Homer Bailey
SP CIN
4 months ago

Bailey (6-9) shut the Brewers out over seven innings Wednesday, striking out four while allowing four hits and three walks in a 6-0 win.

EDGE Analysis

That's a nice way for Bailey to close out 2017, but it doesn't add a whole lot of shine to a brutal campaign that he finishes with a 6.43 ERA and 1.69 WHIP over 18 starts. Although Bailey's come back with more or less his old velocity, you can't say the same about his general effectiveness. His 6.6 K/9 this season represents his worst mark in any year that's seen him make double-digit starts, and his 4.2 BB/9 is his worst since his rookie season. On the bright side, a healthy offseason will be good for him as he tries to put his career-derailing injuries further in the rearview mirror heading into next year.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
4 months ago

Bailey (5-9) allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three batters through only three innings to take the loss to St. Louis on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey has flashed signs this season and allowed two runs or fewer in eight of his 17 starts. However, there have also been too many poor showings, and the 31-year-old righty sports a 6.96 ERA, 1.75 WHIP and 6.8 K/9 for the campaign. His inconsistency has been a fantasy nightmare, and his year-long numbers don't move the needle in any setting. Bailey lines up to make one more start against the Brewers at Miller Park.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
4 months ago

Bailey (5-8) allowed one run on five hits and two walks while striking out seven over 5.2 innings to earn the win Friday against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey held the Pirates bats in check while benefiting from four solo homers, as he left the contest with a 4-1 lead hison his way to earning fifth victory of the season. Although he'll have the occasional solid outing, his 6.86 ERA makes him a player who's extremely risky to use in the fantasy playoffs. He'll make his next start Thursday against the Cardinals.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
4 months ago

Bailey (4-8) allowed five runs on six hits and three walks while striking out five across six innings to take the loss Saturday against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey went into the sixth inning with a 2-1 deficit before allowing another pair of runs in that frame, leading to his eighth defeat of the campaign. This was the first time in three outings that he failed to post a quality start, and although he has a 7.26 ERA, he could be a fantasy option based on matchups. He'll make his next start Friday against the Pirates.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
4 months ago

Bailey allowed three runs on six hits while striking out four batters over six innings Monday against the Brewers. He didn't factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey has now put together two consecutive quality starts, though he's compiled just five strikeouts over 12 innings during that span. The 31-year-old owns a 7.24 ERA through 14 starts this season, and his inconsistency coupled with his low upside make him an unappealing option down the stretch. He's scheduled to make his next start against the Mets on Saturday.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
5 months ago

Bailey (4-7) held the Mets to two runs on four hits and a walk over six innings Wednesday, only to be stuck with the loss. He struck out just a single batter and hit one with a pitch.

EDGE Analysis

The Mets potted a pair of first-inning runs against Bailey, and that turned out to be all the game's scoring. This marks Bailey's first quality start since Aug. 1, and he'd put up horrendous stats in the interim -- a 9.53 ERA, 2.24 WHIP and 20:15 K:BB in 17 innings. On the bright side, it's nice to see him looking healthy after shoulder irritation ended his last start prematurely. Even so, it's hard to imagine starting him in fantasy right now, considering that Wednesday's outing is about as good as it gets for him at this point.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
5 months ago

Bailey (shoulder) is officially listed as the starter for Wednesday's game against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey was expected to take the mound against New York on Wednesday, and will take the mound after getting his start pushed back due to right shoulder irritation. The right-hander left his previous outing against the Cubs on Aug. 22 after tossing three scoreless innings, but completed a bullpen session Friday and appears close to full health going into Wednesday's affair.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
5 months ago

Bailey (shoulder) will have his next start pushed back to Wednesday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Reds will call up prospect Tyler Mahle to start Sunday, Bailey's previously scheduled start day. This will allow Bailey to take a few extra days to rest his shoulder after he was forced to leave with irritation in the joint during his previous start Tuesday against the Cubs.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
5 months ago

Bailey (shoulder) was able to throw and participate in fielding drills prior to Thursday's game, and will throw a side bullpen session Friday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey exited Tuesday's game as a precaution with right shoulder irritation following three scoreless innings. If all goes well during his bullpen session Friday, there's a good chance the right-hander will be able to go for Sunday's projected start against Pittsburgh.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
5 months ago

Bailey was removed from Tuesday's game against the Cubs after three innings with right shoulder irritation.

EDGE Analysis

It was initially thought that Bailey was lifted due to a lower-body injury, but it turns out that the veteran pitcher was bothered by some discomfort in his throwing shoulder. The Reds are saying that his removal was simply precautionary, so it sounds like he'll have a good shot to take the mound in his upcoming scheduled start against the Pirates on Sunday.