Josh Hader Milwaukee Brewers

Age: 27 (April 07, 1994) | 6' 3" | 185lbs. | Throws: Left P-55
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
MIL AAA 2017 3 4 0 0 12 12 52.0 49 14 31 51 5.37 1.54 1.64 5.4 8.8 .268 n/a
MIL NL 2017 2 3 0 12 35 0 47.2 25 4 22 68 2.08 0.99 0.88 4.2 12.8 .240 34/14/51 9 9
MIL NL 2018 6 1 12 21 55 0 81.0 36 9 30 143 2.44 0.81 0.80 3.3 15.9 .240 29/23/48 25 21
MIL NL 2019 3 5 37 6 61 0 75.2 41 15 20 138 2.62 0.81 0.97 2.4 16.4 .256 22/23/55 39 26
MIL NL 2020 1 2 13 0 21 0 19.0 8 3 10 31 3.79 0.95 0.92 4.7 14.7 .181 26/15/59 33 19
MIL NL 2021 2 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 0 0 1 5 0.00 0.50 0.25 4.5 22.5 0.00 0/0/100 2 2
Career 5yrs 14 11 62 39 174 0 225.1 110 31 83 385 2.52 0.86 0.88 3.3 15.4 .240 n/a
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Interesting note in the MLBTR story about MLB game cancellations tonight, which began when Milwaukee, close to Kenosha, voted not to play.  This followed the Bucks making the same decision.  Here is the quote:

As the Brewers were deciding whether to play Wednesday, star reliever Josh Hader said (via Bob Nightengale of USA Today): “It’s a tremendous stand. We have to bring light to this situation that we have, it’s a big thing.”

Wait, whaaaaaa?   Hader, of all people, is their spokesman??  I'm all for 2nd chances, but maybe a black player or someone with no history of public racist comments might have been a better choice. 

I immediately looked down to the comments area, expecting to see an erupting volcano.  But even though the posting was only minutes old, comments were closed.

Probably a smart move, MLBTR.

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Aug 27 '20

Tier 1 of the Closer Monkey's tiers of closers consists of

Josh Hader

There’s nobody in baseball quite like Josh Hader, who led all relievers with 138 strikeouts last season to go along with his 37 saves. Despite some hard-hit weirdness last year, he’s liable to help you in four categories due in part to his tendency to pitch multiple innings.

Click on the link to see Marwin Gonzalez "launch" one off Hader in August. The pitch is down and away. The contact at the end of the bat.

A depressing reminder of things to come?

I'm thinking, based on the early spring training results, the baseball has been changed back.

Or it could be just the wind.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 29 '20

Does help when you have a 16K/9 rate and rarely walk anyone.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 27 '20

How many pitchers with 70+ IP gave up more liners than grounders?

Certainly none, besides Hader, who were effective.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 27 '20

Above 18, Hader scares me.

As 2018 showed, he can certainly earn $20+ without being the full time closer.  But with a different bullpen makeup I just have the sense Counsel could decide anytime to go by some sort of committee that brings Hader's saves back down to the low 20's.

So the $20 Hader might earn in that circumstance would get you your money back - but leave you short of the saves you were trying to buy.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 26 '20

The arbiter clearly doesn't play in 5x5. CBS paid $25 for him.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 26 '20

Lost his arbitration case. No splitting hairs in this one. Gets $4.1 million, asked 6.4.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 15 '20

When you sort pitchers by $4x4 in Stats, you find Josh Hader at No.5, earning $39.

And you see as the bids last year from the Three Amigos: AP4 $9, PK5 $8, MF5 $12.

I'm embarrassed by AP4. What was I thinking?

Mike wins this one handily.

When you sort by $5x5, Hader drops down to No. 13.

And Mike still wins.

The only appreciable difference between 4x4 bids and 5x5 bids is what we pay for closers.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '19
Fangraphs 2018: WAR 2.7 FIP 2.23 SIERA 1.70 FB 79% FBv 94.5 HR/FB 15% Hard 39% LOB 81%
Fangraphs 2019: WAR 2.3 FIP 3.10 SIERA 1.78 FB 84% FBv 95.6 HR/FB 21% Hard 36% LOB 93%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '19