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Jake McGee | Relief Pitcher | #51

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/6/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 5 (0) / TB
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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

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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

Jake McGee fired a scoreless inning for the save in Thursday’s win over the Diamondbacks.

McGee has been the favorite for Rockies’ closer ever since coming over from the Rays in the Corey Dickerson deal, but manager Walt Weiss has yet to officially give him the job, even after Jason Motte’s shoulder injury this week. Chad Qualls and Miguel Castro are among the alternatives, but it would be a big surprise if McGee doesn't get the nod.
Mar 31 - 6:21 PM

Rockies acquired LHP Jake McGee and RHP German Marquez from the Rays for OF Corey Dickerson and 3B Kevin Padlo.

McGee will immediately contend for the closer's role in Colorado, especially with Adam Ottavino in recovery from Tommy John surgery. The hard-throwing lefty posted a 2.41 ERA with 48 strikeouts over 37 1/3 innings this past season. He'll be a free agent after the 2017 season.
Jan 28 - 8:43 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports the Rockies have acquired LHP Jake McGee from the Rays as part of the Corey Dickerson trade.

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported earlier that Colorado was acquiring "multiple pitchers" and now we know McGee is one of them. Sherman said the trade also involves minor leaguers. The late innings were a nightmare for the Rockies last year and McGee should help in that area. With McGee out of the picture, Brad Boxberger will take over as the Rays' full-time closer.
Jan 28 - 3:55 PM

Rays and LHP Jake McGee avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.8 million contract.

That's a fairly high price for a Tampa Bay reliever, which is why the low-budget club has been shopping the 29-year-old left-hander all winter. Brad Boxberger is also thought to be on the block. Except changing roles in the Tampa Bay bullpen throughout the year.
Jan 14 - 2:44 PM

The Rays continue to have trade conversations with teams about Jake McGee, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

Heyman notes McGee's price -- MLB Trade Rumors projects him to make $4.7 million in 2016, his second-to-last year of arbitration -- as the primary reason the Rays would want to move the reliever. He identifies the Dodgers, among others, as possible fits. Truthfully, there are few teams that wouldn't benefit from having the hard-throwing lefty, who posted a 2.41 ERA and 48/8 K/BB ratio over 37 1/3 innings this past season.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 04:58:00 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Rays' trade conversations involving Jake McGee "have intensified over the last 24-48 hours."

Morosi notes that the Dodgers could be a potential landing spot, as president Andrew Friedman is familiar with McGee from his Tampa Bay days and they're looking for a reliever after the deal for Aroldis Chapman fell apart. McGee, who is slated to make around $5 million in his second year of arbitration eligibility, held a 2.41 ERA and 48/8 K/BB ratio over 37 1/3 frames for the Rays in 2015.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 11:52:00 AM

According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Tigers were one of the many clubs to express interest in Jake McGee and Brad Boxberger during the general manager meetings.

The Tigers had one of the worst bullpens in all of baseball in 2015, and it seems to be an area that new general manager Al Avila is anxious to address this winter. Both relievers are relatively inexpensive and have several years of team control remaining, so the cost to acquire either won't be cheap.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 09:53:00 PM

Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Astros have expressed trade interest in Rays relievers Jake McGee and Brad Boxberger.

It's going to take a sizable return to lure McGee or Boxberger away from Tampa Bay, but the small-market Rays are always in the business of trading -- especially relief pitchers -- and the 'Stros have a lot of attractive young talent in their farm system. McGee, 29, owns a 2.07 ERA in 108 2/3 innings since the beginning of the 2014 season. Boxberger, 27, led the American League this year with 41 saves.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 02:21:00 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays are receiving "considerable interest" in Jake McGee and Brad Boxberger.

Topkin adds that the "sense is it would take A LOT" for the Rays to deal them. McGee almost surely could be had before Boxberger, as he's projected by MLBTradeRumors.com to earn $4.7 million in arbitration this winter and Boxberger isn't arbitration-eligible yet.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 08:47:00 PM

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

He's active and will be available out of the bullpen on Saturday. The left-hander has worked his way back from undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery in August, and getting a few innings under his belt in the final week should give him peace of mind heading into the offseason. The 29-year-old owns a 2.57 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 48/7 K/BB ratio over 35 innings this season.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 11:06:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Nick Hundley
2Tony Wolters
1B1Mark Reynolds
2Ben Paulsen
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Trevor Story
2Jose Reyes
3Cristhian Adames
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Gerardo Parra
2Ryan Raburn
CF1Charlie Blackmon
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Chad Bettis
3Tyler Chatwood
4Jon Gray
5Tyler Anderson
6Tyler Matzek
7Chris Rusin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Justin Miller
3Boone Logan
4Chad Qualls
5Jason Motte
6Adam Ottavino
7Miguel Castro
8Jairo Diaz
9Scott Oberg
10Christian Bergman
11Gonzalez Germen
12Carlos Estevez