David Bednar
David Bednar
26-Year-Old PitcherRP
Pittsburgh Pirates
2021 Fantasy Outlook
It was easy to overlook Bednar in the Pirates' return for Joe Musgrove; he was a 35th-round pick in 2016 and struggled to a 6.75 ERA in his first 17.1 major-league innings with San Diego from 2019-20. The 26-year-old showed up to camp with his new team in 2021 and began opening eyes in the Grapefruit League, ultimately finishing with 18 strikeouts and only one walk allowed in 8.2 scoreless spring innings. The Pirates informed Bednar after his March 29 outing that he'd made the team (even with options remaining), and with his velocity ticking up in exhibition play all the way to 99 mph, it's now rather easy to draw the line to Bednar eventually being in the ninth inning for Pittsburgh. The Pirates' bullpen is completely unsettled, and if Bednar's spring dominance carries over into the regular season, he could separate from the pack quickly. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#595
ADP
$Traded to the Pirates in January of 2021.
Sets up win
PPittsburgh Pirates
July 17, 2021
Bednar collected his seventh hold in Friday's 4-1 win over the Mets, walking one batter in a scoreless eighth inning. He struck out one batter.
ANALYSIS
Bednar, who threw 14 of 21 pitches for strikes, appeared in a spot typically reserved for Kyle Crick (who did not pitch). The right-hander figures to get an opportunity to close games out if and when the team trades Richard Rodriguez by the deadline.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
15
Last 10 Games
17
Last 5 Games
16
How many pitches does David Bednar 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
 
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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 David Bednar generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-3%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-27%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-10%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .237 107 27 9 23 7 0 4
Since 2019vs Right .230 129 40 13 26 2 2 5
2021vs Left .207 63 17 5 12 3 0 2
2021vs Right .195 93 31 10 16 0 2 3
2020vs Left .313 17 2 1 5 2 0 1
2020vs Right .429 15 3 1 6 1 0 0
2019vs Left .261 27 8 3 6 2 0 1
2019vs Right .235 21 6 2 4 1 0 2
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-69%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-68%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-31%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-89%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 1.91 1.02 28.1 1 1 0 12.7 2.9 0.6
Since 2019Away 6.11 1.50 28.0 1 2 0 8.7 4.2 2.3
2021Home 1.35 1.00 20.0 1 0 0 12.6 3.6 0.5
2021Away 4.26 1.21 19.0 1 1 0 9.5 3.3 1.9
2020Home 9.00 2.50 2.0 0 0 0 9.0 4.5 0.0
2020Away 6.23 1.85 4.1 0 0 0 6.2 2.1 2.1
2019Home 1.42 0.63 6.1 0 1 0 14.2 0.0 1.4
2019Away 13.50 2.36 4.2 0 1 0 7.7 9.6 3.9
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Stat Review
How does David Bednar 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
3.20
 
K/9
11.1
 
BB/9
3.5
 
HR/9
1.2
 
Fastball
96.8 mph
 
ERA
2.77
 
WHIP
1.10
 
BABIP
.271
 
GB/FB
1.43
 
Left On Base
86.1%
 
Exit Velocity
80.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
2.4%
 
Spin Rate
2122 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
13.7%
 
Swinging Strike
15.6%
 
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Snags second win
PPittsburgh Pirates
July 11, 2021
Bednar (2-1) allowed two hits in a scoreless inning and earned the win over the Mets on Sunday.
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Early returns favorable
PPittsburgh Pirates
April 26, 2021
Bednar has registered a 2.35 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 8:3 K:BB in 7.2 innings.
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Twice not as nice Wednesday
PPittsburgh Pirates
April 7, 2021
Bednar allowed two earned runs on two hits (both solo homers) and no walks in one inning of Wednesday's 11-4 loss to Cincinnati. He struck out two batters.
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Impressive Thursday debut
PPittsburgh Pirates
April 2, 2021
Bednar pitched a scoreless inning in a 5-3 win over the Cubs on Thursday. He struck out two without allowing a hit or walk en route to his first hold.
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Officially wins roster spot
PPittsburgh Pirates
March 29, 2021
Bednar has officially won a spot in the Pirates' Opening Day bullpen, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
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