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Jake McGee | Relief Pitcher | #51

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/6/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 5 (0) / TB
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Rockies and LHP Jake McGee avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.9 million contract.
McGee flamed out in his first season with the Rockies, losing his closer job while posting a 4.73 ERA over 57 appearances. They didn't want to let him walk for nothing, however, so he'll return in a setup role in 2017. Dec 2 - 6:03 PM

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Rockies activated LHP Jake McGee from the 15-day disabled list.

He missed about three weeks with knee inflammation. Despite an underwhelming 4.98 ERA in 24 appearances this year, McGee should return to the ninth inning with Carlos Estevez sliding into a setup role. The Rockies designated Yohan Flande for assignment to make room for McGee on the active roster.
Jul 2 - 8:50 PM

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Monday that the club will wait to decide if Jake McGee (knee) will regain the closer job after he comes back from the disabled list.

McGee, out since June 10 with left knee inflammation, is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Class A Modesto and appears on track to rejoin the Rockies on Saturday. Carlos Estevez has had a couple of shaky appearances recently, so his case to keep the job might have taken a hit, but Weiss said they haven't made a final decision yet. "That’s one of the conversations we need to have," said Weiss. "The bullpen is ever-evolving." McGee had 15 saves with a 4.98 ERA and 15/6 K/BB ratio in 21 2/3 innings prior to hitting the disabled list.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 27 - 7:30 PM

Jake McGee (knee) will begin a rehab assignment if a bullpen session Sunday goes well.

McGee threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Friday with no issues. It's unclear how many rehab appearances the closer will need before being activated, but McGee isn't far off.
Jun 24 - 5:14 PM

Rockies placed LHP Jake McGee on the 15-day disabled list with left knee inflammation.

Adding injury to insult, McGee sustained the injury while blowing a save and allowing four runs in the ninth inning against the Padres on Friday. It's unclear who will assume the closer's role in his absence, but Jason Motte looks to be a strong possibility. Carlos Estevez has pitched well of late and could also get a look, though he lacks the closing experience of Motte.
Jun 11 - 2:44 PM

Jake McGee took his third blown save after giving up four runs in the ninth Friday against the Padres.

McGee got two quick outs in the ninth, only to give up two singles, an RBI double and a three-run homer afterwards. It's just the second time in a month that he's been scored upon, and it was his first blown save since May 7. His closer gig should be safe, at least until Adam Ottavino returns.
Jun 11 - 12:17 AM

Jake McGee notched a one-out save Friday against the Giants.

McGee was called upon after Miguel Castro gave up a two-out RBI single to Gregor Blanco to bring the Giants to within three runs. He only faced one batter and got pinch-hitter Kelby Tomlinson to pop out to third base to end it. Fantasy owners will happily take the save. The 29-year-old hasn’t allowed a run in nine straight appearances and owns a 3.38 ERA with 14 saves in 16 chances.
May 28 - 12:33 AM

Jake McGee made things interesting but got the job done Tuesday, closing out the Cardinals to preserve a 3-1 victory.

Protecting the two-run lead, McGee gave up a leadoff single and issued a two-out walk to bring the winning run to the plate, but he blew away Jedd Gyorko to end the game and earn the save. McGee struck out two in the appearance. He had some shaky times in April but has been much better in May, allowing one run in nine innings with an 8/2 K/BB ratio. His 13 saves are second-most in the NL.
May 17 - 11:29 PM

Jake McGee picked up his ninth save of the season Wednesday in the Rockies' win over the Diamondbacks.

McGee made Nolan Arenado's go-ahead homer stick with a clean ninth inning, retiring Jean Segura, Welington Castillo, and Paul Goldschmidt in order. The left-hander is still sitting on a rough 4.97 season ERA, but much of the damage came in one game (April 24 against the Dodgers).
May 11 - 6:38 PM

Jake McGee allowed a run in the 10th inning against the Giants on Saturday, suffering his second blown save of the season.

Tasked with protecting a one-run lead, McGee promptly allowed a triple to Brandon Belt to lead off the inning. Two batters later, Brandon Crawford's RBI single tied the game and saddled McGee with the blown save. It's been that kind of year for McGee, who has made things interesting even in his seven successful saves. The southpaw holds a 5.91 ERA, 1.69 WHIP and pedestrian 4/4 K/BB ratio over 10 2/3 innings of work.
May 7 - 8:40 PM

Jake McGee secured his sixth save of the season on Sunday, working a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a three-run lead against the Diamondbacks.

The hard-throwing southpaw made things interesting by allowing a single and walk to bring the tying run to the plate, but he was able to battle back and whiff Welington Castillo to end the contest. While he owns an unsightly 6.23 ERA and 1.85 WHIP, he has managed to convert six of his first seven save chances with the Rockies.
May 1 - 8:10 PM

Jake McGee continued to walk a tight rope on Saturday, working around two hits to secure his fifth save of the season in a 5-2 victory over the Rockies.

When McGee gave up a lead-off single to Paul Goldschmidt, everyone had flashbacks to his disastrous outing against the Dodgers on April 24. The lefty quickly erased the threat with a double-play ball, but made life hard on himself when Welington Castillo doubled in the next at-bat. Luckily, Nolan Arenado made a nice play on a high chopper to retire David Peralta for the third out. McGee has a 7.04 ERA in 7 2/3 innings with a 3/3 K/BB ratio. He's a low-end closer in fantasy leagues at the moment.
May 1 - 12:25 AM

Jake McGee picked up his fourth save of the year with a flawless inning against the Dodgers in a 7-5 victory.

The Rockies took a chance that a fastball-centric pitcher like McGee would be less affected by the altitude than other pitchers. The preliminary results suggest the theory is sound. He has a 1.80 ERA in five innings, and he's only allowed three hits all year. Pitching for the Rockies downgrade's anyone fantasy stock, but the savvy owner realizes that McGee is not like many other pitchers.
Apr 23 - 1:12 AM

Jake McGee nailed down his third save of the season Sunday in the Rockies' 2-0 blanking of the Cubs.

McGee preserved the combined shutout with a scoreless ninth inning, working around a Jason Heyward double and an Anthony Rizzo hit-by-pitch. The Colorado closer has a 2.25 ERA in four appearances this season.
Apr 17 - 5:43 PM

Jake McGee will be the Rockies' closer.

Manager Walt Weiss made the announcement on Saturday. We assumed McGee would win the job after the Rockies traded Corey Dickerson to get him this winter. Jason Motte's shoulder injury probably made the decision a little easier. McGee pitched to a 2.45 ERA in eight outings this spring.
Apr 2 - 10:02 PM

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1B1Gerardo Parra
2B1DJ LeMahieu
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SS1Trevor Story
2Cristhian Adames
3Pat Valaika
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1David Dahl
2Stephen Cardullo
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Raimel Tapia
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
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PosRoleName
S1Jon Gray
2Tyler Anderson
3Tyler Chatwood
4Chad Bettis
5German Marquez
6Yency Almonte
7Shane Carle
8Zach Jemiola
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Adam Ottavino
2Jake McGee
3Jason Motte
4Chad Qualls
5Scott Oberg
6Jairo Diaz
7Matt Carasiti
8Jordan Lyles
9Carlos Estevez
10Eddie Butler
11Jeff Hoffman
12Chris Rusin
13Rayan Gonzalez
14Sam Moll