Casey Sadler

Casey Sadler

32-Year-Old PitcherRP
Seattle Mariners
Out
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 2/2/2023
2023 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Mariners in December of 2022.
Back with M's on MiLB pact
PSeattle Mariners  AAA
Shoulder
December 7, 2022
Sadler (shoulder) and the Mariners agreed Wednesday on a minor-league contract, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.
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Seattle non-tendered Sadler earlier this offseason, with the 32-year-old reliever choosing to elect free agency soon thereafter. He'll rejoin the Mariners on a deal that presumably includes an invitation to spring training, but it's unclear if Sadler will be ready to go by the time pitchers report to camp in February. After he was one of the majors' top setup men in 2021 with an 0.67 ERA, 0.72 WHIP and 37:10 K:BB over 40.1 innings, Sadler missed the entire 2022 campaign while recovering from the right shoulder surgery he underwent in late March. Sadler isn't a safe bet to reclaim the velocity and command he displayed pre-surgery and may not resurface as a viable MLB reliever.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
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-16%
BAA vs LHP
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-26%
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-22%
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .148 91 28 9 12 4 1 2
Since 2020vs Right .177 138 29 12 22 1 1 2
2022vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Left .116 48 14 4 5 2 0 1
2021vs Right .156 97 23 6 14 0 1 0
2020vs Left .184 43 14 5 7 2 1 1
2020vs Right .235 41 6 6 8 1 0 2
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-33%
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-31%
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-49%
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 2.53 0.97 32.0 0 1 0 8.7 4.5 0.6
Since 2020Away 1.69 0.86 26.2 1 2 0 8.4 1.7 0.7
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Home 0.77 0.64 23.1 0 0 0 9.6 2.7 0.4
2021Away 0.53 0.82 17.0 0 1 0 6.4 1.6 0.0
2020Home 7.27 1.85 8.2 0 1 0 6.2 9.3 1.0
2020Away 3.72 0.93 9.2 1 1 0 12.1 1.9 1.9
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Sadler had perhaps one of the most underappreciated performances of the 2021 season, as he maintained a 0.67 ERA and 0.72 WHIP across 40.1 innings pitching out of the Mariners bullpen. Unfortunately, but as could be expected, it will be extremely difficult for him to replicate those efforts. While always proficient at limiting home runs, Sadler allowed only 0.2 HR/9 in 2021. Other areas that are likely to regress moving forward include a .188 BABIP and 91 LOB%. That isn't to say Sadler was solely the beneficiary of good luck. He greatly increased the usage of his cutter, which limited opposing hitters to a .225 xBA, .327 xSLG and .274 xWOBA and also rediscovered his control (6.9 BB%). Sadler appeared to be in line to compete for a setup role in Seattle's bullpen in 2022, but he'll have to wait another year before attempting to follow up his strong 2021 campaign since he underwent season-ending shoulder surgery in March.
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Sadler underwent Tommy John surgery in 2015 and made only two major-league appearances in the three seasons that followed. He got his first true chance in the big leagues last season, hurling 46.1 innings between the Rays and Dodgers. The right-hander throws a fairly even split of sinkers, cutters and curveballs, generating excellent spin on all three pitches. However, despite the elevated spin rates, Sadler fails to miss many bats as evidenced by his paltry 16.0 K% last season. The low strikeout rate paired with a lofty 86.3 LOB% largely explains the discrepancy between Sadler's ERA (2.14) and FIP (4.38) and suggests that some ERA regression may lie ahead despite his above-average command and control (6.7 BB%). Sadler doesn't figure to be in the mix for saves or holds with only a partial season of limited success under his belt; as such, he should be ignored in most fantasy drafts.
Sadler underwent Tommy John Surgery in October and will miss the entire 2016 season. The 25-year-old won his lone start for Pittsburgh in 2015 but spent the majority of time in Triple-A, where he went 6-5 with a 4.22 ERA and 1.20 WHIP. Sadler was looked upon as a possible depth starter but the injury sets him back. Fantasy owners will need to look elsewhere in 2016.
Sadler pitched well as a starter for Triple-A Indianapolis in 2014, but was unable to leverage that success into much at the big-league level. The right-hander compiled an 11-4 record with a 3.03 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 124.2 frames for Indy. He had a tough time getting anyone out in the majors, allowing 12 hits, five walks and nine earned runs in 10.1 innings. Sadler is more of a possible swingman, making the occasional spot start while being used primarily out of the bullpen. While he is unlikely to get a crack at Pittsburgh's rotation in April, Sadler could make a midseason appearance when injuries strike.
Pittsburgh added Sadler to its 40-man roster in November, showing that the organization may have plans for the 23-year-old righty. He registered a 3.31 ERA in 130.1 innings for Double-A Altoona in 2013, but his 67:42 K:BB ratio did little to excite fantasy owners. The Pirates changed Sadler from reliever to starter in the middle of the 2012 season, so there's reason to expect continued gains from him. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound hurler uses a pitch-to-contact, groundball style to retire hitters, something that dovetails nicely with the organization's defensive shifting strategy. From a fantasy perspective, Sadler's peripherals leave little for fantasy owners to get excited about.
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Bound for open market
PFree Agent  AAA
Shoulder
November 9, 2022
Sadler (shoulder) cleared waivers Wednesday and elected free agency.
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Transferred to 60-day IL
PSeattle Mariners  AAA
Shoulder
April 13, 2022
Sadler (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Wednesday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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Placed on injured list
PSeattle Mariners  AAA
Shoulder
April 8, 2022
Sadler (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday.
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Undergoing season-ending surgery
PSeattle Mariners  AAA
Shoulder
March 20, 2022
Manager Scott Servais said Sunday that Sadler will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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Out indefinitely
PSeattle Mariners  AAA
Shoulder
March 20, 2022
Manager Scott Servais said Sunday that Sadler is dealing with shoulder soreness and will "be down for quite some time," Jesse Borek of MLB.com reports.
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