Drew Pomeranz Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 246 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/22/1988 (32)
Drew Pomeranz Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Drew Pomeranz News
San Diego Padres relief pitcher Drew Pomeranz (forearm) was removed from the eighth inning of Tuesday's game against the Miami Marlins. He faced three batters in the inning, retiring two and giving up a hit, before being pulled. After the game, Padres manager Jayce Tingler said that Pomeranz was being evaluated for left forearm tightness. Pomeranz missed time earlier this year with the same injury so the team will likely be very cautious with him. There's a good chance another stint on the injured list is ahead for him. Pomeranz has been great when healthy this year. Over 27 appearances, he has a 1.75 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP and 13 holds.
San Diego Padres relief pitcher Drew Pomeranz recorded his 10th hold of the year Friday, allowing just a walk while striking out one in the eighth inning of a 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins. Pomeranz has appeared in just 21 games this year after missing time due to injury, and he's pitched to an outstanding 1.80 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with 25 strikeouts in 20 innings. He figures to be one of the top holds options in the majors, and would be a primary option to inherit the closer role should Mark Melancon falter or face injury. He's worthy of a roster spot in most formats.
San Diego Padres manager Jayce Tingler said that he expects relief pitcher Drew Pomeranz (forearm) to be activated from the 10-day injured list before the game against the Washington Nationals on Saturday. The left-handed reliever was dealing with left forearm inflammation and also missed seven weeks with a shoulder impingement this year. The 32-year-old will be a huge boost to San Diego's bullpen, as he's posted a 1.59 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 22 strikeouts in 17 innings pitched this year. However, with Mark Melancon locked in as the Friars ninth-inning arm, Pomeranz doesn't hold much fantasy value in leagues that don't count saves.
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.