Madison Bumgarner San Francisco Giants

Age: 29 (August 1, 1989) | 6' 4" | 242lbs. P-21 PH-1
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
SF NL 2015 18 9 0 0 32 32 218.0 181 21 39 234 2.93 1.01 1.06 1.6 9.7 .296 42/23/36 32 31
SF NL 2016 15 9 0 0 34 34 226.1 178 26 54 251 2.74 1.03 1.08 2.1 10.0 .282 40/19/41 35 34
SF A+ 2017 0 1 0 0 2 2 10.0 11 4 2 13 8.10 1.30 1.80 1.8 11.7 .315 n/a
SF AAA 2017 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.2 7 0 1 1 9.82 2.18 2.05 2.5 2.5 .428 n/a
SF NL 2017 4 9 0 0 17 17 111.0 101 17 20 101 3.32 1.09 1.23 1.6 8.2 .284 41/18/41 12 12
SF A+ 2018 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.2 2 1 0 7 1.93 0.43 0.75 0.0 0.0 .140 n/a
SF AAA 2018 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.2 0 0 1 8 0.00 0.27 0.14 2.5 19.6 0.00 n/a
SF NL 2018 6 7 0 0 21 21 129.1 118 14 43 109 3.27 1.24 1.24 3.0 7.6 .289 43/22/35 8 10
SF NL 2019 1 2 0 0 4 4 26.0 20 5 4 23 3.12 0.92 1.13 1.4 8.0 .230 38/23/39 4 3
Career 11yrs 111 85 0 0 259 256 1662.0 1450 167 389 1614 3.04 1.11 1.14 2.1 8.7 .295 n/a
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I read somewhere that he is pumping 93 right now.  If he can keep that up then I can see him returning to form.  He also said he was rushed back after the bike injury and he hasn't been the same since then.  If finally healthy, then that is another plus for him this year.

E Park yoda
Mar 20

Also bought him for $17 in CBS NL-only.  Not regretting it, when that made him the 15th most expensive starter in the auction.  I think the only way he doesn't turn a profit is if he's injured again or dealt out of the league.

5.79 ERA in ST so far ... but 18K to 1 walk in 18+ innings.

Fortunately for me, I put a lot more stock in the latter during ST, than in the former.

For example ... Anibal Sanchez (2.25 ERA, but 2 BB/2 K in 8 IP) shouts "warning" at me.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Mar 19

Rising bids this week?  Haven't seen him, but his last three ST starts results have been much better.

John Hobbs Real-Joker
Mar 19

Yep - that was the bastard child mixed-points-12-team-head-to-head-league where you only start 9 hitters, 5 starters, and 2 relievers each week.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 25

Phil, ts that a CBS mixed league that you're in? I thought I saw somewhere that CBS NL is not until this Friday?

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 25

Madison Bumgarner (P) SF - Feb. 24

Bumgarner allowed six runs on five hits while striking out one batter in one-plus innings against the Cubs on Sunday.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: After retiring the side in order to open the game, Bumgarner allowed six consecutive batters to reach base to start the second before getting the hook. The inning went: double, single, HBP, single, single, single. It's just his first outing of the spring -- the bigger concern is Bumgarner's body of work over his last 34 regular-season starts, since his dirt bike accident (4.15 FIP, 20.6 percent strikeout rate).

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 25

Well - he took a beating in the CBS auction we had last week - while #1 starters were going in the $35-50 range, I bought Madbum for a paltry $21.  He was 23rd among pitcher salaries.

If he keeps going cheap, I'll be happy to add him and gamble on the upside.  I know he wasn't the dominant MadBum last year - but for a pitcher who doesn't rely on "blow them away" power the effect of a broken pinkie on his grip could definitely have hurt his effectiveness all year after he came back.

Note that before he took the liner off his hand in his last ST start, he had 30 K/4 BB in 21 ST innings.  And really, that's all I mainly care about when I look at ST stats - is a pitcher throwing strikes, and getting the ball past hitters.

Now we have a 29 year old starter ... but a 29 year old starter who only has 240 IP in his last 2 years.  In 2014 he had 270 IP between the regular season and the postseason.

I'm not paying for a $30 season ... but one wouldn't shock me.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 18

From the Wise Guy at The Athletic:

Madison Bumgarner  A lot of people will
look at his 3.26 ERA and think he's still Madison Bumgarner. He's not, he's
making the transition to finesse pitcher. Threw only 34.2% fastballs and his
control went from 1.6 to 3.0. His WHIP followed suit to 1.24. Great park to
pitch in but that could change at any time and almost anywhere he goes won't be
so great. Bumgarner is a shaky SP2 and no kind of ace. $16

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 18

Announced that if the Giants use an "opener" ahead of him in a game ... he's walking out of the ballpark.

What happens if a pitcher under contract refuses to be used the way the manager wants to use him?

Just looked at MadBum's contract.  Wow.  Whoever his agent was in the winter of 2012-2013 cost him a LOT of money.

An ok deal to sign for 5 years/$35 million that winter, though clearly he could have made a lot more money going arb year to year and then working a deal at age 27.  But adding on the club options for 2018/2019 at $12 million/year has probably cost him at least $25 million bucks, and coming off his dominant Game 2 in the WS, and a 16 win season at age 22, seems a lot like serious agent malpractice.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 10
Fangraphs:  WAR 1.4   FIP 3.99    SIERA 4.42    FB 34%   FBv 90.9   HR/FB 10%    Hard 42%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '18