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21 Brandon Kintzler RP

Washington Nationals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
53%36%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
71.14-3293.033916
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2016MIN023.1554000172054.159221952835
2017WAS433.0372000293571.1662524531639

Player Updates

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Nationals' Brandon Kintzler: Two-year deal with Washington
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kintzler agreed to a two-year, $10 million contract with Washington, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

The contract also contains an unspecified club option that could make the contract worth $16 million, according to the report. Kintzler will return to the Nationals in a setup role working ahead of Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle as he did last season. Kintzler had 28 saves with the Twins before he was traded to the Nationals at the end of July. He had just one save in Washington and his return to the Nationals likely limits his fantasy value since he'll rarely be used to close games.

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Nationals' Brandon Kintzler: Earns rare save Sunday against Mets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kintzler worked around a pair of hits in a scoreless inning of work to earn his 29th save of the season Sunday against the Mets.

Kintzler, who was called upon with a one-run lead, put the winning run at first with one out. He buckled down to retire the next two men, ending the danger and closing out the win. Kintzler was called upon after Sean Doolittle labored in an appearance Saturday and could see another save opportunity or two as the club manages its bullpen arms over the season's final week.

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Nationals' Brandon Kintzler: Blows first save chance with new club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kintzler blew his first save Thursday against the Astros as he allowed two runs on three hits and a walk in the ninth inning.

Manager Dusty Baker has suggested that he would like to use Kintzler in save situations when Sean Doolittle is unavailable in part to help Kintzler reach the 30 save milestone. The spirit is admirable, but Kintzler was unable to capitalize on it Thursday night, as he turned a 3-1 lead into a 3-3 tie. The Nationals managed to come back and win in 11, and Kintzler still has a fine 2.25 ERA since the trade, so don't expect this rough outing to keep Baker away from using Kintzler in high-leverage situations.

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Nationals' Brandon Kintzler: May get some ninth-inning work for Nats
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kintzler may see a couple of save chances for Washington before the end of the season, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

Since the team revamped its bullpen at the trade deadline, Kintzler has been working the seventh inning ahead of Ryan Madson and closer Sean Doolittle. However, manager Dusty Baker suggested Friday that Kintzler would be his choice to close should Doolittle be unavailable at some point, as much due to a pending personal milestone for the former Twin as his performance. "When Doolittle is not available to close, I'd like to get Kintzler... two more saves for 30," Baker said. "So I plan on getting that before the year ends." Doolittle remains the primary target in Washington for fantasy GMs looking for saves, but Kintzler may not be completely out of the picture either.

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Nationals' Brandon Kintzler: Traded to Washington
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Twins traded Kintzler to the Nationals on Monday, The Washington Post reports. Minnesota will receive minor-league pitcher Tyler Watson in the deal, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

Despite a pedestrian strikeout rate, Kintzler has been steady as the Twins' closer for the better part of two seasons, converting 45 of 52 save opportunities during that time. While the Nationals have been desperate for back-end bullpen help for much of the season, their need was mitigated earlier in July with the acquisitions of Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson, who profile as more likely closing options. With Kintzler expected to step into a setup role for his new team, he'll lose nearly all of his fantasy appeal, as his poor ratios won't be able to offset the loss of save opportunities.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Chicago 1.210 0.00010
vs LHB 35.100 2.2901016
vs RHB 36.000 3.750623
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
9/24@NYM0011.02000
9/27@PHI0001.00001
9/28PIT0001.00000
9/30PIT0100.24410
10/6CHC0001.00001
10/9@CHC0101.10111
10/12CHC0001.01110
Two Week Schedule
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Fantasy Points by Week
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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2010MIL01 7.36700000 7.110662049
2011MIL11 3.68900000 14.2149630315
2012MIL30 3.781400000 16.2187710714
2013MIL33 2.697100004 77.0662623211658
2014MIL33 3.246400003 58.1622221801631
2015MIL01 6.43700000 7.012651057
2016MIN02 3.15540001720 54.159221952835
2017MIN-WAS43 3.03720002935 71.1662524531639
Total 1414 3.262980004662 306.230712311127675208
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2010MIL7000000000 --- --- ---
2011MIL9100000100 .000 .000 .000
2012MIL14000000000 --- --- ---
2013MIL71000000000 --- --- ---
2014MIL64000000000 --- --- ---
2015MIL7100000000 .000 .000 .000
2016MIN54000000000 --- --- ---
2017MIN-WAS72000000000 --- --- ---
Total 298200000100 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2010MILP70101001.000
2011MILP90303001.000
2012MILP140624001.000
2013MILP71015510021.000
2014MILP64022913011.000
2015MILP70413001.000
2016MINP54020515001.000
2017MIN-WASP72019514021.000
Total  2980902763051.000
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2010MIL191 12.0000001 .35733 17.2 .6070
2011MIL01910 2.0000010 .25061 10.4 .4460
2012MIL12013 1.6901101 .27772 13.5 .3850
2013MIL211351 2.4330001 .234305 9.7 .2914
2014MIL38545 2.0463001 .284239 12.0 .4503
2015MIL0111 13.0000001 .38736 21.9 .5480
2016MIN18436 2.5600100 .276224 11.4 .3973
2017MIN-WAS210262 1.7942001 .248288 10.7 .3426
Total 10443219 2.22136216 .2651258 11.4 .37916
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2017WAS01 5.40300000 3.11220122
Total 01 5.40300000 3.11220122
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2004 R-Padres32 2.38210006 34.03612900938
2004 A-Eugene00 0.0030003 3.03000004
2005 A-Fort Wayne12 3.09190000 23.12012822719
2005 A-Eugene00 0.0030000 3.13000001
2005 R-Padres20 4.0980001 11.0155520417
2007IND-Winnipeg52 4.07298001 77.1784335871341
2008IND-Winnipeg76 4.652019000112.11396858813673
2009AA-Huntsville12 4.6396000 35.041211851932
2010AAA-Nashville Sounds30 2.42220006 26.0197711621
2010AA-Huntsville Stars10 0.412000010 22.0112101123
2011AAA-Nashville Sounds00 0.0010000 1.00000002
2012AFA-Brevard County Manat01 3.0060000 6.07220039
2012AAA-Nashville Sounds01 1.5480000 11.282200211
2012AA-Huntsville Stars02 3.28310009 35.2351513121220
2015AAA-Colorado Springs Sky11 5.21170000 19.023131100414
2015R-Azl Brewers00 0.0031000 3.12000003
2016AAA-Rochester Red Wings41 3.52100000 15.1156601311
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/191
Birthdate:
8/1/1984
Age:
33
Hometown:
Las Vegas, NV
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Washington Nationals
College:

MLB Experience:
8