Wisler secured his first hold in a win over the Orioles on Sunday, firing a perfect seventh inning during which he recorded a strikeout.
Wisler got eight of an efficient 12 pitches into the strike zone during his Rays debut, which was a welcome change from the the struggles that had led to a 6.05 ERA across 19.1 innings with the Giants before Friday's trade. The veteran swingman sports the type of versatile profile that could make him a natural fit for a team that's known to be creative with how it deploys pitchers capable of working multiple innings.
Wisler was traded from the Giants to the Rays along with cash considerations Friday with Michael Plassmeyer heading the other way, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
The Rays have a well-earned reputation for getting the most out of previously mediocre pitchers, so there's certainly a possibility Wisler shows something new going forward. There's reason to believe he's far better than the 6.05 ERA he's produced in 21 relief appearances so far this season, as his excellent combination of a 31.7 percent strikeout rate and 7.3 percent walk rate should be enough to offset a very low 28.0 percent groundball rate. Even if the Rays do coax something new out of him, however, he's unlikely to get many (if any) save chances, limiting his fantasy appeal.
Wisler was designated for assignment by the Giants on Wednesday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Wisler had a somewhat rocky start to the season, as he forged a 1-2 record and recorded a 6.05 ERA in 19 innings across 21 relief appearances. He'll now be removed from the 40-man roster as part of a shuffle to make room for Sam Long and James Sherfy, whose contracts were selected Wednesday.
Wisler was reinstated from the bereavement list Thursday.
Wisler was away from the team for a few days, but will now return to the team's bullpen. He has a poor 6.75 ERA through 16 innings this season, but his 20:4 K:BB suggests better results could be on the way. Sam Selman was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento in the corresponding move.
Wisler was placed on the bereavement list Sunday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Wisler will step away from the team for a few days to attend funeral services for his grandmother, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. Sam Selman was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento in a corresponding move.
Wisler pitched a perfect eighth inning with one strikeout to earn a hold in Sunday's 4-1 win over Pittsburgh.
The right-hander has strung together 5.1 scoreless innings over his last four appearances. Wisler was inconsistent to start the year, which is reflected in his 6.28 ERA and 1.12 WHIP across 14.1 innings. He's also collected a 1-2 record, two holds and a blown save in 16 appearances, but his recent success could lead to more high-leverage assignments.
Wisler (1-2) pitched 1.2 perfect innings with one strikeout and was credited with the win in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader versus Colorado.
Wisler needed only 21 pitches in a solid outing. He had given up three runs over his last two appearances before turning in a clean performance Tuesday. The 28-year-old right-hander has an 8.44 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 13:4 K:BB across nine innings. He's picked up two holds and a blown save, but he's unlikely to work in too many high-leverage scenarios given his poor start to 2021.
Wisler pitched a scoreless seventh inning with one walk and one strikeout to earn a hold in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Marlins.
After a shaky start to the season, Wisler has strung together four scoreless outings. He's allowed just one hit and one walk with four strikeouts over his last 3.1 innings. The 28-year-old right-hander likely has some work to do if he's going to see high-leverage roles later in the year. He has a 9.00 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 0-2 record, two holds and a blown save in 10 appearances spanning seven innings.
Wisler pitched a perfect seventh inning with one strikeout and earned a hold in Monday's 2-0 win over the Phillies.
Wisler has had his share of struggles this season, as Monday's outing was the first time in eight appearances that he managed to pitch a full inning without allowing a baserunner. The 28-year-old is 0-2 with a 12.60 ERA, 1.80 WHIP and 7:3 K:BB across five innings this season.
Wisler (0-2) was tagged with the loss Friday against Miami after giving up a run and a walk while fanning one across 1.1 innings.
Wisler didn't have a problem retiring the three batters he faced in the seventh inning, but he walked Jesus Aguilar with one out before departing the game. Wandy Peralta would then give up a three-run homer to Starling Marte, meaning Aguilar's run went on Wisler's ledger. The right-hander continues to struggle in the first weeks of the season, giving up runs in four of his six outings and posting an inflated 17.18 ERA across 3.2 innings thus far.
Wisler (0-1) allowed two runs on one hit and a walk while lasting just a third of an inning as he was handed the loss in Tuesday's game against the Padres.
Wisler came on to begin the seventh and was unable to preserve a 1-1 tie. The 28-year-old got the first out before walking the next batter and then serving up a two-run homer to Victor Caratini before being yanked from the game. Wisler has had a nightmarish start to the season, allowing six runs in 1.2 innings en route to a 32.40 ERA.
Wisler allowed one run on two hits over two-thirds of an inning in Monday's 3-2 win over the Padres.
Wisler was charged with a blown save, as he was unable to protect a one-run lead in the sixth inning. Caleb Baragar relieved Wisler to finish the frame and earned the win after the Giants pulled ahead in the seventh. The 28-year-old Wisler has given up four earned runs in 1.1 innings spanning three appearances -- a brutal start to his first year as a Giant. Expect the right-hander to see lower-leverage assignments until he corrects course. He had a 1.07 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 25.1 innings with the Twins last year, but his 3.34 FIP suggests that he didn't pitch quite as well as those numbers would indicate.
Wisler agreed to a one-year, $1.15 million contract with the Giants on Tuesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Wisler was a surprise non-tender by the Twins last week. He threw 83 percent sliders last season with astonishing results, finishing with a 1.07 ERA, 3.35 FIP, 1.14 WHIP and 35:14 K:BB in 25.1 innings. Tyler Rogers is the only healthy Giants reliever who had any success in the late innings last season, so Wisler could find his way to high-leverage work, depending who else the Giants sign this offseason.
Wisler was non-tendered by the Twins on Wednesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
The move is a bit of a surprise, as the right-hander had an impressive 2020 campaign with a 1.07 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 35:14 K:BB over 25.1 innings. Wisler enters free agency coming off the best season of his career.
Wisler threw two scoreless, hitless innings as the opener in Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader between the Twins and Tigers. He allowed one walk and struck out three.
Make it five straight scoreless appearances for Wisler; he has a 0.93 WHIP and 13 strikeouts in that stretch (8.2 innings). The right-hander is putting together his best MLB season by a wide margin. The Twins have another doubleheader next week, so Wisler could get another opportunity to open before transitioning back to a traditional bullpen role.
Wisler will be the opener for the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Tigers, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports
Wisler has been a starter in the past, but he hasn't thrown more than 2.2 innings in any of his 10 appearances this season, so he's unlikely to pitch too deep into this contest. It's not yet clear who will follow him.
Wisler earned the save against the White Sox on Tuesday, pitching a perfect ninth inning and striking out a pair.
With usual closer Taylor Rogers one day removed from a 33-pitch outing and in the midst of a shaky four-game stretch, the Twins summoned Wisler from the bullpen to protect a one-run lead in the ninth inning. The right-hander was up to the task, throwing 11 of 14 pitches for strikes and setting the White Sox down in order. The save was the second of Wisler's career and his first since 2016. The 27-year-old is enjoying a resurgent season in Minnesota, posting a 1.08 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 21:10 K:BB over 16.2 innings. Rogers figures to continue as the team's closer, however, so Wisler's fantasy value will be minimal unless he begins receiving more high-leverage opportunities.
Wisler gave up one hit and walked three batters over 1.2 scoreless innings as the opener in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers. He struck out three.
The right-hander threw only 22 of 41 pitches for strikes before exiting the game, but despite putting runners in scoring position in both his frames, Wisler was able to emerge unscathed. He now sports a 1.15 ERA through 15.2 innings for the Twins, but his 19:10 K:BB highlights his control issues. With Michael Pineda (suspension) potentially joining the rotation next week, Wisler will likely return to the bullpen.
Friday's doubleheader against the Tigers was rained out, so Wisler may not work as an opener this weekend, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
The Twins can have Randy Dobnak start Saturday on extra rest while Kenta Maeda can start the second game on normal rest, so Wisler should return to a bullpen role in the short term.
Wisler will work as the opener for Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Tigers, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
The Twins were going to go with a bullpen game for one of the two games, and they are expecting the first game to be interrupted by weather, so Wisler will take the ball in Game 1 before potentially making way for Devin Smeltzer out of the bullpen.
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|2012||AFX-Fort Wayne Tincaps||114.0||24||23||1||5||4||0||113||28||95||2.53||1.079|
|2013||AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm||31.0||6||6||0||2||1||0||28||6||22||2.03||0.903|
|2013||AA-San Antonio Missions||105.0||20||20||0||8||5||0||103||27||85||3.00||1.067|
|2014||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||116.2||22||22||0||9||5||0||101||36||131||5.03||1.437|
|2014||AA-San Antonio Missions||30.0||6||6||0||1||0||0||35||6||26||2.10||1.067|