Marc Rzepczynski
RP SEA
2 weeks ago

Rzepczynski gave up four runs (three earned) on five hits over one-third of an inning in Tuesday's 20-7 loss to the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Rzepczynski induced a fielder's choice from Joe Mauer to open his appearance and then couldn't get anyone else out. The Twins chipped away with singles, but the four runs represented the most that the southpaw has surrendered this season. The outing was actually only the second in which the 31-year-old has failed to turn in a scoreless effort, which is reflected in the solid 3.00 ERA that he still carries despite Tuesday's outcome.

Marc Rzepczynski
RP SEA
4 weeks ago

Rzepczynski notched his seventh hold of the season in Tuesday's 10-4 win over the Rockies with a scoreless one-third of an inning.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old southpaw has three straight one-out holds, including on back-to-back days versus the Rockies. Rzepczynski has proven to one of the steadiest bullpen options for manager Scott Servais, posting a 1.42 ERA and 0.79 WHIP while turning in scoreless efforts in all but one of his 21 appearances.

Marc Rzepczynski
RP SEA
1 month ago

Rzepczynski notched his fifth hold of the season in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Nationals by getting one out on a strikeout to close out the eighth inning.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran stepped into a high-leverage situation when he was called upon to face Daniel Murphy with Bryce Harper on second, but he was able to set down the Nationals' second baseman on four pitches to snuff out the threat. Rzepczynski stumbled two appearances ago against the Athletics, but has otherwise produced scoreless efforts in his other 18 appearances. He's been particularly effective against lefty bats, generating an .038 BAA against that handedness of hitter.

Marc Rzepczynski
RP SEA
1 month ago

Rzepczynski gave up a home run in two-thirds of an inning against the A's on Tuesday. He also issued two walks (one intentional).

EDGE Analysis

Rzepczynski replaced Steve Cishek in the ninth inning after Cishek blew a save opportunity. The lefty failed to limit the damage, as he allowed Oakland to extend its lead to four runs with a homer off the bat of Mark Canha -- it was his first home run allowed this season. The back-end of the Mariners' bullpen is seemingly wide open with Edwin Diaz removed from the closer role (at least temporarily), and while Rzepczysnki does have swing-and-miss stuff, his walk issues could hold him back.

Marc Rzepczynski
RP SEA
1 month ago

Rzepczynski could see more save opportunities with Edwin Diaz being removed from the closer's role Tuesday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Scott Servais seems to want to try multiple different arms in the ninth inning while Diaz works out some mechanical issues. Steve Cishek, Nick Vincent and Tony Zych are also in the running for save chances, but Rzepczynski is the only one in the bunch who has yet to allow an earned run this season, which could work in his advantage when the situation arises.

Marc Rzepczynski
RP SEA
1 month ago

Rzepczynski grabbed his fourth hold of the season in Monday's 6-5 win over the Mariners, notching a strikeout for his one out.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old southpaw's ERA remains perfect through 10.1 innings, making him one of the most valuable components of the Mariners bullpen. Rzepczynski has only allowed a hit in three of his 16 trips to the mound while also notching at least a strikeout in five straight outings.

Marc Rzepczynski
RP SEA
2 months ago

Rzepczynski (1-0) notched a three-pitch strikeout against the only batter he faced in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old righty came on in relief of Nick Vincent with two outs in the eighth and Jonathan Lucroy on second, mowing down Joey Gallo on three swinging strikes to snuff out the threat and earn his first win. Following a rough spring, Rzepczynski has been virtually unhittable, giving up just one hit over 8.1 scoreless innings while also generating a 6:2 K:BB. He notched three holds in his first five appearances of the season as well, although he's been shut out in that category since April 14.

Marc Rzepczynski
RP SEA
2 months ago

Rzepczynski, who endured a rough spring, has been vastly improved in the early going this season, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever raised some concerns this spring by giving up nine runs (eight earned) on 14 hits -- including three home runs -- over 7.2 innings. However, manager Scott Servais warned against reading too much into Rzepczynski's struggles at the time, noting that the thin air in Cactus League parks was exacerbating the situation. Like clockwork, the lefty transformed into a different pitcher once the regular season began, allowing just one hit and no runs over his first seven appearances and limiting left-handed hitters to a .116 average thus far. He's come through in high-leverage situations on multiple occasions, stranding all eight runners that he's inherited. Servais credits Rzepczynski's "veteran presence" and aggressive approach as being particularly valuable, and he appears well on his way to what would be a fourth straight season with double-digit holds.

Marc Rzepczynski
RP SEA
2 months ago

Rzepczynski notched his second hold of the season by pitching a clean sixth inning in Wednesday's 10-5 loss to the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran southpaw has been perfect save for one hit thus far, firing 2.1 scoreless innings across four appearances. Rzepczynski figures to see occasional hold opportunities in situations that call for a left-handed reliever, and in periodic one-inning stints such as Wednesday's. He's notched double-digit holds in five of the previous six seasons with the Blue Jays, Cardinals, Indians, Padres, A's and Nationals.

Marc Rzepczynski
RP SEA
3 months ago

Rzepczynski has made the 25-man roster, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran lefty will be part of a southpaw trio in the Mariners relief corps that also includes James Pazos and Dillon Overton. Rzepczynski was hit hard this spring, generating a 9.39 ERA and 1.96 WHIP over 7.7 innings. However, he also posted a stellar 9:1 K:BB and has tallied double-digit holds in five of the last six seasons.