Randall Delgado RP ARI 2 weeks ago

The Diamondbacks are not concerned about Delgado's velocity being down so far this season, the Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro reports. "He tries to manipulate the ball a little more and his velocity will drop," manager Chip Hale said. "That's the only concern there, is that he's probably trying to manipulate the ball too much instead of letting it go."

Competitive Edge Analysis

In a brief outing Thursday against the Dodgers, Delgado threw six pitches, all fastballs, and was unable to top 92 mph. Last season he was routinely touching 95 mph, so this is a noteworthy dip. While, the D-Backs seem to think Delgado is healthy, he has allowed eight runs in 7.1 innings, and is unlikely to see high-leverage looks until he can become more effective.

Randall Delgado RP ARI 3 weeks ago

Delgado has a 8.53 ERA through his first four appearances of the season.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He started the season with 2.2 scoreless innings, but over his last 3.2 innings, he's surrendered six earned runs. This is of course a small sample size, and Delgado is still expected to be an important part of the Arizona bullpen. But he may not see a ton of high-leverage situations if he continues to struggle.

Randall Delgado RP ARI 4 weeks ago

Delgado appeared in eight of Arizona's spring training games and pitched 11.2 innings total.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Delgado struck out 13 while walking just two batters in his 11.2 innings pitched. Delgado was pretty dominant when he was given the ball throughout the exhibition. He will begin the season as one of the top options in the middle of the Diamondback bullpen.

Randall Delgado RP ARI 3 months ago

Delgado and the Diamondbacks agreed to terms on a one-year, $1.275 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 25-year-old will return to Arizona in 2016 after posting a 3.25 ERA across 72.0 innings (64 appearances) out of the bullpen last season. Delgado, who's found much more success as a reliever than as a starter, is expected to begin the year as a back-end reliever with the possibility that he could ascend to a closing role should Brad Ziegler falter.

Randall Delgado RP ARI 7 months ago

Delgado (8-4) required just one out to earn a victory Wednesday night, picking up the decision in a 3-1 victory over the Rockies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Delgado induced a groundout from DJ LeMahieu to end the top of the sixth inning, and became the pitcher of record after a Jarrod Saltalamacchia RBI single in the bottom half of the frame. The former starter performed well in his first full season out of the bullpen, posting an impressive 9.00 K/9 and 79.1 percent Strand Rate. Delgado still has upside at 25 years old, making him an interesting closing candidate for the Diamondbacks in 2016.

Randall Delgado RP ARI 7 months ago

Delgado picked up the win (7-4) with a scoreless inning Tuesday against Colorado. He struck out two.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Delgado is putting the finishing touches on a solid season out of the bullpen with a 3.26 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and a 69:32 K:BB ratio in 69 innings. While he certainly walks too many batters, he has provided good strikeout numbers and controlled the long ball well over the past two seasons. His days as a starter are almost certainly over, but he could be an effective back of the bullpen reliever and a candidate to close at some point.

Randall Delgado RP ARI 11 months ago

Delgado picked up a long relief save Saturday, working three innings in a 7-3 win over the Brewers and giving up one run on three hits, striking out two.

It was Delgado's first save of the season, but given the circumstances he doesn't seem to be a threat to Brad Ziegler's spot as the Diamondbacks' current closer.

Randall Delgado RP ARI 11 months ago

Delgado allowed two runs on four hits and two walks, while striking out three, in just 1.2 innings Sunday against the Phillies.

Delgado has now yielded runs in three of his past four appearances. With Addison Reed moved out of the closer role for the D-Backs, Delgado could have been a candidate to pick up some saves, but he needs to pitch better than he has recently. He has a 3.44 ERA and 1.25 WHIP with 17 strikeouts in 18.1 innings on the season.

Randall Delgado RP ARI 12 months ago

Delgado took the loss Saturday after giving up two runs on four hits, including a Justin Upton home run, in 2.2 innings, while striking out four.

This is the second time this season that Upton has victimized Delgado for a game-winning home run, but these were the first runs Delgado had allowed in five appearances. He has pitched well this year, posting a 2.35 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with 14 strikeouts against four walks in 15.1 innings.

Randall Delgado RP ARI 1 year ago

Delgado gave up the game winning home run to Justin Upton on Wednesday in a 3-2 loss to San Diego. He pitched two innings giving up one earned run on a hit and a walk. He didn't strike anyone out.

Delgado appeared in a second consecutive game for the D-Backs and it appears they are fully committed to turning him into a reliever at the back end of the bullpen. This was the first run he has allowed in five appearances and he has four strike outs against one walk to go along with a 1.69 ERA and 0.75 WHIP. He is still just 25, so if he takes to relieving he could be an option to close at some point in the future.