Mike Pelfrey
SP DET
2 weeks ago

Pelfrey retired all nine batters he faced in Sunday's spring training win over the Mets, and he displayed increased velocity, MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This was a much-needed outing for Pelfrey, who had allowed eight earned runs in his previous six innings pitched this spring. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said the veteran increased his velocity to 93-94 mph, and commended the control he had over his pitches. Pelfrey is still unlikely to crack the Tigers' rotation, and even earning a bullpen spot is in doubt, but performances like this do help the cause.

Mike Pelfrey
SP DET
3 weeks ago

Starting in place of an injured Michael Fulmer, Pelfrey allowed six hits and five earned runs in 2.1 innings in Monday's spring training loss to the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Pelfrey cruised through the first two innings, then allowed hits to five of the six Baltimore batters he faced in the third. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said the team's pitching has been "awful" this spring, and Pelfrey has been part of the problem, as he's now struggled in consecutive outings. He's on the outside looking in at a rotation spot, and he might end up not even making the roster in a relief role.

Mike Pelfrey
SP DET
3 weeks ago

Pelfrey said he was "terrible" in Wednesday's spring training start against the Nationals, in which he gave up two runs in 1.2 innings, the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pelfrey struggled with command, as he needed 51 pitches to record five outs. "Obviously, I was terrible today," Pelfrey said. "I just wasn't very good." In particular, he said he wasn't locating his cutter, which is a pitch he worked on in the offseason. At this point, it doesn't look like Pelfrey will crack the Tigers' rotation to begin the season.

Mike Pelfrey
SP DET
1 month ago

Pelfrey will follow Michael Fulmer on the mound in Friday's spring training game against Baltimore, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pelfrey is battling for a spot in the rotation this spring, but he's likely behind Daniel Norris and Matt Boyd for the final two spots. Pelfrey could establish himself as a viable long relief candidate, however. He's slated to throw about 30-35 pitches on Friday.

Mike Pelfrey
SP DET
1 month ago

Pelfrey lost 25 pounds in the offseason and hopes to lose more during spring training to regain flexibility, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pelfrey, who went 4-10 with a 5.19 ERA in 2016, is competing for a rotation spot this spring. However, he is likely destined to begin the season in the bullpen. Perhaps the conditioning will help him improve his stats, but Pelfrey offers very little fantasy value either way, especially if he's working as a long reliever.

Mike Pelfrey
SP DET
2 months ago

Pelfrey will stretch out during spring training and is set to compete for a rotation spot, Jason beck of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pelfrey made 22 starts for the Tigers last season but struggled mightily before being moved to the bullpen in late September. He went 4-10 as a starter with a 5.19 ERA and he allowed 14 home runs in 112.2 innings. While it appears he'll be given a shot to rejoin the rotation, he'd have to beat out the likes of lefty Matt Boyd or Buck Farmer over the course of spring training.

Mike Pelfrey
SP DET
6 months ago

Pelfrey appeared in long relief Sunday against Kansas City and allowed three hits, including a home run, and two earned runs in 2.0 innings of work. He struck out three.

EDGE Analysis

His numbers overall this season are just plain terrible, so this line really doesn't surprise. His WHIP is a putrid 1.73 and his ERA is rank at 5.07, especially considering his FIP is actually higher at 5.21. Pelfrey's season smells worse than that empty salmon can you left under your buddy's car seat last summer. Don't let him stink up your fantasy roster as you close out the season.

Mike Pelfrey
SP DET
6 months ago

Pelfrey (4-10) was horrendous in his first start since Jul. 31, giving up four runs on five his in just 1.2 innings with one strikeout and no walks in Thursday's loss to the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Pelfrey wasn't supposed to throw more than 60 pitches in his return from a back injury, but lasted just 36 due to his ineffectiveness. With a 5.00 ERA and a woeful 4.08 K/9, the veteran shouldn't be on fantasy radars even if the Tigers give him another start.

Mike Pelfrey
SP DET
6 months ago

Pelfrey is unlikely to throw more than around 60 pitches in his start Thursday against the Twins, Evan Woodberry of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It doesn't sound as though Pelfrey is facing a hard pitch count in his start, but he hasn't pitched at the major league level since the end of July and so he'll likely be somewhat limited. He's slotting into the rotation this time around with Jordan Zimmermann skipped this week, but Pelfrey will likely head back to the bullpen after Thursday.

Mike Pelfrey
SP DET
6 months ago

Pelfrey is scheduled to be the starting pitcher against the Twins on Thursday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

A one-start opening was opened up after the Tigers decided to have Jordan Zimmermann pitch a simulated game prior to starting another contest, and manager Brad Ausmus decided to give Pelfrey the ball. The right-hander's numbers haven't been great this season (4.76 ERA and 4.1 K/9), so there's a decent chance he'll head back to the bullpen following Thursday's start.