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Jeremy Jeffress | Relief Pitcher | #21

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 206
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (16) / MLW
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Jeremy Jeffress pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Nationals on Saturday to earn his 21st save.
Jeffress gave up a hit but no further damage, securing his 21st save in 22 chances this year. The 28-year-old potential trade candidate now owns a 2.67 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 26/8 K/BB ratio over 33 2/3 innings on the season. Jun 25 - 9:37 PM

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Jeremy Jeffress worked around some trouble against the Nationals on Friday for his 20th save of the season.

Asked to hold a two-run lead, Jeffress hit Ben Revere with a pitch to begin the inning and gave up a two-out single to Daniel Murphy, but he struck out Wilson Ramos swinging to end it. The 28-year-old was unavailable earlier this week due to an eye infection, but he’s feeling better now. Jeffress is 20-for-21 in save chances this season while posting a 2.76 ERA and 26/8 K/BB ratio over 32 2/3 innings.
Jun 24 - 11:47 PM

Following Wednesday's win over the A's, Brewers manager Craig Counsell said that Jeremy Jeffress was not available due to an eye infection.

Jeffress normally would have seen a save opportunity, as the A's were working with a 4-2 lead. Because of the eye infection, though, Counsell instead opted to turn to Tyler Thornburg, who earned the save. There is little reason to believe that Jeffress' eye issue will be on that lingers.
Jun 22 - 7:26 PM

Jeremy Jeffress took a loss after giving up a run in the 10th Friday against the Dodgers.

It's the first real misstep for Jeffress since Will Smith came off the DL and threw his hat into the ring for save chances. Smith, though, doesn't have his velocity all of the way back, and while his ERA stands at 0.96, he's coming off a loss and a blown save in his two outings before throwing a scoreless inning in a tie game tonight. Jeffress should be safe.
Jun 18 - 2:11 AM

Jeremy Jeffress picked up his 18th save of the season Sunday afternoon against the Mets.

Jeffress gave up a one-out single to Kevin Plawecki, but he struck out two of the other four batters he faced. Jeffress also earned a save on Saturday. He holds a 2.67 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 23/6 K/BB ratio in 30 1/3 innings this season as the Brewers' closer.
Jun 12 - 5:09 PM

Jeremy Jeffress managed to escape with his 16th save of the season on Tuesday, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits in his inning of work.

Jeffress was called upon to protect a three-run lead in the ninth inning, but quickly found himself in trouble after a single, double and a ground out produced a run. A run-scoring ground ball produced another run and the A's got the tying run to third base with just one out before Jeffress battled back to get the final two outs. He has now made good on 16 of his first 17 save chances while compiling a 2.63 ERA and 20/5 K/BB ratio over 27 1/3 innings.
Jun 7 - 10:48 PM

Jeremy Jeffress struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning Thursday against the Phillies to earn his 14th save.

Jeffress yielded a leadoff double but recovered to retire the next three batters without incident. It was a reassuring outing after he'd allowed runs in each of his past two appearances. To compound that concern, Will Smith recently returned to action -- he pitched a scoreless inning Thursday as well -- and manager Craig Counsell has indicated Smith could cut into Jeffress' save opportunities at some point. Owners should obviously still hold onto the right-hander, who has a 2.45 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 19/5 K/BB ratio over 25 2/3 innings this year.
Jun 2 - 11:55 PM

Jeremy Jeffress tallied his 13th save of the season Wednesday afternoon against St. Louis.

Brandon Moss led off the top of the ninth inning with a solo blast to right field, but Jeffress retired the next three batters he faced to finish off a 3-1 victory. Brewers manager Craig Counsell hinted Wednesday morning that Will Smith -- fresh off the disabled list -- could soon begin seeing save opportunities, so Jeffress needs to avoid even minor hiccups. He still has a cool 2.55 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 17/5 K/BB ratio in 24 2/3 innings overall.
Jun 1 - 4:16 PM

Jeremy Jeffress tossed a scoreless ninth inning against the Braves on Tuesday to earn his 12th save.

Jeffress allowed a one-out single but nothing more. It was a nice answer after Jeffress blew his last save opportunity, his first blown save of the season. The young right-hander has taken to the closer role very well, owning a 2.25 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 13/4 K/BB ratio over 20 innings of work to date.
May 24 - 10:28 PM

Jeremy Jeffress blew his first save of the season in Wednesday’s game against the Cubs, allowing the tying run to score on an RBI ground-out.

Jeffress hit Anthony Rizzo to lead-off the ninth and followed that up with a single to Ben Zobrist, but he settled down and limited the damage after that point. The game-tying run maybe could’ve been cut down at home with one-out grounder; however, the Brewers played the infield back to protect against a two-run single and effectively conceded the run. Jeffress now has a 2.50 ERA with 11 saves. Despite this blown save, his job is safe.
May 19 - 1:14 AM

Jeremy Jeffress locked down his 10th save of the season Sunday as the Brewers topped the Padres.

Jeffress worked around an Alexei Ramirez two-out double to preserve the Brewers' one-run lead. The hard-throwing right-hander has an excellent 2.16 ERA in 16 2/3 innings this season, and he's 10-for-10 in save chances.
May 15 - 5:30 PM

Jeremy Jeffress worked around a lead-off error by shortstop Jonathan Villar to lock down his ninth save of the year in Friday's 1-0 win over the Padres.

Jeffress quickly induced a double play from Matt Kemp to erase the lead-off walk. He then struck out Brett Wallace to end the game. The right-hander hasn't blown a save all season and has a 2.45 ERA in 14 2/3 innings. He's firmly in command of the closer's role in Milwaukee.
May 13 - 11:30 PM

According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, if the Brewers make Jeremy Jeffress available in a trade they'll look for compensation similar to what the Phillies received in the Ken Giles trade.

Philadelphia landed an enormous haul of prospects when they shipped Giles to Houston last winter. Giles was a bigger name than Jeffress and also a few years younger. However, Jeffress has done a nice job in the closer role this year and could provide late-inning help for a contender. Will Smith, who is coming back from a knee injury, would likely inherit the ninth inning if the Brewers trade Jeffress this summer.
Source: Fox Sports
May 7 - 9:06 PM

Jeremy Jeffress worked a perfect ninth inning against the Angels to earn his seventh save Tuesday.

Jeffress took out the bottom of the Angels' lineup to preserve the one-run victory. The right-hander is a perfect seven-for-seven in save opportunities this year, owning a 3.09 ERA through 12 appearances.
May 4 - 12:07 AM

Jeremy Jeffress tallied his fifth save of the season in Tuesday's 6-5 win over the Twins.

Scooter Gennett recaptured the lead for the Brewers with an RBI single in the top of the ninth inning and Jeffress made it stick with an easy-looking 1-2-3 bottom frame. The hard-throwing right-hander is 5-for-5 in save opportunities to open the 2016 season and he hasn't allowed a run in 6 2/3 innings.
Apr 19 - 5:03 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
1B1Chris Carter
2B1Scooter Gennett
SS1Jonathan Villar
2Jake Elmore
3B1Aaron Hill
2Hernan Perez
LF1Ryan Braun
2Rymer Liriano
CF1Kirk Nieuwenhuis
2Ramon Flores
RF1Domingo Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jimmy Nelson
2Matt Garza
3Zach Davies
4Chase Anderson
5Junior Guerra
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeremy Jeffress
2Will Smith
3Tyler Thornburg
4Michael Blazek
5Blaine Boyer
6Carlos Torres
7Jacob Barnes
8Jhan Marinez
9Sean Nolin
10Chris Capuano
11Yhonathan Barrios