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79 Christian Bergman SP

Chicago Cubs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
0%0%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
14.00-105.7973
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018SEA015.7932000014.012994037

Player Updates

May 31, 2019 10:20 PM
Christian Bergman: Let go by Mariners
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bergman was released by the Mariners on Thursday, Triple-A Tacoma radio broadcaster Mike Curto reports.

Bergman struggled to a 9.57 ERA, 1.82 WHIP and 19:8 K:BB in 26.1 innings (six starts, two relief appearances) with Tacoma before being cut loose by the Mariners. The 31-year-old will look to latch on elsewhere as organizational pitching depth.

April 17, 2019 03:20 PM
Mariners' Christian Bergman: Returns to Seattle organization
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bergman agreed to a minor-league contract Wednesday with the Mariners and will report to Triple-A Tacoma, Tacoma radio broadcaster Mike Curto reports.

Bergman failed to win an Opening Day roster spot with the Cubs coming out of spring training and was granted his release in March. After taking some time to assess his options, Bergman will return to the organization where he spent the past two seasons. The right-hander logged three appearances with the big club in 2018 but saw the overwhelming share of his action at Tacoma, where he compiled a 5.08 ERA and 1.47 WHIP across 141.2 innings.

March 22, 2019 12:56 PM
Christian Bergman: Let go by Cubs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bergman was released by the Cubs on Friday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Bergman was reassigned to minor-league camp last Saturday after allowing five runs on seven hits over 4.2 spring innings. The 30-year-old gave up nine runs -- including four homers -- in three appearances (two starts) with the Mariners last season.

March 16, 2019 03:28 PM
Cubs' Christian Bergman: Banished to minor-league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cubs reassigned Bergman to their minor-league camp Saturday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Bergman had three appearances (two starts) with the Mariners in 2018, compiling a 5.79 ERA and 1.07 WHIP in 14 innings. He didn't fare much better during a more extended stint in the Pacific Coast League (5.08 ERA, 1.47 WHIP in 141.2 innings) and will be little more than organizational pitching depth in the high minors for the Cubs this season.

January 21, 2019 09:32 PM
Cubs' Christian Bergman: Latches on with Cubs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bergman signed a minor-league contract with Chicago including an invitiation to spring training, Mariners Minors reports.

Bergman was let go by the Mariners at the end of the 2018 campaign, so he'll aim for a better outcome with the Cubs. His time in the major leagues has been limited so far in his career, as he's posted a 5.59 ERA and 1.47 WHIP with 130 punchouts over 215.2 frames across stops in Colorado and Seattle.

September 1, 2018 11:37 PM
Mariners' Christian Bergman: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bergman was designated for assignment Saturday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

Bergman has been at Tacoma since mid-August and will remain there after being removed from the 40-man roster. The 30-year-old allowed nine runs -- including four home runs -- across 14 innings with the Mariners this season.

August 18, 2018 06:36 PM
Mariners' Christian Bergman: Sent back to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bergman was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday.

Bergman spent just three days on Seattle's roster, allowing four runs in 2.2 innings Friday against the Dodgers. Matt Festa was called up from Double-A Arkansas in a corresponding move.

August 15, 2018 10:04 PM
Mariners' Christian Bergman: Returns to big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bergman was recalled by the Mariners on Wednesday.

Bergman is up to take the roster spot which belonged to James Paxton, who hit the disabled list with a forearm contusion. It's unclear if he'll also be taking Paxton's spot in the rotation or if that job will go to Felix Hernandez. The fact that Bergman was called up five days before Paxton's next turn suggests that he'll likely up in a relief role, as it would be a waste of a roster spot to call up a starter just to have him sit on the bench for several days.

July 15, 2018 12:32 AM
Mariners' Christian Bergman: Sent down
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bergman was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

This only makes sense, as Bergman just pitched Friday and he wouldn't have been of any use to Seattle over the final two days of the first half. Bergman was knocked around in Friday's start, allowing five runs over 4.1 innings, and it's uncertain if he will get another opportunity to start immediately out of the break, though it's possible with James Paxton (back), Marco Gonzales (calf) and Felix Hernandez (back) all banged up.

July 15, 2018 12:20 PM
Mariners' Christian Bergman: Hit hard in Friday's spot start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bergman (0-1) allowed five earned runs on six hits and two walks over 4.1 innings in a loss to the Rockies on Friday.

Called up from Triple-A Tacoma earlier in the day, Bergman predictably scuffled in Coors Field's thin air, getting only 39 of 66 pitches into the strike zone and allowing home runs to Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story. The right-hander also failed to record a strikeout, and although he helped his own cause with an RBI single, it was a rocky night overall. With the All-Star break on the horizon and manager Scott Servais therefore afforded considerable flexibility with his short-handed starting rotation, Bergman appears destined to head back down to the Rainiers.

July 13, 2018 11:24 AM
Mariners' Christian Bergman: Making spot start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bergman will be recalled from Triple-A Tacoma to start Friday's series opener against the Rockies at Coors Field, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

The start will be the second of the season for Bergman at the big-league level, with the first having come back against the Rangers on May 16 when he tossed seven shutout innings. This latest opportunity comes as a result of Felix Hernandez's placement on the disabled list earlier in the week with a back injury. In 18 starts for the Rainiers this season, Bergman has compiled a 6-6 record, 4.78 ERA and 1.45 WHIP across 101.1 innings.

May 17, 2018 05:28 PM
Mariners' Christian Bergman: Sent back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bergman was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday.

Despite tossing seven scoreless innings in a spot start against the Rangers on Wednesday, Bergman will head back to Tacoma as the Mariners look to bring in a fresh bullpen arm (Ryan Cook). Given his strong performance Wednesday, Bergman should remain one of the team's top options when a starter is next needed.

May 17, 2018 01:00 PM
Mariners' Christian Bergman: Fires seven scoreless in season debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bergman pitched seven scoreless innings Wednesday, striking out five and allowing two hits in the loss to the Rangers. He did not factor into the decision.

Called up earlier in the day for a spot start, Bergman was fantastic, taking a perfect game through 4.2 innings and ultimately allowing just two baserunners in all. The 30-year-old hasn't had much success in the majors before and posted a 5.34 ERA with Triple-A Tacoma in 16 starts last season, so the dominant outing certainly comes as a welcome surprise. It's unclear if Bergman will remain with the big-league club going forward, but he may have done enough to earn a second start on the heels of Wednesday's performance.

May 16, 2018 02:08 PM
Mariners' Christian Bergman: Officially promoted ahead of start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bergman's contract was selected from Triple-A Tacoma ahead of his start Wednesday against the Rangers.

The 30-year-old has been unspectacular at best over parts of four seasons in the majors, posting a 5.58 ERA in 201.2 career innings. To be fair, three of those seasons did come in Colorado, but a 13.9 percent strikeout rate doesn't play well in any park. He's posted a solid 3.40 ERA in eight starts for Tacoma this season, so he could be interesting in a pitcher-friendly park against a sputtering Rangers lineup, but his track record leaves little reason to believe he'll be an effective option long term.

May 15, 2018 11:44 PM
Mariners' Christian Bergman: Will start Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bergman will make a spot start against the Rangers on Wednesday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

Friday's postponement and Saturday's subsequent doubleheader put the Mariners' starting rotation off rhythm, forcing the need for an additional starter. Bergman has a respectable 3.40 ERA and 1.44 WHIP with 41 strikeouts across 45 innings for Triple-A Tacoma in 2018, and also had an unimpressive stint in Seattle last season (5.00 ERA over 54 innings).

March 20, 2018 01:28 PM
Mariners' Christian Bergman: Takes second loss of spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bergman (0-2) allowed four runs (one earned) on seven hits and a walk over 4.1 innings in Monday's 8-4 Cactus League loss to the Angels. He struck out three.

Although his final line appeared shaky overall, Bergman's troubles were primarily limited to his final inning and were exacerbated by a pair of errors behind him. The right-hander was signed to a minor-league contract in January and has the ability to serve as a long reliever, or as a starter in a pinch. In a 13-appearance stint last season with the Mariners -- his first with the club -- he logged eight starts and generated a 5.00 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 33:15 K:BB over 54 innings.

January 11, 2018 10:52 AM
Mariners' Christian Bergman: Re-signs with Mariners
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bergman agreed to a minor-league contract with Seattle on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

Bergman appeared in 13 games, making eight starts for the Mariners last year, posting a 5.00 ERA and 1.41 WHIP with a 33:15 K:BB in 54 innings. The right-hander posted similar numbers in Triple-A Tacoma, which is where he is expected to begin this upcoming campaign.

September 1, 2017 05:44 PM
Mariners' Christian Bergman: Outrighted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bergman was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday.

The Mariners needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster with rosters expanding in September, and Bergman was the casualty. He has a 5.00 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 33 strikeouts in 54 innings in the big leagues this season.

August 29, 2017 12:28 PM
Mariners' Christian Bergman: Pitches to contact in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bergman gave up an earned run on five hits over two innings in Monday's 7-6 loss to the Orioles.

Just recalled earlier in the day from Triple-A Tacoma, Bergman immediately fulfilled the multi-inning role he was summoned for. The 29-year-old right-hander has had multiple stints with the big-league club this season, and given the uncertainty of the length of his stay, his fantasy value remains negligible for the moment.

August 28, 2017 01:56 PM
Mariners' Christian Bergman: Moves back up to Seattle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Mariners selected Bergman's contract from Triple-A Tacoma on Monday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

Bergman will rejoin the Mariners to provide the team with a long-relief option after Dan Altavilla, who was optioned to Tacoma in a corresponding move, tossed three innings in Sunday's loss to the Yankees. With a 4.91 ERA and 5.8 K/9 in 51.1 innings this season, Bergman won't warrant much consideration in most fantasy leagues, especially since he won't be guaranteed any starts in his latest stint with the big club.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 8.200 3.12037
vs RHB 5.100 10.13000
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
5/16TEX0007.02005
7/13@COL0104.16520
8/17LAD0002.24412
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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014COL35 5.9310100000 54.2753736911031
2015COL31 4.743040000 68.1823636801537
2016COL13 8.391510001 24.239242370622
2017SEA45 5.001380000 54.06131301231533
2018SEA01 5.79320000 14.012994037
Total 1115 5.5971250001 215.226913713440449130
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014COL101901000600 .053 .053 .053
2015COL301212001400 .231 .167 .167
2016COL15311000000 .333 .333 .333
2017SEA13100000000 .000 .000 .000
2018SEA3201010000 .500 .500 .500
Total 7137250111000 .158 .135 .135
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2014COLP10101156001.000
2015COLP30415510021.000
2016COLP151303001.000
2017SEAP1381037011.000
2018SEAP32211001.000
Total  7125411427031.000
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2014COL24983 0.6121100 .318249 14.2 .5550
2015COL17082 1.0022004 .306286 12.8 .4850
2016COL02230 0.8000000 .355119 16.4 .6361
2017SEA15167 0.9121000 .295230 13.2 .5020
2018SEA01817 1.1200000 .23157 9.6 .5190
Total 4210279 0.8564104 .308941 13.4 .5291
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2010R-Casper Ghosts14 6.00145000 48.0623932511137
2011ASX-Tri-City Dust Devils75 2.601515220 97.0833128441168
2012AFA-Modesto Nuts165 3.652727000162.2161736616337121
2013AA-Tulsa Drillers87 3.372727110171.0162766425523111
2014AAA-Colorado Springs Sky55 4.191515000 92.19648431121860
2014AA-Tulsa Drillers01 3.0022000 9.08331055
2015AAA-Albuquerque Isotopes00 0.0022000 5.02000026
2016AAA-Albuquerque Isotopes33 3.661010000 51.2522421821233
2017AAA-Tacoma Rainiers94 5.341616110 86.01025351721863
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/195
Birthdate:
5/4/1988
Age:
31
Hometown:
Glendale, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Chicago Cubs
College:

MLB Experience:
5