Jake McGee
RP COL
1 month ago

McGee will remain with the Rockies after signing a new deal Wednesday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pending a physical, McGee will be back in the Colorado bullpen for the third straight year, and could potentially be the club's closer for the 2018 season. That obviously depends on whether the Rockies are able to sign other relievers before the start of next season, but McGee is a solid candidate to take over that role following a good season in 2017. During this past year, he posted a 3.61 ERA and 1.10 WHIP over 57.1 innings, while accumulating three saves and 20 holds. His 58:16 K:BB was more in line with his remarkable final two seasons in Tampa Bay than his rough debut with the Rockies in 2016, and the left-hander should be able to put together another quality year in whichever role he winds up being deployed in.

Jake McGee
RP COL
4 months ago

McGee finished the regular season with a 3.61 ERA, a 1.10 WHIP and a 9.1 K/9 in 57.1 innings pitched.

EDGE Analysis

After a disastrous debut in Colorado, the southpaw bounced back with a solid season. It's certainly not the elite stat line he produced during his time with Tampa Bay, but it was enough to grab many of the high-leverage innings for the Rockies. He'll be blocked for saves if Greg Holland comes back on his player option, but McGee is especially valuable in leagues that count holds after he put up 20 holds, his highest mark in the category since 2013.

Jake McGee
RP COL
5 months ago

McGee earned his third save of the season in Sunday's victory over the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas Harding of MLB.com reported that Greg Holland, Colorado's usual closer, wouldn't be used in Sunday's game so that he could throw a bullpen session. As a result, McGee picked up a save for the second consecutive day. Holland has struggled recently, as he's allowed eight runs over his last four appearances (2.2 innings). However, the team has yet to remove Holland from his duties as closer, so it's unlikely that McGee will consistently see save opportunities moving forward.

Jake McGee
RP COL
5 months ago

McGee retired two hitters to earn his second save Saturday against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

McGee came on in the ninth inning after the Braves had scored two runs to pull within a single run of the Rockies, but he was able to close out the contest on just three pitches. This was a rare save opportunity for a reliever who's collected 16 holds on the year.

Jake McGee
RP COL
6 months ago

McGee (back) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Sunday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The southpaw got back to throwing late last week, and it seems like everything is back in working order even with the increase in activity. McGee should slot back into a setup role in the Rockies bullpen now that he's healthy again. Shane Carle was sent back to Triple-A in a corresponding move.

Jake McGee
RP COL
6 months ago

McGee (back) was able to get some throwing in Thursday, and appears to be on the verge of activation, The Denver Post's Patrick Saunders reports.

EDGE Analysis

McGee was initially placed on the DL on July 30 with a mid-back sprain, but should be able to return to the team by the beginning of next week, barring any setback. In 43 appearances with Colorado this season, McGee has posted a 3.27 ERA and 1.09 WHIP with a 47:12 K:BB in 41.1 innings.

Jake McGee
RP COL
6 months ago

McGee (back) hopes to start throwing soon, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

After landing on the disabled list July 30, the left-handed reliever is already feeling better after a few days off. No word has come forth as to when he'll be back in action, although this development makes it seem like his stay on the DL will be fairly brief.

Jake McGee
RP COL
6 months ago

McGee was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with a back injury, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is the first news of any sort of recent back injury for McGee. It's possible that the ailment spawned during his outing Tuesday in which he was tagged with the loss after allowing the game-winning run to the Cardinals over 1.2 innings of work. It's unclear how long McGee will be sidelined for, but Zac Rosscup has been recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque to fill the void in the bullpen in the meantime.

Jake McGee
RP COL
6 months ago

McGee (0-1) gave up the game-winning run on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth Tuesday against the Cardinals, landing him with a loss. He pitched 1.2 innings, allowing two hits.

EDGE Analysis

While there have been some stumbles recently -- most notably his three-run misstep against the Padres on July 17 -- McGee has been a solid fantasy asset in leagues that count holds. However, thanks to his lack of a closing gig and the potential for a Coors Field blowup at any time, he's mostly off the radar in standard formats.

Jake McGee
RP COL
6 months ago

McGee entered the All-Star break with a 2.70 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP in 36.2 innings pitched.

EDGE Analysis

This marks a huge step in the right direction after a disastrous first season in Denver. After struggles with command and home runs plagued him last season, McGee has only walked nine batters on the season while serving up just three longballs. The southpaw is entrenched in one of the top roles in the Rockies' bullpen behind closer Greg Holland, and given his strong 10.8 K/9 and consistent use in the later innings, McGee is a solid option in deeper leagues and NL-only formats.