Drew Pomeranz Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 246 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/22/1988 (32)
Drew Pomeranz Season Stats
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Drew Pomeranz News
San Diego Padres relief pitcher Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) is expected to go on a rehab assignment before rejoining the big league roster. He has been sidelined since the middle of May due to a shoulder impingement. The Padres are hopeful that Pomeranz will be ready to return before the end of June. Pomeranz was pitching extremely well before he landed on the injured list. He should return to pitching in high leverage situations in San Diego by the end of the month.
San Diego Padres reliever Drew Pomeranz (shoulder, lat) will be shut down for a week after experiencing lat tightness during his recovery from the IL. Pomeranz had progressed to facing live batters over the weekend but the setback will obviously delay his return to the bullpen. The left-hander hasn't pitched since May 9 and held a 1.98 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 36 percent strikeout rate over 14 appearances as the Friars primary setup man. Reliever Tim Hill will continue being the southpaw of choice in high-leverage situations while Austin Adams and Emilio Pagan will handle late-inning work ahead of closer Mark Melancon. All aforementioned arms can be omitted for fantasy purposes outside of deep holds leagues.
San Diego Padres pitcher Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) was able to throw the ball around and play catch on Monday. He landed on the 10-day injured list last Friday due to a minor shoulder issue. The team is hopeful that Pomeranz will only be forced to miss the minimum 10 days. The fact he was able to throw on Monday is a good sign that his shoulder is feeling better. Emilio Pagan will lose fantasy value once Pomeranz is able to return to the bullpen. Fantasy managers looking for a reliable option for holds should consider Pomeranz once he's back on the field.
Upon his return to San Diego in 2020, left-handed reliever Drew Pomeranz did not disappoint despite spending time on the injured list (shoulder) which limited him to 18 2/3 innings pitched. Pomeranz posted a 1.45 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP, and an impressive 29:10 K:BB while saving four games in five attempts. Due to the greater use of his four-seam fastball with an elite spin rate, Pomeranz posted the highest strikeout rate of his career (39.7%). He also saw huge dips in exit velocity, overall barrel rate, and overall hard-hit rate allowed when compared to his 2019 numbers. His performance in 2020 was also supported by a 1.93 xERA, and impressive numbers against right-handed hitters that included 23 strikeouts in 14 1/3 IP. With Kirby Yates leaving for Toronto and Trevor Rosenthal unlikely to resign with the Padres, Pomeranz and Emilio Pagan were initially the front runners be called upon to share closing duties in 2021. When the Padres signed Mark Melancon and Keone Kela in mid-February, the path to saves in the San Diego bullpen got a little muddied. Despite the potential cap on save opportunities due to a presumed timeshare, Pomeranz should still outperform his current ADP of 267 based on his ratios and strikeout potential alone. Moreover, all is not lost when it comes to save totals. Given Pagan's struggles last season in the closer role, Melancon's injury history, and Kela coming off of an injury-riddled 2020 (COVID-19, forearm), Pomeranz could still run away with the closer role, despite the deep bullpen. With the potential to get the majority of the save opportunities for an All-Star caliber team, Pomeranz should be one of the first relievers selected by managers once elite closers are off the board.