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47 Oliver Drake RP

Tampa Bay Rays

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
1%1%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
56.05-223.217019
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018MIN115.29440000147.2522928411751
2019TB523.21500002356.0362020911970

Player Updates

January 10, 2020 11:24 PM
Rays' Oliver Drake: Gets just over $1 million
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Drake agreed to a one-year, $1.025 million deal with the Rays on Friday, avoiding arbitration, freelance baseball writer Robert Murray reports.

This was Drake's first of three years as an arbitration-eligible player. He should occupy a mid-leverage role in a loaded Rays bullpen.

September 28, 2019 01:00 PM
Rays' Oliver Drake: Grabs fifth win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Drake (5-2) was credited with the win in a victory over the Blue Jays on Friday, allowing an earned run on a solo home run across two innings. He struck out four.

Drake made one mistake, which resulted in a two-run home run by Teoscar Hernandez, of which only one run was charged to Drake. Otherwise, the right-hander turned in yet another strong September effort, even as he saw a 10-appearance scoreless streak snapped. The 32-year-old has recorded multiple strikeouts in three of his last four outings and has five holds and two saves to go along with his two victories across his 14 trips to the mound during the month.

September 8, 2019 06:08 PM
Rays' Oliver Drake: Picks up second save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Drake struck out the side during a scoreless ninth inning to record his second save in a 5-3 victory over the Blue Jays on Saturday.

The 32-year-old's only other save this season came in July, so it's very random he just received his second save. It's not as if he's been pitching well lately to deserve a save opportunity, as he came into the night yielding three runs in his last three frames. Still, owners have to keep Drake on the radar for saves down the stretch, adding to the headache that is the Rays closer situation. Drake is 4-2 with a 3.89 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 53 strikeouts in 44 innings this season.

September 6, 2019 01:36 AM
Rays' Oliver Drake: Picks up fourth win in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Drake (4-2) earned the win Thursday against the Blue Jays, striking out three while allowing two runs on two hits across one inning.

Drake came into the seventh inning with a 4-2 lead. He allowed a single to Reese McGuire, followed by a two-run home run to Bo Bichette, which tied the game at 4-4. Luckily, Austin Meadows homered in the bottom of the frame, gifting Drake and the Rays with the win. Across 39 appearances, Drake owns a 3.98 ERA and 1.16 WHIP.

August 10, 2019 10:24 AM
Rays' Oliver Drake: Earns relief win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Drake (1-1) tossed a scoreless inning Friday, allowing a pair of hits and striking out two to earn the win in a 5-3 win over the Mariners.

Drake was the beneficiary of a three-run rally by the Rays in the ninth, which made him the pitcher of record. The right-hander has a 4.03 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 35 strikeouts in 29 innings this season, primarily working in low-leverage situations.

July 15, 2019 11:36 PM
Rays' Oliver Drake: Picks up first save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Drake struck out the only batter he faced to record the final out of the game, and his first save of the season, in Monday's 5-4 win over the Yankees.

Diego Castillo and Emilio Pagan both pitched earlier in the night, so after Travis d'Arnaud slugged a game-winning homer off Aroldis Chapman in the top of the ninth inning, Rays manager Kevin Cash had to get creative. Drake, who is on his seventh team in five major-league seasons, now has a 3.80 ERA and 27:9 K:BB through 21.1 innings with four holds in 20 appearances, and the journeyman isn't likely to suddenly become a big part of the closing committee for Tampa.

May 26, 2019 01:04 PM
Rays' Oliver Drake: Gets call to big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rays selected Drake's contract from Triple-A Durham on Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Tampa Bay optioned fellow reliever Casey Sadler to Triple-A to open up a spot in the bullpen for Drake, but the organization will still need to remove a player from the 40-man roster to facilitate the transaction. Drake has yet to appear in the big leagues this season but logged 44 appearances in 2018 between five different teams, accruing a 5.29 ERA and 1.45 WHIP over 47.2 innings.

January 24, 2019 03:32 PM
Rays' Oliver Drake: Outrighted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Drake was outrighted to Triple-A Durham on Thursday, Juan Toribio of The Athletic reports.

Drake opted to accept his assignment to Durham after passing through waivers untouched. The 32-year-old spent time with six organizations in 2018, posting a combined 5.29 ERA and 51:17 K:BB across 47.2 innings of relief. He'll compete for a spot in Tampa Bay's bullpen as a middle reliever.

January 19, 2019 10:04 AM
Rays' Oliver Drake: Designated for assignment yet again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Drake was designated for assignment by the Rays on Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

After spending time with six organizations over the last calendar year, Drake could be on the way to his third of 2019 just three weeks into the new year, assuming he gets claimed off waivers. Drake's recent history suggests that he's viewed as as asset with enough potential that some team will want him, but it's far from guaranteed that he'll remain with that team through the start of the season. The transaction makes room for the Rays to officially sign outfielder Avisail Garcia.

January 5, 2019 10:56 AM
Rays' Oliver Drake: Traded to Tampa Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Drake was sent from Toronto to Tampa Bay in exchange for cash considerations Friday, Juan Toribio of The Athletic reports.

Drake spent time with six organizations in 2018, pitching for the Brewers, Indians, Angels, Blue Jays and Twins before moving to Tampa and then back to Toronto already this offseason. Now back with the Rays, he's already onto his second organization of 2019 just four days into the year, putting him on pace for 182.5 teams. The fact that the Rays have already acquired him twice this offseason suggests that his nomadic lifestyle may be about to end, but even a 3.24 FIP last season didn't help him settle down, so it's too early to tell for sure.

December 30, 2018 05:48 PM
Blue Jays' Oliver Drake: Booted off 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Drake was designated for assignment by Toronto on Sunday.

Drake was claimed by the Blue Jays at the end of November, but he's already been kicked off the 40-man roster. It's unclear at this point where he'll begin the 2019 campaign, especially given his reputation as a journeyman.

November 26, 2018 06:44 PM
Blue Jays' Oliver Drake: Scooped up by Blue Jays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Drake was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays on Monday.

Drake will rejoin the Blue Jays -- one of five teams he pitched for in 2018 -- after being designated for assignment by Tampa Bay last week. The veteran reliever compiled a 5.29 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 51:17 K:BB across 47.2 big-league frames in 2018. It wouldn't be surprising if the Blue Jays attempted to pass him through waivers before the start of the 2019 campaign.

November 21, 2018 12:32 PM
Rays' Oliver Drake: DFA'd by Rays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Drake was designated for assignment by Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

Drake was claimed by the Rays at the start of November and has now spent time with six organizations in 2018. The 31-year-old totaled a 5.29 ERA and 1.45 WHIP across 47.2 major-league innings this past season.

November 1, 2018 04:40 PM
Rays' Oliver Drake: Scooped up by Rays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Drake was claimed off waivers by the Rays on Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Drake spent time with five different teams in 2018, posting a combined 5.29 ERA and 1.45 WHIP with 51 strikeouts in 47.2 innings. He finished the year with the Twins, where he notched a 2.21 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 9.7 K/9 across 20.1 innings. The right-hander should compete for a middle-relief role in spring training, assuming he isn't moved again this offseason.

August 3, 2018 05:05 PM
Twins' Oliver Drake: Claimed by Twins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Drake was claimed off waivers by Minnesota and will report to the big-league club prior to Saturday's game, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

Drake was designated for assignment by Toronto on Monday, which remarkably has been the fourth time he was DFA'd by an organization this season. The 31-year-old only appeared in two games for Toronto, allowing three earned runs across 1.2 innings of relief. Through 27.1 innings of work in 2018, he's logged a 7.57 ERA and 1.83 WHIP.

July 30, 2018 08:00 PM
Blue Jays' Oliver Drake: DFA'd by Toronto
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Drake was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Monday, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.

Drake will head to the waiver wire after struggling to a 7.57 ERA and 1.83 WHIP with 29 strikeouts through 27.1 innings this season. The Blue Jays are the fourth team Drake has been a part of in 2018.

July 27, 2018 09:00 PM
Blue Jays' Oliver Drake: Claimed by Blue Jays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Drake was claimed off waivers by Toronto on Thursday.

Drake was designated for assignment by the Angels earlier this week but is set to join his fourth organization in 2018 following this transaction. The right-hander will provide additional depth within the Blue Jays' system after accumulating a 7.01 ERA and 1.79 WHIP across 25.2 innings at the big-league level this season.

July 23, 2018 06:52 PM
Angels' Oliver Drake: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Drake was designated for assignment by the Angels on Monday.

This marks the third time Drake has been DFA'd by as many organizations since May 1 after previous stops with the Brewers and Indians. He will once again be subject to waivers after logging a 5.19 ERA with a 1.85 WHIP across 8.2 innings with the Angels.

July 6, 2018 10:12 PM
Angels' Oliver Drake: Headed to major leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Drake was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday.

Drake was sent down to the minors June 19 after clearing waivers, but he'll make a quick turnaround as he'll rejoin the big club for the Angels' upcoming series with the Dodgers. He's made 19 appearances in 2018, posting a disastrous 8.24 ERA and 1.98 WHIP with 23 strikeouts across 19.2 innings, so it appears unlikely that he'll be used in high-leverage situations.

June 19, 2018 04:24 PM
Angels' Oliver Drake: Outrighted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Drake cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday.

Drake owns a brutal 8.24 ERA across 19.2 big-league innings this season split between the Brewers, Indians and Angels. He'll continue to serve as organizational bullpen depth.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Houston 1.000 18.00021
vs LHB 30.100 0.300233
vs RHB 25.200 6.6601737
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
9/18@LAD0000.10001
9/20BOS0000.20001
9/21BOS0001.00010
9/23BOS0002.00002
9/24NYY0000.20001
9/25NYY0000.20022
9/27@TOR1002.01104
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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2012BAL00 ---0000000.00000000
2015BAL00 2.871300000 15.2167510917
2016BAL10 4.001400001 18.01111820721
2017BAL-MIL35 4.666400014 56.0633129602562
2018MIL-CLE-LAA-TOR-MIN11 5.294400001 47.2522928411751
2019TB52 3.215000023 56.0362020911970
2020TB00 ---0000000.00000000
Total 108 4.1918500039 193.1178989022277221
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015BAL13000000000 --- --- ---
2016BAL14100000100 .000 .000 .000
2017BAL-MIL64000000000 --- --- ---
2018MIL-CLE-LAA-TOR-MIN44000000000 --- --- ---
2019TB501010100001.0001.0001.000
Total 185201010100 .500 .500 .500
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2015BALP130413001.000
2016BALP140523001.000
2017BAL-MILP64015105001.000
2018MIL-CLE-LAA-TOR-MINP4401165001.000
2019TBP500862001.000
Total  1850432518001.000
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2012BAL000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
2015BAL01416 0.8800003 .26272 14.4 .3610
2016BAL02114 1.5000001 .16774 9.0 .3481
2017BAL-MIL25843 1.4211013 .283251 14.1 .4533
2018MIL-CLE-LAA-TOR-MIN15038 1.4221005 .274209 13.2 .4211
2019TB15736 1.6413001 .181219 9.0 .3571
2020TB000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
Total 4200147 1.42450113 .241825 12.0 .4026
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2019TB00 6.00200000 3.03220014
Total 00 6.00200000 3.03220014
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2008 R-Bluefield10 0.7770000 11.272110211
2008 A-Aberdeen00 0.8750001 10.193101113
2009AFX-Delmarva89 4.362524000130.013872636442104
2010AFA-Frederick Keys66 4.362421000128.0135706219637100
2011AFA-Frederick Keys83 2.161413210 96.0782723141880
2011AAA-Norfolk Tides00 0.0010000 2.01000012
2011AA-Bowie Baysox35 5.201212200 64.0773937842447
2012AA-Bowie Baysox11 1.5033000 18.084311415
2013AA-Bowie Baysox30 1.74190008 31.01986111338
2014AA-Bowie Baysox24 3.085000031 52.2411918201771
2015AAA-Norfolk Tides12 0.824200023 44.02344101666
2016AAA-Norfolk Tides14 2.724710010 56.1442017512579
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/215
Birthdate:
1/13/1987
Age:
33
Hometown:
Worcester, MA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Tampa Bay Rays
College:
Navy
MLB Experience:
5