Marc Rzepczynski
RP SEA
1 month ago

Rzepczynski surrendered six runs (five earned) on five hits and two wild pitches over one inning in Monday's 14-3 rain-shortened Cactus League loss to the Royals. He struck out two.

EDGE Analysis

The southpaw endured a disastrous third inning, opening the frame by throwing a wild pitch on a swinging strikeout by Eric Hosmer, allowing the latter to reach. The very next hitter, Salvador Perez, made him pay with a two-run homer and Peter O'Brien repeated the feat following a Brandon Moss single. An Alcides Escobar triple and a Paulo Orlando infield single were responsible for two more runs later in the frame before Rzepczynski escaped by striking out Lorenzo Cain and Hosmer. It was a dubious debut for one of the Mariners' key offseason pitching acquisitions, especially considering he gave up two round-trippers after surrendering just one over 215 batters faced last season.

Marc Rzepczynski
RP SEA
1 month ago

Rzepczynski, who signed a two-year, $11 million contract with the Mariners on Dec. 1, will be looked at as the lefty specialist the team's bullpen lacked last season, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. "That's [going to] help quite a bit," Mariners manager Scott Servais said. "With some of the moves in our division, there are more left-handed bats. We were able to kind of maneuver through it last year. We were able to get through it without having a lockdown specialist. But going into the offseason, it was something Jerry (DiPoto, general manager) wanted to address, and we got a pretty good one, there's no doubt."

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old southpaw has yielded a .222/.291/.298 line to left-handed hitters over his eight-year career, so his track record certainly provides reason for optimism. Rzepczynski also brings a wealth of big-game experience, having won a World Series in St. Louis and pitching in 21 postseason contests overall. However, his ability to get left-handed hitters out consistently and keep the ball in the park are his most appealing traits to the Mariners, which figure to now have more flexibility with the matchups they can set up out of the bullpen. Notably, Rzepczynski gave up just one homer over the 215 batters he faced in 2016, with that round-tripper ironically having come off the bat of new teammate Kyle Seager.

Marc Rzepczynski
RP SEA
4 months ago

Rzepczynski agreed to a two-year deal with the Mariners on Thursday, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports.

EDGE Analysis

Seattle's flurry of offseason moves continued with the addition of Rzepcynski to an already promising bullpen. He should serve as a lefty specialist, as he boasts a 2.59 FIP, 1.08 WHIP and 26.8 percent strikeout rate in 184 career innings against southpaws.

Marc Rzepczynski
RP SEA
7 months ago

Rzepcyznski has been activated and will be available for Thursday's game against Baltimore, William Ladson of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The recently acquired Rzepcyznski could potentially make his Nationals debut as soon as Thursday. Rzepcyznski posted a strong 3.00 ERA while with the A's this season, but his 1.72 WHIP could be a concern if he's unable to maintain a strong strand rate. The Nationals optioned Reynaldo Lopez to clear a roster spot for Rzepcyznski.

Marc Rzepczynski
RP SEA
7 months ago

Rzepczynski was traded to the Nationals on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

The A's will also send cash to Washington, which will send back minor league infielder Max Schrock. Rzepczynski has appeared in 56 games for Oakland on the season, posting a 3.00 ERA and 1.72 WHIP across 36 total innings. He's expected to continue to serve as a lefty specialist down the stretch for the Nationals, who hold a seven-game lead on the Marlins in the NL East as of Thursday morning.

Marc Rzepczynski
RP SEA
10 months ago

Rzepczynski struck out one in 0.2 scoreless innings of work Saturday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Rzepczynski entered with two runners in scoring position but was able to escape by striking out Brett Gardner and getting Andrew Romine to ground out. Other than a rough outing in Boston, the lefty has been solid out of the bullpen this season, mainly used as a specialist against left-handed hitters. Oakland has one of the weakest pitching staffs in the league, so Rzepczynski should continue getting plenty of relief opportunities.

Marc Rzepczynski
RP SEA
11 months ago

Rzepcynski had a scoreless outing Wednesday against the Yankees, allowing a hit over 0.2 innings.

EDGE Analysis

Rzepcynski has appeared in seven games for the A's so far in 2016 and has yet to allow a run. He has thrown 5.1 innings in those seven appearances, giving up four hits and a walk while punching out three. He will remain one of the A's stalwarts in the backend of the bullpen, usually deployed to retire lefties.

Marc Rzepczynski
RP SEA
1 year ago

Rzepczynski signed a one-year contract with the A's on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

The A's acquired Rzepczysnki earlier Wednesday along with first baseman Yonder Alonso in exchange for Drew Pomeranz. While Rzepczysnki's final numbers from 2015 appear unsightly on the surface, he was the victim of bad luck -- he had a .381 opponents' BABIP and 53 percent strand rate. His 26 percent strikeout rate and 67.3 percent groundball rate from 2015 bode well for the future.

Marc Rzepczynski
RP SEA
1 year ago

Rzepcyznski was traded from the Padres to the Athletics on Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rzepczynski was traded mid-season from the Indians to the Padres and they then turned around and moved him to the Athletics with Yonder Alonso to acquire Drew Pomeranz. Rzepczynski struggled heavily on the Padres, posting a 7.36 ERA in 27 appearances with a 17:4 K:BB ratio. Rzepczynski will compete for one of the last spots in the bullpen as a LOOGY for the Athletics.

Marc Rzepczynski
RP SEA
2 years ago

Rzepczynski struck out the only batter he faced in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.

Beyond holds leagues, Rzepczynski is unlikely to make much of an impact in most formats. Look for the Indians to use him very similarly to the way he was deployed in 2014, when he tossed 46 innings over 73 appearances and returned a 2.74 with 13 holds in the process.