Jared Hughes
Jared Hughes
35-Year-Old PitcherRP
New York Mets
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The veteran righty couldn't repeat his 1.94 ERA from 2018 but remained a capable enough reliever in his ninth season in the big leagues. He posted a 4.10 ERA in 48.1 innings for the Reds before being DFA'd and claimed by the Phillies in mid-August, for whom he threw 23.0 innings with a 3.91 ERA. As usual, he relied on a strong groundball rate (59.2%) to cover for a poor strikeout rate (18.7%). While he kept the ball on the ground, it regularly went over the fence when batters did get it in the air, as he allowed 13 homers on the season, one shy of his total from the three previous years combined. That led to an uninspiring 5.29 FIP, though his 28.9% HR/FB rate will likely regress to a more reasonable level next season. He'll remain a useful enough middle reliever if that happens, but he's unlikely to work his way into a fantasy-relevant ninth-inning role. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $260,000 contract with the Mets in June of 2020.
Set for season debut
PNew York Mets
August 2, 2020
Hughes was activated off the injured list Sunday, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
ANALYSIS
The veteran right-hander missed summer camp and the start of the season after testing positive for COVID-19, but he's now ready to make his 2020 debut. Hughes had a 4.04 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 54:27 K:BB over 71.1 innings last season and should fill a middle-relief role for the Mets.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
20
Last 10 Games
20
Last 5 Games
20
How many pitches does Jared Hughes generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Jared Hughes generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-10%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-100%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-19%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-5%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .202 217 19 19 39 5 0 4
Since 2018vs Right .224 381 97 34 76 14 1 13
2020vs Left .333 4 0 1 1 0 0 0
2020vs Right .000 7 3 2 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left .193 95 12 9 16 2 0 2
2019vs Right .238 194 42 18 41 10 0 11
2018vs Left .206 118 7 9 22 3 0 2
2018vs Right .216 180 52 14 35 4 1 2
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-8%
ERA on Road
2020
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-42%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-46%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 3.01 1.07 77.2 5 3 5 7.4 2.9 1.2
Since 2018Away 2.76 1.13 75.0 4 5 3 6.2 3.4 0.8
2020Home 0.00 3.00 .666666 0 0 0 0.0 13.5 0.0
2020Away 0.00 1.00 2.0 0 0 0 13.5 9.0 0.0
2019Home 5.23 1.32 32.2 2 3 0 7.7 3.9 2.2
2019Away 3.03 1.06 38.2 3 2 1 6.1 3.0 1.2
2018Home 1.42 0.86 44.1 3 0 5 7.3 2.0 0.4
2018Away 2.62 1.22 34.1 1 3 2 6.0 3.4 0.5
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Stat Review
How does Jared Hughes 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
1.00
 
K/9
10.1
 
BB/9
10.1
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
90.8 mph
 
ERA
0.00
 
WHIP
1.50
 
BABIP
.181
 
GB/FB
0.00
 
Left On Base
100.0%
 
Exit Velocity
79.6 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
0.0%
 
Spin Rate
1919 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
33.3%
 
Swinging Strike
15.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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In the time you read this sentence, Hughes just generated another groundball. The former Pirates and Brewers right-hander fit right in with the Reds in 2018, generating groundballs on 65.4% of the balls put in play. That propensity to keep the ball on the ground (and with that, in the park), combined with a .252 BABIP against, allowed him to post career-low ratios (1.94 ERA and 1.02 WHIP). He relies heavily on his sinker to generate those grounders, throwing it 77% of the time. Both his sinker and slider were plus pitches last season, and that allowed him to throw his four-seamer less frequently. Hughes recorded 17 holds and seven saves as Raisel Iglesias' primary setup man with this arsenal in 2018 and will fill a similar role in 2019. Much like teammate David Hernandez, Hughes came at a bargain-basement rate, signing for $4.5 million over two years prior to the 2018 season.
Few pitchers rely on one pitch as much as Hughes does. He throws a 93-mph sinking fastball 75.5 percent of the time, inducing groundballs at a 57.9 percent clip. For parts of six seasons, Pittsburgh relied on him to throw the key double-play ball, but in 2016 he lost his command and his numbers suffered. He posted an 8.6 percent walk rate and struck out opponents at a 13.2 percent clip, which ranked fourth-worst among qualified big league relievers. Hughes, who compiled a 3.03 ERA (4.77 xFIP) and 1.42 WHIP in 59.1 innings, collected only four holds just one season after earning 21 holds. With three saves in his career, the right-hander offers little in the way of fantasy value. Look for him to man a low-leverage role in 2016.
Hughes threw a 93.1 mph sinking fastball 81.5% of the time in 2015, inducing groundballs at a 63.7% clip. The 6-foot-7 right-hander collected a career-high 21 holds to go along with a 2.28 ERA in 67 innings. Oddly, he duplicated a 36:19 K:BB ratio for the second straight season, but allowed 19 more hits in only 2.2 more innings than he threw in 2014. Regardless, fantasy owners know what they’re going to get with Hughes: 15-20 holds, a sub-3.00 ERA and very few saves — he hasn’t earned a save since 2012.
Hughes re-discovered his sinking fastball in 2014, crafting a 1.96 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 64.1 innings for the Pirates. While his strikeout rate dropped (5.0 K/9), the righty lowered his walks (2.7 BB/9) and induced more groundballs than ever (64.6%). Pittsburgh prefers to use him as a middle-innings reliever because of his ability to pitch multiple innings. He compiled seven relief wins and a career-high 13 holds, but didn't record a save. Outside of leagues that reward holds, Hughes doesn't offer much value as he's unlikely to become a ninth-inning option for Pittsburgh.
Hughes was pretty much the weak link of a strong Pittsburgh bullpen at the beginning of 2013. He posted a 4.61 ERA and 1.61 WHIP in April before being demoted to Triple-A. He went on the disabled list a month later and bounced between the Pirates and Indianapolis the rest of the way. Hughes will look to rediscover his sinking fastball, which resulted in an effective 65.5% groundball rate in his 2011 rookie campaign. That number dropped to a still decent 56.3% mark in 2013, but when a pitcher relies on one pitch alone, he leaves little room for error. His stock within the organization is likely lower than it's been in several years. Most likely, Hughes will need to rediscover that sinking fastball and prove he's totally healthy before getting another chance at the major-league level.
To say that Hughes is a one-pitch pony would discount his effectiveness, but it's not far from the truth. Hughes primarily used a sinking fastball to coax groundballs (59.6 percent rate) out of batters en route to a 2.85 ERA in 75.2 innings. His 4.05 FIP suggests he was a little lucky. It's possible the team could turn him into its next closer -- he saved a pair of games in 2012 -- but his ability to pitch multiple innings might make the former starter better suited for setup duty. Hughes is a work in progress when it comes to holding baserunners on -- opponents went 17-for-17 stealing bases against him. If and when the league figures out his sinking fastball, he might encounter additional difficulties retiring batters as he has no other reliable pitch.
After five and a half years of mediocre minor league showings, something clicked for the 26-year-old righty. Hughes compiled a 2.11 ERA in 42.2 Triple-A innings before making his major league debut in September. The 6-foot-7 giant throws fairly hard (92.9 mph fastball) but really benefits from a quirky delivery. He showed off good mound presence in high-leverage situations and will get a chance in 2012 to build upon his decent major league start. He'll compete for a sixth-inning role with the Bucs in spring training.
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Nears return
PNew York Mets
Not Injury Related
August 1, 2020
Hughes faced hitters for the second consecutive day Saturday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
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Feels good after COVID-19 battle
PNew York Mets
Not Injury Related
July 29, 2020
Hughes (undisclosed) said Wednesday that he feels like he's back to full strength after he was placed on the injured list in mid-July due to a positive COVID-19 test, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
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Could be close to return
PNew York Mets
Undisclosed
July 27, 2020
Hughes (undisclosed) was scheduled to throw live batting practice Sunday and could be less than a week away from activation off the injured list, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
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Back with team
PNew York Mets
Undisclosed
July 25, 2020
Hughes (undisclosed) rejoined the Mets on Saturday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
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Placed on injured list
PNew York Mets
Undisclosed
July 15, 2020
Hughes was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday for an undisclosed reason, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.
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