Emmanuel Clase
Emmanuel Clase
22-Year-Old PitcherRP
Cleveland Indians
Out
Injury Lat
Est. Return 6/1/2020
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Clase emerged early last season as one of the best relief-pitching prospects in baseball and got the call in August at the age of 21. He led the majors by a sizable margin in average cutter velocity at 99.2 mph. The 6-foot-2 righty also throws a high-spin, 99.5-mph four-seamer and a 90.5-mph slider, though he leaned on his 80-grade cutter 73.3% of the time. His 22.3 K% was underwhelming, given his stuff, but his 6.4 BB%, 60.6 GB% and 1.11 WHIP were very impressive marks for a high-velocity 21-year-old reliever. Clase has ninth-inning stuff -- he gave up just three homers in 68 innings last year -- so it's likely just a matter of when he gets the chance to move from setup man to closer. Clase headlined the December trade for Corey Kluber and his path to saves is a little more difficult in Cleveland, but the cream usually rises to the top in these situations. Read Past Outlooks
$Traded to the Indians in December of 2019.
Out 2-to-3 months
PCleveland Indians
Back
February 27, 2020
The Indians announced Thursday that Clase's MRI revealed a moderate strain of the teres major muscle in his upper back, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports. The reliever is expected to miss 8-to-12 weeks of activity.
ANALYSIS
Cleveland intends to evaluate Clase weekly before pinpointing a more precise timetable for his return, but the 21-year-old won't be ready to even start a throwing program until May at the earliest while he remains shut down. It's a disappointing development for Clase, the main prize Cleveland took back in the offseason trade that sent Corey Kluber to the Rangers. The hard-throwing righty was expected to vie for a key setup role for the Tribe in 2020, but the injury now makes it tough to justify drafting him even in AL-only leagues that count holds as a category. With Clase on the shelf, James Karinchak seemingly profiles as the clear top handcuff to closer Brad Hand.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
16
Last 10 Games
15
Last 5 Games
17
How many pitches does Emmanuel Clase generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Emmanuel Clase generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-3%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-3%
BAA vs LHP
2018
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2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .227 47 10 2 10 3 1 1
Since 2017vs Right .233 47 11 4 10 3 0 1
2019vs Left .227 47 10 2 10 3 1 1
2019vs Right .233 47 11 4 10 3 0 1
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
 
 
-20%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-20%
ERA at Home
2018
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2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 2.08 1.00 13.0 2 2 1 8.3 1.4 0.0
Since 2017Away 2.61 1.26 10.1 0 1 0 7.8 3.5 1.7
2019Home 2.08 1.00 13.0 2 2 1 8.3 1.4 0.0
2019Away 2.61 1.26 10.1 0 1 0 7.8 3.5 1.7
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 Emmanuel Clase 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
3.50
 
K/9
8.1
 
BB/9
2.3
 
HR/9
0.8
 
Fastball
99.3 mph
 
ERA
2.31
 
WHIP
1.11
 
BABIP
.287
 
GB/FB
3.64
 
Left On Base
77.6%
 
Exit Velocity
86.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
3.0%
 
Spin Rate
2580 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
34.8%
 
Swinging Strike
11.3%
 
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Undergoes MRI
PCleveland Indians
Lat
February 26, 2020
Clase is awaiting the results of an MRI after experiencing some lat discomfort after throwing Monday, Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports.
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Battling lat discomfort
PCleveland Indians
Lat
February 24, 2020
Clase is working through some lat discomfort, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
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Shipped to Cleveland in Kluber deal
PCleveland Indians
December 15, 2019
Clase and Delino DeShields are being traded Sunday from the Rangers to the Indians in exchange for Corey Kluber (oblique), Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
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Notches first career save
PTexas Rangers
August 31, 2019
Clase gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Friday to record his first career save in a 6-3 win over the Mariners.
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Getting look as opener
PTexas Rangers
August 28, 2019
Clase will serve as the Rangers' opening pitcher Wednesday against the Angels.
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