Camilo Doval Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 185 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/4/1997 (26)
Camilo Doval Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Camilo Doval News
San Francisco Giants closer Camilo Doval was once again not on his game Sunday, allowing four runs to the Colorado Rockies in IP. Doval allowed three hits and committed an error that allowed the game to continue. The 26-year-old has been very hittable since the middle of August, a span in which he has allowed 13 runs (8 earned) in 12 IP. With the Giants fighting for a wild card spot, they don't have much time to let Doval figure it out and might have to go with a committee approach if he continues his rough stretch. In the long run, expect Doval to continue as the team's closer, but it is a situation to watch during this stretch run.
San Francisco Giants closer Camilo Doval cruised to his 37th save on Sunday, closing out a 6-3 win over the Colorado Rockies. Doval allowed a hit and struck out one in his inning of work. The 26-year-old has gotten back on track, converting his last four saves while allowing just one run in his last five innings pitched. Before that he had hit a rough patch, blowing four consecutive saves (more than he had blown all season). He looks fine now though, and should be trustworthy down the stretch. Expect him to be drafted highly among relievers next season.
San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Camilo Doval has heavily struggled on the mound lately. The right-hander suffered his fourth straight blown save during Wednesday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. To be fair, the first two blown saves were on errors and the runs were inherited runners. However, the last two blown saves have been completely Doval's fault on the mound. On Wednesday, Doval walked two batters before allowing a game typing three-run home run to Bryce Harper. Doval is certainly having a tough time on the mound right now, but it's unlikely that the Giants remove him from the closer role. Doval has 33 saves and a 3.03 ERA, so he has done a good job throughout most of the season. Possibly, the Giants give him a short break to figure things out, but he should remain the long term closer in San Francisco.
Camilo Doval was on his way to having a solid 2022 as the Giants closer with a first-half line of 39.2 IP, 3-5 W-L record, 2.95 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 12 saves and 49 Ks. Then in July, Doval unleashed a sinker, a pitch he had never thrown before. Not only did he throw the sinker, but he also threw it more than any other pitch with a 57% usage over the remainder of the season. Doval's second-half line was even better with a 3-1 W-L record, 1.93 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 15 saves and 31 Ks (28.0 IP). The sinker led to Doval's groundball rate (GB%) jumping from 48.5% in the first half to 67.6% in the second half. What you will also have noticed is the drop-in strikeouts, from a 29.0% K% in the first half to a 26.5% K% in the second half. Doval's one flaw is too many walks, as his 10.5% BB% was the fifth-highest among the 17 pitchers with at least 20 saves. The free passes won't hurt Doval providing he can maintain that high GB% and decent K%, although not allowing a home run in the second half won't sustain throughout 2023. He's got all the pieces to put together a very productive season and outperform his ADP of ~77 (number 12 relief pitcher).