Will Vest Detroit Tigers

Age: 26 (June 06, 1995) | 6' 0" | 180lbs. | Throws: Right
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
DET A 2018 3 4 5 0 20 0 35.1 43 0 12 44 4.84 1.56 1.39 3.1 11.2 .436 n/a
DET A+ 2018 1 0 0 0 10 0 13.1 16 1 2 12 6.08 1.35 1.39 1.4 8.1 .369 n/a
DET AAA 2021 1 3 2 0 23 0 25.2 27 3 8 25 4.91 1.36 1.38 2.8 8.8 .336 n/a
SEA AL 2021 1 0 0 6 32 0 35.0 38 2 18 27 6.17 1.60 1.43 4.6 6.9 .334 43/26/30 -5 -3
DET AL 2022 0 1 1 0 13 0 16.0 6 2 4 20 2.25 0.62 0.69 2.2 11.2 .137 47/16/38 4 4
Career 2yrs 1 1 1 6 45 0 51.0 44 4 22 47 4.94 1.29 1.20 3.9 8.3 .292 n/a
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Faced with a middle-reliever roster crunch, I had to choose between Vest and Chafin and chose Chafin.

That's okay, I can always buy Vest back with a bit of FAAB on Monday.

But do I want to?

Detroit Tigers — Gregory Soto was handed a 2 run lead going into the 9th last night, and while the box score doesn’t look bad, it masks the fact that he hit the first two batters he faced, and walked a third. Will Vest came in to put out the fire, and struck out both batters he faced, preserving the win and Soto’s ERA. Vest hasn’t allowed a hit in 7 appearances in May, and kept that going to earn his first career save. Expect that to change, as a near Houdini will turn some heads in Detroit. After the game manager AJ Hinch said that Soto was “struggling with the strike zone” and the stats bear that out, with Soto only striking out 9 batters on the season compared with 8 walks. It’s too early to move Soto out as closer, but the early hook is never good to see, and it may be time to handcuff him with Michael Fulmer. 

Updated hierarchy: Soto | Fulmer | Vest.

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2021: FB 57% FBv 93.6 EV 89.9 HardHit 37% Barrel 6% HR/FB 6% FIP 4.17
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Dec 16 '21