Tyler Clippard RP ARI 1 month ago

Clippard pitched a scoreless ninth inning with one walk to pick up his first save Tuesday in San Francisco.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With regular closer Brad Ziegler having pitched four innings in the last four days and setup man Daniel Hudson tossing a pair of frames last night, Clippard was granted a rare save opportunity with a three-run lead and didn't disappoint. While he has returned strong value early, the veteran reliever still has to leapfrog the two aforementioned options before he could have the ninth-inning role to himself.

Tyler Clippard RP ARI 1 month ago

Clippard picked up his second win of the young season Tuesday, tossing a scoreless seventh inning while allowing one hit and recording one strikeout against the Dodgers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Daniel Hudson then came on and pitched a scoreless eighth inning with Brad Ziegler giving up one run before locking down his first save of the season. This appears to be the hierarchy in the the Diamondbacks' bullpen to start the season, as Ziegler's other win was also picked up after he pitched the seventh. It's obviously nice to get unexpected wins out of Clippard, but he can't be relied on for those with any consistency, and he appears to be behind Hudson if the closer job every opens up.

Tyler Clippard RP ARI 2 months ago

Clippard picked up the win in Tuesday's game against the Rockies, his first as a member of the Diamondbacks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Clippard is generally expected to work the eighth inning on most nights, but he entered in the seventh in this one with Arizona trailing 6-5. The righty worked a hitless frame on 11 pitches, then snagged the win when Arizona erupted for six runs in the bottom of the inning.

Tyler Clippard RP ARI 2 months ago

Clippard pitched 9.1 innings in spring training and had 10 strikeouts for the Diamondbacks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

In his 10 appearances, Clippard had an ERA of 4.82 and WHIP of 1.61 throughout exhibition play. He was able to strike out 10 batters, but also gave up six walks as well. The former National will start the year as Arizona's primary set-up man.

Tyler Clippard RP ARI 3 months ago

Clippard signed a two-year, $12.25 million contract with the Diamondbacks on Monday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Clippard has been one of the better relievers over the past few years, most recently being an integral part of the Mets' World Series run with his 2.92 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. That being said, the 30-year-old is pretty reliant on the flyball to get outs, which may not translate very well in a hitter's park like Chase Field. Whether or not his stuff suits the park, though, there's a good chance that Clipart could become the closer in Arizona, which bolsters their bullpen and makes him a very viable fantasy option once more.

Tyler Clippard RP ARI 8 months ago

Clippard, who allowed three runs in the eighth to tie the game but picked up the win when the Mets scored twice in the ninth Saturday, will get the day off Sunday, ESPN New York reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Clippard has been used heavily by the Mets, pitching in four of the past five and seven of the past 11 games. Manager Terry Collins believes Clippard is tired which is why he will not be used Sunday.

Tyler Clippard RP ARI 8 months ago

Clippard, who pitched the last two games against the Nationals and has seen action in four of the past five contests, will not be available Thursday against the Braves, ESPN New York reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jeurys Familia is also unavailable, meaning that Addison Reed might close if a save opportunity arises. Clippard should be ready to go Friday.

Tyler Clippard RP ARI 10 months ago

The Oakland Athletics traded relief pitcher Tyler Clippard to the New York Mets on Monday, according to the team's official website. The A's received right-handed pitching prospect Casey Meisner in exchange for Clippard, who will likely serve as a late-inning options for the Mets rather than usurping the closer role from Jeurys Familia.

Tyler Clippard RP ARI 11 months ago

Clippard worked around two walks to pitch a scoreless ninth on Tuesday for his 16th save.

Clippard struggled with his control, allowing two walks and then going 3-0 to Mark Teixeira, but managed to find a way to get it done. After a slow April where Clippard only had one save, he has become a solid fantasy option and has only blown two saves all year. He will continue to close games for the A's unless he is dealt at the trade deadline (which has been rumored) and in that case, his fantasy value will be determined on what role he has with his new team.

Tyler Clippard RP ARI 11 months ago

Clippard struck out a pair en route to a four-out save Wednesday against the Rockies.

Despite the extended outing, Clippard needed just 18 pitches to do the deed. Bob Melvin hasn't been afraid to turn to him in a tight spot, as three of Clippard's last four saves have been of the four- or five-out variety. He's got a stranglehold on the Oakland closing job for (at the very least) most of what remains of this season, with Sean Doolittle expected out until August at best due to a shoulder injury.