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Homer Bailey | Starting Pitcher | #34

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/3/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 223
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (7) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Homer Bailey struck out 10 Cubs but coughed up six runs in 5 2/3 innings on Wednesday.
It was a tale of one bad inning -- he served up a grand slam to Anthony Rizzo in the first frame. He was able to settle down from there but the damage was done. Luckily for him the Reds came back to tie the game and spare him a loss. The 10 strikeouts doubled his previous single-game high of five this year but that bit of good news was spoiled by walking five batters in the contest. Bailey has made 11 starts since recovering from Tommy John surgery and the results have been heinous to put it politely. He has a frightful 8.44 ERA and an unholy 2.04 WHIP in 53 1/3 innings. His velocity is back to normal but his command is non-existent. Aug 17 - 12:34 AM

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Homer Bailey surrendered two runs on five hits over five innings in Friday's win over the Brewers.

While the game ended 11-10 in the Reds' favor, almost all of that run-scoring damage by the Brewers came after Bailey left the game. During his time on the mound, only a two-run home run by Manny Pina put any hurt on his earned run mark. He probably would have lasted longer in the game had it not been for five walks which caused his pitch count to rise in a hurry. Bailey will carry a still-bloated 8.31 ERA and 2.03 WHIP (10 starts) into a road outing against the Cubs next time he takes to the mound.
Aug 12 - 12:24 AM

Homer Bailey was blasted for 10 earned runs over just 3 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Bailey walked four batters and gave up 10 hits in the disastrous afternoon outing at Great American Ball Park. The 31-year-old right-hander holds an 8.86 ERA and 2.04 WHIP in 42 2/3 innings (nine starts) this season.
Aug 6 - 4:31 PM

Homer Bailey spun six innings of one-run ball in Tuesday’s 9-1 victory over the Pirates.

Bailey has been hit-or-miss to say the least since returning from the disabled list, but he looked good in this one. The Pirates managed only four hits and two walks off the righty. The only troubling thing is that Bailey notched just three strikeouts, and he’s whiffed just 23 over 39 1/3 frames so far. That’s not encouraging for a guy who, if he’s going to rediscover fantasy value, needs to start missing more bats. Bailey gets the Cardinals at home Sunday.
Aug 1 - 10:58 PM

Homer Bailey served up seven runs -- five earned -- over six innings Wednesday in a loss to the Yankees.

Bailey issued only one walk, but he didn't register a single strikeout and the Yankees pounced on him for 10 hits. The 31-year-old right-hander fell to 2-5 with an 8.37 ERA and 2.01 WHIP in seven starts covering 33 1/3 innings.
Jul 26 - 4:09 PM

Homer Bailey yielded two runs over six innings in a loss to the Marlins on Friday.

Bailey held the Marlins off the board after giving up two runs in the first inning. He fanned three and walked a pair in the loss. It was a step in the right direction after Bailey was hammered for eight runs in four innings last time out against the Nationals. The oft-injured 31-year-old has an 8.56 ERA through six starts and will need to show more consistency before being deployed in most fantasy leagues.
Jul 22 - 12:21 AM

Homer Bailey was torched for eight earned runs over just four innings Sunday in a loss to the Nationals.

Bailey walked two batters and surrendered eight hits, with Daniel Murphy clubbing a two-run homer in the top of the first inning and a three-run blast in the top of the fifth. Bailey now holds a 10.13 ERA in five starts this season for the Reds.
Jul 16 - 5:05 PM

Homer Bailey tossed 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Reds' 2-1 win over the Diamondbacks.

Bailey walked four batters and surrendered seven hits, but the Diamondbacks offense couldn't string anything together when it mattered. The one run Bailey gave up came on a solo homer from A.J. Pollock in the bottom of the third inning. Bailey holds a 2-2 record, 8.31 ERA, 2.08 WHIP, and 12/9 K/BB ratio in 17 1/3 innings since coming off the disabled list near the end of June.
Jul 9 - 7:22 PM

Homer Bailey limited the Rockies to one run in six innings Tuesday to pick up a win at Coors Field.

Bailey made some enemies of DFS players tonight. The right-hander gave up a whopping 14 runs over 4 2/3 innings in his first two starts back from the DL, only to stymie the Rockies in Coors in outing No. 3. The Rockies have been slumping badly -- and have a terribly overrated offense anyway -- so we wouldn't go buying Bailey stock just yet.
Jul 4 - 11:36 PM

Homer Bailey allowed six runs, including three home runs, over three innings in a loss to the Brewers on Thursday.

He really lived up to his name in this one, folks, am I right? But seriously, he was terrible, serving up solo homers to Ryan Braun, Manny Pina and Jonathan Villar before exiting. In two starts he's now given up 14 runs while recording just 14 outs, a bad ratio for a pitcher. The Reds have a lot invested in the 31-year-old and have few designs on contending in 2017, so they'll stay the course in hopes that he can knock some of the rust off and rediscover a previous form. Unfortunately, a visit to the Rockies on Tuesday doesn't bode well for the near term.
Jun 30 - 12:22 AM

Homer Bailey was crushed to the tune of eight runs -- all earned -- in just 1 2/3 innings in a gruesome loss to the Nationals on Saturday.

He was making his first start of the season after finally recovering from elbow surgery. He gave up six base hits and three walks. Eight of those nine ducks on the pond came home to roost, leaving Bailey with a 43.20 ERA and 5.40 WHIP. Those numbers can only improve when he takes the mound against the Brewers next week.
Jun 24 - 7:50 PM

Reds activated RHP Homer Bailey from the 60-day disabled list.

The veteran right-hander will return to the Reds' rotation on Saturday against the Nationals. He registered a 1.08 ERA and 17/3 K/BB ratio across 16 2/3 innings over three minor league rehab starts. He draws a difficult first assignment, but certainly has the skills and the track record to be an asset in mixed leagues.
Jun 24 - 11:30 AM

Homer Bailey (elbow) is expected to start against the Nationals on Saturday.

Bailey threw a bullpen session on Wednesday and had previously posted a 1.08 ERA and 17/3 K/BB ratio in three minor league rehab starts covering 16 2/3 innings. He is on the mend from elbow surgery which he underwent over the winter. Since 2015, Bailey has made just eight total starts. He had logged sub-4.00 ERAs in each of the three seasons prior to 2015.
Jun 21 - 4:05 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday in Louisville.

If it goes well, he could be cleared to join the Reds' starting rotation this weekend in Washington, D.C. Bailey has registered a promising 1.08 ERA and 17/3 K/BB ratio over three minor league rehab starts covering 16 2/3 innings. He last appeared in a major league game in August 2016 and has logged just eight total starts for the Reds since the beginning of the 2015 season.
Jun 20 - 5:01 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow) scattered three hits and one walk over five shutout innings Friday in a rehab start four Double-A Pensacola.

He logged five strikeouts while throwing 42 of his 64 pitches for strikes. Overall, it was an excellent first outing for Bailey, though it's likely he'll need at least one more start to build up his pitch count before he's ready to join the Reds' starting rotation. Bailey is four months removed from elbow surgery.
Jun 9 - 9:50 PM

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