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24 Jeremy Jeffress RP

Chicago Cubs

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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23.14181.541712

Player Updates

September 18, 2020 11:04 PM
Cubs' Jeremy Jeffress: Records eighth save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress worked around two walks to pitch a scoreless ninth inning and record the save in Friday's 1-0 win over the Twins.

Jeffress walked speedy leadoff hitter Byron Buxton, but a double play quickly erased that threat. He then walked the dangerous Nelson Cruz but struck out Eddie Rosario to record his eighth save in 10 chances this season. Rowan Wick and Craig Kimbrel are also seeing some save opportunities in Chicago, but Jeffress has been effective with a 1.69 ERA and 0.98 WHIP, and the veteran reliever leads the team in saves with Wick behind him with four.

September 16, 2020 08:20 AM
Cubs' Jeremy Jeffress: Blows save chance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress (4-1) allowed two earned runs on two walks and one hit to blow the save Tuesday against Cleveland. However, he did earn the win.

Jeffress entered the game in the ninth inning to protect a 5-3 lead. However, he walked the leadoff batter and then allowed a two-run home run to Francisco Lindor to blow the save. Jeffress has earned the majority of saves since the middle of August, though Craig Kimbrel did convert an opportunity on Saturday against Milwaukee. It remains to be seen how manager David Ross decides to divide the closer role to end the campaign, though Jeffress has maintained a very solid 1.86 ERA and 0.93 WHIP across 19.1 innings.

September 11, 2020 03:16 AM
Cubs' Jeremy Jeffress: Picks up another save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress earned the save against Cincinnati on Thursday, allowing one hit in a scoreless inning of work.

The right-hander's successful run as closer continued against the Reds as he allowed only a harmless infield single in the nine-pitch outing. Since suffering his only blown save of the season Aug. 19, Jeffress has thrown seven scoreless innings across six appearances while picking up five saves and a win. His 3.8 BB/9 on the season is slightly concerning, but as long as Jeffress continues to get the job done he should continue to function as the primary closer for Chicago.

September 9, 2020 02:00 AM
Cubs' Jeremy Jeffress: Notches sixth save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress earned the save Tuesday after throwing a scoreless ninth inning against the Reds. He struck out one batter.

Brian Goodwin got aboard via a one-out single, but Jeffress easily worked around him to preserve the shutout for the Cubs. Jeffress has taken over as the No. 1 closing option for Chicago, earning each of the team's last four saves to bring his total to six, after Rowan Wick earned four saves from Aug. 1 to Aug. 18 following Craig Kimbrel's removal from the ninth-inning role.

September 5, 2020 12:04 AM
Cubs' Jeremy Jeffress: Converts fifth save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress pitched a scoreless ninth inning with one walk and one strikeout to earn the save in Friday's 4-1 win over the Cardinals.

Jeffress struck out Dylan Carlson to begin his appearance, but walked Kolten Wong. He then erased that mistake by getting Tommy Edman to ground into a double play. Jeffress now has five saves in 14 appearances this season, four of which have come in his last six outings. He appears to have taken over for Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning. Rowan Wick is also in the closer conversation, but he earned the hold Friday with a scoreless eighth inning. Jeffress has a 1.13 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 11 strikeouts across 16 innings this season.

September 2, 2020 08:12 AM
Cubs' Jeremy Jeffress: Nabs win in extras
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress (3-1) recorded the win in Tuesday's 8-7 victory over the Pirates in 11 innings, walking one and striking out two over 1.2 scoreless frames.

After Pittsburgh scored to tie things back up in the bottom of the 10th off Josh Osich, Jeffress entered the game and got Erik Gonzalez to line into an inning-ending double play on his first pitch. The right-hander then held the Bucs in check in the 11th for the win. Jeffress has only been scored upon twice in 13 appearances this season, leading to an impressive 1.20 ERA and 0.80 WHIP through 15 innings, and he's made his outings count with three wins, three holds and four saves.

August 30, 2020 12:32 AM
Cubs' Jeremy Jeffress: Grabs fourth save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress walked one and struck out one in a scoreless seventh inning Saturday to record his fourth save of the season in the first game of a doubleheader against the Reds.

He continues to trade save chances with Rowan Wick, and the two right-handers are now tied for the club lead with four saves apiece. Jeffress has a strong 1.35 ERA and 0.83 WHIP through 13.1 innings, but his 8:6 K:BB suggests his hold on a high-leverage job may be shaky.

August 24, 2020 07:04 PM
Cubs' Jeremy Jeffress: Shuts down White Sox Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress logged 1.1 scoreless innings to record the save in Sunday's 2-1 win over the White Sox. He allowed a hit and two walks while striking out one.

Jeffress was asked to record the final four outs of the game, and while things got dicey in the ninth with the White Sox loading the bases with two outs, the veteran reliever was able to escape with his third save. Jeffress has been good for the Cubs, as he lowered his ERA to 1.46 with the scoreless effort, and he should continue sharing the closer role with Rowan Wick and potentially Craig Kimbrel.

August 18, 2020 11:28 AM
Cubs' Jeremy Jeffress: Nails down second save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress pitched a scoreless seventh inning to record the save in Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.

Jeffress set the Cardinals down in order to record his second save of the season. The veteran reliever now has an impressive 0.90 ERA through 10 innings pitched this season, and he and Rowan Wick have supplanted Craig Kimbrel as the options for saves in the Chicago bullpen. Wick leads the team with three saves, and the two should continue to share the role for the time being.

August 2, 2020 03:44 PM
Cubs' Jeremy Jeffress: Records first hold
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress pitched 1.1 scoreless innings with a strikeout in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Pirates to record a hold.

The hold was the first of the season for Jeffress to go along with a save in three appearances, and he has a perfect 0.00 ERA across his three innings of work so far. The veteran righty could be in the mix for more saves moving forward, as manager David Ross was noncommittal Saturday about Craig Kimbrel and his 27.00 ERA remaining in the closer role, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Jeffress and lefty Rowan Wick would seem to be the next candidates in line for saves if Kimbrel gets bumped, possibly splitting the duties and getting chances based on matchups.

July 28, 2020 01:20 AM
Cubs' Jeremy Jeffress: Snags first save Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress recorded the final two outs Monday, striking out one, to pick up the save in an 8-7 win over the Reds.

Craig Kimbrel started the ninth inning but couldn't find the plate, giving up two runs on four walks, a HBP and a wild pitch while getting only one out. Cubs manager David Ross had little choice but to hand the ball to Jeffress, and the former Brewer was able to escape the jam Kimbrel created. One outing typically wouldn't result in an immediate change of closers, but in the shortened 2020 campaign, Ross may have a tough time trusting Kimbrel in a high-leverage spot until he turns things around, opening the door for Jeffress to get more save chances.

April 16, 2020 09:44 PM
Cubs' Jeremy Jeffress: Likely to fill setup role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress will likely team with Rowan Wick as setup options ahead of Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Wick was dominant for the Cubs last season, posting a 2.43 ERA and 35 strikeouts across 33.1 innings of relief, while Jeffress struggled with a 5.02 ERA for Milwaukee. That could put Wick slightly ahead in the bullpen pecking order for now, but Jeffress did record a stellar 1.29 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 89 strikeouts across 76.2 innings in 2018, so he's had success in recent years. In the righty's down 2019 campaign, his average fastball velocity dipped from 95.3 mph a season earlier to 93.8 mph. If he's able to regain some zip on his fastball, Jeffress could be a nice weapon for Chicago whenever the regular season is able to begin.

March 2, 2020 01:08 PM
Cubs' Jeremy Jeffress: Ready for second spring appearance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress (hip) is listed among the Cubs' available relief options for Monday's Cactus League game against the Angels.

Jeffress was tending to a strained left hip before he was released by the Brewers in early September, but the right-hander was likely already fully healthy by the time he signed a one-year deal with the Cubs in late January. He'll be taking the hill Monday for his second relief outing of the spring after he tossed a scoreless frame Friday versus the Padres in his Cactus League debut.

January 28, 2020 01:00 PM
Cubs' Jeremy Jeffress: Signs with Cubs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress (hip) signed a one-year, $850,000 deal with the Cubs on Tuesday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.

The Cubs are taking a low-risk gamble that the 32-year-old's 2020 campaign will more closely resemble his 2018 season than his 2019 struggles. Two years ago, he posted a stellar 1.29 ERA while striking out 29.8 percent of opposing batters. Last season, he slumped to a 5.02 ERA as his strikeout rate plummeted to 20.4 percent. He also suffered a hip injury in late April and was released by the Brewers in early September, though it's not clear if that issue is expected to carry forward into this season.

September 3, 2019 04:20 PM
Jeremy Jeffress: Cut loose by Milwaukee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress (hip) was released by the Brewers on Tuesday, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.

Jeffress was designated for assignment Sunday, and as expected, he's now been issued his release. He was unable to replicate his stats from the 2018 season (1.29 ERA with 89 strikeouts over 76.2 innings), posting a 5.02 ERA and 1.37 WHIP with a 46:17 K:BB over 52 frames in 2019.

September 1, 2019 08:48 PM
Brewers' Jeremy Jeffress: DFA'd by Milwaukee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Brewers activated Jeffress (hip) from the 10-day injured list Sunday and designated him for assignment.

Jeffress was never truly able to get on track this season after an injury in spring training and has a 7.33 ERA and 1.63 WHIP dating back to June 19. The 31-year-old landed on the injured list Aug. 25 with a left hip strain and resumed throwing Friday. Per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Brewers intend to release Jeffress, but they'll start by creating some space on the 40-man roster for September callups. According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, the veteran right-hander plans to step away for the rest of the season to try and get healthy for spring training.

August 30, 2019 01:12 PM
Brewers' Jeremy Jeffress: Resumes throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress (hip) is set to resume throwing Friday, Sophia Minnaert of Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.

Jeffress has been out since Sunday with a strained left hip. He doesn't have a precise return timetable yet, but the fact that he's already throwing again suggests that he won't be out too long.

August 25, 2019 12:12 PM
Brewers' Jeremy Jeffress: Heading to injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a left hip strain.

Jeffress has surrendered five runs (four earned) on six hits with two walks and one strikeout in his last three outings (3.1 innings), and he'll now spend some time on the injured list. It's been a tough season for the 31-year-old with a 5.02 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 46:17 K:BB through 52 innings.

August 8, 2019 12:00 PM
Brewers' Jeremy Jeffress: Turns in scoreless appearance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress tossed 1.1 scoreless innings in Wednesday's victory over the Pirates.

Wednesday's outing snapped a five-appearance streak over which Jeffress allowed at least one earned run in each game, and nine earned runs in all. He has not nearly as effective as he was last season, but he owned a 3.63 ERA as recently as July 21, so he may simply have hit a rough patch. Jeffress' struggles have kept him out of the late-inning mix of late, but if Wednesday's outing is the start of a turnaround, he could still get back in there before the season comes to a close.

July 23, 2019 02:04 PM
Brewers' Jeremy Jeffress: Unable to pick up save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress blew his third save of the season in Monday's 6-5 loss to the Reds.

With Josh Hader unavailable, Jeffress was called upon to close out Monday's game after the Brewers dramatically took a 5-4 lead in the eighth inning thanks to a Tyler Saladino grand slam. However, Jeffress was unable to shut the door, serving up a two-run, two-out home run to Eugenio Suarez. Expect Jeffress to continue working primarily in a setup role in front of Hader.

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10/02vs MIAL 0-20001.00000
09/30vs MIAL 1-50000.23202
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09/21@ PITW 5-00001.00001
09/18vs MINW 1-00011.00021
09/16vs CLEW 3-20001.01002
09/15vs CLEW 6-51001.01220
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020CHC411.542200081023.31054121217
2019MIL345.02480001452.0543229551746
2018MIL811.2973000152076.7491211512789
2017MIL524.68611000165.37335341023451
2016TEX322.3359000272858.0551715241842
2015MIL502.65720000568.0642220532267
2014TOR-MIL112.8100000132.0351010121029
2013TOR100.8900000010.381110512
2012KC006.8700000013.3191410001313
2011KC114.7700001215.31288101113
2010MIL102.7000000010.08430068
Total32123.0801005271424.03871601453119175387
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020CHC126211.2000000.1370.943889.26
2019MIL055481.1000001.2691.36522513.15
2018MIL478551.4000004.1820.9912999.04
2017MIL494412.3000106.2841.63829515.02
2016TEX390322.8000003.2551.25924111.95
2015MIL589402.2000124.2491.26528511.78
2014TOR-MIL242172.5000001.2941.40613513.22
2013TOR01535.0030000.2111.2874311.58
2012KC017111.5020001.3172.4437321.98
2011KC020111.8002101.2221.5236713.71
2010MIL11191.2000001.2291.4004212.60
Total205372881.901363222.2451.325179312.33
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2006R-Brewers 33.213402503725305.961.657
2007A-W Virginia 86.1181809509544623.141.231
2008AA-Huntsville 14.24402101311175.701.972
2008A-Brevard Cty 79.11514146010241654.101.340
2009AFA-Brevard County 33.06512103622162.181.151
2009AA-Huntsville 27.08801303433267.672.185
2010AFA-Brevard County Manat 10.0800001147105.401.700
2010AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat 8.050000014300.000.375
2010AA-Huntsville Stars 14.0110011315281.290.714
2011AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers 24.016302332418277.121.875
2011AA-Northwest Arkansas N 31.09801302022324.361.742
2012AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers 58.037005426125524.971.328
2012AA-Northwest Arkansas N 1.11000013100.000.909
2013AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays 5.03000002010.000.200
2013AAA-Buffalo Bisons 27.125001072813221.661.292
2014AAA-Nashville Sounds 41.230004154518331.531.238
2019AAA-San Antonio Missions 4.140000050915.372.195
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/205
Birthdate:
9/21/1987
Age:
33
Hometown:
South Boston, VA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Chicago Cubs
College:

MLB Experience:
11