2023 Fantasy Outlook
After being a logical candidate to see save chances based on his steady performance throughout 2022, Acevedo finally saw ninth-inning duties over the final weeks, recording Oakland's last four saves of the season. However, injuries to other A's late-inning relievers essentially forced manager Mark Kotsay's hand, as Acevedo became his most trusted option by default. No matter the circumstances, the 28-year-old still turned in the best season of his career. Acevedo had one of the best changeups in the league as measured by Statcast run value (-8) while posting a top-25 WHIP (0.99) among qualified relievers. His 80.2% in-zone contact percentage was solid and his 15.9% SwStr% suggests we could see his strikeout rate improve. That said, Acevedo is no sure bet to close in 2023 and is a better bet for only a handful of saves rather than double-digits. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Athletics in August of 2021.
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