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 reliever Drew Pomeranz fanned three batters in his relief appearance Thursday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 32-year-old showed no ill effects from the sore forearm he dealt with during spring training, permitting a single in one inning of work and collecting the hold. Fellow reliever Mark Melancon was tabbed to slam the door on Opening Day, so Pomeranz may be strategically used in high-leverage situations with an opportunity to poach a handful of saves. Even without the closing aspect, the southpaw works as a solid relief anchor on fantasy squads for efficient strikeouts and ratios.
San Diego Padres reliever Drew Pomeranz (forearm) is expected to pitch Friday. The 32-year-old southpaw has been sidelined for two weeks with forearm tightness but tests revealed no structural damage. Pomeranz posted a fantastic 1.45 ERA and 40 percent strikeout rate in 20 appearances in 2020, gathering four saves. He's currently the favorite to close for San Diego but the Friars are experiencing a dearth of lefties in the bullpen. At a 236 ADP, Pomeranz provides solid value for efficient counting stats and ratios while positioned for the majority of ninth-inning opportunities. Veteran reliever Mark Melancon should also be in the saves mix and is a deep target with an ADP of 285.
San Diego Padres left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz (forearm) has no structural damage to his left forearm after undergoing testing on the ailment. Pomeranz has dealt with forearm tightness over the past week and a half, throwing San Diego's bullpen plans into flux. Set to be an integral part of the relief corps, Pomeranz could snare save opportunities on occasion. In 20 appearances with the Padres last season, the southpaw posted a career-best 39.7 percent K rate, while allowing just three runs over 18 2/3 innings. The expectation is for Pomeranz to return to Cactus League action soon, so fantasy managers can resume targeting him in the late rounds of season-long drafts.
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.