Tyler Clippard

#19, RP, Arizona
Tyler Clippard
  • Height:
    6-3
  • Weight:
    201
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    February 14, 1985
  • Birth Place:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    2003 9ᵗʰ round by the New York Yankees
  • W
    5
  • L
    4
  • ERA
    2.92
  • K
    64
  • BB
    31


Player Notes
Diamondbacks signed RHP Tyler Clippard to a two-year, $12.25 million contract.

Advice: The reliever will receive a $4 million signing bonus and be paid $4.1 million in 2016 and $4.15 million in 2017. Clippard saw his strikeout rate drop and walk rate rise last season, but he boasts a career 2.88 ERA and will turn just 31 later this month. He will set up for Brad Ziegler.

Mon, Feb 8 Rotoworld
Tyler Clippard has agreed to a two-year, $12.25 million free agent contract with the Diamondbacks, per FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

Advice: Clippard gets a $4 million signing bonus, a $4.1 million salary for 2016, and $4.15 million in 2017. The 30-year-old right-hander did not finish strong last season, but he still wound up with a cool 2.92 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 71 total innings between the A's and Mets. And he owns a 2.88 ERA for his career. Clippard should be an upgrade to the Diamondbacks' setup corps and there's a chance he could vulture saves at some point from closer Brad Ziegler.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Mon, Feb 8 Rotoworld
Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic is hearing that the Diamondbacks have made progress toward an agreement with free agent reliever Tyler Clippard.

Advice: Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart acknowledged last week that Clippard would be a good fit for the club, and now it appears he is close to getting his man. The 30-year-old right-hander experienced some struggles down the stretch in 2015, but he still finished with a decent 2.92 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 71 total innings between the A's and Mets. Clippard boasts a 2.88 ERA in 562 career major league frames.

More: Arizona Republic

Mon, Feb 8 Rotoworld
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Astros have inquired on Tyler Clippard.

Advice: Clippard's market appears to finally be picking up, as the Diamondbacks and Rays have also been connected to the reliever in recent days. The right-hander's 2015 campaign wasn't his best, as he saw his strikeout rate drop and walk rate rise. However, Clippard has been one of the best and most reliable relievers in baseball over the last seven seasons and will turn just 31 in a week.

More: Boston Globe

Sun, Feb 7 Rotoworld
The Diamondbacks have had discussions with Tyler Clippard.

Advice: We knew the Diamondbacks were interested but this is the first we've heard of the two sides actually talking. Arizona has been searching high and low for late-inning help and Clippard has a proven track record with 53 saves and a lifetime ERA of 2.88. The Rays have also shown interest in Clippard.

More: Jack Magruder on Twitter

Sat, Feb 6 Rotoworld
Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Diamondbacks are interested in adding a late-inning reliever with Tyler Clippard representing their top target.

Advice: General manager Dave Stewart admitted on Thursday that the club could have interest in the veteran right-hander. While Brad Ziegler was fantastic in the closer's role in 2015, the club is lacking depth in the late innings, and Clippard would add another strong arm with previous closing experience.

More: Bob Nightengale on Twitter

Fri, Feb 5 Rotoworld
Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays are among the teams considering Tyler Clippard.

Advice: The low-budget Rays might not be able to offer Clippard the most money, but the reliever is a Florida native and the state has no personal income tax. The Diamondbacks are another club that has indicated they'd be interested in Clippard, who put up a 2.92 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 64/31 K/BB ratio over 71 innings last season between the A's and Mets.

More: Marc Topkin on Twitter

Fri, Feb 5 Rotoworld
Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart suggested Thursday that he might make a play for free agent Tyler Clippard.

Advice: "We have not talked to his people, (but) that is a good name," Stewart told the Arizona Republic when asked about Clippard. "I know we talked about it internally, so I think there’s a pretty good possibility we will (reach out), at least just to see." Clippard, who turns 31 years old next week, posted a 2.92 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 64/31 K/BB ratio in 71 innings of relief last season between the A's and Mets. He is probably still holding out for a multi-year deal.

More: Arizona Republic

Thu, Feb 4 Rotoworld
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Wednesday that the club is done giving out major league deals this winter.

Advice: Alderson also said that he assumes Tyler Clippard will land a major league deal, so it's safe to say he'll end up elsewhere. The soon-to-be 31-year-old was shaky down the stretch last season and during the postseason, but someone will surely take a chance on his reputation and track record. The Mets reportedly haven't ruled out adding another bullpen arm, but apparently they'll look to minor league deals.

More: Adam Rubin on Twitter

Wed, Feb 3 Rotoworld

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Wednesday, March 2 - (Preseason)

Head-to-head vs. Colorado

Head-to-head vs. Colorado
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Career vs. COL 21 0 2 2 2 1 6 0 0 25.1 14 3 3 1 10 27 1.07 0.95 .161
Away (this year) 32 0 2 2 11 3 5 0 0 32.1 24 13 11 4 12 34 3.06 1.11 .197
Day (this year) 24 0 2 4 8 3 1 0 0 25.2 22 11 11 4 11 27 3.86 1.29 .216
Last game vs. COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Pitching
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score Dec IP H R ER HR BB K W L SV BS HLD IP ERA
Oct 31 KC L 3-5 HLD 0.1 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 2.0 9.00
Oct 30 KC W 9-3 - 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.2 0.00
Oct 27 @KC L 4-5 HLD 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.2 0.00
Oct 21 @CHC W 8-3 - 1.0 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3.0 6.00
Oct 20 @CHC W 5-2 HLD 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2.0 0.00
Oct 18 CHC W 4-1 HLD 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.0 0.00
Oct 13 LAD L 1-3 - 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.2 5.40
Oct 9 @LAD W 3-1 HLD 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.2 13.50
Oct 4 WAS W 1-0 W 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 1 2 2 8 32.1 3.06
Sep 30 @PHI L 5-7 - 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 2 2 8 31.1 3.16
Career Stats
Pitching
Pitching
Year Team G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
2007 NYY 6 6 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 27.0 29 19 19 6 17 18 6.33 1.70 .271
2008 WAS 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 10.1 12 5 5 2 7 8 4.35 1.84 .293
2009 WAS 41 0 4 2 0 1 3 0 0 60.1 36 20 18 9 32 67 2.69 1.13 .172
2010 WAS 78 0 11 8 1 10 23 0 0 91.0 69 33 31 8 41 112 3.07 1.21 .212
2011 WAS 72 0 3 0 0 7 38 0 0 88.1 48 18 18 11 26 104 1.83 0.84 .162
2012 WAS 74 0 2 6 32 5 13 0 0 72.2 55 32 30 7 29 84 3.72 1.16 .204
2013 WAS 72 0 6 3 0 3 33 0 0 71.0 37 19 19 9 24 73 2.41 0.86 .152
2014 WAS 75 0 7 4 1 6 40 0 0 70.1 47 22 17 5 23 82 2.18 1.00 .188
2015 OAK 37 0 1 3 17 4 0 0 0 38.2 25 12 12 3 21 38 2.79 1.19 .175
2015 NYM 32 0 4 1 2 2 8 0 0 32.1 24 13 11 5 10 26 3.06 1.05 .200
Totals 489 8 42 29 53 38 158 0 0 562.0 382 193 180 65 230 612 2.88 1.09 .191
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 NYY 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500
2008 WAS 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
2009 WAS 41 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2010 WAS 74 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
2011 WAS 68 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2015 NYM 29 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Totals 214 15 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 .200 .200 .267 .467
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2007 NYY 6 P 6 27 2 4 2 0 1 1.000
2008 WAS 2 P 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
2009 WAS 41 P 0 60 5 9 4 0 1 1.000
2010 WAS 78 P 0 91 2 5 3 0 1 1.000
2011 WAS 72 P 0 88 0 8 8 0 1 1.000
2012 WAS 74 P 0 72 3 13 8 2 0 .846
2013 WAS 72 P 0 71 3 8 5 0 2 1.000
2014 WAS 75 P 0 70 1 8 7 0 1 1.000
2015 NYM 32 P 0 32 2 6 4 0 1 1.000
2015 OAK 37 P 0 38 1 3 2 0 0 1.000
Totals 489 P 8 562 19 64 43 2 8 .969