James Karinchak Cleveland Indians

Age: 26 (September 22, 1995) | 1679' 3" | 20151lbs. Minors: p-27
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
CLE A 2018 3 0 1 0 7 0 11.1 8 0 7 20 0.79 1.32 1.01 5.6 15.9 .401 n/a
CLE A+ 2018 1 1 13 0 25 0 27.0 14 1 17 45 1.00 1.15 0.89 5.7 15.0 .295 n/a
CLE AA 2018 0 1 0 0 10 0 10.1 7 1 12 16 2.61 1.84 1.40 10.5 13.9 .313 n/a
CLE R 2019 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.0 0 0 2 8 0.00 0.67 0.33 6.0 24.0 0.00 n/a
CLE AA 2019 0 0 6 0 10 0 10.0 2 0 2 24 0.00 0.40 0.30 1.8 21.6 .323 n/a
CLE AAA 2019 1 1 2 0 17 0 17.1 14 2 13 42 4.67 1.56 1.36 6.8 21.8 .636 n/a
CLE AL 2019 0 0 0 0 5 0 5.0 3 0 1 8 1.80 0.80 0.70 1.8 14.4 .330 38/31/31 1 1
CLE AL 2020 1 2 1 8 27 0 27.0 14 1 16 53 2.67 1.11 0.87 5.3 17.7 .360 23/31/46 12 13
CLE AAA 2021 1 1 0 0 7 0 6.0 3 1 3 9 3.00 1.00 1.00 4.5 13.5 .202 n/a
CLE AL 2021 7 4 11 13 60 0 55.1 35 9 32 78 4.07 1.21 1.17 5.2 12.7 .250 39/20/40 14 10
Career 3yrs 8 6 12 21 92 0 87.1 52 10 49 139 3.50 1.16 1.05 5.0 14.3 .281 n/a
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First of all, I was wildly off as to how much money I had left. $2, not $3.

And now here's how it played out this morning. 


Nova: res DSmeltzer Min

Nova: pur ZLittell Min 0

Bad Kreuznachs: res DRobertson TB

Bad Kreuznachs: pur JCandelario Det 0

Jerry's Kids: rel EAdrianza Min

Jerry's Kids: pur JPCrawford Sea 0

Jerry's Kids: rel SDyson Min

Jerry's Kids: pur JrgLopez KC 0

Veecks: res MFiers Oak

Veecks: pur RBuchter Oak 0

Random Hackers: res GAllen Cle

Random Hackers: pur SBrown Oak 5 (Peppers 4. Moose 1)

Random Hackers: res DDeShields Tex

Random Hackers: pur KLewis Sea 5 (Nabobs 5, Moose 1)

Nattering Nabobs: res RRuiz Bal

Nattering Nabobs: pur JDavis TB 0

Nattering Nabobs: res BBurke Tex

Nattering Nabobs: pur CStashak Min 0

Moose Factory: res WMiley Hou

Moose Factory: pur JKarinchak Cle 1

Moose Factory: res MBetts Bos

Moose Factory: pur AHays Bal 1

Fine Tooners: res MFord NYY

Fine Tooners: pur RMartin Bal 0

Nova: res WCastro Det

Nova: pur AEngel CWS 0

Peppermartins: res HStrickland Was

Peppermartins: pur ArtWarren Sea 0

Peppermartins: res HHarvey Bal

Peppermartins: pur ZGrotz Sea 0

Veecks: rel RStanek Mia

Veecks: pur CSulser TB 0

BB Guns: rel SPerez KC

BB Guns: pur GGreiner Det 0

BB Guns: res STuivailala Sea

BB Guns: pur OPerez Cle 0

Nattering Nabobs: res DLaw Tor

Nattering Nabobs: pur NGoody Cle 0

Fine Tooners: res BMcKay TB

Fine Tooners: pur JHoyt Cle 0

Fine Tooners: res DPhelps ChC

Fine Tooners: pur BAbreu Hou 0

Jerry's Kids: mov JPCrawford Sea MI

Random Hackers: mov SBrown Oak OF

Nova: mov AEngel CWS UT 

So now I'm a big fan of (scroll to the top of this page to see)... James Karinchak. Right.

Also Austin Hayes.

The Hackers -- so hopeless in the power cats that they tried to Sweeney at the deadline -- ride to the finish line with Kyle Lewis and Seth Brown. It could mean a point in homers. It should mean a point in homers. The point could be the difference in finishing fifth, which means next April they get the first pick in the reserve draft.

Two years ago they picked Vladdy Jr. with the second pick. I imagine they're pretty excited by the results today.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 16 '19

I have $3 left in the ADL and desperately need a save.

Do I throw all $3 at Nick tomorrow?

Or $1, because four teams have more than $3 and no one else has any?

Or $2, because the teams with more than $3 are all behind me and can win a $1 bid in a tie-breaker.

Or should I bid nothing, because I'm going to lose, and spend my $3 elsewhere?

We have an odd twist whereby you can make multiple $1 bids to fill a single slot as long as the total of your $1 bids doesn't exceed your total FAAB. So I could make multiple $1 bids and get three players that the seven teams with no money left can't get.

So many choices. With so much riding on what I decide. ('m four points out of first with everything except homers and ribbies in play.) Such a shame there isn't anything better than James Karinchak tomorrow.

I mean, there's also Kyle Lewis, but I'll never get him, and even if I did, I'll never catch  the first-place team in the power cats.

The Tooners have 924 homers, I have 894.

No way, right?

Oh, I suppose, with two weeks to go, there's an outside outside chance.

Doesn't matter. I'll never get Kyle Lewis.

But I could bid $3 for him to make sure one of the four teams with more money at least spends three.

Who knows what goodies there will be in the last waivers?

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 15 '19

Cleveland Indians – James Karinchak made his debut yesterday and did not disappoint.   He recorded three strikeouts in 1.1 innings of work (although he actually recorded five outs since one of his strikeouts reached on a wild pitch).  With Brad Hand out at least through today and Nick Goody (at least 1 ER in 3 of his past 5 outings) and Tyler Clippard (at least 1 ER in his last two appearances) scuffling a little bit, Karinchak could be thrown into the fire with some high leverage situations in the last couple weeks of the season.

Hierarchy remains: Hand | Goody | Clippard.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 15 '19

Cleveland Indians – Brad Hand converted his second straight save chance yesterday with a scoreless ninth inning.  Meanwhile in the minor leagues, perhaps the Indians’ closer of the future, James Karinchak, is striking out batters at a ridiculous rate.  Fantasy owners will want to keep an eye on Karinchak in the future.

Hierarchy remains: Hand | Wittgren | Goody.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 25 '19