Dan Runzler
Dan Runzler
34-Year-Old PitcherRP
Boston Red Sox
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Red Sox in February of 2019.
Latches on with Red Sox
PBoston Red Sox  NRI
February 1, 2019
Runzler agreed to a minor-league deal with Boston on Friday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Runzler appeared in eight games out of the bullpen for the Pirates in 2017, allowing two runs on seven hits while fanning four over four innings. While he's spent the majority of his time in the minors of late, his major-league experience is certainly a perk for the Red Sox. Runzler will likely serve as organizational depth at Triple-A Pawtucket to start the 2019 campaign.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-25%
BAA vs LHP
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BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .333 9 2 0 3 1 0 0
Since 2017vs Right .444 11 2 2 4 1 0 2
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left .333 9 2 0 3 1 0 0
2017vs Right .444 11 2 2 4 1 0 2
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-100%
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ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 0.00 3.00 .666666 0 0 0 13.5 13.5 0.0
Since 2017Away 5.40 2.10 3.1 0 0 0 8.1 2.7 5.4
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0.00 3.00 .666666 0 0 0 13.5 13.5 0.0
2017Away 5.40 2.10 3.1 0 0 0 8.1 2.7 5.4
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Runzler spent 2015 in the Diamondbacks' organization with their Triple-A affiliate, posting a 5.26 ERA and 2.04 WHIP. The 30-year-old hasn't appeared in the majors since 2012, but the Twins are a bit thin in the left-handed pitching department. He'll get a chance to win a bullpen role this spring.
Runzler spent most of 2012 in Triple-A struggling out of the bullpen for Fresno while making six appearances for the Giants in September. A 3.39 FIP was more indicative of his season than his 6.00 ERA. He was hurt by an astronomical .442 BABIP and below average strand rate (62.2 percent). Runzler still throws hard while averaging 95 mph with his fastball, and has incorporated a curveball to go along with his slider. Control is still an issue, but he has a strikeout rate of 11.2 K/9 in his minor league career and has held left-handed hitters to a .253 wOBA in his major league career.
Runzler is interesting because his stuff is generally considered good, but he can’t put it together, despite strong strikeout rates. He had a 6.26 ERA while walking 16 batters over 27.1 innings in the majors last season, so while there’s some hope of turning him into a starter down the road, he’s shown no ability to even be an effective reliever. Runzler is a long shot to make San Francisco’s roster out of spring training, although it’s worth noting he has a career 11.40 K/9IP rate during his time in the minors.
Runzler allowed just one homer over 32.2 innings and finished with a 10.1 K/9IP ratio as a rookie last season, leading to a 3.03 ERA. Shaky control (5.5 BB/9IP) led to a poor 1.500 WHIP, but that type of strikeout ability combined with a strong groundball rate (2.0 G/F) could lead to something special. Runzler will work in middle relief in 2011.
Runzler began last season at Low-A, but was so effective throughout all of his stops in the minors, the left-hander found himself pitching for San Francisco in September. He fanned 83 batters over 59.0 innings with a ridiculous 0.76 ERA in the minors, so don't be surprised if Runzler becomes a major part of the Giants' bullpen in 2010. His average fastball velocity last year was a tremendous 94.7 mph.
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Cut loose by Tampa Bay
PFree Agent  NRI
March 11, 2018
The Rays released Runzler on Sunday.
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Signs minor-league deal with Rays
PTampa Bay Rays  NRI
February 5, 2018
Runzler signed a minor-league contract with the Rays which includes an invitation to spring training, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Elects free agency
PFree Agent  NRI
November 6, 2017
Runzler cleared waivers and elected to become a free agent Monday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
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Headed to majors
PPittsburgh Pirates  NRI
September 10, 2017
Runzler's contract was purchased from Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday.
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Sent to minors camp
PPittsburgh Pirates  NRI
March 23, 2017
Runzler was reassigned to minor league camp Thursday.
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