his recent struggles, Fairbanks has racked up an impressive 68:19 K:BB while maintaining a 2.64 ERA and 0.99 WHIP across 44.1 innings.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Rare blown save

    Fairbanks blew the save in Sunday's 5-4 loss against the Orioles. He allowed two runs on three hits while striking out four over two innings. The Rays turned to Fairbanks in the eighth inning Sunday, when he struck out the first two batters before Adley Rutschman belted a solo homer, cutting Tampa's lead to 3-2. Fairbanks again got two quick outs in the ninth before Baltimore tied the game with a pair of two-out hits, sticking the Rays' closer with just his second blown save in his last 37 appearances. Overall, Fairbanks is now 24-for-27 in save chances with a 2.49 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 65:16 K:BB through 43.1 innings this season. He'll likely get a couple days off after throwing 39 pitches Sunday, though Fairbanks should remain one of the better closing options down the stretch.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Earns save Monday

    Fairbanks struck out one batter in a scoreless inning and picked up a save over Minnesota on Monday. Fairbanks hit one batter but still finished off the 7-4 win with a 17-pitch ninth inning. He's struck out 12 batters while converting five straight save chances during his active 5.2-inning shutout streak. His season ERA is down to 2.23 with a 58:16 K:BB and 23 saves through 44 appearances.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Snags 22nd save

    Fairbanks picked up the save Sunday against Seattle, striking out three over a perfect inning. Fairbanks closed the door on a 6-3 Tampa Bay win, striking out the side in the ninth to earn his 22nd save. It's been an impressive stretch for the 29-year-old Fairbanks -- he's converted his last four save opportunities over five scoreless appearances (4.2 innings) while adding 11 strikeouts in that span. His ERA is down to 2.29 on the season with a 0.97 WHIP and 57:16 K:BB across 39.1 innings.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Notches 21st save

    Fairbanks picked up the save in Friday's 7-4 win over the Mariners. He allowed no hits and one walk while striking out three over a scoreless inning. Fairbanks looked solid while securing Tampa Bay's 86th win of the season. The 29-year-old has dominated since the All-Star break with a 15.3 K/9. He is 2-2 with 11 saves and a 3.15 ERA in 20 innings during that span.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Nails down save No. 20

    Fairbanks gave up a hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday to record his 20th save of the season in a 3-1 win over the Red Sox. The right-hander has been scored upon just once in his last 10 appearances, converting five of six saves over that stretch with two wins, a 0.93 ERA, a 0.83 WHIP and a 17:1 K:BB in 9.2 innings. With Jason Adam (oblique) out at least another week, the Rays will continue to lean heavily on Fairbanks as their most reliable high-leverage option in the bullpen.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Nabs extra-inning save

    Fairbanks earned a save against the Marlins on Wednesday, striking out one batter in a perfect inning. The game was scoreless until Tampa Bay scored three runs in the top of the 10th. Fairbanks entered in the bottom of the frame and made quick work of the Marlins, retiring the side in order on 10 pitches. Fairbanks has collected three saves over the past seven days, allowing just two hits and posting a 6:0 K:BB over three innings during that stretch.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Secures 17th save

    Fairbanks picked up the save in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Yankees. He allowed one hit and struck out two without a walk over a scoreless inning. The 29-year-old closer buckled down after allowing a leadoff single to DJ LeMahieu, striking out Aaron Judge and Gleyber Torres before inducing a lazy popout by Giancarlo Stanton to secure a 3-0 victory. Fairbanks remains perfect in save chances since returning from injury June 15, converting all 11 opportunities. He boasts a 3.00 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 33:10 K:BB across 21 innings during that time frame.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Fans three for 16th save

    Fairbanks picked up the save Thursday against Colorado, allowing one hit while striking out three over a scoreless inning. Fairbanks entered the game with a two-run lead in the ninth and struck out Alan Trejo on eight pitches before allowing an infield single to Elehuris Montero in the following at-bat. The right-hander then secured his 16th save by getting the next two batters to go down swinging as the Rays won their fourth straight. Fairbanks has allowed just one hit over his last five appearances, registering two wins and a save over that stretch.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Secures second win

    Fairbanks (2-4) picked up the win in Wednesday's 6-5 extra-inning victory over the Rockies, striking out two in a perfect 10th inning. The Rays erased a two-run deficit in the ninth, and after Fairbanks shut down the Rox in the top of the 10th, he got rewarded when Brandon Lowe walked it off with an RBI single. Both of Fairbanks' wins on the season have come in his last two outings, and he hasn't blown a save chance since mid-May -- delivering a 2.78 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 31:11 K:BB over 22.2 innings while converting 12 straight opportunities.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Notches 15th save

    Fairbanks picked up the save in Tuesday's 4-2 victory over the Cardinals. He allowed a run on one hit while logging a strikeout over an inning. Fairbanks' five-game (4.1 innings) scoreless streak ended when he surrendered a solo homer to Willson Contreras. However, the 29-year-old Fairbanks rebounded to close out the Rays' victory and earn his 11th straight save. Overall, Fairbanks is 15-for-16 in save chances this season with a 2.00 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 32:11 K:BB across 27 innings.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Earns 14th save

    Fairbanks picked up the save Tuesday against the Yankees, striking out one over one-third of an inning. After Colin Poche allowed two runs in the ninth inning, Fairbanks came on to record the final out, striking out Giancarlo Stanton to earn his 14th save. The 29-year-old right-hander has converted his last 11 save opportunities, allowing just three runs over 16 innings in that span. Overall, Fairbanks sports a sparkling 1.80 ERA with a 0.96 WHIP and 30:11 K:BB across 25 innings this season.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Secures ninth save

    Fairbanks walked one and struck out one in a scoreless and hitless inning to earn the save in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Diamondbacks. A ninth-inning rally from the Rays created the save situation, and Fairbanks was able to get the job done. The 29-year-old right-hander has converted a save in four of his five appearances since returning from a hip injury, though he took a loss in the one outing in which he allowed a run in that span. The closer is up to nine saves with a 1.65 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 15:8 K:BB over 16.1 innings on the season. Jason Adam has not converted a save since Fairbanks' return from the injured list June 15.
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