Scott Oberg
Scott Oberg
30-Year-Old PitcherRP
Colorado Rockies
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Oberg entered 2018 with only two saves in his career, but he earned his way into the closer's role amid Wade Davis' struggles, only to see his season end six weeks early due to a blood clot. Oberg doesn't believe the issue will impact him in 2020, and signed a three-year, $13 million extension this offseason with a team option for 2023. He had a 2.25 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and posted the best strikeout rate (26.0%) of his career, recording five saves before moving to the IL. The right-hander's fastball has dropped about two mph (to 94.4 mph) over the past two seasons while he's become more reliant on his 86-mph slider. Oberg doesn't profile as a typical closer, but there's some comfort in the fact he has a 2.35 ERA and 1.04 WHIP over the past two seasons on a team that routinely struggles to find pitching. Jairo Diaz projects to be his top competition for the ninth inning. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $13 million contract with the Rockies in December of 2019 that includes an $8 million club option for 2023.
Shows no rust in spring
PColorado Rockies
March 27, 2020
Oberg struck out three batters across 2.2 scoreless innings before spring training was suspended. He allowed three hits and issued zero walks.
ANALYSIS
Oberg, whose 2019 season was cut short due to a blood clot in his right arm, showed no rust in his return to action, though the sample size was small. Once play resumes, the right-hander is expected to work as one of Colorado's primary setup men. Closer Wade Davis will likely have a short leash after his struggles in 2019, however, so Oberg profiles as one of the better handcuff options for saves.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
18
Last 10 Games
18
Last 5 Games
18
How many pitches does Scott Oberg 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
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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81-90
 
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101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Scott Oberg generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-13%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-23%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-29%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-2%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .260 306 72 32 71 12 0 6
Since 2017vs Right .225 410 98 27 84 15 3 7
2019vs Left .225 103 28 14 20 0 0 3
2019vs Right .173 120 30 9 19 2 1 2
2018vs Left .261 98 26 6 24 2 0 2
2018vs Right .185 130 31 6 22 6 0 2
2017vs Left .293 105 18 12 27 10 0 1
2017vs Right .299 160 37 12 43 7 2 3
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-2%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-42%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-18%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-29%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 3.20 1.23 95.2 8 0 4 8.7 3.1 0.6
Since 2017Away 3.26 1.24 77.1 6 3 1 9.0 3.0 0.8
2019Home 1.71 1.01 31.2 5 0 4 9.4 3.1 0.0
2019Away 2.96 1.23 24.1 1 1 1 9.2 4.4 1.8
2018Home 2.23 0.84 32.1 3 0 0 9.5 1.7 0.8
2018Away 2.73 1.18 26.1 5 1 0 7.9 2.1 0.3
2017Home 5.68 1.86 31.2 0 0 0 7.4 4.5 0.9
2017Away 4.05 1.31 26.2 0 1 0 9.8 2.7 0.3
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Stat Review
How does Scott Oberg 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
2.52
 
K/9
9.3
 
BB/9
3.7
 
HR/9
0.8
 
Fastball
94.4 mph
 
ERA
2.25
 
WHIP
1.11
 
BABIP
.254
 
GB/FB
1.77
 
Left On Base
80.0%
 
Exit Velocity
87.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.4%
 
Spin Rate
2343 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
37.1%
 
Swinging Strike
12.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2017
2016
Oberg is a two-pitch reliever who throws everything hard and has become progressively better year over year. His quality fastball and slider held righties to a .182/.283/.286 line last season -- he commands both pitches and his stuff gets on righties in a hurry. This was on full display in the NL Wild Card Game when he came in and struck out all four Chicago batters he faced in that game to help Colorado advance to the NLDS. If something were to happen to Wade Davis, Oberg seems best positioned to step into the closer role. As is Oberg has the skills to be an effective member of a NL-only pitching staff. He pitches in a lot of high-leverage spots with his ability to get both groundballs and strikeouts to help quiet rallies. That is how he was able to get eight wins last season in under 60 innings of work.
Oberg's minor league numbers insinuate that he's primed to be a high-leverage reliever in the Colorado bullpen, but for the second season in a row, the right-hander failed to take the final step toward making that happen. The 27-year-old spent 2016 shuttling between Triple-A Albuquerque and the major leagues, and while his 2.43 ERA and 11.1 K/9 with the Isotopes turned heads, he couldn't transfer that success into the majors during any of his stints in Denver. His ERA jumped to 5.19 while his strikeout rate went south of a strikeout per inning (thanks mostly due to a 7.36 ERA at home), keeping him out of a high-leverage role for most of the season. To end things on a sour note, Oberg's campaign was cut short due to axillary artery thrombosis in his pitching arm, clouding his status heading into 2017. If he is ready for spring training right away, he'll need to prove he can keep the ball in the park at Coors Field, or else he'll be destined to serve as a Quad-A pitcher going forward.
A 2012 15th-round draft pick, Oberg performed much better at each level of the minors than his draft position would imply. That success didn't translate into the majors, however. The right-hander bounced between Triple-A and the majors but amassed most of his work with the Rockies, pitching 58.1 innings with Colorado versus just eight with Albuquerque. He had trouble with the longball all season (10 homers allowed), which translated into a rough 5.09 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in the majors. Oberg finished the year strong, though, posting a 0.79 ERA over his last 14 appearances, so if he can keep the ball in the park and continue his success at the end of the year, Oberg could be relied on more heavily in the Rockies' bullpen.
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Ready for spring debut
PColorado Rockies
March 1, 2020
Oberg (arm) is scheduled to make his spring debut in relief Sunday during the Rockies' Cactus League game against the Angels, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
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Serving as primary setup man
PColorado Rockies
Arm
February 11, 2020
Oberg (arm) will serve as the primary setup man to closer Wade Davis according to manager Bud Black on Tuesday, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
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Extends with Colorado
PColorado Rockies
Arm
December 11, 2019
Oberg (arm) signed a three-year, $13 million extension with the Rockies on Wednesday that includes an $8 million club option for 2023, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
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Confident blood clots won't return
PColorado Rockies
Arm
August 29, 2019
Oberg (arm) is confident the blood clots in his right arm won't return, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
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To visit specialist
PColorado Rockies
Arm
August 19, 2019
Obert (arm) is scheduled to see a specialist in St. Louis sometime during the week, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
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