Richard Bleier
Richard Bleier
34-Year-Old PitcherRP
Miami Marlins
2021 Fantasy Outlook
A lefty member of the Orioles' back-end committee in 2019, Bleier was flipped to the Marlins for a PTBNL a week into the 2020 season. He missed time with a triceps strain, but his performance on the field impressed the Marlins enough for the team to tender him a contract for 2021. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $915,000 contract with the Orioles in December of 2019. Traded to the Marlins in July of 2020.
Suffers second loss
PMiami Marlins
August 11, 2021
Bleier (2-2) lost Tuesday's 6-5 defeat at the hands of the Padres, allowing one run on three hits with a strikeout in two-thirds of an inning.
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Bleier entered a 5-5 tie in the seventh and permitted three hits and a run before being removed. Though his season ERA is a solid 3.38, the veteran lefty is 0-2 with three blown saves in his last 10 appearances.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
10
Last 10 Games
8
Last 5 Games
9
How many pitches does Richard Bleier generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Richard Bleier generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-33%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-18%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-53%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-37%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .210 233 50 4 47 9 0 2
Since 2019vs Right .314 281 33 14 81 23 1 8
2021vs Left .218 90 22 1 19 2 0 1
2021vs Right .265 122 20 5 30 6 0 3
2020vs Left .158 39 10 1 6 2 0 0
2020vs Right .333 28 1 3 8 3 0 0
2019vs Left .222 104 18 2 22 5 0 1
2019vs Right .355 131 12 6 43 14 1 5
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-37%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-25%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-8%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-47%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 3.10 1.02 61.0 5 1 2 6.9 1.5 1.0
Since 2019Away 4.92 1.31 64.0 2 2 2 4.9 1.1 0.4
2021Home 2.70 0.90 26.2 3 0 0 8.8 1.4 1.0
2021Away 3.58 1.12 27.2 0 2 0 5.2 0.7 0.3
2020Home 2.45 1.36 7.1 0 1 0 6.1 3.7 0.0
2020Away 2.25 1.00 8.0 1 0 0 5.6 1.1 0.0
2019Home 3.67 1.04 27.0 2 0 2 5.3 1.0 1.3
2019Away 6.99 1.59 28.1 1 0 2 4.4 1.6 0.6
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Stat Review
How does Richard Bleier compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
7.00
 
K/9
7.0
 
BB/9
1.0
 
HR/9
0.7
 
Fastball
90.0 mph
 
ERA
3.15
 
WHIP
1.01
 
BABIP
.288
 
GB/FB
4.90
 
Left On Base
70.9%
 
Exit Velocity
81.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
2.7%
 
Spin Rate
1971 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
26.2%
 
Swinging Strike
10.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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For the third straight season, Bleier posted a sub-2.00 ERA, despite most ERA estimators portending about twice that. Granted, two of the three years were partial campaigns. Before season-ending surgery in June on his left shoulder, Bleier tossed 32 frames with a 1.93 ERA, essentially half of a 3.81 SIERA and 4.02 xFIP. Usually, it's a high strikeout rate driving this, but Bleier matched his career mark of just 11%, instead entrusting his ability to locate, a 59% groundball rate and a 21% hard-hit rate, third lowest among pitchers tossing at least 30 innings. The southpaw relies on an 89-mph sinker and cutter, mixing in a fastball, curve and slider. Even though Bleier is supposed to be fully recovered from surgery, his low strikeout rate precludes him from fantasy relevance, even in the off chance he continues to defy the ERA estimators.
Bleier came over to the Orioles from the Yankees during spring training in a rare intra-divisional trade between the two clubs. He flirted with danger a fair bit in 2017, but his 88 percent strand rate allowed him to escape with strong ratios. His FIP checked in at 4.42 and his BABIP was well below league-average at .268. Outpitching his peripherals to that extent in a second consecutive year would be an astounding feat. History suggests extreme regression is likely. Look for Bleier to be a heavily-used middle reliever that doesn't provide the strikeout (3.7 K/9 in 2017) or ratio upside to be useful in the vast majority of formats.
At age 29, Bleier made his major league debut and served primarily as a lower-leverage, left-handed specialist. Though he ended up shuttling back and forth between the majors and minors, the Bleier was more effective with the Yankees and worked to a 1.96 ERA over 23 appearances. His stuff isn't overpowering -- his average fastball velocity in the majors was just a tick over 89 mph -- so the 29-year-old has always relied more on inducing groundballs than racking up strikeouts. That held true in his rookie season with just 13 strikeouts in 23 innings, but he's been able to make it work without swing-and-miss stuff for the most part. Bleier was also especially effective against lefties, as he limited them to just a .150/.209/.200 slash line. It's unlikely he'll turn into much of a contributor in fantasy formats, but he should get a shot to make the Opening Day roster.
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Takes loss in relief
PMiami Marlins
July 21, 2021
Bleier (2-1) was tagged with the loss Tuesday against the Nationals after allowing three runs on two hits across two-thirds of an inning.
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Takes scoreless streak into break
PMiami Marlins
July 12, 2021
Bleier has not allowed a run over his last 10 appearances and 10 innings.
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Collects eighth hold
PMiami Marlins
June 12, 2021
Bleier allowed a run on two hits over two-thirds of an inning but still recorded his eighth hold of the season in Friday's win over Atlanta.
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Fans side for second win
PMiami Marlins
May 5, 2021
Bleier (2-0) picked up the win in Tuesday's victory over the Diamondbacks, striking out the side in a perfect inning of work.
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Could be in mix for saves
PMiami Marlins
April 10, 2021
Bleier could be in the mix for saves early in the season based on matchups, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
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