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Josh Tomlin

33-Year-Old Pitcher – Cleveland Indians

2018 Stats

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ERA

6.81

WHIP

1.44

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24

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Tomlin has made a living off eating innings with a control-based approach when given the chance to start. He's topped 8.0 K/9 in just one season, but has never carried a walk rate above 2.3 BB/9. In f...

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2018 ADP:  445.2

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (SP): Hidden

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 190   DOB: 10/19/1984   BORN: Tyler, TX   COLLEGE: Texas Tech   DRAFTED: 19th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Josh Tomlin Contract Information:

Signed a two-year contract extension with the Indians in January 2016. Contract includes a $3 million club option and $750,000 buyout for 2018.

May 20, 2018  –  Josh Tomlin News

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Tomlin is expected to be used out of the bullpen moving forward, T.J. Zuppe of The Athletic Cleveland reports.

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Josh Tomlin Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2007 22 R KIN 6 5 0 27.7 24 11 0 20 12 1 1 0 3.58 1.30
2007 22 A LAK 26 15 0 103.7 103 38 10 89 19 10 3 0 3.30 1.18
2008 23 A KIN 40 9 0 102.2 82 34 10 109 16 9 5 3 2.98 0.96
2008 23 AAA BUF 1 1 0 7.0 6 3 2 3 1 1 0 0 3.86 1.00
2009 24 AA AKR 26 25 0 145.0 149 67 21 125 27 14 9 0 4.16 1.21
2010 25 AAA COL 20 17 0 107.1 83 32 11 80 33 8 4 0 0 0 2.68 1.08
2010 25 MAJ CLE 12 12 0 73.0 72 37 10 43 19 6 4 0 0 0 4.56 1.25
2011 26 MAJ CLE 26 26 0 165.3 157 78 24 89 21 12 7 0 0 0 4.25 1.08
2012 27 MAJ CLE 21 16 0 103.3 126 73 18 56 25 5 8 0 0 0 6.36 1.46
2013 28 R GOO 3 2 0 2.0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2013 28 A LAK 3 1 0 4.1 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.24
2013 28 AA AKR 3 2 0 6.0 3 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.50 0.50
2013 28 AAA COL 3 3 0 15.0 12 4 0 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 2.40 0.80
2013 28 MAJ CLE 1 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2014 29 AAA COL 6 6 1 40.0 26 10 5 33 10 2 1 0 0 0 2.25 0.90
2014 29 MAJ CLE 25 16 1 104.0 120 55 18 94 14 6 9 0 0 0 4.76 1.29
2015 30 R GOO 1 1 0 2.0 3 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.00 1.50
2015 30 A MAH 1 1 0 3.2 3 3 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 7.36 1.56
2015 30 AA AKR 1 1 0 2.2 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.82
2015 30 AAA COL 4 4 0 21.1 25 10 3 17 1 1 2 0 0 0 4.22 1.23
2015 30 MAJ CLE 10 10 0 65.7 47 22 13 57 8 7 2 0 0 0 3.02 0.84
2016 31 MAJ CLE 30 29 0 174.0 187 85 36 118 20 13 9 0 0 0 4.40 1.19
2017 32 A MAH 1 1 0 3.2 8 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.45 2.50
2017 32 MAJ CLE 26 26 0 141.0 166 78 23 109 14 10 9 0 0 0 4.98 1.28
2018 33 MAJ CLE 15 6 0 39.7 50 30 18 24 7 0 4 0 0 0 6.81 1.44
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3-Year Averages     22 21 0 126.9 133 61 24 94 14 10 6 0 0 0 4.33 1.16
Career  (View All)     166 141 1 868.0 927 458 160 590 128 59 52 0 4.75 1.22

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Josh Tomlin Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jun. 15 Min 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.81 1.44
Jun. 12 @CWS 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.17 1.51
Jun. 10 @Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.23 1.53
Jun. 1 @Min 2.0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 7.43 1.57
May. 27 Hou 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.60 1.60
May. 25 Hou 0.3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.83 1.62
May. 24 Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.64 1.61
May. 22 @ChC 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.88 1.66
May. 15 @Det 5.3 6 4 4 2 0 4 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 7.84 1.68
May. 4 @NYY 7.0 8 5 4 3 2 4 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 8.06 1.79
Apr. 29 Sea 6.0 10 6 6 2 0 3 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 9.16 1.93
Apr. 24 ChC 3.7 7 5 5 4 0 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 9.24 2.05
Apr. 18 @Min 1.0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 8.00 2.11
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
3.3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
8 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
8.7 4 3 3 3 1 6 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 3.12 0.58
Last 60 Games (Team)
13 Games Pitched:  Avg. 2.4 IP/G
31.7 38 24 22 14 4 20 2 3 0 0-3 0 0 0 6.25 1.33

Josh Tomlin Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20187810425308.347
2017252446751919.307
20163024776715214.229

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2018101143256010.258
20173336589122014.284
2016423711312022122.299

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201819.002010275.681.32
201778.07606410155.311.38
201680.0550527184.501.24

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201820.7020145117.841.55
201763.033045484.571.14
201694.08406613184.311.15
Josh Tomlin vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Josh Tomlin Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2007 22 R KIN 6 5 27.7 6.51 3.90 1.67 0.00 69.4% 3.58 3.06 .293
2007 22 A LAK 26 15 103.7 7.73 1.65 4.68 0.87 75% 3.30 3.49 .314
2008 23 A KIN 40 9 102.2 9.60 1.41 6.81 0.88 72.7% 2.98 2.81 .287
2008 23 AAA BUF 1 1 7.0 3.86 1.29 3.00 2.57 80% 3.86 6.49 .193
2009 24 AA AKR 26 25 145.0 7.76 1.68 4.63 1.30 70.3% 4.16 4.06 .311
2010 25 AAA COL 20 17 107.1 6.72 2.77 2.42 0.92 80% 2.68 4.02 .245
2010 25 MAJ CLE 12 12 73.0 5.30 2.34 2.26 1.23 0.64 66.7% 89.4 MPH 4.56 4.71 .276
2011 26 MAJ CLE 26 26 165.3 4.84 1.14 4.24 1.31 0.99 64.9% 88.0 MPH 4.25 4.45 .261
2012 27 MAJ CLE 21 16 103.3 4.88 2.18 2.24 1.57 1.13 58.6% 89.5 MPH 6.36 5.19 .315
2013 28 R GOO 3 2 2.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.20 .216
2013 28 A LAK 3 1 4.1 8.78 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.25 .117
2013 28 AA AKR 3 2 6.0 6.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 66.7% 1.50 2.37 .188
2013 28 AAA COL 3 3 15.0 6.60 0.00 0.00 0.00 66.7% 2.40 2.13 .277
2013 28 MAJ CLE 1 0 2.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.60 100% 89.9 MPH 0.00 3.20 .262
2014 29 AAA COL 6 6 40.0 7.43 2.25 3.30 1.13 83.9% 2.25 3.93 .208
2014 29 MAJ CLE 25 16 104.0 8.13 1.21 6.71 1.56 1.18 68.1% 89.0 MPH 4.76 4.07 .339
2015 30 R GOO 1 1 2.0 13.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 33.3% 9.00 0.20 .532
2015 30 A MAH 1 1 3.2 8.44 5.63 1.50 0.00 40% 7.36 3.20 .332
2015 30 AA AKR 1 1 2.2 8.18 4.09 2.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.75 .416
2015 30 AAA COL 4 4 21.1 7.25 0.43 17.00 1.28 69.6% 4.22 3.58 .341
2015 30 MAJ CLE 10 10 65.7 7.81 1.10 7.13 1.78 0.90 78.6% 88.4 MPH 3.02 4.49 .210
2016 31 MAJ CLE 30 29 174.0 6.10 1.03 5.90 1.86 1.43 71.3% 87.7 MPH 4.40 4.93 .288
2017 32 A MAH 1 1 3.2 11.25 0.00 0.00 2.81 100% 2.45 4.76 .582
2017 32 MAJ CLE 26 26 141.0 6.96 0.89 7.79 1.47 1.35 65% 87.7 MPH 4.98 4.16 .331
2018 33 MAJ CLE 15 6 39.7 5.45 1.59 3.43 4.08 0.70 69.2% 87.1 MPH 6.81 8.65 .267
Today's Projections     0 0 .5 7.46 1.56 4.78 2.41 76.6% 4.93 2.35 .339
Next 7 Days     0 0 3.6 6.93 1.83 3.79 2.63 78.2% 4.97 6.06 .327
Rest Of Season     0 5 49.0 6.85 1.85 3.71 2.60 77.1% 5.08 6.05 .326
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3-Year Averages     22 21 126.9 6.67 0.99 6.71 1.70 69.9% 4.33 4.51 .292
Career     166 141 868.0 6.12 1.33 4.61 1.66 66.7% 4.75 4.69 .292

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Josh Tomlin Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2018 39.7 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Josh Tomlin    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.43 K/BB
GOOD
5.45 K/9
TERRIBLE
1.59 BB/9
ELITE
87.1 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
4.1 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.70 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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6.81 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.44 WHIP
POOR
8.65 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

Explain This

.267 BABIP
LOW
69.2% Strand Rate
LOW

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Josh Tomlin: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Tomlin allowed four runs on six hits with no walks in a no-decision Tuesday against the Tigers. He struck out four.

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Tomlin is listed as the Indians' probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Tigers, MLB.com reports.

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Tomlin didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 7-6 loss to the Yankees, allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits and two walks over seven innings while striking out four.

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Tomlin (0-4) surrendered six runs in Sunday's loss to the Mariners. He allowed 10 hits while striking out three over six innings.

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Tomlin (0-3) allowed five runs on seven hits while striking out three over 3.2 innings during Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.

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Tomlin isn't listed as probable starter for any of the Indians' five games this week and is expected to work out of the bullpen until a fifth starter is needed April 24 against the Cubs.

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Updating a previous report, Tomlin won't start Wednesday against the Twins in Puerto Rico, Nick Camino of Newsradio WTAM 1100 reports.

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Tomlin is listed as the Indians' probable starter for Wednesday's game against the Twins in Puerto Rico, MLB.com reports.

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Tomlin (0-1) was credited with a no-decision Tuesday against the Tigers after throwing 5.0 innings of shutout ball. He struck out three batters while allowing four hits and two walks.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

In 2015, Tomlin posted a 3.02 ERA despite a 1.8 HR/9 over 66 innings. That was possibly due to the fact he stranded 90 percent of his baserunners and was very stingy with walks. His home run rate actually got worse in 2016 and his strand rate went down to 71 percent, so his ERA spiked to 4.40. All of this was despite the fact he had the highest groundball rate of his career. The high homer rate, low walk rate and the fact his strikeout rate has declined for three straight seasons makes one wonder if Tomlin is the long lost son of former pitcher Dave Bush. The Indians may entrust him with a rotation spot to begin 2017, but he's hardly a lock to keep the job all season if his extreme long-ball tendencies persist.

2016

Tomlin failed to lock down a spot in the starting rotation in the spring after battling some shoulder soreness and was sent to Triple-A Colombus to start the season. He immediately hit the DL and required a cleanup procedure on his shoulder and was sidelined until the middle of July. Tomlin made a couple of starts at Triple-A after wrapping up his rehab before being recalled by the Indians in mid-August to fill a vacancy in the starting rotation. He performed very well in a 10-start stretch for the Indians, posting a 3.02 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP in 65.2 innings while exhibiting pinpoint control (1.1 BB/9) and striking out 57 batters. The only cause for concern was an alarming 13 homers allowed and an unsustainable .199 BABIP mark. Tomlin's had some longball issues in the past, and his flyball tendencies won't be able to leverage an improved infield defense, but he will enter camp with a chance at landing a spot at the back end of the Cleveland rotation.

2015

The same two issues have plagued Tomlin throughout his career and unsurprisingly, they are intertwined: home runs and working with runners on. Of his 70 home runs, 35 have come with runners on despite 418 fewer batters faced. His 1.4 HR/9 and 66 percent LOB rate suggest he has earned quite a bit of his career 4.89 ERA. At 30 years old, itís hard to envision a severe turnaround coming any time soon. This is why the excitement is always tamped down with righties sitting 88-90 mph on the gun. Even if they are able to deceive their way to some big minor league numbers, it always catches up in the majors, especially if they donít have impeccable control of their low-90s fastball. Tomlin is best used as a 26th-man type who shuttles between Triple-A and the majors when the team needs some starts filled due to injury or a doubleheader. He could reasonably be the long man in a bullpen, but regardless of whether heís the 25th or 26th man, he doesnít carry much fantasy value.

2014

Tomlin missed most of the season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, but did make it back for some rehab starts and a brief appearance with the Indians in September. He has heavily relied on pinpoint control and a strong defense behind him in the past, so he can't really afford to have left any of his velocity on the operating table. Tomlin has never carried an xFIP below 4.00 during his time in the big leagues, nor as he pushed his strikeout rate above 5.3 K/9 in any one campaign. He will enter spring training with a chance to earn a spot at the back end of the Indians' rotation, but there is little reason to get excited if he manages to secure a job.

2012

Tomlin was surprisingly effective for the Indians after opening the season as the team's fifth starter, winning 12 games to go along with a 4.25 ERA and a sparkling 1.077 WHIP thanks to a league-leading 1.14 BB/9IP. His excellent control helped him survive a low strikeout rate (4.84 K/9IP) and his long-ball tendencies (24 allowed in his 26 starts) are the only real blemishes. Tomlin experienced elbow soreness that cut his season short in September, but is expected to be ready for the start of spring training. He'll start the season as the team's No. 3 or No. 4 starter, but it will take a lot of things to break right if he's going to have a repeat performance.

2011

Tomlin made a dozen serviceable starts for the Indians after a midseason callup but continued to struggle with the long ball, allowing 10 homers in just 73 innings. It's been an issue in his minor league career as well, and his low strikeout rate (5.3 K/9IP) means a lot of balls are being put in play against him. He'll battle for a rotation spot again this spring.