Adam Warren
Adam Warren
32-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
Out
Injury Elbow
Est. Return 9/1/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Warren is an unsexy middle reliever with an above-average strikeout rate and limitations that keep him from becoming anything more. He has struggled with walks and homers in his career, the latter thanks in part to pitching in Yankee Stadium. He has remained split neutral throughout his career, almost to an extreme, as he has held righties to a .234/.304/369 line and lefties to a .230/.303/.367 line. That should help him land a deal somewhere to resume his nondescript career while mostly staying off fantasy baseball radars everywhere. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Padres in March of 2019 that includes a club option for 2020.
Will become free agent
PFree Agent  
Elbow
October 31, 2019
Warren (elbow) will not have his 2020 option picked up by the Padres and will become a free agent, Emily Waldon of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
The 32-year-old underwent Tommy John surgery in early September, so the Padres' decision is not entirely surprising as Warren could miss most or all of 2020. In 25 appearances last season, the middle reliever recorded a 5.34 ERA with a 1.40 WHIP over 28.2 innings pitched.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
22
Last 10 Games
23
Last 5 Games
36
How many pitches does Adam Warren generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Adam Warren generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-49%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-21%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-27%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .225 227 53 20 46 8 0 4
Since 2017vs Right .212 343 78 27 65 11 1 15
2019vs Left .163 49 12 6 7 1 0 1
2019vs Right .318 75 13 6 21 2 1 8
2018vs Left .274 94 21 8 23 4 0 2
2018vs Right .216 129 31 12 25 6 0 4
2017vs Left .208 84 20 6 16 3 0 1
2017vs Right .152 139 34 9 19 3 0 3
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-22%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-7%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-57%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-18%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 3.63 1.18 74.1 8 4 1 7.4 3.0 1.8
Since 2017Away 2.84 1.11 63.1 2 1 0 9.9 3.1 0.6
2019Home 5.19 1.38 17.1 4 1 0 5.7 4.7 3.1
2019Away 5.56 1.41 11.1 0 0 0 11.1 2.4 2.4
2018Home 4.28 1.50 27.1 1 2 0 9.5 3.0 2.0
2018Away 1.85 1.11 24.1 2 0 0 8.5 4.1 0.0
2017Home 2.12 0.78 29.2 3 1 1 6.4 2.1 0.9
2017Away 2.60 0.98 27.2 0 1 0 10.7 2.6 0.3
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Stat Review
How does Adam Warren compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.08
 
K/9
7.8
 
BB/9
3.8
 
HR/9
2.8
 
Fastball
91.4 mph
 
ERA
5.34
 
WHIP
1.40
 
BABIP
.254
 
GB/FB
1.33
 
Left On Base
80.3%
 
Exit Velocity
87.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
8.2%
 
Spin Rate
2092 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
35.3%
 
Swinging Strike
10.3%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Warren was returned to the Cubs in the second half of 2016 when the Cubs acquired Aroldis Chapman from the Yankees, where he showed signs of turning things around during the final two months of the season. He took another step forward in 2017, posting a sub-3.00 ERA for the first time since 2014, while picking up 11 holds over 46 appearances as one of many quality arms in the Yankees' bullpen. Warren used his slider more than ever last season, throwing it 43.6 percent of the time while reducing the use of his fastball, curveball and changeup. That adjustment helped him deliver the highest strikeout rate of his career (24.2 percent K%), and combined with the lowest walk rate he's ever had (6.7 percent BB%), allowed him to return a career-best 0.87 WHIP. With one year of club control remaining before he reaches free agency, Warren will likely return as one of the Yankees' middle-relief options in 2018.
It was a tale of two seasons for Warren, who went from the Yankees to the Cubs over the offseason and then back to the Yankees at the trade deadline. Over 29 appearances in Chicago (28 in relief), Warren struggled with his command to the tune of 4.9 BB/9 and a 5.91 ERA that led to a demotion to Triple-A Iowa toward the end of July. When the Yankees became sellers though, they shipped off Aroldis Chapman in exchange for Warren and immediately deployed the 29-year-old on their major league roster. Though he had served as something of a swingman in the past in New York, the righty was able to get his season back on track by pitching exclusively out of the bullpen -- primarily in seventh or eighth-inning situations. It's possible he could be called upon as an emergency option out of the rotation, but Warren figures to serve as a back of the bullpen option again in 2017.
Warren was one of the Yankees' most reliable starting pitchers in the season's first half, working to a 5-5 record with a 3.59 ERA through 14 starts, but was moved to the bullpen upon the return of Ivan Nova. He was very effective serving as both a late-inning and a longer relief option, managing a 2.29 ERA with 37 strikeouts in 35.1 innings out of the bullpen. He was perhaps a victim of his own success though, as Warren's effectiveness out of the bullpen limited him to just three starts the rest of the way. Though he looked strong once again, his average fastball velocity dropped 1.5 mph from 2014, which is a bit concerning for a 27-year-old, but that could likely be explained by his expanded innings burden. An offseason trade saw Warren dealt to the Cubs, and while nothing is certain, he may stretch out to compete for a spot in the starting rotation.
Warren has become a very stable late-inning option for the Yankees, quietly making a successful shift from starter to reliever in 2013 and taking a big step forward in his second big league season with an increase in his strikeout rate (23.5% K%) and improved control (7.4% BB%). He also kept the ball in the park more frequently, though it remains to be seen if that was merely the result of a more fortunate HR/FB rate (6.0%, down from 13.2% in 2013) or an actual change in approach. Warren is a rare four-pitch reliever, but he showed more life on his fastball last season and averaged a career-high 94.2 mph on his four-seamer, which could make that pitch more viable for him going forward. Dellin Betances has all of the makings of a closer capable of locking down the ninth inning for the Yankees, but Warren should be a useful part of the bridge in the late innings again in 2015.
Warren was pretty good as a long man for the Yankees in 2013, posting a 3.39 ERA over 77 innings. His component numbers were all around league average (8.9% HR/FB, .311 BABIP), so he doesn't appear to have been particularly lucky. Warren doesn't have any plus offerings, and is a contact pitcher. He could see a few spot starts with the Yankees in 2014, but he seems more likely to fill a similar role to the one he held last season.
Injuries forced the Yankees to turn to Warren for a start midway through the season and he appeared completely overmatched, giving up six earned runs in just 2.1 innings. Warren has put up decent minor league numbers as an innings eater, and he could catch on at some point as a back-end starter in some team's rotation, but he appears unlikely to find a role with the Yankees.
The Yankees made noise about giving Warren a spot start or two in 2011, but with the emergence of Ivan Nova, Warren remained in Triple-A, where he had a decent year, going 6-8 with a 3.60 ERA. Warren can show slightly above average fastball velocity, but his secondary pitches are nothing to write home about, and at age 24 it's hard to see him developing much more than he already has. If Warren has a major league future, it's likely as a fifth starter type, and probably for another team despite the Yankees' rotation woes last season.
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Transferred to 60-day injured list
PSan Diego Padres  
Forearm
July 21, 2019
Warren (forearm) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Sunday.
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Heading to injured list
PSan Diego Padres  
Forearm
June 8, 2019
Warren was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a right forearm strain.
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Earns win Friday
PSan Diego Padres  
June 7, 2019
Warren (4-1) pitched two innings in Friday's 5-4 victory over the Nationals. He allowed one run on one hit and received the win.
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Signs with Friars
PSan Diego Padres  
March 1, 2019
Warren signed a one-year deal with the Padres on Friday that includes a club option for 2020, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Traded to Mariners
PSeattle Mariners  
July 30, 2018
Warren was dealt to Seattle in exchange for international bonus pool money on Monday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
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