Caleb Ferguson
22-Year-Old PitcherRP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Rarely do 38th-round picks make it to the major leagues, let alone enjoy the type of success that Ferguson did as a rookie. The left-hander spent the vast majority of his time with Los Angeles in the bullpen, making 26 relief appearances against three starts. Home runs were a problem (1.47 HR/9, 21.1% HR/FB), but Ferguson showed an ability to miss bats and limit walks, posting a robust 23.3 K-BB%. That was a top-35 mark among all pitchers with at least 40 innings. After working multiple innings out of the bullpen initially, he shortened up later in the year when the team was without closer Kenley Jansen and worked his way into higher-leverage innings, even earning a pair of saves to go along with his five holds and seven wins. In another organization, Ferguson may get a longer look as a starter, but he's mostly a two-pitch guy and as long as he's a Dodger, he will likely remain in a bullpen role. Read Past Outlooks
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Activated as expected
PLos Angeles Dodgers
May 16, 2019
Ferguson (oblique) was activated from the 10-day injured list Thursday.
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As expected, Ferguson is back with the Dodgers ahead of Friday's series opener against the Reds. Prior to landing on the shelf, the southpaw compiled a 3.46 ERA, 1.69 WHIP and 14:8 K:BB in 13 innings. J.T. Chargois was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City in a corresponding move.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-15%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-32%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-8%
BAA vs LHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .213 108 25 11 20 1 1 6
Since 2017vs Right .250 167 50 11 38 5 1 6
2019vs Left .200 31 6 5 5 0 0 2
2019vs Right .294 42 10 5 10 2 0 2
2018vs Left .217 77 19 6 15 1 1 4
2018vs Right .237 125 40 6 28 3 1 4
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-24%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-81%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-14%
ERA on Road
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 3.23 1.27 30.2 3 2 1 10.9 2.9 1.5
Since 2017Away 4.24 1.21 34.0 4 1 1 10.1 3.2 1.9
2019Home 1.35 1.80 6.2 0 1 0 9.5 5.4 1.4
2019Away 7.00 1.44 9.0 0 0 0 9.0 6.0 3.0
2018Home 3.75 1.13 24.0 3 1 1 11.3 2.3 1.5
2018Away 3.24 1.12 25.0 4 1 1 10.4 2.2 1.4
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Caleb Ferguson 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
1.60
 
K/9
9.2
 
BB/9
5.7
 
HR/9
2.3
 
Fastball
94.0 mph
 
ERA
4.60
 
WHIP
1.60
 
BABIP
.281
 
GB/FB
0.93
 
Left On Base
87.6%
 
Exit Velocity
86.6 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
9.5%
 
Spin Rate
2384 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
40.5%
 
Swinging Strike
9.4%
 
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Set to return Friday
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Oblique
May 14, 2019
Ferguson (oblique) is expected to be activated off the 10-day injured list Friday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Rehab assignment continues
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Oblique
May 11, 2019
Ferguson (oblique) will make a second minor-league rehab appearance Monday at Triple-A Oklahoma City, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
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Set for rehab assignment
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Oblique
May 7, 2019
Ferguson (oblique) will embark on a minor-league rehab assignment later this week, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Tosses sim game
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Oblique
May 7, 2019
Ferguson (oblique) pitched a simulated game Tuesday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Tosses bullpen
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Oblique
May 1, 2019
Ferguson (oblique) threw a bullpen session Wednesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
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