player photo

41 Joe Biagini RP

Chicago Cubs

Fantasy Stats
ROST%START%
0%0%
Key Stats
IPWLSVERAKSBB
3100021

Player Updates

October 18, 2021 05:04 PM
Cubs' Joe Biagini: Returns to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini was returned to Triple-A Iowa on Monday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Biagini spent most of the 2021 campaign in the minors, but his contract was selected during the final weekend of the season. He made a relief appearance against the Cardinals during the season finale and allowed two hits and a walk while striking out two in three scoreless innings, but he'll be removed from the 40-man roster heading into the offseason.

October 4, 2021 12:36 PM
Cubs' Joe Biagini: Earns win in finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini (1-0) pitched three scoreless innings of relief to earn the win Sunday against the Cardinals. He allowed two hits and a walk while striking out two.

Biagini had his contract selected from Triple-A Iowa on Saturday, and this was his first game in the majors this season, so he'll finish the year with a perfect 1-0 record and 0.00 ERA. The 31-year-old also posted a 5.50 ERA and 1.56 WHIP across 91.2 innings for Iowa this season. Biagini figures to provide organizational depth for the Cubs or a different club in 2022, and he likely won't be on the fantasy radar.

October 2, 2021 06:16 PM
Cubs' Joe Biagini: Contract selected by Cubs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini's contract was selected from Triple-A Iowa on Saturday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Biagini joined the Cubs on a minor-league deal in February and has spent the entire 2021 campaign in Iowa. He recorded a 5.50 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in 91.2 innings across 22 appearances (19 starts) and will be available out of the bullpen for the final two games of the regular season.

February 4, 2021 10:08 AM
Cubs' Joe Biagini: Lands MiLB deal with Cubs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini signed a minor-league contract with the Cubs on Dec. 17, Chris Hilburn-Trenkle of Baseball America reports.

Biagini will try his luck in a new organization after he elected free agency this offseason when Houston outrighted him off its 40-man roster. During the abbreviated 2020 campaign, Biagini missed time with a sore shoulder and wasn't effective when healthy, giving up 10 runs on 10 hits and four walks over 4.1 innings. Given that he has 221 MLB appearances on his resume, Biagini's minor-league deal will likely include an invitation to big-league spring training, so he should have the opportunity to compete for a spot in Chicago's Opening Day bullpen.

October 9, 2020 05:44 PM
Joe Biagini: Elects free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini elected free agency rather than accept an outright assignment to the minors Friday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

Biagini's tenure with the Astros was a disaster. Since joining the team at the trade deadline in 2019, he's posted a 10.42 ERA and 2.32 WHIP over 19 innings. As a 30-year-old with a 5.59 ERA over his last four seasons, he's unlikely to be a hot commodity as a free agent.

October 7, 2020 12:00 PM
Astros' Joe Biagini: Clears waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Astros outrighted Biagini to Triple-A Round Rock on Wednesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Biagini went unclaimed off waivers after the Astros designated him for assignment last week ahead of their wild-card series with the Twins. The right-handed reliever will have the option of declining the outright assignment, which would allow him to hit free agency before the postseason concludes.

September 29, 2020 01:20 PM
Astros' Joe Biagini: Loses 40-man spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Astros designated Biagini for assignment Tuesday.

The transaction clears a spot on the Astros' 40-man roster and postseason roster for outfielder Chas McCormick. Biagini was roughed up in his four appearances out of the Houston bullpen during the regular season, giving up 10 runs on 10 hits and four walks in 4.1 innings.

September 4, 2020 03:08 PM
Astros' Joe Biagini: Optioned off roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini was optioned to the Astros' alternate training site Friday, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

Biagini has endured quite a rough time on the mound this season, allowed 10 runs in just 4.1 innings of work. Chris Devenski (arm) was activated from the injured list in a corresponding move.

August 15, 2020 10:48 PM
Astros' Joe Biagini: Activated from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini (shoulder) was activated from the injured list Saturday and Brandon Bailey was optioned to the Astros' alternate training site in a corresponding move, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Biagini made just one appearance out of the bullpen before being sent to the injured list, allowing a run on two hits while striking out a batter in two-thirds of an inning. He is expected to be used in low-leverage situations upon his return to the bullpen.

July 28, 2020 05:56 PM
Astros' Joe Biagini: Out with sore shoulder
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini hit the injured list with shoulder soreness Tuesday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

Biagini allowed a run on two hits while recording just two outs in his lone appearance of the season Sunday against Seattle. It's not yet clear when he's expected to return. Andre Scrubb was called up to take his place in the bullpen.

July 2, 2020 08:48 AM
Astros' Joe Biagini: Considered lock for 'pen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini is expected to claim one of the bullpen spots to start the season, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Biagini was on the bubble during spring training, but the expansion of rosters to 30 players creates space for the 30-year-old right-hander. Whether he survives the cuts when rosters shrink to 28 then 26 is uncertain. Houston has a few arms competing for the No. 5 starter, and the pitchers that don't claim that job could move to the bullpen, eventually pushing Biagini out of a spot.

April 6, 2020 12:00 AM
Astros' Joe Biagini: Not assured of roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini was still in the mix for one of the final two bullpen spots when spring training was halted, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Biagini is one of four candidates for two relief spots. After being acquired from the Blue Jays at the trade deadline in 2019, the right-hander was lit up for a 7.36 ERA, gave up six home runs in 14.2 innings, and was left off the playoff roster.

December 2, 2019 10:00 PM
Astros' Joe Biagini: Re-ups with Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini signed a one-year contract with the Astros on Monday, avoiding arbitration, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Biagini posted a 4.59 ERA and 1.50 WHIP with a 60:26 K:BB over 64.2 innings in 2019. He's expected to slot in near the middle of Houston's bullpen heading into the 2020 campaign.

October 3, 2019 03:20 PM
Astros' Joe Biagini: Not on ALDS roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini won't be on the Astros' ALDS roster, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Biagini recorded an unremarkable 4.59 ERA in 64.2 innings with the Blue Jays and Astros this season. He'll continue throwing throughout the ALDS and could be a factor in the ALCS, should Houston advance.

August 31, 2019 01:08 PM
Astros' Joe Biagini: Nabs hold Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini allowed one hit and struck out one over two scoreless innings, picking up a hold in a 7-4 win over the Blue Jays on Friday.

Biagini, a former Blue Jay, has been slow to adjust to the Astros' analytically advanced system since he was acquired at the trade deadline. Prior to Friday's appearance, he allowed 14 hits and walked five over 8.2 innings. Since his arrival, the Astros have asked him to eschew his sinker-driven pitching plan for one that throws more four-seam fastballs and his high-spin-rate curve, according to Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle. "I feel like there is some definite reason to use it more than I have been," Biagini said. "Especially trying to throw it hard and kind of trust the pitch instead of just trying to place it different places like I had been doing more of earlier this season. I think that could be good because I think it adds a wrinkle to what I could offer."

August 22, 2019 01:20 PM
Astros' Joe Biagini: Recalled from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock prior to Thursday's game against the Tigers, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Ryan Pressly (arthroscopic knee surgery) was placed on the 10-day injured list, so Houston summoned Biagini to take the vacant spot in the bullpen. He has a 3.63 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 55 strikeouts in 57 MLB innings this season.

August 14, 2019 12:08 AM
Astros' Joe Biagini: Heading to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock following Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the White Sox, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Biagini allowed one run over three inning during the nightcap after scheduled starter Gerrit Cole (hamstring) was scratched, and he'll move to the minors in favor of a fresh arm. The 29-year-old has a 2.64 ERA and 1.47 WHIP over 17 innings since the All-Star break, so he figures to make a fairly quick return to the majors.

July 31, 2019 09:20 PM
Astros' Joe Biagini: Sent to Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini was traded from Toronto to Houston for an undisclosed return on Wednesday, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.

After struggling for two straight seasons, Biagini owns a solid 3.86 ERA in 49 innings this season, striking out a career-best 23.4 percent of opposing batters. He isn't likely to get close to the conversation for saves in Houston but will still be a valuable bullpen arm.

July 22, 2019 10:52 AM
Blue Jays' Joe Biagini: Rolling since All-Star break
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini struck out three batters over 1.2 perfect innings of relief in Sunday's extra-inning loss to the Tigers.

The right-hander hasn't given up a run in four appearances since the All-Star break, posting a 6:1 K:BB in four innings during that stretch. On the season, Biagini has a 3.68 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 44:15 K:BB through 44 frames, adding three wins, a save and a career-high 11 holds to his ledger.

June 13, 2019 04:48 PM
Blue Jays' Joe Biagini: Shaky in first appearance as closer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini allowed two earned runs on one hit and two walks across one-third of an inning in a win against the Orioles on Wednesday.

Biagini was named the interim closer with Ken Giles (elbow) on the injured list. However, his stint got off to a shaky start, as he issued a pair of walks and surrendered a double after coming in with two on in the eighth. Daniel Hudson was ultimately able to successfully navigate the Blue Jays out of the jam with a win, adding murkiness to the short-term save picture in Toronto.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultWLSIPHERBBKS
10/03@ STLW 3-213.02012
Fantasy Points By Week
0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2021CHC100.001000003.02000112
2020HOU0020.774000004.31010101044
2019HOU324.59630001364.77135331412660
2018TOR476.00504000072.09650481462453
2017TOR3135.3444180013119.712578711524297
2016TOR433.06600001367.7692823351962
Total15255.030220039331.03732011854715116278
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2021CHC0160.2000000.2001.0001312.00
2020HOU0541.2000001.4353.2312729.08
2019HOU371521.4000003.2811.50028113.64
2018TOR081681.2000108.3231.66732815.75
2017TOR0160911.8000006.2651.39551712.71
2016TOR180601.3000203.2591.30029512.37
Total43982811.403983021.2831.477146113.70
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2012ASX-Salem-Keizer Volcano 59.0141202406318544.271.220
2012AFX-Augusta Greenjackets 34.09900403629367.411.912
2013AFX-Augusta Greenjackets 96.22020076079421025.051.497
2014AFA-San Jose Giants128.0232301090103461334.011.398
2015AA-Richmond Flying Squi130.123220107084341122.421.122
2017AAA-Buffalo Bisons 17.1440110146133.161.111
2018AAA-Buffalo Bisons 21.2440030138194.671.274
2019AAA-Round Rock Express 1.220000033337.505.000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/235
Birthdate:
05/29/1990
Age:
31
Hometown:
Redwood City, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Chicago Cubs
College:

MLB Experience:
4