Kyle Farnsworth Free Agent

Age: 46 (April 14, 1976) | 6' 4" | 230lbs. | Throws: Right P-35
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
ATL NL 2010 3 2 0 0 60 0 64.2 55 4 19 61 3.34 1.14 1.09 2.6 8.5 .296 n/a 6 6
TAM AL 2011 5 1 25 0 63 0 57.2 45 5 12 51 2.18 0.99 1.01 1.9 8.0 .264 51/16/33 28 17
TAM A+ 2012 0 0 0 0 4 4 4.0 3 0 0 2 2.25 0.75 0.75 0.0 0.0 .244 n/a
TAM AAA 2012 0 0 0 0 2 1 2.0 2 0 0 4 0.00 1.00 1.00 0.0 0.0 .549 n/a
TAM AL 2012 1 6 0 0 34 0 27.0 22 1 14 25 4.00 1.33 1.13 4.7 8.3 .291 55/13/32 0 1
PIT AAA 2013 1 1 0 0 6 0 6.2 7 0 4 3 4.05 1.65 1.35 5.4 4.0 .307 n/a
PIT NL 2013 3 1 2 0 48 0 38.1 43 5 10 28 4.70 1.38 1.45 2.3 6.6 .322 45/25/30 1 1
HOU AL 2014 0 3 3 0 35 0 28.1 32 2 15 18 4.45 1.66 1.50 4.8 5.7 .326 37/32/31 -2 -1
Career 16yrs 43 66 57 0 893 26 988.1 944 132 412 963 4.26 1.37 1.36 3.8 8.8 .308 n/a
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The final 2012 bid limits that were posted for this player: PK 5x5: $5 MF 5x5: $11 AP 4x4: $11
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 15 '12
There's no closer job for Farnsworth in Tampa ... but he's definitely finding his stride. After a 9.00 over his first 6 outings, Farnsworth has strung together a 11-game streak with a 0.84 ERA (1 ER in 10.2 IP).

He's a FA this winter.
Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Aug 21 '12
"Tom Wilhelmsen a backup closer!"

Did I really say that?
Alex Patton Alex
Jun 28 '12
I couldn't imagine they'd change Rodney's role given his success this year.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jun 28 '12
He is coming back but will he slot into the setup role? Most likely.
John Brand JohnB
Jun 28 '12
Walter, I like Perkins and de los Santos at those prices at lot, particularly in a keeper league.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Apr 12 '12
Tom Wilhelmsen a backup closer! You are pulling our legs, Walter.

A vulture win is more like it.

As for all the closer uncertainty, the question as always is how big were the bets? Robertson, I believe, was $9. That's a lot for any set-up guy, no matter how good, but he can easily earn that as the setup guy. And then there's next year.

I nominated him early, hoping for a bloodbath, and was sorely disappointed.
Alex Patton Alex
Apr 12 '12
For all the obvious reasons about closer uncertainty this year, I went into the draft in the American Dreams League (with Alex and Peter K) converted to idea of not buying a closer unless the price was ludicrously low. I picked up a few long-shot backup closers (Glen Perkins, Fautino De Los Santos, Tom Wilhelmsen and Koji Uehara) for no more than $3 each. No guarantees on any of these guys, but I am planing to allocate my entire free-agent budget to finding Saves. It seems a more sensible approach than spending $20 for the likes of Sergio Santos or Joe Nathan, let alone Farnsworth or Braxton or Aceves.
Walter Shapiro WShapiro
Apr 11 '12
Buy David Robertson this year. That one's easy.
Alex Patton Alex
Apr 11 '12
What about next year when he's gone?
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Apr 11 '12