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Raisel Iglesias | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/4/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Raisel Iglesias needed 84 pitches to get through three innings, allowing two runs in a loss to the Indians on Sunday.
Iglesias didn't pitch particularly poorly, but he was unable to finish at-bats which explains the high pitch count. He gave up four hits, walked three, and struck out six. Both runs scored in a long third inning, forcing his ouster. The Reds were hoping Iglesias would pitch well enough to give them a no-brainer decision to start him again. As of now, it's up in the air if he'll take his next scheduled turn over the weekend against the Nationals at home. Iglesias has a 4.26 ERA with a 17/9 K/BB ratio in three starts and one relief appearance spanning 19 innings. May 24 - 4:27 PM

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Raisel Iglesias will start for the Reds on Sunday against the Indians in Cleveland.

While nothing has been confirmed, it sounds as though the Reds are shuffling their rotation and that Iglesias may remain in this spot long term. The 25-year-old owns a 3.94 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 11/6 K/BB ratio over his 16 innings with the Reds.
May 23 - 11:04 AM

Raisel Iglesias will pitch out of the bullpen for now.

Iglesias gave up one run over eight innings Wednesday against the Braves for his first major league win. It was assumed that he would be sent right back down to the minors, but he'll stick around as a reliever and will be available out of the bullpen as soon as Sunday. The Reds have four off-days before June 1, so they plan to go with a four-man rotation for the time being.
May 14 - 5:42 PM

Raisel Iglesias, making a spot start, gave up only one run over eight innings for his first major league win as the Reds topped the Braves on Wednesday.

Despite the solid showing, Iglesias will be sent back down to Triple-A Louisville. The right-hander allowed only two hits while walking three and striking out five. Iglesias wasn't putting up great numbers at Triple-A, with an 11/7 K/BB ratio in 21 1/3 innings, but his performance on Wednesday should keep him at the top of the list if the Reds need another starter later in the season.
May 13 - 9:18 PM

Reds recalled RHP Raisel Iglesias from Triple-A Louisville.

He'll start on Wednesday against the Braves. It's just a spot start, as Iglesias will be sent back down after the game in order to make room for waiver claim Ryan Mattheus.
May 13 - 3:44 PM

Raisel Iglesias will be called up to start Wednesday against the Braves.

That was the expectation already, but it's now official. The Reds need another starter after Saturday's doubleheader, but this will likely just be a spot-start before he's sent back down to Triple-A.
May 12 - 3:19 PM

Raisel Iglesias is expected to be recalled to make a spot start on Wednesday against the Braves.

Saturday's doubleheader created a need for another starter and Iglesias is the obvious choice since it would be his turn to pitch at Triple-A Louisville. The righty allowed three runs over five innings in a start with the big club last month and holds a 3.80 ERA over four starts at Triple-A.
May 10 - 10:21 AM

Reds optioned RHP Raisel Iglesias to Triple-A Louisville.

In his short time with the Reds this season, he allowed three runs in five innings. Iglesias does have a live arm and could see time later this season, but for now he'll work on refining his game in the minors.
Apr 13 - 3:40 PM

Raisel Iglesias was hit hard in Friday's Cactus League loss to the Brewers, giving up six runs (three earned) on five hits over his four frames.

Iglesias punched out four on the evening while walking two. The Brewers jumped on him for three runs right out of the gate, with Scooter Gennett and Jonathan Lucroy each blasting homers in the first inning. Even with the rough outing, Iglesias still owns a respectable 3.68 ERA on the spring with a 14/5 K/BB ratio in 14 2/3 innings. While he carries a good deal of risk, he's an interesting high-upside gamble in the later rounds of mixed league drafts.
Mar 28 - 1:09 AM

Raisel Iglesias surrendered three runs in three innings in Saturday's start facing the Athletics.

Iglesias got two quick outs in the first inning, then allowed back-to-back singles to Ben Zobrist and Billy Butler which was promptly followed up with a Brett Lawrie three-run home run. Outside of the Lawrie mistake, Iglesias was solid, giving up five hits with no walks and four strikeouts. He's had a pretty good spring and will look to continue it in the regular season, now with a secured spot in the starting rotation.
Mar 21 - 6:59 PM

Raisel Iglesias has secured a spot in the Reds' starting rotation.

Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake, Anthony DeSclafani, and Jason Marquis will round out the rotation, at least until Homer Bailey is ready. Meanwhile, Paul Maholm has been told that he's competing for a bullpen spot. Iglesias has tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings this spring to go along with a 6/3 K/BB ratio and suddenly looks like an intriguing flier in deeper fantasy formats.
Mar 18 - 11:31 AM

Raisel Iglesias fired 2 2/3 scoreless innings in Monday's 10-4 win over the Giants.

Iglesias is now being stretched out to start. He's had a great first half of spring training, holding the opposition scoreless on four hits and three walks while striking out six in 7 2/3 innings. With Iglesias now competing for a spot in the rotation, Tony Cingrani has been moved into the bullpen.
Mar 16 - 8:06 PM

Raisel Iglesias is being stretched out to start.

And left-hander Tony Cingrani has officially been shifted to the bullpen. Iglesias worked primarily as a reliever in Cuba, but the Reds think his arsenal will play well in a major league rotation. The 24-year-old right-hander is suddenly looking like a potential fantasy sleeper.
Mar 16 - 12:45 PM

Raisel Iglesias, making his spring training debut, surrendered two unearned runs in a loss against the Indians on Wednesday.

Iglesias allowed a single, walked two, and uncorked two wild pitches. He was also hurt by a fielding error from third baseman Neftali Soto. That's obviously not the first impression Iglesias wanted to make, but he'll have plenty of time to right the ship. The Reds like his arsenal and see him as a starting pitcher though he was used mostly as a reliever in Cuba.
Mar 4 - 5:45 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Saturday that Raisel Iglesias' repertoire "spells out starting pitcher."

"Four pitches with command — that spells out starting pitcher, especially when it's plus-stuff across the board," Price said. "He was 93-97, so the velocity is there. The action on his fastball is there, much better changeup than I anticipated seeing and two quality breaking balls and a good feel." Scouts praised Iglesias' Arizona Fall League performance and the Reds have talked the Cuban defector up often this offseason. He'll be an interesting guy to watch this spring as the club decides whether to use him as a starter or reliever.
Feb 8 - 10:40 AM

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C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Kristopher Negron
LF1Marlon Byrd
2Brennan Boesch
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mike Leake
3Anthony DeSclafani
4Michael Lorenzen
5Raisel Iglesias
6Homer Bailey
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Tony Cingrani
3Jumbo Diaz
4Burke Badenhop
5Manny Parra
6JJ Hoover
7Ryan Mattheus
8Jason Marquis
9Sean Marshall