Jimmie Sherfy
27-Year-Old PitcherRP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Though Sherfy began the season in the minors and was optioned on three separate occasions, he enjoyed success while in the big leagues, throwing 16.1 innings for the Diamondbacks with a 1.65 ERA. His peripherals were less glowing, helping to explain why Arizona kept sending him down despite the fact that he's now given up just three runs in 27 career MLB innings. He held onto a decent 24.6% strikeout rate, but his walk rate spiked to 14.5% while his groundball rate fell to 37.5%. His numbers were much better in 45 innings for Triple-A Reno (31.0 K%, 10.7 BB%) and he has a pretty impressive fastball/slider combo, so there's reason to believe he has a future as a high-leverage reliever even if his supporting statistics thus far in the majors suggest a more modest role. How soon he moves toward the back end of the Arizona bullpen remains to be seen. Read Past Outlooks
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September 7, 2019
Sherfy earned a two-out save, his first of the season, striking out both batters without allowing a walk or hit against the Reds on Saturday.
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With Archie Bradley unavailable because he had pitched in three of the last four days, Arizona turned to Andrew Chafin to start the ninth and Sherfy was called upon after two Reds reached base. Sherfy has a 0.77 ERA and 1.46 WHIP with 12 strikeouts in 11.2 innings this season.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
21
Last 10 Games
19
Last 5 Games
12
How many pitches does Jimmie Sherfy generally throw?
 
1-10
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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31-40
 
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121+
What part of the game does Jimmie Sherfy generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-19%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-24%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-23%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-46%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .196 65 16 8 11 2 0 1
Since 2017vs Right .242 108 25 9 23 5 0 3
2019vs Left .286 23 7 2 6 2 0 0
2019vs Right .375 44 8 3 15 2 0 3
2018vs Left .167 30 5 5 4 0 0 1
2018vs Right .129 39 12 5 4 0 0 0
2017vs Left .091 12 4 1 1 0 0 0
2017vs Right .167 25 5 1 4 3 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-9%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-8%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-63%
ERA at Home
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 2.49 1.25 21.2 0 0 0 7.1 3.3 0.4
Since 2017Away 2.75 1.22 19.2 2 0 2 11.0 4.1 1.4
2019Home 5.87 1.57 7.2 0 0 0 10.6 0.0 0.0
2019Away 5.40 2.10 6.2 0 0 1 8.1 6.8 4.1
2018Home 0.96 1.18 9.1 0 0 0 6.8 6.8 1.0
2018Away 2.57 1.00 7.0 0 0 0 12.9 3.9 0.0
2017Home 0.00 0.86 4.2 0 0 0 1.9 1.9 0.0
2017Away 0.00 0.50 6.0 2 0 1 12.0 1.5 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Jimmie Sherfy 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 this season's data (min 20 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
3.00
 
K/9
9.4
 
BB/9
3.1
 
HR/9
1.9
 
Fastball
92.0 mph
 
ERA
5.65
 
WHIP
1.81
 
BABIP
.415
 
GB/FB
0.45
 
Left On Base
78.0%
 
Exit Velocity
85.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
2.4%
 
Spin Rate
2359 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
29.3%
 
Swinging Strike
11.8%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
Sherfy debuted with the D-backs in late August, making 11 appearances out of the bullpen after a successful four-and-a-half month run at Triple-A Reno. Since being drafted out of the University of Oregon by Arizona in 2013, he's worked exclusively as a reliever while making his way up the ladder, flashing gaudy strikeout rates at times, but most notably, showing improved control in the Pacific Coast League (5.2 percent walk rate) and after his promotion to the big leagues (5.4 percent) last season. During his time with the D-backs, Sherfy showed a two-pitch mix, utilizing a mid-90s fastball with movement and a good breaking ball nearly evenly to keep hitters off balance. Across all levels, Sherfy has 51 saves over the past two seasons, and while minor-league closers are hardly locks to get those chances at the top level, the D-backs' plans for him will likely hinge on their plans for Archie Bradley, Brad Boxberger and Yoshihisa Hirano.
Sherfy began 2016 in High-A Visalia, but that didn't stop him from rising through the ranks and finishing the season with 23.1 Triple-A innings. He earned this promotion due to an absolute domination of High-A and Double-A Mobile, over which he also saved 18 games with a 14.62 K/9. Triple-A Reno, however, was not kind to Sherfy. His walk rate rose sharply to 5.01 and his strikeout totals dropped to 10.41. Triple-A hitters teed off on Sherfy, hitting 1.93 HR/9 against him. He should make his major league debut at some point in 2017 and has a chance for some high-leverage opportunities -- and potential future fantasy value -- in a relatively inexperienced Arizona bullpen, but he's going to have to adjust in his second go-round with Reno.
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Returns to Arizona
PArizona Diamondbacks
September 2, 2019
Sherfy was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Monday.
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Back with Reno
PArizona Diamondbacks
August 27, 2019
Sherfy (upper body) returned to action with Triple-A Reno on Monday, throwing a perfect eighth inning with two strikeouts against Sacramento.
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Heads to 7-day injured list
PArizona Diamondbacks
Upper Body
July 16, 2019
Sherfy (upper body) was placed on the 7-day injured list Monday.
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Sent to minors
PArizona Diamondbacks
May 28, 2019
Sherfy was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Tuesday.
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Back in big leagues
PArizona Diamondbacks
May 27, 2019
Sherfy was recalled by the Diamondbacks on Monday, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
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