Oliver Drake Tampa Bay Rays

Age: 33 (January 13, 1987) | 6' 4" | 215lbs. | Throws: Right Minors: p-19
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
BAL AAA 2016 1 4 10 0 47 1 56.1 44 5 25 79 2.72 1.22 1.14 4.0 12.6 .328 n/a
BAL AL 2016 1 0 0 0 14 0 18.0 11 2 7 21 4.00 1.00 0.97 3.5 10.5 .232 49/14/37 2 2
BAL AL 2017 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.1 6 0 3 3 8.10 2.70 2.25 8.1 8.1 .484 67/25/8 -2 -1
MIL NL 2017 3 5 1 5 61 0 52.2 57 6 22 59 4.44 1.50 1.46 3.8 10.1 .363 47/25/28 0 2
LAA AAA 2018 0 0 0 0 6 0 7.2 3 0 1 8 1.17 0.52 0.46 1.2 9.4 .181 n/a
CLE AL 2018 0 0 0 0 4 0 4.0 7 0 1 4 13.50 2.00 1.88 2.2 9.0 .490 31/38/31 -2 -2
LAA AL 2018 0 1 0 0 8 0 8.1 15 2 1 8 5.40 1.92 2.22 1.1 8.6 .456 35/39/26 -2 -1
MIN AL 2018 0 0 0 1 19 0 20.1 12 2 7 22 2.21 0.93 0.91 3.1 9.7 .221 50/19/31 3 3
TOR AL 2018 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.1 4 0 0 2 20.25 3.00 3.00 0.0 0.0 .694 43/14/43 -2 -1
MIL NL 2018 1 0 0 0 11 0 12.1 14 0 8 15 6.57 1.78 1.46 5.8 10.9 .414 53/24/24 -2 -1
TAM AAA 2019 1 2 6 0 19 2 23.2 20 2 7 40 4.94 1.14 1.12 2.7 15.2 .402 n/a
TAM AL 2019 5 2 2 10 50 0 56.0 36 9 19 70 3.21 0.98 1.05 3.1 11.2 .235 52/16/31 12 11
TAM AL 2020 0 2 2 1 7 0 7.0 5 1 4 5 5.14 1.29 1.21 5.1 6.4 .213 50/20/30 1 1
Career 6yrs 10 10 5 17 192 0 198.2 183 23 81 226 4.26 1.33 1.30 3.7 10.2 .324 n/a
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From the Monkey this morning...

Tampa Bay Rays — The Rays activated Oliver Drake from the IL on Tuesday. Drake will be eased back into action and probably won’t pitch on back-to-back days right away, but we’re sliding him back into this committee as someone who may eventually see a save chance. 

Updated hierarchy: *Anderson | Castillo | Drake.
* = closer-by-committee

Alex Patton Alex

Taking nothing for granted...

Oliver Drake (P) TB - Feb. 21

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=737686

Drake, who threw his first live batting practice of spring Friday, was experimenting with a breaking pitch during the season, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: The veteran right-hander was a rock-solid component of the bullpen last season, posting a 5-2 record, 11 holds, two saves, a 3.21 ERA and 0.98 WHIP across 50 appearances while primarily relying on a fastball and splitter. 

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 22

Interesting comps!

Trivia Corner: Oliver Drake

Most franchises played for in first 5 major league seasons

PlayerFromToTm
Oliver Drake720152019BAL‑TOR‑LAA‑MIL‑MIN‑CLE‑TBR
Jack Leary718801884BSN‑DTN‑PIT‑BAL‑LOU‑CPI‑ALT
Pop Smith718801884CIN‑CLV‑WOR‑BUF‑LOU‑PHA‑COL

Excluding players who had first 5 seasons over a span longer than 5 years

See the full list at Baseball-Reference.com's Season Finder

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 13

Avoided arbitration, agreeing to $1.025 million.

Plus he gets free health care from the VA.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 11
Fangraphs 2018: WAR 0.5 FIP 3.24 SIERA 3.48 FB 47% FBv 92.5 HR/FB 10% Hard 29% LOB 64%
Fangraphs 2019: WAR 0.5 FIP 3.87 SIERA 3.18 FB 41% FBv 93.6 HR/FB 23% Hard 40% LOB 83%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '19