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Jake McGee | Relief Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/6/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Jake McGee tallied his 11th save of 2014 as the Rays defeated the Red Sox 3-0 on Saturday.
McGee pitched a perfect ninth inning, striking out two of the three batters he faced. The 27-year-old left-hander owns a superb 1.53 ERA, 0.85 WHIP, and 61/10 K/BB ratio in 47 innings of relief this season and he is now running away with Tampa Bay's closer gig. Jul 26 - 10:39 PM

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Jake McGee managed to convert his 10th save of the season Friday despite giving up one run on two hits against the Red Sox.

McGee retired Shane Victorino to begin the ninth inning, but then allowed an infield single to Xander Bogaerts and a double to Jackie Bradley, Jr. before David Ross delivered a sacrifice fly. However, he struck out Brock Holt to end the threat and lock down the victory. McGee has seven saves this month and continues to be the pitcher to own in this bullpen in fantasy leagues, even if Rays manager Joe Maddon doesn't commit to a specific closer.
Jul 25 - 10:55 PM

Jake McGee struck out the side in the ninth for his ninth save Wednesday against the Cardinals.

The Rays don't want to use McGee as a full-time closer, but it just hasn't worked out very well when they've gone other routes lately. Manager Joe Maddon didn't fool around tonight, using his second best reliever, Brad Boxberger, in the eighth and then his best in the ninth to secure a 3-0 victory.
Jul 24 - 12:54 AM

Jake McGee struck out two in a scoreless inning of work, earning his seventh save of the season against the Blue Jays on Sunday.

It wasn't an entirely stress-free inning, as McGee entered with a runner on first base after David Price exited, but McGee set the Jays down in order for his seventh save. McGee now owns a 1.52 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 50/9 K/BB ratio in 41 1/3 innings, and he heads into the second half with a pretty strong hold on the Rays' closer job.
Jul 13 - 4:45 PM

Rays activated LHP Jake McGee from the paternity leave list.

McGee has been away since Friday following the birth of his daughter. He'll resume his role as the Rays' primary closing option.
Jul 13 - 11:05 AM

Rays placed LHP Jake McGee on the paternity leave list.

Jake McGee and wife, Morgan McNally, welcomed their daughter, Rowen Beth, on Thursday. He's expected back on Sunday.
Jul 11 - 3:27 PM

Jake McGee will be placed on the paternity leave list Friday but is expected back Sunday.

McGee's wife gave birth to a baby girl on Wednesday and the left-hander is going to get some time off this weekend to spend with his new family. He'll also then have the All-Star break (unless he is a late addition to the American League roster, which is a possibility). McGee owns a 1.56 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, and 48/9 K/BB ratio in 40 1/3 innings this season. He will be the leading candidate for saves in Tampa Bay in the second half.
Jul 10 - 9:08 AM

Jake McGee allowed two runs in the ninth inning against the Royals but stranded the tying run to secure his sixth save of the season on Tuesday.

McGee was called on to record four outs, as he retired the last batter of the eighth before staying on to finish the ninth. Three hits, including a two-run single by Salvador Perez, threatened to saddle McGee with his second blown save, but the lefty struck out Omar Infante to end the game and preserve the win. The southpaw appears to be Joe Maddon's favorite option for outs in the ninth inning, and despite Tuesday's hiccup he should be owned in all leagues where saves are counted.
Jul 8 - 11:05 PM

Jake McGee shut down the Tigers in the ninth inning on Friday, protecting a three-run advantage and earning his fourth save of the season.

Rays manager Joe Maddon refuses to settle on one option in the ninth inning and continues to play matchups to dictate which hurler will see save chances. McGee has been their best reliever all season though, registering a 1.17 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 44/9 K/BB ratio over 38 1/3 innings.
Jul 4 - 11:30 PM

Jake McGee picked up his third save of the season in the Rays' 5-4 win over the Orioles on Saturday.

McGee recorded the final four outs of the game, striking out two. He also earned a save on Friday and has the ability to run away with Tampa Bay's closer gig. The 27-year-old left-hander owns a dominant 1.27 ERA, 0.79 WHIP, and 42/9 K/BB ratio in 35 1/3 innings this season.
Jun 28 - 7:37 PM

Jake McGee struck out two over a perfect inning to record his second save of the season in Friday's win over the Orioles.

Rays manager Joe Maddon called upon McGee with lefty Chris Davis and righties Nelson Cruz and J.J. Hardy due up, and the southpaw made quick work of them. The Rays have now had three different relievers record their last three saves (Juan Carlos Oviedo and Joel Peralta had the other two), and Maddon figures to continue to mix things up.
Jun 27 - 4:45 PM

Jake McGee recorded his first save of the season in the Rays' 4-3 win over the Astros on Sunday.

McGee had been the odds-on favorite to earn save chances after Grant Balfour's demotion, but Sunday was his first opportunity to take hold of the job. And it wasn't a matchups play, either -- McGee got right-handed Jesus Guzman and Jose Altuve before fanning lefty Jon Singleton to end the game. The southpaw has a 1.47 ERA, 0.78 WHIP and 35/7 K/BB ratio over 30 2/3 innings, and he should continue to get save chances as long as he continues to perform at this level.
Jun 15 - 7:56 PM

Rays avoided arbitration with LHP Jake McGee be agreeing to a one-year, $1.45 million contract.

It was McGee's first year of arbitration eligibility after he qualified as a Super Two player. The hard-throwing left-hander put up a 4.02 ERA but struck out 75 over 62 2/3 frames in 2013.
Jan 17 - 1:04 PM

Jake McGee struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Thursday against the Twins for his first career save.

McGee was used to close things out because Fernando Rodney was unavailable after pitching the previous three days. Joel Peralta was the other option for the ninth inning, but he helped snuff out a rally in the eighth inning.
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 06:17:00 PM

Jake McGee (shin) is available for Friday's game against the Orioles.

McGee exited Thursday's game after he was hit on the left shin with a comebacker, but the Rays were just playing things safe. It shouldn't be an issue moving forward.
Fri, Jun 7, 2013 04:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Hanigan
2Jose Molina
3Curt Casali
1B1James Loney
2Sean Rodriguez
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Logan Forsythe
3Cole Figueroa
SS1Yunel Escobar
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1David DeJesus
CF1Desmond Jennings
2Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Wil Myers
2Brandon Guyer
3Jerry Sands
DH1Matt Joyce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Moore
2Alex Cobb
3Chris Archer
4Drew Smyly
5Jake Odorizzi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Grant Balfour
3Joel Peralta
4Brad Boxberger
5Cesar Ramos
6Kirby Yates
7Jeff Beliveau