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Arodys Vizcaino | Relief Pitcher | #38

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / NYY
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Arodys Vizcaino finally notched his first save with a scoreless ninth inning against the Phillies on Monday.
The Braves are 9-6, but Vizcaino had just one save chance previously and blew that by giving up one run (Atlanta went on to win anyway). Vizcaino has a 2.35 ERA in 7 2/3 innings. Apr 16 - 10:53 PM

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Arodys Vizcaino blew his first save Wednesday in the Braves’ win over the Nationals, allowing two hits and a run in his lone inning of work.

He left a ball low and away to Matt Adams, who hammered it for a game-tying solo homer in the ninth. That came with one out in the inning. Vizcaino also gave up a single to Michael Taylor, who advanced to third on a wild pitch. Things got pretty hairy for the right-hander, though he was able to escape the jam by inducing a Pedro Severino groundout to end the inning. Vizcaino lost his grip on the closer’s role late in 2016, only to regain his post late last season. Hopefully he can keep the meltdowns to a minimum this year.
Apr 11 - 6:11 PM

Arodys Vizcaino walked three batters in the 10th inning, including issuing a walk-off walk, to take the loss Saturday against the Rockies.

Vizcaino was called on to keep the game scoreless, and got two quick outs sandwiched around a Carlos Gonzalez double. He then intentionally walked Gerardo Parra -- the wisdom of that is worth questioning -- to get to Trevor Story, who, after a wild pitch advanced the runners, walked as well. The wheels then completely fell off, as he walked backup catcher Tony Wolters on four pitches to bring home the winning run. He'd been stellar in three appearances prior to Saturday, so this was likely just a blip on the radar. Still, one the 27-year-old would like to forget.
Apr 7 - 11:59 PM

Arodys Vizcaino worked out of a jam to pitch a scoreless ninth inning in the Braves' defeat of the Nationals on Wednesday.

Vizcaino hit Howie Kendrick with a pitch, gave up a one-out single to Adam Eaton, and then walked Anthony Rendon to load the bases, but the Braves closer induced an infield pop-up from Bryce Harper and struck out Matt Adams to secure a 7-1 victory for Atlanta. Vizcaino has yet to see a save opportunity this season, though he did earn a win on Opening Day.
Apr 4 - 3:36 PM

Arodys Vizcaino pitched a clean ninth inning and picked up his first save of the spring in a 3-2 victory over the Tigers on Wednesday in the Cactus League.

Vizcaino worked a 1-2-3 inning, and didn't walk or strike out anyone. Vizcaino was solid in the second-half of 2017 as the Atlanta closer, and should be in line for more saves with a decent amount of strikeouts in 2018. He's a mid-tier close as long as he can stay healthy.
Mar 21 - 8:53 PM

Braves and RHP Arodys Vizcaino avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.4 million contract.

He was arbitration-eligible for the second time this offseason. Vizcaino posted a 2.83 ERA across 62 relief appearances in 2017.
Jan 12 - 1:50 PM

Arodys Vizcaino earned his 14th save of the season in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

Vizcaino struck out Giancarlo Stanton and induced flyouts from Marcell Ozuna and Christian Yelich to seal an 8-5 victory for the Braves. The 26-year-old right-hander took over as Atlanta's closer in early August and should open the 2018 season in that role.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 06:41:00 PM

Arodys Vizcaino struck out the side in the ninth Saturday against the Phillies to earn his 13th save.

Vizcaino put away Aaron Altherr, Maikel Franco and J.P. Crawford to lock down the win. It was the second consecutive outing in which Vizcaino has struck out the side, giving him 63 strikeouts in 56 1/3 innings this year. The 26-year-old owns a 2.88 ERA and 1.12 WHIP in 61 appearances overall.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 10:50:00 PM

Arodys Vizcaino struck out all three Nationals batters he faced Thursday to earn his 12th save of the season.

This wasn't mowing down the bottom one-third of the lineup, either -- Vizcaino fanned leadoff hitter Trea Turner, No. 2 hitter Jayson Werth and catcher Jose Lobaton (who entered for Daniel Murphy late in the game) to preserve a one-run lead. He's really cemented himself as the Braves' closer of the future with a strong season, posting a 2.93 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 60/21 K/BB ratio over 55 1/3 innings of work.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 12:16:00 AM

Arodys Vizcaino notched his 11th save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning against the Mets on Friday.

Asked to hold a one-run lead, Vizcaino issued a one-out walk to Nori Aoki, but the Mets were unable to get anything else going. The 26-year-old hasn’t allowed a run in his last five appearances. He’s 11-for-13 in save chances this year to go along with a 2.48 ERA and 57/18 K/BB ratio over 54 1/3 innings.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 11:27:00 PM

Arodys Vizcaino bent but didn't break while earning a save against the Rangers on Wednesday.

Called upon to protect a one-run lead in the final frame, he got the first two batters out before allowing back-to-back singles to put the tying and winning runs on base. Vizcaino then induced slugger Joey Gallo to fly out to center field for the final out. He has 10 saves with a 2.68 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 50 1/3 innings.
Thu, Sep 7, 2017 12:40:00 AM

Arodys Vizcaino allowed three runs -- including two home runs -- without recording an out Saturday against the Rockies.

Vizcaino entered in the ninth inning tasked with keeping it a 4-4 game. Instead, he gave up a leadoff single before Charlie Blackmon swatted a two-run shot. What's more, DJ LeMahieu followed that with a solo dong, furthering the right-hander's troubles. He was replaced by Jason Motte before he could serve up any more dingers. Despite Saturday's showing, Vizcaino has been largely good this year, owning a 2.68 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 50/14 K/BB ratio over 47 innings, recently taking over as the Braves' closer. One bad outing, while ugly, doesn't change that.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 01:25:00 AM

Arodys Vizcaino tossed a scoreless ninth inning against the Rockies on Friday for his eighth save of the season.

Vizcaino worked around a two-out single to Gerardo Parra. He has struck out at least one batter in seven straight appearances and hasn’t allowed a run all month. He’s starting to run away and hide with the closer role.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 01:22:00 AM

Arodys Vizcaino worked a perfect ninth inning with a pair of strikeouts Tuesday in Colorado for his seventh save of the season.

Vizcaino has moved into the closer's role for manager Brian Snitker, and he hasn't looked back. The Dominican right-hander has allowed just one hit and one walk with five strikeouts across 5 2/3 innings with five saves in his six August appearances. He has been dominant, and it's a sight Atlanta fans have longed to see after many ninth-inning missed opportunities earlier in the season.
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 12:24:00 AM

Arodys Vizcaino got two outs in the ninth inning against the Marlins on Saturday to earn his fifth save of the season.

Vizcaino likely didn't expect to see action in a fairly safe 7-2 game in the ninth inning, but three straight one-out singles left manager Brian Snitker little choice. Vizcaino did his job, getting a groundout and a pop out to snuff out the rally and earn him his fifth save of the year. The closer owns a 2.45 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 42/13 K/BB ratio over 40 1/3 innings to date.
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 12:49:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
3Carlos Perez
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Ozzie Albies
2Charlie Culberson
SS1Dansby Swanson
3B1Johan Camargo
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Preston Tucker
2Peter Bourjos
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Lane Adams
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Foltynewicz
3Brandon McCarthy
4Sean Newcomb
5Luiz Gohara
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jose Ramirez
3A.J. Minter
4Dan Winkler
5Sam Freeman
6Peter Moylan
7Shane Carle
8Josh Ravin
9Lucas Sims
10Jesse Biddle
11Jacob Lindgren
12Grant Dayton