Emmanuel Clase Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 206 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/18/1998 (25)
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Cleveland Guardians relief pitcher Emmanuel Clase is a potential trade candidate this winter, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN.com. The Guardians are willing to move the All-Star closer and there should be no shortage of teams vying for his services. Clase had a bit of a letdown season in 2023, by his lofty standards, as he finished with a 3.22 ERA, 1.156 WHIP, and 64:16 K/BB ratio to go along with 44 saves over 72 2/3 innings. He's still just 25 years old, however, and is widely considered one of the best closers in the game. The dynamic reliever technically doesn't become an unrestricted free agent until 2029 as he's locked in through 2026, at least, with a pair of club options in 2027 and 2028, respectively. He could fetch a very nice return on the trade market but where he ends up getting traded to is anyone's guess.
Cleveland Guardians closer Emmanuel Clase converted his league-leading 42nd save of the season Thursday, finishing off a 5-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles. Clase allowed a hit and a walk to make things interesting, but struck out a pair in his inning of work to close things out. He now has five more saves than anyone else in the majors, meaning he will almost surely finish at the top of the leaderboard. Although he's had his ups and downs, he has been worth his price as the first reliever taken in drafts this season. He is likely to remain near the top of the board next year, although he may not go first among relievers.
Cleveland Guardians closer Emmanuel Clase had a rough outing Thursday, taking the blown save and the loss in a 3-2 defeat against the Los Angeles Angels. Clase was very hittable in this one, giving up four hits and a walk in of an inning. The 25-year-old now has 10 blown saves on the season, although he has racked up 38 saves as well. Clase has been good recently, allowing just one earned run over his last 10 appearances and converting his last seven save attempts. He is still a top-five closer in fantasy.
In short, Cleveland Guardians pitcher Emmanuel Clase was, bar none, the best closer in the American League in 2022, with only the New York Mets' Edwin standing above him as the best closer in all of baseball. Clase's 2022 performance was one to behold as he led all of baseball with 42 saves while pitching to a 1.36 ERA, 1.98 FIP, 1.95 SIERA, and 24.7% K-BB%. The underlying metrics are mind-blowing, as Clase ranked in the 100th percentile in fastball velocity, fastball spin, and chase rate while sitting 98th or better in xwOBA, xSLG, and barrel rate. The flame-throwing right-hander doesn't boast the same strikeout upside as a wealth of relievers across the league but walks few (3.7% in 2022) and keeps the ball in the year (0.37 HR/9). Steamer unsurprisingly projects regression from an eye-popping 2022 season with a 2.77 ERA/2.70 FIP, 27.9K%, and most notably a near-double BB% of 6.6%. Nonetheless, he's also pegged for 35 saves which should contend for the league lead. He's Rotoballer's No. 2 ranked reliever and is going off the board around the 21st pick in 15-team standard leagues, only one spot behind Diaz. Despite reliever volatility, Clase is a safe bet to perform as a top-three closer again in 2023.