Daniel Bard Colorado Rockies

Age: 37 (June 25, 1985) | 6' 4" | 215lbs. | Throws: Right Minors: p-26
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
STL A+ 2016 1 2 0 0 8 0 3.0 3 0 13 1 24.00 5.33 3.17 39.0 3.0 .287 n/a
STL AA 2017 0 1 0 0 10 0 8.2 6 0 19 7 10.38 2.88 1.79 19.7 7.3 .256 n/a
COL NL 2020 4 2 6 2 23 0 24.1 22 2 10 27 3.70 1.32 1.23 3.7 10.0 .325 48/17/35 23 14
COL NL 2021 7 8 20 4 67 0 65.2 69 8 36 80 5.21 1.60 1.51 4.9 11.0 .367 42/26/31 10 6
COL NL 2022 3 3 24 0 41 0 41.2 25 3 20 46 2.16 1.08 0.95 4.3 9.9 .235 50/16/34 23 13
Career 7yrs 22 30 54 6 293 10 339.2 268 33 165 342 3.79 1.27 1.18 4.4 9.1 .276 n/a
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Making his case.

Daniel Bard (P) COL - Jun. 24

Bard threw 1.1 perfect innings to earn the save in Friday's 1-0 win over the Twins.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Bard inherited a two-on, two-out situation in the eighth inning and got Max Kepler to ground out before retiring the side in the ninth. This was Bard's 15th save of the season and his fourth during a 9.1-inning scoreless streak in his last nine appearances. It's been 15.1 innings since he last allowed an earned run, which has helped him post a 1.88 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 35:13 K:BB across 28.2 innings overall as the Rockies' main closer.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 25

NL pitchers who don't quite make it onto Jim Bowden's All-Star ballot at The Athletic:

Just missed: Julio Urías, Tyler Anderson, Carlos Rodón, Adam Wainwright, Edwin Díaz, David Robertson, Daniel Bard

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 8

Can't be good, whatever the explanation.

Colorado Rockies – Alex Colome made things interesting in the 9th inning yesterday but ultimately was able to lock down his second save.  Daniel Bard was unavailable yesterday, but it wasn’t due to usage since he hasn’t pitched since Tuesday.  We will keep an eye on this and see if Bard will miss additional time.

Hierarchy remains: Bard | Colome | Estevez.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 24

Today the Monkey says:

Colorado Rockies – Daniel Bard bounced back from Monday’s blown save by closing out Tuesday’s win. Bard continues to look like the guy to own in Colorado. Carlos Estevez pitched the eighth on Tuesday, as Alex Colome got the day off after throwing 49 pitches over the past three games.

Hierarchy remains: *Bard | Colome | Estevez.
* = closer-by-committee

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 13

Monkey says:

Daniel Bard  looks like the Man to own in Colorado

April 10, 2022

Colorado Rockies – Daniel Bard struck out the side in a perfect 9th inning to record the Rockies’ first save of the season.  Alex Colome struggled in the 8th inning ahead of Bard and manager Bud Black acknowledged he would prefer Colome to pitch at a faster pace.  Bard moves to the head of the committee and at least one beat writer thinks Bard will be the closer going forward.  We are a little skeptical given Bard’s struggles in the role last year, but if he can convert a couple more saves early in the season, he will kick the asterisk.

Updated hierarchy: *Bard | Colome | Estevez
*= closer-by-committee

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 10

Wonder what the Monkey says this morning.  

joel schreier jschri
Apr 10

Today at Rotowire:

Likely to begin year in committee
March 31, 2022
Bard will likely be part of a three-man closing committee to begin the regular season, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Bard avoided arbitration with the Rockies in late November by agreeing to a one-year, $4.4 million deal, but the team also brought in Alex Colome during the offseason, while Carlos Estevez remains with the team. Bard saw plenty of ninth-inning work last year and converted 20 of 28 save chances with a 5.21 ERA and 1.60 WHIP in 65.2 innings across 67 appearances. The 36-year-old struggles against left-handed hitters, and manager Bud Black indicated Wednesday that he'll be able to ride the hot hand among the three pitchers since none of them have very expensive contracts. While Bard should get a chance at some ninth-inning duties early in the year, he'll need to improve against lefties if he hopes to remain in the committee.
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 31

Most recent comment for Bard at Rotowire:

Remains with Rockies
November 30, 2021
Bard re-signed with the Rockies on a one-year, $4.4 million deal, avoiding arbitration, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Bard's major-league career began back in 2009, but he was still eligible for arbitration thanks to his long time away from the majors from 2014 to 2019. He saved 20 games for the Rockies last season but was removed from the closer role late in the year, finishing with a 5.21 ERA, a mark which isn't good even after adjusting for Coors Field. Depending on who the Rockies bring in over the winner, it's possible he works his way back into the ninth inning next season, but he'll be a lower-tier closer at best even if that happens.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 23

Percentiles --

FBv 96

FBs  100

Nothing wrong with a 97.5 mph fastball, especially when the spin rate was as fast as anyone's. Bard also threw a lot of sliders and the odd changeup. His problem was too many walks.

It wasn't Coors, where he had 3.48 ERA and notched 14 of his saves.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 13
2020: FB 56% FBv 97.1 EV 90.1 HardHit 47% Barrel 8% HR/FB 9% FIP 3.64
2021: FB 48% FBv 97.5 EV 88.6 HardHit 40% Barrel 6% HR/FB 14% FIP 4.28
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '21