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February 29, 2020 10:12 AM
Twins' Homer Bailey: Sharp in Twins debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bailey threw two scoreless innings with two strikeouts in his first spring training outing in Friday's loss to Boston. "You look at what he did at the end of the season with Oakland, and talking with him - I don't want to give into all the secrets, so to speak, but I really think he's figured some things out," Twins pitching coach West Johnson told The Athletic.

Bailey turned his season around last year after joining Oakland from Kansas City and had a 4.30 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with a 68:15 K:BB over 73.1 frames. His strikeout rate improve to 21.4 percent from 15.2 percent in 2018, a jump which went hand-in-hand with a career-high usage rate on his splitter. Bailey used his split-fingered fastball more with Oakland and the Twins are encouraging him to focus on his new approach. Bailey will begin the season as the No. 4 starter in the rotation with Michael Pineda suspended until May and Rich Hill out until midseason as he recovers from elbow surgery.

December 31, 2019 09:32 PM
Twins' Homer Bailey: Lands in Minnesota
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bailey signed a one-year, major-league deal with the Twins on Tuesday.

Bailey will receive $7 million on a one-year deal, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. The 33-year-old rebounded from a four-season stretch in which he struggled to a 6.25 ERA to post a passable 4.57 ERA in 31 starts for the Royals and Athletics last season. His 21.4 percent strikeout rate was slightly worse than league average, while his 7.6 percent walk rate was slightly better. He's not much more than a back-end starter at this point in his career, and he may not even be that if he slides back to his previous form, but the Twins have a need for an innings eater, especially with fellow new signing Rich Hill (elbow) not expected to pitch until June or July.

October 2, 2019 01:20 PM
Athletics' Homer Bailey: Excluded from wild-card roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bailey is not on the roster for Wednesday's American League Wild Card Game against the Rays, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

The right-hander has recorded an ERA of 2.28 with a 1.01 WHIP in four starts in September, but will not be available for Wednesday's contest against the lefty-heavy Rays lineup. Sean Manaea will receive the start with Mike Fiers available if necessary. Should the Athletics advance, Bailey should earn a spot on the roster for the American League Division Series.

September 25, 2019 01:16 PM
Athletics' Homer Bailey: Falls to 13-9
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bailey (13-9) took the loss against the Angels on Tuesday, giving up three earned runs on eight hits over five innings, striking out three and walking none as Oakland fell 3-2.

The veteran blanked the Angels through the first four innings but got tagged for three earned in the fifth, which was enough to ultimately saddle him with his ninth loss of the season, with his offense only giving him two runs of support. Still, this continued a nice recent run for Bailey, who has now reached the five-inning threshold without giving up more than three runs in eight straight starts since a seven-run blowup against the Cubs on Aug. 7. For the season, he has a 4.57 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 149:53 K:BB over 163.1 innings.

September 19, 2019 04:40 PM
Athletics' Homer Bailey: Whiffs 11 in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bailey did not factor into the decision during Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Royals, tossing seven scoreless innings with 11 strikeouts while allowing just three hits and a walk.

During what turned into a pitching duel with Danny Duffy, Bailey recorded a season-high 11 strikeouts, holding the Royals hitless until Alex Gordon singled in the fifth. The right-handed displayed excellent command this time around and will take a 4.55 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 146:53 K:BB into his next start against the Braves on Tuesday.

September 13, 2019 01:32 AM
Athletics' Homer Bailey: Wins fourth straight decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bailey (13-8) earned the win over Houston on Thursday, pitching 5.1 innings and allowing one run on three hits and three walks while striking out four.

Bailey was far from efficient in the outing, tossing 96 pitches and issuing first-pitch strikes to only 10 of 22 batters, but he worked around three walks to pick up a key victory in Oakland's quest to earn a wild-card spot. The 33-year-old has been a steady presence in the rotation since coming over in a trade with Kansas City in mid-July, posting a 6-2 record along with a 4.70 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 54:14 K:BB in 11 starts with the Athletics. Bailey's next outing will be at home against Kansas City on Wednesday.

September 7, 2019 05:28 PM
Athletics' Homer Bailey: Settles for no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bailey allowed two runs on five hits and a walk over 6.1 innings Friday, striking out three in a no-decision against the Tigers.

Bailey was cruising until a two-run homer from Christin Stewart in the seventh inning chased the right-hander from the game. The Tigers managed another pair of runs against the bullpen in the eighth, taking Bailey out of the running for a win. He owns a 4.87 ERA and 1.135 WHIP in 146 innings between the Athletics and Royals this season. His record remains 12-8 entering his next scheduled start, set for Thursday in Houston.

August 31, 2019 08:44 PM
Athletics' Homer Bailey: Fans nine in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bailey allowed two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out nine over 5.2 innings in a no-decision against the Yankees on Saturday.

Bailey didn't make many mistakes, but Gary Sanchez made him pay for the ones he did make, launching solo homers in the second and fifth innings. The veteran entered this game with a 5.52 ERA for Oakland, but with a 1.93 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 18:1 K:BB in his prior three starts. The small sample certainly doesn't override the larger body of statistical evidence, but Bailey is at least in the mix as a desperation option with a home matchup against Detroit on tap for next week.

August 27, 2019 01:56 PM
Athletics' Homer Bailey: Delivers quality start in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bailey (12-8) gave up three runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out three through six innings to earn the win over the Royals on Monday.

Bailey overcame extremely humid conditions to deliver a quality start and was the beneficiary of an offensive explosion from the Athletics. The right-hander has a 4.02 ERA in five August starts and has pitched much better than his overall numbers recently. Bailey has a 5.04 ERA and 119 strikeouts this season. Bailey is scheduled to make his next start Saturday at Yankee Stadium.

August 21, 2019 04:20 PM
Athletics' Homer Bailey: Bags 11th win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bailey (11-8) got the win against the Yankees on Tuesday, giving up one earned run on seven hits over 5.2 innings, striking out eight and walking none in a 6-2 victory for the Athletics.

After tossing seven scoreless innings against the Giants in his last start, Bailey followed it up with another gem against a tough Yankees lineup, picking up his 11th win of the season. He got blown up for seven earned against the Cubs on Aug. 7, but Bailey has been on a nice run lately aside from that outing, as his other four appearances since July 27 have all been quality starts. Overall, Bailey has a 5.06 ERA and 1.39 WHIP across 128 innings.

August 15, 2019 12:24 PM
Athletics' Homer Bailey: Blanks Giants for 10th win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bailey (10-8) picked up the win Wednesday, giving up two hits and a walk over seven scoreless innings while striking out seven in a 9-5 victory over the Giants.

The Oakland bullpen made the game interesting after he left, but Bailey dominated the San Francisco lineup for seven frames, tossing 66 of 91 pitches for strikes while not allowing a baserunner past second base. The right-hander will take a 5.22 ERA and 108:47 K:BB through 122.1 innings into his next start Tuesday, at home against the Yankees.

August 7, 2019 07:48 PM
Athletics' Homer Bailey: Thumped by Cubs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bailey (9-8) took the loss Wednesday as the A's were routed 10-1 by the Cubs, surrendering seven runs on six hits and a walk over 4.2 innings. He failed to strike out a batter.

The right-hander kept Chicago off the board through three innings, but then the floodgates opened. Bailey threw 46 of 73 pitches for strikes before being chased, and he'll carry a 5.54 ERA and 101:46 K:BB through 115.1 innings into his next start Aug. 14 in San Francisco.

August 2, 2019 01:56 AM
Athletics' Homer Bailey: Quality start against Brewers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bailey threw six innings in a no-decision against the Brewers on Thursday, giving up two earned runs on five hits, striking out five and walking three in a 5-3 win for the Athletics.

It was the second straight quality start for Bailey, as he's bounced back nicely since getting shelled for nine earned by the Astros on July 22. The veteran now sports a 5.20 ERA, a 1.45 WHIP and a 101:45 K:BB over 110.2 innings on the season.

August 1, 2019 11:04 AM
Athletics' Homer Bailey: Starting series finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bailey will start Thursday's game against the Brewers.

Though rotation mate Daniel Mengden entered the week ahead of Bailey in the pitching schedule, the Athletics appear set to skip Mengden's turn due to off days Monday and Friday. Bailey will thus return to the rubber Thursday on his normal four days' rest after a strong showing in his most recent outing with the Athletics last weekend versus Texas. He claimed his second win in three turns with Oakland after limiting the Rangers to three runs on seven hits and a walk over 6.2 innings.

July 28, 2019 12:20 AM
Athletics' Homer Bailey: Earns win Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bailey (9-7) pitched 6.2 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out seven to earn the win Saturday against the Rangers.

Bailey cruised through the first six innings before getting into trouble in the seventh inning, which nearly cost the Athletics their lead. It was a strong bounce-back effort for Bailey, who was shelled for nine runs in his previous start. The 33-year-old has a 5.33 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in 104.2 innings this season. He'll be looking to reach double-digits in wins for the first time since 2013 when he takes on the Cardinals next Saturday.

July 22, 2019 11:32 PM
Athletics' Homer Bailey: Drilled for nine runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bailey (8-7) yielded nine runs on eight hits and three walks in two innings Monday, striking out two and taking the loss to Houston.

After earning a win in his Oakland debut, Bailey completely unraveled against Houston's lethal offense. He coughed up four runs in the second inning, including a solo homer from Yordan Alvarez. He then allowed a two-run shot and three-run homer in the third frame without recording an out, sending him to the locker room early. His ERA ballooned up to 5.42 after the rough night. Bailey will get a slightly easier matchup at home Saturday against Texas.

July 18, 2019 01:40 PM
Athletics' Homer Bailey: Turns in strong start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bailey (8-6) allowed two earned runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out six across six innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Mariners.

Bailey turned in a strong start in his Athletics debut, allowing no home runs while also surrendering no free passes. His only real trouble came in a second inning when he allowed both of his earned runs, though he conceded only two hits in his remaining four innings of work. Bailey generated 24 combined swinging and called strikes, a strong tally for 87 total pitches. He'll look to build on this strong debut in his next start, currently scheduled for Tuesday at Houston.

July 15, 2019 12:12 PM
Athletics' Homer Bailey: Debuting for new team Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bailey is scheduled to make his Athletics debut Wednesday against the Mariners in Oakland, Martin Gallegos of reports.

Since Bailey has yet to pitch in the second half, he'll be sufficiently rested and shouldn't face any restrictions while stepping in as Oakland's new fifth starter during the upcoming week. Prior to getting shipped out of Kansas City on Sunday, Bailey was at least an acceptable innings eater for the Royals, netting a 4.80 ERA (4.62 xFIP) and 11.0 K-BB% across 18 starts. Bailey should have some staying power in an Oakland rotation that has been churning the Nos. 4 and 5 spots for a good portion of the campaign.

July 14, 2019 04:12 PM
Athletics' Homer Bailey: Dealt to Oakland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Athletics acquired Bailey from the Royals on Sunday, Jeff Passan of reports.

The Royals' return in the deal isn't known, but Oakland likely isn't sending back anything substantial while it pays the approximately $250,000 in salary Bailey is owed for the remainder of 2019. News of the trade surfaced shortly after Bailey was a surprise scratch ahead of his scheduled start for Kansas City in Sunday's game against the Tigers. The Athletics have yet to name a fifth starter coming out of the All-Star break, so Bailey could be plugged into the rotation right away and debut for the club Tuesday against Seattle. Over 18 starts this season spanning 90 innings, Bailey has posted a 4.80 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 81:38 K:BB.

July 14, 2019 04:12 PM
Royals' Homer Bailey: Late scratch from start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bailey was a late scratch ahead of his scheduled start Sunday against the Tigers due to an undisclosed reason, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

The Royals announced Bailey's scratch just over a half hour before game time. Expect the team to provide further clarity on the rationale behind the decision later Sunday. Long reliever Brian Flynn will start in Bailey's stead in what likely amounts to a bullpen game for Kansas City.

Situational Stats
vs Tampa Bay 1.001 36.00040
vs LHB 89.100 4.2302782
vs RHB 74.000 4.9902667
Last 7 Games
Fantasy Points by Week
Pitching Stats
2007CIN42 5.76990000 45.1433229332828
2008CIN06 7.93880000 36.1593632801718
2009CIN85 4.5320200000 113.111561571235286
2010CIN43 4.4619191100 109.0109555411340100
2011CIN97 4.4322220000 132.0136686518533106
2012CIN1310 3.6833332100 208.0206978526852168
2013CIN1112 3.4932322100 209.01818581201054199
2014CIN95 3.7123231100 145.2134606016745124
2015CIN01 5.56220000 11.116773043
2016CIN23 6.65660000 23.035191722727
2017CIN69 6.4318180000 91.011267651184267
2018CIN114 6.0920201000 106.114182722323375
2019KC-OAK139 4.5731310000 163.1162848321453149
2020MIN00 ---0000000.00000000
Total 8086 4.5724324374001393.21449753707174554601150
Batting Stats
2007CIN91133020500 .273 .364 .273
2008CIN81001000500 .100 .200 .100
2009CIN2238030201700 .079 .079 .079
2010CIN1933170221500 .257 .212 .212
2011CIN23397110211100 .300 .333 .282
2012CIN3470180512900 .127 .129 .114
2013CIN3258390131800 .210 .172 .155
2014CIN2341360321800 .186 .146 .146
2015CIN2400000100 .000 .000 .000
2016CIN61001001100 .182 .100 .100
2017CIN1828470001100 .250 .321 .250
2018CIN2026030011300 .148 .115 .115
2019KC-OAK31502010100 .400 .400 .400
Total 24737322610181114500 .190 .185 .164
Fielding Stats
2007CINP9973310 .857
2008CINP8862310 .833
2009CINP202026131120 .923
2010CINP19192215611 .955
2011CINP222226141111 .962
2012CINP333343142630 .930
2013CINP323247202612 .979
2017CINP18182071210 .950
Total  243243283126146116 .961
More Pitching Stats
2007CIN15053 1.0690111 .257205 14.7 .3950
2008CIN14145 0.9881014 .378180 18.8 .5900
2009CIN1114126 0.96105106 .266496 13.5 .3950
2010CIN6106107 1.06106113 .260465 12.6 .4150
2011CIN2131150 0.9192104 .264561 11.9 .4160
2012CIN3224216 1.10167003 .256874 11.5 .4120
2013CIN2212193 1.19143125 .234849 10.6 .3690
2014CIN1173121 1.5344215 .247604 11.5 .3920
2015CIN2199 2.4410000 .34051 15.9 .6170
2016CIN01921 0.9551001 .350111 17.2 .4200
2017CIN210784 1.3883204 .309420 16.0 .4850
2018CIN9122121 1.0472012 .313494 14.9 .5410
2019KC-OAK1166162 1.0953114 .256696 12.1 .4030
2020MIN000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
Total 3114841408 1.121063710842 .2686006 12.7 .4240
Postseason Pitching Stats
2010CIN00 0.00100000 2.02000002
2012CIN00 1.29110000 7.011101110
Total 00 1.00210000 9.031101112
Minor League Pitching Stats
2004 R-Reds01 4.3863000 12.114760039
2005 A-Dayton84 4.432821000103.28964515362125
2006 AA-Chattanooga71 1.591313000 68.0501312122877
2006 A-Sarasota35 3.311313000 70.2493526652279
2007 A-Sarasota01 10.1322000 8.015992057
2007AAA-Louisville63 3.071212000 67.1492923403259
2008AAA-Louisville47 4.771919000111.111862591034696
2009AAA-Louisville85 2.731414210 89.08733271042782
2010AFX-Dayton Dragons01 6.7511000 4.04330015
2010AAA-Louisville Bats20 2.3743000 19.0155501515
2011AAA-Louisville Bats21 3.0066000 30.034101010622
2015AAA-Louisville Bats01 4.7611000 5.25430123
2016AAA-Louisville Bats12 5.6377000 24.031171571919
2016AA-Pensacola Blue Wahoo01 2.2511000 4.06510123
2017AFX-Dayton Dragons10 0.0011000 6.01000106
2017AAA-Louisville Bats10 3.1811000 5.27221026
2017AA-Pensacola Blue Wahoo10 0.0011000 5.03000015

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Minnesota Twins

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