Phil Bickford

Phil Bickford

27-Year-Old PitcherRP
Los Angeles Dodgers
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Phil Bickford in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Waived by the Brewers in May of 2021. Claimed off waivers by the Dodgers in May of 2021.
Out with shoulder fatigue
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Shoulder
September 28, 2022
Bickford was placed on the 15-day injured list Wednesday with right shoulder fatigue.
ANALYSIS
Bickford hasn't pitched since Sept. 23 when he surrendered four runs (three earned) across 1.1 innings, including Albert Pujols' 700th home run. The right-hander will miss the rest of the regular season and will be eligible to be activated during the playoffs; however, even if healthy, his 4.72 ERA doesn't make much of a case for him to be included on the postseason roster.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
17
Last 10 Games
20
Last 5 Games
20
How many pitches does Phil Bickford 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
 
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
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Phil Bickford generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-13%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-8%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-16%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-25%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .244 154 33 14 33 10 0 5
Since 2020vs Right .213 309 95 19 60 9 1 14
2022vs Left .247 84 20 5 19 6 0 3
2022vs Right .227 163 47 9 34 7 0 9
2021vs Left .222 66 12 9 12 3 0 2
2021vs Right .186 141 47 10 24 2 1 5
2020vs Left .500 4 1 0 2 1 0 0
2020vs Right .667 5 1 0 2 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-50%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-54%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-30%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 5.56 1.13 55.0 4 0 0 10.0 2.5 2.3
Since 2020Away 2.78 1.10 58.1 2 3 1 10.3 2.8 0.8
2022Home 6.84 1.25 26.1 1 0 0 9.6 2.7 3.4
2022Away 3.12 0.98 34.2 1 1 0 10.1 1.6 0.5
2021Home 3.25 0.90 27.2 3 0 0 10.1 2.3 1.3
2021Away 2.28 1.27 23.2 1 2 1 10.6 4.6 1.1
2020Home 36.00 4.00 1.0 0 0 0 18.0 0.0 0.0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Phil Bickford 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
4.79
 
K/9
9.9
 
BB/9
2.1
 
HR/9
1.8
 
Fastball
94.2 mph
 
ERA
4.72
 
WHIP
1.10
 
BABIP
.281
 
GB/FB
0.87
 
Left On Base
67.7%
 
Exit Velocity
82.6 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.6%
 
Spin Rate
2334 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
20.1%
 
Swinging Strike
11.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Bickford is one of the many relievers we now see in baseball that takes two pitches, throws them with high effort and fills a niche in a club's bullpen. In Bickford's case, his job is to come in to face righties while slinging fastballs and sliders their way in short spurts. He worked fewer innings than games played, but picked up a handful of decisions in leverage situations with solid ratios. The repertoire pretty much limits him to a righty specialist insomuch as any reliever can be a specialist with the three-batter minimum rule these days. He has little fantasy relevance unless several dominoes in front of him fall.
At first glance, Bickford seemed like a steep price for the Giants to pay to acquire reliever Will Smith. But Bickford's recent performance, most notably at the 2016 Futures Game, left many observers unimpressed. Rather than showing the mid-90s fastball that intrigued scouts, Bickford has been sitting 88-92 with his fastball. And while his slider is devastating, he lacks a secondary pitch like a changeup he can use to challenge left-handed hitters. Bickford is only 21 years old and has plenty of time to develop and fix these flaws, but it's rare for teams to give up first-round talents like him without having an inkling that something is off. His control in particular was off in 2016; he walked five batters per nine innings after the Brewers acquired him. He'll have to figure that part of his game out before he can regain his top prospect status.
After being taken with the 18th pick in the 2015 MLB Draft, Bickford went to the Arizona League and posted a 2.01 ERA with 32 strikeouts in 22.1 innings. While it was a small sample, the 6-foot-5 righty exhibited the power and high-end strikeout ability that had scouts pegging him as a first-round talent. He possesses a plus fastball to go along with an average slider and changeup, but what makes him such an intriguing prospect is his combination of velocity with plus control. Looking ahead, Bickford will likely start the year in the lower levels, and is probably at least three years away from the big leagues. He should be a secondary target for those in dynasty leagues, as he does not have quite as high of a ceiling as some of the arms that went ahead of him last year's draft.
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Serves up Pujols' 700th homer
PLos Angeles Dodgers
September 24, 2022
Bickford pitched 1.1 innings against St. Louis on Friday, allowing four runs (three earned) on three hits and no walks while striking out two batters.
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Returns to big club
PLos Angeles Dodgers
September 1, 2022
The Dodgers recalled Bickford from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
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Drops down to Triple-A
PLos Angeles Dodgers
August 30, 2022
The Dodgers optioned Bickford to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday.
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Credited with win Saturday
PLos Angeles Dodgers
August 14, 2022
Bickford (2-1) allowed one hit while striking out two batters over 1.1 innings to pick up the win over Kansas City on Saturday.
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Notches win despite rough outing
PLos Angeles Dodgers
July 11, 2022
Bickford (1-1) was credited with the win against the Cubs on Sunday despite giving up three runs on two hits and two walks over one inning. He struck out three batters.
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