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Bruce Rondon

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago White Sox

2018 Stats

W-L

2-3

ERA

6.75

WHIP

1.88

K

34

SV

1

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Expectations for Rondon peaked at "future closer" during his 10-year tenure in the Tigers' organization. A maddening lack of consistency, and issues with his effort, which led the Tigers to send him h...

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2018 ADP:  453.36

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 275   DOB: 12/9/1990   BORN: Valencia, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By DET In 2007   Show ContractHide Contract

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Bruce Rondon Contract Information:

Signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox in February of 2018.

May 20, 2018  –  Bruce Rondon News

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Rondon worked around a hit to pitch a scoreless seventh inning in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Rangers.

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Bruce Rondon 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
2010 19 A+ LAK 4 0 0 6.2 2 1 1 7 2 0 0 2 0 0 1.35 0.65
2010 19 R GUL 4 0 0 25.2 11 2 1 26 14 0 0 15 0 0 0.70 0.99
2011 20 A WES 41 0 0 40.0 22 9 0 61 34 2 2 19 0 0 2.03 1.40
2012 21 A+ LAK 9 0 0 23.1 12 5 1 34 10 1 0 15 0 0 1.93 0.95
2012 21 AA ERI 9 0 0 21.2 15 2 1 23 9 0 1 12 0 0 0.83 1.13
2012 21 AAA TOL 9 0 0 8.0 5 2 1 9 7 1 0 2 0 0 2.25 1.50
2013 22 AAA TOL 30 0 0 29.2 14 5 1 40 13 1 1 14 0 0 1.52 0.92
2013 22 MAJ DET 30 0 0 28.7 28 11 2 30 11 1 2 1 2 5 3.45 1.36
2015 24 AAA TOL 13 0 0 12.2 16 10 1 14 6 2 2 1 0 0 7.11 1.80
2015 24 MAJ DET 35 0 0 31.0 31 20 3 36 19 1 0 5 4 3 5.81 1.61
2016 25 AAA TOL 22 0 0 21.2 23 9 1 30 16 2 2 9 0 0 3.74 1.84
2016 25 MAJ DET 37 0 0 36.3 23 12 5 45 12 5 2 0 2 6 2.97 0.96
2017 26 AAA TOL 38 0 0 36.2 34 11 2 43 25 2 1 1 0 0 2.70 1.63
2017 26 MAJ DET 21 0 0 15.7 21 19 1 22 10 1 3 1 1 7 10.91 1.98
2018 27 AAA CHA 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2018 27 MAJ CWS 26 0 0 24.0 27 18 1 34 18 2 3 1 1 4 6.75 1.88
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3-Year Averages     31 0 0 27.7 25 17 3 34 13 2 1 2 2 5 5.53 1.37
Career  (View All)     149 0 0 135.7 130 80 12 167 70 10 10 8 5.31 1.47

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Bruce Rondon 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. 20 @Cle 1.0 3 6 6 1 3 1 0 2 0 - 0 0 0 6.75 1.88
Jun. 19 @Cle 0.7 3 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 4.70 1.70
Jun. 16 Det 0.3 2 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.03 1.57
Jun. 15 Det 0.3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.68 1.41
Jun. 11 Cle 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.74 1.38
Jun. 6 @Min 1.3 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.92 1.35
Jun. 5 @Min 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.19 1.34
Jun. 1 Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.26 1.32
May. 30 @Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.33
May. 29 @Cle 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.76 1.41
May. 25 @Det 0.3 3 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 4.96 1.47
May. 22 Bal 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.38 1.31
May. 21 Bal 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.60 1.33
May. 19 Tex 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.86 1.36
May. 13 @ChC 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.15 1.38
May. 12 @ChC 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.42
May. 6 Min 0.3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.91 1.45
May. 1 @StL 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 1 5.06 1.41
Apr. 29 @KC 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.59 1.34
Apr. 26 @KC 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.23 1.38
Apr. 25 Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.04 1.43
Apr. 22 Hou 0.3 2 4 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 8.10 1.65
Apr. 18 @Oak 3.0 1 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.84 1.11
Apr. 17 @Oak 1.0 2 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 1.20
Last 14 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
3.3 9 9 9 1 8 5 0 3 0 0-0 0 0 0 24.30 5.10
Last 30 Games (Team)
13 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
10.0 15 12 12 1 11 16 0 3 0 1-1 0 1 2 10.80 2.60
Last 60 Games (Team)
24 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
21.7 27 20 18 1 18 29 1 5 0 1-3 1 1 4 7.48 2.08

Bruce Rondon Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2018441179401.243
2017387713211.433
20167824711000.159

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201875231118500.290
2017381538200.235
20166621512205.207

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20189.721018904.661.66
20177.003087118.002.57
201619.320021722.791.03

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201814.302116918.162.02
20178.710114305.191.50
201617.032024533.180.88
Bruce Rondon vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Bruce Rondon 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
2010 19 A+ LAK 4 0 6.2 10.16 2.90 3.50 1.45 100% 1.35 4.01 .087
2010 19 R GUL 4 0 25.2 9.29 5.00 1.86 0.36 95.8% 0.70 3.91 .182
2011 20 A WES 41 0 40.0 13.73 7.65 1.79 0.00 83.9% 2.03 3.08 .298
2012 21 A+ LAK 9 0 23.1 13.25 3.90 3.40 0.39 81% 1.93 2.25 .261
2012 21 AA ERI 9 0 21.2 9.76 3.82 2.56 0.42 95.7% 0.83 3.48 .276
2012 21 AAA TOL 9 0 8.0 10.13 7.88 1.29 1.13 90.9% 2.25 5.20 .228
2013 22 AAA TOL 30 0 29.2 12.33 4.01 3.08 0.31 84.6% 1.52 2.45 .235
2013 22 MAJ DET 30 0 28.7 9.42 3.45 2.73 0.63 1.73 75.7% 99.3 MPH 3.45 3.17 .338
2015 24 AAA TOL 13 0 12.2 10.33 4.43 2.33 0.74 57.1% 7.11 3.45 .424
2015 24 MAJ DET 35 0 31.0 10.45 5.52 1.89 0.87 1.44 63.8% 97.7 MPH 5.81 4.17 .353
2016 25 AAA TOL 22 0 21.2 12.74 6.79 1.88 0.42 78.9% 3.74 3.39 .425
2016 25 MAJ DET 37 0 36.3 11.15 2.97 3.75 1.24 0.84 76.7% 97.2 MPH 2.97 3.75 .239
2017 26 AAA TOL 38 0 36.2 10.69 6.22 1.72 0.50 84.2% 2.70 3.61 .351
2017 26 MAJ DET 21 0 15.7 12.64 5.74 2.20 0.57 1.89 40% 96.8 MPH 10.91 3.33 .474
2018 27 AAA CHA 1 0 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.20 .355
2018 27 MAJ CWS 26 0 24.0 12.75 6.75 1.89 0.38 1.80 61.4% 96.5 MPH 6.75 3.28 .436
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 1.4 13.66 5.79 2.36 1.00 69.8% 4.92 3.54 .381
Rest Of Season     0 0 21.7 12.73 5.20 2.45 0.93 69.1% 4.78 3.45 .365
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3-Year Averages     31 0 27.7 11.06 4.23 2.62 0.98 60% 5.53 3.56 .333
Career     149 0 135.7 11.08 4.64 2.39 0.80 63.8% 5.31 3.49 .354

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Bruce Rondon 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 24 -2 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Bruce Rondon    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

Explain This

1.89 K/BB
POOR
12.75 K/9
ELITE
6.75 BB/9
TERRIBLE
96.5 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.4 HR/9
GREAT
1.80 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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6.75 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.88 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.28 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

Explain This

.436 BABIP
HIGH
61.4% Strand Rate
LOW

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Bruce Rondon: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Rondon, who last pitched May 13 and picked up a save, was bypassed for the next save opportunity Thursday when manager Rick Renteria called on Nate Jones.

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Rondon allowed one hit while striking out two in a scoreless inning Sunday against the Cubs to earn his first save of the season.

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Rondon allowed four runs on two hits and two walks while recording one out -- a strikeout -- in Sunday's loss to the Astros.

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Rondon struck out all four batters faced in Sunday's 1-0 loss to the Tigers.

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The White Sox selected Rondon's contract from Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday.

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Rondon was reassigned to minor-league camp, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Rondon signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

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The Tigers declined to tender Rondon a contract for 2018, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Rondon was optioned to Triple-A Toledo after struggling and taking the loss Sunday against the Twins, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

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Rondon (1-3) was tagged with the loss Sunday against the Twins. He didn't record an out and walked two batters on nine pitches. Both runners came around to score.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Rondon pitched quite effectively in relief for the Tigers in 2016, especially late in the second half, posting a 1.69 ERA over the final two-plus months. With a huge 275-pound frame and a fastball occasionally touching triple digits, Rondon has consistently struck out batters throughout his career (10.4 K/9), although he's struggled to throw strikes (career 3.9 BB/9). He's also dealt with several injuries. Rondon's improved command in 2016 comes amidst an increased reliance on his slider, throwing it 37 percent of the time. Opponents recorded just six hits off the pitch in 2016, and it accounted for 67 percent of his strikeouts. With prototypical closer stuff, Rondon will be itching for a shot at closing in 2017. Unfortunately, the Tigers picked up the option for veteran Francisco Rodriguez, who saved 44 games for them last year. If K-Rod has to miss time or is traded, however, Rondon has the stuff to assume the job.

2016

Rondon will return in a setup role for Detroit after an inconsistent season. Rondon lives and dies with his fastball, which can touch triple digits with ease. His 12.6 K/9 was brilliant in 2015 and he could be in the mix for saves in Detroit if Francisco Rodriguez falters. However, Rondon blew almost as many saves (4) as he earned (5) in 2014, perhaps because that delicious fastball seemed far more hittable than ever before. He gave up a hit each inning (31) and his 36:19 K:BB rate helped balloon his WHIP to 1.61. The potential remains. But potential doesn't win in fantasy.

2015

Shortly after he joined the Tigers' organization, Rondon started receiving comparisons to Joel Zumaya, another young flame-throwing relief pitcher who came up through the system a few years earlier before injuries derailed his progress. Unfortunately, after Rondon underwent Tommy John surgery and missed the entire 2014 campaign, those comparisons seem even more apropos. Despite the significance of Rondon’s injury, the Tigers expect the right-handed reliever to be ready by spring training, just 11 months after going under the knife. While that timeline seems optimistic, Rondon should return to action at some point in 2015. If he can still approach triple digits with his fastball while also throwing a solid slider, Rondon will be in the late-inning mix setting up closer Joe Nathan, but the 24-year-old has a lot to prove before reclaiming the “closer-of-the-future” tag he held prior to his injury.

2014

Rondon’s debut season at the major league level was a disappointment. As one of the Tigers' top prospects, Rondon was expected to immediately take a large role in the bullpen, possibly even handling closing duties. Inconsistencies with his control during spring training led to Rondon starting his 2013 campaign in the minors, and he eventually split his time evenly between Triple-A Toledo and Detroit. He was dominant in his 30 appearances with the Mud Hens, posting a 1.52 ERA while racking up 40 strikeouts and 14 saves in 29.2 innings. His stint with the Tigers was bumpier, but Rondon was able to show improvement throughout the season and finish with a 3.45 ERA and a 30:11 K:BB ratio in his first 28.2 innings as a major league pitcher. Despite the ups and downs in his debut, the Tigers remain high on Rondon. He sports a triple-digit fastball and a decent slider that improved as the season wore on. The 22-year-old righty was sidelined by an elbow injury for the final month of the season. He was officially diagnosed with a flexor tendon strain after a visit with Dr. James Andrews in October, and the Tigers expect Rondon to make a full recovery and be ready for spring training. While he’s still considered a closing option of the future for the Tigers, he will have to settle for a setup role with the team's addition of Joe Nathan in December.

2013

Rondon is the latest Tigers' prospect to be dubbed the team's closer of the future. The difference with Rondon is that future could be now. The 22-year-old righty is coming off a dominant season in the minors, posting an 1.53 ERA and 1.09 WHIP with 66 strikeouts in 53 innings spread across High-A, Double-A and Triple-A. He worked as a closer in all three of his stops, picking up 29 saves in 52 appearances. His stuff screams closer at the major league level, too, as Rondon sports a heavy fastball that can reach triple digits and a solid breaking ball. The main obstacle for Rondon is the occasional bout of wildness -- he has a 5.1 BB/9 throughout his minor league career. The Tigers' brass have already stated that Rondon will be in the mix to close in 2013, and he just might be the favorite if the team passes on bringing in a proven veteran for the gig.