Madison Bumgarner
SP ARI
3 weeks ago

Bumgarner allowed three hits and a walk while striking out four over 3.2 innings in Monday's spring game against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Bumgarner's pitch count rose to 73 before he was pulled in the middle of the fourth inning in what was his third spring start. This was the best of three starts, something the left-hander alluded to following the game. "I felt good," Bumgarner told Steve Gilbert of MLB.com. "I kind of went about it in a little bit different way. I tried to really mix it up a lot today. We may have, but we really tried not to double-up on anything. Just keep moving the ball around, and force myself to make a completely different pitch on the next one to see where everything was at. I was pretty happy with it."

Madison Bumgarner
SP ARI
3 weeks ago

Bumgarner allowed five runs (four earned) on four hits and one walk while striking out two over 2.2 innings in Wednesday's spring game against the Indians, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bumgarner doubled his pitch count in his second spring start, tossing 47 pitches (34 strikes). He was tagged for a three-run home run by Francisco Lindor, the biggest blow in the Tribe's four-run third inning. The left-hander told Steve Gilbert of MLB.com the usual things about getting his work in after getting knocked around in a spring training game, but Bumgarner added he's working on his changeup. "I've been working on it a lot," he said. "I've worked on it a lot in the past, too. It's always been a tougher pitch for me. There are sometimes I go out there and I've got it, and it's pretty easy, and then a lot of times it's not. I'm trying to kind of bridge that gap where it's more consistent."

Madison Bumgarner
SP ARI
1 month ago

Bumgarner allowed one run on one hit while striking out four over two innings in Thursday's game against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Bumgarner allowed a solo home run to Derek Dietrich, but he was pleased following the outing in which 17 of his 24 pitches went for strikes. "A lot better than expected for the first game of spring, especially the way it usually goes for me. I was pretty happy with it," the left-hander told Steve Gilbert of MLB.com. "It feels like [the curve] pretty much picked up right where it left off. I mixed in everything, threw a few more fastballs than I was originally planning." Bumgarner is on schedule to start Opening Day against the Braves.

Madison Bumgarner
SP ARI
1 month ago

Bumgarner will make his Cactus League debut Thursday against the Reds, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bumgarner had his second session against batters Sunday, which he characterized as better than the first round against live hitters. "That was a lot bigger improvement than I was actually looking for from the first one to this one," Bumgarner said. "It sure felt good. I felt really good about it." That first outing went so poorly that he requested a second opportunity to face hitters before getting into a game.

Madison Bumgarner
SP ARI
1 month ago

Manager Torey Lovullo confirmed Wednesday that Bumgarner will start the Diamondbacks' Opening Day game March 26 versus the Braves, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though the four-time All-Star no longer finds himself among baseball's elite aces, he was an easy choice for the Diamondbacks' Opening Day nod after he inked a five-year, $85 million deal with the club in December. The home-run issues that plagued Bumgarner in 2019 may only get worse while he trades Oracle Park for Chase Field, but his ability to eat innings and strike out batters at a decent clip while limiting walks should at the very least make him a worthy depth option for any fantasy pitching staff.

Madison Bumgarner
SP ARI
3 months ago

Bumgarner agreed Sunday with the Diamondbacks on a five-year, $85 million deal, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bumgarner had been linked to a number of teams since the season ended but the Diamondbacks emerged as a surprise suitor. After spending the first 11 seasons of his career in San Francisco, Bumgarner will now stick in the NL West as he heads into his 30s. Bumgarner posted a career-worst 3.90 ERA in 2019 but will still provide a major boost to a young and promising rotation that also includes Robbie Ray and Zac Gallen.

Madison Bumgarner
SP ARI
4 months ago

Bumgarner rejected his qualifying offer from the Giants on Thursday, making him a free agent, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Even though Bumgarner's production has declined slightly since his prime, he is still expected to receive a sizeable contract in free agency. The Giants will now be able to receive draft-pick compensation should he sign elsewhere. The 30-year-old recorded a 1.13 WHIP with a 203:43 K:BB over 34 starts last season.

Madison Bumgarner
SP ARI
5 months ago

Bumgarner received a qualifying offer from the Giants on Monday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 30-year-old may not be the pitcher he once was, but he can still expect to be in line for far more than one year and $17.8 million. The Giants will receive draft-pick compensation should he sign with another team.

Madison Bumgarner
SP ARI
6 months ago

Bumgarner will have his final start of 2019 bypassed, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bumgarner was scheduled to face off against his long-time rival, the Los Angeles Dodgers, on Sunday in what will be manager Bruce Bochy's final game before retirement. The Giants' skipper stated that he did not want to pressure his starter to go out there in a regular season game that has no impact on either team's final results. Bumgarner finishes the 2019 campaign with a 3.90 ERA and 4.7 K/BB ratio over 207.2 innings. The 30-year-old will head into unrestricted free agency this upcoming offseason. The club announced that it will have a bullpen game to replace Bumgarner's slot Sunday.

Madison Bumgarner
SP ARI
6 months ago

Bumgarner gave up four runs on six hits while walking two and striking out nine over seven innings Tuesday, but he did not factor into the decision when the Giants eventually fell to the Rockies 8-5 in extra innings.

EDGE Analysis

This outing provided a snapshot of the type of pitcher Bumgarner has become in his 10th season; he went deep into the game (by today's standards), was prone to the long ball (three homers), limited the damage elsewhere, and missed a good amount of bats (he reached the 200-strikeout mark in this contest). The 30-year-old's 3.90 ERA is identical to his 3.90 FIP, so we may never see the postseason hero or his dominant prime form. That said, Bumgarner is still effective in an era that lacks reliable and consistent fantasy starters. The veteran southpaw will fittingly take on the Dodgers on Sunday in manager Bruce Bochy's final game as the club's manager.