Jake McGee RP COL 3 weeks ago
McGee struck out the side to record his first save of the season Friday against the Dodgers.
With just a one-run lead to protect, McGee didn't take any chances by letting the ball be put in play in the hitter-friendly environment that is Coors Field. Although he's not the Rockies regular closer, he likely gained this opportunity against a Dodgers lineup that struggles against left-handed pitching.
Jake McGee RP COL 4 weeks ago
McGee (illness) came out of the bullpen Tuesday against the Brewers and gave up a hit to the only batter he faced.
The left-hander had previously been dealing with the flu, but he seems to be back to full health as of now. McGee managed to get two quick strikes on Brewers catcher Jett Bandy, but Bandy ultimately scraped a single out to chase McGee from the contest. Despite the inauspicious start, McGee is expected to be relied upon heavily in the later innings of ballgames moving forward.
Jake McGee RP COL 1 month ago
McGee has missed the last two days dealing with the flu, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
McGee is one of the latest Rockies to get hit with the flu bug that is finding its way around camp. The 30-year-old has already missed a couple days with the illness, but it's unclear how much longer it will keep him out. He should be considered day-to-day until the Rockies note otherwise.
Jake McGee RP COL 2 months ago
McGee did not allow a run in two-thirds of an inning in Team USA's victory over Team Canada on Sunday.
The left-hander did give up a hit and issued a free pass, but he also fanned another batter en route to helping the Americans progress to the second round of the World Baseball Classic. McGee struggled a bit with command last season and lost some of his strikeout upside, but he'll have a few more opportunities to right the ship on the global stage as the US faces Puerto Rico, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic in San Diego over the next week.
Jake McGee RP COL 3 months ago
McGee will play for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
The left-hander struggled a bit last season in his new hitter-friendly home, posting a career-high 4.73 ERA and 1.8 HR/9 in 45.2 innings out of the Rockies bullpen. That aside, he'll get a head start on the season by suiting up for the Americans in the WBC, joining a relief corps that boasts solid arms like Andrew Miller, Sam Dyson, and David Robertson. Once the US finishes their run in the tournament, McGee will return to Denver and hope to keep the ball in the park better with the hopes of being the primary setup man at manager Bud Black's disposal.
Jake McGee RP COL 5 months ago
McGee agreed to a one-year, $5.9 million contract with the Rockies on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.
A knee strain put McGee on the shelf in June and cost him his job as the Rockies' closer, and he struggled in a setup role initially upon his return. However, McGee pitched reasonably well over the final two months -- well enough to convince the Rockies he'd be worth nearly $6 million next season. The lefty figures to continue helping set up Adam Ottavino to begin 2017.
Jake McGee RP COL 8 months ago
McGee holds a 2.38 ERA and 1.41 WHIP to go with 14 strikeouts in his past 11.1 innings pitched.
Considering the high bar that was set for McGee prior to the season, the left-hander has been fairly disappointing in his first year in Colorado. That being said, he's gotten back to his dominant ways since the beginning of August. The 30-year-old's strikeouts are back up, his command improved (2.4 BB/9 in past 11.1 innings pitched), and he's only allowed one home run in that span. His season numbers still aren't what the Rockies or fantasy owners would like to see (especially his WHIP), but he could work his way into the conversation to be next year's closer if he continues to finish out the season strongly.
Jake McGee RP COL 9 months ago
McGee has struggled a fair amount since transitioning into his role as the Rockies' setup man, posting a 7.00 ERA and 7.0 K/9 in 14 appearances.
McGee began the season as Colorado's closer, but he was usurped from that role after he went on the disabled list in June with a knee injury. The left-hander has done nothing to change manager Walt Weiss' mind on the matter, as this rough stretch has raised his season ERA to 5.58 while lowering his K/9 to 6.5, both easily career-worst marks. Thankfully, the Rockies are playing well as of late, meaning that there have been a good number of hold opportunities recently, but as long as current closer Carlos Estevez continues to hold his own in the ninth, McGee will likely have to rely on amassing holds to garner any fantasy value going forward.
Jake McGee RP COL 10 months ago
Manager Walt Weiss said Sunday that McGee will be used primarily in the seventh and eighth inning for the time being, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.
McGee was activated from the DL on Saturday following a three-week absence due to a left knee strain, and the Rockies will attempt to ease him back into high-leverage work at the back end of the bullpen. Carlos Estevez filled in effectively as the Rockies' closer while McGee was out, converting four of five save chances while producing a 4.00 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in nine innings, and he'll get a chance to hang onto the gig as long as his performance warrants it. Given Estevez's mediocre peripherals and lack of pedigree heading, it seems likely that he'll implode at some point, so McGee remains a worthy stash option in deep leagues for fantasy owners speculating on saves.
Jake McGee RP COL 10 months ago
McGee (knee) was activated off the 15-day disabled list Saturday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
The Rockies will get some much-needed help in the back end of the bullpen with McGee's return from left knee inflammation. McGee has been efficient in save opportunities this season, converting 15 out of 18 chances, but his ERA sits at an undesirable 4.98 to go with a 1.57 WHIP. The Rockies designated Yohan Flande for assignment in a corresponding move Saturday.