Tommy Hunter
RP FA
3 hours ago

Hunter has agreed to a two-year deal with the Phillies worth approximately $18 million, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tuesday was an eventful night, as it was first reported that the Phillies were landing Addison Reed, which turned out to be incorrect. They instead came to terms with Hunter, who will serve as one of their top setup men in 2018. The 31-year-old righty logged a 2.61 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 64 strikeouts in 58.2 innings for the Rays last season. He has 17 career saves, but most of those came in 2014 with the Orioles. Hector Neris would open the year as the Phillies' closer if they don't make more moves, but talks with Reed are reportedly ongoing.

Tommy Hunter
RP FA
3 months ago

Hunter notched his 24th hold in Friday's 13-6 extra-inning loss to the Red Sox, firing a clean eighth inning in which he recorded a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

Hunter had an uncharacteristically rough August, generating a 4.40 ERA due to allowing a total of seven earned runs across five outings in a 14-day span. However, he's subsequently bounced back to form, posting six consecutive scoreless efforts in which he's logged five holds and his third victory while also lowering his ERA from 2.63 to 2.33.

Tommy Hunter
RP FA
3 months ago

Hunter recorded his 20th hold in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Royals, firing a scoreless eighth inning.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever has been dealing with his first difficult stretch of the season since the middle of August, so Wednesday's clean outing was a much-needed reprieve. Hunter had allowed six earned runs over his six appearances prior to Wednesday, and the seven earned runs he's allowed this month overall equals the amount he'd given up between April and the end of July. Even with the recent bump he's seen in ERA, his 52:12 K:BB over 49 innings, 1.00 WHIP and frequent success in hold opportunities keeps him very viable in all formats.

Tommy Hunter
RP FA
4 months ago

Hunter notched his 16th hold in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Mariners, firing a scoreless eighth inning and recording two strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

The outing was a typically dominant one for Hunter, one that's largely been the norm for him in what's shaping up to be his best major-league campaign. Sunday, he needed only 10 pitches, eight of which he threw for strikes, to dispose of Guillermo Heredia, Ben Gamel and Leonys Martin and serve as a bridge to closer Edwin Diaz. It was a strong rebound for the veteran reliever, who had uncharacteristically surrendered multiple earned runs in his previous appearance last Thursday against the Blue Jays.

Tommy Hunter
RP FA
4 months ago

Hunter (2-2) fired a scoreless 1.2 innings in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Indians, recording three strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

Hunter now has seven consecutive scoreless efforts, a stretch in which he's compiled four holds and both of his wins. The veteran reliever's current ERA (1.58) and WHIP (0.95) are career bests, while his 9.68 K/9 is also a high-water mark during his time in the majors.

Tommy Hunter
RP FA
4 months ago

Hunter (1-2) fired 1.1 scoreless innings in which he gave up three hits in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Despite the fact he needed only nine pitches to get through six hitters, Hunter actually saw three men reach base, a relative rarity for him in what has been a largely dominant season. The veteran reliever has six straight scoreless appearances and Sunday's effort represented his first allowing multiple hits since June 20.

Tommy Hunter
RP FA
4 months ago

Hunter notched his 14th hold in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Astros, firing a scoreless eighth inning and recording a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

Hunter got three outs in just eight pitches and now has scoreless efforts in 17 of his last 18 appearances. The 31-year-old is currently sporting career bests in ERA (1.70) and WHIP (0.95) while posting an impressive 40:10 K:BB over 37 innings.

Tommy Hunter
RP FA
5 months ago

Hunter notched is 11th hold in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Orioles, allowing a hit and recording a strikeout over a scoreless eighth inning.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old reliever bounced back nicely after stumbling on Tuesday, posting his ninth scoreless effort in 10 July appearances. Hunter boasts an impressive 0.93 ERA and 13:3 K:BB over 9.2 innings in the current month, posting six holds along the way.

Tommy Hunter
RP FA
5 months ago

Hunter earned his ninth hold in Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Rangers, firing 1.1 scoreless innings while recording two strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

Hunter got four outs on an efficient 17 pitches, 11 of which he threw for strikes. The 31-year-old hasn't been scored upon since June 20, a 12-appearance stretch in which he's also racked up five holds and a save. The right-hander's 1.74 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and frequent usage (34 appearances) make him a viable option in AL-only and deeper formats that count holds.

Tommy Hunter
RP FA
5 months ago

Hunter notched his sixth hold in Tuesday's 6-5 win over the Cubs, firing a scoreless eighth inning in which he allowed a hit and recorded two strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

Hunter continues to largely breeze through his appearances, with Tuesday's outing marking his fifth consecutive scoreless effort and ninth in his last 11 trips to the mound. The 31-year-old right-hander also has multiple strikeouts in four of his last seven appearances and sports a sterling 27:7 K:BB over 24 innings in 2017.