Dustin McGowan RP MIA 5 days ago
McGowan has an ERA of 2.84 with a 31:14 K:BB in 38 innings this season.
It's the 35-year-old's second season in Miami, and this one is starting to shape up extremely similar to the first one. Last season, McGowan had an ERA of 2.82 with a WHIP of 1.22 in 67 innings, and is posting just a slightly better ERA with a WHIP of 1.16 this year. Despite the consistency, the veteran reliever hasn't faced many batters in stressful situations, limiting his fantasy potential in even the deepest leagues.
Dustin McGowan RP MIA 1 month ago
McGowan allowed only two hits, including a solo home run, while striking out three over three innings of relief to pick up the win in Tuesday's victory over the Phillies.
He came into the game after Justin Nicolino injured his finger on a bunt in the bottom of the third inning and, a mistake to Howie Kendrick aside, McGowan looked sharp in earning his second win of the season. The right-hander has been solid in long relief on a staff whose starters rarely go deep, and he now has a 3.86 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 24:11 K:BB in 25.2 innings. If the Marlins' offense continues its recent improvement, McGowan could vulture a handful more wins over the rest of the season.
Dustin McGowan RP MIA 1 month ago
McGowan has allowed 10 earned runs across 22.2 innings out of the Marlins' bullpen this season.
The veteran right-hander has given up four runs on nine hits and four walks over 9.2 innings in May, and the Marlins have lost the past six games he has appeared in. McGowan is largely relegated to mop-up duty at this point, but those opportunities could be plentiful if Miami continues to struggle.
Dustin McGowan RP MIA 2 months ago
McGowan has allowed four runs and seven hits over 8.2 innings to begin the season.
McGowan posted 6.1 innings of scoreless ball before giving up a run. The right-hander surrendered four runs over 2.1 innings at Seattle on April 19. In 2016, McGowan tossed 67 innings for the Marlins, giving up 21 earned runs and posting a 1.22 WHIP.
Dustin McGowan RP MIA 3 months ago
McGowan is looking to throw more changeups to right-handed hitters this season, The Sun-Sentinel reports.
He radically altered his pitch mix last season, throwing more two-seam fastballs than four-seamers and firing his slider a career-high 30.5 percent of the time, but lost in the shuffle was his changeup, which McGowan used a career-low 5.6 percent. The 34-year-old is hoping now that he has an established spot in the Marlins bullpen, he'll be able to work the off-speed offering back into his repertoire, although it'll be hard to improve on the .147/.234/.235 line he held same-side hitters to in 2016. The righty's role in middle relief still limits his fantasy utility, but McGowan could push his K/9 rate north of 9.0 if he's able to add another effective pitch to his arsenal.
Dustin McGowan RP MIA 7 months ago
McGowan signed a one-year contract with the Marlins on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.
A non-roster invitee to major league camp last spring, McGowan earned himself a major league contract this offseason on the strength of the a 2.82 ERA and 1.22 WHIP over 67 innings for the Marlins. He wasn't a big factor in the late innings, however, racking up just three holds and one save, and it's hard to imagine he'll see a big increase in high-leverage work especially with Miami rumored to be in the market for back-end relievers.
Dustin McGowan RP MIA 10 months ago
McGowan has allowed five earned runs over 11.1 innings pitched in August.
In that span, McGowan has picked up one loss, a blown save, and a hold. The eight-year veteran has also seen his ERA balloon from 2.83 to 3.08 during that time. Unless McGowan can boost his 0.96 K:IP, he offers little fantasy value.
Dustin McGowan RP MIA 11 months ago
McGowan tossed a pair of scoreless innings in Wednesday's loss to the Phillies, allowing one hit with two strikeouts.
The veteran reliever holds a solid 3.03 ERA and 0.93 WHIP over 35.2 innings pitched this season. He has not allowed a run over his last five appearances and boasts a strong 33:13 K:BB ratio . The back end of the Marlins' bullpen is fairly set, but the veteran has pitched well enough to take on a larger role if needed.
Dustin McGowan RP MIA 12 months ago
McGowan pitched a perfect 12th inning while striking out one to notch his first save of the year Friday at the Braves.
After AJ Ramos blew a save opportunity in the ninth inning, McGowan was given a two-run lead in the twelfth inning, and had no problem closing the door on the Braves. The setup man now holds a 3.45 ERA to go along with a 1.02 WHIP on the season.
Dustin McGowan RP MIA 1 year ago
McGowan fired three scoreless innings in relief during Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks, allowing just one hit and one walk with four strikeouts.
The Marlins never had a chance with starter Adam Conley yielding four runs in the bottom of the first inning. McGowan helped to save the rest of the bullpen by breezing through three innings of mop-up work. The veteran reliever has compiled a 2.95 ERA and 1.03 WHIP with 20 strikeouts in 21.1 innings pitched for Miami in middle relief.