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Sam Dyson | Relief Pitcher | #49

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: South Carolina
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 4 (0) / TOR
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Sam Dyson earned his ninth save of the year on Sunday afternoon against the Nationals.
Dyson retired all three batters he faced in an easy 10-pitch ninth inning to protect the Giants' two-run lead. He has looked like a new man since arriving in San Francisco, though Mark Melancon is now off the disabled list and will eventually reclaim closer duties. Aug 13 - 4:30 PM

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Sam Dyson fired off a clean ninth inning to pick up his eighth save of the season in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.

The Giants held a 3-1 lead entering the ninth inning and Dyson came on to keep the score right there. He needed just 10 pitches (six strikes) to record the save. After struggling to a terrifying 10.80 ERA in 17 appearances with the Rangers earlier in the season, Dyson has found new life with the Giants. Since joining the boys from the bay, the right-handed reliever is the owner of a 2.22 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 19/11 K/BB ratio in 23 appearances covering 24 1/3 innings. He is 8-for-9 in save opportunities since coming over in trade.
Aug 9 - 7:30 PM

Sam Dyson allowed a walk while recording a strikeout in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday against the Cubs for his seventh save.

Dyson was brutal to start the season in Texas, but that all appears to be a distant memory. He has converted seven of his eight save chances since coming over from the Rangers, and he has allowed just two earned runs over his past 18 2/3 innings across the past 16 appearances.
Aug 9 - 4:27 AM

Sam Dyson recorded his sixth save since joining the Giants via a scoreless ninth inning in Wednesday's win over the Pirates.

The Giants held a slim 2-1 lead and Dyson kept it right there for the save after entering action in the ninth. He fanned one in his scoreless inning of work. Since coming over to the Giants in trade, the closer has pitched much more sharply than he did with the Rangers earlier this season. He owns a 2.33 ERA and 16/8 K/BB ratio (19 1/3 innings) and is a perfect 6-for-6 in save chances since jumping over to the National League.
Jul 26 - 7:02 PM

Sam Dyson allowed just one walk over two scoreless and hitless innings of relief on Tuesday against Cleveland.

Dyson's struggles from earlier in the season with the Rangers seem like a distant memory, as he has been sharp since moving over to the Giants. He threw 11 of his 17 pitches for strikes and picked up his first National League relief win while lowering his ERA to 2.93.
Jul 19 - 4:21 AM

Sam Dyson barely held on for his fourth save Friday against the Padres.

Working with a two-run cushion, Dyson gave up three hits and a run before retiring Jabari Blash to end the game. It was the first run he's given up in seven appearances, so he'll continue to close in Mark Melancon's place.
Jul 15 - 1:45 AM

Sam Dyson turned in a clean ninth inning to notch a save versus the Tigers on Wednesday.

He induced two groundouts and a line-out and got through the inning on seven pitches. Dyson is serving as the Giants' fill-in closer while Mark Melancon is on the shelf. He got run out of town by the Rangers earlier this season but has fared well with the Giants so far. He has allowed four earned runs in 10 innings with his new club.
Jul 5 - 11:23 PM

Sam Dyson pitched a clean ninth inning to earn the save in Sunday's win over the Pirates.

The Giants held a 5-3 lead entering the bottom of the ninth. Dyson made sure that score did not budge, striking out one in an uneventful inning of work. He threw 13 pitches in the outing, nine of which went for strikes. Since joining the Giants in a trade from the Rangers on June 6, Dyson has surrendered five runs (four earned) on eight hits in 10 appearances (9 1/3 innings). He is 2-for-2 in save chances with his new team and should continue to see closing opportunities so long as Mark Melancon (elbow) is out injured. Hunter Strickland figures to draw chances should Dyson struggle to any serious degree.
Jul 2 - 5:04 PM

Sam Dyson pitched a scoreless 11th inning Saturday to earn the save in the Giants' 2-1 win over the Pirates.

Dyson allowed a hit but nothing more, striking out one en route to the save. It was his first as a member of the Giants after saving 38 last year for the Rangers. There was some uncertainty who would close games for the Giants in the wake of Mark Melancon's injury, but Giants beat writers quickly identified Dyson, and not Hunter Strickland, as the top choice. He's flawed, but owners looking for saves can feel comfortable scooping up Dyson in Melancon's absence.
Jul 1 - 11:20 PM

Sam Dyson is expected to serve as the Giants' closer while Mark Melancon (elbow) is on the disabled list.

Dyson flamed out as the Rangers' closer earlier this season, eventually getting sent to the minors and then designated for assignment. He's posted a 4.91 ERA over his first 7 1/3 innings for the Giants but does have a 10/3 K/BB ratio. Dyson is obviously not a safe bet to keep the job, so it wouldn't be a bad idea for fantasy owners to speculate on Hunter Strickland, as well.
Jun 28 - 2:59 PM

Sam Dyson allowed two runs while recording just one out in a loss to the Mets on Saturday.

Dyson entered in a tie game in the eighth inning and was tasked with keeping it that way. Instead, he gave up a leadoff triple to Curtis Granderson and then walked Asdrubal Cabrera. He was removed after striking out Yoenis Cespedes, and his bullpen mates didn't do him any favors but allowing both inherited runners to score, making it the first time in his last five appearances that he allowed a run. He's actually been better since joining the Giants in early June, but has an ugly 10.13 ERA this year between the Rangers and Giants.
Jun 24 - 11:03 PM

Giants acquired RHP Sam Dyson from the Rangers for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Dyson was designated for assignment by Texas last week after posting a dreadful 10.80 ERA over 17 appearances. He opened the 2017 season as the Rangers' closer but lost that job by mid-April. The 29-year-old right-hander will try to get his career back on track with San Francisco.
Jun 6 - 8:17 PM

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said in an interview on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Monday that he hopes to complete a trade of Sam Dyson in the next day or two.

Daniels noted that he's received a number of offers from clubs and has narrowed it down to 2-3 teams. The Rays and Twins are known to have interest, but it's unclear whether they're among the 2-3 clubs Daniels is referring to. Dyson has posted a 10.80 ERA over 17 appearances this season with the Rangers and even spent time in the minors for a while. However, the 29-year-old entered 2017 with a career 2.93 ERA and he saved 38 games for Texas last season, so he's a worthy reclamation project. The team that acquires Dyson will have him under control through 2020.
Jun 5 - 5:51 PM

Rangers designated RHP Sam Dyson for assignment.

Dyson lost his closer role, got demoted and ultimately posted a 10.80 ERA over 17 appearances this season with the Rangers. The 29-year-old entered 2017 with a career 2.93 ERA and he saved 38 games for Texas last season so they shouldn't have trouble finding a trade partner for the reliever.
Jun 2 - 3:52 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays "will look into" Sam Dyson.

Topkin adds that it "may be just usual due diligence, or could end up being more." Dyson is expected to be designated for assignment by the Rangers on Friday after posting a 10.80 ERA over 17 appearances this season. However, the 29-year-old entered 2017 with a career 2.93 ERA and he saved 38 games for Texas last season. Dyson is also under team control through 2020. There will be interest from multiple teams.
Jun 2 - 1:30 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
1B1Brandon Belt
2Michael Morse
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
3Miguel Gomez
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Ryder Jones
2Pablo Sandoval
LF1Austin Slater
2Jarrett Parker
3Orlando Calixte
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Hunter Pence
2Carlos Moncrief
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Ty Blach
6Chris Stratton
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Sam Dyson
3Hunter Strickland
4Cory Gearrin
5Josh Osich
6Albert Suarez
7Kyle Crick
8Matt Cain
9Will Smith