Drew Pomeranz
P SD
Sat 8/1/20 10:14 AM

Pomeranz notched a one-out save against the Rockies on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Pomeranz came into the game due to Kirby Yates' struggles, and he earned the save when he induced a Chris Owings flyout to center. The left-hander has not given up a run in five appearances this season, posting a 7:1 K:BB with two saves and two holds. He should remain one of the most important arms in the Padres bullpen this year, and he would be the first in line to take over the closer role if Yates' struggles continue.

Drew Pomeranz
P SD
Wed 7/29/20 2:48 AM

Pomeranz struck out the side in the ninth inning against the Giants on Tuesday to earn his first save of the season.

EDGE Analysis

Pomeranz dealt with a leg issue early on in summer camp, but that seems to be firmly behind him given that he's turned in three scoreless appearances with a 6:1 K:BB already this season. After the game, manager Jayce Tingler insisted that regular closer Kirby Yates is fine, per AJ Cassavell of MLB.com; they simply decided to give Yates an extra day of rest after he labored Sunday. Even if Pomeranz does not end up seeing many more save chances the rest of the way, he should still worth rostering, at least in the majority of leagues with nine active pitching slots.

Drew Pomeranz
P SD
Fri 7/10/20 3:04 AM

Pomeranz (leg) will continue to pitch as scheduled, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pomeranz was pulled from Sunday's intrasquad game with a leg issue, but the move was made due to an abundance of caution and the 31-year-old is slated to stick to his normal throwing routine. Pomeranz figures to be a key piece of San Diego's bullpen this season after posting a 1.88 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 47.2 percent strikeout rate in 28.2 innings as a reliever last season.

Drew Pomeranz
P SD
Tue 7/7/20 3:13 AM

Pomeranz was removed from Sunday's intrasquad game due to a leg issue, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pomeranz was in his second inning of work when he apparently made an awkward landing after a pitch. Per Acee, the 31-year-old wanted to continue but was pulled "in an abundance of caution." Pomeranz reportedly walked off the field without apparent discomfort, so there is reason to be optimistic that he is not dealing with a serious injury.

Drew Pomeranz
P SD
Tue 2/25/20 1:17 AM

Pomeranz is expected to start the season pitching short outings, but the Padres are not ruling out asking him to eventually pitch multiple innings, Bill Center of FriarWire reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pomeranz made a successful transition to the bullpen last year, holding opposing hitters to a .165 average and racking up 50 strikeouts in 28.2 innings. Manager Jayce Tingler cited the southpaw's experience as a starter in considering Pomeranz for an eventual multiple-inning role, though it remains to be seen how the season will play out. As it stands, the Padres look to have one of baseball's strongest bullpens with Pomeranz joined by All-Star closer Kirby Yates and offseason addition Emilio Pagan.

Drew Pomeranz
P SD
Wed 11/27/19 11:24 AM

Pomeranz has agreed to a deal with the Padres, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

The deal, which is pending a physical, will be for four years and $34 million, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports. Pomeranz was utterly dominant after moving to the bullpen last year, logging a 1.88 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 39.6 K-BB% in 28.2 innings. He should operate as the Padres' top setup man and has proven capable of getting more than three outs when needed.

Drew Pomeranz
P SD
Wed 9/25/19 11:41 AM

Pomeranz threw a scoreless eighth inning in Tuesday's victory over the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Pomeranz has not seen a save opportunity since picking up saves Sept. 10 and 17 when Josh Hader was unavailable, but he has turned in three scoreless appearances. He has kept the opponent off the scoreboard 11 times in 12 appearances this month and has posted a 1.64 ERA, 0.64 WHIP and 21:1 K:BB along the way.

Drew Pomeranz
P SD
Wed 9/18/19 8:43 AM

Pomeranz struck out four over two perfect innings Tuesday to record his second save of the season in a 3-1 win over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran southpaw did his best Josh Hader impression, firing 18 of 24 pitches for strikes after Milwaukee had claimed the lead in the bottom of the seventh inning. Hader (the genuine article) has seen heavy usage lately, pitching four times in five days to close out last week, but Pomeranz seems to be emerging as Craig Counsell's top alternate high-leverage option given his 2.16 ERA, 0.72 WHIP and 16:1 K:BB through 8.1 innings in September.

Drew Pomeranz
P SD
Wed 9/11/19 1:35 AM

Pomeranz had two strikeouts and allowed two hits and zero walks in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Tuesday in Miami.

EDGE Analysis

Pomeranz recorded the fourth save of his career -- and first since 2015 -- as he managed to hold off the Marlins. Regular closer Josh Hader had the night off after a busy weekend, providing the opportunity for Pomeranz. The 30-year-old has a 3.06 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 27:8 K:BB and seven holds over 17.2 innings since joining the Brewers at the trade deadline.

Drew Pomeranz
P SD
Wed 8/28/19 11:54 AM

Pomeranz threw 1.1 scoreless innings in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Pomeranz gave up four earned runs over a three-outing stretch from Aug. 7-13, but he has been stellar since, throwing 6.1 scoreless frames over five outings while giving up just two hits and posting a 9:2 K:BB. He has generally worked in middle relief since joining the Brewers, and has accumulated four holds with his new club thus far.