Homer Bailey Kansas City Royals

Age: 33 (May 3, 1986) | 6' 4" | 223lbs. | Throws: Right P-20
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
CIN AAA 2015 0 1 0 0 1 1 5.2 5 0 2 3 4.76 1.24 1.06 3.2 4.8 .278 n/a
CIN NL 2015 0 1 0 0 2 2 11.0 16 3 4 3 5.73 1.82 2.05 3.3 2.5 .317 52/17/31 -2 -2
CIN AA 2016 0 1 0 0 1 1 4.0 6 0 2 3 2.25 2.00 1.75 4.5 6.8 .420 n/a
CIN AAA 2016 1 2 0 0 7 7 24.0 31 7 9 19 5.62 1.67 1.92 3.4 7.1 .330 n/a
CIN NL 2016 2 3 0 0 6 6 23.0 35 2 7 27 6.65 1.83 1.80 2.7 10.6 .466 45/30/25 -4 -2
CIN A 2017 1 0 0 0 1 1 6.0 1 0 0 6 0.00 0.17 0.17 0.0 0.0 .084 n/a
CIN AA 2017 1 0 0 0 1 1 5.0 3 0 1 5 0.00 0.80 0.70 1.8 9.0 .248 n/a
CIN AAA 2017 1 0 0 0 1 1 5.2 7 1 2 6 3.18 1.59 1.68 3.2 9.5 .375 n/a
CIN NL 2017 6 9 0 0 18 18 91.0 112 11 42 67 6.43 1.69 1.64 4.2 6.6 .348 45/27/28 -11 -6
CIN AAA 2018 2 2 0 0 7 6 37.2 41 4 10 28 4.78 1.35 1.38 2.4 6.7 .321 n/a
CIN NL 2018 1 14 0 0 20 20 106.0 141 23 33 75 6.11 1.64 1.81 2.8 6.4 .345 43/24/33 -18 -10
KC AL 2019 4 4 0 0 9 9 45.1 46 5 20 42 5.36 1.46 1.40 4.0 8.3 .323 43/26/31 -1 1
Career 13yrs 71 81 0 0 221 221 1274.2 1333 158 427 1043 4.60 1.38 1.40 3.0 7.4 .315 n/a
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Alex Patton Alex
Dec 15 '10
Yep, I watched the whole game. I've been watching Bailey for a couple of years now, and I've never seen him pitch like this. There was no trademark Bailey nibbling and walking (followed by the inevitable 3-run double), but rather he basically just threw 91 mph fastballs down the heart of the plate, and the Bucs just couldn't hit it.

The game was on FSN Pittsburgh, and the Pirate announcers were having that same debate - they would say that the Pirates needed to be more aggressive, then a minute later they were bemoaning the fact that they were losing and allowing Bailey to rack up several single-digit pitch count innings.

I'm hoping it's a genuine turn-around by Homer, but I couldn't help thinking as I watched that the Phillies would've crushed what Bailey was throwing up there yesterday.
Keith Prosseda andypro
May 13 '10
... or he starts against the Pirates.

It only took 10 pitches per inning to subdue them, but it's not because the Pirates were swinging early in the counts. Of the 29 batters Bailey faced, 21 received first-pitch strikes. In the first inning, Bobby Crosby was 0-2 without swinging the bat. Same thing for Garrett Jones in the second inning. Even in the last two innings, four batters took first-pitch strikes. If anything, it would appear that the Pirates weren't aggressive enough.

All told, 73 of Bailey's 90 pitches were strikes.
Alex Patton Alex
May 13 '10
I'm in one traditional roto league where I have Homer (D'OH), and I can't just drop him. I'm getting to the point where I just hope that his starts get rained out.
Keith Prosseda andypro
May 7 '10
For now I'm a little more optimistic, though the fact that he was on my team in September (via waiver claim) my have given me a little bit of bias. I will try to see him in spring training, and won't hesitate to drop his price if I'm not impressed.
mike fenger mike
Feb 22 '10
Spectacular September could get hearts racing, but it was September, the Reds were not in it, and he still walked 19 in 43.1 IP. Still, the strikeouts were up and the results were spectacular. Worth a shot on the cheap, though he's still not quite there yet.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Feb 22 '10